Civilian employees seek leave donations

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

Kimberly Hill, Dawn Bost-Brown, Tara Janssen, Frances Lueders, Nichole Upton, Bronwyn Wilson, Nicole Best, Elizabeth Keen, Nancy Munoz, Colleen Shear, Laura Garramone, and Victor Velasquez, all of MEDDAC; Jeffrey Tibbles, Barbara Paige and Anthony Powell, all of Directorate of Public Works; Rachel Archer and Brenda Greenwood, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Glenn Hancock, Jason Sweeny and David Dominguez, Army Field Support Battalion - Drum; Jennifer Velasquez, NEC; Kenneth Anderson, G4; Eric Schultze, Garrison Command Office, 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.

Officials close portion of Nash Boulevard

Directorate of Public Works officials have closed Nash Boulevard at Fifth Street East and Bldg. 2312 for the installation of a water main to Bldg. 2300. Through traffic can either detour down Hospital Lane, Dunn Avenue and Officers Loop, or use Eighth Street.

Nash is expected to reopen the middle of the following week once paving has been completed. Officials will advise once Nash has been reopened.

Civilian employees asked to attend briefing May 20-21

Civilian workforce briefings will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 20 and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 21 in the Multipurpose Auditorium. The entire garrison workforce is invited to attend one of the two sessions. Attendance is highly encouraged. Those attending should be seated 10 minutes in advance.

Calls for 2019 Community Health Survey begin May 22

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will soon be making calls to community members for its 2019 Community Health Survey.

Completed on an annual basis, the survey asks local adults about their thoughts and experiences with health care. Responses are kept anonymous and are used to assess the effectiveness of local programs, identify specific health needs in the community, and create plans to address these needs.

The telephone survey will be completed on Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23, using phone numbers that have been randomly selected from a group of active phone numbers within Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

FDRHPO's goal is to have at least 1,500 adults complete the survey -- roughly 500 from each county.

For more information about the survey, email Data from past Community Health Surveys can be found at

(Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization)

Enjoy Mom’s Night Out at Bowling Center on May 23

Relax, reconnect with friends, socialize, and enjoy some well-deserved mom time! Come to Mom’s Night Out at the Pine Plains Bowling Center from 5 to 9 p.m. May 23, where there will be beverage samples, $1 games and shoes, cosmic bowling, karaoke and giveaways. There also will be food specials for the night.

Work at Cerjan Gate will close outbound lanes May 25-26

Fort Drum officials have announced that contractor employees will perform work at access control points on post beginning May 24. The work will require the closure of outbound lanes at Lt. Gen. Paul Cerjan Gate from 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, until 9 a.m. Sunday, May 26. During that time, Belvedere Boulevard and Gas Alley gates will be available for motorists leaving post. Inbound traffic will not be affected.

Riverfest tickets on sale now!

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with the Association of the United States Army, offers a day of fun on the river to Fort Drum Soldiers and Families at the annual Riverfest on June 28.

Start at Alexandria Bay Village Pavilion for a picnic lunch before strolling through the village to the Uncle Sam boat dock. Enjoy the Family and MWR Carnival at the boat launch area with children’s events, a rock climbing wall, and USO and veterans’ services displays. Board a riverboat for a one-hour tour of the Thousand Islands, where you will have access to Heart Island with a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle.

Tickets for Riverfest will be on sale through units until May 31 and at Outdoor Recreation, June 1-28. For more information, visit or call (315) 772-7864.

Jefferson Community College summer registration continues

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Earning college credits during the summer months is a breeze at Jefferson Community College (JCC)! A light summer schedule gives students more time to focus on a challenging subject and an opportunity to get ahead of schedule and shorten their time to graduation.

Classes are offered in a four- and eight-week format. Registration is open! Classes begin June 3 and July 8. Anyone may take a summer class at JCC.

Classes are held on campus, online and on Fort Drum. Early session (four-week) and full summer session (eight-week) classes begin June 3. Late session (four-week) classes begin July 8.

For more information, call JCC Enrollment Services, (315) 786-2437, or JCC’s office on Fort Drum, (315) 786-6566.

On-campus and online courses:

Early session (four-week): June 3-28;

Regular session (eight-week): June 3 to July 29;

Late session (four-week): July 8 to Aug. 2.

Fort Drum courses:

Early session (four-week): June 3-28.

Regular session (eight-week): June 3 to July 29.

(Jefferson Community College)

Outdoor Recreation plans Whale Watching Trip in June

Join Outdoor Recreation on June 14-16 for a weekend of exploring in historic Salem, Massachusetts. The trip includes transportation, hotel accommodations, and whale watching excursion tickets. Cost is $200 for adults and $125 for children up to 12. Register at Outdoor Recreation no later than June 6. For more information, call (315) 772-8222.

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.

Sewing group meets Mondays on Fort Drum

Do you love to sew? You're not alone! A sewing group meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at Army Community Service.

All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call (315) 772-6566.

Learn to hula dance!

Have you ever wanted to be able to hula dance? Here’s your chance!

Hula lessons are presented every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the USO Fort Drum Multipurpose Room for students 12 and older. Classes are instructed by Dee Brown. Cost is free. No child care will be available. Those participating should bring a sarong if they own one; if not, one will be provided.

What’s All the Buzz About Books?

All the Buzz About Books is a club for children ages 9-12, where they can get together and discuss books they have read. Each month, the group will choose a new book to read. Kids, think of all the books you would like to read and present the title to Miss Peggy at each month's meeting!

Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at McEwen Library.

MEDDAC offers flu vaccinations

Fort Drum MEDDAC has received its flu vaccine for the season.

Walk-in flu shots for TRICARE beneficiaries are available from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays in the Primary Care Clinic. Some wait times may be long, as appointments take priority.

Meanwhile, Department ofthe Army civilian employees may receive their flu vaccinations from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Occupational Health Office, Bldg. 11058, Mount Belvedere Boulevard.

For more information, call (315) 772-5811.

Anyone can dine 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 dine in or pick up grab-and-go fare as long as the items are consumed on the installation (the lone exception being locations in Korea, where authorized civilian visitors and workers are permitted to dine in Exchange restaurants, but not purchase items at Express locations).

“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 dine with us or 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

Friday, May 24

Aladdin (PG) – 7 p.m. - First Run


Saturday, May 25

Aladdin (PG) – 2 p.m. - First Run


Aladdin (PG) – 7 p.m. - First Run


Sunday, May 26

Aladdin (PG) – 2 p.m. - First Run 


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


Fort Drum Dining Facility Schedule

Fort Drum dining facilities will observe the following meal schedule:

May 20-23

* 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)

May 24-27

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

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.