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.
Noon, Fort Drum Facebook.
Brig. Gen. Brett T. Funck, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commanding general - readiness; Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Terenas, division senior enlisted advisor; and Col. Jeffery Lucas, Fort Drum garrison commander, will hold a virtual town hall meeting. Community members may listen at www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain.
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 provides drive-through COVID-19 testing for pre-operative (pre-op) and select OB-GYN patients. For additional information, click on the flyer below.
Take a look ahead at these upcoming events!
Today: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness. Ocassional rain showers in the afternoon. High around 80. South winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday night: Cloudy with showers. Low 67. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Main Post: GREEN as of 27 May 20 8:55 AM
Training Areas: AMBER as of 27 May 20 8:55 AM
For more information, click HERE.
Fire Danger Rating:
Week of May 25: Moderate
For more information, click HERE.
As of May 11, 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. 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.
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Commissary adjusts shopping policy
The Fort Drum Commissary is now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday for service members, their beneficiaries, retirees and other authorized users.
Barber shop, fitness centers reopen
to active-duty military personnel
The Main Exchange Barber Shop is open by APPOINTMENT for active-duty military personnel only. Soldiers should call (315) 772-3498 during business hours to make an appointment. The shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Soldiers are required to wear a mask in the Exchange area and Barber Shop.
Atkins Functional Fitness Facility is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for active-duty military personnel only. The limit is 50 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing.
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 opening. The limit is 100 personnel in the facility.
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. The limit is 75 personnel in the facility.
South Riva Ridge Child Development Center reopens to enrolled patrons
South Riva Ridge Child Development Center has reopened to currently registered and enrolled patrons. Those who wish to restart care based on being called back to work full-time will need to provide documentation that there are no home-based child care options currently available.
For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.
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.
For more guidance on face coverings, click HERE.
Conner Troop Medical Clinic
screening tent open weekdays
Active-duty Soldiers who experience 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.
DEERS / ID policy changes take effect
In accordance with DoD guidance:
• ID cards will not be replaced due to changes in the personal information printed on the card. Grade changes and name changes will NOT be completed at this time.
• The minimum age for initial issuance of a child ID card is increased from 10 to 14.
• Common Access Cards (CACs) that will expire within the next 30 days: DoD has enabled a temporary capability to allow cardholders to update their certificates on soon-to-be-expired CACs. For more information, see this GUIDE.
• USID Cards (dependent, retiree, all non-CAC cards) that expired on or after Jan. 1 are valid until Sept. 30, to access bases and benefits.
For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.