The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. More than 54,000 Airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military. Located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial is easily seen on the skyline of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in Arlington county.
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay is a water oriented park located on the Potomac River 25 miles south of the nation's capital. Our boat launch facility is one of only 3 public access points to the Potomac River in northern Virginia and the closest to Washington DC and its famous waterfront. Pohick Bay offers canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and jon boats for rent on the weekends.
In addition to water activities the park also offers family and group camping, hiking, picnic areas and a large play area for children. For those of you interested in swimming, we offer one of the largest, outdoor freeform pools on the east coast! Please contact the park about swim lessons for your family.
Pohick Bay Regional Park, located on Mason Neck Pennisula is an ecologically fragile land that shelters an abundance of wildlife, including the bald eagle. Nature lovers can expect to see blue birds, osprey, heron, deer, beavers and rare sightings of river otters.
Fountainhead Regional ParkFountainhead is situated in Fairfax Station, where visitors will quickly discover the spectacular view of the widest point of the Occoquan Reservoir. Perfect for fishing or simply relaxing on the calm waters, Fountainhead’s water access allows for private boat launching as well as canoe, kayak and jon boat rentals. Fountainhead also offers a handicap accessible fishing pier. On land, the park also boasts one of the most challenging mountain bike trails in the region, which features a stacked loop system, with a beginner level loop that newer and younger riders can stay on, or riders can continue on the connecting intermediate loop, and then on to an advanced loop. The course includes the beginner and intermediate loops and boardwalk, trail bridges and technical trail features to create a challenging and exciting ride for cyclists of all abilities. The park also serves as one of the major access points for the Bull Run Occoquan Trail.
Bull Run Regional ParkBull Run's spacious fields accommodate groups by the hundreds, even thousands, for picnics, or special events. Bull Run's scenic woodlands and trails offer miles of hiking and solitude. In springtime, acres of bluebells and other wildflowers bloom beside a picturesque, meandering stream. A large outdoor water park is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The campground and disc golf are open year round. A public shooting center, which includes sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble trap and indoor archery, is also open year-round.
Arlington House is located within the grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome to Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial! The residence of Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War, Arlington House has a unique and interesting story, with connections to many important figures, issues and events in American History. Built by George Washington Parke Custis and his slaves between 1802 and 1818, the house and grounds have served many purposes over the last two hundred years: a family home for the Lees and Custises, a plantation estate and home to 63 slaves, a monument honoring George Washington, a military headquarters, a community for emancipated slaves and a national cemetery.
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is located in Arlington National Cemetery. This grand memorial sits in the middle of what was once an 1,100 acre plantation, owned by George Washington Parke Custis. His only surviving child, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee in 1831. Arlington was the home of the Lee family for nearly thirty years, prior to the Civil War.
Be prepared to spend some time touring the house, walking through the flower garden and visiting the Robert E. Lee Museum and the slave quarters.
About Arlington National Cemetery is a must see if coming to the Washington DC area.
The Army National Cemeteries Program, consisting of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, DC, are under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. The Secretary of the Army consolidated authorities and created the Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program to effectively and efficiently develop, operate manage and administer the program.
Arlington National Cemetery performs 27 to 30 funeral services each day. The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery
NOVA Badminton Club, Ashburn, VirginiaNorthern Virginia Badminton Club (NVBC) was founded by a group of badminton players with a passion for the game and a vision to grow the sport in Ashburn, VA and its surrounding areas. Our main goal is to provide a fully dedicated and a one-stop badminton facility for fellow badminton players. We are situated in a high-ceiling (greater than 30') facility housing 9 badminton courts with Olympic-level mats optimized for playing. We offer something for everyone in the family: coaching for children, seniors and adults; conditioning classes; summer camps; merchandise sales and many other amenities. We have players of all levels and welcome you all.
Westfield High School, Chantilly, VirginiaAs members of a learning community that includes students, parents, staff, local businesses and global partners, the mission of Westfield High School is to educate and remediate our students within a nurturing, inclusive environment that promotes high academic achievement, focuses on improving reading strategies, and uses technology to promote learning. Teachers take a collaborative and integrated approach to provide each student with the maximum opportunity to develop skills needed to succeed as a citizen. An emphasis placed on informed problem-solving enables all graduates to independently create workable solutions within a changing society. The goal of the school and the community is to focus on the entire person so that each student can achieve success in academic, artistic, and athletic areas while maintaining individuality and integrity.
GMU Sulfur Field, Fairfax, VirginiaIn 2002, Spuhler Field was recognized as the Baseball Field of the Year in the College/University Division by the Sports Turf Managers Association. Spuhler Field was recognized for a commitment to excellence in overall field quality, safety, playability and appearance. In 2000-01, the facility was ranked second in the nation in the Beam Clay College Baseball Diamond of the Year Awards after being ranked third in 1999-2000. Spuhler Field has a Bermuda turf surface consisting of a soil base (90 percent sand/10 percent Swag Peat top soil mix) and a Tufcote Bermuda prescription grass sod. Spuhler Field boasts permanent grandstand seating for 900 spectators, an enclosed press box with a public address system, and an electronic scoreboard. The field itself also includes an underground sprinkler system, dugouts, enclosed bullpens for both teams, and a batting cage located outside the fence in the left field corner. The dimensions are 320 feet down each line, 375 feet to the power alleys, and 400 feet to center field.
Herndon Community Center, Herndon, VA
The Herndon Community Center is an award-winning fitness and recreation facility located within Bready Park in the Town of Herndon. Adjacent to the W&OD Trail, the Herndon Community Center is the perfect place to exercise, swim, play tennis, play basketball, play racquetball or take a class. The building is open from early morning to late evening most days. Our facility has everything a person would need to include fitness and recreation in their schedule.
The 56,000 square foot facility features:
- Fitness Room
- 3 Racquetball Courts
- 25-yard indoor heated pool, spa, and sauna
- Locker rooms
- Full-size Gymnasium
- 6 outdoor lighted tennis courts (3 are covered for indoor play September - April)
- Meeting spaces of various size up to 7000 square feet (Available for rent)
- Personal Training Services
- Drop-in child care at certain hours
- Group fitness classes included with facility admission
- Classes galore (swimming, water fitness, tennis, wellness, gymnastics, dance, art, martial arts, and more)