• A Soldier keeps an eye out for the enemy during training at Fort Drum.

    A Soldier keeps an eye out for the enemy during training at Fort Drum.

  • Soldiers conduct sling load training.

    Soldiers conduct sling load training.

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Virtual Family Assistance Center

The Fort Drum Garrison has established the Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to ensure critical programs remain available on a 24/7 basis to our Soldiers and families even while the workforce is teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The VFAC will provide guidance, assistance, information, and referral services to Soldiers and family members for an array of family and community services available during the pandemic. The objective of the VFAC is to serve as the focal point for government and non-government agencies to provide information and referral assistance should you need specialized service during our temporary shutdown.

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Roll the video!

XVIII Airborne Corps shared a video with simple, factual information about the risk of coronavirus and how to protect yourself and your family. Check it out on our Facebook page!

MEDDAC Announcement

Pharmacy Update

The Fort Drum Pharmacy is encouraging all beneficiaries to refill their maintenance prescriptions. To place a refill request, contact the Guthrie Clinic Pharmacy refill line at (315) 772-3696 during regular business hours. Meanwhile, the Pharmacy has a new drive-up prescription pickup feature. See the flyer below for details.

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Patients who are interested in using TRICARE home delivery pharmacy can learn more at https://tricare.mil/homedelivery.



Installation Status

Weather Outlook:

Sunday: Scattered showers or sprinkles before 8am, then scattered showers after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers or sprinkles before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.


Road Conditions:

Main Post: GREEN as of 5 APR 20 6:00 AM

Training Areas: AMBER as of 5 APR 20 6:00 AM

For more information, click HERE.

COVID-19 Update

As of March 28, 2020.

Gate Access

Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points are open. Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield Gate and Mount Belvedere Access Control Points are closed.

The Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points will have designated lanes for DoD ID card-holding personnel and non-DoD ID card-holding personnel. Please look out for those signs and enter the appropriate lane.

Those seeking admittance to post via the Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points will be required to submit to a verbal screening:

1. Have you had contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 test or who has a pending COVID-19 test?
2. Are you feeling ill?
3. Do you have a cough?
4. Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 24 hours?
5. Have you traveled outside of 40 miles from Fort Drum?

Those who answer yes to any of these questions will be provided further guidance by the gate guard on duty.

If it is determined that the individual is at risk and the person has official business on Fort Drum, he or she will be directed to the proper military treatment facility for further evaluation.

Individuals who exhibit any symptoms due to allergies will be allowed onto post.

Individuals returning to post from an off-post medical appointment need to notify the medical screener at the gate that they are returning to their on-post residence from a medical appointment.

No one who has a requirement to access the installation for essential services (PX, Commissary, emergency services) will be turned away from the installation. This includes Soldiers / dependents living on post, Soldiers / dependents living off post who are seeking medical care on post, DoD ID card holders (active-duty military, DA civilians, and dependents), and retirees and eligible family members.

Individuals at risk who do not have official business on Fort Drum will be advised to seek further medical evaluation at an off-post medical facility.

All visitor passes must be resubmitted through the Soldier’s chain of command. Anyone wishing to have a visitor on post who is traveling from more than 40 miles away will need to submit both a completed visitor request memo and an application for sponsorship.

Retirees and beneficiaries must go through medical screening before entering post.

For more information, see our COVID-19 page.  


Child care

Po Valley Child Development Center has combined with Chapel CDC and South Riva Ridge CDC in Bldg. 10785C, which is attached to the Main Post Chapel on Po Valley Road.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Evelyn Eggins-Alston at (315) 772-9470 or email her at evelyn.e.alston.naf@mail.mil.



For our latest stories about Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, click on headlines below.

For additional Fort Drum stories and community news, click HERE.

For the News Digest and Fort Drum dining facility and movie schedules, click HERE.  

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Fort Drum chaplains deliver messages of faith, resilience during COVID-19 pandemic

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Fort Drum command team connects with community coping with COVID-19

Social Media

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Commissary adjusts shopping policy

Effective March 30, the Fort Drum Commissary is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for service members and their beneficiaries and from 5 to 7 p.m. for retirees and other authorized users. Officials ask that Commissary users help to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by shopping during their designated hours.


Officials say don’t rush to flush!  

Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works officials wish to remind everyone on the installation that they should not flush anything but toilet paper down their toilets - to include septic-safe wipes and paper towels. These products need to be thrown in the waste basket, not flushed, as they put significant stress on the septic system.


Drivers will hold onto ID cards

A new procedure is now in place for scanning ID cards at all of Fort Drum’s gates. Personnel will request that drivers hold out their ID cards to be scanned. Gate guards will not physically handle the cards. Although this is a small change, it may cause delays. Drivers should plan to add a little extra time to their commute as we work to keep our community as healthy as possible.


2020 Census begins this month
in Family Housing on Fort Drum

The 2020 Census survey will be conducted for personnel on Fort Drum in Family Housing and the barracks.

Department of Commerce (DOC) will conduct the 2020 Census survey from March 15 to April 10 for on-post Family Housing. DOC employees will go to each home on post to deliver survey information. Families may respond by going online or mailing back the survey.

DOC is coordinating with Army Barracks Management Program managers to survey Soldiers who reside in the barracks on post.

Event Flyers

Take a look ahead at these upcoming events!

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