12 September 2017
Crystal Maynard USAMRMC Public Affairs
A packed crowd filled the Fort Detrick Auditorium to celebrate Women's Equality Day on Aug. 24.

The event, hosted by the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, celebrated the day the 19th Amendment to the Constitution became a law, which was Aug. 26, 1920, giving American women the right to vote.
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USAG Public Affairs
Communication is defined as the act or instance of transmitting information. Over the years, several employee surveys have been conducted at Fort Detrick; with communication inevitably topping the list of each survey as a concern for the majority of the employees here. Thanks to these surveys, we are able to better understand the needs of the community. This understanding gives Fort Detrick the ability to grow, to become better and ultimately stronger in the areas identified for improvement.
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Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA public affairs
Amid an enthusiastic crowd of more than 400 attendees, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute celebrated the start of its operations during an open house at its research facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 28. In 2016, ARMI was awarded the BioFabUSA effort, which is a Department of Defense-sponsored initiative in the Manufacturing USA network, and the first to address biomanufacturing. The BioFabUSA program looks to bridge the gap between early scientific research and later-stage product development by advancing critical technologies to enable large-scale biological manufacturing efforts.
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Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
On Aug. 21, North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path was able to see one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.

At precisely 2:41 p.m., here in Frederick, Maryland, experienced a partial solar eclipse and many people at Fort Detrick viewed the sun through their homemade pinhole boxes or through glasses they fortunate to find and purchase.
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05 September 2017
USAG Public Affairs
With a ring of the bell and shouts of anticipation at the start of a new school year, the students of Whittier Elementary in Frederick, Maryland, gather at the front of the school as Fort Detrick Soldiers raise the school’s U.S. flag.
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08 August 2017
Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
For more than three decades, Chief Stewart L. Smith, assistant chief of operations for the Fort Detrick Fire Department, has dedicated his life to helping others. Beginning as a volunteer then going on to become a full-time firefighter, Smith has spent his life serving others. This commitment was honored recently when Smith was presented the 2016 Army Lifetime Achievement Award for his service.
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Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
The 10th Combat Support Hospital became the Army's first unit to convert to the new Field Hospital design June 16, after completing materiel fielding with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency.
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Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA Public Affairs
In recognition of his outstanding efforts regarding the practice of hyperbaric medicine as a treatment for traumatic brain injury, U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Hart was selected as recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Hyperbaric Medicine Award, presented by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Naples, Florida. Hart currently serves as director of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBO2) Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
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USAG Antiterrorism Office
Antiterrorism Awareness Month starts Aug. 1, with an information table at the National Night Out Event hosted by the Directorate of Emergency Services at the Balfour Beatty Community Center. This event marks the Army's seventh annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness. AT awareness will begin with featured articles in the Fort Detrick Standard the Fort Detrick Weeklies and on social media. It will also consist of AT awareness booths in the Commissary, PX and Community Activities Center during AT month, with additional information tables and briefings conducted by unit AT points of contact.
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20 July 2017
Fourteen teams paddle their way through the outdoor pool at Fort Detrick during the annual Spring Cardboard Boat Regatta on July 15. Teams are required to construct their boats with cardboard and duct tape and paddle two lengths of the pool. The top three of two categories receive trophies.

Congratulations to our winners:
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11 July 2017
Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick staff and Fort Detrick community bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin D. Jordan and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Marcos E. Munoz during a Change of Responsibility ceremony, July 29, at the Fort Detrick Auditorium.
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Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA public affairs
It always helps to have the encouragement of others, especially when taking on a task for the first time. In this case, the assignment is a four-year stint in the U.S. Army, and the individual heading for boot camp is a high school graduate from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The group providing the support includes staff members from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Fort Detrick, Maryland, whose daily mission is to develop and deliver quality medical capabilities to protect, treat and sustain the health of Service Members worldwide.
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Army leaders, Soldiers, civilians and elected officials gathered on the Blue and Grey field at Fort Detrick June 14 to celebrate the U.S. Army's 242nd birthday.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research are hoping to determine how bones will heal in microgravity with an experiment that launched into space aboard SpaceX to the International Space Station in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft in March.
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By Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, is supporting a pivotal clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a self-expanding foam device to stop massive intracavitary abdominal bleeding.
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