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Pentagon Division holds annual inspection By Andrew Revelos

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The Pentagon Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps held its annual inspection Jan. 19 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in a ceremony that also featured promotions, awards and an impressive drill team exhibition. The inspection was conducted by Cmdr. Elvis Mikel, executive officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac and the ceremony’s guest speaker. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps are sea servicesthemed organizations for young people ages 10 to 18 that emphasize community service, teamwork, citizenship and discipline. Naval Support Activity South Potomac hosts Pentagon Division for its monthly drill weekends and activities. “Thank you everyone for inviting me to this event today and allowing me to participate in the inspection,” Mikel told the instructors, cadets and parents. “NSA South Potomac has a long

Anchors Away! The Pentagon Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps sing the familiar tune as they march in for their annual inspection Jan. 19 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. history of supporting the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps. We’re very happy that you have chosen to

meet, train and to have your events here at Dahlgren. It brings a lot to the base. All of the active duty personnel love seeing the young faces,

the enthusiasm. It really puts a smile on our faces as we go through our day to see you interest when you come aboard. We’ve very

proud of [Pentagon Division].” Mikel praised Pentagon Division for the qualities it helps instill in young people. “It is vitally important that organizations like the Sea Cadets help foster leadership abilities, broaden horizons, provide hands-on training, and bring young men and women and their families information about maritime life and seagoing skills,” he said. “It’s [also] a lot of fun. The patriotism, courage and self-reliance they teach is vitally important for young people as they grow up and become the citizens we all need them to be.” Inspections offer important lessons about achieving success in life, Mikel told the cadets. “One thing in life that you’ll learn, something that is illustrated by the inspection, is attention to detail. That’s one of the first things you learn in the military: If you can focus and complete all the small tasks, the large tasks

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Navy senior technologist honored with Defense Medal

From NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs

Chris O’Donnell, a senior technologist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD), received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in the Pentagon, Jan. 10. The Executive Secretary of the Warfighter Senior Integration Group, Andrew Hunter, presented O’Donnell the medal, which is the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s highest level career medaled award. O’Donnell, who began his career in 1984 at NSWC IHEODTD, was recognized for his work while on assignment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistic, as Senior Technical Analyst. The award - signed by

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall - recognized O’Donnell for, “. rapidly facilitating the resolution of joint urgent operational needs from United States commanders in Afghanistan. His direct support to the Executive Secretary of the Warfighter Senior Integration Group greatly helped achieve the Senior Integration Group’s mission of facilitating agile and rapid responses to combatant commander urgent operational requirements.” O’Donnell’s analysis helped lead needed retrograde of U.S. troop equipment in Afghanistan, and his support of the Senior Integration Group helped save lives and ensure mission success for deployed warfighters worldwide. “I am truly humbled to receive this honor, but I couldn’t have achieved it without the experience I gained in supporting the

U.S. Army photo by Mr. Leroy Council

The Executive Secretary of the Warfighter Senior Integration Group, Mr. Andrew Hunter presents the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award to Mr. Christopher O’Donnell during a luncheon and award ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. on January 10. joint service EOD community,” said O’Donnell. “The contacts I built up over the years and knowledge of a wide range of technologies were critical in quickly identifying solutions and field-

ing critically needed equipment. I’m lucky to have a career doing exactly what I love to do - getting warfighters game-changing capabilities, using rapid acquisition concepts. That’s my passion,

and it is always an exciting challenge. Knowing I helped save lives of both U.S. and Afghan forces makes it very rewarding.” NSWC IHEODTD is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command and part of the Department of the Navy’s science and engineering enterprise. We are the leader in energetics, energetic materials, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) knowledge, tools, equipment. Our Division focuses on the research, development, test, evaluation, in-service support, and disposal of energetics and energetic systems as well as works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.


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From left to right, Tyler Lewis, Madeline Hessler and Daniel Grigg, all members of the Pentagon Division of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, perform drill movements during Pentagon’s Division’s annual inspection Jan. 19. Along with fellow cadet Shawn Blandford (not pictured), the team put on an impressive performance.

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tend to take care of themselves. That’s what the personnel inspection does. it helps focus your attention on the details and helps accomplish the mission. That is a skill that will serve you as you go through life.” Mikel thanked instructors and parents for their efforts supporting Pentagon Division. “I’d like to thank the adult leadership, the officers of the unit, for providing the activities and organization. Without them, this would not be possible. I’d also like to thank the family members-the mothers, the fathers, the uncles, the aunts, the grandparents-who help support the event program. Without your support at home, that success wouldn’t be there. Thank you for your support.” The positive impacts of the program were evident during the inspection itself, as the young people stood in formation in crisp uniforms that they prepared themselves. “Cadets, you look great, sound great, you’ve got confidence and that will help take you a long way in your fu-

ture,” Mikel told the young people. “Well done.” Benjamin, a 10-year old member of the Navy League Cadet Corps, admitted he was a little nervous “at first” about standing his first-ever inspection. “After we practiced a few times, it wasn’t that bad,” he said. The parents of other 10-year olds might be surprised at the skills Benjamin learned and used to prepare for the inspection. “For the inspection, I washed my shirt, dried it and then ironed it,” he said. “My pants already had creases in them, so they were okay. I got a lint roller and rolled all my clothes.” Benjamin’s mom, Liana Jones, said he decided to get good grades, stay physically fit and develop his foreign language skills at a young age so he could one day join the Navy. “He said he could give two years to his country and they could pay for his college,” she said. “So [Benjamin] has a plan. He was very excited to join the Sea Cadets.” Benjamin’s first five months with the Pentagon Division has been an inspiration. “It gives him structure,” said Jones.

Valentine Cupid Raids

These cuddly bears area available at Crafttech at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The bears and other romantic gifts will be delivered on Valentine’s Day to lucky recipients across the base as part of the Cupid Raids. For more information, please stop by the Craftech office or call them at 540-653-1730.

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Cmdr. Elvis Mikel, left, executive officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac, inspects Benjamin Jones, right, a member of the Pentagon Division Navy League Cadet Corps, during Pentagon Division’s annual inspection Jan. 19 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Jones, 10 years old, was “a little nervous” about the inspection, but preparation helped him and other cadets pass.” “It’s something he looks forward to every month. He’s dead tired when he gets home on Sunday after drill weekend, but he can’t wait to tell me everything that he did.” Jones said she’s proud of Benjamin and appreciates the skills and motivated attitude he’s developed with the Pentagon Division. “He actually puts his stuff from the Sea Cadets away,” she said, smiling. “Not his regular clothes yet, but we’re working on that little by little. He can actually clean up his shoes. He’s also learning how to work as a team. He likes the challenges and he’s thriving on this.”

King George Alert Changes

King George County is launching a new KGALERT system. The new system will offer many new features including improved Verizon Wireless text message delivery. In order to continue to receive alerts, you must go to and click on Sign Up For Alerts to create a new account. When choosing what alerts you’d like to receive, click the blue plus signs to expand menus for many message options, including receiving information on NSF Dahlgren. The current KGALERT system will eventually be phased out. During this transition period, alerts will be sent out on both systems. You must sign up for a new account to continue to receive KG Alerts. If you are having difficulty, you may email or call 540-775-8900.

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IH welcomes new Liberty Center coordinator By Andrew Revelos

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Riders Needed for Vanpool from commuter lot at the corner of Houser Dr. and Rt. 208 in Spotsylvania. Depart 6 a.m., arrive on base 7 a.m. Depart base at 4 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., 3 p.m. on Fri. Drops at both sides of the base. Contact Nick Sunshine, 540-653-3816. Rider wanted for 7-passenger vanpool. Departs F’burg/Gordon Rd Commuter lot at 7AM. Departs NSWCDD/Dahlgren at 4:30PM. Transportation Incentive Program System (TIPS) qualified van. Contact Antonio at (540) 653-1512 Rider seeks rideshare from La Plata to Indian Head. Call Louie, 276-971-9837 Employee moving to either Fredericksburg, Va. or Maryland is in need of commute to NSF Dahlgren. Ideal commuting arrangement would be transportation that could pick-up and drop-off at or close to place of residence. Please call for more information, Sheila 214-529-3690. Starting a Van Pool, 7-passenger van, departs NLT at 6:35 a.m. from Fieldhouse/ Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs 7:15 a.m. to 3:45p.m.; Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:15p.m. Call Cheng at 540653-5909. A-Gate commuter wanted only.

The new Liberty Center coordinator at Naval Support Facility Indian Head hasn’t let power outages and winter weather stop her from creating some exciting events for Marines and Sailors assigned to the base. On the job for less than two weeks, Alice Gilliland is already planning a Super Bowl Party for Feb. 2, a trip to Arundel Mills on Feb. 5, a video game contest Feb. 13, a poker and wing night on Feb. 19 and a ski trip on Feb. 22. The daughter and granddaughter of Navy officers, Gilliland’s experience as a military child helped underscore both the challenges of military life and the importance of rest and recreation for service members. The Annapolis native began working at Naval Support Activity Annapolis while attending Towson University; after graduation, Gilliland returned as a recreation aid and a volunteer at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library. The latter position gave

Gilliland, an enthusiastic reader and history buff, a front-row seat to some very unique historical documents. Neither the academy records of a midshipman who later became a president, nor the autopsy records of John Paul Jones were the most interesting things she encountered, however. “I was going through an oversize collection and in one drawer, I saw framed letters,” she said. “One was from Alexander Hamilton and the next one from George Washington. I wasn’t sure they were real or if anyone knew they were back there. When I told [the library staff], they had no idea. It was really cool.” While NSF Indian Head is not quite so historic, Gilliland said her experiences on base have been positive and she looks forward to learning more about the Marines and Sailors assigned to the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, her largest group of customers. “Everyone seems really nice,” she said. “I’m really excited to learn more about

Alice Gilliland, Liberty Center coordinator at Naval Support Facility Indian Head. what the Marines and Sailors are looking forward to doing. These guys seem very excited to try new things and I’m excited to be able to take them on different trips, not just to go places, but to gain an experience or new skills. I want to grow the sense of community at the Liberty Center here.” Gilliland plans to use her familiarity with the region to help guide new Liberty Center excursions. “I’m familiar with what Washington and Baltimore have to offer and I’m looking forward to showing the Marines and Sailors,” she said. Gilliland’s goal is to en-

courage young service members to try new things, while also offering them a welcoming, familiar refuge. “Even though the military has a support system, it can be challenging to be away from your family,” she said. “With the Liberty Center, you want it to be a home away from home, where [service members] can relax in a stress-free environment, watch a movie, play a video game and maybe forget about their tough job for a little while.” Though Gilliland is still learning her new base and new customers, working at the Liberty Center and with other likeminded Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees has already proven rewarding. “Recreation is always a fun area to work,” said Gilliland. “Recreation is enjoyment and we’re all about bringing joy to others. Whoever we’re working for, it’s about fun.” For more information about upcoming events at the NSF Indian Head Liberty Center, call 301-744-4524.

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Van/carpool desired from any rideshare parking area or Reston Town Center. Depart between 6 to 7a.m., return from Indian Head between 4 to 5 p.m. Call Moses, 301743-4180. Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7a.m. to 4:30p.m., but hours can be negotiated. 703-909-3380.

Want to start a carpool? Need riders? “Commuter Clearinghouse” is a source for information on carpools or vanpools that already exist and need passengers, as well as a place for employees to advertise to start a carpool or vanpool. Whether you already operate a carpool or vanpool and are open to accepting new riders or need drivers, or if you are looking for a carpool or vanpool, provide us with information that might help you find or start a commuter opportunity, such as, where you will need to commute from and to, preferred schedule and contact information. You can send your information via e-mail to nsasp_pao_dlgr@ or contact our office toll free at 866-359-5540, or DSN 249-8153, or 540-653-8153.

Concrete slabs have been poured at Secondary Nodal Plant #1. Concrete for SNP #3 is ready to be poured, followed by SNP #8. Metal building construction is due to start this week at SNP #4, followed by SNP #1. Surcharge has been placed at Primary Nodal Plant #1 (Strauss Plant). Concrete work at PNP #1 should start the first week of March. Underground utility work continues at all locations.

FREDERICKSBURG RIDESHARING GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that assists persons who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in Dahlgren among other employment sites. connect.html.

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Base Happenings Dahlgren ASBP Blood Drive

The Armed Services Blood Program will hold their first blood drive of the year on Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Bldg. 1470 Conference Room. Blood collected benefits military members and their families at home, overseas, in harm’s way and recovering from injuries. Give our troops the gift of life - give blood! Make your appointment online at using sponsor code NSF. We love walk-ins as well!

Legal Appointments at NSF Dahlgren

Legal appointments are available on Feb. 4 for military members, their families and military retirees at NSF Dahlgren. Estate planning, landlord/tenant issues and powers of attorney are available through the Legal Dept. For an appointment, call (301) 3427510.

VITA Tax Preparation Available

VITA volunteers are trained and ready to prepare your tax returns! This free service is available to all active duty military, their families, and retired military and their families. The official start date for preparing taxes will be January 27; appointments are being accepted now. To schedule an appointment, call Fleet and Family at 540-653-1839.

DMV2Go at NSF Dahlgren

The DMV2Go Van will be at NSF Dahlgren at the Parade Field Pavilion parking lot several times during 2014. This year’s scheduled dates are: March 6 & 7; May 19; July 17 and 18; Sept 9; Nov 20 & 21. Be sure to bring all necessary documents to take care of your DMV transactions and save yourself the time and headache of visiting a large DMV office!

Aegis Way Road Closure

Beginning Wednesday, January 8, Aegis Way will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. due to safety concerns. The closure is to accommodate work being done by Dominion Virginia Power and will last for approximately four weeks. A message will be sent when Aegis Way returns to normal operations.

Indian Head T&J Barbeque truck at Indian Head and Stump Neck

Come enjoy delicious T&J Barbeque at NSF Indian Head on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to the library, and at the NSF Indian Head Stump Neck Annex on Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to Building 2195. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact Andrew Revelos at 540-653-6012 or email

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Dahlgren Museum opens doors to the public By Gary Wagner Dahlgren Heritage Foundation The Dahlgren Heritage Museum is set to open its doors to the public for the first time on a regular operating schedule. Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, the museum will be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. The museum is operated by the non-profit Dahlgren Heritage Foundation to showcase and help preserve the history, traditions, heritage and culture of the United States Navy and other Department of Defense activities located at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va. In addition to establishing and operating the Dahlgren Heritage Mu-

Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, the Dahlgren Heritage Museum will be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. seum, the foundation supports the long-term preservation efforts and educational activities associated with sharing the stories and interpreting the U.S. military’s physical, technical, intellectual and social contributions to King George County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation. “This is our initial attempt to establish regular hours at the museum,” comments Susan Prien, administrative officer for the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.

“Our hope is to be able to expand our hours as we are able to bring on additional volunteers to help staff the museum,” she explains. A one-hour training seminar for volunteers to serve as docents at the museum is currently being offered on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5-6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 12 noon-1 p.m. Any adult interested in volunteering to serve as a docent (a person who leads tours especially through a museum or art gallery) is invited to attend the training, which will be conducted at the Dahlgren Museum. The Dahlgren Heritage Museum is located in the former Virginia Gateway Visitor Center on Hwy. 301 in King George, Va., adjacent to Wayside Park on the Potomac River. The street address for the museum is 3540 James Madison Hwy., King George, Va. 22485.

NSWC IHEODTD team helps establish U.S. production source for critical energetics material From NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division’s (NSWC IHEODTD) TATB [triamino-trinitrobenzene] project team members earned recognition from Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) leadership, Dec. 5. The TATB Working Group received a Letter of Appreciation from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for the multi-Department/multiService/industry effort to establish a U.S. production source of the energetics material. “TATB is a crucial material for DoD as it is used in many booster and fuzing systems for missiles, bombs, and artillery warheads,” said Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall in his Letter of Appreciation. “For decades, there had not been a continental United States source of the material, and the United Kingdom source had not produced the material for nearly 10 years. DoD had been forced to utilize stockpile material that Department of Energy had available, which had been nearly exhausted prior to the TATB project team’s efforts.”

Multiple production scale batches of the essential material have now been successfully produced, meeting both DoD and DoE specifications. Additional booster formulations have been formulated with the TATB, and met all requirements. In the NNSA Award of Excellence signed by Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Donald Cook, the TATB team was commended for, “.flawlessly executing this project through optimizing the knowledge, capabilities, and expertise of the DOE and DoD national laboratories, production sites, and federal program management.” NSWC IHEODTD is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, part of the Department of the Navy’s science and engineering enterprise, and the DoD Energetics Center of Excellence. We are the leader in energetics, energetic materials, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) knowledge, tools, equipment. Our Division focuses on the research, development, test, evaluation, in-service support, and disposal of energetics and energetic systems as well as works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.

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MWR Highlights

Movie Theater

Weight Loss Challenge

Aquatics Center 540-653-8088

Heart Health Month

February 1 – 28 Eligible patrons include all with base access. In honor of American Heart Health month, the Dahlgren Aquatics Center is offering buy one; get one half-off Aqua Aerobics classes! All daily, punch cards and monthly passes included. For more information, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-653-8088.

Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327

Youth Learn to Bowl

February 1 from 2 - 4 p.m. Eligible patrons include all children, ages 5 to 12, with base access. Cost: $7.50 per child, which includes two games and shoes. Bowling instruction will be provided for those learning to bowl! Please register at Cannonball Lanes. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.


January 31st – April 25th Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $20, which includes a 10 punch group exercise card and Mission Nutrition Meal Builder. This challenge will require you to lose weight at a healthy pace. Ideally, participants will have a BMI of 26 or higher on January 31st to join the challenge. You will be required to weigh in every Friday. A prize will be awarded on the last Friday in the month for a weight loss that averages ½% to 2% weight loss per week. Weight loss of more than 2% per week will result in being unable to continue the challenge. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

Liberty Center 540-653-7277

Super Bowl Party

February 2 from 3 p.m. to end of game - FREE Open to Liberty Center patrons only, E1- E6 single/unaccompanied active duty Military. Come over to the Liberty Center and cheer for your pick to win in the Super Bowl. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Fredericksburg Movie Trip

February 7 (Van leaves at 5 p.m.) Open to Liberty Center patrons only. Go into Fredericksburg for the night and see a movie with Liberty! Please signup in advance at the Liberty Center. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.


Cupids Raids

February 14 Eligible patrons include all with base access. Give your family, friends and co-workers a smile this Valentine’s Day. Choose from a variety of gifts available! Deliveries will be made on base ONLY, on Friday, February 14th. For more information, please stop by the Craftech office or call them at 540-653-1730.

One-on-One Computer Help

February 4 by appointment only FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. Need help with a certain computer program? Don’t know where to start? Sign up for a 30 minute, one-on-one session at the library, to work on whatever you’d like. Please call today to make your appointment for Tuesday. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

Fitness Center 540-653-8580

Ballet / Jazz & Tap Classes

Registration is going on now. (Classes run from February 3rd - April 17th.) Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $50 for Military, $60 for Civilians. Children ages 5-9 will learn a combination of ballet and tap technique. Children and teens, ages 10-18, will focus on building technique, using the foundation of jazz and tap. All classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays. Class times are: ages 5-6, 6 - 6:50 p.m.; ages 7-9, 7 - 7:50 p.m.; ages 1018, 8 - 8:50 p.m. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

Friday, January 31st - 7 p.m. Saving Mr. Banks, PG-13 Saturday, February 1st - 7 p.m. American Hustle, R Friday, February 7th - 7 p.m. Grudge Match, PG-13 Saturday, February 8th - 2 p.m. Walking with Dinosaurs, PG Saturday, February 8th - 7 p.m. The Legend of Hercules PG-13

Stars & Strikes Bowling Center Open Bowling


Open Bowling Fridays from 5 - 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 5 - 9 p.m. Party rental hours available Saturday and Sunday. Cost (per game): Military $2/Civilian $3. Shoe Rental: $1 Lunchtime Bowling - Stop by Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunchtime fun!


NFL Bench Press Competition

General Library


February 1 from 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. Join us at the library as we learn about computers! Computer Basics will be taught from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Creating a Website and Using Analytics will be taught from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Creating a Website class will require some basic familiarity with drag and drop features. Please register by January 30th. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

Price of Shows Civilians - $5 AD, Retired, Reserve, Family Members (E7 - above) $4 AD, Reserve, Family Members (E6 - below) - $2.50 Child (6-11) - $2; Child (5 and under) - Free Tickets for a movie shown in 3-D are an additional $1

Weight House Fitness Center

General Library Digital Learning Day

540-653-7336 Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings



Second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 2:30 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. FREE. Enjoy a story and craft! For more information, call the General Library at 301-744-6649.

Computer Assistance

The first Monday of each month by appointment. Eligible patrons include all with base access. FREE Need help with a certain computer program? Don’t know where to start? Sign up for a 30 minute one on one session. For more information, call the General Library at 301-744-6649.

Valentine’s Day Party

February 13 from 4 - 5 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. FREE. Make a Valentine’s Day card and craft and enjoy some snacks. For more information, call the General Library at 301-744-6649.

Information, Tickets & Tours 301-744-4850

Discount Tickets

Take advantage of the winter weather! Stop by or call for more information. Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic February 8 & 9 - $19 each at the Baltimore Arena Great Wolf Lodge June 13 & 14 (2 night stay) $468 Aug 2 (1 night stay) $234 Dec 13 (1 night stay) $234 All other weekends are $255 per night when purchased through ITT.

Free for all participants. The NFL Bench Press Competition (Indian Head vs. Dahlgren) will take place during the last week of January. Sign up the 27th-31st and see how many reps you can lift of a pre-set weight. Prizes will be given to 1st place in each weight category. For more information, call the Weight House Fitness Center at 301-744-4661.

Basketball Tournament

Free for all military, $5 for all eligible patrons. Tem registrations are our for the 5v5 Basketball Tournament that will be held in early March. For more information, call the Weight House Fitness Center at 301-744-4661.

Happy Hearts 5K Partner Race

Free for military, $5 for all others. Friday, February 14 starting at 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Register any time prior to race. For more information, call the Weight House Fitness Center at 301-744-4661.

Power House Meet

Free for Military, $25 for all other eligible patrons. Lifters are gearing up for the Power House Meet scheduled for Friday, February 28th. The meet will consist of a squat, bench and dead lift for both male and female divisions of varying weight classes. For more information, call the Weight House Fitness Center at 301-744-4661.

Liberty Center Events

301-744-4478/4260 For information about upcoming events at the Liberty Center, call the center or email your Liberty Coordinator at for details.

February Events:

2nd Super Bowl Party 5th Dave and Buster’s Trip 11th Chipotle Tuesday 13th Xbox One/PS3 contest with prizes 19th Wing Wednesday/Poker Tournament 22nd Paintball Trip

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Community Notes Dahlgren

EOD Warrior Foundation Polar Bear Plunge

If you think you are brave enough to endure the icy waters of the Rappahannock River in the middle of winter, join us in this fun event for the EOD Warrior Foundation! Along with our plunge, we will also be having our very popular and entertaining costume contest with awards for Best Male, Best Female, Best Group (up to 8), Most Patriotic, Funniest and Crowd Favorite. February 8, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; admission $25 to $75. For more information, call 540- 847-9792 or email beth.

Support Colonial Beach Schools

On Sunday, January 5, the old Colonial Beach High School building, which was currently serving as school storage, was destroyed in a fire. This included the destruction of all school and office supplies for the school system. Donations are needed to assist Colonial Beach students with supplies for the rest of the

school year. The school district is in desperate need of any type of school supplies, office supplies, copy paper, etc. Anyone connected with school divisions, they are also in need of some classroom tests or practice tests. Mr. Andrew Hipple (Principal, CBHS) is the POC for all donations. He can be reached at email: or phone 804.224.7166 during school hours. Checks payable to Colonial Beach Schools can be sent to: Colonial Beach High School, 100 First Street, Colonial Beach Virginia 22443. Donations can also be dropped at the King George Journal office on Rt. 3 in King George.

UMW Spring Professional Development Courses

Registration is open for our spring professional development courses. Courses currently scheduled are: *Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam prep course *Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) PHR/ SPHR Certification Exam prep course

Both courses start in February, and run for 10 weeks. Please visit for course dates, locations, and registration information.

Indian Head Winter Tea with My Doll and Me

Sunday February 9, 2013 from 1:00- 3:00 pm at Archbishop Neale School 104 Port Tobacco Road La Plata, Maryland. Please bring a special doll or stuffed animal to enjoy a cup of tea, a few assorted finger sandwiches and a sweet treat with. We will have several American Girl Dolls on a silent Auction and Disney Park Hopper tickets for raffle to be drawn. Tickets will be $15 for children and $20 for adults. Please contact ansallamericangirltea@ for table reservations as seating is limited. Or call 301-399-9651 for more information.

January Arts at CSM

CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Dystopias (Curated by Yikui Gu). Jan. 17-March 14, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Featuring the artwork of Yikui Gu (painter), Colleen Rudolf (sculptor and installation artist) and Pete Zebley (mixed-media). Gallery talk with Colleen Rudolph to take place at noon, Feb. 4. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. CSM Children’s Theatre: Anansi. 7 p.m., Jan. 31, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. An original play written by CSM theatre students. Spend an evening with Anansi the Spider, one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. $7 adults/seniors, $5 youth (high school and below). For tickets, contact the box office at or call 301-934-7828.

Registration for Middle School Basketball Leagues

Middle school students can now register to play in the high school basketball preparatory league. This league is designed to allow middle school students who have dreams of playing high school basketball an opportunity to play against their peers. There will be an eight game regular season with playoffs. Players can only play at the middle school community center that they currently attend. Students attending private school must play for the center in their appropriate school zone. Practice is estimated to start the week of March 11. This program is open to all students in grades six through eight for the 2013-2014 school year. Divisions include the following: Sixth grade boys; Seventh grade boys; Eighth grade boys and Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls. Registration fee is $90 (or $75 if registered by Feb. 16). The registration deadline is March 2. Save $15 if you register by February 16. Register online at For more information, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, ext 5152. For information on other programs offered by Community Services, visit our website at, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Those citizens with special needs please contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Snakehead Naming Contest

The Charles County Commissioners invite citizens to participate in a Snakehead Naming Contest. Beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 7, go online to snakehead-naming-contest and submit ideas for a new and improved name for the snakehead fish. Only one submission per individual will be accepted. Entries must be submitted no later than Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014 11:59 p.m. EST. Prizes will be awarded to three individuals whose entries receive the most votes. The final, winning name will be sent to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in hopes that the state will consider the name as the snakehead’s new, “official” name.

Help Wanted!


Citizen Volunteers are a valuable part of the decision making process. The Town of La Plata is looking for members of the community who are dedicated to helping form the future of La Plata. If you are motivated to making a difference in your community, you are invited to apply for a position on one of the various Boards, Commissions and Committees. For more information, please visit the town’s website at: http://www.

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