Spring PFA Key Dates
April 24-27, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. All hands BCA at the Drill Hall. No weight will be deducted for clothing. PTU required.
Apr 30 - May 4, 8 a.m. - PRT for all bike, elliptical and swim participants at the Drill Hall; 3 p.m. - PRT for all run participants at the Beach House.
SOMD Caregivers Conference
Learn and get help caring for an older adult in a home setting at Calvert Pines Senior Center, Prince Frederick, April 27. $20 fee includes breakfast, lunch, materials and educational presentations. For information or to register contact Ann Newton at 410-535-4606 or newtonae co.cal.md.us For scholarship information contact Rebecca Kessler at 301-475-4200 ext. 1061 or Rebecca.kessler stmarysmd.com.
Community Emergency Response Team Training
April 28 and 29 (two-day class) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Department of Public Safety, 23090 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown. The Community Emergency Response Team Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. To attend this CERT Training class, please call the Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division at 301-475-4200 Ext. 2124 or emailemastmarysmd.com.
Join the Diversity Committee
A new Diversity Committee will handle the many monthly diversity events the Navy celebrates throughout each year (i.e. African American/Black History Month, Women's History Month, etc). The committee will plan and execute diversity events on NAS Patuxent River to educate personnel on the rich history of diversity in our Navy, highlighting the past and current accomplishments of Naval personnel in the diversity group being recognized. To participate, contact ACCM Thompson at leon.thompsonnavy.mil or 301-757-4664. Committee membership is open to all military and civilian personnel.
The Armed Services Blood Program will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.May 3 at the Moffett Building Atrium (Bldg 2272). To schedule an appointment in advance, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil or www.militarylifeforce.com. Walk-in donors are also welcome. All blood donations go to military personnel. For information, contact Charles L Johnson at 301-342-2753 or Ms. Azeb Gordon, Blood Donor Recruiter at 571-231-3953.
SOMD Women's Show, Kids' Expo
The SOMD Women's Show - a regional, tri-county event focusing on women and their purchasing power - will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. For information go to www.somdexpos.com or contact infosomdexpos.com or 301-377-8219 or 757-502-5430.
Ride to the Wall
"Navy Chiefs Ride for the Wall," will take place May 27, beginning at 6 a.m. Riders will meet at the Compass Systems office, 21471 Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park. Register by May 18. For information, contact ashley.ettlemancompass-sys-sinc.com.
Uniform Change is Monday
Make sure your summer whites are ready.