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April 4, 2014


NSF Dahlgren Joint Land Use Study holds public forum By Andrew Revelos

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The first of four public forums on the Joint Land Use Study for Naval Support Facility Dahlgren was held at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus on March 25. The JLUS is an ongoing project that brings NSF Dahlgren and neighboring communities together to enhance and preserve the communities’ quality of life, while preventing encroachment on base activities. The goal is to organize compatible land use in the region and create balance between the needs of the Navy and the localities that border its installations in Dahlgren. Funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment and study sponsor King George County, the project includes Westmoreland County and the Town of Colonial Beach in Virginia, as well as Charles County and St. Mary’s County in Maryland.

The first public forum presented an overview of the study and surveyed citizens’ concerns on number of topics related to NSF Dahlgren, including traffic, noise, environmental issues and safety concerns. The topics related not only to NSF Dahlgren itself, but also to the base’s Pumpkin Neck Annex and Potomac River Test Range. “I’d like to thank all of you for coming out,” said Dale Sisson, chairman (at large) of the King George County Board of Supervisors. “I look forward to the public’s input and involvement in the [JLUS] process.” Public input will feature prominently in the study, along with guidance from policy and technical advisory committees comprised of community and military leaders. King George County selected Matrix Design Group to conduct the JLUS. The firm has facilitated dozens of similar JLUS projects for communities and military

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Nancy Schertler, a resident of Charles County, Md., comments on the Joint Land Use Study for Naval Support Facility Dahlgren at a public forum March 25 at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus. The goal of the study is to help align the land use needs of the communities around NSF Dahlgren with the base and its activities. installations across the country. Mike Hrapla, vice president of Matrix Design Group and project manager for the NSF Dahlgren JLUS,

discussed the study and emphasized the diverse issues that arise from diverse geographies and military missions. “There is no one study that looks alike,” he

said. “[Every JLUS] is tailored and specific to the community.” To help guide the Dahlgren study and identify specific concerns from the citizens in attendance, Hrapla asked attendees several questions and tallied their answers on electronic devices given to participants. The results showed that most participants were longtime residents of King George County, had lived there for several years and were generally familiar with NSF Dahlgren. Among the other areas of concern the survey examined was the availability of affordable housing in the area. Thirty-three percent of respondents said there is a shortage of apartments in the area, with a slightly fewer expressing concern about a shortage of workforce housing. Traffic and congestion were other issues the survey

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National President of ‘Federally Employed Women’ joins Navy Women’s History Month Celebration By John Joyce NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Clara Barton, Madeline Albright and Allie Latimer. Recalling each woman by name, Michelle Crockett - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s (NSWCDD) National Women’s History Month Celebration 2014 keynote speaker - reminisced over their impact on the nation. “American history would not be complete without the recognition of women - they earned this right,” Crockett, National President of Federally Employed Women (FEW), told the military and civilian audience celebrating the contributions women made throughout history while

working toward full equality in the United States. Barton founded the American Red Cross Society in 1881, an organization still helping people in need today. Serving as its first president, she directed relief work for the victims of disasters. Albright served as the first female U.S. Secretary of State. Nominated by President Bill Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she was sworn in as the 64th Secretary of State on Jan. 23, 1997. Albright also served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President’s Cabinet and National Security Council. Latimer was the founder and a president of the Federally Employed Women - a

private organization that works as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the federal government. This includes contact with Congress to encourage progressive legislation. In his opening remarks at the March 20 event, NSWCDD Commander Capt. Brian Durant recounted the actions of Navy women, including those serving under his command. He also recalled each Navy uniformed and civilian woman by name - Adm. Michelle Howard, Capt. Stephanie Douglas, Michelle Bailey and Houra Rais. As a father of three daughters, Durant said the event’s recognition of women is very important to him and many who want

their daughters to have good women role models in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Over his 21-year career, the NSWCDD commander saw women overcome obstacles preventing service aboard a combatant ship, submarine, and as a pilot. He recounted that Rais, an NSWCDDD scientist, was nationally recognized by the National Women’s History Project for her efforts in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection research, benefitting warfighters and the nation. Durant spoke about Adm. Howard - currently the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy and the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy - as a positive role model

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Michelle Crockett, the Federally Employed Women program’s national president, reviews her “10 Principles for Brilliant Women” at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s National Women’s History Month Observance in March. who opened doors and removed barriers for women. Howard became the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy in 1999 when she assumed command of USS

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Friday, April 4, 2014

NSASP Police Department supports Pentagon Division Sea Cadets By Andrew Revelos Police officers assigned to Naval Support Activity South Potomac brought smiles and skills to members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps Pentagon Division during the cadets’ drill weekend March 22 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The officers began the day by leading the cadets through some challenging fitness and teambuilding exercises. Later, the cadets participated in exercises designed to enhance their knowledge of firearms safety in the VirTra Systems training simulator and teach them some basic law enforcement skills. “The cadets learned about the need for physical fitness,” said Teresa Crater, ensign and executive officer of Pentagon Division. “They also learned the need to work together as a team to achieve their goals. They learn about the need for self- control, thinking before you act, and the consequences of your actions. They take away the things they learn here and can apply them to other areas in their lives. The shooting is fun, but they get so much more out of the drill.” The Sea Cadets program emphasizes a number of important life skills to its young members, including teamwork, knowledge, physical fitness and community service, qualities that are also

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Cpl. Bryan Mason, a police officer assigned to Naval Support Activity South Potomac, leads exercises for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps Pentagon Division during their drill weekend at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on March 22. Pentagon Division is looking for adult volunteers to help them continue making a positive difference in the lives of young people. embraced by the law enforcement community. “I learned teamwork, [the importance of] staying together and to not leave anyone behind,” said Sean Blandford, 15, an enthusiastic member of Pentagon Division who would like to one day join the Marine Corps. While training with NSASP police was fun for Blandford, it was only one of many events with the Sea Cadets that he has found satisfying. “I enjoy [the feeling of] accomplishment I get from things like the Sea Cadet boot

All together now: U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps Pentagon Division members help each other across an obstacle course during their drill weekend March 22 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Police officers from Naval camp, you feel good about Support Activity South Potomac supported the event and emphasized the yourself,” he said. “You wear importance of teamwork.

a uniform and people feel proud of what you do. I’ve made a lot of friends here. Every single one of these guys are my friends. We all stick together; it’s a brotherhood and sisterhood.” “I liked [the training],” added Jonathan Kosnoski, 17, a Sea Cadet in the Pentagon Division who also plans to join the Marines. “We got to breach doors-that was my favorite part of the whole thing. I love doing this kind of stuff.”

Kosnoski enjoys the training he receives as a member of the Sea Cadets, in particular, leadership training. “And it’s a lot of fun with these guys,” he said. The cadets themselves weren’t the only ones who value the training. Christinia Hale, a mom with two children in the Pentagon Division, said the program gives her children “leadership, structure and a vision outside of themselves.”

“This program isn’t just about gearing into the military,” she said. “It gives them a view of the community and the world. There are options and structure and it stresses the importance of education, of working together.” Hale said she appreciated they way cadets can interact with each other and grow together. “They’re looking up to their older peers,” said Hale. “Very quickly they’re

mentoring younger peers that are coming up behind them. So they’re very naturally able to assume a leadership role without direct judgment. Peers can often learn a lot more from themselves and from each other than anything their parents or teachers can tell them. It’s also a very active program. We put the kids in a

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Fair Winds and Following Seas, Carol Sparbel!

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Capt. Pete Nette, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac, presents Carol Sparbel, information and referral assistant at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren’s Fleet and Family Support Center, with her retirement certificate March 21. Sparbel has been a much-beloved figure at the office for 18 years, as both a government employee and a contractor. Though she “doesn’t like the limelight,” Nette praised Sparbel for the outstanding service she provided countless service members and their families through the years. Caring defined Sparbel’s career and she plans to continue lending her talents to several community organizations as a volunteer. For all you have done and for all you will continue to do, thank you Carol!

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Registration now open for the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler By Dawn Sykulla MWR Marketing

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. 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, 301-7434180. 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. 703909-3380.

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.

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. www. connect.html.

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. - Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) is excited to announce that registration has officially opened for the 3rd Annual Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and 11th Annual Navy 5-Miler, presented by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)! This race has been voted one of “The Year’s Best Half Marathons” by Runner’s World Magazine! The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Team will welcome thousands of participants to run in our Nation’s Capital on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Online registration is now open for two races, the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and the Navy 5 Miler (5 miles) at Runners, both military affiliated and civilian, of all experience levels will start and finish the race in the shadow of the Washington Monument. The USATF-certified course travels by all of the iconic Washington, D.C. memorials and stretches to include the East and West Potomac Parks and the scenic Rock Creek Parkway. All Half Marathon finishers will re-

ceive a medal as they cross the finish line. Navy 5 Miler finishers will receive a military coin as a tribute to our military tradition of acknowledging special achievements. An awards ceremony will take place immediately following the race at the Washington Monument. Awards include the top three male and female, master male and master female, as well as wounded warrior male and female finishers in both races. Team categories will also be awarded to the top three teams in the Military Challenge, Corporate Challenge and Open Challenge for both distances. Register now at for the lowest rates and use the promo code “14EBird” for an additional $5 off the registration fee (expires April 12, 2014). Be sure to share the promo code with family and friends. For the half-marathon, individual entry fees begin at $80 for military and $90 for civilians through May 31. From June 1-July 31, the fee is $90 for military and $100 for civilians. From August 1 until online registration closes, the military fee is $100 and $110 for civilians. The 5 Miler individual entry fees begin at $45 for military and $50 for civilians through May 31, increasing to $50 for military and $55 for civilians from

June 1-July 31. From August 1 until online registration closes, the fee is $55 for military and $60 for civilians. Teams may also register online for the Half Marathon or 5 Miler at no additional charge. There is a timed and scored team competition and a most participant’s team challenge. The timed and scored team competition requires a minimum of four members to score, one being female, with a maximum of eight members per team. The most participant’s team challenge is a fun, informal challenge to encourage esprit de corps among different groups. Additional amenities to race weekend will include a Packet Pick-Up and EXPO on Saturday, September 13. The EXPO will feature various vendors offering great deals on clothing, shoes, accessories and other hot items! Register today for the best deal and get ready to Prepare, Execute and Achieve! For more race information please visit www.navyairforcehalfmarathon. com. Stay connected with special promotions and more through our social media:, and

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examined. Thirty-six percent said they are concerned about traffic at B Gate; 33 percent said the same for the Main Gate. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they are very concerned about safety in the vicinity of the base and its activities; 20 percent said they are somewhat concerned, 33 percent said they are slightly concerned and 20 percent are not concerned at all. A majority concluded that noise was only occasionally a nuisance (35 per-

cent) or not at all (39 percent). While most respondents (45 percent) said they are unconcerned about the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Dahlgren, 16 percent said they are significantly concerned. During a question and answer phase, citizens discussed and expanded on those issues. Several worried that increasing development near the Potomac River Test Range near Swan Point, Md., could encroach on base operations. Another said that increasing traffic around the base was causing

undue wear roads near the installation. Others discussed how base amenities, such as the pool, have been off-limits to the public in recent years due to increased security measures on base. Hrapla thanked participants for contributing their thoughts and said their input would guide his team as they arrange the next public meeting. The South Potomac Pilot will announce the next NSF Dahlgren JLUS public forum when the date becomes available. For more information, visit

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Rushmore (LSD 47). In 2009, she commanded Task Force 151, Multinational Counter-Piracy Operations and Task Force 51, Expeditionary Forces. Douglas and Bailey are among the women leaders Durant worked for and admired. Douglas was the first female executive officer of the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility in Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan. She became the first female commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and the Japan Regional Maintenance Center in

Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan. Bailey started out as a clerk-typist and became a member of the senior executive service as a Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command deputy chief engineer. Durant challenged all in the Aegis Training and Readiness Center auditorium to get involved in their communities or schools to inspire young women and become a mentor. Crocket reviewed her “10 Principles for Brilliant Women”. Brilliant women will make a pact; imagine it; know when to keep your opinion to yourself; get a thick skin

and take risk; know your role and develop a game plan; question that voice inside that says, ‘I’m not ready,’ and be prepared; don’t wait for your ‘Oscar,’ praise, and recognition; filter advice; claim your career independence and challenge yourself; and let other women know how brilliant they are. “You should always be aware that there are obstacles on the road to success,” said Crocket, adding that as Federally Employed Women’s national president, she is able to nurture her passion for employee rights in federal service.

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Base Happenings

Friday, April 4, 2014

Midshipmen tour NSWCDD

Dahlgren SAPR Month Movies and Discussions

Dahlgren Fleet and Family Support Center. “Open Window, “April 11 (Friday), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; “The General’s Daughter,” April 18 (Friday), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; “The Accused,” April 23 (Wednesday), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These movies are graphic in nature and may be disturbing to some viewers.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for May 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. If you have an old or worn American flag that needs to be respectfully retired, please contact Dennis Markle at (540) 623-0167 or by email at to arrange collection.

Support the NSASP Navy Ball

The NSASP Navy Birthday Ball Donut sales has two fundraisers scheduled to benefit this year’s event. Buy Krispy Kreme donuts on Thursday, April 17 at various locations across the base at NSF Dahlgren. You can also order an Easter Baskets of all kinds. The NSASP Navy Ball Committee is also seeking volunteers to help support the ball. For more information or to order a basket, visit www.

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.

Indian Head ‘Treasures’ Thrift Store Needs Donations

The Indian Head Thrift Store “Treasures” is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. Donations of gently used items are currently being accepted.

T&J Barbeque truck at IH and Stump Neck

Enjoy delicious T&J Barbeque at NSF Indian Head on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to the library, and at the NSF Indian Head Stump Neck Annex on Tuesday, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to Building 2195.

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U.S. Navy photo

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen gather in front of the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) during their tour of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on March 20. In addition to the EMRG facility, the midshipmen and faculty from the USNA Weapons & Systems Engineering Department toured the Potomac River Test Range and the Directed Energy Warfare Office. NSWCDD engineers briefed the midshipmen on technologies similar to what they’re studying in their final year at the U.S. Naval Academy - technology they’ll be using in the very near future as Marine Corps or Navy officers.


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school and in a classroom for 30 hours a week reading books and listening; it’s a different role to actually get them out and engaged with each other in a positive, supervised environment.” At the end of the event, NSASP police officers praised the cadets for exhibiting many of those skills. “Good job,” said Capt. Steve Mullen, instructor at the NSASP Police Department, told the group. “We had some fun

in there. But remember teamwork; that is what we were trying to instill in you this morning. No one is left behind and no one person is greater than the team.” “You guys worked great as a team,” added Stan Chizuk, assistant chief of police for NSASP. “You were very professional and it was great having you guys.” The cadets and their mentors thanked the NSASP police officers for their support. “Chief [Bob] Brooks and his team are absolutely the best with the cadets,” said Crater. “They come out prepared to push

the cadets hard and they expect results. Some of our cadets have drilled with them a couple of times now. They never get tired of it. The NSASP’s police department has been wonderful to work with and we cannot thank them enough.”

Pentagon Division needs adult volunteers

All of the good things the Pentagon Division of the Sea Cadets do are only possible because of the tireless support the division receives from volunteers. Right now, there is a need for responsible adults

to lend their time and skills to Pentagon Division. “Volunteers are what make this program work,” said Crater. “Adult volunteers do not have to necessarily have a military background. Adult instructors and officers do a number of jobs from administration to teaching. Generally one can expect to give time on the drill weekends which are once a month. Anyone interested in more information can check out the sea cadet website at or they can email us directly at pentagondivision@gmail. com.”

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Friday, April 4, 2014


MWR Highlights

Movie Theater

ment to read to and pet a furry friend. Please register at the library in advance. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

National Library Week - FREE

Aquatics Center 540-653-8088

Wet & Wild Easter Egg Hunt

April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: Regular Admission. Oh no! The Easter bunny tripped and spilled his basket of eggs in the pool! How many can you find? Have fun and join us for an underwater Easter egg hunt! Eggs will be at different pool depths for different ages. Fun for the whole family! Please register no later than April 8th. For more information and to register, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-6538088.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

April 21 - 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Register by April 11). Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $250.00. Training to acquire Lifeguard, First Aid & CPR/ AED. The registration deadline is Friday, April 11th. For more information and to register, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-653-6213.

April 14 - 19. The fun will go all week long! Every check out transaction or new library card will earn you an entry to win a gift card. We’ll have three lucky winners this year! On Tuesday, April 15 you’re invited for coffee and snacks from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, we will be making Spring bonnets at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 will be our big Spring Celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

Liberty Center 540-653-7277

Paintball Day

April 12 at 11 a.m. Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Have fun paintballing with Liberty! Liberty has some paintball supplies for you to use, but please bring your own if you have them. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Youth Center 540-653-8009

Youth Summer Camp Registration

April 5 from 2 p.m. to 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.

April 2014. Summer camp is a weekly program for children ages K through 12, who have base access. Cost: Based on total family income. Camp begins in June. Registration Dates: Kids currently in the SAC program: March 31 - April 4 New Active Duty Military Dependents: April 7 - April 11 New DoD Civilian Dependents: April 14 - April 16 New Base Contractor Dependents: April 17 - April 18 Please register at the Youth Activities Center. Patrons must show proof of eligibility at time of registration. For information, please contact the Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny

Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza - FREE

Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327

Youth Learn to Bowl

April 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $8.50 per child, which includes two games and shoe rental. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for bowling! Be sure to bring your camera and be ready for fun! For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

Craftech 540-653-1730

Framing and Matting Class at Craftech

April 5 at 11 a.m. Eligible patrons include all children, ages 1 to 17, and their parents, who have base access. Please be on time. Parents should bring a bag or basket to collect the candy-filled eggs and as always, monitor the candy when children open them up. There will be a few winning tickets for each age group and winners will receive a special prize! Age groups will be: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 & up. Parents should register their child the morning of the event on the Parade Field. Be sure to arrive early to sign-up. For more information, please contact the Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.


SAPR 5k Run/Walk - FREE

April 23 at 11 a.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Free teal ribbon pin to all runners, free t-shirts to the first 25 registrants. Awards will be given to 1st place men’s and women’s winners overall and 1st place active duty. Free gift will be given to the Command runners with the biggest pro-rated Command turnout. For more information and to register, please contact the Fitness Director at 540-653-2215 or the Fitness Center at 540-653-8580.

General Library 540-653-7474

Paws for Reading - FREE

April 8 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Sign up for your 15 minute appoint-

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 Friday, April 4th, 7 p.m. Robocop, PG-13 Saturday, April 5th, 7 p.m. Non-Stop, PG-13 Friday, April 11th, 7 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 Saturday, April 12th, 7 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire 3D*, R

National Library Week

April 14 – April 18. Stop by all week and open a new Library card account or check out a book to be entered to win a Books A Million gift card.


2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Enjoy a story and craft starting at 2:30 p.m. Free for all with base access.

Computer Assistance

The first Monday of each month by appointment. Need help with a certain computer program? Don’t know where to start? Sign up for a 30 minute one on one session. Free for all with base access.

Paws for Reading

Join us the second Monday of every month to read to a therapy dog. Call or stop by to get your appointment no later than the Friday before. Call for more information.

½ Day Movie Day

Out of school early? Spend your extra afternoon watching a movie at the Library. Movies will be offered for each half day scheduled on the Charles County school calendar. Movies will start at 2 p.m. The next scheduled movie day is May 7.

Information, Tickets & Tours

April 9 and 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost $35.00 plus materials. In this two-day, evening workshop, learn how to mat and frame a piece of artwork. No larger than 16x20, no oils or cross-stitch. Maximum class size is four. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540-653-1730.

Fitness Center

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

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.

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Mix House. Children 12 and under are invited to spend the day hunting for eggs, making crafts, getting photos taken with the Easter Bunny and more. This event is free and open to all eligible patrons.

Summer Camp Registration

Summer will be here before you know it! Register now for the upcoming 2014 summer camp season. Call 301-7446564 for more information.

General Library 301-744-4747

3rd Annual Spring Celebration

April 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Library. Ride some ponies, pet rabbits and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Free and open to all with base access.

Stars & Strikes Bowling Center Open Bowling


Friday - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday - 5 p.m. to 10 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. to 1 p.m. for lunchtime fun!

Bunny Bowling

April 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bowling Center. $6 per person. Stop by and enjoy some Easter fun with the Easter Bunny. Open to all with base access.

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Call Mr. Kelly Strauss 540-226-1279


LINER Ads All copy ads containing no special type or artwork. Ads are billed by the line with a 4 -line minimum. SEMI-DISPLAY Ads Ads that are typeset in a 1 or 2 column format. These ads may contain limited special type, logos or limited special borders. They are billed by the inch with a 2-inch minimum. DISPLAY Ads Ads contain logos, artwork and special borders. Ads are billed by the inch with a 2-inch minimum. Classified and Recruitment rates apply. All Private Parties Ads must be pre-paid Base personnel can run Free classified ads

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Important Information The Publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting the standards of acceptance of Southern Maryland Newspapers. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. Check your ad the first day it appears and, if you find a mistake, call our office so we may correct the error, immediately. We will only be responsible for the 1st day of publication. Please be sure to read your ad carefully. The South Potomac Pilot shall not be held responsible for any omitted ads for any reason.

Full Time Help Wanted

SHEET METAL Well established HVAC Contractor hiring experienced Mechanics and helpers for field work. Excellent benefits including 401K Plan.

Come in and fill out an application: 9011 E. Hampton Dr. Capitol Heights MD or Call Lewey 301336-2700 m/f/h/v

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Friday, April 4, 2014


Flag Retirement Ceremony

The flag of the United States of America is an honored symbol of our nation’s unity, its hopes, its achievements, its glory and its high resolve. When the flag is in such condition, through wear or damage, that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it shall be destroyed in a dignified manner befitting such a symbol. A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for May 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Quantico National Cemetery. The ceremony is open to the public; organizers are currently collecting old or damaged flags for the ceremony. Email dmarkletrike@ or call 540-623-0167 for more information.

Trash to Art Contest at Caledon State Park

Celebrate Earth Day at Caledon State Park on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Volunteers will enjoy a ride through beautiful forest to the Potomac River shoreline, where they will clear the beach of litter. The trash collected will then be turned into works of art, with prizes awarded for the best creations; be sure to bring art supplies like scissors, string, wire, pliers and awls. The Dahlgren Area Chief Petty Officers Association will be providing lunch for donations. Please register by calling 540-663-3861 or by emailing

Host Families Sought for Japanese Exchange

Local families are needed to host Japanese exchange students, ages 12 to 16, for four weeks this summer as part of an exchange program sponsored by 4-H. The Japanese students will stay with their American host families from July 21 to August 17, 2014. The program is open to families with children close in age to the Japanese participants. Families without children in the age range will be considered as hosts for adult chaperones from Japan. You don’t have to be involved with 4-H to host; you just need a willingness to share your home and your world. For more information, contact Deb Johnson at, 540-659-2697, 571-216-5459 or or

Indian Head Free Clothing Swap at Bethel Baptist Church

Friday, April 11 from 12:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 6705 Boots Lane, La Plata, Md. Contact Dana Weaver at 301-743-7225 or the church at 301-743-2363 for more information.

2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

The Charles County Department of Community Services

Community Notes offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, and “Fly Away” trips in which you travel to far away destinations. Special trips for seniors are also offered. Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks. com. Registrations for senior trips are accepted at the Department of Community Services (8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco) and the Richard R. Clark Senior Center (1210 Charles Street, La Plata). For more information on the trips and tours listed above, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388 ext. 5159. For more information other events offered by the Department of Community Services, visit, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Port Tobacco Market Day

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco will host the Fifth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Rd, Port Tobacco). Vendor setup is available Friday, May 2 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. The rain date is Saturday, May 10. Antiquers, crafters, and yard sale enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day event to sell goods and showcase their talents. The Charles County Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale. Food, baked goods, and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Kay Volman at 301-934-2474.

Summer camp information fair set for April 5

Summer Day Camp Programs Offer Fun and Friends! The Department of Community Services Recreation Division in Charles County is offering camp programs to give kids and teens an adventurous, active, and healthy summer. Registration begins Wednesday, March 5. Register by Friday, April 18 and receive $5 off per week/per session. Online registration is available at To learn more about summer camps, visit the summer camp information fair on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. - noon at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). Camp directors will provide a program overview and answer questions.


on careers that rely heavily on math. Keynote address by Debra Salamon, the lead test engineer of the Marine Corps CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Integrated Test Team. Open to young women ages 13 and older as well as high school math teachers and parents. The workshops will cover various subjects, including architecture, electrical engineering, microbiology and veterinary medicine. Free. Registration deadline is April 20. For information and complete list of presenters visit http://www., call 301-934-7808 or

March Arts at the College of Southern Maryland

Annual Juried Student Show. March 28 - May 2. Paintings in broad brush strokes, photos in captivating focus, and sculptures molded with playfulness are among the types of artwork showcased each spring as part of the College of Southern Maryland Annual Juried Student Art Show presented in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, La Plata Campus. The 2014 Annual Juried Student Show takes place March 28May 2, with a Gallery Talk, awards presentation, and reception on Tuesday, April 15 at 12 p.m. For more information, www.

White Plains Golf Course Offers Golf Clinics

The Charles County Department of Public Works’ Park Division will offer golf clinics for men, women, and youth at White Plains Golf Course. Learn the basic skills needed to become a confident golfer. Sessions include proper golf course etiquette, safety, rules, grip, stance, posture, chipping, putting, irons, woods, and on-the-course instruction. Pre-registration is required. Maximum class size is eight participants. Golf clinic participants will receive a complimentary round of golf. For additional information or to register, call White Plains Golf Course at 301-645-1300. White Plains Golf Course is located at 1015 St. Charles Parkway, south of DeMarr Road, in White Plains. Men’s Golf Clinics: Each four-day session is from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cost: $75. Session I - April 15 - 18; Session II - April 22 - 25. Women’s Golf Clinics: Each four-day session is from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cost: $75. Session I - May 6 - 9; Session II - May 20 - 23. Junior Golf Clinics: Each four-day session is from 8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Cost: $50; Sessions include instruction, contests, and prizes. Session I (Ages 8 - 12) - June 24 - 27; Session II (Ages 13 - 17) - July 8 - 11.

CSM’s Women + Math Workshops, April 26

CSM Women + Math = Infinite Possibilities. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 26. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This one-day event will feature workshops, presentations and discussions designed to inform young women




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IN OUR ANNUAL NEWCOMERS GUIDES These guides are distributed by the base/post to all visitors and those moving to the area when they arrive and sometimes even before then! Get your advertising message out to these bases/posts and bring in new customers: * * * * * * * * *

National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD Patuxent Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD Fort Detrick, MD Joint Base Andrews, MD Fort Meade, MD Indian Head NSF, MD Naval District of Washington, DC Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC Walter Reed Army Medical Center, DC

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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall & Army at Pentagon, Arlington, VA MCB Quantico, VA Dahlgren NSF, VA Fort Belvoir, VA

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