22 March 2017
Mr. Nathan Fisher, TATRC Medical Robotics & Autonomous Systems Project Manager
In a conference room of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) headquarters at Fort Detrick, Maryland, in January 2017, leaders and staffers listened intently as Gen. David Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, outlined the future of the Army—the multidomain battlefield.
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Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
Somewhere in the world right now, there is a small, highly-skilled team of biomedical equipment specialists working in austere conditions to calibrate, repair and maintain the most advanced medical technology on and near the battlefield.

They are the ones making sure that sand doesn’t jam up the Computed Tomography System and heat and humidity doesn’t break critical anesthesia equipment.

This team is known as . . .
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10 March 2017
Jenni Benson
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m.
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07 March 2017
Ellen Crown, USAMMA Public Affairs
You don’t have to travel all the way to Hollywood to meet a superstar.

You only have to go as far as Utah.

That is where you will find Jeffery Franklin, a biomedical equipment technician assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency’s Medical Maintenance Operations Division at Hill Air Force Base.

Franklin was recently named a USAMMA Superstar, a peer-nominated award given to staff who exhibit traits that make the team a success.
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03 March 2017
Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command named Nicolle Perez Rookie of the Year in advanced development Feb. 15.
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24 February 2017
Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency teamed up with Defense Health Agency, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support and the Navy Printing Office to significantly reduce the cost of a common and essential tool used on the battlefield – the Tactical Combat Casualty Care card.
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23 February 2017
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command celebrated the induction of Dr. George V. Ludwig into the Senior Executive Service at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Feb. 21.
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21 February 2017
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Perfecting exhaling techniques and shooting at a target is what every soldier has had to perfect at some point in their Army career. For Sgt. 1st Class Paul Miller those techniques proved crucial in proving his archery skills at the Vegas Shoot, the world’s largest and most prestigious indoor archery festival, held in Las Vegas in early February.
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02 February 2017
Dr. Steven Galvan, USAISR Public Affairs
Hemorrhagic shock from blood loss is the leading cause of death in trauma patients. Traditional methods of taking vital signs does not detect when a patient is on the verge of crashing or going into hemorrhagic shock and potentially dying from blood loss.

With that in mind, USAISR researchers collaborated with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado and Flashback Technologies, Inc., to develop an algorithm, the Compensatory Reserve Index, to detect when a patient is going into hemorrhagic shock.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On Jan. 10, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer performers were honored with the 2016 Tibbetts Award by the Small Business Administration for creating significant economic or social impact through the use of SBIR/STTR funding in a ceremony at the White House.
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26 January 2017
Nick Minecci USAG Public Affairs
The Exceptional Family Member Program serves family members of all active duty personnel from birth to age 21 who have a special need or disability, and is a mandatory enrollment program under Army Regulation 608-75.
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USAG Public Affairs
The Soldier For Life - Transition Assistance Program provides transitioning services to Soldiers who have completed at least 180 days of continuous active duty service. SFL-TAP consists of comprehensive three-day workshops at selected IMCOM installations worldwide. Professionally-trained facilitators from state employment service offices, military family support services, the Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs present the workshops.
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24 January 2017
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office hosted the NATO Human Factors and Medicine - 270 Research Task Group meeting in Frederick, Maryland, Jan. 10-12.

Explosive weapons are a continuing source of casualties in NATO operations. The spectrum of operational scenarios involving these blast threats is broad, and includes both mounted and dismounted operations. A novel approach is required to rapidly design and test protection systems that can mitigate or prevent blast injuries.
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18 January 2017
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Jeffries
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Even though this was a busy time of the year for the chapel staff with Christmas activities, it has become one of my favorite times of the year. I must confess, Christmas used to stress me out and I did not enjoy it very much, but in recent years I have been able to relax and enjoy its meaning for me and enjoy time with family and friends.

The lights of Christmas and Chanukah always remind me of...
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17 January 2017
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Every Jan. 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. LEAD is a way to show the men and women who risk their lives daily how much they are valued. On this day, the children of the Fort Detrick Child and Youth School Ages Services did just that.
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03 January 2017
Jan. 9 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and is a perfect opportunity to show law enforcement officers we recognize the sacrifice and courage it takes to put on the badge to protect and serve.
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21 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Noninvasive Neurological Assessment Devices program invited vendors to showcase their assessment devices for detecting mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries in Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 6-7.
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20 December 2016
Jeffrey Soares, USAMMDA public affairs
When you have something good, you should share it, right?

In some respects, this scenario played out earlier this year when the Defense Health Agency was looking for an experienced Department of Defense acquisition professional who could assist the organization in establishing acquisition and program management processes, consistent with DOD requirements and best practices.

Fortunately, the DHA was sent Kathleen Berst.
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14 December 2016
Julie Mitchell, AAFES Public Affairs
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull is working to ensure Soldiers and their families at Fort Detrick receive exceptional service and value—whether they’re shopping in-store or online.
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08 December 2016
Jennifer Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Over the years you've seen the oversized wreath take shape at Veterans gate during the holiday season. Adorned with live greens, red ribbon and finished off with a portrait of two doves and lights, the Fort Detrick wreath is truly a work of art. Some of you may have seen the wreath come together over the years and have said to the artist, "beautiful job,” while some of you drive past and wonder how it got there.

Well, let’s meet the man behind the Fort Detrick wreath.
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07 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office hosted the 2016 International State-of-the-Science Meeting Minimizing the Impact of Wound Infections Following Blast-Related Injuries in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1.

Setting the tone for the meeting, Dr. John Holcomb, a retired Army colonel and director of the Center for Translational Injury Research at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, presented the keynote address and shared the story of how a Soldier was injured in 2006 during a blast while riding in a Humvee. The Soldier lost
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02 December 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, yet the majority of people today are dehydrated without even realizing it. Staying hydrated is something that many struggle with, being pushed to the wayside and too often forgotten amid busy lives and hectic schedules.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases hosted a Native American Indian Observance at Fort Detrick’s Community Activities Center Nov. 17.

The observance celebrated the rich history and time-honored cultural traditions of American Indian Heritage. This month’s theme is Serving Our Nations.
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By Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On Nov. 18, leaders from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick participated in the 14th Annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference at the Francis Scott Key Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Frederick, Maryland.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On Oct. 28, seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command earned the Expert Field Medical Badge during the 2016 EFMB competition held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Children enrolled at the Fort Detrick Child and Youth Services have a multitude of clubs, programs and activities they can choose take part in. Those looking for even more to do can look at the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills program, also known as the SKIESUnlimited program.
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22 November 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
A U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command team of two Soldiers placed fourth overall in the 2016 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition at Joint Base San Antonio and Camp Bullis in Texas.
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21 November 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Members of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Medical Command visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Oct. 8-9 as part of the 46th Annual Technology Cooperation Subcommittee Medical Working Group.
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17 November 2016
Jennifer Benson, USAG Public Affairs
On Nov. 10, Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Robert O’Brien welcomed the 2016 Leadership Frederick County class to Fort Detrick for an Economic Development Day at the Community Activities Center.
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09 November 2016
Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines met on the Blue and Gray Field Oct. 29 for the 30th Annual Fort Detrick Army/Navy flag football game, and when the final gun sounded it was Navy holding the trophy for the first time in eight years with a 21-20 victory over Army.
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Fort Detrick participated in the 84th Brunswick Veterans Day Parade Nov. 7 in Brunswick, Maryland. One of the oldest events of its kind in the country, this year’s festivities began with...
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08 November 2016
Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Each parking area on Fort Detrick has spaces set aside for personnel with handicapped/disabled parking permits. These spaces are designed to accommodate individuals with special needs, including easy access to ramps for wheelchairs.



Fort Detrick Regulation 190-5, Fort Detrick Traffic Code, states, “Drivers are prohibited from parking in a designated handicap parking spot unless the vehicle displays a valid current state- or Fort Detrick- issued handicap placard, permit or disabled driver license plate issued to a handicapped individual who is a passenger or driver of the vehicle in question [cited as Unauthorized Parking in Handicap Spot].”



The MVA website outlines who is eligible for a special parking placard or registration plate. They are a person who:
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02 November 2016
Fort Detrick welcomed the fall season with a Harvest Festival put on by the Fort Detrick Chapel, a Pumpkin Chunkin’ competition and Oktoberfest sponsored by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and a Trunk or Treat event sponsored the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Oct. 28 in and around the Community Activities Center.
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28 October 2016
The end came for the Fort Detrick Intramural Flag Football league recently. Team BOSS defeated Team Warriors with a score of 13-0 during the championship game held on Oct 19. Team BOSS will have one more competition during the Turkey Bowl against the CSM Gobblers. The Turkey Bowl will be held Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. behind the Odom Fitness Center.
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Jennifer Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The National Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance took place Oct. 13 at the Community Activities Center.

Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick commanding general, welcomed those in attendance and spoke about the importance of raising awareness about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of those with disabilities.
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18 October 2016
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Over the past month, actors and crew from a local production company descended upon the Fort Detrick Community Activities Center, the Odom Fitness Center, and other locations around post to create scenes for new Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training videos. Fort Detrick was selected to provide a few of the scenario settings for the updated training videos which are set to be released sometime in 2017.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Two U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Soldiers participated in the 15th Annual U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2016.
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Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Fort Detrick runners had a strong showing in the 32nd Annual Army Ten Miler Race, which started and ended at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 9.
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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Jeffries
Before I joined the Army, I was never able to see the big picture behind what the Army does; the countless hours of hard work and planning that lies behind the full spectrum of Army operations. One of the most surprising aspects of being a staff officer, for me, is the amount of planning and analysis I myself am asked to do on a daily basis.
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14 October 2016
Fort Detrick will not accept driver licenses and ID cards from the states that are not compliant with the standards of the REAL ID Act without a second form of ID. The dates for implementation are subject to change. Please continue to check DHS’s REAL ID webpage https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for the most up-to-date information on individual state compliance as status can change over time.
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03 October 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Dr. Jaques Reifman, a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Senior Research Scientist, was awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment Medal on Sept. 20 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
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Ellen Crown, US Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency’s Medical Logistics Management Internship Program students visited the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 31, and received a unique opportunity to sign the inside of two flags being hand-sewn for the next U.S. president and vice president.
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Scott Custer, Fort Detrick Fire Department
A properly working smoke detector matters when it comes to protecting you and your family from a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait, Check the Date, Replace your Smoke Detector Every Ten Years!”
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Lt. Col. Michael Jeffries, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick chaplain, participated in the Great Frederick Fair Celebrity Harness Race Sept. 21 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. His driver

"Sleepy" and his horse "Ain’t got a Home" came in first place in the race — a Fort Detrick first!
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22 September 2016
Fort Detrick Protection Office
In light of the threats on social media against Soldiers and their families by terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Department of the Army has published social media messages and precautions. This information provides precautions and recommended practices to help protect our military, civilians, contractors and families.
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Sgt. William Robles, 21st Signal Brigade
The 302nd Signal Battalion hosted a Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Aug. 19 at Fort Detrick.
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Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
A team Fort Detrick’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program recently received word that they placed third in the Army-wide 2016 BOSSfit Competition.
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Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
It’s been 15 years since the worst attack on American soil, which killed 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia took place. But in Frederick, the passage of time has not erased the resolve of people here to remember the victims, heroes and lessons of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Col. Bob O’Brien, USAG Fort Detrick Commander
If you watch the news you have seen so many recent headlines about natural disasters; floods in Louisiana and locally in Ellicott City, tornados ripping through the Midwest and even earthquakes causing destruction in Oklahoma and Italy. Communities and lives will never be the same as a result of these events, and the level of disaster should cause you to stop and ask yourself if you are prepared if a disaster hits.
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06 September 2016
Ellen Crown USAMMA Public Affairs
Fort Detrick’s Women’s Equality Day drew crowds into the post’s Community Activities Center Aug. 18 for a lesson in history – and why that history is relevant today and into the future.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Fort Detrick participated in Military Appreciation Night with the Frederick Keys at Nymeo Field Aug. 18.
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Gridiron Warriors
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Children from the Fort Detrick Child Development Center enjoy a weekly game of flag football. The class is Wednesday mornings all summer and taught by the CYS Sports and Fitness Director. The kids go through a series of static stretching, dynamic warm-ups, sprints and then reviewing the rules of the game.
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05 August 2016
Crystal Maynard USAMRMC Public Affairs
On a warm summer morning, Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick from Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein in an outdoor ceremony on Fort Detrick's Blue and Gray Field on July 28.
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26 July 2016
By Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Several turned out for the Fort Detrick Career Fair July 19 at the Community Activities Center. Over 40 vendors participated
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15 July 2016
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The Nation celebrated its 240th anniversary of declaring independence from the British on July 4, and Soldiers from Fort Detrick were in the community to share the day with the residents of Frederick.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Service Corps was formed in 1947, but those who wear the silver caduceus celebrated the 99th anniversary of the branch June 30. How can this be?
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The Fort Detrick Directorate of Emergency Services held their annual Bike Rodeo June24 at the Balfour Beatty Community Center.
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29 June 2016
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Local Brownie Troop 81500 visited Fort Detrick during Retreat on June 14. Troop Leader Gail Johnson wrote an e-mail to Fort Detrick requesting the demonstration; with the intention of giving the girls in her troop the opportunity of observing the protocol of both closing the day during Retreat, as well as watching the correct technique of folding the American flag.
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Helena Starrs, Special to The Standard
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Medical University offered a Summer CPR/First Aid Youth Course for children nine and older in Building 1520 June 6-10.

Upon completion of the 4-hour course...
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Ellen Crown, USAMMA Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate agency of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, honored the 98th graduating class of the Medical Logistics Management Internship Program June 16.

The MLMIP is a six-month program hosted at the USAMMA that strives to create strong medical logisticians.
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Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Fort Detrick celebrated the Army’s 241st Birthday June 14 on Blue and Gray Field during a ceremony that included leadership from across the installation and distinguished guests including Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 17 to mark the opening of a nearly 60,000-panel solar array, spread over 67 acres on Fort Detrick.
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28 June 2016
Office of the Commander
UPDATE 06/30/16

The outdoor pool repair is complete and it is maintaining the water level. Currently, the chemicals are being stabilized and preparations are being made to open on 1 July 2016.

For additional information and updates, please contact the Odom Fitness Center at 301-619-2498.
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15 June 2016
Fort Detrick AER Special to The Standard
Recently, Army Emergency Relief unveiled a new online assistance application that allows Soldiers to request financial assistance with ease anytime, anywhere, on any electronic device, securely within a matter of minutes. Soldier access to AER funds through this expedient and efficient new process is literally at their fingertips.
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Shanise Lewis, CYS Sports & Fitness Director
Fort Detrick Youth and School Age Services sports program held a boxing clinic on June 2 titled "Hands Up."
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03 June 2016
Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center held their 2nd Annual Open House and Technology Demonstration May 6 at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Ilker Irmak tends to a victim during the Canadian Army’s 2016 Starlight Challenge at the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier in Quebec May 13.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
Many people have heard of Rosie the Riveter and the contribution women made to the war effort at home and overseas during World War II, but one of the lesser known ways in which women helped, and served, was recently honored by the U.S. Congress.
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25 April 2016
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
Magic Johnson said it best, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” Charles Harriday has been just that, the “someone” who has believed in the Fort Detrick U12 Youth Basketball team and served as their coach leading them to victory as the Maryland Youth Basketball Association Champions for the 2015-2016 season.
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Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs
The Fort Detrick community gathered at the Fort Detrick Auditorium April 5 for the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month kickoff event hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, 21st Signal Brigade and the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention programs. SAAPM’s purpose is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. The theme of the 2016 campaign is, “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part.”
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PAO
Parents and family members gathered April 8 at the Glen Haven Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, for a Military Child Appreciation program. During the program, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Bob O’Brien spoke to the attendees about the unique situation military children face as they move from installation to installation, travelling the world. Approximately 140 out of 600 children that attend Glen Haven Elementary School are from military families.
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PAO
The whipping wind and cold temperatures did not keep the children of the Fort Detrick Child Development Center from coming together to celebrate Arbor Day April 6. Col. Bob O’Brien, Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison commander, welcomed and thanked those in attendance and, along with Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement, discussed the importance of environmental stewardship.
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03 February 2016
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief, or AER, has announced the opening of its scholarship application period. Applications will be accepted until May 1.
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Brett C. Conyers, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
The Fort Detrick Tax Center opens at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 to assist active and retired members of the Armed Forces including mobilized reservists-and their families with filing both federal and state income tax returns.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
More than 100 people were in attendance to commemorate the life, legacy and dream of one of our most respected African-American civil rights leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Fort Detrick Auditorium Jan. 14.
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Public Affairs Office
African American Black History Month Observance

Time: 11:30 am
Location: Community Activity Center, Bldg. 1529

Guest Speaker: Officer Tracy Evans
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08 January 2016
By Brett Conyers, Staff Judge Advocate Office
The Fort Detrick Tax Program needs civilian volunteers to give free tax assistance to Service Members, retirees and their family members. Instructors from a national accounting firm have volunteered for the Internal Revenue Service to teach five days of training. In addition, the Legal Assistance Office gives volunteers training on the use of IRS-provided computer software for preparing returns. All training is held in the Community Support Center, Building 1520.
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30 December 2015
Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office
Tune in at 5:30p.m., Thursday, Jan 14 as Fort Detrick Garrison Commander Col. Robert O’Brien hosts the first-ever Fort Detrick Virtual Town Hall. He and other garrison leaders will answer your questions and address issues about the installation and services provided by the garrison.
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07 December 2015
Erin Bolling USAMMDA Public Affairs Support
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity hosted this year's Native American Indian Observance at the Community Activities Center at Fort Detrick Nov. 20.
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Chelsea Bauckman, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick participated in the 13th annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference.
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Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Students from the Fort Detrick's Child Development Center helped plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day in front of the Odom Fitness Center Nov. 18 as the installation celebrated becoming a Tree City USA community for the 13th year.
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10 November 2015
Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs
Hundreds of participants entered the 31st annual Army Ten-Miler held Oct. 11 at the Pentagon. Among the hundreds of individuals were sixteen participants from Fort Detrick who, with the support of local sponsors as well as coordination by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, were able to participate.
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12 August 2015
By Crystal Maynard, USAMRMC Public Affairs

Again this summer, Fort Detrick leadership is doing their part to support the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program hosted by Hood College.

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By Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs

U.S. Army Garrison leaders recently spent three days together developing a long-range plan to align Fort Detrick with Installation Management Command Lines of Efforts. The team-building event was kicked off by a staff ride to Gettysburg National Battlefield, where Sgt. 1st Class Charles Warren of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters Detachment provided a historical account of the battle. The purpose of the staff ride was to think strategically about how decision making affected the outcome of the battle.

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30 June 2015
By Melissa Myers, USAMRMC Public Affairs

The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show arrived at Fort Detrick June 18, delivering a high-energy 90-minute live musical production showcasing the talents of Soldiers selected by audition throughout the active duty, reserve and National Guard Army. This year’s production, “We Serve,” explored the foundational elements of what it means to serve – both in and out of uniform – as well as how our country serves Soldiers in return.

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By Nick Minecci USAG Public Affairs

President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, and the Fort Detrick celebrated the achievements and sacrifices of LGBT community during the Fort Detrick Pride Month Observance June 19, at the Fort Detrick Auditorium.

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18 June 2015
By Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID PAO

Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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By Bob Reinert, USAG Natick Public Affairs

If you can’t see it, you can’t attack it.

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By Carey Phillips, USAMMDA Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Medical Support Systems Project Management Office announced the assignment of a National Stock Number to the Egret™ Bed Net, manufactured by Triton Systems, Inc., making it ready for field procurement. The Egret™ Bed Net is a dual-insecticide-treated net designed to provide enhanced protection to Soldiers against infectious diseases transmitted by flying insect vectors.

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15 May 2015
By Lori A. DeBernardis and Anna K. Applegate

Did you know that the majority of casualties that die on the battlefield die from uncontrolled bleeding? Analysis of data from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan indicates that approximately 22 percent of Service Members who died following severe bleeding after injury could have potentially been saved had their hemorrhaging been controlled early on.

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22 April 2015
By Nick Minecci, USAG Public Affairs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month, and on April 6 leaders and members of the Fort Detrick community gathered at the Fort Detrick Auditorium for the Fort Detrick 2015 Sexual Awareness Month Prevention Month kickoff event. SAAM’s purpose is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. The theme of the 2015 campaign is, “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part.”

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06 April 2015
By USAMRMC and USAG Public Affairs Office Staff

Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.

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27 March 2015
By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs

Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year. 

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The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participates in the 14th annual Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, March 18.  

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24 March 2015
By Ramin A. Khalili, USAMRMC Combat Casualty Care Research Program Knowledge Manager

"This is the time to be talking about traumatic brain injury," said Dr. Tamara Crowder, rifling through yet another key file on her computer.

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26 February 2015
By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpert™ DNA deconvolution software.

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12 February 2015
By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

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30 January 2015
By Brett C. Conyers, Legal Assistance Attorney

The Fort Detrick Tax Center opens Jan. 26 to assist active and retired members of the armed forces-including mobilized reservists-and their families with filing both federal and state income tax returns.

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By Lisa Morris, USAMRMC Public Affairs

Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity decided to challenge themselves over the holidays and hold a competition to maintain or lose weight.

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19 December 2014
By: Lanessa Hill, USAG Public Affairs office

Thanks to the help of the community and Marines of Company B at Fort Detrick, more children will wake up with smiles on their faces and sparkles in their eyes.  After a year-long effort of planning, the execution and final product was truly remarkable at the Toys for Tots distribution on Dec. 17.

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13 June 2014
by Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Soldier Show performed at Odom Fitness Center June 10; showcasing the readiness, resiliency and professionalism of the U.S. military through song and dance.
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13 March 2014
By Col. Mitchell E. Brew, Commanding Officer, Barquist Army Health Clinic

Barquist Army Health Clinic staff is asking patients to help reverse a rising trend in missed appointments and late arrivals at its Fort Detrick clinic.

No-show rates at Barquist hovered over 7.3 percent and 7.6 percent in December 2013 and January 2014, respectively. A no-show is defined as an individual who misses or is more than 10 minutes late to an appointment without cancelling or re-scheduling in advance.  The Army’s standard for no-shows is no more than 5 percent.  At Barquist, 53 percent of these no-shows were family members and retirees, and 47 percent comprised Fort Detrick service members.

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05 November 2013

With the holidays fast approaching now, more than ever, is the time to embrace the Surgeon General’s Performance Triad touting activity, nutrition and sleep. The Barquist Health Clinic can help you resist the temptation to over-indulge, skip on sleep and forgo exercise by following some helpful tips.

To get the blood flowing, we recommend checking out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’shttps://www.supertracker.usda.gov, a free online diet and activity tracking tool. The application is based on the Dietary guidelines for Americans and helps users identify how their personal dietary and physical activity choices compare to recommended amounts customized for each user.

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04 October 2013
by Carey Phillips, USAMMDA PAO

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command announced the award of eight cooperative agreements to two consortia in support of the Restorative Transplantation Research Program.

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by Merrie Aiken, USAMMDA Medical Support Systems Project Management Office

The terrain in Afghanistan is tough.

Hairpin roads down treacherous hillsides, sandy valleys between tree-spotted ranges, snow-chilled mountains and plains, mud from snowmelt, narrow passes filled with boulders, and rivers, and more mud. Add in extremes of temperature, the danger of flash flooding and earthquakes, and the expectation of unexploded land mines and improvised explosive devices. Add in sniper gunfire, heavy artillery, and wounded warriors.

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by Julius L. Evans, NMLC PAO

Capt. Mary Seymour replaced Capt. James B. Poindexter III as Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Logistics Command on Sept. 5

In a ceremony featuring special guest speaker Rear Adm. Donald R. Gintzig, Deputy Surgeon General (Acting), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Capt. Seymour accepted the reins of command with the simple phrase, “I am ready to relieve you sir.”

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16 August 2013
by Alexis Underwood, Special to the Standard
The Army Community Service hosted a birthday celebration outside of Building 1520 to celebrate its many years of service June 25. This "aloha-style" event commemorated the ACS' 48 years of military assistance with...
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302nd Signal Battalion Hosting Back to School Drive

302nd Signal Battalion is hosting a drive to collect back to school items for children ages 6-18. The drive will go through Aug. 16. Items can be dropped off in the boxes located as soon as you enter the Battalion on the left. Items will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. For more information, please call 301-619-3929.

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Camaraderie Apparent at Right Arm Night
by FMWR

Over 120 people attended the baseball-themed Right Arm Night held at the Community Activities Center on July 25. Right Arm Night is an old Army tradition promoting camaraderie. Leaders to come together with those standing to their right and left - the ones helping them get through daily missions. It is meant to build relationships while mixing and mingling with other leaders who have brought their battle buddies with them. The event offered stadium music, a personal appearance from Keyote - the Frederick Keys Baseball mascot, a baseball trivia contest, an audience “Shake Your Keys” contest, and free appetizers for all.

Contest winners included The Fort Detrick Child and Youth Services Division, who took home the Spirit Award, and the 21st Signal Brigade, who won the “Shake Your Keys” contest, winning valuable tickets to the J Bar W Ranch Bull Riding program. Sam’s Club provided free Cracker Jacks, peanuts and candy.

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11 July 2013
Forest Glen Annex Temporarily Closing Gate

Beginning July 15, Forrest Glen Annex will close Linden Gate to vehicles and pedestrians due to furlough staffing reductions. All vehicles and pedestrians must use Brookville Gate for all entries and exits, 24/7.  

With this change the Montgomery County Ride-on Bus Number 4 will no longer enter the installation and riders should use the Linden & Warren Street bus stop and walk down to Brookville Rd. for installation access.   

Northbound riders are advised to use the Number 2 Northbound to access the post interior which will eliminate the long walk to the post.

This closure will impact commuters and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we get through the impacts of sequestration and furlough.  The approved route will also be available by viewing the Fort Detrick website at: http://www.detrick.army.mil/assets/LindenGateClosure.pdf

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28 June 2013
Drinking Water Quality Report
Fort Detrick’s 2012 Drinking Water Quality Report is available for community review. The report summarizes water quality information collected by water suppliers to comply with drinking water regulations. 

In 1996, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act, which added a provision requiring all community water systems to deliver to their customers a brief annual water quality report.

 Find it at:

• The Public Affairs Office, Headquarters 810 Schreider Street, Suite 100 or call (301) 619-2060;

• The Environmental Management Office, 1546 Porter Street, 3rd Floor;

• Electronic copies delivered to the family housing units;

• Hard copies posted on public bulletin boards in barracks and tenants/organizations and;

• Hard copies available at the Post Library, 1520 Freedman Drive.

For more information call Mark Lewis, Fort Detrick Environmental Management Office, at (301) 619-3136.

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14 June 2013
Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Commander Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick May 30.Horoho met with program experts in medical research and development, acquisition, and medical logistics management. 
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03 June 2013
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command joined the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, known as the NICBR
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Efforts have been made to bring this giant tree back, using innovative developments in genetics and plant pathology. Founded in 1983, the American Chestnut Foundation, or TACF, is a program created to coordinate breeding efforts to create blight-resistant American chestnut trees using a genetic backcross breeding strategy, with the eventual goal of developing a more disease-resistant form of the tree and beginning its reintroduction to its native range.
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by Steven Galvan, USAISR Public Affairs

OfficerFor the first time in its 70-year history, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a medical device developed at the USAISR.

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20 May 2013
Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs
As declared by President Barack Obama, May is mental health awareness month – a time to focus on the mental health issues that one in four American’s face. Each year, more people die from suicide than from traffic accidents or homicide. In the military, 25 soldiers are lost to suicide for every one soldier lost in combat. As awareness of mental health issues are raised, the attitude and stigma with getting help has significantly decreased over the last few years.
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By Steven Galvan, USAISR Public Affairs Officer
The scars are a testament to what he calls “a bad day at work.” A 2006 improvised explosive device attack on the Light Armored Vehicle he was riding in while deployed to Iraq burned 40 percent of his body and shattered his left ankle. Although the explosion knocked him down and changed his life, it didn’t change his outlook on life, and it certainly didn’t keep him down.
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Department of the Army Headquarters named the winners of the Army Communities of Excellence awards in a March 13 message from the office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.
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03 May 2013
The U.S. Army was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators on Thomson Reuters’ second annual innovators list.In their report, Reuters highlighted USAMRMC and the Army’s work to develop technology in diverse areas ranging from computing and software, weaponry and general military technology including communications and imaging to diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as malaria and Ebola virus.
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22 April 2013
Traumatic brain injury, a problem that has existed presumably as long as human beings have walked the Earth and bumped their heads, is known in the world of today as “the silent epidemic.
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he U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity welcomed Col. Stephen Dalal as its new commander at a change of command ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., April 12.
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27 March 2013
Beginning April 1, visitors and employees will notice a temporary reduction in the number of operational gates both at Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Annex. As current budget constraints have created understaffing situations, many security guards on post have been working over 60 hours per week in order to maintain a safe and secure installation.
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26 February 2013
The tongue is an amazing organ.

Thousands of nerve fibers in it help us eat, drink and swallow. Without them, we would not taste. The tongue helps us speak. Quietly, its surface defends our bodies from germs.

Yet for everything the tongue can do, perhaps one of its most exciting roles is to serve as a direct “gateway” to the brain through thousands of nerve endings.

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05 December 2012
By 6MLMC public affairs
The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, a subcommand of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, held an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony at the Fort Detrick (Md.) Community Activities Center Nov. 16.  Sgt. Maj. Jorge M. Rodriguez took up his duties as the unit’s Senior Enlisted Advisor, receiving formal recognition from Col. Michael J. Talley, 6MLMC commander.  In assuming this new role, Rodriguez replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Kelsey, who served with 6MLMC for three years.  
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09 November 2012
The week of Nov. 4-10 is National Radiologic Technology Week. This annual celebration, which recognizes the vital work of Radiological Technicians across the nation, takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
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01 November 2012
Representatives from U.S. and Israeli military medicine gathered at Fort Detrick, Md., to share information on current and future medical research at the 2012 Shoresh conference Oct. 15-17. Close to 200 attendees participated in the biannual seminar, which has been held for nearly three decades.
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Following up on the Bio-Transparency and Openness Initiative announced by Secretary Clinton at the December 2011 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference, the U.S. hosted a visit July 24 to its National Interagency Biodefense Campus at Fort Detrick.
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17 February 2012

The Fort Detrick Child Development Center continues to provide this peace of mind to the mothers and fathers of Fort Detrick by once again gaining the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation.

NAEYC Accreditation means our programs are high quality and provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting development. Accreditation lasts five years and can only be obtained after undergoing a thorough inspection of curriculum, staff, nutrition, environment and ongoing relationships. Applicants must score at least 70 percent in their overall assessments. This year Fort Detrick's highest score was 95 percent.

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20 January 2012

Fort Detrick is changing the hours of operation for several of its entry gates Jan. 17, to help improve safety and ease of use for all employees, families and visitors.

The change will make Old Farm gate available for visitors and deliveries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This gate is the only gate authorized for visitors and deliveries, however, all others can still use this gate and any of the other open gates.

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06 January 2012
The Department of the Army recently eliminated vehicle decals for entry onto Army installations. Effective Jan. 17, Fort Detrick will discontinue vehicle registration and the issue of decals throughout the installation, including those decals specific to mission partner activities.
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12 December 2011
Representatives of the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, a group of seven government agencies with shared scientific interests, kicked off their strategic plan Nov. 2 with a special event at Fort Detrick.
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15 November 2011
During severe inclement weather, please call (301) 619-7611 or (800) 256-7621 to hear if there is a delayed opening or closure. The information is immediately placed on these lines when a decision is made. If the post is open on time, there is no announcement made. The information will also be placed on the Fort Detrick web page: www.detrick.army.mil.
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19 October 2011
Innovative models of military aircraft are being developed and deployed on a regular basis; the newest utility helicopter is the UH-72A Lakota, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is still filling orders for the newer HH-60M Black Hawk. While there are a few of these newer helicopters being produced, the bulk of the missions are still being carried out by a dependable fleet of older models.
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18 October 2011
FORT DETRICK, Md. – A new interactive guide to aid deployed medics, nurses and commanders in recording medical information is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices, according to the Combined Arms Center – Training.
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13 October 2011
The groundbreaking of the auditorium and training center facility on Fort Detrick marked a significant day for this installation. On Sept. 28, elected officials along with leaders from Fort Detrick gathered to celebrate the beginning of more partnerships, collaborations and educational opportunities.
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Fort Detrick began the next chapter in its history Sept. 30, with the transfer of authority ceremony transferring the U.S. Army Garrison from Medical Command to Installation Management Command.
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30 September 2011
With a fanfare of bagpipe music, Fort Detrick officials celebrated the “topping out” of the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases facility Sept. 22. The ceremony is traditionally held to mark the placement of the final piece of steel in the building’s structure.
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Fort Detrick says farwell to MEDCOM during ceremony
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick held a Transition of Authority Ceremony, Sept. 30, Blue and Gray Field, marking the transition of Fort Detrick from the U.S. Army Medical Command to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.
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Major Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general, Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, signed the Proclamation for Army Domestic Abuse Prevention month Sept. 22.
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The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fort Detrick Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison, Frederick, Md, Sept. 23.
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Fort Detrick said farewell to one outstanding officer and welcomed another as Col. Bernard L. DeKoning assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Sept. 27. He replaces Col. John P. Skvorak, who is retiring from the U.S. Army after more than 25 years of active duty service.
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26 September 2011
On September 23, the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fort Detrick Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison, Frederick, Md.
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24 August 2011
September 11, 2001 effected many people in different ways, but the dedication to duty, honor, and country displayed by the military and emergency first responders has been memorialized a number of ways by the American public.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Pre-hospital care is a key topic of the 2011 Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care Conference here. The sessions taking place here will expand upon the importance of this subject by using data collected in the field as well as lessons learned to help shape recommendations for future treatment.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hemorrhage is the leading cause of battlefield death; however, the implementation of Massive Transfusion and Thawed Plasma programs has the ability to greatly increase survival rates.Combined these two programs are a medical force and have a significant impact on survival.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Military and civilian medicine have learned a great deal from each other, sharing medical products, techniques, and concepts but current research states that additional training is still needed to better understand the most effective methods as well as how and when to administer those methods.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - This week the top contributors to military medicine came together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of combat casualty care at the 2011 Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care conference.
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04 August 2011
The Fort Detrick community came out Aug. 2 to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out, hosted by the Fort Detrick Police.
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FORT DETRICK, Md. - The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center held a change of command ceremony, as Col. Michael Ryan turned over the reins to Col. Michael Talley July 28 at Fort Detrick.

The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center held a change of command ceremony, as Col. Michael Ryan turned over the reins to Col. Michael Talley July 28 at Fort Detrick.he 6th Medical Logistics Medical Center is a small, multi-component unit providing Class VIII commodity and medical maintenance, linking theater requirements with sourcing and distribution systems to ensure that medical supplies and equipment get into theater. The unit deploys forward teams into theater, while the base operates from stateside. The unit is the Army's only deployable medical materiel management center worldwide, supporting the warfighter anywhere, anytime.

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03 August 2011
Colonel Allan J. Darden, Sr. became the 39th United States Army Garrison Fort Detrick commander July 15 during a ceremony on Blue and Gray Field, succeeding Col. Judith D. Robinson as the Garrison commander.
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The Chemical Biological Medical Systems hosted a change of charter ceremony July 14, when Lt. Col. David Hammer assumed command of the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program from Lt. Col. Philip Smith.
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The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick welcomes Mr. William J. Crane as the Garrison Manager for the Forest Glen Annex, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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14 July 2011
Construction has begun on our Access Control Points at Forest Glen. This project is critical in making Forest Glen more safe and secure. Every step has been taken to minimize the impact of this construction project to our community.
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24 May 2011
'National Treasure' relocating to new facility, new command, same wonderful old stuff
A museum rises at Fort Detrick's Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland, the conclusion of a rapid design-build construction project led by the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Sapper NCO steps in to lead Soldiers at Fort Detrick

"NCOs come and NCOs go, but the sword stays razor sharp ..."  

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick officially welcomed its new command sergeant major recently, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the Community Activity Center.

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13 May 2011

Fort Detrick leadership recognized employee community volunteer efforts at a ceremony here April 7.

Volunteers accrued more than 20,600 hours over the course of the year with an individual and mission partner becoming the inaugural winners of the Community Outreach award.

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14 April 2011
In Janurary a team of nine 56th Signal Battalion Soldiers deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of US Army South's Integrated Advance 2011 mission, IA 11.
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About two dozen of USAG Fort Detrick's upper and middle managers from the Garrison's directorates visited here March 23 to learn about John Brown's raid and poor planning and management that led to his failed raid and subsequent execution, as well as their own leadership and communication styles.
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17 March 2011
At a ceremony held March 7 at the Community Activity Center on Fort Detrick, Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, and the Combined Federal Campaign of Western Maryland recognized the many volunteers who made the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign a success. 
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Maintenance and upgrade work will close Fort Detrick's Veterans Gate, at 7th Street and Military Avenue, to inbound traffic for 6-10 days starting March 28.  The Opposumtown Pike and Rosemont gates, open only to vehicles with DoD decals, will be open earlier in the morning, from 5 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.
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16 February 2011
Fort Detrick's workers have a new tool to make work easier, and help save money with the recently delivered Grove TM500E-2 crane.
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Dizziness and balance issues are the most frequently report symptoms following exposure to an improvised explosive device.

A measure was needed not only for the original assessment of Soldiers following an IED event, but also to follow the progress of the Soldier during rehabilitation and to determine when the Soldier is ready to return-to-duty.

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01 February 2011
Reformatted town hall offers broader glimpse of partners, missions
Following public comments regarding the format of previous community town hall meetings, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick officials rethought how to invite the public to learn about the installation's various missions and people. The answer was tested Jan. 31 at the Whittaker Campus Center, Hood College in the form of an exhibition-style event.
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31 January 2011
Fort Detrick hosts Cyber-Security Conference for Business
Representative Roscoe Bartlett welcomed over 200 businesses and several major universities here Monday for a congressionally sponsored conference on security of computers and networks.
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Douglas Orsi, commander, 302nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, was promoted to Colonel during a ceremony Jan. 10 on Fort Detrick.
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21 January 2011
Captain Aaron Northup assumed command of Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick Jan. 11.
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The National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Toxicology has been engaged by Fort Detrick to conduct a peer review of key public health reports and studies concerning environmental contamination and remediation efforts at Fort Detrick, Md., and potential public health effects.
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Three members of Fort Detrick’s 6th Medical Logistics Managment Center recently redeployed after completing their deployment with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center - Southwest Asia at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
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13 January 2011
Fort Detrick hosted a graduation ceremony in December for 24 students who earned Advanced Acquisition Professional certificates as part of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School's distance learning program.
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Sergeant Esther Collins from Sayre, Penn., was named the Fort Detrick 2010 Non-commissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Angela Murphy from Hunt, Texas, won Fort Detrick 2010 Soldier of the Year.
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