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Change to Gate Operations

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the South Gate will transition back to a 24/7 gate. Both the North and South Gate will operate as follows:

North Gate Operations:

-Mon-Fri, 5 to 9 a.m.: Three lanes inbound, one lane outbound

-Mon-Fri, 9:01 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Two lanes inbound, one lane outbound

-Mon-Fri, 2 to 6 p.m.: One lane inbound, three lanes outbound

-Mon-Fri, 6 to 7 p.m.: Two lanes inbound, one lane outbound

** Pedestrians have inbound/outbound access from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

South Gate Operations:

-Mon-Fri, 5 to 9 a.m.: Two lanes inbound, one lane outbound

-Mon-Fri, 2:01 to 7 p.m.: One lane inbound, two lanes outbound

-Mon-Fri, 7:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.: One lane inbound, one lane outbound

** Pedestrians have inbound/outbound access 24/7

Please follow overhead lane indicators, increase following distance and reduce your speed when traveling through all gates. For more information, contact NSA Bethesda's Transportation Program Manager at

Walk It Out!

Come and enjoy a 25-minute scenic walk around the base breathing in fresh air and releasing tension with the Walking Group on Thursdays at noon. The group will meet in front of the security desk in the America Building, 1st floor. Wear suitable clothing and shoes.

Lunchtime Relaxation Session for Staff

Staff members are invited to attend brief, 20-30 minute lunchtime relaxation sessions beginning next month, to relax and unwind for a busy workday. Through guided deep breathing, meditation and stretching, staff will leave feeling refreshed and restored. As of October, the schedule is as follows:

Mondays and Tuesdays: 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

All classes will be held in the America Building on the 2nd floor in Internal Medicine, in multi-purpose room A. For more information, call 301-295-0105.

Anger: What Pushes Your Button?

On Monday, Oct. 3, the General Internal Medicine Clinic is hosting a class, "ANGER: What Pushes Your Button?" from 11 a.m. to noon in the America Bldg., 2nd floor Internal Medicine conference rooms. Anger is a normal human emotion and often its roots can be traced back to times when you were hurt, abused, or neglected, and the pain has been carried forward. This program will review anger triggers, how unexpressed anger can create aggressive behavior, and strategies to keep anger under control.