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  1. 1. Soundoff! vol. 65 no. 4 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ January 31, 2013 Snow Day Photo by Sgt. Walter ReevesSix-year old Madison McGee, supervised by her father Sgt. 1st Class Michael McGee, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, sleds down a snow-covered hill Saturday at BurbaLake. Despite the late start to the winter season, a few bouts of snow over the past week resulted in delayed openings and cancelled events and sent many youngstershome early from school, giving them a chance to enjoy a couple of fun-filled snow days.oh baby! ballers UPCOMING EVENTSMeade EMS CYSS Start Smart Sunday, 6 p.m.: Super Bowl Party - The Lanesdelivers newborn clinic helps youth Feb. 8, 7 p.m.: Latin Night - The Conference Center learn fundamentals Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Black History Month Observance - McGillon Route 32 Feb. 15, 7-10 P.m.: Lounge Party - The Lanespage 4 page 10 Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.: National Prayer Luncheon - The Conference Center
  2. 2. Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Weather or not to delay Col. Edward C. Rothstein Garrison Command Inclement winter weather has taken a front social issues Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter seat for our attention during the past week, so than build- Public Affairs Officer I thought I would begin my column with some ings and infra- Chad T. Jones insight on the installation’s policy related to structure. I Chief, Command Information delayed openings and closures. talked about Philip H. Jones During the winter season, people often what we are ask me how the decision is made to delay the doing to make Assistant Editor & Senior Writer installation’s opening or to close the post due Fort Meade a Rona S. Hirsch to inclement weather. healthy com- Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes As garrison commander, I have three main munity, with Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz responsibilities — providing safety, security wellness and Design Coordinator Timothy Davis and infrastructure — that will enable our part- resiliency a pri- COL. Edward c. Supple­mental photography provided ner commands to complete their missions. ority. Rothstein Garrison Commander by Patuxent Publishing Co. That said, all decisions related to the operat- I talked ing status of Fort Meade are made with these about how the installation is addressing the Advertising responsibilities in mind. My decisions are ulti- sale of synthetic marijuana to service members General Inquiries 410-332-6300 mately tied to the garrison’s ability to deliver by placing local businesses on the installation’s Allison Thompson as many services as possible during inclement list of off-limit establishments and areas. 410-332-6850 weather while ensuring a safe environment. My priority is to ensure the health, safety, Michele Griesbauer You should also note that decisions and welfare, morale and discipline of our com- 410-332-6381 announcements to delay or close Fort Meade munity. are only subject to garrison personnel. Service I also addressed how we are using our If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are members and civilian personnel assigned to resources and working with our community experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail Fort Meade partner commands should always partners to make sure service members and Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through contact their respective chain of command for their families have behavior health services, Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. information about their organization’s operat- wellness and resiliency programs and facili- Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the ing status. ties. personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary With regard to garrison personnel, your The installation recently became home for a of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday personal safety and welfare should always be new Veterans Administration clinic. Basing the except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. a top priority. Your safety is always my top clinic at Fort Meade means that more veterans Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the priority. will have access to the wide range of benefits 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. It is difficult, if not impossible, for me to that the VA provides to service members, vet- know regional travel routes and road condi- erans and their beneficiaries. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage tions for everyone when we have inclement The bottom line in my conversation with without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, weather. Just like when someone has the flu, these elected officials and community repre- user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser there are times when you have to make a per- sentatives is that Fort Meade is not about the will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. sonal decision to stay home. fence line. We will continue to have open com- Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department If you live in a rural area and you know the munications about how we can work together of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are roads that you travel to get to Fort Meade may to be more effective and efficient in an era of not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance put your safety at risk, the prudent thing to constrained resources. of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of do is err on the side of caution. If you believe And we will continue to foster a positive the Army of the products or services advertised. road conditions are unsafe, contact your “Team Meade” spirit with our partners and supervisor and request unscheduled leave. communities outside our fence line. You should always put safety first when Lastly, this is Super Bowl weekend. I know inclement weather strikes. Give yourself extra time to travel. Don’t push your luck. Use your Team Meade is rooting for a Ravens’ vic- tory over the 49ers. Let’s hope Baltimore head You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at best judgment. Listen to weather reports and coach John Harbaugh — a great supporter of and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at warnings and react appropriately. the military — and Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, Ed Last week, I had the opportunity to go Reed and the rest of the players and coaches to Annapolis and talk to Maryland elected can get the job done and make us proud. officials and representatives from the eight Have a great week! Co n t e n t s counties and three cities that comprise the Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee. Connect with News.............................. 3 Sports................................... 10 I titled my conversation the “State of Fort Meade” and used the opportunity to discuss Fort Meade at Crime Watch.................. 9 Movies.................................. 15 some of the priorities that we are focused on and how the installation considers itself to be /ftmeade Community.................. 14 Classified.............................. 16 an integral part of the state of Maryland. Recently, my focus has been more about SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  3. 3. NewsOfficials break ground for DINFOS expansionBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer On Jan. 23, 1946, the Army activatedthe first military information school toprovide training for what would even-tually become the public affairs careerfield. Exacly 67 years after the school openedat Carlisle Barracks, Pa., the DefenseInformation School broke ground fora new expansion project that will addan additional 100,000-square-feet to thefacility on Fort Meade. “For more than 65 years, the DefenseInformation School and predecessororganizations have trained more than150,000 students for our great military,”said Col. Jeremy M. Martin, comman-dant of DINFOS. “Today, we breakground for the DINFOS expansion andrenovation project, adding one morechapter to this tremendous legacy oftraining success.” DINFOS, located at Fort Meade since1995, trains service members and civil-ians in public affairs, broadcasting and rendering courtesy Defense Information Schoolvisual information. A $30 million expansion, scheduled to be completed in January 2015, will provide an additional 100,000-square-feet to the Defense The event’s guest speaker, Bryan G. Information School. The three-phase project includes a new parking lot, renovations to the current building and additionalWhitman, principal deputy assistant sec- classroom and administrative space.retary of Defense for public affairs andacting director of the Defense MediaActivity, called DINFOS a “premiere are needed to be able to carry out thisinstitution.” very vital public affairs and visual infor- “The training I have received here has mation mission all around the worldserved me well as it has all those that where our troops serve.”went before me and all those that have Before breaking ground, Whitmangone after me,” Whitman said. praised the efforts of officials to get The ceremony marked the beginning the project moving and ready for con-of the three-phase project that is sched- struction by Amatea/Grimberg Jointuled to be completed in January 2015. Venture.The first phase consists of constructing a With shovel in hand, Whitman brokenew parking lot on the south side of the ground alongside Martin as well as The second phase includes reno- J. Richard Jordan III, commander ofvation of the current DINFOS space. the Army Corps of Engineer Baltimore Phase three is the construction of District; T.J. Singh, director of the Forta three-story addition that will add Meade Directorate of Public Works;nearly 80,000-square-feet of classrooms Marina Amata, managing partner ofand administrative spaces. The $30 mil- Amatea/Grimberg Joint Venture; andlion expansion will allow the school to Peter Grimberg, president of John C.accommodate an increase in students Grimberg Company.from 2,700 to approximately 3,500. “Today, we celebrate new beginnings To prepare for the influx, DINFOS and the people and the partners thatalso has hired more than 80 instructors have made it possible,” Whitman said. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumbergand administrative personnel over the “Some may have doubted that this day Marina Amata, managing partner, Amatea/Grimberg Joint Venture; T.J. Singh, directorpast three years. would ever happen, and others made the Fort Meade Directorate of Public Works; Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of “We know that it is much needed,” sure that this day would happen. To the Defense Information School; Bryan Whitman, Defense Media Activity actingWhitman said. “It will increase our all of you and to all of those who have director; Col. J. Richard Jordan III, commander of Baltimore District U.S. Army Corpscapacity and allow us to provide the made this day happen, my sincere thanks of Engineers; and Peter Grimberg, president of John C. Grimberg Company breaktraining for all the military and civilian and appreciation. Now let’s dig some ground at a ceremony on Jan. 23.personnel for the military services that dirt.” January 31, 2013 SOUNDOFF!
  4. 4. N ewsSpecial deliveryEmergency responders deliverbaby en route to local hospitalStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Just 12 days before Christmas, a mili- ‘[The couple] had justtary spouse delivered her fifth child onRoute 32 West with the assistance of a returned from the hospitalFort Meade firefighter and two para- after being told they weren’tmedics. “It’s always amazing to watch a baby having a baby that day.’be born,” said firefighter and driveroperator Shaun Bagley of the Fort Carrie Sosnowich, paramedicMeade Fire and Emergency Services. Fort Meade Emergency Medical After giving birth to four children, ServicesTrisha Griffin was sure she was in laborand about to deliver when she and herhusband drove to Howard County Gen-eral Hospital the morning of Dec. 13. Sosnowich said. “[The couple] had just “They said they expected it could be returned from the hospital after beinga couple of days [before delivery],” said told they weren’t having a baby thatGriffin, wife of Spc. Joshua Griffin of day.”the 741 Military Intelligence Battalion. The emergency responders determined Griffin’s contractions were about six that it was best to take the mother backminutes apart, but she followed the to Howard County General. The crewmedical advice and returned to her called ahead to announce their pendingPotomac Place home with her husband arrival.and children. Griffin was moved from the minivan But by 3:30 p.m., the contractions to a cot in the ambulance. Her husbandintensified. rode in the front of the ambulance with “I told my husband we were ready to Bagley, the driver, while the paramedicsgo,” Griffin said. tended to Griffin. The other firefighters Her husband called a family friend to drove Engine 452 back to the Director-baby-sit the children. When she didn’t ate of Emergency Services.answer the phone, he decided to drive The ambulance left the installation viathe family to their friend’s house in Route 32 West.Meuse Forest. After bringing the chil- “During the transport, the paramed-dren, ages 2 to 6, into the home, Joshua ics determined that delivery was immi- Trisha Griffin and her husband, Spc. Joshua Griffin of the 741 Military IntelligenceGriffin discovered that his wife’s water nent and advised firefighter Bagley to Battalion, are the proud parents of 7-week-old daughter Aveleen Joy. With thehad broke while she was waiting in their pull over to the side of Route 32,” Bagley assistance of Fort Meade paramedics, Aveleen Joy was delivered Dec. 13 on Routeminivan. later wrote in a report to Lt. Col. J. Dar- 32 en route to Howard County General Hospital. “I knew we weren’t going to get to the rell Sides, director of in time,” he said. Bagley stopped at the side of the road The paramedics notified the hospital husband said he was confident every- It was close to rush hour and his wife’s and went into the patient compartment that they were bringing in two patients. thing would go well once the emergencycontractions “were pretty bad,” he said. to assist the paramedics with the deliv- When the ambulance arrived at the responders arrived. Joshua Griffin called for an ambu- ery. emergency room, Trisha Griffin said “It is a good story to tell Aveleenlance, but he feared he might have to After the paramedics told her to the entire ER staff crowded around the someday,” he said.deliver the baby himself and cleared out push, Griffin pushed twice and 7-pound emergency room door, cheering and The emergency responders werethe back of the minivan. Aveleen Joy was born at 4:35 p.m. clapping. touched by the birth, as well. Minutes later, Bagley and crew arrived “The birth was uncomplicated for us, She and the baby were quickly exam- “Overall, this experience couldn’t haveon Engine 452. They immediately and Mom and Dad did great,” Sosno- ined before they were taken to the mater- gone better from my experience,” Sos-assessed Griffin’s condition. wich said. nity ward, where they were transferred to nowich said. “Mom and Dad handled Soon after, paramedics Carrie Sos- In his report Bagley wrote: the care of the hospital. everything that came at them and stayednowich and Robert Brown from Fort “The baby was in no apparent distress Trisha Griffin said the experience was strong.”Meade Emergency Medical Services and appeared healthy. The baby girl was a bit traumatic, but the outcome was Trisha Griffin said her daughter’sarrived. warmed and dried, and placed with the well worth it. name, Aveleen Joy, means “desired joy.” “She was in active labor, in moderate mother while the father was allowed to Although he was nervous that he “She was a great joy to everyonedistress and did not want to be moved,” cut the umbilical cord.” might have to deliver the baby, Griffin’s involved,” she said. SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  5. 5. N ewsArmy chief of staff discusses future of cyberspace operationsBy Jennifer DowningU.S. Army Cyber CommandPublic Affairs Office As cyberspace operations continue toemerge as the new frontier, the chief ofstaff of the Army met with key leadersfrom U.S. Army Cyber Command todiscuss how cyber should be integratedfrom the tactical to the strategic level ofcombined arms operations, and to rec-ognize employees who continue to workon building the command. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited theheadquarters of U.S. Army Cyber Com-mand at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Jan. 22. Hemet with Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez,commander of U.S Army Cyber Com-mand, and other senior leaders workingto build cyber doctrine and those whoprotect cyber networks daily. Army Cyber Command is co-locatedwith the headquarters at Fort BelvoirVa., and staff support at Fort Meade. Strong training, leader development,and integration of training and exercisesat all levels were prevalent topics ofdiscussion. Odierno said the work of Army Cyberis critical to the future of the Army andthe way it fights. Army Cyber also playsa key role in the Army’s ability to pre-vent, shape and win with a key missionof incorporating cyber operations intotraditional land operations. “We have to prevent conflict; we needcreative and innovative use of cyber toprevent and shape conflicts,” Odiernosaid. “When you train commanders andstaff at all levels, increased understand-ing of land cyber develops.” Utilizing the skill sets of those servingin the National Guard and Reserves is Photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortezanother way detailed to help meet the During a visit to U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Jan. 22, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno discussedchallenge of incorporating cyber across the future of cyberspace operations and awarded ten Soldiers and civilians with Chief of Staff of the Army Coins of Excellence.the board. By providing depth across the totalforce and building capabilities that fully proponent, requirements and land cyber gence Battalion; Phillip Barry, Network command not only allowed the criticalintegrate and organize our Reserve part- vision, Odierno personally thanked Sol- Enterprise Technology Command; Matt missions, challenges and requirementsners, the Army can seek skilled person- diers and civilians for their professional- McCue, G-2X; Maj. John Dabolt, G- to shine through. He reiterated thatnel and track them as cyber warriors. ism and dedication to mission support 38; and Staff Sgt. Sabrina Chillens, 1st cyber is about the people, not the tech- The importance of continually link- while serving with Army Cyber Com- Information Operations Command. with U.S. Cyber Command and mand. During the coin presentation, Odi- “It is amazing all we have accom-other partners was also highlighted as He awarded ten Soldiers and civilians erno described his gratitude to those plished in this command, and I am trulyan important method of further defin- with Chief of Staff of the Army Coins who “continue to develop an elite cyber grateful for the selfless service each ofing functions and roles. of Excellence. force.” you provides,” Hernandez said. “The “Continuing to work with USCC Receiving a Chief of Staff of the “We are just getting started. We are long hours and devotion to building thisallows Army Cyber to operate effec- Army Coin for Excellence were: Capt. on the verge of a significant high-speed command are evident. While no wordstively. ... This is about doing what is best Mica Bushouse, G-34; Sgt. 1st Class revolution,” he said. “USCC, Army can express how much pride I have infor the nation and Army in support of Donald Corliss, G-33; Patrick Manners, Cyber have all stood up in the last few this command, I will offer a simplethe nation’s mission,” Odierno said. Proponent Office; Jim Wasson, G-3/5/7; years, but we are headed in the right thank you for who you are and all you After discussions surrounding threat Lt. Col. Keithon Corpening, G-35; Sgt. direction.” do to make this command second tobriefs, operational trends, the cyber Jacob Harding, 781st Military Intelli- Hernandez said the hard work of the none.” SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  6. 6. N ewsPastoral counseling students support Family Life Ministry CenterStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Eight years ago, a woman enrolledin the Pastoral Counseling program atLoyola University Maryland in Colum-bia, was interested in working with vet- Chaplain (Maj.)erans for her clinical internship. Mark J. Jacobs, She decided to reach out to Fort director of FortMeade. Meade’s Family Since then, students pursuing their Life Ministrygraduate and doctoral degrees in pasto- Center, chatsral counseling at Loyola have interned at with Susanthe Family Life Ministry Center, working Harvey (right) andwith service members, their families and Deborah Rollison,civilians. two pastoral “One of the most important things counselingan intern does is to establish a strong students frompositive relationship with the client,” said Loyola UniversityChaplain (Maj.) Mark J. Jacobs, director Maryland inof the Family Life Ministry Center and Columbia. Theits sole pastoral counselor. “[Consider- center hasing] the need of the people stationed at an 8-year-oldFort Meade — one Family Life-trained partnership withcounselor could never meet the needs of Loyola to providesuch a large post.” internships Three interns from Loyola are cur- in pastoralrently serving as counselors at the center, counseling.with a fourth intern working to completeher hours towards state licensure as alicensed clinical professional counselor. Jacobs oversees interns while address-ing any issues on behalf of clients. The Pastoral Counseling programrequires students to complete two, one- whole person - mind, body and spirit ting and scaling questions are used to Susan Harvey, a graduate intern, saidyear internships at a clinical agency such - through the integration of spirituality help the client see areas of change in her experience working with militaryas a school, college counseling center, and psychology,” according to the uni- their life. The focus is on the future, not families has been “amazing.”family center or mental health clinic. versity’s website. the past.” Harvey, whose brother retired fromThe interns must complete a total of 800 Lasure-Bryant, who helped to estab- Deborah Rollison, who has interned the Marine Corps, said the issues thatcounseling hours to be eligible to apply lish the internship with Fort Meade, said since May, graduated with a doctoral military personnel and their families facefor state provisional and full licensure. pastoral counseling integrates spiritual degree in pastoral counseling last Janu- often go unrecognized by mental health Interns are expected to provide about themes into therapy. Clients who seek ary. The daughter of a retired service professionals in the civilian sector.10 to 12 hours each week of clinical pas- pastoral counseling, she said, are often member, Rollinson is working to com- “The stresses of deployment that leadtoral counseling, serving between four to interested in what biblical Scripture may plete her clinical hours for state licen- up to family separation and reunionsix clients. say about their concerns, or they may sure as a licensed clinical professional — people are changed by those experi- First-year interns are supervised by be seeking the meaning of their life or counselor. ences,” Harvey said. “It’s something thatthree faculty members at Loyola who how their faith can help them through “I grew up as a Navy brat — my Dad not every person thinks about.”provide oversight and support. Students difficulties. was in the Navy for 22 years,” she said. LaSure-Bryant said she hopes that thecompleting the second year of their The program at Loyola is ecumeni- “So I have a personal appreciation for interns gain a sense of competency frominternship are supervised by two faculty cal, said Lasure-Bryant, and students the gifts and challenges [that] life in the their counseling experience, and a sensemembers. are diverse in their beliefs, ranging from service can bring. Working at the Family of what kind of clientele they hope to Dr. Danielle R. Lasure-Bryant, direc- Roman Catholic and Jewish to Mormon, Life Ministry Center is an opportunity serve as professionals.tor of clinical education for the Pastoral Baha’i and Jehovah’s Witnesses. for me to pay it forward.” She said the Pastoral Counseling pro-Counseling program, said many of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is Rollison said that for military families, gram is grateful for the recognition itinterns who volunteer to work at Fort practiced at the Family Life Ministry career and life balance can be a chal- received last February when Jacobs pre-Meade come from a military family and Center. In this approach, the focus is lenge, as well as finding and settling into sented the faculty and students with a“have a desire to help and are aware on the therapy being brief and finding a new faith community or school. Commander’s Certificate for Excellenceof the stresses that come with military solutions to problems, according to the “I’m struck by the special gifts I’ve for more than five years of service withlife.” SFBT Association website. observed in the service members and Fort Meade. The Pastoral Counseling program “Thus, we look for attempted solu- their family members I’ve met,” Rolli- “The caliber of the interns have ledaims to ”foster the formation of profes- tions and exceptions to the problem and son said. “They bring a great resiliency, many clients to say, ‘Thanks for the ser-sional practitioners who are uniquely seek to grow positive traits in the client’s focus, creativity and discipline in work- vice you provide. It has made a differenceequipped to facilitate the healing of the life,” he said. “Things such as goal set- ing on their goals.” for me,’ ” Jacobs said. SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  7. 7. N ews Moment in Time the Akron Pros in 1920, becoming one Community of the first African During World War I, Fort Meade was established in 1917 American players in the NFL. That year Crime Watch as Camp Meade, a cantonment for troops drafted for he was moved to Compiled by the Fort Meade the war. quarterback, making Directorate of Emergency Services him the first black In celebration of the installation’s 96th anniversary, quarterback in the Jan. 23, Drunk on duty: The Soundoff! will feature a series of historical snapshots Directorate of Emergency Ser- NFL. vices was notified of a possible of the people and events at Fort Meade through the In 1921, he was intoxicated Soldier on duty. A years. named co-coach unit conducted a command- directed breathalyzer test. The of the Akron Pros, Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard becoming the first subject rendered a result of .24 blood alcohol content. Before making a mark in the National Football League and African American earning a bust in the Football Hall of Fame, Fritz Pollard was coach in NFL Jan. 25, Shoplifting: An investigation revealed stationed at Camp Meade where he served as the physical history. In 1925, that two juveniles entered the dressing room director of the Young Men’s Christian Association unit in Pollard co-coached at the Exchange and concealed boxes of the 1918. the Hammond Pros. Coricidin HBP cold tablets in their pockets. Pollard would go photo courtesy fort meade museum Both juveniles then exited the entrance to the Pollard was a star half-back for the Brown University football on to play with the Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard Exchange without rendering proper payment. team and was the first black player named to the Walter Pros, Akron Indians Camp All-American Team. But following his 1917 season, he and Providence Steam Roller. Jan. 25, Larceny of private property: The Direc- entered the military and was stationed at Camp Meade. torate of Emergency Services was notified of In 1926, all black players in the NFL were removed from the a larceny of private property at Meade High Following his time at Camp Meade’s YMCA, Pollard was league until March 21, 1946 when Kenny Washington signed School. The victim had returned to her car and reassigned to Lincoln University, Pa., where he directed a contract with the Los Angeles Ram. Pollard then played for noticed that the rear passenger-side tire was physical training for the Lincoln Student Army Training Corps. all-black barnstorming teams: the Chicago Black Hawks and missing. One of his duties was coaching the university’s football team Harlem Brown Bombers. until 1920. Pollard died in 1986. In 2005 he was inducted into the Football After leaving the military and Lincoln University, Pollard joined Hall of Fame as a player. KID-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY Edwin Zaghi, DMDState income tax filing for the military spouse PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY • Infant Dental ScreeningBy Capt. Adam Petty military spouse is, “How do I determine bination of these factors will necessarily • EmergencyLegal Assistance Division what state is my legal residence?” The guarantee proof of legal residence. Appointments The Military Spouses Residency Relief terms “legal residence” and “domicile” The MSRRA does not allow a spouse • Accepts Tri-CareAct, or MSRRA, provides an option for denote the place where the spouse has to recapture an abandoned domicile with-some military spouses to regain a “lost” his/her permanent home and to which, out physically returning to live in thedomicile for tax purposes. whenever absent, he or she has the intent abandoned state of domicile, and reform- The MSRRA applies to military spous- to return. ing the appropriate intent and demon-es who earn income from services per- Domicile is established, not chosen. strating it by forming new contacts.formed in the state in which the spouse is The MSRRA does not allow a spouse to Additionally, the MSRRA does notpresent with their service member pursu- “inherit” or assume the service member’s relieve the spouse from paying stateant to military orders, and that state is not domicile. income taxes on income other than forthe spouse’s domicile. Also, be mindful that a service mem- services performed in the nondomiciliary If these two conditions are met, the ber’s “home of record” does not, by state. For example, income earned frommilitary spouse will generally not have to itself, establish a spouse’s legal residence, rental property would likely be taxablepay income taxes to that state. Depending although it may be used as one of the in the state where the actual property is Nearon the laws of the spouse’s domiciliary factors in determining domicile. located. Fort Meade!state, the spouse may be required to pay Other factors used to determine legal The MSRRA can provide a great bene-income tax to the domiciliary state. residence may include where the spouse fit for qualifying military spouses because Dr. Edwin Zaghi The MSRRA does not simply allow a votes, owns property, holds professional the state that he or she claims may have a - Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry;military spouse to pick or choose which licenses, registers vehicles, holds a driver’s huge impact on his or her tax liability. - American Board Pediatric Dentist;state is to be considered their “domicile” license, accepts homestead tax breaks, or To schedule an appointment to learn - Fellow American Academy offor tax purposes. For example, the spouse indicates where his or her last will and more about the MSRRA or for assistance Pediatric Dentistrycannot just claim Florida or Texas as his testament should be probated. with the preparation and electronic filingor her legal residence in order to avoid The determination of a spouse’s domi- of federal and state income tax returns, JUST OFF RT. 32! 10798 HICKORY RIDGE RDpaying state income tax. cile is fact-specific and can often be very call the Fort Meade Tax Center at 301- COLUMBIA • 410-992-4400 So the million dollar question for the difficult to ascertain. No particular com- 677-9366. www.dredwinzaghi.com January 31, 2013 SOUNDOFF!
  8. 8. S ports photos by nate pesceFive-year-old Madelyn Fink runs with the ball down the court during an intramuralbasketball game on Saturday morning at the Youth Center.RIGHT: Youngsters warm up before their intramural basketball game at the YouthCenter. CYSS Youth Sports includes three intramural basketball age groups.Having a ball for athletes ages 4 to 9. The intramural with his son Ryan, said the youngster is leagues, which meet Saturday mornings, “very excited and very enthusiastic” every consists of three age groups with about 10 week. While it is hard to tell at the time, players per team. MacLean said that by the end of the season, “We don’t like to have any more than the children have picked up new skills, forYouth basketball teaches that,” Sagartz said. “That way, five can play both on and off the court. and five can sit off. It’s easy for the coaches “It’s great, we love it,” he said. “It shows to rotate them in and out.” them skills and develops their interactionsport’s basics Prior to the games each weekend, about with other children.” 45 children and their parents fill the Youth Three-year-old Ryan, whose favorite part Center’s gymnasium learning basic skills of of the clinic and basketball is dribbling, said basketball. While the clinic is led by two he likes learning new skills.By Brandon Bieltz Through the Child, Youth and School volunteer coaches, parents also are involved “I like when I get good,” he said.Staff Writer Services Youth Sports’ Start Smart clinic and in the instruction. Youth Sports, said Sagartz, is about learn- All at once, 10 youngsters chased after intramural leagues, the youngsters are learn- “With the 3-year-olds, it’s the basics - drib- ing skills, making friends and having fun.a bouncing orange ball escaping from the ing the fundamentals of the sport. bling, chest pass and a little bit of shooting,” Through the clinics and intramural leagues,basketball court at the Youth Center. “It’s skills and drills,” said Matthew said John McMillan, a clinic coach. “A lot of he hopes to keep a steady flow of athletes in Dressed in blue and black jerseys, the chil- Sagartz, Youth Sports and Fitness director. them are smaller, so it’s harder for them to the CYSS program.dren from the intramural basketball league “It’s an introduction to basketball. We want get the ball up, so we work on form. “My philosophy is get those kids in thewere still figuring out the game — still not the kids to develop the skill sets. So when “This is the foundation. What we’re teach- program at 3 and 4, have fun and continuequite sure what to do when the ball is back they start playing a little bit more intramural ing them here they’ll be able to use right with the program for years,” Sagartz their hands. ball, they can pass and shoot and have basic away. They’re not going to come out super- Editor’s note: For more information But with the assistance and guidance of skills they need to be successful.” stars, but they get the idea and concept of about Child, Youth and School Servicesa coach, the game gets back on track — if The program offers a clinic for ages 3 and the game.” Youth Sports, call 301-677-1149 or 301-only for a moment. 4, as well as instructional intramural leagues Ron MacLean, who attends the clinics 677-1156.10 SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  9. 9. Children from the CYSS intramural basketball league run toward the other side of the court during a game on Saturday morning. FAR LEFT: O-Rian Nesmith, 4, listens to a coach’s instruction before his intramural basketball game at the Youth Center. The intramural leagues and clinics help teach the young participants the basics of the sport. LEFT: Ron MacLean lifts his son Ryan up so the 3- year-old can shoot during the Smart Start basketball clinic at the Youth Center. About 45 youngsters, ages 3 to 4, learn fundamental skills at the program offered by Child, Youth and School Services’ Youth Sports. January 31, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11
  10. 10. S ports My Two Cents Jibber Jabber - Opinion Who will win the Super Bowl? A tale of 2 Rays Well, if I’m reading my Roman Baltimore. numerals right, we’re only three days People who away from Super Bowl 47. And, of see Ray as a hero course, you know what that means: will criticize me Time to make a big deal about Beyoncé for bringing lip-synching the National Anthem. up Lewis’ divi- And we thought Manti Te’o got siveness now Chad T. Jones, duped. when he is at Public Affairs Actually, I think Roger Goodell has his peak. And Officer “I think the 49ers will carry on “Of course Baltimore. I think the AFC decreed it somewhere that any Super truth be told, I and win. It seems like the last is much tougher. [The 49ers] are not Bowl article this year must mention can see where they are coming from. few Super Bowls, the team that tough. They have a Harbaugh, but Ray Lewis in the first 100 words. So, I Dragging someone down when they was carrying the most momen- they don’t play hard-ball.” better get started before “The Shield” are up can be petty and downright tum — got hot at the right time threatens me with a lawsuit like they hateful. Devin Brown, Melwood employee — seemed to push through.” did the dude who tried to patent the However, I’d challenge Lewis fans Navy Seaman Dustin Epp, Basic Mass name “Harbowl.” to see it from the other side. How Communications Specialist course student Close your eyes and say the first would you feel if you thought the at the Defense Information School thing that comes to mind when you NFL was celebrating a man who was think about Ray Ray. “at best, an accessory to murder.” Not OK, what did you get? Hall of to mention a womanizer. Fame linebacker? Savior? Preacher? Conversely, those of you against Shameless self-promoter? Criminal? Lewis, try to take a step back and What about deer pee? look at the facts. Lewis plead guilty to Personally, when I think of Ray obstruction of justice: a misdemeanor Lewis, I think of Bambi and the which he is still answering for almost words: “I ain’t seen nothin’.” metatube. 14 years after the fact. “I have to go with the 49ers. I com/en/videos/5895/Disney-s-Ray-of- And, if you move beyond the danc- think it might be the running Light-Ray-Lewis-TV-Funhouse/ ing, tears, and holier-than-though game and the quarterback. [The Last week’s “SNL” skit was pretty ministry, and look at what he’s done Ravens] have a problem with funny, too. over those 14 years, you’d see a man “I really don’t know who is better, running quarterbacks.” but I have to go with the 49ers live/video/weekend-update-ray-lewis/ who has helped thousands on his way because I’m from Northern Cali- Herman Macon, retiree from Hanover n32030/ to becoming the most important ath- fornia. My brother is a really big Funny clips aside, I think Ray lete in the history of Baltimore. 49ers fan, and I live close.” Lewis is the most polarizing athlete Of course, there is about as much of my lifetime — more than Barry gray area between the pro-Ray and Marine Lance Cpl. Lena Wakayamo, Basic Bonds, Pete Rose and even Lance anti-Ray factions as there is between Combat Correspondent student at DINFOS Armstrong. a Tea Party member and a liberal. So Unlike the above athletes whose the chances of there ever being a con- divisiveness is tied mostly to ques- sensus on Ray is about as good as our tionable decisions regarding their ath- chances of avoiding the fiscal cliff. letic careers, the debate about Ray has It’s probably prudent to move on to nothing to do with sports. In fact, any something a little less disputable: Who debate about Ray’s football career is will win the Super Bowl? only about how great he is. I picked the Ravens in September “I heard that there’s a camel The attitudes about Ray are more and I’m sticking with them to beat somewhere that has picked the significant than performance enhanc- San Fran 24-21. last six winners out of the last ing or gambling. They are literally life Wait. Cousin Claw just sent me a seven Super Bowls, and she and death. text via Words with Friends, which “I want the 49ers to win because picked the Ravens. So I’m going One camp believes Ray Lewis is a reads: 37-17 Niners. I hate the Ravens with a passion. to go with the camel and pick murderer, or at best, willfully covered And the arguments continue. But the Ravens have been good the Ravens. And they’re kind of up a murder. Enjoy Super Sunday. this year. It’s hard to argue. ” the underdog, and I like to root The other side sees Ray Lewis as If you have comments on this or for the underdog anyway.” a hero who has inspired countless anything to do with sports, contact me Marine Pvt. Austin Schlosser, Combat Camera student at DINFOS Sgt. Audrey Glynn, people, especially in our home city of at U.S. Army Signal School Detachment12 SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  11. 11. S ports /R eligion Sports Shorts Find schedules, scores, standings Super Bowl party and upcoming seasons for The Lanes is hosting a Super Bowl party on Sunday at 6 p.m. as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Fransisco 49ers. • Basketball • Softball The party will include game specials and prizes throughout the evening. • Football • Soccer For more information call, 301-677-5541. And more, plus Spring sports registration All-Army athletics, new sports and special events at Registration for spring sports is under way at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road. Spring sports include soccer, T-ball, baseball, softball, track, indoor football and basketball. For more information, call 301-677-1149 or 1156. Texas Hold ‘em Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Lanes. Chaplain’s Word Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-677-5541. WISDOM “To acquire knowledge, one must study; Dollar Days But to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” The Lanes offers Dollar Days every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Marilyn Vos Savant 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. See Page 16 for the full Fort Meade Religion Schedule. Spring religious services on Fort Meade March 31 - Postwide Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service – 7 a.m., Chapel Center March 29 – Tenebrae Service of Shadows – 2 p.m., Post Chapel March 31 – Easter Sunday Episcopal Service – 8:30 a.m., Post Chapel March 31 – Easter Sunday Traditional Protestant Service – 10:30 a.m., Post Chapel March 31 – Easter Sunday Contemporary Protestant – 10:30 a.m., Cavalry Chapel March 31 – Easter Sunday Gospel Protestant Service – 11 a.m., Chapel Center Catholic Services Feb. 13 – Ash Wednesday Masses – 11 a.m. NSA, Noon Post Chapel, 7 p.m. Chapel Center Feb. 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 – Stations of the Cross Lenten Supper – 6:30 p.m., Chapel Center Feb. 24-28 – Lenten Parish Retreat Reconciliation Service – 6-9 p.m., Post Chapel March 24 – Palm Sunday Masses – *Regular Sunday Mass Schedule March 28 – Maundy Thursday Service – 11 a.m., NSA March 28 – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7 p.m., Chapel Center March 29 – Good Friday service – 11 a.m., NSA Protestant Services March 29 – Good Friday Stations of the Cross – noon, Chapel CenterFeb. 12 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (hosted by Episcopal Congregation) – 6 p.m., Post Chapel March 29 – Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 7 p.m., Chapel Center Feb. 13 – Ash Wednesday Protestant Service – 11:30 a.m., NSA March 30 – Easter Food Basket Blessing – noon, Chapel Center Feb. 13 – Ash Wednesday Episcopal Service – 6 p.m., Post Chapel March 30 – Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil – 8 p.m., Chapel CenterMarch 20 – Living Last Supper (hosted by Gospel Congregation) – 7 p.m., Chapel Center March 31 – Easter Sunday Masses – *Regular Sunday Mass Schedule March 24 – Palm Sunday Episcopal Service – 8:30 a.m., Post Chapel *Regular Catholic Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday: 5 p.m. Cavalry Chapel; Sunday: 9 March 24 – Palm Sunday Traditional Protestant Service – 10:30 a.m., Post Chapel a.m. Chapel Center; 12:15 p.m. Post Chapel. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass at Cavalry ChapelMarch 24 – Palm Sunday Contemporary Protestant Service – 10:30 a.m., Cavalry Chapel on Holy Saturday, March 30. Regularly scheduled noon Mass will be held at the Post Chapel, March 24 – Palm Sunday Gospel Protestant Service – 11 a.m., Chapel Center except March 28 and 29. March 28 – Holy Thursday Protestant Service – 11:30 a.m., NSA Jewish Services March 29 – Good Friday Protestant Service – 11:30 a.m., NSA March 28 – Passover meal – 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chapel Center January 31, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13
  12. 12. C ommunity N ews N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. Thrift Shop bag sale or Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or This is an opportunity for Navy spouses to come out to the FFSC, meet the staffAll submissions are posted at the editor’s The Post Thrift Shop will offer a and learn about the resources available.discretion and may be edited for space and $3 bag sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. Financial Readiness classes Light refreshments will be served. Theregrammar. Look for additional community to 1 p.m. at the shop in Bldg. 2206 at also will be prizes and on the Fort Meade website at www. the corner of 1st Street and Chisholm Army Community Service is offering Registration is required for and the Fort Meade Avenue. the following Financial Readiness classes programs. For more information, call 301-Facebook page at The shop is also seeking an intake/ during February at the Community 677-9014. For more information or to submit an merchandising clerk. This is a paid Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. Classes are open to DoDannouncement, email Philip Jones at philip. position. identification cardholders, including UMUC info or call 301-677-5602. For more information, call 410-672- 3575 or 410-695-2511. active-duty service members, retirees Learn all about University of and their family members, DoD civilian Maryland University College at an NEWS EVENTS employees and contractors. information session on Feb. 26 from 9 EDUCATION Registration is required for each class. a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Army Education • Credit Clinic meets every Wednesday Center, 8601 Zimborski Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advisors will be available to discussBlack History Month Use the new online appointment transfer credit and help you put togethercelebration Hispanic Education Forum system to schedule for the Credit a degree plan. Bring transcripts. Meade Middle School is hosting Clinic and regular appointments with You can apply, register for classes Fort Meade’s annual Black History the Hispanic Education Forum for the a financial counselor at fortmeadeacs. and find out how to maximize yourMonth observance will be held Feb. 14 Meade Feeder System on Wednesday education benefits.from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McGill from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. • Dollars Sense: Tuesday, 1 to 3 The $50 application fee will beTraining Center. Refreshments, child care and door p.m. Topics include: Basic Budgeting, waived if you apply at the event. (The Admission is free and open to the prizes will be provided. Financial Goals and Priorities, Saving $100 application fee for Doctor ofpublic. The primary goals of the Anne and Investing, and Managing Your Management is not.) The event is hosted by Navy Arundel County School forum is to Credit. For more information, call 301-621-Information Operations Command strengthen relationships with families • Thrift Savings Plan: Feb. 12, 9 to 11 9882.Maryland. of Hispanic students and develop plans a.m. The speaker is Navy Rear Adm.James Crawford III, deputy judge to better communicate the key issues • Car Buying: Feb. 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-K at West Meade surrounding education. • Liquidating Your Debts: Feb. 19, 9advocate general and commander of to 11 a.m. West Meade Early Education Center is The following workshops will be accepting Pre-K applications beginningNaval Legal Service Command. offered: Positive Parenting, Bullying • Money Management: Feb. 21, 1 to Entertainment will feature the 3 p.m. Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prevention and Resilience, Parent Children applying for pre-kindergartenMorgan State University Performance Connections, and Special Education • First Term Financial ReadinessArts Department. (online class): Feb. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. must be 4 by Sept. 1. Services Documentation of income eligibil- Food samplings will be provided. For more information, call event • Military Saves Day of Financial All Fort Meade service members Fitness: Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ity for Category 1 applicants is required coordinator Tony Vasquez at 410-919- when registering.and civilian employees are encouraged 3673. To register for classes, call 301-677-to attend with supervisory approval 5590 or 301-677-9014. To scheduleand without charge to annual leave. Prostate cancer speaker an appointment, visit fortmeadeacs. Discussion on marriageAdministrative leave is authorized. The Exceptional Family Member For more information, call Navy program Program is sponsoring “Let’s TalkChief Edward T. Brown at 301-688-6373or Sgt. 1st Class Torey Palmore at Equal The Walter Reed Bethesda Prostate Career, financial classes About Marriage: A Discussion” on Feb. Cancer Support Group’s Speaker The Fleet and Family Support Center 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CommunityOpportunity at 301-677-6687. Program will meet Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. offers the following free classes at the the River Conference Room, third floor, The discussion will focus on whatNational Prayer Luncheon America Building, in Bethesda. Community Readiness Center, 830 is needed for a strong and healthy Chisholm Ave.: The Fort Meade Annual National The speaker is Dr. Rex Kiteley, chief • Transition Assistant Program-GPS: marriage.Prayer Luncheon will be held Feb. 20 of radiation oncology, Walter Reed Monday, 4 p.m. The event is open to the 11:30 a.m. at The Conference Center, National Military Medical Center. • Resume Writing: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to Registration is required.6800 Taylor Ave. His topic is: “The Role of Radiation noon To register or for more information, The guest speaker is retired Chaplain Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate • Federal Employment: Feb. 12, 9 a.m. call 301-677-4473 or email kelly.(Maj. Gen.) Matthew A. Zimmerman, Cancer.” to noon served as the 18th Army chief of Spouses/partners are invited. • Thrift Savings Plan overview: Feb. 12,chaplains from 1990 to 1994. Men without a military ID should call 9 to 11 a.m. Seating is limited to 200 people. nurse Jane Hudak 48 hours prior to the • Hearts Apart: Feb. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., YOUTH Suggested donation is $10 for civilians meeting for base access. Potomac Place Neighborhood Center,and for service members E6 and above. The support group meets on the third 4998 2nds Corps Blvd. It’s Mardi Gras! Tickets are available at the Main Thursday of the month for informal, frank discussions about prostate cancer. Join the group for New Orleans-style food, Story TimePost Chapel, 4419 Llewellyn Ave. or by children’s crafts and piñatas.contacting the Religious Support Office The next meetings are Feb. 21 from 1 to • Stress Management: Feb. 14, 9 to 11 The Medal of Honor Memorial Libraryat 301-677-6703 or at diana.l.durner. 2 p.m. and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. a.m. offers pre-kindergarten Story Time For more information, contact Jane • Spouses Meet and Greet: Feb. 14, 10 Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 to Hudak at 301-319-2918 or jane.l.hudak. a.m. to noon 11 a.m. • Today: “Ice is Nice” - a story time14 SOUNDOFF! January 31, 2013
  13. 13. C ommunity N ews N otes M oviesfocusing on penguins and polar bears • Celebrate the Chinese New Year association is open to active, retired, The movie schedule is subject to change. For For more information, call 301-677-5522 on Feb. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Reserve and National Guard E9s of a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-or 301-677-4509 or visit Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St., any uniformed service. All E9s in this 677-5324. Further listings are available on the Baltimore. In celebration of the Year of area are invited to attend a breakfast Army and Air Force Exchange Service website the Snake, events include a tour of snake and meet the membership. For more at RECREATION attributes as seen in works of art at noon information, visit or Movies start Wednesdays to Saturdays at and 2:30 p.m.; a performance by the call 410-551-7953. 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. NEW PRICES: Baltimore Chinese School at 12:30 and • NARFE Chapter 1519 will meet Tickets are $5 for adults (12 and older) and $2.50 for children.Out About 1:30 p.m.; and a presentation by the Johns Hopkins University Lion Dance Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall at 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., • The Meade Area Garden Club is spon-soring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Troupe at 1 and 2 p.m. For more information, email Glen Burnie. If the schools are closed, there will be no meeting. If the schools Today through Feb. 17Show on March 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. or call 410- are delayed two hours, the meeting willThis year’s theme is “Brilliant,” showcasing 547-9000 ext. 323. be held as usual. Today Friday: “Playing For Keeps” (PG-13).the culture and plants of Great Britain. • Leisure Travel Services is offering Guest speaker is CPA Jack Czarnecki, A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times Cost, which includes bus fee and admis- monthly bus trips to New York City on who will address issues concerning starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become ansion, is $60 for members and $65 for non- Feb. 9 and March 23, with discounts to income tax filing for the year. The free adult are met with challenges from the attrac-members. attractions. Bus cost is $55. For more event is open to family members and tive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. Reservations are required; payment must information, call 301-677-7354 or visit those contemplating membership. With Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman,accompany the reservation. There are no For more information or to join, call Dennis Quaid.refunds of the bus fee after Feb. 20. Diane Shreves, publicity chairman, at Make your reservation with Bever- MEETINGS Durana at 7676 Ridge Chapel Road, • Marriage Enrichment Group,Hanover, MD 21076, or call her at 410- sponsored by Army Community Service,551-2263. • Families Dealing with Deployment meets the second and fourth Wednesday • The Laurel Museum will feature the meets the first and third Monday of of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. atexhibit, “Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center, 830Story,” beginning Sunday until Dec. 22. Meuse Forest Neighborhood Center. Chisholm Ave. The next meeting willHours are Wednesdays and Fridays from The next meeting is Monday. For more be Feb. 13. For more information, call10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 information, call Rikki Ford, Parent Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood atp.m. at 817 Main St. in Laurel. Support coordinator, at 301-677-3617 or 301-677-5590. The exhibit focus is on the Northern email • Women’s Empowerment Group meetsunits serving at Laurel Station, an area that • Bully Proofing Support Group every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. toincluded the only rail line between Washing- meets the first and third Tuesdays of provide a safe, confidential arena for theton, D.C., and the Northern states, and the the month from 1 to 2 p.m. at Potomac support, education and empowermentwar’s affect on the town. Place Neighborhood Center. The next of women who have experienced past or For more information visit laurelhis- meeting is Tuesday. The group is geared present family or contact the Laurel for parents of children ages 5 to 12. For Location is only disclosed to Saturday Sunday: “Skyfall” (PG-13). James Bond must track down and destroy a mysteriousMuseum at more information, call 301-677-5590. participants. To register, call Tina threat to MI6. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench,or 301-725-7975. • Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by Gauth, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117 Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris. • U.S. Naval Academy Wind Ensemble the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the or Samantha Herring, victim advocate,Concert Band will perform a free concert first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at at 301-677-4124. Wednesday Feb. 9, 10: “The Hobbit: An Unex-on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. on the Severn campus The Conference Center. The next prayer • Meade Area Garden Club will pected Journey” (PG-13). Bilbo Baggins beginsof Annapolis Christian School at the Kerr breakfast is Feb. 7. meet Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Jessup a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure. With IanCenter for the Arts, 101 Buchanan Road. The guest speaker is retired Lt. Col. Community Hall at the corner of Route McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage.For more information, call 410-293-1262 Richard H. Barnes, Association for 175 and Wigley Avenue.or visit or facebook. Christian Conferences, Teaching, and Master gardener and floral designer Feb. 7, 8: “This Is 40” (R). A husband and wifecom/USNABand. Service staff member for Eastern and Anne Brooks will present the program pursue ways to deal with their approaching • Celebrate Babe’s Birthday Bash, the Central Europe. “From Garden to Vase” on using and middle age. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John118th anniversary of the birth of Babe There is no cost for the buffet; dona- maintaining a cutting garden. Lithgow.Ruth in Baltimore, on Feb. 8 and 9 from tions are optional. For more informa- Those interested in the club may5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sports Legends tion, call 301-677-6703 or email diana. attend one program before being asked Feb. 13, 16, 17: “Rise of the Guardians” (PG). AnMuseum at Camden Yards, 301 W. to join for the annual fee of $20. evil spirit schemes against the immortal Guard-Camden St., Baltimore. • Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the Meetings are canceled if Anne Arundel ians (Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth The event includes admission to the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. County public schools are closed or Fairy and the Sandman). Voices of Chris Pine,museum’s galleries; unlimited ballpark- at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at open late due to inclement weather. Alec Baldwin, Jude Law.inspired food and beverages; a silent 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The For more information, call Patauction; appearances by local professional next meeting is Feb. 7 in the banquet Loosarian, membership chairman, at Feb. 14: “The Guilt Trip” (PG-13). An inventorand amateur athletes; and free parking at hall in back of the building. Dinner is 410-519-6443 or Sharon Durney, club and his mom hit the road together so he can sellCamden Yards. served at 6 p.m. For more information, president, at 410-761-5019. his latest creation. With Barbra Streisand, Seth Tickets cost $55 and are available call 410-674-4000. • Society of Military Widows meets for Rogen, Brett calling Whitney Edmonds at 410- • Fort Meade E9 Association meets brunch the fourth Sunday of the month727-1539 ext. 3033 or online at http:// the second Friday of every month at at 1 p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is Feb. 15: “Jack Reacher” (PG-13). An 7 a.m. in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Feb. 24. For more information, call Betty tor (Tom Cruise) probes a random sniper attack.buytickets/. Lanes. The next meeting is Feb. 8. The Jones at 410-730-0127. With Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall. January 31, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15