Soundoff! vol. 65 no. 12 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community ´ March 28, 2013 photo by staff sgt. sean k. harpsearching in the dark“Afghans Soldiers Searching in the Dark,” by Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) is one of the many award-winningphotographs from this year’s Military Photographer of the Year Competition judged at the Defense Information School. In this photo, Afghan National ArmySpecial Operations and Coalition forces search a compound in southern Afghanistan during a raid targeting a Taliban sub-commander in March 2012. Harp’sphoto took first-place in the Combat Operational category. To view all the winning photos from this year’s competition visit goo.gl/Q3Hyu.quality care champions UPCOMING EVENTSRibbon cutting SFLC, 741st MI Today, 7-9 p.m.: Trivia Night - The Lanescelebrates VA take post intramural Saturday, Noon: Fort Meade Easter Egg Hunt - Youth Center basketball league titles Sunday, 7 a.m.: Postwide Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service - Chapel Centerclinic dedication Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Technology Expo - The Conference Centerpage 3 page 11 April 4, 7 a.m.: Monthly Prayer Breakfast - The Conference Center
Commander’s Column Soundoff! Editorial Staff Garrison Commander Guaranteed circulation: 11,285 ´ Busy snow days at Meade Col. Edward C. Rothstein Garrison Command There’s a weather saying, “March comes in For more Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” infor mation Public Affairs Officer I’m pretty sure we’re all in agreement that this about the VA Chad T. Jones is one of those weather sayings that has not been clinic, see the Chad.T.Jones.email@example.com based on years of careful observation. Instead it full story on Chief, Command Information is simply something that seems to be more of a Page 3. Philip H. Jones rhyme rather than a true weather predictor. The installa- Philip.H.Jones.firstname.lastname@example.org On Monday, which happened to be the last tion also com- Assistant Editor & Senior Writer Monday in March, we were subject to another memorated Rona S. Hirsch winter storm. It was one of those low-pressure Women’s His- Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes systems that brought a mix of moderate rain tory Month Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz and snow to our area. And once again, many of with our annual COL. Edward c. Design Coordinator Timothy Davis you asked how the decision is made to delay the observance at Rothstein Supplemental photography provided Garrison Commander installation’s opening or to close the post due to McGill Training by The Baltimore Sun Media Group inclement weather. Center on Monday. This year’s event was hosted As garrison commander, I have three main by the U.S. Army Field Band and featured Advertising responsibilities — providing safety, security and Regina Hanson as our keynote speaker. General Inquiries 410-332-6300 infrastructure — that will enable our partner And while she was reluctant to toot her own Allison Thompson commands to complete their missions. horn, Hanson is the FBI’s first black counterin- 410-332-6850 Allison.Thompson@baltsun.com All decisions related to the operating status of telligence analyst. Michele Griesbauer Fort Meade are done with these responsibilities Hanson’s remarks took us on a journey that 410-332-6381 Michele.Griesbauer@baltsun.com in mind. My decisions are ultimately tied to the highlighted the many wonderful women of our garrison’s ability to deliver as many services as military. 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Meade. pledge as a nation that we will continue to resist The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care hate and persecution in all its forms so that the Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with the System formally dedicated its new Fort Meade horrors of the past are not repeated. Department of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their VA Outpatient Clinic with a ribbon-cutting Lastly, you may have heard that Pentagon own and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army. ceremony Monday morning. The new $4.7 mil- officials have pushed back sending out furlough The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by lion, 13,300-square-foot clinic will serve 80,000 notices to civilian employees for a couple of the Department of the Army of the products or services advertised. veterans who live in Anne Arundel and Howard weeks until they have had a change to analyze counties. It is the sixth community-based outpa- how a continuing resolution, which will fund the tient clinic throughout the state that is operated federal government for the rest of the fiscal year, www.ftmeade.army.mil by the VA Maryland Health Care System. will affect the DoD. In his welcoming remarks, Dennis H. Smith, Right now, the good news is there is an You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd the director of the VA Maryland Health Care amendment in the resolution that would reallo- and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil. System, said the new clinic is evidence of the cate funding so that the Army, Navy, Air Force, VA’s commitment to making health care more Marine Corps and Coast Guard can continue accessible to Maryland veterans where they live their tuition assistance programs for active-duty and work. troops. Co n t e n t s I know there are many civilian employees at Fort Meade who are veterans and there are The bad news is we still have some difficult budget decisions to make with regards to other many more veterans who either live in our sur- services and programs at Fort Meade. 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NewsNew Fort Meade VA Outpatient Clinic dedicatedBy Lisa R. RhodesStaff Writer Sen. Barbara A. The Veterans Affairs Maryland Mikulski helps cutHealth Care System formally dedicat- the ribbon for theed its new Fort Meade VA Outpatient new Fort MeadeClinic in an hourlong ribbon-cutting VA Outpatientceremony on Monday morning. Clinic on Monday Despite several inches of snow and and is joined bybrisk temperatures, Dennis H. Smith, Rep. C.A. Dutchdirector of the VA Maryland Health RuppersbergerCare System and Garrison Command- (left) and Theer Col. Edward C. Rothstein were Veterans Affairsjoined by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland HealthSen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Rep. C.A. Care SystemDutch Ruppersberger and Rep. John Director DennisSarbanes at the ceremony. Smith (right). The event was held in a tent adja- The ribbon-cuttingcent to the new Fort Meade VA Out- ceremony waspatient Clinic, which is located at part of the formal2479 5th Street, near the Kimbrough dedication of theAmbulatory Care Center. new outpatient The $4.6 million outpatient clinic, clinic, which willwhich opened in January, will serve serve more thanmore than 80,000 veterans who live in 80,000 veterans inAnne Arundel and Howard counties. Anne Arundel andIt is one of six strategically located Howard counties.community-based outpatient clinicsthat are operated by the VA Maryland photo by noah scialomHealth Care System throughout thestate. able throughout the VA Maryland er of the U.S. Army Medical Depart- and leave the service will receive VA The senators and congressmen laud- Health Care System. Patients also can ment Activity and Kimbrough Ambu- behavioral health services.ed the creation of the outpatient clinic receive help with compensation and latory Care Center, outlined the new Jaghab said the partnership betweenand expressed their continuing support pension benefits and VA benefits. partnership between Kimbrough and the two medical facilities will alsoof quality health care for veterans. At 13,300-square-feet, the outpa- the VA Maryland Health Care System provide the opportunity to share Kim- In his welcoming remarks, Smith tient clinic features state-of-the-art in sharing resources to enhance the brough’s new state-of-the art same-daysaid the facility’s dedication “is evi- design by the Nutec Group, a com- experience of patients at the new out- surgery operating rooms and its newdence of our [the VA Maryland Health prehensive planning, design and con- patient clinic and their access to care. Multi-Service Clinic.Care System’s] ongoing commitment struction company based in York, Jaghab noted that many employees Rothstein introduced the senatorsto making VA health care more acces- Pa., in collaboration with the DoD. who work at Fort Meade are veterans and congressmen and called the dedi-sible to Maryland veterans where they The clinic includes 21 spacious exam and that many of the service members cation ceremony “an absolutely greatlive and where they work.” rooms, one audiology booth, the most who receive care at Kimbrough will Team Meade day.” Smith said veterans can expect updated medical technology and spa- leave the service and become eligible Mikulski praised the new facility’s“exceptional health care services that cious patient waiting areas. for health care from the VA. emphasis on preventive care and wom-are coordinated by experienced and It is the first VA outpatient clinic in Jaghab said Kimbrough and lead- en’s health.compassionate primary care provid- the country to be Leadership In Ener- ers of the VA Capital Health Care Cardin said the facility is proof thaters and support staff who specialize gy and Environmental Design Certi- Network VISN5 have several sharing “we are living by our words, doing thein delivering personalized attention to fied by utilizing sustainable building agreements for patient care. deeds that we need to, to honor ourmeet their individual needs.” design to meet federal green policy The agreements include sharing the veterans the way that we should.” The outpatient clinic’s services will requirements. sleep laboratory at the Walter Reed Ruppersberger called the dedica-be coordinated by primary care pro- Fernando Rivera, network direc- National Medical Center and support tion a “very positive” step in makingviders who will offer general outpa- tor of the VA Capitol Health Care staff at the Veterans Administration; a “big difference” in health care fortient medical care, preventive health Network VISN5, which includes VA transferring patient-centered medical veterans.and education services, optometry, Maryland Health Care System medi- home care for active-duty, Reserve “We’re firm believers in these sortsincluding diabetic eye screenings, vari- cal centers in Maryland, Washing- and National Guard patients who of facilities,” Sarbanes said. “We’reous medical screenings, TeleHealth ton, D.C., and portions of Virginia, are currently seen at Kimbrough and very excited about what is representedand TeleMental Health services. West Virginia and Pennsylvania, said leaving the service to a VA-centered here today.” Physicians also will offer women’s the organization continues to “honor home care model; and creating a team After the ribbon-cutting ceremony,health services, social work services American veterans as heroes by provid- of Army and VA physicians to ensure the event ended with a catered recep-and referrals to specialized programs ing the highest quality health care.” that military personnel who receive tion inside the tent and tours of theand inpatient services that are avail- Col. Danny B.N. Jaghab, command- behavior health services at Kimbrough new outpatient clinic.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil March 28, 2013 SOUNDOFF!
N ewsFort Meade celebrates women’s historyBy Brandon BieltzStaff Writer The first woman to join the Armyenlisted in 1782 as Richard ShurtliffSampson. Over the centuries since Deborah Samp-son was forced to hide her gender in orderto fight in the Revolutionary War, womenhave broken down barriers in the militaryand in turn created new opportunities forlater generations. Making history and helping otherwomen make history was the topic ofFBI intelligence analyst Regina Hanson’spresentation during the Women’s His-tory Month Observance held Monday atMcGill Training Center. “Maybe you will be the one to makehistory,” she said. “If you can’t do it,maybe do what you can do to help some-body else make history by building intosomebody else.” The 90-minute event, hosted by the U.S.Army Field Band, featured music, foodand guest speaker Hanson, the FBI’s firstblack counterintelligence analyst. Women’s History Month began asWomen’s History Week in 1978 in Cali-fornia and became a national celebrationin 1981. The week was expanded to a fullmonth of celebrating women’s achieve-ments six years later. “The achievements, leadership, cour-age, strength and love of the women whobuilt America was as vital as that of themen of whose names we know so well,” photo by noah scialomsaid Master Sgt. Laura Lesche, seniorequal opportunity leader with the Army Regina Hanson, an intelligence analyst with the FBI, speaks during the annual Women’s History Observance on Monday at McGillField Band. Training Center. The U.S. Army Field Band hosted the free event that featured music, food and Hanson as the guest speaker. This year’s national theme for Women’sHistory Month was “Women Inspiring famous. I’m going to so something that’s Elizabeth Hoisington in 1970 to Ann E. tory and work hard to make sure they’reInnovation Through Imagination,” cel- historic,’ ” she said. “They don’t do that. Dunwoody, who became the first woman building into future generations.ebrating women in science, technology, What they did was they worked hard. And four-star general in 2008. “All these people I talked about today,engineering, and mathematics, or STEM. because they worked hard maybe they “These women worked hard,” she said. there was somebody there helping them,”For Fort Meade’s observance, the presen- became famous.” While women were paving their way in she said.tation focused on women in the govern- While women have served in the mili- the military, they were also breaking barri- Second Lt. Antonette Tom of thement, military and music. tary disguised as men through several ers in the FBI as Alaska Davidson became 323nd Military Intelligence Battalion said Members of the Soldiers’ Chorus began early wars in American history, the first to the first woman Special Agent in 1922. she enjoyed learning the history of womenthe presentation by performing songs writ- officially join the military as women were “They said that her work was very moving up the ranks in the military.ten by women. The chorus sang “Give Me members of the Army Nursing Corps. refined and she could work on every “I like the fact that she highlighted allYour Tired, Your Poor,” which was based The first woman to serve in the military investigation where a woman could be the women who made headway,” she said.on a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus, in a role other than a nurse was Loretta used,” Hanson said. “Understand ‘where “I’m thankful that they did this for us.”and Diedre Robinson’s “Steady Soldier.” Perfectus Walsh who joined the Navy in a women could be used.’ She still wasn’t The Field Band concluded the obser- In Hanson’s speech, she discussed 1917. seen as an equal.” vance with a tribute to the Andrewswomen trailblazers in the military and “Even though they had bars on their Eventually women moved up through Sisters, who performed swing and boogie-FBI, starting with Sampson who was the shoulders, they didn’t receive the pay as the ranks to become senior leaders, includ- woogie music from the 1920s to 1950s. Thefirst woman to join the military but joined men until about 1920,” Hanson said. ing Kathleen McChesney who was the band performed the trio’s “I’ll Be Seeingas a man. Hanson also discussed the achieve- first women to be an executive assistant You,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “When you’re talking about people in ments of the women who reached the director of the FBI. and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”the military and in the government, they ranks of general from the first women Hanson ended her presentation by “I enjoyed it,” Tom said. “They did annever woke up and said, ‘I think I’ll be brigadier generals Anna Mae Hays and encouraging women to strive to make his- excellent job.” SOUNDOFF! March 28, 2013 http://www.ftmeade.army.mil
N ewsTechnology Expo comes to Fort MeadeBy National Conference Services Switches, LCD Consoles, Media Convert- cations Division has been a Fort Meade employees on travel to attend events such The Fort Meade community will have ers, Online Learning, Ruggedized Portable tenant since 1973. TAD serves Fort Meade as this one will be limited,” Mirabella said.the opportunity to network and engage Computers, Seating Solutions, Security through equipment testing/evaluation, “What better way is there to overcome thiswith its industry counterparts at the Fort Surveillance Products, Switches, Test market research and training/consultation limitation than to attend the [expo], whichMeade Technology Expo on Tuesday from Measurement, Thin Client Solutions, and among many other services. requires no travel or cost to attend?”10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Meade Confer- Video Encoding/Decoding, Virtualization. “The Fort Meade Technology Expo will NSA employees are also invited to par-ence Center, 6800 Taylor Ave. “The community here at Fort Meade has provide an excellent opportunity to meet ticipate. A courtesy shuttle will be available Hosted by U.S. Army Intelligence and shown a lot of interest in this highly antici- with vendors who represent a host of differ- throughout the day running from the NSASecurity Command, the expo will feature pated, first-time event,” said event organizer ent types of technology to discuss and view campus directly to the Conference Cen-more than 30 exhibits showcasing live, Jennifer Mason of National Conference their latest products” said the division chief ter. The shuttle will run every 30 minuteshands-on demonstrations of the newest Services Inc. “The Technology Expo will Anthony Mirabella. beginning at 9:45 a.m. picking up from thetechnologies and capabilities available to the benefit all personnel, not just IT staff. The expo provides a training and con- flagpole entrance (OPS 2A).military and intelligence community. There is something for everyone and we are tinuing education opportunity to all staff in Complimentary refreshments and give- The expo is free and open for all person- expecting a great turnout.” a fun and interactive atmosphere. This one- aways will be available while supplies last.nel to participate. Various demos will be The event also brings to the spotlight day event offers an alternative to attending For more information, call Jenniferavailable. They include: internal resources that personnel may a conference. Mason at 443-561-2392 or email Mason@ Blade PC Workstations, Cloud Comput- not have been aware of at Fort Meade. “Given sequestration and funding lim- ncsi.com. To pre-register, visit FederalEv-ing, Cyber Security, Fiber Optics, KVM Within INSCOM, the Technology Appli- its, an organization’s ability to send their ents.com and click on “Fort Meade.” DLA Disposition Services site to close for training The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Meade will close Monday through April 12 to prepare for a systems upgrade. It will reopen April 15 as training contin- ues and the computer system is deployed. The organization is replacing its legacy computer system known as “DAISY” with its Reutilization Business Integration, or RBI, solution. RBI is expected to provide real-time asset visibility throughout the Defense Logistics Agency supply chain. There is little or no delay between when data is entered and when it is available to other users. Items available for reutilization, transfer, donation and sales also will have increased visibility. Military units that use DLA Disposition Services save their units and taxpayers mil- lions of dollars each year. Excess property and material turned in from the military ser- vices is first offered for reuse within the DoD at no cost and with free shipping. Remaining items can be transferred to federal agencies or donated to state and local photo by Brandon bieltz governments and other qualified agencies or used to aid humanitarian relief efforts. youth job opportunities Amber Wilson (right), 19, speaks with Towson University recruiter Gordon Davis during the Teen Job Fair on Safe and appropriate items that remain can be sold to the public. DLA Disposition Services also provides disposal solutions for March 21 at McGill Training Center. The event offered employment, internship and volunteer opportunities for hazardous waste and materials. more than 300 teenagers in the area. Recruiters from colleges, government agencies and local businesses For more information, call Dan Frazier attended the three-hour fair. at 301-677-3394 or go to dispositionservices. dla.mil.http://www.ftmeade.army.mil March 28, 2013 SOUNDOFF!
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N ewsFormer ambassadorspeaks to DINFOSfaculty, studentsStory and photo by must understand the culture of their audi-Master Sgt. Chyrece Campbell ence to build their credibility. Effective com-Defense Information School munication takes place when leaders listen Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, presi- to and learn about their audience.dent the American Academy of Diplomacy, Neumann explained the importance ofspoke to 120 faculty, staff and students senior communicators as combatant com-on Monday at the Defense Information mand public affairs officers in conveyingSchool. their message to local foreigners, coalition A combat-seasoned diplomat and a for- partners and Americans.mer U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Neu- With all eyes on Afghanistan, Neumannmann spoke about the characteristics of an said it is critical that U.S. State Departmenteffective public affairs professional when and military leaders convey information Air Force Lt. Col. Kristi Beckman, public affairs director for the Air Force Specialworking overseas. He also provided an anal- that is accurate and coincides with U.S. Operations Command and a current student at Defense Information School, asksysis of the current situation in Afghanistan, policy in the region. Ambassador Ronald Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacyas well as a summary of operations and “Hearing his political and cultural expe- in Washington, D.C., for his insight on shaping messages in Afghanistan. Neumannprospects for the future of the country. rience, [I learned how it] can be applied to spoke to public affairs professionals at the school on Monday. Neumann’s visit to was part of a lecture help leaders navigate through challenges atseries started by DINFOS Commandant the strategic level,” said Col. Jane Crichton, public affairs director for Air Force Special instructor, said Neumann’s lecture providedCol. Jeremy Martin to expose students to a public affairs officer with U.S. Army South Operations Command and another Joint important information for entry-level pub-key leaders and experts in the field of com- and currently a DINFOS Joint Senior Pub- Senior Public Affairs Course student, said lic affairs students.munications. lic Affairs Course student. she understands the importance of being “I think it’s great we are able to expose Neumann stressed that when public Crichton will be deploying to Afghani- on message. our qualification course students to thisaffairs professionals are working in foreign stan this summer. She said she believes “It was incredible to hear the ambas- strategic-level leadership,” Burnham said.countries, it is not enough to know the lan- Neumann’s thoughts and advice will be use- sador’s perspective as he spoke about his “Many of them are heading off to serveguage. 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S portsSFLC, 741st crownedbasketball championsBy Brandon Bieltz Division II team. “It feels pretty good toStaff Writer represent the unit.” For the past two years, the Surface The Division I team entered the post-Force Logistics Center basketball team season with a 6-8 record and was sent tohas wreaked havoc in the intramural the loser’s bracket in the first round ofleague. the tournament. Despite the early loss, The team continued its dominance the team battled back to earn a spot inlast week as it sealed another undefeated the championship.season on its way to the team’s second SFLC, on the other hand, was rarelyconsecutive championship title. challenged in the regular season as the “We discussed it in the beginning of team racked-up wins and a 14-0 record.the season on what we wanted to do and The team also ran through the postsea-how we wanted to plan it out,” player son without a hitch.Derek Bailey said. “No matter what guys In the championship game, SFLCwere on the floor, we wanted to play hard came out quickly with Gary Robinsonand get the win.” sinking a 3-pointer to give the team a SFLC defeated the 741st Military lead that it would hold for the remainingIntelligence Battalion in a one-sided 39 minutes.72-53 victory in the Division I intramu- Down 22-19 with 10 minutes remain-ral basketball championship, while the ing in the first half, the 741st steppedDivision II 741st team redeemed the unit up its offensive attack, but SFLC’s full-by winning the division’s championship court passes made it nearly impossibleover the 32nd Intelligence Squadron, to stop the high-octane offense led by43-36. Wallace Ruffin and Darion Bethea. photos by noah Scialom The championship games, held March SFLC held a 32-21 lead at halftime.12 at Murphy Field House, wrapped up Ruffin and Bethea led SFLC with 8 Alonzo Toms of the 32nd Military Intelligence Squadron fights through 741st MIthe double-elimination tournament that points in the half, while Jonathan Buggs defenders during the Division II intramural basketball championship on March 21 attipped off March 11 with all teams com- tried to keep the 741st hanging on with Murphy Field House. The 741st defeated the 32nd 43-36 for the post title.peting for the title of post champions. a 12-point half. After a three-year absence from the With its foot still firmly on the gas, for SFLC, while three other players opportunities until William Tillman’spost basketball championships, the 741st SFLC began to run away with the game — Bethea, Ruffin and Terry Daniels layup gave the 32nd IS the 13-12 leadMilitary Intelligence Battalion was rep- in the second half. The team extended — each added 11 points. with 13 minutes remaining in the half.resented in both divisions’ title games. its lead to 20 points by the midway point “It feels great,” Bailey said. “It was a The 741st came back to hold a 22-19 “We thought about it before the sea- of the half and continued to add points really good team win.” lead at halftime, following Derrick Han-son started and we were like, ‘If that enroute to the 72-53 win. Having already seen a 741st team nah’s buzzer beating shot. Damien Jonescould happen, then that would be amaz- Despite the loss, Buggs scored a game- lose that night, the Division II team led the 32nd IS with 12 points, while theing’,” said Marques Barrett of the 741st’s high 29 points. Robinson scored 14 was determined to bring at least one 741st was led by Deion McClinton’s 10 title back to the unit, Barrett said. The points.Gary Robinson of Division II 741st team finished the sea- Jones quickly tied the game up at thethe Surface Force son with a third-place, 11-4 record and start of the second half, but a BarrettLogistics Center moved through the postseason bracket layup gave the 741st the lead, which theand Jonathon undefeated. team would hold onto for the remainderBuggs of the The 32nd IS finished the season with of the game. The 32nd IS continued to741st Military one less win and defeated the first-place hold on, staying within seven points, butIntelligence 7th IS earlier in the tournament. The was unable to match the 741st offense.Battalion tip- 741st and 32nd met in the semifinals on McClinton led the 741st offense in 43-off the Division March 18 with the 741st winning 67-48. 36 victory with 18 points. Jones scored aI intramural Barrett said the game gave the 741st game-high 19 points in the 32nd’s loss.basketball confidence heading into the champion- Barrett said the team’s plan early on inchampionship ship game. the game was to wear out the 32nd IS’on March 21. From the opening tip-off, the two full-court, man-on-man attack.SFLC’s 72-53 teams battled back and forth with the “The goal was to just stick around,victory sealed the lead changing four times before the 741st pull away if we could, “ he said. “But weteam’s second pulled away momentarily. The 32nd IS’ knew as long as we kept it close, soonerconsecutive pressure in the offensive zone was allow- or later we’d be able to pull away,” heundefeated ing for multiple chances on each posses- said. “It feels good to have the champi-season. sion but was unable to capitalize on the onship back with the 741st.”http://www.ftmeade.army.mil March 28, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 11
S ports C ommunity N ews N otes The deadline for Soundoff! community Marching Competition on April 6 at 4 Sports Shorts “News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor’s discretion and may be edited for space and p.m. at Meade High School. The event will showcase drum lines and dance/drill teams. Meade High Spring 5K Run/Walk grammar. Look for additional community Tickets are available at the door. Cost events on the Fort Meade website at www. is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages The Meade Athletic Boosters will hold a 5K Run/Walk to support all ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade 3 to 12. athletic teams at Meade High School on April 20 at 9 a.m. Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. Concession stands will be available. The race will start at the Meade High track. For more information or to submit an Parking is available on the Annapolis Online registrations will be open until April 14 at active.com/running/fort- announcement, email Philip Jones at philip. Road (Route 175) side of the school. meade-md/meade-boosters-spring-5k-2013. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602. For more information, contact Carol Registration also will be held on race day from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Whitley at email@example.com Pre-registration cost is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Cost on race day or 443-562-6696 or Robbie Wyatt at is $25 for all runners. NEWS EVENTS firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-302- A race T-shirt is guaranteed with online registration before April 14. 5134. Printable registration forms are available at http://meadeathletics.org/index. cfm?action=main.boosters. For more information, contact email@example.com or Nate Moyer Clean Up! Fort Meade Trivia Night at 410-353-8783. The Enlisted Spouses Club host the 5th The Lanes at Fort Meade hosts Trivia Annual Clean Up! Fort Meade on April Night every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., Burba Lake fishing 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. except the third Thursday of the month. The project will begin at the following The event is open to all. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock Burba Lake for Teams must have a minimum of two fishing beginning April 19. neighborhood centers as well as the new Picerne Military Housing Program Office: players and a maximum of 10. All state regulations will be in effect. Weekly prizes are awarded to the top For more information, 301-677-3810. Meuse Forest, Heritage Park, Potomac Place and Midway Commons. three winners. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Gaffney pool Participants can register the morning of the event beginning at 8 a.m. or online at For more information, call 301-677- The swimming pool at Gaffney Fitness Center is closed for maintenance. ftmeadeesc.org/cleanupregistration.htm. 5541 or visit ftmeademwr.com/lanes.php. When registering online, participants Spring sports registration will receive a free raffle ticket for the EDUCATION drawings, which are separate for children Registration for spring sports is under way at Parent Central Services, 1900 and adults. Reece Road. Awards will be presented to the Spring sports include soccer, T-ball, baseball, softball, track, indoor football and basketball. military/unit with the most participation VetSuccess and any children’s organization with the For more information, call 301-677-1149 or 1156. most participation. Counseling Day Two separate green-themed prized VetSuccess Counseling Day will be held Earth Day 5K Run packages will be awarded to the top two April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Army The installation’s annual Run Series kicks off April 20 with an Earth Day 5K schools on post with the most collected Education Center, 8601 Zimborski Ave. Run at 8 a.m. at Burba Park. garbage/recycling. A VetSuccess counselor will provide The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is $25. In addition, children attending one of veterans benefit counseling for veter- The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75. the post schools may enter the “What ans seeking enrollment at University of The pre-registration cost is $45 for a family of three to six people. On the day of Earth Day Means to Me” contest and Maryland University College who intend the event, the cost is $60 per family. draw a picture about what Earth Day to use their VA education benefits, includ- An individual can register for the entire season for $60. means to them and accompany the picture ing the Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt. with a follow-up sentence. Rehab and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information, call 301-677-7916. The deadline for submissions is March No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins 29 to the child’s school. The top winner are welcome. For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports. will receive a Nook Color. One runner-up For more information, call 301-621- from each school will be selected who will 9882. win a prize as well. Gifted and talented Jibber-Less For more information, email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org. summer programs Indoor Marching The 2013 Maryland Summer Centers Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones, author of Jibber Jabber, is Competition program, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s out of the office. The Meade High School Instrumental diverse gifted and talented student Music Association and Meade population with advanced, rigorous, As always, if you have any comments about Jibber Jabber or High School Instrumental Music Program, in conjunction with the experiential learning opportunities that nurture talents and abilities within anything to do with the world of sports, e-mail chad.t.jones. Chesapeake Area Marching Programs/ unique learning environments. email@example.com. Chesapeake Percussion, will host the 2013 Chesapeake Invitational Indoor Summer programs are offered in the fine and performing arts, environmental12 SOUNDOFF! 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C ommunity N ews N otesscience, technology, computer science, Soldier and Family Assistance Center,space science, physics, engineering, world the Belvoir Federal Credit Union orlanguages, creative writing and digital online at belvoirosc.org.filmmaking. Applications are also distributed to Applications must be postmarked by all high school counselors in the greaterApril 15. Fine and performing arts and Washington, D.C., area. IncompleteChesapeake Bay watershed investigations packages will not be considered.have earlier deadlines. Application package requirements are For more information or for an online available at belvoirosc.org.application, go to marylandpublicschools. Packages should be postmarked byorg/summercenters. April 12 and mailed to: BOSC Scholarship CommitteeASIST Workshop P.O. Box 322 Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 The next Applied Suicide Intervention An awards reception will be heldSkills Training Workshop will be offered May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Belvoir inApril 10 and 11 at the Cavalry Chapel, Quarters One.8465 Simonds St. and 6th Armored For more information, contactCavalry Road. Jennifer Wilder, BOSC scholarship chair, The ASIST Workshop is open to at 703-532-1383 or boscscholarship@all military, adult family members and yahoo.com.DoD civilian employees. Contractors arewelcome on a space-available basis. During the two-day workshop Financial Readiness classes Photo by noah scialomparticipants will learn specific skills to Army Community Service offershelp them identify those at risk and how Financial Readiness classes at the Three-year-olds Megan Chung and Kennedy Duarte color Easter bunnies duringto better listen to and care for those Community Readiness Center, 830 the Easter Bunny Brunch on Saturday at the Conference Center. Mr. and Mrs.having thoughts of suicide. Chisholm Ave. Easter Bunny stopped by the brunch to meet youngsters and take photos. For more information, email alan. Classes are open to DoD Easter Happeningsdagg@navy.mil. identification cardholders, including active-duty service members, retireesBOSC scholarships and their family members, DoD civilian employees and contractors. The Belvoir Officers’ Spouses’ Club is Registration is required for each class.accepting applications for its scholarship • Consumer Awareness: Today, 1 to 3program through April 12. The scholarship program is open to p.m. Easter Egg Hunt To register or for more information,spouses and dependents of all ranks call 301-677-5590. To schedule an Fort Meade’s annual—active duty, retired or deceased — in appointment, visit fortmeadeacs. Easter Egg Hunt will beall branches of military service including checkappointments.com. held Saturday at noon atGuard/Reserves with a valid military the Youth Center.identification card. The free event will Eligible applicants or their military Career, relationship classes feature contests, activities,sponsor must reside in the greater The Fleet and Family Support Center treats and door prizes.Washington, D.C., area. All applicants, offers the following free classes at the Bring your own basketspouses and children/dependents, must Community Readiness Center, 830 for the egg hunt.enroll at either an accredited college/ Chisholm Ave.: For more information,university or an accredited/licensed Registration is required for all call 301-677-1437 or visitvocational/technical program for the programs. ftmeademwr.com.2013-2014 academic year. • Consumer Awareness: Today, 1 to 3 Spouses also may be eligible if they p.m.are currently in an accredited program. • Transition Goals, Plans, SuccessChild/dependent applicants (up to age (TGPS): Monday to April 5, 8 a.m. to23 with valid military ID card) must be 4 p.m.both high school graduates and rising • Resume Writing: Tuesday, 9 a.m. tofreshmen in an accredited program for noon Text FOLLOWthe 2013-2014 academic year. • Dollars and Sense: Tuesday, 1 to 3 Those who previously received BOSC p.m. FORTMEADEscholarships or who are pursuinga second degree (technical, second Topics include: Basic Budgeting, Financial Goals and Priorities, Saving to 40404 toundergraduate or graduate) are not and Investing, and Managing Your Help Fort Meade’s sign up foreligible to apply. Credit. Facebook page reach Applications for the BOSC For more information, call 301-677- Fort Meadescholarships are available on Fort 9014, 301-677-9017 or 301-677-9018. 15,000 fans! news alerts on yourBelvoir at the Officers Club, EducationOffice, Army Community Service, Facebook.com/ftmeade mobile phone CONTINUED ON PAGE 14http://www.ftmeade.army.mil March 28, 2013 SOUNDOFF! 13