Civilian employees seek leave donations

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

Kerri Crauder, Karlee Cromwell, Benjamin Grass, Ann Hooley, Lisa Jefferds, Catherine Lehnert, Susan Ruiz, Dorothy Sampson, Rebecca Seery, and Colleen Shear, all of MEDDAC; and Steven M. Locy and Daniel Race, both of Directorate of Public Works.

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 now offers secondary COVID-19 booster shots based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

*Patients age 50 or older may 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.

Beneficiaries who fall into one of these categories may call (315) 772-2778 to schedule an appointment.

JCC to offer training, certification exam for food service personnel

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson Community College (JCC) will hold a ServSafe Certification workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at the Lewis County JCC Education Center, Lowville.

Intended for food service personnel, JCC’s workshop helps food service establishments to meet the New York State Public Health Law that mandates one ServSafe-certified staff member be present where food is handled, cooked, stored, served, delivered, removed and disposed. The deadline to register is May 27. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended!

JCC’s ServSafe Certification workshop is a one day, eight-hour course that covers the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and serve food safely. During the last 90 minutes of the workshop, the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam will be administered.

Cost of the workshop is $275, which includes the ServSafe Essentials textbook, exam and proctoring of the exam during the course. Funding is available through The Lewis County OneStop for qualified individuals. For more information on this funding source, call (315) 376-5800.

Funding is also available through the Watertown Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for SBDC clients, or whose employer is a client. For more information and to apply, email

To register, call JCC’s Workforce Development office at (315)786-2233 or email or visit

(Jefferson Community College)

Lendlease Community Fund offers scholarship opportunity

Lendlease (US) Community Fund (LLCF) leaders are excited to offer a special scholarship opportunity to the sons and daughters of service members living at Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes. Now in its 10th year, the BlueStar Scholarships program awards college scholarships valued up to $5,000 to eligible high school seniors.

“BlueStar Scholarships was created to recognize the service of the military personnel living in our homes and communities and to honor the many sacrifices of their children," said Phillip Carpenter, chief operating officer, Lendlease Communities. “We hope this scholarship will enable more students to pursue higher education and develop into valued leaders in their fields of study, as well as give back to the communities in which they live.”

BlueStar Scholarships has awarded more than $1 million to eligible students since it began in 2012.

To find out if you are eligible to apply and to download the application, visit

Applications are due June 1.

If you have any questions about the LLCF BlueStar Scholarships program, application process or requirements, email

Museum opens in new location

The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum is now open in its new location in Bldg. 2509, Col. Reade Road!

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. Admission is free.

Stop by and check out all of the new exhibits!

JCC will offer free college summer programs

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson Community College (JCC) offers free summer programs to help students ease into the transition of college life while getting a head start before the rigor of fall semester begins.

There is no cost to students to participate in JCC’s summer programs; all necessary course materials are included. Space is limited. Early applications are recommended.

Interested students should submit their application online at (look for “free summer programs” on the left). Classes are held in flexible formats. Sessions will begin July 5, July 11, July 25 and Aug. 8.

Students who are hesitant about starting their college journey will find JCC’s summer programs beneficial. Their summer experience will include taking college prep courses and/or a credit-bearing college-level course with personalized assistance, connecting with JCC’s friendly faculty and staff, discovering beneficial student support services available on campus and meeting peers with a common goal of achieving a successful college experience. Through program participation, students will strengthen their learning skills and build confidence.

For more information, visit or call (315) 786-2288.

(Jefferson Community College)

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.

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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Fort Drum
Reel Time Theater

Closed until further notice.

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


Fort Drum Dining Facility Schedule

Dining facilities are open as follows:

May 27-30

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

May 31 to June 2

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

June 3

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

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.