Soundoff! Year in Review – 2017

Special Section

The following is a compilation of stories and photos that made news on Fort Meade in 2017.

From left: Former Garrison Commanders Col. John W. Ives, Col. Kenneth O. McCreedy, Col. Daniel L. Thomas, Col. Edward C. Rothstein and current Garrison Commander Col. Tom Rickard gather at the celebration. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

Some of the top stories included the centennial anniversary gala; a new commander in chief; a new secretary of the Army; a new DES director; a new senior installation chaplain; the merger of two credit unions; construction of a school athletic stadium; and the groundbreaking of a new cyber facility.

Other highlights: the first Community Policing Symposium, a designated PT area, reconfiguration of CYS school-age programs, recognition of Fort Meade’s “Old Soldier,” a new app and a concert fronted by a movie star.

Fort Meade also said goodbye to two highly respected garrison leaders: a command sergeant major and FMWR’s longtime director.

On to 2018!

The Top Stories of 2017

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