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  1. 1. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY September 20121. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) CHERYL DEAN WITH DEPLOYMENTS CLASS - FREE - Class will be held on Friday, 19 October 2012 at the USO. Withthe upcoming deployments, we would like to offer this class to help those going through, or awaiting a deployment.This class will give you advice and guidance on what to expect during and after deployments. Even if you have beenthrough a deployment before, you may learn something new. We encourage couples to take this class together. Theclass will be on a first come first serve basis. (Cut off for registration is 1 October 2012 - to allow us time to ordermaterials and book the instructors from Albany, NY). We can only accept 12 student maximum per class. If youwould like to register, please call Fort Drum American Red Cross at 315-772-6561 to reserve your spot. The classwill be from 0930-1430. New Volunteer Orientations: Will be held on 3 October 2012 in the American Red CrossOffice, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall at 1300, please call to sign up or stop by our office. Key Volunteer Opportunity-Specifically we are looking to fill our Blood Drive Chairman leadership position. If interested in one of these volunteerpositions please call 315-772-6561. Get to Know Us: Do you know how to start an emergency communicationmessage for your loved one? To find out these answers and more, call the American Red Cross office to request a"Get to Know Us" brief for your next FRG meeting! Like us on Facebook: American Red Cross Fort Drum!2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHERINE FERRAN www.drummwr.comResilience Training: Marathon: 17-20 September, 0930-1430, Workforce Development Building. To make areservation, please call 772-0470/2848. Class is open to all Family members and DOD / DA Civilians. FamilyWellness Support Group Book Club: Last Thursday of every month, 1000-1100. Group meets at the Rhicard HillsCommunity Center. Group is currently reading, Karen Pavlicin’s, Life After Deployment. Join any time! 2A. ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF (AER) DIANE HUPKO unit/FRG looking for classes or more information is more than welcome to contact AER at 315-772-6560/2855and they will be happy to accommodate their requests. A Spanish speaking AER slide presentation has been createdto ensure that all members of the community have access to the AER program information. Assistance is alsoavailable with the help of a Spanish speaking translator. 2B. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING/ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN KIM HILL 772-6710/9229 to make reservations for Army Family Team Building (AFTB) classes: ACS Instructor Training:17-21 September, 0900–1600. AFAP: Issues can be submitted all year round. Look for AFAP issue boxes throughoutpost and submit your suggestions today! 2C. ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC) KIM HILL Management Information Systems (VMIS) -- The Army has designed an online volunteer managementtracking system. If you are a volunteer, by AR 608-1, you MUST be registered with this system prior to volunteering.Visit and click on Volunteer Tools and you will be guided through the system to register.Volunteer of the Month Ceremony: 20 September, 1030, The Commons. Please come out and show your thanksand support to our wonderful Fort Drum volunteers. 2D. EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (ERP) AMANDA THOMPSON Your Own Business: 12 September, 0930-1130. Employment 101 Workshop: 6 September, 0930-1130 or19 September, 1300-1500. Federal Employment Workshop: 27 September, 0930-1130. ERP has teamed up withJefferson Express to offer computer workshops. Resume Writing Lab: 10 September, 0930-1030. Work FromHome Career Fair: 26 September, 0930-1130. RSVP required as space is limited. To reserve your spot for any of theabove classes please contact the Employment Readiness Office. All classes will be held at the Army CommunityService. For assistance with employment issues please call to make a one on one appointment. EmploymentReadiness can assist you with: Employment orientation, resume writing, cover letter writing, Federal EmploymentSystem, interviewing skills and job searches. Please call for more information or to make an appointment. 1
  2. 2. 2E. EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) SHARON CHAPLE is designed to assist Soldiers and Families with Family members that have special needs. These needs can befor any Family member and may include educational, continuous medical, physical and/or mental disabilities. EFMPSupport Group: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1130-1300. EFMP Autism Support Group: 2nd Friday of each month from0900 – 1100. Respite Care: Please call EFMP for information on this program that provides Families support serviceto all Family members enrolled in the program. 2F. FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) MARTILA SEALS, ACTING FAPM Her Shoes: 7 & 21 September, 0900-1130. Anger Management: 11 September, 1330-1530. From Victim toSurvivor Support Group: 11, 18, & 25 September, 1130-1300. Terrific Toddlers: 11, 12, & 14 September, 0900-1100. Infant Message: 12, 19 & 26 September, 0930-1100 at Monument Ridge Community Center. To register forFamily Advocacy Program classes please contact Dani Reed at 772-4244 or Nicole Bellinger at 772-5605. All classesare at ACS unless otherwise noted. 2G. FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM (FRP) KENT THOMPSON next iteration of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is now open for registration! It starts in Septemberand is sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office, supported by FRP. This class is 13 weeks long and requires 2 hours perweek. Go to, click on the ―classes‖ tab and search within zip code 13602. Other classes tolook for: Budget & Account Management, 10 September, 0900-1200, ACS. Investing 101- ROTH IRA: 25September, 0900-1100., ACS. 1st Term Soldier Financial Readiness Training: Every Wednesday, 0830-1600,USO. You may attend the whole day or any part of the day as a walk-in. ALL spouses are welcome to any of ourtraining events or classes. 2H. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANT (MFLC) MFLC LEAD 212-6919mflcftdrum@gmail.comMilitary and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) offer problem solving, solution focused counseling to Service members,civilians, Families, couples, and children. Consultants help military service members cope with normal responses tostress resulting from Army life, deployment and reintegration. Among other topics, MFLCs address communicationskills, stress management, grief and loss, workplace stress, decision-making skills, and forming strong Families. Theyanswer their phones from 0800-2000 and offer same day appointments. MFLC conversations are off the recordexcept for the mandate to report and secure help for those in danger. No referral is needed, they meet after dutyhours, and it’s free. Walk in appoints are available at ACS Mon.-Fri. from 0730-1630. 2I. MOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT (MOB/DEP) JENNIFER EICHNER 772-2848/ call to make reservations for classes and to reserve childcare for the following: FRG Leader Training: 13September, 0900-1230. Informal Funds Training: 13 September, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS. Key CallerTraining: 11 September, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS. 2J. OUTREACH SERVICES OFFICE (OSO) SARAH LYNCH Outreach focuses on three main areas to help Soldiers and Families develop a sense of self reliance as well as asense of belonging to the community. The focus areas include education, prevention and direct services. Outreachevaluates the unit’s needs, coordinates services and delivers ACS programming to Soldiers and Families. OutreachInformation Tables: North Country Exploration Expo: 6 September, The Commons. Exchange Food Court: 28September, 1130-1300. Outreach is available to conduct personalized briefings for the Commanders, Reardetachment and FRGs per request. 2K. RELOCATION READINESS PROGRAM (RELO) SCARLETT SHARKEY Family Welcome Tour: 11, 18, 25 September; leaves from Army Community Service Building (P-4330) at0930 and returns by 1400. Children Welcome. Reservations required by calling 772-6556/6557. Newcomers 2
  3. 3. Orientation: 10 September; 0930-1200 at Army Community Service. Lending Closet: Borrow basic household andinfant/toddler safety items at no cost for up to 30 days. Hearts Apart: 7 September, 0930-1200 at ACS. Join otherFamilies separated due to deployment or unaccompanied tours. Call 772-5475/6902 to RSVP. Citizen andImmigration Assistance: Available for spouses and children of Active Duty Service Members, DoD Civilians andRetirees. Call 772-6553 to schedule an appointment. Overseas Orientation Brief: 20 September, 0930-1100 atACS. Mandatory Briefing for Soldiers PCSing to an overseas assignment. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Englishfor Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes offered to any DOD ID card holder ages 18 and older. Classes areFree and held every Tuesday and Thursday 0900-1200 at ACS during the school year. To register for the class call779-7220. 2L. SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (SFAC) JOHN DIETRICH Fort Drum SFAC: Provides non-medical social services to Soldiers and Families assigned to the 3-85th INFWarrior Transition Unit and Soldiers and Families who have a Soldier being cared for at other Military TreatmentFacilities that still live in the Fort Drum area. The SFAC provides services at the SFAC facility (11042 MountBelvedere Blvd). For more information please call the SFAC at 315-772-7781. 2M. SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES (SOS) THOMAS CLEGG 772-6357 Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services honors Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the security of ournation by supporting and caring for their survivors. The Army is committed to providing sustained support to survivingFamily members to ease their loss and help them through a very difficult time. The Fort Drum SOS Service areaencompasses the North Country through the Northern Adirondacks to the Vermont Border and has identified 160surviving Family members to date. Efforts are ongoing to verify the contact information and outreach to theseFamilies. SOS facilitates support groups where Families and individuals can share feelings, concerns, thoughts,resources, and information in a safe and understanding setting. Maintain personal contact with Survivor Families withphone calls, cards, and mailings as well as other forms of electronic media. Offers onsite professional financialcounseling to assist Families in adjusting to their unique monetary circumstances following the loss of a loved one.Coordinates and provides information on special memorials, grief camps, special events and opportunities forSurviving Families to gather together with others.3. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), Bldg T-2190 Nash Blvd. BOSS hours of operation are 1100-2300, Wednesday through Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. BOSS Beach Bash will be conducted 7 September at Remington Park, 1100-1600. Single Soldiers will enjoy climbing the rock wall, swimming, raft races, water activities and listening to music. There will be free food and prizes for those who attend. Food will consist of a pig roast, pit roasted cord on the cob, salads and beverages. Free tickets are available at the BOSS facility, Jack T. Sweet and McEwen Library. Tickets are required to attend the BOSS Beach Bash. Parking will be available at Magrath Sports Complex with shuttle service to Remington Beach. A 5K Run will be conducted 15 September. Runs will start at Magrath Sports Complex and are open to active duty military assigned/attached to fort Drum Family members, retirees, reservists and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Register at race site starting at 0730 the day of the event until beginning of race at 0800. Dogs are welcome. Please remember to bring your NYS registration and leash if you bring your four-legged friend. Red and Black Football Trip. The local semi-pro football team is having Military Appreciation Day and BOSS is attending. Transportation will be provided by the BOSS Program. Van will depart the BOSS Center at 1700 with the kick-off starting at 1930. Hike to Mount Marcy, one of the highest peaks in the Adirondack Mountains, will be conducted 20 September. Cost is $15 per person with a limit of 15 participants. Soldier must be an admin hiking as Mount Marcy is a difficult mountain. Call BOSS to reserve your seat. Call the BOSS Center at 772-7807 for more information.4. BOY SCOUT TROOP 26/CUB SCOUT PACK 26 ERNEST SCRIBNER/ RHONDA PITTS 222-3153/ Scout Pack 26 accepts boys ages 5-10 to join the ranks all year round. If you have questions please do nothesitate to contact Rhonda Pitts at 757-620-1768 or send an email to CHAPEL CHAPLAIN DARRELL THOMSEN 772-5591 3
  4. 4. Command Chaplain 772-5591: A chaplain is always as close as a phone call away. After duty hours,call 772-5647 and ask for the duty chaplain. Religious Education 774-4002: Protestant Sunday School for age 3through adult begins 16 September. Sunday School is held in the RSO modular buildings (corner of Oswego andFourth Street W) every Sunday morning (except DONSA weekends) from 1100 until 1200. Registration is ongoing;forms available at Chapels or RSO offices. Catholic Religious Education Programs Pre-School through Adult willbegin 23 September at the RSO modular buildings (corner of Oswego and Fourth Street W) every Sunday morning(except DONSA weekends) from 0930 until 1030. RCIA will be held on Wednesdays at 1730 at Riva Ridge Chapel.Catholic Sacramental Programs are ongoing; information on all programs can be found by contacting the ReligiousEducation Office at 774-4002. Family Life 772-5540: Daytreat is a daylong workshop for couples that is heldquarterly. Call the Family Life Chaplain to see when the next one is scheduled! POC CH (MAJ) Rick Cantrell.Military Council of Catholic Women 772-0160: MCCW Fall Kickoff-The Military Council of Catholic Women(MCCW) invites you for food, fellowship and fun on Wednesday September 26 at the fellowship hall – 427B 4th StreetW (off Oswego St. on Old Post). This will be a potluck from 0930 – 1130. MCCW is open to all women from the FortDrum Catholic community. Childcare will be provided with advanced reservations at below email. Childcare will be inbuilding 427A on 4th Street. Daily Mass will follow at North Riva Ridge chapel at 1215. POC Jenna 504-234-8934.Protestant Women of the Chapel 772-5591: PWOC- Protestant Women of the Chapel: All women, military and/orspouses, and their children are invited to be a part of PWOC. Bible Study Classes will start September 11th and bothwill run 9:30 - 11:30 at the Religious Education Buildings, located at 427 A 4th Street W on Old Post. Watchcare isprovided for children ages 5 and under who are not yet primary school age. POC Judy West or 315-777-4774.6. CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL (CYS) SERVICES KARIN S. SIKIRICA Center: 10 September – 28 November, Mondays & Wednesdays Career Club from 1600-1900; 10 & 11September – Monday & Tuesday – HIRED Prerequisite Training, from 1530-1830; 13 September – HIRED Interviews,1530-1830, 18 September – 18 October, Tuesdays & Thursdays Intramural Sports – Volleyball, from 1600-1800;register by 8 September. 21 September – Midnight Sports from 2000-Midnight; cost $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Parent and Youth Orientation is required of all members within 30 days of member registration. Orientationwill be on 6 and 24 September from 1800-1900. 6A. SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/ is in session now. A good indicator of your childs success is your value and involvement with their education.Most kids will come home with notes in their backpacks. Be sure to check these as often parents are required to signdocuments and send them in with the child. Parent/Teacher conferences are held in the fall, be sure to sign up forthem. Many schools have open houses either in August or September, please be sure to attend. The best way tocommunicate with your childs teacher is through email. Let the school know if there are any major changes in thechilds home situation as all schools have resources to assist students. Make sure the schools have working telephonenumbers to contact in the case of emergencies. Most schools have designated parking and procedures when visitingthe school, contact your school if you are unsure of these procedures. Make sure you are aware of the local television,radio stations, and web sites that will broadcast any school delays or closures. Have a plan for childcare if you need itwhen school is out.7. COMMAND SAFETY OFFICE (CSO) ERIN THOMPSON Driving classes will be available for everyone starting in October. The first class is scheduled for 2 October at1400 in building M-10281, 4th Armored Division Drive. A Snow Blower Safety class will follows at 1530 directlyafterwards. Please call 772-3022/0310 to sign up. It’s back to school and that means… Kids, Kids, and more Kids onthe roads; riding, walking, or busing to school. Parents, reminds your children to only cross the street at corners,never attempt to walk into a street between two parked cars, and always walk in front of the bus so the driver can seethem. Drivers, remember to slow down in neighborhoods and school zones, take extra time to look for kids atintersections, on medians and on curbs, and reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on theroad and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving. Start the school year off withsafety!!8. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, ASSISTANT STORE DIRECTOR 4
  5. 5. The Commissary has "BACK to SCHOOL" sale items as you enter the store for the kids going back to school. Wehave a drop off box by the courtesy desk for donations for FEDS FEED FAMILIES. Halloween will be on display inaisle 7 with a blow up display unit as you enter the aisle. Come in to see the display. Enjoy the rest of the summer9. COMMUNITY RECREATION DIVISION KENNETH LOPEZ 9A. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER of operation are Monday-Saturday, 0900-1700. Equipment rental and outdoor gear is available for rent. Daily,weekend, and weekly fee schedules are available. Plan your out of state vacation at Parks & Recreation.Discounted tickets are offered to include hotel accommodations. Plan your cruise or foreign vacations at a discountedrate. RV/trailer/camper storage lots are available for $20 per month. Lots may be rented with a six month payment upfront, or full payment if deployed. If you’re having a party Parks & Recreation has inflatable bouncers and popcorn,snowcone, and cotton candy machines for rent. Walt Disney World’s Military Salute 2011; four theme parks, four daysfor only $138. Please contact Parks & Recreation for more information. Join our Hiking Club as we hike some of thebiggest peaks in the Adirondacks. Trip to New York Yankees Baseball Game is scheduled for 15-16 September. Thistrip includes a one night stay, transportation, ticket to the game for $150 per person based on double occupancy. Tripdeparts at 0800 on 15 September and returns late on 16 September. Adirondack Railroad Fall Foliage Trip isscheduled for 22 September. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children 3-12 and $5 for 2 years and under. Look for moretrips to New York City and off Broadway plays in Syracuse and local theme parks. Reserve one of our brand newcampers for rent. Boats are now ready for rent and the water. Call 772-8222 for more information. 9B. ADVENTURE TRAINING EUGENE SPENCER Range is open for the season. Range fee rental is $5/hour for $100 for 12 months. Shotguns areavailable for rent at $20 per day. Archery Range (Indoor/Outdoor) is now open for the season. Range fee rental is$5/hour or $100 for 12 months. Bows are available for rent at a cost of $20. Woodsball/Paintball located behindParks & Recreation is open. Cost is $30 for equipment and $40 for 2,000 rounds of paint. Units wishing to use thepaintball field during duty hours must schedule through Adventure Training, 772-6568. ATV Class will be offered 15September. This is a mandatory four-hour class in order to operate a FMWR ATV. Cost is $5. Must be 18 years ofage. Call Parks & Recreation for upcoming Adventure Training classes and trips. Call 772-4010/8222 for moreinformation. 9C. REMINGTON PARK EUGENE SPENCER Vehicle (RV) Campground and Cabins are available. The RV campground has campers in placeavailable to rent as well as open spaces for visitors to bring their own campers. Adirondack style cabins are alsoavailable and are fully equipped with a kitchenette, sitting room, and sleeping accommodations for up to six. Whilethere check out scenic Remington Park with its wilderness hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, beach and picnicareas. Dog Park Kennel Play Area is located at Remington Park just before Hillside Lake Lodge. The large fenced inarea is designed to give pets a place to run with adult owner/handler. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Beacharea is open Monday-Friday, 1100-1900 and Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1900. Call Remington Park at 772-4765 formore information and reservations. 9D. MCEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0900-2000; Friday, 0900-1800; Saturday, 1030-1800. Closed Sundaysand Federal holidays. Local author Hope Marston, author of ―Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey; The War of 1812‖ willhave a book discussion and signing on 29 September. It’s 1811 and eleven-year old Rankin McMullin is ready foraction. He has joined the warship Oneida to fight the British and end the laws that have forced New York farmers tobecome smugglers. As a powder boy on the brig, his job is to carry gunpowder to the carronades. When the shootingbegins, the battle is seen through Rankin’s eyes. The unique way it is fought and the unusual way it ends surprisesboth sides. Rankin’s story is the first book written about the opening battle of the war of 1812 at Sackets Harbor. Allpersons and events portrayed are real. Children’s Story Time for Preschoolers is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 1000- 5
  6. 6. 1045. Sign-up for our mailing list to be sure you get notices of all library events. Forms and details are available atthe library. Materials checked out from another local public library, or another Army library, can be returned here. Wewill ship them back to the library you borrowed them from. Spanish language books are now available for children andadults. Large print books are now available at the Library. The Library offers fax services, photocopiers, and printingfor the public. Fax is $1 per page (International fax is $2 per page). Photocopies are 10 cents per page and printing is5 cents per page. CASH ONLY. Boxed paperback books are available for units on maneuvers, exercises ordeployments exceeding 10 days. E-mail address to renew books, or for interlibrary loan or reference Call 772-47235 for an appointment to pick-up. Call 772-9099/6005 for moreinformation on many great programs. 9E. AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER MIKE GRAVELINE of operation are Tuesday-Friday, 1100-1900, and Saturdays, 0800-1600. Equipment/Services available areregular bays, vehicle lifts, paint booths, body bays, welding bays, wheel balancing, tire changing, and towing.Propane Service is offered with all tanks meeting applicable safety requirements, Tuesday-Friday, 1100-1800,Saturday, 0800-1500. Center reserves the right to refuse filling any tank that does not comply. Safety OrientationClasses are free and is required to use the Automotive Skills Center and is offered Tuesday-Friday, 1200-1730.Wrecker Service is available for on and off-post towing to and from housing. Off-post towing costs are determined bydistance, Tuesday-Friday, 1100-1800, and Saturday, 0800-1500. On post jump starts and lock services are alsoavailable. Services are offered Tuesday-Friday, 1100-1800, and Saturday, 0800-1500. Welding Class (mandatoryclass to use Auto Crafts welding equipment) will be held on 7 September at 1715. Basic Brakes Class will be held on14 September at 1715. Class will go over the basics of disc and drum brakes, ABS system, and the differencebetween inner and outer bearings and hubs. Emissions Class (mandatory class to use Auto Crafts emissionstesters) will be held on 21 September at 1715. Class teaches how to use emissions tester that checks check enginelights will save you time and money. Heating and Cooling Class will be held on 27 September at 1715. This classwill go how to check the cooling system, looking at how the heating system works, and checking air conditioningmaking sure it works on hot days. Fall hours for the Car Wash located on Memorial Drive and First Street is 24 hoursdaily. Resale Lot is open through November. Proof of current registration and insurance is required. Monthly fee is$10. Call 772-5785 or 783-5784 for more information. 9F. SPORTS BRANDON DOHERTY LOCATION !!. The Sports Office has moved and is now located at Bldg. M430A, corner of Lewis Avenue andMWR Drive on South (old) post, Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0800-1630. Rosters for all sporting eventsare to be turned in to the Sports Office by the cut-off dates. Softball Tournament will be conducted 8 September onthe Magrath Sports Complex softball fields. Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum. Rosters dueNLT 5 September. Unit Softball League Championships will be conducted on 15 September on the Magrath SportsComplex softball fields. Top four teams in each league division (16 teams total) will qualify for the championships.Rosters due NLT 12 September. Two-person Captain & Crew Golf Tournament will be conducted 15 September atWillowbrook Golf Club, Route 37, Watertown. Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum, Familymembers 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Sign-up at the SportsOffice NLT 14 September. Contact the Sports Office at 772-6661/6663 for more information. 9G. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX FRANK ROMANO Gym is closed for renovations except for the pool and gymnasium area which is now the exerciseand weight room. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0530-2200, Saturday, 0900-2200, and Sunday, 0900-2100. 300/500 Club (Bench Press), Swim for your Life, and Run for your Life, Monday-Friday, 0900-1100. Classesoffered for September are Exercise Balls on 4 September, Gravitron on 11 September, Core Training on 18September, and Free Weights on 25 September. Call 772-4584 for an appointment. Health Management Program isan assessment to get individuals into a fitness, lifestyle and nutritional program. Cost is $10. Receive a personalexercise and nutrition report. Conditioning Center Instruction is offered, first come, first serve basis. Orientationoffered on every piece of equipment in Conditioning Center covered on a weekly rotational basis every Tuesday at0900. Ab concentration, circuit training, free weights, stretching and core training. Fitness Instruction includes 6
  7. 7. equipment skill qualification, free weights, cardio respiratory equipment, body composition, exercise prescription andprogramming. Call 772-4584 for an appointment. 9H. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX POOL AGNES CURRIER of operation are Monday-Friday, 0600-1330, Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1600. Call the Magrath SportsComplex for reservations and more information. 9I. MONTI FITNESS CENTER TERRY BUCKLEY 772-4936Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0600-2100, Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1700. Staff are available to assist inweight and cardio equipment usage upon request. Please make inquiries at the front desk. Aerobics Fitness Classesare free and are Monday-Friday, morning and evening classes. Classes offered are, Zumba, Zumba Toning, CardioFit, Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Piloxing, Spin, and Spin Sculpt. Call 772-4936 for class schedule. Battalion and BrigadeLevel Organizational and Family Days can be reserved at the Monti Physical Fitness Center. Personal Trainers arenow available, initial consultation to include goal setting and basic information costs $10. After initial consultation eachone hour session will cost $25, specials and promotions will also be offered. Trainer will focus on strength training,cardio, weight loss, pregnancy, and post pregnancy. Participants must be ID card holders and 18 years of age andolder. Trainer is available Monday-Friday, 1730-2100, and Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1700. Pavilion Rentals are$25 plus $25 cleaning deposit per pavilion rental.Monti Fitness Pool Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 0830-2030, Sunday, 0900-1600. Lap Swim: Mon – Thu0630-2030, Fri 0630-1200 & 1530 – 2030, Sat Closed, Sun & Holidays 0900–1100. Physical Therapy/Pregnancy PTSwim: Mon – Fri 0630 – 0830. Open Swim: Mon – Fri 0830–2030, Sat Closed, Sun & Holidays 0900-1600. Wavepool and slide will be offered on Sunday afternoon based on manpower. Please Call on Sunday Morning 772-4807/4936 for hours. Free swim lessons are offered to Soldiers only by appointment. Please call for informationabout American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications. 9J. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CENTER MONICA SMITH Functional Fitness Center is closed for renovations.10. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) ELIZABETH DEJESUS CINTRON ICE Is your opportunity to tell Ft. Drum how we are doing- what you like or what you dislike about our products and services or just to say thanks for a job well done. Use your Smartphone to visit the Ft Drum ICE Site with the above QR code. Or log on directly at and type ―Drum‖ in the search box at the top of the page to tell us what you think because your voice will make a difference Today! 11. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) JOSEPH MARGREY CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS! DES Emergency and Non-Emergency phone numbers: Foremergencies on the installation – dial 911 from any land-line. That call will go directly to the DES Dispatch Center. Ifyou dial 911 from your cell phone, that call will go directly to the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Advise thedispatcher you are calling from Fort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatch center. Currenttechnology does not allow for the separation of cell phone calls on or off the installation. For non-emergency calls forservice – Police 772-5156/5157. Fire Prevention/Training 772-3372/4420/4702. Director – 772-5721. Police Chief –772-4483. Fire Chief – 772-3547/4420. Physical Security Chief – 772-3105. TIP Line - DES, in cooperation with theAntiterrorism Officer, operates an anonymous tip line, 774-8477 (TIPS). This line is allows personnel to reportsuspicious activity in an anonymous manner. Please ensure community personnel are aware of this phone line.CURFEW - Garrison Policy Memorandum #11-18, Fort Drum Curfew for Minor Children. The curfew applies tominors, defined as 17 years of age or younger, who live or work on, travel to or visit Fort Drum. The curfew hours are 7
  8. 8. from 2200hrs - 0500hrs Sundays through Thursdays and from 2400hrs - 0500hrs Fridays and Saturdays. This meansthat minors meeting the age defined in the policy cannot be outside the home unsupervised during the timesmentioned above. The Directorate of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Division will be enforcing this Policy.Violation of the policy may result in an appearance before the Juvenile Disciplinary Control Board. School BusSafety – Reminder that School begins on 4 September and school buses will be traveling throughout the installation.Drivers must use caution when approaching school buses and be prepared to stop. New York State law requires alldrivers to stop when the school buses red flashing lights are activated and remained stopped until the flashing redlights go off. There are no exceptions and this includes drivers behind and approaching the school bus. Effective 7October 2012, Mr. Greg Ferguson will assume the duties of Director, Emergency Services. Mr Joseph Margrey willbe moving to DPTMS as the Plans and Operations Chief.12. DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES JIM SWORDS 12A. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM LORRIE GULER 772-3284 ACAP services are available to Family members if the sponsor is registered with ACAP. Service members are eligible for services when within 18 months of ETS or 24 months of retirement. Service members may register for services by visiting the ACAP Center in Clark Hall or by calling 772-3434/3286. In addition to offering pre- separation counseling, Department of Labor Employment Workshops, and VA counseling, the following events are scheduled for September. Watch the ACAP bulletin board,, or LIKE us on Facebook at for changes. Federal Application Seminar—10 SEP; Advanced Resume Seminar— 10 SEP, Small Business Development Center—17 SEP; Advanced Interviewing Seminar—24 SEP; Financial Planning Seminar—17 SEP; Education Seminar—24 SEP. Remember, spouses may use ACAP services while the Service member is deployed if he/she is registered with ACAP. Although sponsored by ACAP, these seminars are open to all (space-available basis for those not ACAP clients). The resume and interview seminars build on the basics which are presented in the DOL Employment Workshop. Spouses are encouraged to accompany the Service member to the pre-separation counseling, employment workshop, and VA brief. Call the ACAP Center at 772-3434 or Lorrie Guler at 772-3284 for information or to reserve a seat. 12B. EDUCATION CENTER JOE AGRESTI Upcoming College visits to the Fort Drum Education Center for Soldiers and Spouses: Pierce College –Tuesday, 11 September from 1300-1700; Wednesday, 12 September from 0900-1500. Bryant & Stratton College -Wednesday, 26 September from 0930-1400. University of Maryland, University College adds representative toEducation Center team. A full-time representative of the University of Maryland’s University College (UMUC) hasjoined the Education Center team. She can be reached at or (301) 887-7575. TheEducation Center is planning for the formal opening of our new ANNEX at P10450 after 1 Oct 12. JeffersonCommunity College and Education Counseling offices will be housed there. JCC will conduct many of its classes inthe Annex. The facility will be available for limited classroom instruction. Coordination for all Education Centerclassrooms will be centralized though the Facility Manager, Room 134, The McEwen Center Building P4300, 772-6881 or Coastline Community College Military Spouses Program- Affordable tuitionand books. Self-paced courses delivered online. Fixed, 8-week long sessions per year. No application or registrationfees. $50 textbook incentive. $79 per semester hour. MYCAA program approved. NationalTest Center at the Education Center: Columbia College at Fort Drum is the sponsor for academic credit byexamination through their National Testing Center. For schedule and fee information contact Columbia College at 315-775-0128.13. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) OFFICE BARRY DUBOIS EEO Office provides services to current Civilian employees, former Civilian employees, and applicants foremployment. Complaints: If you feel you have been discriminated against in an employment matter based on yourrace, sex, age (40 or over), national origin, color, religion, genetic information, disability (mental or physical) and/orreprisal for previous EEO activity, please contact the EEO Complaints Manager at 772-6565. ReasonableAccommodations: If you are an individual with a disability (physical or mental) who needs an accommodation toperform the essential functions of your job, to overcome architectural barriers, or to apply for federal employment,please contact the EEO Special Emphasis Program Manager at 772-4090. Schedule A – Special Hiring Authority:If you are an individual with a targeted or more severe disability, you may apply under Schedule A for non-competitiveplacement into a Federal position at Fort Drum or other Department of the Army installations. To qualify under 8
  9. 9. Schedule A and be considered for employment, you will need to submit a Resume or RESUMIX application, alongwith a Certificate of Disability. For more details, you may contact the EEO Special Emphasis Program Manager at772-4090.14. EXCHANGE (PX) ELIZABETH BEHAN 772-6103BehanE@aafes.comMain Exchange: Labor Day Weekend a Baby Derby and a Labor Day Sale see Main Exchange for more details.Men’s and Women’s Fashion Show on 6 October. Hunter Safety course on 3 & 6 OCT. Toyland Grand Opening on 20October. Services: coming soon Gallery 114 will be located in the Exchange for your Framing and Art work. So comeget your plaques and awards. Food Court: Manchu Wok – Come by and taste our General Tso Chicken the legendaryflavor is back and better than ever through September. Add this delicious item to our low mien noodles or fried rice.Anthony’s Pizza – Anthony’s Pizza 2 medium 3 topping pizzas for $5.99 each. On Going into September is our ItalianClassic Pizza. This pizza features pepperoni, salami, beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes, onions and green peppers,topped with Italian seasoning and a garlic crust. Every Wednesday $2 off any salad15. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION HAL GREER 772-5685www.drummwr.comThe Commons will again host ―Family Nights‖ on Tuesday nights beginning 11 September 2012. Pizza and Pastabuffet will be offered from 1730 – 1930, $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 8 and under. 11 September 2012Carnival Night; 18 September 2012 Field Days with Horseback Riding and 25 September 2012 Horseback Riding.16. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (FDMCH) MEGAN KLOSNER www.fortdrummch.comWe want to hear from you! Good or bad, comments or kudos, we want to hear it all. We rely on Resident feedback tohelp us understand not only areas we need to work on improving, but also the things you love about living with us.Surveys are emailed out at different parts of your stay here at Mountain Community Homes via ResidentSurveys.comand we really appreciate the feedback! Are you staying active with SYNERGY Rewards? SYNERGY Rewards is aunique program for Residents of Mountain Community Homes to learn and encourage energy conservation, with thechance to earn free merchandise at the same time. Make sure you log in each month for new quizzes and activitiesgeared towards energy conservation education, all while earning additional conservation credits to get cool stuff!Need help logging in? Email for help. As a thank you for living with us, we want to fillthe bellies of our Residents with yummy donuts and juice! Go Nuts for Donuts will be held on Tuesday, September11 at 0800 (until supplies last) in designated areas throughout all four communities. Also, Mountain CommunityHomes will be hosting its 3rd Annual Trash to Treasure event at the Crescent Woods Community Center onSaturday, September 22 from 1000-1300. Drop of your donation at the Crescent Woods Community Center BEFOREthe event. In exchange for your donation, you will receive tickets redeemable for any treasure that catches your eye.Feel free to visit our website or give your community center a call for details.17. FORT DRUM-WATERTOWN SQUADRON 406 CIVIL AIR PATROL 1LT ROBERT ORMSBEE 921-5348rormbsbee27@frontiernet.netThe Civil Air Patrol is open to boys and girls (cadets) ages 12-20 and adult members 18-up. The squadron cadetslearn leadership, customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and emergency services. Adults can teach andmentor cadets or perform emergency service missions, primarily search and rescue. The squadron meets in buildingM431A, South Post, Fort Drum, every Friday 1800-2000. There are also various activities throughout the year such asfield exercises and training events that take place on the weekends. Anyone that is interested can stop in and visit orrequest information by email.18. HOUSING BILL BAMANN off-post housing rental market continues to have less than 2% available rentals being reported from the area’slargest apartment complexes. As of 13 Aug 12, there were 104 adequate rental units available for rent off-post.These apartments range from one to four bedroom units available. The rental market changes daily please checkwith the local apartment managers. Check our apartment guide found on the Fort Drum web page for contactinformation: Also, you can check online (Automated Housing Referral Network) to see current listings of rental homes and apartments. Due to 9
  10. 10. the high market demand, check back often for changes and be prepared to move fast when apartmentsbecome available. Fort Drum continues to work closely with off-post officials in getting new housing projects started.There are currently some 150 new apartment units under construction and another 340 that will start in the spring. TheCreekwood Apartment complex in Watertown has just begun occupying the first units, with more availability comingsoon. An additional 700+ units are in the final planning stages, with incentive financing provided by State and Localgovernments, and should also start next spring. We expect over 1,300 new units will be opened in late 2012 through2014. Information on available homes for sale can be found at: There continues to be hundreds ofhomes for sale from $50,000-$175,000 in a 30 mile radius of Fort Drum in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrencecounties. With an unusually large number of Soldiers expected to PCS or ETS this summer, expect delays inscheduling the available movers with the Transportation office. Plan ahead, get your orders as soon aspossible, and schedule your move early. The Home Affordable Modification Program, also known as HAMP, isa federal program of the United States set up to help eligible home owners with loan modifications for their homemortgage. The target of the program is 7 to 8 million struggling homeowners at risk of foreclosure by working withtheir lenders to lower monthly mortgage payments. The Program is part of the Making Home Affordable Programwhich was created by the Financial Stability Act of 2009. The program was built as collaboration with lenders,investors, securities, mortgage servicers, the FHA, the VA, FHLMC, FNMA, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency,to create standard loan modification guidelines for lenders to take into consideration when evaluating a borrower for apotential loan modification. Under recently announced changes to HAMP, which will go into effect June 1, militaryhomeowners and other Families who are permanently displaced by a job-related move may still qualify as owner-occupants, which means they may still qualify for a HAMP mortgage modification. The new criteria states that aborrower may qualify if he or she: Is displaced due to an out-of-area job transfer such as PCS orders and wasoccupying the home as a principal residence immediately prior to the displacement; Intends to return to the home atsome point in the future; and does not own any other single-Family real estate. Military and other Families who doown other residential properties may still qualify for a HAMP modification under expanded opportunities available forrental properties announced by Treasury in January. They also may qualify for a short sale through Treasurys HomeAffordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA). Our service members deserve our full support. We dont wantany member of our military to be forced by financial challenges to leave their Family behind. This would be aheartbreaking decision for any Family, but its especially tough for military Families, who often face long periods ofseparation during deployment. These changes to HAMP are one way Treasury and the CFPB are working together tosupport military families and the many other hardworking families struggling to maintain homeownership.19. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON ANNOUNCES THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW PATIENT ADVOCATE – Do you have a question, concern aboutyour health care here, or just need help navigating the military health care system? If so, you’ll be pleased to knowthat MEDDAC’s new Patient Advocate has arrived and is here to serve you! She is Tracie Duckett-Stephens, MBA,reachable by calling 315-772-4655. You can also visit her at Guthrie Clinic from 0730-1630, Monday through Friday,in Room 1861 (former Orthopedics hallway). APLSS LETS PATIENTS VOICE OPINIONS, EARN MONIES FORIMPROVED MEDICAL CARE --Have you received a survey in the mail weeks after your appointment at Guthrie? Doyou normally complete it or throw it away? Why should it matter to you? Here’s why: Army Provider LevelSatisfaction Survey (APLSS) also known as ―Apples,‖ is a great way for patients to rate the services they receiveduring visits. APLSS is a confidential survey administered by the Office of the Surgeon General. Patients arerandomly selected and the surveys are typically sent out within 48 hours of their appointment. U.S. Army MedicalDepartment Activity / Guthrie officials want all patients to be able to ―voice their opinion‖ concerning their overall visit atthe clinic. APLSS asks the patient about certain aspects of their visit, and most importantly, their level of overallsatisfaction with the entire visit. The survey consists of 10 to 25 questions, and takes five to 10 minutes to complete.If you receive an APLSS in the mail, you can either mail it back in the pre-addressed envelope, or go on-line tocomplete the survey. The surveys are a key tool to identify areas the clinic can improve in order to continue to provideworld-class military medicine. They also can earn the clinic money. With this money the clinic is able to increase thenumber of service providers we have and improve our facilities, for you, our patients. Questions on the APLSSprogram may be directed to Capt. Kevin Heflin at 315-772-7597 or TOL STREAMLINESACCESS WITH LATEST RELEASE--On 17 August 2012, the Defense Health Services Systems Program ExecutiveOffice, in partnership with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), successfully deployed the latest TRICAREOnline (TOL) release. The improvement reduces TOL access from six steps to two and eliminates the unique 15 digitpassword and registration requirements. Users can now access TOL using any of the following account types: (1)Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC); (2) Basic or Premium DoD Self-Service Logon (DSLogon); (3) Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) myPay. For more information regarding TOL accounts 10
  11. 11. and log in, please click on ―Accounts and Log in Brochure‖ at the following link: OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS CHRIS RYAN 774-0253OTBPGiftshop@gmail.comOTBP New Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1000-1400 , Wednesday 1300-1800. New items -Mountaineer Statue in stock, 10th Mountain Serving Plates, Unit Specific Cutting Boards. We are on Facebook:otbpgifts.21. PARENT TO PARENT ALISON FISHER 777-4496Ptop.drum@militarychild.orgThe Parent to Parent program provides FREE, informative and interactive parent workshops to groups ororganizations in the local community. Workshops run from 20 minutes to an hour. We can tailor workshops to meetyour group’s needs. Participants receive high quality resources and materials which will assist them in their role astheir child’s best advocate. Parent to Parent is now booking workshops for the 2012-2013 school year. We can workwith any group that contains military parents: Coffee Groups, FRGs, PTOs, PTAs, Parent Support Groups, Mommy &Me Groups, Literacy Nights, Steering Committees, etc. Call now to make a reservation for your group! Hurry spotsare limited!! Available Workshops: Baby Sign, Growing Great Readers: Birth thru Six, Shake, Rattle, and Roll:Exploring Rhythm and Music, Early Explorations: Math, Early Explorations: Science, Preparing Your Child forKindergarten, Parent/Provider Communication, Avoiding Homework Hassles, Post it Note Portfolios: A Tool toMotivate and Organize Your Child, Preparing for Successful Parent Teacher Conferences, Growing Great Readers:Learning to Read and Reading to Learn, Learning Styles, Elementary School Transitions, Back to School Basics,Time Management for Kids, College Admission Portfolios, The College Application Process/Financial Aid, Middle andHigh School Transitions, Academic Portfolios: A Tool to Assist You in Advocating for Your Child, School Transitions.Workshops Open to the Public: 11 September 1000, ―Star and Stripes‖ Storytime, McEwen Library, Fort Drum; 25September 1000, ―Little Cloud‖ Storytime, McEwen Library, Fort Drum; 30 September 1300, ―How to Bake anAmerican Pie,‖ a Tell Me a Story Event at ACS Ball Room, Fort Drum. Tell Me a Story is an interactive FREE Familyevent sponsored by ACS, Relocation Readiness. The event will feature activities to help Families talk about theunique opportunities and challenges for the mobile military Family. Each Family will receive a copy of ―My 50 States‖as well as the supplemental materials. The story, ―How to Bake an American Pie‖ will be read by CSM Oldroyd.Spaces for this program are limited and reservations will be required. Visit the Parent to Parent booth at The NorthCountry Exploration Expo on 6 SEP at The Commons for registration information. On 2 October, 1700, CelebrityReader will which will include storytime and craft with a local ―celebrity‖. Each Family receives a book to take home!Family Night, The Commons, Fort Drum. Also on 2 October at 1800, Chart Your Course for Success for MiddleSchool, High School and Beyond at the McEwen Library, Fort Drum.22. SPOUSES’ CLUB AT FORT DRUM (SCFD) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT www.fdosc.comThe Spouses Club of Fort Drum invites you to join us for new beginnings! This club is a great way to make friends andstay involved!23. SWIM STRONG AQUATIC CLUB (SSAC) POC: JAYNE BERNABE 315-www.swimssac.orgSwim Strong Aquatic Club is starting our 2012-2013 season. Join us for REGISTRATION on SEPT 5 at 5:00 pmat Magrath Pool/Gym. SSAC is a Level 2 USA Swimming program right here on Ft Drum. Practices are held atMagrath Pool on Monday-Friday evenings (some Saturdays) between the hours of 5-8 pm. Length of practice,practice days and costs vary according to your athletes ability. Our coaches will asses which of the 4 groups yourathlete will be placed in. For more on skill levels, prices and registration information, please visit our website You can contact our Head Coach, Barry Eyestone, by clicking on the "CONTACT US" tab.We offer a discount for multiple swimmers in your family and a FREE two week trial period. You may join us atany time during the 2012-2013 season.24. THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD 772-7189thriftshopfd@hotmail.comThe Fort Drum Thrift Shop is your one stop shop to get rid of all your Unwanted Items or acquire more Treasures! TheThrift Shop was given a new face lift this summer and we invite you to check out our NEW STORE LAYOUT! OPENEvery Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 0930-1400. Taking Consignments Daily 0930-1230. We accept donations24hrs a day in our NEW DONATION SHED located by the stores Main entrance. **Are you PCSing? Are your closets 11
  12. 12. and storage rooms busting at the seams?? Do you just have too much Junk in the house that you want to get rid?Would you like to make some extra MONEY while clearing it out?? If you said YES to any of these questions, thenyou need to head on over to the FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP!! What is a PCS appointment you ask? A PCSappointment allows you to do 1 LARGE Consignment Drop Off of 70 items and youll be assured your consignmentcheck will be forwarded to you!!** **For Sale Specials, Consignment Info or Donation Info call 315-772-7189 or visitus on the WEB @ ** The Thrift Shop is in need of VOLUNTEERS, if you have any free timeduring your day we would love to have you join our team! We offer merchandise discounts and first pick of newmerchandise all while gaining retail experience as benefits of being a Thrift Shop Volunteer! If interested in joining ourteam please stop in at anytime and speak with a member of management25. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK -or- usoftdrum@uso.orgUSO Fort Drums programs and service are FREE for all Active Duty Military and their Families. Consider donating tothe USO during the Combined Federal Campaign; heres our CFC# 11381. Upcoming Programs: Midday snackMonday through Friday - starting at 1130: Monday/Dominos Pizza, Tuesday/Papa Johns Pizza, Wednesday/HumpDay Hot Dogs, Thursday/Ample Samples From Town, Friday/Nacho-ordinary Friday nacho chips chili and cheese.Salsa lessons - every Thursday starting at 1900. FREE! Comedy Night featuring comedians Kenneth McLaurin, AJFriedman, and Anna Phillips will be on Friday, 28 September at 1900. Must be 18 years or older to attend. FREE! Isyour unit preparing to deploy? Need USO Care Packages, United Through Reading, Trevor Romain, or SesameStreet DVDs? Contact Programs Manager, Rachel Millios, via email at or at 315-777-8006.Interested in becoming a USO Volunteer? Register at then attend one of the orientations: 11September at 1400, 19 September at 1800, or 28 September at 1100. If you have questions please contact MollyManning, Volunteer Coordinator, at 315-777-8006 or via email at VETERINARY CLINIC CPT JULIE PAIGE BROWN 772-4262 Treatment Facility: 315-772-4262. Hours of operation: M, T, W, F 0830 to 1600. (Closed Thursdays).Internal and external parasite prevention is strongly recommended year-round, but it becomes even moreimportant during warmer months (including September/October!), when insects are more active. Fleas andticks (which carry Lyme and other diseases) are prevented with a monthly topical medication. Heartworms(carried by mosquitoes) and intestinal parasites are prevented with a monthly oral medication. For “highrisk” outdoor animals (such as those that go hunting or hiking), we also offer Leptosporosis and Lymedisease vaccines. REGISTRATION / LICENSING: All dogs and cats living on Fort Drum MUST be registered withFort Drum Veterinary Services, within 45 days of arrival at Fort Drum. Dogs must also be licensed with the State ofNew York, with the town clerk where the animal lives. Pets living on Fort Drum must be licensed with the city ofLeRay. This requires proof of a current rabies vaccination. MICROCHIPPING: Fort Drum requires that ALL dogs andcats living on post must be microchipped. This ensures the return of your pet if lost (on post or off). Walk-in microchipclinics are held on Friday mornings from 0900-1100. MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: We are normally booked 3-4weeks in advance – so for urgent medical care, we encourage you to pursue off-post treatment with a civilian vet. YouMUST have an appointment for vaccination, ―sick call,‖ and health certificates. As soon as you find out you aretraveling OCONUS, please contact us to ensure your pet meets the requirements for your destination. (For somecountries, the pet health certification process takes several months). SURGERY: We offer spays, neuters, massremovals, and dental cleanings. Our waiting list is currently 5-6 months long. It is VERY beneficial for female puppiesto be spayed before their first heat (6-7 months of age); this may mean taking them off-post for the surgery, since ourwaiting list is so long. LOST PETS: If you lose your pet on Fort Drum, please check this website: To arrange pick-up or drop-off of lost/found pets, call theStray Facility (NOT the Vet Clinic) at 772-2072, or the MPs after hours. FOOD MISSION: Veterinary Services ensuresfood safety for all Dining Facilities, MWR facilities, AAFES vendors, the Commissary, and TISA. If you have anyquestions regarding this portion of our mission, please contact SFC Christopher Lovrien at 772-4276. KARYN MINTZ 646-708027. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF)volsupfund@gmail.comWondering who we are? The Volunteer Support Fund provides reimbursement of childcare costs so people like youcan volunteer within the Fort Drum community! Check us out on FaceBook: search Volunteer Support Fund for FortDrum. 12
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