From the bottom right 1st row Col. Michael Sapp, Fort George G. Meade Garrison Commander, Nicole Bruce, USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted spouse, Sharene Brown, Chair of the Joint Chief of Staff spouse, and Christine Grady, Vice Chair of the Joint. From the top right, Rodneka Fields, Senior Enlisted Leader, 707th ISR Group spouse, Timothy O’Ferrall, Director, Fort Meade Alliance, Lisa Swoboda, Maryland Military Installation Council, Sherie Haugh, DDIR USCYBERCOM spouse, Heather Sapp, Fort G. Meade Garrison Commander spouse, and Fort George G. Meade Command Sergeant Major Andre Welch.
Activities showcasing Fort Meade, the garrison and its partnership with the local community were on display throughout this past week.
The Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Aruna Miller, and members of her staff, along with Maryland’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony C. Woods, toured the installation Tuesday, Oct. 31, and met with garrison leadership to learn more about the largest employer in the state of Maryland – Fort Meade – and how the garrison and state can work together to improve the quality of life for those who live and work here.
Later that day children throughout Fort Meade made the most of Halloween, braving the cold to Trick or Treat between 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Garrison leadership hosted spouses of the most senior members of the Department of Defense. Included in the group who met with the garrison, Fort Meade Alliance and Maryland Military Installation Council, were Sharene Brown, spouse of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr; Christine Grady, spouse of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady; Sherie Haugh, spouse of USCYBERCOM Deputy Director Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh; Heather Sapp, spouse of Fort G. Meade Garrison Commander Col. Michael A. Sapp and other distinguished guests. Before the event concluded many guests expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the garrison, FMA and the MMIC in partnering to support all those who work or live here.
Garrison saw spirited competition between community members showcased at Mullins Field here Wednesday as the annual Fort Meade Army vs. Navy flag football game took place in the afternoon. Sponsored by Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Military Affairs Committee the event featured a tailgate party before (and during) the game with free hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, and drinks of all types. While all who took advantage of the chance to come out and show their spirit were winners, on the field the Army prevailed with a score of 19– 14.
To close out the week Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Michael A. Sapp attended the Community Covenant Council meeting to continue to strengthen the relationship between community members surrounding Fort Meade and the installation where so many work, live, and play.
Monique McFadden, USAG Fort Meade Public Affairs