Civilian employees seek leave donations

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

Wendy Newell, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Receation; Larry Farrell, Lori Fox, and Christopher Huni, all of Directorate of Public Works; Amanda Baur, Nicole Best, Kerri Crauder, Laura Garramone, Kimberly Hill, Tracey Jones, Elizabeth Keen, Patricia Kendall, Jacquelyn Leslie, Frances Lueders, Dusnee Mathison, Tiffany Mott, Nancy Munoz, Dorothy Sampson, Rebecca Seery, and Colleen Shear, 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.

Officials seek estate claims

Anyone having claims against or debts owed to the estate of Sgt. Emilio Velazquez, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI), may contact his summary court-martial officer, 2nd Lt. Nicholas Incollingo, at (856) 693-5477.

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

Christmas tree recycling available to Soldiers

Your real tree does not need to end up in a landfill! Public Works now offers a Christmas tree composting service free of charge to all Soldiers.

Simply drop off your tree at the Fort Drum Solid Waste Transfer Station, and it will be put into compost. This compost enriches soils and prevents erosion around the installation.

Before turning in your Christmas tree, remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel. Do not place the tree with general waste or recycling.

The Solid Waste Transfer Station is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Safety Office plans winter driving, snow blower training courses

The Fort Drum Command Safety Office staff will conduct courses in winter driving as well as snow blower operation for Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army civilians in Bldg. 20621, Munns Corner Road, Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 and 16, and March 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

The Snow Blower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 and 16, and March 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

Note: Unit / organization classes are by appointment only, not to exceed eight students.

For more information or to register for courses, contact the Command Safety Office at (315) 772-3022 or 772-0310.

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.

Seasonal parking ban in effect on Fort Drum until April 1

Fort Drum officials have announced that no parking will be allowed along streets on post now through April 1.

Vehicles parked on the street during the winter months restrict access for snow removal equipment.

Keeping the streets free of parked vehicles also will ensure clear access for emergency vehicles and reduce pedestrian accidents caused by unplowed streets that could not be safely accessed.

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.

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Fort Drum Dining Facility Schedule

Fort Drum dining facilities are open as follows for take-out only:

Jan. 22

* 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/D/GNG)

Jan. 23-24

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

Jan. 25-28

* 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)

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.