Fort Detrick
Public Affairs Office (PAO)

Phone: 301-619-2018
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810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702

Fort Detrick
Color Guard

The Fort Detrick Army Color Guard has a long tradition of serving the military and civilian communities of Frederick and surrounding counties and provides myriad of honors services. This all-volunteer group is focused towards recognition ceremonies specifically for the Army units assigned to Fort Detrick in addition to performing honors recognition for Veterans Day parades, Veterans dedication ceremonies, Flag Retirement ceremonies, sporting events and other celebrations throughout the surrounding communities. In addition to these services, this all-volunteer team provides ceremonial recognition to the city of Frederick, surrounding communities and local Veterans organizations.

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Request Color Guard

It is important to submit requests for Color Guard support at least 8 weeks (56 days) in advance of a scheduled event.

Because of the dynamics of Fort Detrick and the diverse missions each service endures it is not always possible to obtain the services of the Color Guard. Requests will be validated and assigned based on availability of personnel from the assigned services. If the Fort Detrick Color Guard cannot commit to a request, the requesting organization/person will be notified by Fort Detrick Public Affairs.

1. The form is used to request Armed Forces color/honor guard participation in public events. The requested information is required to evaluate the event. Please complete all sections.

2. The form should be submitted to the Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office not less than 56 and not more than 90 days in advance of a scheduled program. Please realize that all Armed Forces units have specific military missions and training requirements. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the Department of Defense and the Military Services and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.

3. Department of Defense policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events will be provided at no additional cost to the Government. The sponsor is required to pay, when necessary, the standard Military Services allowance for quarters and meals for all Armed Forces participants and for other services which have been determined in advance by the Military Services and agreed to by the sponsor. Transportation and meal costs are not usually incurred when support is provided from a local military installation. However, circumstances may dictate that reimbursement for any or all of these costs may be necessary. All costs are binding after a unit, personnel, or exhibit has arrived at an event site, even though weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances force the event to be cancelled.

If you have questions regarding the information on this form, please call the Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays: 301-619-2018.

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