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Fort Detrick Briefing Society of American Military Engineers. Colonel John E. Ball Commander, U.S. Army Garrison October 21, 2004. Briefing Topics. Fort Detrick Overview Gate Renovations Construction Projects MWR Improvements Residential Communities Initiative Hotel/Conference Center

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Fort Detrick

Briefing

Society of American Military Engineers

Colonel John E. Ball

Commander, U.S. Army Garrison

October 21, 2004

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Briefing Topics

Fort Detrick Overview

Gate Renovations

Construction Projects

MWR Improvements

Residential Communities Initiative

Hotel/Conference Center

National Interagency BioDefense Campus

fort detrick
Fort Detrick

Established 1943

Largest employer in Frederick County – 7,800

$500M to local economy

1,200 acres

38 Tenants

command philosophy
Command Philosophy
  • Part of Frederick/Frederick County Community
  • Good Neighbor Rule in effect
  • Open Communications
    • Community Meetings – Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Strough Auditorium
    • Community Liaison Council
    • Opportunities for Speaking Engagements
fort detrick support
Fort Detrick Support
  • Strategic Missions:
    • National Biomedical Research and Development
    • Joint Medical Materiel Management
    • Global Communications
  • Other Significant Missions:
    • Military Medical Intelligence
    • Detection of Crop Pathogens
    • Information Management/Information Technology
  • Cabinet Level Agency Support
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Homeland Security
gate renovations
Gate Renovations
  • New Visitors’ Gate $4M –
    • New road construction, sound reduction wall, other improvements
      • Specific construction time line being worked
      • Spring 2005 estimated completion date
    • Current main gate is closed and replaced with large fountain
    • Traffic rerouted through current visitors’ area
  • Gate Upgrades –
    • Rosemont Avenue renovations began 19 Oct. and will be closed to all traffic.
construction projects

Post Exchange

Construction Projects
  • New PX Mini-Mall - $4.48M Opening Nov. 19, 2004
  • New Commissary $6.1M –
    • Project delayed until FY05 due to higher cost than estimated
  • New Barracks/Dining Facility/6th Medical Logistics Management Center HQs - $16M –
    • Construction ongoing
    • Completion August 2005
  • Truck Inspection Station - $4M
    • Gamma Ray Technology
    • More effective; less labor intensive
mwr improvements
MWR Improvements
  • Indoor Pool $735K – construction ongoing
    • Estimated opening mid-November ‘04
    • Active Duty no charge; user fee for all others
    • 0630-0730 – reserved for Active Duty physical training; open swim all other times
  • Community Support Center (one-stop) $3.7M –
    • Opening Nov. 19, 2004
    • Renovation of second floor
  • Paint Ball Course – Open in Area B
residential communities initiative
Residential Communities Initiative
  • Residential Communities Initiative – $50.8M
    • GMH Military Partner; combined with Walter Reed Medical Center
    • Initial Development Plan Period: 4 Years
    • 163 new units in first 18 months
      • Increased housing availability for Junior Enlisted
      • 96% for Junior NCOs
    • Renovations/replacement of current housing
    • End-State:  354 Homes
  • Construction Hours –
    • Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Weekday Core noise hours – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
hotel conference center
Hotel/Conference Center
  • Proposed Conference Center and Hotel – Private/Public Venture
    • Project Validation Assessment to be completed Nov. ’04
    • Located in Nallin Farm area
    • Open to public with separate access gate from O’Possumtown Pike
future of fort detrick
Future of Fort Detrick

Mission Facilities

  • Replacement - US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - $105M;
  • Department of Homeland Security - National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Centers
    • Environmental Impact Assessment; final draft published Sept. 04; Public Meeting 5 Oct., 1900, at TJ Middle School
    • $120M funding
  • Revitalization and Expansion - National Cancer Institute-Frederick
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National Interagency Biodefense CampusConstitution

VISION

To enhance public health research, medical research, and biotechnology development amongst research organizations at Fort Detrick through the establishment of a loose confederation of research organizations who are willing to discuss areas of common interest and, if of benefit to their organization, work in collaboration to coordinate and synchronize scientific interaction in areas of mutual interest

The Surgeon General of the Army, the Director of NCI, the Director of NIAID, the Acting Administrator, ARS, USDA, and the Director, Office of Research and Development, S&T Directorate, DHS are providing partnering leadership and direction

biodefense research campus facility components1

Existing

USDA

New

USAMRIID

New DHS

NBACC

New

NIAID

Existing

USAMRIID

Biodefense Research CampusFacility Components