Wireless Tower News - June 2017
Chinn Tower Completed 
The finished tower
The tower at Chinn Park complex has been completed and positive feedback is pouring in!

"I am pleased with how the cell tower looks, we have received several compliments. Thank you Milestone for your patience in working through all of our processes!"
-Ruth M. Anderson, Occoquan District Supervisor for Prince William County

The 105' marquee tower sits at the front of the Chinn property, near the Library and the Aquatics and Fitness Center. The artwork of flora and fauna was custom designed to compliment the natural landscape. Chinn Park is a Prince William County Parks facility which is covered under Milestone's partnership agreement with the County. Verizon and T-Mobile are both slated to locate on the tower, which will provide improved wireless service and a recurring revenue stream to the County for years to come.
Port Charlotte Foundation Poured
The reinforced steel cage being lowered into the ground
Construction on the foundation of a new tower located at Port Charlotte Middle School in Port Charlotte, Florida, has been completed. Part of an agreement with Charlotte County Public Schools, this will be the second tower Milestone has constructed for the Schools, as well as the second Milestone tower in the state of Florida. The 120' monopole will be located in a 50' x 50' compound on the east side of the school property, near an existing parking lot.

Verizon will be the first carrier to locate on the tower, with room left for four additional carriers. The School Board of Charlotte County will receive 40% of all gross revenue generated from carriers locating on the cell tower.
Milestone Sponsors FCPS Honors Award
From left to right: Steve Lockard, FCPS Interim Division Superintendent, Gordon Stokes, Award Winner, and Lara Pilk
On June 7th, Milestone attended the 2017 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Honors Event. Milestone helped sponsor the awards with a $5,000 donation to the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools. The annual event recognizes excellence in the FCPS school system, awarding outstanding teachers, principals, leaders, and support staff. Lara Pilk, Milestone's Marketing Manager, was honored to help present the award for "Outstanding New Principal" to Gordon Stokes, principal at Rachel Carson Middle School.
Race for Hopecam Success!
Milestone Communications President Len Forkas has successfully completed his Race Across America (RAAM)! Spanning 3,089 miles over 12 days from California to Maryland, Len averaged 20+ hours and over 250 miles per day to raise close to $900,000 for Hopecam. He founded the nonprofit to help children undergoing cancer treatment to stay virtually connected to their classmates, friends, and support networks. 

Len arrived at the finish line in Annapolis, MD, on June 25th, where he placed 3rd in his age division and 13th overall. He dedicated each day of his ride to a child with cancer being helped by Hopecam, and also dedicated each of the 55 timestops to a child with cancer.

Len and his RAAM team
Milestone Named Honoree for WBJ's Best Places to Work

The Washington Business Journal (WBJ) has named Milestone Communications as one of the honorees for its 2017 Best Places to Work!  The annual program honors 85 Greater Washington companies that scored the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in the employee engagement survey. Results are based on survey responses from employees themselves rather than a panel of outside judges.