Friday, September 12, 2014

Navy Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler - September 14, 2014

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon is an annual race hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). This prestigious race began 11 years ago as the Navy 5 Miler and has grown to about 5,000 runners! The year 2014 will mark the 3rd year for the Half Marathon and the 11th year for the 5 miler.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It starts and finishes at the Washington Monument, followed by an awards ceremony.

Road Closures

15th Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue will be closed at 4:30 am until approximately 11:00 am.

Roads leading to East and West Potomac Park will be closed from 5:50 am until approximately 11:00 am. Access will be allowed to East Potomac Park from either I-395N or SW Freeway

*A two way traffic pattern will be established on Ohio Drive to the exit of the Hains Point Golf Course

All vehicles exiting East Potomac Park will need to do so via the SE Freeway from Buckeye Drive.

Rock Creek Parkway will be closed from 5:50 am to approximately 11:00 am. Access will be allowed to Thompson's Boat Center.

There will be a two way traffic pattern at the ramp from K Street to southbound Rock Creek Parkway to access the Kennedy Center

Beach Drive will be closed northbound and southbound starting at Porter Street 5:50 am to 11:00 am.

**Exception** traffic will be able to exit the National Zoo and proceed northbound. Memorial Bridge will be closed at 5:50 am and should be reopened by 10:00 am.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One Year later: Remembering the D.C. Navy Yard

Washington Navy Yard survivor Ms. Jennifer Bennett and U.S. Park Police Officer Matthew Cooney
  On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, just days before the 1-year anniversary of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, Ms. Jennifer Bennett, United States Park Police Officer Matthew Cooney, Pilot Sergeant Kenneth Burchell, and Rescue Technician Sergeant David Tolson reunited at the “Eagle’s Nest” to reflect on the Navy Yard shooting and their forever bond.

Officer Cooney had provided first aid to Ms. Bennett’s gunshot wound on the roof of Building 197 as they awaited the Eagle to airlift her to safety. Officer Cooney presented Ms. Bennett with a patch from the uniform shirt he wore on September 16, 2013. In awe, Ms. Bennett asked “what happened to your shirt?” Officer Cooney advised her that the shirt was badly damaged and had to be destroyed. However, he saved a patch for himself and a patch for her as a small token of remembrance and resilience. With an embrace, Ms. Bennett expressed how special and meaningful the patch was to her.

Friday, September 5, 2014

U.S. Park Police Presents Award

Major J. Burks, Major S. Fear, Matt Birnbaum;FLIR Director of Sales, Jenny Brooks; FLIR Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager, Major C. Guddemi and Captain S. Booker

On Friday, September 5, 2014, the United Stated Park Police held an awards ceremony recognizing and honoring FLIR for their dedicated service. FLIR representatives and U.S. Park Police officials gathered at the "Eagle’s Nest" located in Anacostia Park to commemorate FLIR’s contributions and continued support with Inaugural celebrations, 4th of July celebrations, and numerous special events.

U.S. Park Police’s Eagle 2 is equipped with a FLIR 8500 infrared and color sensor that provides stable thermal imaging as well as color video that assists with a range of law enforcement and rescue operations.

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