When inclement weather affects Fort Drum, the garrison commander may issue one of three orders: Delayed Reporting, Do Not Report, or Early Release. To learn more about how those orders impact the Fort Drum community, see below.
 

Delayed Reporting

Unless notified by their chain of command, non-emergency / non-essential military personnel will report at 9:30 a.m. Emergency / mission-essential personnel will report as scheduled unless notified otherwise by their chain of command.

Non-emergency / non-mission-essential Department of the Army civilian personnel will report to duty / work no later than 9 a.m. Emergency / mission-essential civilian personnel will report as scheduled unless notified by their chain of command / supervisor.

Child and Youth Services (child development centers and School Age Center) will open at 8:30 a.m.

Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan, and all troop and dental clinics will open at 9 a.m. All patients with appointments before 9 a.m. should reschedule them.

The Commissary will open at 9 a.m., except on Mondays.

All AAFES locations are open for business as scheduled.

All additional support services are closed until 9 a.m.; any activities / appointments scheduled before 9 a.m. must be rescheduled.

Fort Drum Welcome Center:  All in-processing Soldiers with appointments TODAY in Clark Hall must report to Clark Hall at 9:30 a.m. and may contact their respective platoon sergeant for additional information.

 

Do Not Report

Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command, Fort Drum non-emergency / essential uniformed military personnel and civilians will not report to duty / work. Emergency and mission-essential personnel will report as scheduled unless notified otherwise by their chain of command / supervisor.

The Fort Drum Welcome Center will remain open for new arrivals (Soldiers). All other agencies in Clark Hall will be closed, and all previously scheduled activities and appointments must be rescheduled.  

Child and Youth Services (child development centers and School Age Center) will be closed.

Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan, and all troop and dental clinics will be closed.

All gyms will be closed.

The Commissary will be closed.

Call your AAFES business to check if it is open.

 

Early Release

Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command, non-emergency / essential uniformed military personnel and civilians will be released from duty / work at the designated time. Only emergency and essential personnel will be authorized to remain on duty.

Child and Youth Services (child development centers and School Age Center) will close one hour after the early release time.

All gyms will close one hour after the early release time.

Please call your AAFES business to check if it is open.

The Commissary will close one hour after the early release time.

Please call your health care provider for instructions if you have an appointment after the early release.

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We urge all members of the Fort Drum community to exercise caution when traveling and practice good winter-weather safety. All government vehicles follow road condition guidance identified in Appendix C (Road Condition Reference Chart) of Fort Drum Regulation 525-27.

We encourage members of the Fort Drum community to monitor local news media for weather conditions and stay abreast of Fort Drum's status by using one or more of the following methods:

  • The Fort Drum Information Hotline (315) 772-DRUM (3786);

  • The Fort Drum website at www.home.army.mil/drum and

  • Fort Drum’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain.

 

Winter weather safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency can be found at www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Monitor local driving conditions at https://511ny.org.

 

(Updated September 2019)