05 October 2015
Forest Glen Fantastic Fridays & Super Saturdays

Date: Oct. 23, 2015, 6 - 10 p.m.

Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) - Forest Glen Child Development Center and School Age Center

Let the children have fun while you enjoy a night out! Open to children 6 weeks - 11 years old. Must be registered with CYSS to participate. Cost $4.00 per hour Registration Info All children must be registered 24 hours before Fantastic Fridays by calling 301-319-5487/5489.

Minimum of 5 participates required for event.

Contact (301)319-5489

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Wear Pink Day

Date: Oct. 22, 2015, All Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Show your support in the fight against Breast Cancer by wearing anything pink. Pins and ribbons will be available at the Army Community Service foyer, located in Building 1520.

One pin or ribbon per person due to limited supplies.

Contact  (301)619-3385

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Octoberfest & Volks Run/Walk
OCT 17
  • Date: Oct. 17, 2015, 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Community Activities Center (CAC)

 Dig out your Dirndls and Lederhosen and join us at we celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest. The event will kick off with a Volks Run/Walk starting/ending at Nallin Pond. Run starts at 0800. Open to families and pet (stroller friendly course). No pre-registration required. Other activities include: Pumpkin Patch *Pumpkin Chunkin (registration required) Face Painting Moon Bounces Pony Rides Balloon Artist Fire Prevention Awareness Photo Booth *Patrons wishing to compete in the build your own catapult Pumpkin Chunkin competition or you can use one of ours for fun. Must pre-register by 11 October 2015. Pumpkin Chunkin What: Fort Detrick Pumpkin Chunkin in conjunction with Oktoberfest When: Saturday, 17 October 2015, from 1200-1600. Pumpkin Chunkin competition will begin at 1230. Competitors/teams must arrive at 1130 for setup and to receive a Safety Inspection/Safety Brief Where: Nallin Pond Recreation Area Who: Competitors must be 18 years of age or older How: Those wishing to participate must pre-register by 14 October 2015 by calling 301-619-4079/3237. Pumpkin Chunkin Rules for Competitors Competitors/teams must design and build a wooden catapult to launch pumpkins at a target. The specifications for the catapult are: Catapult is to be made of wood. Catapult is to be no more than 8ft long. Catapult is to be no more than 33 inches wide. Catapult is to be no more than 5 foot in height. Air Canon, Centrifugal, Trebuchet, Sling Shot, and surgical tubing are prohibited. Primary target is approximately 100 yards from launching. Secondary targets surround main target at separate distances. Pumpkins weighing 3 to 5 pounds will be provided by the Directorate of Family and MWR (DFMWR). No outside pumpkins permitted. Pumpkins cannot be altered in any way. Each team is allowed 3 attempts to earn points ranging from 10 to 100. Top three scores will advance to the final round. Finals will consists of 3 attempts per team. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. DFMWR launchers will be open at 1430 for ages 12yrs and up to experience the fun of Pumpkin Chunkin. Anyone under the age of 12 interested in launching a pumpkin must be with a parent or guardian ages 18 and older.

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02 October 2015
Next Newcomers Orientation - Nov. 10

 Upcoming Newcomers Orientation Days:

  • Dates: November 10, 2015 and February 16, 2016
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Location: Community Activities Center

Further FY16 dates will be announced at a later time.

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11 September 2015
No Bicycle Helmet or Running with Ear Buds? Citations will be issued
Effective Sept. 11 and for one week, Fort Detrick police will issue warnings to bicyclists not wearing helmets and to individuals wearing earbuds who are not on the track or jogging path around the perimeter of the installation.   Beginning next Friday Sept 18th, citations will be issued. As a reminder, according to Maryland State Law talking and texting while driving is a violation and subject to citations.
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28 August 2015
AFAP Conference Information and Call for Volunteers

The AFAP conference this year will be held Oct. 2-4.

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) provides Active and reserve Component Soldiers, Army Civilians, Family members, Survivors, and Retirees a voice in shaping their standards of living by identifying issues and concerns for Army Senior Leadership resolution.   AFAP is an effective program as ALL issues are reviewed and addressed through meetings held with the Garrison Commander. Issues are constantly worked until we identify a solution.  

 If you want to submit an issue, please complete the issue submission form (see attached) and drop it off either at the ACS front desk (we have an issue submission box) or at Barquist (there's a box there as well). There is also a box at Forest Glen in the command building 510. You can also go online to www.detrick.armymwr.com, select Community Support on the top tab, scroll down and select the AFAP logo for the electronic issue submission form. Issues can be completely anonymous; no need to include name and/or contact info.  

We are also in need of delegates to participate in the conference. A delegate is anyone who reviews the submitted issues and along with other delegates, comes up with recommendations for these issues. If you are an employee on Fort Detrick/Forest Glen and would like to participate in the conference as a delegate, then the conference will be considered your place of duty.

If you are not employed but are a volunteer and would like to participate as a delegate, you can count your participation as volunteer time.  

For more information, questions or concerns call 301-619-3171.

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22 July 2015
Traffic Stop During Reveille and Retreat
Fort Detrick police will stop all traffic during Reveille and Retreat at the intersection of Ditto Ave and Porter Street for one minute.  Police will stop traffic Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. for Reveille and at 5 p.m. for Retreat.  As you enter this intersection, we ask all vehicle operators to please be safe and aware of your surroundings while personnel pay respect to our nations colors.
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Auditorium and Classrooms Closed for Maintenance August 24-28
From August 24 - 28, the auditorium and classrooms in building 1520-B will be closed for maintenance. Classrooms 5A, 5B, and 5C will remain open.
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13 April 2015
Motorcycle Safety Training

Military members can register for both the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course and Experienced RiderCourse, to include approved civilian equivalents, through the Installation Safety Office.

Course scheduling will be offered through various external vendors.

Individuals requiring the Military Sport Bike Rider Course are directed to enroll at other installations through the IMCOM Traffic Safety Training Program.

The registration website can be found at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/airs .

Civilians, retirees, and dependents are not required to complete this training.

For more information, contact the Installation Safety Management Office at (301) 619-3155/7318.

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