08 January 2016
By Brett Conyers, Staff Judge Advocate Office
The Fort Detrick Tax Program needs civilian volunteers to give free tax assistance to Service Members, retirees and their family members. Instructors from a national accounting firm have volunteered for the Internal Revenue Service to teach five days of training. In addition, the Legal Assistance Office gives volunteers training on the use of IRS-provided computer software for preparing returns. All training is held in the Community Support Center, Building 1520.
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By: Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Under gray skies and a chill in the air, the Fort Detrick community gathered on Blue and Grey Field Dec. 3 for the annual installation holiday tree lighting. The Frederick High School choir, under the direction of Ken Lewis, serenaded those who gathered with songs from the holiday season; followed by remarks from U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Bob O’Brien.
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05 January 2016
By Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID Public Affairs
Three local gymnasts recently returned from The Netherlands, where they spent Thanksgiving break competing in the Breda Open Acro Cup Nov. 28-29. My daughter, Sydney, was one of them. Despite worldwide concerns about travel, and my family’s worries about our flight into Brussels, we made the trip—and I’m so glad that we did. Not only did the girls come home with three medals, they had an amazing experience they will remember for a lifetime.
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