Handy Guide to Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C. Areas

The AANA Mid-Year Assembly will be held in Arlington from April 5-9, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. AANA presents these links for those who wish to learn more about Arlington prior to the meeting. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is not responsible for the content found at these websites, nor does the AANA endorse any of these sites or businesses. These links are for informational purposes only.
 
Air Force Memorial - Arlington, Va.
​Since its formal dedication on October 14, 2006, the Memorial has been a place of pride and honor for all the men and women who served and continue to serve the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations.
 
Arlington Arts - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtonarts.org/
Arlington Arts is: classes and lectures, dance performances, festivals, films and movies, galleries, historic sites and monuments, literature, multi-cultural, museums, music, performing arts, public art, science and nature, theater and more!
 
Arlington Concert Orchestra - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtonconcertorchestra.com/
The Arlington Concert Orchestra's goal is to provide local musical opportunities for musicians, and to promote music, music education and community.  
 
Arlington Historical Society - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/
The Arlington Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1956, is a nonprofit educational organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The mission of the Arlington Historical Society is to conduct research and to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the history, archaeology, material culture, and geographical and socio-economic development of Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial - McLean, Va.
Take in breathtaking views and rich history at the Arlington House. Linked to one of the most famous Confederate Civil War Generals, Robert E. Lee, the estate highlights its importance to the Lee family and to military tradition from the American Revolution to the Civil War.
 
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Default.aspx
Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Changing of the Guard
 
Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org/
The Arlington Philharmonic is the new identity of symphonic music in Arlington, growing out of the 60-year history of the Arlington Symphony Orchestra, which was forced to cease operations in 2005 because of financial difficulties. Subsequently, a group of concerned musicians and orchestra supporters created the Arlington Philharmonic Association, an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
ArlingtonTV - Arlington, Va.
http://arlingtonva.tv/
Arlington TV (formerly AVN – Arlington Virginia Network) is the visual communications channel for the Arlington Virginia County Government. Arlington TV provides live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of all County Board meetings.
Video-on-demand webcasts of the County Board meetings are now available.
 
Arlington Transit - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtontransit.com/
ART - Arlington Transit operates within Arlington County, Virginia, supplementing Metrobus with cross-County routes as well as neighborhood connections to Metrorail.
 
Artisphere - Arlington, Va.
Artisphere connects artists and audiences through an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking arts programming. Artisphere offers insight into the creative process and engages its visitors in artistic adventures—from contemporary visual art, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. Come explore, experience and engage—collide with art.
 
Bike Arlington - Arlington, Va.
http://www.bikearlington.com/
Arlington, Va., is a great place to get around by bicycle. More than one hundred miles of multi-use trails, on-street bike lanes, and designated bike routes make it easy for cyclists to get where they need to go. If you don't have a bike, or don't have it with you, Capital Bikeshare is a convenient option. BikeArlington's goal is to get more Arlingtonians biking more often, whether they're commuting, shopping, or just having fun.
 
Black Heritage Museum - Arlington, Va.
http://www.arlingtonblackheritage.org/
Currently a “museum-without-walls,” the BHMA was founded to celebrate the African American journey to freedom in Arlington County. At the heart of the BHMA mission is the story of Freedmen's Village. To date, the museum board has commissioned a model of the village, which is now part of a cosponsored exhibit on slave life at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Food Truck Fiesta - Greater Washington, D.C. Area
http://foodtruckfiesta.com/
Launched in July 2010, Food Truck Fiesta answers the call of many hungry Washingtonians for a quick way to locate their favorite food trucks. Food Truck Fiesta offers and automated and real-time view of Washington D.C.’s food trucks plotted on a Google map
 
Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site - Alexandria, Va.
http://www.alexandriava.gov/FortWard
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Fort Ward Museum interprets the site's history and offers exhibits on Civil War topics, education and interpretive programs, tours, lecture and video series, bus tours, and living history activities throughout the year.
 
George Washington's Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon, Va.
http://www.mountvernon.org/
Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year. Over 80 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate was officially opened to the public. Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year.
 
George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
http://www.gwu.edu/
The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.
 
Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.
http://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm
"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom.
 
National Science Foundation - Arlington, Va.
http://www.nsf.gov/
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
 
National World War II Memorial - Washington, D.C.
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people.
 
Thomas Jefferson Memorial - Washington, D.C.
http://www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm
Thomas Jefferson remains an essential figure in the consideration and study of the eras of the American Revolution, Early Republic, and National Expansion.
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington, D.C.
http://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm
Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.
 
Washington Capitals - NHL Hockey
http://capitals.nhl.com/
 
Washington Monument
http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm
The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot, 5-1/8" marble obelisk honors the nation's founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation's first president under the Constitution.
 
Washington Nationals - MLB Baseball
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/
 
Washington Redskins - NFL Football
http://www.redskins.com/index.html
 
Washington Wizards - NBA Basketball
http://www.nba.com/wizards/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Television Stations
 
ArlingtonTV - Local county news

Washington, D.C.:
 
WJLA - ABC
 
WUSA - CBS
 
WRC-TV4 - NBC
 

Radio Stations
 
WTOP, 103.5 FM - News, traffic, weather
 
WAMU 88.5 - Public radio
 
WPFW 89.3 - Jazz
 
WARW 94.7 - Classic Rock
 
HOT 99.5 FM - Latest hits
 
WETA 90.9 FM - Classical
 

Newspapers
 
 
Arlington, Va. Patch - online news
 
Sun Gazette - Arlington, Va.