20 January 2015
Scholarships for Military Children program

Deadline for 2015 scholarship applications is Feb. 13, 2015

Scholarship awards will be based on funds available, but the scholarship program awards at least $2,000 at each commissary. If there are no eligible applicants from a particular commissary, the funds designated for that commissary will be awarded as an additional scholarship at another store.

Applications are available in commissaries worldwide and online at http://www.militaryscholar.org

Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 13. Commissaries can be found at www.commissaries.com, then click the link “Locations” at the top of the page. At least one scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location with qualified applicants.

To apply for a scholarship, the student must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 — or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university — of a service member on active duty, reservist, guardsman, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree.Eligibility is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database.

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07 January 2015
Changes in Policy to Enter Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Annex

Beginning January 2015 entrance into Fort Detrick or Forest Glen Annex requires clearance.  Installation Access Badges are available to those who frequent the installation, pending an approved background check.  For more information call (301) 619-1191 or email usarmy.detrick.usag.mbx.des-vetting@mail.mil

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03 December 2014
Fort Detrick Weather Information
Where to find Fort Detrick's Current Operating Status:
Fort Detrick Webpage: www.detrick.army.mil
Weather Hotline: (301) 619-7611 or (800) 256-7621
AtHoc: Sign up to receive text alerts on your cell phone. For more information about how to sign up, please contact the U.S. Army Garrison Emergency Manager at (301) 619-3366
Social Media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DetrickUSAG or www.facebook.com/ForestGlenAnnex
Twitter: @DetrickUSAG or @ForestGlenAnnex
TV/RADIO Stations:  Check your local stations for updates to the operating status of Fort Detrick.
Where to find Fort Detrick’s Current Operating Status:
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13 November 2014
NCI at Frederick Seeks Volunteers for Elementary Outreach Program

The National Cancer Institute at Frederick is looking for volunteers to participate in the Elementary Outreach Program, which takes interactive, scientific lessons to students in first through fifth grades in Frederick County.   Lessons have been created in coordination with Frederick County Public School's Eight Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms to make teaching easy for volunteers, fun for students and beneficial to teachers as supplemental material.  Volunteers can help with lessons such as crime scene investigation, making elephant toothpaste, mixing colors and creating GAK and worm goo. Step-by-step lesson plans and materials are provided to volunteers. Being an EOP volunteer takes very little time from the work day. Volunteers can participate in as little as two days over the course of the school year, with each day requiring as little as four hours. NCI at Frederick is expanding the program this year to include volunteers from the Fort Detrick community. This is a fantastic opportunity for Soldiers and Family members, retirees and civilians to get out of the office and back into the classroom. Soldiers can use this as an off-post volunteer activity that will help in the application for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Volunteers go out to the schools in teams of four, so members of your unit can put together a team or team up with a group from NCI. Why not surprise your child by showing up in their class to help them learn more about how much fun science can be. Remember, you do not need to be a scientist to participate and everything is prepared and ready to go.Sign up today to tomorrow a happier, healthier outlook, for both you and the children in the community.

To register: http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/Programs/General/EOP/Volunteer.aspx

This opportunity is also on the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) under NCI at Frederick.

Questions: Contact Marsha Duncan at marsha.nelson-duncan@nih.gov or (301) 846-6829.

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Fort Detrick Child Care Openings
There are currently several spaces available at the Child Development Center & Family Child Care homes! Openings are for Pre-Toddler (18-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 yrs) and Pre-Schoolers (3-5 yrs).  For more information please contact Parent Central Services (301) 619-7100.  Although there are only a few spots open, you can always be placed on the waiting list.  
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23 October 2014
RelayHealth Messaging System Offered to Barquist Patients

Would you like to send a secure email to your doctor to ask a question instead of having to make an appointment?  Do you want reduced wait times and no phone tag?  Barquist Army Health Clinic has made it easier for patients to communicate with their doctors through the use of use of the secure RelayHealth messaging system. RelayHealth is a commercial, off-the-shelf software suite, available to all patients who are enrolled at Barquist for care.

For more information go to www.relayhealth.com or visit the front desk of Barquist Army Health clinic to sign-up.

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05 August 2014
Perimeter Jogging Trail Safety

A portion of the running/walking trail around Fort Detrick is CLOSED due to ongoing construction.  Consistent heavy machinery traffic and future construction efforts make portions unsafe. 

To ensure the safety of runners and walkers everyone is asked to avoid the closed portions. 

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