780th MI Soldier’s
aid assault victims
Today, 7 p.m.: U.S.Army Field Band Hispanic Heritage Concert - Devers Hall
Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff Event - McGill Training Ctr
oct. 26, 8 a.m.: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins 5K Fun Run - The Pavilion
Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.: Halloween Pet Costume Contest - The Pavilion
Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.: Chaplain’s Office Annual Hallelujah Festival - The Pavilion
704th MI wins again,
improves to 7-0 record
in intramural football
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Photo by Nate Pesce
toy soldiersMarine Capt. Pete Smith, head of the Anne Arundel County Toys for Tots program, addresses the crowd at Saturday’s second annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run at the Pavilion.
Nearly 100 bikers participated in the ride from Annapolis to Fort Meade to officially kick off the Anne Arundel County Toys for Tots campaign. For the story, see Page 10.
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Hello once again!
It’s hard to believe fall is already upon
I have continued to visit our partner com-
mands across the installation, and I am com-
mitted to doing my absolute best to attain the
resources and infrastructure needed to pro-
vide high-quality garrison services for all.
In my effort to obtain our needed resourc-
es, I think it’s important for you to know
that I will cooperate and not compete with
the people and organizations we work with
at Fort Meade.
This key to success is something I learned
a long time ago as a young officer — a simple
piece of advice that I offer to all: Be coopera-
tive and not combative.
Before you call or walk into an office to
collaborate with another person or organi-
zation, check your ego at the door. Always
remember that negotiation is not about you
or your personal best interest. It’s about the
interest of the organization you represent.
My war story: In 1997, young Capt. Foley
was the automation officer for the 3rd Spe-
cial Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. A
primary duty of the automation officer was
processing procurement contracts through
the U.S. Army Special Operation Command
Contracting Office and one particularly gruff
contracting officer named Dave Fouche.
Mr. Fouche was not an easy man to deal
with. He would routinely tell young offi-
cers their procurement actions were totally
messed up and needed complete revision.
Most of my peers took this harsh critique
personally and refused to deal with Mr.
Fouche any longer.
I chose to check my ego at the door before
going to see Mr. Fouche. Slowly, and gradu-
ally, over time I built a relationship of trust
and mutual respect.
six months in
time. My peers
u n d e r s t a n d
why the 3rd
had newer, bet-
than any other
It was not
because we had more money or time than
any other. It was because Capt. Foley chose
to check his ego at the door and cooperate
with an outwardly difficult person.
By the time I left the 3rd Special Forces
Group nearly two years later, grumpy old
Dave Fouche and I were good friends, and
the 3rd Special Forces Group’s procurement
contracts were automatically placed on the
fast track from the moment they arrived at
the USASOC contracting office.
So I leave you all with some sound advice
I truly live by: Be cooperative and not com-
bative as you go through your daily lives, and
I pledge that our garrison will embrace this
philosophy in our support of services and
organizations on post — our wonderful Team
Thanks to all who participated in our
Football Fanfare 5K Run on Sept. 26. We
enjoyed good weather, and a fun time was
had by all.
Be safe in all that you do and don’t be shy
about providing input and suggestions for
ways we, in the garrison, can better support
Our mission is to support, and our com-
munity is Team Meade!
Check your ego at the door
COL. Brian P. Foley
Commander’s Open Door
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley has an open door policy.
All service members, retirees, government employees, family members and
community members age 18 or older are invited to address issues or con-
cerns to the commander directly by visiting Foley’s office on Mondays from
4 to 6 p.m. at garrison headquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551, Llewellyn
Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is
For more information, call 301-677-4844.
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Story and photo by Tina Miles
Public Affairs Officer
780th Military Intelligence Brigade
A woman enters the checkout line with
her shopping cart filled with multiple
As the cashier scans each item, the
subtotal mounts to more than $200. The
shopper hands the cashier a stack of
small papers and magically, the total cost
is reduced to a mere $3.52.
How is this possible? And what does
one do with all those extra bottles of
shampoo and other sundries?
One answer is to donate them to a
Staff Sgt. Kirston Smith, information
management, 780th Military Intelligence
Brigade, has perfected the art of clipping
and using discount coupons to purchase
hundreds of dollars of products for little
or next to nothing.
It’s called extreme couponing.
Smith has been an “extreme couponer”
for about two years and is always willing
to share with those less fortunate. She is
no stranger to helping charities such as
food banks, shelters and churches, and
homeless veterans or families in need.
Recently, Smith was approached by her
friend and co-worker, Sgt. 1st Class Jen-
nifer Milledge, a victim advocate, about
supporting the brigade’s Sexual Harass-
ment/Assault Response and Prevention
program, or SHARP.
The unit was in need of items to fill
its Victim Response Bags carried by a
victim’s advocate when responding to a
sexual assault crisis.
Smith was immediately on board.
“I was a VA in my previous unit. I
know how important and helpful these
bags would be,” she said.
“We didn’t have response bags at my
previous unit. The victim used whatever
the hospital would provide and that never
included a change of clothes.”
The goal of Army’s SHARP program
is to eliminate sexual harassment and
sexual assaults by creating a climate that
respects the dignity of every member of
the Army family.
Despite best efforts, sexual assaults
within the Army still occur. And when
they do occur and are reported, a victim’s
advocate becomes involved.
A VA is a volunteer who receives
appointment orders for their unit, but
first must be interviewed by the unit com-
mander and command sergeant major.
The candidate also must undergo a series
Extreme couponing benefits 780th MI SHARP program
of background checks, including those
from Family Advocacy and the National
Sex Offenders Registry.
VAs also must receive certification by
completing an 80-hour training course
and completing DoD credentialing.
The 780th MI has 17 victim advocates
within the brigade and its subordinate
units, as well as a sexual assault response
coordinator, or SARC, and a SHARP
representative, both who also serve as
A VA can be called directly by the
victim, or by a hospital/emergency room
where the victim is being treated. The
VA responds to the hospital immediately
upon being called, armed with a Victim
Response Bag and ready to provide total
support to the victim.
The bags containing personal necessi-
ties are given to the victim advocates who
are on call to respond to the emergency
room in support of victims of sexual
assault. The VA takes the bag to the hos-
pital so victims can shower or clean them-
selves after being examined, and will have
suitable clothing to travel home.
One male and one female VA are both
on call 24 hours, for one week per month,
on a rotating basis. A cell phone is pro-
vided during on-call status, and the bags
are always completely packed and ready
to be picked up by the VA when needed.
Each Victim Response Bag contains a
set of scrubs, one in each size of small,
medium and large, for the victim to wear
because often their clothes are kept as
evidence. The bag also contains a folder
with forms that the responding VA com-
pletes on behalf of the victim, as well as
personal toiletry items for the victim.
Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Pardue, the
780th MI’s SARC, suggested the idea
of creating the Victim Response Bags to
Milledge, who implemented the idea.
While the unit was able to purchase the
scrubs and the actual bags used to carry
everything, it is not legal to use unit funds
to purchase the individual toiletry items.
The regulation didn’t stop Milledge
from figuring out a way to get toiletry
items for the Victim Response Bags.
“Instead of soliciting individual dona-
tions, I knew that Smith often donated her
extra items to other charities,” Milledge
said. “So I asked her if she would support
the brigade’s SHARP program.”
Smith has donated all of the toiletry
items for the Victim Response Bags used
by the brigade’s SHARP program.
“I thought providing these items to the
victim would make it more personal for
them — let them know someone cares,”
Editor’s note: For more information,
Military One Source offers assistance,
anytime, anywhere. A master’s level consul-
tant will speak to victims who are eligible
for this service at no charge, 24/7.
CONUS: Call 1-800-655-4545, interna-
tionally toll free at 800-3429-6477 or inter-
nationally dialed collect at 484-530-5947.
Other resources include for victims: a
local medical treatment facility; Military
Police/Criminal Investigation Division;
your commander, supervisor or first ser-
geant; the chaplain, social services, family
advocacy; and Legal Services.
Military One Source, Army psychiatric
counselors, and chaplains are confidential
You also can call the DoD Safe Helpline
Staff Sgt. Kirston
Brigade, stacks the
items she donated
for the brigade’s
Response Bags. An
Smith also donates to
food banks, shelters,
and families in need.
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photo by lisa r. rhodes
Learning To Resolve ConflictColaina Townsend (right) and Samantha Herring, victim advocates at
Army Community Service, read “Hands Are Not For Hitting,” a book
about peaceful ways to resolve conflicts and angry feelings among chil-
dren, to a group of preschoolers at Child Development Center l on Oct. 3.
The reading was part of the garrison’s observance of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month to promote alternatives to violence in families.
By Lisa R. Rhodes
Service members who order free sports
and entertainment tickets from the USO-
Metro website for an event in the Balti-
more-metro area can now pick up their
tickets at the Fort Meade USO-Metro.
John Fallin, regional manager for USO
Airport Services and Fort Meade, and Pam
Horton, regional manager for USO War-
rior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Va.,
and Bethesda, worked out an arrangement
last month to allow service members to pick
up recreation tickets to Baltimore events at
either Fort Meade or Fort Belvoir.
In the past, tickets could only be picked
up at Fort Belvoir, regardless of the loca-
tion of the event.
“We thought it would be wise to ensure
that all of our service members through-
out Maryland are accommodated,” Fallin
Tickets can be ordered online at uso-
Laura Dexter-Mooty, Fort Meade’s
USO-Metro coordinator, said tickets are
made available to service members through
donations from corporate sponsors.
Service members must fill out an appli-
cation online to reserve a ticket. A com-
puter generator selects ticket recipients at
Service members are notified by email to
pick up their tickets. The only requirement
is that recipients actually attend the event.
Tickets for events in the Washington,
D.C., and Virginia areas are available for
pick up at Fort Belvoir.
Recreation tickets available at
Fort Meade USO-Metro
The following links are available to
military personnel and civilian employees
impacted by the government shutdown.
Resources are available for financial
counseling and/or stress counseling:
• Military One Source is available at
The crisis line is 1-800-273-TALK.
Military One Source is also available
online at militaryonesource.mil/army.
For stress, counseling:
• Employee Assistance Program
EAP is a free, 24-hour confidential
counseling and referral service that can
help you and your family successfully deal
with life’s challenges.
EAP is available at 1-800-222-0364 or
online at foh4you.com.
• Federal Occupational Health’s Work/
Life program is offered to you and your
dependents at no cost.
There is no limit on how often you
Call 1-877-WL4-NOAA (1-877-954-
6622) or (TTY 800-873-1322), or go
online at WorkLife4You.com.
• Other resources and information:
• OPM: Furlough guidance
Available online at www.opm.gov/
• Civilian Personnel Office
Guidance for the 2014 lapse in
appropriations is available online at
Financial planning during civilian fur-
lough is available online at http://www.
• Army Emergency Relief
Services available online at www.aerhq.
Government shutdown: Useful
Internet links and information
photo by noah scialom
SEEDS OF WISDOMTina Gillmeister, coordinator of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program; John Ceschini,
principal of Seven Oaks Elementary School; and Maria Barbosa, an art-
ist, landscaper and designer, break ground for the school’s new STEM
and arts garden on Oct. 3. The garden, which was designed by Barbosa
and STEM students from South River High School and North County
High School this summer, will serve as an outdoor learning center for
STEM and arts education. Construction will begin in the spring. Funding
will be provided by AACPS and Seven Oaks.
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Col. Brian P. Foley
reads Loren Long’s
“Otis” to Manor View
ers on Oct. 3. Foley
participated in Jump-
start’s “Read for the
Record” campaign to
celebrate literacy and
mission of promot-
ing early childhood
education. Millions of
individuals across the
country participated in
the program by read-
ing the same book.
photo by brandon Bieltz
CHANGE THE ODDS
FOR FAMILIES FACING POVERTY
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Please join Johns Hopkins Medicine and Anne Arundel Medical
Center for a Family Wellness Day on Saturday, October 12 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins Medicine is celebrating 20 years of serving the
health care needs of the local community. Get a variety of free health care screenings,
tour the facilities and enjoy fun activities for the entire family.
Free ﬂu shots while supplies last
Free blood pressure screenings
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Fun activities (tour the inﬂatable colon!)
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By AER Communications
Army Emergency Relief announced
that assistance will remain available for
Soldiers and families in need while AER
conducts a major systems upgrade sched-
uled to occur between Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.
through Oct. 15 at 8 a.m.
AER is conducting a major upgrade
of its systems to better serve Soldiers and
their families, according to Guy Shields,
chief of Communications and Public
Affairs for AER.
Army Emergency Relief is a private,
nonprofit organization dedicated to pro-
viding financial assistance to Soldiers,
active and retired, and their families.
Since its founding in 1942, AER has
provided more than $1.5 billion to more
than 3.5 million Soldiers, families and
retirees, while helping the Army take care
of its own.
During the upgrade, local AER sec-
tions will not be able to process auto-
mated assistance requests. However, local
AER sections will be able to assist Sol-
diers in the preparation of their requests
for assistance through the American Red
Cross Call Center at 1-877-272-7337.
AER has a reciprocal agreement with
the American Red Cross to process AER
requests during non-duty hours.
Soldiers and families not in need of
immediate assistance should wait until
the system upgrade is completed on Oct.
15 at 8 a.m.
Emergency needs, though, will be pro-
cessed through the American Red Cross
Call Center, as required, said Shields.
For more information regarding Fort
Meade’s AER program, contact Wallace
Turner, AER officer, at 301-677-5768 or
AER assistance available during systems upgrade
photo by Brandon Bieltz
New Lodging ConstructionRichard Fetter, construction manager from Lend Lease construction company; Kate Alger, development manager
with Lend Lease; Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley; Martha McClary, director of the Directorate of Family
and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Emma Beard, general manager of InterContinental Hotels Group, break
ground for the Candlewood Suites hotel, which is being constructed near McGlachlin Parade Field.
The 243-room hotel is expected to be completed in December 2015 as part of the Privatization of Army Lodg-
Sept. 24, Turning vehicle with-
out giving adequate signal,
driving under the influence of
alcohol, driving while impaired
by alcohol: A unit noticed
a vehicle fail to use its turn
signal. Upon making contact
with the driver, the police offi-
cer detected a strong odor of
an alcoholic beverage emitting
from the driver’s breath. The driver agreed to
perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. She
performed poorly. The driver rendered a breath
sample with results of .12 percent blood alcohol
Sept. 28, Simple assault, communicating a threat:
The Directorate of Emergency Services was
notified of a fight at the Freedom Center. A
patrol was dispatched. Witnesses stated that a
beer drinking game called “beer pong” got out
of control when the subject punched the victim
in the mouth and busted his lip. The subject then
threatened and swung a punch at the witness,
Oct. 1, Larceny of private property: The victim
stated that person(s) unknown removed a bottle
containing 45 Zoloft pills from his vehicle that
was parked and unsecured.
Oct. 1, Shoplifting: The subject was observed
by close circuit video at the Exchange removing
three DVDs from their case and placing the case
in a men’s department display. The subject then
concealed the DVDs on himself and exited the
store without rendering payment.
Oct. 1, Larceny of private property: The victim
stated that her bicycle was missing. She stated
that her bicycle was secured with a master lock
to a metal post outside of her quarters.
Oct. 5, Shoplifting: AAFES loss prevention per-
sonnel at the Exchange observed the subject on
closed circuit video trying to leave the store with-
out paying for makeup and a pack of Tic Tacs.
Compiled by the Fort Meade
Directorate of Emergency Services
For week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 6:
• Moving violations: 12
• Nonmoving violations: 1
• Verbal warnings for traffic stops: 21
• Traffic accidents: 5
• Driving on suspended license: 1
• Driving on suspended registration: 0
• Driving without a license: 0
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! October 10, 2013
By Jason Bart
Legal Assistance Division Extern
The Legal Assistance Office at Fort
Meade prepares documents such as wills
and advance directives to help meet cli-
ents’ end-of-life planning needs.
Residents of Maryland should con-
sider meeting with their Maryland-
licensed doctor or nurse practitioner to
complete Maryland’s Medical Orders for
Life Sustaining Treatment, or MOLST,
as part of a comprehensive end-of-life
The MOLST is a two-page medical
order expressing a patient’s current pref-
erences for life-sustaining treatments
such as artificial ventilation. The Mary-
land Legislature passed the MOLST
in 2011 to replace the Maryland EMS
DNR order form and the Life-Sustain-
ing Treatment Options form.
Since July 1, civilian health-care facil-
ities in Maryland (other than hospitals)
have been required to accept, update if
appropriate, and complete the MOLST
for each patient they admit. Maryland
civilian hospitals must accept, update
if appropriate, or complete a MOLST
during a patient’s inpatient stay if the
patient will be transferred to another
Maryland civilian health-care facility.
Patients do not have to complete a
MOLST form, but civilian Maryland
health-care facilities will probably offer
to complete one. If a patient chooses
not to complete a MOLST, the doctor
must check a box on the form indicat-
ing that the patient does not wish to
participate in the MOLST.
In addition, patients can request that
a civilian health-care facility in Mary-
land complete a MOLST. Generally,
the facility must supply the patient with
a copy of the completed and signed
MOLST within 48 hours.
An advance directive and MOLST
differ in key ways. An advance directive
is a legal document completed in con-
sultation with a lawyer that expresses
an individual’s preferences and desires
regarding different types of life-sustain-
ing treatment. However, medical staff
require medical orders before they can
implement a patient’s wishes for end-
of-life care as expressed in an advance
The MOLST is designed to accurately
translate the advance directive’s legal
language into the medical language of a
valid medical order that medical person-
nel can then use to treat a patient. The
medical orders on the MOLST must be
consistent with the advance directive.
If a patient will likely be treated in a
Maryland civilian hospital, the patient
should consult with a doctor or nurse
practitioner licensed in Maryland to
ensure that the medical orders in the
MOLST accurately track the wishes in
the advance directive.
To be valid, the MOLST form must
be completed and signed by a doctor or
nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland.
The medical official must complete
the MOLST in consultation with the
patient, or, if the patient is incapaci-
tated, with the patient’s agent as desig-
nated in the advance directive.
If the patient does not have an
advance directive, the medical official
may consult with the patient’s surrogate,
who is a guardian, spouse, child, parent,
relative or friend of the patient.
Valid MOLST forms may be originals,
copies or faxes. MOLST orders do not
expire and should be updated regularly.
To update the MOLST, the medical
official must void the current MOLST
and complete a new one. Health-care
facilities must obey the orders in the
most recent MOLST.
Many states have a document simi-
lar to the MOLST. These documents
are based on the Physician Orders for
Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST,
For more information about the
MOLST and to download the MOLST
form, go to marylandmolst.org. Ques-
tions about the MOLST may be directed
to Tricia Tomsko Nay, medical director
of the Office of Health Care Quality, at
410-402-8055 or tricia.nay@maryland.
For more information about the
POLST and end-of-life care in states
other than Maryland, see http://www.
For more information about end-of-
life planning, including completing a
will and advance directive, schedule an
appointment with a Fort Meade Legal
Assistance attorney at 301-677-9504 or
MOLST forms complete
advance directive plan
Providing single service members a forum
to address quality-of-life issues is just one
of many opportunities provided by Bet-
ter Opportunities for Single Soldiers. For
more information, call the garrison BOSS
representative, Sgt. Chatonna Powell, at
301-677-6868 or visit the BOSS office,
located in the USO Center at 8612 6th
Armored Cavalry Road, on weekdays from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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http://www.ftmeade.army.mil10 SOUNDOFF! October 10, 2013
By Brandon Bieltz
The government shutdown took a bite
out of the festivities at Saturday’s second
annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run, but
it didn’t diminish the significance of the
start of the 2013 campaign.
“The government shutdown cannot
affect the spirit of caring and giving,”
said Garrison Commander Col. Brian
Nearly 100 motorcyclists participat-
ed in the charity event, which included
a police-escorted motorcycle ride that
ended at the Pavilion, lunch provided by
Mission BBQ and music by Mad Planet.
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Pla-
toon was scheduled to perform at the con-
clusion of the ride, but due to the federal
government shutdown, it had to cancel.
Organizers said that despite the setback,
they were pleased with the turnout.
“The main purpose was to be here for
the kids,” said Marine Capt. Pete Smith,
head of the Anne Arundel County Toys
for Tots program.
The event was the official kickoff of
the annual Anne Arundel County Toys
for Tots campaign, a Christmas toy drive
sponsored by the Marine Corps. Last
year, the campaign collected 100,000 gifts
for less fortunate children in the area.
Bikers gathered at the First Christian
Community Church of Annapolis to
begin the 18-mile motorcycle ride to Fort
Meade. To register for the ride, motorcy-
clists donated toys to the campaign.
Smith said the ride serves as a very
public display of the start of the toy
“The intent was to make the public
aware that the Christmas season is get-
ting ready to kick off, and the Toys for
Tots effort is getting ready to kick off,”
he said. “Most of the folks who ride
motorcycles care a lot about the military.
“We wanted to use them as a means to
get the word out. Bikers mean a lot to this
community, and we asked for their help to
help spread the word.”
When the bikers arrived at the Pavilion,
they dined on a free lunch catered by Mis-
sion BBQ to the music of Mad Planet, a
local cover band.
In his brief remarks, Foley offered his
support for the Toys for Tots campaign
and thanked the bikers for participating
in the kickoff.
With the 2013 Toys for Tots program
officially underway, Smith said the cam-
Bikers kick off annual Marine toy drive
paign would begin collecting toys imme-
diately and that he hopes to collect as
many unwrapped toys as last year.
Individuals can donate a toy at one of
the various collection sites throughout
“We’re going to have boxes all over the
county,” Smith said.
Editor’s note: To find a donation loca-
tion, go to toysfortots.org.
Photos by Nate Pesce
Dani Kallas, 7, organizes donated toys
during Saturday’s second annual Toys
for Tots Motorcycle Run at the Pavilion.
The event was the official kickoff of the
2013 toy drive sponsored by the Marine
RIGHT: Motorcycles line up outside the
Pavilion during the annual Toys for Tots
Motorcycle Run on Saturday. Nearly 100
bikers participated in the 18-mile, police-
escorted ride from Annapolis to Fort
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By Brandon Bieltz
The last time the 704th Military Intelli-
gence Brigade lost an intramural football
game was two years ago.
Players rode the perfect season —
which was capped with a championship
title — into the 2013 season and has
continued to rack up wins.
On Tuesday, the Navy Information
Command Maryland’s Men of War put
the undefeated squad to the test at Mul-
The 704th narrowly escaped Men of
War in a tight defensive battle to win
13-7 and to improve its record to 7-0.
The 704th quarterback, Keith Whitfield,
threw for two touchdowns and had two
interceptions on defense to lead his team
“It was a tough win,” said James Lee,
the 704th coach. “We were out of sync
from the beginning. Once we settled down
in the second half, we started flowing
The Men of War and the 704th last
met in the 2012 championship when the
Sailors were defeated 20-6. Head coach
Shaun Lee said his team was eager to
avenge the title loss.
The teams went in opposite directions
in the offseason. While the 704th returned
the core of the team, Men of War only
has four players from last year’s roster
on the team.
“The biggest issue is trying to figuring
out where people’s strengths lie,” Shaun
Lee said. “The past couple games we’ve
been doing better.”
In the past, Men of War has had a solid
offense that put up points in a hurry. This
year their strength is on the other side of
the ball — defense.
“This is the best D-unit that we’ve
had,” Shaun Lee said.
With the core seven players returning,
the 704th is strong on both sides of the
“We always preach that we have to stay
together as a team,” he said.
704th continues to build on undefeated streak
Members of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade huddle between plays during
Tuesday’s intramural flag football game at Mullins Field. The 704th improved its
record to 7-0 with the 13-6 victory over the Navy Information Operations Maryland’s
Men of War.
LEFT: Men of War’s Derrick Brooks runs the ball Tuesday night at Mullins Field. The
team from Navy Information Operations Command Maryland fell to 4-2 with the
On Tuesday night, the Men of War
struck first after Justin Carlson picked
off Whitfield at the 704th 15-yard line.
Adriane Guy turned the interception into
seven points with a pass to Perry Stewart
to give the Men of War an 7-0 lead.
Whitfield opened the second half by
intercepting Guy deep in 704th territory.
He then moved his team down the field
on a drive that ended with a touchdown
pass to Desmond Burgess tying the game
Whitfield sparked his team again with
a second interception. A seven-play drive
ended with Whitfield rushing for another
touchdown. A failed extra point gave the
704th a 13-7 lead.
A late-half desperation drive failed for
the Men of War, cementing the 704th’s
With half the season remaining, James
Lee said his team will continue to get
stronger and build on the win streak.
“We’ll execute from here on out,” he
photos by nate pesce
Men of War’s quarterback Adriane Guy throws a quick pass under pressure during
an intramural football game at Mullins Field. Guy threw for one touchdown in the
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Story and photos by Brandon Bieltz
After allowing the Chesapeake
Cougars to throw for more than 400
yards and nearly erase a 22-point
halftime deficit last week, the Meade
Mustang defenders were angry.
The defense channeled that frus-
tration into Friday’s game against
the Severna Park Falcons, by hold-
ing the Falcons to less than 100
yards en route to a 30-0 road win.
“We knew that we had to pick it
up early,” said linebacker Chris Har-
ris whose first quarter interception
set up the game’s first touchdown.
“We had to come out here and help
our offense out and make a play.”
With the win, Meade improved
its record to 4-1 for a three-way tie
for second place with Arundel and
Broadneck high schools.
The Mustangs offense picked up
where it left off last week, struggling
to find the end zone. The first drive
ended with the Falcons intercepting
Meade quarterback Marcus Smith at
the Severna Park 27-yard line.
Harris’ interception, which
occurred late in the first quarter, gave
the football to the Mustangs at the
Falcons’ 13-yard line and provided
the spark that jump started Meade’s
offense. Kyle Evans capitalized on
the turnover, running for a 13-yard
touchdown to give Meade a 7-0 lead
to open the second quarter.
The Mustang defense helped the
offense again with a strong stand
deep in Falcons territory. A high
snap from the 6-yard line rolled out
of the end zone, leading to a safety
and extending Meade’s lead to 9-0.
On the ensuing drive, the Mus-
tangs moved down field in four
plays, ending the drive with a 30-
yard touchdown pass to receiver
David Richards from DJ Pate —
who replaced an injured Smith at
quarterback —for a 16-0 lead.
A Pate 12-yard touchdown pass
to Travis Chidebe extended Meade’s
lead to 30-0 in the third quarter.
Two late fourth-quarter defensive
stands inside Meade territory sealed
the Mustang win.
Pate finished the game throw-
ing for 213 yards and three touch-
“I’m always ready to play when-
ever coach needs me,” the senior
Meade defense bounces back, leads Mustangs to shutout
Meade’s Kyle Evans rushes for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Severna Park. The Mustangs
improved their record to 4-1 with the 30-0 victory.
said. “I can step in there and play,
and help the team win however pos-
The addition of a consistent pass-
ing game for the first time this sea-
son made the team more dangerous,
Holzer said, as the Falcons were
unable to simple focus its defense to
stop the run. The passing game also
allowed the Mustangs’ offensive line
to create running lanes, which led to
Evans rushing for 202 yards and a
“It took away a running element
at the quarterback position, but we
knew he could pass,” Evans said.
“Not a lot of teams know about
[Pate], and he came out and showed
off his arm today.”
Week Six: Meade at Southern,
Friday at 6:30 p.m.
While Smith recovers from an
injury to his non-throwing shoulder,
Meade head coach Rich Holzer said
Pate will continue to be the team’s
“DJ is pretty athletic,” Holzer said.
“He’s more athletic than most of the
quarterbacks in the league.”
Smith will still see the field, how-
ever, primarily at receiver.
The 3-2 Bulldogs are coming off
a 28-26 win over the South River
Seahawks last week. Running back
DeJaun Neal rushed for 158 yards
and three touchdowns.
Southern primarily runs a time-
consuming offense with a focus on
the ground game. Neal has rushed
for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns this
Holzer said he expects the defense
to keep up the same intensity it had
against the Falcons.
Last year, the Mustangs won 35-0.
David Richards catches a 45-yard
touchdown pass in the third quarter of
the Mustangs game against Severna
Park. Meade quarterback DJ Pate threw
two of his three touchdowns to Richards
in the 30-0 win.
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Fishing Rodeo canceled
The Youth Fishing Rodeo, scheduled for Oct. 19, has been canceled.
Burba Lake will still be restocked.
Meade High 2013 Fall 5K Run/Walk
The Meade Athletic Boosters will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk to support all
athletic teams at Meade High School on Oct. 19 at 9 a.m.
Race will start at the Meade High track.
Online registrations will be open on active.com until Sunday, or on race day
from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Cost of the race is $20 for adults and $15 for students until Sunday, and $25
on race day.
A race T-shirt is guaranteed with online registration before Sunday.
Medals will be given for first- and second-place in each category.
Printable registration form can be found at http://meadeathletics.org/index.
Register online at http://www.active.com/running/fort-meade-md/meade-
For more information, email email@example.com or call Nate Moyer
EFMP Walking Group
The Exceptional Family Member Program Walking Group will meet today
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Arundel Mills Mall for its monthly walking event.
All are welcome — strollers, too.
The group will meet at 8:15 a.m. in front of Best Buy inside the mall.
Registration is required.
To register, call LaToya Travis at 301-677-4473 or email latoya.travis@
The Exceptional Family Member program is sponsoring its monthly bowling
event on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lanes.
Exceptional family members will receive a free game and shoe rental. Other
family members will receive discounted games and shoe rental.
To register, call LaToya Travis at 301-677-4473 or email latoya.travis@
Ravens’ Hometown Heroes
The Baltimore Ravens and Dietz Watson are joining forces to honor active-
duty service members and veterans at each of the Ravens’ 2013 home games.
Through their Hometown Hero program, the two partners will celebrate service
members of the greater Baltimore community, currently serving or retired, whose
bravery and strength make them deserving of special recognition.
Each week, one person will be chosen as that game’s Hometown Hero and
deliver the game ball to the NFL referee prior to kickoff. The hero also will receive
tickets to the game and pre-game sideline passes.
The Hometown Hero program is open to all current and former service members
from any military branch.
Throughout the season, fans can submit a friend or family member’s name,
contact information, service number and brief description about why they want to
honor that person at www.baltimoreravens.com/hometownhero.
Dollar Days at the Lanes is every Thursday from 10 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.
Saying this really hurts, but America’s Team
sure sounded a lot like France’s team.
At least Jerry Jones did on Sunday after he
described his team’s 51-48 loss to the Denver
“I know what’s going to happen to me when
I say this, but that’s a good term,”the Cowboys
owner said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“This is a moral victory. It’s not a loser talk-
Ummm Jerry, I hate to disagree with you
— especially after building that brand new
stadium and winning all those Super Bowls
in the ’90s — but according to Webster’s, it
was a loser talking. To break it down to you
second-grader style, the Cowboys started the
game with a 2-2 record, and they finished the
game with a 2-3 record.
That, by any definition, is a loss — a loss
that I’m OK with as a fan. Denver is a better
team, and I’m used to the Boys finding a way
to snatch defeat from victory.
What I’m not fine with, or used to, is this
moral victory nonsense. Last time I checked,
there weren’t moral victories in professional
Seriously, what stats are used to document
moral victories — near completions, barely
missed tackles, almost third-down conver-
sions? Maybe sabermatricians should create
a new stat for baseball geeks called MWAR
(Moral Wins Above Replacement).
Do they hand out a trophy for the most
moral victories in a season? If they do, I’m
guessing it’s made of copper or cubic zirco-
At Mattawan Elementary School in Michi-
gan, they used to give pink and purple rib-
bons for moral victories. The pink ribbon had
“Fifth Place”written on it in gold block letters.
The purple said “Sixth Place.”
To be fair, I understand what Jones was
trying to say. There were a few positives that
came out of the Broncos game - namely the
offense is sick and Tony Romo can throw the
ball with the best of them.
Plus, it is logical to think that if Dallas can
run with the Bron-
cos on a fast field,
they should be able
to blow by the rest
of their competi-
tion this season, or
at least enough of
it to win the terrible
But to come out
and claim a moral victory is wrong on so
First, there is nothing positive you can take
from that defensive performance. They gave
up 51 points.
Second, as I explained before, the concept
of a moral victory doesn’t exist in professional
sports where athletes are being paid millions of
dollars to perform.
And third, Jones’ comments were reckless,
irresponsible and show no respect for the Cow-
boys’ place in our society. The Cowboys are
America’s Team, i.e., they represent America,
and America doesn’t believe in moral victories
when it comes to win-loss situations.
Imagine if George Washington would have
settled for moral victories during the early part
of the Revolution.
Or if Patton and the Big Red One settled for
moral victories in World War II, or if Stormin’
Norman Schwarzkopf would have done so
during Desert Storm.
Where would we have been as a nation?
Come to think of it, I’m getting ready to
take my fitness test as part of the HCI. If I
pass, maybe I’ll just declare a moral victory
and stop while I’m ahead even though my
body mass is still on par with a Panda.
Speaking of the HCI, the first video blog is
expected to air today. So if you want to see me
in the BOD POD shirtless and in a swimming
cap, go to the Facebook page.
Until then, Eid Mubarak to my Muslim
If you want to talk about this or anything to
do with sports, contact me at chad.t.jones.civ@
mail.mil or hit me up @ctjibber on Twitter.
Chad T. Jones,
Jibber Jabber - Opinion
For all your varsity and intramural sports schedules,
scores and standings, visit
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Community News Notes
The deadline for Soundoff! community
“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.
All submissions are posted at the editor’s
discretion and may be edited for space and
grammar. Look for additional community
events on the Fort Meade website at www.
ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade
Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.
For more information or to submit an
announcement, email Philip Jones at philip.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602.
Fall Chamber Concert
The U.S. Army Field Band will
perform its Fall Chamber Concert Series
on and off post:
• Hispanic Heritage Celebration:
Today, 7 p.m., U.S. Army Field Band
Building-Devers Hall, 4214 Field Band
Drive, Fort Meade
• Mixed Performers Concert: Oct.
20, 3 p.m., St. Bernadette Parish, 801
Stevenson Road, Severn
The concert will showcase the variety
of sounds and styles of the Field Band’s
For more information, visit
Retiree Appreciation Day
Fort Meade’s annual Retiree
Appreciation Day, scheduled for Oct.
18, is canceled due to the government
Patuxent Research Refuge
The Patuxent Research Refuge
is closed to the public due to the
Public access to service properties
is prohibited, and fish and wildlife
management activities and public
programs are cancelled.
This includes all hunting activities
scheduled refuge-wide until the
For more information, go to DOI.
gov/shutdown and oneINTERIOR.gov,
as well as at OPM.gov, which contains
information about the government’s
Exchange essay contest
It takes a special breed to volunteer while
off-duty or after retirement.
Authorized Army Air Force
Exchange shoppers can submit an
essay of 200 words or less until Oct.
18, nominating any authorized shopper
embodying these qualities for a chance to
win a cash prize in the Exchange’s “Still
Serving the Military Community” contest.
One first-place volunteer will receive a
$1,000 prize. Two second-place winners
will receive $500 prizes. Four third-place
winners will receive $250.
Submissions must include the entrant’s
full name; mail and email addresses
and telephone number; and nominee’s
name, rank, branch of service, job title or
All winners will be featured online at
and the Exchange Facebook page. www.
For complete rules and contest
details, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/
The Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club and
co-sponsors invite the community to
attend the Veterans’ Appreciation Day
Luncheon on Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at
Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.
Check-in, socializing and appetizers
will be from 9:45 to 10:20 a.m.
Cost is $25. Reservations must be
submitted by Oct. 23.
Co-sponsors include the Association of
the United States Army, Enlisted Spouses
Club, Military Officers Association of
America, Military Order of the World
Wars, Officers’ Spouses’ Club, and The
Retired Enlisted Association.
The keynote speaker is retired Vice
Adm. Norb Ryan, the national president
of the Military Officers Association of
The event also will feature a patriotic
musical tribute presented by the
Archbishop Spaulding High School
Dress is duty appropriate for military,
and coat and tie for civilians.
ESC Roll Off
The Enlisted Spouses Club will
sponsor its annual “Roll Off” on
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park
Registration begins at 6 p.m.
All post-recognized organizations,
clubs, unit, famly readiness groups and
PTAs are encouraged to participate in
this fundraising opportunity. There is no
cost to participate.
Limit one representative per group to
attend the Roll Off. Each representative
will receive a number and choose dates
to gift wrap, based on availability. Each
representative must provide its group’s
point of contact, contact phone number
and email address.
Participating groups will be able to
wrap gifts inside the Exchange food
court area to earn monetary donations
for their organization.
For more information, email Laura at
OSC Bingo Bonanza
The Fort Meade Officers’ Spouses’
Club will sponsor its annual Bingo
Bonanza on Oct. 18 at McGill Training
Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at
Tickets cost $20. Purchase tickets
before Tuesday to get a second book of
20 bingo games for free.
Pre-sale tickets are available online at
fortmeadeosc.org until Tuesday.
For more information, contact
the OSC bingo chair at 2ndvice@
Individuals interested in participating
in Jummah prayers on Fort Meade
should call 301-677-1301.
Fort Meade has a room available
at Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100
The community also is seeking
individuals who would like to join in a
morning prayer on Fridays.
If you plan to be a sponsor, call Army
Community Service and sign up for your
mandatory sponsorship training.
Classes are offered the second
Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to
Sponsorship plays a major role in
integrating the newcomer into the unit
and installation, and also in making the
first impression on the Soldier, civilian
The purpose of the sponsorship
program is to ensure a smooth transition
for incoming personnel and their families.
For more information, call 301-677-
The Garrison Chaplain’s Office will
sponsor the Hallelujah Festival on Oct. 31
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pavilion.
Volunteers are needed.
The family event is free and open to
the community. There will be food, cotton
candy, popcorn, games, a moon bounce,
prizes, and candy for every child.
No monsters, witches, ghosts or other
For more information, call Marcia
at 301-677-0386 or Connie at 410-590-
• A Digital Family Summit will
be held Friday from 3 to 8:30 p.m.;
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at
the Baltimore Hilton, 401 W. Pratt St.,
The Digital Family Summit is an
interactive, hands-on conference for
tween and teen digital media creators
and their families. Join a host of tween
and teen bloggers, game creators,
videomakers and entrepreneurs for a
weekend of fun activities, interactive and
hands-on workshops, thought leadership
and personal guidance.
Workshops are geared toward tweens
and teens ages 9 and older and their
parents. Activities will be available for
children ages 4 to 8.
Registration cost for the weekend is
$179 and includes six meals, snacks and
all activities (hotel not included).
For more information, visit
digitalfamilysummit.com or call 646-
• The Bowie Baysox and Tulip Gulch
Productions is presenting “Nightmares
Haunted House,” a haunted attraction at
Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie.
The attraction will be presented every
Friday and Saturday in October beginning
Thursday, as well as Halloween weekend,
Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
Tickets are $15 when ordered in
advance and $17 when purchased the day
of the show. Special rates are available for
groups of 10 or more that order tickets in
Tickets can be purchased in advance at
baysox.com or at the box office the night
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Community News Notes Movies
The movie schedule is subject to change. For
a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-
677-5324. Further listings are available on the
Army and Air Force Exchange Service website
Movies start Wednesdays to Saturdays at
6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
NEW PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults
(12 and older) and $3 for children. 3D Movies:
$7.50 adults, $5 children.
Today through Oct. 26
Today Friday: “Paranoia” (PG-13). A blue
collar guy rises in the corporate world and is
confronted by a ruthless CEO. With Liam Hem-
sworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman.
Saturday Wednesday: “The Smurfs 2 3D” (PG).
Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette. With Neil Patrick
Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays.
Sunday: “Jobs” (PG-13). Looking inside the
major moments and defining characters that
influenced Steve Jobs. With Ashton Kutcher,
Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad.
Oct. 17, 19: “One Direction: This Is Us” (PG). An
all-access look at the British pop sensation One
Direction at a live concert.
Oct. 18: “Riddick” (R). Left for dead on a sun-
scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against
an alien race of predators. With Vin Diesel, Katee
Sackhoff, Dave Bautista.
Oct. 20: “The Smurfs 2” (PG). Gargamel kidnaps
Smurfette. With Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan
Gleeson, Jayma Mays.
Oct. 23, 27: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (PG-13). A
White House butler serves many presidents over
the years. With Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey,
Oct. 24, 26: “The Mortal Instruments: City of
Bones” (PG-13). A young woman discovers she
is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters,
half-angel warriors locked in an battle to protect
the world from demons. With Lily Collins, Jamie
Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan.
of the show.
Tulip Gulch’s Nightmares Haunted
House is rated PG-13; parental discretion
Stadium gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tours
run from dusk until 11 p.m. The show
takes place indoors but fans should dress
for the weather.
For more information, visit tulipgulch.
com or check out the Tulip Gulch
Productions Facebook page.
• Fort Meade E9 Association meets the
second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in
the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next
meeting is Friday. The association is open to
active, retired, Reserve and National Guard
E9s of any uniformed service. All E9s in this
area are invited to attend a breakfast and
meet the membership. For more informa-
tion, go to e9association.org.
• Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve
Association meets the second Saturday of
each month at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 160,
2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. The next
retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard are invited.
For more information, call 443-604-2474
Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at the Community Readiness Center, 830
Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is Monday.
The program provides an opportunity for
all spouses new to the military or to Fort
Meade to meet and get connected. For more
information, contact Pia Morales at pia.
email@example.com or 301-677-4110.
• Single Parent Support Group meets the
second and fourth Monday of the month
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at School Age Services,
1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is Mon-
day. Free child care will be provided on site.
For more information, email Kimberly.
• Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored
by Army Community Service, meets the
second and fourth Monday of every
month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Community
Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.
The next meeting is Monday. For more
information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica
Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
• Bully Proofing Support Group meets
the second and fourth Monday of the
month from 4 to 5 p.m. at Potomac Place
Neighborhood Center. The next meeting
is Monday. The group is geared for
school-age children and parents. For more
information, email Kimberly.d.mckay6.
• Retired Enlisted Association meets the
third Tuesday of the month from 7:30
to 8:30 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant, 1210
Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next
meeting is Tuesday. For more information,
visit trea.org or call Elliott Phillips, the
local president, at 443-790-3805 or Arthur
R. Cooper, past national president, at 443-
• Military District of Washington
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the
third Wednesday of each month from
noon to 1 p.m. at the Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall Dining Facility in Virginia.
The next meeting is Wednesday.
All members and those interested in
joining the club are welcome. For more
information, contact Master Sgt. Erica
Lehmkuhl at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Prostate Cancer Support Group meets
at Walter Reed National Military Medical
Center in Bethesda on the third Thursday
of every month. The next meeting is Oct.
17 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
in the America Building, River Conference
Room (next to the Prostate Center), third
Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID
is required for base access. Men without a
military ID should call the Prostate Center
48 hours prior to the event at 301-319-2900
for base access.
For more information, call retired Col.
Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.
• Meade Area Garden Club will
meet Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Jessup
Community Center, located at the corner
of Route 175 and Wigley Avenue.
Lisa Winters, master gardener and head
of the perennials department at Homestead
Gardens, will present the program
“Gardening for Pollinators.”
Refreshments will be served; reservations
are not required.
Annual membership is $20 per year and
is extended to anyone in the community
interested in gardening. You may attend
one meeting before you are required to
become a member.
For more information, call Jennifer
Garcia, membership chair, at 443-949-8348,
or Sharon Durney, club president, at 410-
• Women’s Empowerment Group meets
Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to provide
a safe, confidential arena for the support,
education and empowerment of women
who have experienced past or present
Location is only disclosed to
participants. To register, call Tina Gauth,
victim advocate, at 301-677-4117 or
Samantha Herring, victim advocate, at 301-
• Fort Meade Homeschool Co-op
meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at 1900
Reece Road. For more information, call
Kelli Stricker at 410-674-0297 or email
• Spanish Christian Service is conducted
Sundays at 1 p.m. at the Cavalry Chapel
located at 8465 Simonds St. and 6th
Armored Cavalry Road.
For more information, call Elias Mendez
at 301-677-7314 or 407-350-8749.
• Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in
first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10,
to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6
p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
For more information, email Cubmaster
Christopher Lassiter at pack377_cm@
yahoo.com or Committee Chairperson
Marco Cilibert at email@example.com.
• Boy Scout Troop 379 meets Mondays
at 7 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel
Center on Rockenbach Road. The troop
is actively recruiting boys age 11 to
18. For more information, email Lisa
Yetman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Wendall Lawrence, Scoutmaster, at
• Military Council for Catholic Women
is open to all women ages 18 and older
for prayer, faith, fellowship and service at
the Main Post Chapel. Mother’s Prayer
Apologetics meets Tuesdays from 9:45
a.m. to noon when Anne Arundel County
schools are in session. Monthly programs
are held Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information, email Beth
Wright, president, at bethwright826@
hotmail.com or call 305-240-1559.
“A sincere compliment is one of the
most effective teaching and
motivational methods in existence.”
— Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker