Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer. It sits on 5,067 acres and has more than 1,670 buildings, according to the Army website, www.mybaseguide.com.
Fort Meade will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the installation throughout 2017.
Guest speakers, after-school clubs, iPads, field trip funding and classroom enrichment projects are just a few of the resources for military children that have been funded by a DoD Education Activity Grant.
2017— is it far away or just around the corner?
Patricia Ritter’s eyes filled with tears as she thought about her husband, Preston, who died in February 2016.
Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer, generating more than $22 billion in economic activity annually. More than 53,000 people show up each day to work at the post, which creates the potential for the region’s largest daily traffic jam.
Since Tipton Airport reopened in 1999, the facility has enjoyed a slow, steady trajectory of success. Today, the facility is a solid contributor to the local economy, averaging 43,000 takeoffs per year.
The Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) recently conducted a survey focusing on Anne Arundel County residents’ views highlighting the following issues.
Lt. Col. Megan Stallings recalls stepping into a USO lounge in the Afghan city of Kandahar four years ago. She sat in the room, filmed herself reading Dr. Seuss books, and arranged to have the DVD and books mailed home to her three children.
One hundred years of continuous service to our military and our national security, “and we’re just getting started,” said one of Fort Meade’s new leaders.