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Army Alliance Newsflash
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

March 26, 2018


Army lab updates stakeholders at annual gathering
New bill would prepare US for artificial intelligence threat
Public opinion wanted on plans for new Desert Storm War Memorial
Here’s how Army soldiers in Europe are doing mobile electronic warfare
Need to destroy a bunch of drones? New technologies target them and take them out
Turnover Up as More Workers Quit the Federal Government


“Celebration on the Chesapeake” will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, 3-6pm at Hutchins Park, Foot of Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078.  Our community (Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)) has been recognized as a Great American Defense Community!  This celebration will highlight the great things our community does in support of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and our military.  This FREE event includes family fun activities, music and snacks.  Click here to view your invitation and to RSVP.  For more information or to sponsor the event: 410-838-2769 or  Click here for more information on the award.


Good news!!  HB 327 received a final vote of 132 - 1 in the House of Delegates.  But we are only halfway there, the bill now goes to the Senate.  We now need your help in contacting the Budget and Taxation Committee of the Senate.  Click HERE for instructions and suggested wording so that you can easily make a difference!


Join AFCEA Aberdeen on Wednesday, March 28, 11:30am-1:30pm at Waters Edge Event Center in Belcamp, for their 3rd Annual C4ISR/Cyber Panel. Confirmed panel members include:  COL Bryan J Stephens, (Panel Chair), Director, Cyber Focal, Army System of Systems Engineering and Integration; Giorgio Bertoli, Senior Scientific Technology Manager, US Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate; Dr. Portia Crowe, US Army Program Executive Office, Chief Cyber Engineering and Mike Monteleone, Acting Director, CERDEC Space and Terrestrial Directorate. $30 for AFCEA members, $35 for non-members, $15 for Government representatives. 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, 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

SuitUp Event for Veterans and Spouses will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 4694 Millennium Dr., Suite 112, Belcamp, MD.  Suiting Warriors provides free suits for Veterans and their Spouses along with individual guidance on dressing to impress; inspiring the additional confidence it takes to do well at a job interview.  More info and to register click HERE. 

World War I Commemorative Event, presented by the Liriodendron Foundation, Inc. will be held Saturday April 14 at 11AM at Dr. Kelly’s summer home, The Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air.  Please join us to honor those who served in the Great War, with a special tribute to Dr. Howard Kelly’s contribution to the recovery and rehabilitation of soldiers suffering from the wounds of war in 1918.  Click HERE for more information.

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

Register today to attend the second annual 2-Day Export Management Bootcamp for Industry Professionals, April 20-21, 2018, in Baltimore, MD.  This intensive two-day training will equip you with a solid foundation in global strategy, resources in export management and market analysis, and tangible tools to move goods on the market for international export - the right way.  Representatives from MD Dept of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center Baltimore and Maryland/D.C. District Export Council will be on hand to provide regional expertise to companies that are interested in exporting their goods and services internationally.

Annual APG Workers Memorial Commemoration Friday, April 27, 2018, 2-3 pm Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD - Open to the Public In honor of Workers Memorial Day, the annual commemoration will be held in Aberdeen’s Festival Park on 27 April 2018. The memorial, erected and dedicated in 2017, honors the Department of Defense Civilians, Military Service Members, and Support Contractors who lost their lives in the performance of their duties at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal. Please join Mayor McGrady, Maryland Labor Secretary Schulz, Major General Taylor and others as we offer our honor and respect. Learn more at

The Aberdeen Young AFCEANs are holding their next Leadership Breakfast on May 1, 20187:30am-9:00am, at Ruggles Golf Course in Aberdeen. This event gives attendees an intimate discussion with Veronica Ewing, Deputy Project Manager, Mission Command. $10 for AFCEA members and Government representatives, $15 for non-members. Register Here. If you are interested in sponsoring this event (or others like it), please click here.

From our Nation's Capital, the United States Army proudly presents the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus.  Come hear the musical ambassadors of the Army in a free concert performing a wide-ranging program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos.  Performance is at the APGFCU at Harford Community College, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm .  Admission is FREE, but tickets are required.  Click here to get your tickets .

The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy Golf Tournament will be held May 24, 2018 at Ruggles Golf Course, APG.  Funds raised by this event will be used to design and build a state-of-the art computer laboratory for Freestate Cadets which will add to vocational training program options and better prepare them for potential employment opportunities in a digital world.  Click HERE for information and sponsorship opportunities.

A Dedication Ceremony and unveiling of the newest Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) will be held Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Concord Point Lighthouse & Park , 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace , MD 21078.  WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woody Williams will be on deck and looks forward to meeting the citizens of Harford County.  This event is FREE, and the public is invited to attend both the ceremony and the reception to follow.  Families welcomed.  Please RSVP here, so that the event planners will have a headcount.

Fisher House Gala, Save the Date, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6 to 10:30PM, Waters Edge Event Center, Belcamp, MD.  AUSA Major General Harry Greene, Aberdeen Chapter Presents the 14th Annual Fisher House Gala, Star Spangled Salute!  Check their website for more information.



Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

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


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