Earth Day Event
Plan to attend Dahlgren Earth Day Event on Apr. 19 at the Parade Field Pavilion from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come see a Chevy Volt on display, along with Donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers program, battery recycling, fur, skulls, and other exciting items, Undesirable Plants We Don't Want demo, sustainable/green energy and info on growing plants in re-used containers. Lunch will be available for sale by the NSASP Navy Ball Committee. Everyone with base access is invited!
Dahlgren Navy Ball Burger Burn Wednesday
The Naval Support Activity South Potomac Birthday Ball Committee will host a burger burn every Wednesday until October 2012 at the First Lieutenant's Bldg. #453 on the water near the flagpole on Sampson Rd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the NSASP Navy Ball 2012.
Free Tax Return Assistance
Time is running out to get NSASP's Fleet and Family Support Center will help prepare tax returns for active-duty and retired military personnel at no cost by appointment only. Call 540-653-1839 or toll free 800-500-4947 to make your appointment. Remember, file your taxes by April 17!
DOSC Accepting Scholarship, Charity Applications
The Dahlgren Officers' Spouses Club (DOSC) is currently accepting scholarship applications and written requests from non-profit organizations to receive charitable funds to support their organization. All requests must be in writing and submitted via the United States Postal Service, postmarked no later than April 16. For more info, visit www.dahlgrenosc.webs.com.
NSF Indian Head Earth Day Events
NSF Indian Head will be honoring Earth Day with several events. On April 14, pitch in and help with the Potomac River Cleanup from 9 a.m. - Noon at the Dashiell Marina as part of the Chesapeake Bay-wide effort coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, Md. Trash will be removed from the shoreline and tallied in an effort to demonstrate the levels of trash entering the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Interested volunteers should contact Travis Wray at 301-744-2262 or Dave Hoffman at 301-744-1616 to register for the event. Food and drinks will be provided at the end of the event.
On April 19 at 11 a.m., a tree planting ceremony will be held in honor of Earth Day. The ceremony will be held at the side of Building D-323, which will include the planting of an American sycamore tree and an Arbor Day Proclamation. One American sycamore and American holly will be planted in other locations on the base but will not be part of the ceremony.
Employees can also drop off used rechargeable batteries and cell phones for recycling. The cell phones and batteries will be shipped to Call2Recycle where they will be recycled. Call2Recycle is also receiving all government-used batteries from the base. Best of all, Call2Recycle is free! This includes your personal-use rechargeable batteries and phones: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion),
Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/PB), all cell phone makes and models. Drop off boxes will be available at Bldg.289 during April.
IH Spouses' Club Opens "Treasures" Thrift Store
The recently established Indian Head Spouses' Club announces the opening of their "Treasures Thrift Store," located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. The store is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Donations to the Thrift Store are accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays, but other donation appointments can be arranged. Want to earn up to $5 in free items from the thrift store every month? Volunteer! Stop by the thrift store during operating hours or email ihspouseclublive.com for information.
ASBP Blood Drive Schedule -
Next Drive June 12!
Mark your calendars for 2012 Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives at NSF Indian Head in 2012. Donors can give on Aug. 8 at Naval Sea Logistics Command and June 12 and Oct. 3 at the Mix House. All blood collected benefits military members and their families at home, overseas, in harm's way and recovering from injuries. Give our troops the most precious gift of all, the gift of life. Give blood!
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