excellenceDoD honors topcommunicatorswith awardspage 3UPCOMING EVENTSToday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Technology Expo - Club MeadeSaturday, 8 a.m.: Patriot Pride 5K - Murphy Field HouseSunday, 2:30 p.m.: Massing of the Colors/Memorial Day Remembrance -The PavilionMay 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Safety,Wellness and Resiliency Expo - The PavilionMay 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Right Arm Night - Club MeadeAlohaMeade celebratesAsian American PacificIslander Heritage Monthpage 10Soundoff!´vol. 65 no. 19 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community May 16, 2013primarycolorsFort Meade and the Military Order of the World Wars will host a Memorial Day Remembrance and the 27th Annual Massing of the Colors on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort MeadePavilion, located at Llewellyn Avenue and Route 175. The guest speaker is Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commander, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and MilitaryDistrict of Washington. The event will feature the Armed Forces Color Guard and the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps. The U.S. Army Field Band will perform patriotic music.This event is a tribute to honor veterans from all wars who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service. It combines the colors and color guards of active and reserve componentand National Guard military units, veterans service organizations, and various civic and patriotic organizations. The public is invited. See Page 2 for more details.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013Commander’s ColumnContents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................13 Crime Watch.................. 8 Movies..................................15 Community..................14 Classified..............................16Editorial StaffGarrison CommanderCol. Edward C. RothsteinGarrison CommandSgt. Maj. Thomas J. LatterPublic Affairs OfficerChad T. JonesChad.T.Jones.email@example.comChief, Command InformationPhilip H. JonesPhilip.H.Jones.firstname.lastname@example.orgAssistant Editor Senior WriterRona S. HirschStaff Writer Lisa R. 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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 advertised.www.ftmeade.army.milYou can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademdand view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil.Soundoff!´Guaranteed circulation:11,285On Sunday, Fort Meade, along with oneof our great community partners, the Gen.George G. Meade Chapter of the MilitaryOrder of World Wars, will host our annualMemorial Day Remembrance and the 27thAnnual Massing of the Colors Ceremony atthe Pavilion beginning at 2:30 p.m.If you have never experienced a Mass-ing of the Colors, you’re missing out on anopportunity to be a part of one of the mostpatriotic events leading into Memorial Dayin the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.Last year, more than 1,000 people attend-ed the installation’s Massing of the Colorsceremony.For me and the vast majority of peoplein attendance, the event provided an over-whelming sense of American pride. It is aday we can truly show our thanks to vet-erans and their families for what they havedone in service to our country.The Massing of the Colors is a relativelyshort event but it is very moving and mean-ingful.During the ceremony, respect and honoris rendered to the American flag. There is aprogression of the colors and color guards ofactive, Reserve and National Guard militaryunits; veteran, civic, and patriotic organiza-tions; ROTC units; auxiliary organizations;state militias; first responder organizations;and Scout organizations.The event also features a performanceby the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife DrumCorps from the Military District of Wash-ington, a reading of the preamble to theconstitution of the MOWW and a freeconcert by the U.S. Army Field Band andSoldiers’ Chorus.And while the event symbolizes the idealsof patriotism and the love we have for ourcountry, it also is dedicated to the memoryof military service members who have giventheir lives to preserve our liberties.It honors those who have served andthose who are serving to ensure our contin-ued freedom and to preserve our militaryheritage.A Massing of the Colors event is notjust held at Fort Meade but in communitiesacross the country. Some communities hosttheir event as a Memorial Day ceremony,while others prefer to host their ceremony inNovember as a Veterans Day event.Initially, the ceremony was organized onArmistice Day, Nov. 11, and hosted by theSociety of theMassing of theColors.The firstMassing ofthe Colors washeld in 1922 inNew York Cityby the Societyof the Massingof the Colors.But by 1927,the MilitaryOrder of theWorld Wars had inherited responsibility forthe ceremonies.Many thanks go out to the Gen. GeorgeG. Meade Chapter of the Military Order ofWorld Wars for once again organizing thisextraordinary event that reminds everyonepresent of the price of freedom while honor-ing those who have kept it secure.I hope you can all find time to join me andgrand marshal and keynote speaker Maj.Gen. Michael S. Linnington on Sunday forthis wonderful event.In closing, as we look forward to celebrat-ing the Memorial Day weekend, we shouldall keep in mind that it is also the start ofthe “101 Days of Summer Safety.”The Memorial Day weekend typicallymarks the beginning of summer outdooractivities. So as we begin enjoying the sum-mer, let’s be mindful of potential dangers.Let’s plan ahead now to ensure to that weall have a safe and enjoyable summer.Have a great week.Massing of the Colorsreflects American prideCOL. Edward c.RothsteinGarrison CommanderCommander’s Open DoorGarrison Commander Col. Edward C.Rothstein has an open door policy.All service members, retirees, govern-ment employees, family members or com-munity members age 18 or older are invitedto address issues or concerns to the com-mander directly by visiting Rothstein’s officeon Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at garrisonheadquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551,Llewellyn Avenue.Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.For more information, call 301-677-4844.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterThe best of the best in military com-munications were celebrated Fridayafternoon during the DoD’s annualCommunicators of Excellence awardceremony.Held at the Defense InformationSchool, the event honored the bestin military graphic arts, photography,videography, and print and broadcastjournalism. Both service members andcivilians were awarded for their workduring 2012.“I’ve had an opportunity to seeyour work firsthand — what tre-mendous work,” said Ray Shepherd,director of Defense Media Activityand guest speaker at the event. “Whatgreat inspiration you all provide to thecommunicators we have out there.”The ceremony combined winnersfrom the Visual Information Awards,Thomas Jefferson Awards for journal-ism and Visual Information Produc-tion Awards.More than 3,500 entries were sub-mitted by 603 entrants for the VisualInformation Awards, which consistsof several categories in photography,videography and graphic art.Entries are judged by a panel ofcivilian professionals in the visualcommunications field.Several winners were announced forthe medium in categories such as newsand sports photos for photography;illustration and fine art for graphicart; and combat documentation andfeature story for videography.The top winners in the VisualInformation Awards were Navy MassCommunications Specialist 2nd ClassTop military communicators honored at ceremonyDavid B. Danals, Military GraphicArtist of the Year; Air Force MasterSgt. Jeremy T. Lock, Military Pho-tographer of the Year; and Staff Sgt.Robert A. Ham, Videographer of theYear.Both Lock and Ham have achievedthe awards before, with Lock winningPhotographer of the Year a recordseven times and Ham winning Videog-rapher of the Year three times.This year’s honor, however, wasthe first for Danals who had beena member of DMA last year beforetransitioning out of the military.“It feels good,” he said. “I workedreal hard at it all year long. I neverstopped telling myself I was going towin it.”The Thomas Jefferson Awards Pro-gram recognizes military and civilianemployee print and broadcast jour-nalists for outstanding achievementsin furthering the objectives of theDoD. Prior to the Thomas JeffersonAwards, each military branch judgedits own entries and selected its bestentry in each category for the interser-vice level.Judges at the interservice level areselected from recognized experts inthe commercial broadcast and printjournalism fields.Similar to the Visual InformationAwards, the Thomas Jefferson Awardsconsisted of 23 broadcast categoriesand 27 print journalism categories.The top awards were presented to:Sgt. Rebecca Schawb, Military Broad-cast Journalist of the Year; MatthewClouse, Civilian Broadcast Journalistof the Year; Sgt. Elliot Valdez, Out-standing New Broadcaster; Air ForceTech. Sgt. Matthew Bates, MilitaryPrint Journalist of the Year; ElizabethCollins, Civilian Print Journalist ofthe Year; and Air Force Staff Sgt.Katie Ward, Outstanding New Writerof the Year.“What you do is an absolutely greathonor for you and for the peoplewho get to see and value your work,”Shepherd said. “All of you are get-ting the chance to tell a tremendousstory for our folks who are out therein uniform. ... Everything that youdo is part of history. ... You are partof telling history. The history of theUnited States military is in you.” photo by navy Mass Communications specialist 2nd class justin StumbergAir Force Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock accepts his seventh Military Photographer of theYear award from Ray B. Shepherd, director of the Defense Media Activity, during theCommunicators of Excellence awards ceremony on Friday at the Defense InformationSchool. The ceremony recognized the work of military and civilian journalists andvisual communicators who earned honors in the Thomas Jefferson Awards Programand the Visual Information Awards Program.Installation Safety OfficeThe Installation Safety Office willhost a Safety, Wellness, and Resil-iency Expo on May 23 from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion, located atthe corner of Chisholm and Llewellynavenues.Local, state and federal agenciesand private vendors will offer a widerange of information and servicesthrough exhibitions, equipment, dem-onstrations and displayed training.The event is open to the community.Admission is free.Attendees can get their blood pres-sure and vision tested through theblood pressure and vision screenings.Topics include: Motorcycle SafetyAwareness, Home Fire Safety Aware-ness, Alcohol and Drug Awareness,Personal Protective Equipment infor-mation, Recreation Safety, SuicidePrevention and Resiliency - the men-tal, physical, emotional, and behav-ioral ability to face and cope withadversity, adapt to change, recover,learn and grow from setbacks.In addition, the expo will featureonsite demonstrations and simulationsto learn a variety of safety, wellnessand resilient tips that show how to staysafe, well and resilient during and afterduty hours.Safety doesn’t stop when the Expoends. When everyone return to work,they should check for potential safe-ty hazards within their work areasand then ensure corrective actions toaddress any safety deficiencies.The Safety, Wellness, and ResiliencyExpo is a great way to provide a vari-ety of information for everyone — atone time and location. Attendees canhave all their safety and health ques-tions answered in one place.For more information about thisevent, call the Installation SafetyOffice at 301-677-4231.Safety expo promotes awareness, wellness, resiliency
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013NewsNational Security AgencyPublic and Media AffairsSen. Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep.C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger joined lead-ers of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service and the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers on May 6at the groundbreaking ceremony of aHigh Performance Computing Center-2, which will enable the NSA to fortifydefenses against electronic threats andcyber adversaries.“It’s wonderful to be here with TeamUSA,” said Mikulski, chairwoman of theU.S. Senate Appropriations Committeeand a member of the Select Committeeon Intelligence.About 150 people attended the ground-breaking of the 600,000-square-foot facil-ity at NSA/CSS. HPCC2 is scheduled forcompletion in the fall of 2016.“We are proud of the ‘Mothership,’ ”said Mikulski, referring to governmen-tal entities, including NSA, U.S. CyberCommand, the intelligence communityand several complimentary agencies,which protect and defend the nation’scyber networks.But, she said, “technology advancesin the HPCC2 and additional areas arenecessary to stay ahead of cyber adver-saries. ...“We protect the war fighter and thenation and the entire ‘dot mil’ [websites].We give very important advice to protect-ing the ‘dot gov’ and ‘dot com’ networks.When people want to know how toprotect in cyber, they come here to theMothership.”Gen. Keith B. Alexander, commanderof U.S. Cyber Command, director ofNSA and chief of CSS assured the audi-ence that he leads a workforce dedicatedto balancing national security and indi-vidual liberties.“We can secure this country in cyber-space and protect our civil liberties,” hesaid.Alexander also praised Maryland’scongressional leaders for their legisla-tive and financial support of the NSAand national security to help make theHPCC2 facility a reality.“This is a total government effort,working with industry and our allies.... From all of us here at NSA, SenatorMikulski and Congressman Ruppers-berger, thanks for what you have given tothe state of Maryland and to our nationto help us build this High PerformanceComputing Center,” Alexander said.Ceremony hails groundbreaking on cybersecurity facilityPhoto courtesy of NSAGen. Keith B. Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of Central SecurityService, stands between Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, along with other NSA dignitaries and GarrisonCommander Col. Edward C. Rothstein (third from right) at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the NSA’s High Performance ComputingCenter-2 on May 6. The new facility will enable NSA to fortify defenses against electronics threats and cyber adversaries.Alexander said the 2008 White HouseComprehensive National CybersecurityInitiative was created by presidentialdirective to help the country protect andprovide a frontline of defense in cyber-space.Fortifying the nation’s electronicdefenses includes building the new facili-ty. HPCC1, also known as the Utah DataCenter on Camp Williams in Bluffdale,Utah, is scheduled for a ribbon cuttingon May 30 and is anticipated to be fullyoperational in September.The HPCC2 project is expected to cre-ate several thousand construction jobsover the next three years.“Thank you also to the U.S. ArmyCorps of Engineers and many subcon-tractors, who will build and hire inMaryland,” Mikulski said, while alsoencouraging contractors to consider relo-cating to the state.Ruppersberger remarked on recentNSA/CSS advances.“This really is a different agency thanwhen I first came here 11 years ago,” hesaid. “We have moved from a ‘need toknow’ to a ‘need to share.’ Intelligence isthe best defense against terrorism.”Ruppersberger also praised one of thestate’s greatest resources.“One of the most important issuesin the state of Maryland is people,” hesaid. “Those who work here, we are reallyproud of you.”Dr. Harvey Davis, NSA associatedirector for Installations and Logistics,also recognized project partners in thecomprehensive effort, especially the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers.“There really are a lot of stakeholdersin this project,” he said. “This is about sixyears in the making.”Davis pointed out that the project willbuy raw materials in the state, and thecenter will use an estimated 1.7 milliongallons of reclaimed water per day forsystem cooling.The HPCC2 will be able to power theequivalent of 75,000 homes and is beingdesigned to receive silver Leadershipin Energy and Environmental Designcertification as a green building environ-mental rating.Data center construction is criticalto developing the east campus infra-structure, including upgraded utility andpower distribution, site work and anti-terrorism/force protection requirementsto protect buildings and personnel fromterrorist acts.“Everybody is excited and everybodyis moving forward,” Davis said.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013Newsphoto by lisa r. rhodesa bright futurePhylesia Fralin, a senior at Meade High School, is a recipient of aNational Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded to exceptionalblack high school students. She will receive $2,500 for each of her fouryears at Florida AM University in Tallahassee.Phylesia, who is enrolled in Meade High’s International Baccalaure-ate Program, was referred to the college by the National AchievementScholarship Program. The 17-year-old also has also been awarded afour-year scholarship of tuition, room, board and a stipend from FloridaAM, where she intends to study accounting.Connect withFort Meade atFacebook.com/ftmeadeBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterSince 2009, the Army has been phasingcontrol of lodging from the military tothe InterContinental Hotel group.But recently, IHG has taken ownershipof lodging at Fort Meade. The company,which now operates several facilities onpost, will soon begin construction on aCandlewood Suites to replace the currentlodging.“The purpose of the partnershipbetween the U.S. Army, IHG and LendLease is to improve the condition ofon-post lodging facilities for servicemembers, their families and governmenttravelers, and to provide for the facilities’long-term sustainability,” said ArthurHolst, vice president of operations atIHG Army Hotels.“We are focused on delivering the sameconsistent, high-quality stay experiencesat our on-post hotels that our guests havecome to expect from the IHG family ofhotel brands around the world.”IHG officially took management con-trol of the post’s various lodging facilitieson May 1. The Distinguished VisitorsQuarters has been returned to the instal-lation to serve as the new Resiliency Cen-ter and the Post Library Annex.Control of Abrams Hall, in Building2793 on Hawkins Drive, will be returnedas well, while remaining lodging facili-ties will be razed once the hotel is com-pleted.“They’re in charge” said Scott Myers,chief of Business Operations Division atthe Directorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation. “It is no longerArmy lodging. It is InterContinentalHotel Group lodging.”According to the Privatization of ArmyLodging program’s website, more than 80percent of the Army lodging facilitieswere in need of replacement or majorrenovation, which would cost nearly $1billion and take 20 years of work.“We can’t afford to update our olderfacilities,” Myers said. “Anybody who hasstayed there will tell you they’re in direneed of renovation, and that’s true oflodging across the Army. The Army can’tafford the investment that it would taketo do that, so these private companies cancome in and upgrade the facilities.”The goal of the program is to improvethe quality of transient lodging facili-ties throughout the country for Soldiersand their families. Upon completion ofthe program, there will be a total of 76hotels and more than 11,000 rooms on39 installations.“It is deemed best for the Soldiersbecause IHG will be building new facili-ties and they will be world-class facili-ties,” Myers said. “It will be top-notchamenities.”Construction on the CandlewoodSuites near McGlachlin Parade Field isexpected to begin this summer and willtake two years. Upon completion of theproject, IHG will offer a total of 243rooms at Fort Meade and new ameni-ties.“Services and amenities available toall guests at IHG Army Hotels locationsinclude complimentary breakfast, weeklysocial activities, courtesy shuttles provid-ing on-post transportation,” Holst said.Myers said the new hotel will providehigher-quality lodging on the installa-tion.“Upgrading the facilities is the pri-mary reason so that we can give ourmilitary members and families the kindof world-class facilities they deserve tostay in,” he said.Privatization of Armylodging begins at MeadeChaplain’s WordBELIEVE IN YOURSELF“Never compromise yourself,You are all you’ve got.”— Betty FordNEWLIFETIMEWARRANTYGLIDEUPSTAIRSOn A Stannah StairliftMake climbing stairs easy again with the world’s topselling stairlift in your home. Stannah is simply thebest solution for any straight, curved or spiral stairway.6300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209800-825-1440 • bedcomobility.comCall For A Free Home Survey410-825-1440Stannah®
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013NewsBy Capt. Antony E. GheeLegal Assistance Division“If it sounds too good to be true, itprobably is.”We have all heard this maxim before.Yet, the North American SecuritiesAdministrators Association estimates thatinvestors lose $40 billion annually due toinvestment fraud.No matter how savvy you think you arewith finances and investment, the truth isthat any one of us could become a victimof investment fraud.You should be able to identify red flagsand employ the following strategies tominimize risks to you and your family:Red flags of investment fraudResearchers have determined that per-petrators of investment fraud target theirvictims with a variety of persuasion tech-niques.While there is no formal playbook, theU.S. Securities and Exchange Commis-sion and the Financial Industry Regula-tory Authority have identified certaincharacteristics that are commonly associ-ated with investment fraud:• Overly pushy sales personnel• False sense of urgency to immediatelyinvest• Unrealistic expectations of wealth• Promises of guaranteed or overlyconsistent investment returns• Highly complex or confusing invest-ment strategies• Missing documentation or discrepan-cies in account statementsMany of these red flags exist evenwhen dealing with legitimate salespersons.Therefore, it is imperative that you takesteps to minimize risks and protect your-self from investment fraud.How to protect yourselfTo protect yourself from investmentfraud, it is critical that you independentlyconduct research about investment oppor-tunities and confirm the credentials, expe-rience and reputation of the salespersonpitching you an idea.Unsolicited emails and message-boardpostings should never be used as the solebasis for an investment decision.If you are unable to find current infor-mation about the company or investmentopportunity from independent sources, itmay be prudent to decline the opportunity. Ifyou are a novice investor or require a refresh-er on investing basics, visit investor.gov.It is equally important that you knowthe salesperson and assess his background,training and experience.Most investment professionals must beproperly licensed, and their firms must beregistered with FINRA, the SEC or a statesecurities regulator.Contact the governing regulatoryauthority to confirm the salesperson’sclaims and inquire as to whether the licensehas ever been revoked or suspended, orwhether the individual has ever been sub-ject to disciplinary action.Under the most frequently used securi-ties law anti-fraud provisions, claimantsare generally required to initiate theiractions within two years after the fraud isdiscovered and not more than five or sixyears after the fraud has occurred.If you believe that you are the victimof a fraudulent investment scheme, con-tact the SEC at 800-732-0330, FINRAat 866-397-3290 or your state securitiesregulator.For more information, schedule anappointment with a Fort Meade LegalAssistance attorney at 301-677-9504 or301-677-9536.Tips to avoid fraudulent investment schemesphoto by noah scialomappreciating military spousesSummer Jones reads information about job opportunities at the Fort Meade Military Spouse Job Fair andAppreciation Event on May 8 at McGill Training Center. The four-hour fair featured more than 70 exhibitors withjob and education opportunities for the spouses of service members. The Fort Meade Alliance also hosted a“relaxation station” with beverages and snacks. The event was held in recognition of Military Spouse Apprecia-tion Day, which was celebrated May 9.May 9, Shoplifting: AAFESsecurity personnel at theExchange observed the subjectvia surveillance video takingclothing from the rack andwalking into a dressing room.She then walked out withoutany items. The subject was ableto leave the Exchange beforeshe could be confronted. How-ever, she returned again and took a bag of candyby placing the candy into her purse, and exitedthe store without rendering proper payment.May 3, Driving while under the influence of alco-hol, driving while impaired by alcohol, disorderlyconduct, resisting arrest: An officer at the vehicleinspection point observed the subject drive to thevehicle inspection point and stop. The unit madecontact with the driver and detected an odor ofan alcoholic beverage emitting from him. Theofficer attempted to administer the Standard-ized Field Sobriety Tests, for which the driverwould not follow instructions and maintainedan uncooperative attitude. He refused to submita breath test.May 11, Simple assault: The subject was involvedin an altercation with his stepson. The subjectgrabbed his stepson around the neck, causingdiscoloration and scratches on the skin.CommunityCommunityCrime WatchCompiled by the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Emergency Services
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsS.U.I.T.S forSuccess!Meade High School Principal John L.Yore (far right), along with Meade High stu-dents, accept the donation of business cloth-ing and a check for $300 from the Blacks inGovernment’s Tri-City Chapter followingthe chapter’s first community service eventon May 3 — S.U.I.T.S for Success!The chapter donated more than 90articles of clothing valued at more than$1,000.S.U.I.T.S for Success! is a programdesigned to provide ready-to-wear businessattire to local high school students to wearon job and college interviews.Tri-Cityfocusedonenablingup-and-com-ing generations to make a positive impact inand around their communities by givingthem that extra boost of confidence whilemaking an outstanding first impression.For more information about the Tri-Citychapter of BIG, visit bigrxi.org/chapter.aspx.Photo by Naomi PoeSgt. 1st Class Thomas Pardue, sexualassault response coordinator, 780thMilitary Intelligence Brigade, slices hisbeef brisket competition entry for thethird annual Naptown barBAYq Contestand Music Festival held May 4 and 5 atthe Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds inCrownsville.Story and photo by Tina Miles780th MI BrigadePublic Affairs OfficeHailing from the Smoky Mountainsof eastern Tennessee and growing up inSavannah, Ga., Sgt. 1st Class ThomasPardue practically cut his baby teeth onbarbeque ribs. He learned the basics ofbarbequing from his grandfather, otherfamily members and friends.Pardue, sexual assault response coordi-nator, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade,started adding his own touches to perfecthis recipes and cooking methods.Then he began entering barbequecompetitions, most recently the thirdannual Naptown barBAYq Contest andMusic Festival, hosted by the Parole(Annapolis) Rotary Foundation, held atthe Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds,May 4 and 5.The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary ClubFoundation is a service club that seeksto significantly improve the lives ofyouth in the local community andaround the world by meeting real needs.They organize the Naptown barBAYqContest and Music Festival each year toraise money to benefit local nonprofitswho specifically serve area youth andseniors.“This means the money will find itsway to youth-oriented charities in ourcommunity based on our existing grantsprocess,” said Eric Ward, Public Rela-tions, Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club.The two-day festival featuring localeateries and musicians drew thousandsof visitors. During the festival, theParole (Annapolis) Rotary Club award-ed more than $25,000 in communitygrants.In 2005, while stationed at FortMeade, Pardue entered his team calledThree Stars Smoky Mountain BBQ andwon the grand championship title in anAnne Arundel County cook-off. Laterhe moved to Goodfellow Air ForceBase, Texas, where the Three Stars teamcompeted three years consecutively inregional competitions, placing eithersecond or third in each event.“I relocated back to Meade andwas ready to get busy again,” Parduestated.But it was at the suggestion of hisneighbor and new Three Stars team-mate, Chris Saunders, that Pardueentered this year’s Naptown barBAYqContest.“I’ve been eating his barbeque sincehe moved here in November 2011 and Ilove it,” said Saunders. “I came to thebarBAYq Festival last year and sampledthe cooking, and thought we could dothis,” he added.The barBAYq competition was fierce,with 56 competitors this year, someof whom use extremely expensive andintricate cooking rigs. Pardue likes tocook old-school, even making his owncharcoal from oak wood.“Nothing fancy,” he added, “I use anold recipe that I learned over time andcook the way I would at home.”“The method of barbecuing cameabout because it was a way of takinginexpensive meat and cooking it tender,”said Pardue. “I slow-cook to tenderizeand I use a spice rub and different cutsof wood for flavoring, not some mari-nade or injection,” he added.The competition was broken into fourcategories, chicken, pork ribs, beef bris-ket and pulled shoulder. Each categorywas blind taste-tested by six judges.Although Three Stars didn’t placethis year, Pardue and Saunders werealready preparing their strategy for nextyear’s competition.Good eats for a good cause
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsS.U.I.T.S forSuccess!Meade High School Principal John L.Yore (far right), along with Meade Highstudents, accept the donation of businessclothing and a check for $300 from theBlacks in Government’s Tri-City Chapterfollowing the chapter’s first community ser-vice event on May 3 - S.U.I.T.S for Success!The chapter donated more than 90 articlesof clothing valued at more than $1,000.S.U.I.T.S for Success! is a programdesigned to provide ready-to-wear busi-ness attire to local high school students towear on job and college interviews. Tri-Cityfocused on enabling up-and-coming gen-erations to make a positive impact in andaround their communities by giving themthat extra boost of confidence while mak-ing an outstanding first impression.For more information about the Tri-City chapter of BIG, visit bigrxi.org/chap-ter.aspx.Photo by Naomi Poe
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil10 SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterGrowing up as a Samoan American,Ken Niumatalolo tried to break down thestereotypes around his culture, includingthat Samoans were strong athletes butnot smart.So instead of playing a running backor power position, he wanted to be aquarterback.“I wanted to be the person in charge,”he said. “I want to prove to people Ican think and that I have a head on myshoulders.”Niumatalolo would eventually lead theUniversity of Hawai’i to the school’sfirst bowl game in 1989. Years later heagain broke stereotypes by showing that aSamoan coach can do more than simplyrecruit Polynesian players — he could betactical and help a team win.In 2007, Niumatalolo was named thefirst Samoan collegiate head coach —head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy’sfootball team.As keynote speaker for the installation’sAsian American Pacific Islander HeritageMonth Observance on May 9, Niumat-alolo discussed his childhood as a Samoanin Hawaii and his current coaching posi-tion.The 902nd Military Intelligence Grouphosted the annual observance held atMcGill Training Center. The 90-minuteevent also featured traditional Polynesiandances, music by DC Luau Entertainmentand Indian food.DC Luau Entertainment opened theevent with a Polynesian song and invitedmembers of the audience to learn howto hula.Marine Pfc. Luke Field of MarineStudent Detachment was among severalin the audience who joined the dancerson stage.“It was fun,” he said. “I enjoyed slap-ping the [hula] sticks together.”In her welcome, Col. Yvette C. Hop-kins, commander, 902nd MI, said thecoach was a good fit for the observancebecause Niumatalolo is “someone whounderstands the military values, is in thepursuit of excellence in everything he does,understands military concepts of team-work and [is in] a profession that requiresyour heart and soul. I’m very excited tohave Coach Niumatalolo with us today.”Celebrating diversityNaval Academy coach reflects onpride, opportunities as AmericanService members dance at the end of lastweek’s Asian American Pacific IslanderHeritage Month Observance. DC LuauEntertainment led participants in severaltraditional dances during the event.Niumatalolo grew up on the island ofOahu after his parents emigrated fromAmerican Samoa to find a “better way oflife,” he said. “As proud as I am cultur-ally, I’m also very, very grateful to be anAmerican. I recognize the blessings thathave come to my family because of thisgreat country. Yes, the United States ofAmerica is not perfect, but it is the greatestcountry in the world. So I’m so gratefulI’m part of this country”Niumatalolo’s family lived in variouslocations because his father was a cookin the Coast Guard for 23 years. ButNiumatalolo said he learned his Samoanculture while living in Hawaii, where therewas no majority in the diverse communityand people learned to embrace everybodyand all cultures.“When you’re in Hawaii, you grow tolove your culture but you grow to lovebeing an American,” he said.After playing football at the Universityof Hawai’i, Niumatalolo was hired as afull-time assistant at the university. Threeyears later, Niumatalolo left for the U.S.Naval Academy as a position coach.In 2007, he was named head coach —making him in the first Samoan collegiatehead coach and second Polynesian headcoach in Football Bowl Subdivision.Since taking over as head coach, Niu-
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11ABOVE: Sheena Luaehuperforms a traditionalTahitian dance withservice members duringthe installation’s annualAsian American PacificIslander Heritage MonthObservance on May9 at McGill TrainingCenter. The 90-minuteevent featured multipleperformances from DCLuau Entertainment.LEFT: Soldiers joinNuiNani Makaha fromDC Luau Entertainmentto learn how to huladuring the AsianAmerican PacificIslander Heritage MonthObservance. The 902ndMI sponsored theannual event.Photo by Derrick Shinephotos by noah scialomKen Niumatalolo, head coach of the U.S.Naval Academy’s football team, speaksduring last week’s Asian American PacificIslander Heritage Month Observance.Niumatalolo, the first Samoan collegiatehead football coach, discussed hischildhood in Hawaii and previous andcurrent coaching positions.matalolo has become just the secondcoach since World War II to lead the Navyto a winning record in each of this firstthree seasons, and was the first coach tolead the team to a bowl game in each ofhis first three season. He currently holdsa 40-26 record.Niumatalolo’s office is now located inthe same building where Filipino cooksfrom the academy used to live.“It humbles me to realize that there arepeople that have come before, not onlyfrom a cultural standpoint but from amilitary standpoint, who allow me to dothe things that I do,” he said. “So I’m sovery grateful for that.”After the event, Field said he wasimpressed with Niumatalolo’s backgroundand accomplishments.“He was very inspiring,” he said.Following Niumatalolo’s presentation,DC Luau Entertainment demonstratedmore traditional dances and invited theaudience to participate in a Tahitiandance.“They were really good,” Fields said ofthe performers. “I’ve never seen danceslike that before.”
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! May 16, 2013Newsphoto by navy Lt. Cmdr. Karen EifertA GOOD READDefense Information School Command Sgt. Maj. Emma Krouser reads toPershing Hill Elementary School students as part of the school’s annualCelebrity Reading Day on May 9. Krouser participated in the event withthree other members of the DINFOS staff. Throughout the year, DINFOSstaff members also participate in tutoring and mentorship programs atthe school as part of the Adopt-A-School program.By Jason HelferSpecial to Soundoff!On a rainy Wednesday night in earlyMay, Fort Meade and the Naval Col-lege’s Distance Education Programparted ways.Inside a small classroom at McGillTraining Center, students of the NavalWar College delivered their final presen-tations before a panel of distinguishedjudges.The panel included state Del. BarbaraA. Frush, for Anne Arundel and PrinceGeorge’s counties; retired Air ForceBrig. Gen. Richard M. McGill; John E.Flynn of the Office of the Under Sec-retary of Defense; and Air Force Col.William Bograkos.But the presentation would be the lastfor the satellite school.“Budgetconstraintsandfundingissuesare the major reason why the Naval WarCollege will end its satellite program atFort Meade’s McGill Training Center,”said C. Philip Nichols, a retired NavalReserve captain who teaches “TheaterStrategy” at the college. [Garrison Com-mander] Colonel [Edward C.] Rothsteinand the rest of the Army have been veryaccommodating to us.”Unforeseen events such as a court-martial on post have forced the studentsto relocate a few times.But Nichols, a judge for the PrinceGeorge’s County Circuit Court,described the mid-level officers andcivilian students as “good troopers ...These are extremely intelligent men andwomen who will progress further in theirprofessions.”The Naval War College was estab-lished in 1884 when Secretary of theNavy William E. Chandler signed Gen-eral Order 325 stating: “A college ishereby established for an advancedcourse of professional study for navalofficers, to be known as the Naval WarCollege.”The war college has five missions:educate and develop leaders, supportdefining the future Navy and associ-ated roles and missions, support combatreadiness and strengthen global mari-time partnerships.Since 1884, the college has grown inboth size and scope. There are 20 satel-lite campuses, and until May 8, FortMeade was included.This career-enhancing school, whichgrants a Master of Arts in NationalSecurity and Strategic Studies, is highlyselective. Students must pass a boardand a one-year school to be admitted tothe program.After completing their course ofstudy, graduates will be able to betteranalyze, plan and prepare for maritimethreats.Inside the muggy classroom last week,Navy, Coast Guard and one MarineCorps officer sat alongside a RoyalCanadian Air Force captain as well asagents from various federal agencies.Their presentation addressed the nextbig challenge to America’s Pacific Com-mand within the next eight years. Topicsincluded China’s growing economy andits military spending as well as America’srelationships with its Pacific allies.Each of the student teams were grad-ed for content, structure, support, styleand how they responded during thequestion and answer session.Many officers and agents could notspeak on record about their two yearsin the Masters Level program becauseof the sensitivity of their work.One Navy officer said the lessonstaught in Nichols’ class are directlyapplicable to the day-to-day operationsof his assignment.Capt. BJ Hahn, a 12-year veteran ofthe Canadian Air Force, said the train-ing he received at the Naval War Collegewill prepare him as he progresses in hiscareer.“I really liked the diverse group ofpeople that we have in our class,” hesaid.As the evening went on, the judges— a few of them Naval War Collegegraduates themselves — peppered thestudents with questions about their pre-sentations. The soon-to-be graduatesanswered with confidence.By the end of the evening, America’snext generation of top military leaderswere finished with the academic portionof the Naval War College.All that is left is graduation.And with that, the Naval War Col-lege wrapped up its final class at FortMeade.Editor’s note: Jason Helfer is a staffsergeant with the Maryland RecruitingBattalion.Naval War College conductsfinal class at Fort MeadeKuhn Hall to host library annexBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterIn anticipation of the opening of Fort Meade’s new Army Wellness Center,sections of the Medal of Honor Memorial Library are relocating to Kuhn Hall.The library is moving from Building 4418 on Llewellyn Avenue to Building4415. Kuhn Hall is the former Distinguished Visitors Quarters.“It’s kind of like when you buy a new house — everybody’s helping us out,”said Karen Hayward, supervisory librarian.The library at Kuhn Hall will be called the Post Library Annex.The library’s children’s and young adult’s collections are being moved, in addi-tion to two study rooms and administrative offices for four library technicians.The adult collection of fiction and nonfiction works, as well as the referencesection and books on CD, will remain in Building 4418. The computers also willremain there, along with Hayward’s office.The library move, which began about three weeks ago, is scheduled to be com-pleted by Tuesday.The new Army Wellness Center is scheduled to open at the end of July. JamieValis, director of the center, is in the process of hiring staff.Maintenance workers from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation haveremoved several of the library’s bookshelves, which were reconfigured at the woodshop at the Fort Meade Arts and Crafts Center. The workers then reassembledthe bookshelves at Kuhn Hall.Soldiers from the Defense Information School and 55th Signal Company (Com-bat Camera) are helping to move the book collections and other materials.Editor’s note: For more information, call 301-677-5522.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13SportsSports ShortsPatriot Pride 5KThe installation’s annual Run Series continues with the Patriot Pride 5K onSaturday at 8 a.m. at Murphy Field House.Cost on the day of the run is $25.On the day of the event, the cost is $60 per family of three to six people.For more information, call 301-677-7916.Gaffney poolThe swimming pool at Gaffney Fitness Center is closed for maintenance.Dollar 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 quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.Jibber Jabber will return next week.As always, if you have any comments about Jibber Jabber oranything to do with the world of sports, e-mail email@example.com.Jibber-Lesswww.quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.• Basketball• Football• Softball• SoccerFind schedules, scores, standingsand upcoming seasons forAll-Army athletics, new sports and special events atAnd more, plus
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil14 SOUNDOFF! May 16, 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 www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort MeadeFacebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.For more information or to submit anannouncement, email Philip Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602.Bagger licensesApplications for potential baggersat the Fort Meade Commissary willbe processed through the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation’s BusinessOperations Division’s Office located onthe second floor at 4216 Roberts Ave.After the paperwork has beenprocessed, applicants must go toGaffney Fitness Center, 6330 BroadfootRoad, to have their bagger’s badgeissued.For more information, call 301-677-3831. Tech ExpoThe Fort Meade Technology Expowill be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Club Meade.The expo is a showcase of the latestin multimedia, communication systemsand surveillance.The expo is open to the Fort Meadecommunity. Refreshments will beprovided.Registration is encouraged. To registeror for more information, visit fedpage.com.Massing of the ColorsFort Meade’s Memorial DayRemembrance and 27th Annual Massingof the Colors Ceremony will be heldSunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pavilion.The event is sponsored by Fort Meadeand the Military Order of World Wars.The grand marshal and keynotespeaker is Maj. Gen. Michael S.Linnington, commander, Joint ForceHeadquarters National Capital Regionand Military District of Washington.The event will feature the ArmedForces Color Guard and the U.S.Army’s Old Guard Fife Drum Corps.The U.S. Army Field Band will performa concert of patriotic music.This venue is a tribute to veteransfrom all wars who made the ultimatesacrifice in their service. It combinesthe colors and color guards of activeand Reserve component and NationalGuard military units, veterans serviceorganizations, and various civic andpatriotic organizations.The public is invited. Refreshmentswill be served following the ceremony.Open house, concertThe National Cryptologic Museum issponsoring an open house in celebrationof Armed Forces Day on Saturday at8290 Colony Seven Road.The Volunteers will perform anoutdoor concert from 1:30 to 3:25 p.m.The Soldier-musician members of theU.S. Army Field Band tell the Armystory through pop, rock, country andpatriotic music.Activities start at 10 a.m. andwill include tours every 30 minutes,presentations on the National SecurityAgency and a peak at rarely seencryptologic artifacts.The National Cryptologic MuseumFoundation also will present its planson the new museum. Tours andpresentations will take a break duringthe concert.For more information, call 301-688-5849 or visit Facebook.com/NationalCryptologicMuseum.Army Emergency ReliefFundAs of Wednesday, Fort Meade’s annualArmy Emergency Relief fundraisingcampaign has collected $90,038.24, or100.5 percent of its $90,000 goal.The campaign raises money andawareness for the AER fund thathelps active-duty Soldiers, NationalGuardsmen, Army Reservists, retireesand their families in financial emergenciesby providing interest-free loans or grants.For more information, call WallaceTurner, Army Emergency Relief officer at301-677-5768.Jummah prayersIndividuals interested in prayingJummah prayers on Fort Meade shouldcall 301-677-1301.Fort Meade has a room availableat Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100Rockenbach Road.The community also is seekingindividuals who would like to pray amorning prayer on Fridays.NEWS EVENTSfile photoCHAMBER MUSIC SERIESThe U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Music Series will present a variety offree concerts:• The U.S. Army Field Band Tuba Quartet in Recital: Today, 6 p.m., St. Anne’sChurch, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., AnnapolisThe performance, part of the St. Anne’s Concert Series, features Master Sgt.Scott Cameron, tuba; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Nelson, tuba; Sgt. 1st Class Chris-topher Sarangoulis, euphonium; and Staff Sgt. Lauren Curran, euphonium.• “A Night of Opera Scenes and Music by Gilbert Sullivan”: Wednesday, 7:30p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, ColumbiaThe performance features members of the Soldiers’ Chorus.• Trio Recital: June 2, 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 13158th Street NW, Washington, D.C.The concert will feature Staff Sgt. Teresa Alzadon, soprano; AdrienneSommerville-Kiamie, viola; and Sophia Kim Cook, piano and will includeworks for voice, viola and piano by Charles Loeffler and Frank Bridge.For more information, visit armyfieldband.com.Karaoke NightThe next Karaoke Night is tonightfrom 7 to 10 p.m. in the 11th FrameLounge at the Lanes.The event is held the third Thursdayof the month.For more information, call 301-677-5541 or visit ftmeademwr.com.Right Arm NightBring your right arm Soldier, co-worker or employee to Club Meade forRight Army Night, a fun evening offree food, music, dancing, prizes andcamaraderie on May 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.The event is open to all ranks andservices, military or civilian.Reserve your table at 301-677-4333.Bible studyThe Protestant Women of the Chapelis offering two evening Bible studyclasses at Argonne Hills Chapel Center:• Couples marriage Bible study:Wednesdays, 7 p.m.• Evening women’s study of the Bookof Jonah: Thursdays, 7 p.m.All are invited. For more information,email email@example.com.Common Ground veteransscholarshipsCommon Ground on the Hill’sVeterans Initiative provides fullscholarships for 10 veterans to attend theTraditions Weeks summer workshops atEDUCATION
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 16, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15Community News NotesMcDaniel College in Westminster.The “common ground” of thetraditional arts is celebrated as mastermusicians, artists, craftsmen and creativethinkers provide a quality learningexperience.Traditions Weeks is from June 30 toJuly 5 and from July 7 to 12.Interested candidates must contactJose Flores by May 30 at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information, visitcommongroundonthehill.org/11reggateway.html.Story TimeThe Medal of Honor MemorialLibrary offers pre-kindergarten StoryTime on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and10:30 a.m.• Today: “Our Fine, FeatheredFriends,” stories, songs and finger playsabout birds.For more information, call 301-677-5522.Girl Scouts Camp ChicaGirl Scouts of Central Maryland isoffering a day camp from June 24 to 28for girls in kindergarten to grade five atCamp Woodlands in Annapolis.Cost is $25. Transportation from FortMeade to Camp Woodlands as wellas breakfast and lunch each day areincluded.Girls do not have to be current Scoutsto attendTo register, call Jessica Pryor at theGirl Scouts of Central Maryland at410-358-9711, ext. 214 or email email@example.com.Out About• “Springing Up Healthy,” a freefamily health event promoting health,fitness and safety sponsored by HowardCounty General Hospital, will be heldSaturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in theCenter Court of The Mall in Columbia.Sample healthy food from PaneraBread and Williams-Sonoma, and enterdrawings for a bicycle and helmet, agift certificate and a 32GB iPad.For more information, call 410-740-7601.• Leisure Travel Services is offering atrip to the Linganore Wine Festival inMount Airy on May 25 at 9 a.m. Enjoylive music, crafts, fine art, winery tour,wine tasting and food from more than30 vendors. Cost is $50 and includestransportation and admission. Formore information, call 301-677-7354.• Wine in the Woods will be heldSaturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. andSunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. atSymphony Woods in Columbia.Sample Maryland’s finest wines froma souvenir glass; purchase food fromdistinctive restaurants and caterers;and attend wine education seminars.The annual event also features liveentertainment and the works of invitedartists and crafts persons.Wine Taster tickets cost $30 inadvance and $35 at the gate. Admissioncost for designated driver is $20, whichincludes up to four complimentarybeverages. Tickets for ages 3 to 20 is$20.The taster ticket for Saturdayincludes lawn admission to an eveningconcert featuring “The Band Perry” atMerriweather Post Pavillion. Tickets arefirst-come, first-served.For more information, call 410-313-4700 or 410-313-7275 or visitwineinthewoods.com.• Leisure Travel Services is offeringits next monthly bus trip to New YorkCity on Saturday with discounts toattractions. Bus cost is $55. For moreinformation, call 301-677-7354 or visitftmeademwr.com.• The Bowie Baysox will celebrateBowie’s horse racing history during “ANight at the Races” on May 25 duringa game against the Trenton Thunder at6:35 p.m. at Prince George’s Stadium.At post time, Baysox players andcoaches will be outfitted with scarlet“STUD” jerseys, modeled after the rac-ing silks of the historic Belair Stud Farmin Bowie. The jerseys will be autographedand auctioned off during the game, withproceeds benefiting the Friends of BelairEstate.Fans are urged to come out in theirmost ostentatious horse-racing outfit orburliest, sleeveless muscle shirt.The night will also feature horse rac-ing-themed promotions, informationfrom horse groups on the main con-course, and the first pre-game Bud Light1K Beer Run of the season, post time at5:45. Fans can register for the beer runat baysoxshop.com.Game tickets are available at baysox.com or by calling the box office at 301-464-4865.• Families Dealing with Deployment meetsthe first and third Monday of every monthfrom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse ForestNeighborhood Center. The next meetingis Monday. For more information, callKimberly McKay at 301-677-5590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.• 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 trea.org or callElliott Phillips, the local president, at 443-790-3805 or Arthur R. Cooper, past nationalpresident, at 443-336-1230.• Air Force Sergeants AssociationChapter 254 meets the fourth Wednesdayof the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in themultipurpose room of Building 9801 at theNational Security Agency. The next meetingis Wednesday. For more information, call443-534-5170 or visit afsa254.org.• Society of Military Widows meets forbrunch the fourth Sunday of the month at 1p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is May26. For more information, call Betty Jones at410-730-0127.• Walter Reed Bethesda Prostate CancerSupport Group’s Quarterly Speaker Programmeets May 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Amer-ica Building, River Conference Room (nextto the Prostate Center), third floor. CatherineGray, continence nurse for the Urology Clinic,will speak on “Urinary Incontinence”.Spouse/partners invited. Men attending theWalter Reed program without a military IDshould call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 for base access.For more information, call retired Col. JaneHudak at 301-319-2918 or email email@example.com or call Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.•Women’sEmpowermentGroup meetseveryWednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to provide asafe, confidential arena for the support, educa-tion and empowerment of women who haveexperienced past or present family violence.Location is only disclosed to participants.To register, call Tina Gauth, victim advocate,at 301-677-4117 or Samantha Herring, victimadvocate, at 301-677-4124.• Military Council for Catholic Womenis open to all women ages 18 and olderfor prayer, faith, fellowship and service atthe Main Post Chapel. Mother’s Prayer Apologetics meets Tuesdays from 9:45 a.m.to noon when Anne Arundel County schoolsare in session. Monthly programs are heldMondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.For more information, email Beth Wright,president, at email@example.com orcall 305-240-1559.MoviesThe 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 www.aafes.com.Movies 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 5Today, Saturday Sunday: “The Croods” (PG). Aprehistoric family embarks on a journey into theworld when their cave is destroyed. With NicolasCage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds. (3D)Friday: “The Host” (PG-13). When an unseenenemy threatens mankind, a woman risks every-thing to protect those she loves. With SaoirseRonan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt.Wednesday May 25, 29: “42” (PG-13). Storydepicting how Jackie Robinson and Brook-lyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickeychanged the game of baseball by breaking thecolor barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Har-rison Ford, Nicole Beharie.May 23, 26, 30: “Jurassic Park 3D” (PG-13). Inthis 3D release, cloned dinosaurs run amok at anisland-jungle theme park. With Sam Neill, LauraDern, Jeff Goldblum. (3D)May 24: “Evil Dead” (R). A remake of the 1981cult-hit horror film. With Bruce Campbell, EllenSandweiss, Betsy Baker.May 31: “Scary Movie 5” (PG-13). Parents needhelp to rid their family of a demon in this horrorspoof. With Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, CharlieSheen.June 1, 2, 5: “Oblivion” (PG-13). In a futureworld, a stranger triggers a battle to save man-kind. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, OlgaKurylenko.YOUTHRECREATIONMEETINGS