Monday, June 13, 2011

The Pentagon...just a glorified office building, really.

My trip to Virginia was not exclusively for the NKOTBSB concert...my brother and his family also live near D.C., so I was able to spend the rest of the long weekend with them.  And my super adorable niece, Harper.



My brother is a Marine, and he works at the Pentagon...in some super secret communications office, and while Matt has extensively told me what he does, I still really don't get it.  I think he just answers the phone and directs the call to the right military big wig.

But that still didn't stop us from going to the Pentagon on a Sunday.  He warned me not to get too excited as he told me, "It's just a glorified office building, really.  I mean, it's cool and all, but not too cool."

Uh, okay.  I had no idea what to expect.  I knew it would be big and confusing, but what I found out that it is REALLY big and REALLY confusing to get around.  I do not know he does it on a daily basis.

This is the Department of Defense hallway...Secretary Gates office door was actually open too, so I peaked in, but I didn't have the balls to take a picture...

 I just really liked this stairwell...only one of these I saw actually.
 This is the Air Force area.  We went this way to take pics for our brother-in-law, Zach (Becky, we got lost and couldn't find the Army area for Pat...)
 This is the Marine area. (Liz and I thought it was prettier than the Air Force one...must be the red walls).
 Hall of Heroes...really beautiful and peaceful room, with all the names of those that have received medals of honor.
 The entrance to my brother's office...this is as far as they'd let us go.  Apparently there are about 3 more security entrances to go through before you even get to his actual office.

All in all, it was cool, but not too cool.  Really is just a glorified office building...

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