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JITC supports national emergency alert system By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

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Ensuring the interoperability of the military’s information systems is critical to mission accomplishment in the modern era of joint operations. From training, to research and development, to combat, the importance of secure, interoperable information systems with the military cannot be overemphasized. The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), a component of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), ensures information flows freely and securely. JITC conducts testing and evaluation of information technology and national security systems to provide security assurance applicable to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other military branches. The military is not the only organization that has come to depend on JITC. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) leverages JITC’s Washington Operations at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head to test, evaluate and support one of the nation’s most critical information networks: the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

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A training version of an AMBER Alert at the JITC Test Lab communicated in sign language for deaf audiences. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Integrated Public Alert and Warning System can be targeted to diverse and specific communities. The Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) was implemented in 1963 as a means of addressing the public through audible alerts. EBS evolved into the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in 1996 primarily to provide the President of the United States the capability to address the American public in the event of a national emergency. IPAWS is

the modernization of the nation’s EAS and was developed by FEMA in response to Executive Order 13407 calling for an “effective, reliable, integrated, flexible and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people.” Through the IPAWS infrastructure, which utilizes the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard, authen-

ticated emergency messages are simultaneously delivered to television, radio, computers, electronic signs, and cellular technologies. IPAWS integrates the EAS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA, also known as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)), Non-

Weather Emergency Messages (NWEM), and other public alerting systems from a single alert and warning interface. One of the major goals for FEMA when implementing IPAWS is to achieve interoperability among the vast diversity of government and commercial platforms for Public Alert and Warning. Providing information to emergency management personnel and vendors about IPAWS is pivotal to the success of the system. Training Emergency Managers and alerting authorities from around the country to use IPAWS is equally important. Because IPAWS is such a massive, connected network, in-the-field training activities run the risk of “propagating” training messages into real-world emergency broadcasts, with disruptive results. The crown jewel to FEMA’s outreach effort is JITC’s Test Lab at NSF Indian Head, which allows alerting authorities and system developers the ability to exercise and assess alert and warning technologies in a closed IPAWS environment. “Use of IPAWS introduces a new platform for

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Furloughed Dahlgren employees volunteer to help family in need By Elliott Fabrizio Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public Affairs

Microbiologists trimmed the hedges, naval engineers installed shelving in the garage and scientists organized the basement. On the first day of the government furlough, July 12, fourteen Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) employees reported for duty at the home of a coworker in need. Three years ago Constantin Langa began to suffer the debilitating symptoms of Wilson’s disease, a rare genetic disorder that makes

his body unable to process copper. In a short period of time, Constantin, 30, suffered significant neurological damage, lost much of his ability to walk and talk and now produces excess saliva requiring his mouth to be stuffed with gauze. Constantin’s wife, Nichole Langa, works full time at NSWCDD. She is raising their three-year-old son, Traian, while providing constant care to her husband. She also coordinates a host of doctors, specialists and care providers. For her, there is little time available for routine chores and household upkeep. Collectively, the volunteers put in approximately 84 labor hours, installing

new shelving units, organizing the basement and garage and landscaping the yard. “It would have taken me, literally, years to do what they did in a day,” said Nichole. “For me to do those chores, I would have needed to find someone to watch Traian and find someone to be with Constantin, and even then, I only get small chunks of time.” The cleanup effort makes life simpler for Nichole, providing easier access to Constantin’s medical supplies and mobility equipment. The relief came from NSWCDD’s Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Division employees

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U.S. Navy photo by Elliott Fabrizio

Employees from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s (NSWCDD) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Division spent their first furlough day performing household upkeep chores for the Langa family. Constantin Langa lost his ability to walk and talk due to the symptoms of Wilson’s disease, a genetic disorder that prevents the body from processing copper. Volunteers sought to lighten the burden on Nichole Langa, Constantin’s wife, who works full time at NSWCDD, raises a three-year old and provides 24-hour care to Constantin.


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NSASP celebrates Sailors of the Quarter By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

Boatswain’s Mate First Class Jesus Lopez NSASP Senior Sailor of the Quarter

Boatswain’s Mate First Class (BM1) Jesus Lopez was recognized as Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s Senior Sailor of the Quarter at a July 17 ceremony at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Lopez is a Newark, New Jersey native and a 13-year Navy veteran. Lopez enlisted in 1999 after graduating high school, but his Navy plans were cemented long before. “I knew I was going to join the Navy at a young age,” he said. “In about fourth grade, my cousin and I were discussing the military and I told him I wanted to join the Navy when I graduated high school.” That decision became stronger as graduation got closer. “Coming from New Jersey, it was pretty difficult; just me, my mother and three sisters,” he said. “There were many obstacles I had to overcome with myself. Just having a goal didn’t mean that I would obtain them. The hunger to provide and continue to assist my mother motivated me to stay determined and stay focused. There’s structure in the military; the maturity and responsibility was something I needed and wanted.” When high school came around, he was still “hungry” and determined to join the Navy. “The U.S. Navy was plan A, B and C,” said Lopez. “There was no room for failure or disappointments.” Lopez doesn’t plan on leaving the Navy anytime soon. “I’m not planning to retire at 20 years,” he said. “I’d like to do more when I make rank. I want to teach, influence and motivate future Sailors. I want them to understand that this is their Navy and what they do can change this Navy; making history is not out of reach.” In the meantime, Lopez has set his sights on attaining a college degree in either criminal justice or homeland security. “While I’m here I’m going to take advantage of going to school. I want to at least complete an associates [degree].” Lopez doesn’t hesitate when asked about the pinnacle moment of his career thus far. “When I joined the Navy I was very happy and enthusiastic, and extremely intimi-

dated.” he said. “When I got rank. I never knew so many people would look at you in a leadership role. I knew that day would come but I still wasn’t sure that I’d advance. My biggest highlight was when I was promoted to [petty officer] first class. I was happy, but what made me feel even better was that my shipmates were even happier than me. Other than the birth of my children, it has to be one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt.” Much of Lopez’s career has seen him serving onboard USS Carl Vinson and USS George H.W. Bush. He recalled fond memories of serving on the former, his first ship. “My first day, there was steam coming off the ship and it was in dry dock. I’ve got my sea bag and I’m wearing my whites.” That first deployment and the ones that followed helped mold Lopez into the successful Sailor he is today. “Encountering so many people, personalities and races, it develops your maturity and professionalism.” Lopez says he has come to value the qualities of maturity and unselfishness and encouraged junior Sailors to do the same. “Don’t be closed-minded,” he advised. A father-of-three, Lopez enjoys spending time with his children and “loves” riding his motorcycle, a Suzuki GSX-R 1000. That passion led him to establish a motorcycle club while stationed in Hampton. “Every month we volunteer at a soup kitchen and feed the homeless,” he said. “We’ve been volunteering for about five years. The feeling never gets old, to know that I can give back. [It’s exciting] to know that it only takes a little to make a change. My oldest son is enthusiastic and eager every to volunteer every month.” Lopez’s aspirations go well beyond the Navy. He writes poetry and would like to write a book about his cousin’s life struggles and triumphs since immigrating to the U.S. from the Dominican Republican. “One of my biggest goals in life, besides being a good parent, I definitely want to become an author and pass on some of my thoughts and passions that drive me. Hopefully after I retire from it all, I have inspired someone to continue to drive.” As for the recognition of Sailor of the Quarter, Lopez was humble. “I was honored,” he said. “It felt good.”

Culinary Specialist Second Class Johanna Abreu NSASP Junior Sailor of the Quarter

BM1 Lopez

CS2 Abreu

nary Specialist Second Class (CS2) Johanna Abreu as Junior Sailor of the Quarter at a July 17 ceremony at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Abreu is a five-year Navy veteran “born and raised” in New York City. Abreu is no stranger to the distinction; this is the third time she’s been recognized as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Her decision to join the Navy came after graduating high school and a stint in college. “I used to work as a medical assistant and I was tired of the routine,” she said. “I got a call from a [Navy] recruiter looking for my brother, Elvis. He asked if Elvis would be interested in joining the Navy. I said I don’t know about my brother, but I am. I spoke to him, did my research and maybe two months later, I signed up.” Like many young people who join the military, Abreu’s family was concerned about her enlisting during wartime. “No one wanted me to join,” she said, grinning. “They were proud once I graduated boot camp.” For most of Abreu’s career, she served with Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 out of Williamsburg, duty that took her to far flung places such as Hawaii, Thailand, Haiti, Cuba, Oman, Dubai and Afghanistan. Hawaii and Thailand were Abreu’s favorites on the list, though she enjoyed most of the destinations. “I visited some cool places,” she said. “It was great.” Because NCHB1 does most of its missions using aircraft, Abreu has yet to be stationed onboard a ship. “We used to fly to places, then take a boat to a ship and do cargo handling,” she said.

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alerting authorities to activate an emergency message providing a safe, closed environment for them or vendors to gain familiarity and confidence is what we like to promote,” said Jody Smith, JITC project manager for FEMA IPAWS.” Manny Centeno, FEMA program manager for IPAWS and a former JITC employee, said JITC was instrumental in the development and implementation of the IPAWS network. “FEMA depends on JITC, not only for testing IPAWS, but also for technical support,” he said. “Already, the integration of the diverse emergency networks under the umbrella of IPAWS has saved lives,” said Centeno, who cited the successful recovery of abducted children after authorities issue AMBER Alerts. Centeno emphasized the critical role integrated emergency networks play in such outcomes and praised JITC’s expertise. “I thoroughly believe in their development process,” he said. “JITC has been an excellent partner.”

Though JITC’s work might not make national news headlines, its experts say such positive real-world outcomes are “very rewarding.” So are the large-scale tests of EAS, which culminated in a nation-wide alert exercise on November 9, 2011. “It had never been tested at the national level,” said Stan Eckert, JITC Action Officer for IPAWS JITC personnel also participated in a state-wide test of EAS in Alaska in 2010 and 2011 in preparation for the National EAS test during the EAS test in 2010 operational and functional issues were identified, said Eckert. After recommendations for mitigation were put in place, the second test showed marked improvement allowing FEMA to proceed with conducting the National EAS test. JITC employees spent a lot of time away from home for the test, but Eckert said the hospitality and expertise of the Alaskan authorities made the exercise an enjoyable experience. More travel is in order for JITC employees as states integrate IPAWS into their state emergency plans and

A sample of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System testing tools at the JITC Test Lab at NSF Indian Head. train emergency management personnel The next state on the list is Nebraska, said Eckert. The goal is to give Emergency Managers a high “confidence level” using the IPAWS interface with their own emergency alert systems. Local and state authorities, as well as private sector vendors, are also welcome to visit the JITC Test Lab at Indian Head for testing and evaluation. Measuring the effectiveness of emergency alert tests is another JITC specialty. That process can

consume a lot of manpower as evaluators try to observe multiple TV and radio stations simultaneously. John Sauter, senior network engineer at JITC, designed and built a novel device to more efficiently measure emergency alert test. The device has no official name, but it is a portable, multi-channel monitoring device that can observe and record eight TV and eight radio stations. Sauter completed the project in a “couple of weeks” and the device was so successful, 11 more have been built.

U. S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

John Sauter, senior network engineer at the Joint Interoperability test Command, adjusts one of his portable multi-channel monitoring devices at the JITC’s Test Lab at Naval Support Facility Indian Head on July 16. For more information about JITC or to schedule a visit to the FEMA IPAWS

Lab, contact Stan Eckert at William.s.eckert.civ@mail. mil or 301.743.4316.

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Budget cuts and stepping up By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED 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, 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.

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

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

Jim Feldman is settling into his new position leading Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s Fleet and Family Readiness programs since he assumed directorship in June. Feldman is currently dual-hatted: he accepted the new position while keeping his responsibilities as the director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation. An Omaha, Nebraska native and retired Air Force senior master sergeant, Feldman already has an appreciation for the hard work and dedication of FFR and MWR employees during a time of budget cuts. “We have people who are willing to step up and do anything that needs to be done,” he said. “Far and away, that’s the way it is with everybody, from the people working behind the counter at Gray’s Landing and the Fitness Centers, to the Naval Gateway Inns and Suites, they’re all willing to do whatever needs to be done.” Feldman also praised managers who have taken on addition responsibilities. “Since I’m dual-hatted, those direct reports have to step up too and handle some of the things I used to do on their own, with a little less involvement from me,” he said. The cuts have taken their measure of physical and mental effort and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. “The fiscal environment is tough,” said Feldman, describing a particularly difficult series of proposed double-digit percent-

U. S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Jim Feldman, right, director of Fleet and Family Readiness programs and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for Naval Support Activity South Potomac, visits Karolyn Haywood, center, café operator, and Donna Kelly, left, food service worker, at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on July 18. age cuts. “We have been saying that [fiscal year 2014] looks like it will be a continuation of [fiscal year 2013].” The fiscal situation does, however, have a few bright spots. “We’re hoping to get the old child care center renovated and open,” said Feldman. “That is going to provide additional spaces for children. The current wait is not huge, but there is a wait list.” Though cuts to the hours of the Liberty Centers will remain in-place next year, the program will soon share space with Information, Tickets and Travel in the fall, offering savings while still maintaining service. “We’re taking the ITT office and combining it with the Liberty Center,” said Feldman. “It’s going to increase the hours

of the Liberty Program and it’s going to increase the hours when people can go by and get tickets.” Feldman emphasized the importance of “knowledge-sharing” with regional FFR programs to mitigate the effects of the cuts. The current era of cuts is not the first time Feldman has navigated tight budgets. He began working for the Navy in 1992 after retiring from active duty with the Air Force for 20 years. Much of Feldman’s service was dedicated to electronics, air traffic control system, missiles and radars. His service took him to the Philippines, Japan and Germany, as well as stateside tours in California and Maryland. After retirement he accepted a job at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, where he spent 17 years. Though much has changed in Feldman’s career through the years, much has remained the same. “No matter what job you’ve got, you’re dealing with people,” he said. “You’ve got to be able to sit down and talk to people about problems.” Feldman became the MWR director for NSASP in 2009 and it’s been busy since the get-go. “Nothing stops,” he said. “Every program experiences problems that need to be solved. And we have two bases— Dahlgren and Indian Head—so there’s just a lot going on.” When Feldman isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 39 years, Patti, as well as his children and grandchildren. Feldman also enjoys spending time in his garden and “piddling around” with wood-working.

RCC offers History of the Navy on the Potomac River Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning will offer “The History of the Navy on the Potomac River” beginning September 30 at the new Dahlgren History Museum, 3540 James Madison Hwy. in the old Potomac Gateway Welcome Center, King George, Va. The course will be offered in three parts from 1 - 3 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. The first installment on Sept. 30 will be a lesson in the history of King George County, presented by Elizabeth Lee of the King George Historical Society. The second installment, present Oct. 7 will be the history of the Navy at Indian Head, presented by Dr. Robert Gates. The third installment on Oct. 14 will be the history of the Navy at Dahlgren, presented by Mr. Alan Dean.

This course will present the history of the United States Navy laboratory system on the Potomac River. It will discuss the laboratory system and gun testing at the Washington Navy Yard; the establishment of the Naval Proving Ground in Indian Head, Maryland; and the latter’s transformation into the Navy’s center for “energetic” materials-explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, reactive materials, related chemicals and fuels, and their applications in propulsion systems and ordnance. Finally, the course will cover the Proving Ground’s 1918 move to Dahlgren, and its evolution into a major research and development center. Elizabeth Lee is a past president of the King George County Historical Society, director of the King George County Museum

and Research Center, and the author of several books on King George County. Dr. Rob Gates was technical director of the Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center until his recent retirement, and is now vice president of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation. Alan Dean is a longtime employee of the Dahlgren Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center- currently head of the Workforce Directorate of the Naval Sea Systems Warfare Centers and an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington. Information concerning registration can be found on the RCC Educational Foundation webpage, http://www.rappahannock. edu/foundation/rill-rappahannock-institute-for-lifelong-learning/.

G2 provides command information Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has made access to the CNIC Gateway 2.0 (the G2) enterprise portal available to all personnel with a valid DoD Common Access Card (CAC). The G2 is an information sharing and collaboration portal which provides a secure single entry point to access useful tools/functions and is an enterprise platform that enables data communication, business intelligence, and business automation. It supports and optimizes the online operations environment for CNIC by providing a reliable infrastructure for the workforce to access information. It also provides enhanced collaboration tools which allow for a more productive and collaborative working environment across the organization. G2 allows access to all CAC-enabled DoD employees and business partners. You can access G2 from home, work, or a

NMCI-enabled computer as long as you have a CAC reader. Go to You will receive a notification window to choose a digital certificate. Ensure you select your email certificate and click OK. You will be prompted for a PIN. Enter your PIN and click OK. You now have limited access to G2 but will be able to view all public organizational pages. You will not be able to access the “My Workspace” tab (houses the G2 collaborative capabilities) and will have limited access to “Team Spaces.” You will also have access to the CNIC and NDW landing sites at https://g2.cnic. and respectively. Some things you’ll find useful at the Naval Support Activity South Potomac landing site include:

- NSA South Potomac Plan of the Week (POW) - Announcements - Calendar of Events - General Base Information - NSA South Potomac Instructions, Directives, and Notices Using the “Alert Me” function gives users the ability to have the G2 send automated emails based on your preferences. You can program the frequency in which G2 can contact you when changes of interest occur. Over the next few months, NSASP will continue to populate the announcements and calendar as well as advertise this new information exchange system to you and your personnel. This is another way for NSA South Potomac to provide information to installation tenants, employees and residents and reduce the reliance on email distributions.

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Base Happenings Dahlgren

Legal Services at FFSC

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers legal appointments on August 20 and October 1. Appointments are for active duty military, reservists, retirees and their family members. Do you have your power of attorney and will squared away? Call 540-653-1839 to make an appointment today!

Veterans Services Fair

A Veterans Services Fair for Dahlgren employees that are military veterans will be held July 30 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at University of Mary Washington-Dahlgren Campus. Meet representatives from numerous veterans affairs organizations as well as other base organizations. Event is presented by NSWCDD Office of EEO and Veterans Special Emphasis Program Manager.

Navy Ball Lunch Fundraiser 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 Closed in August

The Second Tour thrift store will be closed from Aug 15th- Sept 12th. There will be a summer bag sale in the first two weeks of August when the Tour is open Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We will not be accepting donations during the closed period. Please do not leave donations anywhere on the property as we will not be able to process them. We appreciate your understanding and ask that you use Goodwill at Wal-Mart or other thrift stores in the area during this time.

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 will be Mainside every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near the Navy Exchange.

IH “Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Donations!

The Indian Head Thrift Store “Treasures” is now open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’re sure you’ll love all the treasures you’ll find. Open to everyone - military and civilian! Come by and check us out. The store is located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. 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 for information. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email

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Furlough: Continued from page 1

and was organized by Division Head Mike Purello and Financial Analyst Karen Jarrell. “Most of the folks are taking Friday as a furlough day, so we put this out there as something people could do-strictly voluntary, but we got a lot of interest,” said Purello. Purello added that, “these guys could be doing other things-relaxing, taking a long weekend-but instead they decided to come out here and help someone who really needs it right now. I’m humbled by what I saw here.” For some of the volunteers the decision to help was an easy choice. “I’m furloughed, so I could be sitting at home complaining about it, or I can come out here and do something good to help someone,” said Navy biologist Jeanne Fravel. The majority of volunteers did not know the Langa family personally but heard their story and wanted to do what they could to help. “I am a young mother too,” said Amanda Clark, a Navy microbiologist. “It’s a lot to deal with even when you have two healthy parents. You never know when you may be in that same type of situation, so it’s the least that I can do to come out and help somebody who needs it.” “My family came here from Vietnam and we had nothing”, said Navy scientist Wynn Vo. “There’s a lot of people that gave us help along the way. After hearing about the hardships Nichole is going through, I feel that if we can make life a fraction easier for her, it’s worth it.” Many employees from NSWCDD that could not volunteer their time donated food and filtered water to the Langa family. Constantin can’t talk, but can use sign language, an iPad notebook and e-mail to communicate. “There are no words to explain my gratitude and gratefulness for them to help,” said Constantin in an e-mail. “As a dad and husband, I’m thankful that they helped with projects that I can’t do right now. I was amazed at their beautiful hearts.”

KG American Legion plans annual events The King George American Legion Post 89 will hold two annual events in September. On September 14, they’ll hold their Annual Post 89 Crab Feast, featuring all you can eat crabs, burgers and hot dogs. Cost is $10 for members and family, $15 for guest. Please RSVP to Steve Heitmeyer, (540) 775-8316 or by email, American.Legion.Post89@ On September 28, they’ll hold the Fifth Annual Wounded Warrior Pig BBQ and Bike Rally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event will include food, entertainment

and bands. Cost is $10 per meal or $5 for active duty military and First Responders. All proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior charities in the area. The American Legion also offers Bingo every Friday night from 7 - 10 p.m. Food is available for purchase. All local veterans, retired and active duty, are encouraged to become members of the King George American Legion. If you’d like to join, visit the Post at 10021 Dahlgren Rd., King George, Va. 22485 or email American.

U.S. Navy photo by Elliott Fabrizio

Constantin Langa writes a thank you message using his iPad notebook as 14 volunteers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dalhgren Division (NSWCDD) help complete household upkeep chores for his family. Hanging from the front door is a thank you message his son Traian created. Constantin Langa has Wilson’s disease and recently lost the ability to walk and talk. Gauze are placed in his mouth at all times to absorb excess saliva, also caused by the disorder. Employees from Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Division spent their first furlough day providing relief to Nichole Langa, Constantin’s wife, who works full time at NSWCDD, raises a threeyear old and provides 24-hour care to Constantin. Constantin is on an aggressive regime of medication that removes the copper from his system; however, the side effects include severe cramping and pain. It’s a price Constantin willingly pays to get better. “Right now we have a goal of being better by November,” said Nichole. “Better is a generic term for us. It doesn’t mean he’ll be walking; it just means let’s see some improvement.

Second Tour Thrift Store taking vacation The Second Tour Thrift Store at 722 Sampson Road, NSF Dahlgren, will be closed from Aug. 15Sept. 12 for vacation. There will be a summer bag sale the first two Thursdays in August from 9 a.m.1 p.m. We will not be accepting donations during the closed period. Please do not leave donations anywhere on the property as we will not be able to process them. We appreciate your understanding and ask that you use Goodwill at Wal-Mart or other thrift stores in the area during this time. All sales made at Second Tour Thrift Store benefit scholarships for military dependents as well as donations to local non-profit organizations providing services to our community.

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Friday, July 26, 2013


MWR Highlights

Bowling Center

Movie Theater

School Age Registration

Youth “Learn-2Bowl”

July 27 - August 31, 2 - 4 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Does your child (ages 5-12) want to learn how to bowl? We are holding a six week program on Sundays to teach children the fundamentals of bowling. Cost is $5 a day. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540653-7327.

Scotch Doubles Tournament

July 27, 6 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Must be 18 to bowl. Bring out your friends for this event! Prizes will be awarded to the top three places. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

Liberty Center Slip-N-Slide Saturday at the Liberty Center

July 27, Noon - 8 p.m. Free to Liberty Center patrons only, E1- E6 single/unaccompanied active duty Military. Come join Liberty for a day of fun in the sun. Slip and slides will be set up in the Liberty courtyard and cool off with refreshments all day. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Liberty Movie and Pizza Night

July 30, 3 p.m. Free and open to Liberty Center patrons only Have dinner with Liberty and enjoy the newest movies. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540653-7277. Pizza is sponsored by Dahlgren Domino’s Pizza.

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Missoula Children’s Theater Production of Jack and the Beanstalk

Auditions: Monday, July 29. Performance: August 2, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dahlgren School A Missoula team will arrive with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play... except the cast. The team and host facility will hold open auditions and casts parts for 50-60 local children 6 years of age (entering the 1st grade) through age 17 to perform in the production of Jack and the Beanstalk. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented. Auditions: Monday, July 29 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rehearsal times/dates will be given once auditions are complete. All children selected to be in the performance must attend ALL rehearsals. Performance date will be Friday, August 2 at the Dahlgren School. Cost is $3 and children 17 and under are free. For information contact Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.


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For six “hot and tiring” months, Abreu served in Afghanistan. “My first night arriving in Kandahar, we got mortared,” she said. “That was pretty intense and scary. The sirens went off when I was getting off the plane and we had to run to a bunker. I didn’t know what was going on; I thought it was an exercise, but it was the real deal.” The Taliban who welcomed Abreu to Afghanistan continued their activities throughout her deployment. “You’d be brushing your teeth or eating, anything; once those sirens came on you had to grab your helmet and vest and get into the bunker. Sometimes it would happen two or three times a day.”

July 29-30 - Kids that are currently in the SAC program Aug 1-2 - New military dependents Aug 5-7 - DoD Civilian dependents August 8-9 - Contractor dependents Location: Dahlgren Youth Activities Center Registration for before and after school care. Registration for children K - 12 years of age. Eligible patrons include Active duty Military, DoD civilians or contractors of NSF Dahlgren. Cost is based on a sliding scale. Sponsors must bring a copy of their LES for both parents and proof of eligibility. For more information contact Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.

Aquatics Center 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

August 10, 5 - 7 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Participants must also provide their own materials and paddles. Come out to race your boat against others and see if it really is sea worthy! Boats are to be constructed with ONLY cardboard, duct tape and plastic sheeting. The race will be two laps (down and back) in the pool (25 yards). Divisions for racing will be military, family (at least one adult), chief selectees and kids (no adults). Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division and will consist of most artistic, most durable and most likely to be marooned! Please register at the Aquatics Center by August 2nd. Children MUST wear a life vest (the Aquatics Center has a limited supply). For more information, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-653-8088.

General Library Summer Reading Program - Completion Party

August 9, 4 p.m. Free to eligible patrons We did it! We read all summer long and now it’s time to celebrate a great job. There will be magician from 4 - 5 p.m. There will be snacks as well as grilling hot dogs! For more information, please contact the Dahlgren General Library at 540-653-7474.

Auto Hobby Shop Self Help Classes

August 12 - Driving Maintenance Tips Information and demonstration classes will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on the second Monday of each month. These classes are FREE and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact

540-653-7336 Hours of Operation 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, July 26th 7 p.m. - White House Down, PG-13 Saturday, July 27th 2 p.m. - Monsters University (2-D), G Saturday, July 27th 7 p.m. - World War Z, PG-13 Friday, August 2nd 7 p.m. - Man of Steel, PG-13 Saturday, August 3rd 7 p.m. - The Heat, R

Center. Come enjoy an evening of swimming before you go back to school. There will be water games and fun competitions. Float in the pool and watch a movie at dusk.

Dive In to Summer Fun

The NSF Indian Head swimming pool is open for the 2013 summer season. Hours of operation through Labor Day 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.

Dive In Movies

Come in and swim at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Bring a float and watch a movie in the pool. All movies are rated G. This program is FREE and open to all eligible patrons. July 31 and August 14.

Youth Center Summer Teen Camp

August 14, 7:30 p.m. at the NSF Indian Head Aquatics

Looking for something for your teen to do this summer? Teen Camp will run Tuesday - Thursday of the following weeks: July 30-Aug 1 and Aug 6-8. Teen Camp is $84 per teen each week. The overnight camping trip occurs the last week (August 6-8). The trip will be $140 per teen, including food, fun activities, and lodging. For more information contact the Youth Center at 301-743-5456.

During one re-supply mission, Abreu nearly flipped the truck she was driving. “I was swerving to miss potholes and junk on the road and the whole thing started to tilt,” she said. Like many veterans, Abreu left Afghanistan with a greater appreciation for life’s peaceful, everyday moments. “I was shocked,” she said. “I still couldn’t believe what I experienced. I was very grateful, very happy that I was back. I was also appreciative that I served there, because it’s an experience I can take with me.” Abreu has enjoyed life at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, but change is on the horizon in the form of permanent change of station orders that she’ll see in the fall. She is undecided about staying in the Navy long-term. “We’ll see what happens,” she said. “All I can say is that the Navy has been very good to me. I’ve met fantastic people. I’ve made and kept awesome friends from the military and I’ve learned and grown a lot. I’m just grateful that the United

States Navy gave me this opportunity. Whether I re-enlist or not, I know I’ll be moving forward in life.” Abreu credits “mentors and friends” for helping her achieve success in the Navy. While serving NCHB1, she looked up to Logistics Support First Class Jose Garcia. While stationed at NSF Dahlgren, Abreu has looked up to Gas Turbine System Technician - Mechanical First Class (GSM1) Terence Rambeau, Information Systems Technician Second Class (IT2) April Schluter and Culinary Specialist Chief (CSC) Vince Abdala. Abreu offered advice to junior Sailors learning the Navy ropes based on her hard-won experiences. “I would say always know your place, always know the rules and never fall for anything. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” In her off-duty time, Abreu enjoys spending time with her family, Crossfit, the beach and hanging out with her French bulldog, Gizmo.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Community Notes Washington, D.C. “Heroes Remembered”

Come to the “Heroes Remembered” ceremony, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice on Saturday, July 27 at 8 a.m. at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, will pay tribute to Korean War Veterans and will be a special salute that will include wreath laying ceremonies, recognition of UN Allies, and formal remarks from senior government officials. Make plans to come early for the best available seats, which are on a first come basis. There is free parking and shuttle bus service for guests from Pentagon North Parking to the Korean War Veterans Memorial that will open at 6:00 a.m. Shuttle service from the Pentagon will stop at 8:15 a.m. and the entrance to the event seating area will close at 8:45 a.m. All guests will be subject to security screening before entry into the event. Metro’s Orange and Blue lines stop at Foggy Bottom, Arlington Cemetery, Farragut West and McPherson Square, which is approximately a 25 minute walk to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. To learn more visit www.

Dahlgren Potomac River Regional Art Show

The Colonial Beach Artists Guild proudly presents its 10th Annual Potomac River Regional Art Show at Colonial Beach Town Center now through August 4 on weekends only from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Original works from area artists will be on display. For more information, visit

Vegucation Station needs volunteers

King George Extension needs volunteers to assist with Vegucation Station at the Fredericksburg, King George and Spotsylvania Farmers Markets on the first and third Saturdays of the month, 9-11 a.m. from June through October. The Vegucation Station is a fresh food education program that teaches customers how to identify, select, store, and prepare many varieties of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Plus, it offers demonstrations, samplings, and recipes. Training is provided. A volunteer only need to commit to one Saturday but most of our volunteers do more. If you would like to volunteer, please visit and follow the instructions on the page. For more info, please email Dorthea Ivey at or call the King George Extension office at 540-775-3062.

First Annual Bikefest

Westmoreland Youth Association will hold its first annual Bikefest on Sat., Aug. 3 from noon - 5 p.m. at Washington and Lee High School, Montross, Va. Come show off your motorcycle. First and second place trophies in five classes as well as Best in Show. Clubs welcome. Early bird registration - $15, day of event $25. Call 804-450-3662 to register. Vendors welcome, $20 per spot. All proceeds benefit the Westmoreland Youth Association sports programs.

Taste of King George Aug. 10

Get your tickets today for the first annual Taste of King George on Sat., Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the King George YMCA, 10545 Kings Hwy., King George. Tickets are $15 each, $7 for kids ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under. Family pack tickets are available. Ticket price includes ad-

mission and tastings. Event will include entertainment and lots of great food! For more info, visit, email or call (540) 7091005.

Art Auction to benefit Dahlgren Museum

The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation will host a Fine Art Auction on held Saturday, Aug. 24 at University of Mary Washington-Dahlgren Campus. Preview of the art available will be held from 5-6 p.m. followed by the auction at 6:30 p.m. Event will include hors d’oeuvres and hourly door prizes. Checks and major credit cards will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation and their efforts to open the Dahlgren History museum. For more info, call 540-709-7495 or email

Indian Head Eastern National Softball Championship to be Hosted in Charles County

The Charles County Government, in partnership with the Charles County Chamber of Commerce and MarylandDC Amateur Softball Association (ASA), will host the ASA 2013 16U Class “A” Girl’s Fast Pitch Eastern National Championship from July 30 through Aug. 3 (rain date, Aug. 4). The Opening Day Ceremony is set for July 30, beginning at 1 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). All Opening Day activities are open to the general public and free of charge. Concession stands will be open for the purchase of food and drink. The Pool Play will be held on July 31, starting at 8 a.m., and the Double Elimination starts Aug. 1, starting at 8 a.m. Games will be played at Laurel Springs Regional Park (5940 Radio Station Road, La Plata). Passes for the entire tournament are available for $30 for adults, $20 for youth, and free for a child age five and younger with a paying adult. General Admission is $10 per day for adults (age 13 and older), and $5 for youth (age 6 - 12). There is no charge for children age five and younger in the company of a paying adult. You may purchase passes at Regency Furniture Stadium during the Opening Day Ceremony on July 30 or at Laurel Springs Regional Park on July 31. For information on this event contact the Charles County Chamber of Commerce at 301-932-6500 during normal business hours.

Town of La Plata Classic Arts Kids’ Show

The Town of La Plata’s Classic Arts Program presents “Dino Rock” on Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at the La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street in La Plata. Marvelous original music and colorful puppetry animate the world of science through the one subject that ignites everyone’s imagination: dinosaurs! Award-winning artists Ingrid Crepeau and Michele Valeri present interactive programs children will long remember. Combining original music with colorful puppets - rod, hand, full body and marionette - to animate the world of science, Ingrid Crepeau and Michele Valeri produce paleontological poetry through interactive musical programs. In keeping with current discoveries, DinoRock’s dinosaur shows have been reviewed for accuracy by the head of education at the Boston Science Museum. Dinosaur Babies playfully explores human and dinosaur babies’ similarities and environmental effects on dinosaur adaptability. The show is geared towards preschool and elementary age children and is approximately 45 minutes long. The show is free and open to the public. It will be held outdoors

on the West lawn where the Friday night concerts take place (weather permitting show will not be moved indoors). Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. No concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring drinks and snack along. For more info, visit

Charles County SCOOP Publication Available for August

The Charles County Department of Community Services issue of The SCOOP is now available online at The SCOOP contains news, special events, and trips. This issue also features information on Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, and a “Hold on to Summer” Dance party. Learn how to deal with pain and fatigue. The Clark Senior Center will host a six week chronic pain program that will be offered on Thursdays starting Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The class is open to caregivers and adults with chronic conditions. The fee is $20 for textbooks and supplies. For more information call Lisa Furlow at 301-9340138. The Waldorf Senior Center is having a “Hold on to the Summer Dance party” on Thursday, Sept.5 starting at 10:30 a.m. The Hot Buttered Nuggets is a swinging quartet that plays music from rock to jazz. Lunch will be catered from Famous Dave’s. Join the party and dance, sing, and have fun. The fee is $10. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 29. Would you like to do some traveling? The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. is hosting, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The fee is $96. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. The “Christmas Time in Nashville” trip from Dec. 1-5 features two nights lodging at Opryland Hotel and two spectacular shows. The fee is $730 per person, double occupancy. For information on events offered by the Department of Community Services, visit

Town of La Plata Summer Concert series

Town of La Plata Summer Concert Series continues this Friday at the La Plata Town Hall with Roadhouse performing classic/contemporary rock and country this Friday night at 7 p.m. at the 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. Upcoming summer concerts include - August 2 - Cover Story Band, classic and contemporary rock; August 9 - Three Sixty Band, rock n’ roll, country, disco, funk and pop; and August 16 - N2N Band, Motown and rhythm and blues.

Sotterley Plantation Barn Bash

Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, Md. presents Barn Bash, a fun, family-friendly night of live music and dancing featuring local Southern Maryland band, Country Memories! Bring back all of your country memories with the traditional sounds of classic country standards by Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and many other country legends. BBQ, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cost is s $5 per person at the gate. Call 301373-2280 or visit us at for more information!

H&R Block offers spouse/Wounded Warrior training assistance

H&R Block (“HRB”) is a partner with the various military branches and offers a scholarship providing a free Income Tax Course (ITC) for military spouses and wounded warriors. HRB considers military spouses and wounded warriors excellent candidates because they typically have an excellent work ethic and have experience with military life situations. In the event of a permanent change of station (PCS), our global presence provides military spouses an opportunity to continue employment with another HRB office almost anywhere an HRB office is located; which is great for the military spouse employee and H&R Block. While employment is not guaranteed, the Income Tax School schol-

arship is provided to any military spouse or wounded warrior fitting defined criteria.

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship providing FREE Income Tax Course?

Any I.D. holding military spouse of an active, retired or reserve military service member, Wounded Warriors (as defined by the DoD) and the wounded Warrior’s spouse are eligible. Active Duty service members are not eligible for this scholarship, but can choose to attend classes if they wish to pay the required tuition. An additional verification of status will happen at the site of the course, so eligible candidates must have their military I.D. available.

Where can I find a certificate?

Potential students can obtain the Military ITC Scholarship Certificate from: 1. The employment services office on the installation 2. Local military job fairs 3. The local H&R Block District Office a. Visit and enter local zip code in office locator search engine to find district office For more information, visit, call H&R Block at 800-472-5625 or call the Fleet and Family Support Center, 540-653-1839.

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