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1 Fort Detrick Briefing Society of American Military Engineers Colonel John E. Ball Commander, U.S. Army Garrison October 21, 2004.

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1 1 Fort Detrick Briefing Society of American Military Engineers Colonel John E. Ball Commander, U.S. Army Garrison October 21, 2004

2 2 Fort Detrick Overview Gate Renovations Construction Projects MWR Improvements Residential Communities Initiative Hotel/Conference Center National Interagency BioDefense Campus Briefing Topics

3 3 Fort Detrick Established 1943Established 1943 Largest employer in Frederick County – 7,800Largest employer in Frederick County – 7,800 $500M to local economy$500M to local economy 1,200 acres1,200 acres 38 Tenants38 Tenants

4 4 Command Philosophy Part of Frederick/Frederick County CommunityPart of Frederick/Frederick County Community Good Neighbor Rule in effectGood Neighbor Rule in effect Open CommunicationsOpen Communications Community Meetings – Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Strough AuditoriumCommunity Meetings – Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Strough Auditorium Community Liaison CouncilCommunity Liaison Council Opportunities for Speaking EngagementsOpportunities for Speaking Engagements

5 5 Fort Detrick Support Strategic Missions:Strategic Missions: –National Biomedical Research and Development –Joint Medical Materiel Management –Global Communications Other Significant Missions:Other Significant Missions: –Military Medical Intelligence –Detection of Crop Pathogens –Information Management/Information Technology Cabinet Level Agency SupportCabinet Level Agency Support –Department of Health and Human Services –Department of Agriculture –Department of Homeland Security

6 6 Gate Renovations New Visitors’ Gate $4M –New Visitors’ Gate $4M – –New road construction, sound reduction wall, other improvements Specific construction time line being workedSpecific construction time line being worked Spring 2005 estimated completion dateSpring 2005 estimated completion date –Current main gate is closed and replaced with large fountain –Traffic rerouted through current visitors’ area Gate Upgrades –Gate Upgrades – –Rosemont Avenue renovations began 19 Oct. and will be closed to all traffic.

7 7 New Barracks/Dining Facility/6 th Medical Logistics Management Center HQs - $16M –New Barracks/Dining Facility/6 th Medical Logistics Management Center HQs - $16M – Construction ongoingConstruction ongoing Completion August 2005Completion August 2005 Truck Inspection Station - $4MTruck Inspection Station - $4M –Gamma Ray Technology –More effective; less labor intensive Construction Projects New PX Mini-Mall - $4.48M Opening Nov. 19, 2004New PX Mini-Mall - $4.48M Opening Nov. 19, 2004 New Commissary $6.1M –New Commissary $6.1M – Project delayed until FY05 due to higher cost than estimatedProject delayed until FY05 due to higher cost than estimated Post Exchange

8 8 MWR Improvements Indoor Pool $735K – construction ongoingIndoor Pool $735K – construction ongoing –Estimated opening mid-November ‘04 –Active Duty no charge; user fee for all others – – reserved for Active Duty physical training; open swim all other times Community Support Center (one-stop) $3.7M –Community Support Center (one-stop) $3.7M – –Opening Nov. 19, 2004 –Renovation of second floor Paint Ball Course – Open in Area BPaint Ball Course – Open in Area B

9 9 Residential Communities Initiative Residential Communities Initiative – $50.8MResidential Communities Initiative – $50.8M GMH Military Partner; combined with Walter Reed Medical CenterGMH Military Partner; combined with Walter Reed Medical Center Initial Development Plan Period: 4 YearsInitial Development Plan Period: 4 Years 163 new units in first 18 months163 new units in first 18 months Increased housing availability for Junior EnlistedIncreased housing availability for Junior Enlisted 96% for Junior NCOs96% for Junior NCOs Renovations/replacement of current housingRenovations/replacement of current housing End-State: 354 HomesEnd-State: 354 Homes Construction Hours –Construction Hours – Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekday Core noise hours – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Weekday Core noise hours – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

10 10 Hotel/Conference Center Proposed Conference Center and Hotel – Private/Public VentureProposed 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

11 11 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 SchoolEnvironmental Impact Assessment; final draft published Sept. 04; Public Meeting 5 Oct., 1900, at TJ Middle School $120M funding$120M funding –Revitalization and Expansion - National Cancer Institute- Frederick Future of Fort Detrick

12 12 Fort Detrick Master Plan – Area A

13 13 National Interagency BioDefense Campus

14 14 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 National Interagency Biodefense Campus Constitution 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

15 15 Biodefense Research Campus Facility Components NIAID USDA N USAMRIID

16 16 Biodefense Research Campus Facility Components Existing USDA Existing USAMRIID New USAMRIID New NIAID New DHS NBACC

17 17 Questions?


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