Mark Your Calendar

Week of July 6, 2017

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

LEISURE & RECREATION

APG POOLS NOW OPEN

The APG North (Aberdeen) Olympic Pool and the APG South (Edgewood) Bayside Pool are open for recreation weekend swims. Weekend swim hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. through June 11. Full operational hours begin Monday, June 12 and run through Aug. 25.

Lap Swim: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recreational Swim: Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JULY 12 & 13 — KAYAK CLASS

Spesutie Island Marina, APG North (Aberdeen); 6 to 8 p.m. Registration Deadline: 3 days before each class. $60 per person. Other class dates are: Aug. 30-31. For more information, call 410-278-4124/5789.

JULY 14 — KAYAK EXCURSION

Skippers Point, APG South (Edgewood); 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: 5 days before each excursion we have to meet minimum requirement. But patrons can register up until class is full.) Excursion- $40 (per person). Other excursion dates are: Sept. 1. For more information, call 410-278-4124/5789.

JULY 23 — NITRO CIRCUS LIVE TICKETS

Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis; 3 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 each. Rain date is Monday, July 24. Refunds will not be given for those who cannot attend reserve rain date. To purchase tickets, visit MWR Leisure Travel in Bldg. 3326 APG North recreation center, or call 410-278-4011.

JULY 21 — NIGHT GOLF

Exton Golf Course; 5:30 p.m. 18 holes, dinner provided. $40 for member; $45 for authorized user; $50 for guest.

IRONBIRDS DISCOUNT TICKETS

Ripken Stadium; July 7 @ 7 p.m., July 15 @ 6 p.m., Aug. 12 @ 6 p.m. $12 per ticket. Terrace box seats. For more information, call 410-278-4011/4907.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE WEDNESDAY 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.

 

 

 

FAMILIES

JULY 17-21 — VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Main Post Chapel; Monday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. & Tuesday-Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Free to children pre-school through fifth grades. Register online at www.vbspro.events/p/apgchapel2017.

Volunteers are needed; call John Edward at 410-278-2516 or email john.m.edwards3.civ@mail.mil.

CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES

JULY 24-27 — KIDZ ART SUMMER ART WORKSHOP

Bldg. 2407; 10 a.m. to noon. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Class will introduce students to a variety of mediums and methods including drawing, painting and collage. Students will learn and practice basic skills to include color mixing, paining with artist paint brushes, drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more. $40 supply fee per 4-day workshop. For more information, email shirelle.j.womack.naf@mail.mil or tonya.m.froisland.naf@mail.mil.

THROUGH JULY 28 — ‘READING BY DESIGN’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Post Library. Weekly prizes available on first come, first served basis.

 

 

 

MEETINGS & TRAINING

JULY 19 — ‘EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE’ COURSE

Bldg. 4403, Room 100; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gain a deeper understanding of emotions and awareness of their effect on you and others; learn how to accurately perceive and attribute your own and other’s emotions; learn how understanding others goes beyond listening; know when to match behavioral patterns and when to break them; and learn to manage disruptive emotions. This training event is valuable for all levels of employees. The ability to harness one’s emotional intelligence improves your ability to navigate your work environment; helps managers increase team productivity, and allows supervisors and employees alike to become better leaders. The cost for this 1-day course is $350 payable by Government Credit Card. ARL is the host for this training event which is being presented by Insight Management Consulting. Enrollment is open to all APG tenants.

Register early by sending an approved, funded SF 182 to jacklyn.l.laroche.civ@mail.mil.

AUGUST 8 — CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS COURSE

Mallette Training Facility, Room 4; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This Vital Smarts 2-day course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics–at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. Learn to speak persuasively, not abrasively; foster teamwork and better decision making; how to build acceptance rather than resistance; and learn to resolve individual and group disagreements. The cost for the 2-day course is $750, payable by Government Credit Card. ARL is the host for this training event, and enrollment is open to all APG tenants.

To register, send an approved, funded SF 182 to Jacklyn.l.laroche.civ@mail.mil.

HEALTH & RESILIENCY

JULY 11, 27 — ARMY WELLNESS CENTER OFFERING SERVICES AT APG SOUTH CLINIC

The Army Wellness Center (AWC) sees clients at the APG South (Edgewood) Clinic, Bldg. E4110 twice a month. The next available dates are July 11 & 27. Clients have the opportunity to have their Body Composition by Ultrasound, Metabolic and Fitness Assessments done without having to drive to APG North (Aberdeen). Service members and their family members, retirees and Army civilian employees can make an appointment at the AWC or can be referred by their unit or primary health care provider at Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic. Clients can reach their goals by making positive, long-lasting change in their health and well-being.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the AWC, call 410-306-1024.

JULY 11 — FEDERAL RETIREMENT INFO SESSION

Bldg. 6000; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Session will cover: 1) Understanding how much your FERS pension will provide for you during retirement, 2) Discovering how to utilize the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) after you retire, 3) Examining options to collect Social Security, 4) Learning ways to minimize volatility in your investments, 5) Developing a plan to convert your IRA and TSP to a Roth after retirement (and should you be doing the Roth TSP before retiring), 6) Exploring different options that will pay for long term care, and 7) Learning ways to utilize your Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Plans and Medicare during retirement. Open to all Federal Employees.

For more information, contact Tiffany Grimes at 443-861-7901 or tiffany.l.grimes.civ@mail.mil.

JULY 19 — C4ISR HEALTH EXPO

Myer Auditorium, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Annual C4ISR Health Expo. We will be offering health screenings such as, blood pressure, body fat analysis, and vision, as well as featuring Seated Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, as well as information on Acupuncture, Men’s Health, Stress Management, Weight Management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Financial Wellness, Nutrition, Life Insurance, Physical Fitness, Commuter Services, and more. Expo is open to all.

Register for the following health/fitness classes outside the Health Expo. Register by 10:45 a.m. to participate in the 11 a.m. session. First come, first serve. Dress in comfortable clothing/shoes and bring a mat, towel and water.

11 to 11:30 a.m.— Butts and Guts; Meals in Minutes

11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.— Pilates Fusion; Upping Your Metabolism

12:20 to 12:50 p.m.— Zumba; Cardio Kick

For more information, contact Tiffany Grimes at 443-861-7901 or tiffany.l.grimes.civ@mail.mil.

JULY 20 — CPR & AED TRAINING CLASS

Bldg. 6008 Classes 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Hosted by the APG Directorate of Emergency Services. Classes are open to the entire APG community. Additional APG North class dates are Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

For more information, contact Scott Kauffman at 410-306-0523 or scott.p.kauffman4.civ@mail.mil.

HEALTH ASSESSMENTS ON APG SOUTH

Periodic health assessments are now available at the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Edgewood Clinic at APG South (Edgewood). For more information, call 410-278-1960 or 410-436-3001.

AUGUST 17 — CPR & AED TRAINING CLASS

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute on APG South (Edgewood), located at 6700 Fairview Point Road. Classes at 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Hosted by the APG Directorate of Emergency Services. Classes are open to the entire APG community. Additional APG South class dates are: Oct. 19 and Dec. 21.

For more information, contact Scott Kauffman at 410-306-0523 or scott.p.kauffman4.civ@mail.mil.

KIRK U.S. ARMY HEALTH CLINIC CLOSURES

Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic will be closed the first Wednesday of every month for staff training. The clinic will also be closed July 4 and Sept. 4 in observance of federal holidays.

SRC COUNSELING SERVICE

Upcoming dates for counseling services at the SHARP Resource Center: July; 12; and Aug. 9. Through a special partnership, counseling services through the City of Aberdeen Vet Center for active duty service members, veterans and their families are available on a limited basis at the APG SHARP Resource Center. Available services include individual, group, marital, family, bereavement and sexual trauma counseling. To check eligibility for Vet Center services, contact the center at www.vetcenter.va.gov/eligibility.asp.

To make an appointment, contact the Vet Center at 410-272-6771 or 877-927-8387.

COUPLES COUNSELING

Behavioral Health Care Services, or BHCS, at Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic is offering new Couples Counseling known as “The Sound Relationship House” which focuses on creating shared goals, commitments, managing conflicts and more. BHCS at KUSAHC offers a variety of counseling services, crisis intervention and referral assistance to active duty service members, military retirees and their families. Services are available 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, or to make an appointment, contact BHCS at 410-278-1715 or Family Advocacy Social Worker Margo Digan at 410-278-1827 or margaret.m.digan.civ@mail.mil.

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE

JULY 12 — CREATING A SOLID SPENDING PLAN

ACS Blsg. 2503; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to balance your finances and stay disciplined and organized to improve your financial health. In this easy to follow one-hour class you will get all the information needed to create and maintain your personal financial goals. Registration required. Contact Marilyn Howard at 410-278-9669/7572.

JULY 13 — HOW TO SMART START YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

ACS Bldg. 2503; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each seminar provides a brief overview of ways to smart start your small business and learn tips and tools to become a successful entrepreneur. To register, call 410-278-9669.

JULY 26 — START & REVITALIZE YOUR CAREER

ACS Bldg. 2503; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Whether you are starting a new career or need a boost in your current career, this workshop offers the following: set a career path that defines you; create strategies to move your career to the next level; set SMART goals that work; be the job applicant that stands out. Register for free class by calling 410-278-9669.

AUGUST 2 — APPLYING FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT

ACS Bldg. 2503; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Looking for the perfect federal job? Learn the 10 steps toward federal employment. Online registration limited to first 25 people. To register, visit www.mwejobs.maryland.gov. For more information, call 410-278-9669.

BREAKING THE SILENCE SUPPORT GROUP

Dates and locations are confidential. Breaking the Silence Support Group is for service members and family members who have experienced domestic abuse. The group offers support through bi-weekly educational meetings, networking opportunities and a safe space where the healing process can begin. For more information contact Antoinetta Saunders-Gauth at antoinetta.m.saunders-gauth .civ@ mail.mil or 410-278-7478.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MISCELLANEOUS

ANNUAL HYDRANT FLUSHING

The annual hydrant flushing at APG North (Aberdeen) will start June 19 and run through Sept. 12 Flushing will be completed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The schedule listed below is tentative and will be followed unless there are unforeseen problems. For more information contact Dennis Overbay, APG DPW, at 443-206-8910, or City of Aberdeen representative Roger Hall at 410-272-1449.

  • July 3-14: 4000, 5000 & 6000 blocks
  • July 17-28: 4000, 5000 & 6000 blocks
  • July 31-Aug. 11: Plum Point Loop and restricted areas
  • Aug. 14-25: ARL and restricted areas
  • Aug. 28-Sept. 12: ARL and restricted areas.

JULY 24 — FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open to federally employed women in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil or Harford counties who are currently enrolled in higher education at an accredited college or university. The woman selected will receive a $500.00 scholarship to offset her college expenses. The presentation of award(s) will be during Team APG, Federal Women’s Program, Women’s Equality Day Ceremony, August 30, at 10:30 at the Myer Auditorium, building 6000. Recipient must be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree and cannot receive scholarship more than once. Three letters of recommendation are required. For the application or additional information, contact Linda Patrick at Ldpat@comcast.net, 410-436-1023 or Michelle Williams-Gibson at micgbs@aol.com , 443-861-4613.

JULY 14 — WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS DEADLINE

Team APG will observe Women’s Equality Day with a guest speaker and awards ceremony Aug. 30, 2017. Nominations are currently being acceptable for the WED awards in the following categories: Outstanding Woman of the Year (open to all military and civilian employees); Outstanding Supervisor/Manager of the Year (open to all military and civilian employees); and Activity Most Supportive of Federal Womens Program goals (open to all APG units and tenants.) For more information and submission requirements, email tiffany.n.cervantes.civ@mail.mil or paula.j.hoak.civ@mail.mil.

STREET ADDRESS CHANGES IN APG HOUSING

In order to comply with emergency service mandates, as well as U.S. Postal Service standards, Team APG is in the process of changing street names and addresses on APG North and South. The Directorate of Public Works contractor has installed new black metal posts and street signs within the housing areas on APG North and South. Corvias Military Housing staff has changed the exterior building number signs on each Housing unit to conform to mailing & emergency services mandates. Corvias Military Housing should have informed each housing tenant of their new USPS mailing address and providing instructions of what needs to be done. The Cantonment Areas & Range Areas USPS address updates will remain the same for now. For additional information please contact the following: Corvias Military Housing, Allison Fenwick at 410-305-1076; Garrison Housing Program Manager, Michael Fancher at 410-306-4747; or DPW Project Manager, Stevan Band at 410-306-1158.

ABERDEEN FARMER’S MARKET

Festival Park, 4 to 7 p.m. The City of Aberdeen will host its Farmer’s Market this year, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, May through September. Local vendors will offer produce, eggs, meats, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine, personal care items and more.

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; Laura N Allen; Jennifer D Anderson; Georgia L Bailey; Kimberly A Bailey; LaToshia L Barrett; Diane L Bauer; Teresa A Branscome; Diane E Bratton; Paula J Bussey; Lisa I Carroll; Yong S Choi; Janeen L Damiano; Edward Diaz; Michael J Dissek; Karen F Donahue; Kippy D Drewry; Erin M Durke; Kenneth J Evans Jr; Luarena L Fringo; Lonnie Gaddis; Christy A Gatto; Naomi C Gentle; Patricia A Gibbs; Gerald D Harmon; Shelley C Hartman; Rachel A Heron; Dawn C Hoerr; Bruce A Huggler; Theresa E Humphries; Andria B Jack; Matthew S Jeffries; Amy M Lucy; Stephen V Malczewski; Jennifer M Mancini; Jennifer L Marshall; Donna M. Massimiano; Janice E Neal; Robert M Pezzella; Mavis M Roberts; Angelina N Rodgers; Billy J Smiley; Je’Neane Solomon; Dorris A Tisdale; Linnea L Tober; Brenda G Urban; Vicke A Venzen; Melvina B Yelder; 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.

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