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February 22, 2013


Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs stay sharp By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

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For the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 12 at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, a stateside shore tour is a time to relax and enjoy their families. EOD techs across the Navy have shouldered a fearsome deployment schedule since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began. Those frequent deployments almost always place EOD techs at the very tip of the spear, where they match wits with enemy fighters on a regular basis. The EOD community is understandably close-knit: few can comprehend the incredible challenges faced by EOD techs on the battlefield. The EOD techs assigned to Mobile Unit 12 certainly enjoy their break from deploying with the operating forces. Their responsibilities serving the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, however, are anything but light. They help operate the Potomac River Test Range (PRTR), retrieving test canisters

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Capt. Jim Beene gives the okay hand signal at dive qualification at the Dahlgren Aquatics Center on Jan. 30. Divers use a variety of non-verbal signals to communication while wearing diving masks. and safely disposing of any ordnance that washes up, a consequence of the decades

of testing on the range. At Pumpkin Neck, another premiere testing site onboard

Dahlgren, the EOD techs serve in a similar capacity and help support vital re-

search, development, train-

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MARCORSYSCOM engineers test Saber at Dahlgren By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer Members of Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) conducted validation testing Jan. 29 of the sighting system on the Marine Corps’ newest anti-armor technology at the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren airfield. The M41A4 Saber System has replaced the M220A3 TOW Weapon System in Marine Corps infantry and tank battalions. As a premiere military research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) organization, MARCORSYSCOM serves the ever-evolving needs of Marine warfighters. Its engineers came to Dahlgren to test the Saber System’s newest sighting features, for which the airfield at Dahlgren provided an “ideal spot.” Making use of the flat, specific distances

at the airfield, MARCORSYSCOM engineers worked to ensure that Saber’s mil dot reticle sight remains true when operators make sight adjustments. It is vitally important that warfighters are able to quickly adjust the sight’s zoom, magnification, day and night features with no change in the missile’s point-of-impact. The concept is not too far removed from the basic principles of marksmanship every Marine learns on the rifle range, though applying those principles to a guided missile system is a considerably more complicated proposition. The goal, however, is exactly the same: one shot, one kill. To accomplish that goal, MARCORSYSCOM engineers depend on feedback from the operating forces and many of the RDT&E professionals who serve the command are themselves

U. S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Dave Virkler, a contractor support engineer to MARCORSYSCOM Anti-Armor Systems Program Office, uses the M41A4 Saber to sight in a target as part of validation testing at the NSF Dahlgren airfield Jan. 29. former Marines and combat veterans. “Our primary mission is to support the warfighter through the research, development, acquisition, fielding and disposal of equipment that allows Marines

to do their job as a premier expeditionary force,” said Kevin Deal, systems engineer for MARCORSYSCOM. “Feedback, from both the operating forces and [the] retired Marines who are present within our develop-

ment teams at Marine Corps Systems Command, provides real-world insight into whether or not equipment will meet the demands of the Marine warfighter.” There is no question that anti-armor guided missiles will be a fixture of combat for the foreseeable future. The TOW Weapon System, predecessor of the Saber System, first saw use in the Vietnam War and updated versions were used extensively during the Gulf War. Soldiers famously employed TOW missiles during the Iraq War to kill the sons of Saddam Hussein, Uday and Qusay, who barricaded themselves in a building during a firefight with American forces. Ensuring that the Saber System functions properly for Marines in those kinds of high-stress combat zones

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense intercepts target using Space Tracking and Surveillance System

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy Sailors on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system last week, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided missile. At 11:10 p.m. HST (4:10 a.m. EST) on Feb. 13, a unitary medium-range ballistic missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, on Kauai, Hawaii. The target flew northwest towards a broad ocean area of the Pacific Ocean. The in-orbit Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrators (STSSD) detected and tracked the target, and forwarded track data to USS Lake Erie. The ship, equipped with the second-generation Aegis BMD weapon system, used Launch on Remote doctrine to engage the target. The ship developed a fire control solution from the STSS-D track and launched the SM-3 Block IA guided missile approximately five minutes after target launch. The SM-3 maneuvered to a point in space and released its kinetic warhead. The kinetic warhead acquired the target reentry vehicle, diverted into its path, and, using only the force of a direct impact, engaged and destroyed the target. Initial indications are that all components performed as designed. Program officials will assess and evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test. The test event, designated Flight Test Standard Missile-20 (FTM-20), was a

Space-Based Sensors Star in “Stellar Eyes” Missile Defense Test By Troy Clarke, NSWC Corona Public Affairs

U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Systems Command

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1A interceptor is launched from USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific. The SM-3 Block 1A successfully intercepted a target missile that had been launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The LAKE ERIE’S crew detected and tracked the target and its weapons system developed a fire control solution. The crew then launched the SM-3, with the intercept occurring a few minutes later. Today’s test was the 24th successful intercept test in 30 flight test attempts for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program since flight testing began in 2002. demonstration of the ability of space-based assets to provide mid-course fire control quality data to an Aegis BMD ship, extending the battlespace, providing the ability for longer range intercepts and defense of larger areas. FTM-20 is the 24th successful intercept in 30 flight test attempts for the Aegis BMD program since flight testing began in 2002.

Across all Ballistic Missile Defense System programs, this is the 58th successful hit-to-kill intercept in 73 flight tests since 2001. Aegis BMD is the seabased component of the MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Aegis BMD engagement capability defeats short- to intermediate-range, unitary and separating, midcourse-phase

USS LAKE ERIE, At Sea (NNS)—The Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System scored another hit for the Missile Defense Agency on the Pacific Missile Range overnight, marking the first live-fire intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile using space-based sensors. Flight Test Mission-20 successfully demonstrated again the system’s capability to detect the target from outer space and launch a sea-based Standard Missile from an Aegisequipped Navy ship, all based on track data from satellite sensors orbiting Earth. “This was a great feat for our Navy and our nation as we move forward in the next step of ballistic missile defense,” said Capt. Eric Ver Hage, commanding officer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division, a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity in Norco, Calif. “As a former ship CO, it’s awesome to see the collaborative assessment team here at the Joint Warfare Assessment Lab supporting ships at sea.” With the extended sensor network from space, MDA and Sailors aboard USS Lake Erie (CG 70) executed the Launch on Remote doctrine and destroyed the target with Standard Missile-3 Block 1A (SM-3 1A) guided missile. The missile vaporized the target following a direct-hit minutes after its launch from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:10 a.m. (EST). For the test, NSWC Corona installed a mini-KU band antenna aboard Lake Erie to transmit large amounts of performance data from the cruiser’s second-generation Aegis weapon system to the NSWC Corona’s Joint Warfare Assessment Laboratory. There, the assessment team of program managers, industry and analysts from warfare center divisions at Corona, Port Hueneme and Dahlgren provided remote analysis of the flight experiment. The small, portable antenna reduced data transmission time from days to an hour significantly shortening feedback time to ships at sea and enabling rapid assessment and feedback that is essential to helping MDA meet emerging threats, Ver Hage said. According to MDA, the threat of a ballistic missile reaching either the U.S. or forward deployed forces - especially one armed with a weapon of mass destruction - benefits most from a layered defense that utilizes both sea- and land-based interceptors and radars, as well as space-based sensors. All branches of the Armed Forces play a role. To counter future projected threats, the advanced capability of MDA’s space tracking system demonstrators extends the battlespace and provides the ability for longer range intercepts and defense of larger areas. The defense agency demonstrated the first successful use of its space-based sensors in April 2011 during FTM-15, when the STSSD satellites successfully acquired the target missile and provided stereo “birth to death” tracking of the target. “Integration of space-based sensors into the next-generation defense system allows for detection and tracking of threats up close and over a much larger area than ground-based assets alone,” said MDA spokesman Rick Lehner. He added, that by using different space-, land-, and sea-based assets operated by multiple services, the combatant commanders have the best sensor information on a threat’s location and a more diverse and effective set of weapon options to defeat an attack. The unified Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications system connects all the components, he said. ballistic missile threats with the Standard Missile-3 (SM3), as well as short-range

ballistic missiles in the terminal phase with the SM-2 Block IV missile. The MDA

and the U.S. Navy cooperatively manage the Aegis BMD program.

NSASP Welcomes new Deputy Chief of Police

By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Stan Chizuk, the new assistant chief of the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Police Department.

Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) welcomed a new law enforcement leader aboard its installations at Dahlgren and Indian Head in January. Stan Chizuk, as the new Deputy Chief of NSASP Police Department, came to NSASP after a 24-year career with the Greece, N.Y. Police Department, where he retired as a detec-

tive sergeant. During that career, Chizuk completed variety of advanced training courses and served in several capacities for the Greece Police Department. “I worked as a uniformed police officer and held various positions in the police department, such as field training officer, firearms instructor and bike patrol. I was promoted to the rank of sergeant and supervised the road patrol and was also in charge of our

commercial vehicle enforcement unit.” Chizuk was later assigned the Greece Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit and participated in high-profile criminal cases. Chizuk helped bring members of a nationwide drug conspiracy and triple homicide to justice and closed an investigation into the murder of schoolteacher Stephanie Kupchynsky that had gone unsolved for 21 years. “Our predecessors had

identified a suspect,” said Chizuk. “He was in prison and wasn’t willing to talk to anybody. I developed a relationship with this guy over a three-year period of time and before I retired, he confessed to the murder.” As a Lieutenant in the Navy Reserve Naval Security Force (NRNSF), Chizuk has commanded several security force detachments across the Navy, including a stint commanding Dahlgren’s own NRNSF. Chizuk also

recently completed a tour at Guantanamo Bay as Officer in Charge of a detention facility housing suspected terrorists. Chizuk is still a member of the reserves and will retire in May. Chizuk spoke about the importance of engaging with base residents and employees. “Community policing is valuable in an environment [like Dahlgren and Indian Head],” he said. “Folks here

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Friday, February 22, 2013

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‘Cyber: What is it? Where are we going?’

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED 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 540653-6776 or 571-232-5412 (cell). From the Ferry Farm area to Dahlgren Bldg. 1500 area. Prefer early work hours. Call Mark, 540-653-2148. Riders wanted for van pool. Leaves from Richmond at Home Depot on Atlee-Elmont Rd. (exit # 86B off I-95) to Dahlgren. Call David at (540) 653-9203. Clinton, Md., to Dahlgren. Hours are flexible (0600 - 1700). Call Miranda at 703692-9590. Carpool/vanpool wanted from Montross area to Dahlgren. Can also take up to 3 or 4 riders from here if they would prefer me to drive. Call Doc at 252-670-6686. Early risers only.

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 SERVICE 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. Go to connect.html.

The Patuxent Partnership announces its Cyber Symposium “Cyber: What is it? Where are we going?” The event features keynote speaker Rear Adm. Margaret DeLuca “Peg” Klein, chief of staff for U.S. Cyber Command. The symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, MD. Registration cost is $25 for TPP members and $45 for non-members. Register on line at http:// cfm?action=CL2&Entry=1008. Registration can be paid by credit card online or by check payable to The Patuxent Partnership to 21789 North Coral Drive, Suite 2C, Lexington Park, MD 20653 by Tuesday, Feb. 26. Sorry, no refunds. Substitutions are acceptable. Substitutions must be submitted in writing before Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. (EDT) by the original registrant. Please email Kathryn Marro at, attach

read-receipt and call 301-866-1739 x303 to confirm.

Panel Topics:

Panel 1 - Cyber Defined ... Policies and Definitions We live in a maturing field of Cyber and the various DoD, Intel, and Federal agencies are all working feverishly to educate their workforce, fund their cyber capabilities, and respond to the new and upcoming legislation to protect, detect, and defend networks across the government space. This panel led by senior level Developmental Test and Evaluations practitioners will discuss the ongoing legislation requirements, how agencies can prepare, and manage the risk.

Panel 2 - Partnering ... Because We Have To The threat is now well documented and the time is past to stop focusing on how bad it is and start responding proactively to manage the risk and ensure mission success. Our Service Level Acad-

emies are working to train up a new breed of engineers who are well versed in not only cyber but the underlying machine level knowledge required to address these issues. This panel will discuss how to partner with industry, collaborate cross platform, and the power of “we are smarter as a group then as individuals”.

Panel 3 - The Threat ... What You Need to Do and What the Government is Doing As relationships mature and policy and guidance start rolling out across all platforms and agencies there are some key steps being taken to address the threat. While many times the discussion is masked with classification levels there are processes and procedures which can be put in place to mitigate risk and ensure mission success. This panel brings together industry leaders from DoD, Industry, and Academia to discuss the threat and how to start the discussion of securing the environment you support and work in.

Military Saves Week 2013 By Andia Dinesen Military Saves Coordinator Military Saves Week (February 25 March 2, 2013), part of the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign, is a chance for servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status and take financial action. Studies show that having a savings plan with specific goals can have beneficial financial effects, regardless of income level. The Military Saves Week theme ‘Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.’ encourages individuals to do just that. This Military Saves Week join over 310,000 people who have pledged to save by taking the Military Saves Pledge. Already taken the pledge? Military Saves encourages you to recommit to your savings goal and repledge today. When savers take the Military Saves pledge they can receive: * Free subscription to the monthly Military Saves e-Newsletter * Free myFICO credit score for servicemembers and their spouses courtesy of FINRA Investor Education Foundation * Quarterly e-newsletters from America Saves Savers can also get tips by following Military Saves on Facebook and Twitter and by reading the Military Saves blog. Encourage people to go viral with their savings goal. Take a picture and post it on Facebook and tag @MilitarySaves.

The theme for Military Saves Week 2013 is more than just a theme; it’s is the essence of a sound approach to savings, designed to help individuals take financial action. Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Knowing what you want to save for, how to achieve it and then automating the savings process will allow you to reach your savings goal.

Set a Goal You can save more by having a specific goal in mind. Visualizing what you want to save for gives your savings a purpose. You may be tempted to spend your savings if it has no purpose. But once you have a goal in place, you know that taking money out of your savings is taking away from that ultimate goal. So what are you saving for? An emergency fund, a home, retirement, a car? Go viral with your savings goal. Take a picture and post it on Facebook and tag @MilitarySaves. Or tweet your goals to us at @MilitarySaves with the hashtag #MSW2013.

Make a Plan Once you have your goal in place, make a plan of how you are going to save. To start, cut down on your spending and reduce high-cost debt. Next, keep track of what you spend and make a budget. Once you know where your money is going each month, you can cut down on unneeded spending and save the difference. Don’t forget to keep your savings

Take the pledge or re-pledge during Military Saves Week scan this QR code for more info. safe, secure, and growing. Banks, credit unions, and even the government offer a variety of financial products that can help you save.

Save Automatically

It can be hard to put aside money for savings. But there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it. Once you know how much you can save, make saving automatic. Use an allotment or automatically transfer a portion of your paycheck into a savings account. Take the Military Saves Pledge to get tips and advice year round and follow Military Saves on Facebook and Twitter. Visit for all the info you need to prepare for your best future!

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Base Happenings Dahlgren NSF Dahlgren Black History Month

A A Black History Month Observance will be held on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the UMW Dahlgren Campus off Rt. 301 in King George. Guest speaker will be Rev. Lawrence Davies, former Mayor of Fredericksburg, Va. All are invited to attend.

DOSC Charitable Distribution Announcement

The Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses Club is currently accepting written request from non-profit organizations for their annual charity distribution. DOSC returns profits from their Second Tour Thrift Store in the form of donations to local charities. Submit a written request to DOSC explaining how your organization benefits the community and/or the local military population and how a DOSC donation would benefit your organization. All requests must be in writing and submitted via USPS by April 15. Include organization name and purpose, desired amount and how funds will be utilized and POC with telephone and email address. Mail to Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses Club, attn: Charities Committee, 722 Sampson Road, Dahlgren, VA 22448. For more info, call (540) 413-1079.

DMV2Go at NSF Dahlgren

The DMV2Go van will be at NSF Dahlgren on March 21 and May 20 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Parade Field Pavilion. The Navy Ball committee will be selling lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. With the latest technology, the DMV2Go offers multiple services including state ID applications and renewals, driver’s license applications and renewals, vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts, copies of driving records, applications for disabled parking placards, and many more! Stop in and take care of your DMV needs quickly and easily!

Second Tour Thrift Store Not Taking Donations

Second Tour Thrift Store is not taking any more donations at this time. We appreciate your support and will post announcements when donations will again be accepted. Proceeds from Second Tour are donated to charities in the Dahlgren/King George and surrounding communities, and provide scholarship funds to dependents of military personnel - past and present - stationed on Dahlgren. Open every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - noon.

Indian Head “Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Donations!

Plan today to visit the Treasures Thrift Store, located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. The store is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of gently used items are currently being accepted. Want to earn up to $5 in free items from the thrift store every month? Volunteer! Stop by the thrift store during operating hours or email for information. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email

Friday, February 22, 2013

CEC Officers, NAVFAC Civilians recognized during National Engineer Week

By NAVFAC Washington Public Affairs

Civilian and military engineers at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, the systems command that delivers and maintains buildings for its military supported commands, are recognized during National Engineer Week, Feb. 17-23. Engineers at NAVFAC Washington are involved in all aspects of building facilities, infrastructure and utilities systems including project management, design and construction management on projects that range from smaller public works tasks to multi-million dollar military construction. “Facility engineers and architects are who we are,” said Tom Cox, NAVFAC Washington chief engineer. “We provide all physical infrastructure that exists on these installations. From buildings to roads to utilities, at some time we’ve been tasked to get them in place.” At Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP), this means current projects such as the Agile Chemical Facility at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head. The project supports the existing mission to manufacture nitrate esters, including torpedo fuel. The project consists of constructing several new facilities and renovating existing facilities. Engineers are also working on upgrades to NSF Indian Head’s steam distribution system, to replace the Goddard Power Plant. The project will reduce energy consumption, decrease utility costs, and improve steam distribution. “The South Potomac

Public Works Department South Potomac engineers (l. to r.) Dan McCreery and James Kjelland, and architect Ron Castillo review plans for an active project. Public Works Department provides facilities and engineering services to multiple tenant commands in support of their missions and the joint warfighter,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Brancheau, NSASP public works officer. “Our personnel interface with a wide array of clients and strive to provide cost-effective and efficient service including construction project support, facilities maintenance, facilities service, and environmental support. “The collective effort of the public works team ultimately supports national defense by delivering and maintaining quality facilities essential to the research, development and technology provided by our tenants to support the joint warfighter,” adds Brancheau.

Engineers at NAVFAC Washington bring competencies in several focus areas. These include project management, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, fire protection, engineering and architecture, and construction management. “In my career with NAVFAC, I’ve been challenged with each new job assignment,” said Liann Lofton, electrical design engineer. “I take great pride in my work in helping to achieve our mission, since I get to see a direct effect on how it affects the morale of Navy Sailors and their families.” The Civil Engineer Corps, which employs approximately 2.5 percent of all Navy officers, is a unique organization with no exact counterpart in any other service or any other Navy in

the world. The majority of these officers work in contract management, public works or with the Seabees. “The Civil Engineer Corps presents a unique opportunity for engineering professionals,” said Cmdr. Kevin Bartoe, assistant regional engineer. “We are credentialed engineers, contracting acquisition specialists and Navy leaders. The CEC supports construction and maintenance of over $200 billion in plant property across the world, while also being ready to respond to natural disasters and contingency conflicts throughout the world.” Currently two NAVFAC Washington CEC officers are on Individual Augmentee assignments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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Friday, February 22, 2013


MWR Highlights Dahlgren Bowling Center 540-653-7327

540-653-7277. Pizza is sponsored by Domino’s Pizza.

Liberty Paintball Trip

February 23, 6 p.m. 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.

March 3, 11 a.m. Cost: $10. Liberty Center patrons only: E1- E6 Single/ Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Come with Liberty to a paintball trip to Southern Maryland Paintball. Cost includes 3.5 hours of play, equipment and 500 paintballs. Van leaves at 11 a.m.. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Movie Theater

Indian Head

9-Pin Bowling Tournament


Saturday Movie Sneak Peek “Jack the Giant Slayer”

February 23, 2 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. We will be playing a FREE sneak peek of “Jack the Giant Slayer” rated PG-13. For more information please contact the Dahlgren Movie Theater at 540-653-7336.

Special Events Easter Eggstravaganza

March 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Mix House. Egg hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. Join us for an egg hunt, games, crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny and an exciting afternoon of family fun! This event is free and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact

Saturday Movie Matinee

March 2, 2 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. We will be playing the animated movie Dr Seuss’ “The Lorax,” rated PG. For more information please contact the Dahlgren Movie Theater at 540-653-7336.

Fitness Center 540-653-8580

March Madness Basketball

Every Tuesday in March from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. T-shirts will be given to those who complete ALL four events. March 5, 3-Point; March 12, Skills Challenge; March 19, Free Throw and March 26, Hot Shot. Awards will be given to overall and individual event winners in male/female categories. For more information, please contact Daphne Carroll, Sports Coordinator at 540-653-7259.

General Library 540-653-7474

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

March 2, 1 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. Celebrate one of the greatest known children’s authors of all time, Dr. Seuss, with a crafty creative birthday party. Hear a story written by Dr. Seuss, make a special Dr. Seuss craft and have some delicious birthday cake. While you’re at the library, why not check out one of the many Dr. Seuss books on hand! Join us after the party at 2 p.m. for a FREE showing of the animated movie, Dr Seuss’ “The Lorax,” rated PG. For more information, please contact the Dahlgren General Library at 540-653-7474.

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Liberty Movie and Pizza Night

February 26, 5 p.m. FREE Cost: Free / Liberty Center patrons only: E1- E6 Single/ Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Have dinner with Liberty and enjoy the newest movies. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at

Dahlgren Movie Theater

General Library Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

February 28, 10:30 a.m. at the General Library. Celebrate one of the greatest known children’s authors of all time, Dr. Seuss, with a crafty creative birthday party. Hear a story written by Dr. Seuss, make a special Dr. Seuss craft, watch the movie “The Lorax” and have some delicious birthday cake. While you’re at the Library, why not check out one of the many Dr. Seuss books we have? FREE and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact the General Library at 301-744-4747.

Easter Break Fun Day

April 1, 1 - 3 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a day of fun at the Library. Make crafts, visit the petting zoo, take a pony ride and more! This event is FREE and open to all eligible patrons.

Weight House Fitness Center Group Exercise March Madness

March 1 - March 29 One month challenge to complete at least 20 group exercise classes! Must take at least 8 strength training classes, 4 yoga, 2 spin and 1 zumba. $30 to participate, FREE for yearly members. Register at the WHFC front desk. For more information contact

College Basketball Bracket Challenge

March 1 It’s March madness time! Fill out a bracket for fun and have a chance to win a prize! Prize will be given to the person with the most correct picks. $1 per person to participate. Brackets are due before the start of the NCAA tournament. Register at the WHFC front desk or email megan.

10 lb. Challenge Part 2

March 11 - May 17, Ten weeks to lose 10 lbs. or more! Weekly challenges and newsletters will be provided to help you stay on track. $10 each to participate, money will be distributed to all those who lose ten or more pounds and keep it off to the

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, February 22, 7 p.m.: Silver Linings Playbook (R) *Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m.: Jack the Giant Slayer in 3-D (PG-13) Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m.: Les Miserables (PG-13) Friday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Texas Chainsaw 3-D (R) Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Zero Dark Thirty (R) end of the challenge. Register at the WHFC front desk. For more information contact

St Patrick’s Day 5k

March 14 (Rain date March 15) Race starts at 11 a.m. Use the luck of the Irish to predict your time. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place male and female with the closest predicted time and to the 1st place male and female with the fastest time. Register at the WHFC before the start of the race. $5 for civilians and FREE for Military. For more information contact megan.

Liberty Center Liberty Poker Tournament Series

March 6, 6 p.m. The Liberty Center will be hosting poker tournaments on the first Wednesday of every month. Prizes will be given at each tournament and snacks and drinks will be available. This event is FREE and open to all Liberty eligible patrons.

Auto Hobby Shop Self Help Classes

March 11 - Engine Diagnostics Checks 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

Stars and Strikes Bowling Center Bunny Bowl

March 16 Join us from Noon - 2 p.m. for an afternoon of family bowling with the Easter Bunny. $6 per person includes bowling and shoe rental. For more information contact

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5K and 10K Run for Autism

Dr. Richard Cottrell is sponsoring a 5K and 10K Run for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 23. Registrations are being accepted for individuals and teams. The 5k is at 9 a.m., the 10k is at 9:30 a.m. The race starts at Dr. Cottrell’s office using part of Rt. 3 then side roads then back to Rt. 3 and the office. Individual entry fee is $20 (10 and under, $15) until Jan. 23. Fees increase after Jan. 23 to $35 per person (10 and under, $20). Team entry fee (team of 5) is $100 until Jan. 23. Afterward, the team entry fee is $135. Register on line at For more information call (540) 7757671 or email

Free Tax Prep Assistance

Tax season is here and Rappahannock United Way and the Financial Stability Coalition are offering free tax assistance. Working individuals and families in the area who earned $51,000 or less in 2012 are eligible for assistance. IRS-certified, trained volunteers will be on-hand at 13 sites throughout the area to help those who qualify. All services are provided by IRS-certified staff and volunteers. Last year, volunteers filed 1,066 tax returns in Planning District 16, refunding over $1.5 million and saving those taxpayers $223,000 in preparation fees - on average saving each filer $209 in fees. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is one of the largest antipoverty programs in the country. Providing this service helps achieve our goal at Rappahannock United Way, which is “more households emerge from poverty and achieve greater financial stability.” Empowering individuals and families with tools and resources, such as providing free tax preparation, can help them achieve financial stability. It saves these hard-working individuals and families the out-of-pocket cost of paying someone to prepare their taxes, and the volunteers are trained to help them get the maximum refund. Tax assistance services continue through Monday, April 15. Visit for more information.

RBBBS Bowling Fundraiser

The Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters Society will hold its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake on Saturday, March 9th at noon and 2 p.m. and Sunday March 10 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Lanes. Get together a team of four co-workers, family or friends and solicit donations online. If you cannot attend the event, you can register as a virtual bowler. Each bowler should raise $100. Bowlers who raise $200 or more will be eligible to win a $200 Best Buy gift card. RBBBS will provide refreshments, t-shirts and two games of bowling. This signature fundraising event raises money to help area youth. You can register online for the event,

Save the Date - Potomac River Regional Art Show

The call for entry for the Potomac River Regional Art Show will be available in March. Save the date! Dates of 2013 show will be July 12 to August 4. Entry deadline is June 11. The first 85 entries will be accepted. Entries will be judged later and prizes awarded. A change for 2013 will be that separate cash prizes for photography and 3-dimensional art plus a people’s choice award. Entry forms also will be available on the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild website,

Love Thy Neighbor Food Pantry Needs Donations

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Community Notes need food items donated for those in the county in need, and to supplement the newly-opened Soup Kitchen in the county. All donations can be taken to one of the following businesses: Descending Dove, Rocky Top, Unique House, Keller Williams, The Journal, KG Citizens Center, Hopyard Farm, Simply Bliss, Virginia Piano Gallery, Exit Realty or American Business Card Co. Items needed include oatmeal and pop tarts, breakfast bars, peanut butter and jelly, soup, canned tuna, salmon and chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, beans, Tuna or Chicken Helper, pasta and sauce and personal items such as toilet paper, deodorant, soap and shampoo, laundry detergent, all purpose cleaner, diapers, and feminine products.

Indian Head Wounded Veterans 5K

Sign up today for the Wounded Veterans 5K, hosted by Charles County Sheriff’s Department, Charles County Fraternal Order of Police and Charles County Correctional Officers, to be held March 24 at Laurel Springs Park in La Plata. Event starts at 9 a.m. and will include a timed 5k race and a family friendly 5k walk. Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 12-17, participants under age 12 are free. Register by March 10 to receive commemorative t-shirt. Event includes lunch, entertainment and a chance to visit with wounded warriors and thank them for their service. Register by visiting www.woundedveterans5krun.eventbrite. com. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Commissioners Fund Scholarships to Benefit Charles County Students

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to offer two scholarships to help Charles County students with higher education expenses. Deadline is March 1 to apply for Charles County Commissionerfunded scholarships for the fall 2013 school year. Applications will be accepted through March 1. The Charles County Teacher Education Assistance Grant is a $1,000 renewable scholarship administered by the Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. Visit CCFS_App_2013.pdf to apply. The Charles County Commissioners Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship, administered by the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), is awarded to Charles County residents enrolled in the clinical portion of the nursing or specific allied health programs at CSM. Visit to learn how to apply. For more information, contact Ms. Denise Ferguson at 301-645-0554 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.

Spring Sports League Registration Announced

The Charles County Department of Public Works will hold registration for the upcoming spring adult softball league, men’s soccer league, an “over-35” soccer league, women’s soccer league, and for the first time, an adult co-ed kickball league, from Monday, Feb. 25, through Friday, March 15. League play will start the week of April 21 at Laurel Springs Park and White Plains Park. Teams may register at the Department of Public Works (1001 Radio Station Road, La Plata) weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, interested teams should call 301-932-3470 or 301-8702778 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit

Children’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘Snow White Goes West’

The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the musical production of “Snow White Goes West,” a book by Jim Eiler based on the Grimms’ Brother Tale. Performances are March 1 at 7 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors and $5 for youth in high school or younger. Performance is suitable for all age groups. For reservations contact, 301-934-7828, or

2nd Saturday Series at Sotterley Plantation

The Sotterley Plantation Second Saturday series presents “From The Ground Up” on Saturday, March 9 at 1 and 3 p.m. From the basement to the attic of Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House there are numerous nooks and crannies rarely seen by most people. Presented by Sotterley’s Restoration Manager John O’Rourke, this exclusive tour will reveal how the structure was built and what the various spaces tell us about the over 300 year history. Program is limited to 16 people per tour. Advance reservations only. $15 per person. Open to ages 13 and up. Walking required. Purchase tickets online: www.

the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. For information on Connections, study guides and author links visit www.csmd. edu/Connections/readings.html. Books featured are available at any CSM College Store or online at

Artist’s Ceramics Collection at CSM

J.D. Garn’s collection of ceramic pieces titled “To Pass Through” are on display in CSM’s Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus through March 28. Garn’s subject matter for the collection on view at CSM encourages viewers to think about everyday items in new ways in regards to how they translate into symbols of our culture. Pieces include life-like ceramic interpretations of a fire extinguisher, pillow and shovel to name a few. His pieces draw from three themes including items found in daily life, home and community, and regional and American culture. His primary construction method is hand-built, with some objects made from a mold. 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

Nanjemoy Community Center to Host Men’s Golf Lessons Offered at White Annual Bluegrass Music and Dinner Plains Golf Course Learn the basic skills needed to become a Event confident golfer. White Plains Golf Course is Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition Band will delight music lovers with their “hard-driving” bluegrass sound at the annual Bluegrass Concert and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 16. The event will be at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Rd., Port Tobacco), from 5:30 - 9 p.m. A delicious spaghetti dinner will be served before the show starts, courtesy of the Nanjemoy Community Center Council. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Charles County residents may purchase tickets for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets for non-residents cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, contact the Nanjemoy Community Center at 301-246-9612. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

CSM Connections Presents Poet Jehanne Dubrow

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Spring Connections Series, poet Jehanne Dubrow will read from her new collection of poems “Red Army Red,” beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 1, at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Dr. John Sine Room BI-103. Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently, “Red Army Red” and “Stateside.” Her first book, “The Hardship Post” won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award and her second collection, “From the Fever-World” won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Competition. Her poetry, creative fiction and book reviews have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, West Branch, Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Prarie Schooner, as well as Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. Dubrow serves as the director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and is an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College and occasionally teaches classes at

offering two men’s golf clinics in April. Each four-day session runs from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and costs $75. Sessions include proper golf course etiquette, safety, rules, grip, stance, posture, chipping, putting, irons, woods, and on-the-course instruction. Session I - April 8, 9, 10 and 11 Session II - April 15, 16, 17 and 18 Pre-registration is required. Maximum class size is eight participants. Golf clinic participants will receive a complimentary round of golf. For additional information or to register, call White Plains Golf Course at 301-645-1300. White Plains Golf Course is located at 1015 St. Charles Parkway, south of DeMarr Road, in White Plains.

Bed Races at Celebrate La Plata

The Town of La Plata will come together for a day of family fun at the annual Spring Festival, Celebrate La Plata on Saturday, April 27th. Enjoy a day of activities for children of all ages at Celebrate La Plata; face painting, displays, entertainment, refreshments for sale from local favorites and ever entertaining Bed Races! On your mark, get set, go! Gather three of your friends, family or co-workers and sign up to participate in the Bed Races. Your team will race on La Grange Ave. as the crowd cheers you on. We have made it even easier this year for you to join in the fun - no registration fee and the Town will provide beds for the race. Teams may still make and decorate their own bed to use in the races. Each team must have four participants that are 16 years or older. Don’t miss out on the chance to come dressed in team t-shirts or costumes to promote your business or organization. The annual bed race is a great way to do some marketing while having a lot of fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams and best team attire. All teams registered by April 12th will be listed in two promotional newspaper ads for the event. See you at the starting line! For information about the Town of La Plata events, please contact me at or 301-934-8421 x 142.

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EOD: Maintaining and growing vital skill sets is a top priority

Continued from page 1 ing and evaluation (RDT&E) programs. Of course, there is no Environmental Protection Agency in the combat zones they frequent, so practicing their craft stateside presents the EOD techs with a bureaucratic learning curve. Occasional calls for support from law enforcement in the local community provide some welcome adrenaline. Maintaining and growing their vital skill set is always a top priority for the EOD techs, shore duty or not. Those skills were put on display when EOD Mobile Unit 12 facilitated dive qualification for other operators at the Dahlgren Aquatics Center on Jan. 30. The qualification itself was not particularly difficult for the veteran Sailors, but like a pilot going through a pre-flight checklist, each diver methodically tested their dive equipment before entering the pool. Divers inspected tubes, regulators, inflators, depth and pressure gauges before submerging. Lt. Sam Massey and EODC Jason Jordan, the leaders of EOD Mobile Unit 12, administered the safety brief and Jordan served as the safety diver. “You go through the same tests on every dive,” Jordan explained. “The Navy dives within the safest parameters out there.” Those parameters are constantly evolving as new equipment and procedures come online. “Every dive you do, you have to have the newest Navy dive manuals [on-hand],” Jordan added. Later in the afternoon, it was a member of EOD Mobile Unit 12 who was in need of training. EODC Danny Ricks is no novice when it comes to EOD operations, but he wanted to put a new type of dry suit now issued to EOD techs through its paces. And so the team traveled by boat to a spot just upriver from the Harry Nice Bridge and prepared for a dive. The new dry suits consisted of two layers. A fleece inside layer to keep the diver warm and a neoprene outer layer to keep the diver dry. The outer layer, which fits tightly by design, requires a bit of customization and adjustment to the individual diver to obtain a comfortable fit. After some improvised tailoring from Jordan and EODC Brian Cummings fit the dry suit to Ricks’ neck, it was time to dive. Massey, who had prior experience with the new type of dry suit, dove into the river first, followed by Ricks. Strong waves and cur-

Capt. Jim Beene, assigned to Special Operations Command at the Pentagon, tests his depth and pressure gauges before submerging at a dive qualification at the Aquatics Center at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on Jan. 30.

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Lt. Sam Massey dives into the Potomac River on Jan. 30.

EODC Brian Cummings, left, adjusts the dry suit worn by Lt. Sam Massey, right, prior to a dive in the Potomac River on Jan. 30. rents prevented the pair from diving beneath the surface and Massey soon made the call to re-board the small craft. After the ride back to the pier at

Machodoc Creek, the EOD techs trailered their boat and headed back to the shop. A more extensive dive would have to wait until more favorable conditions.

Until then, the EOD techs of Mobile Unit 12 will continue fulfilling their responsibilities and enjoying what is for them a relatively easy tour.

EODC Brian Cummings keeps a close eye on his fellow EOD techs as they get used to the strong current in the Potomac River on Jan. 30.

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Lower the salt and cut the fat year-round Dahlgren March USO Events Weekly events:

Every Tuesday: Little Patriots Playgroup:

10 - 11 a.m. Ages 5 and under can enjoy playtime, socialization, games and crafts at the USO center. Snack & drinks provided.

Every Tuesday: Free Bread and Baked Goods Give-away

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come by the USO and pick up an array of breads, cakes, donuts, muffins, etc. Wal-Mart is donating items every Monday! Always different, always good!

Special events: Girls Game Night

Friday, March 1, 6 - 8 p.m. It’s time to giggle, play games and hang-out with the girls. USO will serve snacks and host a fun-filled night of rowdy competition. Prizes for the winners. RSVP and plan to join us for this special event. RSVP to

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night

Saturday, March 2, 3 - 6 p.m. We will play rounds of Texas Hold ‘em complete with poker table, poker chips and good, fun ribbing. We’ll see who knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. Prize goes to the player with the most chips at the end of the night. RSVP as space is limited to:

Dine and Dash Dinner

March 5, 3 - 6 p.m. The USO hosts a free dinner the last Tuesday of every month for all Military personnel and their families. Each month is different and always includes a full dinner, drinks and dessert. This month - fried chicken, green beans and macaroni and cheese and of course, dessert! Join us!

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need to know the police department and that we have a service-oriented mindset.” Thus far, Chizuk has been impressed by the NSASP Police Department and its officers. “My first impression is that we have high-caliber officers here,” he said. “Military police departments vary... the NSASP Police Department is definitely one that is forward-thinking. Chief [Robert] Brooks believes in training and using the latest technology.” Chizuk praised the ongoing relationship between the NSASP Police Department and outside law enforcement agencies. “We’ve opened up our department to liaison and train with local police departments, which I think is really important to help give our officers perspective of what

they do... it helps build a good relationship with neighboring law enforcement agencies.” When he is not protecting and serving the communities of Dahlgren and Indian Head, Chizuk enjoys spending time with his family, a luxury his police and Navy duties have not always allowed. “I spend most of my time with my family,” he said. Chizuk’s professional and personal responsibilities leave him with little room for “dad time,” though the husband and father-of-three isn’t complaining. “There’s really no such thing.” Chizuk said he looks forward to working with the community and fellow police officers. “We’re here to serve the community and make things as easy as possible on residents and people who work on the bases, as well as meeting our force protection and law enforcement needs.”

By Kay Blakley, DeCA Consumer Advocate

FORT LEE, Va. - Every day we see reminders that show us just how prevalent cardiovascular disease is. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States. So, taking good care of our tickers is a wise thing to do at any age. And, it’s never too early to start. It’s almost always healthier and cheaper to buy groceries and prepare meals at home, especially when you shop the commissary. With so many choices available, though, shopping can get confusing, so here are a few tips to guide you. Focus first on the whole foods that line the perimeter of the store. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with good-for-you vitamins, minerals and fiber and are sodium-free and fatfree, except for avocados, which contain only the good fats. Fresh, raw vegetables are an excellent low-calorie snack. Try to make fruit, whether fresh, frozen or canned in water or natural juice your first choice for dessert and save baked goods and sweets for special occasions only. Choose lean meats and poultry (look for cuts with “loin” or “round” in the name). Work in fish such as salmon, and meat substitutes like beans, peas, lentils and tofu on a routine basis. A cooked, one-cup serving of any of these substitutes equals a two-ounce serving of meat, poultry or fish. Make the switch to low-fat or fat-free dairy and save a ton of saturated fat and calories. Go for soft margarine (with no trans fat) instead of butter, and indulge in cream and ice cream only on special occasions, and even then, do so sparingly. Limit cholesterol by using egg whites instead of egg yolks, when possible. Whole-grain breads should be your mainstay rather than those made with refined flour, and doughnuts, pies, cakes and other lovelies of that sort fit in the rare occasion category. When shopping the center aisles of the store, read labels carefully and choose those lowest in salt and fat.

Other worthwhile swaps that you may not even notice include:

* Choosing mustard rather than mayonnaise on sandwiches; * Skip the cheese on a sandwich or wrap, or use low-fat cheese only; * Choose two tablespoons of peanuts for a snack instead of a medium glazed doughnut; * Choose low-fat sour cream or plain yogurt on your baked potato instead of full-fat sour cream; and * Use no-salt canned vegetables and season with herbs and spices instead.


About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries


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motivates Deal and his team. “The demonstration of service to others that Marines display in their dedication to our nation is what motivates me to support the Marine warfighter,” he said. “I too wish to demonstrate that same dedication to country and I find the most proper way to accomplish this is through the use of my engineering talents in support of our Marines.” The attitude is a familiar one among Dahlgren’s own

professionals, who pride themselves on not only serving Navy warfighters, but also the wider military RDT&E community. The installation’s largest command, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NWSC DD), collaborates with MARCORSYSCOM on a regular basis. Deal explained why sharing resources is so vital to military RDT&E. “It is important for military scientists and engineers to share knowledge and resources because by so doing they are able to accomplish more

to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared to commercial prices - savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

with less through the pooling of talents that would not otherwise be available individually,” he said. “No single person has all the answers to any one problem. It is necessary to collaborate with and be open to teaming with others so that we might gain from one another’s understandings. This is especially true in the world of science and engineering where progress is built on the backs of previous scientists’ and engineers’ research and discoveries.”

U. S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

The M41A4 Saber System has replaced the M220E3 TOW Weapon System in the Infantry and Tank Battalions for the Marine Corps.

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