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Mandatory anti-terrorism training

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The Garrison Security Office and the 902d Military Intelligence Field Office are offering the Army's Threat Awareness and Reporting Program training to all members of Fort Meade. Training dates: * Tuesday at 10 a.m. in McGill Training Center ballroom * Wednesday at 10 a.m. in McGill Training Center ballroom * Oct. 15 at...

AWC Wellness Week features outdoor yoga demo

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Capt. Christine Argueza, chief of Operations of Public Health Command Region-North, demonstrated how to tap into oneself through yoga. Reaching for the leaves hanging from the trees, a dozen service members and civilians exercised their mind, body and spirit in the performance of one of the world's oldest forms of physical...

Community News & Notes

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

September 25, 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...

Corvias awards educational grants to military spouses

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Corvias Foundation, a private charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. Recipients are stationed at nine...

MacArthur Middle works to help homeless families

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The United Way of Central Maryland is funding a homelessness prevention program at MacArthur Middle School. The program serves 20 families whose children attend MacArthur and other Fort Meade cluster schools. The nonprofit is investing $100,000 in the program for the school year and has hired a case worker to...

Finding a good buddy

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Army Wife Network recognizes the importance of military spouses forming meaningful connections. The organization's chief program, Battle Buddies, is a nationwide field exercise that enables male and female military spouses to meet one another and form support systems. "I think it is fabulous that they are bringing women together to network...

Scammers charge small amounts to credit cards

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Many consumers regularly check their credit card statements each month and look for suspicious, unexplained charges that might be the result of a scam. The Better Business Bureau, or BBB, has reported a new con in which scammers charge a small amount to a consumer's credit card in hopes that...

Community Crime Watch

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

September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sept. 18, Larceny of private property: Unknown person(s) by unknown mean(s) removed six fishing rods and a tackle box from a boat that was parked....

USA takes bronze at NATO Chess Championship

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September 25, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

More than halfway through the NATO Chess Championship at the Citadelle in Quebec City, Team USA was tied with The Netherlands and Slovenia for fifth through seventh place. "I had written us off for dead," said Col. David Hater, team captain who serves as assistant chief of staff at U.S....

CME Week: Mapping the Journey of a Giant Coronal Mass Ejection

This post was originally published by Goddard News

September 24, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Using NASA observatories scientists clocked a July 2012 CME as traveling between 1,800 and 2,200 miles per second as it left the sun.

King Fire in California Still Blazing

This post was originally published by Goddard News

September 24, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Over 92,960 acres have been burned by the King Fire since it began on September 13, 2014.  The fire is currently 38% contained, and the cause of the fire is arson.  Over 7,600 personnel are battling this fire. With the southwest winds there is a potential for extreme fire behavior if the winds, fuels, and topography come into alignment. There is the possibility for single and group tree torching, upslope crown runs, and spotting up to 1/2 mile. The highest probability is on the northwest portion of the fire.  A Red Flag warning remains in effect for this fire.  A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are predicted to occur, meaning the possibility of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures. That trio of weather conditions contribute can contribute to extreme fire behavior, according to the National Weather Service.  Later in the week temperatures are predicted to drop and there could be a few droplets here and there.  It is unclear if the precipitation will be enough to quell the fires. This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on  September 23, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner with information from Inciweb.

CME Week: Coronal Mass Ejections at Mars

This post was originally published by Goddard News

September 23, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Why is Mars so barren and dry? One theory is that the continuous blast of solar particles from the sun -- coupled with more extreme explosions such as coronal mass ejections -- might have been the culprit.

Andrews UCC contributes to safety, well-being 24/7

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September 22, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The 779th Medical Group Emergent Care Center here provides emergency medical services and transports patients to other facilities if necessary.

The presence of the ECC contributes to the immediate health and well-being of each member on Andrews by tending to patients with urgent conditions after hours.
"We see approximately 60 patients per day for issues that can range from a sprain to cardiac issues," said Maj. Joseph Thomas, 779th Medical Group Emergent Care Center flight commander.
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King Fire Rages On in El Dorado National Forest

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September 22, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Evacuations of 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the huge King Fire blazing out of control near the Eldorado National Forest.  The King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork of the American River Canyon, Silver Creek Canyon, and the Rubicon Canyon, north of the community of Pollock Pines. The fire has crossed into Placer County and burned onto the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest. The anticipated spread is expected to be minimal on Sept. 22 due to thunderstorms that moved through the area overnight, bringing lightning and rain. The increased humidity will help to moderate the fire activity. The King Fire is an arson-caused fire that began on Sept. 13, 2014 and quickly spread, tripling in size overnight due to hot, dry conditions, large amounts of fuel, and winds.  At present the fire is 82,018 acres in size and is 17% contained.  Firefighters from as far away as Minnesota have come to help fight this enormous, costly fire. This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on September 19, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner with information from Inciweb

CME Week: The Difference Between Flares and CMEs

This post was originally published by Goddard News

September 22, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

There are many kinds of eruptions on the sun. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections both involve gigantic explosions of energy, but are otherwise quite different.

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