www.apgnews.apg.army.mil Published in the interest of the people of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland February 12, 2009 Vol. 53, No. 6
BRAC Job Fair draws large crowd
Story and photos by
The residential and re- RACHEL PONDER
cycling pickup schedule
for Feb. 18, is plastic, glass More than 2,500 people
and metal. Put items in attended the Base Realign-
blue bags and ment and Closure Job Fair
place them on and Information session
the curb. Feb. 7 held at the Harford
Community College Ches-
Nominate apeake Center.
This was the second
civilian, military job fair held by the U.S.
women for ‘green’ Army Communications
movement and Electronics Com-
mand Life Cycle Manage-
Women’s History Month ment Command and Army
will be observed in March. Team Command, Control,
The environmentally-fo- Communications, Comput-
cused theme for 2009 is ers, Intelligence, Surveil-
“Women Taking the Lead lance and Reconnaissance
to Save Our Planet.” (C4ISR), the Susquehanna
One goal is to recognize Workforce Network and the
the varied roles and lead- Harford County Office of
ership of APG’s civilian Economic Development.
and military women in the Recruitment was for
environmental or ‘green’ government positions at Mike Green, a Central Resume Processing Center human resources technician, standing, helps, from left to right, Linetta Daughton
movement. Aberdeen Proving Ground and Tyeashia and Lareasia Johnson, from Cecil County, work on their resumes at the BRAC Job Fair and Information Session held Feb.
7 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center. In the background job seekers wait to receive help using the Resume Builder,
Nominations should including such positions designed to assist users in entering their resume into the Army’s Centralized Resumix System.
be submitted by Feb. 19. as computer scientist, con-
Examples of work may tract specialist, engineer, Team C4ISR, the type of attendees could become hanna Workforce Network’s these sessions. These ses-
include leadership in any logistics manager, manage- jobs that need to be filled, more familiar with the mis- executive director. “It was sions are especially helpful
environmentally-focused ment analyst, program ana- application procedures and sions and work environ- intended to cut down on the this year since the turnout
area (i.e. preservation of lyst and program manager. information to make the ment of the jobs that they amount of time that attend- was so large.”
natural or cultural resourc- This year, the job fair attendees’ visit most pro- were seeking. ees would need to spend This was the second
es, cleanup of environmen- had a required orienta- ductive. Other information “I feel like this piece was at each booth, since some BRAC job fair held at Har-
tal contamination, energy tion session for attend- sessions were also held a very good addition,” said of their questions would ford Community College.
consumption, pest manage- ees, which explained Army throughout the day so that Bruce England, the Susque- already be answered during See JOB FAIR, page 11
ment, recycling, carpooling,
pollution prevention, etc).
The submission of a
Army addresses rising suicide ACS wants to
digital photograph of the
rate, highest in four years
nominee is requested.
ments will be showcased
in a Powerpoint slideshow
C. TODD LOPEZ
To facilitate that collaboration, he
appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
hear from you
Army News Service
at a March 4 program. Gen. Peter Chiarelli to lead those efforts. Army Community Service is conducting a survey to
There is no limit to The number of suicides in the Army has “We felt it was necessary to have a cen- gain a sense of how the military community is support-
the number of honor- risen again, for the fourth year in a row, tral figure at the top ranks of the Army to ing its members.
ees submitted from each and the problem is being addressed with reach across those components and bring “Everyone’s participation in this survey will be
organization. an Army-wide “stand-down” and chain- about the kind of progress we hope to appreciated,” said Celestine Beckett, director, ACS.
For more information, teaching program. achieve,” Geren said. “The only way to get a true picture of how the Aber-
call J. Diane Siler, APG The Army experienced 128 confirmed Chiarelli said the Army must work deen Proving Ground community feels about what
Federal Women’s Program suicides in 2008, up from 115 in 2007, quickly to reduce the trend of suicides in ACS provides is by the public telling us.”
manager, 410-436-2681. said Army leaders during a media round- the Army, saying that if the suspected sui- The survey will collect information about custom-
table Jan. 29. An additional 15 deaths are cides did in fact turn out to be confirmed er’s use and satisfaction with ACS service programs.
Wanted: Stories being investigated as suspected suicides, suicides, the Army’s rate for suicides “ACS program managers will use the survey infor-
though Army experts say experience has mation to monitor their delivery of services to Soldiers
about NCOs shown that as many as 90 percent of sus-
would rise to about 20.2 per 100,000
and Families, and respond better to identified issues
To showcase the year pected suicides are eventually classified as “That number is particularly notewor- that are important,” she said.
of the noncommissioned confirmed. thy, because the last reported numbers The survey is anonymous, however survey ques-
officer, the APG News is “The numbers represent tragedies that from the Center for Disease Control - tions will ask for background information. This will be
looking for story ideas have taken place across our Army,” said which lags behind, was 19.2,” Chiarelli used during the analysis stage.
to publish. Anyone with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, adding said. “That’s important because the Army “There are many programs and services offered here
a suggestion should call that the Army is doing all it can to address at APG, and it is important for the program managers
has always had a suicide rate quite a few
the editor, Debi Horne, the problem. “Every suicide is a tragedy to know which groups of people are using which ser-
numbers below the CDC rate - the average
410-278-1150. we take personally in the Army.” vices,” Beckett said.
The secretary said if the Army is to The survey can be taken at www.myarmylifetoo.
Reduced holiday Chiarelli has directed an Army “stand- com/survey_Aberdeen until March 6.
succeed in counteracting the rising trend down” to address the problem, between
gate hours for in suicides in the service, all components Feb. 15 and March 15. During that time,
There will be reduced
of the Army - including the active duty,
Reserve and National Guard components
- must work together and also work with
commanders will take time to direct the
problem “head on,” the general said, add-
ing that the service is prepositioning mate-
gate operations at Aber-
deen Proving Ground for
the Presidents Day holiday.
other organizations such as the Veteran’s
rials for commanders to use when talking
See SUICIDE, page 11
staffers visit APG
On Friday, Feb. 13, the
Harford Gate (Route 22) in APG Soldier salutes Maryland veteran Community and installation leadership met with con-
gressional staffers last week to collaborate on the issues
the Aberdeen Area will close Story by in my wallet thinking that dom Team Salute, Rice facing Aberdeen Proving Ground transformation.
at 10 p.m. and the Wise Road YVONNE JOHNSON I would e-mail him to tell said McHale contacted him Staffers representing Senator Barbara A. Mikulski,
gate in the Edgewood Area him thanks but my work to thank him. Senator Benjamin Cardin, Congressman C. A. “Dutch”
will close at 8 p.m. A Maryland veteran who keeps me intensely busy so “We had a good talk,” he Ruppersberger, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and Con-
The Harford Gate and never misses an opportuni- I wouldn’t think of send- said, adding that although gressman Frank Kratovil participated in the annu-
the Wise Road Gate will ty to thank Soldiers for their ing him a message until I many people don’t voice al event Feb. 2 at the CACI building to increase their
reopen at 4 a.m., Tuesday, service recently received would put my CAC card in their appreciation as McHale awareness of activities and projects for APG 2012.
Feb. 17. thanks in a big way for his, my wallet at the end of the did, he’s certain that, “they The event was hosted by the Army Alliance, Inc., a
The Maryland Gate in courtesy of an Aberdeen workday. are standing strong behind non-profit civic organization formed in 2001 to support
the Aberdeen Area and the Proving Ground Soldier. “One day I got an e-mail us in large numbers.” APG programs and infrastructure by promoting a clear,
Magnolia Road Gate (Route Col. William Rice is reminding Soldiers that the “The American people coherent image of APG as a national asset.
152) in the Edgewood Area the director of Occupa- Freedom Team Salute was know the truth. Our enemy Col. Jeffrey S. Weissman, APG garrison and depu-
will be open throughout the tional and Environmental still going on, and I imme- is real and lethal,” Rice said. ty installation commander, detailed the status of APG
holiday weekend. Medicine at the Edgewood diately thought of Mister “For that, they are apprecia- 2012, an initiative which will transform the installation
See SHORTS, page 7 Area’s U.S. Army Center McHale,” Rice said. tive that an American Sol- to support the Army’s future research, development,
for Health Promotion and He submitted McHale’s dier is on guard while they test and evaluation work so it can sustain the world-
ISSUE Preventive Medicine. While name for a Freedom Team work, play and sleep in safe- class support provided to the nation’s Warfighters.
HIGHLIGHTS eating dinner with his son Salute package and includ- ty. In turn, it’s nice to know The transformation of APG will focus on quality of
Brian at a McDonald’s res- ed a note telling McHale when they notice.” life, facilities and infrastructure, services, and human
Page 2 taurant in Havre de Grace, how much he had touched Leo F. McHale capital in order to accommodate the existing post popu-
Army News Rice was approached by him and his son. A volunteer with the lation and the influx of people expected due to BRAC.
Leo McHale, a World War He said McHale taught Army Community Ser- Over the next few years, APG will undergo its most
Page 3 II Navy Reserve veteran a valuable lesson to his son significant growth since World War II. As a result of the
vice at Fort Detrick, Md.,
APG Outdoor from Walkersville, Md., that hopefully he will pass BRAC Commission’s recommendations, the organiza-
Journal - More
McHale is well known
who was passing through on to his children. in the Frederick area as a tions moving to APG will allow the Army to pursue the
on APG’s wild the area that day. Noticing transformational and BRAC objectives of consolidat-
“Brian saw that his champion of America’s vet-
kingdom ing research, development, test and evaluation on fewer
Rice, who was still in uni- dad’s work is impor- erans. He spends a lot of his
Page 4 form, McHale made his way tant and serves a greater time visiting with wound- installations to achieve efficiency and synergy.
over to him and thanked good beyond just provid- ed Warriors at Walter Reed Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, commander of APG and the
Five retire in
January him for his service. ing for the Family,” Rice Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering
“I told him that it was said. “The encounter also Bethesda Naval Hospital, Command, also briefed congressional staffers about the
Page 5 my pleasure to do my part included a lesson in kind- and he documents individ- status of ongoing projects and upcoming needs of APG
Great American and thanked him for his ness, in freely expressing ual stories from veterans and Harford County as they collaboratively prepare for
Spit Out Feb. 19 kind words,” Rice said. your gratitude to someone of Korea, World War II and personnel coming into the area.
Before departing, you never met before, that Vietnam for the national Izzo told the participants he looks forward to work-
Page 6 McHale gave Rice his busi- ing with the congressional delegation and the local
our nation is great enough Veterans History Project.
Community Notes ness card and gave a $5 to be preserved against tyr- McHale was the driving communities surrounding APG as the implementation
MacDonald’s gift card to anny at all costs and that force behind the erection of of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure and APG
Page 10 2012 progress.
APG U14 team Brian. the people of our nation Maryland’s first private 9-
“What a nice gesture,” realize that as well.” 11 memorial near Frederick, Harford County Executive David Craig talked
soccer champions See VISIT, page 7
Rice said. “I kept his card After receiving his Free- See SALUTE, page 6
2 APG News • February 12, 2009
Commentary: What I learned about the Army
in the Korengal Valley in Afghani- Think about it: As late as sense of urgency that allow us The Families of the fallen and
stan, where I was last February and the winter of 2007, when Presi- to meet the pace of change. The the wounded never lost the Amer-
July with paratroopers assigned to dent Bush announced the surge, essential truth is that we are at ican dream.
the 173rd Airborne Brigade Com- attacks were averaging nearly war—and it is a war that is mov- They still want to work; they
bat Team. Look around at the utter 180 a day, the highest level since ing at lightning speed. want to send their kids to school;
desolation of the place and the major combat operations ended. And that brings me to my they want to get an education; they
spartan conditions that these young A new national intelligence esti- fourth observation: our peace- want to own a piece of the rock.
people are living in. You cannot mate predicted that Iraqi leaders time processes are not adapted Indeed, they have earned it.
help but come back a little thick in would be hard pressed to recon- to a wartime reality. We sim- And it is up to us to ensure that
the throat. cile over the next year and a half. ply have not kept pace with the they get the chance.
I awarded a Silver Star to a But look where we are now. Our demands that this war requires Finally, I have learned that
young officer there, Capt. Greg commitment to counterinsurgen- of our wounded, fallen and their the Army, above all, is a learning
Ambrosia, who placed himself in cy warfare worked. Families. Some wounded ser- organization. From rapid devel-
the line of fire to direct his men to That meant sharing risk with vice members are waiting too opment and adaptation of doc-
safety. I pinned on some Bronze the Iraqis, which in turn meant a long to receive disability ratings trine, to command organization,
Stars, Commendation Medals whole lot of courage on the part and transition out of the military, to movement of brigade combat
and Purple Hearts as well. of our Soldiers. Yet they prevailed leaving them and their Families teams and modular headquarters,
By These troops had been out because they learned, adapted, in limbo. to the way people are promoted,
ADM there 14 months and seen a lot and most of all believed. Indeed, service members tell me the Army is constantly changing
MICHAEL G. MULLEN of tough fighting. They lost a lot Third, I learned that it is irre- that their most precious resource is and adapting to meet the chal-
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of good Soldiers. We often forget sponsible to neglect the continual time. They want their lives back. lenges of the day.
Our Army is the center of grav- the impact of war on those who improvement of our conventional They want to move on. We are seeing people suc-
ity for the U.S. military—and this were alongside our fallen. capabilities. I know that we have launched ceed, grow and lead. We are see-
center includes the Guard and That loss impacts them for the I was struck during one of a pilot program with the Depart- ing people unafraid to challenge
Reserves. It is the best and most rest of their lives. my first visits as chairman to ment of Veterans Affairs designed assumptions or old ways.
combat-hardened Army that the When those Soldiers yelled an Army base—Fort Sill—by to streamline the transition pro- Our midgrade noncommis-
nation has ever known—indeed, “Hooah!” after the ceremo- how few young artillery officers cess, but we are still not moving sioned officers and young cap-
the world has ever known. And ny, I understood that it was not had earned their basic qualifica- quickly enough. And I hope that tains love what they do. They
we must do all we can to make because they were proud of their tions because they had so often we are able to expand it as rapid- have led in combat. They are
sure it stays that way. new medals; it was because they deployed outside their skill set. ly as possible. remarkably resilient, and they do
Let me take you through some were proud of the difference they Now, as the Chief of Naval Oper- Recent studies suggest that as us all proud.
of the things I have learned about knew they were making together, ations who deployed upwards of many as 20 percent of today’s Junior officers and enlisted
our Army, which we all serve. as a team—as an Army. 12,000 Sailors to work on the troops may suffer from post-trau- men and women need to know
Some of these things might sur- The second thing I have ground in the U.S. Central Com- matic stress brought on by com- that it is right to question the
prise you, most probably will learned is that our Army has mand theater, I understand the bat in Iraq and Afghanistan. direction of their service and
not, but I thought you might be become a world-class counter- benefit for people to develop Many are understandably wary seniors. In fact, they should be
interested in how this Sailor has insurgency force in an extraordi- themselves. of the stigma attached to men- rewarded for it. That sort of feed-
come to see it. narily short time. We need more balance in the tal health issues—a problem we back is healthy, and it foments
The first thing I learned about In Iraq, I walked down the way we think, train and resource can alleviate by making everyone the kind of change we need.
the Army is ‘hooah.’ There are streets of Sadr City, and visited an ourselves. Very real threats still undergo screening, so no one has As Gen. George Marshall once
1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000 dif- outpost in Mosul. These were plac- exist from regional powers who to raise his or her hand. quipped, “Soldiers are intelligent.
ferent ways to say hooah. But es where, just a few weeks before, possess robust conventional and, I recently had the chance to Give them the bare tree; let them
I learned that it is more than we could not have visited at all. Al in some cases, nuclear capabili- visit the VA hospital in Palo Alto, supply the leaves.”
just a battle cry; it is a way of Qaeda is clearly on the run in Iraq, ties. We must restore some of the Calif., and talked with about 30 I have certainly seen the for-
life. It says that you will never and the surge and Anbar Awaken- more conventional and expedition- mostly active duty PTS patients est for the trees here, and have
quit, never surrender, never leave ing and even Muqtada al Sadr’s ary expertise that we will require in from every service. It bothered learned a lot about the Army.
your buddy. It says that you are ceasefire all helped to make that the uncertain years ahead. me to see what they had to go Most importantly, I have
proud of the hardships you have happen. But what really turned it It is difficult to modernize through just to get help—essen- learned from the Army.
endured because there is deep around was the counterinsurgen- while fighting a war. But there is tially bottoming out, like they (Editor’s note: Reprinted with
meaning in every one of them. cy tactics that our troops embraced also an argument that a combat were in an alcohol or a drug reha- permission from the Joint Force
Go stand atop one of those hills and perfected. footing generates the energy and bilitation program. Quarterly.)
February focus: African-American citizenship
Story by A DoD outreach event is corridor 1 on the E ring, which began a week-long a significant observance. a proclamation by Presi-
GARY SHEFTICK scheduled to take place Feb. near the Pentagon’s mall observance honoring Black Mayors of cities nationwide dent Gerald R. Ford. Since
Army News Service
25 and 26 at Alabama Agri- entrance. History in February 1926. issued proclamations. The then each American presi-
The national theme of culture and Mechanical Uni- The EEO Directorate By the time of Wood- celebration was expanded dent has issued proclama-
this year’s African-Ameri- versity in Normal, Ala. As for Army headquarters is son’s death in 1950, the to a month in 1976, the tions for the month-long
can History Month obser- part of the ceremonies, DoD sponsoring a special Penta- History Week had become nation’s bicentennial, with observance.
vance running through will present African-Amer- gon tour Feb. 19 focusing
February is “Quest for ican History Month Recog- on African-American con-
Black Citizenship in the nition Awards to selected tributions to the Army, both
Americas.” service members. by civilians and Soldiers.
In keeping with this The awards will be pre- The morning tour will fea-
theme, the Equal Employ- sented by the DoD of Diver- ture the “African Ameri-
ment Opportunity Web sity Management and Equal cans in the Defense of Our
site for the Department Opportunity to service mem- Nation” corridor display
of the Army headquarters bers who have supported located in the Pentagon’s
features a quiz “Paving the the Global War on Terror- second floor A-Ring, near
Way to the Presidency.” ism between February 2006 corridor 7.
EEO Officer Beatrice and January of this year. In addition, Dr. Christo-
Bernfeld said employ- Nominees must demonstrate pher Koontz, of the Cen-
ees can test their knowl- role-model qualities and the ter of Military History, will
edge of African Americans core values of their service, present “Fighting for Lib-
within the electoral sys- according to Aronowitz. erty: The Unsung Heroes
tem by taking the quiz at His memorandum states per of the 24th Infantry Regi-
https://secureweb.hqda. diem and travel costs must ment” in World War II 11:30
pentagon.mil/eeo/main/ be paid by the recipients’ a.m., Feb. 24, in the Taylor
Index.asp. units. Award nominations Building’s Stripes Confer-
In addition to citizenship, must be submitted through ence Room in the Crystal
the Department of Defense each unit’s chain of com- City area of Arlington, Va.
will emphasize quality edu- mand and submitted to the Reservations for the tour
cation during the month- Army’s G-1 EO office. and the lunch presentation
long observance, according A Feb. 5 ceremony at the can be made at http://eoaa.
to Jay D. Aronowitz, the Pentagon rededicated and hqda.pentagon.mil/.
acting deputy assistant sec- relocated a Buffalo Soldier One of the features of
retary of the Army for EEO replica statue and a Frederick the Library of Congress
and Civil Rights. Remington Buffalo Soldier African-American Histo-
In a memorandum to mural. The original exhibit ry Month Web site is the
Army commands, Aronow- was dedicated July 25, 1992, Veterans History Project
itz said the DoD theme for at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. which lays out the stories
African-American Histo- A replica was dedicated at of African-American war
ry month supports Presi- the Pentagon Aug. 14, 1992, veterans.
dential Executive Order by then Chief of Staff of the The roots of African-
13256, aimed at advancing Army Gen. Gordon Sulli- American History Month
equal opportunity in high- van and Gen. Colin Powell, stem back to Harvard-
er education. The special chairman of the Joint Chiefs trained historian, Carter G.
DoD theme for the month is of Staff. Woodson. He founded the
“Reaching Out to Youth: A The relocation of the “Association for the Study
Strategy for Excellence.” exhibit will move it to of Negro Life and History,”
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February 12, 2009 • APG News 3
Commentary: More on APG’s wild kingdom
APG Wildlife and Marine Law
I know you’re probably
getting tired of hearing me
say it, but Aberdeen Prov-
ing Ground is truly blessed
with an abundance of wild-
life, and without a doubt
one of the most fascinat-
ing critters we have around
these parts is the otter.
Sleek and full of energy,
they’re definitely one of my
all-time favorites to watch.
Streamlined, with short stub-
by legs, otters average some-
where in the neighborhood
of 20 pounds or so and mea-
sure between three to three
and a half feet long. Able
Photo by JOE ONDEK
to stay submerged for up
to eight minutes and capa- mouth of Cooper’s Creek over one time. To my sur- Once on the verge of
ble of diving to depths of 40 and happened to notice prise, the otter just stopped being listed as endangered
feet, to my way of thinking one nonchalantly making and stood up on its back or threatened in the mid-
they’re the Michael Phelps it’s way across the frozen haunches, seemingly obliv- western and eastern Unit-
of APG’s wild kingdom. expanse of the Bush Riv- ious to their attack mode, ed States, otter populations
It’s been my experience er, heading for the Aber- daring the eagles to “come have now pretty much sta-
over the years that they are deen side. He, and I’m on down.” He wasn’t in the bilized, primarily due to
very inquisitive animals just guessing it was a he least bit intimidated by their aggressive conservation
and not overly frightened because of it’s size (the antics. It was kinda comi- and reintroduction efforts.
by us humans; I’ve actual- males being larger than the cal to tell you the truth; it Because of an Interna-
ly had them swim right up females), didn’t seem to be was as if he was encour- tional Agreement called
to the side of the boat and in any hurry at all, just sort aging them. Anyway, after the CITES ACT of 1973,
give me a casual, inquiring of moseying along, if you awhile, I suppose the eagles which imposes strict pro-
look before finally swim- know what I mean. Any- realized that the otter was tective measures against
ming off. way, as I was watching him more than they had bar- overharvesting, the otter
They’re tough critters through my binoculars, a gained for and left, while he now appears to be well on
and once they’ve reached couple of young bald eagles continued to leisurely make the road to a full recovery.
their full body size, there’s flew over and spotted the his way across the ice. Here at APG, because of
not much out there in the otter, supposing I guess that The otter diet includes our proximity to the Chesa-
way of predators that will they’d found themselves an aquatic stuff like fish, peake Bay and our vast wet-
tangle with them. easy meal stranded out on crawfish, clams, frogs and lands, the otter is thriving
I remember one time a the ice. Well sir, all of a crabs They live to a ripe and coming along just fine.
couple of years ago when sudden they swooped down old age of 8 to 9 years in And to think, I get paid
I was downrange on a cold with their talons spread the wild; and about double to look after them…heck,
winter morning checking a wide and made a pass or that if they are in a zoo or life don’t get much better
bald eagle’s nest near the two on the otter, rolling him being held in captivity. than that.
Veterans services available on APG
Directorate of Human sonal service will be limited visit. These visits will be sentative while they are at
to Tuesdays and Thursdays the first and second Tues- APG, call 410-306-2358.
The Directorate of in room 136. Veterans can day of each month. “Thank you for your
Human Resources, Military call 410-306-2354 and leave The next visit is March patience as change occurs,”
Personnel Office, located a message or call the main 3. A veterans’ representa- Dettwiler said.
in building 4305, contin- office in Bel Air at 410-836- tive will be in the office,
ues to maintain agreements
4630 for further assistance. located in room 133, from
with the state of Maryland
The Department of Vet- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appoint-
and the Department of Vet-
erans Affairs to support all erans Affairs will contin- ments may be made in
separating/retiring Soldiers ue to support the monthly person or by calling 410-
and Veterans. Transition Assistance Pro- 306-2322/2320. Walk-ins
Like many organiza- gram Workshop as well as are welcome.
tions, turnover of staff has the twice monthly service To speak to the repre-
occurred in both of these
“We apologize for any
inconvenience this may
have caused,” said Janet
Dettwiler, director of
Human Resources, “how-
ever, the Military Personnel
Office will continue to assist
veterans as necessary.”
The Maryland Job Ser-
vice Office will continue dai-
ly service with its unmanned
Resource Center located in
room 137. There are state-
owned computers available
with access to job banks and
many pamphlets and flyers
from perspective employers.
The monthly Transition
Assistance Program Work-
shop will continue with no
Until a full-time service
representative is hired, per-
4 APG News • February 12, 2009
APG honors five retirees in January
Despite the icy weather,
friends and Family came to
show their support to four
Soldiers and one civilian
who were honored for their
service to the Army during
a retirement ceremony at
Top of the Bay Jan. 28.
The honorees includ-
ed Sgt. Maj. Chancey L.
Alderman III, 1st Sgt. Scott
Lubag, Master Sgt. Arthur
B. Garcia and Sgt. 1st Class
Sgt. Maj. 1st Sgt. Sgt. 1st Class Master Sgt. Dennis Emel
Brian Lee Lacy of the U.S.
Chancey Alderman III Scott Lubag Brian Lee Lacy Arthur Garcia
Army Ordnance Mechan-
ical Maintenance School, what we have, and I am just Department of the Army and military, but I am excit- al government undertaking time, and spending time
and Dennis Emel, the divi- happy to be a part of it.” Presidential certificates of ed to close this chapter of acquisition logistics. with his wife and three
sion chief of the Mainte- Izzo also thanked the appreciation. His wife Vik- my life and open another “I am definitely excit- children, William, Timothy
nance Shops who retired spouses for giving support ki, received the DA Certifi- door,” he said. ed, with a small degree of and Rebekah.
with more than 130 years to the retirees throughout cate of Appreciation signed apprehension, since I have His plans are to get a job
of combined service time. 1st Sgt. Scott Lubag
their career. by Gen. George W. Casey been in the military for so at APG and work with an
Maj. Gen. Paul S. “It is a team effort, that Jr., Army chief of staff. Lubag was awarded long. It will be a change auction broker selling real
Izzo, commander, U.S. fills you up,” he said. Alderman is a native of the Legion of Merit, the of pace for me,” he said. estate.
Army Aberdeen Proving Izzo said that the retir- St. Mary’s, Ga. He gradu- Department of the Army “Serving in the military “My military career went
Ground and the U.S. Army ees have made a difference ated from Camden County Certificate of Retirement allowed me to have oppor- by fast,” he said. “In my
Research, Development by being role models for High School and enlisted in and Presidential Certifi- tunities that I wouldn’t career I think that I touched
and Engineering Com- the next generation. the Army in 1982. He com- cate of Appreciation. His otherwise have, like living some lives, and some peo-
mand, hosted the event and “Whether you know it or pleted Basic Combat Train- wife Rachael received overseas.” ple have touched my life.”
presented awards to the not by wearing those stripes ing and Advanced Individual the DA Certificate of
honorees. He was assisted Sgt. 1st Class Master Sgt.
and being where you are in Training at Fort Jackson, Appreciation.
by RDECOM Command Lubag was born in Con- Brian Lee Lacy Arthur Garcia
your job, you have made a S.C., where he was award-
Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin. difference because people ed the Military Occupation- necticut within a military Lacy was awarded the Garcia was awarded the
The U.S. Army Materi- watch you, and you have al Specialty of 63b (light Family. Although he has Legion of Merit, the Depart- Legion of Merit, the DA
al Command’s Brass Quin- encouraged people to do wheel vehicle power gen- moved frequently in his ment of the Army Certif- Certificate of Retirement
tet, led by Sgt. 1st Class the right thing,” he said. eration mechanic.) He con- life, he claims Tennessee icate of Retirement and and the Presidential Certif-
Jeremy P. Davis, provid- Izzo said that time pass- cludes his 26 and a half-year as his state of residence. the Presidential Certificate icate of Appreciation. His
ed music for the event and es quickly, and encouraged career as the tactical support After Lubag graduat- of Appreciation; his wife wife Cheryl received the DA
opened the ceremony with all attendees to pursue a equipment department ser- ed from Pearl City High Katie received the DA Cer- Certificate of Appreciation.
the national anthem. path in life that makes geant major, 61st Ordnance School in Pearl City, tificate of Appreciation. Garcia was born in Chi-
Izzo welcomed attendees them happy. Brigade, OMMS. Hawaii, he attended boot Lacy was born in Chey- cago, Ill. After he graduated
and said that he was honored “You need to do what you Alderman’s awards and camp at the United States enne, Wyo. He graduated from Natchitoches Central
to be able to speak at the need to do to fulfill every decorations include the Marine Corps Recruit from Rural Special High High School in Louisiana
ceremony, was grateful for day,” Izzo said. “I get joy Meritorious Service Med- Depot at San Diego, Calif. School in Fox, Ark. Lacy he enlisted in the Army in
the retiree’s service and was and self-satisfaction about al, Army Commendation He received his Advanced enlisted in the U.S. Army 1984. He has served four
proud to be an American. being a part of something Medal, Army Achievement Individual Training at in 1989 and has served five tours overseas, in Desert
“To the retirees, it is a larger. Since I have been Medal, and he is a recipi- Fort Jackson, S.C., as a tours overseas, three in Shield/Desert Storm, two
pleasure for me to have the in the Army, I’ve learned ent of the Ordnance Order 63S, heavy wheeled vehi- Iraq, and one each in Korea tours in Korea, and one
opportunity to say thanks that there is no greater hon- of Samuel Sharpe. cle mechanic. He ends his and Germany. He has held tour during Operation Iraqi
for what you’ve done, or than a Soldier to honor Alderman said that military career working for numerous stateside assign- Freedom III. He has also
which was no small task,” another Soldier, and I have although he plans on work- Company B, 143rd Ord- ments, and culminates his served in numerous state-
Izzo said. “Thank you for fulfilled that today. ing for the U.S. govern- nance Battalion, 61st Ord- 20-year career as an instruc- side assignments, culmi-
serving our great nation. “[Retirees], thank you ment in a different capacity, nance Brigade, OMMS. tor with the 143rd Ordnance nating his 25-year career as
“We represent a light of for all that you do. We are he anticipates that he will During Lubag’s 23 years Battalion, 61st Ordnance sergeant major, Wheel and
hope for the rest of the peo- still the greatest country in now have more free time to of service he received Brigade, OMMS. Track Automotive Depart-
ple around the world who are the universe, represented spend with his wife and his many awards and decora- During Lacy’s 20-year ment, 143rd Ordnance Bat-
not as fortunate,” Izzo said. by the flag, the stars and three children, Gabriel, Mor- tions including the Bronze career he received awards talion, OMMS.
“Some of the worst days that the stripes,” he said. gan and Keiona. Star Medal, Meritorious and decorations that include Throughout Garcia’s 25-
we have as Americans can- Alderman added that Service, Commendation the Army Commendation year career he was award-
Sgt. Maj. Chancey
not compare to some of the after working for the gov- and the Army Achievement Medal with and the Army ed the Meritorious Service
Alderman III medals. Achievement Medal. Medal, Army Commen-
people who are repressed, ernment he is planning to
and what they go through. Alderman was awarded move to Jacksonville, Fla. Lubag said that he plans Lacy said that he enjoys dation Medal, and Army
We have to be thankful for the Legion of Merit and the “I enjoyed serving in the on working for the feder- auctioneering in his spare See RETIREES, page 11
February 12, 2009 • APG News 5
Commentary: Great American Spit Out is time to quit!
Story by you don’t have a dip. If you tion on the following Web
BRAD TAFT don’t have a chew in your sites. Fight the fight. You
U.S. Army Center for Health
Promotion and Preventive
mouth, what used to be are stronger than addiction
Medicine easy is difficult. That’s nic- to chewing tobacco.
otine addiction. Be strong—Army
February 19 is the
According to the Depart- Strong!
Great American Spit Out
ment of Defense 2005 Sur- Guides for quitting
(GASpO), a day for those
vey of Health-Related smokeless tobacco use are
who chew tobacco to try
Behaviors Among Active- available from:
going without their nico-
Duty Military Personnel, the • National Institute of
tine habit or even breaking
use of chewing tobacco is Dental and Craniofacial
it for good.
much higher among Army Research, http://www.
Tobacco addiction is males (21 percent) than nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/
tough. Tobacco takes your among civilian males (4.5 Topics/SpitTobacco/Spit-
cash and your health. Think percent). The use is high- TobaccoAGuideforQuit-
of what it would be like est for enlisted personnel of ting.htm.
if you didn’t have to buy rank E1–E3 (27 percent). • American Cancer
chew. You could do some According to the Cen- Society, http://www.can-
fun things like rent movies, ters for Disease Control cer.org/docroot/PED/
eat out with your Family or and Prevention, a chew of content/PED_10_13X_
friends, or go on a vacation smokeless tobacco delivers Quitting_Smokeless_
with the hundreds of dol- as much nicotine as two to Tobacco.asp.
lars you spend every year three cigarettes and contains (Editor’s note: Author
on chew. 28 cancer-causing agents. is a registered nurse at
What about your health? Recent TRICARE data USACHPPM.) Photo art by CHRISTINA GRABER, USACHPPM VISUAL INFORMATION DIVISION
Do you have red spots in show that chewers have
your mouth where you nearly twice the chance
hold the chew? Those spots of developing oral can-
can turn into cancer. Mouth cer compared to those who
cancer is always ugly and don’t chew.
sometimes deadly. What Your dentist can tell you
about your breath? Okay, I the whole story of what
won’t ask. chewing tobacco does to
Having a chew used to your mouth. And you won’t
be cool, and you liked it. like what you hear.
But now, tobacco is your Boredom, trying to fit
enemy. You started chew- in with your buddies and
ing tobacco because it wanting to perk up during
made you feel good and long duty hours are all rea-
you could dip whenever sons you may have started
and wherever you wanted chewing. Now it’s time for
to without anyone know- you to think about fighting
ing. But now, you real- tobacco addiction.
ize that you get edgy when Check out the informa-
smokeless tobacco use
Great American Spit out is Feb. 19
U.S. DoD Military Health active tools to help service
members follow through
Myth: Smokeless tobac- with their plans to quit. In the
co products are a safe new My QuitSpace area of
alternative to tobacco the site registered users can
smoking. create a blog, either public
Fact: Mouth cancer, or private, to document their
cancer of the pancreas and journey or share their experi-
tooth loss are only a few ences. They may also down-
of the serious conditions load a customizable quit plan
connected to the use of and quit calendar, adding per-
smokeless tobacco. sonalized information, goals,
The Department of tips and dates.
Defense and TRICARE are Many service members
deploying on-line weap- trying to quit tobacco have
ons in their arsenals to pro- questions. In response to
mote the “Great American this need, the Web site intro-
Spit Out, or “GASpO,” duced an Ask the Expert
on Feb. 19, and “Through feature for GASpO. Capt.
With Chew Week,” Feb. 15 Larry N. Williams, U.S.
through 21. Navy Tobacco Clinical Ces-
Military installations are sation Champion, will be
also invited to participate the guest expert throughout
in the attack on smokeless, the month of February.
but far from harmless, spit Williams will answer
or chewing tobacco, often questions from smokeless
simply referred to as “dip.” (or smoked) tobacco users
Campaign headquar- and those who support their
ters is located at DoD’s intention to quit, includ-
tobacco cessation Web site, ing health promotion and
http://www.ucanquit2.org, health care professionals
online headquarters of the on military installations.
multi-year campaign, “Quit Service members and
Tobacco – Make Everyone others are encouraged to vis-
Proud.” Military installa- it the Web site and submit
tions can now register their questions about smokeless
GASpO event at http:// tobacco usage, health risks,
www.ucanquit2.org/facts/ quit strategies and more.
gaspo to promote it to the Williams’ responses will be
military community and posted on a daily basis.
those in the local area of Visitors at http:///www.
their participation in the ucanquite.org can also
Great American Spit Out. take part in the discussion
The award-winning boards, read a new online
Ucanquit2.org Web site article debunking the myths
provides high-tech and inter- See QUIT, page 6
6 APG News • February 12, 2009
FRIDAY jour, 410-273-7332. collection. Attendance at toring of bald eagles at 24 West Bel Air Avenue, Service Post 17, 415 Edge-
this workshop is required Conowingo Dam. This Aberdeen. The event will wood Road, Edgewood.
FEBRUARY 13 SATURDAY to be a volunteer moni- free program will be held raise funds for St. Jude Cost is $7 but children
BASKET BINGO FEBRUARY 14 tor, but no experience is 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 8 Children’s Research Hos- under 6 are free.
A basket bingo will be AMPHIBIAN necessary; training and to adult. Ages 8 to 12 pital®, the premier center DISCOVERY WALK
held at the Aberdeen Fire equipment is provided. must be accompanied by for the research and treat-
MONITORING an adult. Registration is ment of childhood can- Join a naturalist on a
Hall, Rogers Street, Aber- This program will be held
WORKSHOP required. cer and other deadly dis- nature walk to discov-
deen, to benefit the Aber- 10 a.m. to noon for ages
deen High School prom. For more information, eases. er what creeps, crawls
Attend this workshop to 12 to adult. Ages 12 to 16
become a volunteer mon- to register, or for direc- The volunteer-based and flies around Leight
Doors open at 6 p.m. and must be accompanied by
games begin at 7 p.m. itor with the North Ameri- tions to the center, call event will feature a kick- Park. This free program
an adult. Registration is
Tickets cost $12 for a 20 can Amphibian Monitor- 410-612-1688 or 410-879- a-thon where each stu- begins at 10:30 a.m. for
game packet. Extra pack- ing Program in spring 2000, ext. 1688. dent does as many kicks all ages. No registration
For more information, is required.
ets cost $5 each. Food 2009. Wayne Hildebrand, to register, or for direc- KICK-A-THON FOR ST. as they can in a one min-
and drinks will be avail- Maryland calling amphib- ute time frame. For more information
tions to the center, call JUDE CHILDREN’S or for directions to the
able for purchase. ian coordinator, will con- Prior to the event, stu-
410-612-1688 or 410-879- RESEARCH center, call 410-612-
Bring a non-perishable duct training on identi- dents should ask friends
2000, ext. 1688. HOSPITAL® 1688 or 410-879-2000,
food item for a free ticket fying Maryland frogs by and Family for a pledge
for a special drawing. their calls and familiar- FLYING IN FEBRUARY IMPACT Martial Arts’ per kick, or a flat dona- ext. 1688.
For more information or ize participants with the Participants will contin- Kick-a-thon for St. Jude tion. Local businesses or MEET A CRITTER
tickets, call Brenda Con- NAAMP protocol and data ue the seasonal moni- will kick off 10:30 a.m. at residents are encouraged
Check out one of the live
to come out and support
critters up close while
IMPACT Martial Arts’ Kick-
APG SCHOOL LIAISON a-thon.
discovering what makes
that animal special. This
For more information,
More 2009 summer programs for high school students visit Web site, www.
impacttsd.com or call
free program begins at 2
p.m. for all ages. No reg-
• MIT announces its free MITES Program, Minori- will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn istration required.
ty Introduction to Engineering and Science, a challeng- how CDC safeguards the nation’s health. The camp For more information or
ing six-week summer program that prepares promising will be offered twice: June 22 to 26 and July 13 to 17. SUNDAY for directions to the cen-
rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If For more information and to apply, visit http://www. ter, call 410-612-1688 or
selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/camp.htm. FEBRUARY 15 410-879-2000, ext. 1688.
costs are covered. Student must pay for their own trans- Deadline is April 20. BREAKFAST AT THE
portation to and from MIT. LEGION (Editors Note: More
• University of Maryland, College Park: Women in calendar events can be
To apply, visit http://mit.edu/mites Engineering, E2@UMD, July 12 through 18 or July Come have breakfast 9 seen at www.apgnews.
Deadline was Feb. 2. 19 through 25; rising juniors and seniors. Visit http:// a.m. to noon at the Amer- apg.army.mil under
• Princeton University announces its Summer www.wie.umd.edu/precollege or call 301-405-3283. ican Legion Edgewood Community Notes.)
Journalism • CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON D.C. (Americorps)
tricians’ first mate from
Program for low-income sophomores or juniors with
at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) who have an interest
in journalism. The cost is free including travel costs to
and from Princeton. Go to http://www.princeton.edu/
Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to
do after high school should consider applying for a paid
community service position with City Year, Washington,
Salute 1944 to 1946. He retired
as a packaging engineer in
1999 and has been serving
D.C., a group of 17 to 24 year olds committed to full-time From front page
sjp. Deadline was Jan. 23. his community and veter-
service for 10 months in the Washington, D.C. commu-
(Note: APG News received this information too late to Md., in 2004, and he was ans ever since.
nity. Benefits include a living stipend ($200 per week),
meet deadlines for MIT and Princeton.) recognized for his efforts He said that after meet-
health care coverage, free metro pass and a $4,725 edu-
by Congressman Roscoe ing Rice in early January he
• The National Center for Health Marketing’s Glob- cational scholarship. For more info, visit http://www.
Bartlett during a Congres- received the Freedom Team
al Health Odyssey Museum is offering the 2009 CDC cityyear/, e-mail: cmurphy@cityyear, or call Amanda
sional speech in 2006. Salute package Jan. 28.
Disease Detective Camp. DDC is a free academic day Seligman, 202-776-7780. Recruitment open houses will
He also organizes the “I never heard of it
camp for students who will be high school juniors and be held once a month at their headquarters, 918 U Street,
Fort Detrick “Take a Sol- before and because I got
seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers NW, 2nd floor, Washington, D.C. 20001.
dier to Lunch” program held one because of him makes
For more information on any APG school related topic, contact Eileen Campbell, 410-278-2857 or e-mail eileen. each Armed Forces Week. it even more amazing,” he
firstname.lastname@example.org. McHale served in the said. “Just talking to him
Navy Reserve as an elec- inspired me to do more
than I already do.”
McHale said he was
scheduled for heart surgery
on Sept. 11, 2001, but it
was postponed due to the
“I was so frustrated
because there was nothing I
could do so I found another
outlet,” he said. “Ever since
then I look for ways to
thank all our men and wom-
en who serve America.”
The U.S. Army Free-
dom Team Salute Program
allows all Soldiers to rec-
ognize their parents, spouse
and employers (of Nation-
al Guard and Reserve Sol-
diers) with a commendation
thanking them for the val-
ue they bring to the Army
Family. The program also
allows anyone to recognize
a veteran for his or her ser-
vice to the nation, regard-
less of where or when they
served or for how long.
Additionally, anyone can
recognize an Army sup-
porter who has significant-
ly contributed to supporting
U.S. Army Soldiers and the
For more information,
to request materials for an
event or to honor some-
one, contact Freedom Team
Salute online at www.
or e-mail: info@Freedom-
From page 5
tobacco, and play games,
such as Texas Hold ’em,
which deals out informative
and motivational messages
along with the cards.
Ucanquit2.org arms ser-
vice members with the tools
they need to win the bat-
tle against tobacco. It also
enables them to get “quit”
support from Family and
friends, no matter where they
live, as well as profession-
al counseling. Through Live
Chat, a unique online service,
users get immediate real-time
help from trained tobacco
cessation coaches from 8:30
a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
TRICARE also has a
special Web page geared
to quit tobacco efforts
February 12, 2009 • APG News 7
410-652-8026 or Carmen register as a job-seeker, visit Hours of operation are
Black History Month lunch time movies Lane, 410-436-8969. www.recruitmilitary.com 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon-
The APG Black Employment Program Edgewood Area day through Friday.
presents free lunch time movies 11:30 • Feb. 17, Black Achievement in CPR Classes OC&S presents The Tax Center will
a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the America: The Fight for Freedom/Blacks Aberdeen Proving 36th Annual close April 15.
Aberdeen Area Recreation Center, build- Enter the Gilded Age Ground Fire and Emer-
ing 3326 and at the Edgewood Area Stark • Feb. 19, Pride gency Services offer CPR
Gospel Night NCO Academy
Recreation Center, building E-4140. • Feb. 24, Black History: WWII, The classes on APG. Feb. 22 holds 9th Annual
Aberdeen Area Beginning of Change Two classes will be held The U.S. Army Ord- Dining Out
• Feb. 12, Catch a Fire • Feb. 26, Black History Sports and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 nance Center and Schools
Science p.m., the third Wednesday will celebrate the 36th The Noncommissioned
• Feb. 17, Black History: The Civil
For more information, call or e-mail of each month. Annual Wilbert Davis Officer Academy will hold
Bridget Smith, 410-278-0892, Bridg- In the Edgewood Area, Gospel Night, 4 p.m., Feb. its 9th Annual Anniversa-
• Feb. 19, The Great Debaters
et.N.Rogers@us.army.mil or Shariese classes will be held at the 22, at the Aberdeen Prov- ry Dining Out on March 20
• Feb. 24, Pride
Demby, 410-436-6923, Shariese.Dem- Conference Center, build- ing Ground Post Theater. at Top of the Bay. The eve-
• Feb. 26, Black History: An Histori-
ing E-4810, Feb. 18, April Admission is free and open ning will honor past NCOA
cal Overview email@example.com.
15, Aug. 26, Oct. 21 and to the public. commandants from 1987
Dec. 16. to present.
Kirk closes for determined. baked macaroni and cheese,
Customers can also pur- sweet potato casserole, col- In the Aberdeen Area, Tax Center open Tickets cost $40. Call
holiday chase candy grams that lard greens, corn bread, classes will be held at the to public to make a reservation by
Post Theater March 18, May March 3.
Kirk U.S. Army Health they can deliver themselves assorted salad bar, pota-
20, July 15 and Nov. 18. The Installation Tax For more information or
Clinic will be closed Feb. to surprise their loved ones to salad, cole slaw, assorted
Class size will be limited Assistance Program, direct- to RSVP, call Sgt. 1st Class
16 for the Presidents’ Day off post. breads, peach cobbler, pecan
to 30 participants and will ed by the Office of the Dennis Day, 410-278-9129
holiday. The clinic will Proceeds from the can- pie, soft serve ice cream and
be filled on a first-come Staff Judge Advocate, Cli- or e-mail dennis.day4@
reopen Feb. 17. dy grams will go to benefit assorted beverages.
first-served basis. Pre-reg- ent Services Division pro- conus.army.mil.
Patients should plan the B.O.S.S. program. Note: Menu is subject
For more information to change without prior istration is required. vides free tax preparation
accordingly for any medi- and electronic filing for
call 410-436-2713. notification. For more information (Editors Note: More Shorts
cation needs. qualifying active duty ser-
For more informa- or to register, call Ray- can be seen at www.
For evenings, weekends
and federal holidays, for Black History tion, call Edward Pary- mond Campbell, 410-306- vice members, retirees and apgnews.apg.army.mil
0566, or e-mail raymond. Family members. under Shorts.)
routine medical assistance, Month Specialty lo or Ernest Green,
call Staff Duty, 410-278- 410-306-1393/1398.
1725 who will coordinate
Meal Feb. 17
with the Medical Officer of The Black History Month Gunpowder RecruitMilitary
the Day and initiate a refer- Special Meal will be held in Toastmasters Career Fair Feb. 26
ral, if needed. the Aberdeen Area dining
Without authorization, facilities, buildings 4503 meet Feb. 17 RecruitMilitary, in con-
junction with the President’s
patients may be responsi- and 4219 and the Edge- Make a resolution to National Hire Veterans Com-
ble for copayments for care wood Area dining facility, conquer the fear of pub- mittee, DOL, the Ameri-
provided at other facilities. E-4225, 5:30 to 7 p.m. lic speaking by learning can Legion and the Military
Since there is no Emer- All military personnel, to speak with confidence. Spouse Corporate Career
gency Room at KUSAHC, Family members, Depart- Toastmasters clubs seek Network will hold a free hir-
call 911 with any true emer- ment of Defense civilians, to help members improve ing event for veterans, per-
gency situations. retirees and guests are communication, leader- sonnel who are transitioning
invited to dine. ship, evaluation and public from active duty, Reserves,
B.O.S.S. offers The standard meal rate speaking skills in a fun and Guard and military spouses,
Valentine candy of $4.25 applies to any friendly environment. Meet- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 26,
officer, enlisted member, ings are open to everyone. at the Renaissance Washing-
grams and Family member of ser- The Gunpowder Toast- ton, D.C. Hotel, located on
Show appreciation to geant or above, DoD civil- masters meet 11:30 a.m. 999 Ninth Street NW.
loved ones by purchasing ian, retiree and their guests. to 1 p.m. the first and third Meet with represen-
Valentine candy grams, The discount meal rate of Monday of each month. tatives from government
which include a balloon, $3.65 applies to spouses Due to the federal holiday contractors, private indus-
card and candy and will be and other Family mem- this month, the meeting try, law enforcement, edu-
sold at the Aberdeen Area bers of enlisted personnel date is Feb. 17. cation, transportation and
PX and the Edgewood in the ranks private through Meetings are held in the more from local, state and
Area Shoppette by the Bet- specialist/corporal. Chemical Demilitarization national organizations.
ter Opportunities for Sin- The menu includes hearty Training Facility building E- Dress for success, bring
gle Soldiers program. beef vegetable soup, babe- 4516, small seminar room, plenty of resumes and be
Deliveries will be made cued spareribs, fried chick- on the Edgewood Area of prepared for on-the-spot
on the Aberdeen and Edge- en, southern fried catfish, Aberdeen Proving Ground. interviews or applications.
wood areas on Valentine’s baked chicken, simmered For more information, For more information or to
Day and another date, to be ham hocks, steamed rice, contact Adam Freeland,
Staffers were also tak- rently under construction.
en on a windshield tour When complete, this $477
of Phase I of the Army million project will provide
From front page Team C4ISR (Command, approximately 1.5 million
Control, Communications, square feet of state-of-the-
about the need to expand
Computers, Intelligence, art office and specialized
the local transportation
Surveillance, and Recon- laboratory space for nearly
infrastructure such as
naissance) complex cur- 5,000 employees.
rail extensions, road and
highway renovations and
improved bus and train
“It was a very produc-
tive meeting. It is good to
establish personal relation-
ships - especially if it can
enhance our joint goal to
support the safety of our
Warfighters,” Craig said.
Frank Mezzanotte, Leah
Skica, Eric Cromwell and
Donna Clem of the Harf-
ord County Public School
System spoke about the
successes of the Homeland
Security and Emergency
Preparedness Program at
Joppatowne High School
and the Science and Math
Academy at Aberdeen
High School, as well as the
desire to allow more stu-
dents to take advantage of
10 APG News • February 12, 2009
APG U14 team wins indoor soccer championship Children, Youth and School
U13 team places second Services Sports Program
Youth Sports “Brandon Hilliard and Dallas MSU club team. Most of the team Register for softball, baseball, tee ball, flag football,
The APG Under-14 soccer team Layman led the team in scoring all came off a second-place finish in the cheerleading, Start Smart Basketball, golf and tennis.
defeated MSU 3-1 to win the 2009 season,” he said. “Layman put the fall ESSL league as well,” he said. All youths participating in a team sport must have a
division championship in the Mary- team in position to win it all with a Team high scorers included Bran- current sports physical. Registration will be held through
land Sports Arena indoor soccer buzzer-beater goal versus Fallston don Hilliard, 21; Martin Palacios, 9; Feb. 26 at Central Registration in the Aberdeen Area,
league Jan. 13. in week five. Hilliard scored more Ian Gage, 8; Brandon Klepetka, 7; building 2752 Rodman Road, 410-278-7571/7479 and
Coach Bill Kegley said the team than twenty goals using his quick- Natalie Hoober, 5; and John Meiss- in the Edgewood Area, building E-1902. Call John Lee,
lost its only game of the season to ness and ball skills to shed defenses ner, 4. 410-436-7131. Walk-in registration will be held week-
the same MSU team earlier in the and Paul Whiteman’s strong wing “The stellar defense was led by days, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., building 2752.
season, 7-4 and that coming into the play led to many scoring chanc- Martin Palacios, John Baldauf, Mat- Refund policies include only medical and PCS.
game APG had a record of 6-1 and es and goals for the team. The ver- thew Merchant and Stephen Lyons For more information, visit www.apgmwr.com or
MSU, 5-2. satility of the team was lead by who at times played against kids call Youth Sports information, 410-436-2297.
“If MSU had beaten APG in this Noah Krach, Alex Kennedy, Kevin that were bigger but did not have the
Youth baseball and tee ball
final game it would have been the Kappauf and David Robinson who speed or heart that the APG defense
champions by virtue of a head-to- played both defense and offense displayed,” Kegley said. “Alex Ken- (Aberdeen Area only)
head tie breaker,” Kegley said. the entire season and did not dis- nedy was the jack of all trades who Register early – teams and spac-
He said the majority of the team is appoint playing any position they played everywhere on the field - es are limited. Boys and girls ages 5
comprised of the same kids who won were asked to.” offense, defense and goalie, and the through 12 as of April 30 may regis-
the fall outdoor ESSL league. Kegley said that he and coach outside wing play of Indiana Jones ter. Cost of registration is $45 per child for baseball.
According to Kegley, the team Dave Layman extended their appre- set up goals for Hilliard all season. Boys and girls ages 5 and 6 may register for tee ball.
won the final game due to goal- ciation to the parents who supported As goalie, besides his many saves, Cost of registration is $35. Practice will start week of
ie Brandon Imwold who had 14 the team all season. Kevin Kappauf set the offense up by April 1. Games are held during the weekdays.
saves, Brandon “Hat Trick” Hill- The Under-13 APG Arsenal had delivering the ball on the attack with Cheerleading
iard who scored all three of the a successful indoor season in its his cannon arm.” Girls ages 5 to 14 as of April 1 can
teams’ goals and a gutsy perfor- own right by placing second in the Kegley extended his thanks to sign up. Practice begins the week of
mance by the entire defense lead by U13 league at Maryland Sports Arena coach Fred Merchant and all of the April 1. Cheerleading squads will cheer
Michael Boyko, Jake Kilmon and with a 6-2 record, Kegley said. parents who cheered the team all for flag football teams. Practices are
Blaise Curtis. “The two losses came from the season. held weekdays after 5:30 p.m. Cost is
$45 per child and does not include shoes and socks.
Activities/Events Start Smart Basketball
2009 All Army Chess older. The last day to pur- staff for those who want it. Talent Show This program is for boys and girls
Championships chase tickets is March 13. No meals or food included. ages 3 to 5 who want to play basket-
The APG Talent Show
The bus will depart 6 a.m. ball and be coached by their mom or
All Army Chess Cham- Free VIP tickets to will take place Feb. 21, at dad. Start Smart Basketball will be held
pionships will be held April the Motor Trend and return 6 p.m. the Post Theater, 7 p.m.
Register and be fitted Wednesdays, March 16 through April 20. Parent par-
4 through 10, at Fort Myer, International Auto Doors open 6 p.m. ticipation is required. Cost is $40 per child. Each
Arlington, Va. All players Show today for equipment by Feb. 13 Tickets cost $5 for
and 20. child will receive a T-shirt, basketball and medals.
must be U.S. Army active Interested in seeing active duty military and $7
duty personnel for 90 days For more information, for non-military. Softball
what’s new from the auto- call 410-278-4124.
or more and a United States For more information Girls ages 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to
motive industry? Free
Chess Federation rated Texas Hold-em or to purchase tickets, vis- 18 as of Jan. 1 can register for softball.
opening day VIP tickets
member. Twelve players Tournament it FMWR Registration, Cost is $45 per child. Practice begins
will be selected and fund- Family and Morale, Wel- building 3326, 410-278- the third week of March, games begin
ed by FMWRC. fare and Recreation will 4011/4907 or visit Hoyle mid April.
Dealers Association invites
All players must apply host a Texas Hold ‘em Tour- Fitness Center, building E- Interested in being an umpire or a coach? The pro-
Soldiers, civilians and their
online or download the nament, 1 p.m., Feb. 28, at 4210, 410-436-7134. gram will play in the Eastern Harford County league.
Families from Aberdeen
application and fax to Proving Ground to enjoy Top of the Bay. The event Amateur Boxing Night Flag football
703-681-7249, DSN 761- a day at the Auto Show is open to all DoD card- Boys and girls, ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11
7249 or 703-681-1616, holders, military, civilian, The 16th and 143rd Ord- and 12 to 14 as of April 1, can sign up.
at the Baltimore Conven-
DSN 761-1616. No on-site contractors, retirees, Fami- nance battalions face off Flag football practices begin the week
tion Center located on One
registration. ly members and guests over again in the 2009 Amateur of April 1, games begin May 2. Games
West Pratt Street, Balti-
The deadline for an 18 years of age. Boxing Night March 7 at will be held every Saturday at the Aberdeen and
more, on Feb. 12.
individual registration is Entry fee costs $35 the Edgewood Area Hoyle Edgewood Area Youth centers. The fee is $45 for the
For more information
March 2. and includes buffet, soda, Gymnasium, building E- season. Coaches and referees will be needed to make
or to get free tickets, vis-
For more information or snacks and cash bar. Regis- 4210. Doors open 5 p.m., this program a success.
to download online, visit tration deadline is Feb. 20. the event begins at 6 p.m.
com. Junior Golf and Tennis
www.armymwr.com/por- Volunteer dealers are Tickets cost $5 for active
Ski with FMWR needed. Volunteers will duty military; $10 for non- programs
tal/recreation/chess/. Boys and girls ages 7 through 17 can
FMWR offers trips to Ski be trained by tournament military; and $20 for ring-
Ringling Bros. and Roundtop: Feb. 21 and 28. side seats. Children under register for the summer Junior Golf and
personnel. Those inter-
Barnum & Bailey Each trip costs $65 per 6 are admitted free. Tennis programs beginning May 4. Golf
ested should e-mail Lou-
Circus tickets on sale person and includes all day ise Glose, louise.glose@ This event is open to the and tennis will be held in the Edgewood and Aberdeen
Ladies and gentlemen, lift tickets, transportation us.army.mil or Teri Hall, public. areas and begins the week of June 15.
come see the greatest show to and from APG, tuned firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase tickets at Volunteer coaches are needed.
on earth. Tickets are avail- and fitted skis or snow- For more information or FMWR Registration,
able for shows March 25 board with boots, poles, to register, call 410-278- building 3326, 410-278-
through April 5 at the 1st
Mariner Arena in Baltimore
and bibs (if requested); also
includes beginner group
2552/3062 or visit http://
4011/4907 or Hoyle Fitness
Center, building E-4210,
Free movies at Post Theater
FMWR hosts free movies at the Post Theater, 7
for $19.50 for ages 2 and instructions from FMWR texasholdem.html. 410-436-3375/7134. p.m., Saturdays and 2 p.m., Sundays.
Movies are open to active duty, National Guard and
SKIES Unlimited Reserve personnel and their Family members, retirees,
For more information session they want to sign for ages 13 and older, April registered. Registration DoD civilians, and APG contractors. Chil-
or to register for a SKIES up for when they regis- 13, building 2752, Child ends one week prior to the dren under 16 must be accompa-
Unlimited class, call the ter their child. Open to all and Youth Services admin- start of class. nied by an adult regardless of the
Central Registration Office, DoD ID card holders. istration building. The class movie rating.
Private Voice Lessons
building 2752, 410-278- costs $5 per person. For more information or
7571/7479. Open to all DoD Tae Kwon Do Ages 7 through 18 can
Brazilian Jujitsu movie schedule, call the
ID card holders. For an Join the Unity Tae register for private voice les- Movie Hotline, 410-278-
appointment, e-mail stacie. Kwon Do School of Mar- ABrazilian jujitsu program sons, 3:30 to 7 p.m., Fridays, 8000 or check the APG
email@example.com. tial Arts at APG. Tae Kwon will be held at the Noncom- Feb. 20 through March 13, FMWR Web site, http://
Do promotes discipline, as missioned Officer Acade- at the Aberdeen Area Youth w w w. a p g m w r. c o m /
Private guitar lessons
well as muscle toning and my, building 4505, Suite C. Center, building 2522. events.html#movies.
Private guitar lessons for conditioning. Sessions will be held Tues- An award-winning sing- Snack Bar will be open
ages 7 through 18 will be Classes will be held at days and Thursdays, Feb. 17 er/songwriter will instruct for all performances.
held 3:30 to 7 p.m., Fridays, the Child, Youth and School through March 19. students. No experience
Feb. 20 through March 13, Center, building 2522, Beginner classes will be necessary. Singing lessons
at the Aberdeen Area Youth Monday and Wednesday; held 6 to 6:45 p.m., ages 7 cost $132 per student and
Center, building 2522.
An award-winning sing-
er/songwriter will instruct
Feb. 29 through March
18 and March 30 through
Through the practice
of jujitsu and kickbox-
includes one 30-minute ses-
sion per week for four weeks. Looking for a job?
April 22, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Parents choose which time Visit FMWR Jobs Available at www.apgmwr.com.
students. No experience (ages 6 to 12). Cost is $65 ing, students will learn the frame session they want to
necessary. best form of self-defense, All jobs for Aberdeen Proving Ground are listed at
per student for a one-month sign up for when they regis- http://acpol.army.mil/employment/naf.htm or check
Cost of the lessons session or $150 per student how to defend themselves ter their child.
is $132 per student and out AAFES Jobs link http://odin.aafes.com/employ-
for a three-month session. against bigger, stronger and Open to all DoD ID card
includes one 30-minute ment/ for additional job opportunities.
Students must wear a faster opponents and devel- holder Family members.
session per week for four white T-shirt and sweat op leadership and team-
weeks. Students must pro- pants. work skills. All students
vide their own guitar and
also are required to pur-
Class size is limited so
will advance their skills no
matter their gender, size or February bowling specials
chase books required for natural ability. Throughout February, every game of bowling will cost $1.75 with $1.50 shoe
the course as recommend- Infant/Child First Aid, Cost is $85 per stu-
CPR Class rental, 1 to 5 p.m. Rent a lane for $12 per hour; shoe rental is included.
ed by the instructor. dent. Open to all DoD ID On Feb. 14, the Valentine’s Day Package costs $32 and includes bowling for one
Books are a one-time An Infant/Child First card holder Family mem- hour, one whole cheese pizza (topping extra) and a pitcher of soda.
purchase. Parents can Aid and CPR class will be bers. Each session requires On Feb. 16, the President’s Day Package includes bowl one game and get a sec-
choose which time frame held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a minimum of six students ond game free. Shoe rental costs $2 per pair or rent the lane for $12 which includes
Deadlines for sports applications announced APG Bowling Center Snack Bar specials
All military and DoD civilians are team minimum for a league or tourna-
invited to sign up for APG intramural ment to take place. The 3 on 3 Basket- Building 2342
sports events. ball Tournament has a $20 team fee. Week of Feb. 9
Special #1: Chicken tender wrap with potato chips, cookie and soda for $6.96.
Application deadlines are: Military Special #2: Turkey club sandwich with potato chips, cookie and soda for
• Bench Press Competition Feb. 12
• Racquetball Tournament Feb 17
• Bench Press Competition Feb. 12 • AIT Bowling March 22 Week of Feb. 16
• Racquetball Tournament Feb. 17 • Volleyball Mar 27 Special #1: Double bacon cheeseburger with potato chips,
• Volleyball March 27 • 3 on 3 Basketball April 3 cookie and soda for $7.25.
• 3 on 3 Basketball April 3 • Dead Lift Competition April 17 Special #2: Crab cake platter with french fries, coleslaw,
• Dead Lift Competition April 17. For more information, call 410-278- cookie and soda for $9.95.
Special notes for civilians: Cost per 3929 or visit http://www.apgmwr.
team is $200 for basketball, volleyball, com/recreation/sportscalendar2009. For more information or to place an order, call 410-278-
softball and flag football. There is a four ppt#256,1,Slide 1. 4041. Orders must be placed before 10:30 a.m.
February 12, 2009 • APG News 11
the civilian sector there. tion in the Supply Division Throughout his career
Retirees Dennis Emel
Emel was awarded the
of the Material Test Direc-
torate, now the U.S. Army
Aberdeen Test Center and
he has received numer-
ous awards and letters of
From page 4 DA Commander’s Award appreciation.
then went on to the Facil-
Achievement Medal and is
for Civilian Service and
DA Certificate of Retire- ities Engineering Director-
Besides having a busy
career, Emel has also served
the recipient of the Ordnance ment and Appreciation. ate, which is now known as the community by offici-
Order of Samuel Sharpe.
Garcia said he was “a lit-
His wife Cynthia received
the APG Certificate of
the Directorate of Installa-
tion Operations, U.S. Army
ating high school football
as well as youth football
Panic on the highway!
tle nervous” about retiring Appreciation. Garrison APG, as a plumb- Installation Safety Office
in Harford County for 22
because it will mean adjust- Emel was born in Belle- er apprentice in 1982. “Adventures in driving decision making” is brought
years with the Northeast
ing to a new routine, but fonte, Pa. He enlisted in the Emel was involved in to everyone by the Installation Safety Office.
two reductions-in-force and Officials Association.
is looking forward to being U.S. Navy in 1972, until he Read the following scenario and then from the
became a pipeshop supervi- “I am happy and relieved options provided, select the best answer. The answers
able to have more time to was honorably discharged.
relax and spend time with sor in Edgewood in 1991. about my retirement,” Emel are printed upside down.
After he left the Navy
his wife, two children, and he began his civilian career Emel concludes his said. “I want to travel with
my wife, and we are look- Situation #20
three grandchildren. working in the Commissary career by retiring as the You are driving on a two-lane highway going the
Garcia said that if possi- Warehouse. While work- division chief of the Main- ing at places to move. My
speed limit and have begun passing another car. You
ble he would like to work as ing there he also attended tenance Shops at both Aber- wife and I want to move to
are alongside of the car when you come to a curve in
an instructor in the WATD, Harford Community Col- deen and Edgewood areas a small town and enjoy a the road and ahead you see a no passing zone. There is
or move to Texas to join lege. He then took a posi- after 36 years of service. slower pace of life.” no visible oncoming traffic. What should you do?
have got to turn around,” who had returned from reduce stress on the Fam-
Suicide he said. “We are committed
to doing that. And that is all
leaders - review what they
deployment and a third
were amongst those who
have had no history of
ilies and the stress on the
Soldier who is worrying
about the Family back
A. Accelerate and steer hard right to pass.
B. Medium brake, allow the car on the right to pull
ahead and you return to the right lane.
From front page have done in the past, what deployment. home,” Geren said. “You
with Soldiers. has helped us in the past - Army leaders also said saw a tremendous realloca-
The general also said and continue to do those. At that traditionally it has been tion of resources within the passing lines are there to remind and warn us.
the Army would fol- the same time, to reach out both relationship and finan- Army budget.” you are in, it is not smart to pass on a curve, and the no
low the stand-down with to their Soldiers and make cial problems that have con- Geren said the Army has ter what speed you are going or how much of a hurry
a chain-teaching program sure there is no stigma.” tributed to Soldier suicides changed the Family sup- you return to the right lane” is the way to go. No mat-
- an Army method used The Army’s stand-down - and that increased deploy- port budget from $700 mil- um brake, allow the car on the right to pull ahead and
to ensure every individual will include training to help ment lengths then may con- lion to nearly $1.5 billion. Answer B. You’re good at this, aren’t you? “Medi-
Soldier has been exposed Soldiers recognize suicidal tribute to suicides by adding “We saw the stress, we
to new material - during behavior in their fellow Sol- additional stress on Families recognized it, and we start- no passing zone, do not push it. Go to Answer B.
the 120-day period after diers, as well as teach them and relationships. ed putting resources to that ing line tells us: Watch out! Whenever you get into a
March 15. techniques to intervene. Geren said when tour challenge,” he said. “I can what is around that curve. That is what the no pass-
“The second thing that While Geren has said the lengths were increased tell you, senior leadership it looks like you could make it, you cannot be sure
is absolutely critical is to Army is unsure exactly why to 15 months, the Army knew - we could feel the hard right to pass” is not the way to go. Although
reach out to Soldiers and the numbers of suicides worked to alleviate some pressure - and we start- but you really know better! To “accelerate and steer
tell them it is not wrong to have risen over the last four of the stress that would be ed moving resources to Answer A. Yeah, this is what you wanted to do,
reach out for help,” Chi- years, Chiarelli said stress created between Soldiers address those issues.”
arelli said. “We have to was probably a factor. and their Families by add- In October, Army senior
change our culture.” “There is no doubt in ing additional funding to leaders signed a memoran- research for the Army that to last five years, during
In the past, he said, it has my mind that stress is a Army Family programs. dum of agreement with the will evaluate the many fac- which time the NIMH may
been a culture in all the mil- factor in this trend we are “That’s when we start- National Institute of Mental tors that contribute to sui- interview Soldiers, their
itary services, that access- seeing,” Chiarelli said. He ed trying to hire addition- Health to conduct a study to cide. The results of the Families and their parents.
ing mental health resources also added that about a al mental health workers, get to the root causes of why study will be used by the The study will include the
was detrimental to a service third of the suicides were when we started putting Soldiers commit suicide. Army to develop strategies active duty force in addi-
member’s career. amongst those deployed, a additional resources into Under the MOA, to prevent suicides. tion to the National Guard
“That is something we third were amongst those family support - trying to the NIMH will conduct The study is expected and Army Reserve.
nity to get his ‘foot in the cation and experience and
Job Fair door’ and was willing to
learn a new job skill.
“Our Family has a lot
then check the eligibility
requirements under ‘who
From front page of expenses, and I want to Gary Martin, Execu-
England said that this year provide for them,” he said. tive Deputy to the Com-
the number of attendees Kari Jackson, who is a mander of the U.S. Army
had increased by about Human Resources special- Research, Development
1,000. He said that sever- ist for the Civilian Per- and Engineering Com-
al factors may have con- sonnel Advisory Center at mand (RDECOM), said
tributed to the fair’s large APG, said that she helped that he considers the job
turnout. people from all different fair successful.
“Economic conditions backgrounds and experi- “The job fair provided
have definitely played a ence levels. the RDECOM labs with a
factor, but I also think that “I met with many qual- significant opportunity to
many people are begin- ified people,” she said. hire some well-qualified
ning to understand the sig- “Some were looking for a people with both strong
nificance of BRAC,” he better job opportunity, and academic backgrounds and
said. “Our office has been unfortunately some had with good job experiences.
working to increase the recently been laid off.” Each lab walked away with
knowledge of BRAC in the Jackson said 21 CPAC candidates considered to be
community since 2005. We staff members were at the ‘must haves,’” he said.
have three workforce cen- fair to help attendees with Martin added that
ters in this region, and we their resumes. RDECOM took back 150
have held information ses- “My advice for job seek- resumes of people quali-
sions to help people with ers would be to check the fied for job vacancies.
their resumes. These ses- Photo by RACHEL PONDER [Army Civilian Personnel “One of the lessons
Bruce England, executive director of the Susquehanna Workforce Network, talks to Helga Sanford- Online] Web site frequent- learned from the job fair
sions have been very popu- Crane, a job seeker from Elkton.
lar. In fact, we might have ly, as there are new job was that we should have
to increase the sessions to we had the largest amount some of these recommen- are in college I would like opportunities being posted pushed harder, a month and
keep up with the demand. of people.” dations for the next job a steady source of income every day,” she said. a half out to maximize the
“APG has always been Carnaggio added that fair,” Delvin said. to help pay for their educa- Judy Patishnock, a secu- number of positions avail-
a part of this commu- she thinks that one of the Helga Sanford-Crane, tion. Tuition is very expen- rity specialist, CECOM G- able for us to recruit,” he
nity, but I think we are reasons the fair had such a job seeker from Elk- sive, but I want them to 2, said that she answered said. “Next time, we will
seeing an increase in inter- a large turnout is that it ton, Md., said that she felt have that opportunity.” questions throughout the come loaded with more
action, because people are was held on a Saturday, as that the job fair helped her Sanford-Crane said that day regarding security opportunities and more
becoming more aware of opposed to a weekday. become more familiar with she was considering apply- clearances. recruiters.”
the opportunities,” he said. “We were a little unsure applying for a government ing for an internship for a “People get confused “The job fair gave us
“BRAC presents great eco- if we were going to be job. technical writer position, because on the Web site it a great perspective and
nomic opportunity for Har- able to get people to par- “I think it is really nice so she can get her skills up says that you must have a awareness of some very
ford County.” ticipate on a Saturday. We that they have organized to date and get on-the-job security clearance for the talented folks in this area,”
England said that more even had to ask for addi- this job fair for us. I feel training. job, so they assume that Martin said. “But all the
jobs available to APG will tional staff and resources to like the turnout today is Linetta Daughton and they need the clearance organizations on Aberdeen
allow more Harford Coun- accommodate the number pretty indicative of the Tyeashia and Lareasia before being offered the Proving Ground must work
ty residents to work closer of attendees, but they real- times,” she said. “A lot of Johnson, from Cecil Coun- job,” she said. “The secu- together to show prog-
to home. ly came through and were people are out looking for ty, came together to the rity process starts once the ress from these recruiting
“A large number of Har- very helpful,” she said. jobs, it is sobering. When job fair and said that they job has been offered and the events. It’s a team sport.”
ford County residents are Debbie Delvin, the I was talking to people were all looking for a job person accepts that posi- Participating
commuters from long dis- CECOM LCMC G-1, said in line I met some well- that will provide a steady tion.” Patishnock said that
tances and are looking for a that she was very impressed qualified and profession- income. job seekers should be forth-
U.S. Army Command
closer commute, especial- with the turnout. al people that are looking “I work for a compa- coming with information.
and Control, Communica-
ly with rising gas costs,” “I think the turnout and for a more stable source of ny that makes joint sup- “Be honest when dis-
tions, Computers, Intelli-
he said. the job fair itself was tre- income.” plements,” Tyeashia said. closing information,” she
gence, Surveillance and
England added that mendous, far beyond our Sanford-Crane said that “Business has been slow said. “Your total histo-
not only was the fair well expectations,” Delvin said. now that her children have due to the economy, which ry will be taken into
Team’s Logistics and Read-
attended by Harford Coun- “I think the economic con- entered college she is look- has caused me to explore account.”
iness Center(LRC), Soft-
ty residents, but also by ditions have definitely ing for a higher paying other options. Today I am William Brown, a job
ware Engineering Center
people from all over Mary- affected the turnout, and job. applying for an entry-level seeker from Dover, Del.,
land and nearby states. also the fact that people are “Currently I have been job in logistics.” who was talking to Patish-
“People were regis- becoming more aware of substitute teaching,” she Daughton added that nock, said that he was look-
tered from thirteen states, BRAC as we advertise the said. “I used to get calls they were not aware of the ing for a job in electronics.
and the District of Colum- available positions.” to teach every day, but process involved in apply- “From what I have seen,
Development, and Engi-
bia, the furthest state being Delvin said that 350 now the calls are few and ing for a government job. this job fair was excel-
neering Center (CERDEC),
Florida,” he said. positions advertised at the far between because more “I felt that the staff was lent; it really gave us some
Program Executive Office
Denise Carnaggio, dep- job fair will be filled by people have turned to sub- very helpful in answering hope,” he said.
for Command, Control and
uty director for Harford this summer. stitute teaching as a source our questions,” Daughton Job seekers can search
County Office of Eco- She recommended that of income.” said. for announcements on the
(PEO C3T), and Program
nomic Development, said job seekers keep in mind Sanford-Crane said that Some military service Civilian Personnel On-line
Executive Officer, Intelli-
that she “couldn’t be more that over the next two to she has an information members were also in Web site: http://www.cpol.
gence, Electronic Warfare
pleased” by the organiza- three years the number of technology background, attendance, looking for a army.mil/.
and Sensors (PEO IEWS).
tion of the fair. available positions will but it has been several government job. Vacancy announce-
Plus APG’s CPAC,
“This fair is a team increase, so even if they years since she has worked “I have a Family, and I ments are located under
Army Evaluation Cen-
effort,” Carnaggio said. are not offered a job this in her field. want to be able to spend CPOL Top Pages, Employ-
ter (AEC), U.S. Army
“The success of this fair year, they might be offered “I was on the ‘mom- more time with them,” said ment, and then Army
is attributed to all organi- a job at a later date. my track’ meaning that I Sgt. John Reals from the Vacancy Announcements.
and Engineering Com-
zations working together. I “I received great feed- took time off for my career Edgewood Area of APG. Candidates should search
mand (RDECOM), and the
think the fair ran smoothly, back from job seekers to raise my children,” she He added that he was try- for vacancy announce-
even in the morning when today, and we will use said. “Now that my children ing to look for an opportu- ments suited to their edu-