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  • Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 31 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ August 2, 2012 a night out against crime file photosFort Meade will celebrate the 29th annual National Night Out on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. on McGlachlin Parade Field. The free event will feature law enforcementdemonstrations, displays, children’s activities and games. A parade of emergency vehicles will tour Fort Meade neighborhoods starting at 5 p.m.play time finish line UPCOMING EVENTSFairy tale gives Meade Highsteppers friday, 7 p.m.: Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus Summer Concert - Constitution Park go for Junior Olympic saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: USO’s Operation Back to School - Youth Centerdrama camp a Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.: National Night Out 2012 - McGlachlin Parade Fieldhappy ending gold at track event Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.: “Meade’s Got Talent” open auditions - McGill Training Centerpage 12 page 16 Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: The Jazz Ambassadors Summer Concert - Constitution Park
  • Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Make time to enjoy a fun- filled week of activities Col. Edward C. Rothstein Acting Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Debra McGarity Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones Chad.T.Jones.civ@mail.mil After days of watching the Olympics on start at 6 p.m. Chief, Command Information television, you’re probably thinking it’s time to on McGlachlin Philip H. Jones get out of the house and enjoy a few outdoor Parade Field, Philip.H.Jones.civ@mail.mil activities. where will we Assistant Editor & Senior Writer Hold on to that thought. Over the next will have police Rona S. Hirsch week, there will be several activities on post demonstra- Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes that I’m sure you do not want to miss. tions, a police Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz helicopter land- Design Coordinator Timothy Davis Summer Concert Series ing, inflatables, Supple­mental photography provided This weekend marks the opening of the laser tag, rock by Patuxent Publishing Co. United States Army Field Band’s annual wall climbing, Summer Concert Series at Constitution Park. child identifi- COL. Edward c. Advertising Over the next four weeks, each Saturday cation services Rothstein Garrison Commander General Inquiries 410-332-6300 beginning at 7 p.m., a free performance will and a host of Allison Thompson be presented. other activities designed to promote crime 410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.com On Saturday, The Concert Band and Sol- prevention, safety and neighborhood cama- Michele Griesbauer diers’ Chorus will present symphonic and raderie. 410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.com choral selections. The 65-member instrumental There also will be free hot dogs, cotton ensemble is joined by the 29-member Soldiers’ candy and funnel cakes. If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are Chorus and will perform Broadway show This year’s event also features a dog trick experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com. tunes, opera, Americana and classical works. contest. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., contestants Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. So bring your lawn chairs or blankets and are invited to work with their dogs to perform get ready to enjoy the musical ambassadors of their best trick or a variety of tricks. Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the the Army. I hope to see many of you there. The Each contestant will have three minutes to personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary concerts are also open to the public, so please perform. To participate, each contestant must of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday invite a friend. register at the Pet Care Center tent from 6 to except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. 6:30 p.m. Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the National Night Out A panel of three judges will score the overall desired publication date. Mailing address: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-1361; DSN: 622-1361. Tuesday’s National Night Out is a great best trick and announce the winners at the opportunity for Fort Meade to promote neigh- conclusion of the event. For more information, Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage borhood spirit and build partnerships with the call the Pet Care Center at 301-677-4059. without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, garrison’s Directorate of Emergency Services. user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser National Night Out was started in 1984 by Meade’s Got Talent! will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. the National Association of Town Watch, a We’ve all heard of “American Idol,” “Amer- Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department nonprofit crime-prevention organization. ica’s Got Talent” and a number of other of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are The original idea behind National Night reality programs that feature singers, dancers, not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance Out was to create an event that would heighten magicians and other performers of all ages of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of awareness and strengthen community partici- competing for a top prize and the chance to the Army of the products or services advertised. pation in local anticrime efforts. be discovered by a major talent scout. The first National Night Out featured 400 Next Wednesday, Fort Meade will host its communities in 23 states, approximately 2.5 own talent show auditions from 5 to 6:30 p.m. www.ftmeade.army.mil million Americans. And since this first event, at McGill Training Center. National Night Out has continued to grow in The event, which is sponsored by the Direc- You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd popularity across the country. torate of Family and Morale, Welfare and and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. Event organizers expect more than 15,000 Recreation, is an opportunity to showcase the communities across the country and more talents of the Fort Meade community. than 37 million people to take part in block In addition to the tryouts, open auditions parties, cookouts, parades, safety fairs, visits also will be held Aug. 13 and 15 from 12:30 to Co n t e n t s from police and fire officials, and rallies and meetings. 2 p.m. The event is open to all ages. Finalists will compete in a show in September. The Fort Meade National Night Out is Fort Meade’s Got Talent is a great way News.............................. 3 Sports................................... 16 hosted by the DES and Picerne Military to showcase the tremendous talent we have Housing. within our post community. I’m look forward Trouble Ticket................ 4 Movies.................................. 19 Beginning at 5 p.m., I will participate in to the fall show. an hourlong parade of emergency vehicles Let’s continue to make good decisions this Community.................. 14 Classified.............................. 20 throughout residential neighborhoods. summer. Stay focused on safety. Rain or shine, our National Night Out will Have a great week! SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • NewsResiliency promoted through services, supportBy Lisa R. Rhodes Behavioral Health and Occupational Health the most knowledgeable experts on resiliency duty service members. Family members areStaff Writer divisions; the Army Substance Abuse Pro- training in the country. referred to mental health professionals in the The Army defines resiliency as the ability to gram; Army Community Service; the Office Casey’s directive was issued in response to civilian sector.grow and thrive in the face of challenges and of the Staff Judge Advocate; the Religious the Army’s concerns about the rising suicides, Service members diagnosed with post-trau-bounce back from adversity. Services Office; the Installation Safety Office; alcohol and drug abuse, and mental health matic stress disorder can participate in a PTSD To help service members and their families the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office; and the problems among Soldiers. therapeutic group every Tuesday from 9 togain the knowledge and skills to be resilient, Fort Meade Alliance. The result is Comprehensive Soldier Fit- 10:30 a.m. in Kimbrough’s Behavioral Healththe installation is developing a resiliency cam- The organizations are working to develop ness, a program that uses individual assess- building.pus and center. a mission statement for the campus and will ments, tailored virtual training, classroom It is preferred that service members who par- The project is under the direction of Fort establish parameters for its services. training and embedded resilience experts to ticipate in the group be engaged in individualMeade’s Community Health Promotion Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade build the resilience and enhance the perfor- therapy and commit to a 12-week session, usingCouncil with the support of Garrison Com- Alliance, said the alliance’s support of the resil- mance of every Soldier, family member and an evidence-based group therapy model.mander Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is iency campus and center is part of its primary Department of the Army civilian. In September, a support group for familychair of the council. mission. CSF focuses on promoting resiliency in members of service members with PTSD will “As we are faced with constant life changes, “The potential for a new resiliency center at five areas: physical, emotional, social, family resume.crises and uncertainties in life, we can emerge the post is both necessary and critical to serve and spiritual. For more information, call 301-677-8895.resilient,” said Cmdr. Marivic Fields, direc- our military community,” Viergutz said. “We Some Army installations around the coun- • Religious Services Officetor of Behavior Health Patient Management have begun, in earnest, the efforts to develop try have developed resiliency campuses or The installation’s five chaplains provide con-who is a licensed social worker at Kimbrough a clear understanding of the requirements centers to promote the concept and provide fidential counseling for the Fort Meade com-Ambulatory Care Center and the council’s such a facility needs, as well as raising funds hands-on training and support to Soldiers and munity and lead religious services throughoutinterim health promotion officer. “We are able for the effort.” their families. the week for nine distinctive faiths.to adapt quickly, become flexible and thrive in In May, four members of the Resiliency Although Fort Meade’s resiliency campus Chaplaincy activities also include religiousconstant change.” Working Group visited the new resiliency and center are being developed, the installation education, Bible studies and various women’s Four working groups comprise the council: campus at Fort Carson, Colo., to learn about provides a full range of services and supports and men’s groups.the Installation Prevention Team, Physical its operation firsthand. for military personnel and their families to The Family Life Ministry Center at ArgonneResiliency, Family Resiliency and Spiritual The Army began a concerted effort to pro- promote resilience. They include: Hills Chapel Center provides individual, cou-Resiliency. mote resiliency four years ago, when former • Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center ples and youth counseling by appointment. The council’s Resiliency Working Group Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. The Behavioral Health division provides Under the direction of Chaplain (Maj.) Markincludes representatives from Kimbrough’s directed Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum to find confidential, individual counseling for active- Jacobs, chaplains and chaplain interns provide services. Walk-ins will be accepted in September. To schedule an appointment, call 301-677-3784. • Army Community Service The installation provides a wide range of support groups for service members and their families, ranging from a support group for sin- gle parents and expectant fathers to a support group for families dealing with deployment at the Community Readiness Center. The Fleet & Family Support Center offers classes in stress and anger management, effec- tive communication, time management and personal finances at the Community Readi- ness Center as well. For more information, call ACS at 301- 677-5590. Fields cited studies showing that being part of a support group fosters a sense of commu- nity, particularly in the military. “A sense of community is one of the keys in preventing suicide,” she said. Chaplain (Maj.) Boguslaw Augustyn, the installation’s Catholic priest, said in building resiliency, it is important for people to be happy birthday acs! proactive, rather than just reacting to life’s photo by wallace turner changing circumstances. Doris Tyler (center), director of Army Community Service, and ACS youth volunteers Voya Coleman (left) and “You must think about how you can help Victoria Smalling (right), join ACS staff as they cut the cake to celebrate the organization’s 47th birthday on yourself,” Augustyn said. “If we don’t, we’re July 25 at the Lanes. ACS staff and members of the Fort Meade community enjoyed free bowling and refresh- really not grasping the concept of resiliency. ... ments during the party. We must teach people to be ready to overcome issues and problems.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • N ews Public Notice Community The U.S. Army has prepared an Environmental Assessment that considers the proposed implementation of the Privatization of Army Lodging program at Fort Crime Watch Meade. Compiled by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services The proposed action would convey existing government-owned lodging facilities, July 23, Larceny of private tended, were taken from the one of which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and lease an property: Units were dispatched lounge. undeveloped 15.5-acre parcel for the construction of a new 275-room hotel to a in reference to a larceny of private-sector development company. prescription medication. The July 28, Larceny of nonappro- victim stated that person(s) priated funds: AAFES security Implementation of the proposed action is not expected to result in significant unknown removed a bottle of observed two employees cir- environmental impacts. Therefore, preparation of an environmental impact state- Oxycontin containing 12 pills cumventing sales at the flower from a rack in the kitchen of ment is not required in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. a residence. shop, and putting the funds into their pockets instead of properly plac- In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, ing and accounting for the funds in this 30-day comment period also will serve as the public’s opportunity to review July 27, Larceny of government prop- the cash register. erty: The Directorate of Emergen- and comment on any effects this undertaking may have on Fort Meade historic cy Services was notified of a theft July 30, Larceny of government prop- properties that are on, or considered to be, eligible for the National Register of of property at the construction site erty: Unknown person(s) by unknown at Zimborski Avenue and the golf Historic Places. course. An investigation revealed two means removed an infrared thermom- eter from a U.S. Army Dental Activity Copies of the EA and draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available for metal gray gate poles, 11 feet long by 8 clinic. review and comment online at ftmeade.army.mil and at Fort Meade’s Medal of inches in diameter, were removed. Honor Memorial Library and West County Area Library in Odenton. July 27, Larceny of government prop- July 30, Larceny of private property: Comments on the EA and draft FNSI should be submitted to Suzanne Teague, Unknown person(s) by unknown erty: The Directorate of Emergency means removed four Xbox 360 games Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, 2212 Chisholm Ave., Suite Services was notified of a theft at and two controllers from a barracks the Lanes. An investigation revealed 5115, Fort Meade, MD 20755, or by email to suzanne.m.teague.civ@mail.mil. two 47-inch Samsung LED televi- room, which was secured and unat- tended. Comments must be received within 30 days. sions, which were unsecured and unat- Subject to review and consideration of comments submitted by individuals, On the lookout for theft organizations or agencies during the comment period, the Army plans to issue the final FNSI at the conclusion of the comment period and to proceed with the proposed action. The Directorate of Emergency Services is actively working to keep neighborhoods safe. Families residing on post should remember to ensure that windows and doors to homes, cars and garages are locked at Have you noticed an issue on post all times, regardless of time of day. Trouble and wondered if anything is being Although the crime rate in military housing is lower than off done to fix it? Email concerns and post, it is important to remember that Fort Meade is not immune to crime. To protect your family and belongings, remember to issues to chad.t.jones.civ@mail. take an active role in deterring crime. Ticket mil. Each week, Soundoff! will address issues identified on post and describe what is being done to Remain aware of your surroundings and immediately report any suspicious activity to the Fort Meade Police at 301-677- 6622 or 6623. solve them. Issue: Plan: Status: Chaplain’s Word: Youth Services Sports Renovate the Youth Services Actual use of fields is Complex needs renovations Sports Complex expected to be Spring 2013 NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY “To one who has faith, no explanation is Demolition and installation are now being performed; necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is McGill Training Center Install a new HVAC HVAC is inoperative From Aug. 16 to Oct. 1 possible.” — Thomas Aquinas (except in the ballroom) (estimated), classrooms 1-5 closed during A/C installation SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ewsHappily everafter … hopefullyWorkshop arms couples with toolsthat foster long-term relationshipsStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer According to a poll conducted in 2004 ‘Marriage doesn’t come withby Marriage Partnership Magazine, 23percent of American couples spend less an instruction manual. Youthan one hour per day together. have to learn as you go.’ Of that one hour, only three minutesare spent on meaningful conversation. Trisha FoxIf both spouses are working, they Certified marriage counselorspend less than 12 minutes per day talk-ing to each other. Mike and Trisha Fox, certified mar-riage counselors, shared these statistics “A healthy marriage is when a spousewith 40 people during a “Learning gives 100 percent to meet the other’sHow To Love Marriage And Relation- needs,” Mike Fox said. Ken Hyland ties a piece of yarn around the wrist of his wife, Shannon Hyland, aship Enrichment Workshop” on Friday When spouses satisfy mutual needs, DoD civilian, during the “Learn How To Love: Marriage and Relationship Enrichmentat the Community Readiness Center. there is little danger of either one seek- Workshop,” sponsored by the Family Advocacy Program at Army Community Service The four-hour workshop was spon- ing to fulfill those needs outside of on Friday. The Hylands and more than 35 other people participated in an interactivesored by the Family Advocacy Program their marriage, he said. exercise that used yarn to demonstrate how fragile a couple’s marriage can be if itat Army Community Service and is one A key to understanding a spouse’s is strained by pressures outside of the relationship.of several ACS programs that foster needs, the Foxes said, is understandingresilience in military families. the different needs that women and home],” he said. to make a marriage work so we can go “These type of workshops arm our men have in relationships and how Even so, said Mike Fox, couples can down the right path,” Jessica DeBooySoldiers and families with the tools that these differences are not good or bad set aside time together with a date night said.they need to live vibrant, lifelong rela- — they just are. — time they do not compromise. Ryan DeBooy said the workshoptionships,” said Celena Flowers, Family In general, a man’s sense of self is But date night should not be a movie, helped him to be more objective inAdvocacy Program manager at ACS. defined through his ability to achieve spending time with the children, going regard to his marriage. He also learned“Marriage enrichment is something results through success and accom- to church or paying the bills together. how important it is to listen to hisevery marriage needs to stay healthy. plishment, said the Foxes. A woman, “If your focus is on the event, it is wife.All marriages can have the tendency however, defines her identity through not on your spouse,” Mike Fox said. The couple said that although theyto get stale. This course helps mar- her feelings and the quality of her Instead, a date night activity should work together, they don’t spend muchriages flourish, which helps promote relationships. She feels fulfilled through be interactive and fun such as holding quality time together and plan to setresiliency.” sharing and relating. hands and going for a walk after din- aside time for a date night. The marriage counselors, who have If spouses can accept and understand ner or on the weekend, or playing a Sgt. Caitlin Icart and Sgt. Nathanappeared on Fox News and Anderson each other’s innate needs, it is easier to board game. Icart of the Marine Cryptologic Sup-Cooper’s talk show, used humor and try to fulfill those needs without anger Couples who engage in fun activities port Battalion, Company B, have beeninteractive exercises to help couples or resentment, said Mike Fox. together bicker less and are happier, married for two years. The couple hasand singles gain the knowledge and Over time, there is a danger in mar- said Mike Fox. a 1-year-old daughter and is expectingskills to make a happy and healthy riage for the spouses to co-exist, ful- “If all you do is one night a month, a second child in October.marriage. filling separate goals and living sepa- do whatever it takes,” he said. “You’re Caitlin Icart said she learned how to “Marriage doesn’t come with an rate lives. The Foxes said the biggest still dating your spouse.” communicate more effectively and toinstruction manual. You have to learn destroyer of closeness in a marriage is Among the participants were Spc. avoid making your spouse feel he is aas you go,” said Trisha Fox of Smyrna, “busyness.” Jessica Reyna DeBooy and Spc. Ryan problem that needs to be solved.Del. “Sometimes we come into mar- Mike Fox cited studies showing that DeBooy, photographers with 55th Sig- Her husband said he learned theriage with high expectations, but then in a healthy marriage, couples spend a nal Company (Combat Camera) who importance of listening to what yourreality sets in. It’s what happens after minimum of 15 hours per week togeth- have been married for a little more spouse has to say, rather than what youthe wedding.” er interacting with each other through than a month. The newlyweds decided want to hear. The Foxes said that a successful mar- conversation, recreational companion- to participate in the workshop because “The workshop was very well putriage takes learning as well as loving ship and sexual intimacy. they did not undergo any marriage together,” he said. “We plan on doingand that each spouse must be willing “But this doesn’t work in our mod- counseling before they tied the knot. as much as possible to make a healthyto give fully to the relationship. ern era [with commitments outside the “We wanted to get insight into how marriage.” SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ewsU.S. Army Cyber Command aids national securityBy William Garbe “We’re focused on providing a professional tested environment,” Hernandez wrote in ity under the operational control of ArmyArmy News Service team of elite, trusted, precise, disciplined his submitted testimony. “Everyone must be Cyber Command today, we leverage them The Army’s top cyberspace warrior told cyber warriors who defend our networks, aware of the cyberspace threats and remain routinely,” Hernandez said. “They bringCongress that the work of the Army Cyber provide dominant effects in and through vigilant against them.” unbelievable skills to all the mission sets.”Command adds to national security. cyberspace, enable mission command and The general recognized another mile- With regard to personnel readiness, Her- Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, command- ensure a decisive global advantage.” stone for ARCYBER: the activation of a nandez said the Army must recruit, developing general of U.S. Army Cyber Com- Hernandez told the subcommittee that dedicated cyber brigade. and retain active-duty and Reserve Soldiers,mand, 2nd Army, testified before the House the cyber threats to the Army are “real, The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade civilians and contractors in order to meetArmed Services Committee Subcommittee growing, sophisticated, and evolving,” with stood up on Dec. 1, 2011 at Fort Meade, threats.on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on threats varying from individuals and hacker and supports the U.S. Cyber Command and “We must continue to recruit, developJuly 25. groups to violent extremist organizations combatant command cyber operations. and retain a skilled professional workforce,” Hernandez recalled for lawmakers the and nation-states. Looking to the future, Hernandez said he said. “While there’s still plenty to do inaccomplishments of Army Cyber Com- “All pose a danger of increasing their ARCYBER “will integrate cyberspace this new domain, Army Cyber Commandmand, noting that since ARCYBER stood ability to disrupt the networks or [the] criti- operations into 13 joint and Army exer- has made great progress and it remainsup in October 2010, the command “has cal infrastructure we count on to operate cises” this fiscal year, with plans to double focused on providing trained and readyblocked more than 400,000 attempts by and conduct missions, and advancing their the number in the next year. forces able to conduct cyberspace opera-individual Internet protocol addresses to techniques to exploit our people and infor- He also said ARCYBER is working to tions.”gain unauthorized access to Army net- mation,” he said. “Collectively, these threats achieve a Joint Information Environment, Hernandez told the subcommittee thatworks.” create a dynamic and dangerous cyberspace a cloud-like computing platform. Army Cyber Command Soldiers appreciate The general also said that on average, environment.” ARCYBER is also utilizing the resources being cyber warriors.the command blocks 64 million Internet Hernandez said end-users are the most of the Reserve and Guard components. “They’re excited about the opportunity,”protocol addresses daily. vulnerable link, and called for an increase Hernandez said ARCYBER works closely he said. “They’re excited about what they’re “Army Cyber Command has made great in basic cyber awareness. with Army National Guard director Lt. a part of, and our charge is to continue toprogress and will continue to remain trained “Every time Army Soldiers and civilians Gen. William Ingram and Army Reserve develop them and continue to keep thatand ready to ensure our forces maintain enter the network, regardless of where they commander Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley. excitement because we can’t do it withoutour freedom to operate,” Hernandez said. are, they must recognize they’re in a con- “All those units that have cyber capabil- them.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • N ews Summer Concert Series begins Saturday The U.S. Army Field Band • Aug. 18: The Volunteers Concert Band and Soldiers’ will perform a blend of popular Chorus will perform Saturday American music, including rock at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park. ‘n’ roll, pop and country. The Concert Band’s 65- • Aug. 25: Finale: “1812 member instrumental ensemble Overture,” combined concert and 29-member Soldiers’ featuring all four performing Chorus will perform show components tunes, opera, Americana and In the event of inclement classical works. weather, the first three concerts The free concert is the first will be canceled and not in this year’s annual Summer rescheduled. The final concert Concert Series presented by the will be performed at McGill U.S. Army Field Band. Training Center and will feature • Aug. 11: Jazz Ambassadors a variety of selections from The will perform a mix of big Volunteers. file photo band swing, bebop, Latin, For more informationThe U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will kick off the 2012 contemporary jazz, jazz or up-to-date inclementSummer Concert Series on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park. The series willfeature three more concerts including the Jazz Ambassadors, The Volunteers and a standards, Dixieland and weather information, visitcombined performance. patriotic selections. ArmyFieldBand.comNew ‘no parking’ policy near KimbroughKimbrough Public Affairs In an effort to increase the safety of Soldiers, patients, and staff, the Kim-brough Ambulatory Care Center leadership has worked closely with Fort Meadegarrison leadership to develop a safe solution to the parking issues around theclinic. Parking will no longer be permitted along Llewellyn Avenue and Ernie PyleStreet in the vicinity of Kimbrough. “No Parking” signs will be posted, and personnel who continue to park inthese areas will receive a warning for the first two weeks after the posting ofthe signs. Following this initial warning period, tickets will be issued to motorists whocontinue to park in these areas. There are several alternative areas in which to park including along Y Street,in between the two ball fields on Llewellyn Avenue and on 5th Street near thecorner of Ernie Pyle and 5th streets. Additional parking will become available in the coming weeks and monthsas construction around Kimbrough is completed and parking spaces are onceagain accessible.Public parking on Llewellyn Avenue and Ernie Pyle Street near KimbroughAmbulatory Care Center is no longer allowed. Temporary “No Parking” signshave been installed in the area. Fort Meade Police will issue parking tickets,enforcing the policy, beginning Aug. 20. photo by marine pvt. coby smith SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ews KID-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY Edwin Zaghi, DMD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY smart cents • Infant Dental Screening • Emergency Appointments Neale S. Godfrey, chair and CEO • Accepts Tri-Care of the Children’s Financial Net- work, Inc., a financial literacy company in Chester, N.J., speaks July 18 at School Age Services, where she presented “Green- Streets: UnLease The Loot,” a video gaming application for the iPod that her organization pro- duced. The app teaches financial and environmental conservation while incorporating science, math, technology and engineering. God- Near Fort frey also spoke about her travels Meade! around the world and some of the endangered animals she encoun- Dr. Edwin Zaghi tered. - Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry; - American Board Pediatric Dentist; - Fellow American Academy of photo courtesy of school age services Pediatric Dentistry JUST OFF RT. 32! 10798 HICKORY RIDGE RD COLUMBIA • 410-992-4400 www.dredwinzaghi.comhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • N ewsFirst Army battalion welcomes new commanderBy Capt. Antonia Greene174th Infantry Brigade Soldiers of First Army DivisionEast’s training support unit gatheredto bid farewell to the battalion com-mander and welcome a new leaderduring a change of command cer-emony held July 17 on McGlachlinParade Field. Lt. Col. Fish assumed command of3rd Battalion, 3-312th Regiment fromLt. Col. Mark Towne. The Reservetraining unit is headquartered at FortMeade and subordinate to 174thInfantry Brigade, First Army Divi-sion East. “Lieutenant Colonel Towne andLieutenant Colonel Fish transition as3-312th Soldiers are training, certify-ing, and re-certifying for their wartimemission,” said Col. Craig Osborne,commander, 174th Infantry Brigade, atthe ceremony. “Continuing the profes-sionalization and development of ourtrainer mentors is our top priority.” Fish, the former training and execu-tive officer of Basic Combat Training,expressed an appreciation to continuethe Army’s vital training mission. “Training is about the basics, tak-ing care of Soldiers and families andproviding quality personnel to admin-ister the training,” the South Carolinanative said. “My biggest challengewill be integrating active and Reservecomponent leaders and functions, andbuilding on our lessons learned andsharing that knowledge and experi-ence.” Fish’s wife, Cheri, and family andfriends attended the ceremony in sup-port of this new command position. Towne, a 26-year veteran of theArmy Reserve, served two years ascommander of 3rd Battalion, 312thRegiment. The Minnesota native credited theSoldiers in his ranks for his success.His biggest success, said Towne, was PHOTO COURTESY OF FIRST ARMY DIVISION EASTdeveloping leaders and continuing to Lt. Col. Mark Towne, outgoing commander for 3rd Battalion, 312th Regiment, passes the battalion colors to Col. Craig Osborne,improve standards by building upon commander, 174th Infantry Brigade as Lt. Col. Calvin Fish, 3-312th incoming commander, awaits transfer of authority on July 17Soldiers’ civilian accomplishments. on McGlachlin Parade Field. “If you are successful in your civil-ian career, you are more likely to Reserve component units for missions supporting training missions across The battalion is in the midst of itsbe successful in your Army career; in support of overseas contingency the brigade, and it is important to annual training rotation at JBMDL.it’s reciprocal,” he said. “Taking that operations. Many of the Soldiers empower these subordinate leaders,” By the end of annual training, 3-312thexpertise and knowledge and translat- assigned to 3-312th have served or are Towne said. “Hearing good things will have gained more certified combating it into skills on the training lanes currently serving as trainer mentors at about the training our Soldiers pro- lifesavers and Combatives Level-Oneis the reward.” Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, vide in the field is a reflection of the certified trainers prepared to train fel- The battalion’s mission is to prepare N.J. caliber of men and women in this low service members for a variety offor mobilization to train and assess “Many times, our Soldiers are out command.” missions.10 SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ewsFarmers marchoff stage duringthe hourlongproduction,which wasperformed twiceon Saturdayafternoon atMcGill TrainingCenter.BELOW:MiCayhlaRobinson, whoplays a fire eaterin the circus,sits beside othercast membersincluding liontamer NilanieBroadus during acircus scene.photos bynate pesce GIANT Fun the Beanstalk’ Youths present ‘Jack and By Rona S. Hirsch Robert Smith, 13, of Odenton, by popular demand after last summer’s Staff Writer whose father is Sgt. 1st Class Michael presentation of “Robin Hood.” Farmers, clowns, angels and “won- Patterson, starred as Jack. “They were invited back because der beans” all took the stage in the About 100 audience members parents wanted them back,” Lom- Missoula Children’s Theatre produc- attended the first performance, while bardo said. tion of “Jack and the Beanstalk” on about 150 people came to the second The large cast had just a week to Saturday afternoon. showing. learn, build and rehearse after audi- Presented in two performances at The show was produced by the tions on July 23. McGill Training Center, the free hour- Missoula Children’s Theatre Interna- But there was a waiting list for those long production featured 56 perform- tional Tour Project in collaboration who wanted to be in the show. ers in grades one through 12. with Fort Meade’s Schools of Knowl- “There were only so many roles,” “It went great,” said Elizabeth Lom- edge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills Lombardo said. “We had to cap it bardo, instructional program specialist Unlimited program. out.” for Child, Youth and School Services. Missoula provides the costumes, Two assistant directors from Mis- “The kids did awesome.” props, makeup, and sound and lighting soula ran the Fort Meade produc- The production featured six leading equipment for all the performances. tion. roles for older students. The younger The Montana-based traveling the- “They’re great with kids and just do children were cast in groups. ater company returned to Fort Meade an amazing job,” Lombardo said.12 SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • Ayesha Moir (center) is all smiles while performing among a long line of “wonder beans” during “Jack and The Beanstalk” on Saturday. The show was produced by the Missoula Children’s Theatre International Tour Project in collaboration with SKIES. LEFT: Cast members go wild in a scene with Rasheed Moir (center). The production featured 56 performers in grades one through 12. Farmer Emma Anderson gets some assistance with her costume from older cast member Rouke Stevens backstage before the show. LEFT: Estella Calhoun dances across stage as the Harp character. About 100 audience members attended the first performance, while about 150 people came to the second show.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 13
  • C ommunity N ews & N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community Day.“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All For more information, call 301-677-submissions are posted at the editor’s dis- 9536.cretion and may be edited for space andgrammar. Look for additional community EDUCATIONevents on the Fort Meade website at www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort MeadeFacebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. USO back-to-school event For more information or to submit an The USO of Metropolitanannouncement, email Philip Jones at philip. Washington will host the 2012h.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-5602. Operation Back to School event for military children, ages 5 to 12, residing NEWS & EVENTS in the Washington-Baltimore region on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, 909 Ernie Pyle St., and atNational Night Out the USO Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., at The Fort Meade Directorate of 6099 Abbott Road, Bldg. 2115.Emergency Services and Picerne Military The event is held in partnership withHousing are partnering to bring the 29th Google, DynCorp International, BAEannual National Night Out to the post Systems and HP/AMD.community on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. file photo Military children will receiveon McGlachlin Parade Field, rain or backpacks stuffed with school supplies.shine. Beginning at 5 p.m., an hourlong meade’s got talent Auditions will be conducted Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Aug. Activities will include: Math - calculator hopscotch; history -parade of emergency vehicles will “Jeopardy”; art - first day of schooltravel through Fort Meade’s residential 13 and 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at McGill Training Center for the annual photo frame; gym - Interlude dance;neighborhoods. “Fort Meade’s Got Talent” show. geography - “Map Madness”; reading The event will feature informational The talent show will be presented Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. and craft: and science - writing withdisplays, police demonstrations, a police To register, call 301-677-7552. crystals.helicopter landing, inflatables, obstacle For more information, call the Fortcourse, laser tag, rock wall climbing, face Meade USO at 410-305-0660 or the Fortpainting, raffles and child identification For more information, email theresa. For more information, call Chad Belvoir USO at 703-805-2464.services. r.strawhecker.civ@mail.mil or call 301- Jones at 301-677-1301. The Pet Care Center will host a dog 677-7836. Funded legal educationtrick contest in honor of Tank Corps Joe’s SNCO Induction program75th anniversary. Ramadan Iftar Ceremony Free hot dogs, cotton candy and funnel A Fort Meade/NSA Ramadan Iftar The Office of the Judge Advocatecakes will be provided at the event. Meade Top III will present the 2012 General is accepting applications for will be held Aug. 10 at Argonne Hills Air Force SNCO Induction Ceremony on Chapel Center, 7100 Rockenbach Road. the Army’s Funded Legal EducationSummer Concert Series Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Iftar Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the BWI Hilton Hotel Program. in Linthicum Heights. Under this program, the Army The Concert Band and Soldiers’ is a meal to break the day’s fast during Tickets are $45. Child care will be Ramadan. projects sending up to 25 active-dutyChorus will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at available. commissioned officers, in the rank ofConstitution Park. For more information, call Chad For more information, call Master Sgt. Jones at 301-677-1301. second lieutenant through captain, to The Concert Band’s 65-member Lazarus Brown at 301-677-0051 or Mas- law school at government expense.instrumental ensemble and 29-member ter Sgt. Matthew Cook at 443-479-9983. Selected officers will attend law schoolSoldiers’ Chorus will perform show tunes, Bagger-licensing hours beginning in the fall of 2013 and willopera, Americana and classical works. The free concert is the first in this year’s Bagger-licensing renewals for the Car seat check remain on active duty while attending Fort Meade Commissary will be issued The Fort Meade Fire Department and law school.annual Summer Concert Series presented Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested officers should reviewby the U.S. Army Field Band. State of Maryland will offer a free car seat at the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office at check on Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Chapter 14, AR 27-1, the Judge See Page 8 for the full schedule. 4409 Llewellyn Ave. Advocate General’s Funded Legal For more information or up-to-date Demps Visitor Control Center parking lot Those who come to the office outside at the intersection of Route 175 and Reece Education Program, to determine theirinclement weather information, visit of this block of time will be able to leave eligibility.ArmyFieldBand.com. Road. their information. Badges will be issued No appointment necessary. Applicants must have two to six years as time permits. of total active federal service at the timeEFMP presentation To ensure proper fit, bring the vehicle that legal training begins. Eligibility is and car seat owner’s manuals and the child The Exceptional Family Member Islamic prayer room that will be using the seat. governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004)Program will present the program For more information, call 301-677-5577. and is not waivable. The Islamic prayer room at Argonne To apply, immediately register for“Tricare, Other Benefits, and Autism Hills Chapel Center on Rockenbach the earliest offering of the Law SchoolSafety” on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8p.m. at Army Community Service, 830 Road will be open Mondays to Fridays SJA closure Admission Test. Applicants must send for Dhuhr prayers during the Muslim The Fort Meade Office of the Staff their request through command channelsChisholm Ave. holy month of Ramadan. Registration is required. The event is Judge Advocate, 4217 Roberts Ave., will including the officer’s branch manager Prayers begin at 1:15 p.m. be closed Aug. 22 for its Organizational at AHRC, with a copy furnished to theopen to service members and civilians.14 SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • C ommunity N ews & N otes • Dollars and Sense: Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature off-leash play in the Calling all crafters Topics include: Basic Budgeting, Financial Goals and Priorities, Saving and Investing, fun runs, bobbing for hot dogs, paw painting for dogs, and beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host its 13th Annual Holiday Bazaar on and Managing Your Credit. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Car Buying: Aug. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. door. Only one dog per person permitted. Applications are being accepted from regional and local crafters to • Common Sense Parenting, Aug. 10, Tickets can be purchased online at mdspca. participate in the event. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. kintera.org/wag. For more information, Proceeds will go to the OSC Scholarship and Welfare Fund to benefit the • Medical records review: Have your email Tami Gosheff at tgosheff@mdspca. Fort Meade community. medical records reviewed by Mr. Thornton org or call 410-235-8826, ext. 138, or visit The fee for a 10-by-8 weekend booth is $75. of AMVETS. Appointment required at mdspca.org. For more information, email Dawn at fmoschb2012@gmail.com or 301-677-9017. • The Bowie Baysox will sponsor a pregame visit http://fmoscholidaybazaar.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/ For more information, call 301-677-9017 children’s concert featuring the Rocknoceros FtMeadeOscHolidayBazaar. or 301-677-9018. on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. before the team takes on the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. FRG fundraising opportunity MFTB courses After the game, a fireworks show will be Vendors for Fort Meade and National Security Agency family readiness presented. Fans also can meet former play- Army Community Service and Army ers in the All-American Girls Professional groups may set up at no charge at the Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s 13th Annual Family Team Building are offering Family Holiday Bazaar. Baseball League. Team Building classes at Potomac Place Concert tickets are $12 in advance or $14 The event will be held Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. and Meuse Forest neighborhood centers. to 2 p.m. the day of the concert and include a general • “Grow Skills for Military Life,” Level admission seat for the game. Tickets can be The free event, which is open to the public, will feature regional and local 2, on Aug. 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. artisans, a visit by Santa, food, raffles and entertainment for all ages. ordered by calling 301-464-4865 or online at • Instructors Course, MFTB instructor baysox.com. For more information, email Dawn at fmoschb2012@gmail.com or training, Sept. 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 visit http://fmoscholidaybazaar.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/ • Leisure Travel Services is offering p.m. monthly bus trips to New York City on FtMeadeOscHolidayBazaar. Bring a brown bag lunch. Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, with discounts to Registration is required. Limited child attractions. Bus cost is $55. For more care is available. information, call 301-677-7354 or visitOffice of the Judge Advocate General, For more information, email meade@ To register or for more information, callATTN: DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron pwoc.org or visit PWOC on Facebook at ftmeademwr.com. 301-677-5590 or email amber.e.rustad@- Rm 2B517), 2200 Army Pentagon, facebook.com/PWOCmeade. us.army.mil or pia.s.morales.civ@mail.mil.Washington, DC 20310, to be received MEETINGSby Nov. 1. Parenting workshop YOUTH Submission of the application well inadvance of the deadline is advised. The Scream Free Parenting workshop, • Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the “Five Truths Every Parent Needs to first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at For more information, call Fort Know,” will be held Aug. 21 from 5:30 to Summer reading program Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210Meade Deputy Staff Judge AdvocateMaj. Nate Hummel at 301-677-9023. 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to the Medal of Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next meeting at Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center. Honor Memorial Library to register for this is tonight in the banquet hall in back of Join Hal Runkel, author of “Scream the building. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. ForFall semester event Free Parenting,” to learn about his year’s “Reading Is So Delicious” summer reading program that ends Aug. 25. more information, call 410-674-4000. The University of Maryland Univer- scream-free approach to parenting and The summer reading program • Families Dealing with Deploymentsity College is sponsoring a start-up event principles to help you stay calm and is offering the free performance, meets the first and third Monday offor the fall semester on Tuesday from 8:30 connected with your children. “Spectacular Science,” presented by every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ata.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Army Education Free child care is provided for children Mad Science of Central Maryland Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center.Center, 8601 Zimborski Ave. registered with Child, Youth and School on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Burba Lake The next meeting is Monday. For more Advisors will be available to help Services. Cottage. information, call Rikki Ford, Parentassemble a degree plan. Advance registration is required by For more information, call 301-677-5522. Support coordinator, at 301-677-3617 or The $50 application fee will be waived calling 301-677-3617 or emailing rikki. email rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.mil.for students who apply at the event. (This l.ford.ctr@us.army.mil. ‘Movie on the Court’ • Fort Meade TOP III Association meetsis not available for Doctor of Manage- the second Wednesday of each month atment students.) Career, financial classes Child, Youth and School Services will sponsor “Movie on the Court,” for grades 3 p.m. at the Courses. The next meeting For more information, call 301-621- is Wednesday. The association is open9882. The Fleet and Family Support Center six to eight, on Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 to all Air Force active-duty and retired offers free classes at the Community p.m. at the Youth Center basketball court. senior noncommissioned officers. For more Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., toPWOC fall kick-off DoD identification cardholders, including Lawn chairs are permitted, blankets are not. information, call Master Sgt. Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616 or email jajacob@nsa.gov. Protestant Women of the Chapel’s fall active-duty service members, retirees For more information, call 301-677-1437. • Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reservekick-off will be Aug. 29 from 9:30 to and their family members, DoD civilian Association meets the second Wednesday11:30 a.m. at Argonne Chapel Center. employees and contractors. RECREATION of each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post This years theme is “Generation Registration is required. 160 on Route 170 in Glen Burnie. The2 Generation.” Learn what it means • TAP (Transition Assistance Program): next meeting is Wednesday. Active-duty,to leave a godly legacy for the next Monday through Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Out & About Reserve and retired members of the U.S.generation. • Anger Management: Tuesday, 9 to 11 Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are Eight different Bible studies will be a.m. • Maryland SPCA will sponsor a Wine and Wag Happy Hour on Aug. 11 from 4:30 invited. For more information, call 410-offered for the fall semester. • Resume Writing: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 761-7046 or 301-262-6556. Free child care will be provided. noon to 7:30 p.m. at 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 15
  • S portsOn Track on national levelHighsteppers competeBy Brandon Bieltz then, athletes prepared to take on the nation’s Boys Javelin earned him fifth-place on Fri-Staff Writer best competitors at the Junior Olympics. day for one of the team’s two medals. His While the sporting world turned to Lon- During their preparations, Hunter said distance was four meters further than hisdon for the Summer Olympics, a handful of athletes focused on quality of workouts fourth-place finish last year and a significantFort Meade athletes competed at the Junior — not quantity. Rest and sound nutrition improvement to his qualifying distance ofOlympics for medals of their own. are the basis of training for the national 36.5 meters. The Fort Meade Highsteppers Track and championships, he said. After improving again this year, Paul saidField Club, part of the Child, Youth and “The only work that needs to be done is he plans to “keep focus and practice hard”School Services’ Youth Sports program, sent tweaking,” he said. “All the necessary condi- to push himself further next season.13 athletes to compete at the USA Track and tioning has already been done. If they’re not On July 24, Sam became the only teamField National Junior Olympics Track and in condition, it’s too late.” member to earn a gold medal. Sam beatField Championships last week at Hughes Once it was time for the Junior Olympics, out runners from Mississippi and Texas inStadium at Morgan State University in Hunter said veteran runners centered their the Young Men’s 3,000-Meter Race Walk.Baltimore. focus on their events. But athletes who have His time of 15:03.52 was nearly 50 seconds With Sam Graves, 17, and his brother never been to the meet weren’t sure what faster than his qualifying time of 15:54.46,Paul Johnson, 14, both medaling in the they were in for. and more than a minute faster than his silverweeklong meet, the team continued its yearly It’s not until they’re at the Junior Olym- medal finish last year.tend of bringing home hardware from the pics that competitors truly know the extent Sam also placed 13th in the 3,000-meterelite competition. of the competition, Hunter said. run, with a time of 9:33.82. “We love it,” said coach Bruce Hunter. “It’s hard,” Sam said. Sam’s finish was his fourth gold medal“It’s always interesting.” Members of the Highsteppers were sched- in the 3,000-meter race walk since 2008. He Fort Meade Highstepper Gabrielle Wilson Each year, the team sends a handful of uled to compete in 17 events at the Junior said he was proud of his gold medal — and steps in rhythm during the Bantam Girlscompetitors to the national championships Olympics, including four jumping events of adding to his collection of gold in the 1,500-meter race walk at the Juniorand regularly brings back medals. — a team high, Hunter said. The top eight event. Olympics on July 23. Gabrielle finished With the transient population of Fort finishers in each event medaled. “It’s a lot of fun, a lot of recognition,” 17th out of 28 in her race, with a time ofMeade, Hunter said it “speaks volumes” Paul’s 42.35-meter throw in the Youth Sam said. 10:52.07.about the coaches and how hard the athleteswork to reach this high level of competitionon a regular basis. Fort Meade Several team members at this year’s meet Highstepperswere returning to the national stage, includ- Kyla Hall (No.ing Sam, who has been to the Junior Olym- 3) and Emylynpics 11 times, and Paul, who has competed Porter (No. 2)for national championships seven times. compete in the Even though medaling is somewhat regu- 1,500-meterlar for some of the athletes, the emotions race walk eventremain the same. during the “The kids are always ecstatic,” Hunter USA Track andsaid. Field National But this year’s event was a bit tougher Junior Olympicsthan previous Junior Olympics. Track and Field In the past, the team has competed in Championshipsthe Amateur Athletic Union. However, to last week atcompete at the Baltimore-based champion- Hughes Stadiumships this year, the Highsteppers switched to at Morgan Statethe USATF. In addition to new competition University inagainst teams in the USATF, coaches said a Baltimore. Kylamajority of area AAU teams also joined the finished theorganization for the year — creating a highly event with a timecompetitive pool of athletes. of 10:33.92, while Both Sam and Paul said competition was Emylyn finishedstiffer at the USATF Junior Olympics than in 10:06.40.in previous AAU championships. photos by “It’s a lot of competition,” Paul said. Jen Rynda Athletes competed in mid-June at thePotomac Valley region championships atPrince George’s County Sports and Learn-ing Complex in Landover to earn the rightto compete on the sport’s center stage. Since16 SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • S portsArmy marksman wins Nearly 1,500 roundsOlympic gold in skeet of golf played using country agreementsStory and photo by Tim HippsArmy News Service LONDON — In double record-settingfashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the firstshotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympicgold medals in men’s skeet at the Royal Artil- By Brandon Bieltzlery Barracks in London on Tuesday. Staff Writer Hancock, 23, a Soldier in the U.S. Army When The Courses at Fort Meade became known as the “East Campus” inMarksmanship Unit from Eatonton, Ga., May, golfing ceased to exist on the installation for the first time in more thaneclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Bei- seven decades.jing Games for a new qualification record of The closure left golfers looking for a new place to work on their game. Through123 and total score of 148. He struck gold in a partnership with Anne Arundel County, two courses opened their greens to FortChina with a qualification score of 121 and Meade golfers at discounted rates. Sgt. Vincent Hancock, of the U.S. Army “These agreements are an example of the partnerships we have worked hardtotal of 145. Marksmanship Unit, became the first Hancock prevailed by two shots over silver to develop with our county counterparts,” Garrison Commander Col. Edward shotgun shooter to win consecutive C. Rothstein said. “Our county partners have agreed to step in to ensure Teammedalist Anders Golding (146) of Denmark Olympic gold medals in men’s skeet onand by four shots over Qatar’s Nasser Al- Meade is still able to enjoy the game at a discounted rate.” Tuesday at the Royal Artillery Barracks During the first two months of the county’s agreement with Fort Meade, nearlyAttiya (144), who secured the bronze medal. in London. “Being able to stand up there again and 1,500 rounds of golf were played at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsvillelisten to the National Anthem again, it’s got of 150, I’m already one target behind. So I’ve and Compass Pointe in Pasadena.to be better,” said Hancock, who also holds got some working to do. “We are very pleased with the response,” Anne Arundel County Executive Johnthe world records for skeet qualification (125) “Hey, I leave myself a little room for Leopold said. “We hope that participation will continue.”and final (150) scores. “It hasn’t set in fully improvement next time. Maybe I’ll get that Following the closure of the Courses, Leopold said the county wanted to “setyet, but going out there and doing it again 125 and that 150.” up” and “give men and women of Fort Meade a new home for golf.”and taking the opportunity God’s given me Graves said he thought the bird Hancock The agreements between the county and installation were formed through theto get back out on the field to compete for missed on Tuesday morning should have Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee and the Mission Growththe gold medal again, there’s just no feeling broke and the one he missed on Monday “just Initiative. The RGMC serves as a liaison between Fort Meade and Anne Arundel,like it.” kind of jumped on him a little bit. Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s and Hancock struggled through a letdown after “As soon as he pulled the trigger, the wind Talbot counties, and the cities of Baltimore and Laurel.striking gold in Beijing and considered giving got it and it jumped up a little bit,” Graves “[The Mission Growth Initiative is] formalizing and strengthening the frame-up his beloved sport. He came to London said. “Just bad luck. It happens to all of work for communication, collaboration, long-range planning and partnershipranked 13th in the world by the International us.” between the fort and its surrounding jurisdictions by creating a permanent bridgeShotgun Shooting Federation despite finish- Hancock missed only one clay pigeon in of processes and structures between the installation and surrounding communi-ing fourth at the London 2012 test event, a 75 shots on Monday and another in 75 shots ties,” said Robert Leib, Leopold’s special assistant for Base Realignment andWorld Cup stop here in April. on Tuesday, despite windy conditions the first Closure, and Education. Since winning the 2009 World Champion- day and shooting the final in constant rain. The two golf courses, which are operated by Anne Arundel County, agreed toship in Maribor, Slovenia, Hancock had not Graves was not concerned about the con- allow discounted play and membership fees. Anyone eligible to play at the Fortwon a major title. ditions. Meade course will be eligible for discounted rates at the county courses, with a Four-time Olympic shotgun shooter and “It doesn’t affect him a bit,” Graves said. larger discount for players who are active-duty enlisted service members rankedTeam USA shotgun coach Todd Graves said “Wind, rain, it doesn’t matter. The nastier the sergeant and below.nothing is beyond the realm of possibility dad-gum weather probably the better.” “Anything that we can do to alleviate the stress, we want to do,” Leopold said.for Hancock. Hancock will leave the Army in November “We want to make sure our veterans are taken care of.” “That’s the greatest thing in the world, two and open a shooting academy with his fatherin a row,” Graves said. “He shot lights out to teach youngsters how to shoot.— seriously, lights out. I told him out there “We’re trying to introduce people to this Local courses offering discounts for Meade golferswhen I hugged him that he’s the best I’ve ever sport that I love so much,” he said. “It’s given • Hobbits Glen Golf Club, 11130 Willowbottom Drive, Columbia. Forseen. And I’ve seen a lot. I don’t believe that’s me my life that I have and the family that Igoing to be his last one.” know.” information, call 410-730-5980. Having already competed in the Olympics, Likewise, Hancock tipped his cap to the • Fairway Hills Golf Club, 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia. ForHancock said, was the catalyst for his unprec- U.S. Army for its support. information, call 410-730-1112.edented success in London. “The Army has given me a sense of “This time I knew what to expect,” he said. dedication to myself, to my country and to • Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena.“I firmly believe that I’m shooting better right my service men that I couldn’t have gotten For information, call 410-255-7764.now than I ever have in my entire career. A anywhere else,” he said. “They’ve given me • Eisenhower Golf Course, 1576 Generals Highway, Crownsville. Formonth ago to the day, I won our national the opportunity to perform at this high level.championships shooting a 274 out of 275, so ... They have made me into the man that I information, call 410-571-1167.being able to come here and shoot a 148 out am today.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil August 2, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 17
  • S ports Jibber Jabber - Opinion Sports Shorts Pool closureNot all perfect in the village The indoor pool at Gaffney Fitness Center will be closed Friday for OK, so maybe I was a little disingenuous he’s earned in Lon- maintenance.last week when I sarcastically asked, “Who don, Phelps’ entirewatches the Olympics’ opening ceremony?” Olympics expe- Ravens’ Military Appreciation Day That’s because I watched the opening cer- rience has been The Baltimore Ravens will celebrate Ravens Military Appreciation Day atemony — loved it as a matter of fact. Well, experienced in tape M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.at least most of it. Seeing Muhammad Ali delay. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active-duty servicewas sad, and I’m pretty much convinced that And after he members and veterans who present valid military identification. Immediatethe organizations who requested his presence won those two family members are welcome.only respect the name and not the man who medals Tuesday, it All preferred seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.made it great. is only fair to say Chad T. Jones, Service members must enter section 113 and present valid military ID to But beyond that, the ceremony — and the that his experience Public Affairs obtain special gifts and preferred seating.games as a whole — has been outstanding. And has made him the OfficerI should know since it has been the only thingon my multiple televisions since Friday night. “Greatest Olympian of All Time.” Think about it. Our Aquaman has won Running club I jumped out of my chaise to root for the 19 medals including 15 gold. F-I-F-T-E-E-N! Gaffney Fitness Center plans to form a running club that will meet once aU.S. in archery, renewed my love for Brazil- Nobody else in the history of the games has week at the facility.ian athletes using just one name like Paula or won more than nine golds. Those interested in joining should contact Angie Wanner at 301-677-3318Jaque, and of course, admired Team USA If it wasn’t for Ramadan and this being a or email angela.m.wanner.naf@mail.mil.bringing the pain. family publication, I’d probably drop a few However, that’s not to say everything is colorful, four-letter words to hammer home Texas Hold ‘emperfect in the Olympic Village. how impressed I am with Phelps. Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Lanes. For one, the Chinese are winning way too But instead, I’ll just ask you a simple ques- Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-677-5541.many gold medals. tion: Can you think of a better title than “The For two, Ryan Lochte coming in fourth Greatest Olympian of All Time”? Maybein the 200 freestyle and getting chased down “The Baddest Man on the Planet” or “Dad,” Youth Fall Sportsin the pool in the 4x100 freestyle relay was but even those are arbitrary at best. Fall sports registration is under way at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reeceunacceptable. Phelps’ title is a certifiable, stone-cold lock. Road. For three, all that screaming during wom- It isn’t even close. In fact, here is another ques- Youth sports are available for ages 3 to 18 years old. Fall sports includeen’s fencing. Whether it comes from a riposte, tion for you: cheerleading, flag football, tackle football, swim and soccer.remise or straight attack, those yelps are Has there ever been a greater distance Participants ages 9 and older are encouraged to register as early as possible,enough to make your ears burst. between the first best athlete and the second especially those interested in tackle football. And for four, Jordyn Wieber getting shut best athlete in the same category? Maybe Jerry For more information or to coach, call 301-677-1156 or 301-677-1149.out off the individual gymnastics all-around Rice compared to every other wide receiverbecause she finished third on her team even ever, or possibly Wayne Gretzky compared to National Bowling Daythough she finished fourth overall. any other hockey player. But then again, look I know the Olympiad is a political event, at what Phelps has done. The Lanes is celebrating National Bowling Day on Aug. 11 with free games.but there is no way that political correctness He not only won the 19 medals in a sport Each customer’s first game will be free.should determine who makes it on the medal where you have to go through a rigorous quali- For more information, call 301-677-5541.stand. This is not CYSS sports where everyone fication process. He not only won the 15 golds,gets a trophy. including eight in a single Olympiad. EFMP bowling This is the Olympics where the best should As of press time, Phelps holds seven world The Exceptional Family Member Program bowling events are held the thirdonly be determined by performance, and not records including three individual records: Tuesday of each month at the Lanes.by playing nice-nice with other countries who 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and The next EFMP bowling event will be Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.do not have the goods to compete. 400-meter individual medley. He also was a Events are open to Fort Meade exceptional family members and their family Another thing I’m not overly excited about member of four world-record relay teams: members and features free buffet food and giveaways.is all you knuckleheads complaining about 4x100 free, 4x200 free, 4x100 medley and Exceptional family members ages 18 and younger and their siblings may registertape delay as if it was a new phenomenon or 4X100 short course. for free games and shoe rental at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/meadecyms.that it is no longer valid because you have a Plus, he’s done it all while managing global html.Twitter feed or Foursquare account. expectations — and with every single swim- Adult exceptional family members may register for free games and shoe rental at The greatest moments in Olympic history mer in the world giving it their best every time the EFMP office at 301-677-4779. Discounted games and shoe rental will be offeredwere seen via tape delay: USA over the Soviet Phelps steps into the pool. to other adult family members.Union in 1980, http://bit.ly/drDJhY; Roy Jones Ask Mr. Lochte how easy it is to compete For more information, email Anita Hendrix at anita.l.hendrix.civ@mail.mil or callgetting robbed in the 1988 Olympics, http://bit. under those conditions. And while you’re at it, 301-677-4779.ly/f9FPyL; and of course, pretty much every- why don’t you ask him who his hero is.thing Michael Phelps has done. I bet his answer will be the same as mine. For more Fort Meade sports, visit www.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports. From the eight medals he won in Athens in If you have comments on this or anything2004 and the historic eight-for-eight in Beijing to do with sports, contact me at chad.t.jones.in 2008, to the three medals and counting civ@mail.mil.18 SOUNDOFF! August 2, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
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