28 June 2013
By Ellen Crown, MRMC Public Affairs
More than 1,000 federal civilians on post are slated to start their administrative furloughs beginning the week of July 8. Most staff members will take one day of unpaid leave per week through the end of September.
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By Alexis Underwood, Special to the Standard
  A large crowd of onlookers honored the Army’s 238 years of quality service at a Streamer Ceremony, featuring U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick commander Col. Steven Middlecamp and Command Sgt. Maj. Cassandra Redd.
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By Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs
Soldiers interacted with children at the Fort Detrick Youth Center before their scheduled performance at the Fort Detrick Odom Fitness Center on June 19. Following the show, kids had the opportunity to interact with the group and ask as many questions as they wanted about the Army and the Soldier’s lives in the Army. Questions ranged from “Do your uniforms come in pink?” to “What is the biggest blaster in the whole wide world?”
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Drinking Water Quality Report
Fort Detrick’s 2012 Drinking Water Quality Report is available for community review. The report summarizes water quality information collected by water suppliers to comply with drinking water regulations. 

In 1996, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act, which added a provision requiring all community water systems to deliver to their customers a brief annual water quality report.

 Find it at:

• The Public Affairs Office, Headquarters 810 Schreider Street, Suite 100 or call (301) 619-2060;

• The Environmental Management Office, 1546 Porter Street, 3rd Floor;

• Electronic copies delivered to the family housing units;

• Hard copies posted on public bulletin boards in barracks and tenants/organizations and;

• Hard copies available at the Post Library, 1520 Freedman Drive.

For more information call Mark Lewis, Fort Detrick Environmental Management Office, at (301) 619-3136.

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Fort Detrick Exchange Celebrates Re-Grand Opening
The Fort Detrick Exchange Store celebrated its Re-Grand Opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 20. Formerly known as AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service), the Exchange received an updated new look that includes new signage and graphics throughout the interior and exterior of the store. A new electronic gas price board has been installed along Porter Street, and within the store, there are new Snack Avenue and Power Zone areas for customers.
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14 June 2013
The 101 Days of Summer Safety campaign, beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, is an opportunity to continue the message of safety throughout all of our summer activities, such as grilling in the backyard, enjoying a day at the beach with family and friends, or taking a day trip to soak up the beautiful weather.
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Today we celebrate the 238th birthday of the United States Army. An Army established to defend the principles of freedom, a team of teams of all voluntary members, representing all traditions of American society, and sacrificing all for the defense of their Nation.
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Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage.The Army would not be the same without its Army values. Through these values, every member of the Army family can remain safe and respected. One of the programs emphasized by the Army is the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. 
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Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Commander Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick May 30.Horoho met with program experts in medical research and development, acquisition, and medical logistics management. 
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Army Family Team Building Survey
Army Community Service needs your input! Please follow the link given to take a short, 10-question survey for the Army Family Team Building Program. 

The AFTB program offers classes for those who are new to the military such as: Reading Military Acronyms and Terms; The Chain of Command; Supporting Your Child’s Education; Basic Military Benefits and Entitlements; and Introduction to FRG’s. The program also offers programs to those of you who have been married to the military for much longer and are taking on, or ready to take on, leadership roles: Personal Conflict Management, Stress Management, Leadership Styles, Building Cohesive Teams, Managing Group Conflict and many more.

By participating in this short, 10-question survey, you will be helping us to guide the program in a way that best suits you. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can begin to offer you the programs that you need.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DJYTG8H

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The members of the Fort Detrick Chapter of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club received a visible symbol of their accomplishment, with specialized t-shirts provided by the Fort Detrick branch of NYMEO.
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03 June 2013
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command joined the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, known as the NICBR
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by Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs

Do you know which holiday is the most deadly for alcohol-related automobile accidents?Independence Day. Right in the heart of summer, July 4th is the most deadly holiday due to alcohol-related car crashes.

This summer, each and every person should take the necessary precautions to ensure they remain safe during those summer activities in which they choose to participate.

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Efforts have been made to bring this giant tree back, using innovative developments in genetics and plant pathology. Founded in 1983, the American Chestnut Foundation, or TACF, is a program created to coordinate breeding efforts to create blight-resistant American chestnut trees using a genetic backcross breeding strategy, with the eventual goal of developing a more disease-resistant form of the tree and beginning its reintroduction to its native range.
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by Steven Galvan, USAISR Public Affairs

OfficerFor the first time in its 70-year history, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a medical device developed at the USAISR.

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by Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

Growing up in Baltimore, Col. Steven P. Middlecamp, the new commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick, couldn’t wait to leave the area. There was a world to explore, and he wanted to get out and discover it.

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