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NASA-JAXA’s New Precipitation Satellite Sees First Atlantic Hurricane

This post was originally published by Goddard News

July 8, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The five GPM passes over Arthur are the first time a precipitation-measuring satellite has been able to follow a hurricane through its full life cycle with high-resolution measurements of rain and ice.

NASA’s Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture

This post was originally published by Goddard News

July 7, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Relying on data from NASA's Aquarius instrument, new worldwide maps of soil moisture show how the wetness of the land varies with the seasons.

Arthur (Atlantic Ocean)

This post was originally published by Goddard News

July 7, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

These two images of the remnants of former Hurricane Arthur were taken by AIRS aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on July 7.

Malcolm Grow closed for training July 10

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

July 4, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Members of the 779th Medical Group will participate in mandatory training on July 10, 2014.

The Main and Refill pharmacies will be minimally manned until 1 p.m. and there may be extended wait times during this period. Normal pharmacy operations will resume between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Laboratory will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Radiology will be open from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Emergent Care Center at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center is open during this time to provide emergency and urgent care services.
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New leaders take command of 704th MI Brigade

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

July 3, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Col. Michele H. Bredenkamp assumed the reigns of leadership of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade in a 45-minute change-of-command ceremony beneath a sunny sky on Tuesday morning. "I am very excited and extremely happy to serve on this amazing team," Bredenkamp said in brief remarks. During the ceremony, Soldiers of the...

Water main flushing continues

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

July 3, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

American Water is continuing its 2014 Annual Water Main Flushing Program on Monday. The purpose of the program is to provide the best quality water available to you, the customer, by removing any buildup of sediment that may have occurred in the water lines. Flushing may result in some temporary discoloration...

Community News and Notes

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

July 3, 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...

Sallie Mae accused of cheating active-duty Soldiers on loans

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

July 3, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student loan supplier, is facing new allegations from the Department of Justice and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation suggesting that the lending giant may not be as trustworthy as educational loan-seekers -- especially active-duty service members -- would hope. While Sallie Mae has faced allegations...

Fire Alarm

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

July 3, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Thanks to the quick actions of two military children, no one was injured when a small fire erupted in the kitchen of their Potomac Place townhouse on June 26. "They did exactly what they were supposed to do," said their father, Marine Staff Sgt. Wayne Campbell. "They didn't hesitate. They...

Healthy Lifestyle Festival features produce, tent sale

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

July 3, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Sylvia Mitchell pulled the husk from a corn cob as she selected produce from the farmers market at the Defense Commissary Agency's "Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival" on Saturday morning. "We try to eat healthy," said Mitchell, wife of retired Air Force Sgt. Allen Mitchell. "As you get older, you put...

Dorm Residents start “shootin’ some b-ball outside of the school”

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

July 2, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Joint Base Andrews dorm residents can enjoy outdoor sports in their own backyard with new basketball and volleyball courts completed just in time for summer. The courts were officially opened on June 26 after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Approximately 50 Airmen and Sailors attended the ceremony and participated in the first matches on the new courts.

"We wanted the best for our dorm residents, so we took all the necessary steps to make sure the project was built with care and professionalism," said Kirk Kessler, 11th Civil Engineer project manager. "We had four to seven people out there each day we were working on this project."
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Malcolm Grow closes for July 3, 4 for holiday

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

July 2, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center will be closed for a Family Day on Thursday, July 3 and for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 4.

There will be no appointments on these days and the pharmacy will be closed.
Prescription refills called in before 12 p.m. on July 2 will be available for pickup after 12 p.m. on July 7.

Prescription refills called in after 12 p.m. on July 2 will be available for pickup on July 8.
The Emergent Care Center is always open to provide emergency and urgent care services. If the condition is not urgent and can wait for treatment, the medical group will reopen for full services on July 7.
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Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

This post was originally published by Goddard News

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

Landsat 8 is helping researchers spot algae from space, gathering information that could direct beach-goers away from contaminated bays and shores.

Iron ‘Fingerprints’ Point Astronomers to Supernova Suspects

This post was originally published by Goddard News

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

Astronomers using the Suzaku X-ray observatory developed a powerful technique for analyzing supernova remnants.

Independence Day hours on Andrews

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

July 2, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Many establishments here will either close or alter their hours of operation for the July 3 Air Force District of Washington family day and the Fourth of July holiday.

On July 3, the following facilities will be OPEN:

  • Freedom Hall Dining Facility - regular hours
  • Golf Course - dawn to dusk
  • Outdoor Recreation - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pool & Splash Park - noon - 6 p.m.
  • Lodging - 24/7
  • The Club at Andrews - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • West Fitness Center - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On July 3, the following facilities will be CLOSED:
  • East Fitness Center (Unmanned access 24/7)
  • Military & Family Support Center
  • Library
  • Youth Center
  • Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (Urgent Care 24/7)
  • Pharmacy
On July 4, the following facilities will be OPEN: 
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