Base Guide 2014
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New Arrivals

Newly arriving personnel are required to report to the Vehicle Registration Office, 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 134, to obtain a temporary pass for privately owned vehicles, or call 301-619-4580. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Army personnel arriving at Fort Detrick should first report to their new unit and be met by their sponsor. After hours, arrivals should report to the staff duty noncommissioned officer at 1532 Porter Street to sign in. Those Soldiers with approved permissive temporary duty (PTDY) should report to the Housing Office in Rm. 202, Community Support Center, 1520 Freeman Drive, to sign out on PTDY. These Soldiers will report to their unit of assignment at the completion of their PDTY.

Once the Soldier reports to his or her unit, the Soldier must come to the Military Personnel Division (MPD) located in the Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 139A, to pick up the Installation In-processing Checklist. In-processing is conducted each morning except Thursday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. No appointment is required. The sponsor is responsible for escorting the new arrival to the various agencies for in-processing. When reporting to MPD the Soldier should bring a duty position memorandum, permanent-change-of-station orders, military personnel folder, and medical, dental, and education records.

The MPD provides military personnel support services to all Army units assigned to Fort Detrick. The division also provides identification cards and DEERS updates to all military Service members (active duty, reserve, National Guard, and retirees) and their family members.

The office also provides identification cards to Fort Detrick civilian employees and contractor personnel. Veterans Affairs benefits counseling is available to all military Service members and their families one day each month. Call (301) 619-7311 for an appointment.

Navy personnel in-processing to the Naval Medical Logistics Command should report to 1681 Nelson Street upon arrival. After-hour arrivals should call (301) 619-2047.

Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (AFMIC) Military personnel in-processing to AFMIC must report to the Military Personnel Office, 1607 Porter Street, upon arrival or call 301-619-3804.


New civilian personnel should report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) located at 1541 Porter Street to in-process, or call 301-619-2247. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The Housing Office is located in the Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 202.

The Housing Division is responsible for providing quality management and oversight of all permanent and transient housing programs and to ensure adequate housing is provided for all U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick tenants and Raven Rock Mountain Complex soldiers.

• RCI Liaison Office, Unaccompanied Personnel Housing and Community Homefinding Relocation and Referral Services (CHRRS)

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

• In and Out Processing

Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

• Inspections (By appointment only)

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The office can be reached at DSN 343-3224 or 343-3419 or commercial (301)619-3224 or (301)619-3419. The Housing Office is responsible for providing quality management and oversight of all permanent and transient housing programs and ensuring adequate housing is provided for all Fort Detrick military.

On-Post Housing

Through the Army Residential Communities Initiative (RCI), the Army partnered with Balfour Beatty Communities, a private developer, to build, renovate, manage, and maintain family housing communities on post. The developer provides the capital and expertise; the Army conveys the housing to the developer and provides long-term leases on the land. The developer receives the basic allowance for housing for service members living in their units. Fort Detrick has a 50-year partnership agreement with Balfour Beatty and can expect many benefits from this partnership.

The housing division transferred family housing operations to our business partner, Balfour Beatty Communities. Balfour Beatty Communities is responsible for the operation and maintenance of family housing. They are located in Building 1401 Sultan Street. Balfour Beatty Communities' operating hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. They can be reached at 240-379-6518. This number is also used to contact their service order/work order desk, during normal business hours. They have an answering service on this line after duty hours to handle emergencies. Visit the Balfour Beatty website at

RCI Office

The RCI Office is located in the Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman Drive, Housing Services Office, Room 202, and is the government link between Fort Detrick and Balfour Beatty. This partnership will continue to create communities that reflect pride in being a member of the Armed Forces and will enhance the well being for the service members and their families living in the Fort Detrick housing community. The office can be reached at (301) 619-3417.

Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH)

The Housing Office is responsible for assigning adequate space to single Soldiers in pay grades E1-E5. Orders and duty telephone number are required for in-processing. Soldiers requiring Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) must also have a current (within 60 days) end-of-month Leave and Earnings Statement.

There are five UEPH buildings, which were constructed in 1998. A project was awarded in fiscal year 2003 to construct two additional buildings. These new buildings are projected to available for occupancy in April 2006.

In accordance with recent changes in Army policy, incoming single Soldiers in the grade of E6 will be authorized basic allowance for housing (BAH) at the without dependent rate and will be required to reside off post. Additionally, geographical bachelors (Soldiers entitled to BAH at the "with dependent" rate, who are voluntarily separated from their family members) are not authorized assignment to permanent party UEPH.

For more information, call 301-619-3224 or 301-619-3419 from 0800-1600, Monday-Friday.

Self-Help Program

The Self-Help Program is a continuous effort to preserve facilities in an acceptable state of repair and appearance by allowing individuals, units, and organizations to perform specific maintenance, repair, and minor construction with assigned personnel. Maximum use of personnel is encouraged to accomplish these tasks as long as they can realistically be performed and are authorized as self-help projects. The program can assist the facility users to improve their working or living environment and the performance of their mission. All units and activities are encouraged to participate in the program. Self-help projects must be submitted to the Directorate of Installation Services (DIS), Operations & Maintenance Division, for approval before the project is initiated. To make a submission, please call the Trouble Desk at (301) 619-2726.

Community Home finding, Relocation and Referral Services (CHRRS)

Formally known as the Housing Referral Office, the CHRRS office has a broader array of services to offer military and civilian personnel. The CHRRS office maintains a list of available home listings for rent or purchase. We can assist you with temporary lodging, an overview of community resources and amenities, provide maps, school information and other community service information. We provide desk spaces and telephones for your use and are able to give you information about the housing market at your next duty station. Military personnel reporting for duty at Fort Detrick are REQUIRED to report to the Housing Office prior to seeking off-post rental housing.

Personal Property

Fort Detrick has a full-service Personal Property Office, located at 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 203A. Inbound, outbound, non-temporary storage and local move services are provided. Counselors provide entitlement information when Service members are making a permanent-change-of-station move, and when they are planning for retirement and separation. New arrivals should contact or visit the office immediately to arrange delivery of property. The hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The office can be reached by calling (301) 619-7179 or (301) 619-7159.

Emergency Services

Dial 911 to report emergencies. This number provides access to Police, Fire, and Ambulance services.

The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) protects people and property. Trained Security, Plans, and Operations Specialists, Firefighters, and Police Officers are available for response 24-hours-a-day and seven-days-a-week. Other functions include law enforcement, traffic and visitor control, prevention and investigation of crimes, physical security, and vehicle, pet, bicycle, and weapon registration. A contract guard force staffs Fort Detrick's gates. The Fort Detrick DES Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) proudly protects the approximately 7,900 people living in a two-square-mile area. The department is a Federal department whose members are on a paid status. The DES F&ES division provides a variety of services to its military and civilian customers.

It serves laboratories, administrative and office occupancies, communications facilities, barracks and family housing areas with fire protection, crash fire and rescue, emergency medical services, confined space rescue and hazardous materials incident mitigation from the department's headquarters station. Public fire education and a proactive facility inspection campaign are administered by the career firefighters at Fort Detrick. Mutual aid response areas include portions of Frederick City for suppression activities, and Frederick County and vicinity for hazardous material incident response. The Security, Plans, and Operations Office provides for public safety through security and intelligence monitoring, anti-terrorism and force protection analysis, and contingency plans development for Fort Detrick.

Pet Registration

All pets must be registered at the Vehicle Registration Office, 1520, Freedman Drive, within three days after arrival on post. Proof of current rabies immunization is required for pets three months of age or older. If shots are required, the pet may be taken to the post veterinarian or a local veterinarian within 14 days for immunizations. Pets must wear a current rabies immunization tag and a Fort Detrick pet tag.

Vehicle Registration

The Community Support Center

1520 Freedman Drive, Room 134

Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702

Phone: 301-619-4580

State Requirement:

1. Active duty personnel arriving from overseas assignments must have their vehicles properly registered within 30 days of the arrival of their vehicles.

2. No need to re-register active duty bearing current tags of member's state of domicile.

3. Vehicles registered in name of dependents must be

registered within 30 days.

Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)

1601 Bowmans Farm Road

Telephone: 1-800-950-1682

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m., Mon. -Fri.

Other MVA Phone Numbers:

• Vehicle Inspections: 1-800-638-8347

• TDD for the Deaf: 1-800-492-4575

• Motorcycle Safety Training Program: 1-800-638-1722.

On-Post Requirement:

1. Vehicle liability insurance in the amount of $20,000/$40,000/$10,000;

2. Motorist insurance $2,500;

3. Valid State Drivers License

Newcomers have 30 days after establishing residency to obtain a license, however, valid state of domicile licenses for military members will be honored.

Learner's permit can be obtained at age 16 (application can be accepted age 15 years 9 months) in Maryland. Cost is $18.00. Examines and licenses drivers, conducts driver training program, titles/registers vehicles, issues identification cards to adult non-drivers.

Registering/Operating Motorcycles, Mopeds, and/or Motor Scooters on Fort Detrick:


• Active Duty Military, dependents, government civilian employees, contractors, and retirees must complete an approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Motorcycle Defensive Driving Course (MDDC) before operation of any motorcycle, motorized bicycle (moped), and/or motor scooter on Fort Detrick. Hands-on training and a performance and knowledge-based evaluation are required.

• Active Duty Military must complete this course before operation of a motorcycle on or off the installation, on or off duty, regardless of whether the motorcycle is registered on post.

• Operators must have in their in possession an MSF card when they ride to verify completion of training.

• The required MSF training (MDDC) shall be provided at no cost to military personnel and DoD civilian personnel, but all others are responsible for their own fees. Personnel shall not be charged leave to attend the required training. This training requirement excludes those operating motor cycles with attached sidecars and three-wheel


• If training has not been completed, contact DCTEE, 1520 Porter Street, Fort Detrick Maryland to enroll in a

scheduled MSF course offered for the Fort Detrick


• Once operators have successfully completed the MSF course they can register the vehicle for operation on

Fort Detrick by providing the completion card to Vehicle Registration, 1520 Porter Street, Room134 to obtain appropriate decal.

Motorcycle Defensive Driving Course (MDDC):

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This 17-hour course is designed for the true beginning rider who has little or no riding experience. It includes classroom and riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary for you to begin to practicing street riding. You must be able to ride a bicycle to participate in this course.

Basic Rider Course II (BRC II)

This eight-hour course is for individuals who have some riding experience and are seeking a Class 'M' license. The pre-requisites for this course include the ability to:

• Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion

• Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area

• Execute gradual and tight turns

• Up and downshift smoothly

• Achieve a speed of at least 25 mph.

Experienced Rider Course (ERC)

This six-hour course is for the licensed motorcyclist who wants to improve or refresh their skills. To enroll in this course, you must have a valid motorcycle license. The Class 'M' license is not offered as a part of this course.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

The following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required by AR 385-55 and Fort Detrick Policy Memorandum FD 34-05 is MANDATORY for both the training classes and to operate a motorcycle, moped or motor scooter on Fort Detrick:

• Helmets - Certified to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) standards & properly fastened under the chin.

• Goggles and Face Shields - Impact or shatter resistant

goggles or full-face shield properly attached to helmet.

A windshield or eye glasses alone are not proper eye


• Sturdy Footwear - Leather boots or over the ankle shoes.

• Clothing - Long sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, and full-fingered gloves or mittens designed for use on a


• Garment Visibility - A brightly colored outer upper

garment during the day and a reflective upper garment

during the night. Outer upper garment shall be clearly

visible and not covered. Reflective belts, vests, or PT

bandoliers is also an option.

Additional Information - Contact Installation Safety Management Office at 619-7318.ROJHILDSAFHEA

Weapon Registration

Privately owned weapons must be registered with the Vehicle Registration Office, 1520 Freedman Drive within three working days after arrival. The weapons must be available for inspection at the time of registration. No explosive devices of any type, including fireworks, may be kept on post.

Access badges

In addition to ID cards (including CAC), some Fort Detrick employees are issued proximity cards allowing access to secured areas. The access badge office accepts authorizations from building security managers and issues access cards to approved employees.

Better Opportunities for

Single Service Members (BOSS).

Phone: 301-619-2892

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers/Servicemembers (BOSS) is a Department of Army driven program that supports the overall quality of life for single and unaccompanied soldiers. With representatives from each unit, BOSS gives single soldiers/servicemembers the opportunity to enhance their quality of life through community service, recreation and leisure, and working with the support of the chain of command to identify quality of life issues and concerns, and providing improvements. The BOSS Council meets every First and Third Monday, 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in Bldg. 1532, Dayroom. Any single soldier interested in participating is encouraged to attend the meetings or see your unit representatives.


Please visit the Community Calendar and TicketFunatic pages, or see your unit BOSS representative for information on upcoming events. Some events are still in the planning stage and if you would like to volunteer to help please see your BOSS representative or come to a installation BOSS meeting.

For questions on upcoming events, call 301-619-1857.

Recurring Events

BOSS Meeting

Dates: 1st, and 3rd Tuesdays

Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Bldg. 1520, Café Too!

All single service members are welcome to attend. For more information please submit your questions via e-mail to the BOSS Program, We need everyone's participation in order to have successful programs.


Dates: 1st Friday

Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel

Housing (UEPH)

Inspections of the Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH), also known as the barracks will be conducted by the Garrison Command Sergeant Major on the 1st Friday of every month. Inspections are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see you NCO Support Channel or BOSS representative for additional information.