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    • Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 30 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ July 26, 2012 glory days Fort Meade welcomes four new commanders photo by jen ryndaFour-year-old Samantha Ruth of San, Pedro, Calif., patiently waits for the start of the change of command ceremony for her aunt Col. Yvette C. Hopkins, who assumedcommand of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group on Friday at McGlachlin Parade Field. The 704th MI Brigade, Fort Meade U.S. Army Dental Activity and Asymmetric WarfareGroup’s Baker Squadron each had a change of command ceremony over the past week. See Pages 10-13 for coverage of the ceremonies.you’re hired award winning UPCOMING EVENTSCYSS apprentice Fort Meade firefighters Friday, 7-10 p.m.: Deck Party - The Lanesprogram employs named Army’s Small Friday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Country-Top 40 Night - Club Meade Fire Department of Year saturday, 3 & 5:30 p.m.: Summer SKIES Drama Camp Performances - McGillyouth for summer Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Armed Forces Blood Drive - McGill Training Centerpage 6 page 3 Aug. 4, 7 p.m.: Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus Concert - Constitution Park
    • Commander’s Column Soundoff! Happy birthday ACS; ´ Editorial Staff Guaranteed circulation: Garrison Commander 11,285 Col. Edward C. Rothstein stay safe in the sun Acting Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Debra McGarity Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones Chad.T.Jones.civ@mail.mil Chief, Command Information Philip H. Jones There’s a saying in the military: “The strength one to 12 at 3 Philip.H.Jones.civ@mail.mil of a service member comes from the strength of p.m. and 5:30 Assistant Editor & Senior Writer their families.” p.m. at McGill Rona S. Hirsch This week, one of the Army’s most valuable Training Center. Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes family programs committed to supporting service The organiza- Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz members and their families, Army Community tion is the largest Design Coordinator Timothy Davis Service, celebrated its 47th birthday. touring children’s Supple­mental photography provided Since 1965, ACS has assisted commanders in theater program by Patuxent Publishing Co. maintaining the readiness of individuals, families in the country. and communities within the Army by developing, The youth Advertising coordinating and delivering services that promote performance is General Inquiries 410-332-6300 self-reliance, resiliency and stability during war produced in col- COL. Edward c. and peace. laboration with Rothstein Allison Thompson Garrison Commander 410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.com ACS is part of the family of programs provided Fort Meade’s Michele Griesbauer by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & 410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.com and Recreation. ACS is designed to provide real-life Skills Unlimited program. solutions for Soldiers and their families. My safety alert this week supports the Ameri- If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are We often think about ACS when we relocate can Cancer Society’s campaign for sun safety and experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com. from one military installation to another or when promotes ways you can protect yourself and your Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through we prepare for a deployment. family while outdoors. Most skin cancers are pre- Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ACS also provides an array of other services ventable if you follow a few simple steps to shield Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the such as information about military and civilian your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary agencies in our region, financial planning and According to the American Cancer Society, sun of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday emergency financial assistance, information about safety can be as easy as remembering the catch except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. employment opportunities, Exceptional Family phrase: “Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap!” Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the Member Programs, education planning and Family • Slip on a shirt, preferably a dark-colored shirt 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. Advocacy Programs, which include stress and anger with tightly woven fabric and long sleeves. management classes and relationship-enrichment • Slop on sunscreen with a sun protector factor Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage workshops. (SPF) of 30 or more. without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, What you may not know is that ACS offers its • Slap on a wide-brimmed hat. user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser services to all members of the military, regardless • Wrap on sunglasses and protect your eyes from will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. of branch of service. the sun. Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department So whether you’re a single service member or a • Stay in the shade, particularly between 10 a.m. of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are Soldier with family, ACS has programs designed to and 4 p.m. not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance help you face the challenges of military life today You should also be mindful of the correct way to of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of and tomorrow. apply sunscreen. For the best effect, apply sunscreen the Army of the products or services advertised. As we celebrate ACS this week, please remember 20 to 30 minutes before stepping outside. A palm- that ACS is always looking for members of the Fort sized amount of sunscreen should be enough to Meade community to serve as volunteers who are cover an average adult’s arms, legs, neck and face. www.ftmeade.army.mil willing to use their skills and talents to enhance ACS programs. For more information about ACS, For best results, most sunscreens need to be reap- plied every two hours and after swimming, sweating You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd call 301-677-5590. heavily or toweling off. and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. As we close out the month of July, there are a It’s also important to read the label before you couple DFMWR activities going on this weekend buy sunscreens. Many groups, including the Ameri- that you should consider supporting. can Academy of Dermatology, recommend prod- On Friday, Club Meade will host its Country- ucts with an SPF of at least 30. The SPF number Co n t e n t s Top 40 Night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event is a great way to celebrate summer, make new friends represents the level of protection against UV rays provided by the sunscreen. A higher number means and dance the night away. more protection. News.............................. 3 Sports................................... 16 The Lanes will sponsor a free Deck Party on Remember, protecting yourself and the ones Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be games, prizes you love from the sun reduces the chance of skin Trouble Ticket................ 4 Movies.................................. 19 and music. A special food menu will be available cancer. for purchase. Let’s continue to make good decisions this sum- Community.................. 14 Classified.............................. 20 On Saturday, Missoula Children’s Theatre will mer. Stay focused on safety. present a performance featuring youths in grades Team Meade! SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • NewsFort Meade named Army Top Small Fire DepartmentBy Rona S. HirschStaff Writer With just 43 firefighters, the Fort MeadeDepartment of Fire and Emergency Servicesresponds to emergencies on and off post,provides safety training to residents andperforms community service to benefit localcharities. For its tireless work, the Fire Depart-ment was named the Department of theArmy’s Small Fire Department of the Yearfor 2011. The announcement was made July 17 byJohn Erichsen, director of Army Fire andEmergency Services. “It’s a great way to tell the guys we did agreat job,” Fort Meade Fire Chief E.J. Rouvetsaid of the recognition. A trophy will be presented to the FortMeade Fire Department in a ceremony at thePentagon. The date has not yet been set. The department will now compete againstthe other service branches in the DoD-levelcompetition. Fire chiefs from the Interna-tional Association of Fire Chiefs will judgethe submissions. Results are expected nextmonth. The Fire Department initially won at theInstallation Management Command level on PHOTO COURTESY OF FORT MEADE FIRE DEPARTMENTMay 23 after submitting a nomination pack-age listing its accomplishments from January Members of the Fort Meade Department of Fire and Emergency Services stand outside the firehouse. The 43-member departmentthrough December 2011. was recently named the Department of the Army’s Small Fire Department of the Year for 2011 after winning the Installation “We were very active that year — the Management Command competition on May 23.earthquake, Hurricane Irene,” said Rouvet,Fort Meade’s fire chief since 2007. “We had The cutoff for the category of small • Forward leaning! Utilizing Facebook to “Everyone can ride trucks and performinstances where we could show how well we fire department is three companies, or rigs. spread fire safety message, simultaneously firefighting duties, if needed,” said Rouvet, aperformed.” “That’s what we have,” Rouvet said. receiving program feedback retired Air Force master sergeant who served The document was accompanied by a let- In its nomination package, the Fire • 9/11 ceremony and post run to remember 30 years.ter of recommendation from Garrison Com- Department listed its achievements beneath both fallen firefighters and military The department also responds to incidentsmander Col. Edward C. Rothstein. the motto: “We protect those who serve.” • Secret Santa: Adopted two families of outside the gates, from vehicular accidents to “It’s an awesome recognition,” Rothstein • We provide life-saving support to 258,000 deployed members - raised funds/provided house fires.said when notified of the announcement. “It’s military and their families, retirees, civilians, dinner, fuel and presents “We work hand-in-hand with the Annea confirmation of the Fire Department’s hard contractors, 2994 residences, seven schools, The Army recognition follows an array Arundel County Fire Department,” Rouvetwork and dedication to service.” four Child Development Centers, 87 tenant of honors for the Fort Meade Fire Depart- said. “If we’re first on the scene of a fire, we’ll Winning packages are based on a point organizations. ment. be the first to fight the fire, ventilate the room,system, said Gerald Adams, fire protection • The department provides suppression/ The department was recognized as the perform rescue. Firefighters are firefightersspecialist for Headquarters IMCOM at Joint HAZMAT/prevention guidance to federal Army’s Small Fire Department of the Year are firefighters. We show up on the scene andBase San Antonio, Texas. agencies nationwide. for the Northeast Region Office for both work with whomever we need to.” “Once IMCOM got the packages, • Nine firefighters were awarded Depart- 2007 and 2006. The Fort Meade Fire Department isIMCOM convened a board of the San ment of the Army Achievement Medals Keith Stumpf was named NERO Army divided into seven crews. There are 14 to 15Antonio City Fire Department to judge for Civilian Service for lives saved at many Firefighter of the Year for 2010. firefighters per duty day: three crews plus onesubmissions,” Adams said. “They judged the incidents. Fort Meade Fire Chief Officer Jeff Clark dispatcher and one chief officer. Crews workpackages and sent the winners to IMCOM, • The department responded to 2,400 was named NERO’s Fire Officer of the Year two 24-hour shifts and then are off duty forwho sent the packages to the Department of emergencies on post and outside the Fort for 2007. 72 continuous hours.the Army.” Meade gates in Anne Arundel County. William “Jeremy” Magers was named After the department was notified of the The DOA selection committee subse- • Community Emergency Response Teams: Civilian Firefighter of the Year for 2007. IMCOM win in May, Rouvet treated threequently reviewed nomination packages sub- training residents to respond to large-scale Timothy Massey was named Civilian Fire- crews to lunch and another three crews tomitted by IMCOM as well as Army Mobility incidents fighter of the Year in 2009. dinner.Command, the Army National Guard, Army • Participates in the annual Polar Bear Department personnel includes 34 fire- “I bought the ingredients for them toReserve and other Army fire organizations, Plunge to benefit the Maryland Special fighters, five chief officers and four fire cook the meal,” Rouvet said. “We alwayssaid Adams. Olympics inspectors. eat together at the firehouse.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
    • N ewsSocial Security rated Community Crime Watchtop for online services Compiled by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services July 15, Burglary of a fam- inch LED television.By Wendy Poulson ily dwelling: The victim stated person(s) unknown threw a largeSocial Security District Manager rock, which shattered his dinning July 19, Wrongful damaging ofGlen Burnie private property: The victim stat- room window, and entered the ed an unknown juvenile sprayed If there was an Olympics for customer services quarters and removed variousavailable online, the services at socialsecurity.gov red paint on his property. An items totaling more than $2,500. investigation revealed there waswould be the Michael Phelps of that competi- red paint across the entire lengthtion. July 17, Burglary of a family dwelling: of the garage door and both sides of Over the years, Social Security’s online services Unknown person(s) cut a window screen, the siding. There also was paint on thehave been rated the best in government and the entered the residence and removed two driveway, sidewalk and grass. Furtherbest in all industries. wallets, credit/bank cards, two cameras, investigation revealed that the victim’s When it comes to independent customer sat- a cell phone, a gold pendant with dia- vehicle had paint on the passenger sideisfaction scores, Social Security’s online services monds and a gift card. door and rear passenger-side rim.consistently bring home the gold, silver andbronze. The American Customer Satisfaction July 17, Larceny of private property: July 20, Wrongful damaging of govern-Index tracks customer satisfaction and rates web- Unknown person(s) cut the lock securing ment property: An investigation revealedsites for their performance. a bicycle to a fence at Child Development the subject intentionally busted the win- Of all online services provided by 101 federal Center III and stole the bicycle. dow in the entry door of Heard Hallagencies in the running, Social Security took all of barracks because he left his access key in his assigned room.the top three spots again in the latest survey. July 17, Larceny of private property: In third place, the application for Extra Help Since its launching in May, the online Social Secu- Unknown person(s) by unknown meanswith Medicare Part D prescription drug costs is rity Statement is rated 88, giving this new service gained access to the victim’s secured July 20, Disrespect to superior noncom-rated 89. one of the highest ratings in government. vehicle and removed a navigation GPS missioned officer and police, failure to system and iPod. obey other order, resisting arrest, disor- Bringing home the silver, in second place, the Whether you want to plan for or apply for your derly conduct: The Directorate of Emer-Retirement Estimator scored a 91. retirement, look into other benefits available, or gency Services was notified of a disor- And the top-rated online service in government learn about the history of the program, you can July 17, Larceny of private property: Unknown person(s) by unknown means derly Soldier. An investigation revealedis the online application for Social Security ben- do it all at Social Security’s website. the subject was refusing to obey orders entered the victim’s quarters and removedefits, with a satisfaction score of 92. When you’re taking a break from the Summer various items. and instructions given by an NCO and It’s worth noting that even Social Security’s Olympics, visit the Olympian of online services at police units on scene. Units attempted tonewest online service is already scoring high praise. socialsecurity.gov. apprehend the subject when he began to July 19, Burglary of a family dwelling: resist. Units used minimal force to gain The victim stated that person(s) unknown compliance. entered his quarters and removed a 52- Have you noticed an issue on post Trouble and wondered if anything is being done to fix it? Email concerns and Chaplain’s Word: issues to chad.t.jones.civ@mail. THE SENSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL Ticket mil. Each week, Soundoff! will address issues identified on post and describe what is being done to “A man should hear a little music, read a little solve them. poetry and see a fine picture every day of his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the Issue: Plan: Status: sense of the beautiful, which God has implanted in Youth Services Sports Renovate the Youth Services Actual use of fields is the human soul.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Complex needs renovations Sports Complex expected to be spring 2013; see Page 17 for more McGill Training Center Install a new HVAC Survey work has begun; full Follow Fort Meade HVAC is inoperative install set for completion September; portable A/C at Twitter.com/ftmeademd (except in the ballroom) units being used in classrooms SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • N ewsNew ‘no parking’ policy near KimbroughDES begins enforcement SundayKimbrough Public Affairs Street, in between the two ball fields In an effort to increase the safety on Llewellyn Avenue and on 5th Streetof Soldiers, patients, and staff, the near the corner of Ernie Pyle and 5thKimbrough Ambulatory Care Center streets.leadership has worked closely with Additional parking will becomeFort Meade garrison leadership to available in the coming weeks anddevelop a safe solution to the parking months as construction around Kim-issues around the clinic. brough is completed and parking spac- Beginning Sunday, parking will no es are once again accessible.longer be permitted along LlewellynAvenue and Ernie Pyle Street in thevicinity of Kimbrough. “No Parking” signs will be posted, Starting Sunday, public parking onand personnel who continue to park in Llewellyn Avenue and Ernie Pylethese areas will receive a warning for Street near Kimbrough Ambulato-the first two weeks after the posting ry Care Center will no longer beof the signs. allowed. Temporary “No Parking” Following this initial warning peri- signs will be installed in the area.od, tickets will be issued to motorists Fort Meade Police will issue parkingwho continue to park in these areas. tickets, enforcing the policy, begin- There are several alternative areas ning Aug. 20.in which to park including along Y photo by marine pvt. coby smith Money Problems Threatening Your Service and Family? THIS SUMMER TAKE A PAYMENT VACATION PAY NOTHING FOR 4 MONTHS DURING OUR SUMMER SALES EVENT ARK (Asset Recovery Kit) is a hassle-free, confidential, and smart 2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 FWD way to solve your money problems. We’ll advance you up to $500 until your next pay- LEASE IT NOW FOR day with no interest.* For more information, visit your nearest PenFed branch. Stock #V8708 $ 399 36 months w/ $3,394 due at signing* Payment vacation offer on new 2012 models. *Security deposit waived. Lease scenario based on 10,000 miles per year. Here’s how easy it is: ★ Eligible for active duty, reserve, and national guard military personnel First payment and $2995 cap cost reduction due at signing. Tax, tags and $199 dealer processing fee extra. With approved credit. Offer expires 7/31/12. ★ No interest* ★ No credit report SAFE + SECURE 5 YEAR WARRANTY + 5 YEAR WEAR & TEAR COVERAGE PLAN + 5 YEAR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ★ Completely confidential volvocars.com/us Safe + Secure Coverage Plan excludes tires. Call 866-212-2742 or visit PenFedFoundation.org/ARK *There is a $1/$100 borrowed fee, and credit counseling is required for additional advances. Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) covers all of the Foundation’s labor and rental 333 Busch’s Frontage Road • 410-349-8800 • AnnapolisVolvo.com administrative expenses.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
    • N ewsTeens go to work asHIRED! apprenticesStory and photos by Lisa R. Rhodes LEFT: Aliyah Green holds Kolby Jack, a Chihuahua, at theStaff Writer Five days a week, Tayler Creek begins ‘The program gives these Family Pet Care Center. The 16-his day at the Youth Center at 6 a.m. The 17-year-old assists the facility’s teens insight into what it’s year-old is working at the facility asyouth counselors in supervising children like to have experience in part of Child,enrolled in the Child, Youth and SchoolServices program, periodically completes the workforce.’ Youth and School Services’ HIRED!paperwork, serves meals and helps clean Apprentice Program,the kitchen. James Dey which provides Tayler, son of Brian Creek, a retired Workforce Preparation Specialist employmentAir Force service member, and Shirl opportunities forCreek, an employee at the National Secu- teens at Directoraterity Agency, said he enjoys his job. of Family and “I really like it. Working with kids is ship term. Morale, Welfarereally fun,” said Tayler, who will attend Matthew Wise, supervisory program and RecreationPenn State University in the fall. “When specialist at the Youth Center, said six organizations onI come here, it doesn’t feel like a job. I’m teens are participating in the HIRED! post.having fun.” Program at the facility this summer. Tayler is one of 30 youths ages 15 to “It seems like they’re all working out,” BELOW: Tayler18 participating in the CYSS HIRED! Wise said. “It’s nice to have an extra set Creek, (right), 17,Apprentice Program, which began July 2 of eyes supervising the children.” a participant in theand runs through Sept. 23. Dey said that this year, for the first HIRED! Apprentice The 12-week program provides hands- time during orientation, participants Program, playson work experience for teens at the were required to work on three to four basketball withDirectorate of Family and Morale, Wel- of the training modules that are required Jahahgi Romeu,fare and Recreation organizations on for CYSS employees to complete in order 14, at the Youthpost under the supervision of an adult to work for the Army. Center. Tayler ismanager. This was implemented, Dey said, to one of 30 youths To participate, youths must be eligible help teens understand the high standards who are workingfor CYSS programs; have a 2.0 grade CYSS staffers must meet to fulfill their in the program thispoint average; complete a police back- job responsibilities. summer.ground check; and complete three work- Aliyah Green, a junior at Milford Millforce preparation trainings, two post- Academy in Baltimore County, is work-secondary education trainings and one ing at the Family Pet Care Center.financial management training. The 16-year-old helps the staff wash, The apprenticeship is offered 48 weeks feed and clean up after the dogs, cats andper calendar year. Youths can participate other pets at the center. She also spendsfor up to three years. time playing with the animals. Teens who complete one term are “I love pets,” said Aliyah, daughter ofeligible to receive a $500 stipend from a Roland Green, a retired Soldier. “I havepartnership between the Army and Kan- a dog of my own.”sas State University. Within three years, Aliyah, who hopes to become a cosme-participants can earn up to $4,000. tologist, said she likes her job because she “The program gives these teens insight is busy every day.into what it’s like to have experience in Kim Taylor, manager of the Family Petthe workforce and to learn how FMWR Care Center, said she hopes the facility’sorganizations work,” said James Dey, five HIRED! Apprentices learn what it’sCYSS workforce preparation specialist. like to serve the military community. Youths enrolled in this summer’s pro- “You feel good about helping people,”gram are working at the Youth Center, she said.School Age Center, Family Pet Care Although it is his last term in the pro-Center, Child Development Centers I and gram, Tayler said he is grateful for theII and the Lanes. experience. The teens must commit to work 15 “I feel kind of lucky and honored tohours within a seven-day period for a be in the position I’m in,” he said. “Mosttotal of 180 work hours per apprentice- kids don’t get this kind of opportunity.” SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • N ewsSummer food programavailable to county youthStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer DON’T JUST SIT ME IN ANOTHER DESK. TEACH ME TO STAND OUT. Who says there’s no such thing as afree lunch? Youths ages 2 to 18 from Fort Meadeand surrounding communities are eli-gible to receive a free lunch at Meade At CTU we know the sacrifices you make. Your education shouldn’t be oneMiddle School until Aug. 16, regardlessof family income. of those sacrifices. We offer support designed specifically for current and The Anne Arundel County Public veteran Army personnel and their families.Schools has received federal funds fromthe U.S. Department of Agriculture’sSummer Food Service Program to offera free breakfast and/or lunch to thegeneral public at seven county publicschools through the “Food That’s InWhen School Is Out” meals program. “Summer meals are a continuation of Contact us at 888.617.1555 orthe healthy meals we serve throughout Michael Lyons, 14, a student at Arundel High School, eats a free lunch at Meade visit coloradotech.edu/militarythe year,” said Jodi Risse, Food andNutrition Services supervisor for the Middle School on July 19. Michael is onecounty public schools. “Feeding our of several youths taking advantage of Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Not allchildren throughout the summer will the Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ programs are available to residents of all states. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. 131-31461 0304353 07/12help them return to school ready to free summer lunch program.learn.” Meade Middle School is serving we would have so many children, [that]a nutritious lunch Monday through we couldn’t feed them all — that weThursday from 11 a.m. to noon. No might have an abundance of families,” AFFORDABLE,income requirement or registration is Risse said. “But unfortunately, it’s been CONVENIENT DEGREESnecessary to receive a meal. the contrary. We don’t see them. But This is the second summer the pro- we’re determined.”gram has operated at a Meade cluster Although no income requirement isschool. necessary for the free summer meal pro- Muhammad Diallo, a freshman at gram, Risse said the county’s reducedMeade High School, was one of several and/or free school meal program is aMeade High students to eat a free lunch critical resource.on July 19 after trying out for the high A little less than 40 percent of fami-school’s football team. lies whose children attend the Fort “It’s good,” said Muhammad, as the Meade cluster schools are eligible to14-year-old ate a lunch of pizza, an receive reduced and /or free meals dur-apple and milk. “I was hungry at prac- ing the school year. Students enrolledtice. I didn’t get to eat much at breakfast in summer school, summer enrichmentbecause I had to get out early.” and foreign language programs can also Convenient schedules Since the program began on June 18, receive reduced and/or free meals. for military personnelRisse said less than 20 youths per day Risse said the county public school and their familieshave taken advantage of the lunch pro- system is promoting the free summergram at Meade Middle School. meals program in the hope that more “When we first started this program families become aware of its benefits. Earn your degree in our evening and weekend programs.in the county two years ago, I thought “It’s for everybody,” she said.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing  MBA LOCAL BUSINESSEAS | SERVICES | LINKS TO BUSINESS WEB SITES | MAPS AND DIRECTIONS TO BUSINESSES  Master of Arts in Teaching all at your finger tips  and other undergraduate and graduate programs. Come to our Info Session - July 31, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. MARYLAND’S LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH RSVP TODAY: 202-656-5615 For online or print advertising CALL 410.332.6600 WWW.TRINITYDC.EDU ADMISSIONS@TRINITYDC.EDUPublished by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
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We are conducting a clinical research study to better understand the The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Pro- at the world championships, Lester has the 20-kilome- effects on sexual functioning of an investigational medicationgram will send what it describes as its stron- more than ample motivation to succeed in ter race walk when compared with an approved medication.gest contingent of athletes and coaches ever London. “I’ve had two bronze medals, and on June 30 at You may be eligible to participate if you: • Are 18-55 years oldto the 2012 Olympic Games in London. they’re all right, but I need an Olympic gold the U.S. Olym- • Are currently taking Celexa® (citalopram), Paxil® Eleven WCAP coaches and athletes have medal,” he said. “That’s eating at me more pic Track and (paroxetine) or Zoloft® (sertaline) and your depressionalready qualified to participate. than anything, that I don’t have that gold Field Team Tri- is well controlled WCAP provides Soldier-athletes the sup- medal.” als in Eugene, • Are experiencing sexual side effects thought to be caused by your antidepressant medicationport and training needed to successfully Two-time Olympian Sgt. Spenser Mango, Ore. Nunn At the first study visit we will also review your medical historycompete in Olympic sports on the national 25, of St. Louis, will compete in the 55- competed in and other criteria to see if you are eligible for participation.and international levels, including the win- kilogram/121-pound Greco-Roman class. the 20-kilome- All study-related of ce visits, medical examinations, psychological assessments and study medications will beter and summer Olympics, Pan American A four-time national champion, Mango is ter event at the provided at no cost to qualified participants. You may alsoGames, world championships and Conseil eager to return to the Olympics. 2004 Olympics receive compensation for your time and travel.International du Sport Militaire’s Military “The first time, I’ll admit, I was surprised in Athens but Call today for more information: 240-997-6593World Games. myself ...,” Mango recalled of his Olympic did not make Team USA for the 2008 Bei- Potomac Grove Clinical Research Center The Soldier-athletes serve as ambassadors debut in Beijing. “This time, it’s all business jing Games. His personal best in the 20K AdultDepressionTrial.comfor the Army by promoting it to the world - need to bring home some medals. I’ve race walk is 1 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds.and assisting with recruiting and retention wrestled almost all the top guys in the world Spc. Dennis Bowsher, 29, of Dallas, willefforts. Since 1948, more than 600 soldiers in my weight class. I know what I need to do compete in modern pentathlon, a five-sporthave represented the United States as Olym- – just get out there and really get after it.” event that includes fencing, swimming, eques-pic athletes and coaches. They have collected Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Daryl trian show jumping, cross-country and laser REMODELED TO FITmore than 140 medals in a variety of sports,including boxing, wrestling, rowing, shoot- Szarenski, 44, of Saginaw, Mich., will com- pete in both the 50-meter free pistol and pistol shooting all in the same day. Bowsher finished fourth in both the 2011 Military YOUR LIFESTYLEing, bobsled and track and field. 10-meter air pistol. He struck gold with the World Games in Rio de Janeiro and the WCAP wrestling head coach Shon Lewis, air pistol and silver with the free pistol at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara,a retired staff sergeant who has led the Army 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, where he secured an Olympic berth.to 11 national team titles in Greco-Roman Mexico. Szarenski finished 13th at the Olym- Staff Sgt. Charles Leverette, 39, of Brent,wrestling, will lead three of his wrestlers pics in Athens, Greece, in 2004 and 13th in Ala., will serve as Team USA’s assistantto London as an assistant coach for Team Beijing in 2008. He’s aiming for a shot at the boxing coach in London. A former WCAPUSA. podium in London. heavyweight boxer, Leverette was a bronze As a WCAP athlete, Lewis, 45, of Oak- “I’m hoping to keep wearing them down medalist at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Boxingland, Calif., is a 12-time armed forces cham- and get in there and get a medal out of it,” he Team Trials.pion and a 10-time national team member. said. “I think the training regimen that I have Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman, 32, of Eloy, Ariz.,He was named Greco-Roman Coach of now is a lot better. I’ve changed a couple will serve as the trainer and help work thethe Year five times by USA Wrestling, the technical issues and I think I’m heading in corners for Team USA’s boxers in London.governing body for wrestling in the United the right direction. I feel that I’m shooting As a WCAP boxer, Guzman was a three-States. the best now that I’ve ever shot.” time armed forces champion. Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Dre- Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Keith Four-time Olympian Basheer Abdullah,miel Byers, 37, of Kings Mountain, N.C., Sanderson, 37, of San Antonio, will compete a retired staff sergeant and head coach ofwill wrestle in the 120-kilogram/264.5-pound in the 25-meter rapid-fire pistol event. He set the WCAP boxing team from St. Louis, willGreco-Roman division. A world champion an Olympic record during the qualification serve as Team USA’s head boxing coach inin 2002, Byers, a 10-time national champion, rounds in Beijing but left China without a London. He also led the U.S. boxing teamis the only U.S. wrestler who has won gold, medal. in the 2004 Athens Games and served as home livingsilver and bronze medals at the world cham- Four-time Olympian Maj. David John- a technical advisor for Team USA at the Chesapeakepionships. He also is the only American son, 48, of Hampton, Va., has coached three Olympics in 2000 and 2008. +wrestler to win gold at both the open and athletes to Olympic medals and led shooters WCAP also features a Paralympic pro-military world championships. to 25 medals in World Cup events. He will gram for wounded warriors and expects to Spc. Justin Lester is a strong medal again coach Team USA’s rifle shooters in qualify at least one Soldier for the London ChesapeakeHomeandLiving.comcontender in the 66-kilogram/145.5 pound London. Paralympic Games. Sights are set on quali- To advertise or subscribe 410.332.6517Greco-Roman division. Lester, 28, a native Two-time Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn, fying several more for the 2014 Paralympicof Akron, Ohio, heads to England as USA 34, of Evansville, Ind., already qualified for Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 A BALTIMORE SUNWrestling’s reigning Greco-Roman Wrestler the 50-meter race walk and might attempt Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. 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    • C over S toryAWG welcomes newleader of Baker SquadronBy Maj. Sonise Lumbaca officer.AWG Public Affairs Officer “Your performance was stellar, and Members of Asymmetric Warfare you really took all guidance and made itGroup bid farewell to Lt. Col. Thom- happen in the real world,” Mahaney saidas Goldner, the outgoing commander about Goldner’s command performance.of Baker Squadron, and welcomed the Under Goldner’s command, Bakerincoming commander, Lt. Col. Rafael Squadron was the first of AWG’s opera-Lopez, in a change of command cer- tional squadrons to deploy its entireemony Friday on post. headquarters into a combat zone and Col. Patrick J. Mahaney Jr., command- provide dedicated support inside an oper-er of AWG, presided over the ceremony. ational-level warfighting command. “Colonel Mahaney, thank you for the “Now well-established, this [squad-opportunity to command Baker Squad- ron headquarters] presence continues toron,” Lopez said in his remarks. “AWG develop tremendous effects today,” Mah-is my home.” aney said. The AWG provides operational advi- Goldner, a native of Perth Amboy,sory support to Army and joint force N.J., is a graduate of East Stroudsburgcommanders globally to enhance Soldier University in Pennsylvania and the Uni-survivability and combat effectiveness, versity of Kansas.and enable the defeat of current and His previous assignments were withemerging threats in support of Unified the 24th Infantry Division, the Center forLand Operations. Army Lessons Learned, multiple assign- Baker Squadron is one of two opera- ments within the 75th Ranger Regimenttional squadrons within the AWG. Its and various positions within AWG.operational advisors embed with forces During his remarks, Goldner laudeddown range to provide firsthand obser- his command time with Baker Squad-vations of friendly capability gaps and ron.enemy vulnerabilities, and then utilizes “I have served and continue to servethe unit’s reach-back capabilities to a in the company of heroes,” he said. “Ivariety of problem solvers to identify and have continued to be reminded of thisrapidly develop solutions. as members of Baker Squadron have In his remarks, Mahaney spoke about enhanced Soldier survivability and com-Baker Squadron’s capabilities. bat effectiveness in far-flung locations “As our military and civilian lead- around the world.ers continue to emphasize, in order to “Because of the Soldiers, consultantsmeet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s and Department of the Army civilians’uncertainty, we must field an Army, joint service with Baker Squadron, it has beenand interagency team that can rapidly nothing less than awesome. And I’m verydominate any operational environment thankful to Colonel Mis and Coloneland achieve decisive results across a full Mahaney for the opportunity,” he said.range of missions,” Mahaney said. Lopez, a native of Teaneck, N.J., is “Baker Squadron cracked the code on a graduate of the University of Floridadoing that in new ways and in two major and the School of Advanced Militarycombat theaters. With less than 60 tal- Studies.ented, dedicated and veteran profession- He previously served with the 2ndals, the unit directly enhances that Army, Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Armyjoint and interagency team’s survivability, Corps of Engineers, 3rd Infantry Divi-effectiveness and adaptability.” sion 317th Engineer Battalion and in sev- Mahaney also noted that Baker Squad- eral positions within the AWG includingron’s presence was successful because as operations officer.the unit was directly tied to other AWG “This unit is special,” Lopez said atelements operating across the “far-flung the ceremony. “Over the last seven years,reaches of the combat zone, where the it has largely shaped my view and under- Photo by CW2 Rylan Knight‘rubber meets the road,’ where we fight, standing of world events, of how thewhere we survive or die, win or lose.” Army works, of how good people work Lt. Col. Rafael Lopez, incoming commander for the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Goldner, who assumed command of together and of how a small but deter- Group’s Baker Squadron, receives the squadron’s colors from Col. Patrick J. MahaneyBaker Squadron on July 9, 2010, will mined team can make change happen. I Jr., commander of the AWG, during a change of command ceremony held July 20be assigned as the AWG’s operations am honored.” on Fort Meade.10 SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • C over S toryImplanting new leadershipU.S. Army Dental Activity welcomes new commander at Fort MeadeStory and photo by Brandon BieltzStaff Writer The Soldiers, families and friends ofthe Fort Meade U.S. Army Dental Activ-ity filled a small room at Club Meade asthe unit welcomed its new commander. After serving as commander since 2010,Col. David B. Hembree relinquished com-mand to Col. James Howell III duringa ceremony July 18. Hembree is retiringafter 22 years of service, including adeployment to Honduras as part of themedical element of Joint Task Force-Bravo. “I want to say thank you to the UnitedStates Army,” he said. “It has given me so ‘[We will] work as a teammuch more than I could have imagined.” During Hembree’s tenure at DENTAC, and give 110 percent. I amthe unit has experienced several changesincluding construction projects and set- humbled and honored toting up operations at Fort Myer and Fort serve as your leader.’Belvoir — both in Virginia — due tothe Base Realignment and Closure and Col. James M. Howell IIIclosing of Walter Reed Army Medical Fort Meade Dental ActivityCenter. Commander Based at Fort Meade, DENTAC pro-vides dental care to nearly 24,000 servicemembers at nine clinics at Fort Meade, Col. James M. Howell III (left), incomingAberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Detrick, commander of the Fort Meade DentalFort Belvoir, Fort Myer and Carlisle Bar- Activity; Col. Robert J. Miller, commanderrack, Pa. of the Northern Regional Dental “Fort Meade DENTAC presents some Command; and Col. David B. Hembree,of the greatest challenges faced by any outgoing DENTAC commander, prepareDENTAC commander,” said presiding to sing the Army song during a changeofficer Col. Robert J. Miller, commander of command ceremony July 18 at Clubof the Northern Regional Dental Com- Meade. Hembree is retiring from themand. “The DENTAC, over the past two Army after 20 years of service.years, has inherited new facilities, newmissions during the BRAC process and Hembree, who jokingly referred to was assigned as a general dental officer tal, responsible for detainee care at Abuis now what I consider geographically himself as “Extractor 6,” is moving to with the Fort Bragg Dental Activity in Ghraib and Camp Cooper.dispersed more than any DENTAC in the Washington state with his wife, retired North Carolina for four years. Following his 14-month deployment,[Contiguous United States].” Lt. Col. Patty Hembree, and their two Howell then served at battalion dental Howell returned to Germany where he Miller said that under Hembree’s com- children, Grace, 10, and Samuel, 7. surgeon for the 302nd Forward Support served as officer in charge of the Baum-mand, the organization maintained a “Colonel Hembree, you’re simply a Battalion at Camp Casey, Korea, until holder Dental Clinic until May 2008,customer satisfaction level of more than great leader. ... You will be missed,” Miller 1997. He later returned to Fort Bragg, when he was appointed commander of94 percent, while maintaining a dental said. “But, fortunately, the Army finds where he started his residency training the unit. He concurrently served as dep-wellness of 44 percent. The U.S. Army a way to find an outstanding leader to with the Advanced Education in General uty commander of Landstuhl DentalDental Command average is 28 percent. come take his place, here at Fort Meade, Dentistry Program at the Womack Army Activity. “I’ve done my best to leave you a top- in Colonel James Howell.” Medical Center. “I know you’re the right leader for thisnotch organization, but I know there’s Howell, a native of Silver Spring, In 2000, Howell was sent to Germany DENTAC and I look forward to havingalways room for improvement,” Hembree arrived at Fort Meade after briefly serving where his assignments included chief of you as part of our team,” Miller said.said to Howell during the ceremony. “I as commander of the Landstuhl Dental general dentistry with the 67th Combat During his brief remarks, Howellhave no doubt you’ll make it better.” Activity in Germany. Support Hospital, Wuerzburg; platoon expressed his leadership philosophy to During his remarks, Hembree thanked After earning a bachelor’s degree in leader with the 523rd Dental Company, the members of DENTAC, promisingthe Soldiers and civilian staff for the biology from St. Louis University in 1988 Giebelstadt; and officer in charge of the “not to just lead, but to listen and learn”quality of dental service they provide to and a doctorate in dental surgery from the Kitzgen Dental Clinic, Kitzgen. and “work as a team and give 110 percent.service members at the various clinics University of Maryland, Baltimore Col- In 2006, Howell deployed to Iraq ... I am humbled and honored to serve asspanning three states. lege of Dental Surgery in 1992, Howell with the 21st Combat Support Hospi- your leader.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 11
    • C over S toryFormer leader of 310th MI takes over 902nd MI Col. Yvette C. Hopkins assumes command from Col. Andrea L. ThompsonBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer Col. Yvette C. Hopkins may be thenew commander of the 902nd Mili-tary Intelligence Group, but she is nostranger to Fort Meade or the orga-nization. From 2007 to 2009, Hopkins com-manded the 310th MI Battalion, aunit within the 902nd Military Intel-ligence Group formerly known as theCounterintelligence (Counterespio-nage) Battalion until its redesignationin 1996. Hopkins assumed command ofthe 902nd MI from Col. Andrea L.Thompson during a change of com-mand ceremony Friday on McGlachlinParade Field. Thompson, commander of the902nd MI since 2010, will serve as asenior fellow in the Chief of Staff ofthe Army’s Strategic Studies Group atthe Pentagon. “Today marks the change of com-mand in which the 902nd’s proud col-ors are passed from Colonel AndreaThompson to Colonel Yvette Hopkins,”said Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty,commander of U.S. Army Intelligenceand Security Command. “Leaders will PHOTOS BY JEN RYNDAchange, but the loyalty to our nation The unit, nicknamed “The Deuce,”and the mission is unending.” conducts worldwide counterintelligence Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty (right), commander of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security operations in support of Army and Command, passes the guidon to Col. Yvette C. Hopkins, incoming commander of the national objectives including deploying 902nd Military Intelligence Group, during a change of command ceremony Friday on a battalion-sized task force to Iraq. McGlachlin Parade Field. Hopkins assumed command from Col. Andrea L. Thompson, During Thompson’s command, near- who will serve as a senior fellow in the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies ly 400 Soldiers and civilians deployed Group at the Pentagon. to various contingency operations, Fogarty said. and for that I thank all of you,” she Group, Naples, Italy; company com- “Colonel Thompson, you are a spe- said. “I look forward to the next chap- mander for A Company, 308th MI cial leader,” he said. “You brought a ter of this unit’s history.” Battalion, Panama; and platoon leader wealth of combat experience, technical The outgoing commander also wel- for B company, 165th MI Battalion, and tactical acumen and enthusiastic comed Hopkins back to the organiza- Karlsruhe, Germany. leadership to this brigade. You pushed tion. Hopkins also served in multiple staff this organization to its limits, and the “I know the brigade is in great hands positions at the Pentagon; Fort Meade; results speak for themselves.” with you leading the way,” Thompson Kabul, Afghanistan; Iraq; Fort Lewis, Under Thompson’s command, the said to Hopkins. “Have fun. It truly Wash.; Saragevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; 902nd MI won several Army and doesn’t get any better than this.” Honduras; Panama; and Germany. counterintelligence awards and moved Before taking over the 902nd MI, “The 902nd is in great hands in Col-‘You are a national treasure. in April to its new headquarters at Hopkins attended the National War onel Yvette Hopkins,” Fogarty said.I’m excited to be part of the McDonough Hall on Ernie Pyle College in Washington, D.C. During her brief remarks, Hopkins Street. She was commissioned in 1988 after said that although she has been awayteam.’ During the ceremony, Thompson graduating from Central State Univer- from the organization for two years, spoke of the unit’s successes and sity in Wilberforce, Ohio. Throughout she has continued to watch the 902nd Col. Yvette C. Hopkins thanked the Soldiers and civilians of her nearly 25-year career, Hopkins has MI succeed. 902nd MI Group Commander the 902nd MI. had several commands: commander of “You are a national treasure,” she “You’ve made me a better person the 310th MI Battalion, Fort Meade; said. “I’m excited to be part of the and a better intelligence professional, company commander of the 650th MI team.”12 SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • C over S tory704th MI takeson new leaderBy Lisa R. Rhodes Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command,Staff Writer Army Special Operations Command and Col. Anthony R. Hale took the reigns Army Forces Command.of leadership of the 704th Military Intel- Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, com-ligence Brigade from Col. Karen H. Gib- mander of U.S. Army Intelligence andson in a change of command ceremony Security Command, said the brigadeTuesday morning on McGlachlin Parade remains in great hands.Field. “Colonel Hale is the perfect officer to Hale assumed command after attend- take this critical brigade to the next level,”ing the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, said Fogarty, noting that Hale has servedPa., as a National Security Fellow with in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.the Triangle Institute of Security Studies Fogarty said both Hale and Thorntonand the University of North Carolina, will “serve these Soldiers well, and I am photos by nate pesceChapel Hill. absolutely confident in your success.” “I am honored by the opportunity to A native of Aulander, N.C., Hale was Col. Anthony R. Hale, incoming commander of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade,join your ranks and look forward to the commissioned in the Military Intelligence and his wife, Stacey Hale, a former director of the Soldier and Family Assistance Centerchallenges that lie ahead,” Hale said to Corps though the Reserve Officers’ Train- and former manager of the Family Advocacy Program at Army Community Service, arethe Soldiers of the brigade during the ing Corps at North Carolina State Uni- welcomed after the change of command ceremony Tuesday morning on McGlachlinceremony. “You have a proud history and versity in 1990. Parade Field.a well-earned reputation for excellence. Prior to attending the Military Intel-You are the premier signals intelligence ligence Officer Basic Course, Hale servedunit for our Army.” for 2 1/2 years in Headquarters Company, Gibson relinquishes command after 1st Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, Col. Karen H.two years. She will deploy to Kabul on North Carolina Army National Guard. Gibson, outgoingSaturday to serve as director of the Inter- Hale earned a bachelor’s degree in commander of thenational Security Assistance Force’s Com- political science from North Carolina 704th MI Brigadebined Joint Intelligence Operations Cen- State University and a master’s degree who is deployingter-Afghanistan. in National Security and Strategic Stud- to Afghanistan, Retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. ies from the U.S. Naval War College in is greeted byGeorge W. Casey Jr. attended the event. Rhode Island. retired Col. G. In addition to the change of com- His assignments included serving as Dickson Gribblemand ceremony, there also was a change the Joint Special Operations Command Jr., a formerof responsibility ceremony for outgoing liaison to the National Security Agency, commander of theCommand Sgt. Maj. Don W. Harbin, who and commanding the 519th MI Battalion, brigade, followingwill retire after 32 years in the Army, and 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the changeincoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. XVIII Airborne Corps. of commandThornton. Fogarty called the 704th MI Brigade an ceremony The ceremony began with an invoca- “outstanding brigade,” and said its service Tuesday.tion by 704th MI Chaplain (Maj.) Damon members “have been exceptionally well ledO’Nellion and music provided by the by Colonel Karen Gibson and Command392nd Army Service Forces Band of Fort Sergeant Major Harbin.”Lee, Va. Fogarty credited the Soldiers for their The 704th MI conducts synchronized “dedication, versatility and tactical andfull-spectrum signals intelligence, com- technical expertise.” the Year award from INSCOM and the “I am immensely proud of these Sol-puter network and information assur- Gibson was praised for standing up the Department of the Army. The brigade diers, this unit and their contributions toance operations directly and through 780th MI Brigade, the first cyber opera- also earned a National Intelligence Meri- the Army and the nation,” Gibson said.the National Security Agency to satisfy tions brigade in the Army, and for training torious Unit Citation. “They are simply magnificent and the bestnational, joint, combined and Army infor- and deploying more than 280,000 Soldiers “It is clear that Colonel Karen Gibson at what they do, and I am as humbledmation superiority requirements, accord- around the world, including to Iraq and has special gifts,” Fogarty said. “She is today to be among their ranks as I wasing to its website. Afghanistan. one of our most promising senior military when I took the guidon two years ago.” The brigade, which has the motto of “Karen and Don, your team worked intelligence leaders. She is technically pro- Hale told the Soldiers that he and“Here and Everywhere,” has subordinate tirelessly to set conditions to make sig- ficient and a quiet professional.” Thornton pledge their commitment tobattalions at Fort Meade and Buckley nificant progress in our signal and cyber In her remarks, Gibson called the 704th continued excellence in accomplishing theAir Force Base, Colo., with additional capabilities,” Fogarty said. MI “stellar Soldiers” who helped to sup- brigade’s mission.elements assigned in support of Army Under Gibson’s leadership, the bri- port the operation to eliminate Osama “It is a privilege to be counted amongand joint commands such as U.S. Central gade received the Language Program of Bin Laden. your ranks,” he said.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 13
    • C ommunity N ews & N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All Dance partysubmissions are posted at the editor’s dis- Club Meade is sponsoring Country-Topcretion and may be edited for space and 40 Night on Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.grammar. Look for additional community Special menus will be available. There isevents on the Fort Meade website at www. no cover charge.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade For more information, call 301-677-6969.Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. For more information or to submit an Deck Partyannouncement, email Philip Jones at philip. The Lanes will sponsor a Deck Partyh.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-5602. on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The free event will feature games, NEWS & EVENTS prizes and music. A special food and drink menu will be available for purchase. For more information, call 301-677-Bagger-licensing hours 5541. Bagger-licensing renewals for theFort Meade Commissary will be issued file photo Talent show auditionsWednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.at the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office at4409 Llewellyn Ave. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT aug. 7 The Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services and Picerne Military Auditions will be conducted Aug. 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 13 and 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at McGill Training Those who come to the office outside Housing are partnering to bring the 29th annual National Night Out to Center for the annual “Fort Meade’sof this block of time will be able to leave the post community on Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. on McGlachlin Parade Got Talent” show.their information. Badges will be issued Field, rain or shine. Contestants must participate inas time permits. Beginning at 5 p.m., an hourlong parade of emergency vehicles will travel auditions to be selected for the finals. through Fort Meade’s residential neighborhoods. The talent show will be presentedIslamic prayer room The event will feature police demonstrations, a police helicopter landing, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. inflatables, obstacle course, laser tag, rock wall climbing, face painting, To register, call 301-677-7552. The Islamic prayer room at Argonne raffles and child identification services.Hills Chapel Center on Rockenbach The Pet Care Center will host a dog trick contest in honor of Tank CorpsRoad will be open Mondays to Fridays Joe’s 75th anniversary. EDUCATIONfor Dhuhr prayers during the Muslim Free hot dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes will be provided at theholy month of Ramadan. Prayers begin at 1:15 p.m. event. Fall semester event For more information, call Chad The University of Maryland Univer-Jones at 301-677-1301. Demps Visitor Control Center parking premier touring pop/rock band, will sity College is sponsoring a start-up event lot at the intersection of Route 175 and perform a blend of popular American for the fall semester on Aug. 7 from 8:30SJA closure Reese Road. music, including rock ‘n’ roll, pop and a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Army Education No appointment necessary. country. Center, 8601 Zimborski Ave. The Fort Meade Office of the Staff Advisors will be available to helpJudge Advocate, 4217 Roberts Ave., will To ensure proper fit, bring the vehicle • Aug. 25, combined concert featuring and car seat owner’s manuals and the all four performing components assemble a degree plan.be closed Aug. 22 for its Organizational The $50 application fee will be waivedDay. child that will be using the seat. In the event of inclement weather, the For more information, call 301-677- first three concerts will be canceled and for students who apply at the event. (This For more information, call 301-677- is not available for Doctor of Manage-9536. 5577. not rescheduled. The final concert will be performed at McGill Training Center and ment students.)SNCO Induction Summer Concert Series will feature a variety of selections from For more information, call 301-621- 9882. The Volunteers.Ceremony The U.S. Army Field Band will For more information or up-to-date Meade Top III will present the 2012 present its annual Summer Concert Series inclement weather information, visit Relationship enrichment every Saturday in August at 7 p.m. atAir Force SNCO Induction Ceremony on Constitution Park. ArmyFieldBand.com. workshopAug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the BWI Hilton Hotel Admission is free; no tickets required.in Linthicum Heights. • Aug. 4: The Concert Band and EFMP presentation “Learning How To Love,” a marriage and relationship enrichment workshop Tickets are $45. Child care will be Soldiers’ Chorus, featuring a 65-member The Exceptional Family Member for couples and singles, will be heldavailable. instrumental ensemble joined by the 29- Program will present the program Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the For more information, call Master Sgt. member Soldiers’ Chorus to perform “Tricare, Other Benefits, and Autism Community Readiness Center, 830Lazarus Brown at 301-677-0051 or Mas- Broadway show tunes, opera, Americana Safety” on Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Chisholm Ave.ter Sgt. Matthew Cook at 443-479-9983. and classical works. at Army Community Service, 830 The workshop, hosted by the Army • Aug. 11: Jazz Ambassadors, America’s Chisholm Ave. Community Service Family AdvocacyCar seat check Big Band, will perform a mix of big band Registration is required. The event is Program, will feature marriage coaches, The Fort Meade Fire Department and swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, open to service members and civilians. authors and speakers.State of Maryland will offer a free car seat jazz standards, Dixieland and patriotic For more information, email theresa. To register or for more information,check on Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the selections. r.strawhecker.civ@mail.mil or call 301- call ACS at 301-677-5590 or 301-677- • Aug. 18: The Volunteers, Army’s 677-7836. 4357.14 SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • C ommunity N ews & N otesBible 101 lecture Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., to DoD identification cardholders, including Summer reading program All Fort Meade employees, family members, and civilian and military The Gospel Congregation at Fort active-duty service members, retirees Children are invited to the Medal of personnel are invited. There is no cost forMeade is sponsoring a Bible 101 and their family members, DoD civilian Honor Memorial Library to register for this the buffet; donations are optional.lecture series addressing some of the employees and contractors. year’s “Reading Is So Delicious” summer For more information, call 301-677-fundamentals of the Bible on Friday Registration is required. reading program that ends Aug. 25. 6703 or email diana.l.durner.civ@mail.mil.from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 • DTAP (Disability Transition Participants will receive a reading log and • Meade Rod and Gun Club meets thea.m. to noon at Argonne Hills Chapel Assistance Program): Monday, 9 a.m. to a goodie bag. first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.Center. noon, for those medically separating or A summer reading program event, Mad at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at Chaplain (Maj.) Dean Darroux, retiring Science of Central Maryland, will be held 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The nextdirector of pastoral ministries, will • TAP (Transition Assistance Program): Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at Burba Cottage. meeting is Aug. 2 in the banquet hall inaddress various issues. Aug. 6-10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 301-677-5522. back of the building. Dinner is served at 6 To register, call Paula Henry at 410- • Anger Management: Aug. 7, 9 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 410-674-951-8744 or 410-951-8803. a.m. RECREATION 4000. • Resume Writing: Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to • Families Dealing with DeploymentChildbirth ed classes noon meets the first and third Monday of every Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center • Dollars and Sense: Aug. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. Out & About month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuseis offering childbirth education classes Topics include: Basic Budgeting, Financial • Maryland SPCA will sponsor a Wine Forest Neighborhood Center. The nextAug. 2 and 3, focusing on what to Goals and Priorities, Saving and Investing, and Wag Happy Hour on Aug. 11 from meeting is Aug. 6. For more information,expect during labor and how to cope. and Managing Your Credit. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 3300 Falls Road, call Rikki Ford, Parent Support Classes are free and open to all active- • Car Buying: Aug. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Baltimore. The event will feature off-leash coordinator, at 301-677-3617 or emailduty service members, their beneficiaries • Medical records review: Have your play in the fun runs, bobbing for hot dogs, rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.mil.and DoD civilians. medical records reviewed by Mr. Thornton paw painting for dogs, beer, wine and hors • Fort Meade TOP III Association To enroll, call Public Health Nursing of AMVETS. Appointment required at d’oeuvres. Tickets are $10 in advance and meets the second Wednesday of eachat 301-677-8435. 301-677-9017. $15 at the door. Dogs are free, but only month at 3 p.m. at the Courses. The For more information, call 301-677- one per person. Tickets can be purchased next meeting is Aug. 8. The association 9017 or 301-677-9018. is open to all Air Force active-duty andPWOC fall kick-off online at mdspca.kintera.org/wag. For retired senior noncommissioned officers. more information, email Tami Gosheff at Protestant Women of the Chapel’s fall MFTB courses tgosheff@mdspca.org or call 410-235-8826, For more information, call Master Sgt.kick-off will be Aug. 29 from 9:30 to ext. 138, or visit mdspca.org. Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616 or email11:30 a.m. at Argonne Chapel Center. Army Community Service and Army jajacob@nsa.gov. Family Team Building are offering Family • The Bowie Baysox will sponsor the This years theme is “Generation Baysox Family Campout on Aug. 3 at Prince • Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet2 Generation.” Learn what it means Team Building classes at Potomac Place Reserve Association meets the second and Meuse Forest neighborhood centers. George’s Stadium after the Baysox take onto leave a godly legacy for the next the Trenton Thunder at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. atgeneration. • “Grow Skills for Military Life,” Level VFW Post 160 on Route 170 in Glen 2, on Aug. 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A fireworks show will be presented follow- Free child care will be provided. ing the game. Burnie. The next meeting is Aug. 8. Eight different Bible studies will be • Instructors Course, MFTB instructor Active-duty, Reserve and retired members training, Sept. 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 Campout tickets are $10 and include a boxoffered for the fall semester. seat ticket to the game. Families also may of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and For more information, email meade@ p.m. Coast Guard are invited. For more Bring a brown bag lunch. purchase food voucher options. Tickets canpwoc.org or visit PWOC on Facebook at be ordered online at baysoxshop.com or by information, call 410-761-7046 or 301-facebook.com/PWOCmeade. Registration is required. Limited child 262-6556. care is available. calling Chris Rogers at 301-464-4813. • The Bowie Baysox will sponsor a pre- • Fort Meade E9 Association meets the To register or for more information, callParenting workshop 301-677-5590 or email amber.e.rustad@ game children’s concert featuring the Roc- second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. knoceros on Aug. 4 at 4:15 p.m. before the in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The The Scream Free Parenting workshop, us.army.mil or pia.s.morales.civ@mail.mil. next meeting is Aug. 10. The association“Five Truths Every Parent Needs to team takes on the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. is open to active, retired, Reserve andKnow,” will be held Aug. 21 from 5:30 YOUTH National Guard E9s of any uniformedto 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 22 from 9 to 11 After the game, a fireworks show will be presented. Fans also can meet former players service. All E9s in this area are inviteda.m. at Meuse Forest Neighborhood to attend a breakfast and meet theCenter. Storytime in the All-American Girls Professional Base- membership. For more information, visit Join Hal Runkel, author of “Scream ball League.” Children may run the bases. The Medal of Honor Memorial Library Concert tickets are $12 in advance or $14 e9association.org or call 410-551-7953.Free Parenting,” to learn about his offers pre-kindergarten Storytime on • Spouse PTSD Support Group meetsscream-free approach to parenting and the day of the concert and include a general Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 admission seat for the game. Tickets can be Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at theprinciples to help you stay calm and to 11 a.m. Soldier and Family Assistance Center,connected with your children. ordered by calling 301-464-4865 or online at • Today: “Beach Party,” about the beach baysox.com. 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Free child care is provided for and ocean The support group, sponsored bychildren registered with Child, Youth For more information, call 301-677-5522. Behavioral Health Care Service, theand School Services. MEETINGS Religious Support Office and the Army Advance registration is required bycalling 301-677-3617 or emailing rikki. Drama camp performance Substance Abuse Program, is for spouses • Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by whose loved ones are exhibiting symptomsl.ford.ctr@us.army.mil. The Summer SKIES PROPS Drama of PTSD. Learn valuable tools and Camp, for grades one to 12, will the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the resources to understand PTSD and howCareer, financial classes perform Saturday at 3 and 5:30 p.m. at first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club Meade. The next prayer breakfast to cope. McGill Training Center. To join or for more information, call The Fleet and Family Support Center Admission is free and open to the public. will be Aug. 2. Garrison Chaplain (Col.)offers free classes at the Community Carl R. Rau will be the guest speaker. 301-677-8870. For more information, call 301-677-1196.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 15
    • S portsOn the RunNavy siblings organize 185 for Heroes run to benefit wounded warriorsBy Terrina Weatherspoon Anderson said. “When we told the menPublic Affairs Office they weren’t going to be able to finish,Navy Information Operations Command they wouldn’t accept it. Their com-Maryland mitment was inspiring. We didn’t have After running a marathon every day enough time to navigate another way tofor one week, Navy Petty Officer 1st Georgetown, so we improvised.”Class Clay Anderson crossed the finish Anderson contacted the closest gymline with Achilles tendonitis in both they could find and explained the situ-feet, while his sister, Navy Petty Officer ation. The gym opened its doors and1st Class Ashley Ackenhausen, crossed treadmills to the two runners. Over thewith five stress fractures. next two days, the brothers logged 60 The exhausted siblings turned to each miles each on the treadmills.other and fell into a long hug. Little That year, more than $15,000 wasdid they know, their journey was just raised, bringing the total to $22,000.beginning. Again Anderson was humbled by the The run of the Chesapeake and Ohio outpouring of support and by the peo-Canal Trail — from Cumberland to ple volunteering to run the followingGeorgetown University in Washington, year.D.C., in September 2010 — inspired “Right now, we have runners up tothe pair to form “185 for Heroes,” an 2014,” he said. “We’ve also put togetherannual fundraising event for wounded a nine-member board of directors. Wewarriors. meet monthly and have decided to keep The next 185 for Heroes run will take this thing going.”place Sept. 2 to 8. The committee also has decided to “When we decided to run the Chesa- add something new this year - virtualpeake and Ohio trail, we were just look- teams.ing to do a long challenge together,” “Essentially, we want people all oversaid Anderson, who serves with Navy to be able to be able to complete thisInformation Operations Command challenge and raise money for Opera-Maryland. “The plan was to run the tion Second Chance,” Anderson said.185 miles in seven days — a marathon “The team will sign up and will run dur-a day. We had planned on recruiting a ing the same week the official event issmall bike team to follow us with camp- PHOTO COURTESY OF Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Ackenhausen going on. The only differences are thating, food and medical supplies and then Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Clay Anderson crosses the finish line with his sister, Navy it doesn’t matter how many people arewe began working on the bigger logis- Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Ackenhausen, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail on the team, and the entire team doestics. Then it hit us. What is seemingly run in September 2010, inspiring the siblings to form “185 for Heroes,” an annual not have to complete the 185 miles. Itcrazy to some, could end up being very fundraising event for wounded warriors. can be a collective number.beneficial to someone else. “The teams will also be given their “Immediately I thought about raising their trip meticulously, breaking up During the ceremony held after the own fundraising page. This will allowmoney and awareness for the Wounded their days in three segments of nine run, the wounded warriors were pre- people all over the world to participateWarrior Project,” Anderson said. miles. They also planned their ending sented encased flags that had been in the event.” The siblings didn’t just want to raise points around hiker/biker camp sites flown over the Pentagon in their honor. Anderson said his long-term planfunds for the warrior project; they also for each night. More than $6,600 had been raised for for 185 for Heroes is to take it cross-wanted to raise awareness. So they “When we crossed that finish line and the Wounded Warrior Project. country.decided to dedicate each day of the run broke the tape, it was surreal,” Ander- That’s when Anderson began think- “It would start in San Diego and endto a wounded warrior. son said. “It was one of those profound ing outside the box. in D.C.,” he said. “Each participant They also decided they would honor moments and one of the proudest of “What if it wasn’t my sister and I next would run a complete marathon, andthe warriors with a ceremony at the my life. I can’t put into words the emo- year, but two totally different people? we would try to incorporate capable vetscompletion of the run on Sept. 11, tion. Everything we had trained for We could coordinate everything for throughout the world.”2010. and went through, the reason we were another team,” Anderson said. More than time, the team has pas- Anderson and his sisters trained more doing it, what it was all for, it all came The following year, two brothers took sion.than seven months, logging about 2,200 to the surface in that final moment. I on the challenge. They finished the race “I believe in order to do somethingmiles. At the height of their training, looked at my sister and we just hugged despite rain the entire week, a flooded great, you need to align it with yourthey would run as much as 100 miles in each other.” running trail and a knee injury that passions,” Anderson said. “I’m able toa week in 20 hours. Ackenhausen, an instructor at the caused one of the runners to complete truly make a difference doing something “I was buying new running shoes Center for Information Dominance in the last part on crutches. I love. That’s my reward.”every month,” Anderson said. San Diego, called the event “one of the “On Day 4 we were told that the rain For more information, visit Anderson and Ackenhausen planned best moments of my life.” had totally flooded the C&O trail,” www.185forheroes.org.16 SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • S portsField of dreamsSlow-growing grass delays Youth Sports Complex opening until 2013By Brandon Bieltz CYSS Youth Sports teams will playStaff Writer on other fields located throughout the When renovations began on a new post to prepare and play out their sea-sports complex three years ago, all sons, including soccer fields on Huberyouth sports teams were dispersed to Road, a football field near Meadefields around the installation as the High School for practices and thenew fields were completed. Meade High field for home games. Although the complex was sched- “We are extremely strung out,” saiduled to open this fall, youngsters will Matthew Sagartz, director of Youthhave to wait until spring to dig their Sports.cleats into the new grass. While the multiple locations means Because the grass is not fully matured parents and young athletes shufflingand ready for competition, the opening around the installation for games andof the Youth Sports Complex has been practices, it also requires more work ofpushed back from September to Spring Youth Sports staffers who have to pre-2013. pare the fields such as painting lines, “What’s happened is we’re not get- Sagartz said.ting the grass growth we would like,” Jamison said that although CYSSsaid Francisco Jamison, youth admin- understands the disappointment ofistrator of Child, Youth and School parents and athletes, he believes takingServices. “It’s not about the green; it’s the proper steps to ensure the field isabout the growth.” ready is the best course. With a mild winter, CYSS officials “This is like a prize horse,” he said.were hoping to be ahead of schedule “We’re not going to rush it. The smartin opening the fields. But the hot, dry thing to do is to do it right, take it slow.summer prevented significant growth You can’t mess up — the grass won’tof the grass. Courtesy Child, Youth and School Services grow back. It would cost us a million “Everything that went well in the dollars or more to fix it. We’re goingwinter has gone the opposite here in Welfare and Recreation doesn’t techni- ect, which began in 2009, is a “com- to take it slow. …the summer,” Jamison said. “The heat cally own the fields. Once the contrac- plete renovation” of the complex, “Nobody wants this to be open morehas just killed the grass. We have the tor determines the field is completed Jamison said. The site will feature 13 than the CYSS staff.”water on all the time, and even with and turns the land over to the instal- new sports fields, including five soccerthat it’s hard to keep the grass grow- lation, DFMWR must add finishing fields, five baseball fields, two T-balling. touches before the fields can be used. fields and a football field. “We’re almost there. We really “This field still needs trash cans, One soccer field and baseball field Connect withthought we’d be ready, but the weather picnic tables, bleachers, signs,” Jamison will be large, adult-size playing sur-has been blistering.” said. “We’ve already started the pro- faces, while the remaining fields will Fort Meade at As long as the complex remains cess of buying all that. They’ll be in be suited for youth sports. Facebook.comunder construction by a contractor, storage until we get the field.” Until the sports complex is ready /ftmeadethe Directorate of Family and Morale, The approximately $3 million proj- for young athletes to take the field, 3. 3 % How low can you go? Now that’s low! Interest rates have never been lower. The Washington Savings Bank offers some of the lowest interest rates available. Our current 5/1 ARM program offers interest rates as low as 3%/3.30% APR. APR* TWSB prides itself on being a flexible boutique style lender. Not only do we offer all of the typical programs that are on the market today, but we also offer Portfolio loans! For a free detailed review of your specific needs please contact one of our experienced originators at 800-843-7250. MEMBER It’s easy and fast! Call today or FDIC apply online at twsb.com. *RATE EFFECTIVE AS OF 06/14/2012. RATES & FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. 5/1 ARM (AFTER 5 YRS. RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ANNUALLY), ALL LOANS ARE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL. TERMS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY. ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMMITMENT TO LEND.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 17
    • S portsJibber Jabber - Opinion Sports Shorts Running clubStylin’ and profilin’ Gaffney Fitness Center plans to form a running club that will meet once a week at the facility. Those interested in joining should contact Angie Wanner at 301-677-3318 It’s been a pretty big week for yours truly, up a notch andwhich makes it a little difficult to decide what the rest has been or email angela.m.wanner.naf@mail.mil.to focus on. history — a his- I mean Ramadan is here, and I’m sure the tory dripping with Texas Hold ‘emtrials and tribulations of an overweight man Stone Cold Stun- Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Lanes.fasting for 16 hours a day in 100-degree heat ners (http://bit.ly/ Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-677-5541.would be riveting. MWvfTZ), Rock More to sports: The Olympics start Fri-day, but since nothing really happens until Bottoms (http:// b i t . ly / O D c f t d ) Chad T. Jones, Intramural flagnext week — who watches the opening and a whole lotta Public Affairs football meetingceremony? — it doesn’t seem like we need smack talk. Officer A coaches meeting will be heldto get into it yet. In fact, it’s fair Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Murphy Besides, breaking down the Olympics to say that Raw’s greatest contribution to Field House for those interestedis pretty easy. We’ll dominate basketball, wrestling is that it raised the level of the in forming an intramural flagswimming, track and field, and the medal ring entrance. football team for the fall.count, so I really don’t need to say much So, in honor of that accomplishment, here Each team is asked to sendmore than that. is a list of the best promos and entrances in one representative to the meeting. Of course, the NCAA also laid the pro- Raw and wrestling history: Letter of intent to play is due byverbial smackdown on Penn State. I do not 5. “Ravishing” Rick Rude: What I’d like Aug. 10.know what else to say about that other than to have right now is for all of you short, For more information, callPSU would have deserved any punishment out-of-shape Team Meade members to keep 301-677-3318.for what can only be described as gross the noise down while Ravishing Rick showsover-institutional control. That, and anyone you what a real ring entrance looks like.who still tries to defend JoPa is a moron. http://bit.ly/OikApU Cut the music. Youth Fall SportsThe dude knew and wasn’t willing to cook 4. The Rock: It doesn’t matter what you Fall sports registration is under way at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reecethe golden goose, which was Penn State know, it doesn’t matter what you think. All Road.football. that matters, you Jabronies, is that you know Youth sports are available for ages 3 to 18 years old. Fall sports include I sort of hope the whole team transfers your role, shut your mouth and smell what cheerleading, flag football, tackle football, swim and soccer.and all those fans who will continue to fill the Rock is cookin’. http://bit.ly/lTRN3 Participants ages 9 and older are encouraged to register as early as possible,“the house Paterno built” are forced to watch 3. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: If Raw especially those interested in tackle football.the school’s intramural flag-football champi- made wrestling, the Rattlesnake made Raw. For more information or to coach, call 301-677-1156 or 301-677-1149.ons get rolled by whomever they play. And that’s the bottom line ’cause Stone Cold However, since plenty of people will fill said so! http://bit.ly/MI66xO EFMP bowlingcountless column inches blabbing about 2. Hulk Hogan: Let me ask you some-the above events, plus other things like the thing, brother. Whatcha gonna do when The Exceptional Family Member Program bowling events are held the thirdMLB trade deadline (Tigers getting Anibal Hulkamania runs wild on you? http://bit. Tuesday of each month at the Lanes.Sanchez is nice), and NFL training camp ly/qXgIwJ The next EFMP bowling event will be Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.starting, I figured it would be appropriate Who knew The Hulkster also was Doc- Events are open to Fort Meade exceptional family members and their familyto talk about another significant event in tor Phil? members and features free buffet food and giveaways.sports entertainment that might have gone 1. Ric Flair: To be the man, you have to Exceptional family members ages 18 and younger and their siblings may registeroverlooked: WWE Raw aired its 1,000th beat the man. No truer words have ever been for free games and shoe rental at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/meadecyms.episode Monday. spoken. Woooo! http://bit.ly/MXrkdd html. Now, I’ve been watching wrestling ever And as a special gift for this momen- Adult exceptional family members may register for free games and shoe rental atsince I was a little boy in Michigan’s West tous milestone in television history, here is the EFMP office at 301-677-4779. Discounted games and shoe rental will be offeredPoint Hills trailer park and Gordon Solie a another list you should read. http://bit. to other adult family members.was announcing from the Omni in Atlanta ly/fKwI9p For more information, email Anita Hendrix at anita.l.hendrix.civ@mail.mil or callon TBS. http://bit.ly/dj5uZz In it you will read the single greatest quote 301-677-4779. But it is fair to say that Raw changed the in all of literary history, courtesy of onegame when it first aired in January 1993. If Jesse “The Body” Ventura: Dusty Rhodes Dollar Daysyou remember correctly, back in ’93 wres- wouldn’t win a body-building contest for The Lanes offers Dollar Days every Thursday.tling was in a funk and struggling to keep best abs. McMahon, he’d win for MOST Bowlers receive a game of bowling, shoe rental, a hot dog, hamburger,an audience after Hulkamania and Macho abs. small fries, pizza slice or small soda for $1 each.Madness started to die down and Saturday Enjoy, and we’ll talk about the Olympics For more information, call 301-677-5541.Night’s Main Events were more like Satur- next week.day night sleepers. If you have comments on this or anything For more Fort Meade sports, visit www.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports. But then the genius that is Vincent Ken- to do with sports, contact me at chad.nedy McMahon, decided to kick things t.jones.civ@mail.mil.18 SOUNDOFF! July 26, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
    • M ovies Get to work on time. The movie schedule is subject to change. For Know the hoursa recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on the of operation forArmy and Air Force Exchange Service websiteat www.aafes.com. Access Gates on Fort Meade Movies start Wednesdays to Saturdays at6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are$4.50 for adults (12 and older) and $2.25 forchildren. Demps Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 902 Reece Road Today through Aug. 12 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through FridayToday: “Prometheus” (R). A clue that seems tohold a secret about the origins of the human racetriggers a journey into space — and a challenge Gate 1: Mapes Road andto save Earth. With Noomi Rapace, Michael Route 32Fassbender and Charlize Theron. 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week Gate 2: Mapes Road and Maryland Route 175 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends and holidays Gate 3: Rockenbach Road 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a weekFriday-Sunday: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s MostWanted” (PG). The gang joins a traveling circus Gate 6: Llewellyn Avenue andin an effort to elude those trying to catch them,and get back to New York. With Ben Stiller, Maryland Route 175Chris Rock and David Schwimmer. 6 to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday for inbound traffic;Wednesday & Aug. 5: “Rock of Ages” (PG-13). In 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through1980s Los Angeles, people chase their rock and Friday for outbound trafficdreams and overcome obstacles in this musicaldrama. With Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, JulianneHough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Gia- Gate 7: Reece Road andmatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Maryland Route 175Mary J. Blige. (Demps Visitor Control Center gate) 24-hour accessAug. 2-3: “That’s My Boy” (R). A young man’sestranged father (Adam Sandler) tries to recon-nect with him. With Andy Samberg, LeightonMeester, Vanilla Ice, James Caan.Aug. 4: SPECIAL FREE SCREENING: “Hitand Run” (R). Former getaway driver CharlieBronson (Dax Shepard) jeopardizes his Wit-ness Protection Plan identity in order to helphis girlfriend (Kristen Bell) get to Los Angeles.The feds and Charlie’s former gang chase themon the road.Aug. 8, 11, 12: “Brave” (PG). A Scottish princesslongs for a different life, and must undo a curseto discover happiness. With Kelly Macdonald,Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly.Aug. 9-10: “Ted” (R). A grown man (Mark Wahl-berg) has a teddy bear (Seth MacFarlane) as hiscompanion. With Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 26, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 19