tours Fort Meade
Today, 7:30 a.m.: AUSA Army Birthday Breakfast - Club Meade
Today, 7 p.m.: Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus Concert - Constitution Park
Friday, 7 p.m.: 2014 U.S.Army Soldier Show - Murphy Field House
Saturday, 8 a.m.: Fallen Heroes 5K Run & 1-MileWalk - Defense Information School
June 18, 5-6:30 p.m.: Facebook Town Hall - facebook.com/ftmeade
Celebrate Meade High’s
Class of 2014 in our
annual pull-out section
vol. 66 no. 23 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community June 12, 2014
Photo courtesy U.s. Army Field Band
wish you were hereMembers of The Volunteers — Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Lindsey, guitar; Staff Sgt. Glenn Robertson, drums; and Sgt. 1st Class April Boucher, vocals — thank the audience
for their support during the first concert of the U.S. Army Field Band’s Summer Concert Series on June 5 at Constitution Park. The Volunteers, the touring rock band of the
Field Band, performed a Pink Floyd tribute concert to kick off the free series. For more information, see Page 17.
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Chief, Command Information
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Assistant Editor Senior Writer
Rona S. Hirsch
Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes
Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz
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This Saturday, the United States Army will cel-
ebrate 239 years of service to defend the concept
of liberty. Hence our motto, “This We’ll Defend,”
surmounting a liberty cap thrust aloft on a pike on
the Army seal.
Before our forefathers declared independence,
before our nation was officially born, before we had
a Constitution and Bill of Rights, the 1st Continen-
tal Congress placed the militia at Boston under its
control and authorized 10 additional companies of
riflemen to be raised on June 14, 1775 — the birth
of what is now the United States Army and the
The following day the command of the Conti-
nental Army was given to Gen. George Washing-
ton, our first commander in chief.
As the nation has done since before its inception,
it has relied on the professional corps of officers
and NCOs such as Maj. Gen. Baron Von Stuben,
who was the first to put sergeants major in charge
of drilling recruits into a cohesive disciplined fight-
ing organization to represent America and fight
The size of our Army over the course of our
nation’s history has ebbed and flowed based on
the needs of America. But there always remained
a corps of professionals — professional Soldiers
who sacrificed their own individual rights to join
the profession of arms and defend America.
If you have a chance, look at the battle stream-
ers affixed to the Army colors. Read those names
of places in our history where battles were fought
and the trust of the American people was won
through honorable service, demonstrated military
expertise, and an esprit de corps that could not be
These sacrifices on the battlefield were equaled
by the dedication that Army professionals exhibited
pared to defend
the nation in its
There are many
examples of this
in Fort Meade’s
own history and
for viewing at
did you know that in 1919, then-Lt. Col. George
S. Patton was in charge of the Army Tank Corps
on Fort Meade? He applied the lessons he learned
on the battlefields of World War I to mentor
and develop the next generation of Army leaders
— including then-Maj. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who
replaced Patton when he departed.
The Army’s history is filled with examples of
professionals developing the next generation of
leaders to defend our country.
To all of our younger siblings — the Marine
Corps, the Navy, the Air Force and the Coast
Guard: We thank you for your continued support
of us on battlefields across the world where you
have shared our danger, our sorrow and our joy
to ensure the defense of the nation and American
Someone must be the “first to fight.” Please join
me this Saturday in a toast to our nation’s most
senior service - the United States Army - and all
of those professionals who have served her with
honor in the past and continue to serve America
today — those Army professionals, those Soldiers
Happy birthday to the United States Army!
America’s Army -
Sgt. maj. thomas j. latter
Commander’s Open Door
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley 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 con-
cerns to the commander directly by visiting Foley’s office on Mondays from
4 to 6 p.m. at garrison headquarters in Hodges Hall, Bldg. 4551, Llewellyn
Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is
For more information, call 301-677-4844.
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By Brandon Bieltz
Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, the com-
manding general of Installation Management
Command and assistant chief of staff for
Installation Management, toured the installa-
tion Friday to meet with Fort Meade’s military
and civilian leaders.
The daylong visit included stops at the
National Security Agency, Directorate of
Emergency Services, Reece Crossings and
Asymmetric Warfare Group, as well as an
aerial tour of the installation and lunch with
“My goal is to interact with our garrison
commander and the senior commanders here
to see how are things going, what are their
concerns and to ensure that we can pave a way
ahead,” Halverson said.
In April, Halverson took command of
IMCOM, which focuses on synchronizing,
integrating and delivering installation services
and sustaining facilities in support of senior
commanders to enable a “ready and resilient”
Army. The command manages 184 installa-
tions on four continents.
Halverson’s first stop was at the NSA where
he spoke with Adm. Michael Rogers, com-
mander of Cyber Command and director of
The general also met with retired Col.
Daniel L. Thomas, the agency’s chief of
logistics and a former Fort Meade garrison
commander, and Harvey Davis, the director
of Installation and Logistics, for a tour of Fort
Meade’s East Campus.
Halverson, along with Garrison Command-
er Col. Brian P. Foley, then toured the DES
facility and its emergency call center. During
the stop, the general met with several firefight-
ers and discussed their training and duties.
“It really is tough work,” he said to the
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Winegar, director of DES,
and Halverson discussed partnerships with
local law enforcement and the security of the
installation that supports 138,000 people. The
group also discussed challenges with funding
for infrastructure as the installation continues
to grow and alternative ways Halverson is
looking to change the funding process.
During lunch at the Freedom Inn Dining
Facility, Halverson thanked the garrison staff
for their work and the “great services” they
provide to the installation’s service members in
a “24-hour, 7-days-a-week operation.”
“It’s exciting to be at Fort Meade,” Halver-
son said to the civilian staff. “I appreciate all
Halverson also addressed such issues as
IMCOM commander visits Fort Meade
employees’ professional development, budget
problems, and speeding up the background
check process at Child, Youth and School
Following a status update on the AWG’s
construction projects, Halverson stopped at
Corvias Military Living’s Reece Crossings
apartment complex, which is expected to open
later this month.
After the tour, Halverson said he was
impressed with the various partnerships that
Fort Meade has formed in order to pro-
vide “extraordinary” services for its 79,258
“It’s a great community,” he said. “It really
is refreshing to see how, if we work together as
a team, you can really move forward.”
Foley said the visit was beneficial.
“He left with a clear understanding of
the growth on Fort Meade and uniqueness
of our huge DoD population,” he said. “Lt.
Gen. Halverson is committed to fighting for
resources needed to support the handful of
installations that continue to grow in contrast
to overall downsizing of our military.
“Fort Meade is now firmly in his mind as
one of those few critical Army forts.”
photos by steve ellmore
Garrison Command Col. Brian P. Foley and Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson tour Corvias Military Living’s Reece Crossings on Friday
afternoon. Halverson, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, visited Fort Meade to meet with the
installation’s senior leaders. It was Halverson’s first tour of the installation since taking command in April.
Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, the commanding general of Installation Management
Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, talks to Lt. Col.
Jeffrey Winegar, director of the Directorate of Emergency Services, during a tour of
the DES facility on Friday.
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Story and photo by Brandon Bieltz
After a busy two years that included
two separate deployments to Kuwait and
Honduras, the 48th Combat Support
Hospital welcomed a new leader Sunday
Col. Gregory A. Kolb took the reigns
of the 48th CSH from Col. Thomas A.
Johnson during a change of command
ceremony at McGlachlin Parade Field.
“Throughout my career I have been
blessed with great assignments, and being
selected as a commander for the 48th
CSH is no exception,” Kolb said. “I am
honored to serve as your commander for
the next two years.”
Headquartered at the Capt. John
Smathers Reserve Center, located on
Route 175, the 48th CSH provides the
medical capability of a 248-bed hospital,
providing operating rooms, emergency
medical triage and treatment facilities,
intensive care units, minimal care wards
and neuropsychiatry services.
Formed during World War II as the
48th Portable Surgical Hospital, the unit
was first assigned to the China-Burma-
India Theater in 1943 to provide medi-
cal training for Chinese army medical
Shortly after arriving in China, how-
ever, the unit split into two elements,
joining the 2nd Army and the 53rd Army,
35th Division. During this time, the 48th
Portable Surgical Hospital provided surgi-
cal treatment to more than 325 combat
The unit was reactivated during the
Korean War, with the mission of receiv-
ing and treating all hemorrhagic fever
virus cases in the 8th Army and was
awarded a Meritorious Unit Commenda-
After serving in Korea and Japan, the
48th CSH was activated at Fort Meade as
the first multicomponent combat support
hospital. From 2002 to 2003, the 48th
CSH mobilized 119 Soldiers to Afghani-
stan in support of Operation Enduring
Most recently, 178 of its Soldiers served
in Kuwait in support of the War on Ter-
rorism and 199 more Soldiers deployed to
Honduras on a humanitarian mission.
Johnson served at the helm of the 48th
CSH during both recent deployments
and commanded the unit in Kuwait from
March 2013 to January.
“He’s an excellent leader who multi-
tasks very well,” said Col. Stephen Sauter,
commander of the 338th Medical Bri-
New commander takes control of Reserve unit
gade. “He had split operations in Kuwait,
Honduras and back here at home. He did
everything I asked of him and more.”
In his remarks, Johnson thanked the
Soldiers of the 48th CSH for their work
under his command.
“You all are awesome,” he said. “ ... I
greatly appreciate everything each and all
of you have done.”
Sauter said Kolb will continue to lead
the 48th CSH to success.
“He’s an excellent officer and has my
full trust and confidence,” he said. “He’s
going to do great things for you guys.”
Kolb takes command of the 48th CSH
with 30 years of service and several
After enlisting in 1984, Kolb was com-
missioned in 1987. He graduated from
Kennesaw State University in Georgia
with a bachelor’s in business administra-
tion in 1988. Kolb also earned a master’s
of business administration degree from
Touro University International.
During his military career, Kolb has
held a variety of positions including
deputy surgeon, chief of plans and opera-
tions, mobilization officer, chief of medi-
cal readiness, and commander.
In 2002, he deployed with the 3rd
Medical Command to Kuwait in support
of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Free-
dom. In May 2010, Kolb commanded
the 334th CSH as the unit deployed to
Mostly recently, Kolb served as the
chief of staff for the 3rd Medical Com-
mand (Deployment Support) in Gillem
During his brief remarks, Kolb said his
leadership philosophy is to “lead others
by example with respect.”
“We will be the best battalion in the
3rd Medical Command and we’re going
to have fun doing it,” he said.
Incoming commander Col. Gregory A. Kolb hands the 48th Combat Support Hospital’s flag to Command Sgt. Maj. Wanda Bivens
during a Change of Command Ceremony on Sunday at McGlachlin Parade Field. Kolb replaces Col. Thomas Johnson, who had
served as commander of the Reserve unit since 2012.
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Story and photo by Lisa R. Rhodes
The recipients of this year’s Officers’
Spouses’ Club’s scholarships have vol-
unteered for a wide range of activities,
including tutoring at schools, providing
food for the needy and raising money to
The organization held its annual schol-
arship ceremony on June 3 at the Fort
“Our organization is about community
spirit,”said Heather Thomas, chairperson
of the OSC scholarship committee.
Five high school seniors were awarded
the Merit Scholarship, which ranged from
$500 to $2,000.
Thomas said there was twice the num-
ber of scholarship applicants this year
and that students’ transcripts and resumes
In addition to the Merit Scholarship,
OSC also awarded its Etta Baker Schol-
arship of $2,500 to Nicholas Bishop, son
of Erin Bishop and Navy Cmdr. Steven
Nicholas, who did not attend the cer-
emony, is a senior at Liberty High School
in Eldersburg and will attend Ohio State
Both the Merit Scholarship and Etta
Baker Scholarship are awarded for aca-
demic achievement and community ser-
The Central Maryland Chapter of
the Armed Forces Communications and
Electronics Association donated $2,000
toward the Etta Baker Scholarship.
Proceeds from the OSC’s annual “Old
Joe” Golf Tournament, Bingo Bonanza
and Holiday Bazaar support the organi-
zation’s scholarship fund.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Quen-
tin Smith, executive vice president of
AFCEA, told the students that the orga-
nization is investing in the future.
“We think that because of your accom-
plishments to date, you are a good invest-
ment,” he said. “We’re very proud to
partner with the OSC. Their objectives
of identifying outstanding and bright
students and encouraging them in their
education is exactly in line with what we
want to do.”
The five Merit Scholarship winners
who attended the ceremony were: Kim-
berly Toler, a senior at Meade High
School and daughter of June and Col.
Eric Toler, who will attend the University
of Maryland; Katherine O’Reilly, a senior
at Centennial High School and daughter
Officers’ Spouses’ Club awards scholarships
The recipients of the Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s Merit Scholarships include Ryan Wyatt, a freshman at University of Maryland
Baltimore County; Gavin Cook, a senior at Old Mill High School; Katherine O’Reilly, a senior at Centennial High School; Kimberly
Toler, a senior at Meade High School; and Michael Desiena, a senior at Archbishop Spalding High School. The students received
the scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000 each, in a ceremony held June 3 at the Fort Meade Museum.
of Kira and Chief Warrant Officer 5 John
O’Reilly, who will attend the University
of Maryland; Gavin Cook, a senior at
Old Mill High School and son of Medea
and Air Force Master Sgt. Matthew
Cook, who will attend Randolph Col-
lege in Lynchburg, Va.; Michael Desiena,
a senior at Archbishop Spalding High
School and son of Thomas Desiena and
of Michelle and retired Lt. Col. William
Hensley, who will attend the University
of Maryland; and Ryan Watt, a freshman
at the University of Maryland Baltimore
County and son of Kevin and Gina
“I’m very happy I got two scholar-
ships,” said Kimberly Toler, who also
received the Evelyn Silva Scholarship
Award of Excellence from the Enlisted
Kimberly, who is a member of Meade
High’s Key Club, said she appreciates
the efforts of OSC and ESC to help
Katherine O’Reilly is a member of
seven honor societies and was active in
high school soccer and track.
“I feel extremely honored to have won
this,” she said. “I’m really happy about
Michael Desiena, who is a member of
the National Honor Society, said receiv-
ing the scholarship was “very good. It
helps a lot.”
Ryan Watt received a Merit Scholar-
ship last year as a senior at Archbishop
Spalding High School and appreciated
this year’s award.
“It’s an honor,” he said. “I’m very
grateful to be back.”
The Merit Scholarship winners who
did not attend the ceremony were: Jordan
Curry, a freshman at the University of
California, Los Angeles; Paige Markley,
a senior at South River High School;
Emily Rothstein, a senior at Century
High School; Emily Trendle, a senior at
Meade High School; Brittany Reynolds, a
senior at Meade High School; and Ryan
Berry, a senior at Arundel High School.
Fort Meade at
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Industrial solvents were used at OU-4
for cleaning and degreasing metals, to dry
clean fabrics, and in paint removers and
OU-4 remediation activities include
three treatment areas:
• LPA groundwater treatment system
• Former Building 2276 and Building
2286 at the Asymmetric Warfare Group
• Building 2250, the Fort Meade Recy-
Working together, these three systems
actively remove historical environmental
contaminates, greatly reducing the lifespan
and migration of contamination in OU-4.
The LPA system treats groundwater
through the following steps:
1. Contaminated groundwater is extract-
ed through a series of six wells, approxi-
mately 200 feet deep.
2. The water is filtered to remove fine
silt and sands.
3. The water is treated by activated car-
bon to remove the contaminants.
4. The clean water is re-injected into a
series of four wells 1,500 feet down-gradi-
ent and approximately 180 feet deep.
This process will enhance flushing of the
aquifer to reduce or eliminate migration of
contaminates off post. The system is antici-
pated to operate for at least 20 years.
The system is made up of more than
21,000 linear feet of piping and extracts
approximately 180 gallons/min of ground-
water contaminated with tetrachloroeth-
ene, trichloroethene, carbon tetrachloride
and other low-level volatile organic com-
To date, the system has already treated
more than 17 million gallons of water.
Drinking water on Fort Meade is not
affected since it is extracted from the
deeper Patuxent aquifer.
Additional information about OU-4
and other cleanup sites is available on Fort
Meade’s Environmental Program website
(Click on the link for Clean-Up Pro-
Fort Meade has established an informa-
tion repository, which contains various
documents available for the public’s review,
at the Environmental Division at 4215 Rob-
erts Ave. and at the Anne Arundel County
Public Library-West County Branch.
For more information, call the Fort
Meade Public Affairs Office at 301-677-
By Denise Tegtmeyer
Fort Meade Environmental Division
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley — along with Mick Butler, Fort
Meade Environmental Division chief, and
regulators from the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency and the Maryland Depart-
ment of the Environment — jointly com-
missioned the Operable Unit-4 groundwa-
ter treatment system on May 15.
Butler recognized and thanked the regu-
lators and contractors for their time and
efforts. They included John Burchette of
the EPA; Elisabeth Green and Jim Carroll
of MDE; and Arcadis-U.S. Inc., which
provides design, consultancy, engineering,
and project and management services to
infrastructure, water, environment, build-
ings, and federal markets worldwide.
The system commissioning marked the
start of the groundwater treatment system
that took over two years in planning and
construction, and the culmination of more
than two decades of investigation.
The treatment system, which is located
off Range Road, has been successfully
treating groundwater from the Lower Pata-
psco Aquifer since March.
Operable Unit-4, or OU-4, is an Installa-
tion Restoration Program site encompass-
ing the southeast corner of the post, where
a majority of historical industrial activities
EPA commissions groundwater treatment system
American Water will start its 2014
Annual Water Main Flushing Program
The purpose of the program is to pro-
vide the best quality water available to
you, the customer, by removing any build-
up of sediment that may have occurred in
the water lines.
Flushing may result in some temporary
discoloration and the presence of sedi-
ment in your water. These conditions are
not harmful and should be of very short
During the hours between 8 a.m. and
4 p.m., limit your use of water to help
prevent discolored water reaching your
service lines to your residence. Should you
notice an increase in discolored water at
your residence, flush all faucets inside for
If the water does not clear up, call the
Water Treatment Plant at 443-591-0909.
This number is monitored 24/7 should you
have any additional questions or concerns.
Areas that may be affected from
planned flushing for Monday through
June 20 are:
• Mapes Road between O’Brien Road and
• 6th Armored Cavalry Road
• O’Brien Road between Mapes Road and
• Grant Road
• Simonds Street
• Zimborski Avenue
• Leonard Wood Avenue
• York Avenue
• Dutt Road
• Gordon Street
• Cain Circle
• Mackall Court
• Officers Club Road
• Hodges Street
• Taylor Avenue
Streets adjacent to Cooper Avenue,
Mapes Road and Rock Avenue may expe-
rience a temporary change in their water
during flushing activities.
Signs will be posted ahead of any flush-
ing activities to notify customers.
Water main flushing begins Monday
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Meade High School senior Ethan Yeardley (center) is awarded his diploma by Principal John Yore during the high school’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday
at the Show Place Arena and Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro. Nearly 500 students comprised the Class of 2014.
C l a s s o f 2 0 1 4
GRADUATION Meade High School
Photos by Nate Pesce I More graduation photos online at www.ftmeadesoundoff.com
Editor’s note: The list of graduate 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.
Olusegun O. Abioye,
Ademola, Pearl N.
Agoha, Aaron A.
Agustin, Oluwatoyin O.
Akinwande, Jamal M.
Alexander, Kalyn Y. Ali,
Alexander D. Anderson,
Breanna S. Anderson,
Brittnee B. Anderson,
Carlos D. Andrews, Justin
R. Andrise, Noraima J.
Aponte Martinez, Brea
M. Armstrong, Stuart
N. Armstrong, Karina
L. Arredondo, Estefania
Cristopher G. Ascencio,
Anthony E. Ash Jr.,
Jaylen M. Avery, Nia N.
Avery, Salvador A. Ayala-
Delgado, Averi N. Ayala-
Avery M. Baker, Sytonnia
E. Ball, Briana A. Banks,
Erin M. Banks, Bri-
Shae P. Barnes, Khyla
T. Barnes, Sydney A.
Barnhart, Abigail L.
Bartell, Jonathan D.
Beachum, Kyle W. Beaver,
Michael L. Beckwith II,
Shameila L. Bell, Justin M.
Benoit, Bryan E. Bentley,
Robert G. Berto, April
N. Birchfield, Lorraine
D. Black, Shenique C.
Black, Malik D. Bobo,
Ama S. Bonsu, Cameron
L. Booker, Stephanie A.
Booker, Michael S. Booth,
Amanda L. Bowen, John
K. Brayboy, Logan W.
Brentzel, Malik K. Britt,
Amaris K. Brooks, Eric L.
Brown, Imani S. Brown,
Jacob K. Brown, Jerald
L. Brown, Michael D.
Brown, Montre D. Brown,
Vanity H. Brown, Bradley
N. Buabeng, Raquan C.
Burgess, Tyjai M. Burtwell,
Darrel E. Butler, Shakalai
José R. Cambronero-
Hernandez, Emily M.
E. Carpenter, Yazmeen
S. Carter, Frank B.
Chambers, Dejah G.
Chang, Kayla Chapman,
Kelly M. Chapman,
Rebecca A. Chapman,
Kayley M. Chappell,
Owen R. Chappell,
Skylar A. Charles, Jae
W. Choi, Seung H. Choi,
Stephanie N. Cirino,
Joy C. Clayborne, Ava
L. Clayton, Amanda
C. Clevinger, RaKwon
M. Coates, Tre’Vail
D. Cobb, Dor Cohen,
Alexus E. Coleman,
Allexander J. Coleman,
Melanie R. Combes,
Niquekko J. Cook,
Christiana L. Cornette,
Alberto M. Correa,
Nelly J. Cortez, Bobbi P.
Costello, Millennium I.
Coulson, Tyrese L. Cox,
Langston M. Craft, Abby
J. Crosgrove, Daphne R.
Culpepper, Marcus X.
Cunningham, Alisha J.
Dereka T. Dangerfield,
Kayla I. Darby, My’Kesha
M. Darden, Sharon S.
Davall, Jada L. Davis,
DaKera A. Day, Derione
A. De Leon, Nicole T. De
Vos, Alberto L. Deener,
Cassidy T. Dennis, Genesis
M. Diaz-Rodriguez, Donald
Dismuke, Devin A. Dixon,
GRADUATION C l a s s o f 2 0 1 4 Meade High School
Katelyn N. Doherty,
Francesca E. Dorsey,
Mark V. Dotimas,
Glorie L. Dowell,
Clement A. Dowuona,
Kaitlyn J. Dulaney, Jakob
N. Dunbar, Devontae K.
Dunn, Juan D. Dupuy
India C. Eady, Imani
S. Edwards, Akhere F.
Ehidiamhen, Odion F.
Ehidiamhen, Alexis S.
Elliott, Heather M. Ellis,
Kyle C. Evans, Darius J.
Akintomiwa O. Falodun,
Christopher W.S. Faria,
Antonio C. Farrar,
Ty’Keisha R. Finney,
Brian Flores-Toro, Alexis
S. Forbes, Mikayla J. Ford,
Cameron K. Foreman,
Amanda M. Fortner,
Pershawn Foster, Denzel
J. Fox, Selena M. Francis,
Brianna S. Freeman, Jason
Valesia G. Gaines, Anaia
J. Gaither, Joshua A.
Gaither, Shyann L.
Gajcowski, Nancy M.
Gamez, Ranija A. Gentry-
Barbour, Daniel S. Gilbert,
Desirae S. Gilbert-Dixon,
De’Vaughn A. Goodwyn,
Jacquese B. Graham,
Jazmin D. Granthum,
Leslie E. Gray, Symone D.
Gray, De’leila E. Green,
Harry Green III, Haley
D. Grinde, Samuel A.
Gross, Jevian D. Gudger,
Yamile S. Guraieb, Ariel
F. Gutierrez, Alora S.
Guzman, Reina M.
Selena N. Ha, Sierra
M. Hale, Destinee I.
Hamilton, Bianca M.
Hammond, Nathan J.
Hargett, Alexander D.
Harris, Christopher A.
Harris, Karen M. Harris,
Lexie C. Harrison,
Marlynn K. Harrison,
Saraubi E. Harrison,
Onn Hasnan, Jacob C.
Hawk, Sarah K. Hayes,
Jerell S. Henderson,
Sanuri T. Hennayake,
Maria S. Hernandez-
Escamilla, Markeyce J.
Herring, Donald B. Hiatt,
Samantha E. Higgins,
Daniel E. Hildebrand,
Kamaria V. Hill, Ladrell
J. Hill, Tiffany L. Hodge,
Robert C. Hogan, Dustin
T. Hontz, Aloysius James
B. Hora, London D.
Howard, Zaria J. Howard,
Stacey L. Hug, Essence L.
Hurley, Nathan M. Hutton
Ilonalyn M. Jackson,
Kiana L. Jackson,
Monique B. Jackson,
Niquera T. Jackson,
Sterling A. Jackson,
Taiylor D. Jackson,
Katrina L. Jaeger, Duwa-
E-Zhera Jafri, Fatmata
Jalloh, Imanya J. James,
Chelsea L. Jarrell, Isis
L. Johnson, Jeremiah D.
Johnson, Kiara S. Johnson,
Megan C. Johnson, Monet
A. Johnson, Robert T.
Johnson, Samuel H.
Johnson, Victor J. Jolley
II, Alexis O. Jones, Asia
L. Jones, Markeisha M.
Jones, Morganne R. Jones,
Daniel J. Jordan, Keanu J.
Minata L. Kaba,
Fasukuwa S. Kamanda,
Evana Karim, Shaquan
M. Kennedy, Lakeesha
K. Kenney, Abigael I.
Kigame, Daniel C. Kincer,
Giovanni M. Kindle,
Mikelann R. Kirby,
Matthew A. Krause,
Nicole M. Krug, Stacey
Denay A. Lane, Edwin E.
Larios, German E. Larios,
Jacob D. Lassiter, Jennifer
R. Lau, Mohammed T.
Lawal, Hui S. Lei, Chelsea
R. Lewis, Daniel R. Lewis,
DeShaun A. Lewis, Sierra
L. Lewis, Matthew R.
Lindrose, Courtney M.
Lipsey, Lakerera C. Little,
Jasmine N. Lomax, Marc
A. Long, Jenyffer D.
Lopez, Ryan A. Louden,
Johanna E. Lozano, Diana
E. Lucas, Stefhany F.
Franklin N. Mai, Zachary
D. Maisonet, Nuria
Joshua Gaither adjusts his graduation cap while in line with other classmates.
Meade High School valedictorian Sanuri Hennayake speaks
to her fellow graduates at Tuesday’s commencement
Shaianne K. Makishima,
Sarah E. Makowski,
Raven D. Malloy, Briana
Joy D. Manlangit, Hallie
F. Marbury, Kiaya-
Jay S. Marshall, Kyle
L. Marshall, Stephen
R. Martin, Carlos A.
J. Mason, Lavont’ay M.
Massie, Malik A. Mateen,
Amisha L. Matthews,
Temerriel R. Maynard,
Whitney B. Mayo, Lesny
N. Mazariego, Samantha
R. Mazowieski, Mariah
L. McBride, Breanna S.
T. McCann, Daquan
I. McClenton, Sarah
E. McIntire, Destiny
S. McKinney, T’ara
A. McKinney, Dylan
J. McNeal, Justin C.
McNeill, Tyrell N. McSee,
Vanessa L. Melendez,
Deja I. Merriel, Jakarri
D. Milbourne, Gabrielle
R. Miller, Emprise L.
Mines, Malachi T. Minor,
Brandon A. Miracle,
Sergio D. Miranda
Arevalo, Asha L. Modali,
Daejah L. Moffett, Trevor
M. Moon, Alexia T.
Moorman, LaDaysia S.
Morgan, T’Mia C. Morris,
Christopher A. Motz,
Norman K. Mugisha, Joey
T. Mui, Wayne A. Mundell
Jr., Dyron J. Murphy,
Faustinus M. Musi
Tazmyne N. Naksone,
Brittany A. Nau, Patrick
M. Neary, Desiree N.
Negron, Isaiah M. Nelson,
Don-ece B. Newman,
Thien Q. Nguyen, Markus
A. Nocho, Korrina G.
Nolan, Eric J. Novreske,
Amber L. Nuby
Felicia O. Obayan,
Stephanie O. Oghomienor,
Carrie C. Ohanyerenwa,
Pipeloluwa A. Ojoibukun,
Osaretin O. Okonedo,
Dillon M. Olinde, Edgardo
I. Ortiz Torres, Joshua
R. Osorio, Niya D. Otis,
Chad K. Otsuji, Eniola
I. Otubanjo, Dylan
D. Overson, Danielle
B. Owusu, Samuel O.
Jose J. Pangelinan, Wilson
I. Parada-Martinez, Kevin
O. Pariag, Matthew A.
Parker, Nicki L. Parker,
Crystal A. Parks, Cynthia
R. Pasley, Daryl M. Pate
Jr., Shivani Patel, Rebecca
M. Patterson, Anthony
K. Paul, Tajee V. Paye,
Nicholas D. Pearson,
Lydia M. Pegram,
Trishauna C. Perkins,
Kathyana J. Philippe, Janee
L. Phillips, Jeanetta L.
Pierce, Jordan M. Pope,
Jada V. Powell, Shandell E.
Powell, Neelima Pradhan,
Princess A. Proctor, Jelani
S. Prue, Larry E. Pullen
Qur’an M. Rawlins,
Marissa L. Reaves, Kaiyla
C. Reed, Wendell M.
Reed, Megan A. Reyda,
Brittany M. Reynolds,
Rice, David A. Richards,
Darrion J. Richardson,
Jalil W. Richardson,
Rachel G. Richardson,
Tristhan G. Richardson,
D’Andre M. Riggins,
Trehana M. Riley,
Lynnette M. Rivera,
Ana L. Rivera-Puerta,
Hailey U. Roberson,
Faith L. Roberts, John
A. Robinson, Andredi
Deyanna R. Rogers,
Paulo A. Roldan,
Brandon S. Rolling,
Rhian D. Rose, Stephanie
B. Rose, Alexander S.
Rosendale, Jordan D.
Ross, Natalie C. Ruiz,
Sara E. Russell
Farjahana Saif, Elizabeth
A. Samayoa, Myles
A. Sanchez, Oscar H.
Giovanni A. Sanchez-
Ortiz, Erika Sanchez-
Palacios, Corey D.
Sanders, Julian Sandoval,
Key’shel T. Saunders,
Chanell M. Savage, Jade
M. Savage, Adrian M.
Savoy, Britney M. Savoy,
Kaley T. Scherer, Alexis
C. Schmidt, Aaron J.
Scott, Alexis L. Scott,
Taylor A. Seales, Alexia
J. Sellman, Joann S.
Sesay, Kyla A. Sessoms,
Hamza Shahid, Dejuante
T. Sheppard, James F.
Sherwood, Porscha C.
Silva, Noah S. Simpler,
Abby Crosgrove was one of nearly 500 Meade High School
seniors to graduate Tuesday afternoon.
Carlos Martin-Palmer reacts as his name is called to
receive his high school diploma.
Family members in the
audience cheer for their
graduate during Meade
High School’s graduation
Tyler C. Sine,
Alazha S. Smith,
Jadia A. Smith,
R. Smith, Joshua T.
Smith, Marcus D. Smith,
Meaghan R. Smith,
Rudolph R. Smith Jr.,
Zachary J. Smith, James
F. Smoak-Gardner, Brian
P. Sniegowski, Tiffany D.
Snyder, Brianna L. Spivey,
Lauren B. Staples, Daijhah
L. Starling, James C.
Stevens, Rouke A. Stevens,
Kania’ A. Stringfellow,
Darrius N. Summers
Jamaal T. Talbert, David
J. Tanthorey II, Rio S.
Tate, Damien T. Taylor
Jr., Geneva S. Tchamabe,
John J. Terry, Elizabeth M.
Thomas, Tierre’ J. Thomas
Jr., Angel R. Thornton,
Lorella Tiku Ngu Anyi,
Te’Vion D. Tillman, Renita
J. Timmons, Kimberly A.
Toler, Ngoc Chau T. Tran,
Tamia K. Traylor, Emily V.
Trendle, Shae D. Truman,
Tyree L. Turner, Valencia
Tianna C. Uyeno
Saida L. Vasquez, Deni A.
Vazquez, Jesse B. Ventura,
Tanairi Vera-Vera, Raymoi
N. Victorine, Kevin R.
Kassidy K. Walker, Bryant
M. Warr, Asjah D. Warren,
Montell D. Washington,
Tayler D. Watkins, Sayvon
L. Watson, Elizabeth M.
P. Welsh, Jaichaune D.
West, Jamia N. West,
Jeffrey A. West, Malik
O. Whiteside, Latoshia
A. Whitley, Kiyera S.
N. Williams, Michael
D. Williams, Jenna K.
Williamson, Alexandra E.
Wilson, Khaliq L. Wilson,
Netanya L. Wilson, Maya-
Nicole L. Wilson-Stephen,
Kavon T. Witherspoon,
Mark A. Woodard, Kyera
K. Woodward, Justin T.
Wright, Maya E. Wright,
Simala T. Wright, Kenneth
W. Wyatt II
Ethan J. Yeardley, Katisha
Jessica M. Zhao, Krystal L.
C l a s s o f 2 0 1 4 Meade High School
From right: DaKera Day, Nicole De Vos and Jada Davis stand in line with other graduating seniors before heading out to
take their seats at The Show Place Arena and Prince George’s Equestrian Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Evana Karim is congratulated after receiving her high school diploma.Kayla Chapman cheers for her classmates during Meade High
School’s commencement ceremony on Tuesday.
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By Brandon Bieltz
With the end of the school year in
sight, the installation’s Child, Youth and
School Services’ Schools of Knowledge,
Inspiration, Exploration and Skills is
providing a roster of summer sports
camps for Fort Meade’s youngsters.
This year, SKIES is offering several
sports camps: soccer, beginning June 23;
football, beginning July 7; basketball,
beginning July 14; volleyball, begin-
ning July 21; and lacrosse, beginning
Individual contractors will be brought
in to teach the various camps, which are
open to youngsters ages 6 and up.
“It teaches the basic fundamentals
of each of those different sports,” said
Karen Surratt, director of SKIES.
Registration is still open for all the
camps, but will close one week before
the start of the specific camp. Cost of
each weeklong camp is $85 — a fee that
rivals other area camps, Surratt said.
All of the camps will be conducted
from 9 a.m. to noon at Fort Meade
facilities including the Youth Sports
Complex and Murphy Field House.
The camps can provide summer train-
ing for athletes or introduce the sport to
a new competitor. Surratt said the skill
levels vary in the camps and are open to
individuals of all experience.
“Some of them come in who have
never had the experience. They get the
basic fundamentals and beyond with
this experience,” she said. “For those
who are already experienced, they just
build on what they already have.”
The sports camps are part of a num-
ber of camps sponsored by SKIES
during the summer for various interests
including dinosaurs, dance, space, art
and the Missoula Children’s Theatre
In addition to working on their
skills, Surratt said the camps provide
the youngsters with an opportunity to
expand their interests outside of school
in a supervised environment.
“Their children are engaged in a
community activity,” she said. “It also
allows them to have these extracurricu-
lars, outside of academics, to develop
into a full child.”
Meade SKIES to offer
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Exploration and Skills is providing a roster of summer sports camps on the installation.
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Since we didn’t have a link in last week’s
column, I figured I’d start off with a doozy:
Though for the life of me, I can’t see why
people get queasy or want to fester when
they hear words like bulbous, munch or
moist. Or why words like fetus and phlegm
make some folks’ skin form pustules and
make them want to stick their foot in
someone’s southern-most orifice.
For me, folks who use davenport instead
of couch or say slacks instead of pants, need
to be smeared into paste.
Like several things in my life, I’m sure my
disdain for those words can be traced back
to my grandma. Not to get all Jones-family
history on you, but my mom’s mom and
I have never hit it off, and it doesn’t take
much for my belly to curdle when I recall her
screeching, “Chad, get your feet and those
dirty slacks off my davenport. … And stop
I was never one to blame Grandma
Deboer’s crotchetiness on her age. Grandma
was propped up on her couch (excuse me,
davenport) and yelling since she was my
Plus, most old people I know realize
being mean and rushed and grumpy are way
harder than just being kind. And if they are
direct, it is only because they have less time
to dive into the drama we middle-age folks
Then, of course, there’s Donald Sterling,
80, and Steve Coburn, 61. Those dudes are
just grumpy old men.
Sterling is the former owner of the Los
Angeles Clippers who famously lost his
team for letting his bigot flag fly. It shouldn’t
be a surprise that a man with little character
would be a poor judge of it, but come on.
Ray Charles could have seen that Ster-
ling’s self-proclaimed “right-hand arm and
silly rabbit” V. Stiviano was not a good XO
— executive officer. bit.ly/UrIWVz
Though maybe she was hired because she
gave good XOXOXOXOs.
As for Coburn, before Sunday’s Belmont,
California Chrome’s co-owner reminded
me of our favorite ’80s grandpa: Wilford
Brimley, circa his Quaker Oats commercials.
However, after Sunday’s loss, Coburn
was more like Brimley, circa “The Firm”
or the postmaster general in “Seinfeld.” bit.
I don’t necessarily disagree with Coburn’s
complaints about bringing in ringers bit.
keep horses from
winning the Triple
ly, I couldn’t be
more opposed to
have mutual dis-
both of them
because they are
guilty of flipping
the universal paradigm established by every
older person I’ve met from my dad, to
my grandpa, to retired Col. Bert Rice, to
You don’t go back on your word and
don’t apologize if you don’t mean it. These
are like the golden rules for the elderly, and
Sterling and Coburn broke them.
First, Sterling said he would not sue the
NBA for making him sell his franchise for
$2 billion. He bought the Clippers for $12.5
million in 1981. Not suing the NBA was a
great move for everyone involved, but now
Donald is trying to take this whole fiasco
back into court.
Whether the NBA can make Sterling sell
the franchise or not is fodder for another Jib-
ber, but the fact that Sterling went back on
his word is not what old people do. I mean,
John Wayne or Shaft bit.ly/1l0TUw4 never
recanted. If “The Duke” said he was going
to shoot you, you knew you were shot.
The only thing worse, and more anti-
elderly, than going back on what you say is
providing a hollow apology, which is what
Coburn did a few days ago. bit.ly/1uY4zJR
The apology itself was fine. But I bet if
you put a couple ounces of liquid courage
into Mr. Coburn, his explanation of what
happened at Belmont would be more like
what we heard on Saturday than what we
heard on Monday.
And I just don’t buy it. Sterling was at
least being true to himself when he brought
his suit back. Coburn is just selling out to
those young punks in the Twitterverse.
That’s like the old man on the porch let-
ting punk kids run on his lawn without pok-
ing a stick at them, or grandma not yelling.
It may be nice, but at the same time, it just
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The installation’s annual Run Series continues June 21 with the Summer Sizzler
5K at 8 a.m. at the Pavilion.
The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is $25.
The pre-registration cost for groups of seven to 10 is $75.
The pre-registration cost is $45 for a family of three to six people. On the day of
the event, the cost is $60 per family. All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.
To register, go to allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=51593.
For more information, call 301-677-7916.
The Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring its monthly
bowling event on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lanes.
Exceptional family members will receive a free game and shoe rental. Other
family members will receive discounted games and shoe rental.
To register, call 301-677-4473.
EFMP Walking Group
The Exceptional Family Member Program Walking Group will meet today
and June 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the track at Mullins Field.
All are welcome — strollers, too. To register, call 301-677-4473.
on- and off-post
With four neighborhood pools open to Corvias residents and a community partnership
with the Columbia Association, Fort Meade residents and service members have
several options when it comes to cooling down this summer.
Corvias Military Living neighborhood pools
• Through Wednesday: Weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• June 19 through Aug. 24: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Aug. 25 through Sept. 3: Weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays
from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pools are open to residents only. Residents may bring up to four guests per family.
Residents must provide pool passes to access the pool. To pick up a pool pass, visit
your neighborhood center.
The Columbia Association is offering special military and DoD rates at five of its pools in
Cost per visit is $4 for adults and $2 for children. A valid military or DoD identification
card is required.
• Talbott Spring, 9660 Basket Ring. Information: 410-730-5421
• Faulkner Ridge, 15018 Marble Fawn Court. Information: 410-730-5292
• Jeffers Hill, 6030 Tamar Drive. Information: 410-730-1220
• McGills Common, 10025 Shaker Drive. Information: 410-730-5995
• Running Brook, 5730 Columbia Road. Information: 410-730-5293
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Community News Notes
The deadline for Soundoff! community
“News and Notes” is Friday at noon.
All submissions are posted at the editor’s
discretion and may be edited for space and
grammar. Look for additional community
events on the Fort Meade website at www.
ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade
Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.
For more information or to submit an
announcement, email Philip Jones at philip.
email@example.com or call 301-677-5602.
Facebook town hall
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley will host a Facebook town hall on
Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The online town hall is an
opportunity to post Fort Meade-related
questions, comments and suggestions on
the garrison’s Facebook page, facebook.
Foley and other garrison leadership
will respond to posts on Fort Meade’s
Facebook page during the town hall.
For more information, contact
Stephen Ellmore at stephen.d.ellmore@
us.army.mil or 301-677-1109.
Summer Concert Series
The U.S. Army Field Band’s free
Summer Concert Series is held Thursdays
at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park.
Each week, members of the Army
Field Band and special guests will
perform a new lineup of music spanning
contemporary pop to jazz classics.
Final concert is Aug. 23.
• Today: Concert Band Soldiers’
• June 19: Jazz Ambassadors
• June 26: Soldiers’ Chorus
• July 10: U.S. Naval Academy Band
• July 17: “Pershing’s Own” Down
• July 24: “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army
• July 31: The Volunteers
No tickets required. Bring a folding
chair or blanket for seating.
In inclement weather, the performance
will take place at the Pavilion. The
decision will be made at 3 p.m. on the
day of each performance.
For updates, check armyfieldband.
com or the Fort Meade Facebook page at
All visitors should enter Fort Meade
via the main gate at Route 175 and
Reece Road. Visitors are subject to
an identification check and vehicle
For more information, call 301-677-
34th IS Change of
Lt. Col. Joseph M. Appel of the 34th
Intelligence Squadron will relinquish
command to Lt. Col. Lisa M. Biewer
in a Change of Command Ceremony
on June 23 at 10:34 a.m. at the McGill
Training Center ballroom.
For more information, email Staff
Sgt. Bryan Stadtmueller at bryan.
780th MI Change of
The 780th Military Intelligence
Battalion will conduct a Change of
Command Ceremony on June 27 at 9
a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.
Lt. Col. Deitra Trotter will relinquish
command to Lt. Col. Brady Stout.
704th MI Change of
Col. Anthony Hale will relinquish
command of the 704th Military
Intelligence Brigade to Col. Michele
Bredenkamp during a Change of
Command/Change of Responsibility
Ceremony on July 1 at 9 a.m. at
McGlachlin Parade Field.
In inclement weather, the event will be
moved to the Fort Meade Pavilion.
During the ceremony, Command Sgt.
Maj. Mark Thornton will relinquish
responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj.
All family members and spectators
For more information or to RSVP,
Sarah’s House, an emergency and
transitional shelter at Fort Meade, is
conducting a Diaper Drive on June 21 and
June 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ridgeview
Plaza on Route 175 in Hanover, between
Taco Bell and Lima’s Chicken.
Diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6 of any brand
are greatly needed as well as pull-ups and
Collection bins at UPS stores at the
Ridgeview Plaza and Odenton Shopping
Center are available all year long.
Checks can be made payable to Sarah’s
For more information, contact Donna
Williams at 716-863-5266 or dlarue8@
gmail.com or Bruce Clopein at 410-
519-5085 or bclopein@catholiccharities-
Army Birthday Ball
In honor of the Army’s 239th birthday,
the secretary of the Army and the chief
of staff of the Army are sponsoring the
2014 Army Birthday Ball on June 21
from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Gaylord
National Resort Convention Center,
201 Waterfront St., National Harbor.
All active-duty, Army Reserve and
Army National Guard Soldiers, Army
family members, Department of the
Army civilian employees, government
contractors, Army retirees and Army
veterans may purchase tickets through the
Army Knowledge Online (AKO) page:
The event will feature combined
performances of the U.S. Army Band’s
“Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Field
Band and the U.S. Army Soldier Show.
2014 U.s. Army Soldier Show on FridayThe 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be presented Friday at 7 p.m. at Murphy Field House.
The free event is open to the public. Seating is limited.
For more information, call 301-677-7785 or go to ftmeademwr.com.
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http://www.ftmeade.army.mil18 SOUNDOFF! June 12, 2014
Community News Notes
For more information, email the
Army Birthday Ball helpdesk at Usarmy.
The Fort Meade Farmers Market
is held every Wednesday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 12 in the
Smallwood Hall parking lot, across from
McGlachlin Parade Field.
Vendors are all local to the region.
The Fort Meade community will
have access to fresh and local fruits and
vegetables, free-range meats, quality
heirloom vegetables, herbs and annuals,
flowers, jams, baked goods and breads.
For more information, go to
Odenton Masonic Center
The Odenton Masonic Center,
located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, invites the
community, local military, fire/emergency
services and local businesses to enjoy its
reasonably priced breakfast and specialty
The center’s events can accommodate
large families, groups or personal settings.
Fundraisers and events are generally
conducted for children and seniors.
The center offers a fundraising “all-
you-can-eat” breakfast every second
Sunday of the month, from 7-11 a.m.
Fundraising specialty dinners are held
the third Friday of the month from 5-7
Menus vary and are listed on its
website at odentonlodge209.net.
The Navy Fleet and Family Support
Center offers a variety of classes at its new
facility at 2212 Chisholm Ave.
The free classes are open to DoD
identification cardholders including active-
duty service members, retirees and their
family members, DoD civilian employees
Registration is required for each class.
• Stress Management: Tuesday, 9-11
• Car Buying: June 23, 1-3 p.m.
• Interviewing Skills: June 24, 9 a.m. to
• Investing 101: June 30, 1-3 p.m.
• Medical Records Review:
Appointment required at 301-677-9014.
To register or for more information, call
301-677-9017 or 301-677-9018.
The Children’s Library at Kuhn Hall
offers pre-kindergarten Storytime on
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
at the Children’s Library in Kuhn Hall,
4415 Llewellyn Ave.
• Today: “Hooray for Father’s Day”
• June 19: “Summer Spectacular”
• June 26: “My Farm Friends”
For more information, call 301-677-
Romp ‘n Stomp
Romp ‘n Stomp playgroup for children
age 5 and younger and their parents
meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
from June to August at the Boundless
playground on Llewellyn Avenue and from
September to June at the Youth Center
gym at 909 Ernie Pyle St.
For more information, call 301-677-5590
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Columbia Festival of the Arts will
be held Friday through June 28. The 2014
season lineup features an eclectic mix of free
and ticketed events including film, literature,
theater, music, art exhibitions, workshops,
artistic competitions and demonstrations by
the Center Ring Circus School.
“Opening Weekend on the Lakefront,”
from Friday through Sunday in Columbia
Town Center, offers children’s entertainment
and crafts, strolling performers, activities for
all ages and festival food.
For a complete schedule, call 410-715-
3044 or go to columbiafestival.org.
• Faith Baptist Church in Glen Burnie
will host “Freedom Sunday” on Sunday
from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Glen Burnie
The event is a patriotic celebration
of “God and country” with special
recognition of the community’s military
men, women and their families.
The choir and orchestra will lead a
salute to the armed forces. Representatives
of the military and community leadership
will acknowledge military families and first
U.S. flags will be given to every child.
Coupons for free merchandise will be
distributed to military families.
For more information, call the church
at 410-761-5346 or go to its website at
• The Bowie Baysox will host Star Wars
Night on Saturday at Prince George’s Sta-
dium as the Baysox play the Harrisburg
Senators beginning at 6:35 p.m.
The event features characters in replica
costumes, light-saber battles, postgame per-
formances, and a fireworks extravaganza
after the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords have
a final showdown.
Rocko’s Kids Park will be open from
For more information, go to baysox.
• The Bowie Baysox is sponsoring a
Father’s Day Celebration on Sunday at
Prince George’s Stadium as the Baysox
take on the Harrisburg Senators at 2:05
Starting at 12:30 p.m., fans can go into
the outfield to play catch. Baysox players
and coaches will also be available to sign
autographs and pose for pictures.
A Father’s Day picnic buffet will be
held in the Diamond View Restaurant.
Stadium gates open at 12:30 p.m. Food is
served from 1-3 p.m.
Tickets for the picnic are $39 for adults,
or $34 for Baysox ticket plan holders; $25
for children ages 6-12; and $10 for ages
3-5. Picnic tickets must be ordered by 3
p.m. on June 11.
For more information or to order
tickets, call Jake at 301-464-4890 or email
email@example.com, or visit baysox.com.
• Leisure Travel Services is offering its
next monthly bus trip to New York City
on Saturday, with discounts to attractions.
Onboard prize giveaway will be offered. Bus
cost is $60. For more information, call 301-
677-7354 or visit ftmeademwr.com.
• Fort Meade E9 Association meets the
second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in
the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next
meeting is Friday. The association is open to
active, retired, Reserve and National Guard
E9s of any uniformed service. All E9s in this
area are invited to attend a breakfast and meet
Red, White and Blue celebration july 3
Fort Meade’s annual Red, White and Blue Celebration will be held July
3 at 4 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.
The event will feature food and novelty vendors, inflatables, a DJ,
fireworks and a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band’s The Volun-
For more information, go to ftmeademwr.com.
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the membership. For more information, go to
• Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve
Association meets the second Saturday of
each month at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 160, 2597
Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. The next meeting
is Saturday. Active-duty, Reserve and retired
members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and
Coast Guard are invited.
For more information, call 443-604-2474
• Families Dealing with Deployment meets
the first and third Monday of every month
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest Neigh-
borhood Center. Children welcome. The next
meeting is Monday. For more information,
call 301-677-5590 or email colaina.townsend.
• Retired Enlisted Association meets the
third Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30
p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis
Road, Odenton. The next meeting is Tuesday.
For more information, visit trea.org or call
Elliott Phillips, the local president, at 443-
790-3805 or Arthur R. Cooper, past national
president, at 443-336-1230.
• Military District of Washington Ser-
geant Audie Murphy Club meets the third
Wednesday of each month from noon to 1
p.m. at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Dining Facility in Virginia. The next meeting
is Wednesday. All members and those inter-
ested in joining the club are welcome. For
more information, contact Master Sgt. Erica
Lehmkuhl at firstname.lastname@example.org or
• Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at
Walter Reed National Military Medical Cen-
ter in Bethesda on the third Thursday of every
month. The next meeting is June 19 from 1 to
2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the America
Building, River Conference Room (next to the
Prostate Center), third floor.
Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID
is required for base access. Men without a
military ID should call the Prostate Center
48 hours prior to the event at 301-319-2900
for base access.
For more information, call retired Col. Jane
Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.l.hudak.
• Society of Military Widows meets for
brunch the fourth Sunday of the month at 1
p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is June
22. For more information, call Betty Jones at
• Calling All Dads meets the second and
fourth Monday of every month from 4 to 5
p.m. at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center,
4998 2nd Corps Blvd. The next meeting is
The group is for expecting fathers, and
fathers with children of all ages. Children
welcome. For more information, call 301-
677-5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@
• Single Parent Support Group meets the
second and fourth Monday of the month
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at School Age Services,
1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is June
23. Free child care is provided onsite.
For more information, call 301-677-5590
or email email@example.com.
• Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored
by Army Community Service, meets the
second and fourth Monday of every
month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Community
Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.
The next meeting is June 23. For more
information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica
Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
• Air Force Sergeants Association
Chapter 254 meets the fourth Wednesday
of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the
multipurpose room of Building 9801 at the
National Security Agency. The next meeting
is June 25. For more information, call 443-
534-5170 or visit afsa254.org.
• Women’s Empowerment Group meets
Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to provide a
safe, confidential arena for the support, educa-
tion and empowerment of women who have
experienced past or present family violence.
Location is only disclosed to participants.
To register, call Samantha Herring, victim
advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine
Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117.
• Project Healing Waters meets Thursdays
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldiers and Family
Assistance Center, 2462 85th Medical
The project is dedicated to the physical
and emotional rehabilitation of wounded
warriors and veterans through fly fishing, fly
tying and outings.
For more information, call Larry Vawter,
program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email
• Spanish Christian Service is conducted
Sundays at 1 p.m. at the Cavalry Chapel
located at 8465 Simonds St. and 6th
Armored Cavalry Road.
For more information, call Elias Mendez
at 301-677-7314 or 407-350-8749.
• Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in
first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10, to
attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6 p.m.
at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
For more information, email Cubmaster
Christopher Lassiter at pack377_cm@yahoo.
com or Committee Chairperson Marco
Cilibert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Boy Scout Troop 379 meets Mondays
at 7 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center
on Rockenbach Road. The troop is
actively recruiting boys age 11 to 18. For
more information, email Lisa Yetman,
at email@example.com or Wendall
Lawrence, Scoutmaster, at lawrencewendall@
• Military Council for Catholic Women
is open to all women ages 18 and older
for prayer, faith, fellowship and service
at Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100
Rockenbach Road. The Catholic Women of
the Chapel meets Tuesdays from 9:45 a.m. to
noon when Anne Arundel County schools
are in session. Monthly programs are held
Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information, email Loretta
Endres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Moms Walking Group, sponsored
by Parent Support, meets Thursdays
from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Potomac Place
Neighborhood Center. To register, call
Colaina Townsend or Michelle Pineda at
• American Legion Post 276 is open to
veterans and active-duty service members
at 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn.
Breakfast may be purchased beginning at 9
a.m. Lunches may be purchased from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4 to
6 p.m. Dinner may be purchased at 6 p.m.
on Fridays and the fourth Sunday of every
Membership discounts are offered
for active-duty military. For more
information, call 410-969-8028 or visit
• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the
Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the first
Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club
The next prayer breakfast is July 3.
There is no cost for the buffet; donations
are optional. All Fort Meade employees,
family members, and civilian and military
personnel are invited.
For more information, call Diana Durner
at 301-677-6703 or email diana.l.durner.civ@
• Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first
Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s
Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis
Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back of
the building. The next meeting is July 3. Din-
ner is served at 6 p.m. For more information,
• National Alliance on Mental Illness of
Anne Arundel County offers a free support
group for families with a loved one suffering
from mental illness on the first Thursday of
every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton (West
County) Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The
next meeting is July 3. For more information,
• Fort Meade TOP III Association meets
the second Wednesday of each month at 3
p.m. at the Courses. The next meeting is July
9. The association is open to all Air Force
active-duty and retired senior noncommis-
sioned officers. For more information, call
Master Sgt. Jonathan Jacob at 443-479-0616
or email email@example.com.
Community News Notes
The movie schedule is subject to change. For
a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-
677-5324. Further listings are available on the
Army and Air Force Exchange Service website
Movies start Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30
p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (The Fort Meade
Theater will no longer be open on Wednesdays
PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults (12
and older) and $3 for children. 3D Movies:
$7.50 adults, $5 children.
Today through June 29
Friday: “A Haunted House 2” (R). Having exor-
cised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting
fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children.
After moving into their dream home, however,
Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre para-
normal events. With Marlon Wayans, Jaime
Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer.
Saturday Sunday: “The Quiet Ones” (PG-13).
A university professor and a team of students
conduct an experiment on a young woman,
uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces
in the process. With Jared Harris, Sam Claflin,
Olivia Cooke .
June 20 21: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
(PG-13). Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the
mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew
of super villains against him, impacting his life.
With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie
Foxx. (3D June 20)
June 22 28: “Moms’ Night Out” (PG). All Ally-
son and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up
evening of dinner and fun — a long-needed
moms’night out. But in order to enjoy high heels,
adult conversation, and food not served in a bag,
they need their husbands to watch the kids for a
few hours. What could go wrong? With Sarah
Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton.
June 27: “Neighbors” (R). A couple with a new-
born baby face unexpected difficulties after they
are forced to live next to a fraternity house. With
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron.
June 29: “Godzilla” (PG-13). The world’s most
famous monster is pitted against malevolent
creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scien-
tific arrogance, threaten our very existence. With
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eliza-