2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

In March, the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit came to The Hague, The Netherlands.  Although it was a great deal of work, it was an awesome experience to be a part of such an historic event, in which 58 world leaders descended upon the city for the summit. 

I was largely busy with support for the President and the Secretary of State, but a host of others arrived as part of the U.S. delegation, including the Secretary of Energy and the National Security Advisor.  

Below are a handful of pictures of me working in support of the visit…enjoy!


Greeting Secretary of State, John Kerry plane-side during his arrival in Amsterdam.



In front of Air Force One with a Dutch SWAT team, just before a Presidential motorcade we were to support.



Nice shot of the President’s limousine, with his helicopter (Marine One) in the background, as he arrived after bi-lateral talks with Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.


It’s difficult to get much closer than this to a Presidential motorcade.



In front of Air Force One with a Military Working Dog and her handler; they were providing Explosives Detection support for the visit.



The President’s limousine (a.k.a., “The Beast”) as we offloaded it from a C-17, days before the summit.



Our Air Attaché (Col John McDevitt, USAF) and me in front of the President’s helicopter, just after we got back from a rehearsal flight, days before the summit.



Scheveningen (a small seaside resort near The Hague), taken during the rehearsal flight with the President’s Helicopter Squadron (HMX-1).



Presenting a small gift from The White House to Simon Lobrij, Manager of the KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) Jet Center at the Rotterdam/The Hague airport, for his support of the Presidential visit.

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2 Responses to 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

  1. Joanne says:

    fantastic photos! Thank you for sharing. I know that visit must have been a lot of work….Mike was glad not to have been there! 🙂


  2. fosterpack says:

    Thanks, Joanne. Yes, it was a great deal of work, but in the end, it was fun, as well. It was especially nice for me to have the opportunity to do security-related work again…I miss it and as fun as this assignment has been, I am anxious to get back to doing security work full time.


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