May 31, 2013
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Pass & ID hours are changing June 1 Starting June 1, hours for the Pass & ID ofﬁces at NSF Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head will change. New hours will be 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. All services will be available during new posted hours.
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Colonial Beach honors America’s fallen
By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer
The Town of Colonial Beach honored America’s fallen at a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27. Capt. Pete Nette, commanding ofﬁcer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP), was the guest speaker at the annual event. The speakers recognized not only those who sacriﬁced their lives in the defense of the nation, but all veterans. A presentation of the colors by the Pentagon Division of the Naval Sea Cadets wowed spectators and kicked off the ceremony. Mike Hamm, mayor of Colonial Beach, welcomed guests. “Memorial Day is a day when we gather and pay respect to those who have given their lives for the service of our country,” he said. “I’d like to thank anyone out there that has served in the armed forces and give you a round of applause.” The patriotic crowd happily obliged Hamm’s request. “In reality, every day you can wake up and walk out of your house in a free country, you should remember those who fought and perished to keep it free, and those that are still ﬁghting to keep us free,” Hamm added. Nette’s remarks centered
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Residents pay their respects to the colors, presented by the Pentagon Division of the Naval Sea Cadets, at the Memorial Day ceremony May 27 in Colonial Beach. on the vital role military service and sacriﬁce has had in making the nation what it is today. “It’s a privilege to be here on this beautiful day in honor of those past and present for the sacrifices they’ve made to this great nation,” he said. “[Memorial Day] is a day that has been called the most important holiday. Since 1868 we have come together as a country, to lay wreaths and ﬂowers, and to fly flags for those who have given their last
full measure of duty and devotion for our country. We have come here to remember those who have done their duty to provide for our land and to remain free.” Setting aside a day to honor those sacriﬁces is a longstanding tradition, not only in Colonial Beach, but across the nation. “President Kennedy said a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors and the men it remembers,” said
Nette. “Today, instead of a day of solemn mourning, it should be a day of reverent celebration. Since 1868, when the people of Waterloo, New York, dipped their ﬂags at half-mast and decorated their village to remember soldiers who gave their lives during the Civil War, our nation has paid tribute to all the service men and women who have fallen in the line of duty-ordinary men and women who gave their lives for our country.”
Capt. Pete Nette, commanding ofﬁcer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac, addresses the crowd at Memorial Day celebrations at Colonial Beach on May 27. Nette highlighted the symbolism of celebrating Memorial Day at the beginning of the summer. “It is ﬁtting that our nation chooses the last Monday in May as Memorial Day,” he said. “Summer is beginning and what could be a more ﬁtting tribute to the men and women who died in service of our country, than a day that gives birth to a season ﬁlled with warmth and life.” The warmth and life dis-
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State Commission on Military Installations visits Dahlgren
By Gary Wagner
Members of Virginia’s Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities visited Dahlgren last week to meet with military and community leaders. The commission was reconstituted by Governor Bob McDonnell in March to recommend actions the state can take in the near term to improve Virginia’s support to military installations and military personnel and their families. The governor appointed retired Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. to chair the commission. Harvey, who retired from the Navy in 2012 after serving as commander for Fleet Forces Command, empha-
sizes, “The Commonwealth has long recognized that actions at both the state and local level can have a significant impact on the ability of the military service to train, sustain and operate their forces on bases and installations within the Commonwealth. “The current and future fiscal environment for the Department of Defense and the services necessitates a renewed effort by Virginia to identify and set in motion those actions that will enhance the state’s current ‘military-friendly’ environment,” states Harvey. The Dahlgren visit by commission members on May 23 included briefings by all major mission commands on Naval Sup-
port Facility Dahlgren. The briefings outlined the principal responsibilities and programs of each command as well as economic factors such as employment and funding. A windshield tour of the base highlighted principal infrastructure, ranges and RDT&E resources on NSF Dahlgren. The commission next met separately with key community leadership in a session sponsored off base by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council. The commission delegation was led by Terrie Suit, Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. Commenting on the fact that NSF Dahlgren’s
workforce is largely composed of federal civilian employees, “It’s important for us to correct the general perception that our military bases are mostly employing uniformed personnel who are transient,” she observed. “We have a predominantly civilian workforce at many of the bases in Virginia, and we have to understand impacts to civilian employees who are our state residents,” Suit said. Command briefs to the commission highlighted the wide spectrum of operational military support to U.S. Navy, joint forces, the national command authority and U.S. allies, as well as the conduct of basic and applied research, development, test and evaluation
activities. In his briefing to the commission on Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, acting technical director Stuart Koch pointed out that NSF Dahlgren represented the third highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the nation according to a 2011 report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. On that point, Suit responded, “One of the commission’s efforts should be to look at educational programs the Commonwealth could support that would benefit military missions on the base.” The interrelationship of
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Mufﬁns with Mom at NSF Dahlgren Mufﬁns with Mom was a big hit at the Dahlgren General Library last week with Moms on their special Day. Participants were served mufﬁns and juice and mothers received gel manicures, while children heard stories, made their mother’s a gift and enjoyed face painting. This event was sponsored by NSWC Federal Credit Union and Lincoln Military Housing.
King George NJROTC visits Dahlgren
US Navy photos by Andrew Revelos
Members of the King George High School NJROTC visited Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on May 22 for a tour of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Z department and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 Dahlgren Detachment. At the former, members of the NJROTC extracted DNA from strawberries and heard from former military members now employed in a civilian role by the Navy. The goal: learn how military experience can
prepare them for a civilian career. At EODMU12 Dahlgren Detachment, the high school students learned about EOD operations and got to try on a bomb suit. A few motivated JROTC members attempted pull-ups while wearing the suit. The EOD technicians said goodbye to the JROTC members with a simulated grenade blast, a surprise that thrilled the young people. They wrapped up their visit with lunch at Gray’s Landing on the Potomac.
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Military Spouse Proﬁle: Susan Moyer Military Spouse Appreciation Month By Andrew Revelos, Staff Writer
CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED 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, A+ quality 7-passenger van, departs NLT 0635 from Fieldhouse/Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs work hours (07151545) except Fri (0715-1515). Call Cheng at 540-653-5909. A-Gate commuter wanted only. Van or carpool desired from any rideshare parking area or Reston Town Center. Depart between 0600-0700, return from Indian Head between 160-1700. Call Moses, (301) 743-4180. Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7-430, but hours can be negotiated. 703909-3380. Riders wanted to start a carpool from the Northern Neck (Lively/Lancaster), passing through Warsaw at 0605 and Montross at 0615, arriving at Dahlgren by 0700; leaving Dahlgren at 1600. Call Lea at 540-6536776 or 571-232-5412 (cell). From the Ferry Farm area to Dahlgren Bldg. 1500 area. Prefer early work hours. Call Mark, 540-653-2148. Riders wanted for van pool. Leaves from Richmond at Home Depot on Atlee-Elmont Rd. (exit # 86B off I-95) to Dahlgren. Call David at (540) 653-9203. Clinton, Md., to Dahlgren. Hours are flexible (0600 - 1700). Call Miranda at 703692-9590.
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@ navy.mil 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.gwregion.org/gwride connect.html.
Susan Moyer didn’t really think much about what it would mean to be a military spouse when she married her high school sweetheart nearly 17 years ago. She was “just friends” when her nowhusband, Rob, left their native Philadelphia for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. As a pen pal, Moyer sent Rob lots of letters, making sure to avoid any hearts or other distinguishing marks on the envelope that might draw the ire of his drill instructors. After Rob was stationed in California, he decided he couldn’t stand to be apart from her and proposed. One wedding, three children and several deployments later, the Moyers call Maryland home and Rob is a ﬁrst sergeant assigned to the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head. “Wherever he was, that is where I needed to be,” said Moyer, describing the early days of her relationship. “And I still feel that way. The other day he told me that we’re going to Salt Lake City and if that’s where he is, that’s where I’m going to be.” Rob was recently selected to be promoted to the rank of sergeant major and will assume a supervisory role with Marine Corps Recruiting Command later this summer. Frequent moves are a challenge for many military spouses, but Moyer seems to thrive on the changes. “It was always my dream to live around different parts of the United States,” she said. While Moyer sees moving as one of the perks of being a military spouse, she also works hard to help her children adjust. “I think Rob and I do a really good job prepping them. We start telling them six months in advance that it
will be time to move again. We don’t keep any secrets from the kids, so when it’s time for the move they’re ready.” Deployments are never easy for any military spouse and Moyer is no exception. “One day you’re two people parenting your kids together and all of a sudden you’re a single mom,” she said. “It’s tough.” Beyond the practical considerations of having a husband who is away, however, there are the personal feelings. “Missing him is a challenge,” said Moyer. “It’s hard to watch the kids with their little daddy dolls and seeing them sad. I do tell the kids when I’m sad, but it’s more about them than me. I know it’s also hard for [Rob] to be away.” The deployments were all the more difﬁcult for Moyer because she has always found work wherever she happens to be living, after earning a bachelors and master’s degree. “I’m a working mom, so when he leaves it’s even more challenging because I have a full-time job.” Moyer now alternates between full-time work and staying at home. She generally chooses to stay at home after a move until her children are settled into their new surroundings. “That’s another bonus of being a military spouse,” said Moyer. “I get to go back and forth. Sometimes I’m a stay-at-home mom and sometimes I go back to work. I have a choice to be either, which is nice. I think a lot of people don’t get that.” Earning degrees and maintaining a career while frequently moving, however, is no small task. “It’s challenging,” said Moyer. “When you go to a new place, they don’t know you, so you have to show them what you’re made of.” Moyer’s passion for her own education helped guide her into a career. She started off with on-base jobs administering tuition assistance for service members and, several
Susan Moyer: military spouse, mom and full-time veterans affairs coordinator at the College of Southern Maryland. “Just because you’re moving around doesn’t mean you can’t pursue your dreams.” moves later, is now the coordinator of veterans affairs for the College of Southern Maryland. “I coordinate all the [veterans] events and I help them with their GI Bills,” she said. That help extends beyond the basic issues of paying for an education. Moyer also dedicates herself to making veterans feel at home while attending college by hosting dinners and special events. “It’s a hard job, but it is rewarding,” she said. “I’m helping them with step one-how to go to collegeall the way to the end of it. It’s really nice. I’m a military spouse and I’m contributing, helping my husband and his crew to be successful.” Though another move in on the horizon for the Moyers, their time in Indian Head has been positive. “This is a good place because it’s small,” said Moyer, describing the common bond shared by military spouses. “You stick together like a sisterhood and we all talk to one another. Facebook is a great way to communicate. If they need anything, I’ll
be there.” Moyer offered advice to new military spouses based on her hard-won experience. “Stay open to new things,” she said. “When Rob took me to California, I had never been to really anywhere else in the United States, besides short trips with my parents. And it was scary. I didn’t want to leave the house. And I was young. So I would tell a new military spouse to be open to new things and let the new adventures take you where they take you. But also, don’t forget yourself. Just because you’re moving around doesn’t mean you can’t pursue your dreams.” When she isn’t spending time with her family or serving veterans at the College of Southern Maryland, Moyer enjoys reading, knitting and riding motorcycles. Unsurprisingly, she is no mere passenger. “I own a Honda Rebel,” she said. “It’s fun. I think my girls kind of look at it and think girls can really do anything.”
DoD extends TRICARE Dental contract The TRICARE Management Activity of the Department of Defense has extended the current TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) contract which runs from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013 - to continue through Dec. 31, 2013. The contract extension brings no change in premiums or scope of benefits. However, the annual maximum for enrollees in the Enhanced program will be increased to $1,500 for this period. Those in the Basic program will see their
maximum increase to $1,250. And, although the maximums are being increased for the extended period, enrollees will not be asked to pay a higher deductible. These changes were implemented April 1. If you had already reached your maximum for the year, please have your dentist resubmit your claim(s) that were not made due to exceeding the maximum. Delta Dental also will serve as administrator of the new ﬁve-year TRDP contract,
which will begin Jan. 1, 2014. The TRDP, authorized by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997, offers affordable dental beneﬁts as a voluntary option to the nation’s 5 million-plus uniformed services retirees and their family members. With current enrollment of more than 1.3 million, the TRDP is the nation’s largest voluntary, all-enrollee-paid dental programs. The TRDP will continue as
a worldwide, combined feefor-service/preferred provider program that offers enrollees access to any licensed dentist in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Canada and overseas. Contract extension FAQs for enrollees are available on line at http://www.trdp.org/ enr/faq-contract-extension. html.
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Base Happenings Dahlgren Battle of Midway Poster Contest
You are invited to prepare an original Battle of Midway poster to hang in the CSCS / ATRC auditorium, Building 1520 for the June 6 observance. There are no size or shape restrictions. All posters must be in good taste. Posters will be displayed in the auditorium on Tuesday, June 4 and will be voted on through Thursday, June 6 for those with building access. Those attending the observance on June 6 will be allowed to vote for their favorite poster before and after the presentation. Winner will be announced on Friday morning. If interested in participating please contact LT Jessica Tuia (4-1235).
Battle of Midway Observance
A Battle of Midway observance will be held June 6 at the CSCS/ATRC Auditorium at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be author Tom Hone, author of “The Battle of Midway - the Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Victory.” The Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee will be selling lunch at the front entrance to ATRC at 11 a.m. Mr. Hone will also hold a book signing at the NEX following the observance at approximately 11 a.m. This event is open to all with base access.
Subway at NSF Dahlgren Cannonball Lanes Grand Opening
Subway at Cannonball Lanes is open for business! A grand opening will be held for Subway at Cannonball Lanes on Monday, June 3. Buy one, get one free coupons are available on the NSA South Potomac Facebook page. All with base access are invited to attend.
Navy Ball Lunch Fundraiser Now at ATRC
The Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee is selling lunch daily (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the ATRC gazebo. Please come out for lunch and support the Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee.
Second Tour Thrift Store Has Expanded Hours
Second Tour Thrift Store is now open every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Second Tour also needs your donations! Please bring your gently used items to our location on Sampson Road. All proceeds from sales at Second Tour are donated to charities in the Dahlgren/King George and surrounding communities, and provide scholarship funds to dependents of military personnel - past and present - that are or were stationed on Dahlgren. Come see us on Thursday!
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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs By Kevin L. Robinson DeCA public affairs specialist FORT LEE, Va. - When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores are routinely closed. The 148 stores that routinely close on Mondays would also close the next normal day of operation. Other than the furlough day, there are no other changes planned for store operation hours. The announcement comes as DeCA follows Department of Defense protocols related to the automatic federal government budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. Like most DOD activities, DeCA is mandated by the Department to furlough its civil service employees. Furlough notices are scheduled to be delivered to DeCA
employees between May 28 and June 5. DeCA has 247 commissaries with more than 16,000 employees operating in 13 countries and two U.S. territories. Furloughs will impact all of DeCA’s more than 14,000 U.S. civilian employees. “We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO. “Also, we understand the tremendous burden this places on our employees, who, when furloughed, will lose 20 percent of their pay. “We determined that Monday closures would present the least pain for our patrons, employees and industry partners.” As sequestration continues, commissary customers can quickly ﬁnd out about any changes to their local store’s operating schedule by going to www.commissaries. com, clicking on the “Locations” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing,” finding their store and clicking on “local store information.” Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCA’s plan for this budget-
cutting measure is subject to change. DeCA decided on Monday closures after weighing the potential disruption to patrons and suppliers of having rolling furloughs, where closure dates would differ from store to store. Universal Monday closures are less disruptive to shoppers and the agency’s industry partners - vendors, suppliers and distributors - who deliver products daily to DeCA’s commissaries. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and local national employees. Because they are not U.S. government employees, local national employees are not subject to this furlough actions. Select locations overseas will open if they have an adequate local national staff. However, if an overseas store is closed, its local national staff will report to work and perform other store-related duties. In January, DOD released guidance to allow defense components to plan for potential budget cuts by reducing operating costs. In line with that direction, DeCA later executed the following budget-cutting measures: . A hiring freeze on all out-
side hires . Curtailment of official travel for all conferences, training and any other events and activities considered noncritical to the agency’s mission . Cancellation of the agency’s May Worldwide Case Lot Sales for all commissaries. Instead, stores are conducting smaller-scale events such as outdoor sidewalk sales . Curtailment of all overtime and compensatory time unless deemed mission-critical . Review of contract services to restrict any increases . Curtailment of all monetary awards unless legally required . Postponement of all Guard and Reserve on-site sales scheduled after July 8 until further notice. “We are in this together,” Jeu said, “and though limited in our ability by circumstances we cannot control, I assure you we will do all we can to mitigate the impact of sequestration on our patrons, employees and industry partners, and on our mission.” The Dahlgren Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays starting July 9 to accommodate the furlough action.
Starting a Business after Military Service TAP Workshop can help you develop a plan Is small business ownership for you? Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Returning veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs. According to the most recent U.S. Census Data, veteran-owned ﬁrms represent 9 percent of all U.S. ﬁrms.
These 2.45 million veteranowned businesses employed 5.793 million individuals. If you have a passion and the drive to start a business, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self-Employment Intensive Training Workshop is for you. After the two-day workshop you will have created a Feasibility Analysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future business planning efforts. It is designed to assist you in developing an “actionable” plan for sub-
sequent efforts focused on launching a new venture. The two-day TAP SelfEmployment Workshop is being offered by Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s Fleet and Family Support Center on July 8-9 in a collaboration among the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Interested transitioning
service members and veterans are invited to participate in the workshop, where you will learn if starting a business is right for you, if your business idea is feasible and much more! To attend the workshop, you must be a transitioning service member, veteran or spouse interested in starting a business. To register, call (540) 653-1839, DSN 2491839, or email carol.allison@ navy.mil.
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MWR Highlights Sneak Peek - “Man of Steel”
June 9, 2 p.m. - FREE and open to all with base access. We will be playing the NEW unreleased movie “Man of Steel” - Rated PG -13. For more information please contact the Dahlgren Movie Theater at 540-653-7336.
540-653-7336 Hours of Operation Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings
Cannonball Lanes Bowling Center Subway at Cannonball Lanes is open! Come in for a fresh, healthy alternative! Hours are: Mon-Thurs - 7a.m. - 9p.m. Fri - 7 a.m. - Midnight Sat - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun - 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SUBWAY Grand Opening
June 3, 11 a.m. NEXCOM, Subway and MWR would like thank our military members and their families for their service and welcome everyone to our new facility located inside Cannonball Lanes. We are ofﬁcially open for business! Stop by Monday June 3rd for the Grand Opening starting at 11 a.m.
Fitness Center Cancer Awareness (1.5 Mile) Walk
June 3, 8 a.m. Location: Dahlgren Fitness Track (near the CPOA Club House/old golf course pro shop) This event is free and open to all with base access. For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 540653-8580.
Battle of Midway 5K Run/Walk
June 5, 11 a.m. Run starts at Dahlgren Fitness Center This event is free and open to all with base access. Free tshirts to the ﬁrst 25 registrants - register at the Fitness Center May 13th - June 5th. Awards will be given. more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 540-653-8580. Sponsored by NSWC Federal Credit Union and Home Team Sports & Awards.
General Library Gardening Day at the Dahlgren Library
June 5, 3 p.m. This event is free and open to all with base access. Come get your hands dirty and help beautify the library. We will be planting in front of the General Library. For more information contact the Dahlgren General Library at 540653-7474.
Movie Theater “Iron Man” Movie Marathon
Saturday, June 8 starting at 1 p.m. Open to all with base access. First 3 movies will be FREE - then at 8:30 p.m. the premier showing of “Iron Man 3” in 3-D will be a full priced showing. An additional $1 is added to 3-D movie ticket prices. For more information please contact the Dahlgren Movie Theater at 540-653-7336.
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
Auto Hobby Shop Self Help Classes
June 10 - Basic Car Care Information and demonstration classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. These classes are free and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreational Gear Rentals The MWR Auto Hobby Shop rents an extensive selection of equipment for your recreational needs. Available items include tents, canoes, tarps, picnic tents, tables, chairs, moon bounce, grills, lanterns, sporting equipment and more! Rentals are available on a daily, weekly or weekend basis. Call the Hobby Shop at 301-744-6314 for more information or stop by and see what we have to offer.
NEW Campers Available
15’ Cozy Traveler Recreational Trailer (sleeps up to 6) $55 per day $100 per weekend $245 for a week Call 301-744-6314 for more information.
Weight House Fitness Center Breast Cancer Walk for Women
June 5, 11 a.m. at the Ben Rand Field Track Walk a mile, two miles or three miles for breast cancer. Open to all eligible patrons. $5 for contractors, free for military. Register at the Fitness Center any time prior to the start of the race.
Summer Basketball Tournament
June 3 at the Indian Head Gymnasium. 5-on-5 double elimination tournament. Free for Military. $5 for all others. Register at the Fitness Center.
Stars & Strikes Bowling Center Father’s Day Bowling Special
June 14, 5 - 8 p.m. Bring Dad in for a free game of bowling. All Dads bowl free, shoe rental cost $1 per person. Open to all eligible patrons.
Swimming Pool Dive In to Summer Fun
The NSF Indian Head swimming pool is open for the 2013 summer season. Hours of operation starting June 3rd will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lap swim, 1 - 7 p.m. for open swim and 7:30 - 10 p.m. for pool rentals. Swim lessons are offered by MWR for all skill levels and at a variety of times to suit your needs. Water aerobics classes are offered throughout the season. Contact the pool staff at 301-744-4616 for more information.
Friday, May 31st 7 p.m., Scary Movie 5 - PG-13 Saturday, June 1st 7 p.m., Pain & Gain - R Friday, June 7 7 p.m. - Mud Saturday, June 8 All Day! Iron Man Marathon starting at 1 p.m. including Iron Man 3 in 3-D at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9 2 p.m. - FREE Sneak Peek - Man of Steel
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Adult Beginner Swim Clinic
June 1, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This clinic is for adults who can swim but have never learned a formal stroke or taken a swim lesson. The clinic will consist of theory and practice sessions focusing on hydrodynamics, basic aquatic skills, and stroke mechanics. Free for active duty Military, $20 for all others. Register at the WHFC.
General Library Doughnuts with Dad
June 16 - Dads, bring your kids to the Library for a fun morning of doughnuts while your kids make you an awesome Father’s Day gift. This event is free, starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to all eligible patrons.
Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party
June 19 Kick off summer right with a party that encourages reading throughout the summer. We will have games, crafts and plenty of refreshments to keep us cool as our summer reading party heats up. FREE for all with base access.
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Installation Libraries Kick Off Summer Reading Program By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service Libraries across the Defense Department will begin offering the fourth annual Summer Reading Program to students on their installations to promote reading fun, a Navy General Library ofﬁcial said. Nilya Carrato, program assistant for the Navy General Library Program, highlighted DOD’s Summer Reading Program during an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel. “The Summer Reading Program operates on DOD installations worldwide, and it runs, generally, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, although we know school gets out at different times all around the world,” she said. “And it’s a way for students to have fun reading so they don’t go back to school behind the [power] curve.” Carrato used sports as an example of practicing a skill to stay prepared. “If you play a lot sports, you need to know how to run,” Carrato said. “If you want to learn in school, you’ve got to already have your reading skills. And if you don’t practice, you lose them.” Reading is much less of a chore for a child who enjoys it, she added. “If you don’t practice [reading] over the summer, you can go back a few weeks behind your classmates in terms of your reading skills,” Carrato said. “And that might not be so bad this year, but by the time they’re in sixth grade, they can be a whole year behind their classmates as far as their reading skills, because it does add up over time.” This year’s Summer Reading program theme is a travel theme: “Have Book, Will Travel.” “We’ll be reading about airplanes and cars, and [asking], ‘If you could go anywhere, where would you go?” Carrato said. “But it’s not necessary that you have to read about [that] theme -- just [have] fun. Those are the program ideas.” The program will apply throughout the Defense Department, and it will be available at installation libraries and at some child and youth programs during the summer, Carrato said. “It goes all ages,” she added. “Some bases will even do
it for adults.” In addition to the travel theme, the program includes incentives for students to participate, Carrato said, such as bookmarks and other prizes, as well as crafts parties. This year, she said, participants can earn a military challenge coin for reading. In last year’s program, Carrato said, Defense Department children put in almost 30 years of reading time. “We get the reports back from all of the installations around the world about how many minutes their kids read, and how many pages their kids read, and I add it all up,” Carrato said. “It’s millions of minutes.” Last year’s program notched a 30-percent increase over the year before, “which was like a 300-percent increase over the year before that,” Carrato said.
“So it will probably be about a 50-percent increase if things keep building,” she added. “It’s pretty insane. This is the fourth year we’ve been doing it. It’s a lot of fun.” Both NSF Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head will be having a summer reading program this year for all ages including adults. Dahlgren’s kickoff party will be on June 18 at 10 a.m. at Cannonball Lanes and Indian Head’s will be on June 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Stars and Strikes Bowling Center. All with base access are eligible and participants can also sign up online using the websites below. Participants can also record their reading online. Dahlgren’s Sign Up Page https://usn.evanced.info/dahlgren/sr/homepage.asp Indian Head’s Sign Up Page https://usn.evanced.info/indianhead/sr/homepage.asp
Don’t Get Burned! Summer Sun Safety Tips
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Skin cancer affects all skin types and is the most common cancer in Maryland, among other states. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2012, approximately 1,420 Marylanders and 76,250 persons in the United States were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of people with melanoma, particularly young women, has increased for several years. Melanoma skin cancers, which develop from the cells that produce melanin for skin color, are less common than
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basal cell and squamous cell cancer. Unlike basal cell and squamous cell cancer, Melanoma skin cancers are more likely to spread to other parts of the body, and account for 75% of skin cancer deaths. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and from artiﬁcial tanning devices (tanning lamps and tanning booths) is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer. Scientiﬁc evidence shows that indoor tanning devices are “carcinogenic to humans” and Maryland has acted to restrict tanning facilities usage my minors. While enjoying warmer weather, make sure you’re not getting too much of a good thing. Avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun like sunburns, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, and skin cancer, including melanoma by practicing proper sun protection. The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daylight savings time (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. standard time) are the most hazardous for UV exposure in the continental United States. UV rays are the greatest during the late spring and early summer in North America. CDC recommends easy options for sun protection: Sunscreen * Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection. * Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than two hours, and after you swim or do things that make you sweat. * Check the sunscreen’s expiration date. Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of no more than three years, but its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures. Clothing
* Wear clothing to protect exposed skin. * Loose ﬁtting long sleeved shirts and long pants made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection from the sun’s UV rays. A wet T shirt offers much less UV protection than a dry one. Darker colors may offer more protection than lighter colors. * If wearing this type of clothing isn’t practical, at least try to wear a T shirt or a beach cover up. Keep in mind that a typical T shirt has an SPF rating lower than 15, so use other types of protection as well. Hats * Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck. * For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays. Avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through. A darker hat may offer more UV protection. * If you wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade. Sunglasses * Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure. * Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. * Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sunglasses sold in the United States, regardless of cost, meet this standard. Shade * Seek shade, especially during midday hours. * You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun. Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you’re outside-even when you’re in the shade.
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Armed Forces Kids Run The children at the Dahlgren Youth Activities Center celebrated their half day of school 5-24-13 by getting outside and running in the Annual America’s Armed Forces Kids Run at Joy Park behind the Youth Activities Center. The 1-mile run/walk meets Presidential Physical Fitness Program requirements and every child ﬁnished their allotted distance per age group. T-shirts were given to all the children and water and oranges were available after the run.
played by the citizens of Colonial Beach was one of many Memorial Day events around the region. “Since 1948 Arlington National Cemetery has decorated each and every headstone and grave with our nation’s ﬂag,” said Nette. “Thousands of service men and women plant the ﬂags at the base of gravestones in order to lift up the lives of our heroes. The graves at Arlington and at countless cemeteries world-wide remind us that freedom is not free. It comes at a cost. The soldiers resting there live, supporting the lives and the values that create the backbone of our nation.” Two local men gave their lives in America’s most recent wars: Sgt. Joshua Frazier in 2007 and Sgt. Nicholas Mason in 2004. The memories of both men were recently honored at the 7th annual Some Gave All Frazier-Mason ride. The charity established in their honor collects donations that provide college scholarships and assistance to wounded veterans. “The energy and spirit of Nick Mason and Josh Frazier live on through their foundation and after making the ultimate sacriﬁce every day,” said Nette. Another local man, Pfc. Francis Wills, was honored in 2012 in Charles County. He volunteered for service and went missing during combat operations in Vietnam in 1966. In his memory, state facilities across Maryland now ﬂy the POW-MIA ﬂag. “Wills was a young life that walked away from his home to catch a bus to boot camp, never to be seen by his family again,” said Nette, who urged the crowd to also remember those who went missing during wartime. “He evokes a memory that brings smiles and laughter to those who knew him.” Citizens have a duty to remember the fallen, said Nette. “You’re here today because you respect those who are lost.” At the end of his remarks, Nette asked veterans in the audience to stand and be recognized. There were many veterans present from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The citizens of Colonial Beach, as they do every year, gave the veterans and their comrades who did not return home and hearty applause. For more news from other bases around the Washington, D.C. area visit
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Community Notes Dahlgren KGARL Yard Sale June 1
King George Animal Rescue League will hold a beneﬁt yard sale on Sat., June 1 from 8 a.m. - Noon at the King George YMCA. Donated items (not clothes or shoes) will be accepted at the King George Animal Shelter Mon. - Thurs. from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. All items donated are tax deductible.
FOP Lodge 32 Poker Run
The FOP Lodge 32 will hold a Poker Run on Sat., June 1 at Tractor Supply Shopping Center in Warsaw, Va., location of the start/ﬁnish line. Registration will be held from 9 - 10 a.m. Event is for motorcycles and cars. Cost is $20 for ﬁrst hand, $5 for extra hand. Prizes for ﬁrst, second, third and last place. For more info, call Danny Dunaway, (804) 5777426 or Roger Briney, (804) 580-9738. All proceeds beneﬁt the FOP Lodge 32 community fund.
Jermon Bushrod Celebrity Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual Jermon Bushrod Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held June 14 at Cameron Hills Golf Links in King George. The tournament will include two ﬂights - 7:30 a.m. registration with 8 a.m. shotgun start for the ﬁrst ﬂight, noon registration with a 2 p.m. shotgun start for the second ﬂight. Entry fee is $400 per team or $100 per individual. For more information, registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jermonbushrod.com or www.visualizeandrize.com. All proceeds beneﬁt the Visualize and Rize Foundation.
“An American Celebration”
Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church will present its 4th annual patriotic program on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 23, at 4 p.m. The program, entitled “An American Celebration,” will feature such rousing patriotic numbers as This is My Country, This Land is Your Land, God Bless America, and more. The music will be coordinated with a moving slideshow and narrative that bring the songs to life. Come out and celebrate America with us and join us as we show our support for those who have served our nation so faithfully and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacriﬁce for our country. At each presentation you will have the opportunity to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Refreshments follow each program. Hulls Memorial is located at 420 Enon Road in South Stafford, phone 540-371-4124.
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Job Fair at UMW Dahlgren
The University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren Campus will host a job fair on Thursday, June 27, at 3 to 7 p.m., 4224 University Drive, University Hall (Room 110) King George. This career event is sponsored by Job Zone. To register for this event, complete the registration form at www.jobzoneonline.com and return by email to email@example.com or fax (434-263-5199). For more information, contact JobZone at (434) 263-5102.
Indian Head La Plata Summer Concert Series
The La Plata Summer Concert Series this Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. includes performances from Port Tobacco Encore Kids from 7-7:30 p.m., La Plata High School Show Troupe 7:40 -8:10 p.m. and Chin Hamaya Culture Center from 8:20 - 9 p.m. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. This concert is free and open to the public.
Sunset Concert Series has begun!
The St. Charles Companies announces the return of The Sunset Concert Series to the St. Charles and Waldorf communities, marking the ﬁfth year for the highly popular free outdoor music festival. The 2013 season will open with the reggae sounds of Peter Humphrey and the Oasis Band. A total of 18 bands will play by the lake throughout the summer, winding up with a funk R&B Dance Party by the band Tomorrow’s Time on August 30th. Joining the series this summer will be returning crowd favorites along with new local singer/songwriter talent. Time: Every Friday at 7 p.m. Location: O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20601 The Sunset Concert Series lineup includes: May 31 Anthony “Swamp dog” Clark Blues June 7 Sara Gray Band Local Rising Star June 14 USN Country Current Country, Bluegrass June 21 Sin Miedo Salsa June 28 WaCaHaSen Jam Band
Household Hazardous Waste Collection June 1
The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, June 1. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, ﬂuorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label. Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily ﬂuids) and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidiﬁed. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, or sawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out. Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the ﬁrst Saturday of each month through December. Upcoming 2013 collection dates are: June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sep. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7. For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landﬁll and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Find Your “Purrfect” Pet During Adopt-a-Cat Month
To help ﬁnd loving homes for cats, the Tri-County Animal Shelter is offering a reduced fee cat adoption event this
June. The Tri-County Animal Shelter will take in over 600 cats during the month of June. Many of these cats are loving, friendly house cats looking for a new home. You can view many of our cats in our free roaming cat room on our cat cam at www.charlescountymd.gov/es/tcas/catcam. . If you’ve thought of adding a feline to your family, join the Tri-County Animal Shelter as we celebrate national Adopta-Cat-Month in June. Adopt a cat for $25. Adopt a kitten for just $45. Kittens are up to six months and cats are seven months and over. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 12 - 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.charlescountymd.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-countyanimal-shelter.
Sotterley Plantation Gala in the Garden
Sotterley Plantation will host Le Bon Bayou on Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m., their 4th Annual Gala in the Garden. Participation in this important fundraiser allows the organization to continue their mission of preserving, researching, and interpreting diverse cultures and environments and, importantly, to also serve as a public educational resource. This year’s Gala will include lively Zydeco music, Cajun culinary delights, and auction treasures to discover. Auction items include Mystery Dinner Theater tickets at the Piney Point Lighthouse, an exquisite set of Ann Hand scarves, one of several fabulous vacation opportunities, sports packages to watch or participate in, or the unmatched opportunity to have dinner for eight in the Plantation House. Purchase tickets online at www.sotterley.org by June 7. Tickets are $100 per person, $50 of each ticket is tax deductible and all proceeds beneﬁt Sotterley’s Educational Programming.
Charles County Fourth of July Celebration
The Charles County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the “Celebrate Charles: A Fun Filled Fourth” on Thursday, July 4, from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). The general public is invited to attend this family-friendly event. Local businesses, artisans and food establishments will be showcased in the “Best of Charles County” and kids of all ages can enjoy amusements in the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. Guests will enjoy live music performed by John Luskey and Three Sixty. A ﬁreworks display will top off the evening at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. There are fees for food and product purchases. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5. Guests will also be able to enjoy the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game against the Camden Riversharks. Game time is 6:35 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by calling 301-638-9788 or visiting www.somdbluecrabs.com. Guests who purchase a ticket to the game will receive a complimentary wristband for the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. For more information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov or contact Ms. Rachel Reynolds, Promotions Specialist, at 301-645-0601 or ReynoldsR@CharlesCounty.org. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
CSM Summer’s Twilight Performances at La Plata Campus July 9, 10, 11
The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Twilight Performance Series returns this summer with a new line-up to include history, music and theater. The free, family-friendly, outdoor series will feature local artists performing a variety of country, traditional bluegrass, Latin jazz and folk music, as well as musical and one-act theater programs at campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. This year CSM will host Chautauqua at the La Plata Campus July 9, 10 and 11. Twilight performances will continue at the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, July 16, 23 and 30; at the La Plata Campus on Wednesdays, July 17, 24 and 31; and at the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 18, 25 and Aug. 1. All performances will begin at 6:45 p.m. For information on the Twilight Performance Series call 301934-7703 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499, or 443-550-6169, Ext. 7703 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.
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Summer is Peak Moving June 6 Dahlgren Season for DoD members School Board Election
Plan ahead for a smooth move Approximately 65 percent of all Department of Defense household goods moves occur between May 15 and Aug. 1. What can you do to ensure a smooth move? Plan! With the decline in moving companies’ capacity and Department of Defense budget cuts, the sooner you start working with the local Personal Property Office the greater your chance of getting the desired pack out date. Don’t wait until a week or two before the desired pack out date to complete the process in www.move. mil. Enter all your data and paperwork now. For Navy information on getting started with the move process, go to www.navsup. navy.mil/household. Another tip is to organize your house and belongings. Go through all your rooms and boxes from the last move to make sure you still need the items. If it hasn’t been worn or used in the last year, do you still need it? Sort your items by the type of shipment: household shipment; unaccompanied baggage, if authorized;
- Household shipment is your main shipment: furniture, dishes, washer/dryer, BBQ grill, outdoor furniture, children’s play furniture, majority of your clothes, etc. - Unaccompanied baggage, if authorized: this is the small shipment of items that you will need to survive until your big household good shipment arrives. This is normally only authorized with overseas orders. Items to include would be enough kitchen ware/ dishes to use daily (not your china), crib, clothes, some uniforms, some DVDs not your entire library, etc. - Professional gear: Professional books and equipment includes household goods in a member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties
at the next or a later destination. Service members’ items could be work manuals, awards, specialty work uniforms (Band uniforms, navy divers, flight suits, helmets, chaplain’s vestments and other specialized apparel), reference materials, instruments, tools, and equipment peculiar to technicians, mechanics. A spouse may be authorized professional gear for a licensed profession, i.e. doctor, dentist, lawyer or community support activities at the next or a later destination. An example would be a command Ombudsman. Any other profession may be considered if the appropriate documentation can be provided. Selling Avon or Pampered Chef does not count as licensed profession. - Excluded from PBP&E are commercial products for sale/resale used in conducting business; sports equipment; and office, household or shop fixtures or furniture (such as bookcases, study/ computer desks, file cabinets, and racks) of any kind even though it may be used in conjunction with PBP&E.
gether to meet the warfighters’ needs. “It’s pretty obvious that Dahlgren isn’t a backwoods operation,” he added. “Dahlgren is right in front of formulating and developing the 21st century elements of war.” Other commission members visiting NSF Dahlgren included Margaret Ransone, Virginia Delegate for the 99th District; retired Rear Adm. James B. Hinkle who served as the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel and Commander, Navy Personnel Command; Jim Hopper, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. They were joined by commission support team members, led by Philip Coyle, who serves as the Dahlgren Team Lead in support of the commission. Coyle’s previous experience includes service as assistant Secretary of Defense and Director, Operational
Test and Evaluation for DoD. His responsibilities included stewardship of DoD’s major range and test facilities. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission, prior to which he served as the co-chairman of DoD’s Joint CrossService Group for Test and Evaluation. Other support team members who participated in the visit included Carol Schmidt, retired Navy Captain with active-duty experience in shore installation management and currently with the Principi Group; and King Dietrich, retired Navy Captain previously stationed at Dahlgren with Navy Air and Missile Defense Command and currently director for joint forces capability development with General Dynamics.
professional gear; and what is going in your suitcase or car. By sorting you may find out what needs to be sold, donated or disposed of. Keep in mind, if you exceed your authorized weight allowance it can be expensive!
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multiple commands at NSF Dahlgren involved in key defense initiatives, such as Aegis Combat System software development, certification, test and training, as well as Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program management and test activities, was not lost on the commission members. Commission members participating in the visit included retired Army Lt. Gen. John Wood, whose activeduty service included posts as Director of Army Strategic Plans and Policy, the Director of Joint Experimentation for U.S. Joint Forces Command, and as Deputy Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command. “Tenants on a military installation are not always knit together. That’s a strength and a weakness,” said Wood. “You have the blessing here of a lot of activities that are working to-
The Dahlgren School Board election will be held June 6 to fill four vacancies on the Board. School Board members are actively involved military community members who demonstrate interest in one of the most vital aspects of our American way of life - the education of our young people. Two of these School Board seats are for two-year terms (SY 13-14 and SY 14-15), and two seats will fill the remaining year of two-year terms which were vacated early (SY 13-14 only).
School Board members are elected by parents of children attending school at Dahlgren School and serve for a two-year term of office, but a two-year commitment is not required. Get involved and support your community and school by voting on School Board Election day. Polling will be available at Dahlgren School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. Please call Dahlgren School at 540-6538822 or the District Superintendent’s office at 703-630-7012 if there are any questions.
South Potomac Pilot wants your graduate photos High school and college graduates who are dependents of military personnel and civilian employees at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head and NSF Dahlgren will be featured in an upcoming special edition of the South Potomac Pilot on June 21. If you have a child that is graduating from high school, trade school, military boot camp or college, you are invited to submit a photo of your grad! In addition, military and civilian personnel graduating from an academic institution in 2013 are also invited to submit photos, along with graduate’s name, name of the school from which they graduated and the degree earned. Photos can be submitted electronically (preferable) or hard copy photos can be delivered to sites at Dahlgren and Indian Head. Digital images should be at a resolution of at least 300 dpi and no smaller than 2-by-3 inches, and should be emailed as stand-alone attachments (not embedded in a Word or PowerPoint document). All submissions must include the graduate’s name, school, prospective college if applicable, and type of degree if applicable. Please also include your name, command and organi-
zational code, a contact phone number, and your relationship to the graduate. All photos that are not submitted electronically need to be picked up no later than July 13. Photos can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copy photos can be dropped off at NSF Dahlgren in the Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 101, Room 109, or at the NSF Indian Head Gymnasium, Bldg. D-328 with Charlene Marsden. The deadline for submitting photos is 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Please contact me with any questions at (540) 284-0129 or DSN 234-0129. We look forward to recognizing your graduates and congratulating them on a job well done!
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Indian Head T&J BBQ at Stump Neck Annex
The T&J BBQ Lunch Truck is rolling into NSF Indian Head/Stump Neck Annex! They will be onsite near the ﬁrehouse Tuesday Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come out for a yummy lunch today!
Kraving Kabobs Truck at NSF Indian Head
Looking for a yummy hot lunch on base at NSF Indian Head? Look no further! The Kraving Kabobs truck is on call from Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near
the NEX and later near Bldg. 303 in the restricted area. Check out their menu of yummy subs, gyros, falafel and other favorites.
IH Spouses’ Club “Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Your Donations!
Plan today to visit the Treasures Thrift Store, located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. The store is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of gently used items are currently being accepted. Want to earn up to $5 in free items from the thrift store every month? Volunteer! Stop by the thrift store during operating hours or email email@example.com for information.
To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Unfurnished Apt. Frederick/Washington Co. LOTHIAN- Priv NS bsmt apt w/lg windows, in upscale SFH, 900 sqft, 1BR, 1BA, No pets. 10mins to AAFB, 20mins to DC. Avail now. $850/ mo. incl utils. Please call 202-288-8778
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Publication Day: Friday
Friday, May 31, 2013
The South Potomac Pilot
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Categories for buying and selling include Antiques, Appliances, Cameras & Accessories, Clothing & Accessories, Collectibles, Computers, Crafts, Electronics, Free Stuff, Furniture, Hobbies & Toys, Jewelry & Watches, Lawn & Garden, Music/Instruments, Office Equipment, Pets, Sporting Goods, Tools & Hardware, Yard, Garage & Estate Sales. Excludes Autos, Jobs and other categories not listed above.
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The South Potomac Pilot
Friday, May 31, 2013
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Indian Head Care Pharmacy 3973 St. Charles Pkwy. 4115 Indian Head Hwy. Indian Head, MD 301-684-2580
Waldorf, MD 20602 Tel: 301-932-7977 Fax: 301-932-9373
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