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United States Army
Community Activities Center
1529 Porter Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
These services may vary by location and installation. Find your specific center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
The Community Activities Center is located in the center of Fort Detrick making it easily accessible to everyone on the installation. This newly renovated venue provides outstanding amenities for meetings, conferences, parties, recreation and entertainment. The center is equipped with state of the art audio and visual equipment. The main room can be divided into 2 separate rooms complete with individual audio/visual equipment. Seating capacity is flexible and dependent upon set up requirements. Dining services can accommodate groups up to 180; meeting and conference services can accommodate up to 250. An outdoor patio is available for more relaxed seating during good weather. Mobile catering is available and will deliver to any size group on post. CAC services include a lounge complete with television, pool table, ping pong, darts, cocktails, sandwiches and bar food. Catering services offer extensive menu options. Catering events range $12.50-$25.00 per person. For Lunch, Lounge and catering services: Call 301-619-2957 for more information.
Installation Specific Information
Like some larger installations, Fort Detrick does not have a separate Family Assistance Center. At Fort Detrick, the Army Community Service (ACS) serves in that capacity and offers Families support.
Fort Detrick does not currently have a Family Life Educator; however, many of the services described are found within the Family Advocacy Program. In addition to the programs described in the general overview, the Fort Detrick ACS also has Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), the Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) program, and Outreach available.
The AVC recruits volunteers for the Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events and on-post agencies. The Army Family Team Building program is also an integral part of the AVC.
Fort Detrick Outreach Program is responsible for the Mob/Dep, Army Family Action Plan, Operation R.E.A.D.Y, Operation Happy Holidays (OHH), and Family Readiness Group training. The OHH assists Families during the holiday season by providing, clothing, food, and gifts.
Please call your Fort Detrick ACS for more information on any of our programs, 301-619-2197.