By Shannon Bishop
USAG Public Affairs
With a wide variety of programs and services Fort Detrick's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides a plethora of activities and services to the Fort Detrick community, whether active duty military, their families or DoD civilians.
Within MWR, Army Community Services, Child Youth School Services, and the Recreation office provide a substantial amount of the services available. This article is the last in a three-part series highlighting the services available to the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of Fort Detrick from Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Part one of this series focused on the Army Community Services and the programs that are available to active duty military and their families.
Part two focused on Child and Youth School Services and how that program is designed to enhance the development of children and youth from ages six weeks to 18 years.
The series will conclude with information about our Community Recreation Office and its services available to the members of Fort Detrick.The recreation office has facilities and programs for everyone at Fort Detrick including all the Nallin Farm recreation, paintball in Area B and the library located in Building 1520.
The Nallin Farm Recreation area includes pavilions, a playground, horse shoes, volleyball, the golf driving range and softball fields.To reserve a pavilion in the Nallin Farm area there is an application on the Fort Detrick website or contact Harry Geeseman, Community Recreation Officer.The paintball in Area B, while it is available to everyone at Fort Detrick, is only available on weekends, for military training, for special requests and for appointments on Fridays.
"We've used the paintball area for birthday parties before, it's a lot of fun," Geeseman said.The library, located in Building 1520, contains a variety of resources that are helpful to almost anyone at Fort Detrick.
"We have updated reading material, and we have newspaper and magazine subscriptions," Geeseman said.The library also contains information about special events and reoccurring programs.
Some of these programs include the LOL Comedy Tour that took place Tuesday, as well as scrapbooking and dualing pianos that happened earlier this year. Also located in the library is the travel office, which provides tickets to local attractions, the movie theatre and can assist with planning vacations and making other travel plans.
The Community Recreation Office also includes services through the Fitness Center and the automotive craft center. The Fitness center has a gym, weights, cardio workouts, racquetball, aerobics and rock climbing.
All of these services are available to Department of Defense civilians, active duty military and family members.
"We are always trying to maintain and upgrade our facilities," Geeseman said. "We really encourage people to come out and participate in the activities and services we provide!"
For more information about the Community Recreation Office go to: www.detrick.army.mil/mwr/