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Dec. 30, 2021

USAMMC-E partners with Army research unit to support global health security

Medical logisticians from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe recently collaborated with the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Georgia, known as USAMRD-G, to enhance the unit’s ability to efficiently order medical materiel.

Oct. 29, 2021

USAMRD-G join US leaders to honor the fallen in Tbilisi Heroes Square

Soldiers from U.S. Army Research Directorate-Georgia (USAMRD-G), took part in commemorating the 28th Anniversary of the fall of Sokhumi at the Georgian Veterans Mémorial in Heroes Square, Sept. 27. The ceremony honored the victims of the Sokhumi Massacre of 1993 and the subsequent fall of Abkhazia to Russia-backed forces. Soldiers from U.S. Army Research Directorate-Georgia and U.S. Embassy leadership have performed a formal wreath laying ceremony at the memorial for the last six years to honor Georgian veterans, the memories of the thousands who fell and the survivors of that day. Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan, and Col. Stephanie Bagley, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, joined the U.S. diplomats during the ceremony, attended by senior Georgian military and civilians.

Oct. 18, 2021

USAMRD-G pays tribute to Georgia’s fallen heroes at Tbilisi military cemetery

Members from U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Georgia gathered at Mukhatgverdi Military Cemetery in Tbilisi to pay respect to Georgia’s fallen soldiers by laying flowers in remembrance of their sacrifices, September 27, 2021. The cemetery is the final resting place for many of Georgia’s heroes, including those who sacrificed their lives during the Russian-Georgian conflict of 2008, as well as fallen soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The cemetery is the resting place for Sergeant Giorgi Antsukhelidze, the Georgian soldier who was killed in 2008, and posthumously was awarded the the Order of a National Hero by the Georgian President. Members have laid flowers for the last six years to honor and remember the soldiers' valor and bravery.

July 18, 2021

Ambassador Degnan celebrates fourth annual internship capstone exercise and graduation

Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan joined USAMRD-G Director Lt. Col. Matthew Scherer at the fourth annual graduation ceremony and Internship Capstone Exercise for Georgian students participating in the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) - San Diego State University (SDSU)-Tbilisi State University (TSU) internship program.

April 23, 2021

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Laboratory professionals from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Georgia and the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW), 19-23 April 2021. Since the development of profession in the 1920s, the laboratory science professional has

Sept. 27, 2020

Ambassador Degnan Marks 27th Anniversary of Fall of Sokhumi

On this somber day 27 years ago, Sokhumi fell.  Thousands lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands were forced to leave their homes behind.  It is a day of sorrow, memory, and hope in Georgia. To honor the victims of this tragedy and pay tribute to their eternal memory, Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan and members of the Walter Reed Army Institute of

July 17, 2020

Ambassador Degnan Attends Capstone Exercise for Two Georgian Interns at Lugar Center

Today, Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan joined NCDC Director Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze and Deputy Director Dr. Paata Imnadaze to attend the graduation ceremony and Internship Capstone Exercise for two Georgian students participating in the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAID) – San Diego State University (SDSU) internship program.Following a

April 9, 2020

Lugar Center supports Georgian NCDC on COVID-19 response

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research is home to the Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Georgia (USAMRD-G), an overseas infectious disease laboratory of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). Though the U.S. government-funded the