If Not Me, Then Who? Travis Manion, the FDNY, and the Run to Honor His Legacy (E-49)

This week we speak with Natanya Levioff who is the local Race Director for the 911 Heroes Run on September 17th at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. She is also a long-time volunteer with the Travis Manion Foundation.

Natanya gives us the history of Travis Manion, his friend Brendan Looney and how they came to be buried side by side in Arlington. We talk about the growth of the foundation and all that it does for our veterans and active duty service members. And we even discuss fire departments. From Travis’ visit to Rescue 1 of the FDNY and our own Annapolis Volunteer Fire Department and their memorial garden.  If not me…then who?

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Coming up….a talk with the organizers behind the Travis Manion Foundation 911 Heroes Run, former County Executive John R. Leopold, the Chairman of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, County Executive Steve Schuh, a discussion on the latest market House debacle, and crabcakes with the Aldermanic candidates for the City of Annapolis.

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USS Sioux City: A First Ever Commissioning of a Warship in Annapolis (E-43)

It has never happened in Annapolis or at the United States Naval Academy! Never. But it will in the spring of 2018. The littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City will be commissioned along the banks of the Severn River sometime (date to be determined) after Commissioning Week 2018.

We sat down with Mary Winnefeld who is the sponsor of the new ship and a long-time and ardent supporter of the Navy to learn how she was selected as the sponsor (a huge honor) and what touches she has placed within the ship, physically and emotionally. We talked about “why Sioux City” and the role that midwestern town has and will continue to play in the life of the ship.

RADM Frank Thorp IV (Ret) was on hand to discuss the celebrations that will take place when the ship comes up the Chesapeake Bay and into Annapolis. The Commissioning Ceremony will be full of pomp and circumstance and VIPS. But it is a Maryland and Annapolis event with ship tours, parties, and celebrations throughout the week.

A lot is still in the planning stages, but keep your eyes and ears peeled for this rare opportunity that will come to Annapolis in the Spring of 2018.

USS Sioux City

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Looking ahead–Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ soon to be police chief–Chief Scott Baker! Plus,  we have some kids that have decided to spill the beans on their experience at Anne Arundel County Public Schools!

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