RESCHEDULED FOR 3/19: The 2013 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Event


Dear Angels of the Battlefield Attendees –


In follow-up to my email yesterday afternoon, the ASYMCA has made the decision to postpone the 7th Annual Angels of the Battlefield until Tuesday, March 19th.  We have been closely monitoring the storm tracking information and all models indicate the Washington DC area will be heavily impacted.  For the safety and well-being of event attendees and staff, we believe it is in everyone’s best interest to delay the evening’s festivities.


Realizing schedules are committed in advance, we are hopeful you will still be able to join us on Tuesday, March 19th.  With that said, logistically our turnaround is tight and we request your prompt participation in updating your attendance status.  If the date change doesn’t alter your plans to attend, you don’t need to do anything.  Should your schedule prohibit you from joining us on Tuesday, March 19th, please email your cancellation to Susan Simms at as soon as possible but no later than, Thursday, March 14th.


The ASYMCA regrets any inconvenience that may cause.  If you are in the path of the storm please stay safe.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Jonsie T. Stone

Director of Financial Development


7405 Alban Station Court, Suite B215, Springfield, VA 22150-2318
(P) 703-455-3986 Ext 115 (F) 703-455-2181

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2013 Angels of the Battlefield Event, Washington DC















The Armed Services YMCA of the USA cordially invites you to join us in honoring our Angels of the Battlefield

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Keynote Speaker Admiral Mark Ferguson

USN Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Honored Guests Corpsmen | Medics | Pararescuemen of the United States

Military Reception: 6:30 pm Atrium Ballroom (Concourse Level), Ronald Reagan Building

Dinner & Program, 7:30 pm Atrium, Ronald Reagan Building, (Concourse Level)

Hosted by Former NFL Player and Armed Services YMCA Board Member Matt Stover.


The Keynote speaker will be Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mark Ferguson. Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1978, Adm. Ferguson completed nuclear power training prior to entering the fleet as a surface warfare officer.  His afloat assignments include service on board USS South Carolina (CGN 37), USS Fife (DD 991) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). He commanded the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and Destroyer Squadron 18.  In addition to various staff assignments, he served as a Special Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in Mons, Belgium. He has also served as the assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command, chief of legislative affairs, and chief of naval personnel.

J. Matthew Stover was a star kicker in the NFL . At of the start of the 2009 NFL season, he was the third most accurate kicker in the history of the National Football League. He has played for the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he played for 13 seasons, and the Indianapolis Colts.  Matt is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Wharton School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management.  He is President of the Matt Stover Foundation and the Stover Family Foundation, as well as co-owner of  Mr. Stover is an active board member, ” I have always wanted to serve our service members and their families to thank them for the freedoms they protect for me and my family.  Military family support is a major issue today, and I believe the Armed Services YMCA is the non-profit out there best meeting the needs of military families today.”

Matt and his wife Debbie live in Hunt Valley, Maryland and have three children, Jeanna, Jacob and Joe.

Live Music by Bunnell  Strings

Musical Guest Bunnell Strings is an energetic and youthful string quintet of five siblings. Their special bond provokes a tremendous audience response both for the remarkable ensemble interaction and their compelling story of loss and hope in the aftermath of losing both their active-duty father and mother to cancer. They offer a thrilling journey into an expanded genre of stringed instrument performance styles and repertoire that make them accessible to young and old alike.

A Special Thank you to our Sponsors


  • Our Silver Level Sponsors  are United Concordia and Express Scripts.
  • Our Bronze Level sponsors are Raytheon, GEICO, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Pitney Bowes, Robinson Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Veterans United, DRS and Bechtel.
  • Our Event Level Sponsors are Rip It Energy Fuel, the NAI Michael Companies, Greenburg Trauig and J Street Cup.