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November 30, 2012

SOUTH POTOMAC PILOT NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUTH POTOMAC DEFENSE COMMUNITY

Colonial Beach hosts COMREL Council By Andrew Revelos NSASP Staff Writer

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The Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Civilian-Military Community Relations (COMREL) Council gathered Nov. 8 at HighTides restaurant in the town of Colonial Beach, where military and civilian leaders enjoyed breakfast and discussed several issues affecting the region. Over 60 people were in attendance for the COMREL Council meeting, which featured presentations on the proposed Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Mid-Atlantic Range, the Harry Nice Bridge improvement project, King George County Schools and the newly established King George-Dahlgren Rotary Club. An official from the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC), a supported command at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, briefed members of the council about his organization's role in national security. The NSASP COMREL Council is a quarterly forum that brings military leaders together with civilian leadership from Charles County and the Town of Indian Head in Maryland, and King George County and the Town of Colonial Beach in Virginia. "Good morning and welcome to

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Colonial Beach Mayor Frederick Rummage welcomes COMREL Council members to the latest quarterly meeting sponsored by the town on Nov. 8. Colonial Beach," said Fred Rummage, mayor of Colonial Beach. "I hope that this will not be your first and only visit here." Rummage, who will retire this year after his term expires, introduced Mike Ham, mayor-elect of Colonial Beach, to the council. Candice Quinn Kelly, president of Charles County Commissioners and

this year's co-chair of the COMREL Council, briefed the community about how Charles County recently honored a local soldier who went missing during the Vietnam War. The county is flying the POW-MIA flag everyday outside the Charles County Courthouse in honor of Francis DesalesWills, who went missing in 1966.

Kelly encouraged other jurisdictions to consider flying the POW-MIA flag to honor Wills and all veterans. "I hope that in some way this is a gesture from Charles County of how much we appreciate service to our country," she said.

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Dahlgren Navy wife makes Rising Star finals By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer Most people have no idea what they were doing on November 13. It just wasn't a very significant day for the average Dahlgrenite. But for Navy wife Christina Williams, she will always remember whereshewasandwhatshewasdoing when the live streaming video from OperationRisingStarairedandnamed her as one of 12 international finalists inthisyear'sU.S.ArmyEntertainmentsponsored singing competition. Williams, whose husband, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cody Williams is stationed at the Aegis Training and Readiness Center, will now spend the next week getting the word out to friends, family and the U.S. Navy that she needs everyone to visit the website, oprisingstar.com, and vote for her to make her dream come true! Williams is the only U.S. Navy entry to make the finals and one of two military spouses in the Operation Rising Star competition. Williams will leave this weekend to travel to San Antonio, Texas and

begin preparation for the finals. She will compete live against 11 other contestants from military bases around the world. The competition events will be televised on the Pentagon Channel and streamed on the internet. Events will begin Dec. 9 and be held the 11th, 13th, 15th, and 17th at 8 p.m. (EST). The public vote will count for 50 percent of the winner's score and voting will be open for two hours after each performance. A native of Covington, Tenn., she has been a Navy wife for all of six months and turned 20 years old in June. Her parents and two younger sisters back in Kentucky are huge supporters of her singing. "I have been singing since I was a little girl, but I started singing publicly when I was a junior in high school. I sang in school and was a member of my church choir. I also sang at the Opera Memphis Summer Conservatory and the Orpheum Memphis Summer Institute. I would sing to open events held in and around town," said Williams. Though she hasn't participated in any Rising Star-type competitions, she has auditioned for show parts

and for choirs. She is happy to have the opportunity to perform again. "I try to perform as much as I can, which until Operation Rising Star hadn't been as much as I would have liked," said Williams. Williams has had many who've provided motivation for her singing along the way. " I have many personal inspirations," said Williams. "My vocal coach, Dr. Sandra Franks, whom I studied classical music under, is a major reason that I sing today," said Williams. She also counts her family among those that inspire her. "If it wasn't for the inspiration from my mother I would not be singing at all. My mom has pushed me when I thought I wasn't good enough to do much at all. "My mom and I have been through a lot together, and I know that no matter what happens in my life she will always be by my side." Williams also wants to inspire with her music. "I guess I would have to say that I would most like to be an inspiration through my music to young

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U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Navy spouse Christina Williams is a contestant in this year's Operation Rising Star competition sponsored by U.S. Army Entertainment. Williams, the wife of Fire Controlman 3rd Class Cody Williams assigned to the Aegis Training and Readiness Center at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, is the only U.S. Navy entry to make the finals and one of two military spouses in the competition.

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Military Members 'Eager to Serve' for Thanksgiving

The Sailors and Marines of Naval Support Facility Indian Head are always trying to help out the local community and this Thanksgiving was no different. The program "Neighbors Eager to Serve" is group of several local churches that provide support and goods for the western Charles County community throughout the year but is especially active for the holiday season. This group annually provides food baskets and turkeys to families who may have fallen on hard times or just need a little extra help around the holidays. This year, NSF Indian Head's Sailors and Marines (left photo) helped put together and distribute over 184 food baskets for needy families for Thanksgiving. CS2(SW) Adam Buchanan (l. to r. top photo) and CS1(SW) Cory Mills are carving up fresh-cooked turkeys as CS3(SW) Brandon Miller critiques their turkey carving skill. The turkeys were prepared to be served to the Sailors and Marines for the Naval Support Facility Indian Head Galley's Thanksgiving Meal on Nov. 20.

Engineers complete successful Arctic critical communications test Distributed Tactical Communications System demonstrates global range capability

Navy engineers scattered across Alaska's polar region successfully communicated to their counterparts in the continental United States for the first time under austere weather conditions with handheld Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS) Phase 3 radios, the Navy DTCS program office announced Nov. 21. The civilian engineers testing DTCS over thousands of miles in November - confirmed its new global range capability over a multi-satellite, multi-spot beam architecture that will enhance command and control for U.S. Northern Command and U.S. European Command. "We provided the ability for personnel to communicate in the polar regions above the Arctic Circle and provide reach-back, a paramount capability that otherwise does not exist at the tactical level," said DTCS Technical Manager Igor Marchosky. "We tested the global architecture part of the DTCS system, and it worked as designed." The engineers maintained continuous communications between three DTCS testing sites in Alaska (Barrow, Kotzebue, and Anchorage) and two sites in the continental United States U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Naval Surface War-

fare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.Va. "In spite of inclement weather and the elements of the polar region environment, we all had casual, normal conversation among the sites," said DTCS Program Manager Nathan Rodecap. DTCS Phase 3 - leveraging the Iridium low-earth-orbiting satellite constellation ensures coverage above the Arctic Circle, eliminating shortfalls and supplementing areas in which current systems are not reliable. "We sustained voice communications, chat sessions, and position location information transmission to and from every site," said Marchosky, co-located with Rodecap and Rear Adm. Thomas H. "Hank" Bond, Jr., NORTHCOM Command and Control Systems Director at the Colorado Springs site during the testing. DTCS, developed by NSWCDD and Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory scientists and engineers, is the result of commercial off-theshelf parts and applied science, technology, and systems integration. It was designed to ensure reliable connections with a constellation of 66 satellites providing global availability for joint forces on the ground, in vehicles, aboard aircraft - and now in the polar region - via Iridium-based radios that provide on-the-move, over-

the-horizon, beyond line-ofsight voice and position location information without the need for local ground infrastructure.

Testing demonstrates global architecture

"The Phase 3 capability will be adopted by all combatant commands and used in a wider range of missions such as continuous, robust, Arctic communications," said DTCS Deputy Technical Manager John Giscard, who tested the system on site with Joint Task Force Alaska (JTFAlaska) leadership in Anchorage. "Its global communications can be applied to search and rescue, ship patrols, and natural disasters when responders' line of sight won't work as well." The capability also provides greater capacity and interoperability with legacy services. "This demonstration builds confidence that we can leverage the available capabilities of Iridium to address critical communications gaps and add resiliency to our communications networks at a very effective cost point and on accelerated timelines in comparison to flying military-unique constellations," said Robert Gold, DoD Information Systems and Cyber Security Director. Since NSWCDD engineers developed DTCS seven years ago, warfighters in

Afghanistan and Iraq received more than 7,000 Phase 2 tactical radios. The two previous phases of DTCS responded to shortfalls for mobile users. Specifically, Phases 1 and 2 provided satellite communications to users who did not previously have instant mobile access to a global communications system. The new phase builds upon the satellite communications capability by increasing range, capacity, reliability and utility. "Phase 3 testing demonstrated the global architecture," said Rodecap. "We've been successful in each prior phase, and we also expect to be successful in the evalua-

tion and operationalization of Phase 3." Once operational, DTCS Phase 3 is expected to enable communications everywhere at any time, closing the digital divide and providing access to all from users on the ground to disadvantaged warfighters who lack good communications. "The DTCS Phase 3 demonstration by NSWC Dahlgren Division showed how an innovative and unique application of commercial space systems can be utilized to bring broad area command and control capability to the tactical level," said Navy Capt. Bruce Dickey, Program Executive Office Space Systems Technical Advisor.

This is good news for warfighters at the tactical edge who can be separated from the greater global information grid due to the inherent challenges of critical bidirectional information flow. Their needs can now be met with lightweight, resilient and capable systems that leverage leading industry designs, components and manufacturing methods. "In order to close the gap of the 'tactical' digital divide, warfighters must be presented with the information they need, whenever they need it, and however they need it, while injecting the appropriate information needed at the operational level," said Marchosky.


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Aegis BMD opens Rear Admiral David M. Altwegg Complex By Andrew Revelos NSASP Staff Writer Military and civilian leaders gathered Nov. 13 at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the Rear Admiral David M. Altwegg Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Complex. The complex is expected to increase the research, development, training and evaluation (RDT&E) synergy already benefiting the organization since its 2007 relocation to Dahlgren. Family members of the late Rear Adm. David Atlwegg, a central figure in the growth of Aegis BMD and its parent organization, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), honored his memory by participating in the ceremony. Construction of the $18.5 million, 61,000-square-foot complex was completed in October and adds 200 additional parking spaces, 250 workspaces, several conference rooms and a secure, multimedia-capable Program Information Center. The state-ofthe-art, Leed Gold-certified facility incorporates several green design features such as an open layout that allows for ambient light, solarpowered water heating and cool roof technology. The project was completed ahead of schedule and 23 percent below the original budget. John James, executive director of MDA, praised the new facility and its namesake. "[Altwegg] would always take the time to meet with you and talk with you and help you through your career," James said. "That's just the kind of guy he was. He was a wonderful person." Altwegg helped inspire and guide James' career, on everything from workplace fashion to mission accomplishment. Even during challenging times, Atlwegg managed to be both a demanding and

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

From left to right, Paul Faneuf, field activity and project manager for the Missile Defense Agency, Rear. Adm. Randall Hendrickson, MDA program executive for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and commander of Navy Air and Missile Defense Command, Katalin Alonge, granddaughter of the late Rear Adm. David Altwegg, Rosina Altwegg, widow of the late Rear. Adm. David Altwegg, Virginia 1st District Congressman Rob Wittman, and John James, executive director of MDA cut the ribbon and officially open the Rear Admiral David M. Altwegg Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Complex on Nov. 13. caring leader. "You liked going into [Altwegg's office] because you know he'd laugh right before you walked out," James told the audience. "He let you know it really was about the mission. It was because he cared about you, he cared about the nation... he cared about our ability to preserve freedom. "He made no bones about it," added James. "You knew when you went in to talk to him, it was going to be a tough session, but you always left a better person." James thanked all who contributed to the project's success and emphasized how the facility will help MDA and Aegis BMD accomplish its growing mission. "It is here in Dahlgren, in the Altwegg

U.S. Navy photo by Gary Wagner

Construction of the $18.5 million, 61,000-square-foot complex was completed in October and adds 250 workspaces, several conference rooms and a secure, multimedia-capable Program Information Center. Complex, that the technological advances we have made in the decades-long development of sea-

based missile defenses will continue," he said. "This new complex will accom-

modate a dynamic workforce that will continue to live out Admiral Altwegg's historic understanding of what it takes to work in this business," James said. Rear Adm. Randall Hendrickson, MDA program executive for Aegis BMD and commander of Navy Air and Missile Defense Command (NAMDC), seconded the praise for both Atlwegg and the new facility that bears his name. "We're honored to have all of you attend the building dedication, especially you, Mrs. [Rosina] Altwegg," said Hendrickson. "Thank you so very much." Hendrickson emphasized the need for the new facility. "I can strongly reiterate that Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense is expanding [its] mission with a growing workforce," he said. "We quickly exceeded our capacity of the initial workforce that moved to Dahlgren in 2007 and as that was realized, we undertook this effort to grow our facility." The European Phased Adaptive Approach, a missile defense initiative put forward by the Obama Administration in 2009, has increased the operations tempo of Aegis BMD and MDA. "Over the past three years Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense has seen a 60-percent increase to the engineering and development workforce which supports our contribution to the global ballistic missile defense system," said Hendrickson, "and more specifically, to the phased adaptive approach, including Aegis ships to be sent to Rota, Spain in 2014, Aegis shore facilities being constructed in Romania and Poland, and a test site at the Pacific range facility in Hawaii." The new complex will result in increased RDT&E synergy of missile defense assets in NSF Dahlgren, said Hendrickson. "The facility is a true testament to the many values Admiral Altwegg held in the highest regard."

2013 Scholarships for Military Children opens Dec. 3 By Tammy Reed DeCA marketing and mass communications specialist In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It's time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be available starting Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide. You can also find them online through a link at http://www.commissaries.com and directly at http://www.militaryscholar.org.

Scholarship awards will be based on funds available, but the scholarship program awards at least $1,500 at each commissary. If there are no eligible applicants from a particular commissary, the funds designated for that commissary will be awarded as an additional scholarship at another store. The scholarship program was created to recognize military families' contributions to the readiness of U.S. armed forces and to celebrate the commissary's role in the military community. "DeCA is focused on supporting a good quality of life for our military and their families," said Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.

"We do that by delivering a great commissary benefit, while our industry partners and public donations help the scholarship program provide money for higher education to many worthwhile students." To apply for a scholarship, 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. Eligibility is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants should ensure that

they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or 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. Applicants must submit an essay on a topic chosen by the Fisher House.The essay topic will be available Dec. 3 on http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22, 2013. The scholarship program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service

members and their families. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship-management services organization, manages and awards these military scholarships. If students have questions about the scholarship program application, call Scholarship Managers at 856-616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com. No government funds are used to support the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and the general public donate money to fund the program. Every dollar donated goes directly to funding the scholarships.


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Holiday cheer deals at your commisary By Sallie Cauthers, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist

FORT LEE, Va. - The winter holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions and coupons make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency's director of sales. "We've got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season," said Chris Burns, DeCA sales director. "Customers will be able to save quite a bit of money for their winter holiday entertainment and meal needs, thanks to our industry partners." Throughout December, DeCA's industry partners - vendors, suppliers and brokers - are collaborating with commissaries to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions: .Acosta and participating brands present "The Great Home for the Holidays Sale" and "Celebrate Santa Sale." Both sales will be supported by 300,000 full-color coupon flyers distributed to commissaries worldwide. Most partic-

ipating brands will donate 25 cents per case sold in the commissaries to the Wounded Warrior Project organization, which supports the rehabilitation of our wounded soldiers. This promotion runs Nov. 29 to Jan. 2. .ConAgra Foods' "Holiday Helpings Event Benefiting USO" promotion will feature displays of the "Holiday Helping Recipe and Coupon Booklet" offering over $10 in coupons savings. This booklet provides commissary shoppers helpful ideas and recipes for their holiday gatherings along with savings on seasonal brands. In addition, they will donate 20 cents to the USO for each coupon redeemed up to a total of $5,000. The www.conagracommissarydeals.com website will also promote these commissary sales promotions. The site will display all the promotion items, provide additional coupons and help shoppers make a shopping list. The promotion runs Nov. 29 to Jan. 2. .General Mills' has created Betty 911, a social media site where they can get answers to their questions concerning cooking and baking directly from the Betty Crocker Kitchens. This is available Nov. 29 through December. "The Defense Commissary Agency wishes you and your family, here and abroad, a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season," Burns said. "Your commissary is worth the trip for all your holiday baking and cooking needs!"

Stay Connected to Your Commissary Benefit

COMMISSARIES.COM: Visit www.commissaries.com to learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency: check out the latest news, find a store near you, see what's on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA's Your Action Line and more. COMMISSARY CONNECTION: Stay connected with the latest news about your most valued benefit, Hot Links to additional savings, shopping sprees, contests, commissary promotions, events and more, go to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm and subscribe to the Commissary Connection newsletter. FACEBOOK: Visit www.facebook.com/YourCommissary, DeCA's Facebook page, where you can post comments and share news, photos and videos. YOUTUBE: To see DeCA's latest videos, visit www.youtube.com/DefenseCommissary. TWITTER: To see DeCA's latest "tweets," visit www.twitter.com/YourCommissary. FLICKR: To see DeCA's latest photographs, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissary/.

Base Happenings Dahlgren VITA Volunteers Needed

The Fleet and Family Support Center needs volunteer tax preparers for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Military, military spouses, civilians and military retirees are all invited to participate. Training is provided and calculations are done electronically. Please call Carol Allison at FFSC, (540) 653-1839, to volunteer. Training will be held the week of Dec. 10.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

A ChristmasTree Lighting Ceremony will be held at Caffee Circle at NSF Dahlgren on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by a dinner from the base chapel and fun and games by the USO. This event is open to all with base access.

Army v. Navy Blood Drive Challenge

The Dahlgren CFC will be giving away a 32" television on Dec. 12. All pledge slips will receive an entry into the drawing. Contact your local keyworker to review this year's CFC brochure and obtain a pledge slip. The drawing is open to all employees. To enter, call (540) 284-0129.

Go Navy - beat Army - in blood donations, that is! Participate in this special blood drive on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at JD's Conference Center. All donors will receive an Army v. Navy t-shirt. NSWC Federal Credit Union will have their prize wheel for all participants, as well as giveaways from Old Dominion University and the USO. There will be snacks for all donors. To make an appointment, visit www.militarydonor.com. Give our troops the most precious gift of all, the gift of life - give blood!

Dahlgren Commissary Holiday Hours

Second Tour Thrift Store Needs Your Donations

Dahlgren CFC Prize Drawings

The Dahlgren Commissary has announced their 2012 holiday hours. The commissary will be open the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 19 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving; closed Friday after Thanksgiving; open Monday, December 24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed Christmas; open day after Christmas 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; open Monday, December 31 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and closed New Year's Day.

Second Tour Thrift Store needs your gently used clothing and household items! The thrift store is located next to the USO on Sampson Road. All proceeds 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. Please do not donate used personal items (under clothes, socks, etc.).We are open every Thursday from 9:30

a.m. - noon. Our Fall/Winter stock is now available. Come see us on Thursday!

Indian Head Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

A Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Strauss Avenue at NSF Indian Head on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. The event will be followed by fun, games and hot chocolate at the NSFIH USO. This event is open to all with base access.

IH Spouses' Club "Treasures" Thrift Store Needs Your 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 ihspouseclub@live.com for information.

To publish information on your event or program under "Base Happenings," contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540653-8153 or email jeron.hayes@navy.mil.

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CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7430, 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@ navy.mil 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 www.gwregion.org/gwride connect.html.

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Aegis Training Center announces 2012 Sailor of the Year

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By Kimberly M. Lansdale Center for Surface Combat Systems Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) recently announced its 2012 Sailor of the Year (SOY). Fire Controlman 1st Class Matthew Irwin, data division leading petty officer and instructor, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., was flattered by his selection. "I'm honored to be recognized for my contribution to the command," said Irwin, "Having worked personally with the other nominees, and knowing their devotion and integrity, I knew that any one of us was worthy of the recognition." Irwin says he chose to become an instructor because he wanted to make a difference. "I wanted to instruct and positively impact junior Sailors," he said. "As an instructor I have the platform to impart not only technical knowledge, but more importantly, practical experience. I have made mistakes in the fleet, and while I am a better Sailor for making them, I hope my example can better equip future technicians." During the year Irwin took on additional responsibilities, notably as Command Fitness Leader (CFL), Command Financial Specialist (CFS), class counselor and videographer. Capt. Ian Hall, ATRC's commanding officer, praised Irwin for going beyond the call of duty. "He not only excels in his primary duties as an instructor, but he also took on one of my biggest challenges at the school house, our physical fitness program," Hall said. "I needed it done right and done now; there was only one choice and that was Petty Officer Irwin." Irwin says that prior to joining the Navy he was about to graduate college with a music degree, but then decided that he wanted a technical skill and enlisted like his father had as a young adult. Irwin has served in the Navy for more than nine years, including a tour aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). "I'll continue to serve until retirement and hope to be selected as a chief petty officer or limited duty officer," said Irwin. "I will always endeavor to be a positive influence on junior Sailors through mentorship, to my peers through bystander intervention, and the command by step-

U.S. Navy photo by Daryl Roy, ATRC

AEGIS Training and Readiness' Instructor Fire Controlman 1st Class Matt Irwin is instructing his students (top to bottom), Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jeffrey Pittman, Fire Controlman Striker Thomas Dahlen, and Fire Controlman Striker Quinn Korbelik in Electronic Equipment Water Cooler training as part of the AEGIS Computer Network Technician pipeline (or C-school). ping up and leading the way." Irwin will now go on to compete for Center for Surface Combat Systems Sailor of the Year. Irwin says he will continue to excel because of the strength of his family and his ATRC sisters and brothers. "My selection as SOY is a culmination

of time, hard work, determination, mentorship from numerous chiefs and officers, and sacrifice," said Irwin. "I thank my family for their understanding and their own sacrifice. I have been fortunate to have had a great physical fitness staff, whose own efforts made this selection possible."

VITA Program Needs Volunteers The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has coordinated with the Internal Revenue Service to sponsor the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program training at the FFSC, Bldg. 214 at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren from Dec. 10 - 14. The program is in need of volunteers to provide tax assistance. The VITA season runs January through mid-April. Software is provided via Navy contract. Volunteers do not need to be math experts (software does the math), but they must be

able to work with clients and commit to time. Appointments will be seen at the FFSC during daytime work hours, some Saturdays, and occasionally weeknights if volunteers are available. Commands are urged to provide this volunteer opportunity information to its military members. This program cannot operate without volunteers. The VITA program is for military members and their families, as well as retired military members. The program helps to keep money in military members' pockets as well as provide

information to assist them with future tax preparation and records. Some volunteers have even used the training they have received toward future career opportunities, including a volunteer who opened his own business providing tax assistance. Volunteers can be active duty, spouses or retirees. Last year in the NSF Dahlgren area, military members saved over $145,000 in preparer's fees by using theVITA program. To volunteer to become a VITA tax preparer, call Carol Allison at 540-653-1839.


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MWR Happenings Dahlgren Bowling Center Santa Hat Bowling

Thursdays in December Eligible Patrons: All with base access Wear your Santa hat and bowl a game, and then get a game for free! For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540653-7327.

Ham Bowl

December 1 – 16 Time: During regular hours of operation Eligible Patrons: All with base access Win your holiday ham! Bowl three spares in a row and put your name in for a drawing to win your Christmas ham. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327.

Craftech/Hobby Center Holiday Ceramic Santa Class

December 3 and 10, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Eligible Patrons: All with base access Create a Holiday Santa for your home in this two-evening class. Cost is $45 and includes all materials. Maximum class size is four. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540653-1730.

Fused Glass Ornaments

December 4 Time: All day during regular hours of operation Eligible Patrons: All with base access In this one-day class, pop in and make a fused glass ornament. The glass is precut and you assemble. Leave it for firing and pick up two days later. Great start in the fused glass world. Class size is unlimited. Cost is $15 which includes all materials. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540-653-1730.

Evening Bow Tying Class

December 6, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Eligible Patrons: All with base access Build those holiday bows in this one-day class. Bring in a roll of #9 ribbon, 1 ½ inches wide. Class size is limited to eight participants. The cost is $5 plus your ribbon. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540653-1730.

Holiday Stained Glass Candle

December 6, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Eligible Patrons: All with base access Create a beautiful candle holder in this one-day class. Cost is $25 and includes all materials. Maximum class size is six. For more information, please contact Craftech at 540653-1730.

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North Pole Winter Festival

December 8, 10 a.m. - Noon Location: General Library Eligible Patrons: All with base access Children can participate in winter games, crafts, cookie decorating and have their photo taken with Santa. Enjoy festive music and refreshments with Santa and his elves. Join the fun for photos, prizes, a trackless train and more. FREE!!

Youth Activities Center Santa’s Calling

December 11 & 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Eligible Patrons: All with base access Send a special message this Christmas with a call from Santa! The deadline for registration is December 10. Operators will be standing by at the North Pole phone center to put your child’s name on Santa’s telephone list! For more information, please contact 540-653-8009.

Indian Head Special Events

2012 Santa Hotline

The Youth Activities Program will be assisting Santa with his hotline again this year. Calls from Santa will be transferred through special operators at the North Pole. Just complete the registration form and return it to any MWR Facility by December 17. Santa will be calling on December 19 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 6 at 5 p.m. in the grassy area across from the USO. Join us for hot chocolate and cookies and a visit from Santa at the Library after the tree lighting.

Bowling with Santa

December 8, Bowling Center Gather your friends and family and join us for an afternoon of bowling. Cost includes unlimited games and shoe rental, snacks, prizes and pictures with Santa. $5 per person, open to all with base access.

Winter Wonderland

December 15 in the Gymnasium, Bldg. D328 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season at the MWR WinterWonderland with music, games, crafts, pictures with Santa, a sled riding hill and more! This event is FREE and open to all with base access.

Story Time with Santa

December 17 - General Library Starting at 6 p.m. - get comfy and let Santa himself tell you a story! Enjoy crafts, hot cocoa andtreats! FREEandopentoalleligiblepatrons.

Holly Jolly 5K

December 19,Weight House Fitness Center Register at the Fitness Center before 10:30 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m. Prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place male and female. Enjoy a hot beverage after the race! Bells will be provided to jingle up your laces! $5 for civilians, FREE for military.

Mix House Rentals

The holiday season is right around the corner, the Mix House is the perfect location for your next gathering. Stop by and check out the new renovations and spectacular views from the deck overlooking the Potomac River! The Mix House can be rented for office parties, birthday parties or any special event you may have. The facility can be set up any way you would like for your event. To book your date or take a tour, please call 301-744-6487. Recreational Gear Rentals - The MWR Auto Hobby Shop rents an extensive selection

Dahlgren Movie Theater 540-653-7336 Hours of Operation Friday: 7 p.m. Showing Saturday: 7 p.m. Showing Price of Shows $5 Civilian, $4 Active Duty, Retired and Reserve Mil. E7 and above and their family members with ID, $2.50 E1-E6 and below and their family members with ID, $2 Child (6-11), Free - Child (5 and under). Movies shown in 3-D will add an additional $1 to ticket price. Nov 30 - Hotel Transylvania Rated PG - 92 min. Dec 1 - Taken 2 Rated PG-13 - 92 min. Dec 7 - Here Comes the Boom Rated PG - 105 min. Dec 8 (Matinee 2 p.m.) Hotel Transylvania (3-D) Rated PG - 92 min. Dec 8 - Argo Rated R - 120 min. of equipment for your recreational needs. Available items include tents, canoes, tarps, picnic tents, tables, chairs, moon bounce, grills, lanterns, sporting equipment and more! Rentals are available on a daily, weekly or weekend basis. Call the Hobby Shop at 301744-6314 for more information or stop by and see what we have to offer.


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Community Notes Indian Head CSM Barber Shop Quartet Concert

CSM Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Nov. 30, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.The men's barbershop chorus, Southern Mix, will perform.The concert will feature holiday and other festive music and will include guest singers from local schools. Individual tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of concert or fall ensemble tickets are $15 to attend a performance of each of the following fall concerts: Barbershop Concert, Dance Performance, Chorale Concert, Jazz Ensemble Concert, Latin Ensemble Concert. BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection December 1

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the last household hazardous waste collection for 2012 will be held on Saturday, Dec.1. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of PublicWorks building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata.

Collection hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oilbased paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label. Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids) and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, or sawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out. The next household hazardous waste collection date will be April 6, 2013. For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-8702778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Sotterley hosts Family Plantation Christmas

Family Plantation Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation, offering a full day of wonderment and Christmas spirit! Let Santa know what you want for Christmas, purchase treats from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, sing along with carolers, make holiday crafts, visit the Sotterley Museum Shop to find unique holiday gifts while the children are buying presents at Santa's Secret Shop, and purchase greens and hand-crafted items from Sotterley's Garden Guild! Craft Vendors for choosy shoppers! PatuxentVoices, a women's acappella group, will perform Christmas favorites from many historical periods. Make this Christmas event part of your family tradition! The cost is $5 per person at the gate.

"Dine With Purpose" on Dec. 8

Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend a "Dine with Purpose" event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the New Hope Church of God (4200 Old Washington Road,Waldorf). Commissioner Kelly will join the Waldorf Rotary Club in coordinating this second annual community dinner. A free and

enjoyable meal will be provided to anyone in need of food or fellowship. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness that poverty is a serious problem for many individuals and families in Charles County and encourage others to provide community dinners. Donations will be accepted, and each dollar of your donation will buy up to eight pounds of food for a needy family. Cash, money order or check donations should be sent to Southern Maryland Food Bank, P.O. Box 613, Hughesville, Md. 20637.

Holiday Festival and Craft Fair

Come to the annual Holiday Festival and Craft Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 6- 9 p.m. at the Indian HeadVillage Green Pavilion. Enjoy entertainment from HopeYou Dance children's dance studio, First Baptist Church WDOGS PuppetTeam, the Painter family running antique trains, special live musical entertainment, children's activities, homemade refreshments, hot apple cider and a gingerbread house contest. Plus do your Christmas shopping with lots of crafts for sale. Admission is $1 each for all ages. All proceeds collected to be given to NETS (Neighbors Eager To Serve) Program. Sponsored by the Town of Indian Head-For more information call 240-3754061 or karen@townofindianhead.org.

Nominees Needed for Military Spouse of the Year Military Spouse magazine opened nominations for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) award. Now in its sixth year, the award honors military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. The award recognizes the force behind our nation's service members: military spouses.

Military Spouses make a difference every day and in a million different ways. From supporting the home front and our service members to advocating for military families and leading change, these men and women are making important contributions. Military Spouse magazine is excited to introduce an expansion to the installation level

for this year's award. Nominations will be collected and aggregated at the base (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy), district (Coast Guard), and state level (National Guard). For the first time, an installation level winner will be recognized at each United States military installation that submits nominations. "Military spouses have given so much. I am constantly impressed by the contributions of these amazing men and women," says Kate Meeuf, Brand Director for Military Spouse magazine. "We want to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve, which is why we added the installation level to this year's award." "Armed Forces Insurance is proud to sponsor the MSOY award and the recognition that is given to military spouses through this competition," said Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Chairman, AFI. "Military spouses have been carrying an especially heavy burden during these last eleven years of war and deserve every recognition for their con-

tributions on the home front." A nominee must be the spouse of a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Criteria used for selecting the recipient include contributions to community change, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice, professional pursuits and specific efforts to support the military community. If nominated, military spouses can also submit an issue that is impacting the military community and a recommendation for how they would like to influence change in this area. Nominations can be submitted at msoy.militaryspouse.com through January 4th. The installation, state, and district winners will be selected via an online vote on January 22nd. Six branch level winners will be selected from the installation level winners in a subsequent online vote on February 5th. These six finalists will be considered for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award. The winner will be announced on May 9th 2013 at the awards luncheon in Washington D.C.


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Capt. Pete Nette, NSASP commanding officer, offered an update on a handful of initiatives. He announced preliminary plans for coordinating Dahlgren's 95th birthday celebration. "We've organized a committee to work with the community and supported-commands on the installation," said Nette. "It's going to be a celebration thorough the year instead of one grand celebration." He updated the council about the Joint Land Use Study currently being undertaken by King George County on behalf of the Navy and the completion of the Potomac River shoreline restoration at NSF Indian Head. Nette also announced a contract award for the project to upgrade the steam distribution system at NSF Indian head. The new system will save energy and replace the coal-fired Goddard Power Plant with a natural gas-powered, nodal system. Construction is expected to be complete by 2016.

Mid-Atlantic UAS Coalition

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act calls upon the Federal Aviation Administration to establish six new UAS test sites across the United States. Matthew Scassero, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic UAS Coalition, briefed the COMREL Council about his organization's efforts to create of a mid-Atlantic UAS test range. "It is a three-state coalition of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, pulling together existing resources in a focused way to help the FAA figure out how to get unmanned aerial systems integrated into the national airspace," he said. The coalition seeks to expand the UAS technology used extensively by the government agencies into public and commercial domains, said Scassero. "There's an $89 billion industry waiting for that airspace to be opened up to commercial systems. It is a huge industry basically waiting for clearance." Helping the FAA develop the policies and procedures necessary to open up more airspace to UAS is the Mid-Atlantic UAS Coalition's goal. "With our existing resources, we can lead the nation in UAS services," said Scassero.

Harry Nice Bridge Improvement Project

Glen Smith, manager for the Harry Nice Bridge improvement project for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA), updated the COMREL Council about the much-discussed plan to upgrade the Potomac River crossing for Hwy. 301. MTA's plan is still to replace the existing structure with a four-lane bridge with twoway bike lane, said Smith, but the fiscal crisis has prevented planners from setting a firm project timeline. "We have a lot of con-

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ladies like my vocal coach and my mother have been for me," said Williams. Should she emerge as the winner, her prizes will include a recording session at a professional studio, as well as a cash prize. This would play right into Williams' singing goals. "My ultimate goal as a singer would have

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sensus for this project," said Smith. "Currently, there are no funds for engineering." The project is a "top priority" of the Maryland Transportation Authority, said Smith, but his organization must first contend with the Inter County Connector and improvements to Interstate 95 around Baltimore. Smith, answering a question from an audience member, placed the estimated start of construction "beyond 2020."

Joint Warfare Analysis Center update

Robert Tolhurst, executive director for JWAC, briefed the COMREL Council about his organization's transition to Strategic Command (STRATCOM) from the Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), which has been disestablished. Tolhurst described for the audience a little about the precise technical support JWAC provides to warfighters, such as battle damage assessment.

King George County Schools Presentation

The new superintendent of King George County Schools, Robert Benson, briefed the COMREL Council about his past experiences as a professional educator and his goals as he settles into his new job. "I'm proud of my district and my community," Benson told the council. Benson described some of the goals of modern education, such as the ability to read and write technically and to understand both declarative and procedural knowledge. The best way to achieve those goals is a child-centered approach that supports students and educators in the classroom, he said. "Research tells us that the best thing we can have is quality instructors."

King George-Dahlgren Rotary Club Report

Community-minded men and women, many of whom are employed at NSF Dahlgren, established a King GeorgeDahlgren Rotary Club in October. Roger Carr, chairman of the club's Service Projects Committee, briefed the COMREL about the club's goals and activities. "We're going to focus on literacy and education," he said. Though the chapter is new, it has already participated in the King George Day of Caring, helped cleaned out Ralph Bunche High School, adopted a stretch of local highway and started a literacy project at Sealston Elementary School. The latter initiative will contribute $2,500 to a reading room project at the school to help students and teachers. The King George-Dahlgren Rotary Club holds meetings every Tuesday at noon at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus.

to be becoming a recording artist that young girls can look up to. If I were to win the competition, I would like to record a mixed style of show tune and pop music. I would like to have my own sound and style, so that I could be different from all of the other artists," said Williams. To see a past Williams' performance and to vote for her, visit oprisingstar.com.

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"Dine With Purpose" in Waldorf

Commissioner Kelly to Hold "Dine with Purpose" on December 8 Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend a "Dine with Purpose" event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the New Hope Church of God (4200 OldWashington Road,Waldorf). Commissioner Kelly will join theWaldorf Rotary Club in coordinating a second annual community dinner. A free meal will be provided to anyone in need of food or fellowship. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness that poverty is a serious problem for many individuals and families in Charles County and encourage others to provide community dinners. Donations will be accepted, and each dollar of your donation will buy up to eight pounds of food for a needy family. If you would like to be a part of helping a family in need, below are food and donation locations: Cash, money order or check donations should be sent to: Southern Maryland Food Bank P.O. Box 613 Hughesville, Md. 20637 Drop food location for Charles County Maryland food banks: Mary's Food Pantry (Sacred Heart Church, La Plata) Saturday , 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 301-934-2261, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata

Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish Food Pantry Friday, 9 - 11 a.m. 301-392-1051, 112 E. Charles Street, La Plata Wayside Food Bank, Inc. (Holy Ghost Catholic Church) 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 301-259-2493, 15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg St.Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of St. Peter's Church 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 - 11 a.m. 301-843-8916, 3320 St. Peter's Church Rd.,Waldorf Joe's Place (Christ Episcopal Church, Durham Parish) 2nd and 4th Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m. 8685 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy Peace Lutheran Church (Peace Lutheran food bank is temporarily closed during new construction at the church) 1st and 3rd Saturday and 2nd & 4thWednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 301-843-1832, 401 E Smallwood Drive,Waldorf Charles County Children's Aid Society, Inc. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 301 645-1561, 3000 Huntington CircleWaldorf Anathoth House, Inc., a Food Pantry and Outreach Ministry Monday, 5 - 8 p.m. and Fridays, 5 - 8 p.m.(hot prepared meals 301-751-4870, 3200 Captain Dement Drive,Waldorf Calvary United Methodist Church 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 301-645-5247, 3235 Leonardtown Rd,Waldorf Hughesville Baptist Church Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (301) 274-3672, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville For more information, contact Ms. Kim Simonson, Executive Assistant, at 301-645-0576 or SimonsoK@CharlesCounty.org. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


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