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Fort Meade enables critical national security missions by providing its customers and community the facilities and infrastructure they require, the quality of life they deserve, and a safe, secure environment in which to work and live. Fort Meade has the fourth largest workforce of Army installations in the continental United States with approximately 35,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel.

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Community Crime Watch

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Aug. 10, Failure to obey traffic control device, displaying expired registration, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol: The Directorate of Emergency Services was notified that a vehicle entered the gate at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle,...

Fort Meade works to resolve power outages

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Some Fort Meade residents recently experienced a power outage. And while temporary power outages are nothing new for Fort Meade housing areas, residents who live in the 3500 block of Patriot Ridge have frequently experienced more power outages than other post neighborhoods. The most recent power outage for the 3500...

Community News & Notes

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The deadline for Soundoff! community "News and Notes" is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor's discretion and may be edited for space and grammar. Look for additional community events on the Fort Meade website at www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. For more...

Kuwaiti officer graduates from DINFOS public affairs course

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

One of the 60 graduates of Public Affairs Qualification Course class 050-14 from the Defense Information School hails from the nation of Kuwait. Lt. Col. Anwar Dashti graduated Aug. 1 from the only course designed to train Department of Defense personnel and allied officers to become government spokespersons. Before heading to...

‘Coming back home’

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Cassandra Franklin could not have imagined she would return to Fort Meade after a 13-year absence. Franklin left her position as the Child Development Center's program director and training and curriculum specialist on Fort Meade in 2001 to become a child and youth development specialist at the headquarters level. In...

iWatch promotes antiterrorism awareness

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

With August recognized as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, the Army is promoting a campaign encouraging and training communities to become extensions of the service's overall force-protection plan. iWATCH is a nationwide, contemporary version of Neighborhood Watch developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable members of the community...

Kimbrough’s TRICARE Nurse Advice Line goes live

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment's notice is invaluable. The Military Health System's new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Earlier this year, the NAL phase-in began in various areas...

CSM Rodwell Forbes takes on role of garrison senior enlisted advisor

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

To say he has an outgoing personality would be an understatement. Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodwell L. Forbes certainly is extroverted. He is confident, has good manners and, most noticeably, has a way of making every person he meets feel important. Forbes' personality is a useful tool as he takes on...

How to appeal an evaluation report

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

You've just received your evaluation report and you disagree with some of the characterizations of your work performance. Or perhaps the report contains a clerical or other administrative error. What should you do? The Army's Evaluation Report Redress Program resolves inaccurate or unfair information that is reflected on a Soldier's evaluation...

Reserve cooks take meals to the next level

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August 21, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Thinking outside the box. That's how Reserve Sgt. Toni Hurlston described the afternoon's lunch menu as her cooks prepared grilled Mongolian specialties. "We take the Army Reserve's 21-meal plan and think outside the box," said Hurlston as Soldiers filed through the Mobile Kitchen Trailer during the 200th Military Police Command's monthly...

Conflicts of interest prevent legal service

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August 14, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Service members, veterans, and their families have the ability to seek free legal services and counsel from attorneys at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate on Fort Meade and at other military installations worldwide. However, certain rules of professional conduct dictate which clients these attorneys can actually advise. It...

Community News and Notes

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August 14, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The deadline for Soundoff! community "News and Notes" is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor's discretion and may be edited for space and grammar. Look for additional community events on the Fort Meade website at www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade. For more...

DINFOS graduates reflect on their careers in panel discussion

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August 14, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Three graduates of the Defense Information School participated in a panel discussion as an Alumni Day event for the school's 50th anniversary. "This is our first Alumni Day," said DINFOS Commandant Jeremy Martin. "Judging from the turnout and the participation we have had, this has been tremendous." The panel discussion was...

902nd MI Soldiers participate in medical field-training exercise

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August 14, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

More than 60 Soldiers from the 902nd Military Intelligence Group participated in a medical field-training exercise on July 31 at Gunpowder Military Reservation in Glen Arm. During previous training engagements this year, the 902nd MI focused on reflexive fire and land navigation. For this exercise, Soldiers were required to recall...

Garrison welcomes Command Sergeant Major Rodwell Forbes

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August 14, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Command Sergeant Maj. Rodwell L. Forbes became Fort Meade garrison's new senior enlisted advisor during a change of responsibility ceremony Tuesday at McGill Training Center. Forbes replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas J. Latter, who served for two years. In September, Latter will begin a one-year deployment as the garrison command sergeant...

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