Soundoff May 2, 2013
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Soundoff May 2, 2013

on

  • 653 views

Fort Meade Soundoff May 2, 2013

Fort Meade Soundoff May 2, 2013

Statistics

Views

Total Views
653
Views on SlideShare
653
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Soundoff May 2, 2013 Soundoff May 2, 2013 Document Transcript

  • appreciationVolunteers honoredfor gifts of time,community servicepage 3UPCOMING EVENTSsaturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Colin Powell book signing - Post ExchangeWednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Military Spouse Job Fair - McGill Training CenterMay 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Asian Pacific American Heritage Observance - McGillMay 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Mother’sDayBrunches-ConferenceCenterMay 19, 2:30 p.m.: Massing of the Colors/Memorial Day Remembrance -The Pavilionrocket scienceBoy Scouts’ STEM Dayprovides youth withhands-on experiencepage 10Soundoff!´vol. 65 no. 17 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community May 2, 2013PHOTO BY Mike SteppDance feverEstella Calhoun (center) of the Fort Meade SKIES Dance Team performs with other dancers at the SPIRIT Unlimited Cheer and Dance Competition on April20 at the University of Maryland, taking first place in its category. The dancers, coached by Vimarys Caya, will compete Wednesday to Friday at Star Questin Upper Marlboro. The team’s final recital at Meade High School on May 18 at 1 p.m. will feature approximately 30 dances.
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013Commander’s ColumnContents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................12 Crime Watch.................. 6 Movies..................................15 Community..................14 Classified..............................16Editorial StaffGarrison CommanderCol. Edward C. RothsteinGarrison CommandSgt. Maj. Thomas J. LatterPublic Affairs OfficerChad T. JonesChad.T.Jones.civ@mail.milChief, Command InformationPhilip H. JonesPhilip.H.Jones.civ@mail.milAssistant Editor & Senior WriterRona S. HirschStaff Writer Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Brandon BieltzDesign Coordinator Timothy DavisSupple­mental photography providedby The Baltimore Sun Media GroupAdvertisingGeneral Inquiries 410-332-6300Allison Thompson410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.comMichele Griesbauer410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.comIf you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or areexperiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com.Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday throughSunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of thepersonnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N.Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year inconjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reachthe Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailingaddress: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602.Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronagewithout regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser,user or patron.A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiserwill result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with theDepartment of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are theirown and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army.The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement bythe Department of the Army of the products or services 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:11,285We all have wished for a little more time or afew more days to complete a project or finish anassignment. As we begin the month of May, I findmyself wishing for a few more days of April.Last week we celebrated the selfless service ofTeam Meade volunteers, honoring them duringour annual Volunteer Awards Banquet.And while we had a great time paying tributeto our volunteers for the imaginative ways theyengage our community, I found myself wishing wehad more time to officially celebrate their commit-ment to our service members and their families.As it turned out, the last week of April isNational Volunteer Week, the seven days we setaside each year to thank those who give theirtime to make the world a better place. It’s ouropportunity to celebrate ordinary people for doingextraordinary things to improve Fort Meade andcommunities across the nation.I can’t help but feel that one week is not enoughtime to thank these volunteers for all they do. It’sbecause of them that someone, somewhere, hasdecent clothes or food to eat. It’s because of ourvolunteers that someone will have shelter for anight and hope for a better tomorrow.It’s hard to put a price tag on gifts from theheart. But when we tabulate the man-hours,resources and support we receive from our volun-teers, the installation saved an estimated $5.3 mil-lion last year from these individuals who have thestrength and courage to take action and help ussolve problems and challenges in our community.So while I may not be able to squeeze a fewmore days in a month gone by, what I can do isfind ways throughout the year to thank our volun-teers for their valued service. I’m asking that youall join me in recognizing their dedication to makea difference in the lives of others.Volunteers don’t ask for anything in return fortheir service, but we don’t have to let their commit-ment and contributions go unnoticed.And while you all can now better understandwhy I wanted a few more days in April, I’m surethere are also some who said, “Wait a minute. Mayis the best month of the year.”Without a doubt, I love the spring weather andflowers that come with May. There is a wholesleuth of reasons to love the month of May, be itgolf, baseball games or the season’s finale of yourfavorite reality show.But if you said, “What I really love about Mayis the opportunity to celebrate National MilitaryAppreciation Month,” then you would be in totalsynch with me.After celebrating the fantastic work of volun-teers, there is nothing better than thanking ourservice members for the sacrifices — past and pres-ent — and the important role that the U.S. ArmedForces have played in the history and developmentof our county.Within themonth of Mayis a very specialday to me. It’sMilitary Spous-es AppreciationDay, which isofficially cele-bratedtheFridaybefore Mother’sDay, which fallson May 12 thisyear.As a member of the military and a husband, Iunderstand and appreciate the vital role militaryspouses play in our community and in communi-ties around the world.We know them as our neighbors and friends,colleagues and coaches, teachers and nurses. Theymove from duty station to duty station, picking uptheir families and careers whenever their countryasks.Military spouses keep their households runningwhile dealing with the strain of deployment. Theysupport our wounded warriors, preserve the lega-cies of our fallen, and find ways to give back toour country day after day.You’ve heard me say many times that thestrength and readiness of service members dependson the well-being of our military spouses andfamilies. They may not wear the uniform, butmilitary spouses serve our country and deserveour support.As I run short on space in this week’s column,I want you all to know my intent is to continueto honor our volunteers, our military spousesand our service members for their tremendousservice and the great sacrifices they make for ourcountry.Have a great week.Showing appreciationCOL. 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 2, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterThroughout this year, the number ofindividuals volunteering on Fort Meadehas grown to more than 1,650 — 400more than last year.The volunteers and their efforts werehonored at the annual Volunteer AwardsBanquet on April 25. The ceremony,held at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in GlenBurnie, featured dinner, dancing, awardsfor the top volunteers, and music by theChamber Brass of the U.S. Army FieldBand and violinist Autumn Sims.“Every year I’m just more and moreenthused with the volunteers that we seeat Fort Meade,” said Marie Miles, ArmyVolunteer Corps coordinator. “When Ilook around our community, you have setthe bar. You are awesome.”Anne Arundel County CouncilmanPeter Smith served as the event’s key-note speaker, discussing the importanceand significance of volunteering. Smithlauded the police officer who volunteeredhis time to help the councilman when hewas growing up.“Every person in this room shows thecapacity to do great things,” Smith said.“Your journey in life isn’t about the suc-cess that you accumulate, but your desiresand willingness to dedicate your life toallow others to have a journey.“Because of you, somebody will haveenough to eat tonight. Because of you,somebody will have decent clothes towear, someone will have shelter or willreceive medical care, someone will learnthe skills that they need to survive andsucceed. This world is a better placebecause you volunteer, and we thank youfor it.”Volunteers, Smith said, are a differentbreed of citizens who are “special, inspir-ing, giving and hardworking”and “serve apurpose greater than themselves, and theyrepresent the best of our society.”Smith, who also serves as the AnneArundel County coordinator for Toysfor Tots, said that while many people willdonate toys and money, volunteers whogive their time provide a greater gift.“The most precious gift that anyonecan give you is their time,” Smith said.“Time cannot be given back or earned.The value is immeasurable and it createsa ripple effect that literally changes theSelfless ServiceVolunteers honored for time, commitmentdirection of someone’s life.”Garrison Commander Col. EdwardC. Rothstein shared a similar message,thanking the volunteers for their workand providing support for the command.Rothstein was awarded a poster checkrepresenting the estimated $5.3 millionthat Fort Meade volunteers saved theinstallation through their work.“The selfless service that you provide isremarkable. ... You do make a difference,”he said. “I just want to thank you so muchfrom the bottom of my heart.”At the end of the ceremony, the year’stop volunteers were honored with a cer-tificate as well as a personalized brick atCentennial Park.Audrey Rothstein, wife of the garrisoncommander, was awarded the LifetimeVolunteer of the Year for helping to cre-ate a healthy and thriving military com-munity.Harriet Swindon was named Civil-ian of the Year for her work at the FortMeade Joint Installation Tax Center.Swindon served more than 50 clients, sav-ing them $14,000 in tax preparation feeswhile finding $428,000 in tax refunds.For their work with various organiza-tions such as the USO Food Pantry andproviding scholarships and grants to highschool seniors and for volunteering, theEnlisted Spouses Club earned the covetedOrganization of the Year.Navy Cryptological Technician Col-lection 3rd Class Danielle Roberts wasawarded Active Duty of the Year forcoordinating more than 4,000 hours ofvolunteer work and overseeing nine proj-ect managers while organizing 789 mili-tary and civilian volunteers for a projectwith Habitat for Humanity, which pro-vides affordable housing for low-incomefamilies.After serving on the Youth SummerPlanning Board and contributing 300Photo by brandon bieltzVictoria Smalling is congratulated byGarrison Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J.Latter during the annual Volunteer AwardsBanquet held April 25 at Michael’s EighthAvenue in Glen Burnie. Victoria washonored as Youth of the Year for her 300hours of volunteer work.file photoOlivia and Bruce Hunter pose with Fort Meade Highsteppers Track and Field athletesin 2009. The Hunters were named Family of the Year at the Volunteer Awards Banqueton April 25 for their two decades of volunteering.service hours in her school, church andcommunity, Victoria Smalling was namedYouth of the Year.Family of the Year went to Bruce andOlivia Hunter who have been volunteer-ing with the Highsteppers Track andField Club for 20 years.Several of the winners said they feltgratified after receiving the awards. BruceHunter said he never considered winningan award for his work as a coach.“We volunteer because we like it — welike doing what we do,” he said. “We geta great deal of enjoyment, a great sense ofaccomplishment, a great deal of satisfac-tion. If we remained anonymous, it’d befine us — as long as we could do whatwe’re doing right now, which is volunteer-ing, coaching, mentoring those kids.”
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterLast week, a crew from the Hanover-based Commercial Construction beganclearing land for the construction of thenew Army and Air Force Exchange Ser-vice gas station and mini mart.The Express, which will feature sixgas pumps, a Burger King and pizzarestaurant, is currently being built on theformer softball field on Mapes Road nearthe Route 32 gate. Construction of the8,420-square-foot site is expected to becompleted by the end of the year.Mike Aiello, site supervisor with Com-mercial Construction, said crews are work-ing on clearing the land, which includesremoving trees surrounding the area. Oncethe company has cleared the land and fin-ished environmental work, they will beginthe building process .“We should be heading to a buildingpad by mid-May,” Aiello said. “You won’tsee any vertical construction; everythingis pretty much in ground right now untillate May.”Aiello said a main concern in the earlyphase of the construction is the safetyof those accessing the marked-off site.Although the running trail near the site hasbeen closed for a year, the crew has seenrunners in the active work zone.The area has been marked off limits bythe Directorate of Emergency Services.With crews still clearing land, falling treescause a hazard for unknown runners.“It is dangerous,” Aiello said.While the Express on MacArthur Roadwill remain open as a 24-hour store, thenew site will mirror the hours of thenearby gate and will provide service for theother side of the installation.“With the community growing, there’sa demand for it,” said Jonathan Bright,Fort Meade Exchange general manager.“This Express over here will help the com-munity.”The Trading Post store across from theDefense Information School, however, willbe closed once construction is completed.The new Express will offer a similar minimart in the 4,985-square-foot store.With the location near the school andits barracks, Bright said, the $5.6 millionExpress will offer more services includinga Burger King with a drive-through andan unnamed, name-brand pizza restaurantwith delivery.“That will help the young Soldiers,”Bright said.Construction of Express shop beginsDOWNWITHTHE OLDphotos by Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp(Inset) Don Seward, a heavy equipment operator with Berg Demolition, helps Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein maneuver an excavatoras crews demolish the former Bachelor Officer Quarters off Cooper Avenue on April 24. The demolition makes way for the construction of CorviasMilitary Living’s Reece Crossings, a garden-style apartment complex for junior-enlisted single service members. The $72 million project will includea 14-building complex featuring 432 one- and two-bedroom apartments for more than 800 service members, ranks E-1 to E-5. The first building isscheduled to be completed by December.
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013NewsStory and photo byStaff Sgt. Taikeila Chancey704th Military Intelligence BrigadePublic AffairsThe 704th Military Intelligence Bri-gade recognized National Denim Dayon April 24 in conjunction with SexualAssault Awareness Month.Soldiers and civilians wore denimjeans as their duty uniform in supportof survivors of sexual assault.“Today we pause for a few minutesas a unit to raise awareness and toacknowledge this issue in our society,”said Col. Anthony R. Hale, commander,704th MI.The brigade also raised nearly $400to contribute to the Maryland CoalitionAgainst Sexual Assault.Denim Day came about as a result ofa rape in Italy. An 18-year-old womanhired a driving instructor, who drove herto an isolated area in the country andattacked her.He wrestled with her until he got oneof her legs out of her jeans, raped her,then forced the woman to drive backto town.The case made it to Italy’s SupremeCourt where the judge concluded thatbecause the victim had on tight jeans,she must have helped the perpetratortake her pants off and, therefore, it wasnot rape; it was consensual sex.The case was thrown out of court.“Sexual assault awareness is perti-nent to our mission” said Sgt. 1st ClassShawn Hill, 704th MI victim advocate.“It is important for our Soldiers toknow that if an issue arises, the 704thMI Sexual Assault Prevention Team isavailable 24 hours a day, seven days aweek to assist.”The recognition of victims of sexualassault didn’t stop with just wearingdenim jeans. The brigade held a forma-tion at McGlachlin Parade Field to fur-ther stress the significance of preventingsexual assault.Following Hale’s opening remarks,Soldiers and civilians walked one laparound the parade field to symbolizewalking a mile in the shoes of a victimof sexual assault.The theme for this year’s Denim Daywas: “Let’s talk about it.”After completing the one-mile walkaround the parade field, that’s exactlywhat the 704th MI did. In a horseshoeformation, Hale anonymously recog-nized 12 Soldiers who were victims ofsexual assault at Fort Meade this year.The Soldiers were symbolized by apair of combat boots placed on the“survivor table” in the center of theformation.The ceremony concluded with thebrigade forming a human ribbon tosymbolize “We’re all in this together.”704th MI walks a mile for National Denim DayCol. Anthony Hale, commander of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, addresses his Soldiers while standing as part of ahuman ribbon to symbolize “We’re all in this together.” The brigade observed National Denim Day on April 24 in support of sexualassault awareness.April 21, Shoplifting: Thesubject was observed at theExchange,viavideosurveillance,removing a box of cosmeticsand exiting the store withoutrendering proper payment.April 26, Housebreaking, theftof private property: Unknownperson(s) entered two residences unlawfully andremoved items. Further investigation revealed threejuvenile suspects, who were located and transport-ed to the Directorate of Emergency Services forquestioning. The juveniles rendered written swornstatements and were charged with housebreakingand theft of private property.April 28, Shoplifting: AAFES security personnel atthe Exchange stated that the subject was observed,via surveillance camera, concealing merchandisethen proceeding beyond the point of sale andexiting the store.April 29, Simple assault consummated by a battery:The victim stated her husband struck her with asmall wooden chair and proceeded to strike herabout the face, causing discoloration around theleft eye and bruising about her upper back.CommunityCommunityCrime WatchCompiled by the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Emergency ServicesProviding single service membersa forum to address quality-of-lifeissues is just one of many opportu-nities provided by Better Opportu-nities for Single Soldiers. For moreinformation, call the garrison BOSSrepresentative, Sgt. Chatonna Pow-ell, at 301-677-6868 or visit theBOSS office, located in the USOCenter at 8612 6th Armored CavalryRoad, on weekdays from 9 a.m. to5 p.m.
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 2, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsStory and photo by Tina Miles780th Military Intelligence BrigadePublic AffairsAccording to the American Cancer Society,“The journey to end cancer starts with a singlestep.”Every year, for the past 27 years, the Ameri-can Cancer Society has invited supporters totake that step with them by joining the globalRelay for Life movement.The worldwide relay is the American CancerSociety’s largest fundraiser, which promotescelebration of the lives of everyday cancersurvivors and remembrance of loved ones lost,and raises awareness about what can be doneindividually to fight cancer.For the second consecutive year, membersof the 780th Military Intelligence Brigadeaccepted that invitation as they participatedin the 2013 Relay for Life event, held April 12at Howard University’s Burr Gymnasium inWashington, D.C.The brigade’s team, Team Midnight Force,led by team captain Sgt. Curtis CooperHolmes,781st MI Battalion, came in fourth place as oneof the top fundraisers out of 81 participatingteams.The team raised $744 from three fundrais-ing efforts.Sponsored this year by Two Sister Creation’sBakery and their donations of baked goods,Team Midnight Force raised more than $388from a bake sale.A Heart-4-You campaign, in which paperhearts were sold in dedication to loved onesand friends who have survived, are battling orhave lost the fight to cancer, and individuallycollected donations helped make up of the restof the funds.Team T-shirts also were created and donatedbyteammemberSpc.HeatherDamron,humanresources specialist for the 781st MI Battalion,and co-owner of Two Sister Creation’s Bakery.CooperHolmes, who participated in threeRelay for Life walks — twice as team captain—hasbeenmotivatedtoheadalocaleventnextyear in the manner to which he was introducedwhile previously stationed at Goodfellow AirForce Base, San Angelo, Texas.“I have already personally spoken with theAmerican Cancer Society, as well as MeadeHigh School, to coordinate a Relay for Lifeevent that will bring the essence and awarenessthis cause truly deserves,” CooperHolmes said.“It is currently in the raw stages. But both sideshave addressed the willingness to participate,and we are currently working on the event datesfor year 2014.”Many walk in the relay because cancer has‘A single step’Members of 780th MI participate in cancer fundraiserTeam Midnight Force, the team of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, assemblesat the opening ceremony of the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay for Life heldApril 12 at Howard University’s Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C. The team camein fourth place as one of the top fundraisers out of 81 participating teams in theworldwide relay.touched their lives.“I have lost many loved ones to cancer and Iappreciate all that the organization does to raiseawareness and help for those in need,”said first-year participant Spc. Toyelle Rickson, humanresources specialist, 780th MI. “Those who areunaware are the ones who suffer most.”Rickson’s participation in the event wasunexpectedly and extremely emotional for her.“I felt such an energizing and upliftingfeeling to be in the presence of so many otherpeople who care that I pledge to participate inat least one event a year until my time is up,”shesaid. “Fight back! One love, one fight!”Second-year team member Sgt. 1st ClassWendoly Portillo, logistics and supply, 780thMI, walked with her son this year.“I like to get involved to set an example formysonandtoshowhimaworthycause,hopinghe’ll appreciate the life we live,” she said.Other members of Team Midnight Forceincluded Spc. Darius Eatmon, C Company,781st MI, and his spouse, Aarika; Eric Hayes,intelligencespecialist,780thMI,andhisspouse,Lauren.Otherscontributingtothefundraisingeffortswere Spc. Orlando Alvarado and Spc. DavidReed Harris, C Company, 781st MI, whoassisted with the bake sale.Members of Team Midnight Force, the team of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade,Spc. Heather Damron, human resources specialist, 781st Military IntelligenceBattalion, and Spc. Toyelle Rickson, human resources specialist, 780th MI, walk atthe 2013 Relay for Life event on April 12 at Howard University’s Burr Gymnasium inWashington, D.C.
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013NewsStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterCharacter development is a lifelong com-mitment.Retired Lt. Gen. Robert F. Foley, a recipi-ent of the Medal of Honor, shared this mes-sage with students in Meade High School’sHomeland Security Signature Program onApril 22.“Character development is a journey. It is away of life,” said Foley in a 45-minute lecturepresented in Meade High’s auditorium.Foley was awarded the Medal of Honor— the country’s highest award for valor inaction against an enemy force — by PresidentLyndon B. Johnson on May 1, 1968 for hisgallantry on Nov. 5, 1966 while serving as acaptain with the U.S. Army Company A, 2ndBattalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Divi-sion in Vietnam.Students from MacArthur Middle Schoolalso attended the event, in addition to schoolpersonnel and parents.“I think it’s important to hear the story ofsomeone who selflessly gave his life for thebenefit of others and the safety of others,”said John Yore, principal of Meade High, inhis introduction of Foley. “It’s not often thatone gets to hear a Medal of Honor recipientspeak.”Foley’s speech was part of an effort spear-headed by the Congressional Medal of HonorFoundation to work with high schools to cre-ate a character development curriculum.James Hopper, HSSP facilitator, organizedthe effort to invite Foley as a guest speaker.“I hope that [the students] learn that char-acter, acting morally and making the rightdecisions betters the community and betterstheir lives because they are part of the com-munity,” Hopper said.Foley, who retired in 2000 after 37 yearsof active service, began his lecture by askingstudents to define character.“Doing the right thing ... and knowingwhat is the right course of action,” Foleyexplained. “You are faced every day withmoral and ethical dilemmas. You are facedwith issues and situations, [and] you may notknow exactly how to proceed.”Foley recalled a time when his characterwas tested and how he decided to do whatwas right.After graduating from the U.S. MilitaryAcademy at West Point as a second lieuten-ant, Foley was assigned as a platoon leaderand training officer for the 25th InfantryDivision. He had only been assigned for a fewweeks when the unit was chosen to undergoan inspection.Foley said he was working to ensure that allthe required documentation for the inspectionwas complete when he received a set of ordersthat listed him and several other Soldiers asqualified experts on the rifle range.“I looked at that. I’ve only been here acouple of weeks. I haven’t even been to therifle range. How could these orders be sent tome?”Foley recalled. “It’s a false document, soI’m going to get it fixed.”Foley went to the battalion headquartersthat day to report the inaccuracy.Foley said that when he arrived at head-quarters, he was told not to worry about it andthat after the inspection, “everything would betaken care of.”“Well, that didn’t sound right to me,”Foleysaid. “I still had a document that was false,and this was my integrity and my professionalethics that was in this document.”Foley said he finally reported the inac-curacy to a major who was the battalion’sexecutive officer.The major thanked Foley for pointing outthe discrepancy. He then checked to see howmany officers and noncommissioned officershad not qualified on the rifle range andordered them to spend two weeks at the rangeto earn their qualification.Foley said he was later harassed verbally byhis peers for coming forward and was called“stupid” for issuing the complaint.“It was a bit tough for me,” Foley said,explaining that he was new to the unit. “Ithurt me a little bit. But you know what? Iwouldn’t have done anything any differentfrom what I did. It was the right thing to do.... We’re an infantry unit. We’re supposed toknow how to use our individual weapons.”Six months later, the unit deployed toVietnam.Foley said he knew what to do because ofthe values instilled in him by his parents andby the military leaders at West Point.Foley said that as a West Point cadet, “Iwas immersed in a moral and ethical climatefor four years” and that the mission of themilitary academy is to “develop leaders ofcharacter for our nation.”Cadets are required to abide by the acade-my’s honor and respect codes.“It is not only important when you are atthe academy, but also when you leave,” hesaid.After the lecture, Ladrell Hill, a juniorenrolled in HSSP, said he was inspired byFoley’s speech.“It helped me to think of myself and whatI do as an individual,” the 16-year-old said,“how I can better my life.”Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Meade HighRetired Lt. Gen. Robert Foley speaks tostudents enrolled in Meade High School’sHomeland Signature Security Programabout the importance of characterdevelopment. Foley, a recipient of theMedal of Honor, spoke April 22 aspart of an effort by the CongressionalMedal of Honor Foundation to create acharacter development curriculum forhigh schools.By Capt. Adam PettyLegal Assistance AttorneyThis is the second of two articles on disputeresolution and the Small Claims Court in thestate of Maryland.Part I focused on the $600 in repair coststo fix the fence damaged by your neighbor’sdog Spike.Hopefully, settlement or mediation withyour neighbor worked. But if it didn’t, youshould consider whether or not you are likelyto win in your lawsuit.As the plaintiff (the person filing the law-suit), you carry the burden of proof. You willneed to arrange testimony from witnesses,collect written evidence such as contracts, let-ters and canceled checks, and perhaps createuseful exhibits for the court.Your ability to meet the burden of proof,thereby winning your lawsuit, will greatlydepend on the evidence you can provide.Second, you should consider whether it isworth your time to file suit. Filing a lawsuitcosts money, can be extremely stressful, andmay require a lot of time and effort on yourpart.All of these factors could possiblyoutweigh your desire to recover the $600you spent on fixing the fence that Spikedestroyed.Third, even if you are successful in yoursuit, how likely is it that you’ll be able to col-lect the $600 from your neighbor?Perhaps your neighbor is bankrupt anddoes not have the money to pay. You neverknow. You should be honest with yourselfand reflect on these points when deciding tofile a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.Finally, if you do decide to file a lawsuitagainst your neighbor, there are four basicsteps in the small claims process.First, the plaintiff must file a complaintwith the court. The complaint tells the courtthat you are filing suit, who you are filingagainst, why you are filing the suit and howmuch money you are seeking.Generally, your lawsuit should be filed inthe county where the defendant lives, carrieson regular business or is employed.Second, you need to pay the associatedfiling fee. The District Court of Marylandmaintainsacostscheduleforitsfeesatcourts.state.md.us/district/forms/acct/dca109.pdf.Third, the trial cannot be held until thedefendant has been served with a summonsto appear in court and a copy of your com-plaint. The summons and complaint shouldbe sent to the defendant by certified mail,restricted delivery, return receipt requested.Otherwise, for a fee, you can ask the sher-iff’s office to serve (deliver) the papers or youmay hire your own private process server.Finally, proof must be submitted to thecourt that the defendant has been servedor notified of the lawsuit. Proof of servicecan come in a number of forms includingan “Affidavit of Service,” or you may senda cover letter and the receipt of delivery tothe court.The steps for filing a complaint in theSmall Claims Division of Maryland’s Dis-trict Court can be quite complicated.If you have questions about the smallclaims process, contact Maryland’s “DistrictCourt Self Help Center” at 410-260-1392or visit mdcourts.gov/district/selfhelpcenter/home.html.For more information, schedule an appoint-ment with a Fort Meade Legal Assistanceattorney at 301-677-9504 or 301-677-9536.Small claim lawsuits require burden of proof
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil10 SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterWith a countdown from 5 and a flickof a switch, Nick Ruiloun sent his rocketsoaring into the sky above Burba Lake ashis fellow Boy Scouts tracked the rocketuntil it crashed back into the ground.“It was really fun,”the 12-year-old said.“The rockets were really fun to make. Ittook a lot time to dry but it finally camethrough. Flying it was the best part.”Nick’s recent venture into space explo-ration was part of the Baltimore AreaCouncil of the Boy Scouts’ annual STEMMerit Badge Day held at Fort Meade.Saturday’s event introduced the morethan 200 Scouts to the sciences, technolo-gy, engineering and mathematics throughhands-on work.“It gives kids some real-life practi-cal understanding of some skill sets inthe sciences, technology, engineering andmath,” said Ethan Draddy, Scout execu-tive and CEO of the council. “It hookedup lots of young kids with STEM experts— not necessarily in a classroom environ-ment, but a hands-on environment.”The program, which was open toScouts ages 11 to 17, was spread acrossthe installation with classes conductedat such sites as the Defense InformationSchool, Burba Lake and the ConferenceCenter.This was the second year the installa-tion hosted Merit Badge Day, combiningresources for the large-scale event. Drad-dy said the council was excited to returnto the installation a second time.“Last year was awesome,” he said. “Wehad to come back.”The daylong event kicked off witha brief ceremony at Murphy FieldHouse where Garrison Commander Col.Edward C. Rothstein welcomed the groupof Scouts and their parents. Rothsteinapplauded the youngsters for spendingtheir Saturday learning new skills.“This is a good day, this is a fun day,”he said. “Enjoy today, enjoy what you’reabout to learn.”Following the ceremony, the hundredsof Scouts were sent to the sites for theircourses, which focused on chemistry,composite materials, computers, elec-tricity, electronics, robotics, engineering,space exploration, energy and weather.The classes, taught by experts in theirrespective fields, all consisted of hands-onwork — from wiring an electrical outletto building a functioning robot.Scout Louis Ochon from Troop 1434Boy Scouts earn badges during STEM Dayin Arlington, Va., was among the severalyoungsters in the robotics class that cov-ered safety procedures, competitions andconstruction.“I wanted to learn about robots and Ilike building stuff,” the 14-year-old said.With a group of other Scouts, Louisbuilt a robot with tank-like treads tomove and a catapulting arm. The con-struction, he said, took the group only30 minutes.“This is really cool,” Louis said.Another popular class, space explora-tion, featured Scouts creating their ownrockets and shooting them off. For 11-year old Brendan Coles, the launcheswere only part of the fun.“[I liked] seeing where they land andseeing if they were intact,” said the Scoutfrom Baltimore’s Troop 246.Nick said he enjoyed the program andpicked up some new skills in the processof shooting off his rocket.“I’ve always been interested in space,”he said. “This just teaches me more aboutit. It’s nice.”Hunter Gardner, 14, reads a book about space exploration during Saturday’s STEMMerit Badge Day. The event featured classes on chemistry, composite materials,computers, electricity, electronics, robotics, engineering, space exploration, energyand weather.Neil Hrdlick,11, unscrewsan electricaloutlet duringthe BoyScouts’annual STEMMerit BadgeDay heldSaturday atFort Meade.More than200 Scoutsfrom the areaattendedclassesfocusing onthe sciences,technology,engineeringandmathematics.Photos byNicole Martyn
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 2, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11NewsBy Jonathan AgeeU.S. Army Field BandThe U.S. Army Field Band’s JazzAmbassadors performed for a packedhouse at Blues Alley jazz club in historicGeorgetown on April 16.The performance was part of the “BigBand Jam!” two-week event in whichlocal jazz bands perform in celebrationof Jazz Appreciation Month.Now in its ninth year, the Big BandJam! educates students and communitymembers about the capital’s jazz heritageand current jazz scene, according to theBlues Alley Jazz Society.It was a unique experience for theJazz Ambassadors, who are normallytraveling the nation in April as part of itsspring tour. This year, however, seques-tration and restricted travel have forcedAmerica’s Big Band to refocus effortswithin a 100-mile radius of its home baseon Fort Meade.“The Jazz Ambassadors had an awe-some night, coming out of the gates withthe hard-driving swinger ‘Basie Power’and finishing up the 90-minute set with‘America the Beautiful,’ featuring MarvaLewis on vocals — an emotional ridefrom start to finish,” said Sgt. 1st ClassJohn Altman, Jazz Ambassadors trum-pet player.“I am just so thankful to serve mycountry in this capacity and to feel theemotion involved with the intersection ofservice, music and history.”Twenty-seven years earlier, Altman’sfather, Hank, was a technical supervisorfor the CBS Records team that docu-mented Wynton Marsalis’ “Live at BluesAlley.” The album went on to be the bestselling CD recorded at Blues Alley, saidHarry Schnipper, executive director ofBlues Alley.“Growing up as a young trumpeterand hearing this performance on recordwas an awesome experience, and to thenreturn to the same venue that many yearslater as a professional, was an even big-ger thrill,” Altman said.“I was in contact with both my dadand Wynton before the performance,which heightened the experience all themore. … Wynton thanked me for thekind words related to his 1986 quartetperformance, and to say hi to Hank.”Following its 90-minute concert, theAll That JazzJazz Ambassadors take part in ‘Big Band Jam!’Photo by Master Sgt. Robert McIverMembers of the Jazz Ambassadors perform for “Big Band Jam!” on April 16 at the Blues Alley jazz club in historic Georgetown.During the annual two-week event, local jazz bands perform in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month to educate students andcommunity members about the capital’s jazz heritage and current jazz scene.Jazz Ambassadors performed threeencores.“We could have played all night ifit were physically possible,” said ChiefWarrant Officer 4 William McCulloch,director of the Jazz Ambassadors.“I was proud to represent the Army insuch a prestigious venue,” said Sgt. Maj.Michael Buckley, Jazz Ambassadors ele-ment leader. “Blues Alley’s configurationcreates a unique and intimate connectionbetween the performers and the audi-ence. We were overwhelmed with theirpositive response to our show.”For the Jazz Ambassadors’ updatedscheduling information, visit ArmyField-Band.com.Chaplain’s Word: WINNING ATTITUDES“You get the best out of others whenyou give the best of yourself.”— Zig Zigar, Motivational SpeakerHelp Fort Meade’s Facebook pagereach 15,000 fans! Like us atFacebook.com/ftmeade
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! May 2, 2013SportsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterAfter dropping its first match of theseason two weeks ago, the 94th Intel-ligence Squadron intramural volleyballteam has put itself back on track, string-ing together a series of wins.The 94th continued its win streakMonday night at Murphy Field House,defeating the third-place 707th Commu-nications Squadron 25-20, 25-17.Greg Cross helped lead the 94th tovictory with a match-high six kills.“It’s good to get another victory,” hesaid. “That’s one of the better teams,and we were able to pull out a bad gametoday to come out with the victory.”The second-place 94th opened the sea-son with a six-game win streak, duringwhich the team swept the first-place 70thOperations Support Squadron 2-0. The94th’s victory handed the 70th two of itsonly three-game losses this season.“We’ve been pretty much neck-in-neckwith first place, and it’s probably goingto stay that way until playoffs,” teamcaptain Matt Arnold said.Arnold attributed his team’s success tothe well-rounded and balanced playerswho play well in any position.“Every one is pretty solid overallin every position,” he said. “A lot ofteams have a strong front row and nota great defense. We have a little bit ofeverything.”Since playing the 70th on April 9,the 707th has also bounced back toput together a three-game win streakheading into Monday’s matchup. Teamcaptain Jordan Kroell said the team isstill adjusting to a new roster, which onlyincludes three players from last year’schampionship team.With a roster of inexperienced players,Kroell said the team needs to cut backon its mistakes and learn to communi-cate better on the court for a successfulpostseason.“We’re getting a little better,” he said.“We’re getting there.”At the start of Monday’s game, the707th’s errors helped the 94th jump outto an early lead as several 707th playersstruggled to keep their serves in boundsearly on.But behind William Spruill’s defenseat the net and Kroell’s two kills, the707th was able to claw its way back intothe game.The late-game surge, however, wasnot enough to defeat the 94th behind94th IS extends win streak, defeats 707th CSArnold’s two kills and two aces, andCross’ two kills. Spruill and Kroell ledthe 707th in the 20-25 loss with two killseach.In the second game, the 707th took a6-2 lead, but was unable to hold on asthe 94th turned its early-game strugglesaround to defeat the 707th, 25-17.The comeback charge was led byCross’ four kills and ace. Cross attributedthe mid-game turnaround to a returnto fundamentals and keeping the gamesimple.With only a few weeks left before theplayoffs, Cross said his team is ready tomake a run at the championship.“We all think we’re in a really goodplace right now,” he said.photos by phil grout707th Communications Squadron’s Steven Hall powers his attack through two 94th Intelligence Squadron defenders duringMonday’s intramural volleyball game at Murphy Field House. The 94th continued its four-game win streak with a 25-20, 25-17sweep.www.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.mil May 2, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13SportsSports ShortsPatriot Pride 5KThe installation’s annual Run Series continues with the Patriot Pride 5K onMay 18 at 8 a.m. at Murphy Field House.The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the runis $25.The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75.The pre-registration cost is $45 for a family of three to six people. On theday of the event, the cost is $60 per family.All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.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.EFMP BowlingThe Exceptional Family Member program is sponsoring its monthlybowling event on May 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lanes.Exceptional family members will receive a free game and shoe rental. Otherfamily members will receive discounted games and shoe rental.To register, call 301-677-4473 or email kelly.g.burger@us.army.mil.For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.By Brandon BieltzStaff WriterFor one final season, civilians will beable to represent their unit for intramuralsoftball.Garrison officials have decided toreverse the decision to allow only active-duty service members to compete in theintramural league, which is scheduled tobegin June 3.Angie Wanner, sports specialist for theDirectorate of Family and Morale, Wel-fare and Recreation, said the decision toallow the civilians to play was made dueto the lack of notice — both for unitsto form teams and civilians to registerfor a league.“Civilians didn’t know they weren’tgoing to be allowed play, and all of asudden the season is upon and teamswere scrambled for more people,” Wan-ner said. “[Garrison Commander] Colo-nel [Edward C.] Rothstein said he wouldmake an exception for one last yearto allow civilians to help units formteams.”Civilian participants must be helpinga military unit form a team; they cannotform a team of all civilians.“[Intramural sports is] for units tocompete against each for bragging rightsor esprit de corps,” Wanner said.Editor’s note: Intramural softball let-ters of intent are due May 10. All rostersmust be verified and signed by the bat-talion commander to ensure players areassigned to the unit or organization theteam is representing.For more information, call 301-677-3318.Civilians authorized toplay intramural softballA peer counseled me on Tuesday.Apparently I’m blunt, and my frank-ness is perceived as rude.Now usually hearing something likethis, especially from an equal on theorg chart would lead to a double-fisted,Stone-Cold salute.But this particular peer possessedsuch grace and style that hearing myflaws was somewhat of a pleasure.I didn’t even mind the insinuationthat I fail to think before I speak. Iknow I certainly do not always thinkbefore I write.For example, the Dallas Cowboysdraft was absurd and Jerry Jones is animbecile.How do you get fleeced by the 49ersby getting only a third-round pickfor moving down 13 spots in the firstround?How do you use that first-round pickon center Travis Frederick — a poten-tially fine player who could have beendrafted in the third round?Then on Saturday, how do you callout the quarterback you just gave$108 million to for not working hardenough?Then I remember this is the guy wholet Jimmy Johnson go for Barry Swit-zer, Bill Parcells go for Dave Campo,and traded away the last few drafts forwide receiver Roy Williams. What anincompoop!That diatribe was completely off thecuff. But if I take my counseling toheart, I should realize that flying offthe handle has its place, but isn’t alwaysa good idea — especially If you wantto address a delicate subject like JasonCollins coming out.For those of you not involved inthis “national conversation” (ABC andESPN’s words,not mine), Col-lins became thefirst man in U.S.team sports tocome out abouthis homosexual-ity while techni-cally still in theleague.Apparently, that is a really big deal.I mean before this, the only time anathlete got a call from the president wasafter winning the Super Bowl.As a human being, I’m very happywe have made it to a place in our soci-ety where people can be who they are,openly.But, I am also put off by the hyper-bole concerning the importance ofCollins’ announcement, and am some-what offended that Collins is beingcompared to Jackie Robinson or toutedas a hero.I am also struggling with the moti-vation behind the coverage of thisannouncement — both from a media/societal standpoint.Are we celebrating being a certainway, or are we celebrating the fact thatindividuals can be a certain way?It may seem like a loaded question,but it is one that needs to be asked, andits answer(s) go well beyond sports. See“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”That’s why I need to take a little extratime before I respond.So, please send me your thoughts,and next week we’ll try and get thisthing all sorted out.Until then ...If you have comments on this or any-thing to do with sports, contact me atchad.t.jones.civ@mail.mil.Peer to PeerChad T. Jones,Public AffairsOfficerJibber Jabber - OpinionText FOLLOW FORTMEADE to 40404to sign up for Fort Meade news alertson your mobile phone
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil14 SOUNDOFF! May 2, 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 philip.h.jones.civ@mail.mil or call 301-677-5602.Colin Powell book signingFormer Secretary of State retiredGen. Colin Powell will autograph hisbook, “It Worked For Me: In Life andLeadership,” on Saturday from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Exchange.Military Spouse Job FairCelebrate the resiliency of militaryspouses at the Fort Meade Military SpouseJob Fair and Appreciation Event onWednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McGillTraining Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave.More than 70 exhibitors will providejob and education opportunities.In appreciation of military spouses,the Fort Meade Alliance will host a“relaxation station” where beverages andlight snacks will be served.Information on the Pillars of Resiliencywill be available.For more information, call 301-677-9017, 301-677-9014 or 301-677-5590.Asian Pacific AmericanHeritage MonthObservanceThe garrison and 902nd MilitaryIntelligence Brigade will host FortMeade’s annual Asian Pacific AmericanHeritage Month Observance on May9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McGillTraining Center, 8542 Zimborski Ave.Admission is free.The guest speaker is KenNiumatalolo, head coach for the U.S.Naval Academy football team.All Fort Meade service membersand civilian employees are encouragedto attend with supervisory approvaland without charge to annual leave.Administrative leave is authorized.For more information, call the FortMeade Equal Opportunity Office at301-677-6687 or the 902nd MI EqualOpportunity Office at 301-677-2162.file photomassing of the colorsFort Meade’s Memorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of theColors Ceremony will be held May 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pavilion.The event is sponsored by Fort Meade and the Military Order of World Wars.The grand marshal and keynote speaker is Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington,commander, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the MilitaryDistrict of Washington.The event will feature the Armed Forces Color Guard and the U.S. Army’sOld Guard Fife & Drum Corps. The U.S. Army Field Band will perform aconcert of patriotic music.This venue is a tribute to veterans from all wars who made the ultimatesacrifice in their service. It combines the colors and color guards of activeand Reserve component and National Guard military units, veterans serviceorganizations, and various civic and patriotic organizations.The public is invited. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.Death noticeAnyone with debts owed to or bythe estate of Staff Sgt. Adam A. Arndtmust contact the Summary CourtMartial Officer for the Soldier.Arndt died at his home on April 8.Call Capt. (P) Tony Carodine at 301-677-7062 or email tony.carodine.mil@mail.mil.Army Emergency ReliefFundAs of Friday, Fort Meade’s annualArmy Emergency Relief fundraisingcampaign has collected $76,902, or 85percent of its $90,000 goal.The campaign raises money andawareness for the AER fund thathelps active-duty Soldiers, NationalGuardsmen, Army Reservists,retirees and their families in financialemergencies by providing interest-freeloans or grants.The AER Campaign runs throughMay 15.For more information, call WallaceTurner, Army Emergency Relief officerat 301-677-5768.Bag saleThe Post Thrift Shop’s $3 bag salewill be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inBuilding 2206 at the corner of 1st Streetand Chisholm Avenue.The main store will be open.Thrift Shop hours are Tuesdays throughThursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for salesonly. Consignments on Tuesdays andThursdays are by appointment only.For more information, call 410-672-3575.Mother’s Day BrunchA Mother’s Day Brunch will beoffered May 12 at the ConferenceCenter.Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.The brunch is open to all ranks andservices. Cost is $21.95 for members and$25.95 for nonmembers. Reservationsare recommended.Menu includes an omelet station,waffle station and a hand-carved meatstation; shrimp and other seafood;chicken and meats; assorted pasta;casseroles; vegetables; and desserts.For reservations or more information,call 301-677-4333.Financial Peace WorkshopThe Installation Chaplain’s Office issponsoring a Financial Peace Workshopto help service members, civilians andtheir families get out of debt and savefor the future while improving missionreadiness.A free preview will be offered Sundayat 3 p.m. at Argonne Hills ChapelCenter, 7100 Rockenbach Road.All class materials are free. Familiesare welcome; child care will be provided.For more information on theworkshop, go to daveramsey.com.To register or for more information,call Marcia Eastland at 301-677-0386 oremail marcia.j.eastland.civ@mail.mil.MacArthur Middle PTSAMacArthur Middle School PTSA willmeet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the schoolmedia center.Members may visit and supportMacArthur’s Book Fair before or afterthe meeting.For more information, call ElizabethLara at 570-766-1860 or email lizabeth_lara@yahoo.com.Dealing with picky eatersThe Exceptional Family MemberProgram is offering the class, “PickyEaters and Expanding the FoodRepertoire,” on Wednesday from 6 to 8p.m. at Army Community Service, 830Chisholm Ave.All are welcome. Registration isrequired.To register or for more information,call 301-677-4779 or email anita.l.hendrix.civ@mail.mil.NEWS & EVENTSEDUCATION
  • http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 2, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15Community News & NotesMICA scholarshipsThe Chesapeake Chapter of theU.S. Army Military IntelligenceCorps Association seeks to recognizeoutstanding college students andgraduating high school seniors fromschools in the Central Maryland area,and first-year college students for theirachievements in leadership, academicsand community service by offering two$2,000 scholarships for school year 2013to 2014.Parents or sponsors of applicantsdo not have to be members of MICA,but they must be active-duty, Reserve,Department of the Army civilian orretired Army military intelligencepersonnel.This application packet is due by May17.Applications may be obtainedby contacting retired Col. KennethMcCreedy at kmccreedy1@comcast.net, or Jane Karapostoles at jane.m.karapostoles.mil@mail.mil.Applicants also must provide abrief essay explaining their academicinterests and career goals; a certifiedtranscript of completed courses andgrades (GPA and class standing); twoletters of recommendation; and a copyof a letter of acceptance from a collegeor university, community college orvocational school, where applicable.Mail the application packet to:Chesapeake Chapter of MICA, ATTN:Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 309,Fort Meade, MD 20755-0309.Bible studyThe Protestant Women of the Chapelis offering two evening Bible studyclasses at Argonne Hills Chapel Center:• Couples marriage Bible study:Wednesdays at 7 p.m.• Evening women’s study of the Bookof Jonah: Thursdays at 7 p.m.All are invited. For more information,email ftmeadepwoc@gmail.com.Common Ground veteransscholarshipsCommon Ground on the Hill’sVeterans Initiative provides fullscholarships for 10 veterans toattend the Traditions Weeks summerworkshops at McDaniel College inWestminster.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 jose.flores3@us.army.mil.For more information, visitcommongroundonthehill.org/11reggateway.html.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.Campers can canoe the creek, learnarchery, climb the rock wall, explorescience and meet nature center animals.Cost is $25.Transportation from Fort Meade toCamp Woodlands as well as breakfastand lunch each day are included.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 jpryor@gscm.org.Out & About• Camp Corral Bingo Night, a cashbingo fundraiser for Camp Corral, willbe held May 10 at 7 p.m. the JessupCommunity Hall, 2920 Jessup Road.Doors open at 6 p.m.This event is sponsored by the GoldenCorral at Arundel Mills Mall. Campsare set up nationwide for children offallen, disabled or injured heroes to givethem a week of outdoor fun.Bingo includes 20 regular games andfour specials. Cost is $15 for advancedticket sales and $20 at the door.Refreshments will be on sale. Doorsprizes will be awarded. To hold ticketsor for more information, call ChairmanDana Herbert at 410-796-7999 or emailddherbert@maxinter.net.• The Third Annual Naptown BarbecueContest and Music Festival will be heldSaturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday,noon to 6 p.m., at the Anne ArundelCounty Fairgrounds.Admission is $10. Children under 12attend free. Parking is free. For a scheduleand more information, visit barBAYq.com.• Meade Rod and Gun Club meets thefirst Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The nextmeeting is tonight in the banquet hall inback of the building. Dinner is served at 6p.m. For more information, call 410-674-4000.• National Alliance on Mental Illnessof Anne Arundel County conducts a freesupport group for families with a lovedone suffering from mental illness on thefirst Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.at the Odenton (West County) Library,1325 Annapolis Road. The next meetingis tonight. For more information, visitnamiaac.org.• Families Dealing with Deploymentmeets the first and third Monday ofevery month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. atMeuse Forest Neighborhood Center.The next meeting is Monday. For moreinformation, call Kimberly McKay at 301-677-5590 or email kimberly.d.mckay.ctr@us.army.mil.• Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet ReserveAssociation meets the second Wednesdayof each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post160 on Route 170 in Glen Burnie. Thenext meeting is Wednesday. Active-duty,Reserve and retired members of the U.S.Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard areinvited. For more information, call 410-761-7046 or 301-262-6556.• Fort Meade TOP III Associationmeets the second Wednesday of eachmonth at 3 p.m. at the Courses. The nextmeeting is Wednesday. The associationis open to all Air Force active-duty andretired senior noncommissioned officers.For more information, call Master Sgt.Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616 or emailjajacob@nsa.gov.• Fort Meade Chapter of the MilitaryOfficers Association of America will hostits next luncheon meeting on May 9 at11:30 a.m. at the Conference Center.Cost of luncheon is $16. Guestspeaker is retired Vice Adm. Norb Ryan,MOAA president. The public is invited.For reservations and more information,call Rebecca Conover at 410-964-3237.• Fort Meade E9 Association meets thesecond Friday of every month at 7 a.m.in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. Thenext meeting is May 10. The associationis open to active, retired, Reserve andNational Guard E9s of any uniformedservice. All E9s in this area are invitedto attend a breakfast and meet themembership. For more information, visite9association.org or call 410-551-7953.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 May 25Today & Friday: “21 & Over” (R). The nightbefore his big medical school interview, a promis-ing student celebrates his 21st birthday with histwo best friends.Saturday & Sunday: “Admission” (PG-13). Anadmissions officer for Princeton University takesa surprising detour on the road to happiness.With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen.Wednesday & May 9, 10: “Olympus Has Fallen”(R). When terrorists take over the White House,an ex-Secret Service agent must rescue the presi-dent. With Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Mor-gan Freeman.May 11, 15: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (PG-13).Threats from within the government jeopardizethe G.I. Joe unit. With Dwayne Johnson, D.J.Cotrona, Bruce Willis, Byung-hun Lee, AdriannePalicki. (3D)May 12, 17: “The Host” (PG-13). When anunseen enemy threatens mankind, a womanrisks everything to protect those she loves. WithSaoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, WilliamHurt.May 16, 18, 19: “The Croods” (PG). A prehistoricfamily embarks on a journey into the world whentheir cave is destroyed. With Nicolas Cage, EmmaStone, Ryan Reynolds. (3D)May 22, 25: “42” (PG-13). Story depictinghow Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn DodgersGeneral Manager Branch Rickey changed thegame of baseball by breaking the color barrier.With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, NicoleBeharie.RECREATIONMEETINGSYOUTH