29 June 2016
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Local Brownie Troop 81500 visited Fort Detrick during Retreat on June 14. Troop Leader Gail Johnson wrote an e-mail to Fort Detrick requesting the demonstration; with the intention of giving the girls in her troop the opportunity of observing the protocol of both closing the day during Retreat, as well as watching the correct technique of folding the American flag.
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Helena Starrs, Special to The Standard
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Medical University offered a Summer CPR/First Aid Youth Course for children nine and older in Building 1520 June 6-10.

Upon completion of the 4-hour course...
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Ellen Crown, USAMMA Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate agency of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, honored the 98th graduating class of the Medical Logistics Management Internship Program June 16.

The MLMIP is a six-month program hosted at the USAMMA that strives to create strong medical logisticians.
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Maj. Katina Foxworth, Barquist Army Health Clinic
With warmer weather approaching, people get more active in the great outdoors; hiking, biking, walking and doing other “fun-in-the sun” activities.

Everyone needs to be aware that we are not the only creatures that get more active in the warmer months. Ticks are most active from April to September, and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Maryland and in the United States.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Fort Detrick celebrated the Army’s 241st Birthday June 14 on Blue and Gray Field during a ceremony that included leadership from across the installation and distinguished guests including Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 17 to mark the opening of a nearly 60,000-panel solar array, spread over 67 acres on Fort Detrick.
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28 June 2016
Office of the Commander
UPDATE 06/30/16

The outdoor pool repair is complete and it is maintaining the water level. Currently, the chemicals are being stabilized and preparations are being made to open on 1 July 2016.

For additional information and updates, please contact the Odom Fitness Center at 301-619-2498.
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15 June 2016
Fort Detrick AER Special to The Standard
Recently, Army Emergency Relief unveiled a new online assistance application that allows Soldiers to request financial assistance with ease anytime, anywhere, on any electronic device, securely within a matter of minutes. Soldier access to AER funds through this expedient and efficient new process is literally at their fingertips.
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Shanise Lewis, CYS Sports & Fitness Director
Fort Detrick Youth and School Age Services sports program held a boxing clinic on June 2 titled "Hands Up."
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Bob Craig, USAG Environmental Management Division
Unfortunately, Mosquito-borne diseases are not a new problem; with mosquitoes causing more human suffering than any other organism. It estimated that over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year, and the number of people infected with mosquito-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, bacteria and viruses) is many folds greater
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03 June 2016
Col. Robert O’Brien, USAG Fort Detrick Commander
On June 14, the United States Army is celebrating its 241st birthday, and we will honor the day with festivities in front of the post headquarters. One of the ways we will be celebrating the birthday is by bringing a tradition back to Fort Detrick, the firing of the cannon during reveille and retreat.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command welcomed Navy Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn as the new deputy commander of the USAMRMC and Fort Detrick as a ray of hope as he began his assignment at Fort Detrick during an unfortunately soggy May.



Chinn succeeds Rear Adm. Bruce Doll, who retired in December of last year.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center held their 2nd Annual Open House and Technology Demonstration May 6 at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Ilker Irmak tends to a victim during the Canadian Army’s 2016 Starlight Challenge at the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier in Quebec May 13.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Many people have heard of Rosie the Riveter and the contribution women made to the war effort at home and overseas during World War II, but one of the lesser known ways in which women helped, and served, was recently honored by the U.S. Congress.
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