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United States Air Force
11/19/2020

United States Air Force

The Dept. of the Air Force restored military tuition assistance to $4,500 per fiscal year and Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online preparatory course funding for fiscal year 2021, effective immediately.

https://go.usa.gov/x7pzw

11/19/2020

ALERT:
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS & NATIONAL ZOO will CLOSE on 23 NOV:

Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23. This will impact the eight Smithsonian facilities in the Washington, D.C., region that had reopened to the public to date. Due to the changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a reopening date at this time.

The Institution’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of its visitors and staff. We will use this time to reassess, monitor and explore additional risk-mitigation measures. We are closely monitoring guidance from local governments, public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visitors who had reserved timed-entry passes to visit at a future date are being contacted directly. Visit our website or follow the Smithsonian on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

While the museums are closed, we invite you to explore the Smithsonian’s vast online resources including virtual exhibitions, online collections and educational materials.

11/19/2020
United States Air Force

United States Air Force

Yes, even robodog is a very good boy. 🐕 🤖

Tyndall Air Force Base is one of the first military bases to implement unmanned ground vehicles into its defense regiment. The “computerized canines” will aid in reconnaissance and enhanced security patrolling operations across the base.

Follow the 🔗 to learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x7ESe

HAPPY THURSDAY!!
11/19/2020

HAPPY THURSDAY!!

For everyone asking about the Holiday concerts at DAR Constitution Hall, here's info from the Army regarding their Ameri...
11/18/2020
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"

For everyone asking about the Holiday concerts at DAR Constitution Hall, here's info from the Army regarding their American Holiday Festival 2020:

https://www.usarmyband.com/concerts-events/american-holiday-festival.html

For decades we’ve come together at DAR Constitution Hall for our annual holiday spectacular, and while we can’t gather in person, the American Holiday Festival will continue as a four-event virtual festival with some very special guest artists and the musicians of Pershing’s Own.

Hershey Park Holiday Info!
11/18/2020

Hershey Park Holiday Info!

Arlington National Cemetery
11/18/2020

Arlington National Cemetery

The sun begins to rise this morning over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Honor. Remember. Explore.

11/18/2020
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
11/17/2020

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

The National Resource Directory
provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. https://nrd.gov/

11/17/2020
Secretary of the Army

UPDATE on Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery:

I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground. Arlington National Cemetery will provide an update on the final schedule soon.

Even though the annual wreath laying is cancelled at Arlington National Cemetery due to the local COVID numbers spiking,...
11/17/2020
Learn about Wreaths Across America's Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach

Even though the annual wreath laying is cancelled at Arlington National Cemetery due to the local COVID numbers spiking, other local (and across the USA) military cemeteries are looking for volunteers:

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Help us by sponsoring Veterans....

11/17/2020
CDC

CDC

JUST WEAR THE MASK. Make sure it covers your mouth AND nose. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your hands. Stay home if you can. COVID-19 cases are rising fast across the U.S., and if we don’t act together and do what we can to slow the spread, thousands more could die.

Do your part. Get the facts: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p

11/17/2020
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

The National Native American Veterans Memorial is a tribute to the enduring and distinguished service of Native Americans in every branch of the U.S. military. After 26 years, the memorial has opened on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, honoring veterans and the Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives who serve today. #KnowYourMil

11/17/2020
WTOP News
11/16/2020
WTOP News

WTOP News

The public will have a chance to name the National Zoo’s newest giant panda cub before its three-month birthday.

Joint Base Andrews
11/16/2020

Joint Base Andrews

HERITAGE | During World War I more than 8,000 American Indian soldiers, of whom 6,000 were volunteers, served. Their patriotism moved Congress to pass the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.

In World War II, 25,000 American Indian and Alaska Native men and women fought on all fronts in Europe and the South Pacific earning, collectively, at least 71 Air Medals, 51 Silver Stars, 47 Bronze Stars, 34 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Congressional Medals of Honor. Alaska Natives also served in the Alaska Territorial Guard.

Air Force District of Washington | 89th Airlift Wing | 113th Wing DC Air National Guard | 459th Air Refueling Wing | Naval Air Facility, Washington D.C.

11/16/2020
The United States Air Force Band

The United States Air Force Band

NATIONAL CLARINET DAY | Today we celebrate a staple instrument of The United States Air Force Concert Band - the clarinet! A member of the woodwind family, the clarinet has a warm, mellow tone produced by a single reed attached to the mouthpiece of the instrument.

This year we're featuring USAF Band clarinetist Master Sgt. Ben Bowers and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band clarinetist, Staff Sgt. Kristin Bowers as they perform a duet from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331", arranged by Peter Hodgson. We hope you enjoy this clarinet joint service musical collaboration!

#MusicConnects #BandTogether #PresidentsOwn #ChiefsOwn #clarinet

If you ride Omniride, changes taking place on Nov 30 & Dec 14:https://omniride.com/news/service-updates/omniride-service...
11/16/2020
OmniRide Service Change Effective Date Changes to Dec. 14

If you ride Omniride, changes taking place on Nov 30 & Dec 14:
https://omniride.com/news/service-updates/omniride-service-change-monday-november-30/

Due to complications in the onboarding of our new contractor, the effective date for OmniRide's Fall Service Change is now Monday, December 14. Schedule changes for Express, Metro Express, and Local routes will go into effect on that date; however, three Express routes will still be suspended effect...

United States Air Force
11/16/2020

United States Air Force

“Back then, we didn’t have drones—you had to shoot your enemy down your damn self.” - World War II Ace Clarence “Bud” Anderson

Aviation legends, fighter pilots met at Travis Air Force Base to reflect on their time in the service, and discuss the Air Force moving forward.

Read the full story at https://go.usa.gov/x7UxZ

NORAD Tracks Santa
11/16/2020
NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa

Preparations for NORAD Tracks Santa Are Underway!

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the NORAD Tracks Santa program is on schedule and NORAD will track Santa on Dec. 24, as we have done every year since 1955.

The NORAD Tracks Santa website (www.noradsanta.org), social media pages, a new mobile app and partner platforms will again be an important part of the program allowing children around the world to track Santa. However, the NORAD Tracks Santa call center is being adapted due to ongoing public health concerns due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

This year, only a small number of volunteers will be answering the NORAD Tracks Santa toll-free number, 1-877-Hi-NORAD, on Dec. 24. Callers who cannot reach one of these volunteers will receive a recorded update on Santa's current location. While NORAD understands the call center is an important tradition for many families around the world, we reduce the health risks posed by attempting to conduct a large indoor, in-person, call center during the pandemic.

HAPPY MONDAY!
11/16/2020

HAPPY MONDAY!

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11/15/2020
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G9 integrates and delivers Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services enabling readiness and resilience for a globally-responsive Army.

11/13/2020
11/13/2020
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
11/13/2020

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Sgt. Matthew Koeppel conducts his last walk as a Tomb Sentinel after 40 months of honoring the Unknowns and guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Upon completion of the last walk, the Sentinel participates in a rose-laying ceremony which gives them the opportunity to pay their last respects to the Unknowns with a physical gift versus the gift of self.

(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Gabriel Silva)

Arlington National Cemetery Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier U.S. Army 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"

National Park Service
11/13/2020

National Park Service

You've decided to take a trip to a national park either alone, with your family and friends, or as a group leader. Do you know what information you should research and what skills you should practice before you head out? Today’s topic: Know Your Limits

📍Time of year: During what season will you be doing your activity? Oh, you’re in bear country? That new salmon scented body wash is amazing! Enjoy your picnic. ⁣

📍Setting: Does the activity take place at the beach, on a trail, in a⁣ cave, on a mountain, you’re still in the parking lot, future hospital room, or at a historical site?⁣

📍Duration: Will your trip and activity last a few hours or all day? Do you know how to make a radio out of a pine cone? ⁣

📍Difficulty level: Will you be going a short distance at a slow pace⁣ on flat terrain or a long distance at a faster pace on difficult terrain? When will you arrive? Also, two trains leave a station at the same time going different...wait, where were we going with this? ⁣

📍Skill level: Do you have a very particular set of skills? Skills that you’ve acquired over a very long career? Skills that make you a nightmare for people like us? What? We just want you to be safe, Carol. For example, do you need special skills (e.g. rock climbing) to safely enjoy the activity? ⁣

See more trip planning tips at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/healthandsafety/trip-planning-guide.htm

Image: Sunrise over the rocky terrain at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Photo by Santosh Kanthety (sharetheexperience.org)

#RecreateResponsibly

11/13/2020
United States Navy Band

It's World Kindness Day, enjoy!

Happy #WorldKindnessDay! Share this video with a loved one today.

11/13/2020
Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Base Quantico

OTD 1983
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, containing the names of more than 14,000 Marines who lost their lives in Vietnam, was dedicated during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The dedication, and the parade preceding it, were part of a week-long salute to veterans of the Vietnam War.

The two 200-feet-long walls contain more than 58,000 names.
These are names of military personnel who were wounded in Vietnam between 1957 and 1975 and ultimately died of their wounds.
The names are listed in chronological order by date of their casualty and begin and end at the origin point, or center, of the memorial where the two walls meet.
Having the names begin and end at the center is meant to form a circle – a completion to the war.

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW VFW Auxiliary-National Organization The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

FYSA:
11/13/2020

FYSA:

SAFETY ADVISORY | There is a planned protest happening in the NCR this weekend. Please exercise caution and awareness as you travel downtown and throughout the area.

Additionally, there are extensive road closures happening in the District:

From Thursday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m., the following streets will be posted as “Emergency No Parking”:

- H Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
- I Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
- Connecticut Avenue from H Street NW to L Street, NW
- Vermont Avenue from H Street NW to L Street NW
- 15th Street from I Street to K Street, NW (west side of McPherson Square)
- 17th Street from I Street to K Street NW (east side of Franklin Square)

The following streets will be posted as “Emergency No Parking” on Friday at 2 p.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.:

- Constitution Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 18th Street NW
- Pennsylvania Avenue from 3rd Street, NW to 18th Street NW
- I Street from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- I Street from 17th Street, NW to 18th Street NW
- H Street from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- H Street from 17th Street, NW to 18th Street NW
- K Street from 9th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- New York Avenue from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- 15th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to L Street NW (east side of McPherson Square)
- 16th Street from K Street to O Street
- 17th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to L Street NW (west side of Farragut Square)
- 14th Street from Independence Avenue SW to K Street NW
- 13th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 12th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 11th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 10th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 9th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 7th Street from Independence Avenue SW to E Street NW
- 6th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 4th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- 3rd Street from Independence Avenue SW to D Street NW
- New York Avenue from 18th Street NW to 17th Street NW
- C Street from 18th Street NW to 17th Street NW
- D Street from 18th Street NW to 17th Street NW
- Madison Street from 3rd Street NW to 15th Street NW
- Jefferson Street from 3rd Street NW to 15th Street NW

On Saturday, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from about 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. D.C. police said that if it is deemed to be safe, vehicles will be allowed to enter the area for essential business or traveling to and from their residences.

- Constitution Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue to 18th Street NW
- Independence Avenue SW from 14th Street to Ohio Drive SW
- K Street from 9th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- I Street from 9th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- H Street from 9th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- New York Avenue from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- New York Avenue from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- G Street from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- G Street from 17th Street NW to 18th Street, NW
- F Street from 9th Street NW to 15th Street NW
- F Street from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- E Street from 9th Street NW to 15th Street, NW
- E Street from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- D Street from 5th Street NW to 9th Street NW
- D Street from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- C Street from 3rd Street NW to 6th Street NW
- C Street from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW
- Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 3rd Street, NW to 15th Street NW
- Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 17th Street, NW to 18th Street NW
- Indiana Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street NW
- 3rd Street from Independence Avenue SW to D Street NW
- 4th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- 4th Street from Indiana Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 5th Street from Indiana Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 6th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 7th Street from Independence Avenue SW to E Street NW
- 9th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to E Street NW
- 10th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to L Street NW
- 11th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to L Street NW
- 12th Street from Constitution Avenue NW to L Street NW
- 13th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to L Street NW
- 14th Street from Independence Avenue SW to L Street NW
- 15th Street from Independence Avenue SW to L Street NW
- 16th Street from H Street NW to L Street NW
- Vermont Avenue from H Street NW to L Street NW
- Connecticut Avenue from H Street NW to L Street NW
- 17th Street from Independence Avenue SW to L Street NW
- Madison Street from 3rd Street NW to 15th Street NW
- Jefferson Street from 3rd Street SW to 15th Street SW
- 12th Street Tunnel
- 9th Street Tunnel

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PLEASE AMERICA NEEDS HELP ITS 11:59 . AND WE HAVE DONALD"I love putin" TRUMP TEARING AMERICA APART. WTF is happening and why are we letting it happen?
Please read my messages to you on this idea I have that I communicated to the President and ASEAN. I ask those of you in Politics and etc. read my posts and write to your Party and Government to encourage what is Greatly Needed from now on. The USA-ASEAN Military Bases Establishment Cooperation and Commitment Permanent. It includes the purchase of uninhabited Islands across ASEAN to set up US Military Bases. Thank you. (And God loves you).
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Ready to start the summer golf season with a great tournament? Support a great group of wounded warriors by playing in the Fourth Annual Links to Freedom Cup - visit linkstofreedom.org today to sign up for the 3 June tny at Mount Vernon Country Club!
Links to Freedom Releases Spring 2019 Wounded Warrior Golf Training “L2F was formed to implement Wounded Warrior and Disabled Veteran (WW&DV) rehabilitative golf programs at military and civilian golf facilities nationwide to help aid in that struggle.” Contact: [email protected] 202.803.1515 (Alexandria, Va.) – The best sports rehabilitation tool and golf program at Fort Belvoir, Virginia is open to Wounded Warriors beginning on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9.30 a.m. Warriors, family members and caregivers are encouraged to register today at the Links to Freedom website. “We have supported over 2000 Wounded Warriors with golf-rehab; it has been a great experience toward healing our injured Service Members and their families. They deserve it and the Links to Freedom staff is proud to support America’s Heroes,” said PGA Professional and Links to Freedom Executive Director, Steve Greiner. “The eight-week program takes students from the classroom to the course and provides a lifetime of family fun.” Greiner developed the Links to Freedom program to bring a sense of normalcy and recreation to those Service Members who otherwise would spend the entire week in intense psychological and physical therapy. After successfully engaging this community, Greiner realized that golf is also a vehicle for social and emotional rehabilitation, not only to the service member, but to their families and caregivers. The Links to Freedom Golf Program offers a spring and fall session comprising of eight classes lasting approximately two hours per session; the courses take place at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Interested Veterans and their families attend the course at no cost after completing an application at www.linkstofreedom.org under the registration tab. The program runs consecutively every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. beginning on April 20, 2019 skipping the Memorial Day and Father’s Day weekends. L2F has six principles toward supporting Service Members and their families: • Utilize golf as a vehicle to extend therapy in a calm and serene environment • Teach the fundamentals of the game; focus on control of motor skills, mobility, flexibility • Provide a familiar, fun social environment using PGA/LPGA instructors and military/civilian volunteers • Conduct skill instruction and on-course playing lessons • Include family members and care givers to redefine & re-establish critical relationships while learning a sport they can play together for years • Work with and recruit other complementary, therapeutic organizations to help rehabilitate the "whole person" Dick Skull, a retired Soldier, is the program administrator and will be on hand with Greiner to run the instruction. Participants are encouraged to arrive weekly at 9 a.m. to warm up and then stay for a free lunch at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club after the day’s lesson is complete. “This has been an incredible journey for wounded Service Members and their families,” said Rob Koon, Chairman and retired Airman. “Links to Freedom continues to heal a great community through the great game of golf.” -30- ABOUT Links to Freedom: The Links to Freedom Golf Foundation (L2F) was formed to implement Wounded Warrior and Disabled Veteran (WW&DV) rehabilitative golf programs at military and civilian golf facilities nationwide. This proven model demonstrates that the golf community, PGA and LPGA of America Golf Professionals, along with corporate America, stand ready to support the WW&DV communities. Additionally, the foundation will bolster and improve DoD golf facilities through partnering agreements with the services’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs
VERY disappointed in the AF Pentagon Services Office. Last month I inquired about purchasing tickets to NYC for my Girl Scout troop. I asked how far in advance we needed to purchase the tickets, how we should go about the process etc. etc. The customer service representative said not to worry, that they never sell out and "just keep getting busses until the week of the trip." I explained how many tickets I planned to purchase and she specifically said "not to worry we always have seats!" Yesterday, my husband went to the office to purchase the 8 tickets and was told they "sold out last week!" Last week? This is clearly different than the misguided information I received during my visit! The other service rep said that we could be placed on the waiting list, BUT the initial representative said NOT to "bother" since they would likely not have 8 cancellations!! Now, one week out, I am stuck in search of an affordable, safe, clean bus for our girls. This was supposed to be a special reward for a tough job they took on for our community last spring. I am SO upset. All they could tell my husband was, "well, you could always look at Andrews or Bolling." What Customer Service??!!
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Pulling from five years of daytripping, here's a month's worth of the most interesting -- but often overlooked -- best summer daytrips for kids!
Here's an interesting day trip idea for the weekend! Cool airplanes and more! http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.com/2018/05/air-mobility-command-airplane-petting.html
Can you remind me about your tix master fees?
Looking for a cool place to enjoy holiday lights? Check out ZooLights at the National Zoo (plus, the price is right: free!). http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.com/2017/12/animals-animals-everywhere-at-zoolights.html