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NASA Scientist to Discuss Saturn’s Largest Moon at Library of Congress Lecture

This post was originally published by Goddard News

June 20, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The public is invited to a free talk called “Saturn’s Moon Titan: A Future Abode for Life” at the Library of Congress on June 26.

‘Blackburn-ing’ the midnight oil

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

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

Tech. Sgt. Karen Blackburn is the 11th Wing's Warrior of the Week. She was recognized June 18 for her hard work, diligence and dedication to accomplish a top priority for the 11th Wing commander.

Blackburn, a controller at the Andrews Regional Command Post, was given charge of overseeing the creation of an alternate command post location for the region. She worked numerous hours passed her regular duty day to bring the project to operational capacity ahead of schedule.

"It was enlightening to see the amount of work that was put in behind the scenes to get the job done," Blackburn said.
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NASA’s Swift Satellite Tallies Water Production of Mars-bound Comet

This post was originally published by Goddard News

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

Mars flyby comet Siding Spring experienced its first significant heating by the sun in May, allowing scientists to estimate its size.

NASA’s Hubble Finds Dwarf Galaxies Formed More Than Their Fair Share of Universe’s Stars

This post was originally published by Goddard News

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

They may be little, but they pack a big star-forming punch. New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show small galaxies, also known as dwarf galaxies, are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe's stars.

Swiftly Moving Gas Streamer Eclipses Supermassive Black Hole

This post was originally published by Goddard News

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

An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth. This behavior may provide new insights into how supermassive black holes interact with their host galaxies.

Sleep is critical for Soldier resiliency

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

A restful night's sleep can mean the difference between optimal health and chronic disease. The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign encourages Soldiers, families, retirees and Army civilian employees to "develop a mindset that drives them to optimize their own health in order to improve their resiliency," according to an Army...

Fort Meade, AUSA celebrate 239th Army birthday

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Several generations of Soldiers, ranging from World War II to present day service members, came together June 12 to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday. The annual breakfast was held at Club Meade to celebrate both the Army's birthday and Flag Day, which are observed on June 14. Retired Lt. Col....

Soldier Show focuses on Army values through song

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

A tribute to Francis Scott Key and his writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" set the patriotic tone for this year's Army Solider Show. "It was exceptional," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Dallas Pope of Easton, who came with his wife, Phyllis. "It is always high-end and very professional." The 90-minute...

Community News and Notes

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

June 19, 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...

Water main flushing continues

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June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

American Water American Water is continuing its 2014 Annual Water Main Flushing Program through Friday. 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...

781st MI Soldiers volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Time is precious and weekends are no exception. For Soldiers of the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, one way to spend that extra time is repairing homes for complete strangers. They decided to put their own "honey-do" lists on hold to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and restore homes...

‘Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival’ coming to Fort Meade

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June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

The Defense Commissary Agency's "Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival" is running through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide. This inaugural event allows patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at Exchanges, and fitness events hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities. Fort...

Boy Scouts retire flags

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Members of local Boy Scout Troops conducted a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday evening at the Camp Meade RV Park. The ceremony was held in observance of Flag Day. The Federal Flag Code prescribes the proper display of, and respect for, the United States flag. According to the code, Public Law 94-344,...

Fast financing … not so fast

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

June 19, 2014 in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland by clevine

Just turn on the television and you'll be spun into a world full of limited-time finance offers on a variety of products. If the product doesn't already sound intriguing, then the way to purchase it will be the icing on the cake. Among the top products, automobile advertisements are plentiful. To...

NASA LRO’s Moon As Art Collection Is Revealed

This post was originally published by Goddard News

June 18, 2014 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter marked its fifth anniversary in space with a collection of moon images gathered over the mission's lifespan so far.

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