Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Service members are invited to watch the 49ers and the Ravens battle on the big screen.
The new USO Center on Fort Meade will host its first big event this Sunday when it invites service members to watch the Super Bowl. The center, which includes two big-screen televisions and comfy couches for viewing, is inviting service members from all branches of the military as well as students at the nearby Defense Information School. "Though Fort Meade is planted firmly in Ravens Nation, the post is home to troops from across the country, including some 49er faithful," USO officials said in a press release. "Fort Meade USO will host both sides and encourage some friendly competition with a team spirit challenge, trivia test and pushups for the losing team." The new Fort Meade USO center opened in early January and includes free wi-…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The center features a lounge with computers and flat screen televisions.
The USO on Tuesday formally opened a new center on Fort Meade to give service members another place to relax and get extra support. The center on Cavarly Road was constructed entirely for free and features computers with wi-fi, two large flat screen televisions, a food pantry and patio area. Fort Meade officials said the new center was a pleasant upgrade from its previous location, which was smaller and less convenient. "It was put in a corner on post," said Col. Edward Rothstein, Fort Meade's Installation Commander. "It was there, it was supporting our community, but there was so much more the USO could provide. And that's what this is...it allows our service members and their families to come and take a break." Tuesday's grand opening…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Fort Meade soldiers spent playtime with students at Crofton Meadows Elementary School. USO volunteer Nicole Orme shares photos with Crofton Patch.
USO volunteer Nicole Orme helped Crofton Meadows Elementary make gifts for soldiers at Fort Meade. The students created 250 laminated placemats as gifts for troops. Those placemats were used Nov. 22 when Orme led an army of volunteers serving dinner to more than 300 troops at the “Salute Our Troops Thanksgiving Dinner.” The servicemen and women are members of the Defense Information School. The servicemen and women returned the favor to the children with a trip to the school to spend time with the youngsters.