Today, 4-6 p.m.: Right Arm Night - Club Meade
Friday, 11:30 a.m.: AsianAmerican&PacificIslanderHeritageObservance-ClubMeade
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Blood Drive - McGill Training Center
June 5, 7 p.m.: The Volunteers’ “Best of Pink Floyd” Concert - Constitution Park
June 13, 7 p.m.: 2014 U.S.Army Soldier Show - Murphy Field House
Farmers market offers
Fort Meade more
vol. 66 no. 21 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community May 29, 2014
DAY photo by steve ruark
Fort Meade service members meet with Orioles players during the Baltimore Orioles’ Military Appreciation Day on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Fort Meade
participated in several pre-game events, including the singing of the National Anthem as service members stood alongside the Orioles’ starting lineup.
For the story, see Page 12.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
News.............................. 3 Sports...................................12
Community..................16 Places of Worship...............20
Col. Brian P. Foley
Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter
Public Affairs Officer
Chad T. Jones
Chief, Command Information
Philip H. Jones
Assistant Editor Senior Writer
Rona S. Hirsch
Staff Writer Lisa R. Rhodes
Staff Writer Brandon Bieltz
Design Coordinator Timothy Davis
Supplemental photography provided
by The Baltimore Sun Media Group
General Inquiries 410-332-6300
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like information about receiving Soundoff! on Fort Meade or are
experiencing distribution issues, call 877-886-1206 or e-mail TP@baltsun.com.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday through
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Printed by offset method of reproduction as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the
personnel at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, by The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 501 N.
Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, every Thursday except the last Thursday of the year in
conjunction with the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. Requests for publication must reach
the Public Affairs Office no later than Friday before the desired publication date. Mailing
address: Post Public Affairs Office, Soundoff! IMME-MEA-PA, Bldg. 4409, Fort Meade, MD
20755-5025. Telephone: 301-677-5602; DSN: 622-5602.
Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage
without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, handicap or sex of purchaser,
user or patron.A confirmed violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser
will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.
Printed by The Baltimore Sun Co., LLC, a private firm, in no way connected with the
Department of the Army. Opinions expressed by the publisher and writers herein are their
own and are not to be considered an official expression by the Department of the Army.
The appearance of advertisers in the publication does not constitute an endorsement by
the Department of the Army of the products or services advertised.
You can also keep track of Fort Meade on Twitter at twitter.com/ftmeademd
and view the Fort Meade Live Blog at ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil.
This past weekend we celebrated Memorial
Day, a federal holiday designated to show our
heartfelt appreciation to all who have served
in the military so faithfully and honorably,
especially those men and women who have
died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
It was also the first of the 2014 bookend
holidays that signals the unofficial beginning
of summer (with Labor Day being the unof-
ficial end of summer).
For the past several years, the Memorial
Day weekend also has served as an appropri-
ate opportunity to kick off the Army’s “101
Days of Summer Safety Campaign.”
From Memorial Day through Labor Day,
the campaign’s goal is to remind everyone not
to lose focus on safety this summer.
The Installation Safety Office kicked off
Fort Meade’s summer safety campaign on
May 22, as we hosted Fort Meade’s annual
Safety, Health, Wellness Resiliency Expo
at the Pavilion.
The expo provided the installation with an
opportunity to work with a variety of local,
state and federal agencies as well as several
private vendors who could provide the Fort
Meade community with a wealth of public
safety and wellness information.
Information provided by the vendors and
various agencies ranged from interactive drunk
driving and texting simulators, blood pressure
and vision screenings, and motorcycle safe-
ty awareness to resiliency, recreation safety,
nutrition and occupation health displays.
But safety doesn’t stop when the expo
As we celebrate the start of summer and
enjoy our favorite off-duty pastimes, let’s also
keep in mind
that summer is
also the time of
the year when
Our goal at
is to help you
of the dangers
involved with recreational activities as well as
common summer tasks.
Talking and thinking about safety as we find
ways to enjoy summer recreational activities is
important. Let’s all do our part and remind
others to pay attention to risk management
during off-duty activities and focus on safety,
health and wellness this summer.
The Installation Safety Office’s goal is to
ensure there is a high level of awareness that
reminds everyone to consider ways to find
balance in our lives, take steps to keep our
families strong, and be mindful that staying
safe does not happen by accident.
Summertime means beach trips, backyard
barbecues and great suntans. But it also
means there are a whole new set of precau-
tions to take that we don’t think about in the
Everyone knows to wear sunscreen and to
avoid handling fireworks, but there are many
other less obvious summer hazards.
Let’s all make safety a priority this summer
and a routine part of every day.
Kirk Fechter, director
Installation Safety Office
Commander’s Open Door
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley has an open door
All service members, retirees, government employees,
family members and community members age 18 or older
are invited to address issues or concerns 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,
Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. No
appointment is necessary.
For more information, call 301-677-4844.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 29, 2014 SOUNDOFF!
By Brandon Bieltz
In an effort to effectively enforce and
monitor speeding on post, the Directorate
of Emergency Service is conducting a proof-
of-concept test with a speed measuring
device on Fort Meade.
The device is a dual purpose instrument
that conducts traffic safety surveys and
can eventually do speed enforcement. It
was installed May 2 and began monitoring
traffic on a stretch of Fort Meade roads on
“We’re trying to find out if this is some-
thing that Fort Meade will be interested in
getting on a traffic safety standpoint,” said
Police Lt. Daniel Schismenos, the DES
traffic safety supervisor. “We’re doing a
“As of this point, we have taken no
enforcement action from any speeding vio-
lations that may have occurred. ... We’re
using this as a tool for traffic safety on the
installation. That is the only purpose for
it.” he said.
According to the Maryland Vehicle
Administration, higher speeds magnify
errors and provide less time to identify and
react to a hazard, stopping distances are
longer and crashes are more severe.
Last year, 16,321 speed-related traffic
crashes were reported in Maryland. More
than 6,000 of those caused injury and 124
“Speed is one of the No. 1 factors that
causes greater property damage and greater
personal injury,” Schismenos said. “There’s
three parts to every traffic crash: it’s the
vehicle hitting something, it’s you inside
in the vehicle hitting something inside the
vehicle, and it’s your internal organs hitting
your body. It’s physics.”
The speed measuring device is being used
to collect data that will allow the depart-
ment to validate or suggest changes to Fort
Meade speed limits.
Between May 11 and May 17, the device
tracked 11,240 cars on an installation road.
Of the tracked cars, nearly 1,200 were driv-
ing more than 10 mph over the speed limit.
“This one-week study that we have the
stats for tells me that, honestly, we may have
too low of a speed limit for that roadway,”
Schismenos said. “To me, that indicates
that we probably have a problem with the
If the proof-of-concept test goes well,
Schismenos said he hopes to move the
device around the installation to collect data
in several other locations.
While DES does send officers to enforce
speeding in certain areas, Schismenos
believes that it serves as a Band-Aid for a
larger task. He uses tools such as speed trail-
ers and speed counters to determine what is
The speed measuring device will add one
more tool to the DES arsenal to monitor
“We’re making our changes, we’re getting
the personnel in the correct position, we’re
looking at technological advances to help us
where we can’t physically be there,” Schis-
menos said. “... This is designed to keep the
people safe who live, work and reside on the
DES tests speed measuring tool
By Jonathan Agee
U.S. Army Field Band
The annual Fort Meade Summer Con-
cert Series kicks off June 5 with a Pink
Floyd tribute show at Constitution Park.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. and is
free and open to the public.
The concert is one of 12 performances
scheduled for the U.S. Army Field Band’s
Summer Concert Series.
“We are thrilled to open the series with
our Floyd show,” said Master Sgt. John
Lamirande, The Volunteers’element leader.
“We’ve worked hard to make the experi-
ence as close to an actual Pink Floyd con-
cert as possible.
“We’re bringing our best sound system,
professional stage lighting, and guest musi-
cians. We will be performing a mix of songs
from ‘The Wall,’ ‘The Dark Side of the
Moon,’ ‘Wish You Were Here’ and more.
This is a rock concert you don’t want to
Each Thursday at 7 p.m., the U.S. Army
Field Band and special guests will per-
form a new lineup of music that spans
from modern pop/rock to jazz to classical
The finale concert, however, is scheduled
for Saturday, Aug. 23, and features the
“1812 Overture” with cannons. (This per-
formance replaces the Aug. 21 concert).
All performances are family friendly.
“This is an outdoor venue, and we want
our audience to be comfortable during each
concert,” said Master Sgt. David Bullman,
Summer Concert Series coordinator. “We
encourage everyone to bring food, drinks,
and a folding chair or blanket to sit on.”
In the event of inclement weather, con-
certs will take place at the Fort Meade
Pavilion. All weather calls will be made by
noon on the day of the concert and posted
Visitors should enter Fort Meade via the
main gate at Route 175 and Reece Road.
All privately-owned vehicles driven onto
Fort Meade are subject to an identification
check and inspection by Fort Meade Force
Pink Floyd tribute kicks off
Summer Concert Series
Connect with Fort Meade at
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
Story and photos by Brandon Bieltz
With flames ignited a few feet away, 1st
Sgt. Sherrie Saunders grabbed an extin-
guisher and began to fight the fire.
After swinging the extinguisher side-to-
side for several seconds, the Soldier from
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity
put out the electronic fire — safe from any
“I’ve never had to use one before,” she
said. “It’s good to be able to use the equip-
ment, so if you have to use it in a real-life
situation, you’re ready.”
Saunders was among the 3,000 peo-
ple who attended the Installation Safety
Office’s annual Safety, Health, Wellness and
Resiliency Expo on May 22 at the Pavilion.
The three-hour expo featured information
booths and displays from various Fort
Meade organizations and a drunk driving
and distracted driving simulator.
“It all encompasses safety, which includes
your healthiness,” said Kirk Fechter, direc-
tor of the Fort Meade Installation Safety
Office. “We expanded. It used to just be
safety, but we embrace those.”
The event marked the kickoff of the “101
Days of Summer Safety Campaign,” which
runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
“Spring and summer are times of ele-
vated safety risks,” Fechter said. “We’re
starting out with safety this time of year,
right before Memorial Day, to begin that
theme of safety.”
The ISO considers this period to be
critical days of safety because increased
travel and warm-weather activities such
as biking, swimming, boating, barbecuing
and camping add to the potential dangers
and injuries. More accidents and deaths
occur during this stretch than any other
time of year.
Displays at last week’s expo ranged
from tool and fire safety to dental health
and the Army Wellness Center. Fechter
said the variety of topics allows individu-
als to examine what they’re interested in,
as opposed to listening to generic safety
“They come here and they see something
they’re interested in,” he said. “Here, this is
an opportunity laid out for them.”
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Mercy
Yamoma attended the expo with fellow
Sailors from the Navy Information Opera-
tions Command Maryland. One of the
group’s stops included Fort Meade’s Fire
and Emergency Services display, which
featured a smokehouse.
The Sailors sat in the trailer as it filled
Garrison hosts annual safety and wellness expo
with a fog that simulated smoke. Once the
room was fully clouded, the group crawled
on their hands and knees to find the exit.
Yamoma said it was helpful to experi-
ence the situation for the first time in a
control situation, where there was no real
“It’s very informative,” she said.
“[Service members] need to know what
happens in case of an emergency,” she
In addition to learning how to properly
extinguish a fire, Saunders stopped by the
driving simulator, which simulated drunk
driving and distracted driving. Participants
sat in a vehicle while wearing glasses con-
nected to a computer that simulated a driv-
For the drunk driving scenario, the driv-
er’s responses were delayed. For distracted
driving, participants were required to send
text messages while driving.
“You can actually see it from their per-
spective,” Saunders said. “It taught me a
lesson — I’m not drinking and driving.”
Staff Sgt. Brenda Mack of the Warrior Transition Unit drives the distracted driving
simulator at the Safety, Health, Wellness and Resiliency Expo. Displays ranged from
tool and fire safety to dental health and the Army Wellness Center.
Yamoma of Navy
Fort Meade Fire
at the Safety,
Expo on May 22
at the Pavilion.
More than 3,000
hosted by the
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
By Lisa R. Rhodes
When Bethann Dixon’s junior high
school band director told her that girls
do not play brass instruments, she took
on the challenge.
“Wanna bet?” Dixon, 44, recalled
telling her teacher. “If you teach me, I
can play it.”
Her determination paid off. Dixon,
who has chaired the music department
at Meade Middle School for the past
17 years, plays the trumpet, trombone,
herald trumpet and baritone horn.
Most recently, Dixon made an his-
toric achievement. On May 17, she
became the first woman bugler to play
at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race
Course in Baltimore.
The Preakness is the second leg in
American thoroughbred horse racing’s
Triple Crown, which begins with the
Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Ky.,
and ends with the Belmont Stakes in
Dixon performed the “Call to Post”
at the Preakness, together with Sam
Grossman, the New York Racing Asso-
ciation’s official bugler for the Belmont
Stakes, and Ryan Resky, the assistant
bugler at Belmont.
The buglers perform “Call to Post”
on the herald trumpet. “Call to Post”
signals the entrance of the horses onto
the track before the race.
“Being the first female bugler was
quite an honor,” said Dixon, who
teaches band and orchestra classes at
Meade Middle School. “I didn’t know
I was the first until a Baltimore Sun
reporter told me. I had no idea.”
Dixon’s opportunity to make history
started at last year’s Preakness.
An avid spectator of the sport, Dixon
happened to meet Grossman at the
clubhouse. She asked him if he would
be willing to speak to her class.
“I want my students to see that music
is lifelong learning and lifelong musi-
cianship,” she said.
Grossman and Dixon stayed in touch
via email after the event. He discovered
on Dixon’s Facebook page that she is
an equestrian and member of a fox
Grossman saw Dixon wearing her
equestrian outfit and said she looked
like a bugler. He sent her the music to
Hitting a high note
Fort Meade teacher is first woman bugler at Preakness
“America the Beautiful” and invited
her to play at the Belmont Stakes dur-
ing musical interludes between races.
Dixon traveled to New York with her
trumpet and played at Belmont. The
leadership of NYRA was so impressed,
they asked her to join Grossman and
Resky in playing the “Call to Post” for
In an instant, Dixon became the first
woman bugler to perform at Belmont.
“I thought I was just playing for
the experience,” Dixon said. “It was
a shock, a surprise to be the first
Dixon said although horseracing
is a male-dominated sport, she was
unaware that no other female bugler
had performed at Belmont.
After Belmont, NYRA asked Dixon
to play at the Whitney Handicap and
the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race
Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and
at the Maryland Million in Laurel Park
in late October.
For the Preakness, Dixon purchased
a scarlet coat from Horse Country Sad-
dlery, an exclusive shop for fox hunters
in Warrenton, Va.
“It’s an investment in my future,”
Dixon will play at the Belmont Stakes
again on June 7, followed by the Whit-
ney Handicap and the Travers Stakes
at Saratoga and this year’s Maryland
“I’m having a wonderful time,”
Dixon said. “I’m absolutely over the
moon. It’s surreal.”
A native of Allport, Pa., Dixon
began playing piano in third grade.
By fourth grade, she was playing the
In junior high, Dixon took on her
band teacher’s challenge and started
playing the trombone. By the time she
graduated from high school, she was
playing the trumpet.
After completing her undergradu-
ate degree in music education at the
Indiana University of Pennsylvania in
1992, Dixon began working as a music
teacher in Anne Arundel County Pub-
In 1997, she joined the faculty of
Meade Middle School as chairperson
of the music department.
Dixon said she encourages her stu-
dents to play all instruments, regardless
of their gender.
“Females can play anything,” she
said. “It’s not that any instrument is
masculine or feminine.”
A resident of Stony Beach, Dixon is
grateful to Grossman and Resky.
“I guess, maybe, they saw something
in me that I didn’t see myself,” she said.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Something really good has happened.”
chairperson of the
at Meade Middle
School, plays the
“Call to Post”
prior to the
eighth race on
Preakness Day on
May 17 at Pimlico
Race Course in
is the first woman
bugler to perform at
the Preakness and
the Belmont Stakes
in New York — the
middle and final
of the Triple Crown
BALTIMORE SUN photo
by jerry jackson
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
By Brandon Bieltz
After two eventful years of helping to lead
Fort Meade through expansion, furloughs
and a government shutdown, Col. Marion
P. Bakalorz passed command of Head-
quarters Command Battalion to Lt. Col.
Eric J. Smith.
Smith took over the unit during a change
of command ceremony on May 22 at
McGlachlin Parade Field. Following the
ceremony, Bakalorz was promoted to colo-
nel after 26 years in the military.
“The Army, as it always does, goes rolling
along,”Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley said. “Today, as we say goodbye to
one great leader, we welcome another.”
Consisting mostly of military police,
attorneys, chaplains and support person-
nel, HCB is tasked with enabling base-
operations support to the installation,
which includes nearly 116 organizations
and more than 49,000 service members
and civilian employees.
“What a huge task, what an important
task,” Foley said. “Units supported by
Marion’s battalion are literally defending
our nation in this new cyber domain every
day, 24 hours a day.
“They need strong support from the gar-
rison to stay focused on their jobs as intel
analysts and communications specialists.
Marion provided that support every day.”
During her two-year tenure, Bakalorz
built partnerships with various organiza-
tions in the Fort Meade community and
established long-lasting systems that will
“outlast her tenure,” Foley said.
In her brief remarks, Bakalorz thanked
the garrison command staff of Foley and
Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J.
Latter, as well as the battalion’s Command
Sgt. Maj. Tomas Gonzales for their leader-
ship and mentorship.
Bakalorz also thanked her Soldiers for
their work under her command.
“I could not be more proud of the
teamwork, the cooperation and the sense
of urgency that you exhibit every day,” she
said. “... It has been an absolute privilege to
serve as your commander.”
Foley called Smith “an outstanding mili-
tary intelligence officer that comes with a
Smith takes command of HCB with
more than three decades of military service,
including five years in the Kentucky Army
He first entered the Army in 1986 as a
heavy anti-armor infantryman, serving with
the 101st Infantry Division, Air Assault.
Two years later, Smith was deployed to the
Headquarters Command Battalion welcomes new leader
In 1990, he was honorably discharged to
attend the University of Kentucky. Smith
served in the Kentucky Army National
Guard during his studies and re-entered
the Army in 1995 after graduating with a
bachelor’s degree in geography. He was then
commissioned into the intelligence corps.
During his intelligence career, Smith has
served in several positions including pla-
toon leader; battalion intelligence officer;
tactical surveillance officer; terrorism, insur-
gency and resistance branch chief; brigade
intelligence officer; and a senior intelligence
officer. Through the years, he deployed to
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kuwait and Iraq.
Most recently, Smith was assigned to the
513th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort
Gordon, Ga., and served as the deputy
director of the theater ground intelligence.
“He is well prepared for this most unique
and broadening of assignments and is well
prepared to care for the entire Fort Meade
community,” Foley said.
At the end of the ceremony, Smith said
he looked forward to begin working with
“I am truly honored to serve with all of
you,” he said to the Soldiers.
Lt. Col. Eric J.
during a change
on May 22 at
Smith took over
the unit from
Col. Marion P.
Col. Marion P. Bakalorz is pinned with her new rank of colonel by her mother Hanna
Bakalorz on May 22 at McGlachlin Parade Field. Bakalorz was promoted following a
change of command ceremony for Headquarters Command Battalion.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 29, 2014 SOUNDOFF!
By Lisa R. Rhodes
Mary Walters picked up the last bag of
collards offered by Ollie’s Fresh Picked
produce stand in the Smallwood Hall
A military spouse, Walters was one of
more than 300 people who attended the
opening of the Fort Meade’s Farmers
Market on May 21.
“I think it gives us a lot of healthy
options for our families,” said the Meuse
Forest resident. “I think [the vendors]
offer high-quality goods, and the prices
The farmers market is held every
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until
Nov. 12 in the Smallwood Hall parking
lot, across from McGlachlin Parade
Field on Cooper Avenue.
The farmers market is part of the
garrison’s participation in the DoD’s
Healthy Base Initiative, a yearlong dem-
onstration project for Operation Live
Well. The campaign is aimed at increasing
the health and wellness of the total force,
including civilians and family members,
according to an Army website.
Fort Meade is one of 14 DoD installa-
tions and sites that are being assessed for
their ability to create environments that
enable sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
“Fort Meade is endeavoring to be one
of the Army leaders in providing conve-
nient ways for our community to make
healthy choices,” said Scott Myers, busi-
ness operations officer at the Director-
ate of Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation. “The Fort Meade Farmers
Market will help us achieve that goal.”
The farmers market is sponsored by
DFMWR; Fort Meade Plans, Analy-
sis and Integration Office; Kimbrough
Ambulatory Care Center’s Division of
Preventive Medicine; Fort Meade Vet-
erinary Services; and the Fort Meade
Regional Growth Management Com-
Six vendors participated at the open-
ing. They included Truck Patch Farms,
a family-owned farm located in Sam’s
Creek in Carroll County, which offered
USDA-inspected, naturally grown and
pesticide-free beef, poultry and pork.
Pleitez Produce, a family-owned farm
in Montross, Va., offered strawberries,
tomatoes, lettuce, pak choi, spring onions
Black Rock Orchard, a 65-acre fam-
ily-owned farm in Lineboro, offered
tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, apples,
apple butter and pears.
In addition, the Defense Commissary
Agency, Army and Air Force Exchange
Services, Corvias Military Housing and
Kimbrough offered healthy snacks, shop-
ping bags and information on the Army’s
Performance Triad, a program launched
by the Office of the Surgeon General
and Army Medicine that emphasizes the
importance of nutrition, activity and
sleep for Soldiers.
Nony Dutton, market manager at
Atwater’s, a local bakery and cafe in
Baltimore, said his company was happy
“We’re excited to be here,” he said.
The bakery produces hand-shaped
breads and pastries made from mostly
organic ingredients that are baked on the
day they are sold. Several of the baked
goods are high fiber and gluten-free.
Atwater’s participates in more than
15 farmers markets in the Baltimore and
“We’ve already sold out of what we
brought,” said Dutton, about 30 minutes
after the opening. “The bagels are sold
Another shopper was Rachel Beal,
wife of Capt. Scott Beal, who recently
moved to Fort Meade from Wiesbaden,
“I think it’s great,” said Beal as she
eyed the produce. “It looks like a lot of
fresh produce and fresh breads. And I
like that there are community organiza-
tions so you can find out about what’s
happening on post.”
Simone Baker and her husband, Sgt.
Moreen Baker of 53rd Signal Battalion,
came to the market with their two chil-
“I’ve been looking for Pepper Scott
Bonnet for a while and I was able to
purchase [the Caribbean spice] here,”
Simone Baker said. “I’m very excited
about it. It made my day. We will prob-
ably shop here on a regular basis.”
Retired Master Sgt. Ollie Synder,
owner of Ollie’s Fresh Picked a family-
owned farm in Millersville, sold out all
30 bags of his fresh collards.
“I guess [the market] will get bigger
and bigger as the word gets out,” Snyder
Meade Farmers Market
offers healthy foods
photo by steve ellmore
A woman shops for fresh vegetables at the new Fort Meade Farmers Market located
in the Smallwood Hall parking lot. More than 300 people attended the opening on
May 21. The farmers market is part of the garrison’s participation in the Healthy Base
Initiative, a DoD effort to improve the health and wellness of Soldiers, DoD civilian
employees and family members.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil10 SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
By Jane M. Winand
Chief, Legal Assistance Division
Service members who deploy may find
themselves in situations where it is difficult
to monitor their credit status.
Scammers and identity thieves could take
this opportunity to create credit accounts in
a service member’s name and max out those
accounts before the service member even
realizes that identity theft has occurred.
To help minimize the likelihood of being
a victim of identity theft, service members
reports. This active-duty alert recorded in a
credit report means businesses are required
to take additional steps before granting
credit in the service member’s name.
Active-duty alerts last for only one year
but can be renewed if the deployment
exceeds one year.
To request an active-duty alert, take the
1. Contact one of the three credit report-
ing agencies and request an active-duty
fax (1-800-525-6285), Experian (1-888-397-
3742) and TransUnion (1-800-680-7289).
2. You must provide proof of identity
such as a driver’s license, military identifica-
tion card, passport or birth certificate.
3. The credit reporting company that
you contact must then contact the other
two companies so that all three place the
active-duty alert on your credit file.
4. The credit reporting agencies will take
your name off of their marketing list for
prescreened credit card offers, unless you
request that they add you back onto the
5. Active-duty alerts last for one year. If
your deployment goes over one year, con-
tact the credit reporting agency to renew
6. Update your files and record the dates
that you made calls and sent letters to
request the active-duty alert. Keep copies
of all notes and correspondence for your
For more information or if you have been
the victim of identity theft, schedule an
appointment to speak with an attorney at
the Fort Meade Legal Assistance Office at
301-677-9504 or 301-677-9536.
Active-duty alerts used
to prevent identity theft
By Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, a private chari-
table foundation and the charitable arm
of Corvias Group, has been committed to
supporting military families in the pursuit of
higher education since 2006.
This year, Corvias Foundation has award-
ed 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000
to outstanding high school students, marking
the ninth class of Our Future scholarship
Among this year’s scholarship recipients
are aspiring publishers, scientists, doctors,
and those with social justice aspirations and
The 11 graduating seniors are the children
of active-duty service members stationed at
Fort Meade, Fort Sill in Oklahoma, Fort
Bragg in North Carolina, and Seymour John-
son Air Force Base in North Carolina.
The two students who received the awards
at Fort Meade are:
• Chris Buckley, who will graduate from
Glenelg High School. He is a great student
and has been very involved at school.
A musician, he is involved in his school
band and also teaches trombone lessons.
Christopher plans to pursue mechanical
engineering at the University of Maryland at
College Park. His father is Sgt. Maj. Michael
Buckley of the U.S. Army Field Band.
• Sara Russell, who will graduate from
Scholarships awarded to military children
Meade High School.
In addition to academic achievement, she
has been a very active volunteer in her com-
munity, spending time helping the homeless,
elderly, service members and veterans.
Sara will attend the University of Texas at
Austin to study environmental science. Her
father is Sgt. 1st Class Jared Russell of the
741st Military Intelligence Battalion.
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO
John Picerne, the foundation has awarded
more than $5 million in scholarships to the
families of active-duty service members.
The scholarships provide reliable, recur-
ring financial assistance over each student’s
four years of study, as well as a support net-
work committed to his or her academic and
of up to $12,500 per year for four years to
pursue a secondary education at colleges and
universities around the country.
“The caliber of students applying for
our scholarships is exceptional,” said Maria
Montalvo, the foundation’s executive direc-
tor. “All of the applicants are hard-working
students who are active in their schools and
communities and more than deserving of a
“The selection process is difficult. but we
look forward to welcoming these new schol-
ars into our foundation family.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholar-
ships based on merit and need. Each student
was required to respond to four questions
that highlighted different aspects of their
lives as students and as active-duty military
This fall, each student will be attending
the four-year institution of his or her choice
to pursue their academic careers.
“The opportunity for Corvias Group to
serve our military is an honor, and we wanted
to further our commitment to bettering the
communities in which we live and serve by
creating a foundation to promote educational
opportunities for students just like these,”said
John Picerne, foundation founder.
“We are proud of each of our scholarship
recipients for what they’ve already achieved
and are so happy to be a part of what they
Online • Hybrid • Accelerated
Columbia • Gateway • Laurel • Mount Airy
Credit for Prior Learning • Military Assistance
Counseling and Career Services
Certifications • Degrees
Learning at home.
Learning in the classroom.
Learning for success.
If you want to maintain, stay competitive,
or advance in your career,
choose Howard Community College
for learning that works for you!
to take the next step.
• It’s not too late to register for a
• Fall semester begins August 25
• Noncredit classes are ongoing
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
By Brandon Bieltz
Growing up, Pfc. Nathan Emlet spent his
fair share of time on baseball fields — par-
ticularly the pitcher’s mound.
But on Sunday, the Soldier from the 704th
Military Intelligence Brigade found himself
on the turf of a major league ballpark as he
stood between members of the Baltimore
Orioles near second base.
“It was pretty awesome,” he said.
Emlet was among 11 Fort Meade service
members featured in the Orioles’ Military
Appreciation Day as the team faced the
Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden
Fort Meade participated in several of the
pre-game events, including the singing of the
National Anthem as service members stood
alongside the Orioles’ starting lineup and
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley
throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
“This is great. It’s really exciting,” Foley
said before the game. “It’s another event in a
long series of wonderful partnership events
with the Orioles. ... They do such a wonder-
The day began with a barbecue at the sta-
dium’s bullpen picnic area hosted by Orioles
pitcher Darren O’Day and the USO. Dur-
ing the barbecue, service members had an
opportunity to meet several players including
O’Day, catcher Matt Wieters and pitcher
Autographs and memorabilia were auc-
tioned off as part of the event, with proceeds
benefiting the USO-Metro.
Shortly before game time, the service
members made their way down to the field
where they participated in the pre-game
festivities that also featured the U.S. Army
Color Guard from the 3rd U.S. Infantry
Regiment and the U.S. Air Force Honor
Guard Drill Team from Bolling Air Force
Base in Washington, D.C.
Sunday’s game was the first time that
Foley threw out a first pitch at a Major
League Baseball game. He used the time
leading up to the game preparing to take
Day with the Orioles
photos by steve ruark
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley throws out the ceremonial first pitch during
the Baltimore Orioles’ Military Appreciation Day on Sunday. More than 37,000 baseball
fans attended the game, which featured Fort Meade service members in the pre-game
CENTER: The Oriole Bird, the Baltimore Orioles’ mascot, jokes with Fort Meade
service members before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles
beat the Indians, 4-2.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 29, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 13
“I’m as loose as I’m going to be,” he said.
After throwing to pitcher Chris Tillman
before a crowd of 37,649 fans, nine Fort
Meade service members took the field.
The Soldiers, members of various units,
joined the Orioles on the field for the Nation-
al Anthem, which was performed by Sgt.
1st Class April Boucher of the U.S. Army
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Diehl.
“There’s nowhere else I could possibly get
Sgt. 1st Class April
Boucher of the U.S.
Army Field Band
performs the National
Anthem during Military
Appreciation Day at
BELOW: Orioles pitcher
Darren O’Day talks
with military families
during a pre-game
barbecue at Oriole
Park’s bullpen picnic
area. The barbecue,
sponsored by O’Day,
his wife, Elizabeth,
the USO-Metro, also
included a silent auction
with the proceeds going
to the USO.
‘There’s nowhere else I
could possibly get this
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil14 SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
The Defense Information School will host the Fallen Heroes 5K Run and 1-
Mile Walk on June 14 at the school.
The run will begin at 8 a.m.
Cost is $20. Runners will receive a T-shirt and a set of custom dog tags,
marking the fallen hero or heroes they are running for.
To register, go to allsportcentral.com and search for Defense Information
School. Registration closes Sunday.
For more information, call Master Sgt. Stephen Humphrey at 301-677-4363.
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.
For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
photo by steve ellmore
Got Your BackStacey Hale, Fort Meade’s sexual assault response coordinator, speaks
with service members after they ran through the Marine Corps Obstacle
Course on May 14. Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers sponsored the
“I Am Strong, I Got Your Back” event as part of April’s Sexual Assault
Public Affairs Officer Chad T. Jones, author of Jibber Jabber, is
out of the office.
As always, if you have any comments about Jibber Jabber or
anything to do with the world of sports, e-mail chad.t.jones.
email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @CTJibber.
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 June 18: 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
Pools are open to residents
only. Residents may bring
up to four guests per
Residents must provide
pool passes to access
the pool. To pick up
a pool pass, visit your
The Columbia Association is offering special military and DoD rates at five of its pools
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
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil16 SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602.
Right Arm Night
Bring your right arm Soldier, co-
worker or employee to Right Arm Night
today from 4-6 p.m. at Club Meade.
The free event is open to all ranks
and services and features food, music,
prizes and dancing.
For more information or to reserve a
table, call 301-677-6969.
Summer Concert Series
The U.S. Army Field Band’s
free Summer Concert Series is held
Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Constitution
• June 5: The Volunteers presenting
“The Best of Pink Floyd”
• June 12: Concert Band Soldiers’
• June 19: Jazz Ambassadors
• June 26: Soldiers’ Chorus
For more information, call 301-677-
7785 or go to armyfieldband.com.
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
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:
Ticket registration will be open until all
tickets are sold.
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.
For more information, email the
Army Birthday Ball helpdesk at Usarmy.
The Directorate of Human Resources
is sponsoring a blood drive with the
Armed Services Blood Program on
Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski
Calling All Dads
The Calling All Dads Kickoff will be
held June 9 from 4-5 p.m. at Potomac
Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd
The support group is for expecting
fathers and fathers with children of all
At the event, take part in a discussion
with other dads on such topics as
parenting techniques, potty training,
teething and temper tantrums.
Get tips on how to stay connected
with your children during deployment.
For more information or to register,
call 301-677-5590 or email Michelle
Pineda at michelle.a.pineda.ctr@mail.
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
cultural celebrationThe Fort Meade garrison’s annual Asian American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month observance will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Meade
The featured performer is Mark H. Rooney, a Taiko drummer.
The event is hosted by the U.S. Army Field Band. Free food samplings will
be provided by Angela’s Catering.
All community service members and civilians employees are encouraged
to attend with supervisory approval and without charge to annual leave.
Administrative leave is authorized.
For more information, call Master Sgt. Lesche at 301-677-5334 or Sgt. 1st
Class Torey Palmore of the Equal Opportunity Office at 301-677-6687.
The Fort Meade Directorate of Family
and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Special Events office is seeking food,
beverage and novelty vendors to
participate in the installation’s annual
Third of July celebration.
This is Fort Meade’s largest event of
For more information, call JJ Jordan
at 301-677-7785 or email jean.jordan@
Homeschool Book Swap
The West County Area Library is
sponsoring a Homeschool Book Swap
on Friday at 10 a.m. at 1325 Annapolis
Home-schoolers should bring in
materials they no longer need by 9:30
a.m. and shop for next school year
starting at 10 a.m.
There is no charge for the materials
All books left behind at noon will
be donated to the library or another
For more information, go to aacpl.
net. or call 410-222-6277.
CID recruiting brief
Monthly recruiting briefings are
conducted by the Criminal Investigation
Division on the first Tuesday of every
month at 1 p.m. at the Fort Meade CID
Office, 855 Chisholm Ave.
The next recruiting briefing is
For more information, call Sgt. 1st
Class Matthew Allen at 301-677-1687 or
go to cid.army.mil.
Lunch and Learn series
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care
Center hosts a monthly brown bag
Lunch and Learn Series on the second
Tuesday of the month on the first floor
of the Rascon Building, adjacent to
The next lunch is June 10 at noon.
The topic is women’s health. The
presenter is Lorinda Farris, a nurse
practitioner at Kimbrough.
For more information, call Maj. Anne
Spillane at 301-677-8463.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil May 29, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 17
Community News Notes
2014 U.S. Army soldier showThe 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be presented June 13 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.
Morning flight: Registration and
breakfast are at 7 a.m. Shotgun start is
8 a.m. Lunch is at 1 p.m. Cocktail and
awards reception are at 2 p.m.
Afternoon flight: Registration and
lunch are at 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start is
at 2 p.m. Cocktail and awards reception
are at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, to register or
become a sponsor, call 410-720-8706 or
• The 2nd Annual Medical Center
Orthotics Prosthetics Wounded Warriors
vs. NFL Stars Charity Softball Game
will be held June 7 at Prince George’s
Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie.
Gates open at 6 p.m. General
admission is $20. Tickets for service
members cost $15. The event benefits
veteran amputee charities.
For more information, go to
out highlights from last year’s game at
• The Bowie Baysox will collect new
and used sports equipment on Sunday at
Prince George’s Stadium as the Baysox
take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels
at 6:35 p.m.
The Oriole Advocates collects the
equipment for its Cardboard To Leather
program, which provides equipment to
underprivileged children in developing
Donations of all baseball and
softball equipment including bats, balls,
uniforms, bags, spikes, baseball gloves,
duffle bags and useable helmets are
Donations also may be brought to the
Baysox office on weekdays from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. For more information, visit
• Leisure Travel Services is offering its
next monthly bus trip to New York City
on June 14, 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.
• Families Dealing with Deployment meets
the first and third Monday of every month
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Meuse Forest
Neighborhood Center. Children welcome.
The next meeting is Monday. For more infor-
mation, call 301-677-5590 or email colaina.
• NARFE Chapter 1519 will meet June
10 at noon at the Holy Trinity Church hall,
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: “Dogs Love Books We Do
Too” — Stories, songs and finger plays
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 September to June at
the Youth Center gym at 909 Ernie
Pyle St., and from June to August at
the Boundless playground on Llewellyn
For more information, call 301-677-
5590 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@
• The U.S. Army Field Band
Chamber Concert will perform Sunday
at 3 p.m. at Historic Oakland Mansion,
5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
The solo recital features Sgt. 1st
Class Jennifer Everhart on clarinet,
accompanied by Master Sgt. Sammy
Marshall on piano and Staff Sergeant
John Blair on clarinet, performing Bach,
Beethoven, Schumann and others.
No tickets required. For more
information, call 301-677-6586 or go to
• The 34th Annual Washington Folk
Festival will be held Saturday and
Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at Glen
Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., rain
The event, produced by the Folklore
Society of Greater Washington,
showcases the talents of performers
representing cultures from around the
world and crafters.
For more information, call 703-658-
0957 or go to fsgw.org.
• Howard Hospital Foundation will
sponsor its 24th Annual Golf Classic on
Monday at the Cattail Creek Country
Club in Glenwood. All proceeds support
Howard County General Hospital.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil18 SOUNDOFF! May 29, 2014
MoviesCommunity News Notes
7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen
The annual luncheon marks the start
of summer and installation of officers.
To attend this meeting, notify Kathy at
410-766-6642 or Joan at 410-987-3047 by
Personnel wishing to become active
members should attend this meeting.
For more information, call Diane
Shreves, publicity chairman, at 410-760-
• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by
the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the
first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at
The next prayer breakfast is June 5.
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.
• 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 Annapo-
lis Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in
back of the building. The next meeting is
June 5. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. For more
information, call 410-674-4000.
• 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 June 5. For more informa-
tion, visit namiaac.org.
• New Spouse Connection meets the second
Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at the Community Readiness Center, 830
Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is June 9.
The program provides an opportunity for all
spouses new to the military or to Fort Meade
to meet and get connected. For more infor-
mation, contact Pia Morales at pia.s.morales.
email@example.com or 301-677-4110.
• 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 June 9.
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
9. Free child care is provided onsite.
For more information, call 301-677-5590
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 9. For more
information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica
Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
• Fort Meade TOP III Association meets
the second Wednesday of each month at 3
p.m. at the Courses. The next meeting is June
11. 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.
• Women’s Empowerment Group meets
Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to provide
a safe, confidential arena for the support,
education and empowerment of women
who have experienced past or present family
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 Battalion Ave.
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
• 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
• 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 June 13. 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 the membership. For more information,
go to e9association.org.
• 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 June 14. 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
• 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 June 17.
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 June 18. All members and those
interested in joining the club are welcome.
For more information, contact Master Sgt.
Erica Lehmkuhl at email@example.com.
mil or 301-833-8415.
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 15
Friday Saturday: “Rio 2” (G). It’s a jungle out
there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after
they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of
the Amazon. With the voices of Jesse Eisenberg,
Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement. (3D Friday)
Sunday: “Transendence” (PG-13). As Dr. Will
Caster works toward his goal of creating an omni-
scient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology
organization fights to prevent him from establish-
ing a world where computers can transcend the
abilities of the human brain. With Johnny Depp,
Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman.
June 6 8: “The Other Woman” (PG-13). After
discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon
meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet
another love affair is discovered, all three women
team up to plot revenge on the three-timing cad.
With Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton.
June 7: “Brick Mansions” (PG-13). An undercover
Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood
that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the
help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime
lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. With
Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA.
June 13: “A Haunted House 2” (R). Having exor-
cised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting
fresh with his new girlfriend and her two chil-
dren. After moving into their dream home, how-
ever, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre
paranormal events. With Marlon Wayans, Jaime
Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer.
June 14 15: “The Quiet Ones” (PG-13). A uni-
versity 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.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17