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    Spc. Travis Crook, a Soldier from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

    USAMRMC Names 2014 Best Warriors
    By Melissa Myers, USAMRMC Public Affairs

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command 2014 Best Warrior Competition came to an end on Apr. 3, after seven days of challenging and physically taxing Soldier-specific tasks. The week-long competition provides special recognition to those USAMRMC Soldiers demonstrating outstanding military achievement; recognizing those individuals who best represent not only U.S. Army Medical Command values, but also Army values as a whole.

    Twelve competitors arrived from across the globe to compete in the 2014 USAMRMC Best Warrior Competition -- each prepared to be both physically and mentally tested.

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    Bike to Work Day Flier
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    Bike to Work Day
    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Fort Detrick riders will meet at the AAFES parking lot at 6:20 a.m. prior to departing for Hood College. There will be several stops throughout to pick up additional riders for those who wish to join us along the way.

    The ride is approximately 4.4 miles and will begin with a departure from Alumnae Hall at Hood College at 6:45 a.m. and end at the MARC Station on East Street where there will be a short program and guest speaker.

    Fort Detrick safety regulations state all riders must wear all appropriate personal protective equipment, including a helmet, to take part.

    The 2014 route after leaving Fort Detrick is:

    • Depart Alumnae Hall, Hood College at approximately
      6:45 a.m.
    • Exit onto Rosemont Avenue and head west
    • Continue on Rosemont Avenue to Lee Place
    • Turn right on Lee Place and continue north to 7th Street
    • Pick up additional Fort Detrick riders at 7th Street and Lee Place
    • Turn right on 7th into the bike lanes and continue east to East Street
    • Turn right on East Street and continue south to 2nd Street
    • Turn right on 2nd Street and continue to Court Street to City Hall arriving 7:00-7:05 a.m.
    • Pick up City Hall riders and exit to Church Street
    • Continue east on Church Street to East Street
    • Turn right on East Street and continue south to MARC Station on left arriving 7:15-7:20 a.m.

    Registration and more information can be found at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/ but must be done on a non-DoD computer.

    Soldiers Magazine

    Lt. Col. Mary Peters

    LEADING BY EXAMPLE: A SOLDIER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    STORY BY JACQUELINE M. HAMES, SOLDIERS LIVE

    Lt. Col. Mary Peters, an enthusiastic and friendly woman, is everything you would expect from an Army officer. She serves as the Information Management Control Officer for the Alcohol Control and Substance Abuse Program at the Army's Ready & Resilient Campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va.

    But a dark secret lurks behind that bright personality — a secret that she shared at her recent promotion ceremony. Peters had been a victim of domestic violence. She told her story with dignity, grace and compassion to help others, now retired Lt. Col. Gregory Canty, a former coworker present at the ceremony, said.

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