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  1. 1. cautionReece Road gate will be closed 5a.m. Saturday; Rockenbach Roadgate will be main access gateSee Page 3 for more detailsUPCOMING EVENTSFRIDAY, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Right Arm Night - Club MeadeJune 6, 7 p.m.: TheVolunteers‘Pink FloydTribute’ Summer Concert - Constitution ParkJune 13, 7:30 a.m.: AUSA Army Birthday Breakfast - Club MeadeJune 13, 7 p.m.: Army Birthday Celebration Summer Concert - Constitution ParkJune 14, 6:30-8 a.m.: Army Birthday Run For Resiliency - McGlachlin Parade Fieldheaven sentFriendship, nonprofitfuel local youths atPatriot Pride 5K runpage 12Soundoff!´vol. 65 no. 21 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community May 30, 2013photo by sgt. walter reevesMedical personnel at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center participate in TeamSTEPPS Surgical Services Simulation Training held May 1 to May 3. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system designed for health care professionals to enhance communication and teamwork skills. For the story, see Page 10.TEAM WORK
  2. 2. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013Commander’s ColumnContents News.............................. 3 Sports...................................12 Religion.........................16 Movies..................................15 Community..................14 Classified..............................17Editorial StaffGarrison CommanderCol. Edward C. RothsteinGarrison CommandSgt. Maj. Thomas J. LatterPublic Affairs OfficerChad T. JonesChad.T.Jones.civ@mail.milChief, Command InformationPhilip H. JonesPhilip.H.Jones.civ@mail.milAssistant Editor Senior WriterRona S. HirschStaff Writer Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Brandon BieltzDesign Coordinator Timothy DavisSupple­mental photography providedby The Baltimore Sun Media GroupAdvertisingGeneral Inquiries 410-332-6300Allison Thompson410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.comMichele Griesbauer410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.comIf you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or areexperiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday throughSunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of thepersonnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N.Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year inconjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reachthe Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailingaddress: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602.Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronagewithout regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser,user or patron.A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiserwill result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with theDepartment of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are theirown and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army.The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement bythe Department of the Army of the products or services can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at view the Fort Meade Live Blog at!´Guaranteed circulation:11,285By Gen. Raymond T. Odierno38th Chief of Staff, U.S. ArmyOver the past 12 years of war, our Army hasdemonstrated exceptional competence, cour-age and resiliency in adapting to the demandsof war and accomplishing the mission.Today, however, the Army is failing in itsefforts to combat sexual assault and sexualharassment.It is time we take on the fight against sexualassault and sexual harassment as our primarymission. It is up to every one of us, civilianand Soldier, general officer to private, to solvethis problem within our ranks.The Army is committed to the safety andsecurity of every Soldier, civilian and familymember.Our Army is based on a bedrock of trust— the trust between Soldiers and leaders thatwe will take care of each other. Recent inci-dents of sexual assault and sexual harassmentdemonstrate that we have violated that trust.In fact, these acts violate everything our Armystands for. They are contrary to our Armyvalues and they must not be tolerated.It is up to every individual to contribute toa culture in which our Soldiers, civilians andfamily members can reach their full potential.It is imperative that we protect potential vic-tims from ever experiencing a sexual crime.We must provide compassionate care andprotect survivors after a crime has been com-mitted. Our people must be confident thatcomplaints will be handled quickly and deci-sively, and that our system will deliver jus-tice and protection throughout the reporting,investigation and adjudication process.Commanders, noncommissioned offi-cers and lawe n fo rc e m e n tmust ensurethat everyallegation ofsexual assaultand sexualharassment isthoroughly andprofessionallyinvestigated,and that appro-priate action istaken.Leaders at every level are responsible forestablishing a command climate and cultureof mutual respect, trust and safety. Leadersmust develop systems to “see” their units, andunderstand the extent to which their leader-ship promotes a positive command climate forall Soldiers.I urge everyone to start a conversationwithin your unit or organization, among lead-ers, peers and subordinates and with familyand friends to better understand one another’sexperiences and to develop better solutions tothis problem.Our profession is built on the bedrock oftrust; sexual assault and sexual harassmentbetray that trust. They have a corrosive effecton our unit readiness, team cohesion, goodorder and discipline.We are entrusted with ensuring the healthand welfare of America’s sons and daughters.There are no bystanders in this effort.Our Soldiers, their families and the Ameri-can people are counting on us to lead the wayin solving this problem within our ranks.Take on the fight againstsexual assault and harassmentGEN. RAYMOND T.ODIERNOU.S. Army 38th Chief of StaffCommander’s Open DoorGarrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein has an open door policy.All service members, retirees, government employees, family membersand community members age 18 or older are invited to address issues orconcerns to the commander directly by visiting Rothstein’s office on Mon-days from 4 to 6 p.m. at garrison headquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551,Llewellyn Avenue.Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment isnecessary.For more information, call 301-677-4844.
  3. 3. May 30, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterThe Directorate of Emergency Servic-es is expecting several hundred demon-strators during a march for Pfc. BradleyManning whose court-martial is beingheld on the installation.Traffic, security gates and the Nor-mandy Bluffs neighborhood will beaffected by Saturday’s demonstration atthe Reece Road gate, or Gate 3.Beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, ReeceRoad gate will close and the gate atRockenbach Road will become the pri-mary gate for most of the day. Vehicleinspections will be conducted at Rock-enbach, which will have three in-boundlanes and one out-bound lane.“There should be no congestionthere,” Sides said.To manage what is expected to be apeaceful demonstration, Fort Meadeis partnering with local and state lawenforcement agencies.“We’ve been in extensive planningand coordination with Anne ArundelCounty Police, Maryland State Policeand State Highway Administration,”said Lt. Col. J. Darrell Sides, directorof DES.The demonstration will includespeeches and a march on Route 175.Sides said he doesn’t expect problems.“They’re frequent visitors at the gates,”Sides said. “We’ve had zero apprehen-sions all the way back to December2011 when they first visited outsideReece gate.”Demonstrators have received permis-sion from Anne Arundel County to parkat Meade Heights Elementary and VanBokkelen Elementary School, which arelocated off post.Sides said there will be a high vol-ume of pedestrian traffic walking downReece Road toward the installation.County police will establish a check-point at Meade Heights. Department ofthe Army Police from Fort Belvoir, Va.,will be stationed at four entrances ofNormandy Bluffs to prevent demonstra-tors from parking in the neighborhood,which is located across from the Reecegate.“Every car coming in has to have aDoD ID card,” Sides said. “If some-body has a visitor, they have to have theaddress and phone number of the housethey’re going to.”Traffic on Route 175 also will beaffected, as lanes may be shut down tomake room for the demonstrators.“The county is going to run the road-ways, and Fort Meade Police are goingto keep the demonstrators safe andsecure,” Sides said.Beginning at 10 a.m., one southboundlane will be closed to serve as a bus drop-off lane. If the crowd continues to growand overflows onto the street, the secondsouthbound lane will be closed.During the demonstrators’ marchfrom the Reece Road gate to the gateat Llewellyn Avenue, more lanes willbe closed depending on the size of thecrowd.Lane closures will depend on thenumber of demonstrators, but Sides saidhe is anticipating Route 175 to be com-pletely closed at some point in the after-noon. If all of Route 175 closes, part ofReece Road will be closed and residentsof Normandy Bluffs will be directed toexit toward Meade Heights.Drivers on Route 175 will be divertedat Disney Road and Blue Water Bou-levard.During lane closures, events at MeadeHigh School and Meade Middle Schoolwill continue. But the schools will onlybe accessible from the north starting at1 p.m.Reservists will be able to reach theirdrill locations, but only by accessingRoute 175 from the north. They will berequired to show their CAC cards.“We’re asking people to avoid the useof [Route] 175 even if we don’t have toclose it,” Sides said. “It’s just going tobe too congested. There’s going to be alarge number of both Fort Meade Policeand Anne Arundel County Police in thearea, and the more traffic makes it moredifficult.”Demonstration to affect gates, street trafficBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterIn his address to graduates of the U.S.Military Academy at West Point on Sat-urday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagelrestated the military’s zero tolerance forsexual harassment and sexual assault.“Sexual harassment and sexual assaultin the military are a profound betrayal— a profound betrayal — of sacredoaths and sacred truths,” said Hagel,according to The New York Times. “Thisscourge must be stamped out.”Hagel’s comments come in responseto recent reports of alleged sex-relatedincidents by military personnel.On May 8, Maj. Gen. Michael S.Linnington, commanding general ofthe Joint Force Headquarters NationalCapital Region and the Military Districtof Washington, responded to the Army’sfindings in regard to sexual harassmentand sexual assault.“The key is creating the climate wheresexual harassment and assault are nottolerated, and everyone intervenes whenthey see it occurring,” he said.In his statement, Linnington said:“Army survey data indicate the propen-sity for women to report sexual assaulthas increased from 28 percent in 2009 to42 percent in 2012. While this increasein reporting is encouraging, we still havework to do.”Fort Meade’s Sexual Assault ResponseCoordinator Stacey Hale said the Army’sefforts to increase awareness about sexu-al harassment and assault have made itpossible for victims to come forward toreport alleged incidents.“If [victims] know that the commandclimate is safe for them to report withoutreprisal, they are more likely to report,”she said, noting that reports of sexualassault at Fort Meade have increased.The garrison is reinforcing its effortsto prevent sexual harassment and sexu-al assault by increasing education andtraining efforts. It also has launchedan awareness campaign targeted at theFort Meade community regarding themilitary’s options for reporting an inci-dent.In cases of sexual harassment, thevictim can make an informal or formalcomplaint. An informal complaint is anycomplaint that a service member, familymember or civilian employee does notwish to file in writing.The informal complaint may beresolved directly by the individual withthe help of another unit member, thecommander or another individual in thecomplainant’s chain of command.Typically, issues that can be taken careof informally can be resolved throughdiscussion, problem identification andclarification of the issues.A formal complaint is filed in writ-ing. Formal complaints require spe-cific actions, are subject to timelines andrequire documentation of actions taken.Soldiers may file such reports with theirbrigade sexual harrassment/assaultresponse and prevention specialist.However, civilian employees must filewith the garrison’s Equal EmploymentOpportunity advisor.In cases of sexual assault, victims havetwo options - restricted and unrestrictedreporting. A restricted report does notrequire command or law enforcementnotification but allows the victim toaccess medical treatment, counseling,and chaplain and advocacy services.An unrestricted report requires noti-fication of the victim’s and/or perpetra-tor’s unit commander and law enforce-ment. Medical treatment, counseling,and chaplain and advocacy services areavailable to the victim.An unrestricted report permits andrequires an official investigation of theallegation in hopes of holding the offend-er accountable for his or her actions.Recent allegations of misconduct andcriminal behavior in regard to sexualassaults have prompted a discussion inthe military.“As we continue to confront thisissue, we must continue the discussionand we must reaffirm our dedicationto take action in our communities andstop abuse before it starts,” Hale said.“Together we can increase awarenessabout sexual violence, help victims feelsafe in accessing services and, as a result,heal lives.”Garrison reinforces efforts to prevent sexual assault
  4. 4. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013NewsStory and photos by Brandon BieltzStaff WriterAt first, Maj. Kyle Yates had no troublewalking the straight yellow line. But afterstrapping on a pair of beer goggles, thosefew feet were much more difficult for thecommander of 55th Signal Company(Combat Camera).“It’s a little tricky,”Yates said. “It reallydisguises your depth perception. Youthink you’re on the line, but you’re notreally on the line.”Yates was among the several thou-sand service members in attendance atFort Meade’s annual Safety, Wellnessand Resiliency Expo held May 23 at thePavilion.“We’re bringing all of our Soldiersdown here to check out the displays andget some good information,” Yates said.The three-hour event, hosted by theInstallation Safety Office, featured exhib-its from local, state and federal organiza-tions.“[ISO] traditionally has had this eventwith the concept of standing down, tak-ing time to highlight a very hazardoustime of year where traditionally we’regetting 20 percent more accidents — this101 Days of Summer Safety,” said KirkFechter, ISO director. “Everyone thatcomes through here is getting not onlyawareness, but also a chance to have agood discussion.”In addition to free blood pressure andvision screenings, the expo featured awide variety of displays. Topics included:motorcycle safety awareness; home firesafety awareness; drug and alcohol aware-ness; personal protective equipment infor-mation; recreation safety; suicide prevent;and resiliency — the mental, physical,emotional and behavioral ability to dealwith adversity.“We have Wellness and Resiliency [per-sonnel] and I’m so happy to partner withthem,” Fechter said. “A lot of safetyissues are more than that. A lot of timespeople talk about an accident. But it’snot just an accident. It’s a crime but it’salso somebody who has a problem withsubstance abuse — drinking and puttinghimself in a deadly situation not only forthemselves but for others.”Displays varied from proper use ofpower tools and boat safety to oral healthand sexual assault. Staff Sgt. VincentShepherd, the safety NCO for DeltaCompany of the 781st Military Intel-ligence Battalion, said the expo providedvaluable information.Annual safety expo promotes safety, health“I just wanted to learn a little bit morewhat kind of things they have here ...learn more about keeping Soldiers safe,”he said.Members of the Directorate of Emer-gency Services also exhibited displays onbike safety, proper use of a fire extin-guisher and the effects of alcohol.Yates said he wanted his Soldiers toget a sobering look at happens when anindividual is intoxicated, so he himselfwore the beer goggles.“They kind of see that when they’reunder the influence, they’re not in controlof their facilities,”he said. “And there’s nohappy ending to that story.”ABOVE: Staff Sgt. Vincent Shepherd ofthe 781st Military Intelligence BattalionreceivesinformationonclassesatGaffneyFitness Center from Katie Harrington, thefacilities’ lead swim instructor. The expofeatured exhibits from local, state andfederal organizations.RIGHT: Maj. Kyle Yates, commander of55th Signal Company (Combat Camera),attempts to walk a straight line wearing“beergoggles”duringtheSafety,Wellnessand Resiliency Expo. The InstallationSafety Office hosted the annual event onMay 23 at the Pavilion.Help Fort Meade’sFacebook page reach15,000 fans! Like us
  5. 5. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013NewsArmy WellnessCenter to openat post libraryBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterFort Meade will become the site of a newArmy Wellness Center when the facility isscheduled to open at the end of July.The center will be located in part ofBuilding 4418, the site of the Medal ofHonor Memorial Library on LlewellynAvenue.The AWC will offer free, holistic healthservices to help Soldiers, retirees, theirfamily members and Army civilians buildand sustain a healthy lifestyle and preventchronic diseases such as heart disease anddiabetes.The center is a program of the U.S. ArmyMedical Command and is overseen by theArmy Public Health Command.Fort Meade’s new center will operateunder the aegis of the Preventive MedicineServices Division at Kimbrough Ambula-tory Care Center.“I am so eager to open,”said Jamie Valis,director of the AWC. “The feedback thatwe’ve received has been overwhelminglypositive. ... I’m very excited to implement aprogram that looks at a holistic approachto wellness.”The AWC opens at Fort Meade a yearahead of the original projections. The cen-ter is an effort to strengthen the Fort Meadecommunity that is led by the installation’sCommunity Health Promotion Council.The Army has already established 14Army Wellness Centers in the United Statesand overseas, including a center that openedat Aberdeen Proving Ground in January.Eighteen are expected to be open by theend of the year with a total of 38 centersworldwide by 2017.Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. PatriciaHoroho has emphasized the importanceof preventive medicine. In congressionaltestimony last year, Horoho said she wascommitted to expanding the numbers andcapabilities of the centers to reach Soldiersoutside of their health provider’s office,according to an article in Army Times.Each AWC provides a standardized coreof health services: a health assessmentreview, which is an analysis of the person’shealth status, risk for disease and abilityto exercise safely; physical fitness testingand exercise prescription; healthy nutritionusing metabolic testing to provide indi-vidualized strategies for weight loss, gain ormaintenance; stress management using bio-feedback to reduce stress; general wellnesseducation through classes on topics suchas healthy lifestyles, increased resiliencyand self-care; and tobacco education usingassessments to determine a person’s readi-ness to become tobacco-free.The AWC will be staffed by four healtheducators, a nurse educator, a health pro-motion technician and Valis. The staffwill provide the core health services andfollow-up.The center, which will be located in theback of the former library, will offer equip-ment for metabolic testing, a biofeedbackroom, a BOD POD to measure clients’body mass, a health assessment area, areception area and office space for staff.The library’s Battle of the Bulge Roomwill be used by the AWC staff for healtheducation classes.Physicians at Kimbrough can refer cli-ents to the AWC for health assessments andassistance in developing an individualizedplan for exercise, eating and stress reduc-tion.Ted Robinson, public health adminis-trator for Preventive Medicine Services atKimbrough, said the center is going to be abig benefit to active-duty Soldiers who arehaving trouble meeting the Army’s physicalfitness requirements.He said the AWC staff can assess aSoldier’s health status and help the Sol-dier develop a safe program to meet therequirements.By Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterIt has been a year of distinction for KellenIrby.He was nominated as Fort Meade’s YouthVolunteer of the Year for his dedication asa Sunday school teacher for children in theinstallation’s Catholic community, and as avolunteer with Happy Helpers for the Home-less, a community service organization atMeade High School.On May 22, Irby, a senior at Meade High,was awarded the Etta Baker Memorial Schol-arship from Fort Meade’s Officers’ Spouses’Club at its annual scholarship award cer-emony.“I feel good, very excited,” the 18-year-oldsaid. “I’m very grateful for the opportunityI’ve been given.”The two-hour event was held at the homeof Brig. Gen. George Franz and his wife,Heather Thomas, the OSC’s scholarship chair-person.Garrison Commander Col. Edward C.Rothstein attended the ceremony with hiswife, Audrey.The $2,500 scholarship will help pay Irby’stuition at the University of Maryland wherehe intends to study economics.The Armed Forces Communications andElectronics Asssociation’s Central MarylandChapter, a nonprofit organization for informa-tiontechnologyprofessionals,madeadonationto the Etta Baker Memorial Scholarship.Edward Grimes Jr., president of the chap-ter, awarded a scholarship certificate to Irby.The Etta Baker Memorial Scholarship andthe club’s Merit Scholarship are awarded foracademic achievement to high school gradu-ates and college students who are militarydependents.Applicants for the Etta Baker MemorialScholarship must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicantsfor the Merit Scholarship must have a 2.5GPA.Five high school seniors and one collegejunior were awarded Merit Scholarships: Jen-nifer Wagner, 17, a senior at Meade HighSchool who will study computer science atJohns Hopkins University; Khaleed Robin-son, 18, a senior at Old Mill High Schoolwho will study engineering at the Universityof Maryland; Audrey Simmons, 17, a seniorat Arundel High School who will study biol-ogy at the University of Maryland; JohnJohnston, 18, a senior at Meade High Schoolwho will study mechanical engineering atNorwich University in Vermont; Ryan Wyatt,18, a senior at Archbishop Spaulding HighSchool, who will study chemical engineeringat the University of Maryland BaltimoreCounty; and Makenzie Miler, 20, a junior atthe University of Maryland who is studyingbioengineering.Officers’ Spouses’ Clubrecognizes young scholarsphoto by phil groutOfficers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship Chairperson Heather Thomas gets help cutting acongratulatory cake from Jennifer Wagner, a recipient of the club’s Merit Scholarshipat the OSC’s annual scholarship award ceremony on May 22. Looking on are MeritScholarship winners (from left): Khaleed Robinson, Ryan Wyatt, Kellen Irby, winnerof the club’s Etta Baker Memorial Scholarship, John Johnston, Makenzie Miller andAudrey Simmons.Emily Moesner, 19, daughter of OSC Presi-dent Jennifer Moesner and a sophomore atthe University of Dayton in Ohio studyingbusiness administration, also was awarded aMerit Scholarship but was not present at theceremony.TheMilitarySpouseScholarshipisawardedfor academic achievement to military spousescompleting an undergraduate degree. Therecipient must have a 2.5 GPA.Taylor Smith, wife of Spc. Colton Smith ofKimbrough Ambulatory Center, was awardedthe scholarship but was not present at theceremony. She is studying nursing at AnneArundel Community College.Audrey Rothstein presented each scholar-ship winner with a certificate.The colonel praised the young scholars fortheir achievements. “I know you’re going toreach the next level,” he said.
  6. 6. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013NewsBy Yosefi SeltzerLegal Assistance AttorneyAs we approach the Permanent Changeof Station season, many military familiesare thinking about whether to sell theirhouse before moving away or hold onto itand rent it out.Being a landlord is a significant respon-sibility. Whether you decide to managethe rental property yourself, ask a friendor relative to manage it, or hire a propertymanager, you will have to deal with vari-ous considerations. That includes: decidinghow much to charge for rent; selecting,removing and replacing tenants; ensur-ing that your property is well maintained;and making sure that all expenses such asthe mortgage, utilities, property taxes andhomeowner’s insurance are paid on timeand in full.There also are tax consequences when-ever you convert your home into a rentalproperty while it is a rental home and atthe time you eventually sell.Once you decide to rent your home to atenant, the first major step is deciding whowill manage it.If you choose to hire someone, be sureto speak with references to ensure thatthey had a good experience. Ask questions:How long did it take the manager to finda tenant/replacement tenant for you? Werethey prompt in responding to your ques-tions? Did you have one point-of-contactassigned to manage your home or did youdeal with whoever answered the telephonewhen you called? Did they provide youprompt updates on the status of repairsand maintenance? Did they inspect thehouse periodically, inside and outside, toensure it wasn’t being neglected? Whenrepairs were needed, did they get severalestimates to find the best price, or requireyou to always work with one company thatthey recommended?You will also want to review the leasemanagement agreement carefully to ensureyou understand what you are committingto before you sign. Pay particular atten-tion to clauses that discuss the manager’scommission, how rent payments will beprocessed, who is responsible to pursuecollection from the tenant for unpaid rentor damages, the duration of the agreement,as well as the process for terminating theagreement.Some agreements require the owner tocontinue paying a monthly commissionto the manager as long as the tenant con-tinues to reside in the home, regardless ofwhether the manager is terminated.Remember, if you don’t like a clause,you can insist it be revised or removedbefore you sign, or you can insist thatadditional clauses are added to satisfy yourconcerns.If a friend or relative will serve as man-ager, without a written agreement theycould resign at any time or even worse, nottake their responsibilities seriously, leavingyou with the possibility of a neglected ordamaged home.If you decide to manage the propertyyourself, prepare for getting 2 a.m. phonecalls from the tenant that the water heaterbroke and you now have a flooded base-ment; chasing after the tenant to getthe rent paid or damages reimbursed; orhaving to find new tenants while you areresiding out of town.There are also tax consequences to keepin mind. Rental income must be reportedon a Schedule E, and your expenses anddepreciation should be deducted.When you sell the home, any profit youmay generate from the sale may lose thenormal exclusion from capital gains taxesnormally available to primary residences,meaning you may have to pay taxes onyour profit after the home is sold.Deciding to become a landlord involvescareful planning and additional paper-work.To discuss your home ownership situa-tion and related tax guidance with a LegalAssistance attorney, schedule an appoint-ment with the Legal Assistance Office at301-677-9504/9536.Know your responsibilitiesas a rental property ownerNEWLIFETIMEWARRANTYGLIDEUPSTAIRSOn A Stannah StairliftMake climbing stairs easy again with the world’s topselling stairlift in your home. 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  7. 7. May 30, 2013 SOUNDOFF! NewsBy Jonathan AgeeU.S. Army Field BandThe annual Fort Meade SummerConcert Series kicks off June 6 at 7p.m. with a Pink Floyd tribute showat Constitution Park.The free performance is open tothe public.“Despite having toured globallyand performing over 1,000 shows forover 1 million people, the prospect ofperforming a musical tribute to PinkFloyd has galvanized our band to anew degree,” said Staff Sgt. RandyWight, vocalist for The Volunteers.“From drafting a set list to includeboth the hits and the obscure, to therecreation of the sound effects usedin the original recordings, the processhas been labor intensive with an endproduct sure to wow both the PinkFloyd connoisseur as well as any-one who appreciates great soundingmusic.”The Pink Floyd tribute concert isjust the beginning.The concert is one of 12 scheduledperformances during the series. EachThursday at 7 p.m. the Army FieldBand and guests will perform a newlineup of music that ranges from mod-ern pop/rock to Latin dance.However, the July 3 IndependenceDay celebration including fireworksreplaces the July 4 concert.The Aug. 24 finale concert featur-ing the “1812 Overture” with cannonsreplaces the Aug. 22 concert.All performances are family friend-ly. A full schedule is listed on theband’s website,“As full-time military musicians,the leaders of each ensemble put a lotof thought into devising entertainingprograms for each evening’s concert,”said Maj. Dwayne Milburn, ArmyField Band deputy commander.“Once the programs are published,individual musicians begin learningtheir parts. Then the selections areworked into our daily rehearsal sched-ules for weeks in advance of the per-formances so that the final product isone that meets the high standards thatwe demand of ourselves as individualsand a unit.”The Summer Concert Series isheld outdoors. Audience membersare encouraged to bring lawn chairsor blankets for seating. They shouldenter Fort Meade via the Reece Roadgate at Route 175.In the event of inclement weather,cancellations will be posted by 3 p.m.on the Army Field Band’s website andsocial media pages.Pink Floyd tributelaunches SummerConcert SeriesDuring World War I, Fort Meade was established in 1917 as Camp Meade, a can-tonment for troops drafted for the war.In celebration of the installation’s 96th anniversary, Soundoff! will feature a seriesof historical snapshots of the people and events at Fort Meade through the years.Tank Corps JoeIn the early 1920s, a large mixed-breed dog wandered onto post as a stray, butwould become a Fort Meade staple for more than 16 years.Named “Tank Corps Joe” — or simply “Old Joe”— the pooch was promotedfrom stray to official mascot of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks) and heremained on post the rest of his life.According to a 1937 newspaper article about Old Joe, the dog was named theofficial pet of the 66th by order of the installation commander. Joe became knownas the Army’s only tank-riding dog.“When the tanks clattered out of their parks and roared across the drill fields andhills at Fort Meade or took to the highways on maneuvers,” the article said, “OldJoe occupied a perch atop one of them.”During his tenure at Fort Meade, Tank Corps Joe was known as a glutton andwould go to various chow halls panhandling for a meal. According to an undatedarticle on Old Joe, “Joe knew which day and at what hour the canteen would beopen. He used to take post strategically and levy tribute — but was never known tobe sick from too much rich food.”Beloved on post, the article states, “Joe had carte blanche to the movies, to theOfficers’ Club, [and] to the nurseries of many homes.”When sick, Old Joe was treated at the post hospital in a rigged-up sick-bay justfor him.In August 1937, when Tank Corps Joe died of old age, he was buried on theinstallation with honors near the Directorate of Public Works’ building.During the funeral, trucks and tanks escorted Joe’s flower-covered casket as theentire regiment stood in military formation in the pouring rain.
  8. 8. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013Cover Storying tool, which is new to their area ofexpertise. This tool was developed in orderfor staff to quickly identify issues that needattention as well as identifying trends overtime. The tool is just one aspect of TSthat facilitates communication across theteam by allowing each team member toprovide input.The TeamSTEPPS curriculum is madeup of four teachable skills: leadership,situation monitoring, mutual support andcommunication.According to the program’s website,TeamSTEPPS aims to produce effectivemedical teams by teaching health care pro-fessionals how to use information, peopleand resources to achieve the best clinicaloutcomes for patients; how to increaseteam awareness and clarify team roles andresponsibilities; how to resolve conflictsand improve information sharing; and howto eliminate barriers to quality and safety.The curriculum is made of modules thatare taught through lectures and workplacescenarios that enable medical personnelto practice skills they have learned in theclassroom.On the third day of training, the newlytrained team members coach other col-leagues in real-life situations at the medicalfacility.For example, one leadership moduleteaches the leaders of a medical team toconduct a briefing with the staff at thebeginning of the workday to discuss theteam’s formation, assign essential roles,establish expectations and anticipate out-comes.If there are problems, the team con-ducts a huddle to assess the situation,reinforce plans that are in place or assessthe need to adjust plans.At the end of the day, a debriefing isheld to exchange information on how toimprove the team’s effectiveness and per-formance for the next day.To enhance situation monitoring, teammembers learn to assess and monitor theactions of their colleagues to provide asafety net within the team. This enablesthem to ensure that mistakes or oversightsare quickly caught.Team members also learn to watch eachother’s back. An example would be toensure all staff members receive a breakwhen necessary in an effort to take care ofBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff WriterSixteen members of Kimbrough Ambu-latory Center’s surgical team underwentthree days of extensive training in patientsafety from May 1 to 3.The medical personnel were trained inTeam Strategies and Tools to EnhancePerformance and Patient Safety, an evi-dence-based teamwork system designedfor health care professionals to enhancecommunication and teamwork skills.The program was developed by theDoD’s Patient Safety Program in col-laboration with the Agency for HealthcareResearch and Quality, according to theTeamSTEPPS website.Kimbrough, which was accredited bythe Joint Commission in April, volunteeredto undergo the training and was selected asone of the first Army medical facilities inthe U.S. Army Northern Regional MedicalCommand to do so.Phyllis Toor, the TeamSTEPPS programmanager and a nurse consultant withMEDCOM, said Kimbrough was selectedbecause of the medical facility’s exemplarypatient safety program.Toor, along with three TeamSTEPPmaster trainers from Fort Sill, Okla., ledthe three-day training that emphasizedtechniques to enhance patient safety in theoperating room.The goal of TeamSTEPPS is to develop“team strategies and tools to enhance per-formance and patient safety and develophigh-performing Army medical facilities,”Toor said.Navy Cmdr. Dr. George Nanos, chiefof surgery and a hand surgeon, and Lt.Col. Rebecca Preza, chief of perioperativeservices, as well as nurses, anesthesiologistsand operating room technicians receivedthe training. The staff members are nowcertified master trainers for TeamSTEPPSand can teach colleagues the principles ofthe program.Loma Lohn, MEDDAC patient safe-ty manager and a master TeamSTEPPStrainer, has trained about 90 percent ofKimbrough’s staff in the TS curriculum.Lohn said Kimbrough volunteered forthe Surgical Services Simulation Trainingpartly because the facility’s operating roomstaff required training in order to imple-ment the TS specialized electronic debrief-Kimbrough staffersundergo patientsafety trainingJaquana Hall,an operatingroom technicianat KimbroughAmbulatoryCare Center,and Dr. PatrickBasile, a plasticsurgeon at WalterReed NationalMedical Centerin Bethesda,participate inTeamSTEPPSSurgical ServicesSimulationTraining heldMay 1 to 3 atKimbrough.
  9. 9. May 30, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11team members as well as the patient.Team members also are encouraged toadvocate for the patient by speaking upwhen senior staff members make a mistakeor need to consider additional informationabout a patient.Col. Danny B.N. Jaghab, commander,U.S. Army Medical Department, FortMeade, and with Kimbrough, observedthe second day of training when the medi-cal teams were acting out scenarios in theoperating room.“I wanted to see how receptive thestaff would be to the training,” he said,“and I was most pleased to see their totalengagement and responsiveness to theprocesses.”Jaghad said that overall, the three-daytraining was “very practical and valuablewith a primary focus on better communi-cation for optimal patient safety.”Nanos said the training was excellent.“It brought the team concept to theforefront to deliver good quality and safepatient care,” he said. “We also learned tomonitor and improve what we’re doing.We are even more prepared for everyone’ssurgery.”Preza said the team gained better com-munication skills and how to interact moreefficiently as a collective.“As we were working the scenarios, wewere identifying areas to make changes andimprovements,”she said. “It was almost animmediate use of tools and assessments.We took ownership of the process.”The next step, said Toor, is for the surgi-cal team to create an implementation andsustainability plan for TeamSTEPP, whichwill outline how the training will be uti-lized over the next six months to a year.The plan will be presented to Jaghab forhis review and approval.“I would like to see [TeamSTEPPS]implemented throughout our other medi-cal treatment facilities within the MED-DAC with team champions who meetregularly to discuss the progress of theimplementation,” Jaghab said. “I wouldalso like patients through our PatientFamily Advisory Committee to engagein the process to improve communicationbetween providers and patients.”The PFAC has already received train-ing by Lohn, who is planning to developa TS program for patients.RIGHT: Licensed practical nurses Yvonne Taylor(left) and Lavett Booker act out a medicalscenario with Marcia Flagg, a U.S. ArmyMedical Department nurse educator, duringTeamSTEPPS Surgical Services SimulationTraining at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.The facility was one of the first in the U.S.Army Northern Regional Medical Command toundergo the three-day training.MIDDLE RIGHT: Navy Cmdr. Dr. George Nanos,chief of surgery at Kimbrough Ambulatory CareCenter and a hand surgeon, observes theTeamSTEPPS training. Medical personnel whocompleted the training became certified mastertrainers for TeamSTEPPS.BOTTOM RIGHT: Chaula Shah, a registerednurse in the specialty clinic, and Rodger Baxter,a certified registered nurse and anesthesiologist,review medical information during theTeamSTEPPS training. The program’s goal is todevelop team strategies and tools to enhanceperformance and patient safety and develophigh-performing Army medical facilities.LEFT: Medical personnel from KimbroughAmbulatory Care Center and the NorthernRegional Medical Command participate inthe second day of a three-day patient safetytraining. TeamSTEPPS was developed by theDoD’s Patient Safety Program in collaborationwith the Agency for Healthcare Research by Sgt. Walter reeves
  10. 10. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013SportsBy Brandon BieltzStaff WriterJakob Henchell crossed the finish line ofthe Patriot Pride 5K just a split second beforeAiden Peters.Competing in their first run, the two friendswere never far apart as Aiden trailed Jakobfrom the get-go. Always a step behind, Aidenpushed the jogging wheelchair that seatedJakob — a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy.“I felt proud of myself,” Aiden said. “Itmade me happy to see Jakob so happy.”The Fort Meade event on May 18 was theinaugural run of the Maryland chapter ofAinsley’s Angels, an organization that helpsdisabled children, teens and adults competein endurance events.Aiden’s father, Navy Lt. j.g. Charlie Petersof Navy Information Operations CommandMaryland, founded the chapter while coordi-nating the run for Aiden and Jakob.Ainsley’s Angels is a national organizationestablished by Marine Maj. Kim Rossiter, whois stationed in Virginia Beach.Peters established the Maryland chapterabout a month ago.“We coordinate getting the equipment andgetting disabled children, teens and adultsinto races,” the Columbia resident said. “Weprovide the necessary equipment and we doall the coordination with the race directors.... These kids get to experience competingin 5Ks.”The road to the Fort Meade run and estab-lishment of the chapter began a few years agowhen Aiden asked his father about Jakob’scondition.Tohelpexplaincerebralpalsyhisson,Petersread “Devoted: The Story of a Father’s Lovefor His Son” by Dick Hoyt — an enduranceathlete who has pushed his son with cerebralpalsy in several marathons and triathlons.“Trying to explain cerebral palsy to a 7-year-old is difficult,” Peters said. “It was away to sort of help him understand as muchas he could.”Jakob, who is in an electric wheelchair andmostly communicates through a computer,recently learned how to stand on his own andsay a few words.“I think Aiden was just inspired by that,and so he was just talking about what a coolkid Jakob was,” Peters said.Peters then suggested they run a race withJakob.“My thought was I’ll push Jakob, andAiden could run alongside me,” he said.“Aiden immediately was like, ‘Nope. I wantPushed to competeAinsley’s Angel chapter helps youngster cross finish linephoto by noah scialomNine-year-old Aiden Peters and 10-year-old Jakob Henchell, who has cerebral palsy, stand at the starting line of the Patriot Pride5K on May 18 outside Murphy Field House. Through the Maryland Chapter of Ainsely’s Angels, Aiden was able to push Jakobthroughout the race. They finished at do it but I’m pushing. I want to push myfriend.’ It really knocked me back.”The 9-year-old said he wanted to pushJakob “so that he could have this experience,just like anybody else.”The first goal was to purchase for the racean $800 jogging wheelchair to replace Jakob’s200-pound electric wheelchair.Through his connections, Peters got intouch with Rossiter for help. Rossiter askedthe Peters to establish the Maryland chapterof Ainsley’s Angels.“It wasn’t hard to convince us,”Peters said.“It was such a good thing. It is such a neatopportunity to do.”The family began fundraising. Mainlythrough family and friends, the chapter raised$1,000 in less than 24 hours — enough to payfor the chair. They collected $3,000 withina week. So far, they have raised a total of$63,000.The remaining funds were dedicated toestablishing the chapter and creating a fleetof chairs for competitions.“Every person that wants to compete ina race, they won’t have to fundraise,” Peterssaid. “We’ll have them and we just loan themto folks to use during the races.”Prior to the Patriot Pride 5K that startedoutside Murphy Field House, Aiden trainedby pushing his younger brothers in a joggingstroller and conducted two training runs withJakob.On May 18, Aiden pushed Jakob throughthe race as 19 supporters ran with them. Jakobserved as team captain, while Aiden was the“angel.”Peters said that despite tiring out near theend of the race, Aiden wouldn’t let anyone elsepush the chair.“I started to get tired during the secondmile, but I made a goal not to walk, so I keptrunning,”Aiden said. “And I thought that if Iwalked, Jakob wouldn’t have much fun.”Peters said Jakob was smiling from “ear-to-ear” during the entire race. The two friendscrossed the finish line at 32:45, with Aidensprinting to the end.“It was amazing,” Peters said. “It was oneof my proudest moments as a father. As a dad,you’re always wondering, ‘Am I doing it right?’Really the moment for me, when he said hewanted to do this a month ago, my wife and Ikind of said, ‘OK, we’re doing all right.’ ”
  11. 11. May 30, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13SportsSports ShortsJoint service runFort Meade will host the Army Birthday Run for Resilency joint service runon June 14 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.All civilians and service members are encouraged to participate in the three-mile run through the installation.For more information, call 301-677-4719 or 301-677-5229.Gaffney poolThe swimming pool at Gaffney Fitness Center is closed.Repairs are scheduled in June to fix a broken pump and patch sections onthe bottom of the pool.Summer runThe installation’s annual Run Series continues with the Army BirthdaySummer Sizzler 5K and One-Mile Walk on June 15 at 8 a.m. at the Pavilion.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.Participants can pre-register at visit allsportcentral.comFor more information, call 301-677-7916.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 those of you unaware, I receivedmy master’s in professional writing fromTowson University on Friday, whichbasically means after two years, 36 cred-its and about 1,000 double-spaced pages,I know how to correctly use a colon: Thekey is that the portion before the colonmust be an independent clause, which isbad news for most people because theyuse the colon incorrectly.Most people use colons to signal thestart of a list and:• Have a subordinate clause or phrasein front of the colon (see above). If Itook out the word “and,” it would begrammatically correct, however -• Users do not know they could alsofix the issue by simply removing thecolon and begin the list.• Also, colons can be used for lists,but really, the words behind the colonare meant to supplement or enhance theinformation before the colon.Actually, I learned a lot more thanjust the proper use of colons, and I donot want to downplay the accomplish-ment. It required a lot of hard work anddedication.Moreover, it wouldn’t have been pos-sible without a monumental effort by mywife, Laila. She basically served as bothmother and father for days at a time justso I could pursue my academic goals.She even threw me a party: A greatMaryland-style crabfest. And since 16 ofmy 17 in-laws made the trip down fromCanada, we were able to make a week-end of the celebration complete with -• A two-day Risk battle with mynephews• Plenty of Just Dance 4• A girls’ day at the mallMy niece, Hadiya, needed a promdress and apparently, Canada didn’thave anything Muslim-chic enough.After the shopping trip, my sister-in-law Zinnat came in. She was very happywith a purchase she made for “YDJ”and “YJ3.”The gifts were matching T-shirts thathad the body of a football player — sanshead — on the front so that when a childput one on, it looked like they were amini-member of the team.Cute, I know, especially since theshirts were found on the clearance rack— Zinbot lovesa deal. The onlyproblem is theteam the shirtrepresented - thePittsburgh Steel-ers. The back ofthe shirt evenhad the words“My Little Steel-er” in a funnylittle font.My scrub-team detector started ping-ing immediately, and just as quickly asZin provided me the shirt, I gave it backwith a polite, “Thanks, but my boysaren’t wearing these. Black and Goldcauses rashes.”Zin tried to laugh it off and thoughtI was kidding until she saw my stee-ley-eyed determination, and then shewas sad. Laila, on the other hand, wasangry.“You can’t do that to my sister,[Chad].” (Of course she used a differentfour-letter word).I was ready to do like any good hus-band and cave, but then I realized some-thing and decided to stand my ground.“If anybody was disrespectful to yoursister,” I said, “it was you, Laila. Youknew dang well I wouldn’t let my boyswear this stuff, so why did you let her getit? Why did you set me up for failure?”My lady huffed and puffed and threat-ened the couch, but she knew she waswrong, and let’s just say my boys’ skinwill remain unblemished.When I relayed this story to theSoundoff! staff, most everyone took myside of things. However, our CommandInformation Chief Phil Jones was notone of those supporters. He suggestedthat I just “mop the floor” and get onwith it.Laughable, I know, but I figured itwould be an interesting question to poseto Jabber Nation. So what do you think?Was I right in giving back the shirts andstanding up to my lady, or should I havepunked out and just mopped the floor?Send your response and rationale tome at, or feelfree to add a reply under the article linkthat will be posted on the FGGM Face-book page Friday.Taking a standChad T. Jones,Public AffairsOfficerJibber Jabber - Opinion
  12. 12. SOUNDOFF! May 30, 2013Community News NotesThe deadline for Soundoff! community“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.All submissions are posted at the editor’sdiscretion and may be edited for space andgrammar. Look for additional communityevents on the Fort Meade website at and the Fort MeadeFacebook page at more information or to submit anannouncement, email Philip Jones at or call 301-677-5602.ID Section closing forupgradesThe Fort Meade RAPIDS ID Sectionwill be closed Tuesday and Wednesdayfor system upgrades per the DefenseManpower Data Center.Alternate RAPIDS ID sites areavailable within commuting distances.They include:• Naval Support Activity Annapolis-Metzger Hall, 168 Bennion Road, Room218, Annapolis, or call 410-293-5813• Coast Guard Yard ID Card Section,2401 Hawkins Point Road, or call 410-636-3763• Army National Guard Maryland,5600 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Camp FretterdMilitary Reservation, Reisterstown, orcall 410-702-9050To schedule an appointment at anyof these locations, go to licensesApplications for potential baggers at theFort Meade Commissary will be processedthrough the Fort Meade Directorateof Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation’s Business Operations Division’sOffice located on the second floor at 4216Roberts Ave.After the paperwork has been processed,applicants must go to Gaffney FitnessCenter, 6330 Broadfoot Road, to have theirbagger’s badge issued.For more information, call 301-677-5502. Jummah prayersIndividuals interested in prayingJummah prayers on Fort Meadeshould call 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.Right Arm NightBring your right arm Soldier, co-worker or employee to Club Meadefor Right Arm Night, a fun eveningof free food, music, dancing, prizesand camaraderie on Friday from 4 to6 p.m.The event will feature a Sneak PeakTrivia game.Right Arm Night is open to allranks and services, military or civilian.Reserve your table at 301-677-4333.Fundraising auctionA quarter auction will be heldSaturday at the Jessup Community Hall,2920 Jessup Road, for Camp Corral.Doors open at 6 p.m. The auctionstarts at 7 p.m.Cost is $5 for two paddles. Additionalpaddles can be purchased for $2.Sponsored by the Golden Corral inArundel Mills, Camp Corral is a placeto give the children of fallen or injuredservice members an exciting week ofoutdoor fun.Participating vendors are Miche,Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, 31,Tupperware, Avon and Origamia Owl.In addition, Coach and Vera Bradleybags will be auctioned off as well as giftcards and jewelry.Refreshments will be available forpurchase including sloppy joes, hot dogs,sodas, water, chips, cookies, browniesand candy bars.For more information or to reservea table, call Chairman Dana Herbertat 410-796-7999 or email winA Fort Meade trivia team qualifiedfor the Trivia Maryland World Seriesthat will be held Saturday at Loafers IIin Halethorpe.Fifteen teams of trivia contestants,including two from The Lounge at TheLanes, wracked their brains trying todivine the answer to:“This person was the last to lie instate at the U.S. Capitol.”“The Usual Suspects” team beat out“Burning Sensations” with the correctanswer: Medal of Honor recipient Sen.Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.Both teams play Thursday nightsat The Lounge. They include a mix ofactive-duty service members, familymembers, retirees and DoD civilians.Although Burning Sensations missedthe answer, they had enough points tohold on for the final World Series berth.NEWS EVENTSChaplain’s WordHONESTY“Honesty is the first chapterin the book of wisdom.”— Thomas Jeffersonphoto by air force Staff Sgt. Marianne E. LaneHONORING THE FLAGMembers of the Defense Information School Color Guard lower anAmerican flag on May 23 at the Ruth Parker Eason School in Millersville.The flag once flew in Afghanistan and was in the care of the school’spen pal, Air Force Capt. Don Urlich, who was assigned to Fort Meadebut is now deployed in Afghanistan.
  13. 13. May 30, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 15Community News NotesThe Lounge offers Team Triviacompetition on Tuesdays and Thursdaysat 7 p.m.A pop culture-themed trivia contestwill be held tonight.The event is open to the public.Teams must have a minimum of twoplayers and a maximum of 10.Weekly prizes are awarded to the topthree winners. Food and beverages areavailable for purchase.For more information, call 301-677-5541 or visit summer concertsThe U.S. Army Field Band ChamberMusic Series will present a variety offree concerts in June:• Trio Recital: Sunday, 2 p.m., Immacu-late Conception Catholic Church, 13158th Street NW, Washington, D.C.The concert will feature Staff Sgt.Teresa Alzadon, soprano; AdrienneSommerville-Kiamie, viola; and SophiaKim Cook, piano and will include worksfor voice, viola and piano by CharlesLoeffler and Frank Bridge.• “An Afternoon of Baroque Music”featuring members of the U.S. ArmyField Band: Sunday, 3 p.m., GraceUnited Methodist Church, 5407 N.Charles St., Baltimore.• Mixed Performers Concert: June9 at 3:30 p.m., Second PresbyterianChurch, 4200 Saint Paul St., Baltimore• Solo recital by Staff Sgt. KasumiLeonard, flute and accompanied bySgt. 1st Class Melissa Dunne, harp, andStaff Sgt. Darren Lael, piano: June 16 at4 p.m., Oakland Historic Mansion, 5430Vantage Point Road, Columbia• Chamber Brass in Concert at Musicat the Museum: Summer Band ConcertSeries : June 23 at 6 p.m., Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air andSpace Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Va.• U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quintetin Concert at the Main Street MusicFestival: June 27 at 7 p.m., Main StreetPavilion, GaithersburgThe concert will feature a guestappearance by young, local talentplaying along “Stars and Stripes.”For more information, programThe next Exceptional Family MemberProgram support group meeting willfeature School Behavioral Health Servicesat Fort Meade on June 12 from 6 to 8p.m. at Army Community Service, 830Chisholm Ave.The School Behavioral Health Serviceprovides a wide range of behavioral healthservices in all seven schools on Fort Meade.Dr. Maisley Paxton, SBH chief, willprovide information and answer questionsabout the service. He also will talk about avariety of groups and services available thissummer.All are welcomed to attend. Registrationis required.To register or for more information, call301-677-4779 or email anita.l.hendrix, Volunteer SummerChallengeThe 2nd Annual Commander’s YouthVolunteer Summer Challenge will run fromJune 24 through Aug. 9.Organizations will provide youthsages 13 to 21 opportunities to gain workexperience and additional knowledge inclerical, labor or other support areas.The volunteer opportunity can be atleast two days per week.All organizations are asked to register avolunteer position with the Army VolunteerCorps program by June 14.For more information, email MarieMiles, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator,at or, or call 301-677-4128or 301-677-5590.Interested youths may register by loggingonto and select“Teen Volunteer Leadership Challenge.”Out About• Federal Hill Jazz Blues Wine ArtFestival, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fed-eral Hill, South Charles at Cross Street,Baltimore. The free event will featureBonerama and the Honey Island SwampBand, off the New Orleans JazzFeststage.Also appearing: Jamie McLean Band,Cris Jacobs Band, Speakers of the House,and the Soul Island Rebels. Arts andcrafts vendors will sell jewelry, hats, purs-es and T-shirts.Kids’ Kross Street will feature moonbounces, a toddler play area, crafts andface painting, Urban Pirates, gymnasticsperformances, and child-friendly cook-ing lessons. For more information,• The Superpops Concert Series at theMeyerhoff will feature the “Magic ofMotown” from Thursday to Saturdayat 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. atJoseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212Cathedral St., Baltimore. Ticket pricesstart at $34. For more information, callthe BSO box office at 410-783-8000 orvisit• Leisure Travel Services is offeringits next monthly bus trip to New YorkCity on June 13, with discounts toattractions. Bus cost is $55. For moreinformation, call 301-677-7354 or• Families Dealing with Deployment meetsthe first and third Monday of every monthfrom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neigh-borhood Center. The next meeting is Monday.For more information, call Kimberly McKayat 301-677-5590 or email• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by theGarrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the firstThursday of every month at 7 a.m. at theConference Center. The next prayer breakfastis June 6.The guest speaker is Nathaniel O. Whit-law, chief of Non-Appropriated Fund Sup-port Services Division within the Fort MeadeDirectorate of Family and Morale, Welfareand Recreation.AllFortMeadeemployees,familymembers,and civilian and military personnel are invited.There is no cost for the buffet; donations areoptional. For more information, call 301-677-6703 or email• NARFE Chapter 1519 will meet June11 at noon at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie. Thisis the final meeting for the year. New officerswill be sworn in; personnel are needed to holdoffice.The year-end celebration luncheon costs$5 and must be mailed no later than June 6to Kathy Zyla or Joan Czarnecki. To contactthem, call 410-766-6642 or 410-987-3047. Noentry at the door without prior payment.For more information, call Diane Shreves,publicity chairman, at 410-760-3750.• Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the firstThursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’sRestaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 AnnapolisRoad, Odenton. The next meeting is June 6 inthe banquet hall in back of the building. Din-ner is served at 6 p.m. For more information,call 410-674-4000.The movie schedule is subject to change. Fora recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on theArmy and Air Force Exchange Service websiteat start Wednesdays to Saturdays at6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. NEW PRIC-ES: Tickets are $5 for adults (12 and older)and $2.50 for children. 3D Movies: $7 adults,$4.50 children.Today through June 16Today: “Jurassic Park 3D” (PG-13). In this 3Drelease, cloned dinosaurs run amok at an island-jungle theme park. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern,Jeff Goldblum. (3D)Friday June 6: “Scary Movie 5” (PG-13). Par-ents need help to rid their family of a demon inthis horror spoof. With Ashley Tisdale, SimonRex, Charlie Sheen.Saturday, Sunday Wednesday: “Oblivion”(PG-13). In a future world, a stranger triggersa battle to save mankind. With Tom Cruise,Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko.June 7, 9 12: “The Big Wedding” (R). Adivorced couple fakes being married. With Rob-ert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon.June 8: Studio Appreciation FREE screening.(PG-13) Tickets available at the Exchange FoodCourt. Seating open to non-ticket holders 30minutes prior to showtime.June 13: “Pain Gain” (R). Florida bodybuild-ers get caught up in an extortion ring. WithMark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris.June 14: “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” (PG-13). Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes thePeeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to askfor their precious daughter Grace’s hand in mar-riage. With Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington,David Alan Grier.June 15, 16: “Iron Man 3” (PG-13). A powerfulenemy tests Tony Stark’s true mettle. With Rob-ert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle,Ben Kingsley.MoviesEDUCATIONYOUTHRECREATIONMEETINGS