The Command Information section provides news and information to members of the Fort Meade community by producing an array of products for our internal and external audiences.
Digital Meade is the cornerstone for maintaining, coordinating and synchronizing garrison communications across its many public affairs platforms. Put in place in July 2020, Digital Meade now operates as the public affairs center in making sure the speed and accuracy of useful information to the community utilizes all available communications technologies and platforms.
Although Garrison Public Affairs no longer publishes a weekly newspaper, Digital Meade maintains a news and information section, updated on a weekly basis with similar content previously published in the installation newspaper. But, that same content is repurposed automatically and published in other garrison communications platforms to reach other primary and interested parts of the Fort Meade community.
Digital News and Information
This part of Digital Meade contains important information for our installation community and spotlights the activities of Fort Meade's service members, families, and employees. The site includes information with appropriate graphics and photos in providing the community near-term information on events, activities and people. It is updated weekly.
MeadeTV's "Meade Week" is a bi-weekly program that highlights major installation events, service member achievement, and quality of life stories. Viewers can access archived copies of the program on both the Fort Meade Facebook channel, www.facebook.com/FtMeade and our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/FortMeadeMD . While the primary audience are those who live and work on Fort Meade, the larger regional community with interest in Fort Meade is served not only by our internet platforms, but local cable access in the city of Laurel, Howard County Community College, and Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Prince Georges Counties. Video submissions from the more than 119 units and organizations on Fort Meade are always welcome. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the latest episode here.
- Fort Meade Facebook: Fort Meade uses the communications and connection power of Facebook to provide a useful platform for community members to have their voices heard, and ensure garrison leadership has another way to understand the important issues affecting the work and home life of Team Meade members. Our Facebook page allows us to share information in near real time with the community, providing updates that affect service members, civilians, contractors and their families.
- Fort Meade Twitter: Twitter provides a more professional approach to information sharing, using the limited character length to describe in more concise terms the happenings on base.
- Fort Meade Instagram: Instagram provides a more image driven approach to storytelling, allowing us to inform the Fort Meade community in more relaxed setting.
Fort George G. Meade App and Alerts
The Fort Meade App is a collaborative effort the Directorate of Emergency Services and the Garrison Public Affairs Office to deliver crisis and safety announcements through an emergency alert system. The app is also used to make announcements about events, traffic and safety information, as well as serve as a one-touch connection to 24-hour hotlines and garrison services. The app also serves as a two-way communication tool for reporting issues.
This free app that allows users to receive alerts regarding gate closures, emergency events, weather delays/closures and more right to their phone. Users can also instantly report potholes, security concerns, stray animals and more with the push of a button. It is available in any app store and is approved for government phones.
The installation also uses text alerts as a resource to communicate time sensitive information to the community. To receive notices regarding severe weather conditions, the operational status of Fort Meade and other emergency announcements, text the message "follow ftmeadealert" (without quotation marks) to 40404. Once registered, users will automatically receive a text message whenever there is a change to the operating schedule.
The text is sent through Twitter, but doesn't require users to be registered Twitter users. Standard text messaging rates apply to anyone receiving text alerts. However, there is no cost to Fort Meade to offer this service.
To stop receiving text alerts, send STOP to 40404 to be removed from the service.
Fort Meade Declassified
Fort Meade Declassified podcast provides a bi-weekly avenue to discuss a wide range of topics in a more personal setting, giving us deeper insight into topics affecting the Fort Meade community.