Army Alliance Newsflash for the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor

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Army Alliance Newsflash
for the 
Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

February 21, 2018


IN THE NEWS

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Veterans Retirement Income In State of Maryland, Message from AUSA APG President:

Maryland currently allows tax deductions of $5,000 from military retirement pay.  Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and other Veteran Organizations have been working to amend this MD Tax Law and raise the allowable deduction to 100% over the course of several years.  Link to General Assembly Bill HB0362 (which is the same as Senate Bill SB03012).  Both the MD House and MD Senate are considering this resolution on Wed, 21 Feb, but to date only 500 MD Resident Veterans have signed a petition.  This number is extremely low considering there are 55,000 Military Retirees in Maryland.  Please consider adding your support to this initiative by adding your name to the petition. 


Army Alliance Annual Luncheon, March 12, 2018

The Army Alliance Annual Luncheon will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, APG from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Senator Chris Van HollenRegister here by March 3, 2018.  Click here for a copy of the invitation.  Questions, please contact the Army Alliance at apgarmyalliance@gmail.com, 410-838-2769.

EVENTS

 
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Harford Community College.  Join the celebration Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:00 PM, at the APGFCU Arena! Proceeds benefit the Harford Community College Foundation and leave a lasting legacy for the next generation of HCC students.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music of The Klassix and valet service included.  CLICK HERE for information and tickets.

Association of Old Crows (AOC) APG Susquehanna Chapter Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon will be held Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:30am-1:30pm at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017.  Guest Speaker is CERDEC I2WD Deputy Director, Mike Lombardi.  $25 for AOC members, $35 for non-AOC members.  Register Here.

AFCEA Bowling Bash!  Join AFCEA for their First Annual Bowling Bash at Brewner Lanes (APG Bowling Center) Bldg 2342, Raritan Ave, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005, March 26, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Ticket includes two games, shoe rental and a meal, and special T-Shirt Giveaway!  Proceeds benefit the Harford & Cecil County Boys and Girls Club.  Register here.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration will be held March 30, 2018 from 9AM to 12PM at Martin’s West, 8617 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244.  Gilchrist, a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care, is pleased to invite Vietnam Veterans and their families to join them for a program in honor of their service to our county.  A complimentary breakfast will be served.  Please register by March 23,  by Clicking Here, by email to WeHonorVeterans@gilchristcares.org, or by calling 443-849-8210. 

8th Annual Real Women, Real World, Real Work (RW3) Leadership Symposium (RW3) will be held April 12, 2018, 7:30AM to 3:00PM at Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017.  Women in Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic will unite DoD Senior Leaders, the defense industry, academia, and the community to address the theme, “Leveraging DoD’s STEM Vision.”  Join WID Mid-Atlantic for an informative discussion on APG workforce needs, future technological advancements, leadership methodologies, and K12 STEM educational program.  Register Here

Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) anticipates hosting the APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI) on April 17-20, 2018, at APG, MD.  The goal of the APG Discovery Week APBI is to provide industry with networking opportunities for both large and small businesses.  The APBI will describe potential future contracting opportunities for mission areas that focus on: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Research and Development; Test and Evaluation; Chemical and Biological Defense; APG Garrison; and US Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District.  The APG Discovery Week APBI will identify potential contracting opportunities that are aligned with the roadmaps of each respective organization, specifically focusing on Fiscal Years 2019-2020.  Specific registration procedures and additional information about APG Discovery Week APBI will be released via amendment to this Feb Biz announcement.  All questions related to this event should be directed to Team APG at usarmy.apg.cecom.mbx.apbi-registration@mail.mil.

Save the Dates:
April 27, 2018, Rededication of APG's Workers Memorial

May 4, 2018, Celebration of Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor as a Great American Defense Community

June 17, 2018, Dedication Ceremony for the HdG Gold Star Families Memorial


CHESAPEAKE SCIENCE & SECURITY CORRIDOR NAMED 2018 'GREAT AMERICAN DEFENSE COMMUNITY'

The Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor (CSSC) is one of five communities across the country named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced with USAA, the initiative’s official sponsor. CLICK HERE to read more about this prestigious national award.  Great American Defense Communities 2018 Video – Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor One of Five Communities Featured

Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

Battelle,     Booz Allen Hamilton,     Bravura,
KatzAbosch,    System Technologies, Inc.


 

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