Mark Your Calendar – As of Oct. 26, 2017

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Mark your calendar for things to do at and around Team APG.

SAVE THE DATE

NOVEMBER 14 – BLOOD DRIVE

APG North recreation center; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make an appiontment online at militarydonor.com using sponsor code APGMD.

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 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 john.m.laursen.civ@mail.mil.

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.

EVENTS & TOWN HALLS

OCTOBER 31 – NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK

Bldg. 6008; 10 to 11 a.m. Members of Team APG can safely dispose of unused, expired or unneeded prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines. No liquids or needles. For more information, contact Robin Stokes, Army Substance Abuse Program, at robinstine.stokes.civ@mail.mil.

OCTOBER 31 – HALLELUJAH HARVEST

Main post chapel; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chapel congregations will provide a carnival-style atmosphere and alternative to Halloween with games, food, and fun in the fellowship hall area of the chapel. Members of Team APG and retirees are invited to bring their children or grandchildren. For more information contact the main post chapel at 410-278-4333.

NOVEMBER 4 – SGT. ALFRED B. HILTON CELEBRATION & LUNCHEON

Ames United Methodist Church, 112 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, Md. 21014. Noon to 3 p.m. Donation is $25. In honor of Veterans Day, a celebration and luncheon will be held for Harford County’s only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Civil War Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton. Members will share the efforts and accomplishments over the past year regarding official recognition of Sgt. Hilton. Most people don’t realize the bridge over I-95 at Route 22 in Aberdeen has been named in his honor. For more information, contact Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 55 at 410-652-1448 or 410-734-7755.

NOVEMBER 9 – C4ISR SERVICES COMMUNITY EXCHANGE WITH INDUSTRY

Mallette Training Facility, Bldg. 6008; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the RS3 Contract (MA IDIQ C4ISR Services Based Contract) and meet the 56 Prime government contractors. For more information, including event registration, visit https://acc.aep.army.mil/sites/ACC-APG/ RS3RT/C4ISRExchange/SitePages/ Home.aspx.

NOVEMBER 9 – MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON

Ruggles Golf Course; Noon. Two-entrée buffet costs $22. Come celebrate the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps during the 8th Annual APG Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon. All Marines – active, retired, reserve, veterans, FMF Corpsmen, DOD civilians and contractors -who work on APG, their families and supporters are welcome to attend. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Craig Reeling at 443-477-0670 or email Craig.Reeling@MarylandMarines.org or go online to www.MarylandMarines.org.

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 lori.a.wohr.civ@mail.mil

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 president@susquehannamoaa.org.

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, randy.k.weber.civ@mail.mil.

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 william.m.kegley3.naf@mail.mil 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 lisanne.m.blake.naf@mail.mil or call 410-278-1233.

SPORTS & RECREATION

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 tiffany.l.grimes.civ@mail.mil.

KIRK U.S. ARMY HEALTH CLINIC NEW HOURS

KUSAHC has expanded its clinic hours. The hours by clinic are as follows below. To schedule an appointment, call 410-278-KIRK (5475), 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or go to https://www.tricareonline.com/

  • Primary Care Appointments: 6:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., Monday thru Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
  • Pharmacy: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday
  • Lab: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday;
  • Radiology: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
  • Physical Therapy: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday
  • Optometry: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday
  • Behavioral Health: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday
  • Health Benefits: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday
  • Outpatient Records: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday

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.

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE

OCTOBER 31 – CONFLICT RESOLUTION

ACS Bldg. 2503, second floor; 10 a.m. to noon. Are you struggling to improve your relationships due to conflict? Join this free class and learn various communication styles to help you improve your relationships. To register, contact Tina Saunders-Gauth at 410-278-7478 or email antoinetta.m.saunders-gauth.civ@mail. mil.

NOVEMBER 8 – PARENT EDUCATION LUNCH & LEARN

ACS Bldg. 2503, second floor conference room, noon to 1 p.m. Register in advance for this free parent discussion with the topic: Biting. Adults only, childcare not provided. For more information, contact Lisanne Blake at 410-278-1233 or email lisanne.m.blake.naf@mail.mil.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MISCELLANEOUS

RSO SURVEY

The Religious Support Office is seeking community input to improve programs and services to meet the religious needs of the military, civilians, and family members who live and work on APG. Please fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APG ReligiousNeedsSurvey. Your answers will help guide the effort to ensure the free exercise of religion at APG. For more information, or to address concerns or comments not addressed within the survey, contact the chapel at 410-278-4333.

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; Jennifer D Anderson; Kimberly A Bailey; LaToshia L Barrett; Diane L Bauer; Teresa A Branscome; Jessica Casco-DeJesus; Lisa I Carroll; Jacqueline M. Childress; Yong S Choi; Patrice D. Collins; Janeen L Damiano; Michael J Dissek; Karen F Donahue; Stephen M. Donahue; James J. Fackett; Lonnie Gaddis; Patricia A Gibbs; Natalie M. Grenoble; Kenneth P. Goss; Larry L. Hall; Gerald D Harmon; Sami H. Hawasli; Dawn C Hoerr; Bruce A Huggler; Theresa E Humphries; Matthew S Jeffries; Eric F. Kelly; Teresa J. Layden; Amy M. Lucy; Stephen V Malczewski; Jennifer L Marshall; Donna M. Massimiano; Themla A. Ofori; Robert M Pezzella; Jelisa A. Scotton; Billy J Smiley; Deananne Snodgrass; Je’Neane Solomon; Dorris A Tisdale; Frank Zydel.

RETIRING SOON? UNCLE SAM WANTS TO THANK YOU!

Are you an APG Soldier or civilian nearing retirement from government service? Consider participating in the monthly Installation Retirement Ceremony. Hosted the last Thursday each month (except in November and December when hosted the first Thursday of the month) by the APG Garrison, the event includes awards and decorations provided to retirees and their spouses. Photo discs are mailed to each retiree four to six weeks after the ceremony. All Soldiers and civilians are eligible to participate, regardless of unit or organization. For more information, contact Lisa M. Waldon at 410-278-4353 or email lisa.m.waldon.civ@mail.mil.

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.