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Frederick celebrated their 31st Fourth of July celebration at Baker Park by recognizing two Fort Detrick Soldiers for their outstanding service and leadership in the community.

U.S. Army Medical Reseach and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick Commanding General Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho and Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement presented Spc. Terrence Gibson, 298th Sig. Co., 302nd Sig. Bn., 21st Sig. Be. and Spc. Twyla Rosa, Barquist Army Health Clinic with certificates of appreciation during the opening celebration.

Gibson was recognized for his ongoing community service efforts. Since his arrival in November 2011, Gibson has volunteered for more than 20 events, spending more than 100 hours supporting Fort Detrick and the Frederick community. Gibson spent time volunteering at places like the local soup kitchen and local schools. His service and dedication to volunteerism earned Gibson the Fort Detrick Military Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

Rosa serves as the current president of Fort Detrick Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program. She was recognized for her leadership and involvement in the community including Toys for Tots, the Walkersville haunted train and multiple BOSS events which directly influence the quality of life of Soldiers.

The opening celebration was the start of a day full of activities for the family including bathtub races, a celebrity dunk tank, fireworks, and live music.