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NSWC IHEODTD supports Digital Rocket Launcher early operational capability From NSWC IHEODTD Public Affairs

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division engineers delivered 16 early operational capability, or EOC, LAU-61G/A Digital Rocket Launchers for Naval Air Systems Command’s Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Weapons (PMA 242) program office, March 28. Digital Rocket Launcher (DRL) development, testing, and limited fleet fielding for shipboard use is being conducted under a Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Deployment Capability project to provide MH-60S helicopters an enhanced capability to defend carrier strike groups against fast-attack crafts. PMA-242 is responsible for DRL acquisition and development. “DRL uses standard military interfaces to the helicopter, and incorporates a launcher electronic assembly to control launcher functions,” said Cmdr. Alex Dutko, PMA 242 Deputy Program Manager. “The

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George Gateau, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) engineer, installs electronic power supply unit to LAU-61G/A Digital Rocket Launcher (DRL). NSWC IHEODTD’s DRL team completed delivery of 16 early operational capability launchers for Naval Air Systems Command’s Direct and Time-Sensitive Strike Weapons (PMA 242) program office, March 28. new launcher will enhance existing 2.75-Inch Rocket System capabilities on the MH-60S by allowing mixed rocket load-outs, permitting the conduct of on-command inventory, providing a tubeusage count feature, and

performing a built-in system check test.” According to Dutko, the long-term goal for DRL is to fire all guided and unguided rockets, but the Early Operational Capability includes only one rocket configura-

tion, which will be utilized while on deployment with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) strike group. More than eighty NSWC IHEODTD engineers, technicians, contractors and procurement specialists

supported the project by providing ordnance engineering and electronics expertise, logistics support for the launcher, limited production, and systems integration. IHEODTD’s DRL team also developed a compact DRL emulator for software and integration tests. “IHEODTD was responsible for providing drawings, designs, prototypes, in-service engineering, launcher-level qualification tests, overseeing manufacturing, and delivery of low-rate production units for EOC,” said NSWC IHEODTD Project Manager Michelle Goedert. “The DRL concept was based on previous PMA 242/IHEODTD design collaborations, and supports the family of all 2.75-inch rockets. Part of our DRL design is the Launcher Electronic Assembly and wiring harness which helps integrate advanced communication electronics with data storage into the launcher so it can accept load-out from

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CBIRF holds relief and appointment ceremony Sgt. Maj. Stillings retires By Andrew Revelos The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force said goodbye to its top enlisted leader and welcomed a new boss during an April 4 relief and appointment ceremony at Naval Support Facility Indian Head. The Marines and Sailors of CBIRF honored Sgt. Maj. Darrell Stillings, who led CBIRF since 2011 and retired after 30 years of honorable service to the nation. Col. Stephen Redifer, commanding officer of CBIRF, presided over Stillings’ relief and the appointment of Sgt. Maj. Brian Taylor, who served as a company first sergeant

with CBIRF during a tour at Indian Head from 2005 to 2008. Stillings received the Legion of Merit for his “outstanding service” to CBIRF and the Marine Corps, as well as letters and certificates from military leaders and President Barack Obama. Stillings’ wife, Shauna, also received a certificate of appreciation for her dedication and sacrifice during her husband’s career. “Thank you so much for honoring us with your presence here today on what is a very, very important part of Sergeant Major Stillings’ life, as well as his life with Shau-

na, as they begin the next phase of their lives,” Redifer told attendees. Stillings’ children, mother and mother-in-law received special praise from Redifer. “I can’t thank you enough for sharing Darrell with us for the last 30 years.” Redifer also extended a greeting to Taylor and his family. “Thank you so much for sharing this day,” he said. Redifer summed up the far-reaching impact of Stillings’ many years of loyal service. “You stood on the foot prints at Parris Island as a teenager and you grew into manhood in the United States Marine Corps,” he said. “During that time, Ser-

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Sgt. Major Darrell Stillings, command sergeant major of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, salutes during a relief and appointment ceremony April 4 at Naval Support Facility Indian Head. Stillings retired after 30 years of service.


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NSBE luncheon focuses on leadership and voice By Andrew Revelos The National Society of Black Engineers Potomac River Professionals held the latest iteration of its “Lunch and Learn” series March 27 at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, where guest speaker Tonya McNair, deputy program manager for the Above Water Sensors Directorate within the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, offered insight on leadership and finding one’s voice. McNair drew on a wealth of experience acquired in her 23 years of service as a Navy science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professional to inspire attendees to become more effective leaders. Before prospective managers take on the challenges of leadership, however, they should know why they want to lead, she said. “I wanted to make a difference. A lot of times I was on a project and I wanted to see it moved forward. I thrive on that.” To attain the goal of becoming a leader, McNair encouraged attendees to set professional goals, seek formal training and find a mentor who can provide guidance. “You have to take hold

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From left to right, Michael Hamilton, human systems engineer, Vandy Jones, computing systems engineer, Tony Moss, mathematician, Brandie Jackson, systems engineering, Demario McNair, scientist, Tonya McNair, deputy program manager for the Above Water Sensors Directorate within the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Dwayne Hamilton, integration engineer, Angela P. Nunnally, fiber optics engineer, Brittany Herring, data analyst, Michael Tucker, test engineer. All of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions shown, with the exception of Tonya McNair, are assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. of your career,” she said. But being a leader is not dependent on a formal title. “Lead from where you are,” McNair said. “You don’t have to be the [senior executive] in the association; you

don’t have to be a GS-15.” Taking responsibility on a small scale allows leaders to succeed or fail, but above all, learn. “As you go farther up the latter, you learn, you grow and you lead,” she

said. “It’s a cycle that you go through. You need to take advantage of those [leadership] opportunities if you can.” McNair listed some of the qualities that make

good leaders: motivating, integrity, balanced, humility, inspirational, respected, respectful, ethical and selfaware, to name a few. Good leaders must also be able to give honest and construc-

tive feedback to junior associates. As for the qualities of not-so-great leaders, cliquishness topped McNair’s

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What do you want to be? Career Day helps students find an answer By Steven Moore JWAC Public Affairs King George Middle School held its annual Career Day April 1st, providing more than 600 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to learn about everything from the Air National Guard to the Virginia State Police, from cake design to veterinary medicine. “Career Day ties education to careers,” said Allison P. Daughtridge, a counselor at the school. “It exposes the students to things they normally wouldn’t be exposed to and provides the students an opportunity to begin career exploration.” “I heard students say, ‘That was fun,’ ‘I want to be an FBI agent,’ ‘I want to join DECA,’” Daughtridge said. “They asked appropriate questions and learned interesting facts.” More than 30 local and regional businesses and government agencies were on hand to meet with students and answer their questions.

John D. Rehrer, an analyst at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center in Dahlgren, speaks to students at King George Middle School about satellite imagery at Career Day.

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Step up to Stop Sexual Assault, Live Our Values From Navy Office of Information (CHINFO)

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 540-6535909. 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 2498153, 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. connect.html.

April is Navy Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Over the last twoplus years, considerable time, effort and focus has been placed on sexual assault prevention and response. Trust is up, the reporting and actual incident gap appears to be shrinking and the idea that this is everyone’s problem to solve is taking hold. The natural question is— if SAPR is part of our everyday life, our everyday conversation…why designate April as the awareness month? Joining the National and DoD effort, designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month affords us the opportunity to go beyond the day-to-day, to be reflective on past efforts and to decide how we want to evolve future prevention and response. The DoD theme for SAAM 2014 is “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.” The goal is to empower each individual command to take ownership of this problem by focusing on the values we should embody day in and day out. “We’ve created changes in our reporting, investigative, and adjudicative procedures - changes which have earned critical trust and resulted in increased reporting, which deepen our understanding. No one should serve in fear. Don’t be afraid to report if you’ve been a victim of sexual assault. Together, we will work to protect victims of sexual assault and hold perpetrators appropriately accountable.” – Rear Adm. Sean Buck, Director, 21st Century Sailor Office. Every service member, at every level in our military, must adhere to and internalize service values and standards of behavior. Underpinning the Navy’s entire program is the need for every part

Felicia Hoyle, sexual assault and response victim advocacy specialist for Naval Support Facilities Dahlgren and Indian Head, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, places a teal awareness ribbon at NSF Dahlgren on April 2. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. of the Navy’s Total Force (service members, civilians, and supporting contractors) to live the values of our profession: integrity, trust, respect, fidelity, and courage. The Navy continues to strive for an environment where professional values, team commitment, and respect define how we treat one another at every command, workplace, and throughout our military community. In order to prevent sexual assault, every member of the DoD community must be committed to advancing an environment where sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, and sexual assault

are not tolerated, condoned, or ignored. Bottom line, sexual assault is a crime. It destroys trust, divides teams, and degrades operational effectiveness. While the chain of command is responsible for cultivating a climate of trust and professionalism that is intolerant of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexism, bystander intervention is vital in helping to stop unsafe behavior. For more information – including resources for victims of sexual assault to reach out and get help – visit www.sapr.

Launcher: Exciting project to support and grow Continued from page 1

the aircraft, update the available inventory after each firing, and display built-in test results in the cockpit.” “This has been a really exciting project to support, and to watch grow from a conceptual need to its early operational capability,” Goedert concluded. “It’s good to know we’re part of a team helping deliver solutions to protect our men

and women at sea. After EOC delivery, we’ll continuing working with the program office to transition DRL to a program of record for fielding and sustainment.” NSWC IHEODTD - a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command and part of the Navy’s Science and Engineering Enterprise - is the leader in energetics and Explosive Ordnance

Disposal (EOD) solutions. As a Department of Defense Center of Excellence and EOD Detection Equipment Program lead, NSWC IHEODTD focuses on energetics 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.

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geant Major Stillings has done things, been places and led Marines. Throughout it all, he has taught, he has mentored, he has learned and he has led this Marine Corps family. And he has never once forgotten that this is a Marine Corps family. He treats these Marines, he treats me, he has treated thousands of Marines as if they are his children, his brothers, his sisters. He has brought them up right. He let them know when they’ve done wrong and rewarded them when they’ve done well, and [he has] done so magnificently.” Stillings spent his speaking time thanking members of CBIRF, as well as

those who supported and mentored him throughout his career. “You couldn’t ask for a better unit to spend your last 36 months in the Marine Corps,” he said. “Marines, Sailors, civilians and support staff of CBIRF: it’s been a great journey here. I leave here with a little bit of bittersweet feelings because it’s a great place to work. I appreciate everything [you] have done for me while I’ve been here.” CBIRF’s unique mission makes the experiences of those in the command unique, said Stillings. “Nobody comes to CBIRF as expert,” he said, hiding a slight grin. “Everybody comes through the door and we’re all a loss.” After the laughter from the crowd

died down, Stilling’s demeanor turned serious. “About a month later, we’re trained and if something happens, I guarantee you these Marines and Sailors and civilians will answer the nation’s call.” Stillings offered words of thanks to his former commanding officers and encouragement to his successor. “Brian, you’ve got a great unit and you’re going to do great things here. Good luck to you. I wish you the best.” He closed with a goodbye to CBIRF and thanks for his family. “Marines, ooh rah. Semper Fi,” he said. “The only way I’m here today and do the things I do every day [is my family]. Thank you, I love you.”

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2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association’s 42nd Annual American Civil War Show

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.

April 11-12, 2014, Fredericksburg Expo Center at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Admission is $6 (Good for Both Days) and parking is free. Advertised nationally, the American Civil War Show will feature over 300 tables of the finest Civil War and earlier military effects, relics, memorabilia, books, paper goods, paper goods, art and antique weapons for buy, sale or trade. These items are displayed by the country’s most distinguished Civil War dealers and museums, as well as private collectors. The general public is encouraged to bring their own items in for sale or trade. For more information, visit or

Flag Retirement Ceremony

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

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 or call (540) 623-0167 for more information.

VITA Tax Preparation Available

Trash to Art Contest at Caledon State Park

NSASP Navy Birthday Ball Fundraisers

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

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 Caledon@

“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.

Indian Head Snakehead Contest Winner Announced

On Tuesday, March 25, the Charles County Commissioners announced the winner of the Snakehead Naming Contest. The winning name was Spotted Channa, submitted by Gilbert Castaneda. Channa is a genus of the Channidae family of snakehead fish. The two finalists were Bob Carr and Beth Groves. The Commissioners and the Department of Natural Resources will honor the contest winner and finalists at an upcoming tournament at Smallwood State Park.

Free Clothing Swap at Bethel Baptist Church

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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.

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar yearbus 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. 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 301-9349305 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: 866269-9006.

Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Fifth Annual 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.

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 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.csmd. edu/stem/events_WAMinfo.html, 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 28-May 2, with a Gallery Talk, awards presentation, and reception on Tuesday, April 15 at 12 p.m. For more information,

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Special Events Dog Gone Family Fun Day! - FREE

April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Bring your canine companion out with the family for a morning of fun! The day will start with a 1 mile dog walk followed by fun for all on the Parade Field. The event will feature an agility course with demonstrations, moon bounce for the kids, puppy paw prints and pictures, balloon artist, local veterinarian to answer questions, local rescue groups with adoptable dogs, therapy dogs and much more! All dogs must be on a 6 foot, non-retractable leash at all times. Proof of shots will need to be shown at the registration table that morning. For more information, please contact Dahlgren ITT at 540-653-8785.

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 540-653-8088.

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.

Center Dance Program will be performing a dance recital at the Dahlgren School Auditorium. The 6 - 9 year old group will be performing a ballet dance to Disney’s “Let it Go” and a tap dance to “In Summer” from the movie Frozen and the song “Happy” by Pharrell. Our 10 - 18 year old group will be performing a jazz dance to “Talk to me” by Jason Derulo and a tap dance to “Empire State of Mind” from the TV show “Glee”. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

General Library 540-653-7474

National Library Week - FREE

April 14 - 19. Eligible patrons include all with base access. 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 15th you’re invited for coffee and snacks from 0900 to 1230. Wednesday, April 16th, we will be making Spring bonnets at 1630. Thursday, April 17th will be our big Spring Celebration from 1600 to 1800. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

3rd Annual Spring Celebration! - FREE

April 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Join in the fun for the library’s 3rd Annual Spring Celebration! Ride ponies, pet rabbits and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

Information, Tickets & Tours 540-653-8785

ITT Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

April 15 at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Center and Bowling Center building. Join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Information, Tickets and Tours office. You will still find the same great tickets and discounts, just in a new location with extended hours to be announced. For more information, please contact the ITT office at 540-653-8785.

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Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327

Bowling with the Easter Bunny

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.

9-Pin Tournament

April 19 at 6 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. 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. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.


Paintball Day

April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Dahlgren Paintball Field. 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.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

April 20. Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/ Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Happy Easter! Join Liberty on an Easter egg scavenger hunt! For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Movie Theater 540-653-7336 Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings 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 11th, 7 p.m. 3 Days to Kill, PG-13 Saturday, April 12th, 7 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire 3D*, R Friday, April 18th, 7 p.m. Tyler Perry’s: Single Mom’s Club, PG-13 Saturday, April 19th, 2 p.m. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, PG Saturday, April 19th, 7 p.m. Son of God, PG-13

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.

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.

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 301-744-4850

Great Wolf Lodge

June 13 & 14 (2 night stay) $468 All other weekends are $255 per night when purchased through ITT.

Stars & Strikes Bowling Center

Fitness Center



Bunny Bowling

SAPR 5k Run/Walk - FREE

April 23 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Come to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fitness Center at 11 a.m., followed by the SAPR 5k. 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.

Spring Dance Recital

April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Students from Dahlgren Fitness

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.

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.

Weight House Fitness Center 301-744-4661


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 5K. April 24 at the Weight House Fitness Center. Register at the Fitness Center any time prior to 11 a.m. on race day. Race starts at 11 a.m. Come out and support the cause.

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NSBE: Important to develop your own leadership style, your own toolkit Continued from page 2

list because of its negative effect on the working relationships within a team. A positive team environment, however, can help a team overcome complex challenges. “I have been blessed to have really, really good teams and people working around me,” she said. “One thing I definitely know is that I don’t know. I feel like I don’t have to know everything, but I need to know enough to know that I don’t know everything and have a

team that compliments my strengths and supplements my weaknesses. I think that’s very important.” McNair shared the leadership wisdom that her father, a successful manager, passed on to her. “If you take care of the people, they will get the job done for you,” she said. “You just have to create a good environment for them to make it happen.” When a good team achieves success or a good leader advances to a higher

position, the challenges do not stop; rather, leaders must “stay grounded” and not “believe your own press clippings,” said McNair. “You need to recognize that your team is really what got you there.” McNair encouraged each attendee to construct their own “leadership toolkit,” a self-assessment of one’s strengths and weaknesses as a leader based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. “You have to have a selfawareness about [yourself]

in order to be successful,” she said. McNair said her own toolkit emphasized things like two-way communication, taking risks when it comes to trusting and standing up for her team, and decisiveness. The latter point was impressed upon McNair by a former boss, the late Rear Adm. David Altwegg, who emphasized the importance of “deciding to decide.” Of course, the commitment to be a successful

leader in not only challenging, but time-consuming. Successful leaders find ways to “reenergize,” whether through activities, spending time alone or with family. McNair stressed the need for family support to attendees and thanked her husband, Anthony, for all he has done during her travel-intensive career. “I want to thank him because I could not have had the career that I’ve had if I didn’t


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have someone who is understanding,” she said. McNair left attendees with the advice to “own it” and take responsibility for their own career and leadership decisions. “What’s really important is that you develop your own leadership style, your own toolkit.” For more information about NSBE Potomac River Professionals, visit: http://

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