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    • restoration Local Boy Scout renovates KACC memorial garden page 6 UPCOMING EVENTS Today, 7 p.m.: The Volunteers’ “Best of Pink Floyd” Concert - Constitution Park Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Fort Meade Farmers Market - Smallwood Hall lot June 12, 7:30 a.m.: AUSA Army Birthday Breakfast - Club Meade June 12, 7 p.m.: Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus Concert - Constitution Park June 13, 7 p.m.: 2014 U.S.Army Soldier Show - Murphy Field House Enduring Ceremony strengthens Meade ties to historic Battle of the Bulge page 12 Soundoff!´ vol. 66 no. 22 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community June 5, 2014 photo by phil grout beat of a different drummerMark H. Rooney, a professional taiko drummer and instructor, performs with drummers from the U.S. Army Field Band’s Concert Band in observance of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday at the Pavilion. For the story, see Page 3.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 Commander’s Column Contents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................14 Crime Watch.................. 8 Movies..................................18 Community..................16 Classified..............................21 Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones Chad.T.Jones.civ@mail.mil Chief, Command Information Philip H. Jones Philip.H.Jones.civ@mail.mil Assistant Editor & Senior Writer Rona S. Hirsch Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz Design Coordinator Timothy Davis Supple­mental photography provided by The Baltimore Sun Media Group Advertising General Inquiries 410-332-6300 or email advertise@baltsun.com If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailing address: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, user or patron.A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser will 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 the Department of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own 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 by the Department of the Army of the products or services advertised. www.ftmeade.army.mil You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. Soundoff!´ Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 Hello again, Team Meade! I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring weather we had this past weekend. The pools are open, the fountain in Constitution Park is running and our U.S. Army Field Band Concert Series kicks off tonight with a Pink Floyd tribute at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park. School is not yet out, but we are rapidly transi- tioning to summertime mode on Fort Meade. As I have said, we have a very busy month ahead of us, and I am very pleased with the momentum building both on and off the installation to attain the resources needed to support our growth. Our elected leaders from the state of Maryland are fighting hard for our needs, and awareness of growth on the installation is building within Department of the Army leadership in the Pen- tagon. Thanks to outstanding partnership with our local elected leaders, the state of Maryland recently allocated $2 million for the design work to widen Route 175 between the Rockenbach and Reece roads intersections. Widening will take place after the intersections are upgraded and work on both has begun. Our fence line is being moved back to afford the space needed for improved intersections. Road work is set to begin this summer. Final approval was also obtained from the state to widen the Rockenbach Road gate. Work on this project will begin in September. We also are raising awareness among our senior military leaders. This Friday, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, will spend the day on Fort Meade. First order of business is an office call with Adm. MichaelS.Rogers,commanderof U.S.CyberCom- mand and director of the National Security Agen- cy. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the admiral to express infrastructure and resource improvements outside the USCYBERCOM/NSA campus needed to support their growth inside. Lt. Gen. Halverson’s visit will be immedi- ately followed by a staff assess- ment team visit from Installation Management Command and the Department of Army. The team will spend three days work- ing with our staff to define the details of our needs. The visit will culminate with a Real Property Planning Board that will prioritize our renovation and construc- tion projects. On June 18, Paul D. Cramer, the deputy assis- tant secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing and Partnerships), will be here for our ribbon-cut- ting ceremony on Reece Crossings, the first priva- tized on-post housing community designed for unaccompanied, junior enlisted personnel ranked E-1 through E-5. We will use this opportunity to provide Sec- retary Cramer with an update on Fort Meade’s growth and our needed resources. The hard work that our garrison staff is putting into all these efforts is nothing short of commend- able. We could double the size of our staff and still have much more work that needs to be done. We all owe a deep debt of gratitude to the folks behind the scenes who are defining our needs, managing the projects and keeping our community running every day. So here’s to a big summer ahead! Please keep safety at the top of your mind as we move into the highest risk time of the year. One tragedy can derail much positive effort. So think before you act, and we’ll see you around campus! Team Meade! Resourcing Our Growth COL. Brian P. Foley Garrison Commander 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 Avenue. Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 301-677-4844.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil June 5, 2014 SOUNDOFF!  News By Lisa R. Rhodes Staff Writer The rhythms of the taiko drum filled the Pavilion on Friday as Fort Meade observed Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Mark H. Rooney, a professional taiko drummer and instructor, shared the his- tory of the taiko, which means drum in Japanese. He also performed several Japanese songs and improvised a drum performance with the help of a few drummers from the U.S. Army Field Band’s Concert Band. The U.S. Army Field Band and Fort Meade’s Equal Opportunity Office host- ed the 40-minute event. “I think it was awesome,” said Sgt. 1st Class Donnel Cabanos of U.S. Army Cyber Command. “It was very edu- cational, learning about the different songs and the physical involvement. You have to give everything you have to play the drum.” At the start of the event, the Field Band’s Soldiers’ Chorus sang the National Anthem, which was followed by the invocation by acting Garrison Chaplain Lt. Col. David E. Cooper. A catered lunch of spring rolls, chicken dumplings and vegetable sushi was provided by Angela’s Catering in Halethorpe. On May 1, President Barack Obama signed the proclamation declaring May as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Emcee Sgt. 1st Class Rose Ryon, a soprano with the Soldiers’ Chorus, read aloud the proclamation. “Generations of Asian-Americans, native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have helped make this country what it is today,” she said. “They have also faced a long history of injustice. ... With courage, wit and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian-Americans, native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have challenged our nation to be bet- ter.” Rooney, who is of Japanese and Scott-Irish descent, said taiko drum- ming dates back about 1,000 years ago to Japan. In Japan’s Buddhist tradition, the taiko is played during meditative prayers. It is also played during traditional danc- es, court music and festival music. To begin his performance, Rooney played a modern festival song on the taiko and explained that his shouting Garrison honors Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders photo by phil grout Mark H. Rooney gives a full-bodied performance on the taiko drum in commemoration of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Friday at the Pavilion. Rooney shared the history of the taiko and performed a modern Japanese festival song, the song of a Samurai, and a traditional Japanese work song. different sounds during the performance is a way of communicating ki, the Japa- nese word for energy. “Taiko is full-bodied drumming,” Rooney said. “We need that energy to keep us going as we drum.” The taiko, he said, had been used in battles to encourage the Samurai war- riors and to give signals. Rooney then performed a song that told the story of a lonely and sad Samu- rai who was exiled on an island and played the taiko all day long After the song, Concert Band drum- mers Sgt. Maj. William Elliot, Sgt. Maj. Tom Enokian, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Spurgeon and Staff Sgt. Andy Emerich joined Rooney in an improvised ensem- ble performance on several taikos. “That was fantastic,” Rooney said to the audience. “It was fun,” Elliot said later. “I con- sider this the martial arts of drumming. It’s very cool.” The taiko is made from a single log and can be 7 to 8 feet wide. In Japan, the drums can cost as much as $10,000. Rooney said that North American taiko drummers typically craft their own drums. One of the drums on stage was made from a 65-gallon whiskey barrel. “The experience of playing a drum made by your own hands is priceless,” Rooney said. He ended his performance with a traditional Japanese work song. After the song, Col. Timothy J. Holtan, commander of the Field Band, and Lt. Col. Eric J. Smith, commander of Headquarters Command Battalion, presented Rooney with a plaque of appreciation. Among the audience members who lined up for lunch was Sgt. Joyce Galiki, who is of Samoan heritage. “It was amazing,” she said of the presentation. “I’m really proud to be an Asian-American.” ‘The experience of playing a drum made by your own hands is priceless.’ Mark H. Rooney Professional taiko drummer
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 News Story and photo by Sgt. Amy Christopherson 704th MI Public Affairs Soldiers with the 704th Military Intelli- gence Brigade participated in a Super Squad competition during the National Security Agency’s Armed Forces Week observance. The competition was a joint-services event organized by the Marines on Fort Meade. As part of the NSA’s Armed Forces Week observance, three teams of 704th MI Soldiers represented the brigade in the event on May 1. One of the brigade’s teams was the overall winner. The event brought teams of Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and NSA Police to com- pete against one another in race that had participants running all over Fort Meade to complete challenges. Spc. Garry Davis, a signals collector/ana- lyst with Alpha Company, 741st MI Bat- talion, 704th MI Brigade, said he jumped at the opportunity to participate when a friend told him about the competition. “I always like to get out there and push myself,” Davis said. “It’s a challenge, both physically and mentally, to push yourself beyond those walls.” The competition began in a staggered start on the Marine Corps Obstacle Course. After completing the obstacle course, com- petitors were required to run to another loca- tion, carrying 25-pound packs. Each team also had to carry an ammunition can. At the next station, teams completed a burpee sprint. Each team member had to perform burpees, jumping forward rather than straight up, across a field to the finish line. After the entire team completed the burpee sprint, participants ran to the track for the next event. The quarter-mile challenge was a relay requiring each team member to carry two, 30-pound ammo cans for one lap around the track. Afterward, teams returned to the obstacle course and completed it again followed by a tire flip that required team members to flip a tire down half the length of the obstacle course. After the quarter-mile challenge, Davis said he was exhausted but his team kept each other going. “You finish the challenge and you’re so worn out, but you still have more obstacles to complete,” he said. “That’s when you rely on your teammates to keep motivating each other. “While someone was leading from the front, there was also someone always in the back offering support and motiva- tion.” After the tire flip, competitors ran to a different location where they performed 50 boot-tap squats in unison. Afterward, team members linked arms to complete 100 sit-ups. The final event was the build-a-house relay at Burba Lake, where teams crossed the finish line and celebrated at the Armed Forces Week barbecue. Davis said although the brigade had three teams in the competition, everyone supported each other. “We all trained and prepared for the race together,” he said. “Without all the teams pushing each other, none of us could have won.” 704th MI wins Super Squad competition Soldiers with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade complete the Marine Corps obstacle course during the Super Squad competition May 14 at Fort Meade. The competition pitted teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines and National Security Agency Police against one another in a race to complete challenges throughout the installation. Anne Arundel County Public Schools The Board of Education of Anne Arun- del County has appointed George Arlotto as the next superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Arlotto will assume his duties July 1 on a four-year contract that expires June 30, 2018. He replaces interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins, whose 11-month contract expires June 30. Arlotto is currently chief of staff of the school system. He has held a variety of positions since join- ing AACPS in 2006, including director of high schools, chief school performance officer, assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Instruc- tion & School Perfor- mance, and associate superintendent. “I am incredibly humbled and honored to be chosen to lead a school system that I have grown to love over the last eight years,” Arlotto said in a press statement. “We have made great progress over time, and there is much more that we can — and I hope will — accomplish for all of our students in the coming years.” Arlotto began his career in 1986 as a biol- ogy and mathematics teacher at a prepara- tory boarding school in Lynchburg, Va. He worked in Washington, D.C., public schools from 1992 to 2000, and then served as a high school assistant principal and principal in Montgomery County until coming to Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 2006. Arlotto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lynchburg Col- lege, a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate in education administration and policy studies from George Washington University. Arlotto and his wife, Regina, have three children. New school superintendent leads AACPS George Arlotto
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 News Story and photos by Brandon Bieltz Staff Writer The large gazebo located between sev- eral buildings at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center offers a respite for staffers relaxing on their breaks. Until recently, however, few people knew what actually surrounded that spot — a memorial garden. While waiting for his father to get off work, Alairé Jameson sat inside the gazebo and decided it was time to restore the unkempt garden. “Nobody even knows where this memo- rial garden is,” the 16-year-old Boy Scout said. “They come here all the time to sit in the gazebo, but they don’t know what the true meaning really is. I thought this would be a great thing to do for my Eagle Scout project.” On Saturday, Alairé was joined by dozens of volunteers from his Boy Scout Troop 721 and Fort Meade service mem- bers to restore Kimbrough’s Memorial Garden. With the help of several adults in the community, Alairé worked to redesign the garden. Once his design was com- plete, Company Atlantic Design Group Inc. — an architecture and construction design firm in Columbia — provided a complete blueprint. From there, Alairé reached out to busi- nesses in the community to donate sup- plies. The garden was completed entirely with donated supplies provided by local businesses. “They just tried to help me,” the Arun- del High School junior said. The project began with cleaning and repairing the dingy gazebo at the center of the garden and moving the Memo- rial Stone from behind the gazebo to the front. The stone contains the names of ser- vice members and civilian employees who died while working at Kimbrough. Alairé said he wanted the stone to be the focal point of the garden. “It’s a place for them to be remem- bered,” said Alairé, who resides in Oden- ton. Local Boy Scout leads restoration of Kimbrough garden Boy Scout Alairé Jameson of Odenton carries wood during Saturday’s restoration project. His Eagle Scout project included creating a butterfly garden, installing wood borders and weeding flower beds, which were then filled with shrubs and flowers. Isaac Ronn, 8, digs around a flower bed at Kimbrough’s Memorial Garden on Saturday morning to install wooden borders. The restoration of the garden was part of an Odenton resident’s Eagle Scout project. Alairé Jameson and volunteers moved the Memorial Stone from behind the gazebo to the front in order to make it the garden’s focal point. The stone contains the names of service members and civilian employees who died while working at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil June 5, 2014 SOUNDOFF!  News Alairé’s father Aldric Jameson — a pharmacist at Kimbrough — said moving the stone will make the garden a place to remember those listed. “I think that this is a great project,” he said. “It will be the new focal point. Now there is something to talk about.” Alairé and the volunteers transformed the former location of the stone into a butterfly garden, created wood borders and weeded flower beds, which were then filled with shrubs and flowers. Several Kimbrough staffers said they look forward to having a restored garden on the facility. “It’s a place to come and reflect” said Sgt. 1st Class James Wilson, noncommis- sioned officer in charge of the Kimbrough pharmacy. “It’s a place for peace and quiet, and it helps if it looks good.” Maj. Michael Ronn, chief of the Kim- brough pharmacy, agreed. “It’s going to be very nice,” he said. The project is a major component in Alairé’s attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout — something he believes will help him as he applies to the Air Force or Coast Guard academies. “I’m glad to see him growing up,” Jameson said of his son. “This is the one thing that he’s always wanted to do — Boy Scouts. ... This is a good leader- ship thing for him, and I’m glad to see him take over. I’m trying to stay in the background and watch him go.” Several volunteers at Saturday’s proj- ect said they participated to help Alairé achieve his goal and to give back to the community. “It’s for a Boy Scout, it’s for a boy in our community,” Wilson said. “I didn’t need to be asked twice. … It’s very nice to see a young man out here doing some- thing good for the community, helping giving back to the Soldiers and the civil- ians at Kimbrough.” 1st Sgt. Sherrie Saunders of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity clears dirt to create a flower bed on Saturday. Dozens of volunteers participated in the restoration. Get certified in dealing blackjack, craps, roulette, mini-baccarat and carnival games and more. Earn up to $50,000 a year! Free tuition for qualified candidates through the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project. Full tuition reimbursement, if hired by Maryland Live! Casino. PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT AND BECOME A CASINO GAMES DEALER IN AS LITTLE AS 11 WEEKS. www.aacc.edu/hcat/dealerschool • 410-777-2398
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 News have to pay to get paid? It is logic like this that scammers will use. Sure, they may promise you a job after you pay, but the promise of a job is certainly not an actual job. One popular scam is for federal jobs that have been “previously unan- nounced.” All you have to do is pay a company and they will get you informa- tion about this job that you certainly qualify for. Wrong. All federal jobs are posted on usajobs. gov and are free to the public. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. These scams also take on the form of job placement companies. While there are legitimate companies that provide these services, there are many scammers that pose as a legitimate corporation. The signs of a scam are less obvious with these, but no scam is without holes. One such hole is that they may advertise jobs that are either no longer avail- able or that you can’t apply for, unless you submit the application through this “company.” Before you give your business to them, contact the people they are advertising a job for and find out if they are, in fact, hiring through this “company.” Another way to determine whether these companies are real is to ask for details in writing. Read over every loop- hole, look at all of the fine print, and see just what this company is promising to do for you. If there is something that you don’t like, or something that gives you a bad feeling, don’t sign anything and don’t give them a nickel. For more information about these scams, go online to the Federal Trade Commission website atftc.gov. To schedule an appointment with an attorney at the Fort Meade Legal Assis- tance Division, call 301-677-9504 or 301- 677-9536. By A.J. Colkitt Legal Assistance Intern With so many people out of a job and looking for work, people can get desper- ate. This is a sad reality that some scam- mers want to capitalize on. What do these scams look like and how can you avoid them? The main thing that makes these scams so easy to fall into is that they advertise in the same place that other legitimate jobs are posted. The scams can be mixed into the classified section of the newspaper, online, even on the radio or television. How can you pick out the good jobs from the phony ones? Let’s start with an obvious giveaway: scammers will ask for bank account information or credit card information in order to apply. Never, under any cir- cumstances, should you give credit card or bank account information to anyone you do not trust. Once scammers have this informa- tion, they can steal your identity, run up bills in your name or just drain your account. Another telltale sign of a scam is, you have to pay to get a job. This can take on many forms: “Simply pay a small fee to be certified for ... (fill in the blank)” and “Please pay expenses for training materi- als before you are hired.” This is a bit of an oxymoron — you Avoid job-hunting scams in classified ads May 14, Simple possession marijuana: Gate security noti- fied the Directorate of Emer- gency Services of an odor of possible marijuana emitting from a vehicle. The investiga- tion revealed that the subject made a spontaneous statement that he smoked marijuana. He removed a plastic bag from the vehicle and voluntarily released the bag contain- ing two handmade cigarettes and a green leafy substance, which was verified to be marijuana. 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    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 News By Brandon Bieltz Staff Writer Nearing the 70th anniversary of the infamous Battle of the Bulge, representa- tives from several of the Allied nations that fought in the battle met at Fort Meade to celebrate their partnership. A flag ceremony, hosted by the Battle of the Bulge Historical Foundation, was held Friday at the Battle of the Bulge Conference Room at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library to recognize the partnership between Belgium, Lux- embourg and the United States. Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, ambassador to Luxembourg, and Brig. Gen. Johan Andries of the Naval and Air Attaché at the Belgium Embassy each present- ed Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley with flags of their respective countries. “Today’s ceremony underpins the respect and trust between our three nations,” Andries said in his remarks. Soldiers who fought in the World War II battle, including Fort Meade’s retired Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab, also attended the ceremony. “Veterans are the brave ones who fought and served on the battlefield,” Andries said. “They are the ones that really had to undergo the horror of war.” The five-week battle, which lasted from Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan. 25, 1945, was fought in the forested Ardennes mountain region in Belgium. The major German offensive near the end of the war was aimed to split the Allied line of the American and British troops. In addition to the frigid Belgium winter, Soldiers fought through several snowstorms in the Ardennes forests, which prevented air support and the abil- ity to move in supplies. Although the Allies were victorious, there were nearly 90,000 American casu- alties — 19,000 of whom were killed. Flag ceremony celebrates U.S. partnership with Luxembourg, Belgium photos by steve ruark Brig. Gen. John Andries of the Naval and Air Attaché at the Belgium Embassy presents Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley with a Belgium flag during a ceremony Friday at the Battle of the Bulge Conference Room at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library. The event recognized the partnership between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg. Wolzfeld said that it wasn’t just Lux- embourg and Belgium that were freed of German occupation during the battle. The Battle of the Bulge helped liber- ate the remaining countries under Axis control. “The whole European continent is now free, democratic and prosperous,” Wolzfeld said. In addition to the flag presentation, Douglas Dillard — who was assigned to the 551st parachute Infantry Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge — dis- cussed his experiences and “put a face” on the American infantrymen who took part in the battle. “They paid the ultimate price in win- ning the battle,” he said. At the end of the ceremony, Dillard offered a toast to the partnership. The use of red napkins during the toast rep- resented the common color in all three national flags and the blood shed during the Battle of the Bulge. “The tragedies of the war in Europe ... in the snowy and ice forests of the Ardennes Region, later known as the Battle of the Bulge, resulted in an endur- ing and special partnership with Belgium and Luxembourg,” Foley said. Foley also addressed the relation- ship that Fort Meade has with a city in Belgium. “Since the establishment of the Battle of the Bulge Historical Foundation, Fort Meade has enjoyed a sister city relation- ship with Stavelot, Belgium,” Foley said. “We want to rekindle that relationship that has waned over the years.” Douglas Dillard, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, leads a celebratory toast during Friday’s ceremony. The use of red napkins during the toast represented the common color in all three national flags and the blood shed during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. RIGHT: Jean-Louis Wolzfield, ambassador to Luxembourg, speaks during the flag ceremony at the Battle of the Bulge Conference Room at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil June 5, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 13 photo by brandon bieltz Brig. Gen. John Andries of the Naval and Air Attaché at the Belgium Embassy and Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley read the Battle of the Bulge monument outside the Fort Meade Museum on Friday. The flag ceremony commemorated the relationship created 70 years ago during the Battle of the Bulge. photo by steve ellmore Douglas Dillard discusses his experiences from the Battle of the Bulge during Friday’s ceremony. The event was held in the Battle of the Bulge Conference Room at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library, which features artifacts from the World War II battle.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil14 SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 Sports By Brandon Bieltz Staff Writer The 2014 intramural softball season began right where it left off last year — with the Marine Cryptologic Sup- port Battalion facing Navy Information Operations Command Maryland. In a rematch of last year’s champion- ship game, the Marines avenged their 2013 loss with an 11-10 win over the Sailors to open the regular season Mon- day night at Rosie’s Field. A late, game-tying triple by NIOC’s Eric Wright forced the game into extra innings, but the Marines snuck out a win after a walk-off single in the eighth. “It was lucky,” Marines coach Dan Doyle said of the win. The Marine Cryptologic Support Bat- talion team returned to the intramural league this season with several players who carried the team to the champion- ship last year. “We have a majority of the core guys,” Doyle said. Players from the Marines team said they were excited to open the season against their 2013 foe, who defeated them 21-16 in the title game. NIOC, however, was not the same team — only three players returned from the championship team. “It might be a different story,” Doyle said of the rematch. With a new roster, NIOC has an uphill battle returning to the title game. Coach Michelle Doucette said the team will spend the first few games of the season determining the new players’ talents. “We have a brand new group of guys, so we’ll see how it goes,” she said. On Monday, NIOC jumped out to an early lead with Wright’s two-run home run in the first inning. The Marines quickly responded, scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-2 lead. A two-run double by CJ Milcarek in the second inning pulled NIOC within one run, then tied the Marines 5-5 in the third. The Marines regained their lead in the third after Doyle started the inning with a home run. NIOC pulled within one run in the fourth inning, with the Marines leading 7-6. A three-run inning in the fifth for NIOC gave the team a 9-7 lead, but the Marines matched NIOC by producing three runs of their own to take a 10-9 Marines open season with win in extra innings lead. Wright’s seventh-inning triple tied the game at 10 and forced the game into extra innings. Doogie Houser stopped the NIOC comeback with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Marines to seal the 11-10 win. “We all went out and had a good time and did what we had to do,” Doyle said. “We got lucky with the W.” photos by noah scialom Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion’s Brent Crow crosses home plate during the sixth inning of Monday’s intramural softball game at Rosie’s Field. The Marines defeated Navy Information Operations Command Maryland 11-10 to open the regular season. Yonaira Deliz-Malave of Navy Information Operations Command Maryland hits the ball during an intramural softball game on Monday at Rosie’s Field. The 2014 season opened with a rematch of last year’s championship between NIOC and the Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil June 5, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 15 Sports In case you didn’t know it, I coach a T-ball team. Or at least I am the coach of the CYSS Pirates. Saying I coach implies me and my 14, 4-6 year olds have ran around the dia- mond, did some drills, hit, threw, ate a few orange slices; heck maybe even played a game or two. That’s what I experienced in the past, and that’s what I signed up for this sea- son. As of now, Mother Nature has had other plans. Take Tuesday for example. When I woke up, the sun was shin- ing, birds were chirping, and the sky was blue. By noon, the humidity was rising and a thick haze rolled over McGlachlin Parade Field At 3 p.m., it poured for 20 minutes. At 3:53 p.m., I got the e-mail. “Just wondering, are we having prac- tice today?” It is an e-mail and scenario I’ve relived almost every Tuesday, Thursday and Fri- day since the season began in April. Fortunately, and for the first time, this Tuesday, the sports field withstood the rain enough so we could actually have practice. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complain- ing about the yeoman’s work Jesse, Hunt- er and Jimmy put in to keep the fields playable despite working with infields that absorb water like a used paper towel. And I’ve dismissed all the complaints about CYSS coddling our new com- plex. We need to protect the considerable investment our command made so our complex remains an asset for our children and the entire Team Meade community (on- and off-post) for years to come. But Jesse and the crew’s hard work, practicalities, and Mother Nature’s unfor- giving realities do not keep me from feeling bad for the players who don’t get to run, hit and kick at dirt all while learning to be a good teammate and competitive. I, too, feel bad for the parents. Even if a canceled practice is often times a blessing, not getting what you paid for stinks. And just in case you were wondering, half seasons frustrate coaches as well. I got me some cray cray Pirates this year, but seeing them catch their first balls, become friends, and chomp on snacks with sweat beading from their sun soaked, smiling faces is a glimpse at happiness, which makes me wish I had at least one more shoelace to tie or one more kid hanging from my neck after we break our huddle. Yet despite the frustrations that have come with this half season, all has not been lost. For one, despite the two-week, rain-induced hiatus, all 14 of my kids made it to practice on Tuesday. Additionally, my cadre of team moms and dads has been awesome. We may complain about our bare out- field walls, which are practically begging for some sponsorship banners, and there may be a joke or two about reimburse- ments, but no one has complained to me about playing time, game schedules, or even the rain. If you have comments on this or any- thing to do with sports, contact me at chad. t.jones.civ@mail.mil or hit me up on Twit- ter @CTJibber. The season that wasn’t Chad T. Jones, Public Affairs Officer Jibber Jabber - Opinion Sports Shorts Summer Sizzler The installation’s annual Run Series continues June 21 with the Summer Sizzler 5K at 8 a.m. at the Pavilion. The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is $25. The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75. The pre-registration cost is $45 for a family of three to six people. On the day of the event, the cost is $60 per family. All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt. To register, go to allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=51593. For more information, call 301-677-7916. EFMP Bowling The Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring its monthly bowling event on June 18 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 301-677-4473. EFMP Walking Group The Exceptional Family Member Program Walking Group will meet June 12 and June 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the track at Mullins Field. All are welcome — strollers, too. To register, call 301-677-4473. Dollar Days 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. Texas Hold ‘em Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lanes. Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-677-5541. www.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports. • Basketball • Football • Softball • Soccer Find schedules, scores, standings and upcoming seasons for All-Army athletics, new sports and special events at And more, plus Follow the Fort Meade Live Blog! Log on and check out the latest edition of the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. For all the latest news, community events, sports, and health, visit often for videos and articles, including Chad Jones’ Jibber Jabber.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil16 SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 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. h.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-5602. Summer Concert Series The U.S. Army Field Band’s free Summer Concert Series is held Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park. • Today: The Volunteers presenting “The Best of Pink Floyd” • June 12: Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus • June 19: Jazz Ambassadors • June 26: Soldiers’ Chorus • July 10: U.S. Naval Academy Band • July 17: “Pershing’s Own” Down Range • July 24: “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Blues • July 31: The Volunteers No tickets required. Bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. In inclement weather, the performance will take place at the Pavilion. The decision will be made at 3 p.m. on the day of each performance. For updates, check armyfieldband. com or the Fort Meade Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. NEWS & EVENTS All visitors should enter Fort Meade via the main gate at Route 175 and Reece Road. Visitors are subject to an identification check and vehicle inspection. For more information, call 301-677- 6586. Breakfast celebration Join the Francis Scott Key, Fort Meade Chapter of the Association of the United States Army as it celebrates the Army’s 239th birthday and Flag Day on June 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Club Meade. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fort Meade Community Credit Union branches on and off the installation. For more information, email retired Sgt. Maj. Jim Gilbert, chapter president, at jlgilbert@verizon.net. 780th MI Change of Command The 780th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a Change of Command Ceremony on June 27 at 9 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. Lt. Col. Deitra Trotter will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Brady Stout. 704th MI Change of Command Col. Anthony Hale will relinquish command of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade to Col. Michelle Bredenkamp during a Change of Command/Change of Responsibility Ceremony on July 1 at 9 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. In inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Fort Meade Pavilion. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Thornton will relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Hoke. All family members and spectators are invited. For more information or to RSVP, call 301-677-0249. Diaper Drive Sarah’s House, an emergency and transitional shelter at Fort Meade, is conducting a Diaper Drive on June 21 and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ridgeview Plaza on Route 175 in Hanover, between Taco Bell and Lima’s Chicken. Diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6 of any brand are greatly needed as well as pull- ups and unscented wipes. Cost of diapers for one child is about $100 a month. Food stamps & WIC do not cover the cost of diapers. Day care centers do not accept children without diapers. Checks can be made payable to Sarah’s House Collection bins at UPS stores at the Ridgeview Plaza and Odenton Shopping Center are available all year long. For more information, contact Donna Williams at 716-863-5266 or dlarue8@ gmail.com or Bruce Clopein at 410- 519-5085 or bclopein@catholiccharities- md.org. Red, White and Blue Celebration Fort Meade’s annual Red, White and Blue Celebration will be held July 3 at 4 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. The event will feature food and novelty vendors, inflatables, a DJ, fireworks and a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band’s The Volunteers. For more information, go to ftmeademwr.com. Army Birthday Ball In honor of the Army’s 239th birthday, the secretary of the Army and the chief of staff of the Army are sponsoring the 2014 Army Birthday Ball on June 21 from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. All active-duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers, Army family members, Department of the Army civilian employees, government contractors, Army retirees and Army veterans may purchase tickets through the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) page: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/692317. Ticket registration will be open until all tickets are sold. The event will feature combined performances of the U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Field Band and the U.S. Army Soldier Show. For more information, email the Army Birthday Ball helpdesk at Usarmy. pentagon.hqda-oaa.mbx.abbhelpdesk@ mail.mil. Calling All Dads The Calling All Dads kickoff will be held Monday from 4-5 p.m. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd. The support group is for expecting fathers and fathers with children of all ages.
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil June 5, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 17 Community News & Notes Discussions will focus on parenting techniques, potty training, teething and temper tantrums. Get tips on how to stay connected with your children during deployment. For more information or to register, call 301-677-5590 or email Michelle Pineda at michelle.a.pineda.ctr@mail.mil. Farmers market The Fort Meade Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 12 in the Smallwood Hall parking lot, across from McGlachlin Parade Field. Vendors are all local to the region. The Fort Meade community will have access to fresh and local fruits and vegetables, free-range meats, quality heirloom vegetables, herbs and annuals, flowers, jams, baked goods and breads. For more information, go to ftmeademwr.com. Odenton Masonic Center The Odenton Masonic Center, located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, invites the community, local military, fire/ emergency services and local businesses to enjoy its reasonably priced breakfast and specialty dinners. The center’s events can accommodate large families, groups or personal settings. Fundraisers and events are generally conducted for children and seniors. The center offers a reasonably priced fundraising “all-you-can-eat” breakfast every second Sunday of the month, from 7-11 a.m. Fundraising specialty dinners are held on the third Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Menus vary and are listed on its website at odentonlodge209.net. Lunch and Learn series Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center hosts a monthly brown bag Lunch and Learn Series on the second Tuesday of the month on the first floor of the Rascon Building, adjacent to Kimbrough. The next lunch is Tuesday at noon. The topic is women’s health. The presenter is Lorinda Farris, a nurse practitioner at Kimbrough. For more information, call Maj. Anne Spillane at 301-677-8463. Free classes The Navy Fleet and Family Support Center offers a variety of classes at its new facility at 2212 Chisholm Ave. The free classes are open to DoD identification cardholders including active- duty service members, retirees and their family members, DoD civilian employees and contractors. Registration is required for each class. • Common Sense Parenting: Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Steps to a Federal Job: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon • Stress Management: June 17, 9-11 a.m. • Car Buying: June 23, 1-3 p.m. • Interviewing Skills: June 24, 9 a.m. to noon • Investing 101: June 30, 1-3 p.m. • Medical Records Review: Appointment required at 301-677-9014. To register or for more information, call 301-677-9017 or 301-677-9018. Storytime The Children’s Library at Kuhn Hall offers pre-kindergarten Storytime on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Children’s Library in Kuhn Hall, 4415 Llewellyn Ave. • Today: “Books are the Cat’s Meow” • June 12: “Hooray for Father’s Day” • June 19: “Summer Spectacular” • June 26: “My Farm Friends” For more information, call 301-677- 5522. Kids Craft Club Kids Craft Club for toddlers through preschool will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Arts & Crafts Center. Cost is $7.50 and includes a craft, snack and jice box. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call 301-677-7809. Romp ‘n Stomp Romp ‘n Stomp playgroup for children age 5 and younger and their parents meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from June to August at the Boundless playground on Llewellyn Avenue and from September to June at the Youth Center gym at 909 Ernie Pyle St. For more information, call 301-677- 5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@ mail.mil. Out & About • The 2nd Annual Medical Center Orthotics Prosthetics Wounded Warriors vs. NFL Stars Charity Softball Game will be held Saturday at Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie. Gates open at 6 p.m. General admission is $20. Tickets for service members cost $15. The event benefits veteran amputee charities. For more information, go to proathletesorganization.org. Check out highlights from last year’s game at https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaDWmepRt Wo&feature=you. • The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Concert will be performed Sunday at 3 p.m. the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets, NW Washington, D.C. “Army Goes to the Opera!” featuring members of the Concert Band and Sol- diers’ Chorus will perform scenes from well-known operas. No tickets required. For more informa- tion, call 301-677-6586 or go to ArmyField- Band.com. • The Columbia Festival of the Arts will be held June 13-28. The 2014 season lineup features an eclectic mix of free and ticketed events including film, literature, theater, music, art exhibitions, workshops, artistic competitions and demonstrations by the Center Ring Circus School. “Opening Weekend on the Lakefront,” from June 13-15 in Columbia Town Center, offers children’s entertainment and crafts, strolling performers, activities for all ages and festival food. file photo 2014 U.S. Army Soldier ShowThe 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be presented June 13 at 7 p.m. at Murphy Field House. The free event is open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, call 301-677-7785 or go to ftmeademwr.com. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 EDUCATION YOUTH RECREATION
    • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil18 SOUNDOFF! June 5, 2014 MoviesCommunity News & Notes For a complete schedule, call 410-715- 3044 or go to columbiafestival.org. • Faith Baptist Church in Glen Burnie will host “Freedom Sunday” on June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Glen Burnie High School. The event is a patriotic celebration of “God and country” with special recognition of the community’s military men, women and their families. The choir and orchestra will lead in a salute to the armed forces. Representatives of the military and community leadership will acknowledge military families and first responders. U.S. flags will be given to every child. Coupons for free merchandise will be distributed to military families. For more information, call the church at 410-761-5346 or go to its website at faithbc.net. • The Bowie Baysox will host “Comedy Night” with Steve Hofstetter on June 12 at Prince George’s Stadium as the Baysox play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beginning at 6:35 p.m. Hofstetter will perform a postgame com- edy show in the Diamond View restaurant. Only fans ages 18 and older are permitted to attend the postgame show. Tickets for the game and comedy show are $18 and must be purchased in advance on www.baysox.com. • The Bowie Baysox will host Star Wars Night on June 14 at Prince George’s Sta- dium as the Baysox play the Harrisburg Senators beginning at 6:35 p.m. The event features characters in replica costumes, light-saber battles, postgame per- formances, and a fireworks extravaganza after the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords have a final showdown. Rocko’s Kids Park will be open from 5-5:30 p.m. For more information, go to baysox. com. • Leisure Travel Services is offering its next monthly bus trip to New York City on June 14, with discounts to attractions. Onboard prize giveaway will be offered. Bus cost is $60. For more information, call 301- 677-7354 or visit ftmeademwr.com. • Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club Meade. The next prayer breakfast is today. There is no cost for the buffet; donations are optional. All Fort Meade employees, family members, and civilian and military personnel are invited. For more information, call Diana Durner at 301-677-6703 or email diana. l.durner.civ@mail.mil. • Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back of the building. The next meet- ing is tonight. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. For more information, call 410-674-4000. • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County offers a free support group for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton (West County) Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The next meeting is tonight. For more information, visit namiaac.org. • New Spouse Connection meets the sec- ond Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. The next meet- ing 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.s.morales.civ@mail.mil or 301-677-4110. • Calling All Dads meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd. The next meeting is Monday. The group is for expecting fathers, and fathers with children of all ages. Children welcome. For more information, call 301- 677-5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@ mail.mil. • Single Parent Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is Monday. Free child care is provided onsite. For more information, call 301-677- 5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@mail. mil. • 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. • Fort Meade TOP III Association meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Courses. The next meeting is Wednesday. The association is open to all Air Force active-duty and retired senior noncommissioned officers. For more infor- mation, call Master Sgt. Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616 or email jajacob@nsa.gov. • Families Dealing with Deployment meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center. Children welcome. The next meeting is June 16. For more information, call 301-677-5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@mail.mil. • 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 meet- ing is June 17. 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- 336-1230. • 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 fam- ily violence. Location is only disclosed to participants. To register, call Samantha Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117. • Project Healing Waters meets Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldiers and Family Assistance Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. The project is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded warriors and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying and outings. For more information, call Larry Vawter, program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email thecarptman@msn.com. • 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 pack377_cc@yahoo. 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 lisayetman@verizon.net or Wendall Lawrence, Scoutmaster, at lawrencewendall@juno.com. MEETINGS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 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 at www.aafes.com. Movies start Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (The Fort Meade Theater will no longer be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays.) PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults (12 and older) and $3 for children. 3D Movies: $7.50 adults, $5 children. Today through June 28 Friday & Sunday: “The Other Woman” (PG-13). After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-tim- ing cad. With Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton. Saturday: “Brick Mansions” (PG-13). An under- cover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighbor- hood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. With Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA. June 13: “A Haunted House 2” (R). Having exor- cised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Mal- colm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer. June 14 & 15: “The Quiet Ones” (PG-13). A uni- versity professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrify- ingly dark, unexpected forces in the process. With Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke. June 20 & 21: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG- 13). Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life. With Andrew Gar- field, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx. (3D June 20) June 22 & 28: “Moms’ Night Out” (PG). All Ally- son and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong? With Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton. RECREATION