31 January 2011
Fort Detrick hosts Cyber-Security Conference for Business
Representative Roscoe Bartlett welcomed over 200 businesses and several major universities here Monday for a congressionally sponsored conference on security of computers and networks.
Posted by PAO

Suspicious packages
Last month several suspicious packages were received by separate Maryland State Office building mailrooms which contained explosive/flammable materials.  Suspicious packages are defined as any items capable of concealing or containing harmful substances that has been left unattended and/or visibly shows indicators of posing a potential threat.
Posted by PAO

Douglas Orsi, commander, 302nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, was promoted to Colonel during a ceremony Jan. 10 on Fort Detrick.
Posted by PAO

28 January 2011
Col. Judith Robinson, Fort Detrick garrison commander, was recognized at the sixth annual Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building, sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council Thursday with The Leadership and Innovator Award for Government Leading by Example.
Posted by PAO

21 January 2011
Captain Aaron Northup assumed command of Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick Jan. 11.
Posted by PAO

To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring, and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.
Posted by PAO

Responding to an Active Shooter incident
In light of recent events around the country, this issues focus is on Active Shooter incidents and how to respond during an event. An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
Posted by PAO

The Fort Detrick Chapel and the Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program have partnered together to assist Service members with the ultimate goal of financial success by offering the upcoming Financial Peace University on the installation.
Posted by PAO

Sleeping to keep off the weight
The demands of a fast-paced society cause any American to see sleep as the first luxury to be sacrificed. Research indicates chronic sleep loss may be associated with weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes.
Posted by PAO

The National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Toxicology has been engaged by Fort Detrick to conduct a peer review of key public health reports and studies concerning environmental contamination and remediation efforts at Fort Detrick, Md., and potential public health effects.
Posted by PAO

Three members of Fort Detrick’s 6th Medical Logistics Managment Center recently redeployed after completing their deployment with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center - Southwest Asia at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
Posted by PAO

13 January 2011

Terrorism is an enduring, persistent, world-wide threat to our Nation and to our Army forces.

The Army community must seek to understand the threat, detect and deter terrorist activities, ward and defend against the full range of terrorist tactics.

Posted by Webmaster

U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker New Year's 2011 message to Army Medicine Team.
Posted by Webmaster

Fort Detrick hosted a graduation ceremony in December for 24 students who earned Advanced Acquisition Professional certificates as part of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School's distance learning program.
Posted by PAO

Sergeant Esther Collins from Sayre, Penn., was named the Fort Detrick 2010 Non-commissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Angela Murphy from Hunt, Texas, won Fort Detrick 2010 Soldier of the Year.
Posted by PAO

Depression is a common mental illness that affects nearly 10 percent of the people in the United States.It is a treatable, medical condition - not a personal weakness.
Posted by PAO

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