A Soldier keeps an eye out for the enemy during training at Fort Drum.
Soldiers conduct sling load training.
11 a.m., Fort Drum Facebook.
Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander, will hold a virtual town hall meeting with the Fort Drum Garrison commander, and Fort Drum MEDDAC commander to discuss the COVID-19 response and its impacts here at Fort Drum. Listen in on the conversation by visiting https://www.facebook.drum.10thmountain.
Take a look ahead at these upcoming events!
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!
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.
Patients who are interested in using TRICARE home delivery pharmacy can learn more at https://tricare.mil/homedelivery.
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southeast wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 2 AM. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 AM. High near 56. Breezy, with a southeast wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday night: Showers. Low around 42. South wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Main Post: GREEN as of 28 MAR 20 7:29 AM
Training Areas: AMBER as of 28 MAR 20 7:29 AM
For more information, click HERE.
As of March 28, 2020.
As part of Fort Drum’s ongoing effort to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 the following changes to how Soldiers, Families and civilians access Fort Drum are effective starting Saturday, March 28, until further notice:
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 temporal temperature check and answer the following questions:
1. Have you had contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 test or has a pending COVID-19 test?
2. Are you feeling ill?
3. Do you have a cough?
4. Do you have a runny stuffy nose?
5. Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 24 hours?
6. Have you traveled outside of 40 miles from Fort Drum?
Those who have a fever or answer yes to any these questions will be barred from entry and advised on how to seek further screening.
The Trusted Traveler program is suspended. Local access badges are suspended. Visitors with a bona fide need to enter post will need to go to the Visitor Control Center (Cerjan Access Control Point) during normal business hours from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., where they will submit to background checks and screening.
All visitor passes must be resubmitted through the Soldier’s chain of command.
Retirees and beneficiaries must go through medical screening before entering post.
Contractors and other service providers should seek clarification for Fort Drum access from their supervisors.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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For additional Fort Drum stories and community news, click HERE.
For the News Digest and Fort Drum dining facility and movie schedules, click HERE.
St. Lawrence County officials say COVID-19 cases total six
Jefferson County officials announce fifth COVID-19 case
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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.
Defense Department officials commit
to military housing Bill of Rights
The new Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights -- which ensures tenants receive quality housing and fair treatment from project owners -- may be viewed by clicking HERE.