Mark your calendar for things to do at Team APG and in the local community.
SAVE THE DATE
NOVEMBER 11 – VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCES
Havre de Grace @ 11 a.m.
Elkton, VFW 8175 @ 11 a.m.
Aberdeen, American Legion Post 128 @ 11 a.m.
Perryville, American Legion Susquehanna Post 135
Bel Air, Bel Air Memorial Gardens @ 3 p.m.
Baltimore @ 6 p.m.
NOVEMBER 29 – HOLIDAY BAZAAR
APG North Recreation Center
NOVEMBER 30 – HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Join Team APG for its 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. Anticipated events include: a holiday parade, carolers, the lighting of the official installation holiday tree and a special visit from Santa! The festival will take place near the intersection of Harford Boulevard and Rodman Road on APG North (Aberdeen). All installation personnel and their families are invited to attend. Stay tuned for more details!
DECEMBER 1 – C4ISR HOLIDAY BALL
Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop; 6 to 11 p.m. For more information, contact John Laursen at 443-861-7596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER – LOCAL HOLIDAY PARADES
Dec. 1 – Havre de Grace Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec. 2 – Aberdeen Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 – Cecil County North East Christmas Parade
Dec. 3 – Bel Air Christmas Parade
DECEMBER 5 – APG NORTH HOLIDAY SOCIAL
DECEMBER 7 – APG SOUTH HOLIDAY SOCIAL
EVENTS & TOWN HALLS
NOVEMBER 14 – BLOOD DRIVE
APG North recreation center; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make an appointment online at militarydonor.com using sponsor code APGMD.
NOVEMBER 16 – THANKSGIVING LUNCH
Top of the Bay; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $12 per person. Full Thanksgiving lunch with carved turkey, beverage and dessert. For reservations, call 410-278-3062.
NOVEMBER 20 – THANKSGIVING INTERFAITH CELEBRATION
Post Theater; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Open to all, as an opportunity to gather, celebrate and give thanks. Event to include reflections from people of various faith traditions on the meaning of thanksgiving and being thankful, as well as a reading of the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation.
MEETINGS & TRAINING
NOVEMBER 13 – SUICIDE AWARENESS TRAINING
Myer Auditorium, Bldg. 6000, 10 to 11 a.m. Kevin Hines, one of only 34 people who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived, shares his story to help prevent more suicides and to educate people about wellness. Hosted by the Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, this presentation counts towards FY18 mandatory Suicide Awareness training. For more information, contact Lori Wohr at email@example.com
NOVEMBER 15 – FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – ABERDEEN INSTANT DECISION DAY
Bldg. 4305, Rm. 213-A; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to those interested in pursuing a master’s degree. Event to include information session, meet & greet with faculty and staff, food and drinks, and waived application fee.
NOVEMBER 15 – HOT TOPIC TRAINING FORUM – THE STATE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FY18
6175 Guardian Gateway, APG DAU TelePresence Room; 12:30 to 2 p.m. The presenter will be Nicole Di Resta, senior vice president, Cassidy & Associates. The Congressional Budget Process is a major driving force to Department of Defense programs. Current events in Congress, include the future of sequestration, the budget deal for FY18 and beyond, the status of the FY18 NDAA, and the FY18 Defense Appropriations. This forum will go into the differences between the two bills, the Armed Services Committee and the Appropriations Committees, how Congress and DOD work together for similar goals, and other topical policy related matters to DOD. This training forum provides 1.5 Continuous Learning Points for Government employees in attendance.
To register to attend the forum students must contact Ben Metcalfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-272-9471 prior to Tuesday, Nov. 14.
NOVEMBER 30 – MOAA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DINNER MEETING
Water’s Edge Events Center, 6 p.m. registration; dinner, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Guest speaker is retired USAF Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, President and CEO, Military Officers Association of America. Register at http://susquehannamoaa.org/chapter- activities by Monday, Nov. 27. For more information, contact Annie Brock at 443-686-1484 or email@example.com.
DECEMBER 5 – IMCOM FY18 MANDATORY EEO FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING
Bldg. 3074; 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-278-0130.
DECEMBER 7 – IMCOM FY18 EEO MANDATORY FACE-TO-FACE SUPERVISORS TRAINING
Bldg. 3147; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For IMCOM managers and supervisors in a supervisory position. Supervisors must register to attend. To register, email email@example.com or call 410-278-0130.
THROUGH DECEMBER 19 – AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Berger Bldg. E3549, Conference Room 101; each Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m The text book “ABC, A Basic Course in American Sign Language,” first or second edition, can be found on Amazon.com. The class is free and open to government civilians and contractors. Bring your lunch. To register, contact Randy Weber at 410-436-8546, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES
THROUGH NOVEMBER 13 – YOUTH CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION
APG Youth Center, Bldg. 2522. Practices begin Dec. 1. Open to youth ages 6-15. Cost is $45 per participants. Sports physical required. Participants to cheer for APG basketball teams on Saturdays. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 410-306-2297.
DECEMBER 27-29 – 4-H/ARMY CYS BABYSITTING COURSE
Bldg. 2503; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages 13-18. Free. Registration required. Class to familiarize participants with all the responsibilities of babysitting as well as certifying the participant in CPR/First Aid. Students will receive a certificate of completion as well as their CPR /First Aid cards, fire safety, child abuse awareness, and medication training. Attendance of all three days in session is required for certification. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-278-1233.
SPORTS, LEISURE & RECREATION
NOVEMBER 15 – 2017 ARMY ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY TOUR
APG North recreation center; 5 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. show starts. Cost is $15 advance; $20 at the door. Show to feature Felipe Esparza and Finesse Mitchell with special guest Seaton Smith. Adults [18+] only. Buy tickets online at www.apgmwr.com or visit the MWR ticket office at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. For more information call 410-278-4011/4907.
DECEMBER 2 – NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
Departs APG North recreation center; 7 a.m. Returns approximately 9 p.m., traffic dependent. Transportation only. Registration deadline is Nov. 17. To reserve a seat, visit the MWR ticket office at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. For more information call 410-278-4011/4907.
WEDNESDAYS – BOWLING, BINGO & BEER
Brewner Lanes (Bldg. 2342); 4 to 6 p.m. $1 bowling games, $1 shoe rental. U-pick-em Bingo. Discounted appetizers and beer. For more information, call 410-278-4041.
WEDNESDAYS – ULTIMATE FRISBEE OPEN PLAY
Shore Park; 5 to 7 p.m. Ultimate is a limited-contact team field sport played with a frisbee. Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules imply that players must not take steps while holding the disc (must maintain a pivot) an that interceptions and incomplete passes are turnovers. All levels are invited. For more information, call 410-278-7933.
HEALTH & RESILIENCY
NOVEMBER 14 – LUNG DISEASE INFO SESSION
Bldg. 6001, second floor, room 224; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lung Disease Info Session will discuss causes, risk factors, screening and prevention methods as well as diagnosis and treatment options. Session is open to installation employees, military and contractors. VTC is available. For disability-related accommodations, contact CECOM EEO at 443-861-4355 before Oct. 31. For more information, contact Tiffany Grimes at 443-861-7901, or email@example.com.
DENTAL CLINIC HOURS & TRAINING CLOSURES
The APG North Dental Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday; Urgent Care, 7 to 8 a.m. The APG South Dental Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Wednesday; Urgent Care, 7 to 8 a.m. On the first Wednesday of the month both Dental Treatment Facilities close 7 a.m. to noon for standardized training. The APG North Dental Clinic is open for scheduled appointments in the afternoon. On the second Thursday of the month both Dental Treatment Facilities close all day for DENTAC standardized training
IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
NOVEMBER 15 – EDGEWOOD REDEVELOPMENT STUDY RESULTS PRESENTATION
Edgewood High School; 6 to 8 p.m. An independent consulting firm will present its findings from the Edgewood Small Area Study and opportunities for Edgewood’s redevelopment by the private sector. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the consultants and representatives from the Harford County Office of Economic Development about the study and the respective roles of the private sector, the public sector, and the community.
The Edgewood Small Area Study was commissioned to assess existing resources, analyze market opportunities, and help drive revitalization efforts and job growth. Earlier public meetings gathered input from the community for the study, which explored ways to improve the quality of life in the area, particularly regarding the community’s relationship with Aberdeen Proving Ground. The study was funded through a federal program and is an implementation of APG’s Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to advance the partnership between the community and the installation through resource planning and cooperative land use.
The final study will be available on Nov. 16 at www.harfordcountymd.gov/2356/ 14233/Edgewood-Small-Area-Study. Questions about the presentation may be directed to Jake Adler, project coordinator in the Harford County Office of Economic Development, at 410-638-3414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER 15 – HARFORD COUNTY NIGHT OF CONVERSATION
Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s second annual Night of Conversation by having dinner with their families and talking to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. To aid the family discussions, “conversation cards” created by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and distributed throughout the community will offer tips for parents including age-appropriate conversation starters. The Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy will also hold presentations and large group discussions from 5 – 7 p.m. on November 15 for members of the Boys and Girls Clubs at all four Harford County locations. For more information, visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/nightof conversation or call the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy at 410-638-3333.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & MISCELLANEOUS
VOLUNTARY TRANSFER LEAVE PROGRAM
The following is the current list of all eligible Voluntary Transfer Leave Program recipients. VTLP allows an employee who has a medical emergency to receive transferred annual leave directly from other employees to avoid being placed in a leave without pay situation. For more information, or to donate leave, contact Sue Campbell at 410-306-0266.
Audrey J Alba; Breijha L. Anderson; Diane L Bauer; Lee J. Benysek; Ronald F. Bright; Teresa A Branscome; Lisa I Carroll; Yong S Choi; Tyronne Dales; Janeen L Damiano; Tina L. Diaz; Michael J Dissek; Roberta R. Diveley; Karen F Donahue; Stephen M. Donahue; James J. Fackett; Jenny A. Frech; Lonnie Gaddis; Maria T. Gonzalez; Natalie M. Grenoble; Kenneth P. Goss; Susan M. Hancock; Gerald D Harmon; Bruce A Huggler; Deborah L. Jones; Teresa J. Layden; Amy M. Lucy; Jennifer L Marshall; Donna M. Massimiano; Veronica D. Odika; Themla A. Ofori; Diana C. Rosas; Scott M. Ross; Genna L. Rowe; Kenya R. Royster; Kristen E. Schaefer-Lay; Jelisa A. Scotton; Tara J. Singleton; Billy J Smiley; Bonnie L. Taylor; Dorris A Tisdale; Frances L. Thomas; Brenda G. Urban; Vickie A. Venzen; Sean C. Young.
FIREWOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Firewood is available, on a first-come first-served basis, at a cost of $20 per level standard 8-foot pick-up truck, $15 per level standard 6-foot pick-up truck, and $5 per car trunk load. For more information, contact Scott English at 410-436-9804 or Kathy Thisse at 410-436-8789.
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