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Navy Scientist Honored for ‘Pivotal’ Impact on Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapons System’s Success Link directly to the NSASP Facebook page on your smart phone



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By John Joyce NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications The scientist described as a “leading force” to the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Program was honored with the Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Director’s Award, Navy officials announced June 10. SSP Director Vice Adm. Terry Benedict presented the award to Patricia Fetter - a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) principal scientist - before her civilian Navy colleagues and leadership at a ceremony here. “I am very honored that Strategic Systems Programs presented me with this award for my contributions to the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program and in particular for developing the first COTS (commercial-off-theshelf) based real time operating system for the SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) Strategic Weapon System,” said Fetter. “I am accepting this award on behalf of a team of hardworking and dedicated smart people because without them, none of this

would have been possible.” Benedict recognized Fetter’s achievements as “pivotal” to the success of the Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapons System program and fundamental to providing credible and affordable sea-based deterrent missile systems. The SSP Director cited Fetter’s “personal contributions to the FBM program for more than 31 years as a leading force in the development and sustainment of fire control and targeting software for the FBM program,” in his letter of congratulations. “Your leadership helps exemplify our program’s high performance standards and expectations.” SSP develops and deploys the nation’s Seaborne Strategic Weapons Systems. The program directs the end-to-end effort of the Navy’s Strategic Weapons Systems to include training, systems, equipment, facilities and personnel; and fulfills the terms of the U.S.UK Polaris sales agreement. “Patti has made significant contributions to the

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A Trident II D-5 ballistic missile is launched from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) during a June 2 missile test at the Atlantic Missile Range. Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Director Vice Adm. Terry Benedict recently presented the SSP Director’s Award to Patricia Fetter - a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) principal scientist - for her 31-year career impact on the Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapons System program’s success.

COGAR recognizes Security Officer of the Year By Andrew Revelos

Angelita Saunders, left, security officer at Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, is recognized as the COGAR Security Officer of the Year.

Employees and service members at Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) might not all know contractor Angelita Saunders’ name, but they certainly recognize her smiling face. The longtime contractor employee was recently recognized as the COGAR Security Officer of the Year for her outstanding personal and professional qualities. “Officer Saunders never hesitates to support the team,” said Terry Lanham, supervisor. “From providing training and guidance to her

peers to covering shifts at the drop of a dime she regularly goes out of her way and often makes personal sacrifices on behalf of the Security Operation Center. Her vast job knowledge as well as her never ending willingness to help a fellow employee has made her a ‘go to’ person for the team. She has genuine regard for her teammates and it shows on a daily basis.” For six years, Saunders has helped keep Aegis BMD safe as a security officer. She also continues to lend her talents in the mail room, where she has worked for 10 years and currently serves as a team lead. Devoting

her energy to two important jobs at Aegis BMD keeps Saunders busy, but she says her customers, coworkers and leaders make it all worthwhile. “A lot of these people are like family to me, so it’s not hard,” said Saunders. “Working somewhere else, it might be different. But these people here-I’ve known these people for a long time. They know my ups and downs and I know theirs. It makes it easy. I’ve met a lot of beautiful people here at [Aegis BMD].” A theme that Saunders

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Moran, O’Toole recognized as 2013 top Navy scientists,engineers From NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division’s (NSWC IHEODTD) Dr. Jesse Moran, research chemist; and Aaron O’Toole, mechanical engineer; received the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Dr. Delores M. Etter Award for Top Scientists and Engineers for 2013, during a ceremony held at the Pentagon, June 6. NSWC IHEODTD - a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command and part of the Navy’s Science and Engineering Enterprise - is a leader in ordnance, energetics, and EOD solutions. The Division focuses on energetics and ordnance research, development, testing, evaluation, in-service support and disposal; and provides warfighters solutions to detect, locate, access, identify, render safe, recover, exploit, and dispose of explosive ordnance threats. “We at the NSWC IHEODTD are thrilled with the announcement of our two Dr. Etter award winners. These national awards are highly competitive and Dr. Moran and Mr. O’Toole are deserving recipients of this prestigious honor. Their work developed more effective tools and techniques for our warfighters to use against

Aaron O’Toole, a mechanical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division’s (NSWC IHEODTD), received the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Dr. Delores M. Etter Award for Top Engineers for 2013, during a ceremony held at the Pentagon Auditorium, June 6. O’Toole was recognized for his work in the EOD robotics field, by developing a novel method for enhancing semi-autonomous tele-operation with a high degree of freedom, highly dexterous, dual-arm manipulators.

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Dr. Jesse Moran, a research chemist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division’s (NSWC IHEODTD) - received the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Dr. Delores M. Etter Award for Top Scientists for 2013, during a ceremony held at the Pentagon Auditorium, June 6. Moran was recognized for his characterization of improvised detonators used in Improvised Explosive Detonators (IEDs) and demonstrating responses to homemade explosives threats from Afghanistan. emerging threats,” said NSWC IHEODTD Technical

Director Ashley Johnson. The award was named in

honor of Dr. Delores M. Etter who previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Etter initiated the award during her tenure in recognition of those who have reached superior technical achievements and promoted scientific and engineering excellence. Moran was recognized as a top scientist for his characterization of improvised detonators used in Improvised Explosive Detonators (IEDs) and demonstrating responses to homemade explosives

threats from Afghanistan. His unique knowledge of organic chemistry and explosives chemistry was key to addressing urgent problems in theater. Presented with a problem, Moran was instrumental in implementing a solution tied to test kits with little delay and no cost in direct support of our warfighters’ missions. He remains critically involved in developing tactics and methods to thwart the threat of implanted improvised explosive devices. O’Toole was recognized as a top engineer for his work

in the EOD robotics field, by developing a novel method for enhancing semi-autonomous tele-operation with a high degree of freedom, highly dexterous, dual-arm manipulators. His approach in using modular sensors and an octree data structure reduces computation time, and frees up the computer resources onboard the robot for other computing tasks. This system is designed specifically with future EOD robots in mind, which will possess manipulators that mimic human arm and hand movement.

Health and Wellness Fair at Dahlgren Service members and employees at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren participated in a Health and Wellness Fair at the parade field on June 4. The event featured a 5K race in honor of the Battle of Midway, a display by the King George Famers Market, exercise tips, and information about products and services intended to promote a healthy lifestyle. Staff from Dahlgren School talked about their initiative to enhance students’ physical health alongside academics-- instead of the usual three days of gym class per week, students at Dahlgren School participate in physical activities every day. Sailors assigned to the Branch Health Clinic Dahlgren were onsite to test participants’ blood pressure. Dahlgren’s

Health and Wellness Fair was hosted by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Human Resources Office and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

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JWAC presents quarterly awards By Steven Moore The Joint Warfare Analysis Center presented quarterly awards in May for the first quarter of 2014. Thomas M. Strong received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award for exceptionally meritorious achievement as an exploitation analyst for a joint task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July to November 2013. During this time, he showed an extraordinary ability to operate in an uncertain and fluid combat zone, contributed significantly to the task force’s success, and helped in the collection effort. His worked contributed to the capture of several enemy personnel. Christopher M. Ivory received the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Award for his contributions and accomplishments providing direct support to the military in a combat zone. He spent more than four months in Afghanistan earlier this year. A special project team received the Joint Meritorious Award for exceptionally meritorious service in Afghanistan between July 2011 and December 2013. Members of the team included Patrick M. Arens, Natalie G. Ernst, David Fishering, Paul F. McNiel, Lawrence C.





Melton, Thomas M. Strong, and Jennifer M. Wilds. They contributed significantly to identifying and disrupting enemy operations. Working with law enforcement, other agencies, and the military and intelligence community, they uncovered corruption and crime and helped to locate stolen assets stolen. Their efforts led to the recovery of millions of dollars in property. In addition, they developed proposals for several approved targets that led to the removal of enemy leaders. Navy IS2 Leo M. Spivey received the Mid-Tier En-

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returns to in discussing the reasons for her success with COGAR is customer service. “Dealing with different people, you need to be professional,” she said. “Me being here so long, it just comes natural. I’ve known a lot of these people for a while. Customer service is very important-how you treat people. It isn’t hard for me because I love people. Customer service is something I like to do.” That love of helping people motivates Saunders to go beyond her required duties and assist the workforce she serves whenever the opportunity arises. “I like to help people so if I see them in need, I just help them,” she said. “If somebody’s car doesn’t start, I help them. It’s just me.” The importance of the Aegis BMD mission is not lost on Saunders during the day-to-day challenges of her jobs. “We’re the first line of security,”







listed of the Quarter Award for leading a huge database update project. He led a three-person military and civilian team that successfully nominated hundreds of new targets in support of national level efforts. The team made many products that supported an important joint combatant command and intelligence agency project. Navy Lt. Cdr. Brian H. Nichols received the Field Grade Officer of the Quarter Award for re-establishing JWAC’s relationship with a combatant command that produced an important task in support of J5 planning.

David Nelson, center, analyst at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, accepts the Team of the Quarter Award on behalf of the U.S. Strategic Command special project team from Capt. Chan Swallow, left, commander of JWAC, and Robert Tolhurst, executive director of JWAC, during the organization’s quarterly awards ceremony. His assertive efforts led to the first invitation to a war game exercise in which he participated for a week. Kaden P. Yealy received the Senior Civilian of the Quarter Award for his professionalism, leadership, and dedication during an assignment to a JWAC project team. He accepted a leader-

ship role on the team and assumed responsibility for the research, development, planning, and implementation of a completely new line of analysis. His knowledge of the material ensured that the team’s work met the highest standards. The U.S. Strategic Command special project team

received the Team of the Quarter Award. Its members were Air Force Tech. Sgt. Veronica Babauta, Todd R. Baker, Isel Caro (project lead), Navy IS2 James T. Chen, J. Ronald Copeland, Thomas D. Crook, Darryl J. DeLooze, C. Jarrett Frame, James B. Furrow, Terrence R. Harrison, Steven M. Hill, Kevin M. Hughes, William V. McAteer, Karyn D. Moore, Nguyen Nguyen, C. David Norman, Jennifer L. Rose, David A. Stout, Victoria L. Tanenbaum, Duane J. Wentzel, Jennifer M. Wilds, and David H. Wright. Together, they worked on a very difficult project that was made more so by changes to the analytical process and tight customer deadlines, but successfully overcame these obstacles. Their products determined the concept of operations development and policy recommendations from the customer. Their successful efforts allowed JWAC to gain unparalleled access to sensitive information and increased collaboration with special partners. Length of service awards were given to Christopher D. Brown and Margaret D. “Peggy” South for 20 years of service each and to Rodney G. Shook for 30 years of service.

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“I like to help people so if I see them in need, I just help them.” she noted. “I take a lot of pride [in that].” Saunders’ appreciation for her role in the Aegis BMD mission hasn’t dimmed in her decade of service. “This is the first job I ever loved-in the mailroom and on the security side-because of the people I deal with,” she said. “Not only protecting my clients, but being around people who have love and respect for each other. Even though I’m tired sometimes, I never mind coming to work. If it wasn’t for that love and respect, I don’t think I could do it. I love my job.”

Metal building erection continues at the Strauss Plant. Steel roofing for UEM Building continues. Masonry partitions are being installed in the UEM Building. Boilers for all Secondary Nodal Plants except SNP 2 and SNP 7 have been delivered and connecting pipe work has begun. Washington Gas installation continues along Farnum Road. Large generators for Building 1920, 3123 and the Strauss Plant will be delivered and set in place over the next two weeks.

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Base Happenings Dahlgren Donations needed

Second Tour Thrift Store, a Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses Club volunteer-run organization, is accepting donations of gently used clothing and household items (no large furniture). Free uniforms (gently used) for active duty military members (on porch). Store profits are donated back to the community in the form of scholarships for military families who have served at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren and support for local charities serving King George County. The store is located at 722 Sampson Rd. and is open from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

First Friday Range Tours

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Range Operations Center (ROC) is pleased to announce a revamped First Friday Range Tour open to all civilian employees, military and contractors at NSF Dahlgren (no guests, please). The tour will run on the first Friday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The focus of the tour is to provide participants awareness and insight of NSWCDD’s dynamic test and evaluation ranges and capabilities. The tour begins at B.997 (Range Control) 2nd floor conference room with a brief introduction and video. Please contact Beverly Reed at 653-7993 or Beverly.a.reed. to sign up.

Dahlgren Chapel Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendar for this year’s Dahlgren Chapel Vacation Bible School - Agency D3 - Discover, Decide, Defend. VBS will be held at the Chapel June 23 - 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and is open to all children with base access, K - 6th Grade. For more info, call 540-653-8297.

Worship Schedule for Dahlgren Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass, every Friday at 12 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. Protestant Worship, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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SSP Program both technically and from a management perspective,” said NSWCDD Strategic and Weapon Control Systems Department Head Jim Wolfe. “Most importantly, she understands the value and strength of the SSP technical team at Dahlgren. They have consistently delivered high quality products to the fleet. She has held numerous positions with tremendous responsibility and accountability. I am very proud of her many accomplishments.” The SSP Director recognizes personal contributions - extraordinary in value to the success of the FBM Strategic Weapons System - of no more than two awardees annually. The nominees can be military or government employees who have not had the opportunity to serve in high visibility positions. Their work must be considered significant and important to the FBM program.

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“I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people,” said Fetter. “My career in the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program has been extremely rewarding.” The SLBM Program at NSWCDD has a 60-year history of providing a credible sea-based strategic deterrent. NSWCDD has been integral member of the Strategic Systems Program SLBM Team since it began over 60 years go. “The opportunity to be a part of providing innovative solutions to our men and women in uniform that will help them conduct their missions safely and effectively has been a career highlight,” said Fetter. The highly specialized Navy Strategic Systems Programs workforce is composed of military and civilian, scientific, engineering, and professional personnel who work closely with private contractors and consultants. NSWCDD designs, develops, tests and maintains the SLBM weapons control and mission planning soft-

Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Director Vice Adm. Terry Benedict presents a plaque to Patricia Fetter - a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) principal scientist - as he honors her with the SSP Director’s award at a ceremony. Benedict described Fetter’s achievements as pivotal to the success of the Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapons System program and fundamental to providing credible and affordable sea-based deterrent missile systems. Fetter’s name is also inscribed on an SSP headquarters “living plaque” displaying the chronology of the award. ware, provides expertise in reentry systems structural, material, aerothermal, and flight mechanics, and per-

forms system level testing and analysis of strategic, test and training targeting data.

Big Gun and Rocket of the Week The Naval Support Activity South Potomac Big Gun of the Week and Rocket of the Week awards recognize outstanding employees at Naval Support Facilities Dahlgren

and Indian Head, respectively, for the hard work and dedication they display on a daily basis. Congratulations to this week’s recipients!

Big Gun of the Week: Skip Wichart

Rocket of the Week: Tracy Murphy

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, 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. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact Andrew Revelos at 540653-6012 or email at

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MWR Highlights Information, Tickets & Tours

Movie Theater


Cooking Demo - FREE

Aquatics Center 540-653-8088

Jr. Lifeguard Program

July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eligible patrons include all children, ages 10 to 14, with base access. Find out if you have what it takes to be a lifeguard! Learn basic lifeguard skills and shadow guards while they work. Be prepared to swim every day. Register now! There is a class participant minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10. Cost: $150.00. Please register at the Aquatics Center by July 7.

Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327

Daddy & Me Bowling

June 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $15.00, which includes one hour of bowling for Dads and kids. Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Bring him to Cannonball Lanes for an afternoon of bowling fun!

9-Pin Tournament

June 17 at 6 p.m. Cost: $10.00 per person. This is a singles tournament. Bowl a series (3 games), a pin-fall of 9 counts as a strike. Trophies will be awarded to the top three bowlers. Please register at Cannonball Lanes.


June 16 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in front of the ITT/ Liberty Building. MWR is hosting a cooking demo courtesy of Stratford University. Get ready for 4th of July! Learn safe grilling techniques as well as how to prepare some amazing recipes on the grill. And yes, you will be able to sample the recipes! Spaces are limited. Register in advance at the ITT office or by calling 540-653-8785.

Liberty Center 540-653-7277

Busch Gardens Trip

June 14. Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Get out and enjoy the summer with Liberty! Busch Gardens offers rides, roller coasters, shows and a lot more excitement that you won’t want to miss!

Canoe/Kayak Trip

June 22, Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Liberty is taking a trip for a day of canoeing and kayaking fun!

Movie Theater 540-653-7336

June 20 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. School is out until the fall. Let’s celebrate with free movies for all! Join the Dahlgren Theater for an afternoon of free, family movies. See the movie schedule for the free movie listing.

Call or stop by today to see our wide variety of sporting equipment, camping equipment and party supplies that are available to rent!

General Library 540-653-7474

Storytime at the Library - FREE

Every Friday in June at 10 p.m. Join us at the library every Friday for a story and a craft!

Doughnuts With Dad - FREE

June 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dads, sip your coffee and relax, while your family makes a Father’s Day card for you!

Summer Reading Kick Off Party - FREE

June 17 at 3 p.m. at Cannonball Lanes Bowling Center. Join us for our summer reading kickoff party! Sign up for the summer reading program and bowl a free game! This year’s theme is “paws for reading”! Visit the website to sign up and track your summer reading: homepage.asp

Friday, June 13th, 7 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, PG-13 Saturday, June 14th, 7 p.m. Neighbors, R Friday, June 20th, 1 p.m. Epic (FREE SHOW!), PG Friday, June 20th, 3 p.m. Brave (FREE SHOW!), PG Friday, June 20th, 5 p.m. The Croods (FREE SHOW!), PG Friday, June 20th, 7 p.m. Mom’s Night Out, PG Saturday, June 21st, 7 p.m. Godzilla, PG-13


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

Stop by Craftech today and pick up your Father’s Day mug and softball, while supplies last! They also offer a wide variety of graduation gifts. Ask them about other gift giving ideas as well as custom framing, plaques, awards, and much more!


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

Family Movie Friday - FREE


Gear Issue & Equipment Rental

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

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

My Generation Youth Center 301-743-5456

Pre-Teen Camp

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.

Information, Tickets & Tours 301-744-4850

Register at the Youth Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Camp will be held Tuesday-Thursday, July 8- August 5 for pre-teens currently in 6th -8th grade. Camp cost is $84 per week plus the cost of any trips.

Teen Camping Excursion

August 5-7 at the Navy Rec Center, Solomon’s Island, MD. $140 per teen

General Library 301-744-4747

Donuts with Dad

June 13 at the General Library. Bring Dad to sip his coffee and relax while the kids make a card or craft. This event is FREE.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

June 18 at 3 p.m. Join us at the Stars and Strikes Bowling Center and sign up for the summer reading program while have fun bowling!

Discount Park Tickets for the 2014 Season Kings Dominion One Day Pass $35.75 Kings Dominion Season Pass $74.00 (Only available through July.) Six Flags One Day Pass $33.00 Busch Gardens One Day Pass $42.00 Busch Gardens Annual Pass $108.00

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.

Stars & Strikes Bowling Center 301-744-4761

Open Bowling Friday

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Community Notes Dahlgren 18th Annual Fredericksburg Soap Box Derby

Come out and watch the thrill on the hill! Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The 700 -1100 blocks of William Street and the 900-1000 blocks of Sunken Road, Littlepage Street and Kenmore Avenue will be closed to all traffic.

Grapes & Grains Trail Father’s Day Festival

Father’s Day is just around the corner and the Grapes & Grains Trail has planned the perfect event for Dad! Join the Grapes & Grains Trail for their 3rd Annual Father’s Day Festival on Saturday, June 14th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Drive, Fredericksburg ,22408. The festival will include ice-cold beer, mixed drinks, wine, mouthwatering food, live music, classic cars, and a great group of vendors, including one vendor who is from Havana, Cuba and will be hand-rolling cigars at the event!! Designated smoking areas will be set up so Dad can enjoy his hand-rolled cigar while he sips on an ice-cold beverage! The Grapes and Grains Trail’s Father’s Day Festival will be a blast and your dad will be thanking you all year for taking him to it! Don’t delay, reserve your tickets now! Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Edible Plants of Virginia

June 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stratford Hall. Returning for a second year, Hal Wiggins, nationally known author and naturalist, will present a discussion and field experience in identifying edible plants found at Stratford Hall. For ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). Cost is $10 adults, $5 children. Contact Jon Bachman via


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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!

Father’s Day Bowling Special

June 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dad’s bowl one game free! Bring Dad in for a night of bowling fun! Open to all eligible patrons.

July Armed Forces Friday Night

Every Friday night in July from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. all Military and DoD Civilians get one FREE game of bowling. $1.00 for shoe rental.

Weight House Fitness Center 301-744-4661

5 on 5 Basketball Tournament

June 16 at the Gymnasium. Register

email or phone 804-493-1972 for more information and/or pre-registration (suggested). The program is limited to a maximum of 40 participants, so register early.

Dahlgren Heritage Museum Meeting

The Dahlgren Heritage Museum (DHM) is holding an annual members meeting for current and potential new members on Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at the museum, located at 3540 James Madison Highway in King George, Va. A highlight of the meeting is a conversation with Naval Support Activity South Potomac Commanding Officer Peter Nette, hosted by Ed Jones, DHM President. If you are a member or would like to become a member we hope you will join us.

Military Officers Association of America meeting and guest speaker event

Maj. William Wrightington, from Program Manager for Ammo, Marine Corps Systems Command, will be speaking at the Pancho Villa Restaurant in Dahlgren on June 18th. Social is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation. The presentation is sponsored by the Potomac Chapter, MOAA. Cost is $25.00. Contact John Huber at or 804529-5186 for reservations.

Indian Head St. Mary’s County Crab Festival

June 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown, Md. The Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary’s Crab Culture and Cooking. Expect to find plenty of steamed hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes, and other seafood at the Fitness Center by June 6. Free for military, $5 for all others.

Golf Clinic

June 27 at the Driving Range. Want to learn to improve your swing? This clinic will provide basic fundamentals to improve your skill. Open to all eligible patrons and clinics for different skill levels will be available. Call for more information.

3 on 3 Sand Volleyball Tournament

June 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the sand volleyball courts. Free for military, $5 for all others. Register at the Fitness Center by June 25. Prizes will be awarded.

Aquatic Center 301-744-4616

Summer Pool Hours

June 2nd through Labor Day Lap Swim (Monday – Friday) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Swim (all week) 1 p.m. to 7p.m. Pool Rental* (available any day of the week) 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. *The pool can be rented out hourly and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. All eligible patrons must show prop-

dishes available for purchase. Before or after your meal, browse among our regional crafters! If you’ve been looking for that special, handmade gift or item with a ‘Crabby’ theme, you’ll probably find it here! Live Country Music from local legends! Gate Admission: $5.00 dollars per person. Age 11 and under, free! Food Purchases extra. Looking around and meeting new friends: Free! Nearly 100% of all Crab Festival proceeds go to Local and International Lions Club Community Service Programs such as: Leader Dogs, Vision Support (including Free Vision Screening, plus eye-glasses for the needy) and much more! **The Crab Festival is Pet-Friendly!**

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day

June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island State Park. The Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event invites everyone to visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum and enjoy free museum admission as well as free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park for a day of history, fun activities, interesting exhibitors, and scenic waterside vistas. The last boat to the Island will leave the museum pier at 2 p.m. and the last boat back to the mainland from the island will be at 3 p.m.

CSM’s Twilight Performance Series Kicks-Off

The College of Southern Maryland’s summer Twilight Performance Seriesin its eighth year-will present a new line-up to include history, music and theater. The free, family-friendly, outdoor series will feature local artists performing a variety of music, including rock, country, reggae, blues and er ID and pay appropriate fees that can be found in the Aquatics Center 2014 brochure. Children ages 10-15 must pass a swim test to stay unsupervised. All children ages 10 and under must be supervised by an adult 16 years or older, and must pass a swim test to be eligible to swim in the deep end. For more information, please contact the Aquatics Center at 301-744-4616.

Adult Beginner Swim Clinic

June 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the basic fundamentals from a certified Water Safety Instructor, or improve your knowledge to feel efficient during lap swimming. This event is free, must be 16 or older to participate. Register at the Aquatics Center before June 13th.

Dive In Movie Night

Catch a flick while floating in the pool! All movies are family friendly. Free for all with base access. $4 for guests. Movie nights are on the following Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m.: June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20.

Liberty Center Events

301-744-4478/4260 For information regarding upcom-

big band. Musician Deanna Bogart will kick off the first week of this year’s performances-June 17 at Leonardtown, June 18 at La Plata and June 19 at Prince Frederick. She has worked as a bandleader, singer, songwriter, producer, pianist and saxophone player. She has managed to use these skills to perfect a style of music she calls “blusion” - a mix of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz. For a complete list of performances, visit

2014 Kids’ Summer Shows

The Town of La Plata will host five summer shows for kids at Town Hall. The shows are geared towards preschool and elementary age children and are approximately 45 minutes long. The shows are free and open to the public. Shows will be held outdoors on the West lawn where the Friday night concerts take place (weather permitting - shows will not be moved indoors). Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. No concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring drinks and snacks along. On Tuesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. Stevens Puppets performs Sleeping Beauty. Hand carved, beautifully costumed marionettes enact the play with the help of skilled manipulators. Especially painted scenes, and furnishings in correct proportion create the magic effect that causes you to say of the marionettes, “They are so lifelike.” Accented by Tchaikovsky’s music, the dramatic and humorous script by Peabody Award winner Martin Stevens, and the gorgeous costumes by the internationally acclaimed Marge, make this familiar tale live again, delightfully. For more information and a complete list of this year’s shows, visit ing events at the Liberty Center call the center or email your Liberty Coordinator at for event details.

Globe and Anchor/Tiki Bar 301-744-6487

Mix House Rentals

Stop by and check out the new renovations and spectacular views! The Mix House can be rented for office parties, birthday parties or any special event you may have. The facility can be set up any way you would like for your event. The Mix House offers a nice deck overlooking the Potomac River. To book your date or take a tour of the facility please call 301-744-6487.

Auto Skills Center/Gear Issue

301-744-6314 Bldg 1420, Monday - Closed; Tuesday - Thursday – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recreational Gear Rentals

The MWR Auto Hobby Shop rents an extensive selection of equipment for your recreational needs. Rentals are available on a daily, weekly or weekend basis.

The South Potomac Pilot

Friday, June 13, 2014


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