21 October 2013
Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC Public Affairs

The Fort Detrick Child Development Center recertified its accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children Sept. 26. Accreditation distinguishes the CDC from other early childhood programs by demonstrating the center’s commitment to a higher, more stringent standard in teaching and caring for its children.

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By: Senitta Conyers, Installation Safety Management Office

In a few short weeks, our kids will excitedly put on their costumes, ring doorbells and possibly even perform a funny trick for treats. These are childhood memories and traditions that will be shared for years to come. Please encourage your children, family and friends to follow our installation’s safety rules to promote a fun and safe Halloween!

- Ensure children are always supervised. Take advantage of this family time and enjoy the festivities together.

- Limit children to the housing area where you reside, or immediate surrounding area.

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By: Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC Public Affairs

MRMC bade farewell to Ellen Strock, a valued and long-standing member of its family, who retired from civilian service, and her position as Executive Secretary to the Commanding General, Sept. 30.

Of her retirement Strock said, “and so begins the adventure!”

Strock began her civil service career at the Naval Air Rework Facility, Cherry Point, N.C., in 1981. She transferred to Fort Ritchie, Md., in 1988, when her husband, Richard Strock, retired from the Marine Corps. At Fort Ritchie, Strock worked for more than a decade fulfilling a number of roles including supporting the Inspector General’s office as well as serving as secretary to the deputy commander.

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18 October 2013
By: Jennifer Benson, USAG PAO
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in American women. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, it is estimated that this year in the United States, some 233,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease, and approximately 40,000 will die of it. If detected early, treatment can save thousands of lives.
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By: Sidney Hinds, Special Contributor to the Standard
Fort Detrick service members gathered in front of Bldg. 810 Oct. 4 for a 3-mile run to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
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08 October 2013
By Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC PAO

Fort Detrick’s Barquist Army Health Clinic Staff (BAHC) kicked off the 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Immunization Program Oct. 7.  

 Active duty military may receive their vaccines Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 at various locations through Fort Detrick (see full schedule below).  

TRICARE beneficiaries can get their vaccines Oct 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center.  

DoD civilians may receive their flu vaccines at the Odom Fitness Center Oct. 15 -Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

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04 October 2013
by Capt. Patricia Alvarez, Barquist Health Clinic

Barquist Health Clinic is leveraging the Army Surgeon General’s strategic vision to move from a health care system to a system for health through its Wellness at Fort Detrick campaign.

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Pooch Plunge

Family and MWR hosted “Pooch Plunge” on Sept. 21 at the Fort Detrick outdoor pool. The event brought more than 25 canines that enjoyed one last dip before the pool is winterized and closed for the season.

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by Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC PAO

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command hosted its quarterly awards ceremony followed by a potluck at Bldg. 810, Sept. 23, handing out awards to more than 25 military and civilian recipients.

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by Carey Phillips, USAMMDA PAO

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command announced the award of eight cooperative agreements to two consortia in support of the Restorative Transplantation Research Program.

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by Merrie Aiken, USAMMDA Medical Support Systems Project Management Office

The terrain in Afghanistan is tough.

Hairpin roads down treacherous hillsides, sandy valleys between tree-spotted ranges, snow-chilled mountains and plains, mud from snowmelt, narrow passes filled with boulders, and rivers, and more mud. Add in extremes of temperature, the danger of flash flooding and earthquakes, and the expectation of unexploded land mines and improvised explosive devices. Add in sniper gunfire, heavy artillery, and wounded warriors.

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by Capt. Mark T. Anderson, Co. A, 53rd Signal Battalion Commander

International partners from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, joined United States representatives of Company A, 53rd Signal Battalion, at the Alpha Company Global Satellite Center on Fort Detrick, Sept. 23, to discuss a memorandum of understanding between the international partners related to global satellite communications.

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Forest Glen Fire Department Staff Recognized

On Oct. 2, the staff at Forest Glen Fire Department were recognized for their actions during a fire on Apr. 2, where mutual aid was provided to Montgomery County for an apartment building fire with the report of persons trapped. On arrival, the crew from Engine 754 assisted with rescue and evacuations of the building occupants. For their life saving efforts, pictured from left to right, firefighter Karen Montgomery, firefighter Curtis King, firefighter Jon Hollen and Captain George Keefer, were recipients of a unit citation award presented by Chief Steve Lohr, Montgomery County Division of Fire and Rescue.

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by Julius L. Evans, NMLC PAO

Capt. Mary Seymour replaced Capt. James B. Poindexter III as Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Logistics Command on Sept. 5

In a ceremony featuring special guest speaker Rear Adm. Donald R. Gintzig, Deputy Surgeon General (Acting), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Capt. Seymour accepted the reins of command with the simple phrase, “I am ready to relieve you sir.”

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by Sheniqua Bush, Fort Detrick Individuals with Disability Program Manager

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Held each October, this national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of American workers with disabilities. The theme for 2013 is “Because We Are Equal to the Task.”

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by Carey Phillips, USAMMDA PAO

The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine: Warrior Restoration Consortium, under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Medical Service, the Office of Research and Development - Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

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by Nick Minecci, USAG PAO

Hundreds of members of the Fort Detrick community, Soldiers, families and friends, gathered under blue skies and warm autumn weather on the Blue and Gray Field Sep. 29 for Fort Detrick’s Fall Fest.

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by Charles Harriday, USAG Installation Safety Management Office

The Fort Detrick Installation Safety Management Office and Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center co-hosted the first ever Fort Detrick Bike Night on Aug. 29. The night brought together retired or active duty military, and Department of Defense civilian motorcyclist enthusiasts.

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by Garth C. Phoebus, USAG Emergency Manager

U.S. Army Garrison and mission partners participated in an annual, full-scale exercise designed to test and validate current shelter-in-place plans and procedures Sept. 24, at Fort Detrick, Md..

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by NICBR Public Affairs and Community Relations Subcommittee

The last of this year’s Summer Student Seminar Series, which featured leading scientists discussing their current research, was held on Aug. 6. Sponsored by the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, the Series allowed summer students to meet one another and hear about the broad range of research being carried out at the Frederick campus. Students from the Frederick community, as well as the National Cancer Institute at Frederick and Fort Detrick, were welcome to attend. The program was started around 1996 by Dr. Howard Young at the NCI, a demonstration of his dedication to training all levels of the next generation of scientists.

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byCAPT. SEUNGHO KANG, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center

The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center hosted the Medical Stability Operations Course to enhance military health support during stability operations, Sept. 10-12, at the Reserve Center, Fort Detrick, Md..

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