24 October 2014
Commanders Information Exchange

Fort Detrick senior commander is hosting a Commander’s Information Exchange on October 28 2014, in the Community Activity Center, Bldg. 1529, from 9-11 a.m.

The CIE provides a forum for commanders and facility directors to discuss issues and concerns with installation leadership and receive immediate feedback and guidance. 

A portion of the event will include program updates from installation service providers. This is a mandatory quarterly event where command teams are required to attend.  

For more information call the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at 301-619-2503

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23 October 2014
Turkeys for Troops

The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's "Turkeys for Troops Program" will again be distributing holiday meal boxes at Fort Detrick this year.

Service members E-5 and below can register for the program at the following website: https://turkeysfortroops2014.eventbrite.com

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering, the service member MUST include the name, rank, email and phone number of their Senior Enlisted Advisor (E-7 or above)!

The USO will directly notify those service members selected to receive a food basket and distribute the baskets on Fort Detrick on Tuesday, 18 November between noon and 1:30 p.m., from their delivery vehicle behind Building 1520. 

For service members at Forest Glen, the USO will also be distributing the food baskets at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

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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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17 October 2014
Army Family Action Plan Conference

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), Retirees, Department of Army (DA) Civilians, and Families to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs, and expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to effect changes that improve standards of living and support programs. These changes foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.

The event will be held November 3 - 6  from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day  at Army Community Service (ACS) - Freedman Drive, Building 1520, Classrooms 6 and 7.  Opening ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 3.

To submit an issue or to volunteer for the conference, visit or call: Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman, ACS, Room 127 Phone: 301-619-3171 E-mail: usarmy.detrick.imcom-fmwrc.mbx.acs@mail.mil
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Fort Detrick National Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance

2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance

When: October 23, 2014

When: 11:30am -1:00pm

Where: Community Activities Center, 1529 Freedman Drive

Guest Speaker is Mr. Keith Nolan, Chairman, Frederick County Commission on Disabilities.
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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

The Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event for county residents on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 8am until noon at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place in Frederick.  (Please note: the physical location has not changed from prior events, but the street address was formerly listed as 8349 Reichs Ford Road.)

For more information call: The Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management at (301) 600-1848
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NICBR Exploring Careers in a Scientific Environment Symposium

We would like to invite students at your school who are interested in careers in medical, biological research and/or bio-defense to join us for an “Exploring Careers in a Scientific Environment Symposium” on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The goal of the symposium is to highlight career paths for students while presenting an overview of research conducted at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick campuses by the various National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) partners. The NICBR is a partnership of federal government agencies with laboratories on the Fort Detrick and NCI at Frederick campuses, including the U.S. Army; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Agriculture; U.S. Navy; NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health; Food and Drug Administration; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All participants should register before the event at http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/events/NECSES/default.asp.
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Ready and Resilient Orientation Course

In support of IMCOM’s Campaign Plan, Line of Effort (LOE) 2 Effective BASOPS Support Services,  USAG Fort Detrick will conduct the Ready and Resilient Orientation Course for all Commanders and Senior Enlisted Advisors.

  • When: December 1, 2014
  • Time: 0800-1600
  • Where: Building 1529, Community Activities Center.

The intent of the orientation course is to provide unit leadership information on Ready and Resilient Services specific to Fort Detrick.  This will allow Leaders to be better prepared to command and support their units.  For more information call 301-619-2603

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08 October 2014
Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café

Navy Medicine’s R&D: A Global Enterprise

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 28 Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Silver Spring Civic Building – Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

For more information contact (301) 319-3300

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Retiree Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Nov. 19

Fort Detrick will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 1529.  The RAD is conducted by the installation Retirement Service Office to keep retired service members and their Families up-to-date on changes in their retirement rights, benefits, and privileges and to foster good will between the retired and active duty communities. 

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: CAC, Building 1529
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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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26 June 2014
Fort Detrick Performance Triad Challenge

WHO:  All Units on Fort Detrick, Military and Civilian   

WHAT:  The Performance Triad Challenges you to enhance your health! This Health Challenge is designed to kick start healthy habits that you will have a Lifetime  

WHEN:  The Challenge will run for 12 weeks from July 1 – October 1  

  * Sign up until July 1  

HOW TO REGISTER:  Individuals can establish teams and designate a POC in your unit; Unit POCs can contact the Performance Triad Officer at 301-619-9706 for more information.

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