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This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 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...

Tax Center still open for business

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

For the past 12 years, retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Gilbert Niesch has turned to the Joint Installation Fort Meade Tax Center for his annual tax preparation. "As long as you've got your paperwork in order and your ducks in a row, it's quick and fast," the 63-year-old Odenton...

Screening is critical in preventing colon cancer

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the United States and is also the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America for both men and women. Approximately 50,000 people die each year from colon cancer. Since 2005, the death rate from colon cancer in...

Youth job fair opens military kids’ minds

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

With his 15-year-old daughter Aiyana Burnell in tow, Jon Parson carefully navigated through the crowd at the Youth Opportunity Fair held March 25 at Club Meade. A government contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton, Parson wanted Aiyana to get a taste of the outside world. "I heard about it from a co-worker,...

Meade troops give salute at event honoring Vietnam vets

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Monday night, service members from Fort Meade had the opportunity to welcome home Maryland's Vietnam veterans for the first time since the war ended. The 50 service members volunteered to support the "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration" hosted by state Sen. John C. Astle and the Hospice of the...

College readiness program shapes future graduates

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Joshua Elekwachi, a junior at Meade High School, credits his part-time job at Panera Bread near Arundel Mills Mall to the high school's Advancement Via Individual Determination program. "I learned how to set up a resume," said the 17-year-old who has been enrolled in Meade's AVID program for a year. A...

Egg-cellent!

This post was originally published by Ft. Meade SoundOff: News

April 2, 2015 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Youths ranging from infants to age 18 dropped by the Potomac Place Community Center on Saturday with their parents for Corvias Military Living's "Spring Into Fun."The two-hour event featured such family-fun activities as egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, prizes, crafts and refreshments.Parents were encouraged...

The Rain Parade: Join NASA on a Worldwide Tour of Global Precipitation

This post was originally published by Goddard News

April 1, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Scientists are using data from GPM to better understand freshwater resources, natural disasters, crop health and more.

NASA Invites Public to April Hubble 25th Anniversary Events

This post was originally published by Goddard News

April 1, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April with a variety of events open to the public around the U.S.

NASA Awards Information Technology Contracts to 118 Small, Disadvantaged Businesses

This post was originally published by Goddard News

April 1, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

NASA has awarded 118 contracts to small, disadvantaged businesses under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V), a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services.

New “Behind the Webb” Video Reveals “A Perfect Pair”

This post was originally published by Goddard News

April 1, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The newest video in the "Behind the Webb" series called "A Perfect Pair" provides a look at how two major pieces of the James Webb Space Telescope observatory come together.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone

This post was originally published by Goddard News

March 31, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards launch and is officially authorized to transition into its next phase.

Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere

This post was originally published by Goddard News

March 31, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon.

50 Years in the Making: How an Intern Became Deputy Center Director

This post was originally published by Goddard News

March 31, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Rick Obenschain reflects on his 50-year career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Air Quality: A Tale of Three Cities

This post was originally published by Goddard News

March 30, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Dr. Bryan N. Duncan, deputy project scientist for the Aura Mission, recently presented the story of air quality in three cities: Beijing, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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