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  • Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 19 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ May 10, 2012 To the colors photo by jen ryndaA procession of more than 45 color guards opens the installation’s Memorial Day Remembrance and 26th Annual Massing of the Colors on Sunday at the Pavilion. Gov.Martin O’Malley was the guest speaker at the event, which also featured performances by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps as well as the U.S. Army Field Bandand Soldiers’ Chorus. For more, see Pages 12-13.reel fun staying fit UPCOMING EVENTSChildren compete Gaffney Fitness Center Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: Latin Night - Club Meadefor biggest catch updates schedule FRIDAY: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center CLOSED with new classes Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.: Mother’s Day Brunches - Club Meadein fishing rodeo May 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Asian Pacific American Heritage Observance - McGillpage 17 page 16 May 18, 6:30-8 a.m.: Joint Service Installation Run - McGlachlin Parade Field
  • Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Col. Edward C. Rothstein Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Smith Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones Chad.T.Jones.civ@mail.mil Chief, Command Information Philip H. Jones Philip.H.Jones.civ@mail.mil Assistant Editor & Senior Writer Rona S. Hirsch Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz Design Coordinator Timothy Davis Supple­mental photography provided by Patuxent Publishing Co. file photo Advertising Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein (center left) and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. General Inquiries 410-332-6300 Charles E. Smith lead 1,800 service members and civilians on a three-mile joint service run last Allison Thompson September. Resiliency Run focuses 410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.com Michele Griesbauer 410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.com on esprit de corps If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary By Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Smith fitness, endurance, strength, healthy-body com- of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Team Meade, it’s time again for our biannual position and flexibility derived through exercise, Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the Fort Meade Joint Service Run scheduled for May nutrition and training. desired publication date. Mailing address: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, 18 from 6 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. Emotional strength is demonstrated by Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-1361; DSN: 622-1361. The focus of the run is to bring all leaders, approaching life’s challenges in a positive, optimis- service members, family members and the civilian tic way by demonstrating self-control, stamina and Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage workforce together for a highly spirited 3-mile good character with your choices and actions. without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser esprit de corps run or walk. Social strength comes from developing and will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. Something new for all of our walkers: The maintaining trusted, valued relationships and garrison team has mapped out a 1.5-mile walking friendships that are personally fulfilling and fos- Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department route to ensure everyone who wants to participate ter good communication including a comfortable of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are has a chance to come out and demonstrate they exchange of ideas, views and experiences. not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of are part of the team. Family strength means being part of a family the Army of the products or services advertised. Everyone, even if you’re not part of a larger unit that is safe, supportive and loving, and pro- organization, is welcome to take part. We will vides the resources needed for all members to live find a group for you to join as you run or walk in a healthy and secure environment. with us. Spiritual strength requires strengthening a set www.ftmeade.army.mil During our previous run, more than 1,900 of beliefs, principles or values that sustain a person Team Meade members participated. Our goal for beyond family, institutional and societal sources You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd this run is to reach 2,000 or more participants. of strength. and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. The theme for this year’s event is “Resiliency,” We hope to see you on the parade field May 18, which is defined as having the ability to spring ready to take the challenge either by participating back from and successfully adapt to adversity. The in the 3-mile run or showing your support on the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program 1.5-mile walking route. Co n t e n t s outlines five dimensions of strength which, when improved upon, can support the strong minds and The Joint Service Run is a great way to demon- strate physical, social and even family dimensions bodies necessary to increase a Soldier’s ability to of strength during this rousing, postwide event. News.............................. 3 Classified.............................. 20 adapt to adversity and improve resiliency. The garrison commander and I enjoy sharing The five dimensions of strength are: physical, ideas and available information to the Team Trouble Ticket................ 4 Sports................................... 17 emotional, social, family and spiritual. Meade community on a weekly basis. Please Physical strength means performing and excel- share this and always ask yourself: Who else Community.................. 14 Movies.................................. 19 ling in physical activities that require aerobic needs to know this information? SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • NewsRevised jogging route Co o pereplaces Courses trail rA Housing area ue ve ven nu b a ch A e ken RocBy Jason Kelly revised route will meet our community’s JOGGING TRAILEmerging Media Manager needs.” Stop / Turn-around point The closure on May 1 of the trail around One option involved using a utility accessthe former golf course — now known as the path that crosses Reece and Mapes roads asEast Campus — did not mark the end of the well as Llewellyn Avenue. The proposal wasroad for joggers and runners. rejected, Gibbs said, because of safety con- The Directorate of Family and Morale, cerns over joggers crossing the roadways. Parking lotsWelfare and Recreation opened a revised In addition, safety remains a concern Housing areajogging route on the same day. on the closed jogging trail, said Installation Coop The mixed-surface course begins at the Safety Officer Kirk Fechter, who visited thesame starting point as the previous trail at site this week. DISA er Avthe parking lot near the baseball diamond Despite signs and barriers posted at theon Mapes Road near Zimborski Avenue. entrance to the closed trail, unauthorized enueThe revised course, which includes a portion personnel, including joggers, have been spot- oad Reece Rof the previous trail from Mapes through theDefense Information Systems Agency, leads ted on the trail, which is part of an active construction site, Fechter said. Community Jogging Trail DISAto a turn-around point near the intersection “We’re just trying to keep them from risk,” Fort George G. Meade, Marylandof Rockenbach Road and Cooper Avenue. he said. “A construction area is high risk.” Main trail (One way) = 9,107 feet / 1.75 milesThe course is 1.75 miles each way. In an attempt to deter trespassing, the This is not the first change to the once 3.1 Directorate of Emergency Services hasmile trail, which originally formed a complete placed the area on special watch, said Lt. Coop Housing arealoop around the golf course. Col. Darrell Sides, director of the Director- In March 2008, approximately one mile of ate of Emergency Services. ethe trail was closed for the construction of Gibbs encourages individuals to use the r AveDISA’s campus, leaving behind a “C” shaped revised route and other locations on post suchcourse. More than four years later, DISA’s as the almost one-mile trail around Burba Former nuecampus, which includes its own jogging trail, Lake, the track at Mullins Field and the side- Golf Clubhousenow forms a portion of the revised route. walk around McGlachlin Parade Field. Parking lots DFMWR began to plan for a revised While Gibbs admits the alternatives areroute in March. It accelerated the process in less scenic than the previous trail, she believesApril when it was announced the golf course Fort Meade remains fortunate. Parking lots oadwould close May 1, said Wendy Gibbs, chief “A lot of other installations don’t have the es R Map Tayloof DFMWR community recreation. land [for a trail]. ... [The revised route] is a “The installation is undergoing a lot of good option for the people who want to be rgrowth and transformation right now,” said outdoors,” she said.Gibbs. “Just like forming partnerships with Depending on finances and other projects, Aven Parade FieldAnne Arundel County for our golfers, we improvements to the trail may include placing DMA uelooked at all the options available, includ- better signage, widening the trail and laying Leo Cooing working with DISA, and we believe this more compressed gravel, said Gibbs. Gri n p ard Roads to close for joint run ffin er A Wo Ave ven od nue ue The Joint Service Installation Run on May 18 will impact drivers from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Ave Sections of Mapes, Reece and MacArthur roads will be closed for the “Resiliency Run,” Club JOGGING TRAIL nue which will begin at McGlachlin Parade Field. Meade Tay Starting point Emergency Drivers should use the following alternate routes during the one-hour closure: Services lo • Access to west side of post: Use Route 32 gate. Ball field r Av Yo • Access to Defense Information Systems Agency and west side of post: Use Rockenbach Zim rk Road gate and road. d enu Parking lot oa Av • Access to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center and surrounding areas: Use Mapes Road bor sR DINFOS e and Llewellyn Avenue gates. e en ap ski Road barriers and personnel will be used to control traffic during the temporary clo- ue M Ave sures. For more information, call 301-677-4719. To view maps of the run and alternate nu routes, visit www.ftmeade.army.mil. e Courtesy of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreationhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • N ewsEnsure your teen’s summer AER campaignemployment is safe, legal surpasses $80,000 goalBy Joan Twigg • Talk to your child’s employer. Tell the man- The Fort Meade Army EmergencyKimbrough Ambulatory Care Center ager the hour limits you set with your teen. Relief campaign, which ends Despite the overall brighter summer-jobs pic- Watch out if your teen: Tuesday, has collected $80,371ture, teens who want a job should be aggressive • Is always tired and complains of not getting as of Wednesday, 100.5 percentand start looking right away. enough rest of its $80,000 goal. According to a new survey from Snagajob, an • Loses interest in school, academics and extra-online employment network, employers expect curricular activities, or has a drop in gradesto finish the lion’s share of summer hiring by • No longer has time for family and friends Communitythe end of May. • Displays a change in attitude toward the job Knowing the state laws that apply to youth (is reluctant to go to the workplace, or is fearful,employment helps parents guide their teen anxious, or stressed)toward a rewarding and safe work experience. Every year, teens are seriously injured onthe job or are victims of criminal assault. It Know the laws: • U.S. Department of Labor’s “Youth Rules” (youthrules.dol.gov) provides information on Crime Watchis strongly recommended that parents do not federal child labor laws. Compiled by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Servicesallow their teens to work alone or without adult • OSHA’s Teen Worker website (osha.gov/supervision. Be involved! youngworkers) provides safety and health infor- May 2, Larceny of private prop- May 6, Larceny of private proper- • Talk to your teen about their job. Focus on mation. erty: Unknown person(s) by ty: The victim stated that duringchanges in duties, new equipment and supervi- Contact telephone numbers for local state unknown means removed the vic- the night while asleep, person(s)sion. departments of labor: tim’s unsecured and unattended unknown by unknown means • Talk to your teen’s teachers and ask them • Maryland: 410-767-2357 bicycle from a bicycle rack. entered through a unsecured bal-to notify you if grades, attendance or attention • Washington: 202-693-0200 cony door and removed fromdeclines. • Virginia: 804-786-2386 May 2, Simple assault: Both par- the living room area a Microsoft ties agreed that an argument in Zune, a pair of Sennheiser head- their vehicle turned physical when the phones, one Ninetendo console system Have you noticed an issue on post subject backhanded his spouse in the face and 10 Wii CD games. Trouble and wondered if anything is being with his left hand. May 6, Exceeded posted speed limit, done to fix it? Email concerns and driving while impaired by alcohol, driving May 3, Larceny of private property: The issues to chad.t.jones.civ@mail. victim stated she noticed that the window while under the influence of alcohol: A Ticket unit observed a vehicle traveling at a high mil. Each week, Soundoff! will screen in her kitchen was cut and her rate of speed and swerving multiple times iPad 2 was missing. address issues identified on post within the lane. Radar determined the speed to be 42 mph in a posted 25-mph and describe what is being done to May 3, Larceny of private property: zone. A traffic stop was initiated. Upon solve them. Unknown person(s) by unknown means contact with the driver, the police officer removed a government sign (identified observed the driver’s eyes were bloodshot as the Bethel Cemetery sign) from its and glossy, and there was an odor of an Issue: Plan: Status: original place. alcoholic beverage on his breath. The officer administered standardized field May 4, Larceny of private property: The sobriety tests, which the driver failed. The The Installation Safety Office Repair the play equipment Repairs are under way driver was transported to the Directorate has deemed and marked so that it is functional victim stated that person(s) unknown removed two bicycles from her front of Emergency Services and submitted some play equipment at porch. The bicycles were unattended and to a breathalyzer test with result of .14 Burba Lake as unsafe unsecured. blood alcohol content. Youth Services Sports Renovate the Youth Services Actual use of fields is Complex needs renovations Sports Complex expected to be this fall Chaplain’s Word after the grass matures SABBATH TIME “Work when there is work to do. Rest when you are tired. One thing done in peace will most likely Connect with Fort Meade at be better than 10 things done in panic … Facebook.com/ftmeade I am not a hero if I deny rest; I am only tired.” — Susan McHenry SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ewsArmy cyber company activates at ceremonyStory and photo by Tina Miles “You can’t have a great unit withoutPublic Affairs Office great leaders, and I’m absolutely thrilled to780th Military Intelligence Brigade welcome a new company command team The guidon of Delta Company, 781st to our battalion.Military Intelligence Battalion, 780th MI “The commander of Delta Company,Brigade, was unfurled for the first time Captain Matthew Lembright, is a provenduring an activation ceremony on April 23 leader. He comes highly recommended byat the Fort Meade Museum. both his own peers and by a couple of The guidon was uncased by Lt. Col. his former battalion commanders, which IThomas E. Toler, commander of the 781st know personally. And through my personalMI Battalion, and the battalion’s com- interaction with Captain Lembright overmand sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. the last few weeks, I am positive he is theThomas M. Holycross. perfect man to command this company.” The guidon was passed to Capt. Mat- Lembright graciously thanked his supe-thew K. Lembright, entrusting him to care rior officers and staff for their trust.for and lead the unit as its first company “Today is not about me taking com-commander. mand; it is about us, Delta Company, “As a relatively new battalion, we are making history and coming into our own,”accustomed to a lot of firsts,” Toler said in he said.his speech. “However, today’s ceremony is Lembright then addressed his troops. Lt. Col. Thomas E. Toler, commander ofextra special to me personally because it is “What I expect from you is your utmost “Be proud of the reputation that pre- the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion,the first time I’ve had the opportunity to effort to serve the mission, the Army and cedes you. Be proud of the company we and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas M.activate a new company. This activation cer- the United States with everything you become today and the family that we will Holycross uncase and unfurl Deltaemony also is significant because it marks have,” he said. “It is my promise to you be.” Company’s guidon at the company’syet another milestone in the growth of the that I will give all that I have and take care The ceremony was immediately followed activation ceremony held April 23 at theArmy’s cyberspace operations capability. of you. with a reception in the museum. Fort Meade Museum. St Theodore Greek Orthodox Church Come Enjoy All Your Favorite Lasagna Dinner with Garlic Bread Foods • Drinks • Pastries • Milk • Shops 1139 Annapolis Rd. • Odenton, MD 21113 $7.99 410-674-0160 Not Valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12 Fax 410-674-0162 Open 7 Days a Week! 2 Free Toppings Only two miles down the road in the Odenton Shopping Center with Purchase of 16” Pizza May 18 – 20, 2012 Three Brothers Catering Not Valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12 14” Cheese Pizza Friday 11AM-9PM & Saturday & Sunday Noon-9PM We Can Deliver And Set Up For Your Party, Be sure to get tickets for our Raffle of the Gods For The Office, Home Or Business. $7.95 • Veggie Trays • Spring Chicken w/ Rice Pilaf Not Valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12 for your chance to win Ravens or Capitals tickets, • Baked Lasagna • Deli Platters • Sub Platters Restaurant Vouchers… and more! • Chicken New Orleans • Wing Trays • 3 Foot Subs $5.00 Off • Baked Ziti w/ Meatballs • Fruit Platters any purchase of $25 or More From Regular Menu Live Greek Music Check www.threebrotherspizza.com for Our Specials Not Valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12 Nightly with Odyssey Directions: TUESDAY NIGHT PIZZAS! FRIDAY PIZZA SPECIAL From the DC Beltway, take exit 22a Every Tuesday, All Day, to B/W Parkway (towards Baltimore). Buy 1 Large 16’’ Pizza, Take Greenbelt/NASA exit to Greenbelt Road It’s 2-For Tuesday Get the 2nd One 2.99 HALF OFF (193 east). Continue on 193 for 1.5 miles Buy Any 16’’ Pizza, Get a 2nd to Cipriano Road. Turn right onto Cipriano. Church is 2 blocks ahead on left 16” Cheese Pizza for $ Equal or lesser value. Neopolitan or thin crust Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6/30/12. St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church 7101 Cipriano Road • Lanham MD 20706 PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR ENTIRELY NEW MENU (301) 552-3540 • www.sttheodores.org Visit us on Facebook or view our website for event news! www.threebrotherspizza.comhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
  • N ewsMeade employees earn silver, bronze in federal awardsBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Fort Meade employees earned two silverand eight bronze awards during the 45thExcellence in Federal Career Awards Lun-cheon and Ceremony on May 4. The awards luncheon and ceremony, whichwas sponsored by the Baltimore FederalExecutive Board, was held at Martin’s Westin Baltimore. The annual event coincideswith National Public Service RecognitionWeek held May 6 to 12 and is the only fed-eral employee recognition event of its kind inMaryland. The Baltimore Federal Executive Boardhonored the outstanding contributions andaccomplishments of 245 federal employeesin Maryland with gold, silver and bronzeawards. Nominations for the awards were submittedby Federal Executive Board member agenciesand installations. Garrison Commander Col.Edward C. Rothstein is a member of the FEBboard of directors. “I like to think all of our employees are goldmedal winners, but the FEB awards highlightthe fact that we have outstanding employeesthroughout the federal government as the com- photo courtesy of the directorate of emergency servicespetition for these awards is intense,” said John The Fire and Emergency Response Team at the Directorate of Emergency ServicesMoeller, deputy garrison commander. “I would are winners of a silver award as the Outstanding Para-Professional (nonsupervisory)have liked to have seen more silver medals and Technical, Scientific & Program Support Team presented by the Baltimore Federalmaybe a gold or two presented to Fort Meade. Executive Board.But the main point is that we recognized out-standing performance by our employees. So in tive example of efficiency on Fort Meade,” • In October 2011, Fort Meade firefightersthat regard, this annual awards program was a Thiel wrote, noting that Howard’s previous responded to a reported cardiac event at thegreat event, as it always is.” Contracting Command audit resulted in a Courses 15th hole. A second crew of firefight- The Silver Award for Outstanding Profes- excellent rating. ers assumed CPR chess compressions, whilesional (Administrative Management & Spe- The Silver Award for Outstanding Para- a paramedic administered lifesaving drugs.cialist) was presented to Robert Howard, a Professional (nonsupervisory) Technical, Sci- While still performing lifesaving interventions,general supply specialist in the Directorate of entific & Program Support Team was awarded firefighters loaded the man into an ambulancePlans, Training, Mobilization and Security for to the Fire and Emergency Response Team of and traveled with the paramedics to a medical photo courtesy of the armymore than a year. the Directorate of Emergency Services. treatment facility. A general supply specialist in the Christopher Thiel, chief of training for Lt. Col. Howard Yates, former director When the ambulance reached the hospi- Directorate of Plans, Training, MobilizationDPTMS, credits Howard for conducting a of DES, credited the Fire and Emergency tal, the man had regained his pulse and was and Security, Robert Howard is the winner100 percent inventory of equipment that was Response Team for its competence and com- breathing. He was eventually transferred to the of a silver award as the Outstandingworth more than $450,000 and was located at mitment in serving the installation and local critical care unit at the University of Maryland Professional (Administrative Managementfive separate training and DPTMS facilities. civilian community. Medical Center in Baltimore. & Specialist).It was the first inventory of its kind in several Among the team’s accomplishments:years, even though the equipment had been • In February 2011, Engine 451 was dis- Bronze Award winners: • Outstanding Administrative Assistance/moved and there were no existing sub-hand patched to assist the Anne Arundel County • Outstanding Supervisor, GS-13 and Management Assistance: Dorothy Terry, sec-receipts. Fire Department with a large-scale brushfire above: Kirk Fechter, director of the Installa- retary, Directorate of Family and Morale, Due to his diligence, Howard accounted for that spread across a 652-acre area within tion Safety Office Welfare and Recreationall items, discovered $83,000 in undocumented the Crofton/Odenton community on Conway • Outstanding Supervisor, GS-12 and below: • Outstanding Administrative Work Group/equipment, which was added to the new hand Road. Mary McCauley, supervisory paralegal spe- Team, Safety & Occupational Health Team:receipts, then split one receipt into three. Fort Meade firefighters were tasked with cialist, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Kirk Fechter, Tony Simms, Aaron Rowell, Howard is responsible for three separate extinguishing woodland fires in the western • Outstanding Professional (nonsupervi- Jenelle L. Ferguson, George Lawlerfund accounts and created a system to account area, protecting residential structures and sory) Technical, Scientific & Program Sup- • Volunteer Service-Community Outreachfor all purchases in accordance with acquisi- ensuring the safe evacuation of all surround- port: John W. Nance, installation antiterrorism Individual Award: Robert D. Mogel, fire-tion and logistics regulations. ing residents. They fought the blaze for 12 officer, DPTMS fighter, DES In his nomination of Howard, Thiel said hours. No homes were lost during the fires, • Outstanding Para-Professional (nonsuper- • Distinguished Public Service Career:the results of Howard’s efforts have been and environmental damage was limited to a visory): Mark A. George, installation antiter- Charles A. Blocker, Emergency Operations“spectacular.” The system is now a “defini- minimum. rorism officer, DPTMS Center manager, (now retired), DPTMS SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • N ews KID-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY Edwin Zaghi, DMDFirst Army screens Reservists for rabies PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY • Infant Dental ScreeningBy Tim Shannon • EmergencyFirst Army Division East Public Affairs Appointments Spc. Kevin Shumaker, a cook for • Accepts Tri-Carethe 615th Military Police Companyfrom Livermore, Calif., died Aug. 31,2011, from wounds he received whiledeployed to Afghanistan. His injury didn’t come from a bulletwound, shrapnel from an improvisedexplosive device or mortar attack. Hisinjury didn’t come from a battle at all.His injuries came from a dog. When Shumaker, 24, was bitten bya rabid dog in Afghanistan, he becamethe first Soldier to die from rabies since Near1967. His death and the sheer number Fort Meade!of feral animals Soldiers come in con-tact with in Afghanistan prompted the Dr. Edwin ZaghiArmy to add rabies screening to its - Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry;demobilization screening process. - American Board Pediatric Dentist; “Rabies is a serious infection of - Fellow American Academy ofthe nervous system and is caused by a Pediatric Dentistryvirus,” said Capt. Akil Rahman, FirstArmy Division East clinical opera- PHOTO COURTESY OF FIRST ARMY DIVISION EAST JUST OFF RT. 32! 10798 HICKORY RIDGE RDtions officer. “It’s transmitted through COLUMBIA • 410-992-4400 In Afghanistan, Soldiers come into contact with feral animals frequently. Uponcontact with the saliva of infected or redeployment, First Army Division East screens all Reserve Component Soldiers for www.dredwinzaghi.comrabid warm-blooded animals such as the rabies virus.dogs, cats, bats, foxes, skunks, raccoons,mongooses and jackals.” documentation of every Soldier-readi- years, before showing symptoms. The First Army Division East, headquar-tered at Fort Meade, mobilizes, trains, ness processing encounter in the DoD electronic health record. incubation period averages one to three months. REMODELED TO FITvalidates, deploys and demobilizes As part of the screening, individu- However, “once the signs and symp- YOUR LIFESTYLEReserve Component troops. The divi- als who meet the following criteria are toms of rabies develop, the disease ission demobilized almost 27,000 service advised to report for a medical evalua- almost always fatal,” Cersovsky said onmembers in support of overseas con- tion as soon as possible: the Public Health Command’s website.tingency operations, such as Operation • Those who had a possible animal One myth about rabies that theEnduring Freedom and Operation New exposure that occurred after March 1, Army’s Public Health Command web-Dawn, at three mobilization training 2010 such as a bite or contact with the site dispels is that animals with rabiescenters across the eastern United States saliva of warm-blooded animals includ- will always be foaming at the mouthin 2011. ing dogs, cats, bats, foxes, skunks, rac- and rabid or overly aggressive. Infected Although encounters with rabid coons and jackals animals may not always look or actanimals are rare, they do occur. The • Those who had no medical evalua- strangely.Army directed 100 percent screening to tion or incomplete/undocumented eval- Although rabies is fatal, it is pre-minimize the risk of deployed Soldiers uation, or an incomplete series of rabies ventable. The disease also is rare in thereturning from theater with the rabies shots following an exposure incident United States due to an active vaccina-virus. • Individuals who are not 100 percent tion program for pets. The vast majority “The death of this Soldier is very confident they received appropriate and of rabies cases in the U.S. occur in wildtragic, and we are taking actions to completely documented care animals like raccoons, skunks, bats andensure something like this does not “Soldiers don’t have to be bitten to foxes.happen again,” Lt. Col. Steven Cer- get rabies,” Rahman said. “If Soldiers In developing countries, however, thesovsky, director of Epidemiology and have an open wound and come into vast majority of human rabies cases areDisease Surveillance at the Army’s Pub- contact with a rabid animal’s saliva, the result of bites from rabid dogs.lic Health Command, said in a news they can contract the disease. It is “The best treatment is prevention home livingrelease. Chesapeake important that Soldiers identify all con- and post-exposure prophylaxis, which “In the aftermath of the Soldier’s tact with animals in theater.” includes thorough cleansing of the +death, we [First Army Division East] Additionally, First Army Division wound as soon as possible, timely com-were directed to screen 100 percent of East provides Soldiers preparing to pletion of a vaccine series and adminis- ChesapeakeHomeandLiving.comour Soldiers,” Rahman said. “We pub- deploy with information on preventing tration of human rabies immunoglobu-lished an order and had brigades con- rabies during medical-threat briefings. lin,” said Rahman. To advertise or subscribe 410.332.6517duct and report the screening results.” According to the U.S. Army Public Editor’s note: For more information A BALTIMORE SUN Army Medical Command, said Rah- Health Command, humans can carry on rabies, visit U.S. Army Public Health MEDIA GROUP PUBLICATIONman, is now mandating 100 percent the virus for weeks and, occasionally Command at http://go.usa.gov/Vmx.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 
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  • C over S toryGovernor pays tribute tomilitary and veterans atMassing of the ColorsBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer The nation’s future is guaranteed bythe sacrifices of the men and women inuniform who are willing to defend it. That was the message Gov. MartinO’Malley shared with an audience of1,150 people during the installation’sMemorial Day Remembrance and 26thAnnual Massing of the Colors on Sundayat the Pavilion. “We are fortunate to have been borninto the strongest and freest republic evercreated,” O’Malley said. “But its tomor-rows, its future is never inevitable. Its photos by jen ryndafuture is secured by the men and women Retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran laughswho are willing to step up — not in times at a joke by Gov. Martin O’Malley duringthat are easy, not when in their own per- the governor’s speech Sunday. O’Malleysonal circumstances it’s easy, but when paid tribute to active-duty servicetimes are difficult.” members and veterans, and spoke about The 90-minute event, hosted by the gar- the Maryland militia during the Battle ofrison and the General George G. Meade their respective colors. The Battle of Baltimore began Sept. 13, Baltimore in the War of 1812.Chapter of the Military Order of the “I think it was wonderful,” said Col. 1814, when Maryland militia withstood aWorld Wars, featured a performance by concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and Jeffrey Mascoll of the 200th Military 25-hour bombardment by British navalthe U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Soldiers’ Chorus. Police Command. “I have never been to forces at North Point.Corps from the Military District of Wash- During the massing, the MDW Armed a Massing of the Colors and Memorial O’Malley reflected upon the courageington, a reading of the preamble to the Forces Guard and more than 45 military, Day celebration before. It was great. The and commitment of citizens and citizenconstitution of the MOWW and a free civic and youth organizations presented governor’s remarks were right on point.” Soldiers who came together during the In his introduction of the governor, battle “in that deepest most patriotic Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. sense, the deepest most patriotic love — Rothstein acknowledged O’Malley’s com- the love of one’s home, of one’s neighbors, mitment to Fort Meade during the imple- of one’s city.” mentation of the Base Realignment and Throughout the bombardment, all of Closure process and his signing of the Baltimore’s lights were extinguished. The Fort Meade Community Covenant in only light was from the exploding shells November 2011. that lit up an enormous American flag still The covenant, Rothstein said, repre- flying over Fort McHenry on the morning sents “the promise of key partners based of Sept. 14. on trust and cooperation, a promise that “The thread that held that flag togeth- could not be kept without [O’Malley’s] er was the thread of human dignity,” leadership and dedication to our service O’Malley said, “the dignity of home, the men and women and their families.” dignity of country and the dignity of the In his remarks, O’Malley thanked the individual.” nation’s veterans and active-duty service The governor said the freedoms that members. Americans enjoy are not free. “Our country is only as strong as the “Previous generations have fought, have men and women who are willing to step worked, have invested, have died for the up in the present to defend the future and, quality of life that we enjoy — and it is when it is necessary, fight for her future,” not something that we should ever take he said. for granted,” O’Malley said. The governor also spoke about the “Our men and women in uniform doThe U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps perform during the Memorial Day upcoming bicentennial celebration of the not take it for granted. They are the coreRemembrance and Massing of the Colors on Sunday. The 90-minute event was hosted War of 1812, fought between the United of what makes us the strong, compassion-by the garrison and the General George G. Meade Chapter of the Military Order of States and Great Britain from 1812 to ate, caring, growing and generous countrythe World Wars. 1815. that we are, the country that we are going12 SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein and Gov. Martin O’Malley enjoy the performance of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus alongside retired Lt. Col. John H. Hollywood, commander of the General George G. Meade Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Smith. LEFT: More than 45 military, civic and youth organizations present their colors at the annual event attended by 1,150 people.to be proud to give to the next generationto carry forward.” Among those who attended were 16Boy Scouts from Troop 1299 of Balti-more, who camped Saturday night at theinstallation’s RV park. The event was thefirst time the troop attended a Massing ofthe Colors. “I hope they get an appreciation forMemorial Day and get exposure to thediversity of military and civic organiza-tions that they have here,” Scout lead-er Sidney White said. “Maybe this willinspire them to join the military.” Boy Scout David Lee, who attends theTalmudical Academy of Baltimore, saidhe was inspired by the ceremony. “I liked everything about it,” the 14-year-old said. “It’s a great way to acknowl-edge all the people who are still servingus today.” Briana Scott, 15, a sophomore at Fred-erick Douglass High School in UpperMarlboro, said the event was memorable. “We all came together and brought tolight how many were dedicated and puttheir lives on the line for our country,”said Briana, a member of the high school’sNavy Junior Reserve Officers’ TrainingCorps who helped post its colors. “It wasa good experience.” Editor’s note: Visit http://go.usa.gov/VEf for photos and videos of the cer- Col. Timothy Holtan, commander of the U.S. Army Field Band, leads musicians in a 40-minute concert Sunday that includedemony. patriotic melodies and songs from popular movies.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 13
  • C ommunity N ews & N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All and without charge to annual leave. Administrative leave is authorized. members and their families scheduled to depart Fort Meade, Kimbrough Ambulatory Right Arm Nightsubmissions are posted at the editor’s dis- For more information, call Anthony Care Center’s Outpatient Medical Records Bring your right arm Soldier, co-cretion and may be edited for space and Spiller at 443-654-8320 or Sgt. 1st Class department is requesting they contact worker or employee to Club Meade for angrammar. Look for additional community Natasha Bass at 301-677-6687. Outpatient Medical Records 30 days in evening of free food, music, dancing andevents on the Fort Meade website at www. advance to complete out-processing of the camaraderie on May 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade Fire extinguisher training Medical Records section. Win an iPad, Kindle e-reader, cashFacebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. This request applies to active-duty service and other prizes. The event is open to all For more information or to submit an The Fort Meade Fire Prevention members who are either leaving Fort Meade ranks and services, military or civilian.announcement, email Chad Jones at chad. Office will conduct fire extinguisher or the military. The information will allow To reserve a table, call 301-677-6969.t.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-1301. training May 17 in the Post Theater. the Medical Records department time to Two sessions will be offered: 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. review and complete all administrative Mongolian barbecue processing before the service member departs NEWS & EVENTS Space is limited to 150 people per the area. Pick your own meat, fresh vegetables session. More sessions will be offered at and seasonings for a Mongolian Service members may bring their official barbecue dinner May 25 from 5:30 to 9 a later date. orders to Outpatient Medical Records or For more information, call the Fire p.m. and Club Meade will cook it.Tax Center open Prevention Office at 301-677-5577. fax them to 301-677-8693 to begin the out- processing of their medical records. The dinner is open to the public. Reservations are recommended by The Fort Meade Tax Center at4217 Roberts Ave. is open to take Community Job Fair Research study calling 301-677-6969.appointments until June 30. If you filed an extension, have a tax The Fort Meade Community Job Fair will be held May 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 Healthy men and women ages 18 to Karaoke Nightquestion or received a tax notice and 39 are needed for a research study at the The 11th Frame Lounge at the Lanes p.m. at Club Meade. Walter Reed Army Institute of Researchneed assistance, call 301-677-9765 to The event is open to the public. hosts a free Karaoke Night on the thirdschedule an appointment. in Silver Spring. Thursday of the month. For a list of attending employers, visit The purpose is to study the effects ftmeademwr.com. The next Karaoke Night will beKimbrough closure For more information, call 410-674- of drugs on cognitive performance. A two-hour screening visit and a 25-hour May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. The public is 5240. invited. Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center will overnight laboratory visit are required. For more information, call 301-677-be closed Friday to allow its staff to partici- Participants will be compensated andpate in their quarterly mandatory training. Vets, spouses career fair receive free meals. 5541. A free career fair for veterans and For more information, call 301-319-3111.Parent Central Services military spouses will be held May 24 EDUCATIONclosure from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M&T Bank Naval Academy Band Parent Central Services will close May Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore. RecruitMilitary is co-sponsoring performance18 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for staff Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary The U.S. Naval Academy Band Fleet Center classestraining. Veteran Opportunity Expo in will perform a special Armed Forces The Fleet and Family Support Center The center will reopen May 21. partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Day Concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at at 830 Chisholm Ave. offers free classes For more information, call 301-677- Commerce. Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 to DoD I.D. cardholders. Advanced1149/1156/1104. The career fair is for veterans with Burns Crossing Road, Severn. registration is required. civilian work experience, men and The free concert is open to the public. • Consumer Awareness: Today, 1 to 3Asian Pacific American women transitioning from active duty Tickets are not required. p.m. For more information, call 410-293-Heritage Month to civilian life, members of the National Guard and Reserves, military spouses 1262, or visit the band online at usna. • Federal Employment: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon. The free workshop teaches The installation will commemorate and other military family members. edu/USNABand or facebook.com/ the basics of the federal employmentAsian Pacific American Heritage Month For more information or to register as USNABand. system.on May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a job seeker, visit http://ow.ly/aNsrl. • I.D. Theft: Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m.McGill Training Center, 8542 Zimborski Latin Night Learn to minimize your risks and protectAve. Evening vet clinic Enjoy an evening of dancing in a your identity. The free event, hosted by Navy • Credit Management: May 17, 1 toInformation Operations Command The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment nightclub ambiance on Friday from 8 Facility at 2018 Annapolis Road is p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Meade. 3 p.m.Maryland, is open to the public. • Disability Transition Assistance This year’s theme is “Striving For offering an evening vet clinic on May 23 There is no cover charge. A cash bar and June 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. will be available. Program: May 21, 9 a.m. to noon.Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and • First-Term Financial Readiness:Inclusion.” The clinic includes health exams, For more information, call 301-677-6969. vaccinations and sick appointments. May 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker is Rosetta Lai,executive director of Asian American Services are available to active-duty Mother’s Day Brunch The eight-hour course, which provides a foundation of financial readiness forLeadership, Empowerment and service members, retirees and their Two seating times are available for the families with military I.D. first-term service members, is instructedDevelopment for Youth and Families. annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday in an online format, and can be The event will feature cultural To schedule an appointment or for at Club Meade: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 more information, call 301-677-1300. completed at one’s own pace.performances, calligraphy and free food to 4 p.m. • Job Search Strategies: May 22, 9samples. Reservations are required. a.m. to noon. Learn techniques to help All Fort Meade service members Medical out-processing For reservations or more information, you succeed in your job search, as welland civilian employees are encouraged To better assist all active-duty service call 301-677-6969. as tools for networking and negotiatingto attend with supervisory approval14 SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • C ommunity N ews & N otesjob offers. and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available at baysox.com or provided on site. • Investment workshop: May 24, 1 to • Today, “Mother’s Day Storytime,” by calling the Baysox box office at 301- For more information, call Rikki Ford,3 p.m. featuring stories, songs and finger plays 464-4865. Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677- To register or for more information, about mothers • The 20th annual Wine in the Woods 3617 or email rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army.call 301-677-9017 or 301-677-9018. • “Ballgame Storytime” about sports, will be held May 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., mil. May 17 and May 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at • Patient/Family Advisory Council meetsTraining for supervisors For more information, call 301-677- Symphony Woods, Columbia. the third Tuesday of each month at 3 5522. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 p.m. at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care The Equal Employment Opportunity at the gate. Cost is $25 for designated Center. The next meeting will be TuesdayOffice will conduct training for newsupervisors and managers on May 23 Dinner and movie drivers and for ages 3 to 20. in Kimbrough’s main conference room on Sample Maryland’s finest wines from the third floor, room 3C03.from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the “Dinner and a Movie” will be offered a souvenir glass, purchase food from The council is committed totraining area at the Civilian Advisory to sixth- to eight-graders May 18 from restaurants and caterers, attend wine improving the delivery of health care byPersonnel Center, 4432 Llewellyn Ave. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. education seminars, view the works of collaborating with providers, patients and Space is limited to 20 participants. After a dinner including tacos, the invited artists and craftsmen, and enjoy family members. For more information or Submit your name to the EEO Office movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5. continuous live entertainment. to become a council member, call Beckyby May 21 by email to ruby.l.yuen.civ@ For more information, call 301-677- Ticket price on May 19 includes lawn Mays Jenkins, coordinator of Patient andmail.mil, by fax at 301-677-3661 or leave 1437. admission to a concert at Merriweather Family Centered Care, at 301-677-8261.a voice mail at 301-677-6298. Post Pavilion featuring Lucinda Williams • Retired Enlisted Association meets the Youth summer dance and Drive-By Truckers with Justin Jones. third Thursday of the month from 7:30 toLeadership, etiquette sessions For more information, visit 8:30 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.classes Registration is under way for youth wineinthewoods.com or call 410-313-4700 The next meeting is May 17. For more or 410-313-7275. information, visit trea.org or call Mary The Military Family Team Building summer dance sessions that will be held • Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Gray, the local president, at 410-916-5385Program, sponsored by Army Family Team Tuesdays from June 5 to 26 at the Youth 35 Market Place, Baltimore, is sponsoring or Arthur R. Cooper, national president,Building and Army Community Service, is Center. “Saluting the Troops” through May 28. at 443-336-1230.offering several classes. Cost is $55 for ages 5 to 7 and $65 for Active-duty service members and retirees • Families Dealing with Deployment AFTB empowers individuals, maximizing ages 8 and older. who present their military identification will meets the first and third Monday of everytheir personal growth and professional For more information, call 301-677- receive free admission for themselves and month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meusedevelopment through specialized training. 1149. one guest, plus a 10 percent discount at the Forest Neighborhood Center. The next Training is available to Soldiers, family gift shop. For more information, call 410- meeting is May 21.members and DoD civilians and volunteers. Preschool Dinosaur Camp 727-8120 or visit portdiscovery.org. The group is for families who have a • Level 2 Team Building: May 17 to • Leisure Travel Services is offering bus service member at any stage of deploy-18, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Potomac Place A preschool dinosaur camp for ages 3 to 6 will be held June 18 to 22 from 9 trips to New York City on May 18 and June ment. Children may participate in activitiesNeighborhood Center 16, with discounts to attractions. Bus cost designed to aid their understanding and • “Which Fork To Use” Level 2 a.m. to noon at the Teen Center. Youngsters will be actively engaged is $55. For more information, call 301-677- coping skills related to deployment.(Understanding Military Traditions, 7354 or visit ftmeademwr.com. For more information, call Rikki Ford,Customs, Courtesies and Protocol): May in hands-on paleontology experiences as they study the dinosaurs of the Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677-21, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS, 830 ChisholmAve. Mesozoic Era. All students will conduct MEETINGS 3617 or email rikki.l.ford.ctr@us.army. an archeological dig and build their mil. • AFTB New Spouse Cluster meeting • Air Force Sergeants Association(Level 1 and more, a club for spouses): May own dinosaur to be displayed in the FasTracKids Dinosaur Museum. • Fort Meade E9 Association meets the Chapter 254 meets the fourth Wednesday22, 7 to 8:30 p.m. second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in • Level 3 Team Building: June 7 to 8, Cost is $175 for the week. To register or for more information, the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next the Roost, 9827 Love Road. The next8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Potomac Place meeting is Friday. The association is open meeting is May 23. For more information,Neighborhood Center. Child care is call 301-677-1149. to active, retired, Reserve and National call 443-534-5170 or visit afsa254.org.available with two week prior notice. Guard E9s of any uniformed service. All • Fort Meade Homeschool Co-op • Level 2 Concept Block: June 18, 1 to 4 RECREATION E9s in this area are invited to attend a meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at 1900p.m., ACS breakfast and meet the membership. For Reece Road. For more information, call • AFTB New Spouse Cluster meeting more information, visit e9association.org Laura Edens at 443-510-4715 or email(Level 1 and more): June 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. or call 410-551-7953. ftmeadehomeschooling@verizon.net. Registration is required for all classes. Out & About • Enlisted Spouses Club meets the • Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in To register or for more information, second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10,call 301-677-4110 or email Pia S. Morales, • The Bowie Baysox is celebrating a “Mardi Gras in May Beer Dinner” with at the clubhouse in Bldg. T-4, across from to attend its weekly Monday meetings atMobilization/Deployment Program man- the Pet Care Center. The next meeting 6 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.ager, at pia.s.morales.civ@mail.mil. a Cajun theme on Wednesday at Prince George’s Stadium, when the Baysox take on is Monday. For more information, visit For more information, email Kimberly the Altoona Curve at 7:05 p.m. The event ftmeadeesc.org. Smith at pack377_cc@yahoo.com. includes a two-hour buffet and three-hour • Single Parent Support Group meets • Boy Scout Troop 379 meets Mondays YOUTH open bar in the Diamond View restaurant. the second and fourth Monday of the at 7 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center Food is served from 6 to 8 p.m. Beer is month from 6 to 8 p.m. at School Age on Rockenbach Road. The troop is served from 6 to 9 p.m. Services, 1900 Reece Road. The next actively recruiting boys age 11 to 18. ForStorytime Tickets are $44, or $39 for Baysox ticket- meeting is Monday. more information, email Lisa Yetman, plan holders. Tickets must be ordered by Topics include legal and custody issues, at lisayetman@verizon.net or Wendall The Medal of Honor Memorial discipline, dating and co-parenting with Lawrence, Scoutmaster, at lawrencewendall@Library offers pre-kindergarten Friday at 3 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, 301-464-4881. Parking is free. a previous partner. Free child care will be juno.com.Storytime on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 15
  • C ommunity N ewsCourting kids on Law DayArmy lawyer brings judicial system to Manor ViewStory and photo by Brandon Bieltz by President Dwight Eisenhower, is held very good to talk to them about the pro-Staff Writer annually on May 1. Each year commemo- cess and educate them a little bit.” As chief of military justice at Fort rates a different theme to teach the impor- The most popular questions centered onMeade’s Office of the Staff Judge Advo- tance of the legal and judicial system. This innocent people found guilty, the appealcate, Capt. Lance Clark has spent his fair year’s theme focused on the courtroom and process, and the responsibilities of lawyersshare of time in the courtroom. the historic role that courts have played in and judges. Friday morning, however, he didn’t face protecting rights and liberties in America. “I learned that lawyers have to tell thea jury and judge. Instead, he addressed a For the group of more than 30 fifth- truth,” said student Jacob Wright.group of curious fifth-graders at Manor graders, this meant learning the key players Samantha Dixon, who said she mayView Elementary School. in the courtroom and understanding how want to be a lawyer, enjoyed learning about “The courtroom is harder, but the class- the judicial system works. the process and jury selection and the Capt. Lance Clark, chief of military justiceroom of fifth-graders is unscripted, you Clark opened his lesson by discussing restrictions imposed on the judge. at Fort Meade’s Office of the Staff Judgedon’t know where it’s going,” he said. “I the importance of trials and the kind of “I learned that if the judge knows the Advocate, speaks to a class of fifth-enjoy it. It’s fun to come out and work cases that can be presented in a courtroom, defendant, they’ll be assigned to another graders Friday morning at Manor Viewwith kids.” with the various penalties for each of the case,” Samantha said. Elementary School. In celebration of In celebration of Law Day, Clark spoke crimes. Using a photograph of a court- Several students said they liked Clark’s Law Day, Clark discussed courtroomto the students about the courtroom and room, Clark talked about all of the people presentation, noting that he wasn’t what procedures and the roles of thoseindividuals in the court system. The hour- involved in the proceedings, from the judge they expected when they think of a law- involved in the process.long lesson focused on this year’s Ameri- to the court reporter. yer.can Bar Association theme of “No Courts, When identifying each person in the “He was nice,” Samantha said. “I the most important person in the courtNo Justice, No Freedom.” photo, Clark explained the roles they each thought lawyers were supposed to be mean room. “Law Day is the one day a year where play in the judicial system and answered and yell a lot. That’s what they make it Clark, however, quickly explained thatwe try to emphasize community service dozens of questions posed by the young seem like on TV.” no one individual is more important thanand education of the public as to the law,” students about the court system. At the end of the lesson, a quick poll another.Clark said. “They had some great questions, they of the students showed that most of the “They’re all important,” he told the Law Day, which was founded in 1958 were very insightful,” Clark said. “It was class thought that the bailiff, or sheriff, is class. “You need everybody.”Gaffney Fitness Center rolls out new classesBy Brandon Bieltz MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAYStaff Writer Beginning Monday, Gaffney Fitness 5:30-6:30 A.M. Indoor Cycling Indoor Cycling Indoor Cycling Indoor Cycling Indoor CyclingCenter will offer a new selection of aerobics 7-8 A.M. Power Pumpand fitness classes. The gym is adding water aerobics, yoga 11:30 A.M.- Step/Sculpt Power Pump Power Pump Zumba Power Pump Kickboxingand power pump courses to its schedule, while Zumba Power Pump Kickboxing 12:30 P.M. Indoor Cyclingkeeping its most popular classes intact. The schedule change is a result of a new 5:15-6 P.M. Water Aerobics Water Aerobicscontract that will bring in new instructors. 5:15-6:15 P.M. Step/Sculpt Pilates Indoor Cycling Yoga Zumba “We decided to grow our aerobics pro-gram, and to do so, we’ve gone with a con- 6:30-7:30 P.M. Yoga Zumba Step/Sculpt Zumbatract where we can provide our customerswith more variety of classes,” said Lauren obtain an aerobics card from the gym to Power pump, a complete body muscle To prepare for the new classes, the gymWilliams, acting chief of Athletics, Fitness join a class. conditioning workout using bands, dumb- purchased new yoga bands, stability ballsand Aquatics for the Directorate of Family Although the contract will bring in new bells and body bars, will be offered Tuesdays and weight bars.and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. instructors, the volunteer instructors were and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All of the courses will run on an eight- Previously, classes at Gaffney were taught invited to continue to teach their classes at and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. week cycle. DFMWR may modify the sched-by volunteers and were free to patrons. But the gym. Those looking to develop strength, muscle ule by adding or dropping classes at the endto cover the cost of the certified instructors “Our volunteers have been great and have tone and flexibility can attend yoga classes on of the eight weeks, depending on customerand new equipment, the fee will be $65 for been here for years,” Williams said. “We want Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thurs- feedback.unlimited classes during an eight-week span, to thank all of our outstanding instructors.” days from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. “Say one class doesn’t work, or one’sor a $5 drop-in charge per class. The new schedule will continue to feature Water aerobics also will be offered at the really great,” Williams said. “We can tweak When the new schedule begins Monday, popular courses, including Zumba and early Gaffney pool. The course consists of a series the schedule every eight weeks to custom-there will be a period of free courses until morning spin sessions, but also will add three of workouts including running, jumping ize it to our patrons and what classes theyMay 18. Beginning May 21, customers must new courses. jacks, and leg and arm movements. want.”16 SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • S portsHooked on fishing LEFT: One youngster takes to the heights to reel in a fish at BurbaYouths angle for biggest catch Lake. The top three catches in each age group were honored atin fishing rodeo at Burba Lake an awards ceremony following the biannualBy Brandon Bieltz competition.Staff Writer Grayden Hammer stood proudly next to FAR LEFT: Erin Peltier, 4,a large plastic bucket, checking out the more shows off the largemouththan 20 fish he reeled out of Burba Lake. bass she caught with the “I had a lot of fish,” the 4-year-old said of help of her father, Tristanhis successful morning. “I like to catch big fish Peltier. Children ages 3and small fish.” to 15 competed Saturday The Odenton resident was one of more morning for trophies,than 170 young fishermen who threw a line medals and fishing poles.into Burba Lake during Saturday’s biannualYouth Fishing Rodeo sponsored by the Meade BOTTOM: YoungRod and Gun Club and the Directorate of fishermen on the banksFamily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. of Burba Lake compete Participants ages 3 to 15 competed for the for the day’s biggestlargest catches to earn prizes. catch during the Youth “We enjoy this every year,” said Mike Fishing Rodeo onRushanan, a member of the Meade Rod and Saturday. More than 170Gun Club for more than 50 years. “We look children participated inforward to it every year. ... These kids are so the morning contest.happy.” Lynn Sasser, a DFMWR administrative photos by phil groutassistant, said the event was an opportunity Competitors began casting their lines at 10for the youngsters to learn new skills. a.m. from Burba Lake’s banks and piers. dogs, cheese and corn. While participants with the top three catches “Not only do we want to entertain the com- “I wanted to catch a lot of fish,” Grayden “The thing that made that fun was that in each group were honored at the ceremony,munity, but we want to teach them something said. “It’s fun.” you actually got to touch something and put the day’s smallest catch also was recognized.that they can take with them through life,” she Fisherman of all skill levels participated it on the hook,” Toby said. “One of the fun- Driver Brady’s 5-gram bluegill helped hersaid. “Hopefully, they pass it on to somebody including Grayden and his father Nye Ham- nest parts was when we got to throw food in capture the competition’s largest trophy.down the road and teach them how to fish.” mer, who fish at Burba Lake every two weeks. the water.” Jacob Wyley was awarded the top honor Participants were separated into three age Hammer said he feels his son can benefit from After the competition, participants were of “biggest catch of the day.” The 11-year-oldgroups: 3 to 6, 7 to 11 and 12 to 15. Com- their adventures at the lake. invited to an awards ceremony outside Burba said he was excited to have reeled in the 760-petitors with the biggest fish in each category “It helps them know the resources that Cottage. The results were finalized shortly gram bass.won prizes including medals, trophies and new God has given us, how to be responsible so after 1:30 p.m. “It feels pretty good,” he said.fishing poles. that other people can enjoy the outdoors,” Members of the Meade Rod and Gun Club To help ensure good fishing in the lake thatis typically filled with catfish, bluegills and Hammer said. Among the new fishermen was Toby Wahl, broke down the biggest catch of each fish, with a 760-gram bass topping all other fish. Fishing Rodeo Winnersbass, the Maryland Department of Natural who landed his first fish during the competi- The largest catfish was 470 grams, followed Ages 3 to 6:Resources stocked Burba with trout and bass tion. The 7-year-old enjoyed baiting his hook by a 320-gram trout and a bluegill weighing 1. Carson Oehoerking: 565-gram bassFriday night. and trying out new meals for the fish — hot 135 grams. 2. Liam Hawkins: 550-gram bass 3. Erin Peltier: 535-gram bass Ages 7 to 11: 1. Malyah Tate: 590-gram bass 2. Abigail Krueger: 425-gram bass 3. Liam Bridges: 300-gram bass Ages 12 to 16: 1. Jacob Wyley: 760-gram bass 2. Lauren Wyley: 730-gram bass 3. Aiden Bridges: 645-gram bass Biggest fish Jacob Wyley: 760-gram bass Smallest fish Driver Brady: 5-gram bluegillhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 17
  • S ports Jibber Jabber - Opinion Sports ShortsEnjoy it while it lasts EFMP bowling The Exceptional Family Member Program offers EFMP bowling events at the I’ve taken up residence in the Military son to care about Lanes on the third Tuesday of each month.District of Washington/National Capital baseball. For The next bowling event will be May 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and features a freeRegion for the better part of six years nearly a decade, buffet food and giveaways.now. the dog days of Exceptional family members ages 18 and younger and their siblings may The first few were spent in Northern summer began register for free games and shoe rental at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/Virginia, where I worked at Fort Belvoir. in April because meadecyms.html.The last four and some change have been your season was For more information, call 301-677-1156.here, where I’ve been a card-carrying over before it Adult exceptional family members may register for free games and shoe rentalmember of Team Meade. even began. Chad T. Jones, at the EFMP office at 301-677-4779. During my stretch in the MDW, I’ve The same was Public Affairs Discounted games and shoe rental are available for other adult family members.picked up a few things about the region. supposed to be Officer Registration is required by Friday.For example, we eat crab cakes, not true this season, For more information, email Anita Hendrix at anita.l.hendrix.civ@mail.mil orcrab legs. The Ravens are good but have but that’s obviously not the case. You just call 301-677-4779.Steelers envy. Redskin fans are as obnox- took two of three from the Yankees andious and dim-witted about football mat- followed up by sweeping the Red Sox in Baltimore Orioles 4-H Dayters as their owner, Daniel Snyder, who Fenway. Sure Josh Hamilton is beating Maryland 4-H Day will be held Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. at Oriole Park atsomehow found a way to put even more you like a drum, but you’re on pace for a Camden Yards when the Baltimore Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays.pressure on a rookie QB drafted to save 100-win season. Members will sit in a designated section in matching shirts.a franchise by drafting another touted So I ask: What’s the point of all those The event is open to all registered middle school/teen members of Child,rookie QB, Kirk Cousins, in the fourth years of complaining and making a bee- Youth and School Services in grades six to 12.round of the NFL draft. line for the bottom of the standings every Cost is $5. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Maryland 4-H And last, the major league teams in the time you want to see your team’s record Foundation. Payment and permission slip are due by Friday at 6 p.m. at theregion - Washington Nationals and our if you’re not going to take even a minute Youth Center.hometown Baltimore Orioles - stunk. I to celebrate your time at the top? For more information, call 301-677-1437.mean they were monumentally bad. For years, all I’ve ever heard from Baltimore was a combined 199-287for the three previous seasons, while the you O’s fans is nay-saying and whining about how visiting teams take over your Team River RunnerNationals were only slightly better, going park. And the only reason that happens The Fort Meade chapter of Team River Runner meets the first and third208-278 since 2009. is because the squad hasn’t been good Thursday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gaffney Fitness Center indoor However, take one look at the stand- enough to watch. I think our location pool.ings and you will see that MLB in the has something to do with that as well, The program — open to active-duty Soldiers and retirees with an injury orMDW is pretty good right now as both but poor performance is legit. disability during service — aims to help individuals find health, healing andteams are sitting in first place after the Anyway, that’s not the case now. Buck new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports.first month of the season. Listening to and his boys have put a quality product For more information, call 570-236-7927 or email jonathan.forte@va.gov.local radio, I can tell that the fans, espe- on the field, and now it is your turn tocially in B-more, are having a hard time do the “2” and get all in on the O’s, or Joint Service Installation Runfiguring out what to do with the success. get off the proverbial pot and stop com- Everybody wants to get excited, but plaining. Headquarters Command Battalion will host a Joint Service Installation Runyears of defeat have left them waiting As an aside, don’t forget all the ways on May 18 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.for the other shoe to drop. It’s not a bad the Orioles are helping Team Meade get Partner organizations, civilians and guests are welcome to participate in thetactic and is certainly logical. The team out to the Yard (http://go.usa.gov/VVo). three-mile “Resiliency Run.”hasn’t had anything to cheer about since Also, mark May 27 on your calendar For more information, call 301-677-4719 or 301-677-5153.Ripken Jr., and nothing is more heart- so you can get out to Military Apprecia-breaking than buying into something you tion Day at Camden Yards, which will Patriot Pride runsknow can’t last. feature some of the best Fort Meade has The installation’s annual run series continues with the Patriot Pride 10K Relay and But for you long-suffering O’s fans, I’d to offer. One-Mile Walk on May 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Murphy Field House.like to suggest a different course of action If you have comments on this or any- A team of two runners can each run 5 kilometers for the relay, or a single person— enjoy the ride while it lasts. It’s been a thing to do with sports, contact me at can run the entire 10 kilometers.while since you all have even had a rea- chad.t.jones.civ@mail.mil. The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is $25. The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $85. The pre-registration cost is $40 for a family of three to six people. On the day of the event, the cost is $60 per For all your varsity and intramural sports schedules, family. All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt. scores and standings, visit The next run will be the Summer Sizzler 5K run and One-Mile Walk on June 16 at Constitution Park. www.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports. For more information, call 301-677-7916.18 SOUNDOFF! May 10, 2012 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
  • M ovies Get to work on time. PREAKNESS CELEBRATION PREAKNESS® CELEBRATION Know the hours T U R F VA L L E Y FESTIVAL The movie schedule is subject to change. Fora 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 at Turf Valley 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 for THE BOB LUCIDO TEAM HE presented byB LUCIDO AM UCIDchildren. RE/MAX ADVANTAGE REALTY Demps Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 902 Reece Road Today through May 26 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through FridayToday & Saturday: “Mirror Mirror” (PG). Sevendwarfs help an exiled princess win back her Gate 1: Mapes Road andkingdom. With Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Route 32 FESTIVAL THURSDAY & FRIDAYArmie Hammer. May 10th - 11th 4pm - 9pm 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week BALLOON LAUNCHESFriday: “Project X” (R). Three high-schoolseniors throw a party designed to be an unfor- THURSDAY May 10th 6:30pm FRIDAY May 11th 6:30amgettable experience. Gate 2: Mapes Road and FRIDAY May 11th 6:30pm Maryland Route 175 SATURDAY May 12th 6:30am 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Admission is free. All parking will be Monday through Friday; off site at Howard County Fairgrounds, closed weekends and holidays $5 per car. Shuttle service from Turf Valley to Fairgrounds. Gate 3: Rockenbach Road 410-465-1500 ext. 2874 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., W W W. T U R F VA L L E Y. C O M 7 days a week Gate 6: Llewellyn Avenue and Maryland Route 175Sunday & May 17, 18: “21 Jump Street” (R).Two cops join a secret unit and use their youth- 6 to 8 a.m., Monday throughful appearances to go undercover as high-school Friday for inbound traffic;students. 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for outbound trafficWednesday & May 20: “Wrath of the Titans”(PG-13). Ten years after defeating the Kraken,Perseus (Sam Worthington) is living as a fisher- Gate 7: Reece Road andman and parent. But the gods must be angry, and Maryland Route 175it’s mainly due to mankind’s lack of devotion. (Demps Visitor ControlWith Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Center gate) 24-hour access For a great new source of fresh health and wellnessMay 19, 23 & 26: “The Hunger Games” (PG-13). information every day, turn to baltimoresun.com.Every year in the ruins of what was once NorthAmerica, the nation of Panem forces each ofits 12 districts to send one teenage boy and one With local news, expert advice and interactive toolsteenage girl to compete in the Hunger Games,in which the contestants, or “tributes,” hunt one via HealthKey, we provide your recommended dailyanother until one is left. Based on the popular allowance of ways to make your life better.book series.May 24, 25: “American Reunion” (R). The “Amer- And don’t miss Picture of Health, our daily blog onican Pie” gang is back for a reunion. fitness and health. baltimoresun.com/health Follow Fort Meade on powered by Twitter.com /ftmeademdhttp://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 10, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 19