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.

Officials seek estate claims

Anyone having claims against or debts owed to the estate of Chief Warrant 3 Steven James Hoxie, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, may contact his summary court-martial officer, 2nd Lt. Gregory Garrison, at (443) 244-3349.

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

Dental clinic staffs plan holiday closure

Marshall Dental Clinic and Stone Dental Clinic will be closed July 3 and 6. The dentist of the day can be reached at (315) 778-5622 for dental emergencies only.

Northgate Express gas pumps will close for repair project

Northgate Express gas pumps will be closed due to a repair project starting July 6. The expected completion date is Aug. 1.

During this repair, the Express will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Other gas facilities on post can be found at the Mini Mall located on Belvedere, Ontario Express located on Ontario, and Wheeler Sack (24-hour pumps).

Jefferson County will hold first appointment-only rabies clinic July 16

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson County Public Health Service (JCPHS) will offer its first appointment-only rabies vaccination clinic in order to adapt to the new health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Jefferson County Dog Control. Preregistration is required, and appointments are limited.

Residents should pre-register early at www.jcphs.org to reserve their appointment(s). If you 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 three months of age. 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 attendees and staff:

* Do not attend the clinic if you are ill.

* Wear a face covering at all times.

* Keep at least six feet between people.

* Only one person at the clinic is preferred, or the absolute minimum to handle 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 summer and fall. To keep updated on the upcoming clinics follow us on Facebook/JCPHS.

For assistance pre-registering online, call (315) 786-3730 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Exchange extends refund policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

DALLAS – For military shoppers who need to make a return but are hesitant to visit a store during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy. All purchases made since March 16 are eligible for returns through July 1.

“While extensive preventive measures have been implemented at our stores to keep the military community safe, we understand that some shoppers may not feel comfortable going to a public place at this time,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange senior enlisted adviser. “Extending the return window gives military shoppers peace of mind.”

The extended return policy applies only to items purchased in brick-and-mortar Exchanges. Since items ordered online can be mailed back, there is no extended return policy for online orders.

Striping work gets underway in main cantonment area

Fort Drum officials say striping work in the main cantonment area is expected to take place throughout June (dependent on weather, permits, pandemic changes, contractor and other conditions).

Motorists are asked to follow posted signs and flaggers, and to use caution in and around construction zone areas. Drivers should refrain from changing lanes and/or crossing through wet paint.

In addition, motorists are reminded that parking on the shoulders of roads is strictly prohibited, and parking in these locations during paint application can cause damage to a vehicle's exterior. Drivers are asked to use designated parking lots.

Gasoline Alley construction work causes traffic pattern change

Fort Drum Public Works officials have announced a new traffic pattern on Gasoline Alley (Ontario Avenue / Oneida Avenue) Phase 2 project is in effect.

Ontario Avenue (eastbound) is closed to traffic from Tigris River Valley Road to Sixth Street.

During this phase of construction, traffic from Ontario Avenue (eastbound) will be shifted to Oneida Avenue to maintain two-way traffic on existing westbound lanes of Gasoline Alley. Access to Fire Station 2 and Hazardous Material Control Center, Bldg. 1680, will be maintained at all times during the construction.

Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution in and around the construction zone and to be aware of construction vehicles entering or exiting the roadway. Please be observant of changing traffic patterns, and follow message boards (if any), posted signs, and flaggers.

The project completion date is Sept. 18. Public Works will issue additional notifications as construction progresses and major traffic patterns change.

Nash Boulevard phase 2 work will close portion of street

Directorate of Public Works officials have announced that construction work on Nash Boulevard Phase 2 will close a section of the street from west of Pine Lane to 10th Street until end of June (depending on weather, permits, pandemic changes, contractor and other conditions).

While working on the 2300 parking lot and road site restoration part of this project between early July and October, there might be no road closure, or partial closure. The project completion date is Oct. 18.

Motorists are asked to follow any message boards, as well as posted signs and flaggers, and to use caution in and around the construction zone area.

Annual Mountain Mudder rescheduled for Sept. 18

The annual Mountain Mudder has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.

Preregistration will begin July 1 for 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.

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 are open as follows for take-out only:

July 2

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

July 3-6

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

July 7-9

* 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)

July 10

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