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    $4.3M grant award to assist transitioning service members

    FORT MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES

    11.14.2016

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    Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs

    EVENT: Press Conference to announce grant award

    WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15 at noon

    WHERE: McGill Training Center, USAG Fort Meade

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas S. Rickard will join Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) in a press conference to discuss the award of a $4.3 million U.S. Department of Labor National Emergency grant.

    The National Dislocated Worker Grant will provide re-employment services to transitioning service members and their spouses throughout Maryland in an effort to assist with local employer demand for highly skilled workers. The funding will also go to benefit service members at Joint Base Andrews, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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    EDITOR'S NOTE: Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to Mary Doyle in the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office at (301) 677-5592 or mary.l.doyle14.civ@mail.mil. Media will be met at the Fort Meade Visitor Control Center at 902 Reece Road, Fort Meade (Odenton) and transported to the event.

    BACKGROUND
    Fort George G. Meade, established in 1917, is the largest employer in the state of Maryland and with more than 55,000 employees, is the third largest Army installation in the continental United States in terms of population. We are the home to all branches of military service; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard and serve as the home for 119 partner organizations including U. S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Information School as well as federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Science Center.

    For more information about Fort Meade, please visit our website at www.ftmeade.army.mil look for Fort George G. Meade on Facebook and Twitter.

    DIRECTIONS: From state Route 295 North or South (Baltimore/Washington Parkway), take state Route 175 East exit. Continue east for two miles and turn right onto Reece Road. Access procedures can be found at www.ftmeade.army.mil.

    For more about Fort Meade, visit our Web site www.ftmeade.army.mil and look for Fort George G. Meade on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Date Taken: 11.14.2016
    Date Posted: 11.14.2016 11:49
    Story ID: 214557
    Location: FORT MEADE, MD, US 

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