More than 250 people gathered amongst free hot dogs and various activity stations near the Balfour Beatty Community Neighborhood Center to partake in this “going away party for crime." Like many National Night Out events in the past, this year’s event was equally, if not more, engaging and informative thanks to participants, such as Balfour Beatty Community and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.
Chinn succeeds Rear Adm. Bruce Doll, who retired in December of last year.
The last Sunday of September is designated by Presidential Proclamation as Gold Star Mothers and Family Day, and Fort Detrick’s leadership gathered at the Fort Detrick Auditorium Sept. 13 to pay tribute to the deceased and to the survivors of the fallen.
U.S. Army Fort Detrick Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup passed the sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Jordan, symbolizing the relinquishing of his responsibility, July 23 at the Fort Detrick Auditorium.
Frederick Country Day Montessori and Arts School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new
natural playground June 26 in Frederick, Maryland.
Army Community Services hosted a Newcomers Orientation on Tuesday, March 17, in the Community Activities Center at Fort Detrick. This week’s event had a new feel, a new agenda and a lot of enthusiasm as current employees welcomed new employees, Soldiers and their families.
Staff Sgt. Shaun Morand, with the U.S. Army Research
Institute of Environmental Medicine, and Spc. Matthew Winans, assigned to the
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, were named U.S. Army Medical Research
and Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition Non-commissioned Officer and
Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony Feb. 6.
Calling all Soldiers leaving the Army: The community wants you!
Whether leaving the Army after a one-year mobilization or
after 20 years of service, Soldiers have access to numerous resources to help
smooth their potentially challenging transition from active duty to civilian
life. The two worlds maintain several differences in areas like culture,
management, career paths and communications styles, so the transition can prove
Soldiers have a unique opportunity when they decide they are ready to separate from the Army, whether after a one-year mobilization or after 20 years of service. Transitioning from active duty to civilian life signifies a career change few other capacities facilitate. To support Soldiers’ success in this inevitable endeavor, the Army provides resources through the Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Army Career and Alumni Program.
Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein became the 26th
commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort
Detrick in a change of command ceremony on the Blue and Gray field Sept. 16.
Members of the Better Opportunities for Single
Soldiers program participated in whitewater rafting and a zip line canopy tour
Sept. 11 in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.
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.
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command 2014 Best Warrior Competition came to an end on Apr. 3, after seven days of challenging and physically taxing Soldier-specific tasks. The week-long competition provides special recognition to those USAMRMC Soldiers demonstrating outstanding military achievement; recognizing those individuals who best represent not only U.S. Army Medical Command values, but also Army values as a whole.
Twelve competitors arrived from across the globe to compete in the 2014 USAMRMC Best Warrior Competition -- each prepared to be both physically and mentally tested.
Relationships are like roller coasters, they are constantly up and down. Dr. Pat Love, family and marriage therapist, came to Fort Detrick Dec. 6, and offered advice and tips to couples on how to communicate effectively and enjoy the ride.
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command named its top Retention Non-Commissioned officer of the Year for 2013. Staff Sgt. Floretta G. Sample, a respiratory specialist (68V) at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center, was selected for this honor from among eight other retention NCOs from USAMRMC subordinate commands.
Fort Detrick service members and civilian workers gathered in the Community Activities Center with their families to celebrate the annual Christmas tree lighting, Dec. 6.
Leonard A. Smith, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award Nov. 18 in a Pentagon ceremony. The recognition is the highest award given by the Secretary of Defense to career employees.
Smith, an internationally recognized expert on botulinum neurotoxins and ricin toxin, serves as the Senior Research Scientist for Medical Countermeasures Technology, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and as the Acting Scientific Director for USAMRIID. He has over 30 years of service to the Institute.
U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Soldiers participated in a “Salute to Our Veterans” Nov. 13 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Fort Detrick's Family Advocacy Program helped raise awareness of domestic violence by hosting two information sessions dedicated to curbing abuse at the Community Activities Center Oct. 30, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Sessions were split into a morning session presided over by U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Commanding General Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., and an afternoon gathering presided over by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Steven P. Middlecamp. Both sessions included the reading of a signed proclamation affirming Fort Detrick's commitment to preventing abuse, an overview of FAP services, and a special presentation given by a spousal abuse survivor.
The Fort Detrick Child Development Center recertified its accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children Sept. 26. Accreditation distinguishes the CDC from other early childhood programs by demonstrating the center’s commitment to a higher, more stringent standard in teaching and caring for its children.
MRMC bade farewell to Ellen Strock, a valued and long-standing member of its family, who retired from civilian service, and her position as Executive Secretary to the Commanding General, Sept. 30.
Of her retirement Strock said, “and so begins the adventure!”
Strock began her civil service career at the Naval Air Rework Facility, Cherry Point, N.C., in 1981. She transferred to Fort Ritchie, Md., in 1988, when her husband, Richard Strock, retired from the Marine Corps. At Fort Ritchie, Strock worked for more than a decade fulfilling a number of roles including supporting the Inspector General’s office as well as serving as secretary to the deputy commander.
Fort Detrick’s Barquist Army Health Clinic Staff (BAHC) kicked off the 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Immunization Program Oct. 7.
Active duty military may receive their vaccines Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 at various locations through Fort Detrick (see full schedule below).
TRICARE beneficiaries can get their vaccines Oct 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center.
DoD civilians may receive their flu vaccines at the Odom Fitness Center Oct. 15 -Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine: Warrior Restoration Consortium, under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Medical Service, the Office of Research and Development - Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
By Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho
Having been on active duty for 34 years, I have institutional knowledge of, and great personal experience in, this grand profession we call the United States Army. Having been the Fort Detrick Installation Commander for six months now, I also feel an increasing comfort in the various activities here on post.
By the CDMRP PHS Officers
Although a U.S. Army post, Fort Detrick is no stranger to Air Force, Marines and Navy personnel but one service you may not recognize is the U.S. Public Health Service. Officers in the PHS are assigned throughout Fort Detrick at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the Barquist Army Health Clinic, the National Center for Medical Intelligence, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, just to name a few locations
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recently implemented a program to ensure family members of fallen soldiers have easier access to Army installations. In the Spring 2013, several Army installations began issuing a standardized Gold Star Installation Access Card to parents and siblings of deceased active duty soldiers to allow unescorted access to an installation and provided reserved parking, so they are able to receive services and support. These cards are now available at Fort Detrick and will be issued to family members who are entitled to receive the Gold Star Lapel Button or the Gold Star Next of Kin Lapel Button.
The issue of installation access was raised to the Department of the Army level through the Army Family Action Plan program, which provides a grassroots forum for members of the Army community to raise quality of life concerns.
The card was created in response to this feedback after reaching the highest levels of Army leadership. In addition to providing access to all Army installations, the new identification card also serves as a small way of paying tribute to surviving family members.
Currently the Department of Defense Physical Access Control Policy requires everyone seeking entrance to a military Installation to stop at the gate and present a government issued photo identification. A Gold Star Installation Access Card, which is good for two years, will serve as local access credentials in accordance with DoD Security Standards. It is intended solely for recognition and access purposes - it does not grant additional entitlements or privileges (such as Post Exchange or Commissary) that one is not already authorized. The card also cannot be used for the Trusted Traveler Program and may not be accepted at Navy, Marine, or Air Force bases.
For more information on this program please contact our Survivor Outreach Services Cat 301-619-2197.
Growing up in Baltimore, Col. Steven P. Middlecamp, the new commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick, couldn’t wait to leave the area. There was a world to explore, and he wanted to get out and discover it.
By Melissa Brachfeld Public Affairs Specialist, National Museum of Health and Medicine
By 1863, the Civil War had been raging on for two long years, with significant casualties on both sides of the conflict. The year would see the battles of Chancellorsville and Chattanooga, among many others. It also brought the Battle of Gettysburg – one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War.
By J. Ellen Crown, USAMRMC Deputy PAO
In life, there are many moments that pass you by. Then there are the ones that change you.
By: Shannon Bishop
USAG Public Affairs
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a federal holiday for each one of the American presidents’ birthdays? There would be 44 federal holidays, just for birthdays—not to mention the other holidays such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works—there is one holiday to recognize all 44 presidents of the United States, which we know as Presidents’ Day.
and Chelsea Bauckman, USAMRMC Public Affairs specialist
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick changed command Jan. 11, with Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman turning the reins over to Brig. Gen. (promotable) Joseph Caravalho Jr., in a ceremony at the Odom Fitness Center.
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex has two new ways of communicating with the workforce on social media, keeping the community informed about weather related delays or closings, community information and easier communication from leadership.
The Fort Detrick Tax Center opens January 28 to assist eligible taxpayers with filing both federal and state income tax returns. Active members of the armed forces-including mobilized reservists, military retirees, and eligible family members are able to receive assistance with their income tax needs.
Soldier, doctor, teacher, leader, commander, husband, father, grandfather…
Looking at a photo of a silver-haired man in a blue jumpsuit, standing next to a bright orange racecar, I get the feeling that retirement for some may not mean the same as it does for others.
"That’s me," says Dr. Donald Caldwell, Deputy Principal Assistant for Acquisition serving the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, Md.
Sgt. Aidaliza Pantoja, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters Company, graduated from Warrior Leader Course class #002-13, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Nov. 18.
As the Combined Federal Campaign season comes to a close in the upcoming weeks, let’s take a moment to thank those who have been instrumental in the success of another year of campaigning for local and international charities.
The annual Service Members Thanksgiving Holiday Meal was held at the Fort Detrick Community Activities Center Nov. 21. More than 40 volunteers prepared, set up, served, boxed meals, and assisted with cleanup. The CAC was decorated in a Thanksgiving theme and had fifteen tables full of various foods and beverages for all to enjoy. Senior military personnel and civilians served a traditional Thanksgiving feast to approximately 225 single Service Members and their guests, on-duty military and civilians, emergency responders, and volunteers. A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered their time and effort at the event.
The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs (for example, marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths. Drunk driving accidents account for 31 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, and thousands of drivers and passengers lose their lives each year because of drunk and drugged driving.
The holiday season is upon us and for some it means the stress and anxiety of battling last minute crowds at the mall, frantically cleaning for visiting in-laws and agonizing over preparing the perfect holiday meal.
The Fort Detrick USAG Installation Safety Management Office will be offering a Hazard Communication "Train the Trainer" course on December, 18 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Bldg. 1520, Classroom 7.
A Fort Detrick Soldier enjoys one of the thirty six vendors at the annual Family and MWR craft show in the Odom Fitness Center on November 28, 2012. The craft show hosted various vendors from fresh pickles to jewelry and glass wares, the show will be held in May 2013.
The State of Louisiana will hold a Runoff Election in the 3rd Congressional district to decide between Republican incumbent Jeff Landry and Charles Boustany Jr. on Saturday, December 8, 2012. The 3rd Congressional district consists of southwest Louisiana and contains the cities of Chalmette, Gonzales, Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, and New Iberia.
By 6MLMC public affairs
For Veterans Day 2012, Soldiers of the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Detrick, Md., were privileged to visit Baltimore’s Loch Raven Veterans Affairs Community Living and Rehabilitation Center. Seventeen members of the unit visited with patients, established community ties, and assisted with lunchtime meals. This was an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.
By: Sheniqua Bush, EEO Office
Approximately 250 Soldiers and employees gathered at the Fort Detrick (Md.) Community Activities Center to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 13. This year’s theme was “Diversity United – Building America’s Future Today.”
By Julius L. Evans, Naval Medical Logistics Command Public Affairs Naval Medical Logistics
Command, Navy medicine’s Center of Logistics Expertise, promoted four individuals in September at its headquarters located at Fort Detrick, Md.
By Col. Mitchell Brew
Commander Barquist Army Health Clinic
Flu season in the U.S. runs from October through May.
Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
What is influenza?
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines (the flu shot and the nasal-spray flu vaccine) cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The upcoming season's flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus.
Why get a flu shot?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. History has shown us that influenza can be epidemic and deadly, but fortunately with the advent of the flu shot incidence of death has decreased. Immunizations are really the best protection against the flu and have saved more lives than any other medical measure in history. These preventive efforts have also saved billions of dollars in related healthcare costs and total societal costs. Morbidity from all vaccine-preventable diseases has fallen 90 percent or more for most diseases since the 20th century.
Where can you get your flu vaccination?
Barquist Army Health Clinic will hold influenza vaccinations for active duty Oct. 1-5 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center, Bldg. 1507. DOD Civilians and eligible Military Beneficiaries can receive their vaccinations from Oct. 9-11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Nov. 5-6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center, Bldg 1507. After this time, the vaccine will be available at Barquist’s immunization clinic. Please call for more information.
Beneficiaries may seek out other TRICARE-authorized providers or visit participating pharmacies, if needed. Active duty military, DOD civilians and eligible military beneficiaries can receive the flu vaccination at no cost.
By USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick held a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise Sept. 7, testing Fort Detrick's ability to respond to a crisis situation.
By: Ray Wharton, DPTMS
When the sun rose in the sky eleven years ago today, it was a peaceful September morning, bright blue skies, with puffy white clouds, and the smell of fall was in the air, much like this morning. By the time it set nearly 3,000 people were gone. The most lives lost on American soil in a single day since the battle of Antietam 150 years ago.
By: Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC Public Affairs
This past June, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command welcomed a new deputy commander to its team, Capt. Keith A. Syring of the U.S. Navy. Syring is the second naval officer to serve in this role, taking the baton from recently retired Navy Capt. J. Christopher Daniel. While an Army command, the USAMRMC is supported by the Navy and U.S. Air Force in its effort to create and deliver medical information and products for warfighting families throughout the world.
By Chaplain Lt. Col. Carol Highsmith
All of our lives have been impacted by the terrible events of September 11th, 2001. It has been 11 years since that terrible day in history. How has your life changed? I thought it would be interesting to spend some time at the PX, Commissary, and Library and talk to people and learn from them. Their comments were very interesting and insightful.
By: Julius Evans, NMLC Public Affairs
NMLC Donates Supplies to Frederick Elementary School Story and photo by Julius L. Evans, NMLC Public Affairs Officer Naval Medical Logistics Command, the center of logistics expertise for Navy Medicine, today collected more than $500 in school supplies that will be donated to a local elementary school.
By Shannon Bishop USAG Public Affairs
In an effort to educate a group of teachers from the Harrisburg area about military life, the Fort Detrick Army Garrison hosted a two-day tour, Aug. 21-22, showing the group there is more to the military than being deployed.
By: Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On average, the Identification Card office at Fort Detrick, Md. assists between 200 and 220 customers per week, which includes military personnel and their families, civilian workers, and contractors. While these numbers may not mean much to the general public, this actually is quite an accomplishment.
By: Melissa Miller, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, located in Silver Spring, Md., is one of the largest and most diverse biomedical research laboratories within the entire Department of Defense. For more than 60 years, WRAIR scientists have sought to understand, prevent, and treat the myriad of threats to Soldier health and performance. WRAIR also has overseas laboratories, including the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe, established in Germany in 1977.
By Pam Tucker Army Community Service
The dresses were lovely hanging in multi-hued groups on the racks: short, long, sparkly, refined, playful, and all colors of the rainbow.
By Patricia Harris, CLEOS Fort Detrick-Forest Glen
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) located at Fredrick and Forest Glen partnered with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to provided theatrical training to school age children from 1st to 5th grade. This joint effort gave the children an opportunity to enrich minds through performing arts, during the week of July 9-13, 2012.
By Chelsea Bauckman
Fort Detrick, in conjunction with the City of Frederick, hosted Fort Detrick Day at Baker Park on Sunday, August 22. Several hundred residents visited the outdoor event and took part in the displays and activities. Mission partners, such as the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Agency, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, the National Museum of Health and Medicine as well as other community groups hosted experiments, games, and demonstrations highlighting the work that takes place on Fort Detrick.
By: Shannon Bishop USAG Public Affairs
Increasingly, all over the U.S., more people are learning about the catastrophic effects of designer drugs. Designer drugs, despite what many believe, are not safe.
By: Lori DeBernardis TATRC Public Affairs
Col. Ron K. Poropatich retires after 34 years in the Army.
Submitted by: EEO Office
Disability hiring initiatives are ongoing as federal agencies work to meet the President's challenge to hire 100,000 people with disabilities over the next five years.
By: Holly Dague, USAMRMC Strategic Partnerships Office
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (better known as GEMS) program has begun for the summer of 2012.
By Shannon Bishop USAG PAO
The 16th Annual Take Your Child to Work Day event took place on July 18th. The event was organized by the Frederick National Laboratory Cancer Research Institute and included activities sponsored by Fort Detrick, tenants and mission partners.
By: Nick Minecci USAG Public Affairs
Almost 100 Noncommissioned Officers from across Fort Detrick gathered at the Balfour Beatty Community Center June 22 for an NCO Call.
Submitted by: Naval Medical Logistics Command
Naval Medical Logistics Command won the 2011 Admiral Stan Arthur Joint Logistics Team of the Year award.
By: Melissa Miller, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command will say a temporary "goodbye" to Clifford Wendel, director of the USAMRMC Surety, Safety and Environmental Office July 1. He will leave for a one-year deployment to Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan and become a member of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce.
By: Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC Public Affairs
After serving nearly three decades in the U.S. Navy, Capt. J. Christopher Daniel, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, retired from service during a ceremony held at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Md. June 19.
By: Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC Public Affairs
After three decades as an officer with the U.S. Army, Col. Harry F. Slife, Jr. retired from service during a retreat ceremony held in front of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters, Fort Detrick, Md. June 21.
Here are some strategies to try, and you can add your own at the end. Check off perhaps two or three to try in the next week or two. Then click List my choices, at http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/strategies/tipstotry.asp and, where you can print or email them to yourself.
- Keep track. Keep track of how much you drink. Find a way that works for you, carry drinking tracker cards in your wallet, make check marks on a kitchen calendar, or enter notes in a mobile phone notepad or personal digital assistant. Making note of each drink before you drink it may help you slow down when needed.
- Count and measure. Know the standard drink sizes so you can count your drinks accurately. Measure drinks at home. Away from home, it can be hard to keep track, especially with mixed drinks, and at times, you may be getting more alcohol than you think. With wine, you may need to ask the host or server not to "top off" a partially filled glass.
- Set goals. Decide how many days a week you want to drink and how many drinks you'll have on those days. It's a good idea to have some days when you don't drink. Drinkers with the lowest rates of alcohol use disorders stay within the low-risk limits.
- Pace and space. When you do drink, pace yourself. Sip slowly. Have no more than one standard drink with alcohol per hour. Have "drink spacers"—make every other drink a non-alcoholic one, such as water, soda, or juice.
- Include food. Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat some food so the alcohol will be absorbed into your system more slowly.
- Find alternatives. If drinking has occupied a lot of your time, then fill free time by developing new, healthy activities, hobbies, and relationships, or renewing ones you've missed. If you have counted on alcohol to be more comfortable in social situations, manage moods, or cope with problems, then seek other, healthy ways to deal with those areas of your life.
- Avoid "triggers." What triggers your urge to drink? If certain people or places make you drink even when you don't want to, try to avoid them. If certain activities, times of day, or feelings trigger the urge, plan something else to do instead of drinking. If drinking at home is a problem, keep little or no alcohol there.
- Plan to handle urges. When you cannot avoid a trigger and an urge hits, consider these options: Remind yourself of your reasons for changing (it can help to carry them in writing or store them in an electronic message you can access easily). Or talk things through with someone you trust. Or get involved with a healthy, distracting activity, such as physical exercise or a hobby that doesn't involve drinking. Or, instead of fighting the feeling, accept it and ride it out without giving in, knowing that it will soon crest like a wave and pass. Also, see the short module to help you handle urges to drink.
- Know your "no." You're likely to be offered a drink at times when you don't want one. Have a polite, convincing "no, thanks" ready. The faster you can say no to these offers, the less likely you are to give in. If you hesitate, it allows you time to think of excuses to go along. Also, see the short module to help you build drink refusal skills.
Whatever strategies you choose, give them a fair trial. If one approach doesn't work, try something else. But if you haven't made progress in cutting down after 2 to 3 months, consider quitting drinking altogether, seeking professional help, or both.
Brought to you by The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and Army Substance Abuse Program, Fort Detrick
What is it?
In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
9th Signal Command (Army) lost a true hero, team player, and Soldier March 24, after a short battle with stomach cancer. Staff Sgt. Luis A. Rivera-Sanchez was a member of the 114th Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, and worked in the National Gateway Center - Raven Rock as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge.
He began working at Raven Rock Mountain Complex on May 9, 2007.
His hard work, dedication, and motivation made him one of the most revered NCOs within the unit.
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Czuba, 21st Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major, announced two signal Soldiers as the winners of the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition held March 7- 10, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
Sergeant. Teng Lin, a Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer for the 114th Signal Battalion, was named the NCO of the Year and Pfc. Ethan Berry, a Radio Operator-Maintainer assigned to the Forward Detachment, 56th Signal Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas was named Soldier of the Year for the Brigade.