Popular Spots to Visit in Budapest, Hungary

 Heroes’ Square pic

Heroes’ Square
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Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (RADM) David F. Baucom served 34 years with the military in a variety of roles, including stock control officer aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and White House military aide. Thanks to his tenure with the military, David Baucom was able to travel extensively throughout the globe. His favorite city to visit is Budapest, Hungary.

According to U.S. News and World Report, Budapest is the third-best spot to visit in Europe during the winter. Some spots that travelers should check out include the following:

* Heroes’ Square. As one of the Budapest’s grandest landmarks, Heroes’ Square is the largest public square in the city. Its Millennium Monument commemorated the city’s 1,000th anniversary when it was erected in 1896.

* Thermal Baths. A must for anyone traveling to Budapest, thermal baths are heated by natural thermal springs. The city has more than 100 thermal springs, with the most popular and largest bath in Europe found in City Park at Szechenyi Baths.

* Castle Hill. Listed as a world heritage site, Castle Hill is on the west side of the Danube. Visitors can walk along cobblestone streets and learn about the city’s history. The underground Castle Labyrinth, the Museum of Music History, and the Matthias Church are all found in this spot.


Military Officers Association of America Hosted Networking Forum

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Military Officers Association of America
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A former White House military aid to President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, Rear Admiral (RADM) David F. Baucom most recently served two years at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as the director, strategy, capabilities, policy, and logistics of U.S. Transportation Command. Although he honorably retired from U.S. Navy in 2016, David Baucom continues to support the military and maintains membership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

As the country’s largest association of military officers, MOAA represents the interests of military officers and their families. Founded in 1929, the nonprofit has more than 370,000 members from every branch of the military, including retired and former officers. It was formerly known as the Retired Officers Association (TROA), but changed its name to MOAA in 2003.

Members were invited to attend the Military and Veteran Networking Forum held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017. This free, invitation-only event included an evening of networking and professional development for those who served as well as their families. They were able to meet with hiring managers, executives, and other industry professionals.

Braves Prospect A.J. Minter Thriving in First MLB Stint


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A.J. Minter
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The recipient of master’s degrees in national resource strategy and acquisition and contract management, David F. Baucom served 34 years with the US Navy and rose to the rank of rear admiral (RADM). Now retired, David Baucom enjoys following his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Atlanta Braves.

Although the Braves are out of playoff contention and poised to miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, the team has seen a few bright spots, including left-handed pitcher A.J. Minter. Ranked as the 20th best minor league prospect in the Braves organization prior to the season, Minter missed time early in the year due to forearm inflammation, but quickly rose through the Braves’ minor league affiliates upon returning to the mound. He was promoted from AAA to the big league team on August 23 and has continued to thrive.

Through nine appearances with Atlanta, Minter has an earned run average (ERA) of 3.12 to go along with 12 strikeouts and no walks through 8.66 innings. He boasts an impressive 0.808 walks/hits per inning pitched (WHIP) as well as a ratio of 12.5 strikeouts per 9 innings. He has a career 2.59 ERA and 1.034 WHIP in 57 minor league appearances.

Three Former Redskins among Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees


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Joe Jacoby
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A retired rear admiral (RADM), David F. Baucom served 34 years with the US Navy in a variety of roles, including White House military aide and USS Theodore Roosevelt stock control officer. While stationed in Washington, D.C., David Baucom enjoyed following the National Football League’s (NFL) Washington Redskins.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of nominees for its 2018 Class on September 12, 2017. A total of 108 former National Football League (NFL) players and coaches were nominated, including three former Redskins.

1. Joe Jacoby – An offensive tackle, Jacoby was a first-time finalist last year, but came up just short of receiving the required amount of votes to earn inclusion into the Hall of Fame. Despite not being drafted out of college, Jacoby appeared in four Pro Bowls throughout his career and was a member of the 1980s All-Decade Team.

2. Brian Mitchell – Regarded as one of the best kick returners in league history, Mitchell was a fifth-round pick of the Redskins in the 1990 NFL Draft and scored 7 punt return and 2 kick return touchdowns in 10 seasons with the team. He retired in 2003 after a 14-year career in which he accumulated 14,014 kick return yards and 4,999 punt return yards.

3. Richie Petitbon – A defensive coordinator with the Redskins from 1981 to 1992, Petitbon managed a defensive unit that ranked within the top 10 in the league in yards allowed in six separate seasons. He also served as the team’s head coach in 1993.