• Fort Meade Community Covenant Council members gather around the Fort Meade Community Covenant, which they signed during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Fort Meade Community Covenant Council members...

    Fort Meade Community Covenant Council members gather around the Fort Meade Community Covenant, which they signed during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks about our Nation's committment to our veterans during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks about...

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks about our Nation's committment to our veterans during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein delivers the key note speech during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward...

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein delivers the key note speech during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein delivers the key note speech during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward...

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein delivers the key note speech during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward...

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs the...

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • Turhan Robinson, civilian aide, Secretary of the Army, during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    Turhan Robinson, civilian aide, Secretary of...

    Turhan Robinson, civilian aide, Secretary of the Army, during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

  • U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

    U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes signs the Fort...

    U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes signs the Fort Meade Community Covenant during the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony and Fort Meade Community Covenant signing ceremony at BWI International Airport on Tuesday.

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - Military, federal, state, local officials reaffirmed their committment to Fort Meade by signing the Fort Meade Community Covenant at the BWI International Airport today.

The signing ceremony followed the USO-Metro's Veterans Day ceremony.

The opening sentence "Together we are dedicated to building lasting bonds for the support and welfare of the Fort George G. Meade Military Community and to improve the strength of the entire Fort Meade region" is the overarching theme to the Community Covenant, which recognizes the importance of partnerships between Fort Meade and its surrounding communities.

The Fort Meade Community Covenant Council is comprised of business, community and government organizations with an interest in addressing the needs, issues and concerns of service members, veterans, civilians and their families in the Fort Meade region.

Read this week's SoundOff and watch Friday's Meade Week for more coverage of the signing ceremony.

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