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IRS Announces 2015 Filing Season Start Date

Blizzard of 2016-Jonas hits us hard!

[caption id="attachment_1318" align="alignnone" width="300"]Jonas-the Blizzard of 2016 Jonas-the Blizzard of 2016[/caption] IMG_6974 barb shoveling jan 24 2016 IMG_7043 jan 23 night snow photo IMG_7050 IMG_7103sasha We had our first snow of the 2015-2015 season and boy, was it a dozy! We had over 26 inches of the white stuff in our yard. On February 26, we still have not seen a snow plow, but at least we never lost power... Which was good since my generator did not work due to clogged jets. After hours of digging out January 24-25, we finally cleared away our sidewalk and driveway, but the best news is that the temperature today is in the upper...

Wheaton Library VITA Gearing up for 2016 filing season

Our Wheaton Library VITA tax help group is gearing up for the 2016 filing season to prepare 2015 tax returns. We have our 4 IRS laptops and Taxwise software, and I am waiting for everyone to pass the certification tests. Several including me, have done so already. But we will not be at the Wheaton Library this filing season. It is being renovated and for now, we will be helping taxpayers at the Longbranch Library in Silver Spring off Piney Branch Road. It will still be Thursday afternoons, but we will also prepare returns on four Saturdays at the Rockville Enterprise Housing facility off Gude Drive in Rockville. In addition, sevearl of us will help active duty military taxpayers with their returns at the USO-Bethesda at Walter Reed. We have lost a bunch of preparers...including Frank Keiser who is now living in the Philippines, but have acquired some new ones. ...

Happy Veterans Day; USO-Metro hosts Ceremony at BWI

[caption id="attachment_1303" align="alignnone" width="300"]Baltimore Orioles organization volunteers  put together care packages for the military at BWI Baltimore Orioles organization volunteers put together care packages for the military at BWI[/caption]Click on link to view 60 photo photoshow of USO sponored Veterans Day ceremony at BWI where after the speeches by the VIPS, volunteers from the USO-Metro, Northrop Grunmman, Baltimore Orioles organization and others put together care packages for the military. Click on http://www.photoshow.com/watch/FZ4gI9BJ to view photoshow....

WAMM Leader and WWII veteran Albert Baxter dies at 89

B-26 Marauder veteran Albert E. Baxter died October 30 at the age of 89. Baxter was a Marauder "grease monkey" in WWII and then was a VIP for the WAMM ( Washington Area Marauder Men) located at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Virginia. He helped create the WAMM Memorials exhibit at the Udar-Hazy facility in Chantilly. See photos of him in a "Smile Box" slide show presentation by clicking on the following link: http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e444d794d4459774d6a513d0d0a [caption id="attachment_1297" align="alignnone" width="300"]Albert E. Baxter  1926-2015 Albert E. Baxter
1926-2015[/caption]...

167th Retirees Dinner for 2015 a HUGE success!

[caption id="attachment_1274" align="alignnone" width="300"]C-17 tour at 167th Retirees Dinner on August 15 C-17 tour at 167th Retirees Dinner on August 15[/caption]Barbara and I took photos of my 167th Retirees Dinner at Martinsburg on August 15. It was very well attended ..over 200 including my old PAO boss Pat Dockeney, Jr. We also were treated to a tour of one of the 167th AW new C-17s. See all the photos via a photoshow that you can view by clicking on the link: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/nI5pD3Ew ...