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  1. 1. Army DaySoldiers makepositive impacton ‘Marley Boys’page 6UPCOMING EVENTSToday, 7 p.m.: Army Birthday Celebration Summer Concert - Constitution ParkFriday, 6:30-8 a.m.: Army Birthday Run for Resiliency - McGlachlin Parade FieldSaturday, 8 a.m.: Army Birthday Summer Sizzler 5K - The PavilionSaturday, 5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Reece Road gate CLOSED for maintenanceJuly 3, 4-10 p.m.: Red,White and Blue Celebration - McGlachlin Parade FieldinspirationMiss Maryland makessurprise visit to twoFort Meade schoolspage 4Soundoff!´vol. 65 no. 23 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community June 13, 2013photo by monica herndonMeade High School graduate Amber Smith celebrates with their classmates after the graduation ceremony Friday at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. The Class of2013 is composed of 488 students. Please see our annual pull-out graduation coverage on Pages 11-14.CLASSact
  2. 2. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013Commander’s ColumnContents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................16 Crime Watch.................. 3 Movies..................................19 Community..................18 Classified..............................20Editorial StaffGarrison CommanderCol. Edward C. RothsteinGarrison CommandSgt. Maj. Thomas J. LatterPublic Affairs OfficerChad T. JonesChad.T.Jones.civ@mail.milChief, Command InformationPhilip H. JonesPhilip.H.Jones.civ@mail.milAssistant Editor Senior WriterRona S. HirschStaff Writer Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Brandon BieltzDesign Coordinator Timothy DavisSupple­mental photography providedby The Baltimore Sun Media GroupAdvertisingGeneral Inquiries 410-332-6300Allison Thompson410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.comMichele Griesbauer410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.comIf you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or areexperiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday throughSunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of thepersonnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N.Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year inconjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reachthe Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailingaddress: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602.Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronagewithout regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser,user or patron.A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiserwill result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with theDepartment of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are theirown and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army.The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement bythe Department of the Army of the products or services can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at view the Fort Meade Live Blog at!´Guaranteed circulation:11,285Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T.Odierno is often heard saying: “The strengthof the nation is our Army, the strength ofthe Army is our Soldiers, the strength of ourSoldiers is our families; this is what makesthe Army strong.”Here on Fort Meade, as we celebrate theArmy birthday this week, please take thetime to thank the Soldiers, Department ofthe Army civilians, and their family membersfor their dedication and sacrifice in keepingthe Army and our nation strong.It is amazing to think about the evolutionof the Army over our history as we look backon our birthday. Although the 182d InfantryRegiment, United States Army NationalGuard can trace its lineage back to Oct. 7,1636 and the Massachusetts Bay Colonymilitia, the birth of the United States Armywas June 14, 1775 when the First ContinentalCongress authorized the creation of the Con-tinental Army at the urging of John Adams.Think about that. We had an Army morethan a year before there was a nation ofstates declaring their independence in aneffort to create a society that has formed thebasic ideals of individual liberties we cherishtoday.The Army seal contains the motto “ThisWe’ll Defend,” strategically positioned abovea “liberty cap.” This motto is not just refer-ring to the nation, but liberty itself.You can see the Army’s history of defend-ing liberty across the world from the morethan 180 campaign streams attached to theArmy flag.From the Revolutionary War for indepen-dence, to the War of 1812, the Civil War, theSpanish-American War, World War I andWorld War II, the Korean War, the VietnamWar, the first Gulf War, the second GulfWar, and all the other conflicts in-betweenand current operations across the world, theArmy has fulfilled its mission to fight thenation’s wars.The professionalism of Soldiers and theircompetence, character and commitment arethe reasons the United States Army hasendured the tests of time. The professionalsthat have come before us and established thetraditions we honor today have shaped ourprofession of arms.There have been times in our history, oftenduring periods of peace, when the Armyhas not beenready for con-flicts to come.But even dur-ing these times,the Army hasalways beenresilient andrisen to over-come the chal-lenges thenation faced.R e c e n t l y,the Army hasembarked on a Ready and Resilient Cam-paign to improve a Soldier’s ability to accom-plish all assigned tasks or missions, and theability to adapt and overcome any adversity.Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who onceserved on Fort Meade, said: “In preparingfor battle, I have always found that plans areuseless, but planning is indispensable.”When you look at readiness and resiliency,it is often about preparing yourself to dealwith adversity in general so that when spe-cific situation arise, you can adapt to thechallenges.As the Army continues to transform in thefuture, we will focus on continuing to be aprofession of arms that has the trust of theAmerican people and that is ready for what-ever future mission may arise.A key element of this effort is the individ-ual readiness and resiliency of our Soldiers,DA civilians and families.Fort Meade recently opened the ArmyWellness Center to help Soldiers improvetheir personal readiness and create the foun-dation for meeting the challenges ahead in aresilient manner.I want to personally thank each and everySoldier who has served this nation honorably— past and present — and their familieswho have sacrificed, sometimes ultimately, toensure the liberties we enjoy as Americans.Thank you.I invite all of you to wish a happy birthdayto the United States Army on Friday, and Iwelcome you to participate in or cheer on theformations in the Army Birthday Run ForResiliency on Friday at 6:30 a.m. at McGlal-chlin Parade Field.Happy Birthday!Team Meade!238 Years Old andStill Going StrongGarrison commandSgt. maj. thomas j. latter
  3. 3. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterBeginning July 8, several Child, Youthand School Services’ facilities on post— including the Youth Center, SchoolAge Care Center and Child Develop-ment Centers — are scheduled to reduceoperating hours by 30 minutes in themorning and evening.Under the plan, the three CDCs andSchool Age Care Center will operatefrom 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while theYouth Center will be open from 6:30a.m. to 8 p.m. Hourly care at CDC I andSuper Saturdays will also be eliminated.“Please know that these decisions werenot made lightly and that I understandthe impact that this will have on manyfamilies,” Garrison Commander Col.Edward C. Rothstein wrote in a letterto parents.The letter states that the CYSS pro-grams “are having challenges with main-taining the mandated adult-to-childratios.” A shortage of staff, due toextended sick leave, workman’s compen-sation and background clearance, is theprimary season for reduction of hours,said Lida-M H. Payne, chief of CYSS.Programs are currently 86 percentstaffed, with 26 percent of the staff placedon the Line of Sight Supervision status.“This is a complex scenario,” saidFrancisco Jamison, a CYSS programadministrator. “What we do is very ratiobased. ... The staff is broken up intodifferent age groups, broken up intodifferent ratios based on the age of thechildren.”To keep up with the ratios and decreasethe staff’s workload, CYSS has suspend-ed registration of new children.Payne said the department is alsoworking closely with Non-AppropriatedFunds Human Resources to help meetstaffing needs.Hourly care at CDC I will be eliminat-ed so the staff can assist other CDCs.The letter states that fees will not bealtered when the plan goes into effectbecause programs will still be within thelimits of hours offered in accordancewith DoD fee policy.Jamison said the current plan is the“least impactful” of possible plans. Theproposal will go into effect July 8, butservices would return to normal hourswhen proper staffing is available.“There are some things that are out ofour control,” Payne said.CYSS cutting hours starting next monthPhoto by Philip H. JonesOperation CookIEPvt. Sean Carlos, Marine Pfc. Kathy Nunez, Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher Huot and Marine Lance Cpl.Michael Thorn unload Girl Scout cookies at the Fort Meade USO Center on June 5. The Girl Scouts of NassauCounty and DHL Express partnered to donate 150 cases of cookies to the center.The delivery was part of the eighth annual “Operation Cookie,” a Girl Scout community project providing theopportunity for local communities to purchase Girl Scout cookies to donate to military personnel, local veterans’facilities and other organizations.Through DHL Express’s shipping services, the Girl Scouts distributed cookies to installations in the U.S. as wellas Bahrain and Afghanistan. For the past eight years, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL Express havepacked and shipped more than 300,000 boxes — the equivalent of five million cookies.June 9, Driving under the influ-ence of alcohol; driving whileimpaired by alcohol; aggressivedriving - overtaking and passingvehicles, following too closelyand exceeding maximum speedlimit in a 55 mph zone by driv-ing 65 mph; and giving ficti-tious name to uniformed police:While on routine patrol, a unitobservedavehicletravelingatahighrateof speed,swerving within the lane and driving aggressively.The unit conducted a traffic stop and detected astrong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driverfailed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Heagreed to render a breath test, with the result of.12 percent blood alcohol content.June 9, Driving while impaired by alcohol, attempt-ing to drive while under the influence of alcohol:While on routine patrol, a unit observed anautomobile approach a security gate, utilizingthe wrong lane of travel. While making contactwith the driver, the officer detected a strong odorof an alcoholic beverage. The driver failed theStandardized Field Sobriety Tests. He agreed torender a breath test, with the result of .23 percentblood alcohol content.CommunityCommunityCrime WatchCompiled by the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Emergency ServicesText FOLLOW FORTMEADEto 40404 to sign up forFort Meade news alertson your mobile phone
  4. 4. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013NewsBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterWhen Miss Maryland arrived at Per-shing Hill Elementary School on Fridaymorning, no one was more surprised thanJake Neslony.The 10-year-old had written a letterto the pageant winner, inviting her to theschool. Little did he know that she wouldaccept the invitation.“I’m excited,” the fifth-grader said aftertaking photos with her.Jake wrote a letter to Joanna Guy, thereigning Miss Maryland, last month.“You’re the reason I’m here,” said Guy,21. “Thank you so much for inviting me.”In his letter, Jake said Guy was a niceperson and he admired her charity work.He also said he wanted to meet her so hecould tell her what it is like to be a childwith autism.After receiving the letter, Guy said shehad to meet Jake.“I get lots of letters. ... His letter reallyinspired me,” she said.After meeting Jake, Guy read “TheGiant Jam Sandwich” by John VernonLord, a book her father read to her as achild, on PHES TV, the school’s in-housetelevision station. The reading was broad-cast in every classroom.Jake and his parents, Lorin and Capt.Timothy Neslony of the 7th IntelligenceSquadron, then escorted Guy to morethan 25 classrooms so she could say greetstudents.The children were thrilled to see MissMaryland, jumping out of their seats andgasping with surprise. One student asked ifthe diamonds in her crown were real, whileanother asked if she lived in a castle.Six-year-old Sanaa Maberry asked MissMaryland if she could have her crown.Here She Comes ...Miss Maryland visits Fort Meade schoolsphotos by nate pesceMiss Maryland Joanna Guy poses with Jake Neslony, 10, (in green shirt) and most of his fifth-grade class at Pershing HillElementary School on Friday. Miss Maryland came to the school to visit students and to thank Jake for inviting her in a letter hewrote last month.“Why don’t we ask her, ‘How did youearn that crown?’ Because we know youhave to work hard to get what you want,”said Jennifer Darby, Sanaa’s first-gradeteacher.Guy said she decided to compete in pag-eants because she wanted to earn moneyfor college. Unlike the little girls whocompete in pageants — such as the starsof the cable television show “Toddlers andTiaras” — Guy did not start competinguntil high school.As a freshman, Guy won the title ofMiss Teen Maryland. Last June, shedecided to compete for the title of MissMaryland.In January, she competed in the MissAmerica Pageant in Las Vegas and placedin the top 10, receiving $15,000 for col-lege.“As a matter of fact, I graduated fromcollege last week,” she said.Guy earned a bachelor’s degree in gov-ernment and American studies, with aminor in music from Cornell Universityin Ithaca, N.Y.After visiting Pershing Hill, the Neslo-nys escorted Guy to MacArthur MiddleSchool. Lorin Neslony is the incomingpresident of MacArthur’s Parent TeacherStudent Association.Guy spoke to a group of 200 sixth-grade girls about how she was bullied inboth middle school and high school.“I came home from soccer practiceevery day crying,” she said. “I did gothrough very had times. It was difficult.”Guy said she dealt with the bullying byjoining as many school activities as pos-sible so she could make friends.One sixth-grader asked Guy why shewas bullied.“A lot of people were smoking, and Ididn’t do that. People were using drugs,and I didn’t do that. People were havingsex, and I didn’t do that,” Guy said. “A lotof these influences were going on aroundme and were part of the reason why I wasbullied.”Guy said the best way to handle bully-ing is to be true to yourself.“You need to stick to your beliefs anddo things that make you feel comfortable,”she said.‘She reminded me a lot ofgreat people in history. Shehad so many goals andambitions and achieved a lotof them.’Allison Louderbough, 12MacArthur Middle student
  5. 5. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsMiss Maryland told students thattaking personal responsibility for youractions and respecting yourself and othersare what is most important as they growinto adulthood.“I thought it was inspiring,”said NevaehBrowne, 11, who said she has been bullied.“If you reach out to a friend and go forhelp, it can make you feel better.”During her presentation, Guy sang “IDreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables— the song she performed during thetalent portion of the Miss America pag-eant.Guy later posed for a group photo withstudents and signed autographs.“She reminded me of a lot of great peo-ple in history,” said Allison Louderbough,12. “She had so many goals and ambitionsand achieved a lot of them.”Miss Maryland Joanna Guy signs her autograph on fifth-grader Joseph Whipkey’sshirt during her visit to Pershing Hill Elementary School. Guy signed autographs andanswered questions about her reign.Fifth-grader Jake Neslony, 10, introduces Miss Maryland Joanna Guy to students atPershing Hill Elementary School on Friday morning.8600 Snowden River Pkwy., #302, Columbia, MD 21045410-953-0111www.kidssupersmile.comWe offer a child-friendly,happy, and caringenvironment for all of yourchild’s dental needs toensure a lifetime of healthyteeth. Come see why ourpatients recommend us totheir family and friends.Healthy Smiles are Happy SmilesXimena F. Pareja, D.D.S.Mitali Y. Patel, D.D.S.Specializing in Dentistry for ChildrenDiplomate, American Board of Pediatric DentistryVoted topDentist inBaltimoreMagazineWe offer a15% discountto all militarypatients!RSVP TODAY: 202-656-5615WWW.TRINITYDC.EDU ADMISSIONS@TRINITYDC.EDUDISCOVER YOURSTRENGTH AT TRINITYVisit Trinity’s Campus for an Open HouseSaturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m.Convenient schedulesfor military personneland their familiesEarn your degree in our evening and weekend programs. International Security Studies (M.A.) Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.) Criminal Justice (B.S.) and other undergraduate and graduate programs.
  6. 6. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013NewsStory and photos byLt. Col. Sonise LumbacaAsymmetric Warfare GroupPublic AffairsOn a bright and warm sunny morning, aweek away from the Army’s 238th birthdaycelebration, students from a local elemen-tary school had the opportunity to spendthe day with Soldiers and participate in avariety of Army activities.The U.S. Army Asymmetric WarfareGroup hosted an Army day on June 5 for23 students from Marley Elementary Schoollocated in Glen Burnie.The students belong to a program withinthe elementary school known as The MarleyBoys.“The purpose of the Army day was tointroduce the Army and military service tomiddle school-aged boys. We wanted to givethem exposure to the military, introductionto Army values, [and] teach about personalresponsibility and the value of teamwork,”said 1st Sgt. Jason Levy, the Headquartersand Headquarters Company first sergeant.“Growing up, I attended a military-themed day at a local National Guardarmory. I remember seeing all of the equip-ment and meeting the troops. It was some-thing that I always remembered.”Offering an Army day for the students,said Levy, provided an introduction to themilitary to future, prospective Soldiers. Theevents also provided the opportunity for theboys to increase their personal courage andteamwork of their organization.According to its website, Marley Boyswas founded in the 2009 to 2010 schoolyear when teachers and staff saw a need forat-risk boys with a high level of referralsand/or in need of a positive role model intheir life.“When you ask these boys what do theywant to be when they grow up, most ofthem will respond that they want to be afootball player,” said Diane Williams, oneof the program directors. “We try to getthem to think about what will they do ifthey don’t get that opportunity to get intothe [National Football League]. They haveto have a backup plan.”The program tries to give these boys,whose ages range from 8 to 11, with optionsand some direction early in life.The idea to spend a day with the Armyactually came from one of the students.“At the end of the school year last year,I asked the boys what trips they would liketo take this year. A few of them respondedwith visiting an Army base,” said SandraLemoncello, a teacher and reading interven-‘Marley Boys’ participate in Army day activitiesSgt. 1st Class Cain Bassett, of U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, discusses humvee operations and parts with membersof the school’s Marley Boys program. Events also included basic rappelling, a mock abbreviated physical fitness test, drill andceremony activities, a trip to the Fort Meade Museum and a certificate ceremony.tion specialist who works for the program.“And then, when I mentioned it to the wholegroup, they were all excited about it. Manyof them never leave Glen Burnie.”During the event, the boys had the oppor-tunity to participate in a mock and abbrevi-ated physical fitness test, learn the variousequipment that Soldiers use to conduct theirdaily missions, learn what field rations looklike, conduct drill and ceremony activities,and view military vehicles.“The truck was cool,” said 10-year-oldAustin Mech, one of the Marley Boys. “Wegot to ride in it, sit inside it and pop ourhead out the top. It was fun to ride in.”While the hands-on of Army equipmentand physical fitness events seemed to be abig hit with the students, most agreed thatthe basic rappelling was the best event. Dur-ing the Army day, students had the oppor-tunity to harness up and rappel a 15-footslope wall managed by Soldiers who safelyguided them down.Eleven-year-old Ryann Johnson said itwas important “knowing that somebodywas there so I wouldn’t get hurt. And ithelped build my confidence for trying newthings.”The events were chosen to place partici-pants outside their comfort zone and createteam building while developing individualand team confidence.“We also wanted them to conduct activi-ties that would be new to them,” Levy said.Events only required the use of organicand home station assets.“We did not have to plan too much forthis event because it is a task that we haveexecuted before,” Levy said. “Since [mostAWG members are] familiar with staticdisplays, equipment layouts, vehicle displaysand mountaineering, we were able to executethis task with minimal planning. This eventwas free to organize and execute.”To wrap up the day’s activities, stu-dents attended the Fort Meade Museum,where they learned about military history,equipment, a variety of historical facts andnotable military members who significantlyimpacted the evolution of today’s Army.“The Gettysburg exhibit, the tanks andthe artifacts from World War I,”was the bestpart of the museum visit, said 11-year-oldEyan Johnson.Students were later presented with AWGcertificates of participation as a memento ofthe day’s event.“The boys had a fantastic time. They arestill talking about it,”Lemoncello said. “TheSoldiers were so patient with them, and thatwas nice for the boys. I would love to do thistrip again in the future.“Also, the certificates were great. Theboys loved showing them off when theygot back to school. They were proud ofthemselves.”While the AWG Army day was a fun-filled experience that may have created aplethora of potential, future opportunities,it also provided role models that the studentscan look up to.“The Army is cool and exciting,” Lem-oncello said. “[The students] learned aboutthe history. And they also left with a greaterrespect for the Soldiers.”
  7. 7. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! Newsto the CSF program.During a prayer breakfast on May 9 atthe Main Post Chapel, First Army DivisionEast Soldiers learned more about spiritualresilience.“Prayer breakfasts are important becausethey address the Soldier’s deeper needs,”said guest speaker Lt. Col. Jason Logan,deputy chaplain at First Army DivisionEast. “The Army believes fundamentallythat the American Soldier is more than justa body and that each Soldier has uniqueneeds. One of those specific needs — or pil-lars as we call them — is spiritual fitness.”Soldiers of First Army Division East areresponsible for training Army Reserve andNational Guard Soldiers prior to deploy-ment and demobilizing them when theyreturn. Readiness is a huge task for thetrainers, and it’s important for those train-ers to pause and reflect from time to time,said Logan.“Our position — the Unit Ministry Team— is [that] the Soldier is composed of spirit,mind and body,” he said. “I would add thatall three of these aspects are equally impor-tant and should be addressed when caringfor Soldiers.”Quarterly prayer breakfasts are held atthe Post Chapel to ensure Division EastSoldiers are afforded the opportunity tostrengthen their spiritual resilience, saidLogan.During the breakfast, as Soldiers atetogether, they discussed personal challengesand were able to talk to each other abouttheir struggles. They learned about differ-ent examples of events that were proof ofspiritual resilience.Logan explained that spiritual resilienceis allowing life events to strengthen anindividual’s faith in a higher being.“Everyone sitting at the table I was sit-ting at [was] so encouraged by the music,Scripture selection and the message broughtby the chaplain,” said Master Sgt. GlendaBrown, First Army Division East Com-mand Group senior enlisted advisor.“You left understanding exactly what[Logan] was talking about, and how toapply it to your day-to-day,” she said. “Youleft strengthened.”Story and photo byStaff Sgt. Stephen CrofootFirst Army Division East Public AffairsSpiritualresilience,oneof fivedimensionsof strength within the Army’s Comprehen-sive Soldier Fitness program, is designedto help service members define the deepestpart of themselves.It requires a conscientious strengtheningof beliefs, principles and values, accordingFirst Army Division East Chaplain preaches resiliencyLt. Col. JasonLogan, FirstArmy DivisionEasy deputychaplain,speaks aboutpersonal faithand spiritualresilienceduring theFirst ArmyDivisionEast prayerbreakfast heldMay 9 at thePost Chapel.By Chanel S. WeaverPublic Affairs OfficeU.S. Army Public Health CommandCivilian furloughs are not the only sideeffect of sequestration.Individuals living and working on Instal-lation Management Command installationsmay notice that the grass is a little higher thannormal in some areas.Army operation and maintenance accountshave been reduced and as a result, mowingoperations have also been reduced at manyposts.Ticks, however, can thrive in long grasses,according to Ellen Stromdahl, an entomolo-gist at the U.S. Army Public Health Commandwho manages DoD’s Human Tick Test KitProgram.Although most ticks are not infected withhuman diseases, some ticks in the UnitedStates can carry such diseases as Lyme disease,ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,and viral diseases.Infected ticks have to attach to a person andremain on that individual for a long period oftime — one to three days — in order to trans-mit most diseases, Stromdahl said.One of the first things people can do toprevent a tick bite is to recognize a tick habitatand avoid it.“Ticks stay in, or on the edge of, shady,brushy areas,” Stromdahl said. “You can findthem in tall grass, especially in wooded areas.They need layered shade and moist air.”Stromdahl recommends the use of insectrepellent to prevent tick bites.“Formaximumprotection,useDEETrepel-lent on your skin, and permethrin repellent onyour clothing,” Stromdahl said. “Permethrin-treated clothing is the best defense against tickbites. When ticks touch the treated fabric, theytry to get away as quickly as possible. If theystay on the treated fabric, they die.”Permethrin clothing spray can be found inhunting sections of stores. Permethrin-treatedclothing is available from major outdoor cloth-ing suppliers.Another step to preventing tick bitesinvolves checking belongings.“If you have been in a tick habitat, leaveyour shoes outside and don’t leave your clothesnear your bed,”Stromdahl said. “You’ll be giv-ingticksthewholenighttofindyou.Ticksmaysurvive on clothes in the washing machine, buta hot cycle in the dryer will kill ticks.”Stromdahl also recommends bathing orshowering as soon as possible after comingindoors to wash off and more easily find ticksthat are crawling on the body.Army preventive medicine experts say thatprompt removal of a tick is one way to reducerisk of disease transmission.“When patients locate an engorged tick onthem, they should not panic and should taketheir time to remove the tick properly,” saidStaff Sgt. Arvey Jones, noncommissionedofficer in charge of the preventive medicinesection of the Kirk Army Clinic, AberdeenProving Ground. “If you remove attachedticks promptly, you can prevent tick-bornedisease.”In order to remove a tick, Stromdahl rec-ommends certain guidelines.Remove the tick with tweezers,” she said.“Do not burn it or use soap, gasoline, Vaselineor other chemicals. Once the tick is removed,thoroughly cleanse the bite with alcohol andapply antibiotic ointment to the bite.”Most tick bites cause irritation and itchingimmediately, but Stromdahl said this does notindicate disease transmission.Pets also can get Lyme disease. Stromdahlrecommends vaccinating dogs against thedisease, and using insect repellent on pets aswell.Ticks that have been removed from peopleshould be saved for identification and testing.Service members and DoD civilians shouldplace the tick in a jar or ziplock bag, and takethe bag to the local military medical treatmentfacility. The MTF will forward the tick to theU.S. Army Public Health Command at Aber-deen Proving Ground.The USAPHC will identify the ticks andthenperformdiseasetestingof thetickthroughthe DoD Human Tick Test Kit Program.Results of identification will be reported to thesubmitting MTF upon receipt of the tick.Test results (negative and positive) will bereported within a week.For more information on ticks and prevent-ing tick bites, visit the following sites:• U.S. Army Public Health Command’sDoD Human Tick Test Kit Program,• Environmental Protection Agency,• University of Rhode Island,• U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention,• Physician’s Reference Manual from theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preven-tion, time to learn preventive tips to avoid ticks
  8. 8. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013NewsBy Jane M. WinandChief, Legal Assistance DivisionIn the Fort Meade Legal AssistanceDivision, we see hundreds of people eachyear who experience problems when theybuy goods or services.Many problems result from a lack ofconsumer awareness and/or impulsive-ness (jumping into contracts and pur-chase agreements without thinking).Before you agree to buy anything, askyourself at least two questions: Can Iafford to pay for this? Do I really needit?You must understand exactly what itis you’re buying; the cost; and how thecost is to be paid by you. You also mustunderstand what the seller has agreedto provide in the way of goods and ser-vices.No doubt the salesman told you alot of fine things about the productor service. These are representations orwarranties, and they need to be a partof the contract. Never rely solely on averbal promise made by a seller. A goodcontract will describe the deal so well thata stranger could pick up the document,read it, and know specifically what youand the seller agreed upon.A good rule of thumb for consumercontracts is that if the deal seems toogood to be true, it probably is not true.If you have doubts about the seller, checkthe seller out online or call your stateattorney general’s office, the Better Busi-ness Bureau or local consumer protectionagency where the company is locatedbefore signing the contract.Ask about any complaints that mayhave been filed.And, of course, take some time tothink about the deal before signing thecontract. Walk away. If the seller chasesafter you with claims that “this is a one-time deal that won’t be good tomorrow,”you should question whether the urgencyis an attempt to get you to throw yourcommon sense out the window.Some types of cases we see on such aregular basis deserve special attention.For example, a number of companiesmarket vacation clubs. The idea is thatonce you purchase the vacation clubmembership, you can vacation at luxuryresorts at reduced rates.However, the list of participatingresorts is subject to change, so the oneresort you had your eye on may no longerbe a participating partner.Additional charges over the regularclub fees may apply. Did you check thefine print in the contract? Also, manyresorts don’t allow vacation club mem-bers to exercise their club options duringpeak tourist times.Your dream vacation contract may giveyou a week in a beach-side bungalow —but in the middle of hurricane season!Another common complaint aboutvacation club contracts is that the “free”airline tickets provided as part of the dealare often little more than worthless. Thesefree tickets often require the payment ofadditional administrative fees before theymay be used.Also, extensive black-out dates providefew available opportunities for usage.Vehicle repairs are another source ofheadaches. While there are some repairfacilities that either take advantage of abad situation or engage in outright fraud,most of the problems we see result froma failure of the client and the mechanicto understand their respective responsi-bilities.When you take your car to the garagefor repair, you should instruct themechanic not to undertake any workwithout your express consent. You andthe mechanic need to agree in writingabout the actions he or she is to take andthe cost of those actions.Make sure you and the mechanic dis-cuss warranties of the work performedand any warranties on the parts — all ofwhich should be in writing.Make sure you and the mechanic dis-cuss the time frame for the repairs totake place and what is to happen if therepairs are not completed within thattime frame.And above all, realize that despite allof the high-tech computer equipment,some car problems still involve some trialand error before a problem can be fullydiagnosed.If you have a question about a con-sumer issue or wish to consult with anattorney before you enter into a consumertransaction, call the Fort Meade LegalAssistance Office at 301-677-9504 or 301-677-9536 to schedule an appointment tospeak with an attorney.Understand all the termsbefore signing contractsLearning at home.Learning in the classroom.Learning for success.A FEW EXAMPLES of themany pathways available atHCC for adult students to staycompetitive and advance intheir careers, include:• Computer Forensics• Professional ProjectManagement• EMT/Paramedic• Teacher EducationFlexible SchedulingOnline • Hybrid • AcceleratedConvenient LocationsColumbia • Gateway • Laurel • Mount AirySupport ServicesCredit for Prior Learning • Military AssistanceCounseling and Career Services • Financial AidCareer ProgrammingWorkforce Training • Certifications • DegreesVisit or call 443.518.1200 to take the next step!Choose Howard Community Collegefor learning that works for you!• Four convenient summersessions for credit classes• Fall semester begins August 24• Noncredit classes are ongoingREGISTER TODAY!• Certified in Harmony (lingual braces) • Clear Correct (invisible braces) CertifiedWe AcceptMostInsurances8761- A Piney Orchard$500 OFF$500 OFFComprehensive TreatmentVictory Orthodontics • Call For Details • 410-672-7207$250 OFF$250 OFFLimited TreatmentVictory Orthodontics • Call For Details • 410-672-7207Public Open Houseon Sat., 6/22/13 from 10AM To 2PMCome for Free Ice Cream and GiveawaysPublic Open HouseSWEET INVITATION!veawa aywaawa
  9. 9. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! Newsruns of the planned meal every Thursdayfor a month. Sankey critiqued the facilitywith the same sheet judges use.The meal, which was created by Free-dom Inn manager Howard Mountain,was part of the reason the facility fin-ished in the top group this year.“One of the judges was a chef,” Moun-tain said. “He was saying he hasn’t seena dining facility that made meals like wemade meals.“I developed that menu and wrote itout, and we did it from scratch. We do alot of things from scratch that some din-ing facilities don’t do because they haveso much pre-made stuff. It makes a bigdifference when you things like that.”The Freedom Inn will receive a plaquethat will sit alongside the other Connellyhardware in the trophy case near thefront door.Sankey said the successes can be attrib-uted to a devoted staff — many of whomhave participated in the competition allthree times.“It comes from the heart,” he said.“You have to feel what you do. When theservice member comes to the line, youhave to feel that service, every time.”Mountain agreed.“I couldn’t have done it by myself,” hesaid. “I have a great bunch of employeesthat are dedicated.”Taylor said the Freedom Inn’s partners— including MBEP, Son’s Quality Foodsand the garrison — have helped establishthe facility as an annual contender.“It’s not by accident,” she said. “Wehave a good team.”The Freedom Inn will begin gearingup for another year of competing afterthe summer.After finishing second this year, Moun-tain said his staff is motivated to win thebig trophy once again.“We’ll see what we can do and see ifwe can win it next year,” he said. “We’llsee if we can get that ring again.”file photoSheila Ly prepares fish filets in the Freedom Inn kitchen in 2012. The Fort Meade chow hall was awarded second place in the2013 Philip A. Connelly competition, which honors the top food service facilities in the Army.By Brandon BieltzStaff WriterTwo years after earning the title ofbest large-garrison food facility in theArmy, the Freedom Inn again made arun at the prestigious Philip A. ConnellyAward.The Fort Meade chow hall was award-ed second place in the food servicecompetition. Freedom Inn competed inthe civilian large-garrison category andwas only topped by Casey Main DiningFacility, Camp Casey, Korea.“It feels good,” said Samuel Sankey,the contracting officer representative atthe Directorate of Logistics. “We’ve beenworking hard at this.”This year’s award is the third timesince 2005 that a Fort Meade facilityhas been recognized in the competition,which awards the Army’s top food servicefacilities in several categories includingsmall and large garrison; military andcivilian; and camp kitchens.Melba Taylor, contract manager forthe Maryland Business Enterprise Pro-gram, said Fort Meade began competingfor the Connelly Award after she arrivedin 2003. The “desire to compete” led toentering the competition, she said.In 2005, the Chesapeake Inn — theinstallation’s former dining hall — wasthe runner-up in the small-garrison cat-egory. Then six years later, the FreedomInn won the large-garrison category.For this year’s competition, facilitieswere judged in 14 categories that includefood safety, supervision, serving, andfood preparation and quality. Each ofthe dining halls start the competitionwith 1,000 points, with deductions takenfor mistakes during the judging“It’s tedious,” Sankey said.Out of more than 120 civilian-oper-ated facilities in the Army, only a totalof seven were selected to compete in thecivilian large-garrison category. Free-dom Inn was selected to represent theInstallation Management Command’sNortheast Region in the 2013 Armywidecompetition.In addition to Casey Main DiningFacility, Freedom Inn was up againstU.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Ger-many; DFAC 50, Fort McCoy, Wis.; Pre-sidio of Monterey, Calif.; and Army DrillSergeant School, Fort Jackson, S.C.To prepare for the judging, which washeld Nov. 8, 2012, staff conducted testServing Up ExcellenceFreedom Inn takes second place in Connelly Awards
  10. 10. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013NewsPhoto By Airman 1st Class Ryan CallaghanHAPPY HELPERS(Left to right): Airman 1st Class Brian Jarvis, Airman Basic Christina East-lick and Air Force Staff Sgt. De’Ja Saunders, members of the 336th Train-ing Squadron at Fort Meade, unload food at Our Daily Bread EmploymentCenter on June 2 as part of Happy Helpers for the Homeless.The Baltimore-based program provides food, toiletries and clothing tomore than 200 homeless every week. To get involved, call ExecutiveDirector Amber Coffman at by nate pesceGrand reopeningThe newly renovated Club Meade held its grand reopening during RightArm Night on May 31. The venue, which is now open for events, hasbeen closed since January. To schedule reservations for an event at thefacility, call 301-677-4333.Chaplain’s WordVISION“Look at things, not justas they are,but as they can be.”— David Schwartz,music composerDirections: From I-95, take the Rt. 100 East exit. Followto Rt. 2 toward Glen Burnie. Right on Marley Station Rd.Marley Station becomes Marley Neck Blvd.Follow approx. 2.5 miles to Creekside Village on right.Creekside VillageMHBR No.56885.833.2870 | 8805 Clubhouse Dr., Glen Burnie, MD. 21060 | www.CreeksideVillageMD.comLOVEwhere youLIVELOVEwhere youLIVECraftsman-StyleSingle Family Homesfrom the $370sTownhomes from the $240sYou can afford the good life inconvenient North Anne Arundel County.Brokers WelcomeNEWLIFETIMEWARRANTYGLIDEUPSTAIRSOn A Stannah StairliftMake climbing stairs easyagain with the world’stop selling stairlift inyour home. Stannah issimply the best solutionfor any straight, curvedor spiral stairway.6300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209800-825-1440 • bedcomobility.comCall For A FreeHome Survey410-825-1440Stannah®On thelookoutThe Directorate ofEmergency Servic-es is actively work-ing to keep neigh-borhoods safe.Families resid-ing on post shouldremember to ensurethat windows and doors to homes,cars and garages are locked at alltimes, regardless of time of day.Although the crime rate in mili-tary housing is lower than offpost, it is important to rememberthat Fort Meade is not immune tocrime. To protect your family andbelongings, remember to take anactive role in deterring crime.Remain aware of your sur-roundings and immediately reportany suspicious activity to the FortMeade Police at 301-677-6622or 6623.
  11. 11. Meade High School graduate Shovonte Bowen (center) cheers after turning her tassel during the graduation ceremony Friday at the Show Place Arenain Upper Marlboro. The Class of 2013 is composed of 488 students.C l a s s o f 2 0 1 3GRADUATIONPhotos by Monica Herndon I More graduation photos online at www.ftmeadesoundoff.comEditor’s note: The list of graduate names was provided by the Anne Arundel County Public School System. Because of publication deadlines, some students’names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some student listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.Meade High SchoolAharon Qaiserah Abdus-Salaam, Ahmad J.Abram, Corie NicholasAdams, Kayla JuanitaAdams, Myriah MonayAdams, Ashleigh NicoleAdkins, Anthony AguirreJr., Adnan M. Ajanah,Modupe Victoria Ajayi,Abayomi AndersonAkinwole, JasmineAlderman, Joseph SheaAlexander IV, MarkelleAngellou Alexander,Danielle Desiree Allen,Moriah Neema Alston,Tyler Garon Amacker,David William Anderson,Abigail Anokye, ClintonDavid Antonick, JackelinAracely Ardon, JamieY. Au, Jessica ElizabethAvila Castro, Tiana CacheAytes-HoggMekah Jerel Baker,Elijah Deshawn Ballou,Jasmine LaShe’ Bandy,Alice Salamata Bangura,Daishaun Andrea’ Banks,Leah Micaela Banks,Michelle Banks, JannetteBarradas, Michael ArthurBarteck, Natalie Beagle,Antonio P. Beasley, DariusC. Beasley, China JalynBeckett, Jovan Eric Bell,Keondre Bernard Bell,Julie Ann Benton, JasmineAlexis Bernal, NylaSymone Billups, TenayaDominique Blackwell,Jaclyn Marie Blickley,Elyse Malone Blume,Nana Kofi Boadu, JessicaDiane Boatman, Dylan A.Boheler, Tyreesha NadineBolton, Shovonte’ ShakiaBowen, Stephenie SarenaBowens, Lauren KrystalBoyd, Kiara MoniqueBranche, Rebekah KristinBranham, Tatiana MarielBravo, Victor AdolfoBravo, Bethany AlexisBrent, Brian C. BriggsII, Adam KristofferBrignac, BrandonDeaundrea Britton, AaronKekaikama Broennimann,Sharray Olesha Brogden,Kaila Breanna TekkahBrooks, Korey A. Brooks,Ramone A. Brooks Jr.,Marissa Nachelle Brown,Tameisha Sharon Brown,Asia Victoria Buchanan,Warren Eugene BuffingtonJr., Darrell Burrell, CarleiLauren Burton, GeorgiaLily Bussink, PhillipA. Byczkowski, JamesMichael Byrne IIIClayton RichardCampbell, MirandaIrene Carrell, Ileah Jade’Cartagena, Justin KennethCarter, Shawn AlexanderCavaliere, Ricardo JoelCenteno, Justin S. Chan,Eva Michelle Chapman,Khalani Jamal Chapman,Mark Daniel Chapman,Taylor Elizabeth Chappell,Pragya Chaudhari, KimMaria Chubbs, ErikDavid Cintron, ShemaiahDanielle Clark, RobertElden Clarke Jr., MorganAshley Clement, BerlyCoffy, Autum Rose Cogar,
  12. 12. GRADUATION C l a s s o f 2 0 1 3Tevin Juana Colbert,Kaleem LaDonColeman, SummerStevie Coley, BrookeMarie Coligan, MechaSandy Collins, WilliamAlfred Conner-Crites, TaraLynne Constantine, EllisRomel Contee, Ta’shawnDenise Cook, Reginald-Rashaun LammontCooper, Juan Coronado,Joshua RichmondCouture, Hunter CharlesCox, Addison Joy Craig,Kayla Auston Crawford,Blanca Nubia Cuellar,Patrick Allen Crouse Jr.,Kayla Daralyn CurrieJordyn Renee Dagg, SagarRamesh Dalsania, AlizaMaria Danzer, AliciaPamela Davall, AaricBerdies Davis, HannahDavis, Jalyn Ajee Davis,Natasha Margot Davis,Aiyana Jadai Dawkins,Jeffrey Travon Dawkins,Melik Nkosi Deal, KareemDell, Mateo Ernesto Diaz,Daneicha Renee Dixon,Leah Selena Dorsey,Malik Dwight Dorsey,Teon M. Dorsey, ThomasMichael Dunphy, GeorgeK. Durham III, KatherineLouise DurostAshley Corien Edwards,Raekwon Jhaquil Edwards,Jacob Allen Elmore,Charlotte Deanne S.EmmanuelJoel O. Fadojutimi, RobertCraig Fagan Jr., MirandaSierra Feazell, AbigailFerguson, James AntarFerguson, Jacob NicholasFilippi, Brandon Jon Fish,Darius Tarrell Flanders,Cristian Alexander Flores,Evelyn Andrea Flores,David Luis Floyd, JamesKilian Fonlon, Kevin E.Fonseca, Sarah ElaineFortner, Da Young ParkFoughty, Phylesia ArnelleFralin, Sarah NicoleFranklin, Zaire ElijahFrazier, Paul CliffordFrimpong, MariamaAliyah FurmanMary Adel Gad, MynorAlexy Galicia, KevinGeovanni Gamez-Rodriguez, Erica SunGarcia, Omar Isai Garcia,Tommy Alexander Garcia,Victoria Louise Gerry,Leana Mariz HidalgoGianan, Czyz LovellGlover, Tiara DianeGlover, Francesco J.Goines, Lily N. Gomez,Oscar Alexis Gomez, JaredAbner Gonzalez, KevinAlexander Gonzalez,Shannon ElizabethGormley, Kaala ImaniGraham, Kayla AnneGraham, Keenan IsaiahGraham, Indiana TravisGreen, Tykeyria Darshell`Green, Danielle LeighannGrimes, Jacqueline KellyGriswold, Janae B. Gross,Branden Michael Gurley,Ian Paulo G. Gurtina,Xavier Eric GuzmanCharles Patrick Halcome,Timothy Lee Hale Jr.,Deysha Donnise Hall,John Namhyub Hall,Sean Haruka Hamilton,De’von Nyell Hamlett,Jania Porshae Hampton,Destiny Chanel Hannah,Michael Moroni Hansen,Mirandah Jae Harbert,Alana R. Harper Citation,Shakera Njoki Harris,Kierra Harrison, StephanieM. Heichelbech, SalemHenok, Taylor SylveneHicks, Alexander DavidHierl, Nicole AlexandriaHill, Kadeem I. Holland,Jorien DeCarlo Hopkins,Ciara Rose Horne, AaronIsaiah Hough, AndrewJeremiah Hough, AshelJamal Howard, FanHuang, Tyrone NicholasHudson, Devon G. Hunter,Keseana Cier’ra Hutchings,Dorien Chaz Hyman,Ki’Ante De’Shaun HymanChristina In, KellenAlexander Irby, JessicaM. Isreal, Rodney RamellIvey, Angelo Ivey-BloomChasity Tat’Tyana Jackson,DeVonte Lafon Jackson,Imani Arianna Jackson,Imani Renae Jackson,Isaiah Jordan Jackson,Mohamoud K. Jama,Chad Alexander James,Ishaq K. Jennai, TyroneA. Jiles Jr., MarielleFaith Jimenez, AlyssiaTaloni Johnson, AndreDominique Johnson,Carlos Diontay Johnson,Daria Antionet Johnson,Devon Nicholas Johnson,Jasmine Patricia Johnson,Jennifer Audrey Johnson,Kevin Charles JohnsonII, Kheri’Jsei K. Johnson,Kimani Leigh Johnson-Downes, John LawrenceJohnston, Jessica LynneJones, Lucretia AshleyJones, Nykeisha JamielMeade High SchoolMeade High School graduate Monique Wills sheds tears after the graduationceremony Friday.BELOW: Meade High School’s Class of 2013 march into the Show Place Arena inUpper Marlboro on Friday.12 SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013
  13. 13. Jones, Malik JordanTy’Reik Lamont Kane,Cassandra Jainee Keel,William Dexter KeithJr., Noah Steven Keuper,Jimmy Khouri, AshleyYoo Jung Kim, HaeSol Kim, Yu Mi Kim,Owen Daichi Kinney,Jenny Ellarine Kintaro,Christian T. Kitt, KourtnieRachelle Knight, CaleeaLanae Knox, AlexisMaria Korotasz, MimiBrian Michael Kullman,Owusuwaah KwakyeJeffery A. Lanier II,German Eduardo Larios,Edward Latney, HanBoum Lee, Paul Lee,Renzo Robert Lanham,Brittany Nicole Lewis,Cameron Lee LindsayMiracle Janay Macer,Sheila Marceds Mackall,Pamela MacarenaMaldonado, BastianJonathan Mangas,Amanda Nicole Manning,Verna-Catherine ConawayManson, Chelsey LynnMarchese, Steven A.Marinucci, Sean MichaelMartin, Na’TashaeDe’Ayra Martin-Palmer,Joanne Lizette Martinez,Joevany Gerardo Martinez,Joel R. Martinez-Vivas,Asia Lanise Matthews,Winson NicholasMatthews, Justin ColdenWatson McAllister,Maynard Jaelen McBride,Cydnee Valentine McCrae,Marius Jevon McEntyre,Darien Duane McKoy,Jamil Anthony McKoy,Camille Ayana McLean,Nichelle Amber McMillan,Shaleah Simone McQueen,Vincent M. McNatt, JaredAustin McPhaull, TyrekaLa’Trice Medley, MarvinAriel Mejia Rubios,Chantel Alexis Melendez,Aaron L. Milton, LuisF. Miranda-Rubio, PaigeAlileya Mock, EmilyAnn Montgomery,William K. Moon,JaCory Kentrial Moore,Krystal Diane Moore,David Lee Moreno, IanDante Morian, BreonaKay Moses, Deja KarissaMoses, Rachel BrianneMyers, Raymond SpencerMyers Jr.Christopher Najera,Andrew Ard Navarro, AsiaDonae’ Neal-Allen, HaiLong Nguyen, Fabrice G.Nicolas, Andrew EugeneNielsen, Daivon XavierNixon, Anthony MichaelNorr-Nason, CheyenneDawn NovreskeIke Okoro, AnuoluwapoOlubode, OluwafemiAbimbola Olukoya,Vernon Osborne III,Risikat Middy Oshodi,Stacy N.L. Otis, JenniferCristina OttaDeborah M. Park, KayleeNoel Parnell, Isaiah AliParrish, Darshan PrashantPatel, Dhruv Vipul Patel,Karan Nitin Patel, MihirShrikant Patel, AntonioDiAndre Payne, NicholasD. Pearson, Hernais MariePeguero Perez, MarielaNicole Pepin-Solis, BryanJerell Pierce, Latia RachellePierce, Leticia ArguetaPineda, Nubia VeronicaPineda, Travis D. Platt,Marlon D. Pointer II,Pricilla J. Polanco, JosephAlexander Pope, RavenLaShae Powell, Precious P.ProctorNousher Amir QureshiKenneth Wayne Ramsey,Kevin V. RandomJr., Shereeka NasiekaRattigan, Rachel AnnRaynor, StephenJohn Reading, EboniLaWanda Reed, KyleJerome Reed, ConstanciaReynolds, Kylie AliciaReynolds, Isaiah GeorgeRichardson, RawlandAndrew Rickey, TrentLemuel Riley Jr., CodyMichael Rinehart,Dominick TomasRivera, Maykelin Rivera,Christian AlexanderRoberts, ShevanneRachealle Robinson,Trevon Justin SonnyRobinson, KristopherRocha Lopez, KathleenLoret Rodriguez, MiacallaTalitha Rogers-Vega,Guillermo AlejandroRoldan, Dyonte DemetreRose Rose, LaurenRosenstock, William DavidRothrock II, QuintonD’Andre Rountree,Correna A. RussellMeade High School valedictorian Sarah Anne Walshspeaks to the graduation class in her commencementaddress.LEFT: Senior Lauren Boyd adjusts classmate JustinCarter’s tassel before the graduation ceremony at theShow Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.A Meade High graduate receives his diploma from Principal John Yore as he crossesthe stage during Friday’s graduation ceremony.June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13
  14. 14. GRADUATION C l a s s o f 2 0 1 3Zachette AlexandraSalas, Luis EnriqueSamayoa Jr.,Carlos EnriqueSanchez-Martinez,Oscar Sanchez-Martinez,Julian Sandoval, TaylorCatherine Savannah, MollyM. Schmidt, GregoryAllen Scott II, ChavezM. Sessoms, Joshua M.Shank, Jason RandallShears, Patrick JohnShepard, Erika PaschallShields, Urusha Shrestha,Ciara Mona’e Simmons,Erica D. Simms, AmandaU. Smith, Amber LynnSmith, Kaywon TerrellSmith, Kelley ValerieSmith, Kimberly MarieSmith, Michael RoderickSmith Jr., Shi’Mara Renee’Smith, SovanrachannaSok, Samantha S.Solloway, Symmone AlexisSorrell, Derrick LamontSouder, Charla Jade’Shaner-Spano, ElizabethM. Spearman, DiquanRhyan Spigner, Diamante’V. Spraggins, ShawnaMarie Starks, RaheemArmando Stephens,Valorie Victoria Stevenson,Alexus Aynae Stewart,Ethan Howard Stewart,Nahari D’Ante Stewart,Tychai Fanesha Stewart,Rachel Marie Stoessel,Darion A. StokesBrianna Marie Tapp,Susan Wahby Tarabishi,Joshua Steven Taylor,Alyssa Marice Thomas,Jason Thomas, ShaylaJean Thomas, BenjaminJarell Thompson, KendallElbert Timmons, LynseeJo Tingler, Alanna LynnTinsman, Alexis LeighTinsman, Cameron JosephToal, Ariana NicoleToledo-Diggs, WanyaChristian Tommy, ReginaLeigh Tompros, Tuan LeMeade High SchoolTran, Katherine Trejo,Karleen Turner, NatelaTutberidze, Chiara IyonaTylerGiancarlo AsadVanWright, YatzierRuben VelazquezGonzalez, Edgardo Vera-Vera, Chanel MonetViator, Dante EdwardVick, Jennifer DaniellaVilcarromero, DanielleMarie Villeneuve, DavonteVincentTamira Leshay Wade,Dorian James Wagner,Jennifer Nicole Wagner,Kelby Kirk Waldron, CodyJames Walker, Sarah AnneWalsh, Briana JasmineWashington, AnthonyLamont Watkins Jr.,Alexia Watson, AnthonyWatts Jr., Maurice SydneyWeems, Irene Weissberg,Kaylee Alees Wellman,Brittany Kiona Wemple,Miranda Danal Wesley,Semaje E. Wesson-Muriel,Jeffrey Austin West,Joseph B. Westbrook,Gregory Scott WheatleyJr., Arrington O’nealWhitaker-Bryant, AnthonyA. Whitted Jr., StefiniMarie Wieland, AmaniT. Williams, Brioni CapriWilliams, Paula DeniseAlexis Williams, RaymondAndrew Williams, SelinaSchell Williams, Terre’Devante’ Williams,Tiana Lakia Williams,Monique Marnea Willis,Kendall Lamar Wills,Justin Robert Wilson,Sierra Sky Wilson,Brian Witkowski, KyleMikal Witty, MarshallAllen Woodbury, LaylaMarianthi Woodland,DeJai Nicole Woodley,Morgan Mark AnthonyWrench Jr., JanealWright, Wei Bin Wu,JoVon Louis WylieLamar Markese YoungJr., Brittany GabrielYouse, Yiqi YuJason Andrew Ziegler,Melody Nicole ZunigaSenior members of the Meade High School chorus perform during the graduation ceremony.14 SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013 Meade High senior adjusts her decorated cap duringthe graduation ceremony.
  15. 15. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15Graduation 2013photo by lisa r. rhodesreturn on investmentMiddy Oshodi, 18, a Meade High School graduate, has been offered morethan $600,000 in college scholarships — more than any other Meadegraduate in several years. Oshodi received full four-year scholarshipsfrom six colleges including Pace University and St. John’s University inNew York City and Johnson Wales University in Miami.An honors student who graduated with a 3.75 GPA, Oshodi is consideringattending Trinity College in Washington, D.C., which offered her $22,000per year. She plans to study business administration and minor in publicrelations and courtesy of our family for Families first foundationFAMILIES FIRST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERSMeade High School graduates Jaclyn Blickley and Kellen Irby are eachrecipients of a $50,000 college scholarship from Our Family for FamiliesFirst Foundation, the private charitable arm of Corvias Group. The schol-arships are awarded to outstanding high school students of active-dutyservice members.Blickley, daughter of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Blickley of the U.S. FleetCyber Command, will study science and violin performance at New YorkUniversity. Irby, son of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan Irby of the 704thMilitary Intelligence Brigade, will study economics at the University ofMaryland, College Park.���������� ������ �������� �� � �������� ���� ��������� ����� ���� �������� ���� �� ��� ��� ���� ��������� ��� ����� ���� ������� ��� ��� ������
  16. 16. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013SportsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterThe roar of engines filled MT BankStadium as monster trucks tore up dirtand hit big-air jumps, sending the massivemachines flying.But one of the loudest parts of the Sat-urday night show came when the engineswere off and a standing ovation pairedwith a “USA” chant greeted Staff Sgt. BillyWard.The Soldier from the 902nd MilitaryIntelligence Group, who was celebratinghis 42nd birthday, was honored at MonsterJam in Baltimore.Debrah Miceli climbed out of herMADUSA monster truck and introducedWard to the large crowd.“It was great,” he said.A military spouse, Miceli said she canrelate to Ward’s family.“I know what it’s like,” she said to thelarge crowd, “... like when your husbandis deployed and you don’t know when he’scoming back.”Miceli, whose MADUSA monster truckis an acronym for “Made in the USA,”dedicated the event to Ward.“Iwanttosaythankyouforyourservice,”she said. “Thank you for being here.”Ward, who was attending his first mon-ster truck event, said he appreciated therecognition and enjoyed the show.“It was awesome,” he said.Happy birthdayBaltimore Monster Jam honorsmilitary intelligence Soldierphotos by noah scialomThe MADUSA monster truck flies through the air during Monster Jam at MT BankStadium in Baltimore on Saturday. Driver Debrah Miceli, a military wife, led the tributepaid to Staff Sgt. Billy Ward during the event.Staff Sgt. Billy Ward of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group joins Debrah Miceli, driver of the MADUSA monster truck, in cheeringwith the crowd during Saturday’s Monster Jam in Baltimore. Ward was honored following Miceli’s freestyle competition.Orioles celebrateArmy BirthdayThe Orioles will help celebrate Flag Dayand the Army’s Birthday on Friday.Pre-game ceremonies will include aswearing-in ceremony for future Soldiers;a first pitch that includes veteransfrom World War II, the Korean War, theVietnam War and Afghanistan; a colorpresentation by the U.S. Army, 3rd U.S.Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard); anda vocalist from the U.S. Army Field Bandperforming the National Anthem.In addition, nine soldiers from Fort Meadewill take the field with Orioles players forthe National Anthem.Game-worn jerseys, which will beautographed and authenticated, will beauctioned online at beginningFriday at 7 p.m. through June 21 atmidnight, with proceeds benefiting the FortMeade Alliance Resiliency Center Fund.The Fort Meade Alliance, an independentcommunity organization with a missionto promote the well-being of the region,is spearheading a fundraising effort tosupport resiliency programs for military,civilians and their families at Fort Meade.The first 10,000 fans ages 15 andolder attending the game will receivean Orioles Military Appreciation shirtpresented by GEICO.
  17. 17. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 17SportsIt is safe to say that the NBA finals aregiving us plenty to talk about:The Tony Parker two-step in Game and LeBron James’ blockin Game 2 — a monumen-tal rejection on Tiago Splitter that leftme reminiscing about senior year at Mat-tawan High in Michigan when a certaincrossed-eyed freshman rejected yourstruly for a kid whose head was as big asthe sun and covered with more pimplesthan the Milky Way has stars.Thankfully, Laila Ramputh came intomy life and all other women becameafterthoughts. This Saturday, we’ll becelebrating our 12th anniversary whilethe girl who poo-pooed my advances ispresumably still cross-eyed.Game 3 of the finals left plenty totalk about as well. But before I get intoany of that, I have to bring up the mostconsistently disappointing aspect of theentire series — something so lame You-Tube doesn’t even have a video of it,and they have a clip for everything, evenpaint drying.’m talking about the Miami Heat’splayer introductions. Not the silly videothat every team seems to have in anattempt to be like the ‘90s Chicago Bulls,mind you.’m talking about the part where thePA guy announces the starters’ namesto the crowd.It is a simple custom that anyone whohas watched a varsity high school bas-ketball game has seen. The announcercalls out the name, home and away, andthe player runs out onto the court to berecognized.Back in Mattawan, when an opposingplayer was announced, we’d hold up anewspaper like we were reading it andscream, “Who cares?”Not very nice, I know, but even thoughthe kids knew what was coming, they stillran out, shook the opposing coach orplayer’s hand, took the abuse, and playedthe game because that’s what players do.It’s the privilege and responsibility thatcomes with being a starter.Yet in typical arrogant fashion, theHeat has determined they do not needto take part in this ritual. Instead, theirplayers stand around in a mosh pit ofimpudence, hiding from the cameramanwho still has to document the event. Itis pathetic, andsomebody inthe NBA shouldput a stop toit before otherove r- e n t i t l e dathletes think itis cool and tryto do the samething.Something elsethat’s lame is the Heat fans chanting theWhite Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” Itis a great song and certainly a catchysports anthem, but unlessmy spelling is way off, there isn’t a single“o” in the words Miami Heat. Therefore,the rhythmic chanting of “Ohh, ohh ohhohh ohh ohh, ohhhh” is silly and on parwith fans of the Penfield Panthers doingthe Tomahawk Chop back in the ’90swhen they were getting schooled by myWildcats.OK, on to the series. Title or not,Game 4 is the most important game inLeBron’s career. James has been punkedby Kawhi Leonard for most of thisseries, and in Game 3, it seemed like“The King” reverted back to his princelyform where he didn’t just pass up shots,he seemed afraid to take them.If that trend continues in Game 4,LeBron’s title last year will be pushedaside as the exception to his normal pas-sive, second-tier “I want to help, but notlead” mentality.Does James have it in him to step up?Of course. He’s the most talented playerin the game. But will he do it? We’ll haveto wait until tonight.If you have questions, on this or any-thing to do with sports, contact me Chad Ochocinco Johnson is thedumbest man ever,and don’t forget to celebrate the Armybirthday with Fort Meade and the Ori-oles on Friday.Miami not niceChad T. Jones,Public AffairsOfficerJibber Jabber - Opinion Sports ShortsJoint service runFort Meade will host the Army Birthday Run for Resilency joint service runon Friday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.All civilians and service members are encouraged to participate in the three-mile run through the installation.For more information, call 301-677-4719 or 301-677-5229.Gaffney poolThe swimming pool at Gaffney Fitness Center is closed for maintenance.Summer runThe installation’s annual Run Series continues with the Army BirthdaySummer Sizzler 5K and One-Mile Walk on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Pavilion.Cost on the day of the run is $25.The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75.The cost is $60 per family of three to six people.For more information, call 301-677-7916.EFMP bowlingThe Exceptional Family Member program is sponsoring its monthlybowling event on Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lanes.Exceptional family members will receive a free game and shoe rental. Otherfamily members will receive discounted games and shoe rental.To register, call 301-677-7836 or email DaysThe Lanes offers Dollar Days every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Bowlers receive a game of bowling, shoe rental, a hot dog, hamburger,small fries, pizza slice or small soda for $1 each.For more information, call 301-677-5541.Texas Hold ‘emTexas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Lanes.Games are free and open to the public.For more information, call 301-677-5541.For more Fort Meade sports, visit withFort Meade
  18. 18. SOUNDOFF! June 13, 2013Community News NotesThe deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.All submissions are posted at the editor’sdiscretion and may be edited for space andgrammar. Look for additional communityevents on the Fort Meade website at and the Fort MeadeFacebook page at more information or to submit anannouncement, email Philip Jones at or call 301-677-5602.Reece gate closureReece Road gate will be closed June15 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for scheduledmaintenance.The gate at Mapes Road and Route175, which is normally closed onweekends and holidays, will be open atthat time.All visitors should use the MapesRoad gate. DoD identificationcardholders may enter at any gate.Gate hours for June 15:• Reece Road: Closed from 5 a.m. to5 p.m. Reopens at 5 p.m.• Rockenbach Road: Open 9 a.m. to9 p.m.• Route 32 at Mapes Road: Open 9a.m. to 9 p.m.• Mapes Road at Route 175: Open5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.For more information, call 301-677-6618.Corvias informationalsessionCorvias Military Living will conductits next informational meeting forresidents on Live Army Green on July24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the MeuseForest Neighborhood Center.The meeting will be held incoordination with a planned visitfrom Minol, the third-party billingmanagement company for Live ArmyGreen.Minol also will be available to meetwith residents individually until 5 p.m.To attend the session or schedule anindividual appointment with Minol,RSVP at 410-672-4033.Residents with specific concerns,or those who would like to have anenergy assessment completed or want tospeak with a Corvias team member inadvance of the session should call theirneighborhood office.For general information on theprogram, visit ISRW change ofcommandCol. Mary F. O’Brien, commander ofthe 70th Intelligence, Surveillance andReconnaissance Wing, will relinquishcommand to Col. Kevin D. Dixon onJuly 10 at 9 a.m. at McGlachlin ParadeField.The Fort Meade community iswelcome to attend. Dress for servicemembers is duty uniform. Civilian dressis casual.For more information, call MasterSgt. LaSanda M. Seymore-Frazier at301-677-0366.Red, White and BlueCelebrationThe Fort Meade Red, White and BlueCelebration will be held July 3 from 4 to10 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.The free event is open to the public.The celebration will feature fireworks,a Budweiser Clydesdales procession, twocountry music bands, a barbecue cook-off, children’s inflatables, two NASCARsimulators, corn hole games, and foodvendors.The U.S. Army Field Band’s JazzAmbassasdors will perform at 5:15 p.m.For more information, Fort MeadeWelcome GuideThe Fort Meade Public AffairsOffice is compiling information for the2014 Fort Meade Welcome Guide andTelephone Directory.Fort Meade garrison organizations,partner commands, installation clubsand service organizations are requestedto submit a brief summary about theirorganizations before July 5.Include information regardingthe organization’s mission, date ofthe activation and unique attributesas part of the brief descriptiveparagraphs.Also include the organization’saddress, main telephone and importantsecondary phone numbers, andorganizational email address.Limit submission to one or twoparagraphs. Organization photos arewelcome.Email submissions to CommandInformation Chief Philip Jones more information, call 301-677-5602.Radiology appointmentsTo schedule appointments for theRadiology Department at KimbroughAmbulatory Care Center, callKimbrough’s main telephone number at301-677-8800, option 7.Father’s Day BrunchThe Conference Center will offer aFather’s Day Brunch on Sunday from 10:30a.m. to 2 p.m.Location subject to change. Reservationsare recommended.For more information, call 301-677-4333.Barbecue cook-offActive-duty service members areinvited to compete in a barbecue cook-off at Fort Meade’s Red, White andBlue Celebration on July 3.Entries are required by Monday.Entry forms are available at the FortMeade AAFES Class VI store.The Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation willselect 10 entries to compete at thecelebration.Contestants will have their own grillstation, grilling tools and ingredients,and will be given one hour to preparetheir best barbecue.A panel of judges will select a winner.Military Unit TriviaContestThe Lounge at The Lanes offersmilitary unit competitions during TeamTrivia Night on Tuesdays from 7 to 9p.m.The free event is open to all ranksand services.Teams must have a minimum of twoplayers and a maximum of 10.Food and beverages are available forpurchase.For more information, call 301-677-5541 or visit prayersIndividuals interested in prayingJummah prayers on Fort Meade shouldcall 301-677-1301.Fort Meade has a room availableat Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100NEWS EVENTS
  19. 19. June 13, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 19Community News NotesRockenbach Road.The community also is seekingindividuals who would like to pray amorning prayer on Fridays.Company Commander/First Sergeant CourseThe USAMDW CompanyCommander/First Sergeant Course willbe offered July 9 to 12 at Fort McNairin Washington, D.C., in Lincoln Hall atNational Defense University.The course is conducted to introducenew and prospective company leadersto potential challenges of command,avenues and resources available to assistthem, and overall concerns within thenational capitol region.MDW Regulation 350-5, CompanyCommanders and First SergeantsTraining, requires all JFHQ-NCR/MDW company commanders and firstsergeants to attend this training.To attend, contact your unit S3 orinstallation DPTMS. Course allocationswill be made according to IAW Chapter6, MDW Regulation 350-5.A final list of individualsrecommended to participate is due tothe MDW J/G37 office by June 21.Points of contact in J/G37 areMichael Egly at 202-685-2910, and DavidStone at 202-685-1923 or bagger positionsApplications for potential baggersat the Fort Meade Commissary will beprocessed Monday between 9 and 10 a.m.on a first-come, first-served basis at GaffneyFitness Center.Applications are being accepted for12 bagger positions for the weekend shift(Saturday and Sunday) from 2:30 to 9:30p.m.Applicants must apply in person andbring their military ID card. They mustbe a dependent of an active-duty servicemember and between the ages of 15 and 18.Social Security numbers are requiredon all applications.For more information, call 301-677-5502.Story TimeThe Medal of Honor MemorialLibrary offers pre-kindergarten StoryTime on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and10:30 a.m.• Today: “Hooray for Father’s Day”celebration featuring stories, songs andfingerplay• June 20: “Summer Story TimeSpectacular• June 27: “Turtle Tales andAmphibian Anecdotes,” frog and turtlethemesFor more information, call 301-677-5522.Out About• The Columbia Association’sLakefront Summer Festival will beheld Tuesday through Aug. 18 at theColumbia Town Center Lakefront,10275 Wincopin Circle.Admission and parking are free.Sunday concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Allother concerts begin at 8 p.m.Free dance instruction with music willbe offered Fridays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.under the People Tree.Movies begin at dusk, about 8:30 p.m.No glass containers or alcoholicbeverages are permitted. In inclementweather, call 410-715-3127. For moreinformation, visit• The 2013 Columbia Festival ofthe Arts offers free and ticketed eventsfrom Friday to June 29. The 16-day,multidisciplinary arts festival featuresperformances, exhibitions, concerts,family activities, master classes,workshops and film.The free LakeFest Celebration fromFriday to Sunday features live music,children’s entertainment and crafts,strolling performers and activities for allages including: Son Tropical of the U.S.Army Field Band, a repertoire of Afro-Cuban and Latin music; the SquonkOpera GO Road Show, a music and artmobile road show; and ArtPark fine artand crafts show.For a complete schedule and tickets,visit or call 410-715-3044.• Professional wrestling legend NikolaiVolkoff is making an appearance atthe Bowie Baysox game against theHarrisburg Senators on Wednesday atPrince George’s Stadium, 4101 CrainHighway.The WWE Hall-of-Fame wrestlerwill be on hand to meet fans, signautographs and pose for photographsas well as toss out the ceremonial firstpitch before the game, which begins at7:05 p.m.The Baysox also are hosting Legendsof Wrestling Night on July 31 with aspecial appearance by Kevin Nash.Tickets are available at orby calling the Baysox box office at 301-464-4865.• Baltimore/Fort Meade Chapter of the AirForce Association will meet today at 3:30 the 11th Frame Lounge at the Lanes. Lightrefreshments will be provided at 3 p.m. Formore information, email Air Force Tech Sgt.Muinda Gueston at or call 301-677-0646.• Fort Meade E9 Association meets thesecond Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in thePin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next meetingis Friday. The association is open to active,retired, Reserve and National Guard E9s ofany uniformed service. All E9s in this areaare invited to attend a breakfast and meetthe membership. For more information, or call 410-551-7953.• Families Dealing with Deployment meetsthe first and third Monday of every monthfrom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neigh-borhood Center. The next meeting is Monday.For more information, call Kimberly McKayat 301-677-5590 or email• Retired Enlisted Association meets thethird Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant, 1210 AnnapolisRoad, Odenton. The next meeting is Tuesday.For more information, visit or callElliott Phillips, the local president, at 443-790-3805 or Arthur R. Cooper, past nationalpresident, at 443-336-1230.• Society of Military Widows meets forbrunch the fourth Sunday of the month at 1p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is June23. For more information, call Betty Jones at410-730-0127.•MarriageEnrichmentGroup, sponsoredbyArmy Community Service, meets the secondand fourth Monday of every month from 3 to4 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center,830 Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is June24. For more information, call Celena Flowersor Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.• Single Parent Support Group meets thesecond and fourth Monday of the month from6 to 8 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 ReeceRoad. The next meeting is June 24. Free childcare will be provided on site.For more information, call KimberlyMcKay at 301-677-5590 or email movie schedule is subject to change. Fora recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on theArmy and Air Force Exchange Service websiteat start Wednesdays to Saturdays at6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. NEW PRIC-ES: Tickets are $5 for adults (12 and older)and $2.50 for children. 3D Movies: $7 adults,$4.50 children.Today through June 28Today: “Pain Gain” (R). Florida bodybuildersget caught up in an extortion ring. With MarkWahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris.Friday: “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” (PG-13).Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeplesannual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for theirprecious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage.With Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, DavidAlan Grier.Saturday, Sunday Wednesday: “Iron Man 3”(PG-13). A powerful enemy tests Tony Stark’strue mettle. With Robert Downey Jr., GwynethPaltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley. (3D)June 20, 22, 23: “The Great Gatsby” (PG-13). AMidwestern war veteran finds himself drawn tothe past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, CareyMulligan. (3D)June 21, 26: “Tyler Perry’s Temptation” (PG-13).An ambitious married woman’s temptation by ahandsome billionaire leads to betrayal, reckless-ness, and forever alters the course of her life. WithJurnee Smollett-Bell, Kim Kardashian, VanessaWilliams.June 27, 28: “Star Trek Into Darkness” (PG-13).Capt. James Kirk and the crew of the Enterprisehunts a one-man weapon of mass destruction.With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban.(3D)EDUCATIONYOUTHRECREATIONMEETINGS