Our Mission

Our Mission

Welcome to the official public Web site of the 113th Wing, home of the "Capital Guardians." This Web site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 113th Wing Public Affairs office, the District of Columbia Air National Guard and the Air National Guard.

Capital Guardians: Proven, Vigilant...Ready!


The 113th Wing, Capital Guardians have a proud history of "protecting our nation's capital and serving our nation's leadership."  We are committed to providing our nation with fighter, airlift and support forces capable of global employment; to provide air sovereignty forces to defend the Nation's Capital and to provide the community with support during emergencies.

At times, the D.C. Air National Guard has been ordered to duty for as many as 24 separate events ranging from Presidential Inauguration support to support of the D.C. Metropolitan Police during mass rallies and demonstrations. Our Aerospace Control Alert Detachment is the most active ACA in the nation, surpassing 5,000 alert events since September 11, 2001.

Whether it's demonstrating peacetime heroism within our communities - or being mobilized for a national emergency, the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard continues to serve as the Capital Guardians and to protect America.