I had the well-timed opportunity to get a tour of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Memorial Day. It felt quite patriotic! An Army child psychiatrist in his fourth year residency at Walter Reed showed Andrew and me all around the hospital and the campus (which is why networking at conferences is a big win). The hospital is amazing – albeit quite confusing to navigate. Afterwards, I got to show Andrew my soon-to-be USU academic buildings.
On a similar note (I wish I had posted about this earlier), I had also recently toured the Pentagon for my father’s promotion ceremony to SES (Senior Executive Service) in the Department of Defense. It was the first time I have been to the Pentagon since 9/11. I met a couple generals, some of my father’s friendly colleagues, as well as the Assistant Secretary of the Army (for Financial Management and Comptroller). Quite the surreal experience. Our tour guide gave the family great insight into the history of the Pentagon, and the September 11 Memorial was really well-done.