Thanks to the hard work from local community members, Army Emergency Relief at Fort Detrick will be able to help more Soldiers and their families. On Oct. 17 members of the Maryland Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters, met with Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick to donate $30,000 towards the fund.
October’s nationwide claim to fame is Halloween, but for years scary fantasy characters of the holiday, such as goblins and ghosts, have outshined another, more critical fear: cyber threats.
Pink ribbons, a message of hope, finding a cure, saving lives; these things are at the helm of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The seventh annual Fort Detrick Army Community
Services/Exceptional Family Member Program breast cancer walk on Fort Detrick,
held Oct. 9, was a time to exercise, have fun and learn more about breast
cancer prevention. More than 200 Soldiers, family members, civilians and
contractors walked more than 300 miles in support of the event.
Not even dark clouds and rain could wash away
the smiles at this year’s Teddy Bear Clinic, Sept. 13, at the National Museum
of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Office of Personnel Management brought
changes to the annual Combined Federal Campaign this year making it even easier
for federal employees to donate to the charities that are nearest and dearest
Much like a foreign exchange program in which a student
may participate, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
coordinates employees who want to participate in a professional exchange
through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.
As a professional development program, the ESEP promotes
international cooperation in military research, development, test and
evaluation through the exchange of military and government civilian engineers
Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein became the 26th
commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort
Detrick in a change of command ceremony on the Blue and Gray field Sept. 16.
Members of the Better Opportunities for Single
Soldiers program participated in whitewater rafting and a zip line canopy tour
Sept. 11 in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.