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Upcoming Events:

NSFIH Easter Eggstravaganza - March 31

Seafood Road Show - April 5-7 NSFIH ASBP Blood Drive - April 11 NSF Indian Head Race April 25 - SAPR 5K

SC/CS 12 tests NSASP emergency response By Andrew Revelos, Staff Writer Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) and supported commands onboard Naval Support Facilities (NSFs) Dahlgren and Indian Head joined installations across the Navy for Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012 (SC/CS 12), a Mar. 19-24 security exercise designed to protect Sailors and their families, as well as Navy employees and properties. NSASP's first responders put months of training and preparation to the test in a series of scenarios that unfolded across Dahlgren and Indian Head. "Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012 was a success at Naval Support Activity South Potomac," said Capt. Peter Nette, Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity South Potomac. "Without the support and cooperation from our supported commands and local communities, success above the tactical level would've been difficult to achieve. Our security department was able to run numerous drills and receive valuable training that will help protect our bases, their assets, their residents and their employees. We were able to meet and exceed our exercise objectives with minimal impact to our local communities."



The first challenge came on the morning of Mar. 20, when a simulated bomb threat at NSF Indian Head's library swung NSASP emergency services into action. The threat came with a tight timeline: the "bomb" would explode in only 15 minutes. First responders dealt with a myriad of challenges, including maintaining communications and evacuating library staff and patrons a safe distance away from the threat. Command staff in Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) used video teleconferencing to keep abreast of the situation and conduct a multi-installation "hotwash," during which the pros and cons of NSASP's performance were assessed. The pattern would be repeated as additional training scenarios initiated. NSASP first responders did not have to wait long for another round of practice.This time, a suspicious package was spotted outside the Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) in Dahlgren. NSASP police and fire units arrived on the scene as ATRC personnel evacuated the building. To the casual observer, the package might not have warranted much attention. For anyone possessing a military-level of situation awareness, however, the suspicious package was anything but normal. A wire protrud-

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

MA2 Michelle Tyler, assigned to Navy Reserve Naval Security Force (NRNSF) Dahlgren, uses a mirror to inspect a vehicle at the gate of NSF Indian Head on Mar. 22. ed from one side of the cardboard box and its misspelled addresses listed a former U.S. Congressman as the sender. With ATRC personnel safely evacuated, the bomb disposal experts moved in, though not in the literal sense. For that dangerous task, members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12, Dahlgren Division, employed an Andros F6B robot. Slowly and surely, the 'bot' approached the package, grabbed hold of it, and tugged it a safe distance away. After a simulated blast from the robot's shotgun, the package was rendered safe. The simulated threat that challenged NSASP on Mar. 21 was one that troubles security experts across the nation: the active shooter. For those unfamiliar with law enforcement-speak, active shooter describes the types of attacks that occurred at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and Ft. Hood.This terrifying and chaotic type of crime demands a welltrained, aggressive response from police officers. Even then, the outcome of any real-life active shooter situa-

tion is far from certain. Training officers employed a roleplaying shooter, blank ammunition and simulated casualties to add realism to the drill, which took place at the Dahlgren's Fleet and Family Support Center.The make-up on the simulated casualties, provided by Sailors from Dahlgren's Branch Medical Clinic, was "incredible" in the words of one evaluator. Within very few minutes of the first shots being fired, NSASP police officer charged to the sound of the shots and neutralized the threat. Casualties were treated and loaded into an ambulance, from which they would be moved to a helicopter medical evacuation site, were the drill the real thing. Hector Campos, a counselor at the Fleet and Family Support branch, played a badly-wounded victim. "It was very, very real," he said. "The adrenaline was pumping and you get confused. It's good to know that [officers are] trained to know what to do." Medical personnel "treated" Campos, placed him on a stretcher and loaded him into an ambulance. "They did pretty well," laughed Cam-

pos. "I weigh 276, so I didn't make it easy for them. They got me out of there really, really quick." Campos relayed his observations, good and bad, to Ed Patuga, training officer for NSASP. Patuga evaluated all of the scenarios and while he thought the responses were generally good, noted several areas for improvement. "Every exercise should provide the opportunity to improve and if not, it did not serve its purpose well," he said. "Exercises are the time to make mistakes and fix them, not in a real situation because then the outcome will be a whole lot different." Observers from Naval District Washington (NDW) were also largely impressed with what they saw at the active shooter scenario. "As a team, as an effort to work together, I think [the training scenario] went well," said Vinny Keit, arms, ammunitions and explosives manager for NDW. "The emergency responders really knew how to perform and execute this type of operation, if an [active shooter] event took place."

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Operation Care Package Extravaganza by Logistic Specialist Senior Chief Marvin Hayden Thirty-one Sailors from the Aegis Training and Readiness Center visited veterans at the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond, Va. on Saturday, Mar. 3. The weather could not dampen these Sailors' spirits as they utilized their own time and resources to coordinate a highly successful and rewarding event called "Operation Care Package Extravaganza," which was supported by the Dahlgren United Service Organization (USO). During their visit, ATRC staff and students made new acquaintances with veterans while strengthening their own camaraderie within their ranks. The volunteers and veterans made good use of their time together in assembling fifty care packages that will soon find their way to deployed service members worldwide. "To be able to participate in the Care Package Extravaganza was an enriching and wonderful experience," said ATRC's Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jessica Duffour. "To be able to speak and spend time with the very ones who inspired me into joining the Navy is an honor I will never forget." ATRC is committed in 2012 in participating in other noteworthy volunteer events in the spirit of strengthening community ties while raising the social awareness of tomorrow's Fleet Sailors.

U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jessica Duffour, Aegis Training and Readiness Center

Aegis Training and Readiness Sailors enjoy a conversation with a Sitter & Barfoot Veteran

Commandant's house stands tall at Dahlgren

Dahlgren Heritage Museum

The community-based Dahlgren Heritage Foundation is collaborating with the U.S. Navy to create the Dahlgren Heritage Museum.With your support, the museum will begin opening exhibits this year on the grounds and in the building of the former Gateway Welcome Center on U.S. 301 near the Nice Bridge. We will tell the fascinating story of the Navy's presence in King George County and its impact on our community since 1918. Join us as we tell the story of Dahlgren at the museum, in community forums, through educational outreach programs, and through this series of columns in the South Potomac Pilot. You can become a member of the museum by filling out the form on this page or by going to dahlgren Help us build on the Navy's heritage in King George County.

Commandant's House: 1921 Dahlgren Landmark

Though the formal gardens and greenhouses are gone, much remains of the grand and gracious Commandant's House on the Navy base at Dahlgren. The 23-room mansion, with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms

and five fireplaces ranks as one of the finest for any military officer in the United States. It's now the home of RADM Joseph A. Horn, commander of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Field Activity and program director of Aegis BMD. In its idyllic setting near the confluence of Machodoc Creek and the Potomac River, it's hard to imagine the fuss it stirred up in the early 1920s when it was being built. Derided as an extravagance by a budget-conscious Ohio congressman, the so-called Com-

mandant's House created a controversy that seemed to threaten the base itself. Congressman Ambrose Everett Burnside Stephens, a namesake of the Gen. Burnside who commanded Union troops at the Battle of Fredericksburg, was no friend of Dahlgren. The Republican doubted the need for the base, and was resistant to any hint of overspending. That's why it's safe to say he was close to apoplectic when he learned in 1921 that the house, also known as the commander's or admiral's

house, was being built for $52,000, with another $8,400 set aside for furnishings. That was big money back then. But the Dahlgren supporters won, in part, by explaining that the base's remote location required a home where visiting dignitaries, like the secretary of the Navy, could spend the night. During a recent renovation, it was discovered that the wood of the first floor was not in good enough shape to display, so there is carpeting there. But the wood on the second and third floors

(formerly an attic), along with gold-plated bathroom fixtures, offers a touch of traditional beauty. The grounds, where a farmhouse stood before the Navy created Dahlgren in 1918, offer a panoramic view of Machodoc Creek, with the Potomac River in the background. John Wilkes Booth was said to have come ashore either here or at a location a mile or so up the creek on his way to a fatal encounter with Union forces near Port Royal. One room on the third floor is so long it has been dubbed the "bowling alley." According to the recent history of Dahlgren, "The Sound of Freedom," the base's commander during World War II, Capt. David I. Hedrick, ran "a side business of raising and selling chickens from the top floor of the Commandant's House to personnel on the station." From congressional controversy to chicken-coop duty, the Commandant's House remains a unique reminder of the many fascinating quirks of Dahlgren history.

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Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Forces visits Dahlgren CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED 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). Vanpool wanted from the Ferry Farm to Main gate/B gate entrance area. Preferably leave by 0700 and leave from base around 1530-1630 latest. Contact Richard @ From the Ferry Farm area to Dahlgren Bldg. 1500 area. Prefer early work hours. Call Mark, 540653-2148. 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) 6539203. Clinton, Md., to Dahlgren. Hours are flexible (0600 - 1700). Call Miranda at 703-692-9590. 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. Riders wanted for vanpool from Home Depot on Rt. 3 near Central Park, Fredericksburg, stops at main gate and B gate. Departs 0640, return 4 p.m. M-Th and 3 p.m. Fridays. If interested, call Mike at 540-903-4225 or e-mail to

RIDERS WANTED Rt 234 & US 1 Dumfries Commuter Lot to Dahlgren. Depart at 0630. Stops at the Target parking lot off exit 133 (Warrenton). Leave Dahlgren at 1620. Call Lin at 540-653-1266. Claiborne Run at Chatham (Next to Steamers and CVS and across from Wawa on Butler Rd.) to Dahlgren. M-Th 0640 departure from Fredericksburg, leave Dahlgren at 1600; Fridays from 0640 to 1530. Call Maria, 540-653-3094. Fredericksburg Rt. 208 commuter lot and Ferry Farm Wal-Mart to Dahlgren; accepting riders or drivers; call Gina at 540-653-2281.

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 or contact our office toll free at 866-359-5540, or DSN 249-8153, or 540653-8153.

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

By Kimberly Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat Systems Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) onboard Naval Support Facility here, announced March 22 that the Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Forces recently toured its facility. Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski visited the training center to get a better sense of how the school teaches Sailors to operate and maintain surface combat systems and provide top-notch training. Capt. Ian Hall, ATRC's commanding officer provided the admiral with an in-depth tour of the facility, including observing students in labs and classrooms, while explaining how Sailors are effectively taught through a blended learning solution that includes standard classrooms, hands-on labs, simulations, as well as computerbased and interactive courseware training. "We highlighted new combat system technologies that are scheduled for installation during the cruiser and destroyer modernization programs, and how we will adapt, adding to our curriculum, while still maintaining our training mission for the legacy Aegis fleet," Hall explained. "It's an exciting time for the ATRC staff as we, in conjunction with Naval Sea Systems Command and Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS), execute the set of courses for the first ship to undergo modernization. We are thrilled to share

U.S. Navy photo by Daryl Roy, Aegis Training and Readiness Center

Left to right: Capt. Ian Hall, commanding officer, Aegis Training and Readiness Center, and Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski, Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Forces pose for a photo in front of the schoolhouse. these changes to training with the admiral." ATRC trains Sailors across the range of warfare capability to maintain and operate combat systems and weapons. "It's important for senior

leadership, such as Rear Adm. Shatynski, to visit our schoolhouse and observe training," said Instructor Lt. Mark Rinschler. "I want Navy leadership to see that our instructors are supporting the maritime strategy by

preparing Sailors to be combat ready." After the tour Shatynski spoke with ATRC leadership about the training he observed. "I was extremely impressed by the enthusiasm of these students," said Shatynski. "This is exactly the level of professionalism we need from the Sailors who will be responsible for our Aegis weapons systems, one of the most effective tools in the fleet's arsenal. The exceptional training they receive will prepare them to return to their ships ready to contribute and make an immediate impact." ATRC delivers instruction 24 hours a day, five days a week. Nearly 1,200 enlisted fire controlmen and more than 500 surface warfare, limited duty and aviation officers graduate annually. Military instructors are typically fleet returnees who bring relevant, recent experience to the classroom. Contracted instructors are typically prior Aegis Sailors who provide continuity to the instructional staff. Electronic classrooms, electronic technical manuals, and long-range connectivity allow for continued expansion of the quantity and quality of training to meet growing training requirements. ATRC's ongoing efforts include examining new technologies and training methods for innovative, less costly ways to train to meet new challenges and needs of the United States Navy.

Beware of mortgage settlement scams From Money Management International While the landmark $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement was just announced last month, scammers have wasted no time capitalizing on the vulnerability of desperate homeowners. The settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers was signed by federal and state officials Feb. 9, and will provide assistance for homeowners in order to compensate for the faulty foreclosure practices offered by mortgage servicers following the housing market crash. Although real compensation is still months away, there have already been numerous reports of scam operations popping up across the country. "While the government has been cracking down on foreclosure scams, it is important for you to remain diligent in

keeping your personal information safe," said Jo Kerstetter, vice president of education and community relations for MMI. "The following are some tips to help you identify and avoid falling victim to a foreclosure scam." Don't panic. Mortgage scams are effective because the scammer is able to exploit the fear of a person who is in a desperate, vulnerable state. Don't let fear cause you to make irrational decisions. Never act under pressure. Don't sign a contract or disclose information before doing your research. You can always request to receive any information in writing. Trust your gut. If someone is offering you something that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stay informed. Make sure you obtain detailed information about your foreclosure deadlines. If you want to know if you

qualify under the Settlement, contact your bank or loan servicer directly. Don't release any personal financial information. If you are contacted by someone who claims to be from your financial institution and wants you to "confirm" or help them identify your personal account information, it is likely a scam. Rather than releasing information, ask for their contact information and tell them you're going to call them back. There is no fee involved in the National Mortgage Settlement. If you are contacted in any way from someone asking for money in return for a speedy settlement payment, they are scamming you. For more information about mortgage assistance relief scams, visit If you have questions or concerns about your mortgage loan, consider meeting with a HUD-certified housing counselor to discuss your options.


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Base Happenings Dahlgren Navy Ball Burger Burn

The Naval Support Activity South Potomac Birthday Ball Committee is hosting a burger burn in front of NSWC Credit Union on Friday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the unofficial Dahlgren Navy Ball.

Commissary Seafood Road Show

Come by and purchase your favorite treasures from the sea as the Dahlgren Commissary presents the Seafood Road Show, April 5-7 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. Come early and purchase your favorite seafood!

Free Tax Return Assistance

NSASP's Fleet and Family Support Center will help prepare tax returns for active-duty and retired military personnel at no cost beginning 17 January, by appointment only. Call 540-653-1839 or toll free 800-500-4947 to make your appointment.

DOSC Accepting Scholarship Apps and Charity Grant Applications

The Dahlgren Officers' Spouses Club (DOSC) is currently accepting scholarship applications and written requests from non-profit organizations to receive charitable funds to support their organization. All requests must be in writing and submitted via the United States Postal Service, postmarked no later than April 16. For more info, visit

Indian Head IH Spouses' Club Opens "Treasures" Thrift Store

The recently established Indian Head Spouses' Club announces the opening of their "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 to the Thrift Store are accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays, but other donation appointments can be arranged. 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 more information.

ASBP Blood Drive Schedule

Mark your calendars for 2012 Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives at NSF Indian Head in 2012. Donors can give on April 11 and Aug. 8 at Naval Sea Logistics Command and June 12 and Oct. 3 at the Mix House. All blood collected benefits military members and their families at home, overseas, in harm's way and recovering from injuries. Give our troops the most precious gift of all, the gift of life. Give blood!

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

U.S. Navy Photo by Dave Rogers, GB Deputy Systems Integration Department, NSWC IHD

PDC members, current and past, celebrate a day of recruiting in the lobby of Naval PHST Division's building at Picatinny, N.J.

PDC Builds Connections as a Team and with the G Department By Cedric White, NSWC Indian Head Division The 39th term of the Professional Development Council (PDC) completed their Mid-Term Team Building on March 12-15. The unique location of Dover, New Jersey was chosen because it enabled the PDC to accomplish the traditional activities of advancing the corporate project and outlining the remainder of the term while touring the G Department at Picatinny Arsenal. The PDC members were revitalized and cognizant of team dynamics, accomplishments and needed improvements after participating in team building. "I found the event beneficial", says Ryan Barrow of E26, "because it served as a reality check for the team". Several members appreciated the exercise called "Keep, Stop, Start".

"As part of this exercise, we listed the things we should keep doing, things we need to stop doing and things we need to start doing as a team," said Kyle Foley of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) Department E14. The final day of team building was dedicated to the G Department at Picatinny Arsenal. The excellent collaboration of John Hungerford, G Department Head and PDC member Elizabeth Lechner, G21 was a highlight of the week. Their efforts allowed the PDC to tour the Conventional Ammunition and Guns Divisions' office building, Turret Facility, Medium Caliber Range, and Package, Handling, Storage and Transportation (PHS&T) Building. "Visiting G Department at Picatinny was a valuable experience," said Andrea Bloomer of E26. "Prior to the trip, I was not aware of the type of work the G Department accomplishes

every day. I also have an increased sense of pride in the many ways NSWC IHD provides service to the fleet." John Hungerford and Elizabeth Lechner continued their impressive teamwork by coordinating two recruiting sessions for the 40th Term of the PDC. Over 25 G Department employees inquired about the PDC along with the presence of branch managers, the division deputy and PDC alumnus Kyle Beard of G22. The PDC has continued to remain active within the local and Department of Defense community during the months of February and March. PDC members have interviewed graduating seniors of McDonough High School and toured the Pentagon. Future events will include a tour of the Washington Navy Yard, hosting Lunch & Learns with the department heads and recruitment for the 40th Term of the PDC.

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Community Notes Dahlgren NCMA Holds Speaker Event

The Dahlgren Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is pleased to host Dr. John D. Burrow, Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command, on April 26 at 11:30 at Northrup Grumman, DHL Woodrow Wilson Room, 16501 Commerce Dr. in King George. Check-in /lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. - Noon, followed by guest speaker's presentation and Q&A session. Cost is $7 for NCMA members (lunch included), $12 for non-members (lunch included). Space is limitedandwillbeassignedonafirstcome,first serves basis. Please RSVP to James.Platner@ by 16 April.

Caledon Art Show

Caledon Natural Area in King George will host an art event on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This "Trash to Art" free event will invite all artists and interested persons/groups toparticipateinabeachtrashpick-up,followed byatrash-to-sculpturecontestattheparkpavilion. Transportation will be provided to the beach and all participants will be provided with trashbagsforcollectinglitter(nofloraorfauna). More info will be available soon. For information, contact Carrol Morgan at, 540-760-6928.

KG Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

Join us for the 3rd Annual Radley Cadillac ~ Chevy King George Hall of Fame Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Cameron Hills Golf Links 14140 Salem Church Rd. King George, VA 22485 ( 540.775.4653). Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registrationbeginsat8a.m. Entryfeeis$300/Team$75 Individual. Entryfeeincludesmulligans,closest to the pin, long drive, door prizes, putting contest, hole-in-one on all par 3's, and driving

range. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Lunch served. Register before May 9, or

Thurman Brisben Center Benefit Dinner

The Thurman Brisben Center will hold its first annual Benefit Roast andToast in honor of Dr. Roberto Canizares on Saturday, June 30 at Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center. The event will include a reception/silentauctionthatbeginsat6p.m.anddinner at 7 p.m. Dr. Roberto Canizares, a physician practicing medicine for 40 years in the greater Fredericksburgarea,hasbeenaffiliatedwiththeThurman Brisben Center since the 1980's, where he provides medical care for the medically underserved population. All proceeds benefit the ThurmanBrisbenCenter,ashelterthatprovides services for the homeless for six local counties. It's the goal of the event organizers to sell 200 tickets in King George and Dahlgren to honor Dr. Canizares. To donate or to purchase tickets, call 540-295-0001.

Indian Head Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Charles County Department of Public Works will hold the first household hazardous waste collection for this year on Saturday, April 7. The household hazardous waste collection site is now 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,cleaningsupplies,poolchemicals,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 read-

MWR Highlights Dahlgren Aquatics Center

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

April 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. (pre-requisite age verification & swim) April 10 - 13 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Be prepared for swimming EVERY day!) Pre-requisite MUST be completed successfully at the first class in order to participate in the remainder of the training. Cost: $250. Certifications include: Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid (good for 2 years), Blood Borne Pathogens (1 year). For more information contact 540-653-6213.

Cannonball Lanes Bowling Center

Cosmic Bowling

Every Friday and Saturday in April from 7 p.m. - midnight Enjoy music and lights while bowling. Eligible patrons include all with base access. For more information, contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

Family Fun Bowling

Every Wednesday in April $30 for one lane for an hour, one pitcher of soda, and one large single topping pizza. Bowling shoes are extra. Eligible patrons in-

clude all with base access. For more information, contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-6537327.

All-U-Can Bowl

Fridays in April from 7 p.m. - Midnight Come out on Friday nights and enjoy two hours of All-U-Can Bowl fun. Military is $5.95 per person and civilian is $6.95 per person. Shoes are not included in price. Eligible patrons include all with base access. For more information, contact Cannonball Lanes 540-653-7327.

Library/ Resource Center

National Library Week - FREE

April 2 - 6 All week long! Stop by the library to check out a book or sign up for a library card and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card. Snack Day on Monday from 11:30 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from 4 - 6 p.m., get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and see some real bunnies! The library will be having story time with the Easter Bunny, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, and pony rides. Recipe Contest on Thursday from 5-6 p.m. Bring your best dish with plenty to share. You can vote on your favorite dish and the winner will receive cookbooks. Eligible patrons include all with base access. For more information, contact the Dahlgren Library at 540-653-7474.

able, original label. Unacceptable materials include bio-medicalwaste(sharps,needles,anythingwithbodily fluids) and ammunition. Used motor oil, antifreeze, 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 longasitissolidified.Thiscanbeaccomplished byaddingkittylitter,shreddedpaper,orsawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out. Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the first Saturday of each month through December. Upcoming 2012 collection dates are: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 , and December1. Formoreinformation,calltheCharles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778,orthelandfillandrecyclinginformation line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with specialneedsmaycontacttheMarylandRelayService at 711, or Relay ServiceTDD: 800-735-2258.

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Individuals and groups are invited to help Work toward a trash-free Potomac Watershed! Volunteers are needed for this year's Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. - noon. Help ensure clean water -be a volunteer for this year's watershed cleanup efforts! In addition to new shoreline sites, community and adopt-a-road groups are alsoencouragedtoparticipate. Thisisanexcellentopportunityforstudentandscoutcommunity service hours! The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup event will be held rain or shine. Fordetails,calltheCharlesCountyDepartment of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3599 or visit

"April Fools'" Day Free Skate

The Charles County Commissioners are

pleased to announce that the White Plains RegionalParkisofferingfreeadmissiontoallskateboarders ages six and older on Sunday, April 1. The Charles County Parks Division wishes to thank the skateboarders for their patronage throughout the year and encourage first-timers tobringtheirboardsandgivetheparkatry. The "AprilFools'"Dayfreesessionrunsfrom11a.m. - dusk. White Plains Regional Park is located at the end of St. Charles Parkway, south of DeMarr Road. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, Parks Division, at 301932-3470, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Tri-County Job and Career Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,April10.CollegeofSouthernMaryland,La Plata Campus, Physical Education (PE) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. More than 40 employers from Southern Maryland and Metro D.C. region will be available to discuss current job openings and future opportunities. CSM student and community members are encouraged to visit employer websites, apply for jobs and follow up with on-site interviews at the job fair. List of participating employers is available at Free to all.

Sotterley Plantation Speaker Series

Sotterley Plantation will kick off their 2012 Speaker Series with Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Ph.D., presenting "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madison's" on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Barn. This event is FREE tothepublic.Advancereservationsarerequired due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation. To publish information on your event in "CommunityNotes,"calloremailtheNavalSupport Activity South Potomac public affairs office at 540-653-8153 or


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SC/CS: Testing enhanced security measures in case of an emergency Continued from page 1

The NSASP police officer in charge of training, Capt. Brian Flanagan, was especially pleased by his officers' response to the active shooter scenario. "They did an excellent job," he said. "It shows that they've been continuing on with the basic training we've given them. The hard work and training has gone a long way." "All the parts and pieces were all in play," added Robert Brooks, NSASP police chief. "Overall, it was an excellent exercise."

Standing the watch

U.S. Navy photos by Andrew Revelos

Robert Brooks, chief of NSASP police, communicates via video teleconferencing from NSF Indian Head with NSASP command staff located onboard NSF Dahlgren on Mar. 20.

A key part of SC/CS 12 exercises were the enhanced security measures put into place at the gates of NSFs Dahlgren and Indian Head. The measures gave a diverse group of security personnel valuable training time together. NSASP Police manned the gates with members of the Navy Reserve Naval Security Forces (NRNSFs) from Dahlgren and Indian Head, as well as members of NSASP's Auxiliary Security Force (ASF). SC/CS12 was the first largescale exercise in the Navy career of Master at Arms Seaman Michael Johnson, assigned to NSF Indian Head. "It's awesome," he said. While dense fog and the closure of Dahlgren Road for emergency water main repairs on the morning of Mar. 22 provided all the ingredients for a traffic headache, the expected delays did not materialize. NSASP and supported commands in Dahlgren and Indian Head successfully encouraged non-essen-

tial employees to stay home during SC/CS 12. That effort not only averted a potentially hazardous traffic situation, but also enhanced the realism of the exercise for security personnel. To simulate a realistic security event, "non-Mission Essential Personnel were asked to stay away from the installations during this exercise, as in a real world event, so Security Forces could concentrate more on whatever threat may exist," said David Fredrickson, NSASP N3I. Security could then "more readily identify and neutralize that threat. It greatly reduces time-consuming vehicle and personnel screenings that demand officer attention and leave them more vulnerable. It also allows first responders more freedom of movement, and will minimize casualties if there is an actual incident," said Fredrickson. "I feel personnel at Dahlgren and Indian Head did a tremendous job during this year's exercise," said Fredrickson. "Months of communication and coordination between NSASP, the Supported Commands and our civilian counterparts in the sheriff's office, state police and Department of Transportation proved to be invaluable, and was no doubt the number one contributor to the success we experienced during this year's event. This was undoubtedly the most successful exercise I've experienced in my nearly thirty years of service," said Fredrickson. Local officials weren't the only ones pleased with the success of SC/CS12. "I could not be more pleased with the outcome of the

exercise," said Rear Admiral Patrick Lorge, Commandant, Naval District Washington. "I am continually amazed at the work being done at the installation level to ensure the safety of our workforce, Sailors and their families. We simulated real-world conditions to accurately assess our strengths and limitations and I am confident that we are prepared. We will apply lessons learned as we continue to refine plans and procedures, but overall the exercise was a tremendous success." How important is it to practice protecting

Navy personnel and their families? "It directly relates to mission accomplishment," said Patuga. "Every organization in the Navy has a mission and we can only ensure accomplishment if we can protect the people who carry out the tasks to accomplish the mission." For those whose day-to-day duties revolve around providing that security, the opportunity to practice life-saving skills was appreciated. "There's never enough training and there never will be enough training," said Brooks. "It's the whole focus of what we do."

Capt. Pete Nette, left, commanding officer of NSASP, chats with CS2 David Rodriguez as enhanced security measures are set at NSF Indian Head on Mar. 22. Rodriguez was part of a detail that inspected vehicles before entering the base.

An Andros F6B bomb disposal robot from EOD Mobile Unit 12 Dahlgren Detachment moves s simulated suspicious package outside the Aegis Training and Readiness Center on Mar. 20.

NSASP police officers had to deal with several personnel from the Aegis Training and Readiness Center who attempted to go home during the middle of a suspicious package exercise Mar. 20. Many personnel walked back into the danger area and personally-owned vehicles soon clogged entrances to the parking lot, getting in the way of emergency vehicles.

Tim Bennett, emergency management director for NSASP, briefs command staff after a SC/CS 12 training scenario Mar. 20.

1st Sgt. William Blydenburgh of the Virginia State Police addresses NSASP command and emergency management staff inside Dahlgren's Emergency Operations Center on Mar. 23.


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Dahlgren Movie Theater 540-653-7336 Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. $5 Civilian, $4 Active Duty, Retired and Reserve Mil. E-7 and above and their family members with ID, $2.50 E-1-E-6 and below and their family members with ID, $2 Child (6-11), Free - Child (5 and under).

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Construction Projects Affect Wash Navy Yard Two construction projects in SE Washington, D.C. have the potential to affect access to the Washington NavyYard in the near future. Portions of the 11th Street Bridge Project and the D.C.Water Clean Rivers Project Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program will cause inconveniences for commuters. During the projects, two gates will be impacted: - From March 26 through April 20, the O Street Gate will be open to inbound vehicle traffic only.There will be no impact to pedestrian traffic. - From March 26 through March 30, the 9th Street Gate will be reduced to one vehicle lane. From 5 - 9 a.m., the gate will be an inbound-only vehicle gate, and from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., gate will be outbound only. There will be no impact to pedestrian traffic. It is also expected that from April 3 - 13, Pepco will conduct work in support of a sewer project that will create lane closures on M Street both east and west of the 9th Street Gate. There will be further impacts to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as the construction projects progress throughout the summer.

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