Soldiers load baggage before their departure from Fort Drum in support of the COVID-19 response effort.
Soldiers raise the flag in front of Hays Hall at the start of another day at Fort Drum.
Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division conduct repairs to maintain readiness in the midst of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has even affected how we enter buildings on Fort Drum.
Medical professionals at Fort Drum conduct health screenings to keep the workforce safe.
Soldiers experience haircuts with social distancing at the Main Exchange Barber Shop.
The Fort Drum community congratulates the Class of 2020!
Magrath Sports Complex.
Active-duty Soldiers are invited to participate in the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum 10-mile qualifier race in hopes of getting on this year's Army Ten-Miler Virtual Team roster. Masks are required for registration and at the starting line. Sign up the day of the race starting at 6 a.m. Race will start at 7 a.m. Information: (315) 772-9670.
Upper Magrath Sports Complex parking lot.
Hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. See unique and classic cars from the comfort of your vehicle while you cruise around checking them out! Turn in your score sheet to vote for your favorite. This event is free to DoD ID card holders and authorized MWR patrons. Information: (315) 772-7807.
There is new guidance regarding use of face masks with a valve. For examples of preferred face coverings, click here.
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Take a look ahead at these upcoming events!
Current: A few clouds, 85°F, Southwest wind at 14 mph, humidity 62%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72°F. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87°F. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 AM, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64°F. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83°F. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Main Post: GREEN as of 10 August 20 4:28 PM
Training Areas: GREEN as of 10 August 20 4:28 PM
For more information, click HERE.
Fire Danger Rating:
Week of 10 -16 Aug 20: LOW
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Heat Category: 2
Wet Bulb Temp: 84°F
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As of July 20, 2020.
Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points are open.
Mount Belvedere Access Control Point is open 24/7 to DoD ID card holders only.
Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield Gate is open to all patrons with valid ID cards and passes from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; closed on days of no scheduled activity (DONSAs), weekends, and holidays. When WSAAF Gate is closed, ID card / pass holders should enter through Gas Alley Gate and cross over Route 26 via Nash Boulevard to Bomporto Bridge. Sponsors / visitors with an exception to policy should report to the Visitor Control Center at Cerjan Gate before attempting to use WSAAF Gate.
The Trusted Traveler Program is suspended.
Individuals wishing to access Fort Drum must adhere to security and medical screening requirements.
* Personnel with a valid Uniformed Services Identification Card (USID) or Federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card or a Fort Drum local access badge are granted access provided they have not traveled outside the 350-mile area or to an off-limits area.
* Personnel not possessing a valid USID, Federal PIV Card or Fort Drum local access badge must have an approved sponsorship packet with an exception to policy to gain access.
* Service members who have traveled to or are coming from any location outside the 350-mile local travel area or an off-limits area, and have not quarantined for 14 days, must possess a DA-31 allowing travel outside the local travel area or an approved exception to policy to access the post.
Retirees and beneficiaries must go through medical screening before entering post.
Delivery drivers who were not vetted for access before the pandemic will be directed to the Visitor Control Center at Cerjan Gate where they will need to submit to pass a background check.
Taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers who were vetted to operate on Fort Drum are allowed to bring DoD ID card and Local Access Badge holders onto post for drop-off purposes only.
For more information, see our COVID-19 page.
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Officials announce Fort Drum now operating under General Order 1E, update restricted travel areas
Army officials have announced that Fort Drum is now operating under General Order 1E. To read the general order in its entirety, click HERE.
All Fort Drum Soldiers are limited to travel within the local travel area, which is defined as a 350-mile radius around the installation.
Service members are restricted from visiting areas outlined in Appendix A (updated July 23, 2020), which now includes (but is not limited to) Albany, Erie, Monroe, Oneida and Onondaga counties in New York; New York City; all of Long Island; Washington, D.C.; and the states of Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Service members may drive through the prohibited areas en route to a permissible area but may not visit destinations within the prohibited areas. Travel to or through Canada is not authorized.
O-3 commanders are authorized to grant ordinary leave, regular pass or special pass to unrestricted areas beyond 350 miles. O-6 commanders are authorized to grant ordinary leave, regular pass or special pass to restricted areas.
For a map showing the 350-mile local travel area and prohibited areas, click HERE.
For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.
Temperature screening required
at additional locations on post
More Fort Drum facilities now require temperature checks before patrons are allowed to enter. All personnel must submit to screening at child development centers, gyms, dining facilities and Hays Hall.
Patrons with a temperature outside acceptable levels will be asked to reach out to their primary care provider. Soldiers will be referred to Conner Troop Medical Clinic. At the dining facilities, Soldiers will be asked to wait outside while a to-go plate is prepared for them.
State officials announce update
to incoming travel advisory
The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in June announced a joint advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
New York’s travel advisory can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
Cloth face coverings are required
in public areas on and off post
All Soldiers on Fort Drum will wear face coverings / masks when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or places of work. Commanders will enforce this guidance.
Personnel working in a facility on Fort Drum will wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible. Removing face covering while seated at a desk or workstation is allowed.
Face coverings / masks are required to enter AAFES, PX and Commissary facilities.
Off post: In accordance with New York state executive order, any individual who is over age 2 and medically able to tolerate a face covering will be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when in a public place and not maintaining social distance.
Soldiers will comply with New York state face covering guidance when in public.
Face coverings / masks must cover both the nose and mouth. For more guidance, click HERE.