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.