• Soldiers load baggage before their departure from Fort Drum in support of the COVID-19 response effort.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Soldiers experience haircuts with social distancing at the Main Exchange Barber Shop.

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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.

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MEDDAC Announcement

MEDDAC provides drive-through COVID-19 testing for pre-operative (pre-op) and select OB-GYN patients. For additional information, click on the flyer below.

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Event Flyers

Take a look ahead at these upcoming events!

Installation Status

Weather Outlook:

 

Currently: Fog/Mist 56°F.Humidity 93, Wind Speed S 3 mph.

 

Today: Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

 

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

 

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

 

 

Road Conditions:

Main Post:  GREEN as of 4 June 20  4:30 AM

Training Areas:  GREEN as of 4 June 20  4:30 AM

For more information, click HERE.

Fire Danger Rating:

Week of June 1:  Low

For more information, click HERE.

Heat Category:  0

For more information, click HERE.

COVID-19 Update

As of May 11, 2020.

Gate Access

Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points are open.

Mount Belvedere Access Control Point is open 24/7 to DoD ID card holders only. Non DoD ID holders attempting to access post through Mount Belvedere ACP will be redirected to Cerjan or Gas Alley ACP due to medical screening requirements.

Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield Gate is open to all patrons with valid ID cards and passes (no Trusted Traveler) 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 who require access to the airfield should enter through Gas Alley Gate and cross over Route 26 via Nash Boulevard to Bomporto Bridge. Sponsors / visitors with an exception to policy who are seeking access passes should report to the Visitor Control Center at Cerjan Gate before attempting to use WSAAF Gate.

Those seeking admittance to post will be required to submit to a verbal health screening.

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 60 miles away must submit a visitor request memo and an application for sponsorship.

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 background check and show proof of their delivery requirement. If the delivery driver does not pass the background check, customers will need to pick up their delivery at the VCC.

Taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers who were vetted to operate on Fort Drum will now be allowed to bring DoD ID card and Local Access Badge holders onto post for drop-off purposes only. After dropping off the fare, they must immediately leave post and will not be allowed to pick up fares while on post.

Taxi drivers who do not have pre-vetted access will be given one-time access to post to drop off their riders if they successfully clear background checks and their riders possess a DoD ID card / LAB and/or Exception to Policy as necessary (i.e. greater than 60 miles of travel). Riders may be dropped off at the VCC and picked up by a DoD ID card holder if the driver does not have access to post.

Riders who have an ETP to access post (GS 14+/O5+ approved bona fide need to enter post) but do not have a DoD ID/LAB card must submit to background checks (and successfully clear) prior to entry to post via any of these services.

Visitors without a valid ETP are NOT permitted.

For more information, see our COVID-19 page 

News

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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Industrial hygienists on post help to keep workforce safe during COVID-19 pandemic

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Fort Drum volunteers earn
recognition for contributions

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Fort Drum community honors fallen 10th Mountain Soldiers

Social Media

Stay current on what's happening in the community through our social media sites.

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Announcements 

Barber shop opens to eligible patrons,
fitness centers welcome Soldiers

The Main Exchange Barber Shop is now open to all eligible patrons, and same-day appointments by calling (315) 772-3498 during business hours. The shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Patrons are required to wear a mask. Please note that other barber shops on post remain closed at this time.

Atkins Functional Fitness Facility is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for active-duty military personnel only.

Magrath Physical Fitness Facility is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for active-duty military personnel only. The pool and indoor track are NOT open.

Monti Physical Fitness Facility is open from 6 a.m. to noon for Unbreakable Warriors and noon to 3 p.m. for physical therapy and for active-duty military personnel only.

For more information, see our COVID-19 page.

 

Fort Drum OB/GYN Clinic staff
updates procedures for patients   

The Fort Drum OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan Medical Center has modified clinic procedures to keep patients and staff safe. Patients are no longer required to wait in their vehicle and call the clinic before their appointment.

When arriving for your appointment, please wear a facemask if you have one. If not, one will be provided for you. Only the patient will be permitted to attend the appointment. Visitors will not be allowed in the clinic.

Upon arrival, medical staff will screen you for COVID-19 exposure, malaise, upper/lower respiratory symptoms and fever before entering the OB/GYN clinic. If you are positive for any of the above, please call the clinic at (315) 785-4609 for assessment and triage.

If you have a virtual appointment, please be available with an open phone line during the time of the appointment. If you have any questions, call (315) 785-4624.

 

Cloth face coverings are required
in public areas on and off post

ALL individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers. 

In addition, by executive order, all individuals are required to wear face masks when in public in New York state and unable to maintain a distance of six feet or more from others. The governor has authorized businesses to deny entry to individuals who do not wear masks or face coverings.

For more guidance on face coverings, click HERE.

 

Fort Drum library, bowling center
now offer curbside pickup service

McEwen Library patrons can now call (315) 772-9099 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and request specific books or a set of books by topic, author, or genre. The library staff will provide a time window for curbside pickup.

Pine Plains Bowling Center patrons can call (315) 772-6601 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, to order food. The staff will provide pickup instructions. A limited menu is available.

 

Fort Drum DEERS / ID Center
begin replacing expired cards

The Fort Drum DEERS / ID Center will replace any ID cards that are expired or within 30 days of expiration. 

In April, DoD published guidance that expired USID cards are valid past their expiration date to access bases and Common Access Cards users can extend their credentials online until Sept. 30. 

Those policies remain in effect, but customers can call the DEERS / ID Center at (315) 772-5149 to make appointments to replace cards that are expired or are within 30 days of expiration.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

 

Conner Troop Medical Clinic
screening tent open weekdays

Active-duty Soldiers who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 – such as a cough, fever or shortness of breath – and who wish to be screened should report to the central screening location outside Conner Troop Medical Clinic. Screening hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outside of those hours, Soldiers should reach out to the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273.