Fort Drum officials invite public to join tour

Fort Drum officials invite the public to participate in the first Around and About Fort Drum Tour on Monday, April 29.

The tour will offer participants a look at sites of historical significance around the installation, explore our shared past, and explain how the 10th Mountain Division currently trains and how Fort Drum looks to the future here in the North Country.

The tour will begin outside the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum at 10 a.m., returning participants to their vehicles by 3 p.m. at the museum parking lot. Attendees should bring their own lunch and dress for walking outdoors.

Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, email fortdrumpao@gmail.com or call (315) 772-9043 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, by April 22.

Civilian employees seek leave donations

The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Lisa Proulx, Julie Burrows, Sarah Doherty, Ann Hooley, Megan Kemper, and Colleen Shear, all of MEDDAC.

Appropriated Fund employees who wish to donate annual leave should complete an OPM 630A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program, and forward it to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Bldg. 430A, for processing.

MEDDAC offers secondary COVID-19 booster shots

The Fort Drum Medical Activity offers secondary COVID-19 booster shots based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

*Patients age 50 or older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the first booster dose.

*Patients age 18-49 who received a Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRHA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the first Janssen booster dose.

*Patients 12 or older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the first booster dose.

MEDDAC beneficiaries who fall under one of those categories may call (315) 772-2778 to schedule an appointment.

Army Public Health Nursing offers tobacco cessation sessions

Fort Drum Army Public Health Nursing offers one-one-one sessions for patients who wish to stop using tobacco. Patients can learn about the medical benefits of tobacco cessation, information on tobacco cessation medications, resources for trigger and cravings, and stress management. Sessions are open to active-duty members, TRICARE beneficiaries, and Department of the Army civilian employees. For more information, call (315) 772-6404.

Attention transitioning Soldiers!

Transition centers are now able to create and sign DD Form 214s and separation orders! Soldiers who experienced a delay can contact their transition center for separation orders and schedule an appointment to receive their DD Form 214s.

Soldiers who are already on transition leave or separated, but who did not receive their DD Form 214, will receive a copy in the mail and in IPERMs. DD Form 214s for Soldiers who are on transition leave or separated will state “service member not available for signature.” DD 214s marked this way instead of signed by Soldier are completely valid.

If you haven’t received your DD Form 214 in the mail, and you have not had contact with your transition center, Army officials encourage you to contact the transition center at the installation you departed for a status update.

If you have corrections to your DD Form 214 after you have separated, contact the Army Service Center 24-hour line at 1-844-474-7772.

Protective services employees may shop in local commissary

Federal protective services civilian employees who are in a position of the following series of the General Schedule at a military installation are now eligible to shop in their local commissary store:

*Security Administration (GS-0080)

*Fire Protection and Prevention (GS-0081)

*Police (GS-0083)

*Security Guard (GS-0085)

*Emergency Management (GS-0089)

For more information, call (315) 774-9130.

Report security issues to Fort Drum tips line

Fort Drum’s Directorate of Emergency Services encourages everyone to contribute to community security by reporting suspicious behavior or activities to (315) 774-8477 (TIPS).

Callers to the anonymous tip line should report odd behaviors and activities, such as people measuring or asking for blueprints of important buildings; strangers asking about security protocols; a briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind; vehicles left unattended in front of buildings; and chemical smells or fumes coming from a residence or business. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.

Civilian employees have right to representation

Weingarten Notice

Right to Representation During Investigatory Interviews

In accordance with the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to advise bargaining unit employees that:

An exclusive representative of an appropriate bargaining unit in an agency shall be given the opportunity to be represented at any examination of an employee in the bargaining unit by a representative of the agency in connection with an investigation if (a) the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee and (b) the employee requests representation.

Please call the labor relations specialist in the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) or your union at the appropriate number listed below if you have any questions.

•Labor Relations Specialist: (315) 772-5023

•AFGE Local 400: (315) 772-3039

•NAGE Local R2-61: (315) 772-3306

•IAFF Local F-105: (315) 772-5114

•NAGE Local R2-63: (617) 376-7208

AA group meets on post

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Guthrie Clinic, Patient Care Wing, Patient Service Center conference room. For more information, call (315) 772-0035.

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