Current Operations and Status Updates

AAFES/Fort Detrick Exchange

Hours of Operation:

Detrick Mini Mall (gas pumps remain open 24/7)

Fort Detrick Exchange:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Dry Cleaner/Laundry Services:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wed and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday and Sunday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The Fort Detrick Barbershop is Open

The Barbershop reopened May 4 and operates by appointments only for authorized users.  No walk-in appointments.

Authorized users include DoD uniformed personnel and mission essential personnel with grooming standards such as first responders,  military dependents, DA Civilians and retirees. 

Customers are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to appointment and are not permitted to wait in PX or Food Court.  To schedule an appointment call (301) 619-2345.

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed

Army Community Service Lending Closet

ACS Lending Closet provides basic household items to borrow short term to assist transitioning Soldiers and their families who are arriving to/departing from Fort Detrick

The Lending Closet is located in Building 1520, ACS Room 125

Due to COVID 19, an appointment must be scheduled to utilize the lending closet.  For appointment call: 301-619-3249/7453/6364.

Transitioning Soldiers/Government Employees who are new to Fort Detrick may need to borrow items while their household goods are being transported.  This service assist clients from having to go buy things that they already have but haven't arrived yet.  Basic household goods include dishes, pot and pans, small appliances, air mattresses, babies’ cribs, folding tables and chairs, dog crates, vacuum cleaners and other items.

Barquist Army Health Clinic:

Health Screenings-Visitors are prescreened prior to parking vehicles and entering Barquist Army Health Clinic.

Dental Clinic:

Now providing almost all routine services such as readiness exams, cleanings, fillings, routine crown and bridge, etc. Patients can call and schedule these services. Sick call each day from 7:30-9 a.m. Walk in sick call is not accepted. Call 301-619-7675 to be triaged by a provideder and schedule appointments.  

CAC/ID Card:

Military Personnel Division (MPD): ID Cards/DEERS - appointment only; no walk-ins (exception for CAC Pin resets and DEERS update).

To improve health and safety precautions, touchless temperature checks will be conducted for everyone visiting MPD and the ID Card offices. 

Military Personnel Division will prioritize CAC Card renewals to the following categories: Military, DOD Civilians and DOD Contractors. Individuals in those categories should call 301-619-7311 directly to book an appointment.

For those not in these groups, please schedule your appointment on line at https://IDCO.DMDC.OSD.MIL/IDCO

Fort Detrick employees please direct questions to 301-619-0101  

Forest Glen employees please direct questions to 301-319- 5501    

Child and Youth Services

Operating hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Expanded care will be offered to serve mission essential employees and Priority 1B and 1C patrons.  Staff is currently reviewing enrolled listings to identify those in these categories and will notify parents if a space is available to accommodate their child and while remaining in compliance with regulatory and state guidance.

Classroom scheduling -  the team is reviewing the number of classes scheduled for the next two weeks and by what organizations. A note will be sent to command teams recommending postponement.


  • National Museum of Health and Medicine closed
  • Community Activity Center
  • Parent Central Services Is Closed. Contact the CDC at 301-619-3300 or SAC at 301-619-2901
  • Discovery Cafe (Building 549) is closed until further notice.

The Auto Skill Shop is open by appointment only by calling 301-619-2759. Physical Distancing and all patrons will be asked screening questions prior to entry. Vehicles can be dropped for full service such as oil changes by DFMWR Staff.

Beginning Sept 9, Self Help Vehicle bays will open from 9am-5pm Wed-Sat and Sundays from noon to 8 pm .  Appointments required.  Bay fees are $8 hour.  For safety, every other bay will open.


Sunday Chapel Services are indoor at limited capacity of 25% and sign up is required to ensure capacity. 

9:15 a.m. Catholic Mass

11 a.m. Protestant Service

You can live stream the Protestant Services at 11 a.m. on the Chapel Facebook Page.

Catholic Link:


  • Hours Operation:
  • Sunday:         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday:       CLOSED
  • Tuesday:       10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday:     10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday:           10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday:      9 a.m.- 6 p.m.   

Only authorized shoppers are allowed in to the store. The only exception to the policy change is for visitors who are providing active and necessary assistance to an At Risk Patron; an example of this would be a grandchild assisting a grandparent in a wheel chair.

Fort Detrick is limiting the quantities of certain items. Customers are asked to please honor these limits.  

Education Center:

Appointment only; testing limited to <= 10 personnel

Equal Employment Opportunity Office:

By appointment only

Food Services:

Carry out only in food service areas such as AAFES and Subway.

Gate Operations:

In response to operational changes due to COVID-19, Nallin Farm Gate and Old Farm gates will remain operational for entry and exit. Nallin Farm Gate will be open 24/7 at Fort Detrick and any vetting operations at Fort Detrick will occur at Nallin Gate.

Old Farm Gate is open Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Veterans Gate is open Mon-Fri from 6am- 2pm. 

At Forest Glen, Linden Lane Gate is closed until further notice. Brookville Gate will be open 24/7 and any vetting operations at Forest Glen will take place at the Brookville Gate.

Garrison Housing Office:

Housing Services Office phone number: 301-619-3419/3224

Housing Services offered by appointment during COVID response.

Building 1520, Room 226

Hours of Operation: By Appointment

Barracks UPH info POC: Staff Duty 301-619-2096     

Golf Driving Range:

Open to everyone . To ensure physical distancing, every other space will be blocked off.

Legal Assistance:

Open by appointment only.              
Mon-Wed, and Friday: 8-11 a.m.; 1-4 p.m.Thursday: 1-4 p.m.Leisure Travel Services is open to receive telephone sales for all your attraction ticket and vacation needs.
To provide MWR authorized users with access to attraction ticket sales and vacation packages. All sales will be conducted telephonically and credit cards will be the only acceptable form of payment.  Ticket purchases will be mailed directly to the customer.

Open Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please call (301) 619- 2892.

Odom and Forest Glen Fitness Centers

Odom Fitness Center           

1507 Porter Street

Everyday - 6 – 9 a.m. Active Duty Only.

Monday - Fri : 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 – 6 p.m. open to Active Duty, DOD civilians, their dependents and retirees.  At this time, retiree dependents are not authorized. Dependents must 15 years or older to access the Fitness Center.  

Weekends: 10 am - 2 pm. The fitness center will be unstaffed during these hours so users will need to have their CAC cards/ID properly coded prior to use by visiting the fitness center Mon- Fridy from 11 am - 1d pm.

For information, please call  301-619-2498

Forest Glen: Mon-Fri, 6-8 a.m.

 Temperature check and screening questions will be asked.  Locker rooms, saunas and showers will remain closed.  Facial covering required except when exercising.  No 24/7 access or group classes offered. 

Pavilion and Nallin Pond Reservations now accepted.  Physical distancing and facial coverings are required to use the site. Call 301-619-2839 for reservations.

Pet Lodging and Doggie Daycare -  Open from 7:30-9 am and 3:30-5 p.m. for pick up and drop off. Appointments are required and pickup/drop off are curbside.  Patrons must wear facial coverings to drop off pets. Please call 301-619-3950.


No travel to CDC level 3 areas and all TDY Cancelled.

Tracking INCOMING Soldiers:

Report travelers OCONUS to BAHC

Visitors:  The Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Fort Detrick is closed until further notice.  All vetting at Fort Detrick will occur at the vehicle inspection station.  At Forest Glen vetting will occur at the police desk.  Guards at both locations will assist visitors if needed.

Travel and health screenings of all visitors, deliveries and vendors will take place at the Fort Detrick Vehicle Inspection Point and the Police Desk at Forest Glen.

ID Card Information

ID Cards/DEERS - appointment only; no walk-ins (exception for CAC Pin resets) call 301-619-7311 to schedule.


Enrollment, Update or Termination of Benefits Required Documents:

To complete a DD form 1172-2 electronically please go to


Reinstatement of CAC Retention for Transferring Civilians:



For more information go to:


ID Card Information

ID Card Information

The Department is equally committed to the safety of our personnel and beneficiaries, including retirees and other high-risk populations. This includes ensuring continued access to healthcare and other benefits during this time of increasing precaution and restrictions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To ensure DoD ID card offices are postured to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits at DoD ID card offices, the following guidance is in effect through June 30, 2021 for USID cards ONLY: 

Uniformed Services ID Cards (USID)

  • ·         If a cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards which expired on or after January 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through June 30, 2021. You can begin scheduling appointments online with availability at Fort Detrick ID card office site 101572 starting April 1, 2021 at
  • ·         Termination of cardholder affiliation with the DoD or termination of benefit eligibility shall be verified electronically prior to confiscating an expired USID card with an expiration date on or after January 1, 2020.
  • ·         Remote USID card renewals and reissuance shall be expanded.
  • ·         Remote family member enrollment/eligibility updates are authorized.
  • ·         Remote USID card initial issuance for first-time issuance or replacement of lost/stolen ID card is authorized.
  • ·         All remotely-issued USID cards shall be issued with an expiration date not to exceed one year from the date of issuance.
  • ·         The minimum age for initial USID card issuance is increased from 10 to 14 years.
  • ·         Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reservists and their eligible dependents.

Please direct all questions to Military Personnel Division by calling 301-619-7311.

Helpful Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of Defense Updates

Department of the Army Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Common PCS and Travel Authorities

Common PCS and Travel Scenarios

Coronavirus government site

Department of Defense Rumor Control

Frederick County Department of Health

Governor of Maryland updates


Maryland Coronavirus Rumor Control

Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Department of Health Impacts Related to COVID19 Map

Montgomery County Department of Health

MHS Prevention Infographic

Office of Personnel Management Guidance

State of Maryland Business Portal

Travel Information

USA.Gov Coronavirus Site

World Health Organization Guidance

Workplace Safety

Educational Materials


COVID-19 Best Practices If COVID-19 Is Present in Your Community (PDF)

Facemask Guidance (PDF)

10-tips for at-home quarantine or self-monitoring (PDF)

Education Materials PDF

Social Distancing

Quarantine vs. Isolation

Household Cleaner Safety

Face Coverings Flyer


Prevention and Treatment (CDC)

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


    For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

    These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.


    How COVID-19  Spreads According to the CDC?

  • Person-to-person spread

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


    Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

  • Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Vaccine Information

The Department of Defense is implementing a standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering a COVID-19 vaccine(s) through a phased approach to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation. 


For detailed information on the COVID19 vaccine visit the resources below.

Military Health System: COVID19 Vaccine Efforts

CDC: Vaccine FAQs

Tricare: COVID Vaccine information

Army Public Health Center

COVID19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Q1: When is a COVID-19 vaccine going to be available?

A1: The DoD initially expects a limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of 2020, and rolling delivery to MTFs and other health care facilities after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the vaccine for use.

When the vaccine becomes available, DoD will follow the CDC’s prioritization guidelines (framework) for distribution. Talk to your provider or local MTF for more details about when vaccine will become available.

Source: DHA-IHD. DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Planning Update Newsletter. 4 November 2020.


Q2: What is an Emergency Use Authorization?

A2: Drugs and vaccines have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that only safe and effective products are available to the American public. During public health emergencies, when there is good scientific reason to believe that a product is safe and is likely to treat or prevent disease, the FDA may authorize its use through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), even if definitive proof of the effectiveness of the drug or vaccine is not known.

FDA pre-licensure approval is considered for treatment or prevention of diseases that are very serious.

Source: MHS Communications Plan. COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) Prevention – Vaccination Questions and Answers.


Q3: What kind of information will be available to me before I receive the vaccine?

A3: Each potential recipient of COVID-19 vaccine will receive a vaccine-specific Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for Recipients from the FDA, which will provide the following information:

Ÿ Basic information on COVID-19, symptoms, and what to discuss with a health care provider before vaccination

Ÿ Who should and should not receive the vaccine

Ÿ That recipients have the choice to receive the vaccine

Ÿ Dosage and vaccine series information

Ÿ Risks and benefits of the vaccine

Ÿ An explanation of what an EUA is and why it is issued

Ÿ Any approved available alternatives for preventing COVID-19

Ÿ Additional resources

Source: CDC. COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules.