Civilian employees seek leave donations

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

Stanley Atkins and Larry Farrell, Directorate of Public Works; Catherine Padron, Dusnee Mathison, Kimberly Ferguson, Nichole Upton, Bronwyn Wilson, Nicole Best, Elizabeth Keen, Nancy Munoz, Colleen Shear, and Jacquelyn Leslie, all of MEDDAC; 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.

Mountain Mudder preregistration gets underway

Preregistration for the annual Mountain Mudder on June 5 is available to DoD ID card holders at Magrath Sports Complex (credit card only), Pine Plains Bowling Center, and Outdoor Recreation. Non-DoD ID card holders can pre-register by calling (315) 772-7864.

The Mudder is 5.5 miles long and home to 15-plus best-in-class obstacles designed to drag you out of your comfort zone. The course starts at Monti Physical Fitness Center, winds through Remington Park, and finishes at the Winner's Circle Sports Bar. This is not a timed event, but a team-building challenge designed to put your grit, stamina, and determination to the test.

Cost is $30 for DoD ID card holders and $35 for non-DoD ID card holders who pre-register. Registration on the day of the event is $35 for DoD ID card holders and $40 for non-DoD ID card holders.

For more information, call (315) 772-7864.

FMWR staff announces 2020 Mountain Mudder T-Shirt Contest

Do you have what it takes to be the next Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Special Events T-shirt contest winner?

The annual Mountain Mudder is 5.5 miles and home to more than 15 best-in-class obstacles designed to drag you out of your comfort zone. The course starts at Monti Physical Fitness Center, winds through Remington Park, and finishes at the Winner's Circle Sports Bar. This is not a timed event, but a team-building challenge designed to put your grit, stamina, and determination to the test.

Submissions for the 2020 Mountain Mudder T-shirt Contest will be accepted from March 13 through close of business April 17. For more details, go to www.drum.armymwr.com.

Seasonal parking restrictions remain in effect on Fort Drum

Directorate of Emergency Services officials want members of the community to know that no parking is allowed on the sides of roadways on Fort Drum through April 1. Vehicles found to be in violation will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense if impeding snow removal.

In addition, vehicles may not be parked across sidewalks or on seeded areas near housing.

BOSS invites Soldiers to take Hiking Challenge

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers invites Fort Drum Soldiers to complete five different hikes in upstate New York as part of the BOSS 5 Hiking Challenge. These hikes increase in difficulty from beginner to advanced: Mount Coney, Mount Scarface, Slide Mountain, Whiteface, Mountain and Mount Marcy. Soldiers will receive a patch after they complete all five peaks.

Soldiers can register for the challenge at the BOSS Center. Information: (315) 772-7807.

Anyone can purchase food at Exchange restaurants, Expresses

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering a warm welcome – and a bite to eat – to visitors, Department of Defense contractors and civilians at its restaurants and Express locations.

The Exchange’s more than 1,700 quick-serve restaurants and 330 Expresses worldwide are open for anyone with installation access to pick up grab-and-go fare as long as the items are consumed on the installation.

“Along with serving airmen, Soldiers and their Families, the Exchange is pleased to offer food and refreshments to civilian visitors and workers,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange’s senior enlisted adviser. “All are welcome to … grab a quick bite – no need to leave the installation for meals.”

All of the Exchange’s restaurants offer better-for-you menu choices featuring reduced-calorie entrees. The Exchange carries more than 400 BE FIT-approved items, including fresh fruit, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, bottled water and more. Healthier Choices, Healthier Lifestyle shelf tags easily identify these items at Express locations.

Guidelines on who is authorized to use Exchange operations are prescribed by Army Regulation 215-8 / Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) and the Armed Services Exchange Regulations, Department of Defense Instruction 1330.21.

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

Fort Drum dining facilities will observe the following schedule for take-out meals only:

March 27

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

March 28-29

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

March 30 to April 2

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

Meal Hours:

Breakfast - 8 to 9:30 a.m.

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

Dinner - 5 to 6 p.m.

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

Supper - 5 to 6:30 p.m.