“I’d love to. I want to inspire others and let them know anything is possible,” said Lt. Danielle Cardwell, supervisor for the Department of the Army Security Guards within the Directorate of Emergency Services when approached about being featured in an article.
Fort Detrick employees commemorated the 94th
anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement by attending an event for Women’s
Equality Day, Aug. 26.
You are helping to reduce suicides in the Army.
Soldiers at every rank continue to make efforts to help their buddies who might be struggling with thoughts of hurting themselves. We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.
Before doors opened at Whittier Elementary, Aug. 25, Fort Detrick Soldiers raised the school’s new U.S. flag and heard words of encouragement from U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup.
In fiscal year 2014, 29 Army motorcycle fatalities have occurred through Aug. 20, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Three of those fatalities were U.S. Army Medical Command Soldiers during a three-week period in May and June 2014. After the MEDCOM safety director learned of the fatality trends, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command chief of staff learned of the areas for improvement in current motorcycle mentorship programs, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director Col. Daniel Kral was selected as the USAMRMC’s first senior motorcycle mentor.
Members of the Fort Detrick and Frederick
communities played golf with service members July 21 at the Black Rock Golf
Course in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Every Tuesday since January, the U.S. Army
Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Col. Todd Rasmussen commutes from his
New Market home to the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to donate his
time as a vascular surgeon.
Fort Detrick started as a small municipal
airport established at Frederick, Maryland in 1929. Originally called Frederick
Air Field, it was renamed Detrick Field in honor of Squadron Flight Surgeon
Maj. Frederick L. Detrick, a native of New Market, Maryland. Detrick was born
in 1889, served in France during World War I, and died in 1931.