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  • 1. Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 14 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ April 5, 2012 Into the Dark Alien substance checked out | Page 8 photo by noah scialomA Fort Meade firefighter dressed in full HAZMAT gear enters an abandoned housing building off Cooper Avenue to assess “suspicious” powder during atraining exercise on March 28. The Fort Meade Fire Department partnered with the 32nd Civil Support Team for the drill.Utility Above and UPCOMING EVENTSupgrade Beyond Today, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Military career advancement and college fair, McGillWork under way to Youth Services excels Training Centerreduce outages in inspection Saturday, 2p.m.: Easter egg hunt, Youth Center Sunday, 7 a.m.: Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service, Chapel Centerpage 3 page 14 April 11-12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: National Save-a-Life Tour, McGill Training Center
  • 2. Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Stand against assault, abuse Col. Edward C. Rothstein Despite all the great things Team Meade and our Garrison Command military accomplish on a daily basis, it is important Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Smith to remember and fight against those things that we Public Affairs Officer are not proud of but know occur. Chad T. Jones That’s why I signed the proclamations below, Chad.T.Jones.civ@mail.mil marking April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Chief, Command Information Philip H. Jones Child Abuse Prevention Month. Philip.H.Jones.civ@mail.mil As much as we may like to turn a blind eye to Assistant Editor & Senior Writer such subjects, it is clear that awareness is imperative Rona S. Hirsch to help in our fight against what is truly evil and Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes against everything the military and Team Meade Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz stand for. Design Coordinator Timothy Davis Please take the time to read these proclamations, Supple­mental photography provided and pledge to join me in standing up against these by Patuxent Publishing Co. actions. Team Meade! Advertising Sexual Assault Awareness Month: General Inquiries 410-332-6300 Whereas, the Department of Defense has Allison Thompson declared April as “Sexual Assault Awareness 410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.com Month”; and Photo by Christopher Thiel Michele Griesbauer Whereas, sexual assault is a devastating crime Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein 410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.com that affects thousands of men, women and children signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month across the Department of Defense each year; and Proclamation on March 27 with Doris Tyler (left), If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are Whereas, the emotional and physical scars result- chief of ACS, and Samantha Herring, installation experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com. ing from sexual violence are often severe and long sexual assault response coordinator. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through lasting; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Whereas, we recognize all those who work on levels in families can contribute to an increased Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the behalf of sexual assault survivors and their fami- risk of child abuse and neglect. Our Army focus personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary lies — we acknowledge the many law enforcement is to continue to foster a culture of safety and of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday officers, prosecutors, counselors, victim advocates personal responsibility by providing a safe com- except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. and health care professionals whose dedication and munity that contributes to the quality of life and Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the service to sexual assault survivors has helped them well-being of everyone. 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. recover from this crime, and encouraged every per- Whereas, child abuse has a profound effect son to speak out when witnessing acts of violence on the child victims. It takes place in a family Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage however small; and context where other problems exist that degrade without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, Whereas, with leadership, dedication, and encour- family functioning. Some child abuse and neglect user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser agement, there is compelling evidence that we can remains unseen and unreported with conse- will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. be successful in reducing incidents of this hor- quences that grow and spread, affecting the com- Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department rible crime through prevention education, increased munity, and in our case, the Army mission. of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are awareness, and by holding perpetrators who commit Whereas, child abuse is no secret. We need to not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance sexual violence responsible for their actions; and build and maintain awareness. When homes and of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Whereas, we strongly support the efforts of communities take care of their children, the whole the Army of the products or services advertised. national, state and local partners, and urge all mem- community becomes a healthier place. bers of our community to take a pledge to stand up Whereas, successful prevention of child abuse to sexual violence by actively engaging in public and asks all members of the Army community to www.ftmeade.army.mil private efforts, including conversations about what sexual violence is, how to prevent it, how to help sur- recognize signs of distress that can lead to abuse and take action, rethink wellness and ways to stay You can also keep track of Fort Meade on twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd vivors connect with services, and how every segment healthy, reach out for professional help and report and view the Fort Meade Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. of our society can work together to better address child abuse and neglect. sexual violence by challenging societal myths and Whereas, the safety and health of Army children behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence; and rest in all of our hands. Now, therefore be it resolved, that we do hereby Now, therefore I, Col. Rothstein, call upon every Co n t e n t s proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and urge all service members and civilians of the Soldier, all families, and the total community to do your part to make Fort Meade safe for all children Fort Meade community to stand up against sexual and supportive for all parents. News.............................. 3 Sports................................... 20 assault and be part of the solution to end sexual Child safety is not only a family responsibility violence. but a community responsibility for all children. Trouble Ticket................ 4 Movies.................................. 23 “It’s no secret; everyone can help. Keep Army Child Abuse Prevention Month: children safe and healthy.” Community.................. 16 Religion................................. 28 Whereas, the Army recognizes the high I hereby proclaim April 2012 as Child Abuse demands and stressors on families. High stress Prevention Month on Fort Meade. SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 3. NewsBGE upgrades utilities in housing areasBy Veronica Castro In addition, the installation of indi-Fort Meade Public Affairs Office vidual meters in the homes will allow Utility work in the Heritage Park residents to monitor how much energyneighborhood will continue throughout they are using.the summer, according to the Director- Once work in the Heritage Parkate of Public Works. neighborhood is complete, other hous- Upgrades to neighborhood electric ing areas will follow. The five–yearand gas lines, which started in Novem- project is progressing as fundingber of last year, are part of the priva- becomes available, said Stafford.tization of utilities throughout the The decision as to which housinginstallation. Heritage Park, a historic area will be next is still in the plan-section of the installation, has the old- ning stages.est infrastructure within Fort Meade Picerne Military Housing Communi-housing. Therefore, the area is the first cations Manager Angela French Mar-to undergo improvements. cum says Picerne is working closely The upgrades include installing indi- with the installation to keep residentsvidual meters, new electrical wiring informed about the upgrades.and new gas pipes inside the homes. Work on the 4200-area of HeritageOutside, new transformers and electri- Park is scheduled to start in mid-cal lines will be buried underground to April.reduce power outages. “We appreciate the patience of the “We do experience less outages in residents as we upgrade existing gasthe areas that have underground util- and electric lines,” said Marcum.ity lines and we would expect that to “We know it’s inconvenient andcontinue,” said Aimee Stafford, RCI an unfortunate growing pain for thelead operations specialist. improvements, but in the long run it One benefit residents will see once will be worth it,” said Stafford. Photo by Jason Kellywork is complete is a more attractive Dave Grant of Lineal Industries, a subcontractor of Baltimore Gas and Elec-housing area as a result of the eventual For more information about the status of upgrades, call RCI at 301-677-7748 or tric Co., digs a junction pit near the intersection of Eskridge Avenue andremoval of the hanging power lines Butler Street in Heritage Park on Tuesday. The work is part of BGE’s upgradeand a reduction of overhead clutter. a neighborhood office. of electric and gas lines in post housing areas.Post events aim to raise sexual assault awarenessBy Brandon Bieltz the events we have at Fort Meade are Bystander intervention will be offered April 20 at McGill Training Center. TheStaff Writer going to have excellent takeaways for a to train participants on how to intervene “Sex Signals” show incorporates military Fort Meade will be covered in teal this wide range of audiences.” if they believe there is a sexual assault jargon, customs, courtesies and core val-month as 150 ribbons are spread through- Although cases of sexual assault in the issue. A class for women will be offered ues to teach service members about sexualout the installation in observance of Sexu- military are not higher than in the gen- Monday; the class for men will be held assault.al Assault Awareness Month, which began eral population, Pardue said, the Army Tuesday. “They use humor and candid conversa-Sunday. is taking the issue very seriously. The “The Army is really pushing the mes- tion to get to the subject of when and how Post organizations will be working to Army is in the third year of a four-year sage that there is no such thing as an inno- to say no, when things are being done rightraise awareness of sexual assault as part study that aims to help the DoD become cent bystander anymore,” Pardue said. “If and when things are being done wrong,”of a monthlong initiative launched by the blueprint for national sexual assault you see things going on that you know Pardue said. “It’s an excellent show. If youthe DoD Sexual Assault Prevention cam- prevention. shouldn’t be happening, they want you to go you will have a good time and you willpaign. “It’s good on the point that we’re not intervene.” learn a tremendous amount.” Fort Meade’s Sexual Assault Aware- worse than the general populace, but Two courses will be held just for teens. In addition, outreach tables will beness Month will feature various classes, it’s bad on the same standpoint that we In addition to a teen dating violence set up Wednesdays at Freedom Hall andinformation tables and interactive events should be better at this,” Pardue said. course, a social networking awareness Saturdays at the John E. Smathers Reservefor the community. Courses to raise awareness on vari- class will teach teens the dangers of online Center to provide information about sex- “The goal is to bring attention to the ous topics regarding sexual assault will sexual predators. ual violence.fact that sexual assault is still a very big begin today with a “Sexual Assault and “This is something that we’ve done at “Here on Fort Meade, we have a veryproblem for service members, civilians and Situational Awareness” class led by Army the request of service members and lead- full calendar all month long,” Pardue said.dependents across the DoD,” said Sgt. 1st Criminal Investigation Command agents. ers on post who said this is a niche we need “There’s things going on continuously.”Class Thomas Pardue, the installation’s The course will focus on factors that to address,” Pardue said. Editor’s note: For more informationSexual Harassment/Assault Response and contribute to sexual violence and how to For young service members, Cartharsis about Sexual Assault Awareness MonthPrevention program manager. “Some of avoid becoming a victim. Productions will perform two shows on and events, visit http://go.usa.gov/m2W.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • 4. N ews Have you noticed an issue on post Community Trouble and wondered if anything is being done to fix it? Email concerns and issues to chad.t.jones.civ@mail. Crime Watch Ticket mil. Each week, Soundoff! will Compiled by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services address issues identified on post March 30, Disorderly conduct: vate property: The Directorate of and describe what is being done to The Directorate of Emergency Emergency Services was notified solve them. Services was notified of a dis- of damage to private property. ruptive Soldier that needed to be An investigation revealed that escorted off the premises. Units the subject broke the glass of a arrived on the scene, making con- basketball backboard by throw- tact with the subject. The Soldier ing rocks at it. became extremely aggressive and had to be placed in handirons. She April 2, Larceny of private property: was restrained by Emergency Medical The victim stated that while checking Services on a gurney and taken to How- the online balance of his credit union ard County General Hospital, where a checking account, he discovered he was petition for emergency evaluation was overdrawn. He last saw his debit card in conducted. his wallet, which was placed on top of his dresser in his barracks. April 1, Wrongful destruction of pri- AER funds helps Soldiers By Brandon Bieltz his mother’s funeral in 2007. When Staff Writer he was stationed at Fort Huachuca, One month into the annual Army Ariz., Anderson had to find a way Emergency Relief Campaign, Fort to suddenly travel to Florida after Meade has already raised more than his mother’s death. $18,200. At the time, Anderson was a With a little more than a month private first class and money was before the campaign’s May 15 scarce. He wasn’t able to afford deadline, the installation has raised next-day flights for himself, his wife 22.7 percent of its $80,000 goal set and son. So Anderson turned to March 1. AER. “It’s off to an extremely good The organization granted him photo by jason kelly start,” said Sgt. Loren Anderson, the travel money and ordered his Sections of the jogging trail will close starting May 1 due to upcoming construc- Fort Meade’s AER coordinator. tickets. All Anderson needed to do tion projects. AER officer Turner Wallace said was pick up the tickets at the AER donations will continue to come in office. Issue: Plan: Status: throughout the campaign as unit representatives are still “beating “They went out of their way to help me,” Anderson said. “This the bushes” to spread information took like a 1,000 percent of the pres- Sections of the jogging trail To find an adequate jogging DFMWR is exploring about AER. sure off my shoulders.” will close starting May 1 due trail for the installation. several possiblities to include Anderson urges Soldiers to Wallace said AER tries to be the to upcoming construction connecting a portion of the donate to the program to help their “front line” to help Soldiers in need, projects. trail from Mapes Road to the own and Army families. and when a Soldier comes into the Defense Information Systems “Sometimes when you donate, office seeking assistance, staffers Agency’s trail. you’re not really sure where your are eager to help. money is going to,” he said. “The “We are very sensitive to all their one thing you can rely on is when needs,” Wallace said. “We make The Installation Safety Office Repair the play equipment Repairs are under way. you donate to AER, that the money sure if there’s anyway we can help, has deemed and marked so that it is functional. is being put back into the Sol- we definitely do it.” some play equipment at diers.” Anderson’s experience with AER Burba Lake as unsafe. AER assists active-duty Soldiers, has provided him with a sense of retirees, Reservists and Guards- security. men and their family members with “It’s one of the basics to being a Youth Services Sports Renovate the Youth Services Actual use of fields is financial assistance during emer- Soldier — wanting to know you have Complex needs renovations. Sports Complex. expected to be this fall gencies. somewhere turn if you get a rock in to allow grass to mature. It was donations to AER that the road,” he said. “It’s one of the helped Anderson make it home for great parts of being a Soldier.” SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 5. N ewsGarrison gives thanks to Anne Arundel PoliceBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer A few weeks prior to the start ofPfc. Bradley Manning’s Article 32 hear-ing last December, the Directorate ofEmergency Services was notified thatdemonstrators were planning to protestoutside of the installation. After a quick assessment, DES part-nered with the Anne Arundel CountyPolice Department to supplement theinstallation’s personnel. In gratitude to the local police for itsassistance, Garrison Commander Col.Edward C. Rothstein and officials fromDES held an awards ceremony for theAnne Arundel County Police Depart-ment on March 27 at the Western Dis-trict Headquarters in Odenton. “We could not have done it withoutyou,” Rothstein said at the ceremony. Before the weeklong hearing, FortMeade Police requested support fromother installations in the area, but stilldidn’t have enough officers to meet themission’s requirements. “We had a courtroom we had tosecure, we had a high-profile subjectthat had to be secure during movementand at the court house, we had to havethe ability to process up to 200 to 300demonstrators if they made the deci-sion to come on the installation itself,and we also had to secure our gatesand our perimeters,” said Maj. (P) J.Darrell Sides, Fort Meade’s new direc- photo by brandon bieltztor of DES. Anne Arundel County Police Maj. Thomas Wilson is awarded the Commander’s Award for Public Service from Gar- County police provided Fort Meade rison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein during an awards ceremony March 27 at Western District Headquarterswith a dozen officers to assist through- in Odenton. The ceremony — hosted by Maj. (P) J. Darrell Sides (right), the new DES director — honored countyout the process. Anne Arundel County police officers who worked with Fort Meade for the Article 32 hearing of Pfc. Bradley Manning.Police Maj. Thomas Wilson said thisincluded intelligence gathering, plac-ing patrol officers on Route 175 during chance to work with very often, and it for me to continue to do the work I need to be and want to be part of,” Sidesdemonstrations and providing a civil was a great opportunity to test what we to do during the Pfc. Manning Article said. “At Fort Meade, we feel a specialdisturbance team. do,” Wilson said. “All in all, it was an 32 hearing.” attachment to you all and we know you “It was a great opportunity for us outstanding effort.” During the brief ceremony, Roth- have our back because you’ve alreadyto work with a partner we don’t have a In addition to providing support stein presented county police officers proven that on multiple levels.” during the hearing, the county police with Certificates of Patriotic Civilian played a role in the planning process. Service. Wilson, who served as inci- Using intelligence and information they dent commander, was presented with received, the county police and DES the Commander’s Award for Public‘The mission went off formulated a game plan. Service. “The mission went off without a “The bottom line is, the best two wordswithout a hitch. It could hitch,” Sides said. “It could not have in our vocabulary is ‘thank you,’ ” Roth-not have gone off more gone more beautifully.” Rothstein said county police allowed stein said. “From me to you, it’s a simple as that.”beautifully.’ the installation to operate despite the Both Rothstein and Sides said they Find Fort Meade events taking place inside and outside were impressed with the county police Maj. (P) J. Darrell Sides the gates. officers and hope to build on the part- on Facebook at DES Director “The partnership that we have with nership created. the county is phenomenal,” he said. “Your department and your agencies Facebook.com/ “You made it very simple and very easy are the kind that we all want to achieve ftmeade SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 6. N ewsFirefighters, 32nd CST train with HAZMAT drillBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer In vacant bachelors housing off Coo-per Avenue, a pair of Fort Meade fire-fighters entered a room of torn-up wallsand red carpeting covered with suspiciouswhite powder. The firefighers, dressed in bright yellowHAZMAT suits, searched the “hot zone”for an envelope that potentially containeda harmful substance. The two men remained in the room forabout 10 minutes before returning to the“warm zone” just a few yards away, wherethey were scrubbed down. Although the events played out as theywould in an actual crisis, the scenario wascreated by Wray Kinsley, assistant firechief of prevention for the Fort MeadeFire Department, to prepare the firefight-ers for a HAZMAT situation. The fire department conducted theHAZMAT drill March 28 to practicethe process of investigating a suspiciouspackage. The drill played out around thestory that police found the suspiciouspackage and called the fire departmentto check it out. “We’re putting somebody into a situ-ation with things that can do harm toother people and we’re putting our guysin there,” Kinsley said. “We have to makesure they’re properly prepared and havethe best equipment.” Firefighters were joined by the FortMeade-based 32nd Civil Support Team,which responds to situations that include Photos by Noah Scialomweapons of mass destruction agents and Two Fort Meade firefighters prepare to enter a room that contains a “suspicious package” during a HAZMAT training exercisechemical, biological, explosive, and radio- on March 28.logical and nuclear agents. Within threehours, the team can be at any situation and helps us develop a better relationship would have been set up much further cially with the hands when you have littlein Maryland. as we approach different kinds of prob- away, said firefighter Jay Jackow. objects — you’re messing around with “Our role is to support first respond- lems down the road.” After dressing in the HAZMAT suits, Q-tips and little droplets.”ers,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Warren, com- During the drill, firefighers set up base the entry team entered the room to test Each year, the fire department con-mander of the 32nd CST. “We bring our directly outside the former housing facil- the atmosphere and conduct a swipe test ducts a full-scale HAZMAT drill at leastcapabilities as a civil support team to bear ity, with the staging area just yards away on the suspicious package. The team then once. Although this drill was a condensedany shape or form they need to use us.” from the room. In a real situation, they left for a simulated scrub down before version, Kinsley said it is important to The team can support local responders the second team entered the building to practice responding to HAZMAT callsin various ways, including with a portable see if the swipe test results were “clean” to “support the mission of the installa-analytic lab to identify substances, a com- or “dirty.” tion.”munication suite to open communication ‘We have to make sure If the test was dirty, they would re-do The drill was conducted at a slow pace,between the military and civilian respond-ers, and an operations cell that can create they’re properly prepared the test. If it was clean, the team would package up the envelope and hand it off allowing firefighters to assess the process more effectively.plume models to show how the agent may and have the best to a laboratory to identify the substance. “[In a real situation] it would go a littleaffect an area. Jackow said that although the fire- faster, they’d be a lot more focused,” Kin- Members of the 32nd CTS attended equipment.’ fighters train in the HAZMAT suits and sley said. “A lot of times on a drill we’llthe drill to be more familiar with Fort practice picking up pennies on the ground go a little slower because we’ll point outMeade’s first responders. Wray Kinsley using thick rubber gloves, working in the and correct any issues that we see. ... If “We’ve worked with the Fort Meade Assistant fire chief of prevention cumbersome equipment is difficult. it was a real scenario where we have livesFire Department before,” Warren said. “It’s a little challenging,” he said. “It’s and property involved, we’re going to set“This just keeps up sharp, keeps us ready something you’ve got to get used to, espe- up our game big time.” SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
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  • 8. Central Michigan University holds N ews classes at Fort Meade. Kimbrough Corner Surprised? Below is a list of ongoing services available at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care For an appointment, call Public Health Nursing at 301-677-8435. Center: • Tobacco cessation That’s right – CMU offers high- • Travel clinic Now is the time to quit smoking or quality degree programs All beneficiaries facing a PCS overseas chewing tobacco for the first, second or or traveling abroad for leisure must book fifth time. Tobacco-cessation counseling is that are close, convenient, a pre-travel consultation. This health care provided on an individual basis, although flexible, and affordable! assessment is focused around the overseas classes are available upon request. All traveler’s itinerary, risks and needs. active-duty service members, their benefi- The goal of the pre-travel consultation ciaries and DoD civilians are welcome. is to prepare travelers with the appropri- For an appointment, call Public Health Career-focused degrees with Military Discounted ate counseling, vaccinations and medica- Nursing at 301-677-8435. knowledge you can use the next day. Tuition Rate tions to help reduce their risk of illness • Childbirth education CMU is proud to support during travel. Do you know what to expect dur- • Master of Science in Administration degree our military students. It is suggested that the appointment ing labor and how to cope? Classes are  No GRE or GMAT required For details on CMU’s be made four to six weeks prior to travel, free and open to all active-duty service  Weekend classes in compressed terms in order to complete all necessary immu- members, their beneficiaries and DoD military discounted • Classes available at 7 Metro DC centers nizations. However, it is still worthwhile civilians. tuition rate, visit and recommended to visit the Travel To enroll in a childbirth education  Aberdeen PG  Alexandria www.cmich.edu/military. Clinic, even if you are traveling on short class, expectant parents can call Public  Fort Belvoir  Fort Meade notice. Health Nursing at 301-677-8435.  JBMHH  Joint Base Andrews For an appointment, call Public Health • Pregnancy and Postpartum Health  Pentagon Nursing at 301-677-8435. Education • Lactation consultant Classes are offered for active-duty Breastfeeding education services are service members and their beneficiaries available for all beneficiaries before and every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. after delivery. Both mom and dad are To enroll, call Public Health Nursing welcome. at 301-677-8435. CMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CMU is an AA/EO institution (see www.cmich.edu/aaeo). 32465 11/11 We make it possible. CMU at Fort Meade. Tax center update Call 301-621-9796 or toll-free 866-588-4188 today! The Joint Installation Tax Center has saved www.cmich.edu/MetroDC cmuoffcampus@cmich.edu more than $383,000 in filing fees, generated more than $4.2 million in tax refunds and has saved the average client more than $300 in tax preparation fees. Active-duty personnel, military retirees and their dependents can schedule an appointment to have their taxes prepared by calling 301-677-9086. The deadline to file federal 2011 tax returns is April 17. On the lookout for theft The Directorate of Emergency Services is actively working to keep neigh- borhoods safe. Families residing on post should remember to ensure that windows and doors to homes, cars and garages are locked at all times, regardless of time of day. Although the crime rate in military housing is lower than off post, it is important to remember that Fort Meade is not immune to crime. To protect your family and belongings, remember to take an active role in deterring crime. Remain aware of your surroundings and immediately report any suspi- cious activity to the Fort Meade Police at 301-677-6622 or 6623.10 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 9. N ewsEFMP workshop focuseson children with autismBy Lisa R. Rhodes classroom setting at Point PleasantStaff Writer Elementary School in Glen Burnie. A small group of military parents Applied Behavior Analysis therapygathered March 26 at Meade Heights has been successful for children withElementary School for a workshop autism and other related disorders. Itabout services for children with autism uses positive reinforcement to teachand other disabilities. such basic skills as looking, listening Fort Meade’s Exceptional Family and imitating as well as complex skillsMember Program and the Anne Arun- such as reading and conversing.del County Public Schools Division Feinberg said the focus for childrenof Special Education sponsored the ages 3 to 4 is school readiness and90-minute workshop, which featured preparing them to attend a regular kin-guest speakers from the Anne Arundel dergarten, if possible.County Public Schools Infants and Three-year-olds are often in enrolledToddlers Program and the Extended in county schools with early childhoodCare Health Option Program under intervention programs such as WestTRICARE. Meade Early Education Center on Fort “It was excellent,” said Kara Law- Meade.rence, wife of Maj. Joseph Lawrence Some children attend a regular pre-who is stationed at Fort Meade. school and receive assistance in the The couple’s 10-year-old son Calvin classroom. For these children, teach-has been diagnosed with Asperger’s ers and therapists provide community-syndrome and attention deficit hyper- based services in the schools.activity disorder. At age 4, children — particularly “I’m really glad I came,” Lawrence those on the autism spectrum — maysaid. receive assistance with social skills to Edward Feinberg, coordinator of help them integrate into the routine andpreschool special education for the rigor of regular kindergarten.Anne Arundel County Infants and Tod- Chrissy Kohlhepp, president ofdlers Program, explained the services Behavior Training Consultants, pro-available to civilian and military chil- vides ABA board-certified therapistsdren with developmental issues from who work with children in the homebirth through age 4. or school. Feinberg said the state provides a full LaTrice Davis, ECHO case coordina-range of family-centered and communi- tor for Health Net Federal Services, aty-based services under the Individuals managed care support contractor forwith Disabilities Education Act, which TRICARE North Region, said ECHOgoverns how states and public agencies provides supplemental services such asprovide early intervention, special edu- ABA therapy for active-duty familycation and related services to children members enrolled in EFMP.with disabilities. The law addresses the ECHO, said Davis, provides serviceseducational needs of children with dis- for children diagnosed with mild toabilities from birth to age 18 or 21. severe autism. Experts from the Infants and Toddlers One military spouse, whose husbandProgram evaluate children as young as is an Army major, said the workshop12 months old who have been referred was helpful because she learned how toby a pediatrician for delays in speech, ensure that the services her 3-year-oldmotor skills or behavioral issues. son with autism received in the Infants Feinberg said if a child is suspected and Toddlers Program are carried overof being on the autism spectrum, the to his new elementary school.staff usually visits the home to deter- “I feel so glad that I attended,” she Photo by Phil Groutmine the extent of the disorder. He said once children up to age 2 said. Feinberg advised the spouse on how BRUNCH WITH THE BUNNY Maj. Chris Welsh, of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, and hishave been evaluated, the program pro- to work with the school principal to 18-month-old daughter Taegan greet the Easter Bunny during brunchvides a wide range of services, including have her son’s ABA therapist observe Saturday at the Courses Clubhouse.speech and language therapy, occupa- him in the classroom.tional therapy and Applied Behavior “That was music to my ears,” she Easter is this weekend. Please see Page 28 for the fullAnalysis therapy in the home or in a said. religious service schedule.12 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
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  • 11. F eature Garron Thomas, a child and youth program assis- tant at Child Development Center l, helps children clean up after an activ- ity last October. The installation’s CDCs, along withother Child, Youth and School Ser- vices, were given complimentary reviews during anannual mandatoryArmy inspection in March.photo by lisa r. rhodes‘Shining Star’Youth Services excels in Army inspectionBy Lisa R. Rhodes The inspection was conducted by a Age Care Center, Middle School pro- correct it. They spent a lot of quality timeStaff Writer six-member team of Army subject mat- gram, Teen Center, Family Child Care with our first-line staff, the managers and Fort Meade’s Child, Youth and School ter experts from G9, Family and Morale, and Parent Central/Outreach Office, Sup- myself.”Services programs received complimen- Welfare and Recreation programs for the port School Services, SKIES, EDGE In the more than 300 DoD standardstary reviews after a mandatory annual Installation Management Command. and Youth Sports — in the areas of that were scrutinized, Fort Meade had 62surprise inspection conducted March 12 Every year, CYS2 programs at Army risk management, program and resources corrective findings.to 16 by the Army Child, Youth and installations nationwide are mandated by and curriculum. These areas included In the briefing for CYS2 leaders andSchool Services Evaluation. the Military Child Care Act of 1996 to fire, safety, health, food and nutrition, staff, the Army team was impressed. “The Army team chief told us that be inspected by IMCOM to determine facilities management, record keeping, “It was one of the first times that ourwhat she saw was a very dedicated, pro- whether they are in compliance with program processes and procedures. staff felt their hard work was recognized,fessional and caring staff and that we go DoD and Army statutory and regulatory “The team was very thorough and very along with gaining the knowledge ofabove and beyond,” said Lida Payne, chief requirements for DoD certification. candid in their approach,” Payne said. “If what needed to be accomplished to betterof CYS2. “The team was very expressive. The subject matter experts conducted there was something that needed improve- ourselves,” Payne said. “They felt upliftedThey said we did a good job. ... We were an inspection of all CYS2 programs ment, they spent the time to explain the and ready to make additional improve-a shining star.” — Child Development Centers, School- reasons behind the standard and how to ments.”14 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 12. F eature Far Left: Joey Pearson, a child and youth program assistant at Child Development Center II, takes a break with 2-year-olds Keynan Stewart (right) and Jaelynn Nichols during playtime earlier this week. The CDCs were among the many Child, Youth and School Services programs to be evaluated by a team of Army experts last month. photo by Bethann keough Left: Four-year-old Valeria Rodriquez prepares for her recital dance performance with the help of her baby sitter, Angela Bonilla, 15, last May. Valeria was one of more than 70 children to perform in the annual event sponsored by the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills program. The SKIES and EDGE programs were also evaluated by Army experts last month. photo by nate pesce Below: Kyle O’Dowd, 15, a member of the chess team at the Fort Meade Teen Center, teaches a few moves to Samantha Dixon, a fifth- grader at the School-Age Care Center on March 2. Both centers were inspected in March by a team of six Army subject matter experts, who were impressed with the installation’s Child, Youth and School Services. photo courtesy of teen centerhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 15
  • 13. N ewsArmy Chief of Chaplains speaks at prayer luncheonBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer In a time of transition for the Armyand in a changing world, service mem-bers and the nation must put their trustin God and each other. That was the message of faith thatArmy Chief of Chaplains (Maj. Gen.)Donald L. Rutherford delivered at theinstallation’s National Prayer Lun-cheon, which was attended by about300 people. The annual event, held March 28at Club Meade, was sponsored by theReligious Support Office. “It was very thoughtful and veryappropriate,” said Frances Thompson,a member of the Calvary Chapel, after Army ChiefRutherford spoke. “In today’s day and of Chaplainstime when trust is seemingly fading Chaplain (Maj.from people, it was refreshing to hear Gen.) Donalda message with that point of view. I L. Rutherfordenjoyed it.” speaks about The 90-minute program featured the power ofremarks from Garrison Chaplain (Lt. trust and faithCol.) Sid A. Taylor, a reading of biblical in God duringscripture, gospel music and lunch. Dep- the installation’suty Garrison Chaplain (Maj.) Bougslaw annual NationalAugustyn served as the master of cer- Prayer Lun-emonies. cheon on March “It is good that we are here,” Taylor 28 at Clubsaid in his welcome. “I pray this experi- Meade.ence will be a blessing for everyone.” photo by jen rynda During his speech, Rutherford, anordained Catholic priest, shared howhe has been inspired by the work of A trust in those who lead is what our faith and trust in God’s great pres- Determined.”Henri Nouwen, a Dutch Jesuit priest is really needed, said Rutherford, “to ence and love for us. Christians, Jews, After Rutherford spoke, Garrisonand author who had taught at Yale know that those in charge have our best Muslims, Hindus — all faiths place Commander Col. Edward C. RothsteinDivinity School. interest.” their trust in their profession of God in presented him with a Commander’s Citing three of Nouwen’s books, “The Rutherford noted that French Gen. their midst,” Rutherford said. Coin of Excellence. Sgt. 1st Class BuffieGenesee Diary,” “In Memorium” and Charles de Gaulle, a resistance leader At the end of his remarks, Ruther- Hall, garrison chaplain noncommis-“A Letter of Condolence,” Rutherford during World War II who later became ford noted that Chief of Staff of the sioned officer in charge, gave Ruther-said Nouwen writes about how his trust president of France, said that “a leader Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, in his ford a Coin of Appreciation from thein God encompasses “all that he was is a dealer in hope.” “Marching Orders” released in January, Religious Support Office.and all that he was going to be.” “How do we inspire hope in others? said the trust between the Army and the Taylor presented Rutherford with As Soldiers and their leaders look How do we instill trust in others?” American people is constant. the book, “By the Hand of Providence:to the future of an Army that will be Rutherford asked. “Truly without this, we have noth- How Faith Shaped the American Revo-smaller and have to do more with less, Throughout history, Rutherford said, ing,” Rutherford said. lution,” by Rod Gragg.Rutherford said, “What we need is people have relied on God and the trust At the start of the luncheon, Reserve Hall then recited “A Prayer for thetrust, and above all, a trust in a God between God and his people: The trust Sgt. 1st Class Melody Ware sang the Nation,” followed by the singing ofwho will guide us.” when Abraham was told to sacrifice National Anthem. Navy Chaplain “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The nation and the Army were built his son; when the Israelites wandered (Capt.) Arthur Brown, Central Security Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thom-on this trust, said Rutherford, offering in the desert; when Job’s world crashed Service staff chaplain for U.S. Cyber as Angelo, command chaplain of U.S.several examples. around him; and when the Apostle Paul Command and the National Security Cyber Command, gave the benedic- “The first settlers came to our shores led the early Christian communities of Agency, gave the invocation. tion.looking for religious freedom with a Corinth. Senior Airman Kyle Moore of the After the program, Evelyn Johnson,trust in God. Our Constitution grants “Our faith is built upon trust in God, 22nd Intelligence Squadron read a bib- a member of the Argonne Hills Gospelus religious freedom,” Rutherford said. and so we must still in times of famine lical scripture from the Acts of the Congregation, said the message was“In 1777, the Soldiers of the Continental — spiritual and physical,” Rutherford Apostles. clear.Army put their trust in God and their said, noting that in the near future our The C.C. Carroll Male Chorus of the “Ultimately,” she said, “It is the trustleadership as they endured the depriva- lives “may be quite difficult.” Argonne Hills Gospel Congregation and faith you have in God that will seetions of Valley Forge.” “But all the same, we are asked to put then performed the gospel song “I’m you through.”16 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 14. C ommunityUpdate on water distribution system cleaningFort Meade Directorate of Public Works In addition, toilet flush mechanisms Ernie Pyle Street east to Annapolis east to Annapolis Road and Ridge American Water is on schedule with can possibly become clogged by small Road and Llewellyn Avenue south to Road south to Ernie Pyle Streetflushing the water distribution system particles in the water, which can cause Route 32 (Bldgs. 195, 201-249, 294, (Bldgs. 1100-1102, 1250-1252, 3100-on Fort Meade. an erratic flushing operation that will 375, 392, 393, 2200-2257) 3102, 3300-3320, 3400-3483, 3523- The project is expected to be com- normally stabilize with continued use. • April 23: Section 7 - EPA/MWRA 3564)pleted in June. Refer to the schedule to know when area, MacArthur Road east to • May 21: Section 11 - Pershing During the flushing, the water may your specific area will be f lushed. Annapolis Road and Reece Road Hill area, Connector Road east tobecome cloudy and discolored. It may Flushing will be conducted regardless south to Llewellyn Avenue (Bldgs. 546, Wray Road (Bldg. 7600) and south toalso have an odor. To reduce these of weather conditions. 601, 701, 830-855, 2501, 2630, 2724- Rockenbach Road (Bldgs. 7000-7755)effects, let the water run from the cold For more information, call Ameri- 2790, 2849) • May 28: Section 12 - 2nd Calvarytap for a few minutes. can Water at 443-591-0909. • April 30: Section 8 - Potomac Avenue area, Rockenbach Road north Lower water pressure may be expe- Ridge area, Ernie Pyle Street south to to Bldg. 8122 and 79th Divisionrienced during the flushing. However, Water system flush Reece Road and Cooper Avenue east Boulevard east to Mills Court (Bldgs.the pressure will quickly return to to Ernie Pyle Street (Bldgs. 2900-3099, 7800-8122)normal. schedule: 4800-5012) • June 4: Section 13 - Meuse Forest To help avoid clothes-staining, the • Today: Section 5 - Kimbrough • May 7: Section 9 - VCC area, area, Rockenbach Road north to Bldg.best time for washing laundry is from Ambulatory Care Center/RV Park Ernie Pyle Street east to Bldg. 1900 8926 and Clark Road south to Barkley6 p.m. to 6 a.m., during nonflushing area, Redwood Road east to Ernie Pyle and 22nd Street south to Walker Drive Street (Bldgs. 3900-3902, 8400-8926)hours. Running an empty, short wash Street and Llewellyn Avenue south to (Bldgs. 900-1007, 1830-1850, 1900- • June 11: Section 14 - Nationalor short cold-rinse cycle prior to add- Morrison Street (Bldgs. 2300-2302, 1978, 2010-2122) Security Agencying clothes will help clear the water 2480-2491, 4424-4425) • May 14: Section 10 - Patriotprior to adding clothes. • April 16: Section 6 - Recycle area, Ridge/Schools area, Cooper Avenue All finish times are approximate.Medication change for erectile dysfunction drugsBy Jennifer L. Evans • Note the directions for use may to generic formulation. experience sudden changes in vision orKimbrough Ambulatory Care Center change. Be sure to read the prescription • DoD quantity limits remain (six tab- hearing, chest pain or discomfort, or an As of Friday, pharmacies in the label of your new sildenafil prescription lets per 30-day supply or up to 18 tablets erection lasting longer than four hours.National Capital Region will no longer for directions on how to correctly take per 90-day supply). For more information or if you needcarry vardenafil (Levitra). the medication. Typically, the medica- • Contact your health care provider if assistance with obtaining prescriptions This follows a DoD contract change, tion is dosed 60 minutes prior to sexual you experience any problems after taking while changing from vardenifil to silde-which requires all military pharmacies activity. your treatment for erectile dysfunction, nafil, call 301-677-8288 on weekdaysto remove vardenafil as the preferred • The appearance of sildenafil may such as lightheadedness or dizziness. from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to speaktreatment for erectile dysfunction and change in future months with the change Seek immediate medical attention if you with a pharmacist at Kimbrough.replace it with sildenafil (Viagra). An expert team of DoD physiciansand associate providers determinedthese medications to be equally effectiveand safe. If you have an erectile dysfunction, Public Notice Availability of environmental assessmentKimbrough Ambulatory Care Center’spriority is to continue your treatment.During the initial six months of thistransition, patients and providers areencouraged to discuss the topic at rou-tine appointments. Starting in October, Kimbrough’s for construction of garden apartmentspharmacy will replace vardenifil pre- On behalf of Picerne Military Hous- environmental effects. MD 20755, or by email requests toscriptions with the equivalent strength ing, LLC, Tetra Tech, Inc. has prepared Copies of the assessment and draft aimee.n.stafford.civ@mail.mil.of sildenafil. an environmental assessment that con- Finding of No Significant Impact are Comments on the assessment and Important information to keep in siders the proposed action of construct- available at the Fort Meade Medal of draft FNSI should be submitted tomind if you are prescribed PDE-5 Inhib- ing and operating garden-style apart- Honor Memorial Library; West County Stafford by mail or email no later thanitor treatment for erectile dysfunction ments for single and unaccompanied Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, 30 days from the publication of thisis: personnel at Fort Meade on land leased Odenton; and online at www.fortmeade- notice. • Do not use two brands of these to Picerne for a period of 50 years. ems.org. At the conclusion of the 30 days, itmedications at the same time. Picerne would construct an 816 bed- Copies also can be obtained by con- is anticipated that an FNSI would be • If you are currently using vardeni- room community on a 45-acre parcel. tacting Aimee Stafford at RCI Housing appropriate for the proposed action andfil, wait 24 hours before starting the The assessment finds that the proposed Division, Directorate of Public Works, preparation of an environmental impactreplacement of sildenafil. action would not have significant adverse 4463 Leonard Wood Ave., Fort Meade, statement would not be necessary.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 17
  • 15. C ommunity N ews and N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All brance featuring the 26th Annual Mass- ing of the Colors with the U.S. Army Romp ‘n Stomp fair readiness by providing employment consultations/coaching, career classes andsubmissions are posted at the editor’s dis- Field Band and the U.S. Army Old The Romp ‘n Stomp Fun Fair, for assessments, and job search/interview-cretion and may be edited for space and Guard Fife and Drum Corps will be held parents and children ages 5 and younger, preparation assistance.grammar. Look for additional community May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. will be celebrated April 24 from 9:30 Advance registration is required for itsevents on the Fort Meade website at www. The keynote speaker is Gov. Martin a.m. to 1 p.m. free classes:ftmeade.army.mil and the Meade TV Blog O’Malley. The event is free and open to The event will feature carnival games, • Federal Employment class, Tuesday, 9at http://meadetv.wordpress.com. the public. informational booths on community a.m. to noon. Army Community Service, For more information or to submit an Military and community color guards resources, refreshments and door prizes. 830 Chisholm Ave. Learn to demystify theannouncement, email Chad Jones at chad. are encouraged to participate. For more information, call Rikki application process for federal employment.t.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-1301. For information regarding color guard Ford, Parent Support coordinator, at • BRAC 101 Employment Training participation, call retired Maj. John P. 301-677-3617 or e-mail rikki.l.ford.ctr@ Orientation, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Benevides at 410-551-5572. us.army.mil. Soldier and Family Assistance Center, 2462 NEWS & EVENTS For more information about the event, 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Learn about call the Public Affairs Office at 301-677- new jobs coming to the Fort Meade area in 1361. EDUCATION 2012 and 2013, and how to enroll to qualifyDeath Notice Singers wanted for them. • Career Exploration class, April 17, 9 Anyone with debts owed to or by theestate of Spc. George G. Grundy must “Wild Blue,” an Air Force a cappella Pre-Deployment Brief a.m. to noon, Army Community Service, 830 Chisholm Ave. Using various career/contact Maj. Philip Cala, the Summary group, will conduct auditions today at 5 Army Community Service and the personality assessments and tools, learn toCourt Martial officer for the Soldier, no p.m. at 7007 Cherry Ave. in Elkridge. Airman and Family Readiness Center achieve personal and professional success.later than April 30. Auditions are open to all Air Force have joined together to present weekly • Military & Spouse Employment Sup- Grundy died March 18 in members (active, Reserve and National pre-deployment briefs to service members port Group, April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Philadelphia. Guard). Come prepared to sing music every Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Potomac Place Neighborhood Center To contact Cala, call 410-854-8115 of your choice and demonstrate aural Community Readiness Center. To register, call 301-677-5590. For moreand leave a message if necessary, or recall, vocal range, blend capability and This brief covers both the emotional information, call Vikki Torrence or James-email phil.cala@us.army.mil. sight reading. and practical sides of deployment. inaez James at 301-677-5590. For more information, call Staff Spouses are encouraged to attend.Easter sunrise service Sgt. Allison Diller at 301-688-4763 or 405-488-4641 or email allison.diller@ Deployment-related resources will be dis- Auto care courses tributed during this brief. The Fort Meade Ecumenical Easter ft-meade.af.mil. Advance registration is required. The Automotive Skills Center at 6530Sunrise Service begins Sunday at 7 a.m. To register or for more information, Taylor Ave. is offering the course “Howat Argonne Hills Chapel Center. Flea market Airmen should call Iman Barrow at the to replace drive belts and anti-freeze” on The guest speaker will be retired Airman and Family Readiness Center at Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.Chaplain (Col.) Sir Walter Scott. The installation will sponsor a flea Cost is $10. For more information, market April 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301-677-4138 or 301-677-4136. Soldiers For more information, call the should call Pia Morales at ACS at 301- call 301-677-5542.Religious Support Office at 301-677-6703. the Pavilion. The event is open to the public. 677-5590 or 301-677-4110. Dads 101 courseKimbrough closure Cost is $15 for a space with one table and two chairs. Each additional table is Military career The four-week course, Dads 101, meets Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center $5. Electricity can be provided for $5. advancement and college Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. at Armywill be closed all day May 11 to allow Register the day of the event. For Community Services, 830 Chisholm Ave.its staff to participate in their quarterly more information, call 301-677-7785. fair The course is for expecting fathers andmandatory training. The Fort Meade Education Center fathers of children of all ages. Mid-Maryland Home will host a military career advancement For more information, call Rikki Ford,National Save-a-Life Tour Show and college fair today from 11 a.m. to Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677-3617 3 p.m. at McGill Training Center, 8452 or e-mail rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.mil. The Fort Meade Army Substance The Mid-Maryland Home Show will Zimborski Ave.Abuse Program will sponsor the NationalSave-a-Life Tour on Wednesday and April be held April 20 to 22 at the Pavilion. Topics will include Army assignments ESC Scholarship Award Hours are April 20 from 2 to 7 p.m.; with the Army Medical Detachment,12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at McGill Train- The Enlisted Spouses Club Scholarship April 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Chaplain Corps, the Criminaling Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave., to mark Award, valued at $1,500, will be applied April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Investigation Command and the SpecialApril as Alcohol Awareness Month. to the 2012-2013 school year. Multiple The event is open to the public. Operations Command; a career as The event includes a multimillion dol- winners will be selected. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for active a warrant officer; the Army’s Greenlar drinking and driving simulator that Scholarships may be used at any and retired service members; and $3 for to Gold program; the Navy Collegeallows participants to virtually experience accredited college, university, business or adults on opening day, April 20. Program; financial aid; and U.S.the effects of impaired driving. vocational school for one year. The home show will feature Cari Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. For more information, call Samson High school seniors or continuing edu- Cucksey of HGTV’s “Cash and Cari” For more information, call theRobinson, Army Substance Abuse Pro- cation students born in 1989 or later may on April 21 at noon and 4 p.m.; and Education Center at 301-677-6421.gram coordinator, at 301-677-7983. apply. Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel from Applicants must be children of militaryMemorial Day April 20 to 22. Employment Readiness members from any branch and enrolled as For more information, visit www.Remembrance midatlanticexpos.com. classes a full-time student and volunteer in their school or community. The Employment Readiness Program To apply: Fort Meade’s Memorial Day Remem- helps the military community with job18 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 16. C ommunity N ews and N otes • Submit official transcripts for your org or calling 410-358-9711, ext. 216. Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, South 160 on Route 170 in Glen Burnie. Thejunior year and first semester of your Laurel. Tickets are $20. For more next meeting is Wednesday. Active-duty,senior year if in high school. Earth Day Storytime, information, call 301-377-7800 or 410- Reserve and retired members of the U.S. • Submit official transcripts from your 792-0664. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard areappropriate higher level of education if activities • Leisure Travel Services, 2300 Wilson invited. For more information, call 410-you are a continuing education student. The Medal of Honor Memorial St., is offering monthly bus trips to New 761-7046 or 301-262-6556. • Submit a completed application with Library is offering Earth Day activities York City on April 14 and May 18 with • Fort Meade TOP III Association meetssupporting documentation as listed in the and stories on April 17 at 11 a.m. for discounts to attractions. Bus cost is $55. the second Wednesday of each month atapplication package, which may be down- pre-kindergarten and at 3 p.m. for For more information, call 301-677-7354 3 p.m. at the Courses. The next meetingloaded, at www.ftmeadeesc.org. school-aged children. or visit www.ftmeademwr.com. is Wednesday. The association is open During both events, participants will to all Air Force active and retired seniorEvelyn Silva Scholarship decorate reusable book bags to tote their noncommissioned officers. For more The Evelyn Silva Scholarship Award library books. MEETINGS information, call Master Sgt. Jonathan For more information, call 301-677- Jacob at 443-479-0616 or email jajacob@of Excellence awarded by the Enlisted 5522. • Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the nsa.gov.Spouses Club is valued at $2,000 and will first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. • Fort Meade E9 Association meets thebe applied to the 2012-2013 academicschool year. Easter Egg Hunt at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The This scholarship will be awarded to one Omega Psi Phi and Youth Services will meeting is tonight in the banquet hall in next meeting is April 13. The associationgraduating high school senior. This year, sponsor their Annual Easter Egg Hunt for back of the building. If you come early, is open to active, retired, Reserve andthe Armed Forces Communications and children ages 13 and under on Saturday at you may join us for dinner at 6 p.m. For National Guard E9s of any uniformedElectronics Association Central Mary- 2 p.m. at the Youth Center. more information, call 410-674-4000. service. All E9s in this area are invitedland Chapter will contribute an additional The event is free to the military • Single Parent Support Group meets the to attend a breakfast and meet the$2,000 to this scholarship. community and will feature a coloring second and fourth Monday of the month membership. For more information, visit Scholarships may be used at any accred- contest, jelly bean guessing contest and from 6 to 8 p.m. at School Age Services, www.e9association.org or call 410-551-ited college, university, business or voca- door prizes. 1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is 7953.tional school for one year. Egg hunts will be divided by age. Monday. • Survivor Outreach Services Family Only high school seniors may apply. Children should bring their own basket. Topics include legal and custody issues, Group will gather April 13 from 6 to 8Applicants must be the child of a service For more information, call 301-677- discipline, dating and co-parenting with a p.m. at Panera Bread Company, 6435member from any branch. The service 1437. previous partner. Free child care provided Dobbin Road, Columbia. To attend, callmember must reside in the Fort Meade on site. 301-677-7314.area. Picerne Easter egg hunt For more information, call Rikki Ford, • Families Dealing with Deployment Applicants must be enrolled as a full- Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677- meets the first and third Monday of everytime student. Picerne Military Housing invites all residents to attend its annual Easter egg 3617 or email rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.mil. month beginning April 16 from 5:30 to They should submit a completed appli- • Enlisted Spouses Club meets the 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neighborhoodcation with supporting documentation as hunt and free photos with the Easter Bunny on April 16 from noon to 2 p.m. second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Center.listed in the application package, which at the Clubhouse in Bldg. T-4, across from The group is for families who have amay downloaded, at www.ftmeadeesc.org. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center. Separate egg hunts will be held for the Pet Care Center. The next meeting is service member at any stage of deploy- each age group, along with craft projects Monday. For more information, visit www. ment. Children may participate in activities for all. Photos with the Easter bunny ftmeadeesc.org. designed to aid their understanding and YOUTH will be from noon to 2 p.m. • NARFE Chapter 1519 will meet increase coping skills related to deployment. Hunts will start promptly; arrive early Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Parents will develop skills to deal with sepa- enough to get in line. Bring a basket or Hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., ration, learn about resources and gain sup-All-American Girl Scout bag to collect eggs. Glen Burnie. port from others in similar circumstances. The speaker will be Pat Kloiber on For more information, call Rikki Ford,Day For more information, call Potomac behalf of Nurses Available, a private-duty Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677- Place at 410-672-2981. All-American Girl Scout Day will be nursing agency that provides services such 3617 or e-mail rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.held April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Manor as personal care, meal preparation and mil.View Elementary School. transportation to appointments. • Meade Area Garden Club will Registration deadline is Friday. The RECREATION All current and retired federal meet April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Jessupnumber of spaces is limited. employees and their spouses are invited. Community Hall at the corner of Route Cost for current, registered Girl Scouts Out & About For more information or to join, call 175 and Wigley Avenue.is $5 and includes snack and special Diane Shreves, publicity chairman, at 410- Dick Lahn, founder and executiveevent patch. Cost for new girls is $17 and • Decanter Wine Festival, April 760-3750. director of the Chesapeake Bay Stringincludes the $12 registration fee, snack 21 and 22, noon to 6 p.m., Pimlico • Bridging the Gap deployment support of Pearls Project and the Annapolisand special event patch. Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., group, sponsored by Army Community Sustainable Business Alliance, will ln honor of Military Child Month, the Baltimore. Enjoy an infield view of live Service, meets the second Tuesday of the present a program on how to preserve theGirl Scouts is inviting military-connected horse races, samples of fine Maryland month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Potomac Place lands, wildlife and water throughout thegirls to a special event. Bring a friend and wine, great food, and arts and crafts. Neighborhood Center. The next meeting Chesapeake Bay watershed.receive a Bring-a-Friend patch. Learn General admission is $30. For more is Tuesday. For more information, call The public is invited. No reservationsabout All-American Girl Molly and her information, call 410-252-9463 or Sharon Collins at 301-667-4116 or email are required. Refreshments will beconnection to the military. visit www.marylandwine.com/festivals/ sharon.j.collins@us.army.mil. served. For more information, call Lois Current Girl Scouts should register festivalsID/986. • Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve Stephenson, club president, at 410-740-online at gscm.org. New girls may register • The Montpelier Spring Jazz Series Association meets the second Wednesday 8024 or Pat Loosararian, membershipby emailing Emily Penn at epenn@gscm. features jazz pianist Gerald Clayton on of each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post chairperson, at 410-519-6443. April 13 at 8 p.m. at Montpelier Artshttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 19
  • 17. S portsHooplaMeade alumni tip off against former football prosBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer Eric Brown spent his high schoolbasketball career winning two regionalchampionships for Meade High Schoolin 1999 and 2000. On Friday, he returned to the gymwhere the championship banner stillhangs. This time, however, Brown wasn’tplaying a regular game. If he wanted to score, Brown wasgoing to have to go through former NFLplayers defensive back John Booty andlinebacker Ravin Caldwell. “I don’t mind doing that,” Brown saidof driving through the pros. Former Meade High basketball playerstook on ex-professional football playersin a “Beat the Pro” charity basketballgame at the high school, defeating thepros 89-73. The Meade Alumni Association spon-sored the event in hopes of raising enoughmoney to provide two $250 scholarshipsfor Meade students. The organization has held similarevents with alumni picking up their highschool sports for one more game to helpraise money for the school or commu-nity. Alumni have competed in soccer games,but the Beat the Pro basketball games arethe only events that feature retired profes-sional players. Last year’s Beat the Pro event raised photos by brian krista Meade High School alumni Jovar Joyce (left) battles for a rebound with former Washington Redskins linebacker Ravin Caldwell during a “Beat the Pro” charity game Friday evening at the high school. The Meade Alumni Associa- tion sponsored the event to raise money for scholarships. $700 for the Meade High boys basketball skins from 1985 to 1992. Other pros in here to play ball.” team. included Booty, Caldwell, Eddie Echols Friday’s game was a rematch of last “The goal for us as an alumni asso- and Darnerien McCants. year’s Beat the Pro, in which the profes- ciation is to support the community and “We like going out, staying active and sionals came from behind to tie the game. embrace the name ‘Meade High School’ lending our support to the community,” The 58-58 tie forced the pros to return for within the community and school,” said Booty said. “We can’t do what we used one more game, players said at the time. Derrick Farmer, president of the Meade to do, but we can come out and lend Since last year’s event, players were Alumni Association. “We’re trying to our skills to promote what they’re trying eager to get back on the court and finally do things to get the school and students to do.” beat the pros. involved.” Organizers said it wasn’t a problem to “When they did it [the game] last year,Janero Burrell, 9, gets an autograph The professional team was put togeth- get Meade High alumni to participate in they wanted to do it the next month,”from former professional quarterback er by Gridiron Legacy and featured four- the event. Seven former players suited up Farmer said. “Every month they’ve beenEddie Echols before the “Beat the Pro” time Pro-Bowler and two-time Super for the charity game. asking, ‘When are we going to playcharity basketball game. Bowl Champion Gary Clark, who played “It always feels good to come back,” again?’ ” wide receiver for the Washington Red- Brown said. “I’d do anything to get back Booty, who played college football at20 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 18. S ports Sports Shorts Intramural softball close May 1. To clean out inventory, the shop is meeting offering discounts of up to 50 percent. A coaches meeting for intramural For more information, call 301-677- softball will be held April 17 at 1 p.m. at 5326. Murphy Field House. Units interested in forming a team Farewell Commander’s should send at least one representative Cup to the meeting. For more information, call 301-677- Garrison Commander Col. Edward 3318 C. Rothstein will host the Farewell Commander’s Cup golf tournament on Earth Day 5K Run/ April 29 at the Courses. Final registration will be at 11 a.m. 1-Mile Walk on the day of the tournament. The The installation’s annual Run Series shotgun start is at noon. kicks off April 21 with an Earth Day Cost is $75 per player or $250 per 5K Run/1-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. at Burba four-person team. Fee includes lunch, Park. cart prizes and an awards banquet. The pre-registration cost for Registration is ongoing. Call 301- individuals is $15. Cost on the day of 677-5236. the run is $25. The pre-registration cost is $40 for a “Old Joe” Golf family of three to six people. On the day Tournament of the event, the cost is $60 per family. The pre-registration cost for groups The Fort Meade Officers’ Spouses’ of seven to 10 is $85. Club is sponsoring the 7th Annual An individual can register for the “Old Joe” Golf Tournament on April entire season for $80. All runners will 20 at the Courses. receive a T-shirt. Registration costs $80 and includes The next run will be the Patriot Pride green fees and cart, putting contest, 10K/1-mile walk on May 19 at Murphy breakfast and lunch. Registration fee Field House. for OSC members and spouses is $70. For more information, call 301-677- Proceeds benefit scholarship and 7916. welfare programs of the Fort Meade military community. Joint Service Installation Registration deadline is April 18. For more information or to Run register, email Dana O’Shea at Headquarters Command Battalion danaoshea@hotmail.com or visit www. will host a Joint Service Installation fortmeadeosc.org. Run on May 18 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. Coaches needed Partner organizations, civilians and Coaches are needed for the Child, guests are welcome to participate in the Youth and School Service’s track and three-mile “Resiliency Run”. soccer teams.Eric Brown of the Meade High School alumni team searches for an open man while For more information, call 301-677- All coaches are required to completeformer professional quarterback Eddie Echols defends during the “Beat the Pro” 4719 or 301-677-5153. a background check and attend coachbasketball game on Friday. Seven Meade High alumni played against five former certification training. Head andprofessional football players, for an 89-73 alumni win. Member Appreciation assistant coaches whose children are Day enrolled in spring sports will be given a coach’s discount.Texas Christian University then profes- “Tonight is the night,” Booty said. All members of the Courses can play For more information, call 301-677-sionally for the New York Jets, Phila- “Our goal is to compete. We want to for free on April 28. 1329 or email jesse.c.miller2.naf@mail.delphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals, New compete and have fun and do something Carts are included. mil.York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buc- for a worthy cause.” For more information, call 301-677-caneers, said last year’s close game came But the pros were no match for the 5329.down to the fact that the alumni’s youth- swift alumni team, as the former Meadeful vigor bested the older pros. High players defeated the ex-football Golf Pro Shop closing This year, Booty said, the pros were players 89-73.looking to settle the score from last year’s “I know it’s all for fun, but I came to saledraw. win,” Brown said. The Pro Shop at the Courses willhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 21
  • 19. S ports Want a better job? Jibber Jabber - Opinion Great candidates are bilingual. Join the 1,200 professionals who advance Still time for a final round their careers every year through foreign Thankfully, I was finally able to do it — it out that Doug’s poor tee shot had more to do language training at ICA. being shooting a round of golf with Courses with the lack of a proper warm up as opposed Clubhouse manager Doug Dehner. to the stature of his playing partner. If you remember, a few weeks ago I was But at least the conversation was good, complaining about not being able to find the and the course, quite frankly, was gorgeous time to get out and shoot a round with the jolly — thanks to Jimmy and his team. Group classes man from St. Louis who came to Fort Meade Like the rest of us who played the course via New York City some 13 years ago. pre-BRAC, Doug still can’t help but reflect on starting I guess I could have used the word “old” to what used to be. April 30, 2012. describe him as well. One, the word itself goes “This was a world-class course,” Doug well with the adjective “jolly.” Plus, he is tech- recalled. One-on-one nically a senior. But anyone who knows Doug, One so prosperous that it helped support knows his spirit and demeanor are anything other local military courses, like Fort Belvoir private but elderly. I don’t even know if anyone would and the one on Aberdeen, stay afloat. instruction call them mature. “Fred (longtime Courses Director Fred In fact, we were downright mischievous as I Heuval) and I used to run two full tourna- available since walked into the Clubhouse Monday. Partially ments a day, one in the morning and one in 1986. because you can’t help but be a little anxious the afternoon,” Doug said. and giddy when it is sunny and 60 degrees, As easy as it could have been for Doug and and you’ve got nothing but a round of golf I to get stuck in nostalgia or bogged down in in front of you. the current issues surrounding the course, the Also, we had to try and temper that excite- conversation quickly turned into one most Call Today! ment from Doug’s boss, and probably my favorite person on the garrison staff, DFMWR people have when they are on the links. Banter filled with over-exaggerations of greatness, 703-527-8666 Director Martha McClary, who had a pretty back-handed compliments and great stories. good idea we were up to something ras- This is especially true with Doug, who seemed www.icalanguages.com cally. Classy as always, she didn’t say anything. to have a story for every shot, or missed hit Approved for Instead, she got us focused fairly quickly on in my case. Veterans Education the imperative reason why she was there in We couldn’t help but talk more about Fred, Benefits the first place. who spent more than 30 years ensuring The She was working on ways to enhance Preeminent Center for Information, Intelli- the Courses’ communication plan so that gence and Cyber also had the preeminent mili- employees and golfers were more aware of the tary course in the National Capital Region. Become a Dental Assistant important information they will need in regard to the historic facility closing its fairways for “He forgot more about golf than I’ll ever know,” Dehner said about the man who con- in just 11 weeks DATS good on May 1. Determining the best place to post potential job openings and workshops vinced Doug to take a job at the Courses after he retired from the banking industry. • Dental Terminology & Charting • X-Ray Certification Eligibility • Clinical Skills for current employees, and finding alternate We talked about the staff and, of course, I • Sterilization of Equipment & OSHA Guidelines • Adult CPR • Job Interviewing Techniques avenues to share information were a couple had to try and get an explanation for why we of the items we worked through. In fact, the ever let the driving range go after the BRAC Westminster Open House 4/9/2012 efforts Martha and her team are making is reconfiguration. Apparently, it had to do with Classes Begin April 23rd worthy of a column in itself. But for now, environmental issues. The good news is it 412 Malcolm Drive, Ste 100 Westminster, MD 21157 be assured we gave the work its appropriate seems there is serious talk about bringing a Annapolis Open House TBD respect before Doug and I finally made it out driving range back to the area when the course Classes Begin in April to Parks for our round. closes. Batting cages, too. It’s not a perfect 180 Admiral Cochrane Dr., Ste 200 Annapolis, MD 21044 He seemed clearly intimidated by the aura solution, but at least it is something. Columbia Open House 4/11/2012 of playing with a big-timer such as myself. When I capped off an otherwise perfect Classes Begin April 25th How else could you explain his first tee shot afternoon by missing another putt, Doug and Century Plaza • 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Ste 410 Columbia, MD 21044 skipping all of 15 feet from the tee box? I, I shook hands and made our way to the cart Germantown Open House 4/12/2012 on the other hand, showed no such nerves as pretty confident that we’d head out again. Our Classes Begin April 26th I sent my first ball some 225 yards down the only regret being we didn’t get out sooner. 19512-A Amaranth Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 center of the fairway. “We still have time,” Doug assured me. Tuition is Call To Reserve Your Seat! “Look at you beating up on an old man,” You all still have time too. only $2800 Dehner said. To schedule a tee-time, call 301-677-5326. DATS Dental Assistant Training School “Best shot I’ll hit all day,” I replied, humble as ever. If you have comments on this or any- thing to do with sports, contact me at chad. Classes Begin Soon! Call To Reserve Your Space! 877-777-8719 • www.datsmd.com Unfortunately, I was right. It also turned t.jones.civ@mail.mil.22 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • 20. M ovies The movie schedule is subject to change. For a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website atwww.aafes.com. Movies start Wednesdays to Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 foradults (12 and older) and $2.25 for children. Today through April 15Today & Sunday: “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds”(PG-13). Businessman Wesley Deeds (TylerPerry) is jolted out of his scripted life whenhe meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a singlemother who works on the cleaning crew in hisoffice building.Friday: “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (PG-13). Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is still strug-gling with the curse of the Ghost Rider, a.k.a.the devil’s bounty hunter.Saturday: “This Means War” (PG-13). CIA oper-atives, played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, arefriends and partners until they find themselvesvying for the affections of Reese Witherspoon. April 12-13: “Wanderlust” (R). Rattled by suddenWednesday & April 14-15: “Act of Valor” (R). unemployment, a Manhattan couple (Paul RuddReal-life active-duty Soldiers serve as actors and Jennifer Aniston) surveys alternative livingin this fictionalized account of a team of U.S. options, ultimately deciding to experiment withNavy SEALs racing against the clock to foil a living on a rural commune where free love rules.terror attack. 2012 Defense Security+Sensing FREE EXHIBITION 24–26 April 2012 Baltimore Convention Center Meet 500 suppliers of the latest technologies in - optics - infrared systems - lasers - robotics - sensors - unmanned vehicles - image processing - optoelectronic - spectroscopy components Exhibition: 24–26 April 2012 Conferences: 23–27 April 2012 spie.org/soundoffhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil April 5, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 23
  • 21. R eligion Spring religious services on Fort Meade April 8 – Easter Sunday Contemporary Protestant – 10:30 a.m., Cavalry Chapel April 8 – Easter Sunday Gospel Protestant Service – 11 a.m., Chapel Center April 8 - Postwide Catholic Services April 5 – Maundy Thursday Service – 11 a.m., NSA Ecumenical April 5 – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7 p.m., Chapel Center Easter Sunrise April 6 – Good Friday service – 11 a.m., NSA April 6 – Good Friday Stations of the Cross – noon, Chapel Center Service April 6 – Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 7 p.m., Chapel Center 7 a.m., April 7 – Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil – 8 p.m., Chapel Center April 8 – Easter Sunday Masses – *Regular Sunday Mass Schedule Chapel Center *Regular Catholic Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday: 5 p.m. Cavalry Chapel; Sunday: 9 a.m. Chapel Center; 12:15 p.m. Post Chapel. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass Protestant Services at Cavalry Chapel on Holy Saturday, April 7. Regularly scheduled noon Mass will be April 5 – Holy Thursday Protestant Service – 11 a.m., NSA held at the Post Chapel, except April 5 and 6. April 6 – Good Friday Protestant Service – 11 a.m., NSA April 6 – Good Friday Episcopal Service – 7 p.m. Post Chapel Jewish Services April 8 – Easter Sunday Episcopal Service – 8:30 a.m., Post Chapel April 9-12 – Passover meals – 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Chapel CenterApril 8 – Easter Sunday Traditional Protestant Service – 10:30 a.m., Post Chapel Chaplain’s Word Find the Fort Meade FEELINGS Religious Schedule “Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from at coming, but we can choose which ones to surf.” www.ftmeade.army.mil. Look for the “Community” tab then click — Jonathan Martensson on “Religious Services” for schedules, events and contact information. Get to work on time. Know the hours of operation for Access Gates on Fort Meade Demps Visitor Control Center, Gate 2: Mapes Road and Gate 6: Llewellyn Avenue and Gate 7: Reece Road and Bldg. 902 Reece Road Maryland Route 175 Maryland Route 175 Maryland Route 175 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through (Demps Visitor Control Monday through Friday Monday through Friday; Friday for inbound traffic; Center gate) 24-hour closed weekends and holidays 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through access Gate 1: Mapes Road and Route 32 Friday for outbound traffic 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Gate 3: Rockenbach Road 7 days a week 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week28 SOUNDOFF! April 5, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil