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March 18, 2019

Trone visits Fort Detrick to learn about security, medical research

Credit: U.S. Army Website, Lanessa Hill

FORT DETRICK, Md. — U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., visited Fort Detrick on March 15 and met with leaders across the installation to learn about the work that contributes to global security and the health and well-being of the nation.

As a first-time visitor to Fort Detrick, Trone expressed interest in learning more about Fort Detrick and its contributions to the community and the congressional district he represents.

“Fort Detrick is doing such important work to protect our national security and to conduct life-altering medical research,” Trone said in a news release. “Because it is such a large part of the Frederick community and so important to our nation, I wanted to meet with leaders at Fort Detrick and see the facilities firsthand.”


Trone met with leaders from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, U.S. Army Garrison, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, National Cancer Institute of Frederick, 21st Signal Brigade, Navy Medical Logistics Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and the Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity.

Trone was impressed and proud to have Fort Detrick in his district, affording him the opportunity to advocate for the work that is done on the installation.

“We have to continue to work with members of Congress so they know how important Fort Detrick’s work is to the safety of our nation,” said Trone, a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee. “Fort Detrick is conducting research that is key to protecting future generations and making the world a safer place from harmful diseases. We should all support these efforts.”


“Every Army installation says they are unique, but Fort Detrick really is,” U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Halter said in the release. “The daily missions performed here and the men and women who come to work every day are truly remarkable. I’m glad I was able to represent them and tell their story.”

Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties.

Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic committees.