04 October 2013
by Capt. Mark T. Anderson, Co. A, 53rd Signal Battalion Commander

International partners from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, joined United States representatives of Company A, 53rd Signal Battalion, at the Alpha Company Global Satellite Center on Fort Detrick, Sept. 23, to discuss a memorandum of understanding between the international partners related to global satellite communications.

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14 June 2013
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.


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22 April 2013
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. Each year, the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy celebrate Earth Day at approximately 200 major commands, installations and organizations in the continental United States and around the world.
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Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Spring Clean Up 2013 is scheduled from April 22 to May 3. All Tenants and Mission Partners are required to participate in Spring Clean Up 2013. Building Managers for Tenants and Mission Partners can call (301) 619-2603 or (301) 619-2503 for more information on Spring Clean Up 2013.
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24 July 2012

By: Shannon Bishop USAG Public Affairs  

The annual Go Green Energy Conference hosted by Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett provided practical ways for people to save money use less energy and help the country transition to domestic, cleaner, and renewable energy sources on July 9 at the Frederick County Fair Grounds.

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24 April 2012
Fort Detrick celebrated Earth Day with food, fun, games and the planting of an American Chestnut tree at the Community Activities Center, April 5.
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20 January 2012
Would you like to start your New Year off by saving money, helping the environment, and reducing traffic and parking congestion? You can also decrease your stress levels and make local roads safer to travel. You can do all of this and more by diving in to the Pool. The Fort Detrick Van Pool Commuter program that is.
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19 January 2012
A newly constructed, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-eligible building opened on Fort Detrick to serve as the headquarters for the Chemical Biological Medical Systems Joint Project Management Office and elements of the Naval Medical Research Center. The facility, which was celebrated in a ribbon cutting ceremony in Dec., is the newest LEED-eligible building constructed on Fort Detrick.
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What is the NICBR?
It is hard to miss the cranes, construction, and congestion as we arrive at Fort Detrick to start a new work day. The construction of four new laboratory and research facilities within the National Interagency Biodefense Campus has been quite apparent. However, what is not as visible is the foresight and progress made by seven Federal agencies in building a partnership and collaborative environment here at Fort Detrick known as the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research.
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12 December 2011
...the Fort Detrick Vanpool that is!
The Fort Detrick Van Pool program was started just over one year ago and the participation has increased significantly in that time from one van to fifteen vans and five riders to 105 happy riders.  Vanpools now operate Monday thru Friday from the following locations: Waynesboro, Greencastle, Boonsboro, Chambersburg, Emmitsburg, Hagerstown and Martinsburg, WV.
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30 September 2011
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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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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26 September 2011
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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15 June 2011

FORT DETRICK, Md. - Army leaders met here for day one of the first Net Zero Workshop, June 14.  The three-day conference brings together leaders from over 20 installations chosen by the Army to discuss sustainability practices and share information to better reduce energy and water usage as well as the amount of waste created.  

As part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources, net zero installations will consume only as much energy or water as they produce and eliminate solid waste to landfills. Instead of thinking about today, thinking about 50 years from now when our children and their families are here.

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FORT DETRICK, Md. – Representatives from US Army Garrisons around the world continued the second day of the inaugural US Army Net Zero Workshop here with in-depth presentations and discussions about the best way to reach the goal of being net zero.
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11 May 2011

Fort Detrick and Frederick County, Md. partnered to host a regional Sustainability Conference May 2.  The meeting was the first in what is planned to be a long-ranging coalition to foster comprehensive sustainability practices throughout local and federal government, local academia, health care providers, and community businesses of all sizes.

Fort Detrick’s sustainability efforts of empowering employees through its Sustainable Strategic Plan have already moved beyond the traditional environmental areas of sustainability to include a comprehensive approach to business and life activities.

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28 April 2011
The Army announced April 19 that Fort Detrick has been selected as the pilot base for Net Zero waste and energy initiatives as part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources.
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28 January 2011
Col. Judith Robinson, Fort Detrick garrison commander, was recognized at the sixth annual Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building, sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council Thursday with The Leadership and Innovator Award for Government Leading by Example.
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