Photo Credit: Graphic courtesy of the National Park Service
This map displays the Great Falls overlook at Great Falls Park, Va. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Military District of Washington officials have deemed certain areas of the Great Falls area as off limits to servicemembers because of the dangers associated with the park; specifically, strong currents in the Potomac River. According to the National Park Service, some 674 water-related accidents and 22 drownings have occurred since 1972. In 1984, seven Fort Myer Soldiers died there due to water-related activities. Last year, a Soldier from The Old Guard drowned in the Great Falls waters.