Establishing and maintaining face-to-face working relationships with the many partners and stakeholders concerned with security in the nation's capital is a primary focus area for the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army District of Washington.

To keep these connections current, the newly appointed (Dec. 2010) Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) commanding general, Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew and his Command Chief Master Sgt. Pat Battenberg, received information on the mission and capabilities of the JFHQ NCR/MDW from its commanding general, Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, during a working lunch in the Joint Operations Center briefing room at Fort McNair, Feb. 8.

Horst also escorted the Air Force visitors to sites on Fort Myer that included the caisson stables, the U.S. Army Band (Pershings Own) Brucker Hall, and ended with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

The Air Force District of Washington, located on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., brings air, space and cyberspace capabilities to the JFHQ NCR/MDW team protecting the nation's capital. AFDW provides headquarters support to The United States Air Force Band and Honor Guard, located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., and to the 11th Wing, 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, 844th Communications Group and 79th Medical Wing on Andrews Air Force Base, Md.