February 8, 2013
SOUTH POTOMAC PILOT NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUTH POTOMAC DEFENSE COMMUNITY
NSASP recognizes Sailors of the Quarter By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer
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Culinary Specialist First Class (CS1) Bryant Anderson was recognized Jan. 30 as Senior Sailor of the Quarter, ﬁrst quarter, 2013, for Naval Support Activity South Potomac. The Anniston, Ala. native reenlisted in the Navy after an initial twoyear active duty stint followed by four years service in the inactive reserves. Anderson’s ethos during his 16 years of active duty service remains simple: take care of the junior Sailors. Anderson found that he missed the active duty Navy while serving in the reserves and attending college. “I enjoyed the Navy the ﬁrst time, so I decided to go back to active duty,” he said. The decision took Anderson across the world on several deployments. He is hard-pressed to pick a favorite assignment, but his time onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln is high in the running. There, he prepared meals for the ships officers and a variety of distinguished visitors, including NBA superstar Karl Malone, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, then Secretary of Defense William Cohen, Steve Forbes and Gen. Tommy Franks. The latter guest, who was leading Central Command at the time of his visit, made an especially
Culinary Specialist 1st Class Bryant Anderson, Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s Senior Sailor of the Quarter. positive impression on Anderson. “General Franks was down to earth. he was Texas and had that accent,” he said. Operationally, the deployment was exceptionally busy and lasted nearly 11 months. “We had some big milestones when I was on the ship,” said Anderson. “We did what was at the time one of the longest deployments in history.” Another assignment on the USS Iwo Jima allowed Anderson to serve veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima during anniversary celebrations. “Talking to the old vets and listening to their stories and everything. that was really good.” Anderson is wrapping up his second tour at Dahlgren and will soon depart
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Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Marci Primeau, Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s Sailor of the Quarter. for an assignment onboard the USS George H. W. Bush in March. “The thing I like about [Dahlgren] is that it’s really family-oriented,” said Anderson. “People are so nice here; they’ll give you the shirt off their back if you need something. Everybody takes care of everybody.” The father of three has enjoyed the extra family time afforded by shore duty. “We spend most of our weekends at football games, baseball games or soccer games. I love it because when you’re out at sea, you miss a lot of those things like sports, school function or plays.” Continuing his education is another goal for Anderson, who holds multiple associate degrees and is wrap-
ping up a bachelor’s degree. Anderson offered words of wisdom to junior Sailors looking to compete in the Sailor boards. “You have to stay up on your job and current events, your chain of command, things like that.” While Anderson is thankful for the distinction, he repeatedly returns to a theme: to lead is to serve. “Recognition is nice,” he said. “I appreciate it, but I give all credit to the junior Sailors that I work for. I tell them I work for you all.” Naval Support Activity South Potomac recognized Culinary Specialist Second Class (CS2) Marci Primeau on Jan.30 as the Sailor of the Quarter, ﬁrst quarter, 2013. The New Haven, Conn. native is a 10-year veteran of the Navy and is passionate about all things food. For Primeau, the decision to join the Navy came quickly. “I just got up one morning and felt like joining the Navy,” she said. “I wanted to do something good.” Since then Primeau, who is part of the Full Time Support (FTS) program, has completed a variety of assignments, serving at Andrews Air Force Base and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. She relished the latter assignment, where she worked as a baker in the galley. “Working in the galley was good,” said Primeau. “The hurricanes. not so much.”
After a tour in Norfolk supporting Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 84 (HSC84), Primeau came to Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren in 2011, where she assists installation emergency management operations. “It’s very educational,” she said. “It’s a new experience to work outside my rate.” Primeau is an active participant in several volunteer activities, assisting the American Cancer Society, Holiday Assistance Program for King George County and Fredericksburg, funeral honor details and serving as a Voluntary Income Tax assistant. Along with her husband, Primeau cares for her teenage nephew, who moved in with the family two years ago. “I helped him graduate high school,” she said. “He calls me a big teenager in an adult body.” Shouldering that kind of responsibility reflects the leadership skills Primeau has learned while serving in the Navy. She was grateful to be recognized by the Sailor of the Quarter board. “[You] go above and beyond and do your job and hopefully you get nominated.” Primeau discussed what it is like to go through the board process. “It’s all about the questions, eye contact and how you present yourself,” she said. “I answered the questions to the best of my abilities.”
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Dahlgren welcomes new CDC director By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer Parents and leaders at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren welcomed the new director of the Child Development Center (CDC), Yvette Wright, who assumed her post in December. The North Carolina native is passionate about providing top-quality child care and also serves her community as a therapeutic foster mom, church volunteer and ombudsman for Maryland.
Wright has some big ideas about improving the quality of care at Dahlgren and her analytical, process-oriented concepts may have found the perfect home at one of the Navy’s premiere research, development, training and education (RDT&E) installations. Wright became a child care professional for a local school system in her home state before attaining her degree from North Carolina A&T State University. Wright learned clerical and leadership skills as a Soldier in the
Army and spent some of her active duty time assigned to a paratrooper unit. Wright met her Soldier husband of 35 years while serving, but the military mom decided her true calling was caring for children. “I decided there must be a better way of making a living than road marches and jumping out of airplanes,” she said. While accompanying her husband at a post at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in
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Yvette Wright, director of the Child Development Center at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren
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Job Shadow Day By Andrew Revelos NSASP Staff Writer Thirteen students from the Dahlgren School got a hands-on look at one of Naval Support Facility Dahlgren’s research, development, training and evaluation (RDT&E) commands as part of Job Shadow Day on Feb. 4. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) scientist Aimee Ketner and several other members of the command’s Asymmetric Warfare Systems (Z) Department presented the youngsters with an experiment in which they extracted DNA from strawberries. Dr. Max Lupton, another Z Department scientist, followed up the experiment with a presentation about the many interesting qualities of liquid nitrogen. The goal for the experiment and presentation: help students make the tie between their studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the rewarding careers that require those skills. Dr. Jeffrey Duncan, an instructional systems specialist for Department of Defense Education Activity New York, Virginia and Puerto Rico district, explained. “We want these students to be so excited about STEM classes that they’ll take them in high school,” he said. Whether it was the joyful act of smashing strawberries into pulp, or Lupton’s liquid nitrogen antics, the smiles on the faces of the students suggested that goal was met and exceeded.
Erik (l.) and Caleb, students at the Dahlgren School, conduct an experiment to extract strawberry DNA. Monique Allen (standing), a biologist with NSWCDD, guides the young students through the steps of the experiment.
A little too much salt! Megan (l.) reacts as she pours salt during an experiment facilitated by NSWCDD’s Z Department as part of Job Shadow Day. Biologist Beverly Cusworth guided the student group through the experiment.
Arrion (l.) and Kenny (c.), students at the Dahlgren School, conduct an experiment during Job Shadow Day under the watchful eyes of NSWCDD biochemist Erica Leigh Borgers-Klonkowski (r.) and Dr. Jeffrey Duncan (standing), instructional systems specialist for Department of Defense Education Activity New York, Virginia and Puerto Rico district. “We want these students to be so excited about [science, technology, engineering and math] classes that they’ll take them in high school,” said Duncan.
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Tarynn, a student at the Dahlgren School, retrieves strawberry DNA during a Job Shadow Day demonstration conducted by NSWCDD personnel in the command’s Asymmetric Warfare Systems Department.
Gabriella (r.) and Elizabeth (l.), extract strawberry DNA from test tubes.
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Chemical Warfare test successful By John J. Joyce Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications
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 540-6536776 or 571-232-5412 (cell). From the Ferry Farm area to Dahlgren Bldg. 1500 area. Prefer early work hours. Call Mark, 540-653-2148. Riders wanted for van pool. Leaves from Richmond at Home Depot on Atlee-Elmont Rd. (exit # 86B off I-95) to Dahlgren. Call David at (540) 653-9203. Clinton, Md., to Dahlgren. Hours are flexible (0600 - 1700). Call Miranda at 703692-9590.
The results of a test simulating a chemical attack on USS New York (LPD 21) off the coast of Virginia verify the effectiveness of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) defense systems in protecting sailors on the San Antonio (LPD 17) class, the Navy announced Jan. 31. According to the Defense Department Operational Test and Evaluation Force report, the San Antonio (LPD 17) amphibious assault ship class can operate in a chemical warfare environment protected by various CBR defense systems, including the Improved Point Detection System - Lifecycle Replacement (IPDS-LR) technology. “The report provides high
level verification of the effectiveness of our collective protection system, IPDS-LR, countermeasure washdown, decontamination stations and casualty decontamination stations,” said Michael Pompeii, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren CBR Defense Division chief engineer. His team of NSWC Dahlgren CBR defense engineers assisted the Navy Operational Test and Evaluation Force throughout the March 2012 event to fulﬁll operational test and evaluation requirements for the San Antonio class. “Every new class of ships that the Navy builds undergoes rigorous testing to validate that the operational requirements are met,” said Jay Stefany, executive director of the Program Executive Ofﬁce for Ships Amphibious and Auxiliary Sealift programs, the organization that directed and funded the testing. “The CBR defense test on USS New York
was the ﬁnal major operational test event for the LPD 17 class, and we are very pleased with the performance of the CBR defense systems.” A helicopter ﬂew over the amphibious assault vessel at 300 feet while spraying a simulated, personnel-safe, chemical weapon to simulate an attack. USS New York and its CBR defense systems responded effectively to the simulated chemical warfare environment. In addition, the crew launched two landing craft, air-cushioned vehicles, demonstrating their ability to conduct amphibious operations in a contaminated environment. “The IPDS-LR detected a vapor cloud of chemical agent simulant prior to its contact with the ship,” wrote J. Michael Gilmore, DoD Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) in the report. The Navy plans to install the new system - designed to
quickly alert warﬁghters to the presence of chemical warfare agents - on all active guidedmissile destroyers and cruisers, aircraft carriers, large and small deck amphibious ships, littoral combat ships and dry cargo/ammunition ships by the end of 2018. “Additionally, the chemical [collective] protective system prevented entry of simulant vapors into protected zones of the ship,” Gilmore stated in his report. Designed to protect personnel and equipment inside ships from CBR attacks, the chemical protective system (CPS) works by using special filters to remove contaminants from intake ventilation air and provides a slight overpressure inside the CPS zone to prevent entry of contaminants through any leak paths. In a typical CPS zone on a ship, contaminated out-
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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.
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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 www.gwregion.org/gwride connect.html.
Lisa Wescoat, Business Development Manager and Harry Ovitt, CEO were honored to accept the Large Business of the Year Award on behalf of NSWC Federal Credit Union at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Gala on February 1 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. The Credit Union was recognized for its commitment to the Chamber and the community. In presenting the award, Susan Spears, President of the Chamber of Commerce, noted the credit union’s support of local non-proﬁt organizations such as the United Way, the Rappahannock Area YMCA, the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association, and the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors.
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CSCS Announces Civilian of the Quarter
Base Happenings Dahlgren
See “Fireproof” at Dahlgren Theater
Are you looking for a great opportunity for a date night with your special someone? The Dahlgren Chapel has that opportunity for you. On Tuesday and Thursday, February 12 and 14 at 6 p.m., we are hosting a free showing of the movie “Fireproof” at the Base Theater. There will be free baby-sitting at the Chapel Annex during each showing. This event, like all Chapel events, is free and open to all who have base access.
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Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) announced its Civilian of the Quarter (COQ) for the fourth quarter of 2012, Jan. 28. “I was surprised when I ﬁrst received the news,” said Human Resources (HR) Liaison Karen Martin. “I work with a wonderful group of people and I’m very appreciative of this award.” Martin has been part of the manpower and personnel team since June 2010. She provides human resources policy oversight, is responsible for recruiting, stafﬁng and placement, and manages awards and classiﬁcation of civilian positions for headquarters and its 14 learning sites.
One-hour private appointments are available with a Veterans Claims agent at the NSF Dahlgren Fleet and Family Support Center on Feb. 21. To make an appointment, call (540) 653-1839 or toll free (800) 500-4947.
ASBP Blood Drive
Start the new year out right at our ﬁrst ASBP Blood Drive of 2013 on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Bldg. 1470 Conference Room. All blood collected beneﬁts military members and their families at home, overseas, in harm’s way and recovering from injuries. Give our troops the greatest gift of all, the gift of life - give blood!
Dahlgren Black History Month Observance
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. 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 Bag Sale Next Thursday
The Second Tour Thrift Store located on Sampson Road will re-open next Thursday and offer a Bag Sale! Fill a bag with clothing for $5. All shoes (except boots) will be 50 cents. See you next Thursday!
Indian Head IH Spouses’ Club “Treasures” Thrift Store Needs Your Donations!
The Treasures Thrift Store is 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. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continued from page 3 side air is drawn in, cleaned by special ﬁlters and distributed throughout the zone. New York’s countermeasure wash down system also efﬁciently washed the ship’s exterior from contaminants in the ﬁctitious CBR event, and the ship’s decontamination and casualty decontamination stations - designed to efﬁciently remove any contamination from personnel entering the ship - also worked effectively. “The test sets a new precedent of using our helicopter-mounted chemical simulant sprayer and referee equipment for future ship CBR defense tests,”
“I enjoy my job,” she said. “I feel that the work I accomplish makes a difference within the command.” Martin’s supervisor, Scott Russell, director for Manpower and Personnel, nominated her for the award. “Karen has demonstrated exceptional dedication to her role in supporting the CSCS mission through untiring work to coordinate recruiting efforts and staffing plans with managers and supervisors at headquarters and CSCS’ learning sites,” said Russell. “Her proactive efforts have yielded exemplary HR support to the entire CSCS domain and her ability to accomplish exceptional results on a routine basis is a testament to her outstanding ability to work so effectively with others. Her recognition is well deserved.”
The Center for Surface Combat Systems headquarters’ staff oversees 14 learning sites and provides 80,000 hours of curriculum and 670 courses a year to more than 50,000 Sailors. The training center uses a mix of blended learning comprised of instructor led classes, hands on labs, simulation and computer-based training. Courses include specialized training supporting nine enlisted ratings, as well as training for ofﬁcers in system-speciﬁc skills required to tactically operate and employ surface ships. Building maritime partnerships, the command also provides training to many international students. For more information about the Center for Surface Combat Systems, https:// www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cscs/.
said Pompeii. Amphibious transport dock ships are warships that embark, transport and land elements of a landing force for a variety of expeditionary warfare missions. The San Antonio Class ships include those based in Norfolk, Va. - New York, USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS San Diego (LPD 22) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) are based in San Diego, Calif. Three San Antonio Class Ships are currently under construction: Somerset (LPD 25), John P. Murtha (LPD 26) and the yet-unnamed LPD 27. LPD 24 (Arlington) delivered to the Navy in December 2012 and
is scheduled to arrive in its homeport of Norfolk, Va., in spring 2013. “The Navy’s CBR Defense Division exists to provide our warﬁghter with the tools and capabilities necessary to detect, protect, and if necessary, decontaminate threats resulting from a CBR attack,” said NSWCDD CBR Defense Division Head Mike Purello. “Our direct and active connection with the ﬂeet helps the warﬁghter and provides a wealth of valuable information for our scientists and engineers in the lab. This knowledge is immediately put to use as they work to create, develop and provide updates and future solutions for our men and women in uniform.”
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Dahlgren Bowling Center Couples Bowl/Sweetheart Bowl
February 12, 6 p.m. Boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife combos can sign-up and compete to be the best scotch doubles duo! Your registration fee includes shoes, game and prizes. Eligible patrons include all with base access. For more information and to register, please contact the bowling center at 540-653-7327.
Craftech / Hobby Center
Framing and Matting Class
February 13 & 20, 4:30 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. In this two-day workshop, learn how to mat and frame a piece of artwork. No larger than 16x20, no oils or cross stitch. Cost is $35, plus materials. Class size is four. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540-653-1730.
February 14, ALL Day Eligible patrons include all with base access. Give your family, friends and co-workers a smile this Valentine’s Day. Select from an assortment of gifts, balloon bouquets, stuffed animals, candy and more! Deliveries made only on base, Thursday, February 14th. For more information, please stop by the Craftech ofﬁce or call them at 540-653-1730.
Youth Activities Center
Parent and Child Pool Tournament
February 13, 5:30 p.m. FREE Pool tournament between teams of parent or sponsor and child. First eight teams registered. Register at the Youth Activities Center by February 11. Eligible Patrons: All kids in the 4th grade or higher with a parent or sponsor. For info contact, The Youth Activities Center (YAC) at 540-653-8009.
Ball and Chain 5k Run/Walk
February 13, 11 a.m. Awards will be given for the fastest male, female, co-ed, and military pairs. Commemorative t-shirts will be available to the ﬁrst 25 registrants. For more information, please contact the Dahlgren Fitness Director at 540-653-2215 or the Fitness Center at 540-653-8580. Sponsored by NSWC Federal Credit Union.
Dahlgren General Library
Valentine’s Cards for Kids
February 13, 5 p.m. FREE Come join us in making your own Valentine’s Day cards for the ones you love. All supplies are provided to create spectacular, one-of-a-kind cards! Eligible patrons include
all with base access. For more information please contact the General Library at 540-653-7474.
February 14 at 5 p.m. FREE Cost: Free / Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/ Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Sick of hearts, ﬂowers and cards? Need an escape from the cloud of “LOVE” that hovers over today? Come join us at Liberty as we take revenge on Cupid and enjoy being single. Event includes: food, ping-pong tournament and Cupid Shufﬂe challenge. For more information please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.
Baltimore National Aquarium Trip
February 16, Van leaves at 10 a.m. Cost: $10 / Liberty Center Patrons Only: E1- E6 Single/ Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Come explore the wonder of the National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland with Liberty. Cost of $10 includes transportation and entrance into the aquarium. Register at the Liberty Center by February 13. For more information and to register, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.
Family Fun & Float Night
February 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE Eligible patrons include all with base access. Fun for the Whole Family. Bring your ﬂoat (a limited number will be available at the pool). Play games or just relax! Snacks will be available for purchase. Pre-register by February 13, 2013 at the Dahlgren Aquatics Center. For more information, please contact 540-653-8088.
Indian Head Weight House Fitness Center
Couples Nutrition: A Healthy Relationship
February 9, 8:30 a.m. to Noon Improving nutrition as a couple, real people making real changes. Course includes a Navy Nutrition seminar, plus testimonies from your very own WHFC couples who have made positive changes to their nutrition and have obtained a “healthy” relationship together. $10 per couple, $8 per individual. Register at the Fitness Center by February 8, 2013. For more information contact email@example.com.
Healthy Heart Week
February 11 - 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information will be provided on topics such as blood pressure, adaptations to cardio conditioning, VO2 max, and heart rate training. Blood pressure screenings are available all week; just ask at the front desk. Don’t forget the Fitness Center sells heart rate monitors for $75. This event is FREE and open to all eligible patrons. For more information contact Megan Eicholtz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dahlgren Movie Theater 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 8th, 7 p.m.: Guilt Trip (PG-13) Saturday, February 9th, 2 p.m.: *Parental Guidance in 3-D (PG) Saturday, February 9th, 7 p.m.: This is 40 (R) Friday, February 15, 7 p.m.: Jack Reacher (PG-13) Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m.: Django Unchained (R)
Happy Hearts 5K
February 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate by participating in the Happy Hearts 5K! Race starts at 11 a.m., register at the Fitness Center by 10:30 a.m. on race day. Register as a couple or individually. $5 for civilians, FREE for military. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party
February 28, 10:30 a.m. 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.
Auto Hobby Shop
Auto Hobby Shop Self Help Classes
February 11 - Oil Change Class 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Notes Dahlgren Lift Every Voice and Sing at Colonial Beach Postponed
A&A Productions’ presentation of “Lift Every Voice and Sing - A Celebration of Black History Through Music” on Feb. 9 at First Baptist Church of Colonial Beach has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
Rear Admiral Hendrickson is Roundtable Speaker
Rear Admiral Randall Hendrickson, Commander of Navy Air and Missile Defense Command and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, will be the featured speaker for the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) Roundtable Breakfast meeting on Thursday, 14 February. The event will be hosted by Northrop Grumman, 16480 Commerce Drive, starting with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the speakers’ program from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Advance registration fees are $15 for MAC members, $20 for Chamber members, and $25 for general public. Add $2 if paying at the door. To register, contact the chamber at 540-373-9400 or email@example.com. Members may register on line http://fredericksburgregionalchamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/ mac-roundtable-featuring-radm-randyhendrickson-2530.
UMW Dahlgren Campus Announces Spring National Security Lectures
The University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren Campus, in collaboration with the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber’s Military Affairs Council, is pleased to offer the third series of National Security Lectures this spring. The ﬁrst lecture in the series is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, on the topic of “The Global Economics of Water.” To register for this event on line, go to http://dahlgren. umw.edu and click on the bright blue National Security Lecture Series announcement on the left-hand side of the web page. While there is no cost for the lecture (and refreshments will be available only at the Dahlgren Campus), advance registrations are requested. Additional lecture topics in the series will include Superpower Competition in Post
Soviet Central Asia, China’s Growing Shadow in the Global Arena, and Political Islam and the Arab Spring. All lectures are held in University Hall on the UMW Dahlgren Campus and also will be video teleconferenced to a limited number of participants the Stafford Technology and Research (STAR) Center at Quantico, located at 800 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 315, Stafford, VA 22554. Please forward this email to interested individuals in your organization or professional network.
Great American Boat Show
Nothing beats the winter blues better than looking at new boats and thinking about long, lazy days at the lake. Head to Bass Pro Shops at 11550 Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland and start dreaming about spring during their free “Great American Boat Show” going on Feb. 8-17. The Boat Show is the best place and time to get important information during the free boating and ﬁshing seminars available both weekends. Topics include “Movement of Fish” Saturdays at 1 p.m., “Using the Latest Electronics” Saturdays at 2 p.m. and “Local Fishing Tips” Saturdays at 3 p.m. Sundays at 1 p.m. learn “How to Properly Fish a Structure,” “Fishing Techniques, Presentations and Retrieve Speeds” at 2 p.m. and get “Local Fishing Tips” at 3 p.m. Boating is a great sport for the entire family so bring them with you. Kids can sign up for a class to teach them how to bobber ﬁsh and they’ll love the Casting Challenge where they can test their aim and win a prize. Adults will want to put their prop changing skills to the test where they can win prizes. For more information regarding the free boat show, please visit www.basspro.com/ boatshow.
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 www.racetimingunlimited.org. For more information call (540) 7757671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RBBBS Bowling Fundraiser
The Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters Society will hold its annual Bowl-AThon 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 coworkers, 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, www.rbbbs.org.
Indian Head Talk Baseball with Commissioner Robinson Feb. 9
Baseball season is right around the corner. Chat about the Blue Crabs, Southern Maryland’s home team, with Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1) and Blue Crabs General Manager Patrick Day at the Legends Club in Regency Furniture Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. All Charles County topics will be open for discussion. Commissioner Robinson will be having the meeting videotaped for online viewing. There will be no formal agenda and reservations are not required. Refreshments will be provided. Regency Furniture Stadium is located at 11765 Linus Drive in Waldorf. If you have any special needs in order to attend, contact Crystal Hunt, Public Information Ofﬁcer, at 301-645-0580 or HuntC@ CharlesCounty.org, or via the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Animal Shelter “My Furry Valentine”
Forget ﬂowers and boxes of candy...come to the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville, Md. to pick out your very own “furry val-
entine.” The Tri-County Animal Shelter will be holding the “My Furry Valentine” adoption event from Monday, Feb. 11 through Thursday, Feb. 28. Come adopt a new pet for a sweetheart of a deal! Cats will be available for adoption for a reduced fee of $5 and adoption fees for dogs are reduced to $50. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalControl or www. petﬁnder.com/shelters/MD112.html.
“All That Jazz” Fundraiser
The Indian Head Center for the Arts will host its second annual “All That Jazz” fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Tickets are $55 for singles and $100 for couples. The event will feature dinner, dancing, a silent auction and music by Jennifer Cooper and GrooveSpan. Checks for tickets may be mailed to 4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, MD, 20640. Call 301-743-3040, email email@example.com or go to indianheadblackbox.org.
Spring Sports League Registration
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 www.charlescountyparks.com.
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Belgium, Wright began her journey as a child care professional that would eventually see her serve the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. She advanced through a variety of positions and responsibilities and served as an inspector of child care facilities. That job’s busy schedule took her to military child care installations across United States. Wright’s professional curiosity about all aspects of child care brought her to Children of America, a civilian child care organization. After the mother of three recently decided to become the foster mom of an infant, she discovered an opportunity to join the Navy’s child care team. “I was blessed to get a job at Dahlgren,” said Wright.
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When she isn’t working or spending time with her husband and nephew, Primeau enjoys tag and tugof-war with Lilly-Ann, her
Wright explained her enthusiasm for child care. “This is my calling,” she said. “The reason God has me here is to take care of young children. I want to ensure they have a good quality of care. It’s not just a career; it’s what I live.” That enthusiasm is reflected in Wright’s active participation in several professional child care organizations that assist in caring for special needs children, coordinating inter-agency transfers between Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Wright’s professional education includes an undergraduate degree in child development and a master’s degree in quality management services, an achievement that motivates her to systematically measure child care practices for quality. “I am a change agent,” she said. “I’m here to not only ensure that
we’re in compliance with base command, the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and DoD, but also to be the best Child Development Center in the Navy, because we are going to implement some great quality management processes. We’ll be able to show the organization’s progress. My job is to bring the team together and move it forward.” The already high quality of child care in the Navy has made a positive impression on Wright. For instance, Navy standards mandate two child care professionals in every class room instead of one. “I have to give it to the Navy, because we are high quality and we do things a little bit different than the Army and the Air Force,” said Wright. Parental involvement is vital to establishing and maintaining quality standards, said Wright. “Our
parents help us measure quality. We want them to be part of quality. “ Wright has been inspired by the level of parental involvement she’s experienced thus far in Dahlgren. “Of all my years working in child care, we have the most active parent involvement that I’ve ever seen and it’s absolutely great,” she said. “We’re in a great community.” Of course, the CDC staff will also be a vital element of the “support system” required to achieve the highquality standards envisioned by Wright. The dedication of Dahlgren’s child care professionals impresses Wright and she thinks they will be up to meeting future challenges. “We have phenomenal staff,” she said, adding that she looked forward to working with the community.
bichon frise. When it comes to hobbies, however, Primeau is singularly-focused. Preparing food and experimenting with new recipes and ingredients sparks Primeau’s imagination. Primeau gets a kick out of feeding her family and friends and is completing
a cookbook, “Sweet Treats and Gourmet Eats” under the pseudonym “Chef Firecracker.” Remarkably, Primeau continued her love of cooking all things even after she became a vegetarian in 2007. She regularly prepares meals that include
meat, to rave reviews. Primeau’s recipes that do not include meat have also impressed her shipmates. Her cookie entry at the kickoff for Dahlgren’s Combined Federal Campaign took home the blue ribbon.
Area professional development events PMP and SHRM Courses Great Lives Lecture There’s still time to enroll in the spring PMP and SHRM courses, and there are still four PMP course sections to choose from, but you need to act quickly! In partnership with the Central Virginia INCOSE Chapter, the UMW Dahlgren Campus will offer the three-day CSEP tutorial and exam prep course on April 29-May 2. Go to http://dahlgren.umw.edu and click on Spring Professional Development Offerings for more information.
“The Global Economics of Water”
Our spring National Security Lecture Series starts on Tuesday, Feb. 19, with Jackie Gallagher’s lecture, “The Global Economics of Water.” Go to http://dahlgren.umw.edu and click on the National Security Lecture link to for more information. And we’re also broadcasting the lectures via video teleconference to the Stafford Technology and Research (STAR) Center at Quantico. There’s no cost to attend but please register.
You’re cordially invited to attend the UMW Great Lives lecture series that’s now under way. Lectures are held at the UMW Fredericksburg Campus in Dodd Auditorium throughout the spring and there’s no cost to attend. Please take note - the March 26 lecture is based on Walter R. Borneman’s book, “The Pacific Admirals of WWII.” There’s no cost to attend and for more information go to http://www. umw.edu/greatlives/2013calendar-of-lectures/.
Mobile Computing Webinar
In conjunction with the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (see attached), Erin O. Moseley (Intel) in collaboration with Dale Pokorski (Virginia Tech) will present the February CGEP Webinar titled: “Mobile Computing in the Enterprise,” Feb. 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. To participate in the webinar visit http://vt.adobeconnect. com/cgepwebinar/.
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Commissary fast facts Deadline Feb. 22 for Scholarships for Military Children applications
The deadline is Feb. 22 for students to apply for the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants can go online through http://www.commissaries.com or more directly at http://www.militaryscholar.org to download applications. The program, administered by the Fisher House, awards at least $1,500 at each commissary. To apply, the student must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 - or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university - of a service member on active duty, reservist, guardsman, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22. Applicants, as well as their sponsor, must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a valid mili-
tary ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or be already attending an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2013 or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program. Also, applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “Please discuss in detail how one of the First Ladies (since 1933) has made an impact on a social issue in the United States,” with details at http://www.militaryscholar. org. For questions, contact Scholarship Managers at 856-616-9311 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Commissary Rewards Cards available in all commissaries The Commissary Rewards Card Program continues to grow as thousands of patrons pick up the cards at their commissaries and register them online. Since September, more than 400,000 cards have been reg-
istered. Shoppers using their rewards cards receive namebrand, high-value digital coupons. This year, cardholders will see many new coupons available, plus you can now receive email alerts when new coupons have been posted by signing up at http://www.commissaries.com/rewards_subscribe. cfm. For more information, go to www.commissaries. com/rewards.
‘Exclusive Savings’ offers link to commissary specials
Commissary customers who want to check out more opportunities to ﬁnd exclusive specials, promotions and sales are just one website link away. The Defense Commissary Agency recently added more top name-brand websites to its “Exclusive Savings” link on the DeCA homepage, http://www.commissaries. com. When shoppers visit the commissary’s homepage and look underneath the large rotating banner, they will ﬁnd smaller, square banners, one of them being
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• When your core body temperature falls suddenly below its normal level of 98.6 F, your are hypothermic. Skiers, hikers and ﬁsherman are at risk, and this condition can occur unexpectedly, even on days when the temperature is 60 degrees. All it takes is wet clothes and a brisk breeze. Other factors can contribute such as if you are hungry and tired, or if you’ve been drinking alcohol. • You may not be aware of the condition, and others may not notice until your core body temperature has dropped dangerously low. • To treat someone for hypothermia, gradually warm their body. Get them out of wet or cold clothing, and wrap them in layers of dry, warm clothing. Give them something warm to drink (avoid alcohol and caffeine). • Don’t move the victim unless staying put is even more risky or dangerous. • To avoid hypothermia: • Wear clothes that are made
of wool and that are windproof. In spite of advances in synthetic ﬁbers, wool is still a superior insulator. • Wear loose garments that don’t restrict your circulation. • Layers of light clothing are better than a heavy layer. • If you get wet, change into dry clothes. • Keep your hands, head, and feet covered—that’s where your body loses the most heat. • Pay attention to the forecast winds as well as the temperature when deciding what to wear. • Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the chill. Victims of mild hypothermia often shiver uncontrollably and appear clumsy. Moderate hypothermia slur their speech, appear dazed and act irrationally. Sometimes they don’t feel cold. Victims of severe hypothermia have dilated pupils, pale skin, a slow pulse. Their muscles become rigid, and they eventually stop shivering. Ultimately, they collapse, and in the ﬁnal stages, stop breathing.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Tax Return By Rick Rodgers CFP Every year, our politicians talk about the need to simplify the tax code and every year, they make it more complex. The average taxpayer will spend an estimated 23 hours completing their return this year. Eighty percent of taxpayers will hire someone to do the work, or buy tax software, even though 64 percent of taxpayers don’t owe anything. There are six definitions of a child; more than a dozen educational credits, and 16 different types of taxfavored savings plans. That may seem daunting, but with some basic knowledge and planning, you can avoid costly mistakes. Here is a list of the seven common mistakes and missed deductions to help you prepare your 2012 tax return. 1. Charitable deductions - cash. Did you make a contribution to charity last year? The IRS is cracking down on bogus deductions, so be sure to follow the donation tax rules <http://rodgersassociates.com/charitablecontributions-know-therules/> . One of the most important rules is that you give to a charity with an IRS tax-exempt status. Don’t forget to take the mileage deduction when it applies. The IRS allows 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. 2. Charitable deductions - in kind. Your used clothing donated to charity may not be seem worth much, but consider using valuation software to determine how much to claim. You may be pleasantly surprised. The same applies for furniture and other household items donated. Clothing must be in good condition or better to take the deduction. 3. Social Security number. Privacy concerns caused the IRS to stop putting taxpayer Social Security numbers on tax package labels. Most of your tax information is keyed to your tax
ID number. Tax ID number errors raise red flags with the IRS, which attempts to match reported income to tax returns. This number is also important when claiming the Child Tax and Additional Child Tax credits and credits for educational expenses. Take time to verify that your tax ID number is correct on 1099s, W-2 forms and all tax documents to avoid delays processing your return. 4. Dividend reinvestments. Each time a stock or mutual fund reinvests dividends, it’s the same as making a new purchase of shares. The amount of the reinvested dividend adds to your tax basis when you calculate your taxable gain from a sale. Make sure you don’t overpay the IRS. Mutual funds generally track the average basis of shares and automatically include reinvested dividends in the calculation. Ultimately it’s up to you to make sure you calculate the gain properly. 5. Unused deductions from 2011. The tax code allows capital losses to offset capital gains. When losses exceed gains, the taxpayer can use only $3,000 of losses against other income. Any excess loss can be carried forward into future tax years. Don’t forget to carry the unused losses over to your 2012 tax return. Charitable deductions are capped based on the type of property donated and your adjusted gross income. Excess deductions can also be carried into future years. Don’t let carryovers get lost in the shufﬂe. 6. Excess Roth contributions. Single taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income is between $110,000 - $125,000 ($173,000 - $183,000 for joint ﬁlers) cannot make a full Roth IRA contribution. Check this number when you complete your tax return. Excess contributions are subject to a 6 percent penalty on the amount you contributed. 7. Overlooked medical deductions. Health insur-
ance premiums are an often overlooked deduction. The portion paid by the employee is a deductible expense when you itemize. This includes the portion you pay to Medicare which is usually deducted from Social Security. Transportation expenses for trips to medical facilities or doctors’ ofﬁces are also deductible. The IRS allows 23 cents per mile driven for medical purposes in 2012. If you have made a mistake or missed a deduction you can ﬁle an amended tax return to correct the problem. Some taxpayers worry filing an amended return will increase their chances of being audited. Amending the return doesn’t focus the IRS’s attention on your return but it will extend your exposure to their challenges. The IRS looks back three years from the date you ﬁle a return. When you amend your tax return you reopen the three-year window. No one likes to deal with the IRS and taxes, but you could be leaving money on the table by not filing an amendment. If the total amount of tax you owe is smaller than your original return, the IRS will refund the difference. Also ﬁle an amended return if the correction results in additional tax owed. The IRS will add interest to the amount if you amend after your ﬁling deadline, but it rarely adds penalties. Correcting the mistake early saves interest and can avoid penalties.
About Rick Rodgers
Certiﬁed Financial Planner Rick Rodgers is president of Rodgers & Associates, “The Retirement Specialists,” in Lancaster, Pa., and author of “The New ThreeLegged Stool: A Tax Efﬁcient Approach to Retirement Planning.” He’s a Certiﬁed Retirement Counselor and member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. Rodgers has been featured on national radio and TV shows, including “FOX Business News” and “The 700 Club,” and is available to speak at conferences and corporate events www.RodgersSpeaks.com.
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Get involved in local government Charles County, Md. has current vacancies for commissioner-appointed boards, committees and commissions. The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to ﬁll vacancies on the following boards, committees, and commissions: • Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board • Area Council on Aging • Board of Electrical Examiners • Newly Established Charter Board • Heritage Commission • Historic Preservation Commission • Library Board of Trustees • Monument Commission • Newly Established Neighborhood Traffic Calming Task Force • Newly Established School Adequate Public Facilities Program and Funding Review Committee • Wicomico Scenic River Commission There are 9 vacancies on the Newly Established Charter Board for citizen members. The Charter Board will draft a charter for Charles County to change the present form of government. The Charter Board will draft a charter for submission to the Board of County Commissioners and then for a referendum election by the voters of Charles County. The proposed charter is intended to go before the voters for ratiﬁcation at the 2014 Election. The Charter of Charles County is a document that will change the present Code
Home Rule commissioner form of government to Charter government if approved by the voters. The proposed charter document defines the duties, power, rules, procedures, structure of local county government, and the rights of our voters/citizens. The proposal shall be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by January 1, 2014. Board will meet at least twice a month in the evening, possibly meet more if needed. The Board shall hold at least two (2) public hearings. There are 5 vacancies on the Newly Established Neighborhood Trafﬁc Calming Task Force. There is one vacancy for a member representing each of the following areas: Resident in the Charles County Development District; A resident in a rural neighborhood; a member of an HOA Board; A member of the Volunteer Fire Department and a resident in a community or neighborhood with no HOA. This Task Force will assist the Department of Planning & Growth Management in developing a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program in Charles County. The Task Force will research the subject as well as provide suggestions and feedback for use in drafting Neighborhood Trafﬁc Calming regulations. Charge is complete when traffic calming regulations have been proposed and acted upon by the Board of County Commissioners. There are 7 vacancies on the Newly Established
School Adequate Public Facilities Program and Funding Review Committee. There are two vacancies for Board of Education members, 3 vacancies for Citizens or Parent with a Child in a Charles County Public School and 2 vacancies for members in the Building Industry. This Committee shall evaluate the County’s approach to ensuring adequate public facilities for schools in the development approval process to determine if the current policy is achieving the stated goals. The Committee should also develop solutions for addressing the timing of providing adequate school facilities to match the planned growth in the County. The Committee should work with designated staff to explore the feasibility and make recommendations on the best method to work through the issues related to school redistricting, school capacity allocation, and the timing and methods of school funding and construction. Meetings will be monthly at 6:30 p.m. Members will serve 1 year term. Positions remain open until ﬁlled. Applications and a detailed list of all current vacancies are available on the Charles County Government website at www. CharlesCountyMD.gov or by contacting Ms. Carol DeSoto, Commissioner Specialist, at 301-645-0691 or DesotoC@ CharlesCounty.org. A separate application must be submitted for each membership for which you wish to apply.
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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! Know an outstanding caregiver or non-profit organization that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for our Wounded Warrior Caregiver of the Year Award presented by DCMilitary Family Life. Write a short essay about an individual or organization that has provided exceptional assistance to a Wounded Warrior during their time of need over the past year. Submissions will be collected and judged based upon their recent sacrifices and contributions made in order to care for Wounded Warrior(s). 5 finalists from each category will be chosen by a panel appointed by Comprint Military Publications and all will be invited to attend an awards luncheon where the winners will be publicly announced. All finalists will appear in the June issue of DCMilitary Family Life magazine. Cash prizes will be donated to the winners and top finalists.
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