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    Fort Detrick Celebrates the U.S. Army's 239th Birthday

    Fort Detrick Celebrates the U.S. Army's 239th Birthday
    by Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs

    The Fort Detrick community gathered in Conference Room 3, Building 810, June 13, to recognize the U.S. Army's 239th birthday.

    The Army Flag Streamer Ceremony identified 17 campaigns, beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the current War on Terrorism.

    During the ceremony, retired Sgt. 1st Class George Fisher, retired Staff Sgt. Dan Roff and retired Staff Sgt. Hugh Warner, veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, were recognized for their contributions to the U.S. military, and placed the campaign streamers on the Army's flag.

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    Military Night in the Park
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    Military Night in the Park

    Fort Detrick in partnership with Frederick, Maryland presents Military Night in the Park at Baker Park in Frederick, MD. Free - Open to the public. Performances by the Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, and the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard.

    For more information, call 301-619-2018.

    Veterans will be recognized in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Baker Park is located at 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21702

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    Beetle Bailey

    'Beetle Bailey' Draws Attention to Post-traumatic Stress

    Story By Bob Reinert, USAG-Natic Public Affairs

    NATICK, Mass. (June 26, 2013) — Fans of the long-running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" got a bit of a surprise June 16 when its creator, Mort Walker, chose to set aside his usual military-inspired humor to tackle a more serious subject.

    That day's three-panel strip showed Beetle Bailey experiencing the signs and symptoms of PTSD — including nightmares and trouble sleeping. The third panel reminds readers that, "Post traumatic stress can affect any Soldier." That message from Walker helped kick off a public service campaign by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program to bring attention to the invisible wounds of war – post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury — during June, National PTSD Awareness Month.

    The Home Base program, founded in 2009, has provided clinical treatment for more than 600 veterans and family members and educated more than 7,500 clinicians nationwide about PTSD and TBI.

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