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DPTMS plays a role in nearly every program

August 9, 2017 Soundoff! 0

By Mary Staab, Chief, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Every well-functioning organization has as its center an operating activity focused on coordinating and/or understanding all the work needed to ensure efficient and effective […]

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Enjoy life on Fort Meade

July 26, 2017 Soundoff! 0

The August issue of National Geographic contained an article on astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 consecutive days in space. He took a book with him, “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage,” by Alfred Lansing, in which […]

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Fort Meade’s ever-changing landscape

July 12, 2017 Soundoff! 0

Greetings, Team Meade! Thanks to the efforts of retired Col. Bert Rice and Trish Miller of the Transformation directorate, we have established and maintained a good number of productive relationships with partners and friends of […]

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A powerful team of teams

June 21, 2017 Soundoff! 0

As we look forward to our Red, White & Blue Celebration on June 30 — a few days before Independence Day — I want to thank our incredible garrison staff and the outstanding partner units […]

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Celebrate smartly on Memorial Day

May 24, 2017 Soundoff! 0

On Monday — May 29 — we will recognize Memorial Day and trace its origins to a decree issued three years after the Civil War to “decorate the graves of comrades who died in defense […]

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We love our volunteers!

April 26, 2017 Soundoff! 0

As we celebrated the contributions and resilience of our military children this month, we also recognized our amazing volunteers and their tremendous, positive impact on our children, our workforce families and our Fort Meade community. […]

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Celebrate the Month of the Military Child

March 29, 2017 Soundoff! 0

In 1986, then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger designated April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize the important contributions made by children of service members. Our military children experience unusual challenges and […]

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State of the Installation 2017

February 15, 2017 Soundoff! 0

Our first commander in chief delivered the first “Annual Message to a Joint Session of Congress,” now known as the State of the Union address, over 227 years ago. As we remember George Washington’s birthday […]

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Good day, Team Meade!

January 25, 2017 Soundoff! 0

I’m excited to come to you in this forum to talk about some important issues that are in front of us as we welcome in new leadership for our Army. At least every four years, […]

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Respect is a core value at Meade High

January 11, 2017 Soundoff! 0

  Congratulations to Meade High School Principal John Yore on being selected as Principal of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association! I had the opportunity to visit with Principal Yore last week and […]

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