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On Friday, Army Community Service cel-
ebrates its 49th birthday.
ACS is a vital resource to our community,
providing an array of programs and services
to help active-duty service members, civilian
employees, retirees and their families stay
ready and resilient.
ACS was established in 1965 to assist
commanders in reducing conflicts between
a Soldier’s family responsibility and duty
requirements. Over the years, the program has
evolved into the commander’s primary vehicle
to assess, coordinate and implement Soldier
and family support systems.
For Fort Meade leaders, ACS is a critical
partner in mission success.
The ACS team’s expertise encompasses the
entire spectrum of supporting Soldiers and
their families, from the birth of their children
to providing continued support to loved ones
after a Soldier’s death.
Located at 830 Chisholm Ave., between
Lewellyn Avenue and Mapes Road, ACS
should be the first stop for anyone new to the
Fort Meade community or anytime a Soldier,
civilian employee, retiree or a family member
needs information and assistance.
The mission of ACS is to facilitate a
commander’s ability to support the readiness
of Soldiers, civilian employees, retirees and
their families in managing the challenges
of daily living experienced in the unique
context of military service by coordinating
and delivering comprehensive, responsive
services that promote self-reliance, resiliency
ACS is dedicated to improving the quality
of life of Fort Meade families through educa-
tion and sup-
We are tailored
to meet cus-
S e r v i c e s
c o m m u n i t y
events. We offer something for everyone.
All services are free of charge.
ACS works closely with agencies on and off
post to create and expand a network of sup-
port for Fort Meade community members.
The depth and diversity of what ACS
can provide is evident through its 12 core
programs: the Army Family Action Plan,
Army Family Team Building, Army Volun-
teer Corps, Community Information Services,
Employment Readiness, Exceptional Family
Member, Family Advocacy, Financial Readi-
ness, Mobilization/Deployment, Relocation
Readiness, Soldier and Family Assistance,
and Survivor Outreach Services.
ACS stands with its community readiness
partners — the Fleet and Family Support
Center, the Airman and Family Readiness
Center, unit family support teams and tenant
wellness staffs — to serve you.
Stop by to see and learn about the services
we provide and how we can assist in meeting
Happy birthday, ACS!
Army Community Service:
Something for everyone
doris tyler, chief
Army Community Service
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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Story and photo by Lisa R. Rhodes
Whether registering volunteers, hosting
a toddlers playgroup or offering a seminar
on how to prepare financially for retire-
ment, Army Community Service provides
critical services and programs for active-
duty service members, DoD civilians, retir-
ees and their families.
On the cusp of five decades of service,
ACS will celebrate its 49th birthday on
Friday. Its commitment to the community
is stronger than ever.
“As we approach our half-century mark,
the programs have grown to better meet
the needs of our evolving military work-
force and their families,” said Doris Tyler,
director of ACS.
In celebration of the milestone, children
at Child Development Center 1 deco-
rated letters of the alphabet that spell out
“Happy Birthday ACS.”
ACS provides 12 core programs and a
variety of services aimed at assisting unit
commanders in maintaining the readiness
of individuals, families and communities
within the Army by promoting self-reli-
ance, resiliency and stability during war and
peace, according to an ACS brochure.
All of the programs and services are
provided at no cost.
Services include the Family Advocacy
Program, which intervenes in cases of fam-
ily distress and promotes a healthy fam-
ily life; Employment Readiness Program,
which provides information and services in
areas of career planning and job searches;
Exceptional Family Member Program, a
mandatory enrollment program that pro-
vides comprehensive services to families
with special-needs dependents; and the
Soldier and Family Assistance Center,
which provides support to Soldiers and
family members in coordination with the
Warrior Transition Unit.
A WTU closely resembles a “line”Army
unit, with a professional cadre and inte-
grated Army processes that build on the
Army’s strength of unit cohesion and
teamwork. This allows wounded Soldiers
to focus on healing to transition back to
the Army or to civilian status.
“There’s something for everybody,”
Tyler said. “ACS is a big part of your
benefits package. If you were in the civil-
ian sector, many of our programs would
Over the last two years, ACS was
required to reduce its staff by one-third
due to budget constraints.
Since January, however, Tyler has been
able to hire eight new staff members, reviv-
ing weakened program staffs.
“We had to reduce a lot of our pro-
grams,” Tyler said. “We had to access
what the community was invested in and
what programs were being utilized. We
partnered with other agencies on and off
post to fill in the gaps.”
ACS has partnered with the Navy Fleet
and Family Support Center, the Airman
and Family Readiness Center, and the
Workforce Center at the National Security
In addition to the programs and services
that ACS provides, the agency responds to
the needs of the Fort Meade community
during natural and man-made emergen-
cies by standing up a Family Assistance
Center at the request of the garrison com-
For example, ACS stood up a Family
Assistance Center in response to the 9/11
attacks, Tyler said.
More recently, when federal employees
were furloughed last fall, ACS provided
financial seminars for affected personnel.
The agency also provided job assistance to
employees who were furloughed due to the
closing of the post’s golf course.
But, said Tyler, the primary mission of
ACS is to serve unit commanders to help
ready and maintain the Army force.
At the request of Fort Meade unit com-
manders, an ACS staff member is assigned
as a point of contact to inform command-
ers on ACS programs.
“ACS’ services reflect our community’s
success in working together,” Tyler said.
Decades of dedication
Army Community Service celebrates 49 years of service
Children at Child
Center 1 display
for the agency’s
49th birthday. The
the letters as part
of an art project
ACS’ dedication to
retirees and their
American Water is continuing its 2014
Annual Water Main Flushing Program on
The purpose of the program is to pro-
vide the best quality water available to you,
the customer, by removing any buildup of
sediment that may have occurred in the
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
Areas that may be affected by planned
flushing from Monday through Friday:
• Ernie Pyle Street
• Rockenbach Road
• 27th Street
• Wise Court
• McWhorter Court
• Thorson Court
• Burr Court
• MacArthur Road between Ernie Pyle
Street and Clark Road
• Red Cloud Court
• Endl Court
• C Street
• Terry Court
• Amoroso Court
• Oliver Court
• Chason Court
• Gentry Circle
• Jamack Circle
• Tremblay Circle
• 26th Street
• F Line Road
Streets adjacent to Ernie Pyle Street
and Annapolis Road may see a tem-
porary change in their water during
flushing activities. Signs will be posted
ahead of any flushing activities to
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Story and photo by
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell
200th Military Police Command
Taking care of Army Reserve youth is
a priority for the 200th Military Police
Command leadership before, during and
after a mobilization or deployment.
Meghan Norris, a youth services spe-
cialist for the 200th MPCOM, spent
several days at a recent Yellow Ribbon
Program event for two MP companies
scheduled to deploy overseas this sum-
“Family is a big word for the Army
Reserve,” Norris said. “It’s just not about
the Soldier and spouse but a whole lot
more people. We have children, siblings,
grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends
that represent our 200th MPCOM fam-
Taking care of that family is a big deal
for Brig. Gen. Phillip Churn, the com-
manding general of the largest military
police force in the Army, with more than
14,000 Soldiers living in 44 states.
“My No. 1 focus is ensuring our
families have the resources to succeed
throughout the deployment cycle,”Churn
said. “We must take a serious look at
how we integrate our military youth into
Yellow Ribbon Programs and the Family
“Anything less than 100 percent effort
would be a failure within the leadership
at all levels in this command.”
Norris said one of the biggest issues
for the military family during the deploy-
ment cycle is child care. From child sub-
sidies and tutoring to providing resources
to local schools about military programs
available to both youths and educators,
Norris said all the information is a phone
call or mouse click away.
“The first step is to ask,” she said.
“Many times, parents just don’t know
how many programs are out there to
support them. 4-H, Operation Military
Kids and MilitaryOneSource are just
three resources out of dozens that have
programs for our military children.”
Norris said Yellow Ribbon events are
designed to arm parents with the infor-
mation to succeed as a family.
“We have Family Life consultants at
these events for the Soldiers and their
families,” she said. “They are here to
help, guide and provide an ear to listen
to the concerns and issues of our fami-
Communication is the pillar of suc-
cess for the Army Reserve family, Norris
Army Reserve’s 200th MPCOM leaves no child behind
“As parents sit through briefings and
discussions at Yellow Ribbon events,
they must communicate that informa-
tion to their children in a way they
understand what is going on,” she said.
“Many of these families are going from
a two-parent household to having one
parent having to do the work of two.
Their children need to understand there
is going to be change in their lives.”
One of the best and basic support
mechanisms for Army Reserve families is
the Family Readiness Group, she said.
“FRGs are not for just for the spouse
left behind to meet,” she said. “Families
must include their children when partici-
pating in FRG activities. While there, the
children will be able to talk with others
who are going through the same exact
situation. You will see they will open up
to others and discuss their feelings in a
safe, secured environment.”
Norris said FRGs should not go
through the deployment alone. The
Army Reserve has resources dedicated
to assisting the families during this dif-
ficult time, she said.
“Our youth is our future,” she said.
“We need to ensure they have the same
care and concerns as our Soldiers and
spouses. On the outside, our military
children may seem capable of handling
the deployment, but on the inside there
could be hatred, hurt or mistrust.”
During FRG meetings, Norris encour-
ages unit leadership to reach out and
find the resources to help the youngest
members of the 200th MPCOM family.
“We are one phone call away from pro-
viding assistance and ensuring the right
people are attending the FRG meetings,”
Family Life counselors and other pro-
fessionals also are available to the Army
“We don’t stop caring when these
families leave our Yellow Ribbon events,”
she said. “We are here 365 days a year
to answer the call when a family is in
Norris said summer camps and other
recreational activities are important for
both the parent and child.
“We understand that sometimes, that
parent left behind needs a break because
they have been filling both parent roles
for a year,” she said. “We can help our
families find those activities that will
place Reserve children in a positive envi-
ronment for them to grow and learn.”
For more information about the Army
Reserve Child, Youth and School Services,
visit www.arfp.org/cyss or call 301-677-
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Four-year-old Riley Martinez, son of Sgt. Ted Martinez, a personnel sergeant for the
200th Military Police Command, uses glitter for a project during a military-youth day
camp hosted March 2 by the 200th MPCOM at Fort Meade. The command hosted
the daylong camp during the unit’s battle assembly weekend to give Soldiers an
opportunity to bring their children to battle assembly.
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By Navy Mass Communication
Spc. 2nd Class Zach Allan
Fort Meade Public Affairs Office
At a recent brain-storming sympo-
sium at Club Meade, dozens of lead-
ers from the garrison and surrounding
communities exchanged suggestions for
mutually beneficial partnerships.
“Don’t keep quiet if you have a good,
common-sense idea just because cur-
rent policy or legislation doesn’t allow
it,” Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley said. “The goal here is to bring in
as many good ideas as possible and if
they could work, change those policies
to benefit everyone.”
Foley, along with representatives from
the Pentagon, city of Laurel, How-
ard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s
counties, and the Fort Meade Commu-
nity Covenant opened the event with an
hourlong orientation to drive the focus
of the gathering toward new ideas.
These partnerships are meant to deter-
mine where local governments and the
post can support each other, said Foley.
“I want you all to think about excess
services that you have to facilitate, and
think about gaps you have,” said Ivan
Bolden, chief of privatization and part-
nerships for the Office of the Assistant
Chief of Staff for Installation Man-
agement. “Don’t bring in any win-lose
ideas — just give us your win-win sug-
For example, there are seven traf-
fic lights on post. According to Randy
Williams, chief of engineering for the
Directorate of Public Works at Fort
Meade, the installation could easily ser-
vice many more without putting a strain
on its resources.
Other possible partnerships discussed
included child care, road work, emer-
gency services coordination, use of rec-
reation areas, and better coordination of
on- and off-post buses.
“If anyone is looking to open a wild-
life refuge or petting zoo and you need
white-tailed deer and ground hogs, let’s
broker that deal today,” Foley joked dur-
ing his opening remarks. “I’m pretty sure
we have most of Maryland’s white-tailed
deer population on this installation.”
After the symposium, Foley said he
would like to see the group reconvene in
the fall once garrison staff has reviewed
and selected the most feasible sugges-
“The working groups came up with
several good ideas we otherwise wouldn’t
have considered.” Foley said. “Right
now, these are all only ideas.
“We plan to keep up this momentum
and solidify some of these ideas into
actions that will strengthen partner-
ships and ultimately, save money and
Partnership Symposium brings Fort Meade,
local communities, governments closer
Col. Jennifer G. Buckner,
former commander, 780th
Military Intelligence Bri-
gade, and Command Sgt.
Maj. William Rinehart cut
the ribbon to the entrance
of the brigade’s newly con-
structed headquarters at 310
Chamberlin Ave. on July 11.
Buckner and Rinehart were
assisted by members of the
U.S. Army Intelligence and
Security Command and the
Army Corps of Engineers,
Ground broke on the new
headquarters in February
2012. The facility is designed
to serve as the brigade’s
center and training facility.
The ribbon cutting marked
the next step in the brigade’s
path to become fully opera-
tional, and better allows the
780th MI to accomplish its
mission of providing cyber
defense and conducting full-
spectrum cyber operations.
Photo by Tina Miles
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By Brandon Bieltz
This summer, the Fort Meade Direc-
torate of Emergency Services has seen
an increase in the amount of bike thefts
on the installation, including a recent
30-day span when more than a dozen
bikes were stolen.
“Every couple years — it’s almost like
a cycle — there’s an increase of property
crimes,” said Fort Meade Chief Investi-
gator Russell Wilson. “It comes usually
most of the time during the summer
months or holidays. Bicycles — because
people are out more and they have bikes
left unsecured — scooters, skateboards,
anything people can carry in the com-
According to the FBI’s most recent
annual crime statistics, more than
223,000 bikes were reported stolen
nationwide in 2012. The thefts made
up nearly 4 percent of the country’s
larceny thefts, which is the unlawful
taking, carrying, leading or riding away
of property from the possession of
another. This includes bicycle thefts,
motor vehicle parts and accessories,
shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the steal-
ing of any property.
In 2012, the property crimes resulted
in an estimated loss of $15.5 billion
Wilson said bike thefts are taken seri-
ously by police. For a DoD-associated
youngster’s first offense of bike theft,
the culprit must attend an administra-
tive hearing at the installation’s Juvenile
Misconduct Review Board. Punishment
can include restitution, community ser-
vice or being barred from the installa-
A youngster’s second offense would
result in judgment by the Anne Arundel
County legal system, where they can be
sentenced to probation, a year in jail or
a $1,000 fine.
Wilson attributes the bicycle thefts
on Fort Meade to bikes being left unse-
cured in public places or on sidewalks
and front yards. The trend this year,
he said, has been for thieves to take
the bikes for joy rides then dump them
“It’s a crime of opportunity,” Wilson
Lately, the bikes have been recovered
— typically in wooden areas. The trend
shows that thieves are not stealing the
bikes to pawn or resell, but rather to get
around on post.
“Are there a couple of kids out there
stealing bikes? Yes,” Wilson said. “Are
they taking them for profit? No. What
they’re doing is basically riding around
with them until they get tired and
“Unfortunately, the ones that we do
find, that are recovered, are usually
damaged. They have bent rims or rusted
from sitting outside in the rain.”
When bikes are recovered, they are
held by DES for 45 days. Unclaimed
bikes are taken to the installation’s
Defense Reutilization and Marketing
Office. Rideable bikes are resold, while
damaged ones are used as scrap metal.
The thefts, Wilson said, are mostly
“If people would secure their stuff,
follow the guidelines that we do put
out there, they would see a reduction in
these crimes,” he said.
Wilson also suggests that commu-
nity members be proactive in the event
that their property is stolen. A large
problem, particularly with bikes, is the
lack of information kept on each spe-
cific bike. Taking photos of the bike,
keeping receipts and writing down the
serial number can help police recover
“If we don’t have a serial number or
photos to go off of, it is very rare we’ll
be able to do a heavy investigation on
it,” Wilson said. “If they have serial
numbers or they have photographs, it’s
easier to go down to a pawn shop or
run it through a pawn database or do a
canvas of the neighborhood.”
The notion, Wilson said, goes for all
property — not just bikes. If people are
missing anything, it is suggested they
file a police report as soon as possible.
“The biggest thing right now is, if
people had serial numbers and keep
records of the stuff,” he said. “If you
keep a record of it, we can get the stuff
back most of the time. There’s a larger
chance to get things back.”
Wheels of justice
Reports of bike theft on post
increase during summer months
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OSA provides service-specific personal
financial-management services, while also
reaching out to military spouses, parents
and to those service members who are
wounded, ill or injured.
This office also works with military
personnel to protect their finances and
benefits. OSA provides consumers with
ways to be smart about accessing VA ben-
efits and ways to avoid getting ripped off
when applying for one or more of these
It also provides consumers with infor-
mation about how to save money on credit
cards by being privy to the rights given
under federal regulations such as the Ser-
vicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Additionally, CFPB gives consumers
who have an issue with a financial prod-
uct or service the opportunity to submit
a complaint or simply to tell their story.
CFPB forwards and actively monitors
complaints to the applicable company or
agency, and works to get a timely response
However, CFPB has the authority to
take complaints that fall under one of
a handful of categories, which includes
mortgage, debt collection, credit report-
ing, bank account or service, payday loans,
student loans, credit card, money transfer,
vehicle or other consumer loan issues.
OSA offers a number of recommenda-
tions and links that provide a summary of
protections against predatory lending for
Most importantly, the CFPB has cre-
ated a user-friendly website that that boils
down relevant consumer protections and
information into an understandable tool.
The website also incorporates a number
of resourceful links that essentially creates
a one-stop-shop for military consumers
seeking a better understanding of their
personal finances and applicable protec-
Visit www.consumerfinance.gov to learn
more about financial planning, consumer
issues that affect military members, or to
submit a consumer complaint.
If you have questions regarding a con-
sumer issue or need more information
about your rights as a service member con-
sumer, call the Fort Meade Legal Assis-
tance Office to schedule an appointment
to speak with an attorney at 301-677-9504
By Jacqueline K. Lovdahl
Intern, Legal Assistance Division
Service members face unique financial
risks and are oftentimes, attractive targets
for both good and bad lenders.
The Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau, or CFPB, created an additional
outlet for service members to learn about
these risks, to avoid being financially tar-
geted, and enforces current laws and regu-
lations that serve to protect our military
The Office of Servicemember Affairs
ensures that military personnel and their
families have a voice at the CFPB and
strives to protect these consumers. The
CFPB emphasizes the importance of being
a better-informed consumer by providing
streamlined information that is accurately
translated for service members.
Part of OSA’s mission is to help military
families plan for their future by providing
tools and resources that open the door to
moving financially forward. From financ-
ing education to providing financial man-
agement teams, the OSA helps military
personnel make informed decisions about
saving and about planning for higher
Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau protects military personnel
July 13, Simple assault, con-
summated by a battery: The
Directorate of Emergency Ser-
vices was notified of a physical
domestic assault in progress.
Upon arrival of police, the
victim stated that he and his
spouse were involved in a ver-
bal argument in front of their
home that turned physical when
his spouse punched him in the chest and head
July 14, Theft of private property: The Directorate
of Emergency Services was notified of a theft of
private property. Police made contact with the
victim, who stated that her son’s Samsung Galaxy
Tab 3 tablet was taken from a Child, Youth and
School Services’ facility.
July 17, Assault, consummated by a battery:
The victim stated that she and her spouse were
involved in a verbal argument, which turned
physical. An investigation revealed that the vic-
tim was struck multiple times and later choked
July 18, Shoplifting: AAFES loss prevention per-
sonnel at the Exchange stated they observed the
subject, via surveillance camera, place a watch
on her wrist and walk to the register. She then
made a purchase and left the Exchange without
rendering proper payment for the watch.
July 19, Burglary: Unknown person(s) entered
the subject’s quarters through the unlocked front
door and stole her purse that was located near
July 19, Drunk and disorderly, fleeing from appre-
hension, drunk in public: While on foot patrol,
police observed an individual stumbling and
limping down the sidewalk. When asked for his
ID card, the subject fled on foot. Police appre-
hended him and noticed an odor of an alcoholic
beverage emanating from him. A Standardized
Field Sobriety Test was conducted on the subject.
The results, coupled with the odor of alcohol,
indicated he was severely impaired by alcohol.
Compiled by the Fort Meade
Directorate of Emergency Services
For week of July 14-20:
• Moving violations: 27
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Proposed plan for
Architect of the
The U.S. Army at Fort Meade invites the
public to comment on a proposed plan that
evaluates proposed remedial action alterna-
tives for soil and groundwater at the Archi-
tect of the Capitol site at Fort Meade.
The approximately 93-acre site is located
on the southeastern corridor of Fort Meade
and is bound by Rock Avenue to the north,
Route 32 to the south, Pepper Road to the
east, and Remount Road to the west.
The 93-acre parcel was transferred
from the Army to the Architect of the
Capitol in 1994. The site presently is used
to accommodate long-term storage and
service needs of the Library of Congress
and other legislative branch agencies.
Multiple phases of environmental
investigation and sampling have been
conducted at the site since the late 1980s.
The investigation and sampling found
lead concentrations in soil at two loca-
tions that need to be addressed. Metals
present in shallow groundwater would
pose a risk if the groundwater was ever
used in the future for drinking water.
The proposed plan evaluates the fol-
lowing remedial action alternatives:
• Alternative 1 for soil: No action
• Alternative 1 for groundwater: No
• Alternative 2 for soil: Land use con-
• Alternative 2 for groundwater: Land
use controls and long-term monitoring
• Alternative 3 for soil: Soil excavation
with off-site disposal
As required by law, a formal review of
the effectiveness of the selected alterna-
tives will be conducted every five years.
Preferred Response Action
Alternative 3 is the Preferred Response
Action for the soil. Alternative 2 is the Pre-
ferred Response Action for groundwater.
These alternatives provide an optimum
balance between the selection criteria and
are protective of human health and the
environment. The Preferred Response
Actions may be modified, or new alterna-
tives may be developed based on public
The Final Response Actions selected
will be documented in a Record of Deci-
sion that summarizes the decision-making
process. The Army will summarize and
respond to comments received during the
comment period as part of the Record
Public comment period
Starting today, copies of the proposed
plan will be available for review at www.
ftmeade.army.mil/environment (click the
links for Cleanup Program, Program Sites,
and Architect of the Capitol Site).
For a paper copy, go to:
• Fort Meade Environmental Division
4215 Roberts Ave., Room 320
Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 301-677-
• Anne Arundel County Library
West County Area Branch
1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
Hours are Monday to Thursday from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 410-222-
The public may submit written com-
ments during the 30-day comment period
through Aug. 22.
Comments must be postmarked by Aug.
22 and sent to Mary Doyle, U.S. Army Gar-
rison Public Affairs Office, 4409 Llewellyn
Ave., Fort Meade, MD, 20755-7058.
Following the 30-day public comment
period, written responses will be prepared
and included within the Administrative
The Army invites the public to attend a
meeting on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Court-
yard BWI Business District, 2700 Hercules
Road, Annapolis Junction to discuss the
proposed plan and the Army’s plan to
remediate the site.
For additional project information, visit
Fort Meade’s Environmental Management
System website at www.ftmeade.army.mil/
environment (click the links for Cleanup
Program, Program Sites, and Architect of
the Capitol Site), or call the Fort Meade
Public Affairs Office at 301-677-1361.
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By Lisa R. Rhodes
Col. Jacqueline Chando assumed
command of the Public Health Com-
mand Region-North in a 30-minute
change of command ceremony July 16
at McGill Training Center.
“I’m so proud to be able to serve
beside you in this mission,” Chando
said to the several Soldiers and civil-
ians of the command who attended the
ceremony. “Congratulations on a job
Col. Michael R. Bell relinquished
leadership after a two-year tenure. He
moves on to become the medical officer
in the Division of Communicable Dis-
ease Alert and Response Operations at
the World Health Organization’s Euro-
pean office in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In his remarks, Maj. Gen. Dean G.
Sienko, commander, U.S. Army Public
Health Command, called Chando “a
“Jackie, I’m glad to have you on our
team,” Sienko said. “Colonel Bell has
left a lasting mark, but you bring the
right experiences, talents and leadership
skills we need to continue our support
of the surgeon general’s transition to a
system of health.”
PHCR-North has the mission of
providing regionally focused preventive
medicine, veterinary service, and health
promotion support to the Army in a 20-
state area of responsibility, stretching
from Maine to North Carolina and as
far west as Wisconsin.
Approximately 500 personnel are
spread across the PHCR-North area
of operations, serving in three Public
Health Command districts. They pro-
vide support services across the full
spectrum of public health disciplines
and are divided into five divisions:
environmental health engineering, vet-
erinary services, occupational health
sciences, health risk management and
Chando was born into a military fam-
ily and raised in New Jersey. She tran-
sitioned and graduated from Reserve
Public Health Command welcomes new leader
photo by Spc. Benjaman Pollhein, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)
Left to right: Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, commander, U.S. Army Public Health Command; Col. Michael R. Bell, outgoing commander
of the Public Health Command Region-North; and Col. Jacqueline Chando, incoming commander of the Public Health Command
Region-North, observe a formation of Soldiers during the unit’s change of command ceremony on July 16 at McGill Training
Center. Chando assumed command from Bell, who served two years.
Officers’ Training Corps and Rutgers
University in 1988 with a bachelor of
administration in sociology. She was
commissioned in the Medical Service
Chando earned a master’s degree in
human resources from Central Michi-
gan University in 1996 and a doctorate
in philosophy in health sciences while
attending the Command and General
Staff College in 2003.
Chando’s early career assignments
include chief, Patient Administration,
28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort
Bragg, N.C.; hospital adjutant, 28th
Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg;
platoon leader and company executive
officer, 10th Mobile Army Surgical
Hospital, Fort Carson, Colo.; and Bat-
talion S1, 4th Forward Support Battal-
ion, Fort Carson.
Most recently, Chando served as assis-
tant chief of staff of human resources
at the Northern Regional Medical Com-
mand at Fort Belvoir, Va.
During the ceremony, Sienko praised
Bell for being “passionate about his
responsibilities,” an “outstanding men-
tor” and “innovative in leadership devel-
He also credited Bell for his leader-
ship in developing a regionwide emer-
gency management plan and leading
the way in implementing MEDCOM’s
safety management system.
Sienko said that Bell and former
Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Davis were
successful in “creating a noteworthy
legacy” that should make them proud.
In his remarks, Bell said that when
he started his tenure two years ago,
he called PHCR-North “an amazing
“I stand here today even more con-
vinced of this fact than I was then,”
Bell said that Chando and Command
Sgt. Maj. David Galati “bring new capa-
bilities” to Public Health Command.
“This is the command team that our
region needs to take it to the next level,”
In her remarks, Chando said that the
Soldiers and civilians of her new unit
“continue to do an extraordinary job.”
“It is an honor to be part of such an
illustrious team,” she said.
Fort Meade at
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 24, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 11
By Lisa R. Rhodes
The 902nd Military Intelligence Group
welcomed Col. John J. Bonin, its new
commander, in a change of command
ceremony Friday at McGlachlin Parade
“To all the Soldiers, civilians and
families of the 902nd stationed around
the world, my family and I are honored
to be handed the responsibility of com-
manding this great organization,” Bonin
said in his brief remarks.
Bonin assumed command of the coun-
terintelligence unit from Col. Yvette C.
Hopkins, who served for two years.
Hopkins will serve as the intelligence
officer for Special Operations Command
“John brings a great reputation [and]
tremendous operational experience into
this command,” said Maj. Gen. George
J. Franz III, commanding general of
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security
Command at Fort Belvoir, Va. “John,
During the ceremony, Command Sgt.
Maj. Mark Mathis, who served with
Hopkins and is retiring after 30 years
of service, relinquished responsibility to
Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon S. Walker.
The 902nd MI conducts counterin-
telligence activities to protect the U.S.
Army, selected Department of Defense
forces and agencies, and classified infor-
mation and technologies by detecting,
identifying, neutralizing and exploiting
foreign intelligence services and transna-
tional terrorist threats.
Bonin, a native of Burrillville, R.I., is
a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point where he earned a degree
in political science. After graduation, he
was branch-detailed Air Defense Artil-
lery and transitioned to the Military
Intelligence Corps in March 1997.
In 2002, Bonin attended the National
Systems Development Program at Fort
Meade. After completing the one-year
program, he was assigned as a collec-
tion manager with the National Security
Agency and deployed to Iraq as the team
leader for an intelligence support team
in May 2004.
A year later, he was assigned to Fort
Bragg, N.C., for a second time as the
brigade intelligence officer for the 505th
Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Air-
borne Division. He deployed to New
Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief
operations, and to Iraq in support of
New leader takes over 902nd MI Group
Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to
In 2010, Bonin assumed command of
the 344th MI Battalion at Goodfellow
Air Force Base, Texas, where he was
responsible for training Army Signals
Intelligence and firefighter Soldiers.
Most recently, Bonin was the director
of plans and deputy chief of staff for
intelligence for the International Secu-
rity Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghani-
During the event, Franz praised Hop-
kins for her “great energy, mission focus
and truly innovative spirit.”
The commanding general wished her
well in her new assignment.
“Yvette, you are truly prepared for
this critical mission,” Franz said. “And
I know you will shape the future of
operational and tactical intelligence for
years to come.”
In her remarks, Hopkins praised the
902nd MI and welcomed Bonin.
“John, I leave you the Army’s — no
the DoD’s — finest counterintelligence
organization,” Hopkins said. “I leave you
a group of resilient professionals, who
not only have each other’s back, but they
will have your and Command Sergeant
Major [Gordon] Walker’s back.
“They will follow your vision and
leadership, and deliver results in a way
that you could not have possibly imag-
In his remarks, Bonin mentioned the
betrayal of Benedict Arnold against the
fledging nation during the Revolution-
“Today, we face an even more complex
array of threats from nation states, non-
state actors and insider threats,” Bonin
said. “I am humbled to be a small part of
our Army’s effort to protect the nation
and our Soldiers.”
photo by nate pesce
Col. John J. Bonin, incoming commander of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group, receives the counterintelligence unit’s colors
from Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.,
during his change of command ceremony Friday at McGlachlin Parade Field.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil12 SOUNDOFF! July 24, 2014
By Brandon Bieltz
In an up-and-down season that led
to a 7-5 record, one of the 707th Force
Support Squadron’s constants has been
topping the 10th Fleet.
The 707th continued the trend Mon-
day night in the opening round of the
Division I softball playoffs at Rosie’s
Field as the team stormed past 10th
Fleet, 18-4, in four innings.
Eric Erbaugh led the team with two
home runs and seven RBIs in the vic-
“It always feels good after a win,”
said coach Jordan Dix.
Monday’s game was the third time
the two teams have met this year, with
the 707th winning 15-11 in June and
16-5 in the season finale. The main dif-
ference, Dix said, was his team stringing
together solid hitting spurts as the 10th
Fleet failed to match the power.
Bryon Brown, the 10th Fleet’s coach,
brought his team out to the field early
Monday evening to get in extra batting
practice before the game in an attempt
to solve the struggles in the batter’s
“The last two games, we weren’t hit-
ting the ball against them,” Brown said
before the game. “We’re feeling pretty
good about it [now].”
As the No. 5 seed with a 7-5 record,
the 10th Fleet faced an uphill battle to
return to last season’s success, which
had led the team to the Division II
“We’re trying to get back to the top
again,” Brown said.
The team’s march to another shot
at a title began Monday night with a
two-run opening inning. The 707th,
however, was stacked with too much
hitting power as the team put up seven
runs in the bottom of the first for a
Erbaugh led the first-inning charge
with a three-run, in-the-park home run
on an overthrown ball at third.
A second, three-run home run by
Erbaugh in the second helped the 707th
slug for a nine-run inning for a 16-3
Despite a solo home run by Brown in
the third, the 10th Fleet was unable to
match the 707th’s offensive power and
lost 18-4 in the fourth inning.
Erbaugh’s seven RBIs led the team,
while Corey Edmonds contributed four
and Dix had two.
With the win, the 707th advanced
to play top-ranked 7th Intelligence
Squadron later that evening. Dix said
a matchup against the 7th IS would be
a challenge, but if the team hit the way
it did against the 10th Fleet, it stood a
“That’s what it will take to beat the
7th, a base hit every time up,” Dix said.
“ ... Hit the ball and don’t let them
hit the ball. It comes down to solid
The 707th was unable to edge out a
win against the 7th IS, sending the team
to the loser’s bracket. Dix was confident
that his team could win its way through
the loser’s bracket and find itself back
in a situation for a title shot.
“We’re ready to play,” he said.
“We’re here to fight and win.”
707th FSS blow past 10th Fleet in playoffs
Jordan Dix of
the 707th Force
hits a single
game at Rosie’s
Field. Dix had three
RBIs as his team
Fleet 18-4 in four
Erbaugh, who hit
two home runs for
the 707th Force
runs to third
had seven RBIs in
the 18-4 win over
photos by nate pesce
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil July 24, 2014 SOUNDOFF! 13
Registration for fall sports is underway at Parent Central Services, 1900
Fall sports include football, soccer, cheerleading, swim team and flag
Participants can register at the CYSS Central Registration Office at 1900
Reece Road or online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/meadecyms.
For more information, call 301-677-1149 or 1156.
Child, Youth and School Services’ Youth Sports is looking for coaches for
For more information, call 301-677-1329 or 301-677-1179.
Intramural flag football meeting
A coaches meeting for intramural flag football will be held Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.
at Murphy Field House.
A team representative must be present at the meeting to submit a roster.
Only active-duty service members are allowed to compete in the league.
For more information, call 301-677-3318 or email beth.d.downs.naf@mail.
Dollar Days at the Lanes is every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bowlers receive a game of bowling, shoe rental, a hot dog, hamburger,
small fries, pizza slice or small soda for $1 each.
For more information, call 301-677-5541.
Texas Hold ‘em
Texas Hold ‘em no buy-in games are played Mondays and Wednesdays at 7
p.m. at the Lanes.
Games are free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-677-
For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
If there is truly no place like home, why
am I spending so much time away from
My summer abroad is getting set to
resume with two more trips to Canada over
the next month: One trip to celebrate Eid
with the in-laws, and the other to relive my
youth at Camp Deen.
But as always, there are some loose ends
to tie up before I go. For one, there’s fixing
the small radiator leak, which is spewing
out vapors that provide the party van with
a coolant-scented air freshener.
Then there’s power washing the bugs
off the house, clipping my hair, praying for
Gaza, and saying goodbye to some close
friends who will be leaving Team Meade
before I come back.
First, there is the great Lynn Durner.
For those of you Team Meade members
who have been living under a rock for the
last three decades, Ms. Durner has been the
garrison chaplain secretary for the better
part of 37 years. On July 31, she will retire
after 41 years of federal service.
She’s the lady who’s always bouncing
around handing out cocoa and candles at
every tree lighting ceremony. The matriarch
of Fort Meade’s faith community was also
its greatest comforter. She always had a
smile on her face and joy in her voice.
When I came back to work after my
mom died, Ms. Lynn’s words were some of
the first I heard. I don’t remember exactly
what she said, but I do remember her
empathy and that I, like so many people
in our community, felt comforted knowing
The other person taking off has only
been on the post for four years as opposed
to nearly 40, and he’s not nearly as cheery
or comforting as Ms. Lynn. However, he
does like hockey, became a pretty solid
sports writer and journalist, and is a pretty
Of course, I’m talking about our crack
reporter and resident Buffalo Sabres fan,
Brandon Bieltz. In August, he’ll be packing
up and heading
down South for
time here, Bran-
don has covered
gate policies to
last week’s Rama-
dan Iftar, but
where he really
made his mark
was with his sports coverage.
When Brandon first joined the staff, I
told him I didn’t just want sports stories
— I wanted a sports section that reflects
the diversity of Team Meade’s interests
Brandon ran with that challenge further
than I could have imagined. He brought us
inside the rink with our wounded warrior
hockey team, followed our youth onto the
field at Camden Yards, and with his graphs,
made every intramural outfielder feel like
I’m proud to have worked with him, and
he’s going to go out with a bang by writing
next week’s Jibber.
Being a reliable second set of eyes during
the last four years, Brandon knows better
than most the pressures that come with
writing a Jibber, and how important these
column inches are to me.
So I’m sure B2 will be twirling around
that jet-black, dented Staples Hockey puck
he always keeps on his desk. He rubs that
thing like Aladdin rubbed his lamp, and
then at some point the magic happens and
Of course, if those words are garbage,
it’s cool. I won’t be here to read them, and
even if I was, it’s not like I can fire him.
Regrettably, he, and Ms. Lynn, will
already be gone.
If you have comments on this or anything
to do with sports, contact me at chad.t.jones.
firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter @
Gone Daddy Gone
Chad T. Jones,
Jibber Jabber - Opinion
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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.
TAP Employer Day
The Transition Assistance Program is
sponsoring Employer Day, a mini career
fair, today from 1-3 p.m. at McGill
Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave.,
TAP Employer Day provides an
opportunity to meet and network with
employers. This event is open to TAP
Soldiers, their spouses and retirees.
Participating employers include:
American Systems, Anne Arundel
County Communications Division,
CACI, G2 Inc., KeyWCorp, Leidos
(formerly SAIC), ReliaSource, U.S.
Secret Service and Verizon.
Job seekers are encouraged to dress
professionally, bring copies of their
resume, provide contact information
to employers, and be prepared for a
For more information, visit the
Soldier for Life TAP Center at 4216
Roberts Ave., Room 132 or call 301-677-
Kimbrough change of
Col. Danny B.N. Jaghab will
relinquish command of the U.S. Army
Medical Department Activity and
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
to Col. Laura Renee Trinkle during a
change of command ceremony on Aug.
7 at 10 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade
In inclement weather, the event will be
moved to McGill Training Center.
Kimbrough change in
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
is modifying its hours of operation on
Aug. 5 and 7.
These changes are to facilitate events
associated with its upcoming change of
On Aug. 5, Kimbrough will be open
from 7:30 a.m. to noon and closed from
noon to 4 p.m.
On Aug. 7, Kimbrough will be closed
from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and open from
1 to 4 p.m.
Summer Concert Series
The U.S. Army Field Band’s free
Summer Concert Series is performed
Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park.
Each week, members of the Army Field
Band and special guests perform a new
lineup of music spanning contemporary
pop to jazz classics.
Final concert is Aug. 23.
• Tonight: “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army
Comprised of exceptional jazz
musicians, the Army Blues strives to
fulfill its mission through public concerts,
educational outreach and the preservation
of the tradition of America’s unique art
• July 31: The Volunteers
Since its inception in 1981, The
Volunteers has been telling the Army story
through rock, pop, country and patriotic
• Aug. 7: The Jazz Ambassadors of the
U.S. Army Field Band
The 19-member ensemble is the official
touring big band of the U.S. Army.
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 inspection.
For more information, call 301-677-
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.
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
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 session will be held Aug.
12 at noon. All sessions are open to the
The topic is Lyme disease and will
be presented by infectious diseases
physician Col. Michael Zapor.
The lecture will be followed by a
For more information, call Maj. Anne
Spillane at 301-677-8463.
AARP driving course
The American Association of Retired
Persons Safe Driving Course, sponsored
by Anne Arundel Community College’s
Center on Aging, will be offered Aug. 12
from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Learn defensive driving techniques,
proven safety strategies and new traffic
laws. Upon completion, participants could
be eligible for a multi-year discount on
their car insurance.
Course fee is $15 for AARP members
and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a
To register, call AARP at 410-647-8667.
For more information, visit www.aacc.
Host families needed
Visiting students, ages 15-18, from
around the world including Germany,
Spain, Switzerland and Thailand are
seeking host families in and around
Fort Meade for the 2014-2015 academic
Host families are needed for the fall
semester and full school year.
Families interested in hosting this year
must apply by Aug. 15.
Host families (traditional families,
singles, empty-nesters) serve as mentors
and a home base for their student.
Visiting students participate as active
members of the family and integrate
into their host’s daily routines and
traditions just like any other family
The sponsoring program, iE-USA, is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to
promoting education and understanding
through intercultural and academic
iE-USA is certified by the Council on
Standards for International Educational
Travel and strictly adheres to all U.S.
Department of State Student Exchange
Program regulations and guidelines.
Exchange student participants
undergo an extensive application and
orientation process in their home
country prior to being accepted into
iE-USA’s program. Each student is
responsible for his/her own spending
money and full health insurance
Host families may review prospective
student profiles online at iE-USA.org.
For more information, contact iE
Maryland representative Joe Bissell at
Child, Youth and School Services is
offering summer classes in math enrichment
for CYSS youths entering grades eight to 12.
Session Two: Algebra II, Monday-Aug. 1
Session Three: Pre-Calculus, Aug. 4-8
Session Four: AP Physics, Aug. 11-15
All classes meet from 2-4 p.m., with a
break from 2:50-3:05 p.m.
To register, call the Teen Center at 301-
677-6054 or 301-677-6093 or the Youth
Center at 301-677-1437 or 301-677-1603.
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
The free event features stories, songs or
a finger-puppet theme.
• Today: “Bookworms” - Stories, songs
and fingerplays about bugs
• July 31: “Beach Party” - Beach and
There is no Storytime in August.
For more information, call 301-677-
• The 114th Annual German Festival
will be held Saturday from 11:30
a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maryland
State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road,
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Tickets cost $8 for adults; $6 for
seniors and active-duty military with ID;
and free for children ages 12 and under
with a paying adult.
The event will feature live
entertainment; imported and local crafts
and collectables; and children’s activities
such as wall climbing, puppet shows and
face painting. Enjoy authentic German
cooking, imported and domestic beer,
and German pastries.
Entertainment includes local German
bands, traditional folk dancing and
For more information, call 410-252-
0200 or 410-446-8189, or go to md-
• The Columbia Lakefront Summer
Festival shows movies outdoors on
Monday and Friday nights through
September at the Lakefront, located off
Little Patuxent Parkway.
Films begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Admission and parking are free.
“Iron Man 3” will be shown Friday.
“Dolphin Tale” will be shown Monday.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No
glass containers or alcoholic beverages
In inclement weather, call 410-715-
• Leisure Travel Services is offering its
next monthly bus trip to New York City
on Saturday, with discounts to attractions.
Bus cost is $60. For more information, call
301-677-7354 or visit ftmeademwr.com.
• Society of Military Widows meets for
brunch the fourth Sunday of the month
at 1 p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is
Sunday. For more information, call Betty
Jones at 410-730-0127.
• 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 Monday.
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
Monday. 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
Monday. For more information, call
Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood at 301-
• 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 Aug. 4. For
more information, call 301-677-5590 or
• 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 Aug. 7.
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
Annapolis Road, Odenton, in the banquet
hall in back of the building. The next
meeting is Aug. 7. Dinner is served at 6
p.m. For more information, call 410-674-
• 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 Aug.
7. For more information, visit namiaac.org.
• 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 Aug. 8. 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 Aug. 9. Active-duty,
Reserve and retired members of the U.S.
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are
For more information, call 443-604-2474
• 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
Location is only disclosed to
participants. To register, call Samantha
Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124
or Katherine Lamourt, victim advocate, at
• 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
• 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
• Dancing with the Heroes, free ballroom
dance lessons for the Warrior Transition
Unit, meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at
Argonne Hills Chapel Center in the
Participants should wear loose clothing,
comfortable shoes with leather soles. No
super high heels or flip-flops.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 Aug. 3
July 25: “Jersey Boys” (R). The story of four
young men from the wrong side of the tracks in
New Jersey who came together to form the iconic
1960s rock group The Four Seasons. With John
Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda.
July 26: “The Fault in Our Stars” (PG-13). Hazel
and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic
wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love
that sweeps them on a journey. Their relation-
ship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s
other constant companion is an oxygen tank,
Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met
and fell in love at a cancer support group. With
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff.
July 27: “Edge of Tomorrow” (PG-13). An officer
finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with
an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the
same brutal combat scenarios, and his union
with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and
closer to defeating the enemy. With Tom Cruise,
Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton.
Aug. 1: “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (PG).
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave
that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons
and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends
find themselves at the center of a battle to protect
the peace. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate
Blanchett, Gerard Butler.
Aug. 2: FREE SCREENING - “Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles.” Tickets available at the Exchange
Food Court. Seating open to non-ticket holders
30 minutes prior to showtime.
Aug. 3: “Think Like a Man Too” (PG-13). All
the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas,
but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when
their various misadventures get them into some
compromising situations that threaten to derail
the big event. With Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union,