USAMRIID Fort Detrick Site
Since 1969, The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Fort Detrick Site has served as the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. While our core mission is to protect the warfighter from biological threats, we also investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health. Research conducted at USAMRIID Fort Detrick Site leads to medical solutions—therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and information—that benefit both military personnel and civilians. USAMRIID Fort Detrick Site is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.