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Martinsburg VA Medical Center


Grand Opening of VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Fort Detrick

September 19, 2011

WHO:  Media

WHAT: The grand opening of the Fort Detrick Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).  The new facility, a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense venture with over 15,000 square feet, provides local area Veterans with convenient and greater health care services, including primary care, telehealth, women's health, mental health, physical and occupational therapy, and laboratory services, as well as eligibility, enrollment and benefits counseling.

WHEN:  1 PM, Friday, September 23, 2011

WHERE: Fort Detrick CBOC, 1433 Porter Street, Fort Detrick Army Garrison, Frederick, Md.

WHY: To celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fort Detrick CBOC and the more convenient and greater services offered to local area Veterans.

VISUAL: Opportunities for digital stills and b-roll with Veterans, VA Staff, DOD Staff, Veteran Service Organizations, and community partners

STORIES: DOD and VA partnership Facility grand opening, Veterans health care, community support

RSVP: Media who wish to cover the ceremony should contact the Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office by 3 PM September 21, 2011.  For more information, contact the Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office at or (301) 619-2018.

NOTES: All media visitors must enter Fort Detrick through the Old Farm Gate on Rosemont Avenue.  Please be advised that all vehicles will be searched and all visitors must present a valid picture I.D.  Day of event contact Chris Rose at 304-433-7264

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