A good night’s
Today, 7 p.m.: Jazz Ambassadors Summer Concert - Constitution Park
Saturday, 8 a.m.: Summer SizzlerArmy Birthday 5K Run & 1-MileWalk -The Pavilion
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Fort Meade Farmers Market - Smallwood Hall lot
June 26, 7 p.m.: Soldiers’ Chorus Summer Concert - Constitution Park
July 3, 4 p.m.: Red,White & Blue Celebration - McGlachlin Parade Field
Post celebrates Army’s
with AUSA breakfast
vol. 66 no. 24 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community June 19, 2014
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Soldiers perform onstage in the Army Soldier Show held Friday at Murphy Field House. This year’s production paid tribute to “The Star-Spangled Banner” and focused on
core Army values. More than 600 people attended. For the story, see Page 12.
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It’s officially riding season and motorcyclists are
out in full force enjoying the summer weather.
Motorcycles are unlike any other recreational vehi-
cle. Boats, jet skis, snowmobiles and other recreational
vehicles have their own areas and environments that
allow them to be enjoyed in relative isolation.
Motorcycles, on the other hand, constantly inter-
act with the local population. They share the same
roads and environments that everyone else populates.
And at times, this puts motorcycles at an extreme
Motorcycles are harder to see and require the
motorcyclist to be a smarter and better driver than
those of the four-wheeled world. Moreover, psycholo-
gists determined that because a motorcycle does not
register as a threat, drivers do not react as fast. There-
fore, a rider must respond quickly.
Motorcycle-related fatalities continue to be a lead-
ing cause of death among service members unrelated
to war, according to a study published in the Medical
Surveillance Monthly Report, a peer-reviewed journal
on illnesses and injuries affecting service members
published by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance
The majority of these fatalities are a direct result
of excessive speed and speed too great for road condi-
tions. This is caused by behavioral issues.
The second greatest contributing factor is lack of
discipline: not wearing proper protective gear or not
wearing the proper gear correctly.
Some state laws do not require helmets, but
military members are required to wear all protective
gear for every ride. This includes a helmet that meets
Department of Transportation standards, shatter-
resistant eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved
shirt or jacket, and above-the-ankle boots.
Brightly colored retro-reflective vests are recom-
mended everywhere and required on Fort Meade.
Recent studies have demonstrated that new motor-
cycle body armor provides another level of protec-
tion. If an accident were to happen, the rider has
every edge available to minimize his or her injuries.
Did you know that mopeds and scooters fall under
the same regulations as motorcycles?
In fact, effective Oct. 1, 2012, all motor scooters
and mopeds in Maryland must be titled, insured and
display a registration decal.
Did you know that all Soldiers must complete an
Army-approved motorcycle safety course to ride a
Training is provided at no cost to all tenant military
personnel stationed at Fort Meade, and for all active-
duty Army active-duty personnel seeking training at
Army Reservists and National Guard person-
nel must be on training orders to take the training.
Training is not
unless their spe-
work duties dic-
tate the use of a
the year, Fort
tion Safety Office
offers three dif-
training courses for service members. The courses are
designed to help service members keep their riding
skills sharp and their attention focused at all times.
While the majority of this commentary is directed
at motorcyclists, drivers of two-wheeled and four-
wheeled forms of transportation also share the
responsibility of ensuring the safety of bikers.
Recent statistics show that nearly two-thirds of
automobile-motorcycle accidents are caused by driv-
ers of automobiles, most often during the daylight
hours at intersections.
Motorists must get into the habit of looking for
motorcycles as they drive, and not follow too closely
behind a motorcycle in case traffic suddenly slows or
the rider needs to maneuver the motorcycle to avoid
road hazards or other dangerous traffic conditions.
The best way for operators to reduce the likelihood
of an automobile-motorcycle collision is for both par-
ties to pay attention.
Sharing is caring, and nowhere is that more true
than on our highways and community streets.
For more information about motorcycle training
courses offered at Fort Meade, call 301-677-6241 or
go to the Installation Safety Office website at www.
Motorcycle safety affects
everyone on the road
Kirk Fechter, DIRECTOR
Installation Safety Office
Commander’s Open Door
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley
has an open door policy.
All service members, retirees, government
employees, family members or community
members age 18 or older are invited to address
issues or concerns to the commander directly
by visiting Foley’s office on Mondays from 4
to 6 p.m. at garrison headquarters in Hodges
Hall, Bldg. 4551, Llewellyn Avenue.
Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-
served basis. No appointment is necessary.
For more information, call 301-677-4844.
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Several generations of Soldiers, ranging
from World War II to present day service
members, came together June 12 to com-
memorate the Army’s 239th birthday.
The annual breakfast was held at Club
Meade to celebrate both the Army’s birth-
day and Flag Day, which are observed on
June 14. Retired Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab,
a World War II veteran, served as the
event’s guest speaker.
“We are assembled here today to cel-
ebrate the 239 years that the Army has
existed to defend our country and our
flag — the flag, which represents the unity
and common purposes of our nation,
our national goals and aspirations, and
our sense of vigilance, perseverance and
justice,” Shehab said.
The event was hosted by the Francis
Scott Key Chapter Association of the
United States Army, a nonprofit edu-
cational organization that supports the
Army — active duty, National Guard,
Reserve, wounded warriors, veterans,
civilian employees, retirees and family
members — and represents the Army on
“This organization, the organization
that serves as our voice to lobby legally
for needs of service members, is vital,”
said Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley. “I cannot emphasize the impor-
tance of the Association of the United
States Army for its fighting for the ben-
efits of Soldiers and service members.”
Following the buffet, Matt Hauser, vice
president of membership for the Francis
Scott Key AUSA, spoke about the chap-
ter’s background and the War of 1812.
Hauser discussed how during the war,
local businesses banded together with
the military to hinder the assault of Fort
McHenry by donating ships for the mili-
tary. The boats where chained together
and sunk outside Fort McHenry to stop
the British ships from approaching.
Corporations and the Army still work
together, Hauser said, to accomplish the
In his speech, Shehab discussed his 21
years of service and how the Army has
changed since he served.
The 94-year-old fought in the World
War II Battle of the Bulge and continued
a military career that included various
troop and staff assignments in armored
divisions and cavalry regiments in the
United States, Caribbean, Europe and the
Fort Meade, AUSA celebrate 239th Army birthday
Pvt. Shannon Thomas, retired Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab, retired Sgt. 1st Class Carlo De
Porto and retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran cut the Army birthday cake on June 12
at Club Meade. Shehab served as the guest speaker at the Army’s 239th birthday and
Flag Day celebration hosted by the Francis Scott Key Chapter of the Association of
the United States Army.
“I enjoyed the challenges and experi-
ences of military life, the life-long friend-
ships that develop as part of the life we
lead in the military — and that’s something
that I’ll carry with me right to Fiddler’s
Green [a reference to the afterlife in “The
Cavalrymen’s Poem,”] Shehab said.
Despite his desire to join the fight in
Europe at the start of World War II, She-
hab had to wait until Pearl Harbor was
attacked in 1941.
After the surprise attack, Shehab went
to a recruitment office in New York, where
there was a line around the corner. In 1942,
he was commissioned as a second lieuten-
ant in the U.S. Cavalry.
“There was a chap in Japan and another
one in Germany who wanted to work up
a system where he could come over here
and grab me and have me break rocks for
them,” Shehab said. “... If I didn’t want
to break rocks, I had to go fight. There’s
nothing confusing about it.”
As a member of what is considered
“the greatest generation,” Shehab said that
accolade is inaccurate.
“Many people have called my genera-
tion the greatest generation, but the great-
est generation is sitting here,” he said.
“Those of you sitting in uniform are the
greatest generation. Less than 1 percent
wear the uniform.”
It is the Army, Shehab said, that allows
the country to thrive.
“Our [country] is a land of opportunity
where one can accomplish almost anything
— it takes will and education to suc-
ceed,” he said. “Such opportunity is pos-
sible because of the freedoms we enjoy as
American citizens, thanks to the Soldiers
in this room and around the world over
the past 239 years.”
‘Many people have called
my generation the greatest
... [but] those of you sitting
in uniform are the greatest
Retired Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab
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By Tina Miles, PAO
780th MI Brigade
Time is precious and weekends are no
For Soldiers of the 781st Military Intel-
ligence Battalion, one way to spend that
extra time is repairing homes for complete
They decided to put their own “honey-do”
lists on hold to volunteer with Habitat for
Humanity of the Chesapeake and restore
homes in Baltimore.
Partnered with Fort Meade’s Unit Min-
istry Team, five Soldiers and one family
member from the 781st MI assisted the
Chesapeake Habitat in the renovation of sev-
eral homes on McCabe Street in Baltimore
on May 31.
“We could give money, but time is more
valuable — time and effort,” said Capt. Dan
Canchola, a volunteer from the 781st MI.
Making it a true team effort, Canchola
was accompanied by his wife, Arlah Can-
chola, who also volunteered.
“We like to give back to communities and
in return, we gain new skills,” said Arlah
Canchola, as she applied sealant to the walls
of one of the homes.
“It’s amazing how much we take for
granted — heat, electricity — even the walls.
You don’t think about those things until you
work on a project like this, where the homes
are stripped down to the bare bones.”
Brian Barker, development associate for
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake,
said there are four active neighborhood
projects in Baltimore, with 22 homes desig-
781st MI Soldiers volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
Photo by Derrick Shine
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Marchese, 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, prepares to caulk
the window frame as Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Santos, 781st MI, and Sgt. Maj. Craig
Davis, Public Health at Kimbrough, paint sealant around the windows of one of the
homes being renovated for the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake in Baltimore
on May 31.
nated for restoration in the McCabe Street
“Our focus is on the neighborhoods and
communities, not just the individual homes,”
Barker said. “That’s what makes Habitat
Chesapeake different from other Habitat for
This is not the first time members from the
781st MI have assisted Habitat for Humanity.
On behalf of the Meade’s Chaplains Office,
Chaplain (Capt.) Peter Baek has spear-
headed four working groups with Habitat
He is right there alongside the other vol-
unteers working at each event. Baek does
whatever is needed.
“It gives the Soldiers a chance to earn vol-
unteer hours and it gives me an opportunity
to try different skills,” he said. “Each time
out, I do different jobs.”
The mission goal for Habitat for Human-
ity is to bring people together to build homes,
communities and hope, and their vision is to
create a world where everyone has a safe and
secure place to live.
Founded in 1982, Habitat Chesapeake
serves Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City,
Baltimore County and Howard County.
Other members from the 781st MI who
volunteered on May 31 included Sgt. 1st
Class Mike Marchese, Sgt. 1st Class Carlos
Santos and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cortez.
Other volunteers from Fort Meade were
Sgt. Maj. Craig Davis of Public Health
at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center,
and his friend, J.R. Nash, a retired first
By Kevin Robinson
DeCA Public Affairs Specialist
The Defense Commissary Agency’s “Your Healthy
Lifestyle Festival” is running through July 6 at 236
This inaugural event allows patrons to see discounted
prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on
workout equipment at Exchanges, and fitness events hosted
by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities.
Fort Meade will host its festival June 27-29.
With the theme “Shop Healthy! Eat Healthy! Be Healthy!,”
the festival reinforces the health and wellness goals of the
military community, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph
“We all have a vested interest in helping service members
and their families improve their health and wellness,”Jeu said.
“Together, the synergy of military resale makes the installa-
tion the No. 1 destination for collaborative events such as the
Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival.”
The festival combines commissary farmers markets,
Exchange sidewalk sales, FMWR fitness events, demos,
music, nutritious food samples, prize giveaways, discount
coupon offers, health and wellness information, and children’s
It’s no coincidence that health and wellness is a dominant
theme, especially as the Department of Defense continues to
roll out its Healthy Base Initiative. HBI is a project of DoD’s
Operation Live Well, an initiative to boost the nutrition and
fitness of service members, retirees, their families and military
“There’s a special ‘take care of our own’ mentality about
military communities, and this festival embodies the best of
that philosophy,”said DeCA Sales Director Randy Chandler.
“Whenever commissaries, Exchanges, MWR services and our
industry partners collaborate like this, our customers benefit
For DeCA, the Lifestyle Festival also gives the commissary
agency an opportunity to showcase its worldwide farmers
market program, an event that has offered plenty of tasty
fruits and vegetables for the past three years, Chandler said.
“Our commissary associates and industry partners work
hard to offer quality healthy fruits and vegetables,” Chandler
said. “The creativity, imagination and excitement of the
farmers markets, combined with the Exchange sales and the
MWR fitness events, will make this festival something our
military customers cannot afford to miss.”
Customers who live near multiple commissaries should use
the DeCA website to frequent all sales in their area.
An overall schedule, listing installations and dates, can
be found on the DeCA website at http://www.commissaries.
Commissary patrons should also check the individual store
websites for more information on farmers market dates and
other scheduled events.
‘Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival’ coming to Fort Meade
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By Lisa R. Rhodes
A restful night’s sleep can mean the
difference between optimal health and
The Army’s Ready and Resilient
Campaign encourages Soldiers, families,
retirees and Army civilian employees to
“develop a mindset that drives them to
optimize their own health in order to
improve their resiliency,” according to an
As a result, the Army is focusing on
three components of health — sleep,
activity and nutrition — as part of the
Performance Triad. This triad emphasizes
the basics of proper health as the key
to attaining and maintaining a resilient
Sheila Greaney, chief of the Integrated
Behavioral Health Department in Primary
Care at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care
Center, said proper sleep is critical.
“Chronic sleep deprivation may lead to
changes in mood or memory problems,”
Greaney said. “Depression and anxiety
may contribute to poor interactions with
family and co-workers. The ability to learn
and retain information is affected by get-
ting enough sleep.
“Insufficient sleep may make it more
difficult to lose weight, and may even
contribute to a service member gaining
weight. Other physical problems that may
be related to chronic sleep deprivation
are hypertension, cardiovascular disease,
diabetes and stroke.”
Despite the importance of sleep, Army
research has shown that service mem-
bers often experience problems in getting
adequate rest and can suffer from other
health issues in conjunction with a lack
Lt. Col. Vincent Mysliwiec, chief of
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and
Sleep Medicine Service at the Madigan
Healthcare System in Tacoma, Wash., is a
leading expert in Army sleep research.
Last year, Mysliwiec and his colleagues
published a study in Sleep, the peer-
reviewed, scientific journal of the Asso-
ciated Professional Sleep Societies, that
found a high prevalence of sleep disorders
and a high rate of short-sleep duration
among active-duty service members.
“While sleep deprivation is part of the
military culture, the high prevalence of
short-sleep duration in military person-
nel with sleep disorders was surprising,”
Mysliwiec said. “The potential risk of
increased accidents as well as long-term
clinical consequences of the short-sleep
duration and a sleep disorder in our popu-
lation is unknown.”
The study’s results showed that 85.1
percent of participants had a clinical sleep
disorder. Obstructive apnea was the most
frequent diagnosis at 51.2 percent, fol-
lowed by insomnia at 24.7 percent.
Participants’ self-reported sleep dura-
tion was only 5.74 hours per night, while
41.8 percent reported sleeping five hours
or less per night.
Although individual sleep needs vary,
Mysliwiec said most adults need about
seven to eight hours of sleep to feel alert
and rested during the day.
“Soldiers perform strenuous tasks that
demand vigilance and focus,” Mysliwiec
said. “Lack of adequate sleep is known
to contribute to performance errors and
In addition, the study showed that
service members with sleep disorders also
suffered from one or more medical condi-
The most common service-related ill-
nesses were depression (22.6 percent),
anxiety (16.8 percent), post-traumatic
stress disorder (13.2 percent), and mild
traumatic brain injury (12.8 percent).
Nearly 25 percent of service members
were taking medications for pain. Par-
ticipants with PTSD were two times more
likely to have insomnia, and those with
depression or pain syndrome were 1.5
times more likely to have insomnia.
“The other unique aspect is that mili-
tary personnel, irrespective of their sleep
disorder, have short duration and sleepi-
ness,” Mysliwiec said. “This is not typi-
cally seen in civilian patients.”
The causes of sleep disorders in Sol-
diers vary. For example, Mysliwiec said
that learned maladaptive sleep practices
in deployed settings, such as having to
wake up at all hours and 24-hour missions,
contribute to sleep disorders. Other causes
are: caffeine, mental health conditions,
a genetic disposition, medications and
Kimbrough’s IBHC program typically
treats people suffering from insomnia or
lifestyle issues that are disrupting their
ability to feel rested. Obstructive apnea,
narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, sleep
walking, snoring and nightmares also are
assessed in Primary Care.
As part of the assessment, the clini-
cians will determine if the disorder can
be treated in a primary care setting or at
a specialty clinic.
Greaney said that depending on the
sleep disorder, many patients are able to
Sleep is critical for Soldier resiliencyWater main
American Water is continuing its
2014 Annual Water Main Flushing
Program through Friday.
The purpose of the program is to
provide the best quality water available
to you, the customer, by removing any
buildup of sediment that may have
occurred in the water lines.
Flushing may result in some tempo-
rary discoloration and the presence of
sediment in your water. These condi-
tions are not harmful and should be
of very short duration.
During the hours between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m., limit your use of water to
help prevent discolored water reaching
your service lines to your residence.
Should you notice an increase in dis-
colored water at your residence, flush
all faucets inside for 15 minutes.
If the water does not clear up, call
the Water Treatment Plant at 443-
591-0909. This number is monitored
24/7 should you have any additional
questions or concerns.
Areas that may be affected by
planned flushing are:
• Mapes Road between O’Brien
Road and Cooper Avenue
• 6th Armored Cavalry Road
• O’Brien Road between Mapes
Road and Dutt Road
• Grant Road
• Simonds Street
• Zimborski Avenue
• Leonard Wood Avenue
• York Avenue
• Dutt Road
• Gordon Street
• Cain Circle
• Mackall Court
• Officers Club Road
• Hodges Street
• Taylor Avenue
Streets adjacent to Cooper Avenue,
Mapes Road and Rock Avenue may
experience a temporary change in their
water during flushing activities.
Signs will be posted ahead of any
flushing activities to notify customers.
return to a normal sleep cycle after com-
pleting the program.
Fort Meade’s Army Wellness Center
offers the “Healthy Sleep Habits” class
on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., by appoint-
ment, for active-duty service members,
family members, retirees and DoD civilian
The class focuses on the importance
of sleep, the science of sleep, methods for
achieving better quality of sleep, and posi-
tive steps to improve sleep.
“We have had a very positive response
to the class,” said Jamie Valis, director of
AWC. “Clients walk away with specific
goals to assist them in improving their
Editor’s Note: For more information on
sleep and other components of the Perfor-
mance Triad, go to http://armymedicine.
mil/Pages/performance-triad.aspx or call
the Army Wellness Center at 301-677-
June 12, Larceny of private
property: The victim stated that
her daughter’s iPod Touch and
charger, which were in her son’s
room unsecured and unattend-
ed, were missing.
June 15, Wrongful damage of
private property: The complain-
ant stated that he video-recorded juveniles break-
ing out the windows of vacant quarters.
Compiled by the Fort Meade
Directorate of Emergency Services
For week of June 9-15:
• Moving violations: 21
• Nonmoving violations: 3
• Verbal warnings for traffic stops: 29
• Traffic accidents: 3
• Driving on suspended license: 1
• Driving on suspended registration: 0
• Driving without a license: 0
Fort Meade at
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photos by nate pesce
Boy Scouts retire flagsMembers of local Boy Scout Troops conducted a flag retirement
ceremony on Saturday evening at the Camp Meade RV Park.
The ceremony was held in observance of Flag Day.
The Federal Flag Code prescribes the proper display of, and respect
for, the United States flag. According to the code, Public Law 94-344,
“The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting
emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably
The Scouts retired nearly a dozen worn, torn, faded or badly soiled
flags by ceremonially burning them in a fire pit at the campground.
Eleven-year-old Steven Weeks of Boy Scout Troop 119 places a
retired American flag into the fire during Saturday’s ceremony.
An American flag burns inside a fire pit at the Camp Meade RV Park.
BELOW: Local Boy Scouts retire a donated worn flag on Saturday evening by ceremoniously
placing it in fire.
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With simple interest, the faster one
pays off the car payments, the less inter-
est is paid. Pre-computed interest will be
paid off in full no matter how quickly the
payments are paid off.
Check the contract to determine
whether the company will offer a rebate
or refund of pre-computed interest if
you pay the loan off sooner than the
established payment schedule. Also,
watch out for pre-payment penalties
from the bank and/or finance company
before becoming overzealous with extra
or higher payments.
Do your research by comparing differ-
ent contracts with dealerships and banks
to make sure the payment penalties are
clear. If extra payments are allowed
without any associated costs, be sure you
clearly understand the process required
to make these extra payments.
Contacting the company’s customer
service department would be a step in
the right direction to make sure that
any extra payments are being credited
Once you have settled on a purchase
and have arranged the financing, it is
crucial to make each and every payment
in a timely fashion. Failing to make a
payment by the mandated date could
result in the assessment of a late fee as
well as an adverse entry on your credit
Make sure that all scheduled pay-
ments are made on time and that your
bank account has a sufficient monthly
balance if you have opted for automatic
When the debt is finally paid off,
request written confirmation from the
bank or finance company that the loan
has been paid in full.
For more information on financing,
go online to the Federal Trade Commis-
sion website at ftc.org.
To schedule an appointment to speak
with an attorney at the Fort Meade Legal
Assistance Office, call 301-677-9504 or
By Joslyn Dambra
Legal Assistance Intern
Just turn on the television and you’ll
be spun into a world full of limited-time
finance offers on a variety of products.
If the product doesn’t already sound
intriguing, then the way to purchase it
will be the icing on the cake. Among the
top products, automobile advertisements
To obtain that newest model with the
fancy accessories, you must sign a con-
tract that provides details of the transac-
tion that includes the total amount owed
and the payment arrangement. The total
amount you will actually pay for that car
loan is dependent on the length of time
the payment arrangement is in place.
For example, a five-year contract of
low monthly payments will result in
you paying more for the car than you
would with a three-year contract requir-
ing higher monthly payments. Beware
that low monthly payments may be
costing you more in the long run due to
When finalizing the contract, a factor
to consider is that interest comes in two
forms. Simple interest is calculated based
on the amount owed, while pre-comput-
ed interest is a fixed amount calculated
at the beginning of the contract.
Fast financing … not so fast
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photos by noah scialom
Pfc. Bryan McNeill performs with the cast of the popular Army Soldier Show on Friday at Murphy Field House.
BELOW: Spc. Enjolee Williams sings a stirring solo during a poignant skit about supporting Soldiers who contemplate suicide.
By Lisa R. Rhodes
A tribute to Francis Scott Key and his
writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” set
the patriotic tone for this year’s Army Solider
“It was exceptional,” said retired Air Force
Master Sgt. Dallas Pope of Easton, who came
with his wife, Phyllis. “It is always high-end
and very professional.”
The 90-minute performance was held Fri-
day at Murphy Field House. More than 600
This year’s Soldier Show, entitled “Stand
Strong,” highlights the strength, character
and resiliency of Soldiers and the families
that support them. Dedication to the nation,
pride and leaving no Soldier behind were the
themes that the cast of Soldiers and Reservists
explored throughout the show.
The performance featured songs from every
era, including contemporary hits such as “Roy-
als” recorded by Lorde and “Roar” recorded
by Katy Perry, as well as older favorites such
as “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles and
“Lean On Me” by Bill Withers.
A highlight was a poignant skit about
supporting Soldiers who are contemplating
suicide. Spc. Enjolee Williams sang a stirring
solo that garnered much applause from the
The cast then performed a medley of songs
that have boosted Soldier morale from World
War II to the present. The songs included
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “I Wanna
Hold Your Hand,”“Stop The Love You Save,”
Soldier Show focuses on
Army values through song
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“Killing Me Softly,”“Have You Forgotten?”and
No musical performance would be complete
this year without a rendition of “Happy,” the
popular hit song by Pharrell Williams, which
had the audience clapping along as the cast sang
The show ended with Staff Sgt. Yvonne Col-
lier and Williams leading the cast in “The Star-
Spangled Banner,”harmonizing as the audience
rose to its feet.
Sgt. 1st Class Frederick McDuffy, noncom-
missioned officer-in-charge of the Soldier Show,
P. Foley with a Soldier Show plaque.
Foley called the production “phenomenal,”
and presented McDuffy and the cast with a
plaque of appreciation.
After the show, audience member Alma
Pierce, a military spouse from Severn, said it was
her first time at a Soldier Show performance.
“It was simply fantastic. I really enjoyed it,”
said Pierce, who came with her daughter Altese
Cabiness and her two granddaughters. “It was
The Army Soldier Show pays homage to the sacrifice of military families as part of
its “Stand Strong” theme for 2014.
LEFT: Performers sing and dance to emphasize the importance of physical fitness
and resiliency during the Soldier Show. The 90-minute performance included songs
originally performed by the Beatles, Bill Withers, Lorde, Katy Perry, The Jackson Five
and Roberta Flack.
BELOW: Staff Sgt. Duane Reno (foreground) communicates with friends on his iPhone
as part of the Soldier Show as other cast members dance and sing.
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Story and photos by Brandon Bieltz
In just under 20 minutes, the Defense
Information School and nearly 200 run-
ners celebrated three birthdays Saturday
morning with a dash through the instal-
On the Army’s 239th anniversary and
the 237th birthday of the American flag,
and with the school’s 50th anniversary
less than three weeks away, DINFOS
hosted a Fallen Heroes 5K Run and
1-Mile Walk to commemorate the occa-
“It’s perfect timing for everything,”
said Audric Burnett, who competed in
the walk with his 3-year-old daughter
Olivia resting on his shoulders.
The run was part of a series of events
that DINFOS has hosted during its year-
long celebration of the 50th anniversary
on July 1.
DINFOS was established in 1964 at
Fort Slocum, N.Y., before relocating the
following year to Fort Benjamin Har-
rison, Ind. In 1995, DINFOS moved to
Fort Meade. The current facility officially
opened three years later.
Since its opening in 1964, DINFOS has
trained nearly 100,000 service members,
civilians and international allies to serve
around the world in information career
fields including public affairs, broadcast-
ing and visual information.
Saturday’s run also honored public
affairs, visual information and broadcast
professionals who have died in service.
To honor the fallen professionals,
many of the runners wore dog tags
bearing the deceased service member or
Others wore dog tags with a more
personal meaning. Sarah Myrick ran
with a dog tag bearing the name of her
grandfather, World War II veteran Bill
“I think that it is a neat idea,” Myrick
said of the commemorative dog tags.
While many DINFOS students and
faculty participated in the run, the event
also drew a few local celebrities including
Miss Washington D.C., Shannon Lynch,
and Ms. Washington D.C., Allison Hill.
“It’s been a great event,” Hill said.
Lynch, who was crowned in early June,
competed in the beauty pageant with a
platform advocating veteran rights. She
attended Saturday’s race to support the
military. A former military child, Lynch
said Fort Meade reminded her of her
DINFOS hosts Fallen Heroes 5K Run
“I grew up at Fort Lewis [in Washing-
ton],” she said. “This feels like home.”
Runners began the race in front of
DINFOS and darted off through the
Michael Martinez separated himself
from the rest of the pack en route to a
first-place finish at 18:04, while Myrick
won the women’s competition with a time
Following the race, several competi-
tors said the event was a fitting way to
celebrate the three anniversaries.
“I love running, so it seems like a good
way to celebrate it for me,” Myrick said.
DINFOS broadcast student Luke Wil-
son said the run represented the Army
“It’s fellowship with other Soldiers,”
he said. “I think it’s a really good way to
celebrate the birthday.”
School run in
the event that
begin the Defense
Heroes 5K Run
and 1-Mile Walk
morning. The run
Flag Day, the
and DINFOS’ 50th
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The installation’s annual
Run Series continues
Saturday with the Summer
Sizzler 5K at 8 a.m. at the
cost for individuals is $15.
Cost on the day of the run
The pre-registration cost
for groups of seven to 10
cost is $45 for a family of
three to six people. On the
day of the event, the cost
is $60 per family. All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.
To register, go to allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=51593.
For more information, call 301-677-7916.
EFMP Walking Group
The Exceptional Family Member Program Walking Group will meet June
26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the track at Mullins Field.
All are welcome — strollers, too. To register, call 301-677-4473.
Dollar Days at the Lanes is every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bowlers receive a game of bowling, shoe rental, a hot dog, hamburger,
small fries, pizza slice or small soda for $1 each.
For more information, call 301-677-5541.
Texas Hold ‘em
Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays and Wednesdays 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 quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
Find schedules, scores, standings
and upcoming seasons for
All-Army athletics, new sports and special events at
And more, plus
Jabber nation, let’s start today by getting
your Led out, as in Led Zeppelin.
Hey, hey, what can I say, my vaca starts
in one more day. So, so, so, what should
I do? I guess I better write this getaway
column for you.
I love you all more than a little bit, but
I’d be lying if I said the getaway column
isn’t one of my favorite pieces of the
Within two days of this week’s dose
going to print, I will be on a beach, play-
ing in big waves, working on the next great
piece of American fiction, and watching
the World Cup 2014: Netherlands’ domi-
nance over Spain would have made my
Grandpa Doc proud. Not to mention that
Portugal getting whooped by Germany
paired with our amazing win over Ghana
bit.ly/1njwtuV means the U.S. is probably
one draw away from making it through the
group of death.
It doesn’t take a genius to see why the
World Cup is great. The goals in the first
round have been fantastic bit.ly/STy5C3,
and the athleticism is mind-blowing.
I worked out on the elliptical for the
first half of Bosnia and Argentina. I tried
to mimic the action on the field, so when
the dudes were sprinting, I went faster.
When they jogged, I slowed down.
And despite my sprinting being as fast
as Messi when he’s still, I still logged nearly
six miles in 45 minutes.
However, after Fred’s flop slate.
me/1jyCUI8 helped Brazil win its open-
ing match, I also realized why I can only
handle the World Cup every four years.
Even Dwyane Wade bit.ly/1iac5z2 has
to admit that when it comes to flop-
ping, he’s got nothing on footballers. bit.
Since we’re talking D-Wade and flop-
ping, we better talk about the Heat losing
to the Spurs. It’s popular to use Miami’s
loss as another example of LeBron James’
lack of greatness. Allah knows I have been
less than fair at times to the King.
But three things were made clear during
this year’s playoffs:
1. San Antonio is the best team in the
2. James is the best player in the world.
3. The distance between the second-best
team and player and the Spurs and James
should be measured in light years.
I am no longer silly enough to debate
or that he is the
gifted and well-
rounded player in
was really start-
ing to drink
LBJ’s crunk juice.
A few weeks ago,
I even made the
mistake of texting to Cousin Claw that
James moved ahead of Larry Bird as the
greatest small forward in NBA history.
Physically, the only area where James is
inferior to Bird is shooting, which isn’t to
say James is a poor shooter; it’s just that
no one shot better than Bird.
James also has just as high of a bas-
ketball IQ to go along with his physical
And even though Bird was 3-2 in his
five finals appearances while James is now
2-3, that record alone doesn’t prove why
Bird is better than James. Those Celtic
teams in the ’80s were all-time greats,
whereas James has gone into the finals
with an inferior team all but once: In
2012, the Heat was a better team than
OKC. (Sorry, Meena.)
The difference between Bird and James
is mystique. Right or wrong, everybody
knew if you went at Bird too hard, he
was going to find a way to beat you down.
Of course, he was going to steal the ball
against the Pistons or hit the game-win-
And even if Bird had the lesser team,
you knew if the season came down to
one game, or the game came down to
one minute, Bird was going to be at his
best, and you were going to be surprised
if he failed.
James, on the other hand, seems to
dominate the game that gets you to the
last game or the first 47 minutes. But
when it comes down to it, you expect him
to find a way to fall short. Unlike me, the
C-H-A to the D.
I will see you all in a couple of weeks.
Until then ...
If you have questions on this or anything
to do with sports, email me at chad.t.jones.
email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter @
The getaway column 2014
Chad T. Jones,
Jibber Jabber - Opinion
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Community News Notes
The deadline for Soundoff! community
“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.
All submissions are posted at the editor’s
discretion and may be edited for space and
grammar. Look for additional community
events on the Fort Meade website at www.
ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade
Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.
For more information or to submit an
announcement, email Philip Jones at philip.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602.
Youth bagger applications
Applications for youth baggers at
the Fort Meade Commissary will be
processed on Monday from 9-10:30 a.m.
at Gaffney Fitness Center, on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Applications are being accepted for 20
Youth baggers must be at least 15
years old. Applicants must be able to
work evening shifts (weeknights or
weekends) when school starts in August.
Applicants must apply in-person
with their military ID card, and be a
dependent of an active-duty service
member including active-duty Reservists.
For more information, call 301-677-
Summer Concert Series
The U.S. Army Field Band’s free
Summer Concert Series is held Thursdays
at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park.
Each week, members of the Army
Field Band and special guests will
perform a new lineup of music spanning
contemporary pop to jazz classics.
Final concert is Aug. 23.
• Today: Jazz Ambassadors
• June 26: Soldiers’ Chorus
• July 10: U.S. Naval Academy Band
• July 17: “Pershing’s Own” Down
• July 24: “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army
• July 31: The Volunteers
No tickets required. Bring a folding
chair or blanket for seating.
In inclement weather, the performance
will take place at the Pavilion. The
decision will be made at 3 p.m. on the day
of each performance.
For updates, check armyfieldband.
com or the Fort Meade Facebook page at
All visitors should enter Fort Meade
via the main gate at Route 175 and
Reece Road. Visitors are subject to an
Red, White and Blue celebration july 3
Fort Meade’s annual Red, White and Blue Celebration will be held July 3 at 4 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.
The event will feature food and novelty vendors, inflatables, a DJ, fireworks and a performance by the U.S.
Army Field Band’s The Volunteers.
For more information, go to ftmeademwr.com.
identification check and vehicle inspection.
For more information, call 301-677-
34th IS change of
Lt. Col. Joseph M. Appel of the 34th
Intelligence Squadron will relinquish
command to Lt. Col. Lisa M. Biewer
in a change of command ceremony on
Monday at 10:34 a.m. at the McGill
Training Center ballroom.
For more information, email Staff
Sgt. Bryan Stadtmueller at bryan.
780th MI change of
The 780th Military Intelligence
Battalion will conduct a change of
command ceremony on June 27 at 9
a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.
Lt. Col. Deitra Trotter will relinquish
command to Lt. Col. Brady Stout.
704th MI change of
Col. Anthony Hale will relinquish
command of the 704th Military
Intelligence Brigade to Col. Michele
Bredenkamp during a change of
command/change of responsibility
ceremony on July 1 at 9 a.m. at
McGlachlin Parade Field.
In inclement weather, the event will be
moved to the Fort Meade Pavilion.
During the ceremony, Command Sgt.
Maj. Mark Thornton will relinquish
responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj.
All family members and spectators
For more information or to RSVP,
Sarah’s House, an emergency and
transitional shelter at Fort Meade, is
conducting a Diaper Drive on Saturday
and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
Ridgeview Plaza on Route 175 in Hanover,
between Taco Bell and Lima’s Chicken.
Diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6 of any brand
are greatly needed as well as pull-ups and
Collection bins at UPS stores at the
Ridgeview Plaza and Odenton Shopping
Center are available all year.
Checks can be made payable to Sarah’s
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Community News Notes
For more information, contact Donna
Williams at 716-863-5266 or dlarue8@
gmail.com or Bruce Clopein at 410-
519-5085 or bclopein@catholiccharities-
Army Birthday Ball
The 2014 Army Birthday Ball will be
held Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight
at the Gaylord National Resort
Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St.,
All active-duty, Army Reserve and
Army National Guard Soldiers, Army
family members, Department of the
Army civilian employees, government
contractors, Army retirees and Army
veterans may purchase tickets through the
Army Knowledge Online (AKO) page:
The event will feature combined
performances of the U.S. Army Band’s
“Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Field
Band and the U.S. Army Soldier Show.
For more information, email the
Army Birthday Ball helpdesk at Usarmy.
Naval Academy Band
The Naval Academy Band will
present four concerts this summer at
the Annapolis City Dock’s Susan B.
Campbell Park, 1 Dock St., Annapolis.
Concerts are free and open to the
public with no tickets required.
• Independence Day Concert: July 4
at 8 p.m.
• Crabtowne Stompers: July 8 at 7
• Electric Brigade: July 22 at 7 p.m.
• Alumni Concert: July 29 at 7 p.m.
For more information, go to www.
usna.edu/USNABand or call 410-293-
The Navy Fleet and Family Support
Center offers a variety of classes at its new
facility at 2212 Chisholm Ave.
The free classes are open to DoD
identification cardholders including active-
duty service members, retirees and their
family members, DoD civilian employees
Registration is required for each class.
• Car Buying: Monday, 1-3 p.m.
• Interviewing Skills: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to
• Investing 101: June 30, 1-3 p.m.
• Medical Records Review:
Appointment required at 301-677-9014.
To register or for more information, call
301-677-9017 or 301-677-9018.
CID recruiting brief
Monthly recruiting briefings are
conducted by the Criminal Investigation
Division on the first Tuesday of every
month at 1 p.m. at the Fort Meade CID
Office, 855 Chisholm Ave.
The next recruiting briefing is July 1.
For more information, call Sgt. 1st
Class Matthew Allen at 301-677-1687 or
go to cid.army.mil.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will run Aug.
4-8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Argonne
Hills Chapel Center.
The free program is for ages 4
through fifth grade.
Registration tables are set up through
July 21 at Argonne Hills Chapel Center
and the Main Post Chapel. Registration
is limited to the first 200 children and
will close July 21.
This year’s theme is “Weird Animals
and Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-
Kind” and features one-of-a-kind Bible
adventures; untamed games; KidVid
cinema; Ozzy’s Preschool Park; crafts;
All volunteers over the age of 12 must
have completed a background check
before the program begins.
VBS is seeking adults and youths (in
grade six and above), but only 30 youths
below the age of 16 are needed.
For more information, call Marcia
Eastland at 301-677-0386 or 301-677-
6035 or Sheila Stewart at 301-677-6038.
The Children’s Library at Kuhn Hall
offers pre-kindergarten Storytime on
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
at the Children’s Library in Kuhn Hall,
4415 Llewellyn Ave.
• Today: “Summer Spectacular”
• June 26: “My Farm Friends”
For more information, call 301-677-
• The Bowie Baysox will begin a
six-game homestand on Friday that
includes a Tribute to the Negro Leagues
and Orioles Pride Day.
The 13th Annual Tribute to the
Negro Leagues will be celebrated
Saturday at 6:35 p.m. A pregame
ceremony will honor former Negro
League players. An autograph session
will be offered on the concourse during
Orioles Pride Day will be Sunday
at 2:05 p.m. Wear your Orioles gear
and save $5 on a box seat ticket the
day of the game. Event also features a
Manny Machado lunch bag giveaway
for the first 500 fans ages 13 and older
presented by the City of Bowie.
For more information, go to baysox.
• Tent Troupe will present “Folk
Tales, Fables and Fun” on June 30
and July 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Montpelier
Mansion grounds, 9650 Muirkirk Road
in Laurel, rain or shine.
No reservations or tickets required.
Seating is under the big top tent.
The free children’s matinee will
feature “The Bremertown Musicians”
and an adaptation of “Anansi the
Moss-Covered Rock,” “Caps for Sale”
and two tales written and adapted for
The interactive format begins with a
pre-show of singing and dancing.
Farmers market every Wed.The Fort Meade Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. through Nov. 12 in the Smallwood Hall parking lot, across from
McGlachlin Parade Field.
Vendors are all local to the region.
The Fort Meade community will have access to fresh and local fruits and
vegetables, free-range meats, quality heirloom vegetables, herbs and annuals,
flowers, jams, baked goods and breads.
For more information, go to ftmeademwr.com.
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Community News Notes
For more information, call 301-377-
7817 or 301-776-2805.
• The Columbia Festival of the Arts
runs through June 28. The 2014 season
lineup features an eclectic mix of free and
ticketed events including film, literature,
theater, music, art exhibitions, workshops,
artistic competitions and demonstrations by
the Center Ring Circus School.
For a complete schedule, call 410-715-
3044 or go to columbiafestival.org.
• Prostate Cancer Support Group meets
at Walter Reed National Military Medical
Center in Bethesda on the third Thursday
of every month. The next meeting is today
from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the
America Building, River Conference Room
(next to the Prostate Center), third floor.
Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID
is required for base access. Men without a
military ID should call the Prostate Center
48 hours prior to the event at 301-319-2900
for base access.
For more information, call retired Col.
Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.
• Society of Military Widows meets for
brunch the fourth Sunday of the month at 1
p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is Sunday.
For more information, call Betty Jones at
• Calling All Dads meets the second and
fourth Monday of every month from 4 to 5
p.m. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center,
4998 2nd Corps Blvd. The next meeting is
The group is for expecting fathers, and
fathers with children of all ages. Children
welcome. For more information, call 301-
677-5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@
• Single Parent Support Group meets the
second and fourth Monday of the month
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at School Age Services,
1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is
Monday. Free child care is provided onsite.
For more information, call 301-677-5590
or email email@example.com.
• Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored
by Army Community Service, meets the
second and fourth Monday of every
month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Community
Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.
The next meeting is Monday. For more
information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica
Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
• Air Force Sergeants Association
Chapter 254 meets the fourth Wednesday
of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the
multipurpose room of Building 9801 at the
National Security Agency. The next meeting
is Wednesday. For more information, call
443-534-5170 or visit afsa254.org.
• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by
the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the
first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at
The next prayer breakfast is July 3.
There is no cost for the buffet; donations
are optional. All Fort Meade employees,
family members, and civilian and military
personnel are invited.
For more information, call Diana Durner
at 301-677-6703 or email diana.l.durner.
• Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first
Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s
Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis
Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back
of the building. The next meeting is July 3.
Dinner is served at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 410-674-4000.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness of
Anne Arundel County offers a free support
group for families with a loved one suffering
from mental illness on the first Thursday of
every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton (West
County) Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The
next meeting is July 3. For more information,
• Families Dealing with Deployment meets
the first and third Monday of every month
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest
Neighborhood Center. Children welcome.
The next meeting is July 7. For more infor-
mation, call 301-677-5590 or email colaina.
• Fort Meade TOP III Association meets
the second Wednesday of each month at 3
p.m. at the Courses. The next meeting is July
9. The association is open to all Air Force
active-duty and retired senior noncommis-
sioned officers. For more information, call
Master Sgt. Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Women’s Empowerment Group meets
Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to provide
a safe, confidential arena for the support,
education and empowerment of women who
have experienced past or present family vio-
Location is only disclosed to participants.
To register, call Samantha Herring, victim
advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine
Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117.
• Project Healing Waters meets
Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldiers
and Family Assistance Center, 2462 85th
Medical Battalion Ave.
The project is dedicated to the physical
and emotional rehabilitation of wounded
warriors and veterans through fly fishing,
fly tying and outings.
For more information, call Larry Vawter,
program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email
• Dancing with the Heroes, free
ballroom dance lessons for the Warrior
Transition Unit, meets Thursdays at 6
p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center in
the seminar room.
Participants should wear loose
clothing, comfortable shoes with leather
soles. No super high heels or flip-flops.
• Spanish Christian Service is conducted
Sundays at 1 p.m. at the Cavalry Chapel
located at 8465 Simonds St. and 6th
Armored Cavalry Road.
For more information, call Elias Mendez
at 301-677-7314 or 407-350-8749.
• Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in
first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10,
to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6
p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
For more information, email Cubmaster
Christopher Lassiter at pack377_cm@
yahoo.com or Committee Chairperson
Marco Cilibert at email@example.com.
• Boy Scout Troop 379 meets Mondays
at 7 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel
Center on Rockenbach Road. The troop
is actively recruiting boys age 11 to
18. For more information, email Lisa
Yetman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Wendall Lawrence, Scoutmaster, at
• Military Council for Catholic Women
is open to all women ages 18 and older
for prayer, faith, fellowship and service
at Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100
Rockenbach Road. The Catholic Women
of the Chapel meets Tuesdays from 9:45
a.m. to noon when Anne Arundel County
schools are in session. Monthly programs
are held Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information, email Loretta
Endres at email@example.com.
• Moms Walking Group, sponsored
by Parent Support, meets Thursdays
from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Potomac Place
Neighborhood Center. To register, call
Colaina Townsend or Michelle Pineda at
• American Legion Post 276 is open to
veterans and active-duty service members
at 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn.
Breakfast may be purchased beginning at 9
a.m. Lunches may be purchased from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4 to
6 p.m. Dinner may be purchased at 6 p.m.
on Fridays and the fourth Sunday of every
Membership discounts are offered
for active-duty military. For more
information, call 410-969-8028 or visit
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The movie schedule is subject to change. For
a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-
677-5324. Further listings are available on the
Army and Air Force Exchange Service website
Movies start Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30
p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (The Fort Meade
Theater will no longer be open on Wednesdays
PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults (12
and older) and $3 for children. 3D Movies:
$7.50 adults, $5 children.
Today through July 6
Friday Saturday: “The Amazing Spider-Man
2” (PG-13). Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as
the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew
of super villains against him, impacting his life.
With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie
Foxx. (3D Friday)
Sunday June 28: “Moms’ Night Out” (PG). All
Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-
up evening of dinner and fun — a long-needed
moms’night out. But in order to enjoy high heels,
adult conversation, and food not served in a bag,
they need their husbands to watch the kids for a
few hours. What could go wrong? With Sarah
Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton.
June 27: “Neighbors” (R). A couple with a new-
born baby face unexpected difficulties after they
are forced to live next to a fraternity house. With
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron.
June 29: “Godzilla” (PG-13). The world’s most
famous monster is pitted against malevolent
creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scien-
tific arrogance, threaten our very existence. With
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eliza-
July 4: “Blended” (PG-13). After a bad blind date,
a man and woman find themselves stuck together
at a resort for families, where their attraction grows
as their respective kids benefit from the burgeon-
ing relationship. With Adam Sandler, Drew Bar-
rymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey.
July 5 6: “Million Dollar Arm” (PG). A sports
agent stages an unconventional recruitment strat-
egy to get talented Indian cricket players to play
Major League Baseball. With Jon Hamm, Aasif
Mandvi, Alan Arkin.