Former Baltimore Raven Matt Stover and Vice Chief of Naval Operations to honor Outstanding Military Medical Personnel


Craig Wayman

Former Baltimore Raven Matt Stover and Vice Chief of Naval Operations to honor Outstanding Military Medical Personnel

When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. Reception, live music, and Step and Repeat at 6:30pm. The Program will take place from 7:30pm till 9:30pm.


Where:  The Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium level.  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Washington, DC, 2004.  Validated parking is available at the entrance on 14th street. Government ID needed for admittance.


D.C., March 19, 2013 –Former NFL star kicker , Matt Stover, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, while the Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mark Ferguson will give the keynote address to thank the Corpsmen, Medics and Pararescuemen of the United States Military at the annual Armed Services YMCA Annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala. The event highlights the individual men and women on the frontlines who are saving lives and demonstrated extraordinary courage.

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.

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.


The Armed Services YMCA works  with the military services to select outstanding Corpsmen, Medics and Pararescuemen  from the Army, Army Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air National Guard and Army Guard, who accepted the awards on behalf of their fellow corpsmen and medics for their dedication and commitment to service.


The Armed Services YMCA of the USA makes military life easier, and remains a fiscally responsible, top ten military charity, as rated by The Armed Services YMCA has 33 branches and affiliates that provide free programs like Operation Kid Comfort, a free photo quilt program for children of deployed, programs for spouses,  active-duty, wounded warriors, and military children to help them stress less and connect more. To learn more, please visit www.


A special thanks to SAIC  and TriWest for their generous support of the event.

  • 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.



Brittany Catton

Armed Services YMCA

(703) 455-3986, ext. 112