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Sen. Tim Kaine visits Dahlgren By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine got a first-hand look at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren during an Aug. 27 visit to the installation, where he met with Navy leaders and toured the Aegis Training and Readiness Center, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and the Joint Warfare Analysis Center. At the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Kaine voiced support for the Dahlgren Heritage Museum and discussed the state of the military budget and recent events in Syria. Kaine last came to Dahlgren when he was the lieutenant governor serving on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. He is currently a member of the Senate Armed Forces, Budget and Foreign Relations Committees. Kaine first met with members of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum board, who described the museum’s mission and progress. Those efforts will soon take the public

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Dr. Robert Gates, right, vice president of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, discusses some of the historic work accomplished with Sen. Tim Kaine at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus on Aug. 27. stage as Dahlgren celebrates its 95th anniversary in October. Ed Jones, president of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation Board, told Kaine Dahlgren “produced an incredible story of innovation,” describing Dahlgren’s historic work on early unmanned flight and the global position system. Jones also detailed

some of the foundation’s activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math education. Kaine described the museum project as a fitting tribute to “Dahlgren’s history and Dahlgren’s future, more importantly,” and became a member of the museum. Once Kaine came onboard the installation, he vis-

ited with Sailors at ATRC and was briefed by NSWC DD officials about the progress and capabilities of the Directed Energy Program. A classified briefing at JWAC concluded the tour. Earlier in the visit, Kaine met with reporters for a discussion that centered on the relationship between two high-profile issues: the mili-

tary budget and the worsening situation in Syria. Kaine emphasized his efforts to “turn off” the sequester in February. He was able to organize 53 votes in the Senate to overturn the cuts, falling short of the 60 votes necessary to prevent a filibuster. Another effort in March, the Senate’s first proposed budget in four years, did not find support in the House. “We proposed a budget in March that would have replaced sequester with a different strategy of targeted savings, yes, but not to the degree that sequester is cutting our defense budget,” Kaine told reporters. “Furloughs would not have been necessary. As member of the Budget Committee and the Armed Services Committee, I’m very committed to continuing to work to find a larger budget solution that eliminates sequester. If we’re going to deal credibly with our deficit, we need to find targeted savings, but the sequester is across-the-board,

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Contributions to Counter Narco-Terrorism

DoD recognizes NSWCDD employees By Elliott Fabrizio, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public Affairs The Department of Defense (DoD) recognized the contributions of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) employees formerly with the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO) in a ceremony at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on August 19. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter Narcotics and Global Threats Caryn Hollis presented the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Group Achievement Award to 19 NSWCDD employees and the OSD Exceptional Civilian Service Medal to Chuck Bogue, former acting program director for CNTPO. The OSD Exceptional Ci-

U.S. Navy photo by Elliott Fabrizio

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) employees who worked for the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO) received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Group Achievement Award. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter Narcotics and Global Threats Caryn Hollis presented award to 19 NSWCDD employees. vilian Service Medal is the highest level career award within the authority of OSD. “This award was presented in recognition of the outstanding support this team

has provided for nearly 20 years,” said Hollis. “I appreciate everything every one of you has done-it’s been just remarkable.” The mission of CNTPO is

to provide acquisition and technology development support to the DoD, other Federal agencies, State and local authorities and partner nation agencies to disrupt,

deter, and defeat the threat to national security posed by illicit trafficking in all its manifestations, to include drugs, small arms and explosives, precursor chemicals, people and illicitly-gained or laundered money. The program office was established in 1996. “The offices we support have said they don’t know of any group that has had a larger contribution to the Global War on Terrorism relative to the size of the group,” said Bogue. He added “I’d wake up every day and see in the Washington Post an article that was in some way related to what this group does to deter narco anti-terrorism.” Group award recipients include NSWCDD’s Mike Strain, Chuck Bogue, Kathrina Urann, Scott Kelley, Liz Jenkins, Nichole Langa, Kim

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NSF Indian Head Summer Carnival Despite inclement weather and a change of venue, nearly 250 people attended NSF Indian Head’s MWR Summer Carnival last Friday. The crowd enjoyed food, games and lots of fun. Blondi and Blinki the clowns were there to entertain and the stilt walker amazed all with his fun-filled games and tricks.

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CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Rider wanted for 7-passenger vanpool. Departs F’burg/Gordon Rd Commuter lot @ 7AM. Departs NSWCDD/Dahlgren @ 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, A+ quality 7-passenger van, departs NLT 0635 from Fieldhouse/ Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs work hours (0715-1545) except Fri (0715-1515). Call Cheng at 540-6535909. 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. 703-909-3380. 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 540-653-6776 or 571-232-5412 (cell).

Want to start a carpool? Need riders? “Commuter Clearinghouse” is a source for information on carpools or vanpools that already exist and need passengers, as well as a place for employees to advertise to start a carpool or vanpool. Whether you already operate a carpool or vanpool and are open to accepting new riders or need drivers, or if you are looking for a carpool or vanpool, provide us with information that might help you find or start a commuter opportunity, such as, where you will need to commute from and to, preferred schedule and contact information. You can send your information via e-mail to nsasp_pao_dlgr@ or contact our office toll free at 866-359-5540, or DSN 2498153, or 540-653-8153.

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

Aegis Training and Readiness Center was established in 1984 to offer technical training courses designed to prepare service members for serving in a combat system role. The command graduates nearly 650 Sailors and 550 officers each year.

Contract Awarded for Training and Readiness Facility Expansion By NAVFAC Washington Public Affairs Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington announced a $12 million contract award for upgrades to the Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) on board Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va., Aug. 19. John C. Grimberg Compay, Inc. was

awarded the $12,495,000 contract under an existing multiple award construction contract. The project is scheduled for completion by March 2015. Upgrades will include construction of a two-story addition to the existing ATRC. “[The project] will expand the footprint and training space of an existing facility aboard NSF Dahlgren,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Brancheau, public works officer for Naval Support Activity South Po-

tomac. “[It] was developed in response to projected increases in fleet manning demand for the Aegis Training and Readiness Center. It will provide facilities and equipment to support the highly technical training that ultimately provides the expertise and trained operators to meet COCOM requirements for ballistic missile defense, Navy integrated fire control, and Presidentially-directed defense programs.”

Honea chosen Volunteer of the Quarter by USO Evelyn Honea has been chosen as volunteer of the quarter for summer 2013 by USO Metro. Evelyn serves more than 20 hours a month at the Indian Head and Dahlgren USO Centers. “Evelyn is a worker...she sees a need, she attacks it,” said Elizabeth Laub, South Potomac USO Center Coordinator. “She is great at making visitors feel welcome and special. Open and friendly, she’s a gracious hostess and an ideal troubleshooter.” A unique combination, Evelyn is both a good listener and great conversationalist. She is known for her dynamic personality, good humor and compassion. Those who know her describe a hard-toexplain “gravitation” she has that makes people want to be around her and join her in serving the community. Evelyn has gone above and beyond on several occasions when USO-Metro has

Evelyn Honea is the Volunteer of the Quarter for USO-Metro. Honea participates as a volunteer in events at Dahlgren and Indian Head. had a last-minute need for volunteers. Her dual-role of military spouse and USO volunteer allows her to easily understand and connect with the needs of military guests. She is particularly attentive to the needs of spouses and children. You may have seen her recently on WUSA9’s Hero’s Central speaking from the perspec-

tive of a military spouse about the benefits of USO support services at a Mobile USO event. Not one to shy away from physical labor, she once spent two hours in the center garage cleaning out a fridge that had burst from frost. After chipping away the ice with a spatula and letting it drain overnight, she was back the next morning to put it back in place and get it up and running. Evelyn and her husband of 20 years, South Potomac Command Master Chief Jim Honea, attend and assist with many activities at both Dahlgren and Indian Head. Evelyn is receptive to the opinions of others and often proposes new program ideas that she designs around requests from service members and/or their families.

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Base Happenings Dahlgren

NSASP Navy Ball Tickets on sale

Plan to attend this year’s NSASP Navy Ball on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House. Tickets are available now at

VA Rep at FFSC

A Veterans Affairs Claims Agent will be available for one-hour appointments on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 at the NSF Dahlgren Fleet and Family Support Center. To make an appointment, call 800-500-4947 or 540-653-1839.

ASBP Blood Drive

The Armed Services Blood Program will hold a blood drive on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Bldg. 1470 Conference Room. All blood collected benefits military members and their families. Make your appointment online at using sponsor code NSF. We love walk-ins!

Legal Services at FFSC

The Fleet and Family Support Center has legal appointments available 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!

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.

Warrior Family Symposium The 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event, Mental Health: Linking Warriors and Their Families, Government and Society, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and cohosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). USAA is the executive sponsor of the event. The WFS will provide a forum for governmental and nongovernmental organizations to explore opportunities to improve the quality of life of wounded warrior, their caregivers and their families. This year will focus specifically on mental health issues. Registration is free to all active duty, Reserve or Guard members of the military and their spouses. The one-day program will feature many influential and memorable speakers, including: . Robert L. Jesse, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs . General John F. Campbell, USA, Vice Chief of Staff, Army . Brian Delate, Vietnam Veteran; Actor, Shawshank Redemption and The Truman Show; playwright, Memorial Day, and Filmmaker, Soldier’s Heart . Chairman Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs View the complete event agenda with a full speaker list and to register, please visit www.warriorfamilysymposium. com.

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Dahlgren 95th Anniversary Events Calendar Speaker Series/ Brown Bag Lunch

Sept. 11 - 11:30 a.m. - Community House - A Conversation with Jack Meyers and Leon Lysher, moderated by Ed Jones Sept. 18 - 11:30 a.m. - Bldg. 1470 Conf. Room - A Conversation with Elizabeth Lyddane Agnew and Chris Agnew, moderated by Ed Jones Oct. 9 - 11:30 a.m. - Gray’s Landing - A Conversation with Helen Gray and Margie Stevens, moderated by Ed Jones

Anniversary Celebrations

Oct. 16 10 a.m. - Parade Field - Dahlgren 95th Anniversary/Diversity Day Celebration - USNA Electric Brigade band, NDW Ceremonial Guard performance, historic displays, Diversity Day displays, historic base tours (reserve by emailing jeron. 5:30 p.m. -Univ. of Mary Washington-Dahlgren Campus - Dahlgren Heritage Museum Anniversary Reception - Reading of proclamation from Gov. McDonnell, guest speakers Oct. 19 1 - 3:30 p.m. - Historic tours of NSF Dahlgren (register online at starting Sept. 16) 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Dahlgren School Reunion - Open to all Dahlgren School Alumni. Contact Margie Stevens, Margie., for more info.

MILCON P-222 Construction Update

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. Please do not leave donations on the property as we will not be able to process them.

Indian Head T&J BBQ Selling Lunch

Starting next week, T and J BBQ will be mainside at NSF Indian Head on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the library. They will be at Stump Neck Annex on Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

“Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Donations!

The Indian Head Thrift Store “Treasures” is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to everyone - military and civilian! 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

Temporary construction fencing installation will proceed at all sites. Fencing will alter access to Buildings 289, 554, 290 and 525. It will also restrict access to Power Plant Drive to and from McMahon Road. The remainder of the erosion and sediment control will be installed at steam nodal plant (SNP) sites #1, #7 and #8. Asphalt removal is scheduled at SNP sites #3, #6, and #8. Excavation to begin at all sites.

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MWR Highlights Movie Theater Bowling Center 540-653-7327

9-Pin Tournament

Aquatics Center Dive In to Summer Fun

August 31, 6 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. The cost is $15 per person, which includes shoes and game. Prizes will be awarded. Eligible patrons include all with base access. For more information, contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

The NSF Indian Head swimming pool is open through Labor Day weekend. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lap swim, 1 - 7 p.m. for open swim and 7:30-11 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.

Liberty Center

Weight House Fitness Center


Liberty Sunday Night Tailgate Party

Every Sunday during the NFL season from 1 p.m. - close Free and open to Liberty Center patrons only: E1- E6 single/unaccompanied active duty military. Come over to the Liberty Center and watch your favorite team battle it out on the gridiron. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Tournament Tuesdays at the Liberty Center

Every Tuesday in the month of September starting at 5 p.m. Open to Liberty Center patrons only Join Liberty every Tuesday for some poker, ping pong or a pool tournament. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Craftech/Hobby Center 540-653-1730

Clay Puzzling

September 5 - 19, 4:30 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $45, which includes all materials. In this three-day, Thursday evening class, create a oneof-a-kind piece with stoneware clay. Minimum class size is three. Maximum class size is six. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540-653-1730.

Auto Skills Center 540-653-4900

Safety Inspection Auto Class

September 9, 11 - 1 p.m. Free to all eligible patrons If you’re a Virginia resident, you know just how tedious those yearly safety inspections can be. Join us, in this free class, so you can be prepared and ready to pass your next inspection! For more information, please contact Auto Skills at 540-653-4900.

Fleet and Family Support Center 540-653-1839

Emergency Preparedness Training

September 9, 210 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Dahlgren Fleet and Family Support Center Free to all eligible patrons include Military and Military family members. Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community. Being prepared can save lives and property during a crisis. Please RSVP for this event by calling the Fleet and Family Support Center at 540653-1839.

540-653-7336 Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings Price of Shows Civilians - $5 AD, Retired, Reserve, Family Members (E7 - above) $4 AD, Reserve, Family Members (E6 - below) - $2.50 Child (6-11) - $2; Child (5 and under) - Free Tickets for a movie shown in 3-D are an additional $1

7-on-7 Fall Flag Football

Friday, August 30th 7 p.m. - R.I.P.D., PG-13 Saturday, August 31st 7 p.m. - Red 2, PG-13

Labor Day 5k

Friday, September 6th 7 p.m. - The Wolverine (3D)*, PG-13 Saturday, September 7th 2 p.m. - Turbo, PG Saturday, September 7th 7 p.m. - 2 Guns, R

Game times and days will be announced on Friday, September 6th for this double elimination Tournament. Free for military, $5 for all others. Register at the Fitness Center by September 3. September 5 at the Weight House Fitness Center. Race starts at 6:30 a.m., register any time prior to the race. Free for military, $5 for all others.

Auto Hobby Shop Self Help Classes

September 9 - Winterization Maintenance Information and demonstration classes will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. These classes are free and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact

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.

Teen Center Open Recreation

Looking for something to do on Friday? The Teen Center will be open every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. and is free for all eligible teens. This program is open to all teens age 11 and in 6th grade through 18 and not yet graduated.

Youth Center School Age Registration

This program is for children K through 12 years of age. Eligible patrons include active duty Military, DoD civilians or contractors of NSF Indian Head. Sponsors must bring a copy of their LES for both parents and proof of eligibility. Cost is based on a sliding fee scale. For more information contact the Youth Center at 301-743-5456.

Banned Book Week


September 30 - October 6 Stop by the Library to see which of your favorite books have been banned. Celebrate your freedom to read. If you check out a book during Banned Book Week, you’ll be entered to win a gift card. Free and open to all with base access.

FFSC Classes for September Dahlgren

4-Sep Self Employment 5-Sep CFS Refresher Training 9 Sep Disaster Preparedness 11-Sep SAPR Refresher 12-Sep SAPR SACMG mtg 12-Sep Moving Overseas 12-Sep Cultural Adaptation 16-Sep Resume Writing Intro 16-Sep Resume Writing Adv 17-Sep Introduction to Investment 19-Sep Anger Mgmt Part 1 19-Sep Deployment Discussion 19-Sep Telephone Family Support 20-Sep ICC 23-27 Sep TAP/GPS 26-Sep Anger Mgmt Part 2 30-Sep Fed Resume Intro 30-Sep Fed Resume Advance

2-Sep 14-Sep 14-Sep 18-Sep 18-Sep 18-Sep 28-Sep 28-Sep

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Introduction to Investment Resume Writing Intro Stress Mgmt Part 1 Moving Overseas Cultural Adaptation Deployment Discussion Resume Writing Advan Stress Mgmt Part 2

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Chief Selects stay busy

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

The Dahlgren Chief Selects are hard at work. They spent time at the Fleet and Family Support Center for a Chief Select Brief on August 22. NSASP Command Master Chief Jim Honea gave the welcoming comments and then each of the staff members spoke about how the programs at the FFSC can assist the military and family members. On Monday, the group went to the Navy Exchange to get fitted for their uniforms. Sponsors and family members came along to provide support. Congratulations to the Chief Selects! ALL PROFITS GO TO LIONS CLUB CHARITIES

$5 Discount per person for Military Personnel and family members *Must show ID


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KGHS tutors needed

The volunteer tutoring program at NSF Dahlgren is continuing for the 2013-2014 school year at King George High School. This opportunity is available for people with strong skills or background in algebra, geometry, trig, statistics, calculus, and/ or physics. Volunteers would tutor in oneon-one sessions held at the high school for a few hours each week either after school or during flex-time (lunch time). This is an excellent opportunity for interested employees to work with high school students needing help negotiating math and science classes on a volunteer basis. Points of contact are listed below and have been working to coordinate between the school and volunteers. Contact them if you are interested in participating in the program. Mr. Ben Ashton at 663-3317 or Ms. Shawna McElroy at 301-848-1024 s_mcelroy2001@


3BR/2.5BA Home w/Basement Apartment in Old Town Fredericksburg VA Friday, September 6 at 11 am 409 Hanover Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Only $50K suggested starting bid. Tour - Sun., Aug. 25 @ 1 pm sharp

Call Susan - 540-842-4158



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Narco: Maintaining standards

Stay Alive! Don’t Drink & Drive!

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Bissett, Shannon Hughes, Terrell Hood, Pat Honosky, John Jims, Michelle Johnson, Melanie Gentry, Paul Whichard, Mark Bailey, Janet Bohlmann, Steve McCoy, Tim Jaynes, and Marilyn Rudzinsky. The award comes shortly after the program transferred from NSWCDD to the Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center under the Head Quarters Air Force Counter Drug Program. “For the last year and a half these people have been training their replacements,” said Bogue. “It takes a special group to maintain this standard of quality while on their way out.” Under the Air Force, CNTPO is now named the Counter Narcotics and Transnational Threats Project Office.

One Night Only... September 7, 2013 U.S. Navy photo by Elliott Fabrizio

Chuck Bogue, former acting program director for the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO), received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Exceptional Civilian Service Medal. The OSD Exceptional Civilian Service Medal is the highest level career award within the authority of OSD. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter Narcotics and Global Threats Caryn Hollis presented the award and presented 19 NSWCDD employees with the OSD Group Achievement Award for their contributions to deterring narcotics and global threats.

Urgent Care What, When, Where, and How

By Lt. Lynette Galgano NBHC Indian Head Clinic

What is “urgent care?” Urgent care services are medically necessary services which are required for illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately, but require professional attention and have the potential to develop such a threat if treatment is delayed longer than 24 hours. During Naval Branch Health Clinic Indian Headclinic hours, call the clinic directly at 301-744-4686. If same-day care is needed, you will be offered an acute appointment at the clinic; if no appointment is available; a referral may be entered authorizing a visit to a local urgent care center. After normal clinic hours and on weekends, patients requiring medical care can contact the clinic duty personnel at 301-904-0865. The duty corpsman will facilitate all information with the on-call provider and you will receive a phone call from the provider within 20-30 minutes to discuss in greater detail. You are authorized to seek urgent care in the civilian network after consulting with the Naval Health Clinic on-call provider. If you obtain urgent care before getting an approval, please call the Indian Head clinic on the next business day, if possible, by calling (301)7444686 to request a referral for your urgent care visit. Failure to obtain a referral from your PCM within three business days will cause your care to be


covered under the point of service (POS) option and you will be charged. If you require urgent care while traveling, you must coordinate the care with your PCM and/or the TRICARE North Region contractor (HealthNet) before receiving care. If you cannot reach your PCM, call 1-877-TRICARE to notify them of your need for urgent care. Carry a TRICARE pocket card with with you when traveling. TRICARE Affiliated Urgent Care Centers Located near Indian Head: Patient First 2855 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD 20601 240-427-1926


Sunday – Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm Concentra Urgent Care 55590 General Washington Dr Alexandria, VA 22312 703-914-6718 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Pediatric After Hours 10 St Patricks Dr, Ste 10 Waldorf, MD 20603 301-645-1414 Monday – Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday – Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm For questions regarding urgent care contact LTLynette Galgano, NBHC Indian Head’sClinic Nurse Manager, at 301-744-4601.

at Port Tobacco Players, La Plata

Washington D.C’s original “political satirical musical comedy review” The Hexagoners are exceptionally adept at skewering the current political scene (and there’s lots of fodder for that these days)!

Saturday, September 7th 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Followed by a reception with Live Music

$40 per person

Call PTP for Reservation/Tickets 301-932-6819 1033787

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Community Notes Dahlgren The Seventh Annual Sgt. Nicholas Conan Mason Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Sat., Sept. 7 at Cameron Hills Golf Links in King George. 4-person Captain’s Choice, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Registration/warm-up from 8 - 8:45 a.m. Prizes for Closest to the Pin (Men/Women), Longest Drive (Men/Women), and Top Teams. Entry fee (tax deductible) $75 per person/$300 per team Includes greens fee, carts, range balls, and southern cookout buffet lunch. Enter as a foursome, or we can team you up with others. Tickets for Mulligans, 50/50 Raffle, optional ‘Poker Golf’ and ‘Hole-in-One Charity Challenge ‘ games, and prizes will be available. To register, call 540-379-5104 or email

Instructor Raymond W. Gill, Jr., PMP is a professionally credentialed, experienced, and highly respected trainer and consultant. His Fredericksburg-based practice, Performance Consultants, Ltd., was established in 1993 and has served numerous local, regional, and national companies, including several Fortune 10 firms. His background includes electronics, computer science, technical supervision, human resource planning, organizational development, and most recently, project management. He holds several professional certifications in addition to the PMP including the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management, and has earned the Certified Manager (CM) designation from the International Certified Manager Program. Contact Kristine Stoneley with questions and for registration information at 540-658-5301 or email kstonele@

Stolen Art at UMW-Dahlgren

Service Academy Day at KGHS

Nick Mason Memorial Golf Tournament

The Potomac Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is sponsoring “ Art Looted in the Nazi Era: An Ongoing Journey to Resolution” on Wednesday, September 18 at 5 p.m. at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, University Hall, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. The presentation, by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Karen Daly, Registrar for Exhibitions and Coordinator of Provenance Research, VMFA. The presentation covers issues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the World War II era. Daly will provide an historical overview of art looting in the Nazi era and the subsequent response of the museum community.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Examination Preparation Course

The University of Mary Washington, a PMI Registered Education Provider since 2003, is offering the PMP Certification Examination Preparation Course this fall at three convenient locations: . UMW Dahlgren Campus, Tuesday afternoons, Sept. 10 - Nov. 12, 1:00 - 4:30 PM . UMW Stafford Campus, Saturday mornings, Sept. 7 - Nov. 9, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM . UMW Stafford Technology and Research Center, Thursday evenings, Sept. 5 - Nov. 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM This 35-hour, 10-session course is designed for current/practicing project management professionals who are preparing for the PMPR certification exam, as well as those individuals wanting to increase their knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKR), project management concepts, principles, practices, and terminology. Topics include: Overview of the PMPR and CAPMR Examinations, Project Management Framework, Integration Management, Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resources Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Communications Management and Professional Responsibility. The course cost is $1,350 or $1,250 for two or more individuals from the same organization; this includes the two required textbooks: the PMBOK Guide 5th Edition by PMI and PMP Exam Prep 7th Edition by Rita Mulcahy, PMP.


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blunt savings. [The sequester cuts] are not targeted at all; it’s exactly the wrong way to deal with our budgetary issues.” Discord between the House and Senate on budget matters can only be overcome through compromise and the chaotic state of world affairs exemplified by Syria only highlights the need for cooperation, said Kaine. “The world is not getting safer; it’s getting more dangerous. Priorities like Dahlgren and the work that goes on here are not getting less important; they’re getting more important. So I’m hoping that the combined state of all this will force the two houses, both parties, the executive and the legislature, to sit down and this fall find a budget deal we can live with.” While the nation faces some tough challenges in the near future, Kaine said the improving economy and declining deficit projections make a deal achievable. “Let’s take advantage of it to come up with a better alternative to sequester.” The sequester is affecting the military’s options in Syria, said Kaine. “Generally, what the military has the ability to do still, is to do the thing we have to do today, but you take it out

King George High School will hold Service Academy Day on Sat., Sept. 21. Congressman Rob Wittman invites guidance counselors, students in middle and high school and their parents to attend. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of the United States Service Academies, their admissions process and an opportunity to meet with officials from the Academies. King George High School is located at 10100 Foxes Way, King George, VA 22485.

Brian Strobel Shoe Fund Golf Tournament

Sign up for the 2nd Annual Doobie-Do Golf Classic on Monday, September 23 at Lee’s Hill Golf Club at 9 a.m. to benefit The Brian Strobel Shoe Fund. The event is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Spotsylvania with 100% of the proceeds going to the shoe fund. Sponsors are also needed to sponsor a hole for $100. For more info, call golf event organizer Dennis Dodson at 540-373-2301.

King George American Legion Benefit

King George American Legion Post 89, 10021 Dahlgren Rd. in King George will hold their Fifth Annual Wounded Warrior Pig BBQ and Bike Rally at Post 89 on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, entertainment and bands are on the schedule for the day. Cost is $10 per meal or $5 for active duty military and first responders.

OctoberFest 2013 in Callao

Can’t make it to Munich this year for Oktoberfest? Come to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao, Va. on Fri., Oct. 11 from 6 - 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per person, advance tickets required. Enjoy traditional October Fest buffet dinner, golden beverages available, live band & dancing, 50/50 drawing and good fellowship. Tickets are limited, call today, 804/456-6751.

at 7 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. Upcoming summer concerts include US Navy Commodores on Sept. 6, Eric Scott Band Sept. 12, Lionel Ward and the New World Band on Sept. 19 and US Navy Cruisers on Sept. 27.

Hazardous Waste Collection Sept. 7

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, Sept. 7. 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 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.

Chris Kienke’s Latest Work on Display at CSM

Town of La Plata Summer Concert Series continues this Friday at the La Plata Town Hall with the R&R Train Band

The latest works of painter Chris Kienke will be on display in the College of Southern Maryland’s Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus between Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. A visit and gallery talk from the artist will take place at noon on Sept. 24. The gallery talk is open to the public. His current explorations in the studio revolve around a hybrid practice of painting and digital imagery. He is interested in creating images that make it difficult for the viewer to decipher the archeology between the painted layers and the printed image. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. For information, visit

things you ought to be doing to prepare for tomorrow.” Kaine has no doubts about the perpetrators of the Aug. 21 chemical attack in Ghouta region east of Damascus. The attack, which occurred three days after a UN inspection team arrived in Damascus, is widely believed to have killed more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians. “They crossed the red line,” he said. “If you define that red line and we have for a very long time-that you shouldn’t use chemical weapons against civilian populations and no nation has for 25 yearsthan this is an intolerable step and a desperate one by the Assad government.” Kaine expressed hope that other nations would participate alongside the U.S. in any response against the Assad regime and emphasized the need to the Obama Administration to coordinate with Congress. Later that evening, Kaine returned to the UWM Dahlgren Campus for dinner with the Military Affairs Council of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he was the keynote speaker. He thanked the council for all it does to preserve Virginia’s military heritage. “One in three Virginians has a direct connection to the military,” Kaine told the council. “We’re connected not only in people, we’re connected in history. The map of Virginia is a map of American military history: Yorktown, Appomattox, the Pentagon, the

Bedford Boys.” While governor, Kaine helped the UMW Dahlgren Campus become a reality as part of the state-wide effort to enhance the military value of Virginia. “It’s a multi-platform installation that helped people get degrees and get skills and help themselves and help the mission,” he said. “It’s exciting to be back.” Kaine, whose son is a newly-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps, returned to the topics of the budget and the Middle East. “The events of the last month in Egypt and Syria should tell us that we’re playing with fire if we continue to do stupid budgetary things that jeopardize defense.” The implications of cutting research and development in the military affects the retention of highly-skilled innovators at a place like Dahlgren, which in turn affects more than just the military, said Kaine. “Some of the research that’s being done here at Dahlgren is earth-shattering, it’s gamechanging. Not just militarily, but the potential civilian and economic applications are just fantastic. If you have people who are doing that work and they feel like they going to face a furlough. they won’t do this kind of work. They’ll do other kinds of work.” Kaine said he hopes to return to Dahlgren later this fall.

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Eight budgeting tips for Military families Courtesy of From credit card debt to frequent moves, military families face financial challenges that have unusual dimensions from civilian families. Here are tips that will help your family save and budget for your daily life and your long-term goals. By tracking your spending and creating habits to contribute towards retirement, you’ll be prepared to budget like an expert and save like a boss.

Track Your Spending

Many people say that they don’t know where their money goes. Empower yourself by tracking where your money is being spent. Whether you keep track of your spending by writing down your expenditures, keeping a spreadsheet, or using a website that tracks all of your accounts, it’s important to know where your money is going. Once you know, it’ll make it a lot easier for you and your family to plan and budget for the future.

Get Rid of Your Debt

Military families are more likely than civilian ones to carry significant credit card debt, as they have unique challenges. All of those moves can definitely add up! Some military families also have student


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Contribute to the TSP

Pay Your Savings First

Savings often come in last when you’re budgeting, after bills and expenses. When you’re budgeting, make sure you factor in your savings as though it was a bill. After you’re paid, “pay” your savings account instead of waiting to put in what’s left over.

Build an Emergency Fund

The best thing you can do for you, your family, and your peace of mind is to build an emergency fund. As with paying your savings first, make paying your emergency fund first a priority. Most experts recommend saving 3-6 months’ worth of expenses. If that seems overwhelming, try to get to $1,000 first, and you’ll have a buffer.

Creating Habits with Automatic Deductions

Dealing with personal finance requires discipline. Make it easier on yourself through automatic deductions. To really get your sav-

ings and emergency fund going, set up separate accounts outside of your main checking account. Then, have regular amounts automatically deducted from your paycheck. If you automatically deduct $50 a week into a savings account. By the end of the year, you’ll have $2,600. Not bad for $50 that you probably wouldn’t even miss.

Live Off Of Last Month’s Paycheck

Once you’ve built an emergency fund of 3-6 months, you’re ready to level up to the next part, which is living off of last month’s paycheck. The way to do this is to save the equivalent of one month’s paycheck outside of the emergency fund or your savings. You don’t need to do it all at once, as building up that amount will take time. But once you do, you won’t be living paycheck to paycheck. For more information about how to

With automatic enrollment and simple choices regarding investments, the Thrift Savings Plan has been called “a model for all 401(k) plans.” Compared to civilian 401(k) programs, the costs of administering the plan are much lower since the investments are all index funds that track the market rather than being actively managed. That results in greater savings that are passed directly to you. Since all members of the armed forces can contribute, start now if you haven’t already. Even if retirement is a long ways away, the long tail of compound interest means you’ll be very grateful to your younger self for making such a sensible decision.

Take Advantage of Military Benefits

Being in the military comes with many great benefits, from free healthcare to discounts to the GI bill. Make sure you know what kind of benefits come with being in the military. Start here with our section covering benefits in depth so you and your family can start investing in your financial futures.

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