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  • 1. scholarsEnlisted SpousesClub presentsannual awardspage 10UPCOMING EVENTSToday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Safety,Wellness and Resiliency Expo - The PavilionMay 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Right Arm Night - Club MeadeJune 6, 7 p.m.: TheVolunteers‘Pink FloydTribute’ Summer Concert - Constitution ParkJune 13, 7:30 a.m.: AUSA Army Birthday Breakfast - Club MeadeJune 13, 7 p.m.: Army Birthday Celebration Summer Concert - Constitution ParkemergencyExercise provides postfirst responders withcrisis, chaos trainingpage 3Soundoff!´vol. 65 no. 20 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community May 23, 2013photo by nate pesceService members line up outside the Pavilion before the start of the installation’s Memorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of the Colors on Sunday. More than45 military and civic organizations displayed their flags in honor of those who are now serving, those who have served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in serviceto the country. For more, see Page 12.massing ofthe colors
  • 2. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013Commander’s ColumnContents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................14 Crime Watch.................. 8 Movies..................................19 Community..................17 Classified..............................20Editorial StaffGarrison CommanderCol. Edward C. RothsteinGarrison CommandSgt. Maj. Thomas J. LatterPublic Affairs OfficerChad T. JonesChad.T.Jones.civ@mail.milChief, Command InformationPhilip H. JonesPhilip.H.Jones.civ@mail.milAssistant Editor & Senior WriterRona S. HirschStaff Writer Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Brandon BieltzDesign Coordinator Timothy DavisSupple­mental photography providedby The Baltimore Sun Media GroupAdvertisingGeneral Inquiries 410-332-6300Allison Thompson410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.comMichele Griesbauer410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.comIf you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or areexperiencing 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 throughSunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of thepersonnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N.Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year inconjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reachthe Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailingaddress: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602.Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronagewithout 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 advertiserwill result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with theDepartment of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are theirown and are 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 bythe Department of the Army of the products or services advertised.www.ftmeade.army.milYou can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademdand view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil.Soundoff!´Guaranteed circulation:11,285“I have never been able to think of the day asone of mourning; I have never quite been able tofeel that half-masted flags were appropriate onDecoration Day.“I have rather felt that the flag should be at thepeak, because those whose dying we commemoraterejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphantcommemoration of what they did.”— Benjamin Harrison23rd President of the United StatesAs we begin the Memorial Day weekend, Ifelt that this quote from President Harrison wasmost appropriate and fitting for honoring ourservice members who have made the ultimatesacrifice for our country.During President Harrison’s term in office,1889 to 1893, the U.S. flag was flown at half-stafffor the entire day — a gesture that our nationwas mourning the death of Soldiers who diedduring the Civil War.The day, at best, was a somber one, as manypeople used it as an opportunity to place flowerson the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiersat Arlington National Cemetery and elsewherethroughout the United States.It was not until after World War I that Memo-rial Day was expanded to honor all Americanswho had died in military service.And it was not until 1976 that Congressapproved a change in the United States FlagCode authorizing that: “On Memorial Day, thelast Monday in May, the flag is displayed athalf-staff from sunrise until noon, then raisedto full-staff from noon until sunset.”Congress’s reasoning was quite simple: thenation lives, and the U.S. flag is the symbol ofa living nation.I believe we all can agree that the U.S. flag isa powerful symbol of Americanism. We fly itproudly on a daily basis, on government build-ings and military installations, and at schoolsand businesses across the nation.It’s common practice these days to see the U.S.flag stretched across a stadium field or an arenafor a sporting event in honor and appreciationof our service members.I have to believe that President Harrison wasright in his belief that those who have died inservice to our country would rejoice in seeingthe U.S. flag at full-staff on Memorial Day as acommemoration — that their sacrifice was notin vain, and as a tribute that our nation remainsproud and strong today because of their valor.As we celebrate Memorial Day this year, let usremember that more than one million AmericanSoldiers, Sailors,Coast Guards-men, Marinesand Airmenhave given theirlives in defenseof our greatnation.Let usremember thatthe number ofthose who havemade the ulti-mate sacrificecontinues to grow; we are still losing Americansin combat today.Let us remind each other that their spirit liveson through the colors of the U.S. flag. We willnever forget their sacrifices.Let us also remember to honor the familiesthey left behind. They, too, have made the ulti-mate sacrifice.For many families and friends of fallen ser-vice members, Memorial Day is a somber dayof reflection. We all know that the demands ofmilitary service can make family life difficult. Solet us honor the loved ones who support or havesupported their family members in the military.They, too, deserve our respect and recognition.Join me this year in our celebration of Memo-rial Day as a tribute to members of the militarywho have helped shaped the character and his-tory of our great country.Memorial Day is a fitting time to pause andgive thanks to those who have served, fought anddied for our country.Let us never forget how much we owe to thesevery special Americans.Have a great week.Honoring our servicemembers on Memorial DayCOL. Edward c.RothsteinGarrison CommanderCommander’s Open DoorGarrison Commander Col. Edward C.Rothstein has an open door policy.All service members, retirees, govern-ment employees, family members or com-munity members age 18 or older are invitedto address issues or concerns to the com-mander directly by visiting Rothstein’s officeon Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at garrisonheadquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551,Llewellyn Avenue.Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.For more information, call 301-677-4844.
  • 3. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterTwo days of “controlled chaos” trans-formed Argonne Hills Chapel Center into aFamily Assistance Center and the Pavilioninto a triage area to treat the “injured.”Fort Meade prepared for worst-case sce-narios on May 14 and May 15 with twofull-scale exercises, testing the responses to anatural disaster and an active-shooter situa-tion with multiple casualties.The exercises provided several post organi-zations and services with insight into how tobetter handle the challenging situations.“Itwascontrolledchaos,”saidPiaMorales,Mobilization and Deployment Program man-ager at Army Community Service. “It’s agreat way to learn what to do.”During the first exercise on May 14, mem-bers of ACS turned Argonne Hills ChapelCenter into a Family Assistance Center inresponse to the theoretical scenario of atornado destroying several homes in HeritagePark, causing injuries and deaths.The center, which is set up in emergencysituations, provides a one-stop location forservice members and their families to receiveassistance from several organizations rangingfrom the Directorate of Public Works to theOffice of the Staff Judge Advocate.Volunteer role players entered the FamilyAssistance Center with various scenarios suchas requesting a loan from Army EmergencyRelief to speaking with Corvias MilitaryLiving after their house was destroyed by thenatural disaster.Staff members processed the role players,who were often distraught or emotional, andmade sure they were helped by the properorganization.“We wrote the scenarios with somethingfor everybody,” Morales said. “We tested ourstaff and we tested our affiliates.”Morales said the goal of the exercise was toexamine how the process works and help staffmembers become familiar with the situation.“We wanted to see if [staff members] couldtriage the people coming through the door,”she said. “We wanted to see if people knewtheir resources and could think on their feet.“It really wasn’t a test because we didn’twant people to feel pressure, but that’s why wedo it. If it really was an emergency, we need toquickly help people in the best way.”Morales said the staff worked well as ateam and showed the ability to shift gearsquickly when needed. The exercise alsoproved beneficial for the various affiliateorganizations set up in the Family AssistanceCenter, she said.Training exercises test post response to crisis“It was also a good test for the affiliatesthemselves to say, ‘OK. If I have to leave myoffice, leave my CAC card and come over hereand work on paper, can I do that?’ ” Moralessaid. “People realized, ‘I should have broughtthese forms.’ It was just eye-opening.”The following day, it was the police andemergency services’ turn to prepare for oneof their worst-case scenarios — an activeshooter.“It is kind of in line with the Fort Hoodincident [in Texas], where you have a randomgunman that comes to work, a disgruntledemployee comes through and starts firingshots,”said Fort Meade Police Capt. ThomasRussell, operations and administrative cap-tain.Held at the Defense/Military DepartmentAdjudication Activities facility, the exerciseconsisted of law enforcement agencies andemergency services responding to an active-shooter, which resulted in injuries and casu-alties. The scenario included volunteers fromACS playing causalities and using makeupthat “gave off the real appearance of gunshotwounds,” Russell said.The exercise started with the security oper-ations center at the facility reporting shotsfired in the building.“That started our response,” Russell said.“Patrols were dispatched out, our partners tothe west [the National Security Agency] weredispatched out to the scene.”The first group, which including patrolsand an Emergency Response Team, enteredthe building and responded to the threat.“We wanted to see initial patrol responseand how the patrols would handle the stressof the active shooter because they wereunaware of it,” Russell said. “They just knewan exercise was going to occur. They didn’tknow what.”Emergency services teams then workedto remove the injured from the building andmove them to a triage at the Pavilion. Russellsaid all the injured were at the triage within20 minutes.In addition to testing the initial responseto an active shooter, the exercise examinedbriefings and the transition of command,which would happen when Russell arrives atthe scene.“We wanted to see that piece of it, howwe’re progressing because it’s still relativelynew to police departments,” Russell said.Russell said the exercise was beneficial forthe law enforcement and emergency servicesand it showed possible obstacles that teamscould run into during the response.“I think we did well,” he said. “I thinkout of every exercise you learn, it gives youthe ability to grow. Nothing’s ever going tobe perfect, but every obstacle we faced weworked around. ... You learn little lessonsand you live on those lessons and you learnto grow.”photo by noah scialomAn emergency medical technician speaks with a “wounded” volunteer in the triage at the Pavilion during last week’s active-shooterexercise. Fort Meade organizations prepared for worst-case scenarios on May 14 and May 15 with two full-scale exercises, testingthe responses to a natural disaster and an active shooter.
  • 4. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013NewsSubmitted photoMaryland Korean War VeteransGarrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter join Maryland Korean War Veterans and their spousesfor brunch Sunday at the Conference Center before the installation’s annual Memorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of the Colors.Installation Safety OfficeThe Installation Safety Office willhost a Safety, Wellness, and ResiliencyExpo today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. atthe Pavilion, located at the corner ofChisholm and Llewellyn avenues.Local, state and federal agencies andprivate vendors will offer a wide rangeof information and services throughexhibitions, equipment, demonstrationsand displayed training.The event is open to the community.Admission is free.Attendees can get their blood pres-sure and vision tested through the bloodpressure and vision screenings.Topics include: Motorcycle SafetyAwareness, Home Fire Safety Awareness,Alcohol and Drug Awareness, PersonalProtective Equipment information, Rec-reation Safety, Suicide Prevention andResiliency - the mental, physical, emo-tional, and behavioral ability to face andcope with adversity, adapt to change,recover, learn and grow from setbacks.In addition, the expo will featureonsite demonstrations and simulationsto learn a variety of safety, wellnessand resilient tips that show how to staysafe, well and resilient during and afterduty hours.Safety doesn’t stop when the Expoends. When everyone return to work,they should check for potential safetyhazards within their work areas andthen ensure corrective actions to addressany safety deficiencies.The Safety, Wellness, and ResiliencyExpo is a great way to provide a varietyof information for everyone — at onetime and location. Attendees can haveall their safety and health questionsanswered in one place.For more information about this event,call the Installation Safety Office at 301-677-4231.Safety expo promotesawareness, wellnessAER campaign surpasses targetBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterFort Meade has again surpassed its goal for the annual Army Emergency Reliefcampaign, raising nearly $100,000 for the fund.The 75-day campaign, which began March 1, wrapped up May 15 with donationsexceeding its goal of $90,000. As of Friday, the campaign has raised $98,640.24— or 110 percent of its goal.Although the campaign raised slightly less money than last year, Fort Meade’sAER coordinator Wallace Turner said the fundraiser was successful.“I’m very happy even though the money is down a little this year based on allthe cut backs,” he said. “We still met our goal. We’re over 100 percent. So I washappy with that.”Turner said he expects more money to continue to trickle in over the next severalmonths.The annual campaign raises money and awareness for the AER fund that helpsactive-duty Soldiers, National Guardsmen, Army Reservists, retirees and their fami-lies in financial emergencies by providing interest-free loans or grants.Loans and grants can be issued for a variety of reasonsincluding funeral expenses, emergency transportation, rentor car payments, and medical expenses. There is no capon how much can be loaned.For every dollar donated during the campaign, 89cents goes to the fund that benefits Soldiers and theirfamilies. Turner said all the money from campaignsthroughout the Army will go directly toward help-ing Soldiers.“AER invests the money that comes from all thecampaigns and it comes right back out to the Soldiers,”he said. “That’s the beauty of the program.”
  • 5. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013NewsFirst Army Division EastPublic AffairsNoncommissioned officers represent-ing First Army Division East’s eightbrigades competed recently to determinethe 2013 NCO of the Year.Staff Sgt. Brandon Soper, a trainer-mentor with the 2-289th Field ArtilleryBattalion, 157th Infantry Brigade, stoodout among his peers, winning the covetedtitle of First Army Division East’s BestWarrior.The journey to represent DivisionEast began at battalion level. Noncom-missioned officers competed and wereselected for their brigade-level contestthrough competitions held by theirrespective commands earlier this year.“This year, the brigades conductedtheir own NCO and Soldier of the Yearcompetition based on First Army’s BestWarrior model,” said Command Sgt.Maj. Dennis E. Defreese, Division East’ssenior enlisted advisor. “The Soldiersthen met at one of our MobilizationForce Generation Installations, wherethey competed against one another todetermine who to send to this year’s divi-sion-level board.”Due to the Division East rank struc-ture, there was no Soldier of the Yearselected this year.“Soldier of the Year competitions areimportant,” Defreese said. “It affordsthe brigades, as well as the divisionthe opportunity to showcase their bestNCOs. It really is a way for us to high-light what we have to offer.”With the current fiscal constraints andDivision East’s eight brigades spreadacross the eastern half of the U.S.,Defreese leaned toward technology toselect Division East’s top Soldier.Defreese explained that this year, Divi-sion East decided to host a virtual boardin lieu of the brigade winners travelingto a central location to compete againsteach other for the right to represent thedivision.The virtual board, though not the firstchoice to select the winner, was the onlyoption available due to the high cost oftravel. It came down to the VTC or can-celing the competition.“It was important to not just say, ‘Wecan’t do this due to fiscal constraints,’ ”Defreese said. “That was one of the big-gest reasons we decided to hold the boardvirtually.”First Army Division East, mobilizes,trains, validates and deploys ReserveStaff sergeant named Division East’s Best WarriorComponent units to support overseasmilitary operations. Along with Reservecomponent units, the division’s trainer/mentors prepare and deploy Sailors andAirmen, along with selected members ofthe interagency and intergovernmentaldepartments, to provide trained andready forces across a full-spectrum ofoperations to regional combatant com-manders worldwide.Division East’s eight brigades col-laborated with each other to host theirsemifinal Best Warrior competitions atthree MFGIs: Camp Atterbury, Ind.,Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Cen-ter, Miss., and Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The three winners par-ticipated in the final virtual board.“We put the criteria for the competi-tion out there, and had to rely on ourcommand sergeants major to ensurediscipline, and holding the Soldiers tothe same standard,” Defreese said. “Theydid just that.”In order for the Soldiers to make thesemifinals, they underwent a gruelingschedule competing in various events.The three-day challenge began with theArmy physical fitness test, followed by awritten exam and several Army Warriortasks and drills designed to challengecompetitors mentally and physically.“The competition has been nonstopand intense, full of surprises and trainingthat has helped refresh some of my basicskills and helped keep me relevant as aleader,” Soper said.Over the next two days, Soldiersendured several events such as urbanorienteering, land navigation, hand-to-hand combat, qualifying with variousweapons, and an eight-mile road marchcarrying a 35-pound rucksack.On the third and final day of theevent, brigade winners went in front ofthe Division East command sergeantmajor at the virtual board.“The biggest takeaway for me is toparticipate in general Soldiers’ tasks andactivities that you don’t always get anopportunity when leading a large num-ber of Soldiers,” said Sgt. 1st Class JohnStevens, a trainer-mentor from 4th Cav-alry Brigade. “The competition lets meparticipate in events that I haven’t donein a long time. I plan on encouraging mypeers to compete next time.”Defreese said Soper was the best can-didate.“He really impressed me with hisknowledge and keeping his composureunder pressure,” he said. “I trust he willrepresent the division well.”Soper will now move on to FirstArmy’s Best Warrior competition thatwill be held later this month. The winnergoes on to compete at the Forces Com-mand competition later this year.The FORSCOM winner will competefor the Army title in October.“I’m surprised that I am representingDivision East,” Soper said. “I am fortu-nate to be surrounded by such awesomeSoldiers, and I’ve had so much help frommy unit in preparation for these events.“My sponsor, Sergeant 1st Class Sal-vatore Valle, came up with a backwardsplan to go over the subjects I thoughtneeded more attention. I study one topica day and do the hands-on portion forthe topic of the day. We have an idea ofwhat will be on the board, but I wantedto be as prepared as I can.”Described as the “Super Bowl” ofArmy competitions, the NCO/Soldier ofthe Year competition celebrates its 12thanniversary this year.Staff Sgt.Brandon Soper,trainer-mentor,157th InfantryBrigade, FirstArmy DivisionEast, competesfor the FirstArmy DivisionEast Soldier ofthe Year in theeight-mile roadmarch at CampAtterbury, Ind.Sgt. 1st ClassSalvadoreValle, Soper’ssponsor,gives Soperencouragementduring thecompetition.Photo byStaff Sgt.RegiNAld Graddy
  • 6. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013Newsat least two of the following documents:parent’s birth certificate, parent’s baptismalor other church records, parent’s pre-kin-dergarten or grade school records, or otherpertinent records that meet approval andcorroborate the parent’s correct informa-tion.Unfortunately, the VSA can only correctsimple spelling mistakes without a courtorder. Actual name changes or repeatedspelling corrections generally require a courtorder and that a request from the individual(or their parent) be submitted to the VSA.For more information about how to correctAlien’s name, call the VSA at 410-764-3038or 410-764-3036, or visit dhmh.maryland.gov/vsa.For more guidance on how to correct birthcertificates issued outside of the state ofMaryland, schedule an appointment witha Fort Meade Legal Assistance attorneyat 301-677-9504/9536.By Capt. Adam PettyLegal Assistance AttorneyCan you imagine getting your child’sbirth certificate back and realizing you mis-spelled his or her name?I’m not talking about purposely addinga “y” in place of an “i” or using a creativespelling in place of the traditional. I’m talk-ing about giving your child a traditionallyspelled name and simply spelling it wrong,or it gets recorded incorrectly.Let’s hope there aren’t too many menreally named “Alien” instead of “Allen”walking around. Believe it or not, this actu-ally happens.Here is some insight on how to correctthose pesky spelling gaffes on Marylandbirth certificates.If there is no name on the birth certificateor the name is simply misspelled, it may becorrected without a court order, providedthat the right documentation is providedto the Vital Statistics Administration ofMaryland’s Department of Health andMental Hygiene.For a child under 7 years old, one ormore of the following documents must besubmitted to the VSA: a notarized letterfrom a parent citing the correct name, anotarized letter from the hospital citing thecorrect name, a notarized letter from theattendant at birth citing the correct name,or a notarized physician’s office record ofthe birth citing the correct name.For a person older than 7 years of age,two or more of the following documentsciting the correct name must be submittedto the VSA: baptismal or other churchrecords, insurance policy, hospital or clinicrecord, physician’s office record of birth,pre-kindergarten record or grade-schoolrecord, record of employment, record ofmilitary service, marriage license, recordfrom federal census, original application fora Social Security number, or other pertinentrecords that meet approval and corroboratethe name of the vital record.DHMH will only agree to correct thebirth certificate if it is satisfied that thedocuments submitted prove the person’scorrect name.In addition, incorrect parental informa-tion on a birth certificate can be amended orcorrected by the VSA as well; a court orderis not necessary.DHMH requires the parent to presentHow to correctbirth certificatesMay 10, Larceny of privateproperty: The Directorate ofEmergency Services was noti-fied of a larceny of privateproperty at the commissary.The victim stated that he hadtaken his daughter to the rest-room and the daughter had lefthis iPhone 5 in the restroom,unsecured and unattended. Hereturned to the restroom to look for the phoneand discovered the phone was not there.May 15, Larceny of private property: The victimstated that her iPad and Android Vivid smart-phone were taken from her home. An investi-gation revealed that an unknown person(s) byunknown means removed the items from a tablein the victim’s home.May 15, Shoplifting: An investigation revealedthat the suspect concealed several items at theExchange and exited the store without renderingproper payment.CommunityCommunityCrime WatchCompiled by the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Emergency ServicesClasses fill fast, so REGISTER TODAY!Choose from FourSummer Credit Sessions:Session 1: May 28 – July 1Session 2: May 28 – July 23May 28 – August 2Session 3: June 12 – August 7Session 4: July 3 – August 7Noncredit classes are ongoing.Summers forEveryone HCC!Summers forEveryone @ HCC!www.howardcc.edu/SUMMERwww.howardcc.edu/SUMMERCourses and programs for kids, seniors, and everyone in between.• Certified in Harmony (lingual braces) • Clear Correct (invisible braces) Certified) C tifi dWe AcceptMostInsurances) Cl C t (i isible b8761- A Piney Orchard PkwyODENTON410-672-7207www.victoryorthodontics.com$500 OFF$500 OFFComprehensive TreatmentVictory Orthodontics • Call For Details • 410-672-7207$250 OFF$250 OFFLimited TreatmentVictory Orthodontics • Call For Details • 410-672-7207
  • 7. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil10 SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013NewsBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterA high school senior who volunteers tomentor military youth is this year’s recipi-ent of the Enlisted Spouses Club’s EvelynSilva Scholarship Award for Excellence.Catherine Platt, 18, who is graduatingfrom Arundel High School, was awardeda $4,000 scholarship at the ESC’s annualscholarship award ceremony held Mondayevening at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.“I’m very excited and honored to receivesuch a generous scholarship,” Platt said.The Evelyn Silva Scholarship Award forExcellence is given to high school studentswho best exemplify Silva’s commitment toeducation and community service. Silva,a long-time ESC member, was emcee forthe occasion.ESC awarded $2,000 to Platt. Theremaining $2,000 was awarded by theAFCEA Central Maryland Chapter, anonprofit professional organization forinformation technology professionals.Edward Grimes Jr., president of thechapter, joined Patricia Baker, president ofESC, to present the scholarship to Platt.The award will help cover Platt’s tuitionwhen she enrolls in Northeastern Univer-sity in Boston this fall.In addition to Platt, two other highschool students and three college studentswere awarded scholarships of $1,500 eachto help cover tuition costs.Garrison Commander Col. Edward C.Rothstein and Command Sgt. Maj. Thom-as Latter joined Baker in presenting thescholarships to the following students: OtisDuffie, 19, a junior at Johnson & WalesUniversity in Florida who is studying hotelmanagement; Kellen Irby, 18, a senior atMeade High School who will attend theUniversity of Maryland; Madeline Mato-tek, 20, a senior at the University of Mary-land who is studying French language andliterature and communications; BrittneyMiller, 18, a senior at Chesapeake HighSchool who will attend Anne ArundelCommunity College; and Makenzie Miller,20, a junior at the University of Marylandwho is studying bioengineering.Other students who received the scholar-ship but were not present at the ceremonywere Sophia Gaines, Zachary Jones andAvrielle Jones.For more than 50 years, proceeds fromthe ESC’s Thrift Shop has provided fund-ing for scholarships for military youth. Theclub also awards a $2,000 scholarship formilitary spouses.The ceremony began with a posting ofthe colors by members of Boy Scout Troop377. Lauren Wyatt, a Gold Star Mother,sang the National Anthem. Deputy Gar-rison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Coopergave the invocation.Guest speaker Queen Waddell, FortMeade USO Center specialist, spoke aboutwhat motivates her to give back to thecommunity and how she and an oldersister gave the gift of life by each donatinga kidney to their mother.“I think service to others is my civicand humane responsibility,” said Waddell,who began volunteering at age 5 when shehelped collect trash during an Earth Dayobservance.“I desperately wanted to do my part forthe community,” she said.Waddell said community service isimportant to her because it is her “sinceredesire to inspire, empower and celebrateothers.”Of her work at Fort Meade, Waddellsaid, “I am in the position to have animmediate, positive impact on those expe-riencing various hardships.”Waddell called her mother “the epitomeof what God intended us to be on earth.”She said that her mother, a parent ofsix children and stay-at-home mom, was a“superwoman times six.”Her mother suffered from kidney dis-ease for 20 years and received three kid-ney donations. Waddell called her mothera “warrior princess” for her resiliencythrough the disease.Waddell said the process of donatingher kidney was a challenging and reward-ing experience.“I continue to find ways to extend myservice to others,” she said. “I hope I’veinspired you to find some way to serve fromthe heart — to give selflessly of yourself.”Enlisted Spouses Club awards scholarshipsphotos by noah scialomCatherine Platt, 18, a senior at Arundel High School, holds a bouquet of roses that she received Monday evening at Argonne Hills Chapel Center after being awarded theEnlisted Spouses Club’s Evelyn Silva Scholarship Award of Excellence. The ESC, in collaboration with AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter, will provide Platt with a $4,000scholarship to help pay her tuition at Northeastern University in Boston this fall.RIGHT: Platt and Evelyn Silva, a long-time member of ESC, are joined by (left to right:) Kellen Irby; Brittney Miller; Madeline Matotek; Susan Renninger, a ESC member;Makenzie Miller; and Otis Duffie. The students are all recipients of a $1,500 scholarship toward their college tuition.
  • 8. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11NewsBy Mass Communication Spc.Seaman Andrew SneeringerDefense Information SchoolThe Defense Information School’s StaffSgt. Paul D. Savanuck Memorial Libraryincorporated electronic books, or e-books,into its collection of information on May7.By adding e-books, the library has keptup with the ever-increasing demand forelectronic books.E-books also provide another tool forthe library staff to accomplish its missionobjective, which is to provide educationalresources and assistance to DINFOS stu-dents and staff.“It adds resources that are easily acces-sible by students and staff,” said MaryHickey, the DINFOS librarian.By keeping up with today’s technologyand providing current information aboutphotography, public affairs and journal-ism, it has become increasingly easier forthe supply to meet the demand.Currently, 45 e-books are available, saidHickey, and the start of a growing collec-tion.“I am excited that the library finally hase-books,” said Navy Mass Communica-tion Specialist Seaman Apprentice JeremyGraham, a broadcast combat correspon-dent student. “It will allow me to accessinformation about broadcasting, whetherthe library is opened or closed.”Having e-books available also will allowremoval of outdated resources from thelibrary. This will save money and space,allowing for more educational books.The e-books are available at dinfos.dma.mil/ under the library tab.DINFOS adds moree-learning booksUP TO $750 OFF FORMEMBERS OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES.ACTIVEFor full details please visit or call:bobsbmw.com/military877-BOBS-BMW (877-262- 269)10720 Guilford Road • Jessup, MD 207947Offer valid until December 31, 2013.©2013 BMW Motorrad USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC. The BMW name and logo are registered trademarks.This special programis available to activemembers of the U.S.armed forces with thepurchase of any newBMW motorcycle.CONTACTBOB’S BMWTODAY ABOUTTHE MILITARYMOTORCYCLEPURCHASEPROGRAM.BMW MotorradUSAAuthorizedDealer
  • 9. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013Cover Storyneighbors and members of the Fort Meadecommunity who support service membersare what “Team Meade is all about, andit’s truly exemplified here.”Edwards, whose great-great-grandfa-ther, grandfather, father and brother allserved in the military, said, “Freedom isonly as good as those who are willing toserve.”In his remarks, Linnington said thedisplay of the American flag inspirespatriotism and pride in the country, andencourages citizens to serve in their ownspecial way, whether it be through active-duty service or volunteer service throughmilitary and civic organizations.The general thanked the members ofthe military and civic organizations inattendance for their continued support ofthe military.“All of you, and I mean that sincerely,are living proof that patriotism is aliveand well, and that you understand itsimportance in keeping our nation strong,free, a model of democracy and a symbolof strength around the world,”Linningtonsaid.He also asked the audience to considerthe true meaning of Memorial Day.“How shall we celebrate the men andwomen who dedicated their lives to thecultivation and harvest of our most pre-cious crop known to man - our freedom,”Linnington said.Memorial Day to him is not a day ofsolemn mourning but a day of “rever-ent celebration,” he said. “... We must allnever forget the price of freedom is high.Freedom indeed is never free.“On this Massing of the Colors priorto Memorial Day weekend, let’s honorthe sacrifices of men and women andtheir families as we celebrate, rejoice andremember those presently serving andthose from our past.”Retired Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Cooper,past president of the Retired EnlistedAssociation, has attended the event for adecade.“I know of no more appropriate way tophotos by Nate pesceThe U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps perform during the installation’sMemorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of the Colors. The two-hourevent also included a 50-minute concert by the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorusof the U.S. Army Field Band.By Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterService to country is a long-held tradi-tion in the United States.ThatwasthemessageMaj.Gen.MichaelS. Linnington, commanding general ofthe Joint Force Headquarters NationalCapital Region and the Military Districtof Washington, shared with the audienceduring the installation’s Memorial DayRemembrance and 27th Annual Massingof the Colors on Sunday at the Pavilion.“Service to country is what our nationwas founded on and truly what sets usapart from all others around the world,”Linnington said. “When we think of patri-otic service, we think of men and womenthat devoted their lives to the love ofcountry and improving the lives of every-day citizens.”Linnington was the keynote speaker forthe two-hour event, which was hosted bythe garrison and the General George G.Meade chapter of the Military Order ofthe World Wars.Highlights of the ceremony included aperformance by the U.S. Army Old GuardFife and Drum Corps from the MDW, areading of the preamble to the constitu-tion of the MOWW and a 50-minuteconcert by the Concert Band and Soldiers’Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band.Gold Star Family members who attend-ed the ceremony were acknowledged fortheir support of the military and theirsacrifice.During the massing, the MDW ArmedForces Guard and more than 45 military,civic and youth organizations presentedtheir respective colors.“I loved it; I thought it was fabulous,”said Richard Lane, deputy secretary ofthe Maryland Department of VeteransAffairs, who attended the event for thefirst time. “I will certainly come again andbring family.”In his introduction of guest speakerRep. Donna F. Edwards and Linnington,Garrison Commander Col. Edward C.Rothstein noted that the families, friends,‘Reverent Celebration’Post observes Memorial Day,Massing of the Colors
  • 10. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13express our appreciation for the freedomsgiven us by those making the ultimatesacrifices,” Cooper said of the ceremony.“The general’s statements were admirablystated and to the point, for we realize thatfreedom is not free but because of theblood of our past military.”Kathy McCurden, a member of theLadies Auxiliary, Fleet Reserve Associa-tion, Branch 24 in Annapolis, said she wasimpressed as well.“It was a great experience; I’m honoredto participate,” she said. “It feels like theright thing to do.”D’Andre Demps, a sophomore atMeade High School who is enrolledin the school’s Junior Reserve Officers’Training Corps, helped to carry the unit’scolors during the massing.D’Andre said he plans to embark ona military career like his deceased uncle,who was an Army colonel.“I’m going to serve my country andmake my father and uncle proud,” hesaid. “I can assure you of that.”Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Regionand Military District of Washington, speaks to members of the Fort Meade community with the U.S. flag as abackdrop at the installation’s Memorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of the Colors on Sundayat the Pavilion. Linnington was the keynote speaker for the event.LEFT: Col. Timothy Holtan, commander and conductor of the U.S. Army Field Band, leads the musicians in aperformance of patriotic songs at the Pavilion.Sgt. Cherrice Smith of the PublicHealth Command Region-Northsalutes during Fort Meade’s MemorialDay Remembrance and 27th AnnualMassing of the Colors on Sunday atthe Pavilion.‘We must all never forgetthe price of freedom ishigh. Freedom indeed isnever free.’Maj. Gen.Michael S. LinningtonCommanding GeneralJoint Force HeadquartersNational Capital Regionand the Military District ofWashington
  • 11. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil14 SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013Sports“It was a really close game,” said Mat-thew Arnold, captain of the 94th. “It shouldbe a really good game today.”Team captain for the 70th, MichaelGomez said the his team was in position towin the match’s second game, but the losscame down to bad communication.With the semifinal defeat, the 70th wastasked with the challenge of defeating the94th in two matches due to the double-elim-ination format of the tournament. Gomezsaid his players weren’t getting ahead ofthemselves and were focused on the firstmatch.“Our goal is just to beat them once,”Gomez said. “If we win that, they haveto win the next one. It’s not going to beeasy.”With the leeway of an extra match to winthe championship, the 94th wasn’t lookingfor an extended night on the court.“We’re going to come out aggressively,”Arnold said. “I do not want to play thatsecond match. I’d like to shut them out inthe first games. That’s the goal.”Both teams came out strong in the firstgame of the match, exchanging points earlyon. The 94th pulled away momentarily 14-11, but the 70th quickly battled back to takea 17-16 lead.Teams went point-for-point until the94th put together a strong series and tookthe game away, 25-22.Cross led the 94th with six kills, whileThomas Moore produced six kills for the70th in the losing effort.Despite both teams struggling to createdistance in the first game, the 94th took aquick, commanding 9-4 lead in the secondgame — with three 70th points comingfrom 94th serving errors.The 94th extended its lead to 20-11 lateand closed out the game 25-16.Bowman attributed the second game vic-tory to better passing and defense.“We had a lot more blocks and digs in thesecond game,”he said. “In the first game, wedidn’t have either one of those.”Bowman had a game-high six points inthe win and a match-high 11 kills.Gomez led the 70th with three kills inthe game, while Moore added two and aserving ace to have a team-high eight killsin the match.“It feels pretty great,” Bowman said.“Everybody put a lot of hard work in andwe played a great team. It was a lot offun.”By Brandon BieltzStaff WriterThe 94th Intelligence Squadron enteredthe intramural volleyball playoffs ridinga seven-game win streak with no signs ofslowing down.Tuesday night, the team capped off itslate-season run with a championship atMurphy Field House. The 94th swept the70th Operations Support Squadron 25-22,25-16 in the finals.Russell Bowman led the 94th with amatch-high 11 kills, while Greg Cross addedanother 10 in the sweep.“We felt good coming in,” Bowman said.“We were confident.”With the previous — and only — 94thloss coming on April 10, the team took holdof first place late in the regular season witha 13-1 record, while the 70th trailed closebehind with a second-place record of 12-2.The teams met for the first time in thepostseason’s semifinal round Monday night,with the 94th sweeping the match. Membersfrom both teams said Monday’s matchupwas tighter than the numbers portrayed.94th IS defeats 70th OSSin volleyball championshipPhotos by Noah ScialomMarkus Annis of the 94th Intelligence Squadron serves during Tuesday’s game atMurphy Field House. Russell Bowman led the 94th with a match-high 11 kills.BELOW: Players from the 94th IS celebrate after scoring during Tuesday’s volleyballfinals. The 94th entered the playoffs on a seven-game win steak, and swept throughthe postseason for the championship title.
  • 12. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15SportsMembers of the 70th OSS(left) and 94th IS prepare tocompete in the volleyballchampionship Tuesday night.BOTTOM LEFT: ThomasMoore of the 70th OSS reactsafter a kill in the intramuralvolleyball championship.Moore led the 70th with eightmatch kills.BOTTOM RIGHT: AshleyBowman and JessicaSellers of the 94th IS bothgo for the ball during theinstallation’s intramuralvolleyball championship onTuesday at Murphy FieldHouse. The 94th swept the70th Operations SupportSquadron 25-22, 25-16.
  • 13. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil16 SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013SportsSports ShortsGaffney poolThe swimming pool at Gaffney Fitness Center is closed.Repairs are scheduled in June to fix a broken pump and patch sections onthe bottom of the pool.Funding has been received, and the Directorate of Public Works isretrieving quotes to conduct the repairs.Summer runThe installation’s annual Run Series continues with the Army BirthdaySummer Sizzler 5K and One-Mile Walk on June 15 at 8 a.m. at the Pavilion.The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the runis $25.The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75.The pre-registration cost is $45 for a family of three to six people. On theday of the event, the cost is $60 per family.All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.Participants can pre-register at visit allsportcentral.comFor more information, call 301-677-7916.Dollar DaysThe Lanes offers Dollar Days every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bowlers receive a game of bowling, shoe rental, a hot dog, hamburger,small fries, pizza slice or small soda for $1 each.For more information, call 301-677-5541.For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.photo by noah scialomRunners dart off the startingline during Saturday’s PatriotPride 5K at Murphy Field House.Nearly 300 runners and walkersparticipated in the event.Top men finishers1. Alexander Buchholz,17:29.42. Michael Stuart,17:45.63. Erik Gibbs, 18:21.3Top women finishers1. Ivana Knudson,21:26.32. Deborah Howe,22:00.43. Brecca Crawford,22:36.5One of the best parts about my job asyour public affairs officer is access, andnot to the stuff you might think whenconsidering that I work at the preemi-nent center for information, intelligenceand cyber.In fact, in a place full of potentialsecrets, I’m the one person who ischarged not to keep any, and as we allknow, the best way not to tell a secretis to not be told it.The access I’m talking about is myaccess to people, whether it be politicalleaders, military brass, family members,or community members. And out ofall the groups I get to converse withon a regular basis, my favorite is easilythe retired veterans — I mean the oldguys.Three of my favorite are Col. BertRice, Lt. Col. Kenneth Wu and, ofcourse, “The Old Soldier” himself, Sgt.Maj. Ray Moran.Twenty minutes with any of them isa memorable leap back into the waysthings used to be during the time ofmy father and grandfather. My meet-ings with them are even more specialaround Memorial Day, when it is easierto reflect on what has been sacrificed tomake our country what it is.So in honor of them, and all of thosewho have given, I want to provide alittle information on American athleteswho have scarified their careers andlives when our nation needed it most.Some of these athletes you know,others you may not, but they all deserveour respect.• Alfred BlozisKnown as the “Human Howitzer,”Blozis was an offensive tackle for theNew York Giants. He was drafted in1942, and despite being granted a dis-pensation to serve because of his size(he was 6-foot-6, 240 pounds).Blozis entered the Army as a lieuten-ant. On his first patrol, less than twomonths after playing his last game onthe gridiron, hewas killed in theVosges Moun-tains during anencounter relat-ed to the Battleof the Bulge.He was 26 yearsold.• Bob KalsuKalsu wasan All-Americatackle at the University of Oklahomaand an eighth-round draft pick by Buf-falo in 1968. He started eight gamesin his rookie season before he headedto Vietnam to fulfill an ROTC obliga-tion.Kalsu arrived in Vietnam in Novem-ber 1969. He was killed in action July21, 1970 at Fire Support Base Ripcordnear the A Shau Valley. Kalsu was25, and the only NFL player to die inVietnam.• Pat TillmanMost of us have heard of Pat Till-man, but in case you haven’t, Pat joinedthe Army after the attacks on the WorldTrade Center, and after his best seasonas an NFL pro.Pat turned down a contract offer ofreportedly $2 million dollars per yearso he could become a Ranger. In Aprilof 2004, Tillman was killed by friendlyfire in Afghanistan. Cpl. Pat Tillmanwas 27.I am sure there are more heroes thatbelong in the article, and I invite youto share them with me at chad.t.jones.civ@mail.mil.Information for this article was pulledfrom multiple sources:• “When Professional Athletes Wentto War” by Bernard Edelman• “9 Pro Athletes Who Served inthe Military” at totalprosports.com/2010/11/11/9-pro-athletes-who-served-in-the-military-a-veterans-day-tribute/Memorable menChad T. Jones,Public AffairsOfficerJibber Jabber - OpinionFor all your varsity and intramural sports schedules,scores and standings, visitwww.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
  • 14. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 17Community News & NotesThe deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.All submissions are posted at the editor’sdiscretion and may be edited for space andgrammar. Look for additional communityevents on the Fort Meade website at www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort MeadeFacebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.For more information or to submit anannouncement, email Philip Jones at philip.h.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-5602.CAP accreditation forKimbrough LabOn April 26, Kimbrough AmbulatoryCare Center Laboratory receivedaccreditation by the College of AmericanPathologists based on the results of arecent onsite inspection as part of theCAP’s Accreditation Program.The lab’s director, Dr. KathrynJohnson, was advised of this nationalrecognition and congratulated for theexcellence of the services provided at thelab.The Kimbrough Laboratory is oneof more than 7,000 CAP-accreditedfacilities worldwide.The federal government recognizesthe CAP Laboratory AccreditationProgram, which began in the early1900s, as being equal to or morestringent than the government’s owninspection program.During the CAP accreditationprocess, which is designed to ensurethe highest standard of care for alllaboratory patients, inspectors examinethe lab’s records and quality control ofprocedures for the preceding two years.CAP inspectors also examine lab staffqualification, equipment, facilities, safetyprogram and records, and overall facilitymanagement.Bagger licensesApplications for potential baggersat the Fort Meade Commissary willbe processed through the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation’s BusinessOperations Division’s Office located onthe second floor at 4216 Roberts Ave.After the paperwork has beenprocessed, applicants must go to GaffneyFitness Center, 6330 Broadfoot Road, tohave their bagger’s badge issued.For more information, call 301-677-3831. photo by lisa r. rhodesGUNG HO ON FITNESSSgt. Jacob A. Rangel from Company B of Fort Meade’s Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion leads fourth-grad-ers from Jessup Elementary School in warm-up exercises on May 17 before the students run a mile to completethe school’s Gung Ho Kids physical fitness program. The activity was part of Jessup Elementary’s field day andaward ceremony, which was organized by John Shebel, a physical education teacher at the school, and Maj.Arturo Derryberry, commander of Company B. The Marines are partners with the school.State Sen. James DeGrange and Anne Arundel County Councilman Peter Smith were guest speakers, alongwith Lt. Col. Ryan Gutzwiller, commanding officer of MCSB.The Gung Ho Kids running club program was developed in the fall to emphasize physical fitness among stu-dents. As part of the running club, Elizabeth Hewitt, a fourth-grade teacher, led students in a 15 minute runthree days a week during recess, along with several Marines, to complete a total of 25.1 miles.The final run on field day completed an official marathon. Each of the fourth-graders was awarded a medalfor their efforts.Jummah prayersIndividuals interested in prayingJummah prayers on Fort Meadeshould call 301-677-1301.Fort Meade has a room availableat Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100Rockenbach Road.The community also is seekingindividuals who would like to pray amorning prayer on Fridays.Right Arm NightBring your right arm Soldier, co-worker or employee to Club Meadefor Right Arm Night, a fun evening offree food, music, dancing, prizes andcamaraderie on May 31 from 4 to 6p.m.The event is open to all ranks andservices, military or civilian.Reserve your table at 301-677-4333.Trivia NightThe Lanes at Fort Meade hostsTrivia Night every Thursday from 7 to9 p.m., except the third Thursday of themonth.The event is open to the public.Teams must have a minimum of twoplayers and a maximum of 10.Weekly prizes are awarded to the topthree winners. Food and beverages areavailable for purchase.For more information, call 301-677-5541 or visit ftmeademwr.com/lanes.php.NEWS & EVENTSCONTINUED ON PAGE 18
  • 15. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil18 SOUNDOFF! May 23, 2013Bible studyThe Protestant Women of the Chapelis offering two evening Bible studyclasses at Argonne Hills Chapel Center:• Couples marriage Bible study:Wednesdays, 7 p.m.• Evening women’s study of the Bookof Jonah: Thursdays, 7 p.m.All are invited. For more information,email ftmeadepwoc@gmail.com.Common Ground veteransscholarshipsCommon Ground on the Hill’sVeterans Initiative provides fullscholarships for 10 veterans to attend theTraditions Weeks summer workshops atMcDaniel College in Westminster.The “common ground” of thetraditional arts is celebrated as mastermusicians, artists, craftsmen and creativethinkers provide a quality learningexperience.Traditions Weeks is from June 30 toJuly 5 and from July 7 to 12.Interested candidates must contactJose Flores by May 30 at jose.flores3@us.army.mil.For more information, visitcommongroundonthehill.org/11reggateway.html.Youth Volunteer SummerChallengeThe 2nd Annual Commander’s YouthVolunteer Summer Challenge will run fromJune 24 through Aug. 9.Organizations will provide youthsages 13 to 21 opportunities to gain workexperience and additional knowledge inclerical, labor or other support areas.The volunteer opportunity can be atleast two days per week.All organizations are asked to register avolunteer position with the Army VolunteerCorps program no later than June 14.For more information, email MarieMiles, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator,at marie.n.miles.civ@mail.mil or virginia.brown1@us.army.mil, or call 301-677-4128or 301-677-5590.Interested youths may register by loggingonto myarmyonesource.com and select“Teen Volunteer Leadership Challenge.”Out & About• The Superpops Concert Series atthe Meyerhoff will feature the “Magicof Motown” from May 30 to June 1 at8 p.m. and June 2 at 3 p.m. at JosephMeyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212Cathedral St., Baltimore. Ticket pricesstart at $34. For more information, callthe BSO box office at 410-783-8000 orvisit bsomusic.org.• Leisure Travel Services is offering atrip to the Linganore Wine Festival inMount Airy on Saturday at 9 a.m. Enjoylive music, crafts, fine art, winery tour,wine tasting and food from more than30 vendors. Cost is $50 and includestransportation and admission. For moreinformation, call 301-677-7354.• The Bowie Baysox will celebrateBowie’s horse racing history during “ANight at the Races” on Saturday duringits game against the Trenton Thunder at6:35 p.m. at Prince George’s Stadium.Fans are urged to come out in theirmost ostentatious horse-racing outfit orburliest, sleeveless muscle shirt.The event will feature horse racing-themed promotions, information fromhorse groups on the main concourse, andthe first pre-game Bud Light 1K Beer Runof the season, post time at 5:45. Fans canregister for the beer run at baysoxshop.com.Game tickets are available at baysox.com or by calling the box office at 301-464-4865.• Leisure Travel Services is offeringits next monthly bus trip to New YorkCity on June 13, with discounts toattractions. Bus cost is $55. For moreinformation, call 301-677-7354 or visitftmeademwr.com.• Society of Military Widows meets forbrunch the fourth Sunday of the monthat 1 p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting isSunday. For more information, call BettyJones at 410-730-0127.• Walter Reed Bethesda Prostate CancerSupport Group’s Quarterly Speaker Programmeets May 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in theAmerica Building, River Conference Room,third floor. Catherine Gray, continence nursefor the Urology Clinic, will speak on “UrinaryIncontinence”.Spouse/partners are invited. Men attendingthe Walter Reed program without a militaryID should call the Prostate Center at 301-319-Community News & NotesEFMP programThe next Exceptional Family MemberProgram support group meeting willfeature School Behavioral Health Servicesat Fort Meade on June 12 from 6 to 8p.m. at Army Community Service, 830Chisholm Ave.The School Behavioral Health Serviceprovides a wide range of behavioral healthservices in all seven schools on Fort Meade.Dr. Maisley Paxton, SBH chief, willprovide information and answer questionsabout the service. He also will talk about avariety of groups and services available thissummer.All are welcomed to attend. Registrationis required for all.To register or for more information, call301-677-4779 or email anita.l.hendrix,civ@mail.mil.file photoCHAMBER MUSIC SERIESThe U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Music Series will present a variety offree concerts in June:• Trio Recital: June 2 at 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 13158th Street NW, Washington, D.C.The concert will feature Staff Sgt. Teresa Alzadon, soprano; AdrienneSommerville-Kiamie, viola; and Sophia Kim Cook, piano and will includeworks for voice, viola and piano by Charles Loeffler and Frank Bridge.• “An Afternoon of Baroque Music” featuring members of the U.S. ArmyField Band: June 2 at 3 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. CharlesSt., Baltimore. Members of the U.S. Army Field Band• Mixed Performers’ Concert: June 9 at 3:30 p.m., Second PresbyterianChurch, 4200 Saint Paul St., Baltimore• Solo recital by Staff Sgt. Kasumi Leonard, flute and accompanied by Sgt.1st Class Melissa Dunne, harp, and Staff Sgt. Darren Lael, piano: June 16 at 4p.m., Oakland Historic Mansion, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia• Chamber Brass in Concert at Music at the Museum: Summer BandConcert Series : June 23 at 6 p.m., Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air andSpace Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Va.• U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quintet in Concert at the Main Street MusicFestival: June 27 at 7 p.m., Main Street Pavilion, GaithersburgThe concert will feature a guest appearance by young, local talent playingalong “Stars and Stripes.”For more information, visit armyfieldband.com.EDUCATIONYOUTHRECREATIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17MEETINGSNEWS & EVENTS
  • 16. http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 23, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 19Community News & Notes MoviesThe movie schedule is subject to change. Fora recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on theArmy and Air Force Exchange Service websiteat www.aafes.com.Movies start Wednesdays to Saturdays at6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. NEW PRIC-ES: Tickets are $5 for adults (12 and older)and $2.50 for children. 3D Movies: $7 adults,$4.50 children.Today through June 6Today, Sunday & May 30: “Jurassic Park3D” (PG-13). In this 3D release, cloneddinosaurs run amok at an island-jungletheme park. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern,Jeff Goldblum. (3D)Friday: “Evil Dead” (R). A remake of the1981 cult-hit horror film. With Bruce Camp-bell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker.Saturday & Wednesday: “42” (PG-13). Storydepicting how Jackie Robinson and Brook-lyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rick-ey changed the game of baseball by breakingthe color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman,Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie.May 31 & June 6: “Scary Movie 5” (PG-13).Parents need help to rid their family of ademon in this horror spoof. With AshleyTisdale, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen.June 1, 2, 5: “Oblivion” (PG-13). In a futureworld, a stranger triggers a battle to savemankind. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Free-man, Olga Kurylenko.2900 for base access.For more information, call retired Col. JaneHudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil or call Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or email vpmjam@aol.com.• Families Dealing with Deployment meetsthe first and third Monday of every monthfrom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neigh-borhood Center. The next meeting is June 3.For more information, call Kimberly McKayat 301-677-5590 or email kimberly.d.mckay.ctr@us.army.mil.• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted bythe Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held thefirst Thursday of every month at 7 a.m.at the Conference Center. The next prayerbreakfast is June 6.There is no cost for the buffet; dona-tions are optional. For more information,call 301-677-6703 or email diana.l.durner.civ@mail.mil.• Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the firstThursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’sRestaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 AnnapolisRoad, Odenton. The next meeting is June 6in the banquet hall in back of the building.Dinner is served at 6 p.m. For more informa-tion, call 410-674-4000.• National Alliance on Mental Illness ofAnne Arundel County conducts a free supportgroup for families with a loved one sufferingfrom mental illness on the first Thursday ofevery month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton (WestCounty) Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. Thenext meeting is June 6. For more information,visit namiaac.org.• New Spouse Connection meets the secondMonday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.at the Community Readiness Center, 830Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is June 10.The program provides an opportunity for allspouses new to the military or to Fort Meadeto meet and get connected. For more infor-mation, contact Pia Morales at pia.s.morales.civ@mail.mil or 301-677-4110.• Enlisted Spouses Club meets the sec-ond Monday of each month at 7 p.m. atPotomac Place Neighborhood Center. Thenext meeting is June 10. For more informa-tion, visit ftmeadeesc.org or email member-ship@ftmeadeesc.org.•MarriageEnrichmentGroup,sponsoredbyArmy Community Service, meets the secondand fourth Monday of every month from 3 to4 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center,830 Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is June10. For more information, call Celena Flowersor Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.• Single Parent Support Group meets thesecond and fourth Monday of the monthfrom 6 to 8 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900Reece Road. The next meeting is June 10. Freechild care will be provided on site.For more information, call KimberlyMcKay at 301-677-5590 or email kimberly.d.mckay.ctr@us.army.mil.• Bully Proofing Support Group meets thesecond and fourth Monday of the monthfrom 4 to 5 p.m. at Potomac Place Neighbor-hood Center. The next meeting is June 10.The group is geared for parents of childrenages 5 to 12. For more information, call 301-677-5590.• Bridging the Gap deployment supportgroup, sponsored by Army Community Ser-vice, meets the second Tuesday of the monthfrom 6 to 8 p.m. at Potomac Place Neighbor-hood Center. The next meeting is June 11.For more information, call Sharon Collinsat 301-667-4116 or email sharon.j.collins@us.army.mil.• Baltimore/Fort Meade Chapter of theAir Force Association will meet June 13 at3:30 p.m. in the 11th Frame Lounge at theLanes. Light refreshments will be providedstarting at 3 p.m. For more information,email Tech Sgt. Muinda Gueston at 70IW.SABC@Ft-Meade.af.mil.• Women’s Empowerment Group meetsevery Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. toprovide a safe, confidential arena for the sup-port, education and empowerment of womenwho have experienced past or present familyviolence.Location is only disclosed to participants.To register, call Tina Gauth, victim advocate,at 301-677-4117 or Samantha Herring,victim advocate, at 301-677-4124.• Military Council for Catholic Womenis open to all women ages 18 and olderfor prayer, faith, fellowship and service atthe Main Post Chapel. Mother’s Prayer &Apologetics meets Tuesdays from 9:45 a.m.to noon when Anne Arundel County schoolsare in session. Monthly programs are heldMondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.For more information, email Beth Wright,president, at bethwright826@hotmail.com orcall 305-240-1559.• Fort Meade Homeschool Co-op meetsFridays at 9:30 a.m. at 1900 Reece Road. Formore information, call Kelli Stricker at 410-674-0297 or email ftmeadehomeschooling@verizon.net.• Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys infirst through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10,to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.For more information, email CubmasterTom Johnston at pack377_cm@yahoo.com or Committee Chairperson ElizabethJohnston at pack377_cc@yahoo.com.• Boy Scout Troop 379 meets Mondaysat 7 p.m. at Argonne Hills ChapelCenter on Rockenbach Road. The troopis actively recruiting boys age 11 to18. For more information, email LisaYetman, at lisayetman@verizon.netor Wendall Lawrence, Scoutmaster, atlawrencewendall@juno.com.Get to work on time.Know the hoursof operation forAccess Gateson Fort MeadeGate 1: Rockenbach Road5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.Monday through Friday;9 a.m. to 9 p.m.weekends and holidaysGate 3: Reece Road andMaryland Route 175(Demps Visitor ControlCenter gate) 24-hour accessDemps Visitor Control Center,Bldg. 902 Reece Road7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,Monday through FridayGate 4: Mapes Road andMaryland Route 1755:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.,Monday through Friday;closed weekends and holidaysGate 5: Llewellyn Avenue andMaryland Route 1756 to 8 a.m., Monday throughFriday for inbound traffic;3 to 6 p.m., Monday throughFriday for outbound trafficGate 7: Mapes Roadand Route 325:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.Monday through Friday;9 a.m. to 9 p.m.weekends and holidaysConnect withFort Meade atFacebook.com/ftmeade