02 February 2017
Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID Public Affairs
Sgt. Maj. Dietrek G. Louis, sergeant major of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, was recently selected for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Graduate Fellowship at Pennsylvania State University.
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08 August 2016
By Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Fort Detrick residents, both young and old, enjoyed a relaxing evening full of education and fun at National Night Out – an event tailored towards raising awareness about crime and drug prevention through community engagement.



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.
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03 June 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command welcomed Navy Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn as the new deputy commander of the USAMRMC and Fort Detrick as a ray of hope as he began his assignment at Fort Detrick during an unfortunately soggy May.



Chinn succeeds Rear Adm. Bruce Doll, who retired in December of last year.
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08 January 2016
By: Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Under gray skies and a chill in the air, the Fort Detrick community gathered on Blue and Grey Field Dec. 3 for the annual installation holiday tree lighting. The Frederick High School choir, under the direction of Ken Lewis, serenaded those who gathered with songs from the holiday season; followed by remarks from U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Bob O’Brien.
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05 January 2016
By Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID Public Affairs
Three local gymnasts recently returned from The Netherlands, where they spent Thanksgiving break competing in the Breda Open Acro Cup Nov. 28-29. My daughter, Sydney, was one of them. Despite worldwide concerns about travel, and my family’s worries about our flight into Brussels, we made the trip—and I’m so glad that we did. Not only did the girls come home with three medals, they had an amazing experience they will remember for a lifetime.
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09 October 2015
By: Nick Minecci USAG Public Affairs

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.

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28 July 2015
By Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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By Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs

Frederick Country Day Montessori and Arts School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new
natural playground June 26 in Frederick, Maryland.

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15 May 2015
By Ellen Crown, USAMRMC Public Affairs, and David Moore, U.S. Army Support
Forty-six Soldiers received the Expert Field Medical Badge at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey April 27, culminating the one-week competition organized by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the Public Health Command and the Northern Regional Medical Command.
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27 March 2015
By Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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26 February 2015
By Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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21 November 2014
By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs

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 difficult.

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06 November 2014
By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs, and, Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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09 October 2014
By Melissa Myers, USAMRMC Public Affairs

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.

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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.

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17 September 2014
By Capt. Donell L. Barnett, U.S. Army Public Health Command

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.

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23 April 2014
By Melissa Myers, USAMRMC Public Affairs

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.

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17 December 2013
By Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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By Steven Galavan

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.

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By Sidney Hinds, Special Contributor to the Standard

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.

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03 December 2013
By Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID Public Affairs

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.

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02 December 2013
By: Tarah Schafer, Special to The Standard
   Fort Detrick’s School Age Center earned accreditation with the Council on Accreditation Oct. 25, recognizing the center’s commitment to providing a safe and academically challenging environment for school-age children.
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By: Capt. Seungho Kang, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center:
  Soldiers of the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center traveled to the Pentagon as part of a professional development program Nov. 14.
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By Ellen Crown, USAMRMC PAO

U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Soldiers participated in a “Salute to Our Veterans” Nov. 13 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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19 November 2013

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.

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21 October 2013
Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC Public Affairs

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.

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By: Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC Public Affairs

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.

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18 October 2013
By: Jennifer Benson, USAG PAO
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in American women. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, it is estimated that this year in the United States, some 233,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease, and approximately 40,000 will die of it. If detected early, treatment can save thousands of lives.
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By: Sidney Hinds, Special Contributor to the Standard
Fort Detrick service members gathered in front of Bldg. 810 Oct. 4 for a 3-mile run to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
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08 October 2013
By Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC PAO

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.  

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04 October 2013
by Carey Phillips, USAMMDA PAO

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.

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12 September 2013
by George Roper, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security
As social networking becomes an integral part of our everyday lives, there are security risks that users should be aware of so they can take proper precautions. Whether you are using social media for social or business purposes, the fundamental idea behind the networking is to meet and connect to people you already know.
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10 September 2013
By Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
On Aug. 29, Fort Detrick hosted a 50-year commemoration of the Direct Communications Link, more widely known as the Washington-Moscow Hotline at the Community Activities Center.
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27 August 2013
By Alexis Underwood, Special to the Standard
The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program hosted the Fort Detrick annual career fair, held at the Community Support Center July 31.  
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By Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
New beginnings are in the immediate future for one Fort Detrick employee.  Emonte Hill, who has worked in the Child Development Center at Fort Detrick for the past three years, was recently selected as the men’s basketball head coach for Frederick Community College. 
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26 July 2013

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.

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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

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11 July 2013
Fort Detrick Improves Installation Access for Gold Star Families

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.

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28 June 2013
By Ellen Crown, MRMC Public Affairs
More than 1,000 federal civilians on post are slated to start their administrative furloughs beginning the week of July 8. Most staff members will take one day of unpaid leave per week through the end of September.
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By Alexis Underwood, Special to the Standard
  A large crowd of onlookers honored the Army’s 238 years of quality service at a Streamer Ceremony, featuring U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick commander Col. Steven Middlecamp and Command Sgt. Maj. Cassandra Redd.
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By Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs
Soldiers interacted with children at the Fort Detrick Youth Center before their scheduled performance at the Fort Detrick Odom Fitness Center on June 19. Following the show, kids had the opportunity to interact with the group and ask as many questions as they wanted about the Army and the Soldier’s lives in the Army. Questions ranged from “Do your uniforms come in pink?” to “What is the biggest blaster in the whole wide world?”
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14 June 2013
Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage.The Army would not be the same without its Army values. Through these values, every member of the Army family can remain safe and respected. One of the programs emphasized by the Army is the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. 
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03 June 2013
by Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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12 February 2013
Citizens from across the Frederick community gathered at the Weinberg Center for the Arts here, Jan. 27, for a matinee performance from the United States Army Field Band.
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Dr. Barbara Terry-Koroma, program manager at the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, passed away January 23, 2013. 
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As USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Commander Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr. stood in front of a crowd Jan. 24, he spoke openly about why he had asked everyone to gather.
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05 February 2013
Scientists from the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research recently presented findings on cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics research.
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29 January 2013

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.

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General talks about why he became a doctor

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.  

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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.

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Fort Detrick’s Right Arm Night, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was hosted at the Community Activities Center Jan. 17.  
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25 January 2013
By J. Ellen Crown, USAMRMC Deputy PAO,
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.

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17 January 2013
By: Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

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.

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By: Brett Conyers, Legal Assistance Attorney

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.

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15 January 2013
By Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC public affairs

Soldier, doctor, teacher, leader, commander, husband, father, grandfather…

Soldier.

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28 December 2012
By Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC public affairs

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.

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USAMRMC public affairs

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.

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07 December 2012
Shannon Bishop USAG PAO

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.

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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.

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Beth Ann Cameron Health Educator, U.S. Army Public Health Command

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.

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Amy Cowell Program Evaluator, U.S. Army Public Health Command

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.

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Andrew LaScola, Installation Safety Management Office

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.   

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Annual Fort Detrick Craft Fair

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.

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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.

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The Fort Detrick Intramural Flag FootballSeason concluded on Wednesday, Nov.14 at the Nallin Pond Sports Field. NavalSupport Facility Thurmont defeated theUnited States Army Medical Research Institutefor Infection Diseases in the championshipgame.
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NICBR public affairs/Community Relations Subcommittee
The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research is happy to announce the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Project Award Program winners.  The award, the first of its kind for NICBR, was adapted from the National Cancer Institute’s Young Investigator Award Program.  This year, the CPA was bestowed to three research projects pertaining to collaborations between NICBR agencies.   
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Sheila A. Gorman, Naval Medical Logistics Command
Located within Naval Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick, Md., the Navy Medicine Picture Archiving and Communication System, or PACS, is a diagnostic medical image management system for all radiology studies acquired at Military Treatment Facilities around the world.  It is a combination of hardware and software dedicated to short- and long-term storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images garnered from multiple source modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, computer tomography and mammography.  
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RICHARD DEBEE, USAG DPTMS
As a Soldier in the U.S. military, you go wherever the mission takes you. The transitory nature of life as a Soldier can be exciting, but it can also leave behind information and details that can be difficult to remember or follow-up on at a later date.   The Department of Defense and South Carolina officials are notifying military members and families who paid state income taxes there that they may have been victims of information/identity theft as a result of several recent cyber intrusions
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The Barquist Army Health Clinic would like to make you aware of the following changes to the clinic's schedule. Please be advised of these changes and plan your visits accordingly.
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BARQUIST HEALTH CLINIC
Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction survey in the mail weeks after your appointment at Barquist Army Health Clinic?  Do you normally complete it, or do you throw it away?  Do you wonder why this survey should matter to you? These surveys are a key tool to identify areas in which the clinic can improve in order to continue providing world-class military medicine. 
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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OFFICE
Do you know a high school junior or senior that is interested in science, technology, engineering, or math? Do they have a week available this summer? The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences program is accepting applications for Assistant Near-Peer mentors. Assistant Near-Peers serve as aides to the resource teacher and to the near-peer mentors. They function as a mentor and collaborator, and will gain valuable skills in presentation, lesson-planning, networking, and laboratory techniques.  
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Brett C. Conyers Legal Assistance Attorney
Estate planning is an important task for remaining personally prepared for a deployment or a mobilization.  This article applies to both the active and reserve components.  The word “mobilization” may be substituted for “deployment.” Do not wait until orders arrive.  Make an appointment in the Legal Assistance Office now to prepare a last will and testament, as well as other documents described in this article.  Estate planning describes what you can do now, while you are alive and well, for meeting your family’s financial needs at the time of your death or while you are incapacitated.
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When the weather conditions take a turn for the worst it is important to stay on top of weather delays and closures.Fort Detrick is committed to the safety of those who work on the installation and aims to make frequent and timely updates when severe weather conditions arise.
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05 December 2012

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.   

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09 November 2012
Beneficiaries of Army Medicine will soon be able to communicate online with their primary care provider through secure messaging.
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As we pause to celebrate the 237th birthday of our Marine Corps, we reflect on the rich legacy of service handed down to us, we recommit ourselves to the tasks at hand, and we look toward a bright future in service to our country.
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The Community Activities Center at Fort Detrick held a program to recognize the work and dedication of its employees with disabilities Nov. 5.
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Army civilians serve alongside soldiers every day, in every theater. From state-side garrisons to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Army civilians write contracts, deliver goods, manage networks, operate ranges, manage business operations and provide support functions that would otherwise present distractions to training and wartime operations.
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Halloween and kids in cute costumes are what should have been on the minds of the Fort Detrick community. Instead, Hurricane Sandy was looming on the shore, waiting to make its way inland and wreak havoc.
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01 November 2012
Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, fills out his 2012 Combined Federal Campaign pledge form.
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05 October 2012

 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.” 

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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.

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Preparing for flu season

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.

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17 September 2012

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.

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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04 September 2012

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.

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13 August 2012
Garrison annual picnic brings fun for everyone!
Garrison employees came out to Nallin Pond Aug. 2 for food and entertainment at the Garrison picnic. Activities included corn hole, music and a dunk tank for Garrison Commander Col. Allan Darden. Employees and their families enjoyed the opportunity to dunk Col. Darden at the annual picnic.
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06 August 2012

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.

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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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24 July 2012

 By: Lori DeBernardis TATRC Public Affairs  

Col. Ron K. Poropatich retires after 34 years in the Army.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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06 July 2012

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.

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Submitted by: Naval Medical Logistics Command  

Naval Medical Logistics Command won the 2011 Admiral Stan Arthur Joint Logistics Team of the Year award.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.

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25 June 2012
Congratulations ‘Strong Beginning’ Class 2012!!  The Forest Glen/Silver Spring Child Development Center Strong beginning class held their 3rd commencement ceremonies on June 8 at the FG Sports Complex. 
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After a year of one tough competition after another, and winning each along the way, Staff Sgt. Craig Wayman, an emergency management medic from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Md., was named Noncommissioned Officer of the Year by the U.S. Army Medical Command during a ceremony held in San Antonio, Texas, June 8.
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Despite hot weather, health concerns and a 184-mile bike ride, two members of the Fort Detrick community plan to participate in the Great Bicycle Tour of the C&O Canal to raise money for the San Mar Children’s Home in Boonsboro, Md. from July 14-17.
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Sailors from Naval Medical Logistics Command volunteered and were on hand with spectators from around the nation and other countries Wednesday, June 13 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the commencement of the weeklong commemorative celebration of the War of 1812 affectionately coined the Star-Spangled Sailabration.  
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25 May 2012
Naval Medical Logistics Command and Fort Detrick partnered to host the post’s first Enlisted Dining-In ceremony May 11, at the Frederick, Md., Francis Scott Key Conference Center.   
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Fort Detrick Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce passed the sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Cassandra Redd, symbolizing the relinquishing of his responsibility, May 24 on the Blue and Grey Field.
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17 February 2012
The Intermediate Level Education is a course designed to prepare senior captains and majors for leadership positions in Army, joint, multinational and interagency organizations executing full spectrum operations. Previously known as CGSC, ILE consists of a common core curriculum that includes Joint PME 1 requirements and the required Branch and/or Functional Area specialized education or qualification course.
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19 January 2012
The Fort Detrick Tax Center will open Jan. 23 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 their families are eligible for assistance.
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17 January 2012
Cutting Back on Drinking, For The New Year?

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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Include food. Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat some food so the alcohol will be absorbed into your system more slowly.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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

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15 December 2011
Staff Sgt. Craig A. Wayman (left) and Sgt. Ester E. Collins, both assigned to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, recite the NCO Creed during their induction into the Fort Detrick Audie Murphy Club, Dec. 14, at the American Legion Post 11 in Frederick, Md.
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15 November 2011
In the last part of this two-part feature, we will cover all of the services available through the Detrick Center for Training and Education Excellence, as well as the Military Personnel Division.These programs and services allow active duty military and other members of the Fort Detrick community to receive job training, identification cards, and continuing education for military members as well as all the information needed for in-processing, out processing and reassignment.
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With a wide variety of programs and services Fort Detrick's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides a plethora of activities and services to the Fort Detrick community, whether active duty military, their families or DoD civilians.
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19 October 2011
Oct. 24-31
Red Ribbon Week is an annual national observance that is a major force for raising public awareness and mobilizing communities to combat alcohol,drug, and tobacco use.
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13 October 2011
Barquist Health Clinic is making it easier than ever to receive your flu shot by offering it to all patients who come in for routine office visits during the month of October. In addition, immunizations will be offered at the Odom fitness center 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 11-14, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 1st and 2nd for all DoD civilians and eligible beneficiaries.
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30 September 2011
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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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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04 August 2011
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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14 July 2011
Child, Youth and School Services at Fort Detrick-Silver Spring School Age Services celebrated the Army's 236th Birthday with military style.
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03 June 2011
The Men’s Health Network suggests there is a silent health crisis today among U.S. men, which begins in childhood. Our society often discourages healthy behaviors in men and boys. Men are told to “suck it up,” or “take it like a man.” If something hurts, we tell our males to push through the pain. We reward men for being tough and ignoring their aches, pains and feelings.
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24 May 2011
A grueling 200 mile team building fitness event will happen June 2, 3 and 4, 2011. The event known as Tom's Run Relay, is held annually to promote fitness, team building, and community has been given the nickname, America's longest fun run. 
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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.

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28 April 2011
Dedicated NCO remembered as a hero, Soldier, and friend

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.

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14 April 2011

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.

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16 February 2011
One inch ended Maj. Andy Ingalsbe's service in theater. In September 2009, a sniper's round struck him in the back, one inch below his Kevlar vest. The reservist and his civil affairs team had just completed a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan's Paktika province. The well-placed projectile inflicted extensive damage.
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The 302nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, changed leadership Jan. 31, saying farewell to Col. Douglas Orsi, who led the unit, providing and defending Global Network Enterprise Capabilities for the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, warfighting Combatant Commanders, the Military Services, and other Federal Agencies.
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21 January 2011
To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring, and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.
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The Fort Detrick Chapel and the Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program have partnered together to assist Service members with the ultimate goal of financial success by offering the upcoming Financial Peace University on the installation.
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Sleeping to keep off the weight
The demands of a fast-paced society cause any American to see sleep as the first luxury to be sacrificed. Research indicates chronic sleep loss may be associated with weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes.
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