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Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament 2015The PGA Tour is coming to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. The Quicken Loans National Tournament opens for practice rounds July 28th. The actual tournament starts Thursday, July 30th and runs to Sunday, August 2nd. The Quicken Loans National has a purse of over $6.7 million and the winner can receive over $1.3 million. The tournament is part of the Fed Ex Cup, which is a season long tournament where tour players earn points to see who will win the championship at the end of the regular PGA season.

The 2015 Quicken Loans National is one of the premiere stops on the PGA Tour. The tournament raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and local charities while also paying tribute to members of the armed forces. Tiger Woods is the host of the PGA Quicken Loans Tournament and is supposed to be appearing in the tournament where 120 players will compete for the coveted Quicken Loans National title. Players expected to take part in the tournament include 2014 champion, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Bill Haas, Vijay Singh, K. J Choi, Ernie Els, and many other top PGA tour players.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia is playing host for the first time to the Quicken Loans Golf Tournament. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club opened in 1991 and hosted four PGA Presidents Cup tournaments. Renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, spotted the land for the golf club while doing an aerial survey for another project. The course is 7,385 yards and a par 71. Lake Manassas is visible from every hole of the course with nine holes running adjacent to the lake.

The 2015 Quicken Loans Golf Tournament is a major fund raising event for the Tiger Woods Foundation. The organization helps to give college access to underserved youth. The organization sponsors the Earl Woods scholarship program and has two Tiger Woods Learning Centers, for grades 5-12, campuses in Washington D.C. as well as campuses across the country. The armed forces are also honored during the PGA Quicken Loans National.  The Tiger Woods Foundation in conjunction with Lockheed Martin is distributing free tickets to military personnel within the immediate Washington D.C. area.  During the tournament, there are a few different ways to celebrate our armed forces:  there is a special military viewing pavilion for military personnel only as well as a USO Activity Zone located near the main entrance.

You can get tickets for the Quicken Loans tournament online or via phone at 855-492-8051. Check out the Quicken Loans National website for spectator do’s and don’ts. You can keep track of the leader board on the website. The action will also be broadcast on the Golf Channel and on Saturday and Sunday afternoon on your local CBS affiliate channel.

Stop in to see how ezStorage’s 46 Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington area locations can help you with your storage needs. We offer a variety of self storage units to help with retail to college to personal storage needs.

 

Redskins and Ravens Training Camp. Photo courtesy of waitingfornextyear.com

Football fans take heart, it is nearly the start of training camp season! It’s the time of year to start looking forward to game watching parties, tailgating, and trips to the Super Bowl! Both the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens open up their training camps for the rookies on July 22nd, with all veterans having to report by July 29th for the first open practices on July 30th. During training camp, there are many new faces for both teams who hope to help the teams to have winning seasons.  Fans can attend practices and special events at training facilities as well as at special events at their respective stadiums.  Both teams have some great events lined up for fans for training camp this year!

Washington Redskins Training Camp 2015

The 2014 season was not the best for The Washington Redskins with a 4-12 record. But, to look on the bright side, they did improve on their 3-13 2013 record.  Head coach, Jay Gruden, had to deal with quarterback injuries and a weaker defense in his first year as coach. This year, with offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and defensive coordinator, Joe Barry and key offseason acquisitions, the Redskins hope to improve on their record.  

There will be a lot of pressure on quarterback, Robert Griffin III to return to his 2012 form after missing 7 games during the 2014 season. He and wide receiver DeSean Jackson have been working together during the offseason to build up their connections on the field. First round draft pick, Brandon Scherff will be a sure bet to help the offensive line protect Robert Griffin III. The defense hopes to improve with key off season signings of veterans, Terrance Knighton, Stephen Paea and RickyJean Francois. The safety position was high priority during the off season with the addition of Dashon Goldson and Jeron Johnson. The Redskins have their first pre-season game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland on August 13th. The regular season starts at home on September 13th against the Miami Dolphins.

The Redskins training camp is held at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Virginia. There are 13 training camp practices and sessions that are free and open to fans.  Saturday, August 1st is Military Appreciation Day at the camp. The first 100 people showing a valid military ID at the Redskins Salute table will be given VIP passes. There will also be giveaways, raffles and free gifts (while supplies last) There is also a preseason practice and a game against the Houston Texans August 6th to 8th. You can find more information about training camp on the website. Check out the Washington Redskins training camp 2015 schedule for practice time and information.

Baltimore Ravens Training Camp 2015

The Baltimore Ravens had a great offensive season in 2014! They ended the year with a 10-6 record and went to the playoffs, but were defeated in the second round by the New England Patriots. The Ravens scored a franchise record of 409 points and quarterback, Joe Flacco, passed for a career high 27 touchdowns and 3896 yards. The Ravens hold their training camp at Under Armour Performance Center in Owing Mills, Maryland. The training facility includes practice fields, strength-training areas, a full indoor practice field and the corporate headquarters for the team. They recently increased the practice field and parking area so over 1000 people can now attend one of the 13 open training camp sessions. The Ravens will host a nighttime practice session at M&T Stadium on Monday, August 3rd, starting at 7pm. The Baltimore Ravens training camp practice will include post-practice autographs for children, interactive fan events, cheerleader and mascot meet and greets and a laser and fireworks show.  The Ravens break their training camp on August 18th when they travel to Philadelphia to train against the Eagles for 3 days. Check out the Baltimore Raven’s training camp schedule and a list of events on their website.

Ravens manager, John Harbaugh and his coaching staff will build upon the successes of the 2014 season with the addition of new offensive coordinator, Marc Trestman. The majority of the team is full of veteran players with some great rookie prospects. The defense, one of the best in football has not allowed a 100 yard rushing game in 28 straight games. The offense, coming off a record year for Joe Flacco, will only improve with the addition of Aldrick Robinson, rookie, Breshad Perriman, as well as tight end, Zach Thompson. The first pre-season game is at home at against the New Orleans Saints. The season opens at Denver on September 13th with the first home game on September 27th against division rivals, Cincinnati Bengals.

ezStorage is proud to have locations that are in Ravens and Redskins territory. Stop into our Washington D.C. and Baltimore storage facilities  to find out how ezStorage can help with any business or personal storage needs.

 

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Moving is part of military life. Military families can relocate every two to four years, which is 2.5 times more often than civilian families. Military families learn to easily adapt and plan for any situation. Military personnel can be deployed or moved all over the world to over 900 bases in 150 countries worldwide. These assignments can happen on short notice requiring military members and their families to have to quickly put together a moving or deployment plan. Each branch of the military has special departments that will help with deployment and moving information and services for personnel and their families.

Military deployments can last anywhere from 6 months to over a year. If out-of-the-country assignments are for a year or more, it is recommended that soldiers without families store their personal items in a self storage unit during their time away. Storing items in military self storage units is a safe and economically viable option for military personnel during deployments or relocations. In fact, active military members rent up to 95% of available storage units near U. S. military bases. Military families can use self storage as a place to store items if they know that there are going to be frequent moves or if the housing in a new assignment will be much smaller than a past home. Many self storage facilities, including ezStorage, offer military discounts to active duty military personnel and can arrange auto pay arrangements while away for assignment.

Military Self Storage Solutions

The most important thing a solider needs to consider when renting a storage unit during deployment is deciding what items they will need to take with them during their assignment and what items can stay in storage. This is especially true for a deployment when soldiers cannot take very much with them. Storage units are great to store furniture, electronics and appliances. If you need military storage for an entire home or apartment, it might be a good idea to invest in a climate controlled storage unit to protect your items over long-term storage. Placing a vehicle in self storage during deployment is also a great idea. With the proper pre-storage preparations, the car will be ready for use when the soldier returns home. Soldiers can have peace of mind knowing that their items are protected by state-of-the-art security systems including video cameras, building and personalized gate access codes and individual storage unit alarms.

Military Bases Around Washington D.C. 

Every branch of the United States military has bases located in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas. The Air Force has two bases, one located at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, home of the 11th Wing, in Washington D.C. and the second at Andrews Air Force Base near Camp Springs, Maryland. The Army has many facilities in the region including Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall comprised of Fort Myer, Fort McNair and the 3rd U.S. Infantry near Arlington, Virginia. Walter Reed Army Medical Center is located in Bethesda, Maryland servicing over 150,000 active and retired members of the military. Fort Meade is located in Columbia, Maryland. Fort Belvoir is located near Mount Vernon, Virginia and home to the Army’s major command center. There is also a research and testing facility in Aberdeen, Maryland and an Army Medicine Installation in Frederick, Maryland. The Navy and Marine Corps have bases in Virginia and Maryland. The Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Maryland. The Naval Laboratory and Observatory facilities are located in Washington D.C. The Patuxent River Naval Air Station is located along the Chesapeake Bay near Lexington Park, Maryland. The Marine Corps Base at Quantico is used as a training facility and is the home of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. With the many bases and headquarters, there is always a need for storage for military families and single personnel. 

A very special thanks to every member of the military past and present who have fought for and defended our freedoms!

 

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