24 August 2011
September 11, 2001 effected many people in different ways, but the dedication to duty, honor, and country displayed by the military and emergency first responders has been memorialized a number of ways by the American public.
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This summer, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense broadened its tradition of encouraging the scientific endeavors of students by welcoming children from the Army Educational Outreach Program called Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science.
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Children from Fort Detrick and the surrounding Frederick community came together to learn about Jesus and to enjoy a break from their normal summer routine at the Fort Detrick Chapel for Vacation Bible School, Aug. 8-12.
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Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success
The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career. That is why the Army provides the Army Career and Alumni Program and is working to make ACAP even more effective.ACAP delivers transition and job assistance services to Soldiers to support them in making informed career decisions.
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When Dr. Kathleen ("Kat") Cashman heard the title of the best overall scientific poster at the DNA Vaccine Congress announced in San Diego last month, her first reaction was surprise.

"I thought, wow-someone else has a poster about Lassa fever virus, too!" says Cashman with a laugh. Of course, it was her poster's title being read aloud-and Cashman, upon hearing her name, realized that she had captured the prestigious Hilleman Award, given annually in memory of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, who developed 8 of the 14 vaccines currently used in routine childhood immunizations.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Pre-hospital care is a key topic of the 2011 Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care Conference here. The sessions taking place here will expand upon the importance of this subject by using data collected in the field as well as lessons learned to help shape recommendations for future treatment.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hemorrhage is the leading cause of battlefield death; however, the implementation of Massive Transfusion and Thawed Plasma programs has the ability to greatly increase survival rates.Combined these two programs are a medical force and have a significant impact on survival.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Military and civilian medicine have learned a great deal from each other, sharing medical products, techniques, and concepts but current research states that additional training is still needed to better understand the most effective methods as well as how and when to administer those methods.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - This week the top contributors to military medicine came together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of combat casualty care at the 2011 Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care conference.
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17 August 2011
Fort Detrick and U.S. EPA finalize Federal Facilities Agreement

Fort Detrick and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Federal Facilities Agreement August 5.    

The document was agreed upon by both parties earlier this year and sent to the public for comment January 4 through February 18.  Four comments were submitted to the EPA for this agreement.  

The Federal Facilities Agreement sets the framework for how the two agencies will interact and cooperate throughout the remediation activities at Fort Detrick.

Questions should sent to the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office at (301) 619-2018 or via email at usagpao@amedd.army.mil
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Fort Detrick Seeks Public Comment on Net Zero Environmental Assessment

Fort Detrick has publicly released an Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public comment period active now through Sept. 8.   The Installation is encouraging any and all comments or questions that could make enhance efficiency or renewable concepts to assist in Net Zero Energy Initiatives.  To read the Assessment please go to: NET_ZERO_ENERGY_INITIATIVE_PEA_26JUL2011.pdf

Any comments, suggestions or questions should be directed to the U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Office at: (301) 619-2018 or email usagpao@amedd.army.mil

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04 August 2011
The Fort Detrick community came out Aug. 2 to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out, hosted by the Fort Detrick Police.
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As of July 20 the Fort Detrick Thrift Shop is able to process credit card purchases.
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"Change Is In The Air"
In my short time here, I have come to appreciate and love everything that is Fort Detrick and the Frederick Community. This installation is small in size but a giant in its contributions to the Army's mission.
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FORT DETRICK, Md. - The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center held a change of command ceremony, as Col. Michael Ryan turned over the reins to Col. Michael Talley July 28 at Fort Detrick.

The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center held a change of command ceremony, as Col. Michael Ryan turned over the reins to Col. Michael Talley July 28 at Fort Detrick.he 6th Medical Logistics Medical Center is a small, multi-component unit providing Class VIII commodity and medical maintenance, linking theater requirements with sourcing and distribution systems to ensure that medical supplies and equipment get into theater. The unit deploys forward teams into theater, while the base operates from stateside. The unit is the Army's only deployable medical materiel management center worldwide, supporting the warfighter anywhere, anytime.

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month
It's "Antiterrorism Awareness Month" for the United States Army and you may be asking yourself what that means for people who work at Fort Detrick, Forest Glen, and the rest of our community. It means installation and unit Antiterrorism Officers will be preparing you for long-term success to guard against possible terrorist attacks against our soldiers, civilians, family members, and installations. We use this month to instill heightened awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect Army critical resources from acts of terrorism.
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The Fort Detrick Health Clinic is partnering with Commanders to improve medical readiness through the implementation of a Medical Management Center whose goal is to reduce the number of medically non-ready Soldiers at Fort Detrick.
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03 August 2011
Food items and non perishable goods will be collected at a variety of locations on post from now through August 31, 2011 as part of the nationwide, government Feds Feed Families program.The Feds Feed Families program is in its third year, serving local communities as part of the United We Serve Act signed by President Obama in 2009.
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Colonel Allan J. Darden, Sr. became the 39th United States Army Garrison Fort Detrick commander July 15 during a ceremony on Blue and Gray Field, succeeding Col. Judith D. Robinson as the Garrison commander.
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I want to say 'thank you' to all of you for making Freda and I feel welcome here at Fort Detrick. It was a joy to speak with some of you at the change of command ceremony last week and I look forward to meeting everyone here and at Forest Glen.
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Fort Detrick Night with the Frederick Keys
Harry Grove Stadium was buzzing with excitement July 7 as the Frederick Keys took on the Potomac Nationals for Fort Detrick Night.
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The Installation Safety Management Office is on a quest to catch and recognize those personnel they spot working safely. Too often the only times employees are addressed in regards to safety on the job is when they are not following safety rules or working in an unsafe manner.The US Army Garrison workforce was instrumental in the US Army Garrison being recognized as a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site.
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The Chemical Biological Medical Systems hosted a change of charter ceremony July 14, when Lt. Col. David Hammer assumed command of the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program from Lt. Col. Philip Smith.
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The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick welcomes Mr. William J. Crane as the Garrison Manager for the Forest Glen Annex, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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