Fort Meade Declassified
Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs
A Podcast with two hosts covering topics affecting service members and their families.
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 48 Howard and Anne Arundel County Workforce Development
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 48 Howard and Anne Arundel County Workforce Development
On this episode we talk about employment services for spouses, veterans and transitioning service members. Anthony Matsen, a spouse of a Marine stationed in our area, joins us to talk about his experience with the Workforce Development program and the challenges of being a military spouse. Tune in! Workforce development sites: https://www.annapolis.gov/1449/Anne-Arundel-Workforce-Development-Corpo https://www.howardcountymd.gov/howardworkforce
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 47 ASAP and Winter Weather Update
On the final episode of 2021 we close out with an important message about staying healthy and safe during the winter holidays. We talk with Sampson Robinson from the Army Substance Abuse Program about healthy habits and being responsible. Also, we have some important info about winter weather and how to stay informed. Tune in! Resources if you need someone to talk to: National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1 Fort Meade ASAP: 301-677-2727 Maryland Suicide Prevention Hotline: Dial 211, press 1
Dec 14 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 46 Family and Finance
We have another episode in our Holiday Resiliency series! On this episode we talk financial resilience with Mark Paxton a Financial Advisor and different ways we can make smarter money decisions during the holidays. Then, we talk with Francisco Jamison, Director of Child and Youth Services here at Fort Meade about staying strong with your family and ways to ease stress for you and yours kids.
Nov 30 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 45 Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
This week we talk with Noelle Austin-Jones, Supervisory Health Educator/Director for the Fort Meade Army Wellness Center, and she explains the ways to stay healthy during the holidays. We are bringing new and great information, so stay tuned as we cover various topics over the coming weeks for health and resilience over the holidays.
Nov 18 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 44 Vaccine Mandates with JAG
On this episode Maj. Emily Geisinger, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Meade, talks with us about Vaccine Mandates and the timelines for the different services. This is one you don't want to miss, there is a lot of great information whether you are active duty or a civilian. So tune in!
Nov 2 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 43 Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Celena Flowers from the Family Advocacy Program is here to provide details on the differences between domestic violence and intimate partner violence, she also provides us with resources for the community in case you need assistance. The Family Advocacy Program can be reached at (301)677-4118. Tune in for more!
Oct 20 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 42 Central Maryland Chamber Comedy Show
On this episode of Declassified we have Lynn Nichols from the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and comedian Ala Bama on the show to talk about an upcoming Comedy Night here at Club Meade. We had both Lynn and Ala Bama on the show last year to highlight the comedy show which got pushed back due to the pandemic restrictions but now they are back and the show is gonna be great! They are live on Oct. 23rd at 8 p.m. at Club Meade. They have comedians Ala Bama, Robin Montague, Kevin Anthony and Chris Thomas. Tune in and check it out!
Oct 6 2021
Fort Meade Declassified EP 41 Capital Shield
On this episode of Fort Meade Declassified, we sit down with Dave Mazi, Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Fort Meade. From September 20th through September 24, Fort Meade will be participating in the annual Capital Shield Training Exercise. To sign up for the alert system Dave talks about in the interview, drop him an email at email@example.com To register for the Illuminate the Darkness Walk on September 24th at Gaffney Track starting at 6 pm, email Ms. Laurie Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Teresa Shipman at email@example.com Get more on the father/Son Army Chaplain story from Bryan Spann by visiting our YouTube Channel Meade TV Don't forget to visit the Fort Meade website at home.army.mil/meade
Sep 17 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 40 The Back to School Special
On this episode we are back with Sarah Bonise our School Liaison and we are talking about all things back-to-school. And a big Welcome back! to our students here with Team Meade. Be safe and have a great school year! There are loads of great resources out there for parents: Anne Arundel County Public School: AACPS.org Tutoring services: tutor.com Family Advocacy Program at: https://meade.armymwr.com/programs/army-community-service - 301-677- 4118 The Anne Arundel County Library: https://www.aacpl.net/ Partners for Success: 410-222-3805
Sep 7 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 39 George Matthews from Army Community Service
On this episode we talk to George Matthews the Employment Assistance Program Supervisor from Army Community Service. The ACS offers a wide range of services for our military members and their families and you can find them at: https://meade.armymwr.com/programs/army-community-service You can also reach them at 301-677-5590.
Aug 12 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 38 Arundel County Rideshare Coordinator Jessica Allen
This episode we have the Anne Arundel County Rideshare coordinator, Jessica Allen on with us to talk about all of the services available to commuters in the area. You can find more information at the rideshare site below. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY RIDESHARE WEBSITE - https://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/commuter-crew (Explore different commuting options available in Anne Arundel County from biking and pedestrian trails to carpools to vanpools and transit routes) EXSITING RIDESHARE DATABASE - https://www.commuterconnections.org/ (find others who live and work near you, have similar work schedules, and are interested in carpooling and/or vanpooling to and from work) POOL REWARDS - https://www.commuterconnections.org/pool-rewards/ (receive up to $200.00 toward the cost of any new van pool created to accommodate 7 – 15 ppl) INCENTRIP - https://incentrip.org/ (The points you earn can be accumulated and redeemed for $10, $20, or $50 in cash. It’s basically like your standard credit card points program) COMMUTER CHOICE MARYLAND - https://mdot.maryland.gov/tso/pages/Index.aspx?PageId=31 (Commuter Choice Maryland is here to connect commuters to transportation options that fit their lifestyle, schedule, and budget.) COMMUTE W/ENTERPRISE - https://www.commutewithenterprise.com/en/commuters.html (A great resource for those who want to start their own vanpool within their co-workers, customize vehicles to meet your needs.) CARPOOL NOW - https://www.commuterconnections.org/carpool-now-app/ Real-time application that assistance in finding carpools that are available in real-time)
Jul 27 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 37 Farewell to two of our own
This is a very special episode where we talk to Larry Whitley, Chief of Command Information and Mary Doyle, Chief of Media Relations for the Public Affairs team here at Fort Meade. They are both retiring this year and we wanted to sit down with them and hear all about their time in the military and as civilian team members here with Team Meade. Enjoy the show!
Jul 13 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 36 Entomology with Ben Pagac
On this episode of Fort Meade Declassified, Ben Rogers steps in for Joe Nieves to Co-Host with Sherry Kuiper who bug’ out with Ben Pagac, Chief of the Entomological Sciences Division/Bioscience program here at Fort Meade. We take a fascinating look at beetles, cicadas and ticks. Plus, we learn about cosmic tick spit and why it is being studied to help humans! Here are some great websites to learn about our little bug friends that are mentioned throughout the episode: MilTick Army Public Health Center: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/envirohealth/epm/Pages/HumanTickTestKitProgram.aspx Bug of the Week: http://bugoftheweek.com/ Entomology Today: https://entomologytoday.org/ Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eesc/science/native-bee-inventory-and-monitoring-lab?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects Tick Encounter: https://web.uri.edu/tickencounter/ Are you interested in getting involved with the future development of Anne Arundel County including the areas surrounding Fort Meade? Fill out the application here: https://www.aacounty.org/departments/planning-and-zoning/long-range-planning/region-plans/
Jul 1 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 35 AAFES GM Robin Boylan
This episode we talk about the Fort Meade exchange and the services and benefits they provide the garrison. Robin Boylan stops by to talk about his time as GM for several exchanges in the area and everything that entails. Join us for a great episode that answers a few of the questions our community has about the exchange!
Jun 15 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Episode 34
On this episode of Fort Meade Declassified hosts' Joe Nieves and Ben Rogers talk with an Installation Safety Officer, Aaron Raoul, about motorcycle safety and the training that's available for it on base.
Jun 1 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 33 Meade High School Teacher of the Year
On this episode we chat with Jing Dai, a Chinese language teacher at Meade High School. This year Jing Dai was selected as Teacher of the Year for the Anne Arundel County Public School system. We had a great time talking with her so tune in and enjoy!
May 18 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 32 Maj. Gen. Omar Jones Commander of MDW/JTFNCR
Join us for a spectacular episode with the Commander of the Military District of Washington and Joint Task Force National Capital Region - say that three times fast. We sat down with the General on his very last official visit to Fort Meade and talked about his time as MDW Commander and these last, very interesting, years. Tune in! Find MDW at: https://www.facebook.com/MDWUSARMY
May 6 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 31 Andrew Pike for Army Emergency Relief
This episode we talk with Andrew Pike about all things AER and how you can benefit from it as a service member, family member or veteran. It's a great episode with lots of information, tune in! For more information about AER visit: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/
Apr 20 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 30 The Big CYS Update
This episode we chat with Francisco Jamison, CYS Director, and Kathleen Wyrough and we talk about some big news for CYS here at Fort Meade. As always we also have our Jibber segment from you friendly neighborhood PAO Chad Jones. Tune in!
Apr 6 2021
Fort Meade Declassified Ep 29: Family Advocacy Program Social Worker Katherine Schaible
This week we have F.A.P. Social Worker Katherine Schaible talks to us about resiliency in relationships and family life. We have another Jibber for you as well. You can find the Family Advocacy Program info at: https://meade.armymwr.com/programs/army-community-service #FamilyFirst #TeamMeade #Jibber
Mar 23 2021