Redskins recognized for support of Maryland National Guard during COVID-19

Posted at 3:46 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 15:46:14-04

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The 115th Military Police Battalion honored the Washington Redskins for their support in aiding and partnering with the Maryland Army National Guard to set up and operate the COVID-19 testing site at FedexField.

The ceremony held today recognized the soldiers of the 115th Military Police Battalion who supported Governor Larry Hogan’s activation of the Maryland Army National Guard. The soldiers on-site received the Maryland Accommodation Medal and select soldiers also received the Maryland Emergency Service Medal and Maryland Outstanding Unit Ribbon.

The ceremony also honored the Washington Redskins and three team partners for their unified and patriotic support of the State’s COVID-19 response efforts. Alongside the Washington Redskins, Pepsi, USAA and FedEx were critical to ensuring success for the mission by providing much needed food, supplies and other items required for the testing operation.

“We want to thank the Washington Redskins for being a fantastic host for us at the FedexField testing site.” Said Major General Timothy E. Gowen. “It was great to partner with one of the most important agencies in the entire region. We appreciate all the help that they provided in our efforts to get people tested and combat this terrible disease.”

“I want to thank the 115th Military Battalion of the Maryland Army National Guard for this generous and humbling recognition.” Said Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder. “The soldiers at the FedexField location along with all of our front line workers are the real heroes. Their courage and contributions to society during these trying times are an inspiration to us all as we continue to face this ongoing challenge.”

“It was an honor working with the Maryland Army National Guard in facilitating and operating the COVID-19 testing site at FedexField.” Said Washington Redskins Senior Vice President, Operations and Guest Experiences Chris Bloyer. “Working from the site gave me a firsthand look at the hard work and dedication that these men and women have for their community. It was an incredible experience and I want to thank the 115th Military Police Battalion for their hard work and in making a major impact in our community.”