30 September 2011
With a fanfare of bagpipe music, Fort Detrick officials celebrated the “topping out” of the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases facility Sept. 22. The ceremony is traditionally held to mark the placement of the final piece of steel in the building’s structure.
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Fort Detrick says farwell to MEDCOM during ceremony
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick held a Transition of Authority Ceremony, Sept. 30, Blue and Gray Field, marking the transition of Fort Detrick from the U.S. Army Medical Command to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin B. Stuart of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick had great news to deliver at the quarterly Senior Enlisted Meeting at the Community Activities Center Sept 7.
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Each year the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center conducts several fundraisers to support the local community. JMLFDC is a melting pot of people from all branches of the military and civilian community and we all have one thing in common, a passion for helping others.
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Employees of the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick will have the opportunity to provide input and assess how well we achieve strategic goals for Fort Detrick and the Installation Management Command Campaign Plan through an Employee Assessment scheduled for October.
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Major Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general, Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, signed the Proclamation for Army Domestic Abuse Prevention month Sept. 22.
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While most military personnel are young and fit, musculoskeletal physical training-related injuries know no age and pose a significant issue in the military. The need for fitness and the requisite physical training to maintain mission-readiness inevitably leads to training injuries.
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With a wide variety of programs and services, Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Detrick provides a plethora of activities and services to the members of Fort Detrick, whether they be active duty military, their families or DoD civilians.
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The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fort Detrick Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison, Frederick, Md, Sept. 23.
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Fort Detrick said farewell to one outstanding officer and welcomed another as Col. Bernard L. DeKoning assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Sept. 27. He replaces Col. John P. Skvorak, who is retiring from the U.S. Army after more than 25 years of active duty service.
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The Armed Forces Pest Management Board, an office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment with offices on Fort Detrick's Forest Glen Annex, recently celebrated the certification of their Monarch butterfly Waystation.
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26 September 2011
Preparing for school is important and CYS Services continues to strive to support the families as the children get ready for school and take flight to new adventures of learning.
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Did you know what happens to your solid waste?  It depends on where you live and work. If you live or work at Fort Detrick, waste materials that are not recycled are incinerated at Fort Detrick’s waste-to-energy facility.  If you work at the Forest Glen Annex, or live at the Glen Haven Housing Area, waste materials that are not recycled may be sent either to a municipal waste landfill or to the Montgomery County waste-to-energy facility.   Regardless of your location, it is important that harmful materials are kept out of the waste stream.
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On September 23, the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fort Detrick Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison, Frederick, Md.
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20 September 2011
After more than 30 years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the District of Columbia, the National Museum of Health and Medicine has completed its relocation to its new home at the Fort Detrick -- Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Md.
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