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The Washington Redskins have opened its newest Redskins Team Store at the Fair Oaks Mall. The new super store offers a variety of Redskins jerseys, hats, T-shirts and apparel in the region and will serve as the official merchandise headquarters for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. An official grand opening was held at Fair Oaks Mall on Saturday, Dec. 1.

A Chantilly engineering firm, ECS Mid-Atlantic, has received two Merit Awards in ACEC Virginia’s Engineering Excellence Awards competition. One Merit Award is for ECS’ work as the geotechnical engineers for the new U.S. Coast Guard facilities in Washington, D.C.; the second award was for ECS’ observation testing and quality control for the development of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on the 130-acre Engineering Proving Ground at Fort Belvoir.

For the U.S. Coast Guard facilities, it was ECS’ role to prepare the 130-foot sloping site adjacent to I-295 and create the foundations for an 11-story office building, a separate central utility plant and two seven story parking garages.

For the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, an ECS team of more than 30 engineers, geologists and specialized field and laboratory personnel provided construction materials observation and testing, and served as contractor quality control. ECS also provided environmental consulting support, including a representative environmental specialist for the quality control staff and other related services. ECS's manpower, resources, technical expertise, responsiveness, and ability to quickly transmit a tremendous volume of test results and recommendations played a key role in the project being completed in compliance with plans and specifications on time and under budget.

Ed Lang Team at Remax Premier will contribute up to $500 from each home sale in 2013 to their client’s local school PTA.