17 January 2017
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Every Jan. 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. LEAD is a way to show the men and women who risk their lives daily how much they are valued. On this day, the children of the Fort Detrick Child and Youth School Ages Services did just that.
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03 January 2017
Jan. 9 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and is a perfect opportunity to show law enforcement officers we recognize the sacrifice and courage it takes to put on the badge to protect and serve.
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29 December 2016
Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
With construction underway in populated areas of Fort Detrick and some organizations moving to new locations, it is important for both
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21 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Noninvasive Neurological Assessment Devices program invited vendors to showcase their assessment devices for detecting mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries in Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 6-7.
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20 December 2016
Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA public affairs
When you have something good, you should share it, right?

In some respects, this scenario played out earlier this year when the Defense Health Agency was looking for an experienced Department of Defense acquisition professional who could assist the organization in establishing acquisition and program management processes, consistent with DOD requirements and best practices.

Fortunately, the DHA was sent Kathleen Berst.
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15 December 2016
WRAIR Public Affairs
In preparation for winter and the approaching holidays, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center staff collected colorful scarves and hats for the children of a local elementary school, as well as 80 new, ready-to-wrap toys. A direct donation in the amount of $200 will also aid Toys for Tots to fulfill special categories for gift-giving.
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14 December 2016
Kristen Haga, Installation Safety Office
Hunting is a fun outdoor sport, but like any sport participants must adhere to certain safety precautions to avoid injury or even death. Following the rules helps ensure not just your safety but that of your fellow hunters. Remember, not everyone is as safety conscious as they should be.

Keep the following rules in mind when hunting:
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered on Blue and Grey Field Dec. 1 for the annual installation holiday tree lighting.

As a wintry wind buffeted the crowd, the Frederick High School choir, under the direction of Ken Lewis, entertained the crowd with songs from the holiday season; followed by remarks from U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Commanding General Maj. Gen. Barbra R. Holcomb.
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Julie Mitchell, AAFES Public Affairs
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull is working to ensure Soldiers and their families at Fort Detrick receive exceptional service and value—whether they’re shopping in-store or online.
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08 December 2016
Jennifer Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Over the years you've seen the oversized wreath take shape at Veterans gate during the holiday season. Adorned with live greens, red ribbon and finished off with a portrait of two doves and lights, the Fort Detrick wreath is truly a work of art. Some of you may have seen the wreath come together over the years and have said to the artist, "beautiful job,” while some of you drive past and wonder how it got there.

Well, let’s meet the man behind the Fort Detrick wreath.
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07 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office hosted the 2016 International State-of-the-Science Meeting Minimizing the Impact of Wound Infections Following Blast-Related Injuries in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1.

Setting the tone for the meeting, Dr. John Holcomb, a retired Army colonel and director of the Center for Translational Injury Research at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, presented the keynote address and shared the story of how a Soldier was injured in 2006 during a blast while riding in a Humvee. The Soldier lost
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02 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, yet the majority of people today are dehydrated without even realizing it. Staying hydrated is something that many struggle with, being pushed to the wayside and too often forgotten amid busy lives and hectic schedules.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases hosted a Native American Indian Observance at Fort Detrick’s Community Activities Center Nov. 17.

The observance celebrated the rich history and time-honored cultural traditions of American Indian Heritage. This month’s theme is Serving Our Nations.
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By Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On Nov. 18, leaders from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick participated in the 14th Annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference at the Francis Scott Key Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Frederick, Maryland.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On Oct. 28, seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command earned the Expert Field Medical Badge during the 2016 EFMB competition held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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