03 November 2017
Melanie Moss, USAG DPW Environmental Management Division
Fort Detrick was recently the recipient of two natural resource awards which designated it a "Tree City USA" and a "Maryland PLANT Community."
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Directorate of Emergency Services hosted an open house Oct. 25. Several USAG directorates presented educational displays and hands-on demonstrations.
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With Daylight Savings Time coming to a close this weekend, it is a great opportunity to check and change the the battery on your smoke alarms.



Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
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Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA public affairs
It all began as an effort to protect and preserve our Soldiers.

During the Revolutionary War, the first "Army Hospital" was established to care for members of the Continental Army. This notable endeavor served as the impetus for what is known today as the U.S. Army Medical Department, or AMEDD. Led by the Army Surgeon General, the AMEDD stands as the Army's healthcare organization, falling under the direction of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

Currently, the AMEDD manages six special officer branches...
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command presented to Army and industry leaders at the 2017 Association of the United States Army Innovator's Corner in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9-11.
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03 October 2017
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
September 11th marked the sixteenth anniversary of the terror attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

City of Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, together with Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Halter and other dignitaries from Frederick City and County, gathered on the front steps of City Hall in Frederick to pay tribute to the lives lost during the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
A somber, but important event took place at Fort Detrick's Nallin Pond to remember those fallen Soldiers Sept. 28. The Army Community Services division held a balloon release to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with Gold Star Family members in attendance. Families and others from the Fort Detrick community gathered in solidarity to show support and to assure those families that have lost loved ones that they will not be forgotten.
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Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention
The Fort Detrick Fire and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention is committed to keeping the community of Fort Detrick/ Forest Glen safe through the 3 E's of prevention: Engineering, Education and Enforcement. Fire Prevention Week is just one opportunity this office has to interact and engage the community on the importance of fire prevention and how to keep themselves and their families safe.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick conducted a full-scale exercise with various units on the installation including civilians, police, firefighters and first responders Sept. 21-22. The exercise was designed to evaluate the participants response to a suspicious package scenario and to test Fort Detrick's critical capabilities during an emergency situation.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participated in the National Opioid Crisis Community Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood, Maryland, on Sept. 7.
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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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