Meade Week, October 25, 2010

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GATE OPERATION CHANGE NOTIFICATION  

Construction and infrastructure upgrades continue at installation access control points along Md Rte 175.  

Effective 1 Nov 10, 

Reece Road will be open to one way traffic only from 0500 to 1900 hrs (Mon-Fri).  Expect reduced traffic lanes, altered traffic patterns, and one way traffic (inbound) between Md Rte 175 and Rose street.  Visitors and vehicles without decals should follow the detour through the visitor center parking lot to the inspection facility.  Vehicles with decals should proceed (cautiously) to the id checkpoint at the gate.  Reece Road will be closed to outbound traffic until construction is completed. Reece Road between Ernie Pyle and Rose Street will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations, while the contractor installs active barriers as part of the access control point improvements. 

Llewellyn will be open 0500-0800 for inbound traffic and from 0500-1800 for outbound traffic only.  The gate is closed on weekends and holidays.  

Mapes and MD Rte 175 gate will remain open 24/7 during the construction period.   

Personnel are encouraged to use Rockenbach, Mapes, and Llewellyn to exit the installation onto MD Rte 175, and Mapes onto MD Rte 32 and 198. Mapes Rd and MD Rte 32 is open 0500-2100 daily. Rockenbach remains open from 0500-2100 daily.

In order to process vehicles more quickly, we ask all drivers to have their ID in hand when they reach the ID check point at the gate.  Slow down in construction zones, follow signs and always stay alert!

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Here are some more Veterans’ Day specials! 

 In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with  free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members. 

Krispy Kreme – One free doughnut of any variety. 

UNO Chicago Grill– Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.  

MarketPlace Grill & Express – Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.  

Masala Wok – The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.  

Hy-Vee supermarkets – The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.  

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Restaurants – All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.  

Carolina Burgers & BBQ – In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans  

Retail Freebies  

Brides Across America – Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.  

Sam’s Club – Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.  

Amazon.com <http://amazon.com/> – Free “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.  

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans,  active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.  

Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army,  Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at  Build-A-Bear Workshop.  

Dollar General – 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families. 

Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.

Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments – Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.  

Knott’s Berry Farm – Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.    

San Jacinto Museum of History – Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.  

Historic Jamestown – Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members  and their family members.  

Battleship Cove – Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active,  duty and reservists.  

Vicksburg National Military Park – Free admission for all.  

Natural Elements Spa & Salon – In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military 

 [Source: VA Frederick Service Office Maryland VSO msg. 26 Apr 2010 ++]

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VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS  

Eat Free at Applebee’s

Military veterans and active-duty Service Members will be able to eat free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. There will be six entrées available from the menu. Guests will be asked to show one or more of the following as proof of service: a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform in person. For more information about Veterans Day at Applebee’s, visit the Applebee’s website.  http://www.applebees.com/vetsDay/default.aspx  

Military Eat Free at Golden Corral

Golden Corral’s 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The free dinner meal is a special “thank you tribute” to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, or in the National Guard/Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. Website for more information: http://www.goldencorral.com/military/

 

McCormick & Schmick’s Complimentary Lunch or Dinner

Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on Sunday, November 7. Some of the mouth-watering selections include Cashew-Crusted Tilapia, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo and Cedar-Planked Salmon. http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/featured-promotion/Veterans-Appreciation-Day.aspx  

Salute from Outback Steakhouse

As an expression of Outback Steakhouse’s appreciation to our Country’s veterans and active duty military*, a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage of choice (one non-alcoholic drink or one draft Anheuser Busch beer except where prohibited by law) will be available to them at every Outback in the country on Veterans Day. Please visit: http://www.outback.com/pressroom/pr_101018.aspx  

Home Depot and Lowe’s Military Discount

Home Depot and Lowe’s have long been known to offer a 10% holiday discount to military members and their families and in many cases veterans and retirees. These promotions were usually limited to the main military holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. Well, no longer – both companies have announced these offers are available every day of the week. http://themilitarywallet.com/home-depot-lowes-10-military-discount/  

Fee Free Day at National Parks

To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that areas managed by the department would not charge entrance fees on Thursday, November 11, 2010.  

Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission

Colonial Williamsburg honors America’s Veterans with a procession down Duke of Gloucester Street, 4:30 p.m., beginning at the Capitol. The parade culminates in a public ceremony, with militia and cannon crew firing volleys in recognition of those who serve. Hear Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums, and speakers from past and present. Active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents enjoy free admission passes Friday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-11. Learn more

http://www.history.org/visit/eventsAndExhibits/calendar/index

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Here are some Halloween Safety Tips from the Installation Safety Office:

Halloween is an exciting time for kids and parents:  mothers shopping for costumes, fathers decorating the house, and kids getting yummy treats to eat.  What parents and children should not forget is the importance to use safe practices on the night they walk amongst the ghosts and ghouls.

Costume safety

*     Wear flame-resistant costumes that are short enough to prevent children from trips and falls *     Choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark or add some reflective tape to the costume or candy bag to help drivers see the children

*     Masks should fit securely and allow the child to see well and not hinder visibility

*     If using face paint, make sure it is nontoxic and hypoallergenic

*     Props, such as knives and swords should be made of a flexible material so that they don’t pose a hazard

Trick-or-Treat safety tips:

*     Have an adult or an older, responsible teen to supervise children under age 12

*     Establish, in advance, the Trick-Or-Treat route and establish a return time

*     Carry a flashlight to see and be seen

*     Walk on the sidewalk of well lit streets; avoid taking shortcuts across backyards or alleys

*     Look both ways before crossing the street; use established crosswalks wherever possible

*     Stick to well lit houses in familiar neighborhoods only

*     Tell children NOT to eat any treat until they return home

*     Stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit to accept treats at the door. Never enter a stranger’s home

*     Pin a slip of paper with the child’s name, address and phone number inside a pocket in case he or she gets separated from the group

*     Have a grown-up inspect the candy before eating to examine all treats before eating them for choking hazards and tampering

Home safety tips

*     Remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, lawn decorations and sweep wet leaves from sidewalks and steps

*     Restrain animals from trick-or-treaters 

*     House should be well lit. Check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs  

Installation Safety Office

4216 Roberts Avenue – 3rd Floor

Ft. George G. Meade, MD  20755-5005

Phone:  301.677.2396

Fax:  301.677.6147

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**IMPORTANT GATE OPERATION CHANGE INFORMATION  

Construction and infrastructure upgrades continue at installation access control points along Md Rte 175.   

Effective 25 Oct 2010   

The gate at Mapes Rd and MD Rte 175 will reopen for normal traffic between 0500-1900 Mon-Fri.  Closed weekends and holidays.  

Reece Road between Ernie Pyle and Rose Street will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations, while the contractor installs active barriers as part of the access control point improvements.

Llewellyn gate will be open 0500-0800 for inbound traffic and from 0500-1800 for outbound traffic only.  The gate is closed on weekends and holidays. 

Effective 1 Nov 10,  

Reece Rd access control point is scheduled to undergo upgrades as the contractor installs active barriers, canopy and traffic island extensions, and other improvements. Expect reduced traffic lanes, altered traffic patterns, and one way traffic (inbound) between Md Rte 175 and Rose street.  Reece Road will be closed to outbound traffic until construction is completed.  

Reece Road will be open to one way traffic only from 0500 to 1900 hrs (Mon-Fri).  Visitors and vehicles without decals should follow the detour through the visitor center parking lot to the inspection facility.  Vehicles with decals should proceed (cautiously) to the id checkpoint at the gate.   

Mapes and MD Rte 175 gate will remain open 24/7 during the construction period.  

Personnel should use other gates (Rockenbach, Mapes, Llewellyn) to exit the installation onto MD Rte 175, and Mapes onto MD Rte 32 and 198.   

Mapes Rd and MD Rte 32 is open 0500-2100 daily 

Rockenbach remains open from 0500-2100 daily  

In order to process vehicles more quickly, we ask all drivers to have their ID in hand when they reach the ID check point at the gate. Slow down in construction zones, follow signs and always stay alert!

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On this edition:  Halloween’s coming up, NCO Academy students get keys to the city, DES to offer child safety seat inspections, these stories and more on Meade Week!

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