Today, 7 p.m.: Jazz Ambassadors Summer Concert - Constitution Park
Today, 7-10 p.m.: Karaoke Night - The Lanes
Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.: Right Arm Night - Club Meade
Aug. 24, 7 p.m.: Army Field Band “1812 Overture Finale” Concert - Constitution Park
Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Community Job Fair - Club Meade
Yes, I will!
DES police lieutenant
uses National Night
Out raffle to propose
vol. 65 no. 32 Published in the interest of the Fort Meade community August 15, 2013
photo by nate pesce
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley stands at attention after accepting the reigns of leadership during the change-of-command ceremony held Aug. 8 at McGlachlin
Parade Field. Foley assumed command from Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who served as garrison commander for two years. For the story, see Page 12.
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Let me first begin by saying once again
how honored and grateful I am to have been
selected to serve as Fort Meade’s garrison
commander. It is a responsibility that I do not
take lightly and I will do my absolute best to
serve the Fort Meade community.
That said, I think my first column should be
simple and give you some insight into my val-
ues and philosophy and what you can expect
from me as garrison commander.
Let me first share with you that the mission
and vision of our Fort Meade garrison team
will remain the same. We are here to provide a
safe, secure, efficient and fun environment for
our community to live and work in, and we
will continue to do so under my watch.
If commands came with a theme, mine
would be about caring.
I believe that to be effective, you first have
to care about yourself. You have to care about
your loved ones and about our nation. I also
believe you have to care about our military,
our profession and the organization you are
a part of.
If you care about all of these things, if it
comes from the heart, I believe you can be
effective at whatever you do.
When we are motivated, we are better
people, better workers.
I’ve long believed that one of the keys to
being motivated is understanding why you are
doing something. To a certain extent, motiva-
tion is really about your level of engagement.
How committed are you to getting results that
make a difference?
If you know why you are doing something,
be it cutting grass or creating strategic plans,
you are much more likely to push forward with
a sense of purpose and drive and successfully
accomplish the task at hand.
I encourage leaders at every level to keep
employees informed, and we will do our abso-
lute best to explain and communicate all deci-
sions made by the garrison.
Our garrison mission is to provide high
quality infrastructure and service for the
people who live and work on this installation.
People who are able to get to work without
traffic frustration, know their children are well
cared for in school and day care, and quickly
receive service or assistance of any kind when
needed are better able to focus completely on
their jobs while at work.
In the simplest terms, I believe quality
garrison service will lead to stronger tenant
organizations, which lead to a stronger U.S.
I also care
Diversity is a
we should all
I often won-
der how incred-
ibly dull the
world would be if we all shared the same likes,
dislikes and opinions. Diversity makes the
world an interesting place; we do not have to
share others’ likes, dislikes and opinions, but
we should respect and be thankful for them.
Lastly, I believe good leaders promote
professional development. I believe everyone
— military and civilian — deserves routine,
written performance feedback.
I believe praising people when they are
doing a good job increases their commitment
and effectiveness, and that most people hon-
estly appreciate it when they receive sugges-
tions for improvement.
I will provide quality performance feedback
for all those I rate, and I encourage all leaders
to do the same.
My family and I are excited to be here on
I am very impressed with the professional-
ism and commitment I have observed of our
garrison workforce and am looking forward
to working closely together in the weeks and
Have a wonderful Team Meade week!
Caring and motivation
produce effective workers
COL. Brian P. Foley
Commander’s Open Door
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley
has an open door policy.
All service members, retirees, government
employees, family members or 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, Llewellyn Avenue.
Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-
served basis. No appointment is necessary.
For more information, call 301-677-4844.
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By Mark A. George
Fort Meade DPTMS
In Fort Meade’s observance of
the Army Antiterrorism Month, the
Fort Meade Directorate of Plans,
Training, Mobilization and Security
cautions everyone to be attentive of
their surroundings and to report
That includes a briefcase, suit-
case, backpack or package being
left behind; cars or trucks left in no
parking zones in front of buildings;
strangers asking questions about
security forces or their procedures;
chemical smells or fumes that worry
you; someone wearing clothes that
look out of season (too big and bulky
and/or too hot for the weather); pur-
chase of supplies or equipment that
can be used to make bombs or weap-
ons; or the purchase of uniforms
without proper credentials.
Important places to watch for sus-
picious activity include: unit head-
quarters, installation access control
points (security gates), religious facil-
ities, amusement parks, sports/enter-
tainment venues, recreation centers,
fitness facilities, barracks and lodg-
ing facilities, mass gatherings such as
parades and fairs, schools, libraries,
child care centers, hospitals, the com-
missary, Exchange, gas station, bank
and public transportation.
It is everybody’s responsibility to
be mindful of one’s surroundings
and report suspicious activity.
For more information, call Mark A.
George at 301-677-7310.
By Lisa R. Rhodes
Throughout the summer, Mannie
Fuhrman taught wounded warriors how
to play guitar.
The experience, he said, was just the
preparation he needs to pursue a career
in music therapy.
“It was really exciting what I was
doing,” said Fuhrman, 20, who is study-
ing classical guitar performance at Anne
Arundel Community College.
Fuhrman was one of 35 young people
ages 13 to 21 to participate in the Com-
mander’s 2nd Annual Teen Leadership
The summer volunteer internship pro-
gram was established last year by then-
Garrison Commander Col. Edward C.
Participants were invited by Roth-
stein, who is retiring from the Army in
February, to attend his change-of-com-
mand ceremony on Aug. 8 at McGlachlin
Parade Field. Fifteen of the volunteers
attended the event.
“They felt so special,”said Marie Miles,
Fort Meade’s Army Volunteer Corps
coordinator at Army Community Service.
“They were mentioned right along with
The program, which ran from June 24
to Aug. 8, provided volunteer opportuni-
ties at garrison organizations, along with
financial and career guidance.
This year, more than 20 garrison orga-
nizations participated including the Pub-
lic Affairs Office, Visitor Control Center,
Pet Care Center, Thrift Shop, and post
chapels and libraries.
“This year was even better than last
year,” Miles said.
Fuhrman, who is the son of a DoD
civilian, was an intern at the Soldier and
Family Assistance Center. For one hour
every week, he taught wounded service
members how to play guitar. He also
“I really like it. The people who I work
with are very nice,” the Meuse Forest
In addition to the internship, partici-
pants also received tips on how to manage
their finances and how to translate their
volunteer experience into a paid job.
Virginia Brown, the volunteer supervi-
Teen Leadership Challenge
provides learning experience
sor, said she received positive feedback
from the participants.
“Many of the young people were
thrilled to participate,” she said. “Not
only was it a learning experience, but it
also enabled them to utilize their skills,
which can also be a benefit to them.”
The volunteers also organized their
own Family Action Plan Conference
focusing on issues that affect young peo-
ple on post.
Rothstein, Garrison Command Sgt.
Maj. Thomas J. Latter and then-incom-
ing Garrison Commander Col. Brian P.
Foley attended the daylong conference to
learn how the garrison can better serve
The young volunteers spoke about
issues such as resiliency and peer pres-
sure. They said they would like to see the
deadline for registering for Child, Youth
and School Services sports extended.
They also said they would like the gar-
rison to establish a sponsorship program
for youths new to Fort Meade to help
them acclimate to military life.
photo courtesy of army community service
Participants in the Commander’s 2nd Annual Teen Leadership Challenge engage in a
life skills exercise. The summer volunteer program, held June 24 to Aug. 8, provided
opportunities for community service at garrison organizations, along with financial
and career guidance. The program was open to volunteers ages 13 to 21.
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By Defense Commissary Agency
Public Affairs Division
FORT LEE, Va. — Military commis-
saries worldwide will return to normal
operating schedules the week of Aug.
18-24, said the director and CEO of the
Defense Commissary Agency.
The DeCA announcement comes in the
wake of the DoD’s decision on Aug. 6 to
curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce
from 11 to six days.
“This is welcome news for us all,”
Joseph H. Jeu said. “Our stores will return
to their regular schedules after [Saturday,]
August 17. I encourage our patrons to
check the DeCA website for their com-
missary’s operating hours.
“We recognize the disruption that fur-
loughs presented to our patrons as far as
access to their commissary benefit,” he
said. “We also understand the economic
hardships many of our employees faced
with the pay they lost during the furlough
The Defense Commissary Agency oper-
ates a worldwide chain of commissaries,
providing groceries to military personnel,
retirees and their families in a safe and
secure shopping environment.
Since July 8, the one-day-per-week
furloughs impacted all of DeCA’s more
than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees world-
With the end of furloughs, Jeu asked
that patrons be patient as product delivery
schedules return to normal.
“We will do everything possible to
ensure that our shelves are properly
stocked with the products our customers
want when they shop,” he said.
“However, there will be a short adjust-
ment period as our stores settle back into
their pre-furlough operating and delivery
Commissary customers can quickly
find out about changes to their local
store’s operating schedule by going to
commissaries.com, clicking on the “Loca-
tions” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing” to
locate their store, and clicking on “Local
To post comments and share news, pho-
tos and videos, visit www.facebook.com/
YourCommissary, DeCA’s Facebook page.
To see DeCA’s latest videos, visit you-
For news about DeCA for members
of the U.S. military, their families and
supporters, visit www.milpages.com/pages/
Commissaries return to normal operating hours
Staff Sgt. Joshua Santia-
go of Kimbrough Ambu-
latory Care Center and
Sgt. Christopher Shine of
the 781st Military Intel-
ligence Battalion enjoy an
800-foot-high ride above
As temperatures heated
up, service members in
the Fort Meade BOSS
program cooled off in
Ocean City on July 27 for
a full day of parasailing,
local seafood and souve-
The BOSS program is
open to all single, enlisted
service members of all
military branches. For
more information or to
become involved, contact
the Fort Meade BOSS
representative, Sgt. Cha-
tonna Powell, at chaton-
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Story and photo by Tina Miles
Public Affairs Office
780th Military Intelligence Brigade
The future of cyberspace operations
depends upon the technical superiority
and agility of our force, primarily signal
and military intelligence personnel.
In an effort to demonstrate that agility,
the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade
challenged Soldiers to demonstrate their
technical and tactical proficiencies at the
first Army Cyber Skills Challenge.
The ACSC was open to active-duty
Army cyber personnel and was held July
20 at McGill Training Center.
The ACSC was a collaboration among
the brigade’s warrant officers, most of
whom serve as cyberspace defense tech-
nicians supporting U.S. Cyber Com-
mand. They organized the event to chal-
lenge Soldiers technically and physically,
showcase the unique skills of the cyber
force, and promote camaraderie among
this small but elite group of cyber war-
“As a new brigade, we wanted to estab-
lish a tradition that teams our officers
and enlisted Soldiers, promoting unity
of effort and ultimately enabling mission
accomplishment,” said Chief Warrant
Officer 5 Al Mollenkopf, senior technical
advisor, 780th MI.
Mollenkopf spearheaded the event
with Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank
Col. Jennifer Buckner, commander of
the 780th MI, joined her team of warrant
officers for esprit de corps.
“Our highly skilled force presents a
different kind of combat power and
capability for the Army,” she said. “Tra-
ditional warrior skills’ competitions
won’t necessarily highlight their most
important and valued talents. This com-
petition has such great potential, show-
casing the best of our cyber warriors.
These Soldiers do it all.”
Competing Soldiers were required to
complete a series of both computer-
based and physical tests designed to test
the Soldiers’ mettle.
Among the physical challenges were
an Army Physical Fitness Test and sev-
eral cross-fit events.
“Being technically proficient is our
primary goal, but it means little if you
are too tired to concentrate or make
sound decisions,” said Chief Warrant
Officer 2 Walt Schell, one of the ACSC
cadre members. “We made a balanced
competition because we are looking for
cyber warriors who perform well under
At the heart of the challenge were the
four key technical events. Given a lim-
ited amount of time, using open source
tools and programming languages, par-
ticipants executed many cyber opera-
tions-style events. They included traffic
analysis (packet trace analysis); forensics
analysis of static files and images; pen-
testing events such as scanning, pro-
cess debugging, exploiting and pivoting
through vulnerable systems; and crafting
tools using scripting languages.
“Being ‘Army Strong’ implies being
‘Cyber Strong,’ which can be found
at the intersection of physically tough,
mentally strong and technically supe-
rior,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence
Hoke, command sergeant major, 780th
MI. “These Soldiers have demonstrated
mental toughness, technical agility and
physical fitness, the cornerstone of an
Army Soldier and our cyber force.”
The goal was to create a skills challenge
predicated upon the brigade leadership’s
focus on the total Soldier — that Soldiers
must train to stay operationally focused
and motivated while dealing with enor-
mous physical and mental exhaustion.
“This labyrinth of cyberspace helped
to create an environment that challenged
the participants from beginning to end,”
As the challenge progressed, several
competitors commented how difficult the
technical challenges became after mul-
tiple, intensive physical events detracted
from their ability to concentrate.
“A good challenge not only pushes
you, but has to keep your attention.
This event did more than that,” said
competitor Sgt. Daniel McCulloch, 781st
MI Battalion, 780th MI. “And I did bet-
ter than I anticipated I would. It was
really one of the best things I’ve done in
McCulloch’s wife, Casey McCulloch,
was among many family members sup-
porting Soldiers during the competi-
“After three years of marriage, this is
the first time our kids and I have been
able to see how my husband serves our
country,” she said. “We love getting to be
Army cyber challenge
tests Soldiers’ skills
his own little cheering section.”
The top three competitors were pre-
sented with awards and recognized by
Hoke; Brig. Gen. George Franz, director,
U.S. Cyber Command, National Mission
Force (Cyber Mission Force); and Brig.
Gen. Paul Nakasone, G3 (operations),
Army Cyber Command.
The first-place winner was a Soldier
who declined publication, but used the
hacker-handle “Able.” Staff Sgt. Chris
Smith placed second and Staff Sgt. Rich-
ard Harris placed third.
All three winners are from the 781st
Also competing were Sgt. 1st Class
William Spruill, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Har-
ris, Staff Sgt. Terrance Smith, Staff Sgt.
Peter Wolownik, Spc. John Hayden and
Spc. Adam Todd, all of the 781st MI, as
well as Staff Sgt. Anthony Howard of
the 704th MI.
The event also included one aspiring
cyber warrior, Sgt. Daniel Ulman, supply
specialist, 781st MI, who used the com-
petition to demonstrate his talent in the
hopes of reclassifying as a cryptologic
network warfare technician.
“It was exciting to be able to exercise
the [technical] skills that I’ve learned on
my own,” Ulman said. “I was honored
to compete with the other computer
What began as a non-traditional team-
building event for signal and MI war-
rant officers evolved into a competition
among the unit’s cyber operations spe-
cialists, and now promises to be a larger
event for the Army’s technically elite.
“In the future, we hope to broaden the
competitors to include a larger group,
including our joint service partners, as
well as expand the scope of the competi-
tion,” Buckner said.
Spc. Adam Todd assists Sgt. Daniel McCulloch with one of the technical challenges
during the Army Cyber Skills Challenge on July 20 at McGill Training Center, where
competing Soldiers had to complete a series of both computer-based and physical
tests designed to test the Soldiers’ mettle.
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Story and photo by Sgt. Amy Christopherson
704th Military Intelligence Brigade
After a week of fighting it out in
sports tournaments, Soldiers of the 704th
Military Intelligence Brigade invited their
family members to join them in an orga-
nizational day on Aug. 9 at Burba Lake,
where the Commander’s Cup trophy was
awarded to the winning battalion.
In the week leading up to Org Day,
teams from Headquarters and Head-
quarters Company, 741st MI and 742nd
MI battalions competed in softball, vol-
leyball, basketball, football and other
The day began with a brigade forma-
tion. Soldiers and family members then
made their way over to cheer on a tug-
Through the day, teams finished up
the football, volleyball and softball tour-
naments. The leaders relay race was the
final event as leaders raced around Burba
Lake, then competed in an egg race and
plotting points on a map.
“It was a good day of competition,
closing out a great week of competition,”
said Col. Anthony Hale, commander of
the 704th MI. “All the competing builds
esprit de corps and camaraderie, which
help us build a more resilient force.”
After the 741st MI placed first in the
track meet, football, soccer, softball and
volleyball, Hale awarded the battalion
with the Commander’s Cup.
For the youngsters, there was a bounce
house and inflatable slide as well as face
painting, coloring and children’s games.
The dunk tank also was popular, with
Soldier volunteers waiting to be sunk into
the tank of water when someone hit the
The event, which was hosted by 741st
MI, featured a roasted pig and hot dogs
and hamburgers with potato salad for
“It was a great cookout,” Hale said.
“And we had a very nice turnout from
spouses and children.”
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Thornton,
the brigade’s command sergeant major,
said Org Days are an important tradition
in the Army, not only to reinforce cama-
raderie within the unit.
“It’s important for the brigade to pro-
vide opportunities to get the families
involved,” Thornton said. “Families are
an integral part of everything we do. For
most of us, they’re the reason we do what
704th MI Brigade takes time out for summer fun
A team of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade competes in a game of
tug-of-war at the brigade’s organizational day on Aug. 9 at Burba Lake.
By Tony E. Davis
Operations Security Officer
What is geotagging?
A new function of many computing
devices — including smartphones, some
digital cameras and even portable game
systems in some cases — is the ability to
track your location to near-GPS preci-
While this feature is designed for “loca-
tion services,” which can be fun or useful,
it also presents a risk.
In particular, many devices add loca-
tion data to photos by default. Called
“geotagging,” the data becomes part of
the image file and goes wherever the
image goes. By uploading or sending
such images to the Internet, you may
have provided an adversary with critical
• Public sharing sites such as FlickrR
or GoogleT maps are public. An adver-
sary can search by location to see who
takes photos there and research the users
who took the photos.
• Even profiles that are set to “private”
could compromise photos if the privacy
controls are not set or used properly. The
hosting service itself could sell or lose
your data as well.
• Pictures taken at sensitive locations
can lead adversaries directly to supply
depots, command centers or our troops.
Pictures taken from home — often found
in the same user’s profile — can also paint
a target on friends and family.
• If many photos are available from the
same user or a collection of related users
(several people in the same military unit,
for example), the adversary may be able
to determine patterns of your activities.
What to do:
1. Be aware.
Now that you know about this capabil-
ity, think twice before taking and sending
photos. You can test to see if you have
geotagging capability by taking a photo
and checking properties in WindowsR
Vista or higher.
Some photo editors as well as several
custom programs allow for the viewing
and manipulation of location data.
• Evaluate the need.
Do you have a specific point or pur-
pose to tagging photos? If not, it’s far
simpler to disable the feature instead of
trying to remember to “clean the photos”
Instructions can be found by search-
ing for the model of your phone with the
keywords “disable” or “geotag.”
Even if posted briefly, photos can
enable the adversary to capture vital
information and record exact grid coor-
Rather than risking “forget-then-
regret,” consider disabling the feature,
thus avoiding the risk entirely.
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By Jason Bart
Legal Assistance Extern
Bedbugs are staging a comeback in
While not known to carry diseases,
bedbugs are both a legal and health
concern because exterminating them is
expensive; pesticides designed to elimi-
nate them may be misused; and bedbugs
are experts at migration and hiding.
Bedbugs are small (about the size
of an apple seed), reddish-brown, flat
insects that feed on the blood of sleeping
humans and animals. They can travel up
to 100 feet in one night, but usually live
within eight feet of where a food source
Signs of infestation include red, itchy
bites; tiny red or brown dots, or small
bloodstains on bedding; and a strong,
sweet odor in the room caused by bedbug
Several methods effectively detect bed-
bugs. The cheapest option is to visually
inspect mattresses, beds, box springs, fur-
niture and walls. Pay special attention to
seams of mattresses as well as crevices
The second option is to hire a trained
dog to sniff the house or apartment. This
option can be expensive, in the hundreds
of dollars. But it is generally more than
90 percent effective.
The most expensive and generally the
most effective option is to hire an exter-
minator to test for bedbugs. Professional
exterminators vary in quality, price and
familiarity with bedbug detection.
If you are the victim of a bedbug
infestation, there are several treatment
options available. Throw out used furni-
ture because it often contains bedbugs.
Eliminate clutter to remove any poten-
tial hiding places for bedbugs. Vacuum
crevices in walls, seams of mattresses and
other likely hiding places.
Immediately disposing of vacuum bags
in an outdoor trash can prevent re-infes-
tation. Purchase a bedbug-proof mattress
encasement or sealer.
Consider treating the room or house
with diatomaceous earth, a low-cost alter-
native to pesticides. While not as effective
as pesticides, diomataceous earth does
not have as many side effects.
Sprinkle diomataceous earth at the
base of walls and around beds to force
the bedbugs to walk through the dust to
get to their victim.
Chemical pesticides can be effective
if used according to their directions.
Improper use of chemicals can hurt
humans and pets, and can make bedbugs
Professional exterminators use heat
treatments or chemical treatments, which
can cost anywhere from several hundred
to several thousand dollars in total. Sev-
eral treatments likely will be required.
Documenting infestations is critically
important. Film the bedbugs on personal
possessions as they crawl from their hid-
ing place to their victim.
Capture bedbugs and store them in a
plastic bag or jar.
Call municipal or county offices to
find a health officer or building code
inspector who can identify the insects
you have caught as bedbugs, and get a
signed document identifying the insects
If you have visible bites, visit a doctor
who can identify the bites as bedbug bites
and get a signed document indicating the
bites were caused by bedbugs.
Maryland laws regarding whether
property owners, landlords or tenants
must pay for bedbug extermination vary
from county to county and even munici-
pality to municipality.
Generally, if the landlord can prove
that the tenant brought bedbugs into the
housing unit, the tenant must pay the
entire cost of the extermination.
Typically, the landlord pays the full cost
of extermination if the tenant can prove
that the bedbugs existed before the ten-
ant moved in; that the bedbugs migrated
to the tenant’s unit from another unit;
or that the bedbugs entered through a
structural defect in the unit.
Even if bedbugs enter a housing unit
from a common area, proving that some-
one other than the tenant caused the
bedbugs to be in the unit is difficult.
Because proving when and how bed-
bugs migrated to a particular place is
difficult and time-consuming, landlords
and tenants typically divide the extermi-
For more information, schedule an
appointment with a Fort Meade Legal
Assistance attorney at 301-677-9504 or
cause is tough to prove
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THAN TO RECEIVE
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what we get,
but we make a life by
what we give.”
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Aug. 6, Shoplifting: AAFES
loss prevention personnel at the
Exchange said she witnessed
the subject open a package of
stickers, remove the contents,
give the stickers to a small
child in a stroller and place the
package back on the shelf. She
then departed the store without
making proper payment.
Compiled by the Fort Meade
Directorate of Emergency Services
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who said Foley “brings a wonderful back-
ground and resume” to the position.
“He will be a wonderful commander,”
To select a new commander, a board ini-
tially convenes to review eligible candidates
across the Army rotating out their current
positions. Once the selection is made, the
board looks at the top officers and their
background to determine the best fit.
“Colonel Foley brings a wealth of com-
mand experiences, working on both the
installation side as well as operations,”
Buchanan said. “His unique experiences as
a signal officer will help him connect with the
customer units on the installation.”
A native of Blackstone, Mass., Foley was
awarded the Bronze Star Medal twice for
service in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
He entered the Army through the Reserve
Officers’ Training Corps on a four-year
scholarship to Worchester Polytechnic Insti-
tute and graduated in 1990 with a degree in
In 1988, Foley attended Army Airborne
By Lisa R. Rhodes
A cool breeze swept through McGla-
chlin Parade Field as Col. Brian P. Foley
assumed command of Fort Meade in a
change-of-command ceremony Aug. 8.
“Words cannot express how thankful I am
to have been afforded the opportunity to lead
the U.S. Army garrison here at Fort Meade,”
Foley said. “That honor has grown over the
past month as I have become more aware
of the strategic importance of this base as a
Department of Defense pre-eminent center
of information, intelligence and cyber opera-
tions and as a vital economic hub for the
great state of Maryland,” he said.
Foley accepted the reigns of leadership
from Col. Edward C. Rothstein who served
as garrison commander for two years. Roth-
stein will officially retire from the Army on
Feb. 28, 2014.
Foley comes to Fort Meade from the Pen-
tagon, where he had served as the coalition
branch chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The ceremony was attended by political
leaders, senior military officials, garrison
agency directors and staffers, service mem-
bers, and family members and friends of
Foley and Rothstein.
Guests included Rep. John Sarbanes;
Howard County Executive Kenneth Ulman;
Maryland State Del. Steven Schuh; Lt.
Gen. Mark Bowman, director, Command,
Control, Communications and Computers/
Cyber and chief information officer for the
Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; Maj.
Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding gen-
eral of Joint Force Headquarters-National
Capital Region and the Military District of
Washington; and Maj. Gen. Kevin Wendel,
commanding general, First Army Division
“This is an absolutely critical installation,
not just for our country’s defense but for
the region in terms of Fort Meade being an
economic engine,” Sarbanes said.
Teens who participated in the Command-
er’s Second Annual Teen Leadership Chal-
lenge, a volunteer program initiated by Roth-
stein, also attended the event.
The ceremony’s keynote speaker was
Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director, central
region, Installation Management Command,
Col. Brian P. Foley takes
command of garrison
photos by nate pesce
Thomas Schoenbeck, director, central region, Installation Management Command, passes the change of colors to incoming
Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley during the change-of-command ceremony on Aug. 8.
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School at Fort Benning, Ga., where he
trained to parachute from airplanes. He
later gave up his air assault slot to work in
communications for the Signal Corps with
the Branch Detail Program in Air Defense
Artillery. Foley graduated from the Air
Defense Officer Basic Course at Fort Bliss,
Texas, in 1991.
His career then led him to Germany and a
deployment to Saudi Arabia to guard the air-
port outside Riyadh from Saddam Hussein.
From 1997 to 2001, Foley went on to serve
with the Special Operations Command at
Fort Bragg, N.C., where he earned a mas-
ter’s degree in business administration from
Webster University in 2000. He deployed to
Afghanistan in 2002, serving with the 50th
He later deployed in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom from 2009 to 2010 to run
the OIF communications network. Prior to
serving at the Pentagon, Foley attended the
National Defense University at Fort McNair
in Washington, D.C., and the National War
The 45-minute change-of-command cere-
mony began with the singing of the National
Anthem by Staff Sgt. Randall Wight of the
U.S. Army Field Band, and the invocation by
Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Carl Rau.
A bouquet of red roses was presented to
Rothstein’s wife, Audrey. Flowers and a gift
also were presented to their teenage children,
Emily and Sam.
A bouquet of yellow flowers was pre-
sented to Foley’s wife, Lisa Marie, and his
mother Suzanne. A coin was given to the
couple’s 5-year-old son Liam Scott.
Schoenbeck credited Rothstein for his
leadership in implementing programs focus-
ing on readiness and resiliency. He called
the soon-to-open Army Wellness Center “a
During a time of declining budgets, Roth-
stein “expertly provided services to support
and secure the customer base here at Fort
Meade,” Schoenbeck said.
In addition, Schoenbeck said, Rothstein
“built lasting relationships with local, state
and federal” authorities, and “spearheaded
innovative programs that will lead Fort
Meade will into the future.”
In welcoming the new commander,
Schoenbeck said Foley “is ideally suited to
lead this garrison and take over those initia-
tives that have been started, and come up
with new and innovative ways to partner to
get things done here on the base.”
In his remarks, Rothstein thanked his
family and credited the business and commu-
nity organizations; state and regional politi-
cal leaders; garrison tenants; and unit com-
manders for his success as a commander.
“I wish you the best of luck,” Rothstein
said to Foley. “Embrace every moment with
Foley pledged to sustain and improve
the infrastructure and services that support
the garrison’s tenant organizations, and he
pledged to continue to partner and collabo-
rate with state representatives for the benefit
of the installation.
“Members of the Team Meade garrison,
thank you for the pride and professionalism
you exhibit every day,” Foley said. “We have
a busy time ahead of us.”
Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein; Thomas Schoenbeck,
director, central region, Installation Management Command; and incoming Garrison
Commander Col. Brian P. Foley salute the colors during the National Anthem on Aug.
8. Rothstein relinquished command to Foley in a 45-minute ceremony at McGlachlin
After the ceremony, Walt Townshend of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
chats with Liam Foley, 5, while his father Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley
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By Brandon Bieltz
Anxiously waiting for raffle numbers to be
called out, Fort Meade Police Lt. Jon McLeese
sat on a stool in the back of the McGlach-
lin Parade Field gazebo during last week’s
National Night Out.
An elaborate plan to propose to his girl-
friend of five years was about to come to frui-
tion. But McLeese was nervous that the plan
would go awry and it wouldn’t be his girlfriend
who would be announced as the winner of the
“I never had a doubt that she’d say yes, but
else being there and just making sure I didn’t
have to put some 5-year-old kid off the stage
because he has the same ticket,”McLeese said.
“I knew I gave her the right ticket because I
tore the tip of it. But in my head I’m think-
ing, ‘Did I give her the right ticket? Is there
another number that happens to be that same
number in the crowd?’I was just nervous about
With the help of friends, co-workers and
National Night Out organizers, McLeese and
Raven Wiggins became engaged during the
annual popular event held Aug. 6.
Wedding plans are being worked out, but
McLeese said the ceremony will be held in
Alabama sometime next summer.
Emergency Services, McLeese decided to pop
the question at National Night Out because of
the large crowd the event draws each year.
“I wanted to do it big, I wanted to do
something grand,”McLeese said. “I was trying
to think of an event to do it at, and I know at
National Night Out we always get a really large
turnout. It’s usually a big spectacle.
“Being as I work in a police department, I
can control and get access to things I probably
couldn’t get access to like the DJ, and be able
to time it out right.”
McLeese also knew he wanted to ask Wig-
gins to marry him through a raffle. Initially, the
raffle prize was to be a large box with a ring
box inside. Instead, he decided the prize would
be an envelope with photos of the couple and
a written proposal on top.
While the general concept was fleshed out
prior to National Night Out, McLeese said
the details were worked out on the day of the
event with Corvias Military Housing helping
him obtain raffle tickets and Fort Meade Fire
Chief Wray Kinsely offering to announce the
winning raffle numbers.
To draw Wiggins to the event, McLeese told
Police lieutenant proposes to girlfriend during National Night Out
her he would be receiving an award during
National Night Out. The registered nurse took
At the event, Wiggins was given the winning
raffle ticket — something, McLeese said, she
Around 7:30 p.m., the DJ asked all attend-
ees with raffle tickets to come up to the gazebo
for the drawing.
Wiggins, of course, held the winning num-
bers. As she opened the envelope, McLeese was
down on one knee when she looked up.
Wiggins said. “I think it was pretty clever.”
The proposal, McLeese said, went smoothly
minus one hiccup caused by a microphone
malfunction — the plan was accidentally dis-
cussed on the speaker system.
“For whatever reason, it only played on the
speakers on the center of the field,” McLeese
said. “Everybody on the center of the field
heard it. She, thank God, was behind the
speakers, close to the front. So she didn’t hear
it. That was the biggest snafu.”
is shocked after
from Police Lt.
Jon McLeese at
Out. McLeese, the
with the Directorate
the proposal that
involved a rigged
Wiggins opens her
raffle prize — a
proposal — during
Out on Aug. 6 at
Field. Police Lt. Jon
to Wiggins, his
girlfriend of five
years, during the
Spc. Laura Phillippe
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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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-677-5602.
Anyone with debts owed to or by the
estate of Staff Sgt. Stacey M. Hammond
must contact 2nd Lt. Jevgenijs Salama-
tovs, the Summary Court Officer for the
Hammond passed away at her home in
Altoona, Pa., on July 24.
To reach Salamatovs, call 202-321-2347
or email email@example.com.
Grand Prix jobs
BCM Solutions Incorporated is
seeking to hire service members to work
12-hour shifts at the Grand Prix of
Baltimore Indy Car Race from Aug. 27-
Day and overnight shifts are available.
Pay is $10 an hour.
All applicants must be at least 18
years old with a reliable cell phone and
transportation, as well as a photo ID.
To apply, email a resume with
a copy of a valid U.S. ID to
Community Job Fair
A Community Job Fair will be held
Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club
Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.
The job fair is open to the public.
Come early; anticipate lines. Bring
resumes. Dress for success.
A free shuttle service will be available
to the parking lot.
For more information, go to
Square Dance Club
The Swinging Squares Square Dance
Club, which just celebrated its 34th
anniversary, dances the third and fifth
Saturday of the month from September
to the end of May at Meade Middle
The first dance of the 2013-14 season
will be Sept. 21 from 7:30-10 p.m.
Admission is $6. Square dance attire is
For fun, fellowship and exercise, try
this modern, western square-dancing.
Dance classes are held Thursday
nights at 7:30 p.m. at Meade Middle
School, starting Sept. 19.
Each class costs $6. The first two
classes are free.
For more information, call Darlene
at 410-519-2536 (voice); 410-868-5050
(text), or Carl at 410-271-8776 (voice/
New worship service
The new 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-
The next Karaoke Night is today
from 7-10 p.m. in the 11th Frame
Lounge at the Lanes.
The event is held the third Thursday
of the month.
For more information, call 301-677-
5541 or visit ftmeademwr.com.
Right Arm Night
Bring co-workers to Right Arm
Night on Aug. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at Club
The event features free food, music
and prizes and is open to all ranks and
services, and all military and DoD/NSA
Units may reserve tables at 301-677-
The Army Air Force Exchange
Service and Proctor and Gamble
have teamed up to give five Exchange
shoppers the opportunity to “clean
up” in the “Free Tide for a Year”
Authorized shoppers can enter
through Aug. 29 at Exchange stores
worldwide for the opportunity to win
one of five $1,500 Exchange gift cards.
Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
Winners will be announced on or about
For more information, visit
OSC Super Sign-Up
The Fort Meade Officers’ Spouses’
Club will host a Super Sign-Up for
Membership on Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m.
at Midway Commons Neighborhood
Meet some new friends and find out
what the OSC is all about.
For more information, email
Individuals interested in participating
in Jummah prayers on Fort Meade
should call 301-677-1301.
Fort Meade has a room available
at Argonne Hills Chapel Center, 7100
The community also is seeking
individuals who would like to join in a
morning prayer on Fridays.
Little Meade Mustangs Preschool
Program is open to children ages 3 1/2-
5 years old at Meade High School.
The program runs from mid-October
to mid-May, three days per week.
Tuition is $30 per semester.
Applications are available in Meade
High School’s main office.
For more information, email Rebecca
Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded Legal Education
The Office of the Judge Advocate
General is accepting applications for the
Army’s Funded Legal Education Program.
Under this program, the Army
projects sending up to 25 active-duty
commissioned officers to law school at
government expense. Selected officers will
attend law school beginning the fall of
2014 and will remain on active duty while
attending law school.
Interested officers should review
Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (Judge Advocate
General’s Funded Legal Education
Program) to determine their eligibility.
This program is open to commissioned
officers in the rank of second lieutenant
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summer concert seriesThe U.S. Army Field Band Summer Concert Series will be presented today
and Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park.
• Today: The Jazz Ambassadors will perform.
• Aug. 24: All components of the Army Field Band — Jazz Ambassadors,
The Volunteers, The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus — will perform the
finale concert featuring the “1812 Overture.”
For more information, call 301-677-6586 or visit armyfieldband.com.
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Community News Notes
through captain. Applicants must have
at least two years, but not more than six
years, of total active federal service at the
time legal training begins.
Eligibility is governed by statute (10
U.S.C. 2004) and is nonwaivable.
Eligible officers interested in applying
should immediately register for the earliest
offering of the Law School Admission
Applicants must send their request
through command channels, including the
officer’s branch manager at AHRC, with a
copy furnished to the Office of the Judge
Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT
(Yvonne Caron, Room 2B517), 2200 Army
Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 20310.
The application must be received by
Nov. 1. Submission well in advance of the
deadline is advised.
For more information, call Maj. Nate
Hummel, the Fort Meade deputy staff
judge advocate, at 301-677-9023.
Career classes, programs
Army Community Service and the Fleet
and Family Support Center offer free
classes at the Community Readiness Center,
830 Chisholm Ave., to DoD identification
cardholders, including active-duty service
members, retirees and their family members,
DoD civilian employees and contractors.
Registration is required for each class.
• Meet Greet: Today, 4 p.m.
• Common Sense Parenting, Aug. 23,
11:30 a.m. To register, call 301-677-7836.
• Anger Management: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.
• Transition Assistance Program: Monday
to Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Medical records review: Appointment
required at 301-677-9017.
For more information, call ACS at 301-
677-5590 or the Fleet Center at 301-677-
The Financial Readiness Program
and Employment Readiness Program at
Army Community Service is offering the
following free classes at the Community
Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,
to DoD identification cardholders,
including active-duty service members,
retirees and their family members, DoD
civilian employees and contractors.
Registration is required.
• Job Search Strategies: Tuesday, 9 a.m.
• Credit Score and Reports: Tuesday,
• Identity Theft: Aug. 22, 1 p.m.
To register or for more information,
call ACS at 301-677-5590.
Donate school supplies
Epes Dental Clinic is sponsoring a
School Supply Drive through Friday.
Drop off supplies at Epes Dental
Clinic, 8472 Simonds St.
All supplies will be donated to
Army Community Service, which will
distribute them to Fort Meade military
families in need of help.
For more information, call Nicole
Ferris at 301-677-6078.
The Joshua Generation Youth
Young Adult Ministries the AHCC
Parent Support Group of Argonne Hills
Chapel Center is offering “Explosion
2013: Living on the EDGE and
Becoming Effective Disciples for God
Every Day” on Friday and Saturday at 7
p.m. at Argonne Hills, 7100 Rockenbach
The event is open to all ages and will
• Friday night: Pastor Kashonna
Holland, i5 Church
• Saturday night: Pastor Christopher
Dillard, Fresh Start Church
Guests include the Spirit Wings Dance
Company, Omega Psi Phi Minister
Christina Parks, Corey Wilkerson, the
Rev. Rodney Tarpley, David Salmon and
the IMPAC Mime Ministry.
The event also will feature free style
illustration, robotics animation, mimes,
liturgical dance, tap, poetry and a fashion
Requested donation: Adult socks
and slipper socks to benefit Knollwood
For more information, call Minister
Sabrina Barber at 301-452-2923; Vicky
Thompson at 410-529-2631; Susan Banks
at 410-551-5056; or Alicia Butler at 410-
Volunteer guitarist needed
The Fort Meade Teen Center has an
opening for a volunteer guitarist to head
the guitar club.
If you are interested in working with
teens in grades nine through 12 to help
them hone their musical talents, call the
Teen Center at 301-677-6054.
Club Midnight for grades nine to
12 will be held Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to
12:30 a.m. at the Teen Center.
The event is an “end-of-summer jam.”
Cost is $2 for registered members of
Child, Youth and School Services and
$3 for guests.
For more information, go to
A “School’s Back Block Party” for
grades six to eight will be held Aug. 23
from 3-6 p.m. at the Youth Center.
The event is free for registered
CYSS members. Cost is $2 for a guest
accompanied by a CYSS member.
The event will feature games and
music. The snack bar will be open.
For more information, go to
Child, Youth and School Services will
offer Grilling Chilling for grades six
to eight on Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the
The event features grilled hot dogs
and burgers, salads, chips and music.
Cost is $5.
For more information, go to
• Maryland State Fair will be held
Aug. 23-Sept. 6 at the Maryland
State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road,
Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for
seniors age 62 and older; $3 for children
ages 6 to 11; and free for ages 5 and
younger. Rides are individually priced.
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Anatomy of Sports Program
By Melissa Brachfeld
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Play a sport? Stay off the sidelines by learning how your body works at the
National Museum of Health and Medicine’s second Anatomy of Sports pro-
The free event will be held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on NMHM’s
front lawn at 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring.
Visitors will learn about key muscle groups to improve performance while pre-
venting injuries. Medical illustrators will paint on the bodies of athletes in order
to show the key muscles and bone structures used to play their sports.
While that is happening, physical therapists will explain how those muscles and
bones allow the athlete to run, jump and throw. They also will discuss common
sports injuries and ways they can be prevented.
The final activity will be an anatomical art demonstration that will illustrate
how a horse and rider’s bodies must work together to achieve maximum perfor-
This year, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft, who played for the Washington
Redskins and the Buffalo Bills, will take part in Anatomy of Sports. Draft will
represent the Chris Draft Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works
to help families lead healthier lives through exercise and wellness.
Other participating athletes will include a swimmer, cyclist and volleyball
“We are excited to host this unique opportunity for visitors to learn about
anatomy in a dynamic and visual way,” said Andrea Schierkolk, NMHM’s public
Participants include the University of Maryland’s Department of Physical
Therapy and Rehabilitation Science as well as medical illustrators representing
the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the Association of Medical Illus-
For more information, call 301-319-3303.
For information about NMHM, including directions and parking, go to medical-
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Community News Notes Movies
A ticket is required for all fairgoers
age 3 and older for concerts held in the
Events include: “Battle of the Beast”
Bull Riding Barrel Racing, Aug. 26
at 7 p.m.; Swifty Swine Racing and
Swimming Pig Show, Aug. 23-Sept.
2, at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.,
6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Three Days
Grace performing Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.;
thoroughbred horseracing, Aug. 23-Sept.
2; professional chainsaw sculptors; and
“Milk It Yourself” — learn to milk a
cow for a small donation.
For a complete schedule and more
information, visit marylandstatefair.com.
• The Bowie Baysox will offer an evening
of wine and baseball presented by Bordeleau
on Friday at Prince George’s Stadium as
the Baysox take on the Richmond Flying
Squirrels beginning at 6:05 p.m. with the
completion of a suspended game.
The event includes suite seating for the
game; small-plate food sampling; and five, 4-
ounce tastings of offered Bordeleau wines.
Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m. Food
sampling will be served from 6-7:30 p.m.
A cash bar for additional glasses will be
Tickets cost $45 for the Bordeleau Wine
Pairing Dinner and $40 for Baysox ticket
For more information or to order tickets,
call Jake Seils at 301-464-4890.
• Leisure Travel Services is offering its
next monthly bus trip to New York City
on Sept. 7 and Oct. 5, with discounts to
attractions. Bus cost is $55. For more
information, call 301-677-7354 or visit
• 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. The next meeting
is Monday. For more information, email
• Retired Enlisted Association meets
the third Tuesday of the month from
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant,
1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next
meeting is Tuesday. For more information,
visit trea.org or call Elliott Phillips, the local
president, at 443-790-3805 or Arthur R.
Cooper, past national president, at 443-336-
• Society of Military Widows meets for
brunch the fourth Sunday of the month
at 1 p.m. at the Lanes. The next meeting is
Aug. 25. For more information, call Betty
Jones at 410-730-0127.
• 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 Aug. 26. For more
information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica
Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
• Single Parent Support Group meets the
second and fourth Monday of the month
from 6 to 8 p.m. at School Age Services,
1900 Reece Road. The next meeting is Aug.
26. Free child care will be provided on site.
For more information, email Kimberly.
• Bully Proofing Support Group meets
the second and fourth Monday of the
month from 4 to 5 p.m. at Potomac Place
Neighborhood Center. The next meeting
is Aug. 26. The group is geared for
parents of children ages 5 to 12. For more
information, email Kimberly.d.mckay6.ctr@
• Air Force Sergeants Association
Chapter 254 meets the fourth Wednesday
of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the
multipurpose room of Building 9801 at the
National Security Agency. The next meeting
is Aug. 28. For more information, call 443-
534-5170 or visit afsa254.org.
• Women’s Empowerment Group meets
every Wednesday 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 violence.
Location is only disclosed to participants.
To register, call Tina Gauth, victim
advocate, at 301-677-4117 or Samantha
Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124.
• Military Council for Catholic Women
is open to all women ages 18 and older
for prayer, faith, fellowship and service at
the Main Post Chapel. Mother’s Prayer
Apologetics 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 Beth
Wright, president, at bethwright826@
hotmail.com or call 305-240-1559.
• Fort Meade Homeschool Co-op
meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at 1900
Reece Road. For more information, call
Kelli Stricker at 410-674-0297 or email
• 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
Tom Johnston at pack377_cm@yahoo.
com or Committee Chairperson Elizabeth
Johnston 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
• 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
• 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 Sept. 14. Active-duty, Reserve
and retired members of the U.S. Navy,
Marine Corps and Coast Guard are invited.
The organization’s annual picnic will be
held Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All
members and guests are invited.
For more information, call 410-761-7046
• Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by
the Garrison Chaplain’s Office, is held the
first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at
the Conference Center.
The next breakfast is Sept. 5.
All Fort Meade employees, family
members, and civilian and military
personnel are invited. There is no cost for
the buffet; donations are optional.
For more information, call 301-677-6703
or email email@example.com.
• 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 Sept. 5. 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 Sept.
5. For more information, visit namiaac.org.
• Enlisted Spouses Club meets the second
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
Midway Commons Neighborhood Center.
The next meeting is Sept. 9. For more
information, visit ftmeadeesc.org or email
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 Wednesdays to Saturdays at
6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
NEW PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults
(12 and older) and $3 for children. 3D Movies:
$7.50 adults, $5 children.
Today through Sept. 1
Today, Saturday Sunday: “Despicable Me 2”
(PG). Former villain Gru and his new partner
hunt a nefarious bad guy. With Steve Carell,
Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. (3D)
Friday: “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” (R).
Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison
Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart deliv-
ers material from his 2012 “Let Me Explain”
Wednesday Aug. 24: “The Lone Ranger” (PG-
13). A masked lawman and a spirit warrior join
forces to fight villains. With Johnny Depp, Armie
Hammer, William Fichtner.
Aug. 22, 25: “Pacific Rim” (PG-13). Humans
pilot giant robots as a means of defense against
monstrous creatures. With Charlie Hunnam,
Rinko Kukuchi, Idris Elba. (3D)
Aug. 23: “Grown Ups 2” (PG-13). Lenny (Adam
Sandler) relocates his family back to the small
town where he and his friends grew up. With
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock.
Aug. 28, 31: “Turbo” (PG). A snail attains the
power of super speed, and pursues his dream
of becoming a racer. With Ryan Reynolds, Paul
Giamatti, Michael Peña. (3D)
Aug. 29, Sept. 1: “R.I.P.D.” (PG-13). From the
great beyond, a cop joins a team of spirit law-
men. With Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin
Aug. 30: “The Conjuring” (PG-13). Paranormal
investigators confront a demonic entity. With
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor.
http://www.ftmeade.army.mil18 SOUNDOFF! August 15, 2013
Soundoff! will run stories on service
members preparing to compete in the 2014
Winter Olympic Games in February.
Story and photo by Tim Hipps
U.S. Army Installation Management
CALGARY, Canada — Capt. Chris Fogt
of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Pro-
gram snapped Olympic gold medalist Steve
Langton’s four-year stranglehold on the top
spot at the U.S. men’s Bobsled National
Push Championships on Aug. 1 at the Cana-
dian Ice House.
Fogt, a 2010 Olympian from Alpine,
Utah, topped the field by 0.042 seconds and
established an Ice House standard for fastest
push from the brakes position. Langton, of
Melrose, Mass., maintained the fastest push
time from the right side of the sled.
The athletes were clocked in pushing sleds
off the starting line three times: twice from
either side of the sled and once from the
brake position. Their best side and brake
position times were combined to establish
the final results.
The athletes’ sights are set on Sochi, Rus-
sia, site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,
scheduled for Feb. 7-23.
Fogt’s cumulative time was 9.971 seconds.
Langton’s was 10.013.
“Steve and I were teammates at the 2010
Olympics, and he’s my best friend in the
sport,” Fogt said. “He’s won this competi-
tion four times, and it gives me something
to work toward. He gave me a high five
at the start, said good luck, and is a true
“This isn’t a one-man sport; it’s a team
sport. You want everyone to do his best.
That’s why I love the U.S. team. You would
think it would be cutthroat, but it’s not at
“Everyone is cheering each other on, and
it’s such a great atmosphere. We are such a
great unit this year, and we hope all of our
sleds are on the podium come Sochi.”
Abe Morlu, a former member of Switzer-
land’s national team now living in Phoenix,
was third at 10.222 seconds. WCAP Staff
Sgt. Nathan Weber finished fourth with a
10.241 clocking, followed by 2010 Olympic
gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz (10.247) of
Shelby, Neb., and Johnny Quinn (10.247) of
“It’s incredible to see how well everyone is
performing this early in the season,” Lang-
ton said. “We have the best athletes in the
world, and we have athletes that work the
hardest in the world. Put those two together
and we’re unbeatable.”
Olympic gold medalist Sgt. Justin Olsen,
a U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program
bobsledder from San Antonio, did not com-
pete because of a minor injury, but still holds
the record push time from the left side of
“The U.S. team now owns the Canadian
Ice House track record from the right side, left
side and brakes,” Team USA men’s bobsled
coach Brian Shimer said. “This is going to be
a special year. It feels pretty good to be the
coach of such a talented team.”
the event because of injury.
Despite deploying to Iraq for a year after
competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter
Games, Fogt credited the Army for prolong-
ing his bobsled career.
“There is no way I would be as successful
in this sport without the military’s support,”
said Fogt, 30, a native of Orange Park, Fla.
“I feel like the Army’s training and experience
has made me mentally strong and drives me
to excel. Being around Soldiers, both in and
out of the World Class Athlete Program,
always inspires me to strive for excellence
and, not to be too cliché, to be Army Strong
“I was back at square one after my deploy-
ment and I had to make my way back on the
team [for the 2012 World Championships],”
Fogt said. “I’m fortunate that the WCAP has
allowed me to train full time over the last two
years, and now I’m seeing those results.”
Fogt teamed with Cory Butner for a
career-best, ninth-place finish in the two-man
event at the 2012 Bobsled World Champion-
ships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
“Having a unit like WCAP behind me has
greatly increased my chances of making the
USA team in 2014,” Fogt said. “They are
always there to offer support and have given
me access to the best training environment
possible. Being able to talk to and draw on
the experience of other Soldier-athlete Olym-
pians is priceless.
“Another vital role that WCAP plays is
providing the guidance, resources, and coun-
seling that allows us to transition back to our
regular units as seamlessly as possible.”
Fogt has been to the Olympics and has
deployed to support Operation Iraqi Free-
dom. He would cherish becoming a two-time
Olympian as a Soldier-athlete.
“I try and apply the warrior ethos and
mentality of never quitting or accepting
defeat in my training and competitions.
...,” Fogt said. “I’m representing the most
powerful and respected organization in the
world. I need to reflect that in the way I
present myself, train and perform.”
Army officer wins national bobsled push title
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Capt. Chris Fogt (left), beside
former WCAP bobsled driver Sgt. John Napier, won the 2013 U.S. men’s National
Bobsled Push Championship on Aug. 1 in Calgary, Canada. The event established
Fogt as a solid contender to make Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in
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Intramural football meeting
A coaches meeting for intramural football will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at
Murphy Field House
Those interested in forming an active-duty team must send a representative
to the meeting.
For more information, call 301-677-5822.
The Exceptional Family Member program is sponsoring its monthly bowling
event Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lanes.
Exceptional family members will receive a free game and shoe rental. Other
family members will receive discounted games and shoe rental.
To register, call LaToya Travis at 301-677-4473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Fan Fair 5K and 1 Mile Walk
The installation’s annual Run Series continues Sept. 21 with a Football Fan
Fair 5K and 1 Mile Walk at 8 a.m. at Constitution Park.
The pre-registration cost for individuals is $15. Cost on the day of the run is
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.
All pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.
To pre-register, go to www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=46037
For more information, call 301-677-3867.
For more Fort Meade sports, visit quickscores.com/ftmeadesports.
Division I: Navy Operations Information Command Maryland defeated the
Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, 21-16
Division II: The 7th Intelligence Squadron Tigers defeated the Keelhaulers, 14-4
For a complete bracket of the playoff tournament, go to quickscores.com/
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.
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Credit for military experience
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