28 December 2012
By Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC public affairs

Looking at a photo of a silver-haired man in a blue jumpsuit, standing next to a bright orange racecar, I get the feeling that retirement for some may not mean the same as it does for others.

"That’s me," says Dr. Donald Caldwell, Deputy Principal Assistant for Acquisition serving the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, Md.

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By Melissa Brachfeld
National Museum of Health and Medicine Public Affairs Office

The past, present and future of prosthetics were recently featured at a Montgomery County conference aimed at inspiring young people to consider a career in science or technology.

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USAMRMC public affairs

Sgt. Aidaliza Pantoja, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters Company, graduated from Warrior Leader Course class #002-13, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Nov. 18.

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07 December 2012
Shannon Bishop USAG PAO

As the Combined Federal Campaign season comes to a close in the upcoming weeks, let’s take a moment to thank those who have been instrumental in the success of another year of campaigning for local and international charities.

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The annual Service Members Thanksgiving Holiday Meal was held at the Fort Detrick Community Activities Center Nov. 21. More than 40 volunteers prepared, set up, served, boxed meals, and assisted with cleanup. The CAC was decorated in a Thanksgiving theme and had fifteen tables full of various foods and beverages for all to enjoy. Senior military personnel and civilians served a traditional Thanksgiving feast to approximately 225 single Service Members and their guests, on-duty military and civilians, emergency responders, and volunteers. A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered their time and effort at the event.

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Every year, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder, we begin to anticipate the holiday season. While this time is traditionally marked with joy and cheer, it can also add additional stress and cause us to recall unhappy memories or feelings.

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Beth Ann Cameron Health Educator, U.S. Army Public Health Command

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs (for example, marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths. Drunk driving accidents account for 31 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, and thousands of drivers and passengers lose their lives each year because of drunk and drugged driving.

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Amy Cowell Program Evaluator, U.S. Army Public Health Command

The holiday season is upon us and for some it means the stress and anxiety of battling last minute crowds at the mall, frantically cleaning for visiting in-laws and agonizing over preparing the perfect holiday meal.

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Andrew LaScola, Installation Safety Management Office

The Fort Detrick USAG Installation Safety Management Office will be offering a Hazard Communication "Train the Trainer" course on December, 18 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Bldg. 1520, Classroom 7.   

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Annual Fort Detrick Craft Fair

A Fort Detrick Soldier enjoys one of the thirty six vendors at the annual Family and MWR craft show in the Odom Fitness Center on November 28, 2012. The craft show hosted various vendors from fresh pickles to jewelry and glass wares, the show will be held in May 2013.

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Army Substance Abuse Program Staff

December is annually designated as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (often referred to as 3D Month). Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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The State of Louisiana will hold a Runoff Election in the 3rd Congressional district to decide between Republican incumbent Jeff Landry and Charles Boustany Jr. on Saturday, December 8, 2012. The 3rd Congressional district consists of southwest Louisiana and contains the cities of Chalmette, Gonzales, Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and New Iberia.

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The Fort Detrick Intramural Flag FootballSeason concluded on Wednesday, Nov.14 at the Nallin Pond Sports Field. NavalSupport Facility Thurmont defeated theUnited States Army Medical Research Institutefor Infection Diseases in the championshipgame.
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NICBR public affairs/Community Relations Subcommittee
The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research is happy to announce the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Project Award Program winners.  The award, the first of its kind for NICBR, was adapted from the National Cancer Institute’s Young Investigator Award Program.  This year, the CPA was bestowed to three research projects pertaining to collaborations between NICBR agencies.   
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Sheila A. Gorman, Naval Medical Logistics Command
Located within Naval Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick, Md., the Navy Medicine Picture Archiving and Communication System, or PACS, is a diagnostic medical image management system for all radiology studies acquired at Military Treatment Facilities around the world.  It is a combination of hardware and software dedicated to short- and long-term storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images garnered from multiple source modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, computer tomography and mammography.  
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RICHARD DEBEE, USAG DPTMS
As a Soldier in the U.S. military, you go wherever the mission takes you. The transitory nature of life as a Soldier can be exciting, but it can also leave behind information and details that can be difficult to remember or follow-up on at a later date.   The Department of Defense and South Carolina officials are notifying military members and families who paid state income taxes there that they may have been victims of information/identity theft as a result of several recent cyber intrusions
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The Barquist Army Health Clinic would like to make you aware of the following changes to the clinic's schedule. Please be advised of these changes and plan your visits accordingly.
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BARQUIST HEALTH CLINIC
Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction survey in the mail weeks after your appointment at Barquist Army Health Clinic?  Do you normally complete it, or do you throw it away?  Do you wonder why this survey should matter to you? These surveys are a key tool to identify areas in which the clinic can improve in order to continue providing world-class military medicine. 
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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OFFICE
Do you know a high school junior or senior that is interested in science, technology, engineering, or math? Do they have a week available this summer? The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences program is accepting applications for Assistant Near-Peer mentors. Assistant Near-Peers serve as aides to the resource teacher and to the near-peer mentors. They function as a mentor and collaborator, and will gain valuable skills in presentation, lesson-planning, networking, and laboratory techniques.  
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Brett C. Conyers Legal Assistance Attorney
Estate planning is an important task for remaining personally prepared for a deployment or a mobilization.  This article applies to both the active and reserve components.  The word “mobilization” may be substituted for “deployment.” Do not wait until orders arrive.  Make an appointment in the Legal Assistance Office now to prepare a last will and testament, as well as other documents described in this article.  Estate planning describes what you can do now, while you are alive and well, for meeting your family’s financial needs at the time of your death or while you are incapacitated.
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When the weather conditions take a turn for the worst it is important to stay on top of weather delays and closures.Fort Detrick is committed to the safety of those who work on the installation and aims to make frequent and timely updates when severe weather conditions arise.
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SENITTA CONYERS USAG SAFETY OFFICE
As the colder weather approaches, are you prepared for the dangers winter weather can bring? Slips and falls have historically increased at Fort Detrick from December thru February, which has lead to many injuries. Fiscal year 2012 was a relatively mild winter and our slips and falls rate was way down, but the one weather-related fall resulted in 33 lost-time days.  As you can see, slips and falls can negatively affect our mission.
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05 December 2012

By 6MLMC public affairs  

For Veterans Day 2012, Soldiers of the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Detrick, Md., were privileged to visit Baltimore’s Loch Raven Veterans Affairs Community Living and Rehabilitation Center.  Seventeen members of the unit visited with patients, established community ties, and assisted with lunchtime meals.  This was an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.   

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By 6MLMC public affairs
The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, a subcommand of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, held an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony at the Fort Detrick (Md.) Community Activities Center Nov. 16.  Sgt. Maj. Jorge M. Rodriguez took up his duties as the unit’s Senior Enlisted Advisor, receiving formal recognition from Col. Michael J. Talley, 6MLMC commander.  In assuming this new role, Rodriguez replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Kelsey, who served with 6MLMC for three years.  
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