On Wednesday, September 6th, MD Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford met with the MAC and other Charles County and local dignitaries at the Pavilion in Indian Head to discuss the needs and growth of the Naval Service Facility (NSF) and the revitalization of Indian Head.
In his remarks, the Lt. Governor emphasized the importance of the research and development being accomplished at the facility and how it will guide and protect our national security in future conflicts.
After the meeting, Lt. Governor Rutherford toured the NSF and Mallows Bay. He was shown firsthand how a new designation of the National Marine Sanctuary could threaten the mission of one of Charles County’ s largest employers.
Hope you read the article in the September 8th edition of the Maryland Independent!
OTHER NEWS AND EFFORTS:
- THE UNIFIED SERVICE ORGANIZATION (USO) – Earlier this summer, USO Metro made the decision to close the USO located behind the gates of NSF Indian Head. The local USO provided a much needed “home away from home” for many of those stationed here. It is the intention of the MAC to come up with a solution to replace this resource. The MAC is currently exploring options and working with military personnel, the Town of Indian Head and local businesses to find a new home. Sponsors to help provide activities for our Marines will be needed and called upon in the near future.
- THE VELOCITY CENTER – There has been significant movement with regards to the establishment of the Velocity Center and the College of Southern Maryland. An announcement will be made shortly.
- NAMMO ENERGETICS INDIAN HEAD – Efforts continue in assisting NAMMO Energetics Indian Head in securing office space within the Town. Property owners have been engaged and are working with NAMMO in securing Class A office space.
- BRAC COMMITTEE – The MAC is keeping close tabs on changes occurring regarding a potential BRAC. Strategy meetings continue to take place with assorted Federal, State, County and local stakeholders.
- BEAUTIFICATION EFFORTS – Receipt of quotes and final bids selection for the final phase of the demolition project outside of the gates is winding down. We anticipate that work will begin on this final phase any day. This project will not only enhance the look of the Town but will assist the Town in providing a greater variety of food trucks and dining options to the Base employees as well as the local community.
- MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDERS – Renewal applications were sent out earlier this spring. If you have not renewed your MAC membership, please do.
SAVE THE DATE –
The next Quarterly Meeting of the MAC will be held on Tuesday, October 17th. More information to come !