28 April 2011
The Army announced April 19 that Fort Detrick has been selected as the pilot base for Net Zero waste and energy initiatives as part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources.
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Dedicated NCO remembered as a hero, Soldier, and friend

9th Signal Command (Army) lost a true hero, team player, and Soldier March 24, after a short battle with stomach cancer. Staff Sgt. Luis A. Rivera-Sanchez was a member of the 114th Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, and worked in the National Gateway Center - Raven Rock as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge.

He began working at Raven Rock Mountain Complex on May 9, 2007.

His hard work, dedication, and motivation made him one of the most revered NCOs within the unit.

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19 April 2011
The contractor doing the work on the 7th Street Gate has to do one last test. We will close Veterans Gate at 7th Street Monday, 25 April, 8 p.m.-midnight.  
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14 April 2011
The Fort Detrick Alliance tours post
On April 12, the Fort Detrick Alliance, a non-profit organization facilitating "communication and understanding between Federal agencies at Fort Detrick and the community at large" joined the Fort Detrick Community for a tour of the post.
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Soldiers and civilians from across Fort Detrick gathered at the Post Chapel April 5 for a candlelight vigil to honor the strength of survivors of sexual assault, and pledged to end the crime that effects so many.
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In Janurary a team of nine 56th Signal Battalion Soldiers deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of US Army South's Integrated Advance 2011 mission, IA 11.
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“Avoiding Demonstrations and Protests”

As the weather changes from winter to spring, we can expect to see more people implementing their First Amendment right that allows peaceful demonstrations and the freedom of assembly. 

Most demonstrations are planned or announced; however, a peaceful protest can easily turn violent.You may encounter other unannounced unplanned demonstrations, marches or events especially while visiting Washington, D.C; Baltimore; Philadelphia or any other major city. 

The best guidance is to avoid them.

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Fort Detrick is a leading organization in recycling with nearly 45 45 percent of the overall waste being recycled. Do you recycle? Many people will answer this question quickly…why, yes, they say.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Czuba, 21st Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major, announced two signal Soldiers as the winners of the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition held March 7- 10, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

Sergeant. Teng Lin, a Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer for the 114th Signal Battalion, was named the NCO of the Year and Pfc. Ethan Berry, a Radio Operator-Maintainer assigned to the Forward Detachment, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas was named Soldier of the Year for the Brigade.

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About two dozen of USAG Fort Detrick's upper and middle managers from the Garrison's directorates visited here March 23 to learn about John Brown's raid and poor planning and management that led to his failed raid and subsequent execution, as well as their own leadership and communication styles.
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"Email Scams"
Hundreds of thousands of internet-based and email scams and fraudulent schemes exist online. Many are pretty obvious and easy to avoid, but many are very sophisticated and hard to spot.
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