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Veteran’s History Day Celebration

This post was originally published by Joint Base Andrews - Joint Base Andrews

November 20, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Veteran's History Day was celebrated at The Courses at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 7, 2014. This event was held to recognize the service of military veterans, specifically women service members.

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards, Maryland 4th Congressional District, was the guest speaker at the event, spoke about the accomplishments and achievements of women service members from all branches.

"Approximately 64,000 residents of Maryland are women veterans and they comprise a collective total of 560 years of service thus far," said Edwards.
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Home Front Heroes

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Community members gather Nov. 8 at the Child, Youth and School Services Sports Complex toenjoy games, face painting, a moon bounce, balloon artists, prizes and free Chick-fil-A sandwichesduring Military Family Appreciation Day. The event was part of a series of activities sponsored byFort Meade's Directorate of Family...

Community News & Briefs

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

November 20, 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...

Sailors build homes for Veterans Day

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Fort Meade Sailors participated in Habitat for Humanity during the Chesapeake's 2014 Veterans Day Build in Baltimore on Nov. 8. A team of more than 75 active and retired service members from the Baltimore area, including seven U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Sailors, assisted in the reconstruction of 10 homes...

Movies

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The movie schedule is subject to change. For a recorded announcement of showings, call 301-677-5324. Further listings are available on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website at www.aafes.com. Movies start Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. PRICES: Tickets are $5.50 for adults (12 and...

Nothing to sneeze at: Tips to prevent the flu

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The change in season brings a greater risk of seasonal influenza, more commonly known as the flu. Although the flu can occur at any time of year, there is usually a large increase in the number of people affected October to May. Flu can cause serious problems and has the potential to...

OSC Holiday Bazaar spreads cheer with shopping, sweets, music and Santa Claus

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

More than 90 vendors from surrounding communities set up shop at Fort Meade's Officers' Spouses' Club's 15th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday at the Pavilion. Attendees of the two-day event had the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts; eat treats at the Sweet Shop hosted by the Retired Officers'...

‘Tis The Season For Giving

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

As we enjoy the last vestiges of this year's beautiful fall foliage and head out the door each day into the brisk, clear, autumn air, we are vividly reminded that we are quickly approaching the holiday season -- the time of year when we give thanks for our many blessings,...

Sailors build homes for Veterans Day

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Fort Meade Sailors participated in Habitat for Humanity during the Chesapeake's 2014 Veterans Day Build in Baltimore on Nov. 8. A team of more than 75 active and retired service members from the Baltimore area, including seven U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Sailors, assisted in the reconstruction of 10 homes...

The Great American Smokeout: Commit to quit

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Did you know that just 20 minutes after a person quits smoking, the heart rate and blood pressure drop? Did you know that after 12 hours, the carbon monoxide level in the blood drops to normal? This year, the Great American Smokeout Day is today. The annual event is held on...

Veteran buried with infant son in post cemetery

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sabina Bubczyk's request for the burial of her late husband, Spc. Class 5/Sgt. (P) Christian David Bubczyk Sr., was honored Oct. 23 when the garrison conducted a funeral for the veteran at the Main Post Cemetery on Rock Avenue. The couple's infant son Jesse Christopher was buried in the cemetery on...

Fort Meade pays tribute to German and Italian POWs

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

In September 1943, the first shipment of more than 1,500 Italian and 58 German prisoners of World War II arrived at Fort Meade for internment. According to the Fort Meade Museum, at times Camp Meade housed more than 2,000 POWs. By the end of the war, two Italian POWs and 33 German...

Be wary of table food shared with pets during holidays

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

November 20, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Turkey skin, turkey necks, gravy and other high-fat Thanksgiving food can make dogs and cats very sick, and in some cases, kill them. Emergency visits to veterinary offices and hospitals skyrocket over the Thanksgiving weekend, and so do vet bills, according to news releases from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Many emergency...

AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery

This post was originally published by Joint Base Andrews - Joint Base Andrews

November 19, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

One would never know the twelve current and retired Airmen walking into the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18, were wounded, ill or seriously injured.

Minutes later it is evident as the bleachers and floor fill with gym bags, volleyballs and prosthetic limbs, and two K-9s sit loyally on the sideline waiting for their owners to return from practice.

These Airmen are part of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Program, a fellowship of athletes, volunteers and coaches that use athletic reconditioning to help rehabilitate wounded, ill and seriously injured Airmen.  While also inspiring, the program helps Airmen build strength and endurance.
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NASA’s Swift Mission Probes an Exotic Object: ‘Kicked’ Black Hole or Mega Star?

This post was originally published by Goddard News

November 19, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

An international team of researchers discovered an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

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