During the Revolutionary War, the first "Army Hospital" was established to care for members of the Continental Army. This notable endeavor served as the impetus for what is known today as the U.S. Army Medical Department, or AMEDD. Led by the Army Surgeon General, the AMEDD stands as the Army's healthcare organization, falling under the direction of the U.S. Army Medical Command.
Currently, the AMEDD manages six special officer branches...
City of Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, together with Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Halter and other dignitaries from Frederick City and County, gathered on the front steps of City Hall in Frederick to pay tribute to the lives lost during the 9/11 terror attacks.
Fort Detrick started as a small municipal
airport established at Frederick, Maryland in 1929. Originally called Frederick
Air Field, it was renamed Detrick Field in honor of Squadron Flight Surgeon
Maj. Frederick L. Detrick, a native of New Market, Maryland. Detrick was born
in 1889, served in France during World War I, and died in 1931.