2017 Centennial Calendar of Events
History Talk “Ft. Meade's 100 Years of Service" by Col. (Ret.) Ken McCreedy 2 p.m., Severn Community Library, Severn
A presentation to highlight the rich and storied history of how the establishment of Camp Meade in April of 1917, changed the face of Maryland forever.
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans with Hospice of Chesapeake 4 p.m., Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt
Fort Meade service members join members of the public and hundreds of veterans of the Vietnam War to deliver the homecoming recognition of service they deserve.
Fort Meade Museum WWI Exhibit Opening 11 a.m., Fort George G. Meade Museum
Garrison leadership will cut the ribbon to officially open a new exhibit about WWI and how Camp Meade changed Maryland forever. From Saddles to Cyberspace: a Century of Innovation and Security and it tall starts in April 1917.
April 6 Joint Commemoration Declaration of WWI War Memorial, Baltimore
April 8 History Talk
"Camp Meade and the Great War” with Col. (Ret.) Ken McCreedy 2 p.m., Odenton Regional Library
Odenton Learn more about World War I's direct impact on our region and the creation of Camp Meade.
April 22 Fort Meade Run Series - Earth Day 5K Run/1Mile Walk, 8 a.m., Burba Lake Cottage, Fort Meade
During WWI, Soldiers recycled because resources were so scarce. Learn about how important recycling was in 1917 and beyond.
May 18 Fort Meade and the USO present the Lt. Dan Band Concert 7 p.m., McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade
The concert will be on the McGlachlin Parade Field so guests are invited to bring a blanket, pillows or low chair. You can picnic or take advantage of the food trucks on site. All Department of Defense ID card holders and their families are welcome to this free concert sponsored by the USO. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Fort Meade Pavilion. Service animals only. Please leave your pets at home.
May 20 Armed Forces Day 10 a.m., National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade
The National Cryptologic Museum invites everyone to come honor the men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces and law enforcement from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Honor Those Who Answer the Call to Serve,” and the planned festivities promise to be a day of fun and education for the entire family.
May 20 Fort Meade’s Run Series - Run to Honor 5K/10K Run & 1 Mile Walk 8 a.m., Murphy Field House, Fort Meade
Run to honor the men and women who have served their nation during Fort Meade’s 100 years, From Saddles to Cyberspace: A Century of Innovation and Security.
May 21 Fort Meade and the Military Order of World Wars Present the Memorial Day Massing of the Colors 2 p.m., Fort Meade Pavilion, Fort Meade
The general public is invited to the 31st annual Massing of the Colors ceremony of the Major General George G. Meade chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. The 90-minute ceremony takes place Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Fort Meade Garrison’s Memorial Day remembrance.
June 9 Fort Meade Installation Army Birthday Resiliency Run 6 a.m., McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade
Installation Commander Col. Tom S. Rickard will join more than 1,800 Fort George G. Meade service members and civilians from 22 units in the Fort Meade Joint Service Resilience and Remembrance Run. The annual run commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. In addition, the run is a demonstration of one pillar in the five pillars of service member resiliency; family, emotional, physical, spiritual and social.
June 10 Fort Meade Run Series - Army Birthday 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 8 a.m., Fort Meade Pavilion, Fort Meade
June 17 Fort Meade’s 100th Anniversary Gala 6:30 p.m., Club Meade, Fort Meade
If you don’t attend any other anniversary event, this is the one you won’t want to miss. This black tie gala will bring together service members of every branch of service along with all members of the community to celebrate Fort Meade’s 100 years, From Saddles to Cyberspace; A Century of Innovation and Security. Tickets go on sale April 17.
June 30 Red, White and Blue Celebration June 30, 4 p.m., McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade
The public is invited to join the service men and women of Fort George G. Meade for their annual Red, White and Blue Independence Day Celebration. Several thousand people are expected to turn out for this popular community event. Activities include a kiddie train, moon bounces, zip line rides and other inflatables. Guests are free to picnic or take advantage of many food and drink vendors. Please leave your pets at home.
Aug. 1 National Night Out 6 p.m., McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade
Many communities gather for National Night Out, but Fort Meade’s 54,000 residents and employees enjoy an event which has long been known as the best the Army has to offer and one FEMA recognized as the best practice among all emergency preparedness organizations. More than 5,000 people attend each year.
Aug. 19 The U.S. Army Field Band Summer Concert 7 p.m., Centennial Park, Fort Meade
Sept. 8 Joint Service Wellness and Remembrance Installation Run 6 a.m. McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade
Installation Commander Col. Tom S. Rickard will join more than 1,800 Fort George G. Meade service members and civilians from 22 units in the Fort Meade Joint Service Resilience and Remembrance Run. The annual run commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. In addition, the run is a demonstration of one pillar in the five pillars of service member resiliency; family, emotional, physical, spiritual and social. This year, we will take a moment to remember the service members from WWI who started the 100 years of Camp Meade service and sacrifice.
Sept. 9 Descendant's Picnic Burba Lake, Fort Meade
Oct. 27 Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m., McGill Training Center, Fort Meade
Oct. 28 Fort Meade’s Run Series - Tank Corps Joe 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 8 a.m., Fort Meade Pavilion, Fort Meade
Run to honor those who were part of the nation’s first Tank Corps that make Fort Meade the home of the tank. One of the Army’s early land weapon platforms, the tank is an important part of Fort Meade’s 100 years, and the significance of our slogan, From Saddles to Cyberspace: A Century of Innovation and Security.
Nov. 7 Army Navy Game and Tailgate 3 p.m., Mullins Field, Fort Meade
Nov. 9 Veteran’s Day Event Fort George G. Meade Museum, Fort Meade
Nov. 11/ WWI History Symposium
Nov. 12 McGill Training Center, Fort Meade
Nov. 18 Fort Meade’s Run Series - Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 8 a.m., Murphy Field House, Fort Meade
The annual run kicks off the holiday season and reminds us of the thousands of men and women during WWI who spent their holidays far from home in service to their country.
Dec. 6 Holiday Concert 7 p.m., Meade High School, Fort Meade