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Smoke alarms save lives

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

October 3, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Joint Base Andrews Fire Department will host Fire Prevention Week Oct.5 -11, 2014, to raise awareness on a critical safety tool; fire alarms.

This year, in hopes to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke detectors, the slogan for Fire Prevention Week is 'Working smoke alarms save lives, test yours every month!'

"Working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire," said Timothy Pitman, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department chief. "According to the NFPA, smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half. Additionally, the data also shows that home fires killed more than 2,300 people in 2012. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection."
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NASA’s SDO Watches Giant Filament on the Sun

This post was originally published by Goddard News

October 3, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

On Sept. 30, 2014, a snaking, extended filament of solar material hovered on the front of the sun -- some 1 million miles across from end to end.

MMS Observatories Undergo Spin Tests

This post was originally published by Goddard News

October 2, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, Observatory #4, is undergoing spin testing on the Miller Table for Mass Properties at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Engineers use this machine to determine the spacecraft’s center of gravity, adding counter balances as needed to ensure it spins correctly in orbit.  All four of the MMS observatories undergo this testing prior to launch. Credit: NASA

NASA Hosts Launch of NASA Goddard TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenge

This post was originally published by Goddard News

October 2, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of NASA's Technology Transfer Program and to inspire interest in all NASA missions, programs and projects.

NASA Releases Images of a Mid-level Solar Flare

This post was originally published by Goddard News

October 2, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M7.3 class, peaking at 3:01 p.m. EDT on Oct. 2, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun 24-hours a day, captured images of the flare.

Community Crime Watch

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sept. 29, Assault - military law enforcement: The Directorate of Emergency Services was notified of an individual who may have been suicidal and had locked herself inside her house and would not answer the door. Investigation revealed that the subject had swallowed an unknown amount of prescription medication. The subject...

When nature calls …

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Burba Lake Park is a great place to have a picnic, take a walk, exercise or bring children to play. The site is also a peaceful paradise to watch bird flocks and water wildlife roam. Numerous covered picnic areas are complete with outdoor charcoal grills. Burba Lake has something for...

Fort Meade pays tribute to Gold Star Mothers

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

This year Janice Chance commemorated the death of her son, Marine Capt. Jesse Melton III, by volunteering at the American Red Cross. A Gold Star Mother, Chance was among the women to be honored at the garrison's Gold Star Mothers and Families Day event on Sept. 25. The hourlong tribute to Gold...

Volunteering across counties

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Representatives from Anne Arundel and Howard counties and Fort Meade volunteer organizations gathered Tuesday afternoon at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center to showcase local volunteer opportunities. "We're reaching out to the Fort Meade community because we want them to know what's available off base, and that they're welcome to join us,"...

Community News & Notes

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

October 2, 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. NEW: For...

Retiree Appreciation Day

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

More than 400 retirees and their spouses attended Fort Meade's 39th annual Retiree Appreciation Day held Friday at McGill Training Center. The daylong event provided participants with an opportunity to receive free flu shots, medical screenings and information about the wide range of services the garrison offers to retired service members...

Cyber Strong

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Cyber Community Soldiers and Department of Army civilians were invited by the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to join a competition to determine the top Army Cyber Warrior in the Military District of Washington. The 2014 Army Cyber Skills Challenge, hosted by the 780th MI, was held Sept. 19 at McGill Training...

Flu facts: Protect yourself from seasonal influenza

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. In the United States, influenza results in more than 25 million reported cases, more than 150,000 hospitalizations due to serious complications, and over 30,000 deaths annually. Vaccination remains the primary method for preventing influenza and its complications. What...

Fort Meade observes Fire Prevention Week

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Fire Prevention Week will be held Sunday to Oct. 11. This year's slogan is, "Working Fire Alarms Save Lives. Test Yours Every Month!" In the United States during 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths and $6.9 billion in...

Shopping apps may deny protections to consumers

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

October 2, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Technology has changed the way people shop. Consumers often turn to shopping apps on smartphones designed to enhance their shopping experience by comparing deals, collecting and redeeming deals and discounts, and paying in-store. Unfortunately, a recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission showed that popular mobile apps used while shopping...

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