FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Fort Meade and the National Security Agency hosted an Iftar, the traditional evening dinner when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

The Iftar was held Friday at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.

There were 125 participants at the event designed to create awareness for Ramadan.

Special guests included Denise G. Nooe, a congressional staffer for Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski; Anne Arundel County Councilman District One Peter Smith; Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein; and Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Carl Rau.