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November 8, 2011
BWI Business Partnership is hosting a signature breakfast Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Marriott BWI Airport Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road in Linthicum. Melvin Russell, acting director of Defense Media Activity for the Department of Defense will be keynote speaker. Defense Media Activity, the Defense Department's direct line of communications for news and information on U.S. forces worldwide, relocated to Fort Meade as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
More than 500 civilian workers at Fort Meade will receive furlough notices over the next week, base officials said Wednesday. Supervisors and managers plan to hand deliver notices to more than 425 garrison employees by June 4. The notices describe plans for one furlough day per week from July 8 through Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management requires 30 days' notice before placing employees on temporary non-duty, non-pay status. "We thought it important that supervisors and managers hand deliver the notices to ensure every employee received them and had a chance to ask questions," said John Moeller, deputy garrison commander at the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 20, 2011
Defense officials cut the ribbon Thursday on a $67 million facility to house the military's news and information operations at Fort Meade. The Defense Media Activity, established in 2008, consolidates the former Soldiers Media Center, Naval Media Center, Marine Corps News, Air Force News Service and American Forces Information Service into a single organization. It also includes the Stars and Stripes newspaper and the Defense Information School. Roughly 600 military and civilian employees and contractors moved into the building during the summer, officials said in a release.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
Fort Meade's rapid growth in the past few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Many of the Army installation's 56,000 jobs require a security clearance. And though it's one base, Fort Meade contains 95 employers, including the National Security Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency. When local officials held an event last week to demystify Fort Meade hiring, 300 people showed up, armed with notebooks and resumes.
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October 18, 2012
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation and Howard County Workforce Development are sponsoring a Fort Meade Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, in Gambrills. The public can learn from Fort Meade employers about their hiring needs. The following organizations are scheduled to be in attendance: Fort Meade Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Media Activity, the National Security Agency and the Fort Meade Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base that houses the National Security Agency and other components of the armed forces, said Friday that two major headquarters buildings were recently completed that will house an influx of military personnel who are moving to the installation because of the Base Realignment and Closure Act. The Defense Media Activity building is 176,000 square feet and will contain media specialists for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and...
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
More than 5,000 federal employees are expected to begin moving to Maryland's Fort George G. Meade military base starting in January and are to complete the move by June 2011, officials said. The moves are part of the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program and will bring to about 48,000 the number of people working at Fort Meade by Sept. 30, 2011. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense gave media representatives a tour Tuesday of the facilities being constructed for the new employees, many of whom now work in Northern Virginia.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
More than 500 civilian workers at Fort Meade will receive furlough notices over the next week, base officials said Wednesday. Supervisors and managers plan to hand deliver notices to more than 425 garrison employees by June 4. The notices describe plans for one furlough day per week from July 8 through Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management requires 30 days' notice before placing employees on temporary non-duty, non-pay status. "We thought it important that supervisors and managers hand deliver the notices to ensure every employee received them and had a chance to ask questions," said John Moeller, deputy garrison commander at the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2012
The golf course at Fort Meade will close May 1 after more than six decades of play, officials at the Army base said Thursday. The 27-hole course, which saw 35,000 rounds of play last year, had been scheduled to close in September to accommodate building projects at the rapidly growing installation. But the date was moved up to accommodate construction deadlines, effectively canceling the final season of play. Fort Meade garrison commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein called the closure "an emotional issue.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
Fort Meade's rapid growth in the past few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Many of the Army installation's 56,000 jobs require a security clearance. And though it's one base, Fort Meade contains 95 employers, including the National Security Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency. When local officials held an event last week to demystify Fort Meade hiring, 300 people showed up, armed with notebooks and resumes.
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October 18, 2012
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation and Howard County Workforce Development are sponsoring a Fort Meade Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, in Gambrills. The public can learn from Fort Meade employers about their hiring needs. The following organizations are scheduled to be in attendance: Fort Meade Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Media Activity, the National Security Agency and the Fort Meade Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2012
The golf course at Fort Meade will close May 1 after more than six decades of play, officials at the Army base said Thursday. The 27-hole course, which saw 35,000 rounds of play last year, had been scheduled to close in September to accommodate building projects at the rapidly growing installation. But the date was moved up to accommodate construction deadlines, effectively canceling the final season of play. Fort Meade garrison commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein called the closure "an emotional issue.
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November 8, 2011
BWI Business Partnership is hosting a signature breakfast Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Marriott BWI Airport Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road in Linthicum. Melvin Russell, acting director of Defense Media Activity for the Department of Defense will be keynote speaker. Defense Media Activity, the Defense Department's direct line of communications for news and information on U.S. forces worldwide, relocated to Fort Meade as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 20, 2011
Defense officials cut the ribbon Thursday on a $67 million facility to house the military's news and information operations at Fort Meade. The Defense Media Activity, established in 2008, consolidates the former Soldiers Media Center, Naval Media Center, Marine Corps News, Air Force News Service and American Forces Information Service into a single organization. It also includes the Stars and Stripes newspaper and the Defense Information School. Roughly 600 military and civilian employees and contractors moved into the building during the summer, officials said in a release.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base that houses the National Security Agency and other components of the armed forces, said Friday that two major headquarters buildings were recently completed that will house an influx of military personnel who are moving to the installation because of the Base Realignment and Closure Act. The Defense Media Activity building is 176,000 square feet and will contain media specialists for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and...
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
More than 5,000 federal employees are expected to begin moving to Maryland's Fort George G. Meade military base starting in January and are to complete the move by June 2011, officials said. The moves are part of the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program and will bring to about 48,000 the number of people working at Fort Meade by Sept. 30, 2011. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense gave media representatives a tour Tuesday of the facilities being constructed for the new employees, many of whom now work in Northern Virginia.
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By Jessica Anderson and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
A construction worker was killed while working at Fort Meade on Monday, a spokesman said. The man, who has not been identified, was helping to complete the Defense Media Activity building, part of Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, construction when he died in a work-related accident, said Fort Meade spokesman Chad Jones. Jones said he was unaware of how the death occurred, but said the man was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was employed by Hensel Phelps Construction Co. based in Chantilly, Va., which did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday night.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police. The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of 14 planned furlough days. The National Park Service said savings from those three unpaid days off, combined with other cost-cutting measures and a thorough review of the budget, have "significantly improved" the agency's financial situation and made it possible to end the furloughs for the rest of the fiscal year.
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