Thursday, May 2, 2013
Col. Edward Rothstein took scores of questions from the community on a wide range of issues.
The Fort Meade community weighed in on a variety of topics including public safety, traffic and the quality of barracks during a 'town hall' meeting on Facebook hosted by the garrison commander. Col. Edward Rothstein fielded dozens of questions Tuesday and answered most of them, often offering phone numbers and other points of contact to have specific concerns addressed. The virtual discussion was the latest in Rothstein's efforts to be transparent and communicate with the Fort Meade community. The discussion featured many military members and their spouses, civilians working on base and others who were expected to be stationed at Fort Meade in the future. Issues raised during the town hall included: To read the full town hall chat, go to…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The garrison commander is seeking feedback on the potential impact of a smaller Army.
Fort Meade this week will host one of two discussions surrounding the potential impact of government budget cuts. Installation Commander Col. Edward Rothstein will hold a "listening session" Thursday, to get feedback on the Army's plan to reduce and reorganize its force structure. The session will feature comments from members of the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, which is made up of military, civil and elected officials near Fort Meade and throughout Maryland. Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commander of the Military District of Washington, will also be in attendance. Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Army has been charged with reducing its force by 80,000 soldiers.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The installation commander at Fort Meade will speak along with the county's top BRAC official.
- Tim Lemke
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The installation commander at Fort Meade will be the guest speaker at January's meeting of the 33rd District Democratic Club in Odenton. Col. Edward Rothstein will appear on Jan. 17 at Perry's Restaurant, along with Bob Leib, the head of Anne Arundel County's special assistant on BRAC issues. The pair will discuss the ongoing transformation of Fort Meade following the base realignment and closure activities in 2011. The Democratic Club will hold its business meeting beginning at 6 p.m. and Rothstein and Leib will speak at about 7 p.m. The 33rd District Democrats will also elect new officers for 2013.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Col. Edward Rothstein appeared on "Comcast Newsmakers."
Fort Meade's installation commander recently appeared on the Comcast Newsmakers community affairs program. In a five-minute interview, Col. Edward Rothstein discussed some of the recent efforts to reach out to the community and make the base more open to the public. "Fort Meade is continuing to change its footprint," Rothstein said. "With the addition of U.S. Cyber Command, and us being in the middle of the cyber corridor, it's important for jobs, and it's important for families to be able to move onto Fort Meade." Rothstein outlined some of the recent events that are open to the public, including a Flag Day celebration and the upcoming Massing of the Colors. He also pointed to recent efforts to partner with local golf courses due to the …