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Air Force independent duty medical technicians respond to a simulated mass casualty situation and prepare “patients” for transport during a Centers for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills field training exercise at Fort Detrick. Students were given multiple scenarios to help them prepare for the unique injuries during conflict. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes, March 2016)

Fort Detrick is in Frederick, Maryland, in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, supports five cabinet-level agencies: the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services.

Within the DOD, Fort Detrick supports elements of all four military services. Major Department of the Army mission partners include the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the 21st Signal Brigade. Fort Detrick is also home to Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. For a full list of Fort Detrick tenants, visit


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