Community News

Mattis unveils National Defense Strategy

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry while still addressing other threats that abound in […]

Community News

Recognizing a pioneer

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

Martha McClary, retired director of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is presented a personalized portrait of Burba Lake from Garrison Commander Col. Tom Rickard on Tuesday as part of her recognition […]

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Jibber Jabber – Better than OK party

January 24, 2018 Chad Jones 0

“You OK?” A lot of people have asked me that since Saturday’s government hiatus. My neighbor asked the question, and then she gave me a box of chocolate. It was good. My father-in-law asked, and […]

Commander's Column

Together, everyone achieves more

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

As many Fort Meade organizations made adjustments during the recent period of “operations in the absence of available appropriations,” commonly called the government shutdown, I thought about the layered problems we might face if a […]

Community Briefs

Community News and Notes – January 25, 2018

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

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 at ftmeadesoundoff.com, […]

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts – January 25, 2018

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

USO Super Bowl Party Better Opportunities for Single Service Members is sponsoring a Super Bowl Party on Feb. 4 at the Fort Meade USO Center. The event is free to all single service members. For […]

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Community News

TRICARE urgent care is now easier to access

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

By Military Health System Communications Division As of Jan. 1, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits, and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change […]

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All Things Legal

Penny auctions online: Bargain or bust?

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

By Jane M. Winand, Chief, Legal Assistance Division You’ve seen the ads on TV for penny auctions online. A customer proudly displays expensive electronics and other items purchased for a fraction of the retail cost. […]

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All Things Legal

Know process for filing NAF claims

January 24, 2018 Soundoff! 0

By Daniel A. Lauretano, Supervisory Attorney Advisor, Chief, Claims Division, OSJA A nonappropriated fund instrumentality is an organization or agency created by the U.S. under the jurisdiction of the armed forces. It is conducted for […]

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