JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS
                          2001 EAST CAPITOL STREET
                          WASHINGTON, DC 20003-1719

        Well into our second century of service to the nation and our community, the District of Colum-
bia National Guard continues to live up to its nickname, the Capital Guardians. We have a proud heri-
tage that keeps us on duty twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Whether we’re on the steps of
the Capitol Building or protecting the skies above, ready to fly at a moment’s notice, our soldiers and
airmen proudly serve their country in local neighborhoods around the District and to all points around
the globe.

        In addition to our federal war fighting mission, we support the District of Columbia govern-
ment on a daily basis. During the past decade, our Counter-Drug Operations in support of the Met-
ropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have resulted in the seizure of $20
million in cash and nearly $30 million in drugs and drug paraphernalia. Our Light-All program keeps
the light shining after dark in neighborhoods where drug dealers used to roam freely. Our presence
is helping ward off criminals on otherwise dangerous streets. And our youth programs—Youth Chal-
leNGe, About Face! and Youth Leaders Camp—provide local youth with an alternative to crime and
poverty by helping them learn basic life skills, teaching them about the importance of getting and hold-
ing a job, and pointing them in the right direction.

        Our Civil Support Team is one of 55 nationwide authorized by Congress. This unit specializes
in detection and identification of agents that might be used in a terrorist attack. The team has a robust
communication capability to link emergency responders to senior local and federal officials in case of
an attack or other city emergency. This cements our close ties with the D.C. Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Agency. With our National Guard Reaction Force and other Army and Air
National Guard units, we’re able to quickly respond to any city emergency.

       Our Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves program offers support not only to D.C.
Guard soldiers and airmen, but to other military reservists serving throughout the District, including
Marines, Navy and Coast Guard personnel.

       Overall, our annual support to the District exceeds $13 million. More importantly, we are
proud to serve in this unique and important role within the community we live.


                                                             David F. Wherley, Jr..
                                                             Major General
                              Table of Contents

Support at a Glance .................................................................... 3

Counter-Drug Operations ........................................................... 4

Joint Force Headquarters ............................................................ 7

33rd Civil Support Team ............................................................ 9

Air Sovereignty Alert and 201st Airlift Squadron .................... 10

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ............................ 11

Family Progams ........................................................................ 12

Youth Programs ......................................................................... 13

Youth ChalleNGe ...................................................................... 13

About Face! ............................................................................... 14
                   DCNG Support to the District:
                          At a Glance

Our Federal Mission
Defend the United States of America against enemies, foriegn and domestic.

Maintain trained and equipped personnel as a reserve component of the United States Armed
Forces, performing missions as directed by federal authorities while supporting command and
control of all assigned Army and Air National Guard forces in accordance with policies and
procedures established by the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force.

Our District Mission
Respond to civil disturbances and natural / man-made emergencies.

Plan, coordinate, and provide National Guard support to the District of Columbia Homeland
Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), to the Joint Task Force - National
Capital Region (JTF-NCR), and to other federal agencies or local authorities in the NCR in
response to civil disturbances and natural / man-made emergencies.

District of Columbia National Guard Emergency Management
Assistance Compact
Coordinate with partnering States, and with District and Federal emergency manage-
ment agencies to respond to natural / man-made disasters.

The District of Columbia National Guard Emergency Management Compact (EMAC) facili-
tates mutual aid and support through the efficient and effective sharing of resources, between
the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia Na-
tional Guards. This permits the Government of the District of Columbia to access Joint Force
assets including command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and recon-
naissance, as well as reception, staging, and onward integration (RSOI). Additional assets
include Civil Support Teams (CSTs), maintenance, aviation, technical search and rescue, mass
decontamination, transportation, and security.
                    DCNG Support to the District:
                           At a Glance

Our Community Mission
Support the community by providing District of Columbia National Guard assets to com-
munity programs, events, and activities.

The District of Columbia National Guard provides the community with several beneficial pro-
grams including the Youth ChalleNGe Academy, Youth Leaders Camp, and the About Face Pro-
gram. These programs are designed to enhance the life skills of District youth with curriculums
focused on leadership, education and personal development.

     Air Sovereignty Alert & 201st Airlift Squadron
     Counter Drug Operations

     33rd Civil Support Team

     Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

     Family Programs              Youth ChalleNGe
             $100,000                     $822,000

     About Face                   Joint Force Headquarters
        $326,000                                     $368,300
                        Joint Force Headquarters

Joint Force Headquarters – DC National Guard (JFHQ – DCNG) is the principal staff
agency for all matters pertaining to Joint Operations and Planning, Military Support,
Training, Joint Air Operations, and Joint Counter-Drug Operations.

J3/Plans, Operations and Training/Counter Drug is the principal JFHQ-DCNG staff
agency for all matters pertaining to operations, plans, training, military support to civil
authorities, and joint air operations and counter-drug operations. J3 provides reliable and
effective emergency response forces in support of disaster operations within the District of
Columbia and the National Capital Region.

                           Post 9-11 security environment
DC National Guard support to the United States Capitol.

In the aftermath of the devastating attacks of September 11th, the DC National Guard
responded with soldiers in and around the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. This was the first time
in over 40 years that there was a significant military presence at the Capitol. The Capitol sup-
port mission began just days after September 11th and concluded May 2002. 137 National
Guardsmen supported the critical mission of enhancing the security of the Capitol, protect-
ing senior leadership, and enhancing the safety of the local community. National Guardsmen
worked alongside U.S. Capitol Police to provide additional layers of security performing essen-
tial functions such as roving patrols, assisting in vehicle searches, and manning multiple secu-
rity checkpoints.

DC National Guard support to the Federal Protective Service.

The DC National Guard supports the Federal Protective Service by providing trained military
personnel as part of the Mobile Search Team. The Mobile Search Team provides a critical
interdiction capability by deploying sophisticated non-intrusive technology including a state-of-
the-art vehicle capable of detecting explosives and weapons.
                         Joint Force Headquarters

                     District of Columbia National Guard Reaction Force

The National Guard Reaction Force (NGRF) was created in response to a directive from the
Chief of the National Guard. NGRFs are intended to respond on short notice to directly support
state and local authorities during natural / man-made emergencies.

The District of Columbia National
Guard Reaction Force (DC NGRF)
includes a roster of up to 125 soldiers
and airmen. Upon orders from the
Commanding General, the DC NGRF
can be deployed within four hours to
respond to requests for support from
local authorities. In support of local first-
responders or military authorities, DC
NGRF can provide site security, deploy
presence patrols/show of force, establish
roadblocks and/or checkpoints, control
civil disturbances, and establish force protection/security.

Since its inception, the DC NGRF has supported several National Security Special Events
including State of the Union Addresses and the Presidential Inauguration. DC NGRF also
regularly participates in multiple training exercises with the District of Columbia HSEMA and
military partners from Joint Force Headquarters - National Capitol Region (JFHQ – NCR).
                        Counter-Drug Operations

To conduct drug interdiction and drug demand reduction operations throughout the
District of Columbia, in support of local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Counter-Drug Operations operates through the following programs to reduce the supply and
demand of drugs in the District of Columbia metropolitan area:

   Reconnaissance and Interdiction Detachment (RAID): Uses OH-58 Helicopters,
   Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and video downlinks, to provide interdiction support
   through photo reconnaissance of suspected narcotics activities, buildings and cars. This
   program’s projected cost is $888,500.

   Nuisance Abatement Support: Working closely with the Department of Consumer and
   Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to board up properties that have been identified as nuisance
   properties with a drug use nexus. The annual cost of this program is estimated to be

   Interdiction Support: Provides the services of Intelligence Analysts who assist local and
   federal law enforcement agencies with identifying drug dealers and sources of supply,
   collecting and organizing criminal records, and assisting officers with case management.
   The analysts processed thousands of inquiries and nearly 200 cases, with an estimated cost
   of $141,800.

   Community Support: This includes programs that are designed to influence demand
   reduction – Drug Awareness static displays; Anti-drug displays at the Pentagon; “Guppy
   Gala”; Military anti-drug literature; staff interaction; and the “Feeding Homeless”
   program. The Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program also promotes a drug-free life.
   The District of Columbia National Guard Youth Leaders Camp is designed to promote
   drug education, healthy choices, goal setting, self-esteem building, and mentorship.
   “BE LIKE ME” is a residential camp that teaches drug awareness, develops self pride,
   instills leadership, gives alternatives and builds strong youth. The estimated cost of these
   programs is $430,200 per year.
                       Counter-Drug Operations


The OH-58A+ Bell Helicopter serves as Counter-Drug Operations primary platform and
provides the following capabilities:

     • Day/Night infrared reconnaissance of either stationary or moving targets with
       video recording or tactical down link capabilities.
     • Airborne Command and Control.
     • Escaped convict/dangerous felon search.
     • Aerial Cover and Security.
     • Search and Rescue.

                           The estimated annual contribution of
       Counter-Drug opertations, in support of the District of Columbia, is $1,500,300.
                         Employer Support of
                      Guard and Reserves (ESGR)

To gain and maintain active support from public and private employers for the men and
women of the National Guard and Reserve assigned to military units in the District of

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a component unit of the Office of
the Secretary of Defense, located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA). ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and
understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers, and to
assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.

ESGR operates through a volunteer network throughout the Continental United States,
Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Europe. The DC ESGR Committee has 50
active volunteers including nine ombudsmen. The volunteer ombudsmen help resolve issues
between employers and their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

ESGR has a national and local organizational structure to support the following functions:
   Operate a proactive program directed at U. S. employers, employees, and communities that
   ensures understanding and appreciation of the role of the National Guard and Reserve in the
   context of the Department of Defense (DoD) Total Force Policy.
   Encourage interaction between National Guard and Reserve units and their communities, to
   promote public understanding of the National Guard and Reserve, and encourage partnerships
   between civilian organizations and military units in the community.
   Assist in preventing, resolving, or reducing employer and/or employee problems and
   misunderstandings that result from National Guard and Reserve membership, training, or duty
   requirements through information services and informal mediation.
   Assist in educating National Guard and Reserve members regarding their obligations and
   responsibilities to employers.
   Recruit and develop volunteer leaders at the national and local levels to promote the development
   of employer personnel policies and practices that accommodate and facilitate employee
   participation in National Guard and Reserve activities.

                          The estimated annual contribution of
           the ESGR program, in support of the District of Columbia, is $218,000.
                  Air Sovereignty Alert Mission &
                       201st Airlift Squadron

To provide continuous and immediate airborne response in defense of the National
Capital Region, its essential personnel and vital national assets.

                                   As the first military aircraft to respond to the Pentagon on
                                   September 11, 2001, the District of Columbia Air National
                                   Guard (DCANG) assumed a mission befitting the designation
                                   of the DC National Guard – Capital Guardians. Ever since
                                   that fateful day, the men and women of the DCANG have
                                   kept a watchful eye over their city. As the weapon of choice
                                   against any and all potential airborne threats, the 113th Wing
has provided combat loaded F-16s for continuous, immediate, and lethal defense of the Na-
tional Capital Region.The 113th Wing currently dedicates nearly one quarter of its fully mis-
sion capable fighter aircraft, and over 70 of its full-time members in direct support of the Air
Sovereignty Alert mission. These pilots, controllers, aircraft maintenance, communications,
administrative and logistics personnel are on duty 24-hrs a day, 365 days a year. Additionally,
the DCANG provides countless other resources and manpower indirectly supporting the over-
all mission.

With the allocation of funding for the construction of a new $15.5 million alert facility to begin
in 2007, the 113th Wing remains committed to the defense of the nation’s capital.

                                    201st Airlift Squadron

The 201st Airlift Squadron (AS) is a premier airlift unit pro-
viding global support to Congress, ranking U.S. dignitaries, the
Department of Defense, the 53 states and territories, the Dis-
trict of Columbia and to allied foreign governments. The unit
enhances its capability by flying two state-of-the-art C-40C
Boeing 737s and two C-38 Gulfstream 100 aircrafts. The
201st AS sets the standard by serving its customers, the com-
munity, and the nation with a dedication to safety and excellence.

  The estimated annual contribution of the Air Sovereignty Alert Mission & Airlift Squadron,
                   in support of the District of Columbia, is $10,000,000.
                     33rd Civil Support Team
                   (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

To utilize unique capabilities to mitigate the loss of life, property, and civil infrastruc-
ture caused by natural or man-made disasters within the District of Columbia.

                         The 33rd Civil Support Team (CST) supports civil authorities at
                         domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive
                         (CBRNE) incident sites by identifying CBRNE agent/substances,
                         assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response
                         measures and assisting with appropriate requests for additional lo-
                         cal/federal support.

                         CST is on-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, supported by 22
full-time active Guard personnel.

Total equipment cost for the CST is $6.5 million, providing the Government of the District
of Columbia access to:

      • Personal Protective Equipment.
      • Reconnaissance, Detection, Sampling Gear.
      • Computer Modeling and Response Database Systems.
      • Medical Recovery Vehicle.
      • Unified Command Suite (UCS) – secured & unsecured communication.
      • Advanced Liaison Vehicle (ADVON) –unsecured communication.
      • Analytical Laboratory System (ALS).

CST has accumulated more than 12,000 training hours, and currently supports the District of
Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), the DC Fire
and Emergency Medical Services, the Metropolitan Police Department, the DC Department
of Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Capitol Po-
lice, the U.S. Park Police, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Justice.

                         The estimated annual contribution of the
          Civil Support Team, in support of the District of Columbia, is $322,000.
                  National Guard Family Program

To serve as the foundation for support and assistance to military families assigned to
military units in the District of Columbia.

As the National Guard faces unprecedented increases in military activity and extended deploy-
ments, it is more vital than ever to ensure families are prepared for the stresses of deployment
and are supported throughout the entire deployment cycle. The National Guard Family Pro-
gram establishes and facilitates ongoing communication, involvement, support, and recogni-
tion between National Guard families and the National Guard in a partnership that promotes
the best in both.

The DC National Guard Family Program provides a network, allowing families to mutually
support one another. By providing families with information, resources and support, the Fam-
ily Program strengthens both the unit and the service member.

                                  Family Assistance Center

The Family Assistance Center (FAC) furnishes information, assistance, guidance and referral
to units and families of soldiers during deployment, mobilization and reintegration into civil-
ian life following a deployment. FAC serves as the liaison between families and government
agencies while a service member is getting ready to deploy, during deployments, and upon
their return.

                                  Family Readiness Groups

The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is a unit- or battalion-affiliated organization of officers,
enlisted soldiers and family members that uses volunteers to provide social and emotional sup-
port, outreach services, and information to family members prior to, during, and in the imme-
diate aftermath of family separations (deployments and extended tours of duty).

                            The estimated annual contribution of
           the Family Program, in support of the District of Columbia, is $100,000.
                                 Youth Programs

To provide District youth with access to a variety of programs emphasizing success
through leadership, education and essential life skills.

                         District of Columbia Youth Leaders Camp

District of Columbia Youth Leaders Camp is a free annual 14-day residential camp that pro-
vides over 100 youth (ages 12 – 15) an opportunity to learn and implement the principles of
leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship. The Camp includes classroom participation, com-
petitive sports and recreational activities. Participants are engaged in discussions and receive
a variety of concise presentations on taking action against violence, communicating to avoid
misunderstandings, making wise decisions about drugs and alcohol, handling disagreements
constructively, setting goals, identifying and improving leadership skills, and generally taking
charge of their futures. Participants return to their neighborhoods, schools, and churches as
role models and responsible future leaders.

          The total operational cost for the 2007 Youth Leaders Camp was $36,882.

                      District of Columbia Youth ChalleNGe Program

The District of Columbia Youth ChalleNGe Program (YCP) is a voluntary, community-based
program that leads, trains, and mentors at-risk youth to become productive citizens in Amer-
ica’s future. It is a preventive rather than remedial program targeting unemployed, drug free,
law abiding high school dropouts. YCP is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 5-month resi-
dential program followed by a 12-month mentoring relationship with specially trained com-
munity members.

Congress has directed 60/40 Federal/District of Columbia cost sharing for the District of Co-
lumbia Youth ChalleNGe Program. The operational baseline cost per student is $20,000. Two
classes of 100 students each will cost $3 million with the Federal share of $1.8 million and the
District share of $1.2 million. Failure to obtain the District of Columbia’s share of funding
precludes receiving the Federal share.

  The FY 2007 budget for the District of Columbia Youth ChalleNGe Program is $822,000.
                                 Youth Programs

                                     About Face! Program

The About Face! Program provides District of Columbia disadvantaged youth with the skills
needed to succeed in high school. The year-round program conducted through evening classes
at the DC Armory allows participants to transition to the workplace, or to pursue advanced edu-

Federal grant funds awarded to District Government agencies are used to enhance participant’s
social, living, and critical thinking skills. For youth at risk of dropping out of school, atten-
dance at 80 percent of scheduled training is a mandatory requirement. The program also aims
to improve the educational proficiency in reading and math. Additionally, a majority of partici-
pants implement a community service project.

                         The estimated annual contribution of the
           About Face Program, in support of the District of Columbia, is $326,000.
 “At home or abroad... Always Ready”

              Joint Force Headquarters
        District of Columbia National Guard
2001 East Capitol Street • SE • Washington, DC 20003

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