• Fort Meade service members unfurl the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem before the University of Maryland football game, College Park, Md., Saturday.

    Fort Meade service members unfurl the American...

    Fort Meade service members unfurl the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem before the University of Maryland football game, College Park, Md., Saturday.

  • Fort Meade service members Sgt. Lakesha Copeland, Staff Sgt. Scedric Moss, Staff Sgt. Chris May, Staff Sgt. Martin Hunt, and Garrison Commander Col. Ed Rothstein and Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith are recognized to the audience during a timeout on the field during the University of Maryland football game in College Park, Md., Saturday.

    Fort Meade service members Sgt. Lakesha...

    Fort Meade service members Sgt. Lakesha Copeland, Staff Sgt. Scedric Moss, Staff Sgt. Chris May, Staff Sgt. Martin Hunt, and Garrison Commander Col. Ed Rothstein and Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith are recognized to the...

  • Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein, University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Fort Meade Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith pause for a photo during Saturday's University of Maryland football game versus Virginia. Fort Meade service members were recognized for their outstanding performance.

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward...

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein, University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Fort Meade Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith pause for a photo during Saturday's University of Maryland...

  • University of Maryland of honors Fort Meade servic

    University of Maryland of honors Fort Meade servic

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Ed Rothstein talks about the University of Maryland and USO's "Salute to the Troops" Saturday during the Terps' football game against Virginia. BC

  • University of Maryland of honors Fort Meade servic

    University of Maryland of honors Fort Meade servic

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Ed Rothstein talks about the University of Maryland and USO's "Salute to the Troops" Saturday during the Terps' football game against Virginia. BC

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - The University of Maryland athletic department honored Fort Meade service members at the Terps's football game against Virginia on Saturday.

Before the game, Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Ed Rothstein and Annabella Riccio, vice president of marketing and development, USO, talked on the UMD sports radio network about the installation's growth and role in the region, and USO's partnership with Fort Meade.

25 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Student Detachment unveiled a large American flag for the pre-game festivities.

Rothstein and Fort Meade Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith also participated in the game coin toss.

Later, Sgt. Lakesha Copeland, HHC, chaplain and local mission volunteer; Staff Sgt. Scedric Moss, 902nd Military Intelligence Brigade; and Staff Sgt. Christopher May and Sgt. Martin Hunt, both of the 241st Military Police Company, who both recently returned from Afghanistan, were recognized during the "Salute to Our Troops." The Soldiers were hand selected for their outstanding service at Fort Meade.

Rothstein, Smith and UMD Athletic Director Kevin Anderson joined in recognizing the service members.

The recognition during the game represents a continued partnership between Fort Meade, USO and the University of Maryland to recognize service members at UMD's athletic events.

Read this Thursday's SoundOff newspaper and watch Friday's Meade Week for more coverage of Saturday's "Salute to the Troops."

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