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Base Operating Status for Friday, March 6, 2015

Fort Detrick

DELAYED OPENING — 10:00 AM

All offices at Fort Detrick are OPEN under a DELAYED OPENING — EMPLOYEES MUST REPORT TO THEIR OFFICE NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM — WITH OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) up until the announced reporting time.

Emergency employees must report on time unless otherwise directed by their agency.

Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday. Pre-approved leave: Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire workday.

Note: Note: All offices at Fort Detrick are OPEN under a DELAYED OPENING — EMPLOYEES MUST REPORT TO THEIR OFFICE NO EARLIER THAN 10:00 AM — WITH OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) up until the announced reporting time. Emergency employees must report on time unless otherwise directed by their agency. Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday. Pre-approved leave: Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire workday. Note: Employees should plan to arrive for work no sooner than 1000 unless their normal report time is later. In accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees may notify their supervisors of their intent to use: - earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate; - leave without pay; - their alternative work schedule day (AWS) off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or - unscheduled telework (if telework-ready). (Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday.) Telework-Ready Employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisor of their intention to perform unscheduled telework must be prepared to telework for the entire workday, or take unscheduled leave, or a combination of both, for the entire workday in accordance with their agency's policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements. Pre-approved Leave. Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday or employees who requested unscheduled leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire day. Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies. See the Fort Detrick website for details. http://www.detrick.army.mil

Forest Glen Annex:

2 HOUR DELAYED ARRIVAL

All offices at Forest Glen Annex are OPEN — under 2 HOUR(S) DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for up to 2 hour(s) past their expected arrival time. Non-Emergency Employees should plan their commute so the arrival for work is no later than 2 hour(s) later than the employee's normal arrival time.

Emergency Employees must report to work on time unless otherwise directed by their agency.

Pre-approved leave: Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday or employees who requested unscheduled leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire day.

Forest Glen Annex employees follow Snow & Dismissal Procedures on the
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Soldiers Magazine

Deployed During the Holidays: Staying Connected

WWII Veteran Returns to Dutch Cave to Honor Those Who 'Left Their Mark'

Story By Maj. Rich Komurek, Joint Force Command Brunssum Public Affairs

In September 1944, Maastricht was the first Dutch city to be liberated by the Allies during World War II. By Dec. 16, the day the Battle of the Bulge began, Allied troops had set up camps and were using a network of man-made caves in the region to store supplies and seek refuge from the war. It was a bitterly cold with plenty of snow as 200-300 troops gathered in the Schark Cave in Maastricht to celebrate a Christmas Mass before returning to battle.

Seventy years later, hundreds of American and Dutch military personnel, family members and local citizens know this wartime story not from a history book, television program or the Internet, but first-hand from a Soldier who lived it.

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Featured News

On March 7, 2015 the Opossumtown Gate will permanently close.

This closure is necessary so Fort Detrick can remain compliant with Army force protection regulations. There are no changes to Old Farm and Rosemont gates. In order to facilitate the additional traffic at Veterans Gate, we will open that gate a half hour early at 5:30 a.m. While we understand this change may take some time adjust, it is necessary. Ensuring the safety of our Solders, families and employees is our priority.

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Fort Detrick Upgrading Access Oversight to Increase Safety, Security

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(Updated 12/18/14)

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Total Army Strong

Total Army Strong
What is it?

Total Army Strong succeeds the Army Family Covenant, and provides a broader, tailorable platform from which commanders can deliver essential programs to support a ready Army. Commanders will have flexibility to prioritize and adjust installation programs and services regardless of geographic location or component. Total Army Strong continues and underscores the U.S. Army's commitment and responsibility to the total Army family -- Soldiers, family members and civilians.

Why is this important to the Army?

Total Army Strong reaffirms the Army's commitment to the total Army family, builds trust and faith between the Army and its most precious resource, the people, and sets the foundation for a balanced system of programs and services. These programs and services will meet the unique demands of military life, foster life skills, strengthen and sustain physical and mental fitness and resilience, and promote a strong, ready, and resilient Army.

What has the Army done?

Under the Army Family Covenant, the Army doubled its investment in base funding for Soldier and family programs from fiscal year 2007 to 2010. This investment funded Survivor Outreach Services, new child development centers, youth centers, and Soldier and Family Assistant Centers for Wounded Warriors. It also improved Army housing and increased accessibility to health care. These enhancements built a better environment for Soldiers, family members and civilians to thrive.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Total Army Strong marks the evolution of the Army Family Covenant. As the nation and the Army prepare for the future, the needs of Soldiers and families also will evolve. The Army will find a new balance to support the premier, all-volunteer Army through responsible stewardship, program assessment and the promotion of self reliance. Decisions to adjust programs will be made strategically, but will be executed locally at the installation level. This will ensure a sustainable balance of services to promote long-term Soldier and family readiness. The Army will continue to refine programs to ensure they efficiently serve the most critical needs of the Soldiers, family members and civilians. The Army will keep the force healthy, self-reliant, ready and resilient.

Fort Detrick Gate Status

  • Old Farm Gate (24/7)
  • Veterans Gate
  • Rosemont Gate
  • Opossumtown Gate
  • Area B Gate

Fort Glen Gate Status

  • Brookville Gate (24/7)
  • Linden Gate

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MG Brian Lein

Major General Brian Lein


Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick and Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

MG Brian Lein grew up in New York and attended the United States Military Academy. He graduated in 1984 as a Distinguished Military Cadet with a Bachelor of Science, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. He then attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1988 as an Alpha Omega Alpha Scholar with an MD degree. He completed his Internship in General Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1989. He completed his Residency in General Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in 1993. He is board certified in general surgery.

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Fort Detrick Mission

The US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, provides sustainable base operations support, quality of life programs, and environmental stewardship to facilitate the sustainment of vital national interests.

The US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, supports five cabinet-level agencies: The Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services.

Within the DoD, Fort Detrick supports elements of all four military services. Major Department of the Army mission partners include the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the 21st Signal Brigade.

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