RESCHEDULED FOR 3/19: Matt Stover and Vice Chief of Naval Operations to Honor Outstanding Military Medical Personnel


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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Brittany Catton

Armed Services YMCA

(703) 455-3986, ext. 112



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

When: Wednesday, March 6th, 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 6, 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.

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.


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  our Major Sponsors 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.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors.

Media is invited to attend the event, and interviews with awardees and participants can be scheduled ahead of time.