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New Indian Head Emergency Phone Number


The telephone system on board Naval Support Facility Indian Head is transitioning from a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) to a Central Office Exchange (Centrex). One effect of the new phone service will be a change in how onbase numbers (including emergency services) are dialed, both during the transition and afterward. Once this conversion is completed, base employees will have to dial a 7digit phone number to reach other extensions on base. During the telephone system transition period (from now until the end of August), you will have to dial 9-301-744xxxx (11-digits) to reach other on-base numbers. In particular, the number to report emergencies will be 9-301-744-4333. You must dial all digits to reach emergency services as some lines are on the old system but some have been converted to the new system. Dialing this 11-digit number will ensure you reach necessary assistance. After the Centrex telecommunication conversion is completed (currently 28 Aug), emergency services can be reached by dialing 744-4333 (7-digit). An all hands notification will be sent when the transition is completed.

Indian Head Division recognized as Voluntary Protection Program Star site OSHA certification honors successful safety, health management systems By Becky D'Ambrosio NSWC IHD Corporate Communications The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved Naval SurfaceWarfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star site on June 20. The VPP Star certification is OSHA's highest honor and is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Organizations in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. NSWC IHD's injury and illness rates on average were 64.5 percent below the national average for its industry. "We are extremely proud of our safety culture and performance," says Capt. Andy Buduo, NSWC IHD's commanding officer. "VPP Star status was achieved through a team effort that required each and every employee's commitment. "Theentireworkforceplayedanintegral role in this endeavor by providingfeedbacktomanagement,improving their individual safety performance, looking out for their co-workers

U.S. Navy photos by Matthew Poynor

NSWC Indian Head Division's CAD/PAD Manufacturing Branch manager Nick Scalfaro shows a member of the VPP assessment team the CKU-5 Motor Tube Sustainer Grain Assembly. and operating safely," adds Buduo. The OSHA team performed a four-day worksite evaluation earlier this year from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, which included a comprehensive inspection of safety programs, work processes and site facilities and interviews with employees. During this evaluation, NSWC IHD was identified as having multiple best practices/areas of excellence in areas such as employee involvement and ownership in safety

and health, communications processes, trend analyses, and qualification and certification processes. "Safety is a number one priority at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division," said Dennis McLaughlin, NSWC IHD's technical director. "We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees." Out of more than 8 million worksites in the United States, approxi-

NSWC Indian Head Division's safety director Ray Geckle discussed safety procedures with OHSA officials during a tour of the command's Elizabeth Luster Whitman Analytical Laboratory prior to the command's VPP assessment in January. mately 2,500 have been designated as VPP Sites. These sites are considered exemplary in their ability to control workplace hazards. VPP participants receive their first recertification evaluation three years following approval into the Star Program. Successive evaluations are conducted every three to five years depending on the strength of the site's program and the policy of the region, although site injury and illness rates are reviewed annually.

Nelson Brothers highlight 4th of July celebration By Andrew Revelos NSASP Staff Writer A performance by the twin sons of the late, great Ricky Nelson was the highlight of the Fourth of July celebration on board Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren that featured music, outdoor activities and of course, fireworks. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson delighted the crowd that packed the parade field for Ricky Nelson Remembered, a set list that included Ricky Nelson's top hits as well as short films about his career and the Nelson family's early days on the Ozzie and Harriet Show. The celebration was possible through a partnership between officials from King George County, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) and several sponsors. "This

The Nelson brothers rock out at Dahlgren's Fourth of July Celebration. Their show, Ricky Nelson Remembered, featured their dad's greatest hits as well as short films detailing his life. is a partnership between the installation and the county," said Capt. Pete Nette, NSASP commanding officer. "It's a great partnership... it's great for the Navy and it's great for King

George." Nette welcomed the crowd and thanked sponsors. "For those who reside in the community, if this is your first time on the installation, welcome

aboard. For those who work here, welcome back. I hope you guys have a good time and enjoy yourselves." Nette also thanked the Pentagon Division Sea Cadets, the King George High School NJROTC, staff from Dahlgren's Branch Medical Clinic and members of the Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) and Naval Facilities Command Washington (NAVFACWASH) for supporting the celebration. "Thanks to my NSF Dahlgren team: security, MWR, fire, public affairs, special events, safety, emergency management for making the entire event a success!" Cedell Brooks, chairman of the King George County Board of Supervisors, thanked attendees and sponsors. "Good evening to all," he said. "It's a beautiful day today. It's a little warm but we're grateful to be here to-

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Dahlgren cleans up after damaging storm The thunderstorms that swept through the region June 29-July 1 damaged several residences on board Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren. Trees

and branches were blown down, windows broken and shingles stripped from roofs. Danny Brown, operations manager for the Brickman Group, observed the

damage firsthand. "You've got 100-year old trees on this base," he said. "We were pretty lucky; it could have been a whole lot worse."

One of several large trees that were felled during powerful thunderstorms that hit Dahlgren.

Brandon Hackette, an employee of the Brickman Group, the company contracted by Lincoln Housing to service base residences, sharpens the blade of a chain saw in Dahlgren as crews worked to clean up debris.

Ethan Roberts, eight, cleans debris that fell into his family's yard. The Roberts family took shelter in their basement when the storm passed through.

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Damaged shingles await repair on this roof after a powerful series of thunderstorms swept through Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.

Hiring Event at NSA Bethesda As part of an ongoing initiative to provide jobs for wounded warriors, transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses, Naval District Washington (NDW) Family Support Programs will host a second hiring event Saturday, Aug. 25 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB). The initiative - "100,000 Jobs Mission" - was launched in March 2011 by a number of leading companies, with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and veterans by 2020. Through their ef-

forts, thus far, they have hired more than 12,000 veterans. At the event, attendees will an opportunity to meet with several potential employers. "Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude - we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service," the initiative's website states. Additionally, "We believe hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do for veterans, but it's a great thing to do for our businesses.

Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer and they bring meaningful skills to the workplace." The hiring event will take place in the gymnasium (Building 17) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees must show proof of military service, i.e. military ID card, veteran ID card issued by the VA, or DD-214 along with a photo ID, to enter the base. For more information about the initiative, and to register visit

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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@ or contact our office toll free at 866-359-5540, or DSN 249-8153, or 540-653-8153.

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


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Summer Heat = Quick Danger With temperatures and heat indexes spiraling out of control this summer, it's everyone's responsibility to know the dangers of heat and how it can affect your body. For instance, when you receive notification that the "black flag" is out, why does this happen and what does it mean? Hot conditions put your body under a lot of stress. Physical activity stresses the body even more. When heat is combined with physical activity, loss of fluids, fatigue, and other conditions can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses and injuries. Death is even possible. Heat stress is commonly associated with warm weather. It's true that warm weather increases the number of heatstress injuries and illnesses.Warm weather isn't the only cause of heat stress, though. Heat stress can occur any time the surrounding temperature is elevated. Even if the weather is cool, you may work in warm areas, indoors or out. Be alert for conditions which could cause heat stress and take precautions to prevent it.

Six main factors are involved in causing heat stress: -

temperature humidity movement of air radiant temperature of the surroundings - clothing - physical activity

Adjusting to these factors and/or controlling them reduce the chance of heat stress There are a number of types of heat stress injuries. Some are annoying but not very serious. Others can quickly lead to life-threatening situations. Knowing what to look out for is important. This is especially true because the more serious heat stress conditions cause the victim to become disoriented and unaware of their condition. People who are overweight, physically unfit, suffer from heart conditions, drink too much alcohol or are not acclimated to the temperature are at greater risk of heat stress and should seek and follow medical advice.

The major heat stress injuries and illnesses are described here:

Heat Rash is caused by a hot, humid environment and plugged sweat glands. It is a bumpy red rash which itches severely.

It is not life-threatening but is very annoying. Dry clothes that help sweat evaporate will reduce the chance of heat rash.Washing regularly and keeping the skin clean and dry will help prevent heat rash.

Heat Cramps are painful muscle cramps caused by a loss of body salt through excessive sweating. To help prevent heat cramps, drink plenty of non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids while working in a hot environment. Check with your doctor about the use of salt tablets. They may be recommended in some cases. Anyone suffering from heat cramps should be watched carefully for signs of more serious heat stress. If the cramps persist or other symptoms develop, seek medical attention immediately. Heat Syncope (pronounced "sin-copay") is sudden fainting caused by a reduced blood flow to the head.The victim's skin will be cool and moist and their pulse will be weak. Immediate medical attention is needed in the event of syncope. Heat Exhaustion results from inadequate salt and water intake and is a sign the body's cooling system is not working properly. The victim will sweat heavily, their skin will be cool and moist, their pulse weak, and they will seem tired, confused, clumsy, irritable or upset, they may breathe rapidly--even pant--and their vision may be blurred. The victim may strongly argue that they are okay even with these obvious symptoms. If you suspect heat exhaustion, don't let the victim talk you out of seeking immediate medical attention. The heat exhaustion will affect their ability to exercise good judgment. Until medical help arrives, try to cool the victim and offer sips of cool water as long as the victim is conscious. Immediate medical attention is required. Heat exhaustion can quickly lead to heat stroke.

Heat Stroke is the deadliest of all heat stress conditions. It occurs when the body's cooling mechanism has shut down after extreme loss of salt and fluids. The body temperature will rise, the victim's skin is hot, red, and dry, their pulse fast, and they may complain of headache or dizziness. They will probably be weak, confused, and upset. Later stages of heat stroke cause a loss of consciousness and may lead to convulsions. In the event of heat stroke, seek immediate medical at-

tention. Until help arrives, try to cool the victim and offer sips of cool water if the victim is conscious.

Recognizing the symptoms of heat stress is very important, particularly since the victim may not realize what is happening. If you work alone in a hot environment, develop a "buddy system" so someone will check in on you periodically to look for signs of heat stress.

To beat the heat, take these precautions:

- Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and monitor yourself and those around you. - Whenever possible, block direct sun or other heat sources. - Go into an air conditioned space to rest frequently when participating in sports or working outside. - Drink lots of water; about one cup every 15 minutes. Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals. - Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing. - Call 911 immediately when you recognize signs of heat stroke. - While waiting for help, move the person to a cool, shaded area, loosen or remove heavy or tight clothing, provide cool drinking water, and fan or mist the person with water. - Avoid physically exerting yourself or exercising during the hottest hours of the day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Most importantly - stay hydrated!

Once you realize you're thirsty, your body may already be in danger. - Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids several hours prior to exercise and drink cool water often during physical activity. - Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water.Thirst is a late signal of severe fluid loss. - Symptoms of dehydration include muscle cramps, decreased blood pressure and dizziness. - Even small degrees of dehydration will cause a decrease in performance.

Preventing heat stress is a matter of controlling the factors that cause it. Use the precautions mentioned in this article, and don't hesitate to seek assistance if you suspect heat stress. Your good health depends on it!

$10 Challenge Could Add $1.65 Billion Annually to Virginia's Economy The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is joining other agricultural organizations in Virginia to encourage Virginians to spend at least $10 per week on locally grown foods and beverages. Research byVirginia Cooperative Extension has shown that if each household in Virginia spent just $10 a week on locally grown agricultural products, consumers would invest an additional $1.65 billion back into the local economy each year. While agriculture is already Virginia's leading industry with an annual economic impact of $55 billion, the $10 Buy Local Challenge could increase that impact dramatically. Partners in the challenge include VDACS, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Cooperative Exten-

sion Service, Buy Fresh Buy Local - Virginia and all the members of the Virginia Food System Council. Matthew J. Lohr,VDACS Commissioner, noted that the $10 Buy Local Challenge is a nice complement to the agency's Virginia Grown marketing program. "The Virginia Grown program is aimed at helping consumers easily identify locallygrown products in the marketplace," he said. "The program uses a highly recognizable logo thatVirginia farmers' market vendors, grocery stores and restaurants can use to designateVirginia Grown also offers a user friendly searchable website that helps consumers find pick-your-own farms, farm stands and farmers' markets in their community."

Consumers cite many reasons for purchasing locally-grown products. Products are fresher and thus more nutritious. When they purchase products on the farm, at roadside stands or at farmers' markets, consumers get to know the farmer with the food and say this gives them a sense of community with the men and women who grow their food. Buying locally creates jobs and keep dollars circulating within the local economy. And many consumers say it's important to them to reduce food miles associated with shipping food long distances. VDACS offers these tips to help consumers meet the $10 Challenge:

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Base Happenings Dahlgren Dahlgren Navy Ball Fundraiser Every Saturday

The Naval Support Activity South Potomac Birthday Ball Committee is firing up the grill and is making lunch for you today! Come to the First Lieutenant's Bldg. #453 on the water near the flagpole on Sampson Rd. (across from Bldg. 101) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the NSASP Navy Ball 2012.

Dahlgren Commissary News

Dahlgren Commissary will hold a Seafood Road Show and Farmers Market on July 19 - 21 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Indian Head 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 for information.

To publish information on your event or program under "Base Happenings," contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email

NSASP personnel recognized By Andrew Revelos NSASP Staff Writer Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) recognized Sailors and civilian employees for outstanding performance of duties in the second quarter with an awards ceremony July 2. Culinary Specialist 1st Class Bryant Anderson received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. From February 2010 to July 2012, Anderson gave more than 645 hours of community service to King George County and the Dahlgren School as a volunteer coach and mentor. More than 420 of those hours were performed offduty at the Dahlgren School, where he served as a basketball and track coach for children ages nine to 13. Anderson is a "positive role model and inspired athletes to learn more about sportsmanship, fitness, rulesetting, self-esteem and confidence," according to the citation. Chief Culinary Specialist Venison Abdala, whom many may recognize as a driving force behind the weekly Navy Ball burger "burns," received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, gold star in lieu of second award, for outstanding service at his last post onboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20). From December 2007 to December 2011, Abdala oversaw a large and diverse mess crew to provide his shipmates with roughly 3,000 meals per day. Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Terence Rambeau received a Letter of Commendation for superior performance of duty leading to his selection of Senior Sailor of the Quarter, second quarter 2012. "Petty Officer Rambeau skillfully balanced and oversaw the career develop-

CS1 Anderson

CSC Abdala

GSM1 Rambeau

ABH2 Kirkpatrick

Sara Wilt

Frank Furtado

ment of 31 Sailors from [NSASP] along with four supported commands," according to the citation. Those duties involved processing more than 21 perform-to-serve applications, six reenlistment requests, eight fleet reserve requests, 41 career development boards and five enlisted personnel action requests and command correspondence. Rambeau's work resulted in a 65-percent advancement and 100-percent retention rates for the quarter. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Amoah received a Letter of Commendation for his selection as Junior Sailor of the Quarter, second quarter 2012. Amoah is responsible for ensuring the "cleanliness of two geographically-separated installations" in Naval Support Facilities (NSFs) Dahlgren and Indian Head. Amoah was also recognized

for his solid performance during the Solid CurtainCitadel Shield 2012 exercises and for his ceremonial duties outside the fence line as the command funeral honors coordinator. He "meticulously coordinated and tracked 50 funeral honors events in the South Potomac are and participated in 15 of them," said Cmdr. Elvis Mikel, NSASP executive officer. Amoah, along with Yeoman 2nd Class David Parker, received Letters of Commendation for their participation in the retirement ceremonies for a long-serving employee at the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA), Pam Clements, who retired after 38 years of federal service. Clements' only request was to be presented with a flag that had flown over NOSSA and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Di-

vision. To have her presentation flag raised by Sailors "will add meaning and a greater sentiment... to her retirement," wrote Capt. Jason Gilbert, commander of NOSSA. Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Aircraft Handling) 2nd Class Charlie Kirkpatrick received a Letter of Commendation for his selection as Blue Jacket of the Quarter, second quarter 2012. Kirkpatrick "flawlessly coordinated the safe recovery and launch of five helicopters in support of various military operations," according to the citation. Kirkpatrick's work improved the air operations readiness of the installation and did so on-time and on-budget. He also received praise for his work implementing a "rigorous fitness program" that helped 23 Sailors pass their Spring Cycle Physical Fitness Assessments.

CS2 Amoah Sara Wilt, assigned to NSASP's Morale, Welfare and Readiness Branch, was chosen as Civilian of the Quarter, Second Quarter 2012. Wilt's work included coordinating the teen employment program, in which she provided training for 30 candidates and helped schedule interviews with MWR managers. Frank Furtado, director of the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), was chosen as Civilian Supervisor of the Quarter, Second Quarter 2012. Furtado helped implement sexual assault prevention training with less than three weeks notice for Sailors across Dahlgren and Indian Head, from multiple commands. As part of the program, the installations hosted 5K races to raise awareness about preventing sexual assaults in the military. FFSC was also praised for recently passing an inspection conducted by auditors from Chief of Naval Installations Command (CNIC)-FFSC accreditation team with 100percent compliance. Other NSASP personnel were recognized for their many years of service with Length of Service Certificates. Dawn McDonnell received a 15-year certificate. Mark Kowalski was recognized for 20 years of service. Kevin Frazier and Maxine Huddleston were recognized for 25 years of service.

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MWR Highlights Indian Head Aquatic Center Dive In to Summer Fun!

The Aquatic Center offers open swim hours, lap swim, water aerobics, private party rentals and more! Stop by the Fitness Center between now and Memorial Day for more information or to purchase your pool passes. Call 301-744-4616 and the pool staff will be able to assist you.

Library Summer Reading Program

General Library "Reading is so Delicious" Join us for a summer full of reading fun! All participants will receive a t-shirt and a bag of goodies. Program will be held on Mondays from 4 pm to 5 pm continuing through August 13. Stop by the Library for more information.

Fitness Center Longest Drive at the Driving Range

Wednesday, July 25 from 11 am to 1 pm Top two longest drives of the final round wins a prize! Open to all eligible patrons, Register at the Fitness Center.

Beat the Heat 5K

July 18, 2012 Beat the heat and come run in the morning. Race begins outside the Fitness Center at 0700, register any time prior to the race. $5 for civilians, FREE for military. Open to all eligible patrons.

Dahlgren Liberty Center Ocean City Beach Trip

July 14, 2012 at 0800 Leaving from the Liberty Center at 8 a.m.

Spend time walking on the historic boardwalk, jet skiing, playing mini-golf or volleyball, or just laying out on the sand. Don't miss this opportunity! Cost: $5.00. Eligible patrons: E1 - E6 Single/Unaccompanied Active Duty Military only. For more information contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

Craftech/ Hobby Center Stained Glass Stepping Stones

July 19, 4:30 p.m. Create a beautiful stained glass stepping stone for your garden. Cost $35 includes all materials. Class size 8. For more information, contact Craftech 540-653-1730.

Advanced Cake Decorating

July 29, 4:30 p.m. In this class - fondant, specialty flowers and borders will be covered. Bring in an 8" cake. Cost $25 includes all materials. Class size 8. For more information, contact Craftech, 540-653-1730.

Aquatics Center Winter Wonderland at the Pool

Dahlgren Movie Theater 540-653-7336 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 & 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. Friday, July 13 - Men in Black 3 (3-D) Rated PG-13 - 103 min. Saturday, July 14 Snow White and the Huntsman Rated PG-13 - 127 min. Friday, July 20 - Prometheus Rated R - 124 min. Saturday, July 21 - Madagascar 3 Rated PG - 103 min.

Friday, July 22 Bring the whole family to the Dahlgren Aquatics Center to celebrate winter in July. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool while listening to winter holiday music. Activities and games are also available. Cost is regular admission. Eligible patrons 17 Ombudsman Meeting 1530-1630 Dahlgren include all with base access. For more information, please 17 Reading Your Credit Report 1100-1200 Dahlgren contact 540-653-8088. 17 IA Return and Reunion 1300-1400 Dahlgren 18 Moving with EFM's 1000-1130Indian Head 18 Deployment Discussion Group1200-1300Indian Head 18 SAPR Refresher 1300-1500 Dahlgren NSASP All-Star Softball Game - RESCHEDULED 19 -20 Million Dollar Sailor 0800-1600 Dahlgren for Wednesday, July 25, 6 p.m. 19 Deployment Discussion Group1200-1300 Dahlgren NSF Dahlgren, Duke Field 20 ICC 1300-1400 Dahlgren Come out and root your home base on! NSF Dahlgren vs. 23 Resume Writing 0900-1130 Dahlgren NSF Indian Head and a home run derby. Giveaways, music Couples Communication 0900-1200Indian Head and fun for the entire family. Food and beverages will be avail- 25 Preparing for Baby 0900-1200 Dahlgren able for sale. Admission is free. Eligible patrons include all with 26 IA Family Activity 1500-1700 Dahlgren base access. For more information, please contact 540-653- 29 Babysitting Basics 1000-1600 Dahlgren 8580 (NSF Dahlgren) and 301-744-6649 (NSF Indian Head). 30

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Young folks didn't seem to care that many of the classic cars that graced the Navy Exchange parking lot were several decades older than themselves.

Matthew Nelson works his bass during Dahlgren's Fourth of July celebration.

This classic old Ford pickup truck was one of many that filled the parking lot at the Navy Exchange.

Swing low! Don Holland dips his wife, Marie, at Dahlgren's Fourth of July celebration.

Mother and daughter show off matching patriotic ribbons at Dahlgren's Fourth of July Competition.

Wee! Not every child, nor every adult for that matter, smiled as they went down the zip line. For some, it was about conquering a fear of heights. This young lady, however, was all grins.

Matthew Nelson, left, Gunnar Nelson, center, and Glass Onion Band's Tom Arbisi judge contestants in the Operation Rising Star Contest.

Gunnar Nelson plays the guitar licks that made his "pop," Ricky Nelson, famous.

Capt. Pete Nette, commanding officer of NSASP, looks less confident than his wife Pauline just prior to climbing the ladder to the zip line.

Revelers place their hands over their hearts as the National Anthem is performed.

July 4th: Thank you for your service! Continued from page 1

This reveler didn't forget to make sure their front row seat was a patriotic one. There were plenty of good views to go around near the airfield for the fireworks.


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day. It's good that we all come together as a community and celebrate on Independence Day." "It is such a great event and partnership between the county and the base which is so much a part of our county," added Joe Grzeika, King George Board of Supervisors member, after the celebration. "Captain Nette has gone above and beyond opening the base to the community and our private partners who have made the fireworks possible through their generous donations as we celebrate the birth of our nation. All are to be commended. God Bless America." Despite sweltering heat, revelers enjoyed a long list of activities. The more adventurous among the crowd climbed a ladder to the zip line, where they sailed down the cable into a large inflatable backstop. For the more traditionally inclined, sack races ran around a portion of the field. The Hunger Games came to life as a real competition, minus the death and destruction detailed in the book and movie. A car contest brought dozens of classic cars to the Navy Exchange parking lot. A misting tent and a misting truck provided by the NSASP Fire Department proved to be especially popular. The heat was not enough to stop several couples from dancing during the performances by the Glass Onion Band and Ricky Nelson Remembered. The former got the crowd moving as they covered tunes by the Beatles, Led Zepplin, the Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison. The dancing continued as service members competed in the Operation Rising Star Contest, judged by the Nelson Brothers, members of the Glass Onion Band and the crowd. James

Curry, a military dependent, won over the judges and the audience with a rousing rendition of Barry White's "Let's Get it On." Ricky Nelson Remembered thrilled audience members, who described the performance as a "great show" and "wonderful." The down-to-earth demeanor of the Nelson Brothers, seemingly oblivious to the heat, impressed the crowd. "Happy Fourth of July!" said Gunnar Nelson. "It's great to be here. It's cooking and all I can say is I'm not going to whine because we have a lot of people sitting out in the sun waiting to see us play." The film shown as part of the show detailed Ricky Nelson's career, from his early days on the small screen with his parents in Ozzie and Harriet, to the zenith of rock stardom, to lows in the latter half of the 1960s, to triumphant comebacks. "Our pop was about the most televised rock star in history," said Gunnar Nelson. Then there were the hits, performed faithfully by Gunnar Nelson on the guitar and Matthew Nelson on the bass. "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," "Stood Up," "I'm Walking" and "Lonesome Town," just to name a few. Such anthems helped Ricky Nelson sell more albums than nearly any other artist in history. "This is obviously our family show," said Matthew Nelson. "The thing that impresses me is we get a chance to meet people, talk to people and kind of keep it going. "Our pop managed in his career to sell 230 million records, Over 60 million albums. He's in the top five of alltime record-sellers in history and in spite of that, he was the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet - completely down-to-earth, a true gentleman. As Gunnar said, there's nothing more fun than being able to share these songs with you all and have a good time."

Nick and Emma Nichols dance the night away.

The young Nelson twins shared much about their early childhood in the Hollywood Hills with some rather extraordinary company. Bob Dylan was the guy who wouldn't leave the house; "Uncle" George next door was George Harrison; their babysitter was Mama Cass Elliot. Their father's new band, the Stone Canyon Band, was busy crafting the country rock sound that would dominate the airwaves decades later. Little wonder that the Nelson twins would go on to find fame with their own band, Nelson, in the early 1990s. Though the self-admitted "hair farmers" laugh about their glam rock days, the music lives on. As requested by an audience member, the Nelson Twins performed "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection," to the delight of a different generation of fans. The songwriting and performing apple clearly did not fall far from the family tree. Respect for family is something the Nelsons said they have in common with military audiences. In fact several members of the Nelson family are currently serving. "We got a chance to look around the base and we do as much as we possibly can for the military, for the families like the ones here," said Matthew Nelson. "Thank you for your service!" After the show, the Nelsons signed autographs and mingled with fans. With the sun down and the heat more bearable, the crowd moved along the edge of the airfield to enjoy the fireworks. The Fourth of July celebration in Dahlgren was sponsored by Birchwood Power Partners, Simventions, NSWC Federal Credit Union, Communication Specialists Inc., Waste Management, Lincoln Military Housing, the University of Phoenix, and WGRQ 95.9 and Thunder 104.5.

DJ, 4, was beaming pride after a stint in the facepainting and craft tents.

Navy and civilians alike enjoyed a first-rate fireworks show after the Nelson brothers left the stage.

Annabelle, 2, hams it up near the misting truck for the camera.

FC3 Lon Jemaa puts some soul into his performance during the Operation Rising Star competition.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Community Notes Indian Head Sunset Concert Festival at O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park in St. Charles

St. Charles Companies presents Free Friday Night Concerts through Aug. 31 at O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park in St. Charles, Md. Each Friday offers great family fun and entertainment! Concerts feature a variety of local artists and musical genres, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at dusk. Free parking for all attendees. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the lakefront setting. Coolers permitted; no alcohol or glass containers. The O'Donnell Lake Restaurant Park is located at the intersection of St. Patrick's Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, across from the movie theater and St. Charles Towne Center. Sponsored by the St. Charles Companies. Learn more about the St. Charles Companies at or For more information, contact Craig Renner at 301-843-8600 or Summer Concert Schedule: July 13 - Jennifer Cutting and OCEAN Celtic Band - Contemporary Celtic July 20 - Higher Hands Contemporary Hip-Hop & Funk July 27 - The Kajun Kelley Band Rock & Alternative August 3 - Singer-Songwriter Showcase with Matt Silkworth - Local Talent August 10 - Deanna Dove - Singer-Songwriter August 17 - Anthony Swampdog Clark - Blues

Calling All Actors - Open Auditions

Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce open auditions for two of our annual signature events: Ghosts of Sotterley and Sotterley Holiday Candlelight. Auditions will be held at the Sotterley Warehouse on:

Saturday, August 4th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, August 7th 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 21st 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, August 25th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ghosts of Sotterley 2012 entitled, "1918: Influenza, War, and Restless Spirits," will run on October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27th from 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.While restoring Sotterley Plantation to its former glory, owner, Herbert Satterlee disturbs more than the bricks and mortar as the country is in the midst of a flu pandemic and the remains of the GreatWar. This outdoor production takes place on the Sotterley grounds. This year's Sotterley Holiday Candlelight entitled, "From This Day Forward" will run on Thursday, November 29th for Members' Night and November 30 & December 1st for the general public from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. In this living history production set within the 1703 Plantation House, visitors will encounter Sotterley's past Christmas seasons and the families who lived and worked here. Share love, laughter and sometimes bittersweet memories at home on the plantation. For more information, please contact: Linda Tucker Jones, Event Manager at or 301-373-2280.

Final Run of "The Choice"

The third and finalWar of 1812 Living History event, "The Choice - RiskingYour Life for Freedom" will be held at Sotterley Plantation on Saturday, August 11 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The war with the British brought hardship to the plantation but a chance at freedom for the enslaved. At the living history presentations you will meet the people who lived and labored at Sotterley during the summer of 1814. Come to one of our events and be a part of the drama as slaves must make a difficult and daring choice. This event is FREE to the public, but space is limited. Advanced reservations can be made by calling the Sotterley office at 301-373-2280.

County Seeks Images for "Photo of the Week" Program

CharlesCountyGovernmentnowfeaturesa "Photo of theWeek" section on its new and improved website Citizens are encouraged to help us celebrate CharlesCountybyshowingoffallthebeautyour hometown has to offer. Each week, a random image will be selected from among all submitted entries. The selected photo will be posted on the homepage of the website, and also placed on the Charles County Government Facebook page and online photo gallery. For a chance to have your photo featured as the "Photo of the Week," e-mail Entriesmustinclude the full name of the individual submitting the photo, location, and brief photo description. The "Photo of the Week" program is not a contest. Photos are randomly selected, and must be high resolution. All entries must adhere to program rules. Complete "Photo of the Week" program rules are available at

PTRC "Night on the River"

The PortTobacco River Conservancy presents its 5th Annual "Night on the River" Sunset Fundraiser on Thursday, August 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Tobacco Restaurant, 7536 Shirley Boulevard, Port Tobacco, Md. Event will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, hors d'oeuvres and desserts plus cash bar. Tickets are $35. Phone Heather at 301-7513872 or email for tickets. For more information, visit

Dahlgren Military Officers Association of America Meeting

Captain Peter Nette, commanding officer for Naval Support Activity South Potomac, will be the featured speaker at the July 18 meeting of the Potomac Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.The meeting will be held

at Steamers Seafood Grill and Bar, 4599 James Madison Parkway, Dahlgren, Va. Cost is $30 per person. Social gathering is at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and Captain Nette's presentation. Contact John Huber at (804) 5295186 or for reservations and information.

Inaugural Exhibit Opening for Dahlgren Heritage Museum

You are invited to a special unveiling ceremony for an inaugural Dahlgren Heritage Museum exhibit at the University of Mary Washington's Dahlgren Center for Education and Research campus on July 25 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thanks to the hard work of the folks at the Dahlgren History Project, University of Mary Washington and EPI Colorspace, we are proud to invite you to what will be the first of a series of museum exhibit openings. The event starts at 4 p.m. with a light reception followed by a special panel discussion on the Women in Science and Technology at Dahlgren at 5 p.m.There will also be plenty of time to stroll through the halls of the beautiful campus building to see the newly installed historic displays. Advance registration is requested. Visit to register.You can't miss the link on the left hand side of the page.

American Legion Community Dinner

American Legion Post 89, 10021 Dahlgren Road in King George, will host a Community Dinner on July 28 from 4 - 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for active duty military, fire/rescue and law enforcement. Dinner includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.

Summer Close Out Yard Sale

The American Legion Post 89 Auxiliary will hold a summer close out yard sale on Sat., Aug. 25 from 7 a.m. - Noon. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for sale. Tables can be rented for $10 each. To reserve your table, contact Lisa Heitmeyer,

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One way to ensure you're buying Virginia products is to buy directly from the farmer. On, you can search by venue, locality or zip code for farms and markets near you. Get a CSA subscription. Many subscriptions sell out early, so contact your local CSA farmer soon to make sure you get a full season's supply of products. Click here for more information. - Look for the Virginia Grown or Virginia's Finest logos wherever you shop. - Buy Virginia wine. Virginia's wineries have a renowned reputation worldwide, so why buy anything else? The state has a burgeoning hard cider industry, and for those who don't drink alcoholic beverages, Virginia has some excellent homegrown sparking ciders, ginger ales and other beverages. - Check your supermarket for products that often come from local producers. Taking the time to read the labels at the supermarket, big box store or specialty shop should lead you to locally-grown or produced milk, eggs, honey, cheese, specialty items and more. - Look for restaurants that feature local products on their menus. Museum cafes and restaurants often feature local products on their menus and even provide information about the farms and farmers. - Ask for local products. More and more grocery and retail stores highlight local products with signage, banners and other eye-catching point-of-sale markers. But when in doubt, ask. Ask the produce manager which products come from area farms, within Virginia or across the region. If the store doesn't offer local products, tell management it is important to you to buy locally whenever possible. If enough people ask, they'll get the message. Commissioner Lohr urges all Virginia to take the challenge. He reminds consumers that it's probably much easier than they realize to buy local foods, beverages and other agricultural products such as plants, shrubs, Christmas trees and flowers. "Remember," he says, "you can help turn $10 a week into an extra $1.65 billion for your local economy."


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Coast Guard Auxiliary tours Dahlgren

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 from Kilmarnock, Va. visited Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on July 9, where they toured the large-caliber gun line of the Potomac River Test Range (top photo), Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's electromagnetic rail gun test facility, and the Aegis Training and Readiness (ATRC). David Herndon (l.) and Win Schwab (r.), members of the visiting Coast Guard Auxiliary (bottom photo), cover their ears during the gun line tour. Proof testing was in progress when the group arrived, allowing them to sample the sound of freedom.

NSASP Sailor gives it four more years

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Bryant Anderson, assigned to Naval Support Activity South Potomac, decided to give a few more years of his life to the Navy when he reenlisted during a ceremony July 2. Anderson (l.) is pictured reciting the oath of reenlistment being administered by Capt. Peter Nette, NSASP commanding officer.

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