Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 24	                          Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community	                 ...
Commander’s Column  Soundoff!  Editorial Staff  Garrison Commander                                                        ...
NewsSergeant Major of the Army tours postSoldiers discussArmy’s futureat town hallBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer   Greeted ...
N ewsMaking the right choices                                                                                             ...
N ewsUse of social media comes with responsibilitiesBy Jason Kelly                                                        ...
N ewsFamily child care providers offer quality day careStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer   After Vanessa Wagne...
C ommunity N ews  N otes   The deadline for Soundoff! community                                                    Army Bi...
C ommunity N ews  N otesEFMP focus groups                            Auto care courses                            Summer r...
Class                      of           2012                      Meade High SchoolGRADUATION                             ...
Class                      of           2012                      Meade High School                                   Kend...
Ken Christian Jones, Kendall    Little-Garcia, Shayne William   David O. McNeill, Kathleen     Robert Romain Obleton,T. Jo...
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Fort Meade SoundOff for June 14, 2012
Fort Meade SoundOff for June 14, 2012
Fort Meade SoundOff for June 14, 2012
Fort Meade SoundOff for June 14, 2012
Fort Meade SoundOff for June 14, 2012
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  1. 1. Soundoff! vol. 64 no. 24 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ June 14, 2012 facing the army’s future Photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha FloresSgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addresses more than 300 Soldiers, civilians and family members during a 90-minute town hall Friday afternoon at McGill TrainingCenter. Chandler and his wife, Jeanne, toured Fort Meade, visiting with Soldiers at various tenant organizations and discussed promotion and performance requirementsthat will help shape the Army of the future. For the story, see Page 3.child care graduation Day UPCOMING EVENTSCertified family Special pull-out section Today, 10 a.m.: Army Birthday Cake-Cutting Ceremony - The Mall in Columbiaproviders give celebrates Meade Friday, 7:15 p.m.: Bowie Baysox “Fort Meade Day” - Prince George’s Stadium Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: Latin Night - Club Meadeaffordable services High’s class of 2012 Saturday, 8 a.m.: Summer Sizzler 5K Run & One-Mile Walk - Rock Avenue Poolpage 7 pages 11-14 Wednesday: DEMPS Visitor Control Center CLOSED
  2. 2. Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Celebrating the Army, Col. Edward C. Rothstein grads and dads Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Smith Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones Chief, Command Information It’s another busy week here at Fort Meade, per- great way to meet Philip H. Jones haps one of the busiest weeks of the summer as we new people and a celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday. great way to have Assistant Editor & Senior Writer As many of us know, birthdays are about change, fun. Rona S. Hirsch maturing and progression. Without question, Amer- I want to Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes ica’s Army has endured considerable change since make it easier for Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz Design Coordinator Timothy Davis its inception 237 years ago, always adapting itself our youth to find Supple­mental photography provided to the challenges and realities of the time. volunteer activi- by Patuxent Publishing Co. When George Washington became our nation’s ties. That said, I first “commander in chief,” he took over an Army have requested Advertising whose combat experience had been in frontier war- Team Meade to fare during the French and Indian War. create an initia- COL. Edward c. General Inquiries 410-332-6300 From this humble beginning our Army has tive that will help Rothstein Allison Thompson proudly withstood the test of time as our nation’s our youth estab- Garrison Commander 410-332-6850 “protector of freedom” and has established a rich lish volunteer hours this summer. Look for more Michele Griesbauer 410-332-6381 history of successfully defending this great country, details about youth volunteer opportunities includ- its Constitution and citizens against all enemies. ing ways we can celebrate youths who volunteer If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are As we celebrate this year’s Army birthday, let’s their time this summer. experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail honor the lives of the men and women who wear As a parent, I believe our youths are never too Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through the Army uniform proudly and their commitment young to learn how to do for others. Not only do Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and selfless service to our country. Let’s honor their others benefit from their acts of kindness, there is efforts and willingness to serve and make our coun- a good feeling when our youth can stand up and Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by the Patuxent Publishing Co., a subsidiary try a safer place to live and work and our world a say, “I’m doing something to help make the world of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday safer place to foster freedom and democracy. a better place.” except the last Thursday of the year in conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. To all those who have served and continue to You can make a difference at any age. Let’s all Requests for publication must reach the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the serve, both at home and abroad, thank you and your encourage our youth to volunteer and do something desired publication date. Mailing address: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, families for your sacrifices, your unwavering courage great this summer. Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-1361; DSN: 622-1361. and your proud legacy of service. Lastly, this Sunday is the one day of the year Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage Also this week, the Meade High Class of 2012 we celebrate dads. So to those dads who not only without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser, celebrated its graduation Monday at the Prince lead their families to the best of their abilities but user or patron. A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro. also serve their country, Happy Father’s Day! We will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. Congratulations to all the graduates as you have appreciate your service and thank you. achieved an important milestone in your lives. As As a service member, there are times you when Printed by Patuxent Publishing Co., a private firm, in no way connected with the Department you continue your preparations for life and a world you have to miss ball games, the school plays, the of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their own and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. The appearance full of opportunities, I want to suggest that you precious little moments. Please know that we know of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of enrich your learning experiences by considering you missed these events because you are serving our the Army of the products or services advertised. volunteering this summer. country and for that, we are grateful. There are a lot of reasons why youths, not just Have a great week! graduating seniors but all youths, should consider Editor’s note: See Page 8 for a listing of Fort volunteering. Researchers tell us that it’s important Meade Army birthday activities. For more informa- for young people to seek out volunteer opportuni- tion about volunteering, call Army Community Ser- You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at ties. Volunteering is a great self-esteem booster, a vice at 301-677-5590. and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at Commander’s Open Door Co n t e n t s Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein has an open door policy. All service members, retirees, government employees, family members and community members age 18 or older are invited to address issues or concerns News.............................. 3 Classified.............................. 20 to the commander directly by visiting Rothstein’s office on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at garrison headquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551, Llewellyn Avenue. Trouble Ticket................ 4 Sports................................... 17 Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is neces- sary. Community.................... 8 Movies.................................. 19 For more information, call 301-677-4844. SOUNDOFF! June 14, 2012
  3. 3. NewsSergeant Major of the Army tours postSoldiers discussArmy’s futureat town hallBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer Greeted with a standing ovation anda chorus of “hooahs” from more than300 Soldiers, Sgt. Maj. of the ArmyRaymond F. Chandler III walked downthe center of McGill Training Centeron Friday to address the Fort Meadecommunity. The 90-minute town hall was thelast of several stops that the Army’shighest-ranking enlisted Soldier madeduring his daylong visit to Fort Meade.Along with his wife, Jeanne, Chandlervisited with Soldiers and their familiesthroughout the installation. “Jeanne and I travel around the Armyand it’s our job to go out and be ascout,” Chandler said at the town hall.“We’re here to hear what’s on yourmind and to share some informationwith you.” Chandler began his tour by meetingwith several command sergeants majorfrom various tenant organizations, dis-cussing the complexities of the installa-tion and future growth and transition-ing of the Army. photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha Flores “Fort Meade is a very interesting and Sgt. Kaya Hansen of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III afterunique installation in our Army — a lot he promoted Hansen to sergeant on Friday at McGill Training Center. During his tour of the installation, Chandler visited severalof different activities,” he said. tenant units including the Asymmetric Warfare Group and the 780th MI Brigade. The couple then visited more than 20Soldiers from the Warrior Transition to meet with members of the newly recognizing several members of the Fort the Army,” said Pfc. Connor Mendez,Unit at the Soldier and Family Assis- activated cyber brigade. Meade community including Employees a video production and documentationtance Center. Chandler also met with His visit concluded with the 90-min- of the Year and Soldiers and NCOs of student at the Defense Informationmembers of the Asymmetric Warfare ute town hall at McGill that began at the Year. School.Group to discuss its current opera- 2:30 p.m. Sgt. Kaya Hansen was among those Chandler called the people at Forttions. Soldiers, civilians and family mem- to be presented with a Sergeant Major Meade “amazing folks” and said he Jeanne Chandler focused on meeting bers filled the main ballroom as Chan- of the Army Coin. During a brief cer- looked forward to returning to learnspouses of Soldiers and with family dler discussed several topics facing emony after the town hall, Chandler from the Soldiers and families.readiness group leaders of frequently Soldiers and their families including promoted Hansen. “Today was a very enlightening day,”deploying units, including 55th Signal professionalism, hazing, sexual assault “I’m extremely honored and humbled he said.Company (Combat Camera) and the and harassment, and the importance of by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity781st Military Intelligence Battalion. strong leadership. to get pinned my sergeant rank by the At noon, 10 Soldiers and their spous- After the 30-minute presentation, sergeant major of the Army,” she lunched with the Chandlers at theFreedom Inn Dining Facility. Chandler opened the floor for ques- tions. During the next hour, Soldiers Chandler remained at McGill for nearly an hour following the town hall For more photos from the “I had the opportunity to see Soldiers asked questions ranging from changes to meet with those who wanted to shake SMA visit, go to flickr.and their families,” Chandler said. “Itwas an awesome experience.” in policies and military courses to physi- cal training. his hand or pose for a photo. “It was a great privilege and oppor- com/ftmeade. Following lunch, Chandler’s tour Chandler concluded the town hall by tunity to meet with Sergeant Major ofcontinued with a stop at the 780th MI June 14, 2012 SOUNDOFF!
  4. 4. N ewsMaking the right choices Communityleads to healthier lifestyle Crime Watch Compiled by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency ServicesBy Clarissa HardingKimbrough Ambulatory Care Center June 3, Driving while intoxi- observed the subject remove a June is Men’s Health Month. cated: driving while under the box of cologne from the shelf. Did you know the leading health threat for men is heart influence of alcohol, careless or The subject opened the box anddisease? Heart disease is a broad term that includes diseases of reckless driving: The Director- removed the bottle of cologne,the blood vessels such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm ate of Emergency Services was placed it in her purse and exit-problems and heart infections. notified by gate security of a ed the store without rendering Narrowed or blocked blood vessels can lead to heart attack, vehicle that ran the gate. An payment.chest pain or stroke. investigation revealed that the Take charge of your heart health by making healthier lifestyle vehicle was traveling at a high rate of June 9, Driving under the influencechoices. Healthful choices include not using tobacco, maintain- speed, veered to the right and struck of alcohol, driving while impaired by the left rear corner of vehicle No. 2, alcohol: The Directorate of Emergencying a healthy weight, exercising and increasing your intake of which was parked and unoccupied.fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Services was notified of an individual The force of the impact forced vehicle unconscious behind the wheel of a If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, follow No. 2 forward, where it struck the rearyour doctor’s treatment recommendations. vehicle at the 24-hour Shoppette. Units tailgate of vehicle No. 3, which was responded to the scene and observed If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar under control. parked and unoccupied. The operator the driver unconscious with the engine Making the healthier choice will reduce the impact of the of vehicle No. 1 submitted to have running. At the units’ request, therisk factors you cannot control such as family history, age and blood drawn with results pending. driver underwent a field sobriety test,race. which he failed. He submitted to a Motor vehicle crashes are another major health risk for men. June 3, Wrongful damage of private breathalyzer, resulting in a blood alco-To stay safe on the road, use common sense: wear your seat property: The victim stated she went to hol content of .12 percent.belt, follow the speed limit and don’t drive under the influence her car to retrieve her car charger andof alcohol and other substances or while sleepy. noticed her car had light scratch marks June 10, Assault: The Directorate of Finally, suicides are a major cause of male death. Listen to File photo on the trunk and front hood as well as Emergency Services was notified of Michael Dorsey of Randallstown has both doors on the same side. teens fighting. An investigation revealedyourself and ask for help. Don’t apply a permanent solutionto a temporary problem. his blood pressure checked during that a verbal argument between the The staff of Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center encour- last October’s Retiree Appreciation June 6, Wrongful damage of private subject and victim turned physicalages you to take control of your health with preventive Day at McGill Training Center. June property: The victim stated that the air when the subject began to swing at and is Men’s Health Month, a time to take in his car tires had been let out. punch the victim. The victim retaliatedmeasures such as a healthy lifestyle, practicing safety behind and punched the subject in the face,the wheel and being attuned to persistent feelings of being control of your health with healthier June 7, Shoplifting: AAFES loss pre- causing minor injury and ending the“down” or unworthy. lifestyle choices. fight. vention personnel at the Exchange Have you noticed an issue on post FINAL AER Trouble and wondered if anything is being done to fix it? Email concerns and issues to chad.t.jones.civ@mail. CAMPAIGN Ticket mil. Each week, Soundoff! will address issues identified on post and describe what is being done to TOTALS The Fort Meade Army Emergency solve them. Relief campaign has collected $109,482 as of Monday, 137 Issue: Plan: Status: percent of its $80,000 goal. Youth Services Sports Renovate the Youth Services Actual use of fields is Complex needs renovations Sports Complex expected to be this fall after the grass matures Chaplain’s Word: PLANT TREES “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under McGill Training Center Install a new HVAC Survey work has begun; full HVAC is inoperative install set for completion whose shade you do not expect to sit.” (except in the ballroom) September 2012; portable A/C — Nelson Henderson units being used in classrooms SOUNDOFF! June 14, 2012
  5. 5. N ewsUse of social media comes with responsibilitiesBy Jason Kelly posting on a Fort Meade page based onFort Meade Emerging Media Manager the violation such as “comments that are Actions online can result in profes- abusive, hateful or intended to defamesional and legal consequences offline. anyone or any organization,” according That is the message from both military to the user media and legal subject matter Defamatory comments “are assertionsexperts for service members and civilians of untrue facts that put [someone] inwho use social media. a bad light,” said Clark, who used the While the military permits service example of stating that someone is a thiefmembers to use social media, their par- “because you’re asserting that they actu-ticipation is not without limitations. ally stole things.” “A service member must understand While civilians are not subject to thethat when you’re on social media plat- UCMJ, they still can be held account-forms, you still represent the United able.States,” said Staff Sgt. Dale Sweetnam, Furthermore, a service member cannoncommissioned officer in charge for potentially face “collateral consequences”the Army’s Online and Social Media Divi- for a family member’s actions, said Clark.sion, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. For example, service members have been“As a service member using social media, barred from residing on post becauseyou should conduct yourself in a manner they could not control their children whothat is reflective of the values associated violated post policies.with military service.” Like most social networking sites, Negative comments by service mem- Facebook’s community standards pro-bers about supervisors or the release of hibit certain content and actions includ-sensitive information online are punish- ing violence and threats, indications ofable under the Uniform Code of Military self-harm, bullying, harassment and hateJustice, just as they are offline. speech. Gary Stein is an example of that reality. Facebook recommends its 901 million,The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Stein, monthly active users send a message toa sergeant with I Marine Expeditionary the person responsible for abusive con-Force, with an “other than honorable tent, unfriend or block the person, anddischarge” in April after he posted critical Fort Meade’s main Facebook page ( is one of six garrison use privacy settings. Users on Facebookcontent about President Barack Obama pages authorized by the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office, which monitors the pages to can report suspected violations, includ-on Facebook. remove inappropriate posts. Facebook users can report inappropriate posts, including ing content they cannot see, by visiting “Your recourse is not to go to Face- content they cannot see, by visiting and post about it,” said Capt. Lance “The important thing to remember isClark, Fort Meade’s chief of Military other users., and Fort Meade that there is a right way to use social mediaJustice. “Your recourse is to go to [your] The comments were not posted on any Survivor Outreach Services ( and a wrong way,” Sweetnam said.command and say, ‘I’m unhappy with of Fort Meade’s official social media sites btTq4). The military offers several resourceswhat this person did or something that I and, therefore, not subject to the instal- The Fort Meade Public Affairs Office to promote social media awareness. Theperceive to be wrong.’ ” lation’s user agreements. The comments routinely monitors the installation’s social Army posts social media presentations Before posting online, Clark recom- were reportedly posted within private media websites and, if necessary, removes and the latest edition of its Social Mediamends social media users ask themselves, Facebook groups, which are not operated content that violates social media user Handbook at“Would I be embarrassed if my mom read by the garrison. agreements (, cialmedia.this ... or would I be concerned about The following are Fort Meade’s official said Philip H. Jones, chief of Command The Fort Meade Public Affairs Officegetting in trouble if my first sergeant Facebook pages: PAO ( Information. also offers social media awareness train-saw this, my sergeant major or my com- ftmeade), the Directorate of Family and Page administrators also attempt to ing for units, family readiness groups andmander saw this?” Morale, Welfare and Recreation (face- contact a user to explain why his or her other Fort Meade organizations. In recent weeks, both the Garrison, Fort Meade post was removed. However, it is not Editor’s note: For more information orCommand Group and Fort Meade Public Police (, Fort always possible to do so, Jones said, to request training, contact Jason Kelly,Affairs Office have received complaints Meade Fire Prevention Office (facebook. because of privacy settings that limit who Fort Meade Emerging Media manager, atfrom Fort Meade social media users com/prevention45), Fort Meade Better may send private messages. 301-677-1109 or jason.s.kelly.civ@mail.regarding negative comments posted by Opportunities for Single Soldiers (Face- Repeat offenders can be banned from mil. SOUNDOFF! June 14, 2012
  6. 6. N ewsFamily child care providers offer quality day careStory and photo by Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer After Vanessa Wagner became a FortMeade family child care provider in2003, she worked for three years untilher husband, Navy Chief John Wagner,was reassigned to the Naval Base SanDiego, Calif. When Wagner returned to the instal-lation in 2009, she renewed her commit-ment. “It’s an honor for parents to trust youwith their most prized possession,” theMeuse Forest resident said. Wagner is one of more than 45 childcare providers on post who are certi-fied by the installation to provide daycare for military personnel and DoDcivilians. The program has five child care pro-viders who work off post and are licensedby the state in addition to their FCCcertification. “We are the equivalent of a child cen-ter without walls,” said Patricia Hardy,an FCC director. About 265 children are enrolled inthe program and registered to partici-pate through Parent Central Services onReece Road. The FCC certification process is rig-orous. Prospective child care providersmust be at least 18 years old and highschool graduates. They are required toattend an orientation session as well assix days of training in child development,health, nutrition, communicable diseases, Monica Richie, a Fort Meade family child care provider, is joined by her husband, Spc. Keith Richie, their three children andspecial needs, fire and safety standards, Spencer Nielson, 3, and Cooper Stevens, 22 months. Richie, one of more than 45 certified, family child care providers on post.child abuse identification and preven- For more information about the Fort Meade FCC, call 301-677-1160.tion, and administrative paperwork. Providers also receive training in CPRonce a year and in first aid every three 8, they are included in the total. both a stay-at-home mom and also had Before moving to Fort Meade in July,years. Hardy said it is important for the a career, so she understands the demands Richie worked as an administrative assis- Background checks are conducted Fort Meade community to know that it on military families. tant at the Fort Detrick of Silver Springevery year on providers and their family is a violation of Army regulations for “Children have different needs,” she Child Development Center.members ages 12 and older who live in anyone to provide home child care on said. “Some children will never adapt to Richie’s husband said the FCC pro-the home. Once the initial background the installation for more than 10 hours a child center. They need to be in a home gram is a good opportunity for his wife.check is cleared, Hardy and Christine a week on a regular basis without FCC away from home. I’m not their mom, but “I think it’s good for her and thatMatthews, the program’s co-director, certification. I’m a mom.” she gets to stay home,” he said. “There’sinspect the provider’s home. Those on Fort Meade who provide Monica Richie has been a FCC pro- plenty for her to do with the family.” The home also is inspected by the Fort unauthorized day care may lose their vider for nine months. The Midway Tanya Crowley, a DoD contractor,Meade Fire Department, the Installation housing privileges and jeopardize the Commons resident cares for three chil- said she is pleased with the quality ofSafety Office and a public health nurse career of their military family member. dren, ages 22 months to 3 years old, in service she receives through the FCCfrom Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Cen- Wagner cares for six children, ages addition to her three children. program. Richie cares for Crowley’s 2-ter. 5 months to 4 years old. She said she “It’s been really good,” said Richie, year-old son Jalen. Once providers pass these inspections, always has had an interest in children, wife of Spc. Keith Richie, a lab techni- “I think it’s great,” Crowley said. “Ithey are certified. starting from her roots in the Baptist cian at Walter Reed National Military like the oversight of the program and FCC providers are free to set their church and her work as a Sunday school Medical Center in Bethesda. “I like that that the providers get regular visits fromown fees and may care for a total of six teacher for the past 25 years. I’m able to stay home with my daughter. the administrators. It makes me feel realchildren, two of whom can be under age A military wife for 21 years and She is able to interact with the kids. It’s comfortable that the providers are certi-2. If the provider’s children are under age mother of three, Wagner said she was really been good.” fied in different areas.” June 14, 2012 SOUNDOFF!
  7. 7. C ommunity N ews N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community Army Birthday“News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All An Army color guard from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regi-submissions are posted at the editor’s dis- ment (The Old Guard) will post the colors. The Nationalcretion and may be edited for space and Anthem will be performed by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Celebrationsgrammar. Look for additional communityevents on the Fort Meade website at www. “God Bless America” will be performed by Sgt. 1st and the Fort Meade Erika Lehmkuhl of First Army Division East.Facebook page at Pfc. Wesley Pattillo of the 704th Military Intelligence For more information or to submit an Brigade will throw out the first pitch.announcement, email Philip Jones at philip. Cake-cutting, family fun event, A group of local, future Soldiers will be sworn into or call 301-677-5602. Army displays at Columbia mall Army, rounding out the day’s Army birthday celebration. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354. Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein and NEWS EVENTS Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will participate in a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Army’s Birthday CDC III celebration today at 10 a.m. at The Mall in Columbia in front of the Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein will Lord Taylor department store. participate in an Army birthday cake-cutting and sing songsVCC closure After the ceremony, an hourlong family fun event will be with children at Child Development Center III today at 3 p.m. held at the mall. Displays by Army units from the area also For more information, call Tracy Love at 301-677-1530. The DEMPS Visitor Control Center will will be set up through Saturday.close Wednesday for a Commander’s Calland staff training. CYSS celebration barbecue The VCC will reopen June 21 for normal Bowie Baysox celebrates Army birthday The Youth Center and Teen Center each will host aduty hours. The Bowie Baysox will help celebrate the Army’s 237th barbecue today a 4:30 p.m. in honor of the Army’s birthday. Anyone requiring access to the installation Birthday with Fort Meade by hosting the installation for The barbecue is open to youths in grades six to 12 whoshould follow the perimeter road behind the its game Friday at 7:05 p.m., when the team takes on the are registered with Child, Youth and School Services.VCC to the inspection station. New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Prince George’s Stadium, The event will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, cake and All drivers must have a driver’s license and 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie. games.vehicle registration. Free tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services, 2300 One guest is permitted per CYSS youth. Guest fee is $2. For more information, call 301-677-1064. Wilson St. For more information, call 301-677-1149.DFMWR early closings Many activities sponsored by the 34th IS change of hours per month during the school day in support of teachers. Tasks include from classical works to folk tunes performed both instrumentally andDirectorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation will close Friday command inventorying books, providing cooking noon so that staff may participate in Lt. Col. Lisa Y. Stevenson of the 34th demonstrations, filing, reading support For more information, call 301-677-Organizational Day events. Intelligence Squadron will relinquish to students, monitoring hallways and 6586 or visit For a complete listing of activity command to Lt. Col. Joseph M. Appel in helping with bus duty.closing, visit a change of command ceremony on June Volunteers will be given free admission Rock star for a day 21 at 9:34 a.m. at National Vigilance to school events and will be honored at a Army Entertainment is sending oneVTF closings Park at the National Security Agency. year-end awards ceremony. talented Soldier to the Army Concert For more information, email Capt. For more information, call Bobbi Coff- The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment man at 443-433-2416 or email bcoffman@ Tour on June 23 at Fort Knox, Ky., to be Monica Sowell at monica.sowell@ the opening act.Facility at 2018 Annapolis Road is or Master Sgt. Darcy The winning Soldier will open with aundergoing renovations through August. Bailey-Smith at darcy.baileysmith@ft- 15-minute set for REO Speed Wagon, Styx Regular hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. willbe held from June 18 to July 13. Latin Night and Blue Oyster Cult. The clinic will close July 16 to 31 for Enjoy a night of Latin dancing in a To enter, the Soldier must upload athe remodeling of the lobby and exam Hearts Apart survey nightclub ambiance at Latin Night on video audition between 1:30 to 4:30 min-room, and on June 29 in the afternoon Army Community Service is conduct- Friday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club utes long. Instructions for uploading thefor monthly inventory. ing a survey on Hearts Apart. Meade. videos are located on the promotion web- Summer holiday closings will be on The support group is geared for those No cover charge. A cash bar will be page: 4 and 5 for Independence Day and separated from their service member by available.Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 for Labor Day. deployment, PCS or TDY for more than For more information, call 301-677-6969. Evening vet clinic For more information, call 301-677- 30 days. The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment1300. To participate, visit surveymonkey. Chamber Music Concert Facility at 2018 Annapolis Road is com/s/HeartsApartSurvey. The U.S. Army Field Band will offering an evening vet clinic Wednesday780th change of command present a Chamber Music Concert from 4 to 7 p.m. Col. Jonathan E. Sweet will relinquish Meade High seeking featuring mixed performers on Sunday The clinic will provide health exams,command of the 780th Military volunteers at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran vaccinations and sick appointments.Intelligence Brigade to Col. Jennifer G. Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville. Services are available to active-dutyBuckner in a ceremony Friday at 9 a.m. Meade High School is seeking The free event is open to the public. service members, retirees and theiron McGlachlin Parade Field. community members and parents of No tickets required. families with military I.D. In the event of inclement weather, students to serve in its new volunteer The Field Band’s Chamber Music To schedule an appointment or forthe ceremony will be held at McGill program, “Service Stars.” Concert Series features a wide spectrum more information, call 301-677-1300.Training Center. Volunteers will serve two to three of chamber music literature, ranging SOUNDOFF! June 14, 2012
  8. 8. C ommunity N ews N otesEFMP focus groups Auto care courses Summer reading program (blues/roots); June 23: Groove Stu (RB/ neo-soul); June 29: The Crawdaddies Exceptional Family Member Program The Automotive Skills Center at 6530 Children of all ages are invited to the (zydeco/roots rock). In inclement weather orfocus groups will meet July 11 from 6 Taylor Ave. is offering “Understanding Medal of Honor Memorial Library to for more information, visit 8 p.m. at the Community Readiness A/C Heating Systems” on Sunday from register for this year’s “Reading Is SoCenter, 830 Chisholm Ave. 1 to 3 p.m. Delicious” summer reading program that MEETINGS Guest speakers are EFMP Cost is $10. starts Tuesday and ends Aug. 25.representatives from the Army, Navy, An FMWR card is required to use the Participants will receive a reading logAir Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Auto Skills Center. New patrons must and a goodie bag. After seven days, they • Enlisted Spouses Club will continue toUse this opportunity to tell us what is first view a 20-minute safety video, then can bring their reading log to the library meet the second Monday of each month at 7working and areas for improvement. attend a 10-minute briefing before receiv- for additional prizes. p.m. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center Registration is required. ing the FMWR card. Prizes will be on display at the library. due to renovations. The next meeting is Mon- For more information, email joi. For more information, call 301-677- For more information, call 301-677- day. For more information, visit or call 301-677- 5542. 5522. org or email • Families Dealing with Deployment meets YOUTH RECREATION the first and third Monday of every monthFood vendors wanted from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neigh- borhood Center. The next meeting is Monday. The Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation Special Romp ‘n Stomp Out About For more information, call Rikki Ford, ParentEvents is seeking food/beverage and Romp ‘n Stomp playgroup, for • A Star-Spangled Sailabration will be Support coordinator, at 301-677-3617 or emailnovelty vendors for Fort Meade’s parents and their children up to 5 years held through Tuesday in commemoration Day celebration. old, will meet during the summer on of the War of 1812. Dozens of tall ships • Patient/Family Advisory Council meets For more information, email jean. Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the and U.S. Navy gray hulls are expected in the third Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Boundless Playground. the Baltimore harbor. The “Angels Over Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center. The For more information, call Rikki Baltimore” Air Show, featuring the U.S. next meeting will be Tuesday in Kimbrough’s main conference room on the third floor,Tax Center open Ford, Parent Support coordinator, at Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatics demonstration room 3C03. 301-677-3617 or e-mail team, will take place over the harbor and The Fort Meade Tax Center at Fort McHenry on Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to become a4217 Roberts Ave. is open to take A commemoration ceremony will be council member, call Becky Mays Jenkins,appointments until June 30. If you filed an extension, have a tax Children’s Reading Room held Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon coordinator of Patient and Family Centered Care, at 301-677-8261. and will include performances by the U.S.question or received a tax notice and The Potomac Place Children’s Navy Band, Band of Her Majesty’s Royal • Spouse PTSD Support Group meetsneed assistance, call 301-677-9765 to Reading Room will be open Tuesdays Marines and the Morgan State University Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at theschedule an appointment. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choir. For more information, visit Soldier and Family Assistance Center, 2462 For more information, call 301-677- 85th Medical Battalion Ave. 5522. The support group, sponsored by EDUCATION • The 35th anniversary of the Columbia Behavioral Health Care Service, the Religious Festival of the Arts will be held Friday EFMP playgroup through June 30, showcasing music, dance, Support Office and the Army SubstanceMFTB courses The Exceptional Family Member theater, visual arts, film and outdoor Abuse Program, is for spouses whose loved activities for the entire family. ones are exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. Military Family Team Building, part Program is offering “Little Hands” Learn valuable tools and resources toof Army Community Service, is offering playgroup for enrolled families with Events include a free literary reading with poets and prose writers on June 23 from 2 understand PTSD and how to cope.two classes: children ages 5 and younger on July 19 To join or for more information, call 301- • Healthy Relationships: Monday, 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., to 4 p.m. at Oliver’s Carriage House. The Flying Karamazov Brothers will perform 4 p.m., Community Readiness Center, Registration is limited to the first 15 • Retired Enlisted Association meets the830 Chisholm Ave. people. June 23 at 8 p.m. at the Rouse Theatre at a cost of $20 to $45. For a complete listing of third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to The Level II class for military spouses For more information, email anita. 8:30 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.will provide a set of skills and lessons or call 301-677- events, visit • The Bowie Baysox is sponsoring Team The next meeting is June 21. For morefor building and maintaining healthy 4779. information, visit or call Maryrelationships. Ghost Riders Cowboy Monkey Rodeo on Gray, the local president, at 410-916-5385 or • “Navigating Military Life”: July Storytime June 24 at Prince George’s Stadium, as the Baysox takes on the Reading Phillies at 2:05 Arthur R. Cooper, national president, at 443-12 to 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Potomac 336-1230.Place Neighborhood Center The Medal of Honor Memorial Library p.m. Dog-riding monkeys will patrol the offers pre-kindergarten Storytime on field during the pregame performance. Team • Society of Military Widows meets for The Level I class, for military brunch the fourth Sunday of the month atpersonnel and spouses and Department Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ghost Riders will return for several in-game • Today: “Hooray for Father’s Day,” performances between innings. To order 11 a.m. at Club Meade. The next meetingof Army civilians, provides tools to is June 24. For more information, call Bettynavigate the military lifestyle. Modules stories, songs and finger plays about tickets, visit or call the box fathers office at 301-464-4865. Jones at 410-730-0127.include Expectations of Military Life, • Single Parent Support Group meets theUnderstanding Military Acronyms, and • June 21: “Reading Is So Delicious,” • Harborplace Summer Live! free summer getting ready for the library’s summer concert series will be presented through second and fourth Monday of the monthMilitary Traditions and Customs. from 6 to 8 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 Registration is required for both reading program with a Storytime about Sept. 29 on Friday and Saturday evenings food from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harborplace Reece Road. The next meeting is June 25.classes. Free child care will be provided on site. For more information, call 301-677- For more information, call 301-677- Ampitheater, 200 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 5522. Friday: U.S. Navy Cruisers Rock Ensemble; For more information, call Rikki Ford,4110 or email Parent Support coordinator, at 301-677-3617mil or Saturday: Maryland Defense Force Band (military/brass); June 22: Tom Principato or email June 14, 2012 SOUNDOFF!
  9. 9. Class of 2012 Meade High SchoolGRADUATION photo by noah scialom Meade High School seniors line up Monday at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro to find their seats for the school’s annual graduation ceremony. More than 500 students graduated this year. Ariel Abdull Abad, Alonzo Isiah Williams Alston, Jazmin Barnes, Victor Johnathon Irving Bowie, Meshiah Kiana Brown, Teion Darcell Brown, Mitchell Abraham, Amber Alexis Alvelo, Raven A. Anan, Barr, Angelo Tejada Bautista, Bowling, Rodney Raymond Desiree Brittney Bruce, Nicole Acton, Brittany Nicole Nicholas Alexander Ancrum, Gambriel L. Beasley II, Dylan Boyd III, Victor Adolfo Bravo, Robert Winston Brusberg, Adams, Roland Arnold Mathew Mitchell Andrise, Michael Beaver, Marissa Terrance Lamont Braxton My’Isha Raiona Bryant, Agli, Rimsha Chaudbary Katherine Esperanza Angel, Renee’ Bell, Heather Dimes Jr., Rachel Skye Brewer, Sa’Diyya Chane’l Bryant, Ahsan, Wadiah Akbar, Lance Rija Arshad, Maritza G. Ayala Biesel, Michal D. Billups, John Christian Brewster, William Khary Bryant, Gerald Matthew Alderman, Ashley Shenelle Lorraine Black, Dikiara Armani Brinson, Thomas Williams Bush, Brienna Alexander, Brandon Christine Joy Baierlein, Imani Kaitlyn Marie Blanch, Shant’e William Taariq Brock, Jade Michael Antione Lorenzo D. Alexander, Ebony Zakiya Nicole Bailey, Tavis Tiler Simone Blanks, Brooke Nicole Brockington, Caitlyn Bush, Andrew Francis Butler, Nashae’ Alexander, Renata Baldwin, Shalini Balram, Anna Blasy, Kojo O. Boadu, Alexandra Brooks, Devin Garrett Alec Butler, Kevin Sharmela Alexander, Marquis Destiny Flora Baltazar, Melissa Michelle Bonilla, Nicole Brooks, Jasmine Nehemiah Butler, Timothy De’Sean Alford, Fathima Ya-Maila Amina Bangura, Tiara Lennise Bouges-Coney, Nicole Brown, Ivey Camille Malek Butler, Vonshea Ali, Andrew Jordan Allen, Samantha Jamanila Barber, Kurtis John Boulter, Princess Brown, Stephan Anthony Antonina Butler, April Rose Christopher Patrick Allen, Amber Janese Elizabeth Ciara Bowden, Nicholas Brown, Tatyana Evonne Byers, Chad David Byron More graduation photos online at The list of names was provided by the Anne Arundel County Public School System. Because of publication deadlines, some students’ names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate. June 14, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 11
  10. 10. Class of 2012 Meade High School Kendall Braxton Calhoun, Tasia Kumari Carter, Emilie Elizabeth Cass, Andre Lamont Cassell Jr., Evelin Castro, Cory Wayne Cayton, Kevin T. Chacon, WilliamGRADUATION Roger Chaney Jr., Meagan R.J. Chesser, Christopher Kelly Chew, Shakera I’anna Chisolm, Davon Russell Clark, Kandiz Nicole Clark, Renee’ Marcina Clark, Tyree D’vonte Clark, Tyrell Wesley Clark, Paris T. Coates, Marcus Xavier Coleman, Alicia Marie Collins, Antoine Delonte Collins, Toni Aleshia Collins, Chelsea Ann Combes, Brandon Hezekiah Combs, Teresa Marie Comings, Kathryn Charisse Compher, Juan Gabriel Concepcion-Rodriguez, Sara Marie Constantine, Corey Benjamin Cooper, Dymarus J. Cooper, Desirae Kristine photos by noah scialom Corry, Corinne Yvette Costa, Drew Christian Cotton, A.J. Ibola of Laurel waves to his family after receiving his diploma Monday. JoHannah McKenzie Couture, Renee Dixon, Fulvie Dolora Freeman, Ciera Gabrielle Leonard Gustafson Sarah Michelle Hunley, Jeffrey Lukas Taylor Craig, Aeriel Djatche, Fanle Monique Fuller Horace Hunt III, Logan Amani Crawford, Tayler Monique Tears Haigler, Anrene Dodd, Tyler Doub, Aaron Hunt, Chennette Marie Alonzo Creek, Alyssa Raquel Victoria Gambrah, Christian Morgan Lynn Hall, Briana Mitchell Donald Doughty, Hyman Cruz, Jasmine Ixbucane Sue Gamez, David Eduardo Ale’andra Hamlett, Brian L. Gennifer Alexa Duncan, Cruz, Jesus Guerrero Cruz, Gamez-Bonilla, Kevin G. Hammond, Yongwoon Sean Lytease E. Industrious, Amber E. Durrant, Cara Jose M. Cruz, Dasheina Gamez-Rodriguez, Alexia Han, Cody William Hanchey, Annalisa Francesca Zulaica Ashley Dye Latroya Curtis, Dejanaye Erica Gardner, Densan Andre David D’mon Harding, Irby, Cronan Hill Irion Kierra Cutchember Alexander James Echard, Garrick, Nathanael Dean Janetta Larel Harding, Meyana Shante’ Edmonds, Gilbert, Kynsasha Ti’shell Te’Leshea Denise Harley, Deairra Michele Jackson, Gabriella Nicola Damewood, Matthew R. Jacobsen, Ghalib Michael Joaquan Eiland, Gillaspie, Edward Alphonso Trisha D. Harlow, Jordan Jonnie V. Dang, Frances Zoe Khadar Jama, Diamond D. Jennifer Nicole Ellis, Leslie Glenn, Nelson Alexander D. Harper, Amani Y. Harris, Daniel, Branden Christen James, Ken’Terika Raynee’ Ann Elmore, Ajibola O. Glover, Michael Alexander Kasey Zaneta Harris, Matthew Daniels, Kandell Aaliyah James, Christine Myra McCoy Erogbogbo, Darius Devante’ Golas, Mariely Gomez, Robert Harris, Colleen Marie Daniels, Sarah Elizabeth Jannsen, Toni L. Jenkins, Eliza Evans, Molefi Kamau Ahmad Silvia Gonzalez, Austin Lee Harrison, Jalen L. Harrison, Daniels, Aaliyah Brionna Symon Jennings, Guadalupe Everett Goodwin, Shantelle Meilanie Kiahna Cherie Haughton, Davis, Breana Francis Davis, Jimenez, David L. Johnson, Gordon, John Benjamin Kiara Iyana Haughton, Serene Eternity Davis, Gladis Z. Faiz, Daniel Marino Meilyn Ann Johnson, Orlando Grantham, William L. Cambre’a Michyle Hebron, Jacqueline Yeseni Deleon, Faudree, Craig Bernard Felder, C. Johnson Jr., Randall D. Grebenstein, Chastidy Brianne Ke’Onya Lachole Hebron- Chelsea Lynn Dennis, Phebe Patience Ferguson, Johnson, Robin Caprice Green, Robert Montand Walker, Shelby A. Henson, DeMetri D. Dennis, Joseph Aubrie M. Fernander, Johnson, Rosa Yvonne Green, Yarkeyria Kei-Onia DeAnne Mone’t Hill, Stephen L. Derenberger, Justin Alger Thomas A. Ferreira, Cristian Johnson, Solomon S. Johnson, Green, Dwayne McCoy Randall Hinojos, Justen C. DeSouza, James M. Devlin, Alexander Flores, Antwon Spencer E. Johnson IV, Anise Gresham Jr., Mark Robert Hobdy, Briana Denise Holmes, Christina Nicole Diak, Michael Fludd, Kehran R. Laverne Jones, Briana Danay Groom, Jacob Michael Gross, Dinikqua D. Holmes, Reannah Lucianna Marisol Diaz, Foster, PerResha Danay Jones, Calvinaugh Rossiel Victoria D. Gross, Emily Paige Holt, Tyrone N. Robert A. Dillon, Daneicha Foster, Jasmine Lavette Diane Jones, Jamarii David Jones, Nicole Guenther, James Hudson, Mariah Noel Hughes, 12 SOUNDOFF! June 14, 2012
  11. 11. Ken Christian Jones, Kendall Little-Garcia, Shayne William David O. McNeill, Kathleen Robert Romain Obleton,T. Jones, Kristen L. Jones, Livingston, Stephen D’ontaye Theresa McPartland, Jorge Kiara Eunicia Oliver, TolulopePhilicty R. Jones, Rayshawn Lloyd, Jasmine M. Long, D. Medina Jr., Alyssa E. Oludanmilola Oni, ValerieE. Jones, Shane Eugene Jones, Deanee Latisha Lott Mercedes, Nicole Ashley Bolatito Onifade, BrendaTrevon Anthon Jordan Messimer, Stephen Shawn Abigail Orellana, Joel K. Adam T. Maiga, Kyrsten Metz Jr., Karen Dy Million, Osagie, Cory K. Otsuji,Morgan Alexandra Keeton, Marie Maiolo, Pari Nakisha N. Mills, Karina Jennifer C. Otta, TierraRick S. Keller Jr., McKenna Mangaldas Majethia, Davon Miranda Ramos, Jessica S. Ouellette, ChristopherAnne Kennedy, Kiya L. M. Manigault, Joshua Luke Marie Miracle, Gabrielle Ann R. Outland, Orlean RoseKenney, Erik M. Kerns, Mapes, Ariel Marie Marbley, Moleski, Demontrica Leon Outmezguine, Niyah RochelleAmina Khan, Mehwish Khan, Breanne Marie Marchese, Montgomery Jr., Kevis Ragene Savon Owens, IndrekJimmy S. Khouri, Jenny Artaesia Theresa Tanay Moore, Kyree Da’sean Moore, Owusu-Afriyie, Niniola AjokeInYoung Kim, Rebecca Pyung Marshall, Alexander Charles Maxim Mouzannar, Dante’ OyinloyeLee Kim, Alexis Ray King, Martin, Daniel Scott Martin, J. Moyer, Kailey J. Muffley,Aaron D. Kirk, Kiana Nicole Teasha K. Martin-Palmer, Ariana Coral Paga’n- Diamond James, a Meade High senior who resides in Naimah J. Muhammad,Knight, Mattie Jean Kobus, Sheryl Ann Martinez, Elkenjay Gonza’lez, Darren Richard Clinton, walks to his seat at the graduation ceremony. Alyesha Nicole Mundell,Jason Sterling Koch Akure Matthews, Hector Patrick Bouvier Myles Jr. Pallozzi, Whitney N. Parham, Neil R Perdomo, Eric M. Poland, Anna Mavency Henery Matthews, Maeva Helen Jang Park, Adrianna Alexander Perez, Maria Portillo, Sharice VictoriaLuis Javier Labrador Jr., Ruth Mbongo, Maurice N. Alexandra Ard Navarro, Iva Raychelle Parker, Anthony Alejandra Perez Lara, Briona Powell, Daryl Samuel Pratt,Gabriel Alexander Lassiter, Mcbride, Dominique Jamil Buban N. Ndeta, David L. Parker, Andrew Joseph M. Peters, Imani Zhane’ Erinn Gabrielle Price, JaimeMarian Patricia Latney, McCalop, Zana Y. McCants, Anthony Neal II, Andy Joel Parr, Stacie Marie Parsons, Peterson, Brittani Tenei F. PrietoTatianna Danielle Lee, Sarah Natalia Rica McClean, Negron, Lewis Sha’Core Palak Yogeshkumar Patel, Pharris, Anthony M. Phifer II,T. LeRoy, Alayah N. Lewis, Timothy McClung, April Nicholson, Kevin Donald Tavon James Paye, Abigail Houman Qadir, Zachary Oluwatosin Deborah Phillips,Casey A. Lewis, Vincent Rene McIntire, Jamie A. Nothey, Samantha Nadine Jean Payne, Kevin Jae Tyler Quaresma, Breyonna Samanica Monique Phillips,Antoine Lewis II, Yan Lin, McKeither, Jaron Joseph Novreske, Adrian Dakota Pearson, Garrett Brian Peavey, Shakia Queen, Diamond Sa’Diyya C. Phillips-Bryant,Kaige M. Lindberg, Justin McKinnon, Richard Nuzback, Natalie Oyinkansola Samantha Joy Pemberton, Tiana H-Quigley, Maci Ellen Malcolm R. Pinckney, BruceIvan Little, Yael Maria Alexander McLaughlin, Nwandu Gloranny Perdomo-Cuevas, Quintanilla, Josephine Nicole Patrick Pitcher Jr., Justin Quiroz Anyssa Rahman, Cameron Anthony Ramos, Justin Anthony Ramos, Rogies J.R. Randall IV, Asia Lorraine Randolph, Adam J. Raymonds, Marcus Lee Reed, Jameisha Allyana Reid, Lailynn Marie Reyes, Jacob Alan Rickley, Monice Re’Vonne Riddick, Pierre W. Riggs, Carmen Luisa Rivera, Jonathan Rivera-Matos, David Robinson, John M. Robinson, Jahlani Z. Rochester, Brady Matthew Rock, Carlos Omar Alfaro Rodriguez, Christian Rodriguez, Von Marie Rolon-Gonzalez, Na’Dia T. Rose, Tunisha Tatiana Ross, Katheryn Marie Royer Jennifer Saccone, Mariel Eliz Salvatierra, Darius Roderick Samsingh, Carlos E. Sanchez- Martinez, Marshauna Renee Sanders, Maya Kadeja Marie Sanders, Renee’ A. Sanders, Daniel Santiago, Mark S.Students celebrate after receiving their diplomas during Meade High School’s annual graduation ceremony at the Prince George’s Equestrian Scarlas, Alexander J. Scherer,Center in Upper Marlboro. June 14, 2012 SOUNDOFF! 13
  12. 12. Class of 2012 Meade High SchoolGRADUATION photo by noah scialom Several young ladies walk through the breezeway at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center as they hold on to their caps before their graduation ceremony. Wesley Allen Schmidt, Justin Jr., Sereyrith S. Sok, Jung Jazmine Ariel Thomas, Jeslin Sherrod Tyjuan Waddy, Justin Michelle Williams, Jasmine Victor Schueler, Eric Todd Hwa Song, Georgina Gissel P. Thomas, Matthew A. C. Wade, Morgan Jaymese Mariah Willis, Octavius W. Scott, Hailey Leanna Sekula, Sorto, Oluwatobi E. Sowande, Thomas, Tyra Allyn Thomas, Wade-Davis, Christopher Wilson, Tessla Olivia Wilson, Ibrahim Alie Sesay, Nathan Isaiah Junior St. Clair, Shea Jesse A. Thompson, Robert Patrick Walker, Justin Michael Angela Yvonne Wilson- Scott Seter, Brianna Laereen Lynne Stahl, Gabriella Alexander Thompson, James Wall, Marcus Tremane Stephen, James D. Windsor, Shabazz, Breanna Rhonece Nicole Stallworth, Tristan Throckmorton, Michelle Wallace, Kathryn Marie Brittany N. Winters, Eric Javon Shackleford, Michael J. Shadle, Xavier Stancle, Shawneeka Marie Torres, Keshia R. Wallen, Ashley Nicole Ward, Withers, Brian Witkowski, Kinza Ali Shah, Lubaba A. Stepney, Chassidy Darsh’a Tracey, Trinity Maria Trimuel, Christopher J. Ward, Deisha Chenelle Monique Witty, Shahid, Samia Shahid, Aldon Stewart, Brian Daniel Staples, Stacey M. Tripp, Amber Cierra Lynae Ware, Denzel A. Cynthia Wong, Sean Anthony Evan Shanklin, Eric Machell Alec G. Sweatman Turner, Trenell K. Turner, Warren, Jordan Renee Wells, Wood, Kenton J. Woodard Sharpe Jr., Denise Nicole La’Vonne Ipyana Tynes Nina L West, Sara Elizabeth Shedrick, Jabree N. Sheffield, Diane N. Tanyi, Kevin Robert White, Tyeisha Charnise Joshua Bradley Yarbro, Megan Michelle J. Shipp, Danish Tapp, Paul Brandon Tario, Eden Shiena D. Ugaddan, White, Jordan Nigel Whitlow, A. Yeardley, Timothy Yoo, Hameed Siddiqui, Tanoa R. Njuh Adel Tata, Andrew J. Christian Daniel Unkenholz, Cameron James Williams, Taraeya V’ann Young, Terrell Shorter III, Caitlyn Karen Taylor, Darrin K. Taylor, Roland E. Urizar Crystal A. Williams, Jana A. Young, Tanisha Katise Smith, Darrylvon Anthony Aaron Jerail Terry, Kristopher Nicole Williams, Marcellis Younger, Caitlin Danielle B. Thacker, Heidi Ann Cindy Eduvijes Velasquez, Youse-Reese, Timothy James Smith, Paul A. Smith, Tiffane D’Shawn Williams, Stephani Thiele, Charvele N. Thomas, Coldon Marqueve Viator Yu Smith, William Edward Smith Crystal Williams, Taylor