September 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Adds Plaque Honoring Shanksville Victims for 9/11 Memorial

It’s been 18 years since the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,977 people. For Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the tragedy is especially personal because it was one of the fire departments to respond to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. In 2009, Steven Semler—KVFD’s past president and now life member—was instrumental in beginning […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Jets Flying Overhead for Capital Area Events

Takoma Park Police say that between Oct. 21 and Oct. 24, 2017, the following aircraft are scheduled for flyover events: Saturday, Oct. 21, 3:21 p.m. — Four F-18 aircraft will be conducting a flyover of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for a football game. Sunday, Oct. 22, 7:22 a.m. — There will be a […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Jets Flying Overhead for Capital Area Events

Takoma Park Police say the National Capital Region will have several times in the next eight days when fighter jets will be flying overhead. According to a statement from Takoma Park police, the events have been coordinated in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police, Department of […]

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September 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

15 Years Later: MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer Remembers Sept. 11 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer remembers the department’s response to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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May 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police to Escort 2,000 Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists from Gaithersburg to D.C.

Montgomery County police officers are planning to escort approximately 2,000 motorcyclists to the Pentagon as part of the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride into Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. The escort is scheduled to depart from Battley Harley Davidson, located at 7830 Airpark Road in Gaithersburg, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. As […]

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April 20, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘The System Approach’ — a short story

Similar to other writings I’ve discovered in my dad’s files, the following story brought me back some 55 years – to the North Parking lot at the Pentagon. I remember going to work with him, and walking, and walking, and walking from his space in the lot, far from the building entrance. (By the time […]

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January 22, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Opinion: D.C. Traffic Engineers are the Best — Not!

One of the most enviable jobs in our modern society is that of the traffic engineer. I’ve often thought that this must be a most satisfying vocation, and that anyone who works diligently, with perseverance and ingenuity, must inevitably succeed at it. Furthermore, the successful application of the principles and techniques of traffic engineering are […]

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September 11, 2012 | Diana Belchase

Remembering 9/11

  I’ll never forget 9/11. Back then, I lived only a few blocks from the Pentagon and could see it burning from my apartment window.  White smoke curled against the sky like some ominous papal decree.  An occasional flicker of red was blocked out by a film of virulent pewter haze; a horror film come […]

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