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Work starts on new Agile Chemical Facility Ground Breaking celebrates start of construction Link directly to the NSASP Facebook page on your smart phone



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Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) marked the official ground breaking for the new Agile Chemical Facility on June 17. Construction is scheduled for completion in October 2014. The new state-of-the-art facility being constructed on Naval Support Facility Indian Head will modernize manufacturing procedures, reduce maintenance costs, improve production flexibility, provide safer operations and significantly reduce the command’s environmental footprint. It will replace the Moser Plant, which was built in 1948 and the Biazzi Nitration Plant, which was built in 1954. “The hazards that our personnel are exposed to will significantly decrease,”

said Dennis McLaughlin, NSWC IHEODTD Technical Director. “The facility will increase the safety of operating personnel by removing them from the existing attended operation and placing them in a remotelylocated control room to operate the process.” Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington will construct six new buildings and renovate four, providing improved manufacturing facilities for producing Otto Fuel II, which is used in most of the Navy’s major torpedoes. Developed and patented by former NSWC IHEODTD scientist, Dr. Otto Reitliner, Otto Fuel II increased torpedo speed and range, and is still considered the premier torpedo propellant.

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U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor

Participants in the ground breaking event were (l. to r.) Cmdr. Jeffrey Brancheau, public works officer, NSASP Public Works Department; Eugene Johnson, integrated logistics support engineering manager for the Program Executive Officer, Submarines, Undersea Weapons Program Office; John Treseler, executive vice president for John C. Grimberg Company, Inc.; Peter Grimberg, president of John C. Grimberg Company, Inc.; Dennis McLaughlin, NSWC IHEODTD technical director; Capt. Thomas Smith, NSWC IHEODTD commander; Darrin Krivitsky, head of NSWC IHEODTD’s Energetics Manufacturing Department; and Capt. Alex Stites, operations officer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington.

Seeing CSCS systems training up close By Kimberly M. Lansdale Center for Surface Combat Systems and Lt. Carl Densing Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center The Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN), head of Naval Education and Training Center toured Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) learning facilities June 10-12. Vice Adm. Koo Ok Hyoe, came on a fact finding mission, and to observe ROKN service members’ training. In San Diego Koo visited Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center (FLEASWTRACEN), the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Shore-Based Training Facility (LTF) and CSCS Detachment West. Capt. Scott Dugan, FLEASWTRACEN’s commanding officer took Koo and his staff on a tour of the training center, explaining how FLEASWTRACEN uses a blended

learning solution of instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to efficiently train Sailors who enter the service with little or no experience to become anti-submarine and surface combat weapons systems operators and technicians. “It was a pleasure to host Vice Adm. Koo and his staff,” Dugan said. “We have greatly enjoyed the benefits gained from the cooperative training environment that exists between our two navies. As a testament to this cooperative spirit, several ROK students will attend our Air Intercept Controller (AIC) course later this year, and we anxiously look forward to their arrival.” While at the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) ShoreBased Training Facility (LTF), Koo was briefed on the LTF being the first surface warfare training facility to provide integrated bridge and combat systems tactical scenario training for Sailors serving on board an LCS. It is comprised of three com-

U.S. Navy photo by Daryl Roy

Capt. Ian Hall (left), commanding officer, Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) discusses with Vice Adm. Koo Ok Hyoe (middle), Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN), head of Naval Education and Training, how the training center efficiently trains Sailors who enter the service with little or no experience to become surface combat systems operators and technicians. ponents which can be used independently or in concert with the others to provide more complex training scenarios. Each section of the trainer replicates the basic layout and design of the LCS command and control, propulsion control systems and

a bridge that includes video screens that can reproduce every one of the U.S. Navy’s homeports, in addition to almost every routine port of call around the world. Koo ended his trip to San Diego with a visit to CSCS Detachment West.

“Vice Adm. Koo observed a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) trainer being inspected,” said Lt. Kevin Irons, CSCS Det West’s Weapon Officer. “The ROK Navy anticipates training requirements for Close In Weapons Systems (CIWS) onboard their new frigates which are under construction.” Capt. Don Schmieley, CSCS’ commanding officer, and Capt. Ian Hall, commanding officer, Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va. met with Koo to exchange ideas and share information about curriculum and training methods, and give Koo a better understanding of the center’s combat systems training capabilities and how it prepares Sailors for the fleet. “Vice Adm. Koo’s dedication to his training mission was obvious as he explained how crucial it was for his Sailors to develop the skills

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Dahlgren professionals pitch in for Quantico STEM Academy By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals from Dahlgren lent their expertise to the Quantico STEM Summer Academy at Quantico Middle-High School on June 17-21. The third annual event brought Quantico middle school students and educators together with scientists and engineers from Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren and Marine Corps Systems Command. The goal: build students’ STEM skills and show them how they can lead to a fulfilling career. Events at the academy centered on the engineering design process and included electromagnetic rail gun and remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) activities with Dahlgren engineers, as well as STEM demonstrations, the LEGO Green City Challenge, robot building and a mock crime scene exercise with FBI agents. The Quantico STEM Summer Academy is a collaborative effort with the National Defense Education Program (NDEP), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), the College of William and Mary, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA). Joe Plaia, a lead engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWC DD), is the director for the Quantico STEM Academy. “The goal of the whole week is to foster the kids’ interest in STEM,” he said. “We’re trying to show the link between what they learn in school and this is how it might apply in the real world and these are the jobs you might in a [STEM profession].” Reaching young people at the right age is critical, said Plaia. “Middle school is when you really want to engage the kids, because that’s when they start making decisions about what they think is interesting and what classes they want to take in the future.” Sara Wallace, an engineer for NSWC DD, helped organize this year’s events. “We coordinate with MARCORSYSCOM, [the College of] William and Mary, Quantico Middle-High School,

Ron Colbow, left, program manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, helps Alexa, 10, operate a Dragon Runner remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at the Quantico STEM Summer Academy on June 19.

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Joe Plaia, left, a lead engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and the director for the Quantico STEM Summer Academy, observes students working on the LEGO Green City Challenge on June 19. with the principal and with DODEA,” she said. “We figure out what their needs are at the school and think about what new activities we can do, because a lot of these kids have come [to the academy] for three years in a row. We also look at resources; this year we got the money seven weeks before the camp, so we really had to take inventory of what we had, what was readily available and what we could take in quickly.” Those efforts not only serve to boost individual students, but will also pay long-term dividends to organizations that depend on highly-skilled, STEMliterate employees, said Dr. Richard Tom, math department chair at Quantico Middle-High School. “Research has shown us that if you give kids hands-on activities and make it practical for them, they retain the information, the skill-sets a lot more.” While the main focus of

Ania, left, 11, and Dr. Richard Tom, right, math department chair at Quantico Middle-High School, put a robot together at the Quantico STEM Summer Academy on June 19.

Joseph, 11, checks out the Dragon Runner remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at the Quantico STEM Summer Academy on June 19. the academy is STEM, all school subjects are incorporated into the curriculum.

“Not only do we emphasize the math and science portion, but we can tie in all the

other disciplines like social studies [and] music, so the kids can see the totality of

the disciplines instead of separate cases,” said Tom. “We can teach kids ratios and proportions, how to find the circumference of a circle, but does it really mean anything until they sit down and start measuring the circumference of a wheel to make it move?” Tom said the cross-curricular approach to learning at the academy has valuable applications in the classroom. “For example, shop class,” he said. “There is a lot that goes into making a bird house, let’s say. There’s the math and science involved, but also biology. All of that can be taught in this particular project.” “We require a writing piece,” added Warren Kimmerly, eight grade robotics teacher at Quantico Middle-High School. “[Students] have to keep a journal of what went right and what went wrong, and why

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Principal Alice Herring retires By Andrew Revelos Staff Writer

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Employee moving to either Fredericksburg, Va. or Maryland is in need of commute to NSF Dahlgren. Ideal commuting arrangement would be transportation that could pick-up and drop-off at or close to place of residence. Please call for more information, Sheila 214-529-3690. Starting a Van Pool, A+ quality 7-passenger van, departs NLT 0635 from Fieldhouse/ Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs work hours (0715-1545) except Fri (0715-1515). Call Cheng at 540-6535909. A-Gate commuter wanted only. Van or carpool desired from any rideshare parking area or Reston Town Center. Depart between 0600-0700, return from Indian Head between 160-1700. Call Moses, (301) 743-4180. Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7-430, but hours can be negotiated. 703-909-3380. Riders wanted to start a carpool from the Northern Neck (Lively/Lancaster), passing through Warsaw at 0605 and Montross at 0615, arriving at Dahlgren by 0700; leaving Dahlgren at 1600. Call Lea at 540-653-6776 or 571-232-5412 (cell). 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 703-6929590.

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

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

Alice Herring, principal at the Dahlgren School since 2008, retired after a 30-year career that saw her serve students and parents at military installations across the globe. Capt. Pete Nette, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP), thanked Herring for her service at this year’s graduation ceremony at the Dahlgren School. “We were very fortunate to have your guidance and leadership while you were here,” Nette told Herring, presenting her with a NSASP command coin. “From the school, from the community and from [the command]: we appreciate all of your efforts, thank you.” After the ceremony, Herring reflected on her long career and how she stayed passionate about her calling through the years. “I arrived at Dahlgren School August 1st, 2008, after 25 years in Europe,” she said. “I spent 4 years at [Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe], in Belgium, 6 years in Vicenza, Italy and 14 years in The Netherlands. I taught Home Economics for a total of 4 years in DoDDS-Europe and then served as Assistant Principal and Principal for 26 years.” Like many education professionals, helping young people acquire knowledge and watching them grow proved rewarding for Herring. “Seeing students light up when they learn new skills or information and recognize that they can learn has helped me continue to stay passionate about my education career,” she said. “Finding a way to support struggling students and challenge other students. and I have enjoyed working with dedicated teachers who ‘do whatever it takes’ to

Alice Herring, principal at the Dahlgren School since 2008, retired after a long career of serving military children and their familes. Naval Support Activity South Potomac, current and former students, and staff wish Herring fair winds and following seas as she embarks on her next voyage. ensure that students learn.” That process, of challenging students and working together with parents and like-minded professionals, was all the more intimate in a tight-knit community like Dahlgren. “We are fortunate here at Dahlgren School to work together with parents and community members to help students reach their potential,” said Herring. “The unique size of Dahlgren School is special in that I could learn not only all students’ names, but a bit about each child and their families. It has been clear to me that it is easier to teach some-

one when a positive relationship is established.” Herring praised the Dahlgren community for helping make Dahlgren School so successful. “The community support here at Dahlgren is incredible, whether it be as guest speakers, assistance with lifting, coaching, awards, mentoring, cheering on a ballgame, helping provide for a safe environment or many other ways,” she said. “’Friends of Dahlgren,’ the Dahlgren School alumni association, has been very supportive, as well as NSWC Credit Union, and Lincoln Military Housing. Our partners, NSASP has worked with us to provide quarterly awards to students or whatever needed to be done. The [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] support was continuous at Dahlgren, from engineers, scientists and mathematicians.” As for her own critical role in helping students achieve success at Dahlgren School, Herring was humble. “It has been my pleasure and I am proud to have served the children of military service members, who have given so much for our country.” Herring plans to enjoy a relaxing but active retired life. “I look forward to living with my husband in the North Carolina mountains, where I plan to garden, read, exercise and volunteer,” she said. “I still have a bucket list of travel destinations including China, Africa and the Northeast US and Canada.” Herring also left open the possibility that she may return to Dahlgren for a visit. “It is amazing how once folks are from Dahlgren, they always come back,” she said. “Once a Dahlgren Tiger, always a Dahlgren Tiger!”

NAMDC Recognizes Employee of the Quarter James H. Stacey was recognized by Navy Air and Missile Defense Command as employee of the quarter for first three months of 2013. Stacey is a federal civilian employee assigned to the training and assessments department within the command. He is responsible for assessing crews on Aegis ships and overseeing the curriculum of the Air and Missile Defense Commander’s Course. Stacey helped establish the class, which provides the latest information on air and missile defense capabilities. “Jim is a motivated, dedicated professional who makes a tremendous difference here at Navy Air and Missile Defense Command,” said Capt. Frank

Olmo, chief of staff. “His efforts establishing the new class were phenomenal. We are very fortunate to have him on our team.” During the awards ceremony Stacey was recognized for “superior performance of his duties and superb leadership, for developing course standards and implementing the course.” Stacey enlisted in the Navy in 1985. He served on numerous ships and was commissioned in 2000. He retired in 2005 and held subsequent contract and federal civilian positions. NAMDC is the Navy’s primary authority and lead organization for Naval Joint and Coalition Integrated Air and Missile Defense matters.

James H. Stacey was named Employee of the Quarter for the first three quarters of 2013 by Navy Air and Missile Defense Command.

July 4th celebrations

June 29 - Stars and Stripes Spectacular, Spotsylvania, Va.

Spotsylvania Courthouse, 3 p.m. - Wil Gravatt Band and Southern Special Band plus other live music, Reptiles Alive, pony rides, food and business vendors, children’s activities, historical tours, fireworks and more. Visit and click on special events for more info.

July 3 - Chesapeake Beach Fireworks, Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Join us along the waterfront to watch

the annual patriotic fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay. This event is free to the public. Arrive early for easy parking. Enjoy our own Chesapeake Beach Water Park (fee), our beaches (fee) and our local restaurants and cafes. Town of Chesapeake Beach Web site: www.

July 4 - Heritage Festival, Fredericksburg, Va.

Celebrate America’s Birthday with a variety of family friendly activities! 7:45 Heritage Festival Fun Run, 9:30 - Parade,

Downtown Fredericksburg, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Festival of the Streets - Craft Show, Classic Car Display, Live Music. Trolley runs from downtown to George Washington’s Boyhood Home 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pratt Park (120 River Road) opens with special games and children’s activities at 4:30 p.m. The Quantico Marine Corps Band at 5:30 p.m. The UMW Philharmonic will perform until fireworks begin at 9:15. Arrive early at Pratt Park for great seats.

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Base Happenings Dahlgren DMV2Go at Parade Field

The Virginia DMV2Go Van will be at the Parade Field Pavilion parking lot on Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring your forms and take care of DMV transactions quickly and conveniently!

ASBP Blood Drive July 10

The Armed Services Blood Program will hold a blood drive on Wed., July 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Bldg. 1470 Conference Room. All blood collected benefits military members and their families at home, overseas, in harm’s way and recovering from injuries. Give our troops the best gift of all, the gift of life - give blood! Make your appointment online at using sponsor code NSF. We love walk ins as well!

Legal Services at FFSC

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers legal appointments on July 23. Appointments are for active duty military, reservists, retirees and their family members. Do you have your power of attorney and will squared away? Call 540-653-1839 to make an appointment.

Navy Ball Lunch Fundraiser at ATRC

The Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee is selling lunch daily (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the ATRC gazebo. Please come out for lunch and support the Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee.

Second Tour Thrift Store Has Expanded Hours

Second Tour Thrift Store is now open every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Second Tour also needs your donations! Please bring your gently used items to our location on Sampson Road. All proceeds from sales at Second Tour are donated to charities in the Dahlgren/King George and surrounding communities, and provide scholarship funds to dependents of military personnel that are or were stationed on Dahlgren.

Indian Head T&J BBQ at Stump Neck Annex

The T&J BBQ Lunch Truck is rolling into NSF Indian Head/Stump Neck Annex! They will be onsite near the firehouse Tuesday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come out for a yummy lunch today! Kraving Kabobs will be Mainside every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. near the Navy Exchange. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact NSASP Public Affairs at 540-653-8153 or email

Friday, June 28, 2013

Naval District Washington Holds Change of Command Ceremony By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs Naval District Washington (NDW) held a change of command ceremony in Admiral Leutze Park at the Washington Navy Yard June 21. Rear Adm. Markham Rich relieved Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge as commandant. Lorge, a native of Turnersville, N.J., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. He became a Naval Aviator, earning his wings in 1983, and has flown F-14, F-16, A-4 and F-5 aircraft. His commands include tours with VF-43, VF-14, VF-101 and VFA-25 as well as Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. Lorge has also served at a variety of installations including the Joint Operations Directorate, Central Command Branch, Joint Staff, Washington; the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Lorge became the 87th commandant of NDW, the oldest continuously operated Navy installation in the country, and the Joint Forces Headquarters National Capital Region deputy commander in July of 2008. In his time as commandant of NDW, Lorge lead a workforce of more than 3,500 military and civilian personnel at six Navy and joint installations. Additionally, he hosted the Naval Attache Corps and personally oversaw all ceremonies featuring foreign dignitaries at the Washington Navy Yard, known as the “quarterdeck of the Navy,” on behalf of the chief of naval opera-

Rear Adm. Markham Rich tions. Lorge was a driving force behind the region’s first integrated cyber-secure infrastructure, the merger of Bolling Air Force Base and Naval Support Facility Anacostia to create Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the standup of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. During the ceremony, Lorge thanked those he has worked with throughout his career, and reflected on his time at NDW. “NDW is a team of amazingly powerful success,” said Lorge. “They are the team that lends support to

our warfighters and cares for their families back home. They are the team that buried Neil Armstrong. They hold the widows of our fallen shipmates at Dover. They are team 87. I will miss them, I will miss their dedication, their belief in accomplishing the impossible and the joy they show on a daily basis. I could never have dreamed a better dream than being the commandant of Naval District Washington.” Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command, presented Lorge with the Legion of Merit for his able and dedicated leadership of

NDW from July 2008 to June 2013. Prior to coming to NDW, Rich commanded Naval Air Station Oceana and served in VF-101 both as an F-14 instructor and as executive officer. He also served on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff as deputy, Strike Aircraft Plans and Requirements and at U.S. Space Command, Policy and Plans Directorate. Rich was a 2004-2005 Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow with Honeywell, International. “I couldn’t be more impressed with what I’ve seen here during the turnover of team 87,” said Rich. “It is a professional, capable and talented team. I’m excited by what I’ve seen, and I’m excited to get started. I look forward to harnessing those incredible abilities of the NDW team and to take on new challenges of our broad and diverse missions.” NDW encompasses more than 4,000 square miles, including the District of Columbia, the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s, and northern Virginia counties of Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford King George, Westmoreland, Arlington and the cities within their outer boundaries. The region includes such installations as Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and The Washington Navy Yard. For more news from Naval District Washington, visit ndw/.

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MWR Highlights Every Tuesday in the month of July starting at 5 p.m. Free and open to Liberty Center patrons only. Join Liberty every Tuesday for some competitive games of cornhole. For more information, please contact the Liberty Center at 540-653-7277.

540-653-7336 Hours of Operation Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings

Fitness Center 540-653-8580

Beat the Heat

Fitness Center Exercise Incentive July 1 - August 23 This event is free and open to eligible patrons that include all with base access. Exercise three times a week and receive a back pack or a water bottle,four4 times a week and receive a sweat towel or a t-shirt. For more registration information, please contact 540-653-2016.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

Aquatics Center Dive In to Summer Fun

Next Session Starts on July 2 Eligible patrons include all with base access, age 16 and up. Cost: $75 or ($50 for active duty) for a three month session. Instructed by Shidoshi Calvin Price (5th Degree Black Belt), on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. For more information, please contact 540-653-2016.

The NSF Indian Head swimming pool is open for the 2013 summer season. Hours of operation through Labor Day will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lap swim, 1 - 7 p.m. for open swim and 7:30 - 10 p.m. for pool rentals. Swim lessons are offered by MWR for all skill levels and at a variety of times to suit your needs. Water aerobics classes are offered throughout the season. Contact the pool staff at 301-744-4616 for more information.

Indoor Rowing Competition

Dive In Movies - July 3, 17, 31 and Aug 14

Every Wednesday in July starting July 3 Free and open to all eligible patrons Athletes will row a 2000m sprint at damper setting 4-7. Categories/Prizes: Male/Female and Active Duty. Time to compete: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, please call 540-653-8580, or stop by the NSF Dahlgren Fitness Center.

Isshinryu Karate

New Session Starts in July Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $100 ($75 for each additional family member) Come out on Mondays and Thursdays and learn the art of Karate. A beginner’s class will be held from 5 - 6 p.m., and an advanced class will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information and to register, please contact the Fitness Center at 540-653-8580.

General Library 540-653-7474

Thank You Cards to the Troops

July 1 - 5 - All Day This event is free and open to all eligible patrons include all with base access. Make a thank you card to send to the troops. Come in all week to write or design a thank you card to send to our deployed service men and women. Bring your best ideas to help brighten their days away from home. For more information please contact the Dahlgren General Library at 540-653-7474.

Liberty Center 540-653-7277

July 4th Liberty BBQ

July 4, 1 p.m. Event is free and open to Liberty Center patrons only: E1- E6 single/unaccompanied active duty military. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Liberty cookout. For more information contact the Liberty Center at 540-6537277.

Cornhole Tournament Tuesdays

Movie Theater

Come in and swim at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Bring a oat and watch a movie in the pool. All movies are rated G. This program is FREE and open to all eligible patrons.

Weight House Fitness Center Independence Day 5K

July 2 - free for military, $5 for all other eligible patrons. For more information contact the WHFC Front Desk at 301744-4661.

3-on-3 Volleyball Tournament

July 8 at the Sand Volleyball Complex. Four players per team, one sub. Games schedule TBD. Free for military, $5 for all others. Register at the WHFC by June 28.

Price of Shows Civilians - $5 AD, Retired, Reserve, Family Members (E7 - above) $4 AD, Reserve, Family Members (E6 - below) - $2.50 Child (6-11) - $2 Child (5 and under) - Free Tickets for a movie shown in 3-D are an additional $1 Friday, June 28 7 p.m. - The Hangover Part III, R Saturday, June 29 7 p.m. - Fast & Furious 6, PG-13 Friday, July 5 7 p.m. - Now You See Me, PG-13 Saturday, July 6 7 p.m. - After Earth, PG-13

July classes at FFSC Dahlgren 1

Fed Resume Writing Intro

9 - 11:30 a.m.


Fed Resume Writing Adv

12:30 -4 p.m.


Job Fair Networking

9 - Noon

8 & 9 Small Business Brief

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Reading Your Credit Report

1 - 2 p.m.


SAPR Refresher

1 - 3 p.m.

11- 12

Million Dollar Sailor

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


CAPSTONE Education

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.



3:30 - 4:30 p.m.



August 16 - $15 for military, $25 for all others. Register at the WHFC by Friday, August 9. Pre-race summer training sessions are available for $3 per session. Email megan. for more information.


Deployment Discussion


Telephone Family Support

Youth Center


1,2,3 Magic Part 1

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


1,2,3 magic Part 2

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


IA Family Event


Preparing for Baby

9 a.m. - Noon



8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Babysitting Money


Healthy Relationships

Sprint Triathlon

Summer Teen Camp

Looking for something for your teen to do this summer? Teen Camp will run Tuesday - Thursday of the following weeks: July 9-11, July 16-18, July 23-25, July 30-Aug 1 and Aug 6-8. Teen Camp is $84 per teen each week. The overnight camping trip occurs the last week (August 6-8). The trip will be $140 per teen, including food, fun activities, and lodging. For more information contact the Youth Center at 301-743-5456.

Driving Range Closest to the Pin Competition

July 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for military, $5 for all others. Open to all eligible patrons. Register at the Fitness Center any time prior to the day of event.

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CAPSTONE Technical Smooth Move

1 - 2:30 p.m. Noon - 1 p.m. 2 - 3 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 9 - 10:30 a.m.

4 - 6 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Indian Head 3

Reading Your Credit Report


Anger Mgmt Part 1


Resume Writing Intro


Smooth Move


Deployment Discussion


Resume Writing Adv


Anger Mgmt Part 2

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NSWC Dahlgren mentors at SeaPerch competition By John Joyce NSWCDD Corporate Communications As U.S. Navy divers methodically placed obstacles underwater to deter remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) built by middle and high school students at the region’s first SeaPerch Competition one day in June, a new saga began. Could Navy divers stop the students and their ROVs at the University of Mary Washington pool? Onlookers watched for the outcome as Navy explosive ordnance disposal divers’ tactics proved no match for the tech-savvy students vying for victory in the competition. In spite of the underwater challenges, the students creatively used their ROVs to outsmart the divers and quickly achieve their goals. The student teams from Colonial Beach High School, King George Middle School, and middle schools from Orange County, Locust Grove and Prospect Heights - competed with innovation and navigation for the fastest time. Meanwhile, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) military and civilian volunteers mentored the 20 students who navigated their vehicles through obstacles and underwater hoops. The SeaPerch mentors also challenged students to use their ROVs to move

small hoops from a frame to an underwater storage area in the deep-water end of the pool. “Winners were determined by the most hoops moved in the shortest time,” said John Wright, a senior NSWCDD engineer and mentor to SeaPerch students. “The students were focused on the task at hand and it was my privilege to enable them to have the experience. I watched a new generation of scientists and engineers emerge as they drove their ROVs through the challenges.” SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program adopted by the Naval Sea Systems Command as an inquiry based learning tool that trains teachers to teach their students how to build an underwater ROV in an in-school or out-ofschool setting. “The Sea Perch program provides an outstanding opportunity for the future technical leaders of our country to be exposed to real-world problems and the diverse group of real people who work to solve them,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fox, NSWCDD Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Deputy Weapon Systems Engineering Lead. “The genuine excitement I see from these students motivates me even more to work harder towards handing down this country’s tremendous legacy of innovation.” The students’ enthusi-

asm builds as they construct ROVs from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The competition is the end point for a hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program that students participated in throughout the school year. “Interest in the SeaPerch program is growing, and students and teachers agree it is has made a real difference in STEM awareness,” said Wright. “We have plans to expand SeaPerch in the coming year to include additional schools in the region.” The program allows teachers to emphasize the importance of STEM subjects in school and in the working world. Students, teachers and volunteers spend 10 to 20 hours of classroom time building the ROVs and learning about the science and engineering involved in its development and use, said Wright. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering concepts through problem-based learning. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts, tool safety and technical procedures.

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Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fox - NSWC Dahlgren Division Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Deputy Weapon Systems Engineering Lead - advises students who are navigating their remotely operated vehicles through SeaPerch underwater obstacles. They were among 20 regional middle and high school students testing their underwater vehicles at the region’s first SeaPerch competition held at the University of Mary Washington pool in Fredericksburg June 1.

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Bridget Stubblefield with the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) conducts a demonstration in the command’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Lab for local and state public information officers and emergency managers during a June 19 tour of the facility at Naval Support Facility Indian Head. JITC uses its test bed capabilities to evaluate the ability of a wide range of communication devices - from cell phones to traffic message boards to TV and radio broadcast networks - to function as part of FEMA’s nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. The visitors were members of Public Information Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT), a networking organization for public information professionals.

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Amphibious Landing at Stump Neck

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Tactical medics train at Dahlgren US Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Jeff Brytczuk, tactical response team paramedic for Center County, Pa., provides cover for his teammates as they move a role-playing “suspect” during training at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on June 20. The Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Program, run by the Department of Health and Human Services, trains medical first responders how to practice their craft in a tactical environment.

Marines and Sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) at Naval Support Facility Indian Head conducted a Landing Cushion Air Craft Exercise on June 19 at the base’s Stump Neck Annex. The LCAC exercise afforded the command an opportunity to transport an Initial Response Force via inland waterways from NSF Indian Head to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. It has been two years since CBIRF has conducted landing craft operations in support of a water-born deployment. Naval Assault Craft Unit 4 and Beach Master Unit 2 assisted with the transfer of the unit vehicles to the landing zone.

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it went right or wrong.” Kimmerly described what he wanted students to get from the academy. “To learn how to think and how to solve problem,” he said, “How to go from Point A to Point B with robotics and not run into any problems; how to think outof-the-box; how to think logically through a series of problems.” Of course, not every life-skill is a recognized academic discipline. Teamwork, listening, communication, perseverance and leadership were all facets of the academy’s activities. Of equal importance was learning how to deal with failure and disappointment. “Sometimes [the students] get frustrated,” said Kimmerly. “You have your perfectionists and your trial-and-error kids; you have to mold the two to a happy medium.” Thankfully, those measured challenges take place in an environment that more than anything, is defined by fun. Tom praised the organizations and STEM professionals who make the Quantico STEM Summer Academy possible. “We have an advantage because we have the Marine Corps and the Navy working closely with us,” he said. “We have all the technical resources, all the engineers that we could ever want. We have 15 engineers with us today who have given up their time to work with us this week.” “If we get one student excited about engineering, we’ve been successful,” Tom added. Quite a few students were excited about engineering. Sierra, 13, was representative and would like to one-day be an engineer. “It’s been really nice,” she said. “We’re pro-

gramming and we had a lot of nice lectures. We’ve got to talk to a lot of professionals.” It took Sierra a few moments to decide which activity was the most interesting. “I think the rail gun demonstration was my favorite.” Sierra’s favorite subjects are math and science, but she found those weren’t the only skills needed to be successful at the academy. “Patience,” she said, “to try and work with everybody, to try and match up their process of thinking with mine. Trying to get things right can be frustrating, but when you get it done it’s like a weight off your shoulders. it’s great.” That feeling of accomplishment has been addictive for Tyler, 17, an academy returnee and junior mentor. The soon-to-be high school senior wants to follow his father’s footsteps and join the Marine Corps, where leadership


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Community Notes Dahlgren Hopyard Classic Golf Tourney to benefit Love Thy Neighbor

Hopyard Farms presents the Hopyard Classic Golf Tournament on June 29 at Cameron Hills Golf Links in King George. Cost is $60 per golfer with two nonperishable food items. Rate Includes 18 holes with cart, range balls, hot dog, chips, soda. Tournament is two-person team Captains Choice format. To register, email HFClassic@ or call 757-771-8037 for additional information. All proceeds benefit Love Thy Neighbor to help King George residents in need.

First Annual Bikefest

Westmoreland Youth Association will hold its first annual Bikefest on Sat., Aug. 3 from noon - 5 p.m. at Washington and Lee High School, Montross, Va. Come show off your motorcycle. First and second place trophies in five classes as well as Best in Show. Clubs welcome. Early bird registration - $15, day of event $25. Call 804-450-3662 to register. Vendors welcome, $20 per spot. All proceeds benefit the Westmoreland Youth Association sports programs.

Indian Head Town of La Plata Summer Concert Series

U.S. Navy Band Country Current performs this Friday, June 28 at the Town of La Plata Summer Concert at 7 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones.


Sunset Concert Series has begun!

The St. Charles Companies announces the return of The Sunset Concert Series to the St. Charles and Waldorf communities, marking the fifth year for the highly popular free outdoor music festival. The 2013 season will open with the reggae sounds of Peter Humphrey and the Oasis Band. A total of 18 bands will play by the lake throughout the summer, winding up with a funk R&B Dance Party by the band Tomorrow’s Time on August 30th. Joining the series this summer will be returning crowd favorites along with new local singer/songwriter talent. Time: Every Friday at 7 p.m. Location: O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park, 10400 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20601 The Sunset Concert Series lineup includes: June 28 WaCaHaSen Jam Band July 5 Eric Scott Band Original music July 12 Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan Jazz July 19 John O’Loughlin and the Blarney Stones Irish pop and traditional July 26 Marenje Marimba Marimba

Sotterley Plantation Concert Celebration

Sotterley Plantation presents an Independence Day Concert Celebration on Sunday, June 30 from 1 - 4 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an afternoon of music, children’s activities, silent auctions and a brown bag raffle at our beautiful Riverside Pavilion! Featuring The Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Admission is $10 per car. Free for Members of Sotterley, active, reserve, and retired military. Bring your picnic lunch or purchase from local vendors. Beer and wine also available for purchase

Household Hazardous Waste Collection July 6

The Charles County Department of Public Works would

like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, July 6. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label. Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids) and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, or sawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out. For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656.

Blue Crabs Host All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast

On Saturday, July 6, the Blue Crabs will feature an all-youcan-eat crab feast in the Picnic Pavilion at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Md., during their game against Sugar Land Skeeters. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. and dig in time is 6-8 p.m. All Adults will receive a ticket to the game and access to the feast for $35 and $30 for children. Reserve your spot now by calling Justin Miller at 301-374-1129.

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A Summer Guide to Safe Driving Celebrations: Courtesy of NSA South Potomac Safety Office Could you stop in time to avoid a collision? As you head out on the roads and highways this summer, here are a few tips to keep in mind to keep you and your family safe. Summer brings increased traffic to our roads and highways. During the summer, tourists and vacationers add to the usual amount of traffic we face on our everyday routes. The weekends are also busier than usual, with people travelling to cottages, golf courses or one of Virginia’s and Maryland’s great tourist attractions.

Safe Driving Practices

Like any time of year, safe driving practices are the best way to deal with increased traffic. It can get hectic out there, so try to stay calm. Drive at a safe speed and be courteous to other drivers. Speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic and not yielding the right-of-way can lead to collisions. If you’re tired at the wheel, stop at a safe rest area, or take a break and treat yourself to a coffee or an ice cream. You’ll feel rejuvenated and more alert.

Always Remember to Buckle Up

And as always, make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up, and babies and young children are in car seats and booster seats. Proper use of seat belts and child car seats, including booster seats, is the single most effective way to reduce vehicle-related injuries and fatalities. Seat belts, child car seats and booster seats can save lives.

are full of vehicles stuffed to the max with supplies for the weekend, as well as sporting and camping equipment. If you’re heading out to the cottage, don’t let these extra items block your view of the road. Make sure any loads are securely tied onto your vehicle, and if you are carrying a large load, slow down. Tie down loads and make sure you have a clear view of the road.

Keep on the Lookout

In addition to the number of cars on the road, cyclists and motorcyclists come out of hibernation in the summer and can be hard to spot. There is also increased activity close to the road. Once school is out, more children are playing outside. There are rollerbladers, skateboarders and scooters on sidewalks and streets, and all-terrain vehicles can appear unexpectedly by the side of the road. Watch for pedestrians and activity by the side of the road. In general, there are more people out enjoying the season, so you need to be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Don’t Drink and Drive

Summer also gives us lots of opportunities to get together with family and friends. If you are going to have a few drinks at a picnic or barbeque, make sure you have a designated driver. Summer is also prom season. If your son or daughter is graduating this year, find out what the high school is doing to make sure students don’t drink and drive during or after the festivities.

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And as everyone knows, summer also brings increased construction on our roads and highways. Keep road workers safe by being prepared to stop or slow down in construction zones. Be prepared to stop in construction zones.



On Friday night and Saturday mornings, the highways

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needed to successfully support the ROK Navy Aegis platforms,” Schmieley said. “I enjoyed discussing training curriculum, experiences, and lessons learned with Vice Adm. Koo and enhancing CSCS’ relationship with the ROK Navy.” Koo expressed keen interest in visiting ATRC because of the ROKN’s Aegis weapon systems capabilities on board their ships, and looking for options to improve their training methods. During his tour of labs and classrooms, Koo saw first-hand how ATRC instructors use the blended learning solution to teach their students. “Over the course of the week, we discussed the importance of quality training that enables their Navy to develop ready teams capable of operations that maintain and expertly employ surface combatants,” said Dr. Darrell Tatro, director of CSCS International Programs. “One of the key goals of the Maritime Strategy is fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships with international partners and our relationship with ROK Navy is a great example of this.”

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Circurious at Regency Furniture Stadium

Not a big baseball fan? Come out to Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf on July 9 for their All-Star Celebration on July 9 when Bobby McKey’s Dueling Pianos will be featured as a warm-up show for the main event: CIRCURIOUS, featuring singing, dancing, feats of strength, acrobatics, trapeze artists and much more! VIP tables will be on the infield front and center for both shows and feature an included happy hour and a four-course meal. For information or to book your individual spots or groups, call Justin Miller at (301) 374-1129.

CSM Summer’s Twilight Performances at La Plata Campus July 9, 10, 11 CSM Twilight Performance Series presents Chautauquan Rachel Carson, 6:45 p.m., July 9; Chautauquan Ame-

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Constructed in 1954, the Biazzi Nitration Facility propelled NSWC IHEODTD into the jet and space age with its continuous nitration process. That capability allowed NSWC IHEODTD to make nitroglycerin, a key ingredient for double-base propellants. Producing double-based propellants helped move the command from a smokeless powder factory to a propellant plant where it made products for advanced missile and space exploration rocket programs. “In order to meet our global maritime responsibilities and support our partners, the Navy continues to rely on the increased speed and endurance that Otto Fuel II provides in key systems,” said CAPT Tom Smith, NSWC IHEODTD Commanding Officer. “Our team shares a long legacy in the innovative spirit that created it. We continue to press forward with improvements in total system capability, reliability and availability that Agile Chemical represents.”

lia Earhart, 6:45 p.m., July 10; and Chautauquan Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson, 6:45 p.m., July 11 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Twilight Performance Series kicks off with a week of Chautauqua, part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s program, “Turning Points in History.” The night begins with musical entertainment by Steve Hickman followed by the evening’s historical performance. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. Call 301-934-7703, 240725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or http://

CSM presents “HONK!” College of Southern Maryland Twilight Performance Series presents “HONK! - A Musical Play for the Entire Family.” At 6:45 p.m., July 16, CSM, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown and 6:45 p.m. on July 17 at CSM La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata . “HONK!” is a theatrical musical for the entire family about

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Colonial Beach 4th of July Celebration, Colonial Beach, Va.

Colonial Beach will hold their annual 4th of July Celebration with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. Paid parking available near the Riverboat or park at Colonial Beach High School and ride a free shuttle to see the fireworks. Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department will also sell concessions and hold a Golf Cart Parade earlier in the day.

Town of La Plata Independence Day Watermelon Bash, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grounds of the La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, Md. Join us for hot dogs, games, wet fun, and plenty of watermelon! Event is wheelchair accessible. Town of La Plata web site:

Town of Indian Head 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head, Md. The day kicks off with a patriotic opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Amusements, live entertainment- with DJ Rockin’ Roger and food available for sale. No pets of any kind or alcoholic beverages permitted.Free admission. For more information call 240-375-4061. Visit the Town of Indian Head Web site:

Celebrate Charles - A Fun-Filled Fourth

Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf, Md., 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Family-friendly event with “Best of Charles County” event. Kids of all ages can enjoy amusements in the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. Guests will enjoy live music performed by John Luskey and Three Sixty. A fireworks display will top off the evening at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. There are fees for food and product purchases. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5. Guests will also be able to enjoy the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game against the Camden Riversharks. Game time is 6:35 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by calling 301-638-9788 or visiting http:// Guests who purchase a ticket to the game will receive a complimentary wristband for the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. For more information, go to or ReynoldsR@

Solomons to Celebrate America with Annual Fireworks, July 4

Solomons Island, Md. The Solomons Business Association (SBA) will host the annual Solomons fireworks display, beginning at dusk or approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Events during the day including a boat parade and other family-friendly activities. Fireworks can be viewed from the Riverwalk. For information on the fireworks and other activities in Solomons, visit

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CSM Twilight Performance Series: Jackson Murphy Band CSM Twilight Performance Series presents the Jackson Murphy Band at 6:45 p.m., July 18, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The band Jackson Murphy, with former Fitzmaurice band members, have opened for country music heavyweights such as Trace Adkins and Dierks Bentley performing everything from traditional country and bluegrass to original songs written by the band. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703, 240725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.

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