Army Medical Site In D.C. Suburb Gets New Boss

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — An Army medical facility in Silver Spring is inviting its neighbors to learn more about its mission.

The community meeting is set for Thursday night at the Forest Glen Annex.

Command of the 136-acre installation was transferred 2 1/2 years ago from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Fort Detrick in Frederick. The change was part of Walter Reed’s move from Washington to Bethesda.

That move prompted the relocation to Forest Glen of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The museum will hold a grand reopening next year showcasing its collection of artifacts including the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln.

The Forest Glen Annex also includes the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. The biomedical laboratory complements research on infectious diseases done at Fort Detrick.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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