Civilian employees seek leave donations

The following Appropriated Fund Employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program:

Amanda Baur, Nicole Best, Kerri Crauder, Karlee Cromwell, Laura Garramone, Shelly Gonzalez, Kimberly Hill, Tracey Jones, Elizabeth Keen, Patricia Kendall, Jacquelyn Leslie, Frances Lueders, Stephanie Marnell, Dusnee Mathison, Tiffany Mott, Nancy Munoz, Dorothy Sampson, Rebecca Seery, and Colleen Shear, all of MEDDAC; Loren Bush, Larry Farrell, Lori Fox, Travis Hodkinson and Christopher Huni, all of Directorate of Public Works; Wendy Newell, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Tracy Medeiros, Directorate of Resource Management.

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 Directorate of Resource Management civilian pay technician for processing.

For more information, call (315) 772-6489.

Officials seek estate claims

Anyone having claims against or debts owed to the estate of Spc. Ryan J. Frair may contact his summary court-martial officer, 1st Lt. Salvatore M. Valeriano, at (315) 772-3860. Frair died Jan. 3 in Ceres Township, Pennsylvania.

All correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate legal representative of the estate.

Jefferson County officials plan appointment-only rabies clinic April 15

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson County Public Health Service (JCPHS) officials will offer an appointment-only rabies vaccination clinic this month. The clinic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Jefferson County Dog Control. Appointments are limited, and preregistration is required.

Residents should pre-register early at to reserve their appointment(s). If owners have multiple pets that need vaccination, an appointment is required for EACH pet.

Pets must be properly restrained using a leash and collar, harness, cage or pet carrier. Pets must be at least 3 months old. A second vaccination must be given within one year of the first, and pets must be actively immunized against rabies thereafter.

Proof of current vaccination is required to qualify for a three-year certificate. If it is not provided, the certificate will be for one year.

To ensure the health and safety of all concerned, the staff requires the following of pet owners:

* Do not attend the clinic if you are ill.

* Wear a face covering at all times.

* Keep at least 6 feet between others.

* One person per pet is preferred, or the minimum to handle to multiple pets.

A voluntary donation of $10 per pet is appreciated to help defray clinic costs.

JCPHS is actively planning for additional clinic offerings throughout the spring and summer. To keep updated on the upcoming clinics, follow the Jefferson County Public Health Service on Facebook/JCPHS. For assistance with pre-registering online, call (315) 786-3730 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

(Jefferson County Public Health Service)

Jefferson Community College to hold open house April 20 and 27

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson Community College (JCC) will hold its annual spring open house virtually at 6 p.m. April 20 and 27 via Zoom. Prospective students and family members may register to attend online at

Open house attendees have an opportunity to get answers to their college questions; take a virtual tour of campus including the residence hall and a peek inside the fitness center and Courtyard cafeteria; learn about academic programs, how to apply for scholarships, and federal / state financial aid; learn about available support programs for students, athletics, campus life, and more.

JCC’s scholarship application window is open. JCC support programs offer additional services, including possible financial assistance. Some programs begin as early as summer to prepare students for the transition to college, class expectations, and how to navigate campus to find resources to assist with having a successful semester. Applying early is beneficial to the student.

Applying for admission at JCC is free!

Registration opens for Jefferson Community College summer session

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Summer session at Jefferson Community College (JCC) offers an opportunity to earn college credit and still have time to enjoy the season! Registration is now open for four- and eight-week classes that begin June 7.

Classes, held virtually, are offered in a synchronous format whereby students meet live online on a specific day and time, and in an asynchronous format whereby students log on to their course at any time and work independently (no meetings).

Early session, four-week, classes will be held June 7 through July 6. Full session, eight-week, classes will be held June 7 through Aug. 3. Late session, four-week, classes will be held July 12 through Aug. 6. Special session courses will start as early as June 1.

Summer session is open to everyone. Take courses to earn college credit for transfer and/or military promotion, complete general education requirements, or complete a difficult course without the pressure of a full semester course load.

A complete listing of summer 2021 courses is available online at

For more information, call JCC Enrollment Services at (315) 786-2437. Soldiers should contact the JCC office at Fort Drum at (315) 786-6566 to register.

(Jefferson Community College)

MEDDAC will offer flu vaccinations by appointment

Protecting yourself and those around you from the flu is more important than ever. Medical experts say getting a vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against the flu.

Fort Drum MEDDAC officials have announced that flu shots for ages 6 months and older will be given, subject to vaccine availability.

All flu shots will be available by appointment only. There will be NO walk-in flu services this year because of COVID-19.

Guthrie Primary Care Clinic enrolled patients may schedule a slot by calling the Fort Drum MEDDAC appointment line at (315) 772-2778. Division Soldiers should speak to their respective unit medical team.

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

Report security issues to Fort Drum tip 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.

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.

Command Safety Office announces motorcycle courses

The Fort Drum Command Safety Office staff has announced the following Army Traffic Safety Training Program motorcycle courses will be offered:

  • Beginners Rider Course - April 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27.

  • Remedial Drivers Training Course - April 22.

  • Intermediate Drivers Course - April 23.

  • Experienced Riders Course - April 29.

  • Military Sportbike Riders Course - April 30.

Availability is limited. Any no-shows will be reported to brigade commanders.

To register for a course, at a work computer with CAC (not the library, nor USO, nor home), log onto For further directions, click HERE. For more information, contact the Command Safety Office at (315) 772-3022 or 772-0310.



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Fort Drum
Reel Time Theater

Closed until further notice.

For more information,
call (315) 773-0065. 

Fort Drum Dining Facility Schedule

Fort Drum dining facilities are open as follows:

April 12-15

* 1st Brigade Combat Team (B/L/D/GNG)
* 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B/L/D/GNG)
* 10th Combat Aviation Brigade (B/L/D/GNG)
* 10th Sustainment Brigade (B/L/D/GNG)

April 16

* 1st Brigade Combat Team (B/L/D/GNG)
* 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B/L/GNG)
* 10th Combat Aviation Brigade (B/L/D/GNG)
* 10th Sustainment Brigade (B/L/GNG)

April 17-18

* 1st Brigade Combat Team (B/S)
* 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Closed)
* 10th Combat Aviation Brigade (B/S)
* 10th Sustainment Brigade (Closed)

Meal Hours:

Breakfast - 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinner - 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Brunch - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Supper - 5 to 6:30 p.m.