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Rear Adm. Hendrickson retires By Andrew Revelos

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Naval Air and Missile Defense Command and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense held ceremonies Jan. 6 honoring the career of Rear Adm. Randall Hendrickson, who retired last month after 30 years of service to the Navy and nation. Hendrickson served as the commander of NAMDC and program executive of Aegis BMD since arriving at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in 2012. During a short ceremony in Building 1700, Hendrickson bid farewell to his fellow NAMDC members. Accompanied by his wife, Annette, and family members, the admiral thanked the Sailors, civilians and contractors for the work accomplished during his tenure. “You did a terrific job for the 14 months I have been here and you have set yourself up for success,” said Hendrickson. “God bless all of you and keep up the good work.”

Rear Adm. Randall Hendrickson (Ret.), left, former commander of Navy Air and Missile Defense Command and program executive of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, receives a flag from Vice Adm. James Syring, right, director of the Missile Defense Agency, during a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 6 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Hendrickson retired Dec. 31 after 30 years of service; the flag he received flew over the Aegis BMD Program Office and will be flown over USS Ramage and USS Lake Erie, two of Hendrickson’s former commands.

Hendrickson retired from the Navy on Dec. 31. In his closing letter to the command he wrote, “From training to assessment to doctrine to analysis to command and control, you are leading the way in Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD).” He also noted in his letter the numerous achievements, milestones and products provided to the fleet by the command. “Support to the Warfighter and the Fleet will be the legacy that we all leave behind directly contributing to our Nation’s defense.” On behalf of the command, the admiral was presented a framed NAMDC print and Mrs. Hendrickson was presented flowers. After the ceremony concluded, he proceeded to a similar event at Aegis BMD. There, Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, praised Hendrickson for his “monu-

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NSASP welcomes new chaplain By Andrew Revelos Naval Support Activity South Potomac welcomed a new command chaplain with the start of the New Year. Lt. Randy Gibson is a six-year Navy veteran who comes to NSASP after tours with Navy Special Warfare Group Four at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, and the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune. After a deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Gibson also served as the regimental chaplain for the 8th Marine Regiment. The Seneca, South Carolina native worked as an environmental engineer for several years before he was called to the ministry in 1998; in 2000, he graduated from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis. Gibson and his

wife, Rita, then spent four years ministering to refugees and asylum-seekers in Western Europe. “It was very rewarding,” said Gibson. “We got the opportunity to meet some of the physical needs that people had and from the missionary perspective, share the Gospel. We enjoyed it very much.” In 2008, Gibson decided to serve as a chaplain in the Navy. “I felt a calling into the military ministry,” he said. Gibson’s first assignment with Navy Special Warfare Group Four helped him realize the unique spiritual and emotional challenges that special operators face. “It was a good opportunity to work with a different side of the Navy,” he said. “I deployed with them to Afghanistan and made multiple trips to Iraq. I got to see what they do first-hand and also minister to their needs.

They have a special set of needs because a lot of their missions are so different.” His next assignment with the Marines further underscored the unique needs of service members. “The multiple deployments are tough: You’ve got separation from family, you have a lot of things you don’t have to contend with in the civilian world,” said Gibson. “Marines, Sailors and their families face different challenges than civilians. You try to teach them how to make the most of the time that they’re together, how to stay together as a family while they’re separated and try to help them understand how God can cement it all together.” Of course, chaplains also serve a vital command role, keeping the “pulse” of a military organization and serving as a confidential listener

and advisor to all who seek counsel. Gibson embraced that role at his former posts and hopes to continue that service at NSASP. Though the operations tempo at Naval Support Facilities Dahlgren and Indian Head does not compare to special operations or Marine Expeditionary Units, Gibson is looking forward to the rest of his tour and will enjoy spending some extra time with his family. After some very busy past assignments, Gibson may also find a little time for his hobbies: Sports, running, skiing and woodworking. Gibson is already settling into the chance of pace. “I’ve enjoyed it and I’m meeting a lot of different people,” he said. “[NSASP] is a different environment... it’s a learning curve for me.” Gibson encouraged all with spiritual needs or ques-

Lt. Randy Gibson, command chaplain for Naval Support Activity South Potomac. tions to contact him. “As a chaplain of two bases, I want to be a chaplain for everybody, regardless of their rank or where they work, or whether they are students who will only be on base for a few months,” he said. “I’m happy to talk with any civilian employees, as well. NSA South Potomac is my battalion, so to speak.” Chaplain Gibson can be reached at 540-653-4848 (office) or 540-413-7029 (cell).


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Third graders at Dahlgren School show off cards they made for Joy Warren Hoge, a Dahlgren School alumnus who recently suffered a stroke. The children used symbols in the cards to “send happy thoughts” to Hoge and help her overcome her communications challenges.

Dahlgren School students send well-wishes to alum By Andrew Revelos Students at Dahlgren School made life a little brighter for one of their own when they created special get well cards for an alumnus who suffered a stroke before Christmas. Joy Warren Hoge graduated Dahlgren School in 1956 and has been an enthusiastic supporter of her alma mater over the years through Friends of Dahlgren School. She currently lives in Arizona and is undergoing therapy to regain her communications abilities. Hoge’s sister, Margie Stevens, a contractor assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Office and volunteer for Friends of Dahlgren School, informed the tightly-knit community of Hoge’s condition. “When I contacted the school about Joy, the teachers jumped right on the project to find a way to cheer her,” said Stevens. Susan Marchette, speech pathologist at Dahlgren School, led the effort and used her 15 years of professional experience treating stroke victims to help students incorporate symbolism into the cards in hope that Hoge migh be able to understand. For students, the lesson was not only about kindness and compassion, but the visual art

and science of communication. “[Mrs. Stevens’] sister has gotten very sick,” Marchette told third grade students on Jan. 10. “She had what is called a stroke and she’s having trouble talking and reading.” Marchette showed the students a sample card she made that incorporated simple words and symbols Hoge might be able to understand, such as flowers, rainbows, butterflies and balloons. The goal was to “send happy thoughts” to Hoge. “You can put anything on the card that you want for Joy that lets her know that you would like to see her get better, that you have wishes and hopes that she gets better,” Marchette explained to third graders. “We are trying to cheer Joy up.” The young artists wasted no time and the classroom buzzed with activity-comparing symbols, borrowing materials and asking questions. “What’s a stroke?” asked one curious third grader. Janet Sewell, third grade teacher, expanded the lesson of kindness and communication into the area of medical science. “A stroke usually happens when part of your brain doesn’t get enough blood for a time,” she told the students. “Of-

“This kind of caring is why the Friends of Dahlgren School are forever friends, and will always hold the school dear to our hearts.” ten what can happen is that you lose the ability to do certain things. Different parts of your brain control different things. If you have a stroke on one side of your brain, you might not be able to talk, but you can still understand some of the things people are saying. That is the kind of stroke Miss Joy had.” “Where the brain stores language is very different from where the brain stores reading,” added Marchette. “It’s possible Joy might be able to read simple words without any problem. That’s why on my card, I put simple words for her to read. And if she can’t read them, [Margie] Stevens will read them to her.” The students nodded in understanding and contributed their own hopeful symbols, drawing doves, crossed fingers and a frown face encircled by the familiar “no” symbol with diagonal line.

This card, signed by students at Dahlgren School, will be brought to Joy Warren Hoge, a Dahlgren School alum who recently suffered a stroke, by her sister, Margie Stevens, a contractor assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Office.

Kyran, left, and Kevin, right, third grade students at Dahlgren School, sign a card for Joy Warren Hoge, a Dahlgren School alumnus who recently suffered a stroke. As the students worked, Marchette discussed the positive effects of symbols and pictograms for recovering stroke victims. “[Hoge] will recognize common symbols,” said Marchette. “Symbols are so over-learned. she’ll recognize them.”

The cards created by Sewell’s class and other classes at Dahlgren School will be brought to Hoge by Stevens, who will soon visit her sister in Arizona. “I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the Dahlgren School students

and teachers, especially the amazing Mrs. Marchette for this loving outreach to my sister Joy,” said Stevens. “This kind of caring is why the Friends of Dahlgren School are forever friends, and will always hold the school dear to our hearts.”

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Chief of Naval Research/Director speaks on impact of Warfighting Technologies By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Hurt Defense Media Activity

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Riders Needed for Vanpool from commuter lot at the corner of Houser Dr. and Rt. 208 in Spotsylvania. Depart 6 a.m., arrive on base 7 a.m. Depart base at 4 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., 3 p.m. on Fri. Drops at both sides of the base. Contact Nick Sunshine, 540-653-3816. Rider wanted for 7-passenger vanpool. Departs F’burg/Gordon Rd Commuter lot at 7AM. Departs NSWCDD/Dahlgren at 4:30PM. Transportation Incentive Program System (TIPS) qualified van. Contact Antonio at (540) 653-1512 Rider seeks rideshare from La Plata to Indian Head. Call Louie, 276-971-9837 Employee moving to either Fredericksburg, Va. or Maryland is in need of commute to NSF Dahlgren. Ideal commuting arrangement would be transportation that could pick-up and drop-off at or close to place of residence. Please call for more information, Sheila 214-529-3690. Starting a Van Pool, 7-passenger van, departs NLT at 6:35 a.m. from Fieldhouse/ Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs 7:15 a.m. to 3:45p.m.; Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:15p.m. Call Cheng at 540653-5909. A-Gate commuter wanted only. Van/carpool desired from any rideshare parking area or Reston Town Center. Depart between 6 to 7a.m., return from Indian Head between 4 to 5 p.m. Call Moses, 301743-4180. Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7a.m. to 4:30p.m., but hours can be negotiated. 703-909-3380.

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

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

The Chief of Naval Research/Director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test and Evaluation (N84) addressed attendees at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium, Jan. 15. Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder spoke about upcoming warfighting technologies and what the impact will be on the naval mission. “Think about it - we’re coming into an age where the significance of naval power and the importance of naval capabilities is increasing every single day, and what I’m challenging to this group are we ready,” said Klunder. The importance of technological supremacy was also a hot topic for Klunder.. “Who in this room wants to go into a fair fight with any of our threats,” said Klunder. “We’re here to make a difference and be relevant for the naval power and the partners we have in this world.” Klunder talked about the Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS) and its advantage on the maritime battlefield. “This is an asymmetrical advantage,” said Klunder. “Our threats may not even want to come out and fight us or have a conflict with us.” Klunder also talked about the high velocity projectile slated to be used in the electromagnetic railgun technology the Navy will be implementing in the future. “This thing is working exceptionally,” said Klunder. “Even if while we’re getting the railgun put on our ships...[high velocity projectiles] give our existing five-inch guns...almost three times the distance.” Klunder also stressed the role that Sailors play in the implementation of these new technologies. “We can’t just give tools to our Sailors and Marines,” said Klunder. “We’re looking at optimizing the training efforts for those Sailors and Marines....the ranges we’re dealing with now on these systems are so extreme and so large that you almost require some simulation.” The Surface Navy Association was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces.

Acting Under Secretary of the Navy Resigns The Navy announced Jan. 15 that Robert C. Martinage has resigned as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN)/ Policy, Plans, Oversight, and Integration (PPO&I). Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus asked for the resignation following a loss of confidence in Martinage’s abilities to effectively perform his duties. Martinage had also been performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. Effective immediately, Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy/ Deputy Chief Management Officer (DUSN/DCMO), will perform those duties until a new Under Secretary is confirmed or until further notice, whichever comes first. Hicks will also continue his role as DUSN/DCMO. Jodi Greene, Senior Director for Policy in the Office of DUSN (PPO&I), has been appointed acting DUSN (PPO&I).

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Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research/Director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test and Evaluation, speaks to attendees of the 26th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Crystal City, Va. on Jan. 15.

Fleet and Family Support Center January Programs Dahlgren 16 17 27 27 28 28 30 30

Deployment Discussion Job Hunting Preparing for Baby Stress Management Anger Management Sponsorship Training Resume Writing Intro Resume Writing Advanced

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Base Happenings Dahlgren DMV2Go at NSF Dahlgren

The DMV2Go Van will be at NSF Dahlgren at the Parade Field Pavilion parking lot several times during 2014. This year’s scheduled dates are: March 6 & 7 May 19 July 17 and 18 Sept 9 Nov 20 & 21

Be sure to bring all necessary documents to take care of your DMV transactions and save yourself the time and headache of visiting a large DMV office!

Aegis Way Road Closure

Beginning Wednesday, January 8, Aegis Way will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. due to safety concerns. The closure is to accommodate work being done by Dominion Virginia Power and will last for approximately four weeks. A message will be sent when Aegis Way returns to normal operations.

Indian Head IH Spouses’ Club “Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Your 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.

T&J Barbeque truck at Indian Head and Stump Neck

Come enjoy delicious T&J Barbeque at NSF Indian Head on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to the library, and at the NSF Indian Head Stump Neck Annex on Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to Building 2195. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact Andrew Revelos at 540-653-6012 or email

Friday, January 17, 2014

This week in U.S. Naval History

January 20

1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States 1903 - Theodore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department. 1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, FL. 1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command (later changed to Middle East Force in August 1948).

January 21

1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days

January 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy

The sea plane flight line during the early years at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

January 23

1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench 1968 - USS Pueblo seized by North Korean forces in

Sea of Japan

January 24

1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first

surface action in the Pacific during World War II 1991 - Helicopters from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recapture first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqis

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mental achievements” leading Aegis BMD, including five intercept flight tests and the completion of six BMD installation projects, with four more in progress. During Hendrickson’s tenure, Aegis BMD also facilitated the delivery of dozens of missiles to the fleet while preparing the way for new and more advanced missile technology. “If you think of that under the cloud of budget uncertainty, continuing resolutions, budget cuts, furloughs, everything else that has challenged us across government, what [Hendrickson] did to keep things together and keep us focused on delivering product, I think, is nothing short of magnificent,” said Syring. Syring also noted Hendrickson’s contributions to the BMD community before coming to Dahlgren. In 2008, Hendrickson commanded USS Lake Erie during an operation that intercepted the USA 93 satellite with a modified SM-3 missile before it reentered the earth’s atmosphere. The successful mission prevented the satellite’s toxic hydrazine fuel from harming people or the environment. “Randy was at the forefront of that,” said Syring. “His

leadership made that happen for the country.” Syring recommended Hendrickson for the Distinguished Service Medal for his superior performance of duties leading Aegis BMD and NAMDC. Hendrickson also received certificates and letters appreciation from Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and President Barack Obama. Hendrickson thanked Syring and everyone else, from former shipmates, to staff, to civilian employees, who helped make his career successful. “Thanks to all of you,” he said. “I will be admiring from ashore what goes on next and I think you’ll be in great shape.” Hendrickson expressed confidence that his successor at Aegis BMD, Laura DeSimone, deputy program executive, would advance the organization’s progress in the future. “The leadership is in just the right spot,” he said. “We put some really good things into place and. Laura, I have full faith and confidence in you’ll be able to continue and as the admiral said, make [Aegis BMD] stronger and better.” (Editor’s note: the author thanks Chris Clever, public affairs specialist at NAMDC, for contributions to this article)

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MWR Highlights

Movie Theater

Youth Activities Center 540-653-8009

Family Fun Night Bingo

Bowling Center 540-653-7327

Scotch Doubles Tournament

January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Dahlgren Youth Activities Center FREE Eligible patrons include all children, ages 5 through 17, and their parents, who have base access. Come and socialize with other families in the community, while playing bingo with the opportunity to win some prizes! Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Youth Center at 540-6538009.

January 18 at 6 p.m. Location: Dahlgren Cannonball Lanes Bowling Center Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $20.00 per team. Teams of two will bowl three games and the top three teams will be awarded trophies. Please register at Cannonball Lanes. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.


February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. FREE Location: Dahlgren General Library Eligible patrons include all with base access. Join us at the library as we learn about computers! Computer Basics will be taught from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Creating a Website and Using Analytics will be taught from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.. The Creating a Website class will require some basic familiarity with drag and drop features. Please register by January 30th. For more information, please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.

Fitness Center 540-653-8580

Ballet / Jazz & Tap Classes Registration is going on now. (Classes run from February 3rd – April 17th.) Location: Dahlgren Fitness Center Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $50 for Military, $60 for Civilians. Children ages 5-9 will learn a combination of ballet and tap technique. Children and teens, ages 10-18, will focus on building technique, using the foundation of jazz and tap. All classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays. Class times are: ages 5-6, 6 p.m. to 6;50 p.m.; ages 7-9, 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.; ages 10-18, 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

NSASP NFL Bench Press Competition January 27-31 Location: Dahlgren and Indian Head Fitness Centers FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. The NFL style Bench Press Competition between Dahlgren and Indian Head will take place throughout the week of January 27-31, 2014. Sign up at the front desk anytime during normal operating hours. For more information please contact, the Dahlgren Fitness Center at 540-653-2215 or the IH Fitness Center at 301-744-4661.

Liberty Center 540-653-7277

Liberty Shopping Trip January 25 Please register at the Liberty Center Open to Liberty Center patrons only, E1- E6 single/unaccompanied active duty Military Join Liberty as they take a trip to the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

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, January 17th 7 p.m. - Philomena, PG-13 Saturday, January 18th 7 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas, PG-13

General Library Digital Learning Day

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

Information, Tickets & Tours Ski Tickets


Take advantage of the winter weather; ITT has ski tickets available! Stop by or call for pricing information, 301-744-4850.

Weight House Fitness Center

301-744-4461 All registrations for fitness and sports activities can be made at the WHFC Front Desk. For more information contact 301-744-4661.

10lb Challenge

The Weight House Fitness Center welcomed the New Year with an Open House, 5K race and 10lb Challenge KickOff event. The last day to register for the 10lb Challenge is Friday, February 7th; $10 weigh-in.

NFL Bench Press Competition

The NFL Bench Press Competition (Indian Head versus

Friday, January 24th 7 p.m. - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, PG-13 Saturday, January 25th 7 p.m. - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, PG-13

Dahlgren) will take place during the last week of January. Sign up between the 27-31st and see how many reps you can lift of a preset weight. Prizes will be given to 1st place in each weight category. Free for all participants.

5v5 Basketball

Team registrations are out for the 5v5 Basketball Tournament that will take place early March. Free for AD/RET Military and $5 for all other eligible patrons.

Power House Meet

Lifters are gearing up for the Power House Meet scheduled for Friday, February 28th. The meet will consist of a squat, bench and deadlift for both male and female divisions of varying weight classes. Free for AD/RET Military and $25 for all other eligible patrons.

MILCON P-222 Project Construction Sites and Milestones

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Training commences for partner at Dahlgren schoolhouse By Kimberly Lansdale Center for Surface Combat Systems

“We share a special partnership with the

The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project Officer, Defence Material Organisation, Embassy of Australia, for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) visited the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), co-located onboard Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Jan. 10 CMDR Mark Whitehouse visited to address RAN Sailors who will commence training for the first time at the schoolhouse Jan. 13. These Sailors will be manning the new Hobart class of air warfare destroyers (DDGs), which are equipped with the Aegis combat system. Whitehouse congratulated the students on their selection into the training program. “You will be the first Australian Sailors to work on Aegis equipment,” he said. “You will receive qualifications that will not only serve you well in your Navy career, but also throughout your life.” The students attending the courses are a mix of crew members and shipyard personnel. The courses include SPY Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for shipyard personnel, Aegis Computer Network Technician (ACNT) (AWD), Fire Control System operator / Operation Readiness Testing System operator (FCS/

Royal Australian Navy. CSCS International Programs is focused on facilitating an exchange of ideas, information and training material as we progress with the Air Warfare Destroyer program,” said Dr. Darrell Tatro, director of CSCS International Programs.

ORTS) (AWD), Crew AWS (AWD), and AWS Combat Systems Maintenance Manager (CSMM). The last course will conclude in December of this year. Capt. Don Schmieley, CSCS’s commanding officer, welcomed the students to the schoolhouse.

“I have been a guest in your country and now it is a pleasure to host you,” he said. “The training will be rigorous but at the end, you will have the knowledge and skills that will enable you to become a successful crewmember for the lead ship Hobart.” Lead ship Hobart will enter into the RAN’s service March 2016, Brisbane is due to commission in September 2017, and Sydney is expected to be operational by June 2019. “We share a special partnership with the Royal Australian Navy. CSCS International Programs is focused on facilitating an exchange of ideas, information and training material as we progress with the Air Warfare Destroyer program,” said Dr. Darrell Tatro, director of CSCS International Programs. The mission of CSCS International Programs is to provide allied forces quality training to enable them to develop ready teams capable of operations that maintain and expertly employ surface combatants. The directorate partners with U.S. training, readiness, and policy organizations, as well as other government agencies and industry to support international missions. For information on the Center for Surface Combat System, visit

Community Notes Dahlgren Skate 4 Wesley on January 19

Come support Wesley Berry at Skate4Wesley on Jan. 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Stan’s Skateland in Montross. Cost is $10 and includes skate rentals. Wesley continues his battle against cancer and all proceeds benefit his fight. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Berry at 540-7755655 or

Support Colonial Beach Schools

On Sunday, January 5, the old Colonial Beach High School building, which was currently serving as school storage, was destroyed in a fire. This included the destruction of all school and office supplies for the school system. Donations are needed to assist Colonial Beach students with supplies for the rest of the school year. The school district is in desperate need of any type of school supplies, office supplies, copy paper, etc. Anyone connected with school divisions, they are also in need of some classroom tests or practice tests. Mr. Andrew Hipple (Principal, CBHS) is the POC for all donations. He can be reached at email: or phone 804.224.7166 during school hours. Checks payable to Colonial Beach Schools can be sent to: Colonial Beach High School, 100 First Street, Colonial Beach Virginia 22443. Donations can also be dropped at the King George Journal office on Rt. 3 in King George.

King George Relay for Life 2014 Kickoff Celebration!

Come out and celebrate the kickoff the New Relay for Life Year on Jan. 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Hear what we have in store for 2014, meet our committee members, taste chili, mini luminary ceremony, celebrate survivors, hear our guest speaker and register your teams! A chili cook off will benefit the King George Relay for Life. For more information, email Jessica Delgado at or Ursula Oesterwinter at

UMW Spring Professional Development Courses

Registration is open for our spring professional development courses. Courses currently scheduled are: *Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam prep course *Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) PHR/SPHR Certification Exam prep course Both courses

start in February, and run for 10 weeks. Please visit http:// for course dates, locations, and registration information.

Indian Head January Arts at CSM

CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Dystopias (Curated by Yikui Gu). Jan. 17-March 14, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Featuring the artwork of Yikui Gu (painter), Colleen Rudolf (sculptor and installation artist) and Pete Zebley (mixed-media). Gallery talk with Colleen Rudolph to take place at noon, Feb. 4. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday.

CSM Hosts Airmen of Note, USAF Jazz Ensemble

8 p.m., Jan. 25, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Airmen of Note features 18 of the most talented jazz musicians in the country and has earned an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands in the world. Tickets are free, reservations encouraged,

CSM Children’s Theatre

Anansi. 7 p.m., Jan. 31, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. An original play written by CSM theatre students. Spend an evening with Anansi the Spider, one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. $7 adults/ seniors, $5 youth (high school and below). For tickets, contact the box office at or call 301-934-7828.

Registration Available Dec. 4 for Middle School Basketball Leagues

Starting Dec. 4, middle school students can register to play in the high school basketball preparatory league. This league is designed to allow middle school students who have dreams of playing high school basketball an opportunity to play against their peers. There will be an eight game regular season with playoffs. Players can only play at the middle school community center that they currently attend. Students attending private school must play for the center in their appropriate school zone. Practice is estimated to

start the week of March 11. This program is open to all students in grades six through eight for the 2013-2014 school year. Divisions include the following: * Sixth grade boys * Seventh grade boys * Eighth grade boys * Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls Registration fee is $90 (or $75 if registered by Feb. 16). The registration deadline is March 2. Save $15 if you register by February 16. Register online at For more information, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, ext 5152. For information on other programs offered by Community Services, visit our website at www.CharlesCountyParks. com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Those citizens with special needs please contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Snakehead Naming Contest Begins Jan. 7

Snakeheads are considered a good eating fish but who wants to order snakehead for dinner? The Charles County Commissioners invite citizens to participate in a Snakehead Naming Contest. Beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 7, go online to <> and submit ideas for a new and improved name for the snakehead fish. Only one submission per individual will be accepted. Entries must be submitted no later than Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014 11:59 p.m. EST. The snakehead is a fish from Asia that appeared in our waters several years ago. Snakehead fish are top-level predators, eating anything that swims their way, and can “walk” on land. National Geographic nicknamed the snakehead, “Fishzilla.” The first phase of the Snakehead Naming Contest runs for 30 days from Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Thursday, Feb. 6. At the end of phase one, a panel of judges will select three entries to move forward in the contest. The second phase of the Snakehead Naming Contest begins Tuesday, Feb. 18 and ends Thursday, March 20. During this time, the public will be able to vote online for one of the three selected entries. Prizes will be awarded to three individuals whose entries receive the most votes. The final, winning name will be sent to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in hopes that the state will consider the name as the snakehead’s new, “official” name.

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Friday, January 17, 2014


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