Community Leaders Information Forum: Dec 2012 Notes


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Get up to date with community happenings. These notes are from the December 2012 Community Leaders Information Forum. Information about what each office or directorate has in the works is listed alphabetically by organization.

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  1. 1. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY December 2012 Table of Contents1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) 13. FORT DRUM MUSEUM2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE 14. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH)3. BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) 15. FORT DRUM-WATERTOWN SQUADRON 406 CIVIL AIR PATROL4. BOY SCOUT TROOP 26/CUB SCOUT PACK 26 16. HOUSING5. CHAPEL 17. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC)6. CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL (CYS) SERVICES 18. MEDDAC7. COMMISSARY 19. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP)8. COMMUNITY RECREATION DIVISION 20. PARENT TO PARENT9. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) 21. THRIFT SHOP10. DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES (DHR) 22. USO - FORT DRUM11. EXCHANGE 23. VETERINARY CLINIC12. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (FMWR) 24. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) Click the above hyperlinks to go directly to Agency Section in CLIF Notes Section in CLIF Notes1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) CHERYL DEAN, 315-772-6561 NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be held on 2 January 2013, 1:00pm in the American Red Cross Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall, please call to sign up or stop by our office. BLOOD DRIVE: Due to a shortage of blood, we will be hosting another blood drive at the USO on Fort Drum, 10 and 11 January. If you would like to donate, please call our office or go online to to sign up online. To donate blood, you need to be at least 16 years of age (with parental permission), be home from deployment for at least 1 year, have been at least 57 days since your last donation, not pregnant or given birth in the last 6 weeks, and no tattoos in the state of NY in the last year. (If you are deploying in Jan or Feb, you cannot donate) GET TO KNOW US BRIEF: Do you know how to start an emergency communication message 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! NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Email Address: drum@redcross.org2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979 RESILIENCE TRAINING: Module Three will be held on 7 January, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, ACS. To make a reservation, please call 772- 0470/2848. Class is open to all Family members and DoD / DA Civilians. REFRESH YOUR RESILIENCE LUNCH GROUP: 29 January, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ACS. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: 2A. ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF (AER) DIANE HUPKO, 315-772-6560 • FRG BRIEFINGS AVAILABLE: Any unit/FRG looking for classes or more information is more than welcome to contact AER and they will be happy to accommodate their requests. A Spanish speaking AER slide presentation hasDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 1
  2. 2. been created to ensure that all members of the community have access to the AER program information. Assistance is also available with the help of a Spanish speaking translator. 2B. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING/ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN KIM HILL, 315-772-6710 • AFTB LEVEL CLASSES: Level 1 Class: 9, 10 January, 9:00am- 4:00pm, ACS – a basic course to help those new to the military understand and cope with the ever-changing military lifestyle. Level II Class: 23, 24 January, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, ACS – for anyone involved in unit or company activities and want to learn more for personal growth, leadership skills, and group dynamics. Pre-registration recommended. • ANNUAL AFAP CONFERENCE: 28 & 29 January, 9:00am – 3:30pm, The Commons - Delegate training is scheduled for 16 January. This is a yearly conference designed to give the community the opportunity to make recommendations to Fort Drum/Department of the Army on ways to improve your military life. If you are interested in being a delegate, please contact 772-9229 to register. Click here for flier- AFAP Flier 2C. ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC) KIM HILL, 315-772-6710 • VOLUNTEER OF MONTH CEREMONY: 24 January, 10:30am, The Commons - Volunteers for both December and January will be recognized for their outstanding contributes to Fort Drum. 2D. EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (ERP) AMANDA THOMPSON, 315-772-9611 • CAREER PORTFOLIO & INTERVIEWING SKILLS: 3 January, 9:30am-11:30am, ACS- Learning to build a career and life portfolio is essential for tracking your accomplishments and achievements whether in school, working or even volunteering . • RESUME, START TO FINISH: Every Monday, 9:30am-11:30am ACS-Learn the basics of resume writing and what goes into a civilian resume; and use ERP computer lab and computer program to create your resume. • FORT DRUM BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: 29 January, 5:00pm- 7:00pm, ACS- The Fort Drum Business Networking Group is a free bi-monthly event to support Fort Drum businesses with educational and networking opportunities. Employment Readiness would like to invite ALL Fort Drum businesses to include home base businesses to participate in the networking event. 2E. EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) SHARON CHAPLE, 315-772-5476 • ITSY BITSY SIGN CLASS: 15 January, 10:00am-1100am, ACS- Learn to communicate through sign language with your young child age 6-36 months. 2F. FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) MEGAN CHAPLE, 315-772-5914 • TERRIFIC TODDLERS: 7, 8, 9 January, 1:30pm- 3:30pm, ACS- Training for parents of children from 0-4yrs old. • BULLYING 101 FOR PARENTS: 16 January, 1:30pm- 3:30pm, ACS - Guide for parents to understand and recognize different types of bullying. • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: 17 January, 9:00am- 1100am, ACS- Guide for creating successful relationships. 2G. FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM (FRP) JUDEE KELLY, 315-772-0050 • BUDGET MANAGEMENT: 14 January, 9:00am-12:00pm, ACS- Develop a budget for yourself and your Family that really works. This class will show you the tricks to create a solid spending plan, strategies for saving, goal setting and basic money management. • DEBT BLASTERS: 24 January, 9:00am-11:00am, ACS- Too many debts? Paycheck gone before you even get to look at it? Come to a FREE class and learn how to decrease debt without ruining your credit. This is one debt reduction plan that really works. 2H. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANT (MFLC) MFLC LEAD, 315-212-6919 • MILITARY 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 to stress resulting from Army life, deployment and reintegration. Among other topics, MFLCs address communication skills, stress management, grief and loss, workplace stress, decision-making skills and forming strong Families. They answer their phones from 8 am-8 pm and offer same day appointments. MFLC conversationsDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 2
  3. 3. are off the record except for the mandate to report and secure help for those in danger. No referral is needed, they meet after duty hours, and it’s free. Walk in appoints are available at ACS Mon. - Fri. from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. 2I. MOBILIZATION & DEPLOYMENT (MOB/DEP) JENNIFER EICHNER, 315-772-2848/0470 • KEY CALLER TRAININGS: 15 January, 10:00am -11:00am and again at 2:00pm-3:00pm, ACS- For FRG volunteers that will be contact Families. Key Caller Training Advanced 1, 30 January, 1:00pm-2:30pm, ACS • FRG LEADER TRAINING: 22 January, 9:00am-1:00pm, ACS- Learn to be an effective Family Readiness Group Leader to support your Soldiers and Families. • INFORMAL FUNDS: 22 January, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ACS- Learn about fundraising and managing your FRG funds. 2J. OUTREACH SERVICES OFFICE (OSO) SARAH LYNCH, 315-772-5374 • ACS PROGRAMMING: ACS Outreach focuses on three main areas to help Soldiers and Families develop a sense of self reliance as well as a sense of belonging to the community. The focus areas include education, prevention and direct services. Outreach evaluates the unit’s needs, coordinates services and delivers ACS programming to Soldiers and Families. 2K. RELOCATION READINESS PROGRAM (RELO) SCARLETT SHARKEY, 315-772-6566 • FAMILY WELCOME TOUR: Every Tuesday, 9:30am-2:00pm, ACS- Tours Ft. Drum and the Watertown area. • ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am-11:30pm, ACS • HEARTS APART: 4 January, 10:00am-12:00PM, ACS- For spouses separated from their Soldier by deployment, extended training, or an unaccompanied tour. 2L. SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (SFAC) JOHN DIETRICH, 315-772-2218 • THE FORT DRUM SFAC: Provides non-medical social services to Soldiers and Families assigned to the 3-85th INF Warrior Transition Unit and Soldiers and Families who have a Soldier being cared for at other Military Treatment Facilities that still live in the Fort Drum area. The SFAC provides services at the SFAC facility (11042 Mount Belvedere Blvd). For more information please call the SFAC at 315-772-7781 or click here to visit our website BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN, 315-772-7807• HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: will be conducted on 1 January 2013. BOSS invites you to feel at Home for the Holidays at the NashBlvd Center when they open their doors. Snacks and beverages will be offered starting at 12:00pm. Available will be gaming, pool,and Cyber Café for keeping in touch with friends and family. The BOSS center is your home away from home throughout theholidays. Click here for flier- BOSS Home for the Holidays• BOSS MEETINGS: are conducted every Tuesday, 10:00am – 11:30am. BOSS representatives are invited to participate in BOSSmeetings at the Nash Blvd center. Here you will learn about upcoming events that BOSS is hosting or supporting, volunteeropportunities and an opportunity to bring up any quality of life issues. Ask you Brigade BOSS representative when your nextmeeting is going to be held.• MOVIE NIGHTS: Movie nights are conducted every Friday starting at 8:00pm. Stop in either BOSS centers, Nash Blvd. or Jack T.Sweet to watch a movie on the big screen. Free popcorn is provided.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Email: michelle.m.roden.naf@mail.mil4. BOY SCOUT TROOP 26/CUB SCOUT PACK 26 ERNEST SCRIBNER/ RHONDA PITTS, 315-222-3153/757-620-1768• CUB SCOUT MEMBERSHIP: Cub Scout Pack 26 accepts boys ages 5-10 to join the ranks all year round. If you have questionsplease do not hesitate to contact Rhonda Pitts or send an email to fdcspack26@hotmail.comDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 3
  4. 4. 5. CHAPEL CHAPLAIN DARRELL THOMSEN, 315-772-5591• DAYTREAT: The next Daytreat will be held on 11 January at 9:30 am. POC CH (MAJ) Cantrell 772-7455NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks6. CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL (CYS) SERVICES KARIN S. SIKIRICA, 315-772-6715 6A. CYSS SPORTS: • CO-ED WRESTLING: Youth 5 – 13 years old; Registration is ongoing through 11 January, Fee $45; Season starts 12 January - April. Practices are Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm. Parents meeting will be 7 January. • BASKETBALL: 3rd – 5th grade; Participants will learn the basic skills and rules of Basketball in this youth sports program. The goal for the team is not to win, but overall, become a better team at the end. Registration is ongoing through 9 January, Fee $40; Season starts 9 January – 14 March. • START SMART GENERAL DEVELOPMENT: Youth for ages 3 – 5 years old. Registration starts 3 December – 5 January, Fee $20; Season starts 5 Jan – 9 Feb 2013. Parent Interaction program that allows participants to try multiple traditional sports and work on the fundamentals behind each sport. For additional information, please visit the Sports Office at Bldg M435A or call 772-6718. 6B. CYSS YOUTH CENTER: • DIPLOMAS TO DEGREE: is a new Boys and Girls Clubs of America college readiness program. This program provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. Program Orientation is on 7 January, 4:30pm – 5:30pm open to Teens and Parents. Please register by 2 January. Late registration will be accepted during orientation. • MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL: is held on Friday, 18 January from 8:00 pm to Midnight. This event is open to youth in grades 6-12. Cost of the program is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. A school picture ID is required. • INDOOR SKATE JAM: is held at 10790 Chapel Drive on Saturday 26 January at 3:00 pm and is open to youth in grades 6-12. Cost of the program is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. A school picture ID is required. Skate Park equipment will be set-up in the gymnasium with music food and competitions. For additional information, please visit the Youth Center at Bldg 10788 or call 772-6719. 6C. CYSS SKIES: • SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING LESSONS: Thursdays, 3-31 January. Ages 7-18. Youth will learn how to ski or snowboard in lessons from 6-8 pm each Thursday. Fees for the lesson packages with or without rentals range from $145-$165 per student. Transportation is available for an additional fee of $50 per student (AFC funds cannot pay this fee). Registration begins 1 December at the SKIES facility, 10790 Chapel Drive. Click here for flier- SKIES Skiing and Snowboarding Flier • TAEKWONDO CLASSES: Tuesdays and Thursdays every month, grades 1-12, $70 per month. Students learn the martial art of taekwondo and meet twice a week. Students with previous experience in other martial art forms are also encouraged to participate. Registration is open until classes are filled. • POTTERY INTRODUCTORY CLASSES: Mondays every week. Clay 101 is the introduction to pottery, and is offered from 5:00pm -6:00pm each Monday. Clay 201 is introduction to wheel-throwing and is offered from 6:00pm- 7:00pm each Monday. Once these two classes have been taken, each student is then eligible to take more advanced pottery classes. Introductory classes are both $5 per student per class. • SEWING INTRODUCTORY CLASSES: Mondays every week. Sewing 101 teaches students the basics in hand sewing, and is from 5:00pm -6:00pm every Monday. Sewing 201 teaches students the basics in sewing with machines, and is offered every Monday from 6:00pm -7:00pm. Once these two classes have been taken, students can register for any of the other sewing classes offered. Introductory classes are both $6 per student per class.December 2012 CLIF Notes 4
  5. 5. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: 6D. SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311 • REGENTS EXAMS: 22 - 25 January- Talk with your childrens guidance counselor to discuss taking the January Regents Exams. • SAT EXAM: 26 January at Watertown City School District High School Building. Talk with your childrens guidance counselor to register for exam and to obtain further information. See handout.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: or terri.l.spencer6.naf@mail.mil7. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, 315-772-6185• SCHOLORSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN 2013: opens on 3 December -• COMMISSARY GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE: We have Gift Cards at the customer courtesy desk in $25.00 and $50.00 denominations.Also a reminder to use your reward card at the register.• HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: The Commissary will be open on 24 December from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and closed 25 December. We willalso be open on 31 December from 9:00 am- 5:00pm and closed on 1 January.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: COMMUNITY RECREATION DIVISION KENNETH LOPEZ,315-772-5880 8A. PARKS & RECREATION/WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUEST EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568 • EQUIPMENT RENTAL & OUTDOOR GEAR FOR RENT. Get your downhill and cross country skis to enjoy some of the various slopes in the area. Call Parks & Recreation for discounted tickets to numerous ski lifts. Ice Fishing equipment and guided trips are available through reservations. Maximum participants per trips is 15. Our indoor archery range will remain open through the winter with archery equipment available, $5 per hour per person. Winter paintball is still available including the woods ball and speed ball. The cross country ski lunch will kick off in January pending snowfall, Thursdays at 09:00am until 1:00pm, price per person $10 per person includes ski rental and lunch served at the Sportsman’s Lodge. • SKEET, TRAP AND ARCHERY RANGES: are open for the season (weather permitting). Range fee is $5/hour. Shotguns and bows are available for rent at a cost of $10. • SNOWMOBILE CLASSES: are conducted at Parks and Recreation. These classes are mandatory to participate in WAQ snowmobile rides. Cost is $5/person. Must be 18 years old and have proper ID. Contact Parks and Recreation for class dates and times. Snowmobile Trips are TBD pending the snowfall. • LESIURE AND TRAVEL & DISCOUT TICKETS: is available at the Parks and Recreation Center. Get your Military Promotional Tickets for Walt Disney, savings up to 51% for Park Hoppers. We also have tickets for ski lifts at White Face. Disney on Ice, 5 January 2013, Syracuse. Buses will depart building P-11115 at 8:30am and the show is at 11:00am. Cost per person is $33 and children under the age of 2 is $5. Click here for flier- Parks & Rec- Disney on Ice TripDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 5
  6. 6. • DIRTY HARRY’S RECREATIONAL LODGE is available for rent. Prices are $50 half day or $100 all day requiring reservations through Parks and Recreation. Commercial kitchen along with our new outdoor sportsman electronic gaming system is available. Cost for the shooting system is an additional $25.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mi l 8B. MCEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099 • "READING IS SOOOOO DELICIOUS!": Winter Reading Club for Grownups. Runs through 28 February. Open to adults 18 and older. Why let the kids have all the fun? Read, do crafts, earn fun prizes. Register at any time by calling 772-9099. • DRESS A SNOWMAN: Our cartoon snowman is COLD, so please dress him up! For all ages. Entry forms available in the library. Submit entries by 15 January, and let our patrons vote for their favorites. • ARE YOU CRAFTY? Come to Cocoa Corner, the McEwen Library crafts group! 11 January, from noon to 1:30pm. Open to all adults age 18 and older who are interested in fun, quick crafts and lots of talking. Call 772-4502 and ask for Kathy Walsh.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Library/269047099442 Email: Online Card Catalog: Blackberry or iPhone Access: 8C. AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER MIKE GRAVELINE, 315-772-5785 • WRECKER, JUMPSTARTS & LOCKSOUT SERVICES: On or off post towing to and from is available. Off post is determined by distance. Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am – 3:00pm. On post jump starts and lockout services are also available, Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am – 3:00pm. • AUTO CRAFTS ORIENTATION CLASSES: Classes are free and are required in order to use the Auto Crafts Center, Tuesday – Friday, 12:00pm and 5:00pm and Saturdays at 12:00pm. • CAR WASHES AVAILABLE: for patron use, Monday & Saturday, 8:00am – 3:00pm, Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am – 6:30pm, Closed Sundays and Holidays. Car washes close if temperature is below 16 degrees.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: 8D. SPORTS BRANDON DOHERTY, 315- 772-6661 • CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY (CSA) COMMANDER’S CUP PROGRAM: will start in January. Units will be competing in basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball and softball to vie for the Fort Drum top seed in each sporting event and a chance to compete with other installations. • SPORTING EVENTS: are conducted throughout the year. Contact the Sports Office for sports you are interested in. Most sporting events are open to all active duty military, Family members, DoD civilians, retirees, National Guard and reservists. Must be 19 years and older to participate. • ALL ARMY SPORTS: are conducted throughout the year. Contact the Sports Office for sports you are interested in. Apply online at All ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: brandon.f.doherty.naf@mail.milDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 6
  7. 7. 8E. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX ALLEN JANSSEN, 315-772-9672 • CONDITIONING CENTER INSTRUCTION : is offered every Tuesday at 9 am. Contact Maureen Conway at 772- 4584 for classes. • HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: is offered by appointment only. Individual fitness, lifestyle, and nutritional assessments are offered with this program. Receive a personal exercise and nutrition program report. Cost is $10 for assessment. • FITNESS INSTRUCTION: includes equipment skill qualification, free weights, cardio respiratory equipment, body composition, exercise prescription, and programming. Call 772-4584 for an appointment.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: 8F. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX POOL JEAN DIDAS, 315-772-9673 • COMBAT WATER SURVIVAL AND DROWNPROOFING: is available by appointment only. Call 772-9673 to schedule your unit for this training. • LAP AND OPEN SWIM TIMES: are available as follows: Lap swimming is available Monday-Friday, 6:00- 7:00am. Open swimming is available Saturday and Sundays, 9:00am – 4:00pm. • PHYSICAL AND UNIT TRAINING: is available as follows: Physical training, Monday-Friday, 7:00am – 8:00am. Unit Training is available Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: 8G. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER NANCY MARTEL , 315-772-4936 • AEROBIC FITNESS CLASSES: are offered Monday – Friday and are free. Classes offered are Zumba and Zumba Toning, Cardio Fit, Yoga and Yoga Sculpt, Piloxing, Spin and Spin Sculpt. Contact 772-4936 for class schedule. • BATTALION AND BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONAL AND FAMILY DAYS: can be reserved by calling 772-4806 or 772-4936. Pavilion rentals are $25 plus $25 cleaning deposit per pavilion rents. • PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE AVAILABLE: for initial consultation to include goal setting and basic information at a cost of $10. After initial consultation, each one hour session will cost $25, specials and promotion 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 and older. Trainer is available Monday-Friday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: 8H. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER POOL HEATHER MUSTARE, 315-772-4807 • WAVE POOL AND SLIDE: is offered on Sunday afternoon based on manpower. Please call on Sunday morning 772-4807/4936 for hours. • FREE SWIM LESSONS: for Soldiers is offered by appointment only. Contact the pool at 772-4807 for more information. • LAP SWIM, OPEN SWIM, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PREGNANCY PT SWIM TIMES are as follows: Lap Swim, Monday – Thursday, 6:30am – 8:30pm, Friday, 6:30 am – 12:00pm & 3:30pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday closed, Sunday & Holidays, 9:00am-11:00 am; Open Swim, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 8:30pm, Saturday closed, Sunday & Holidays, 9:00am – 4:00pm; Physical Therapy and Pregnancy PT Swim, Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 8:30am.December 2012 CLIF Notes 7
  8. 8. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: 8I. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CENTER RANDY GILLETTE, 315-772-3342 • COMBATIVES AND NEW EQUIPMENT: are now available in the new and improved facility with up-to-date equipment. The hours of operation are the following: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday & Federal Holidays: ClosedNEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: randolph.r.gillette.naf@mail.milm Click the hyperlinks9. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) CHIEF JULIAN, 315-772-4483• EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS: dial 911 from any land-line. That call will go directly to the DES Dispatch Center. If you dial 911from your cell phone, that call will go directly to the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Advise the dispatcher you are calling fromFort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatch center. Current technology does not allow for the separation of cellphone calls on or off the installation. For non-emergency calls for service: 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 the Antiterrorism Officer, operates an anonymous tip line, 774-8477 (TIPS). This line is allows personnel to report suspicious activity in an anonymous manner. Please ensure community personnel are aware of this phone line.• SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Drivers must use caution when approaching school buses and be prepared to stop. New York State lawrequires all drivers to stop when the school buses red flashing lights are activated and remained stopped until the flashing red lightsgo off. There are no exceptions and this includes drivers behind and approaching the school bus.• WINTER PARKING: From 1 November to 1 April parking on the roadways in the housing areas is prohibited. This is important dueto snow removal operations and also for providing adequate room for Emergency vehicles during the winter months.10. DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MARY COOPER, 315-772-4588 12A. EDUCATION CENTER JOE AGRESTI, 315-772-8580 • TRANSFER OF POST 9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS: End of Reduced Additional Duty Service Obligation (ADSO)- The benefit of no or a reduced ADSO for senior Servicemembers transferring their Post 9/11 education benefits will run out 1 Aug 2013. After that date, all Servicemembers will be held to a four year ADSO regardless of their qualifying years on 1 Aug 2009. Requests for transfer of benefits are made through MILCONNECT at Servicemembers who previously transferred their benefits can confirm their ADSO at the same site. • PROCTORED COLLEGE EXAMINATIONS AND THE EDUCATION CENTER: The Army Education Center has stopped proctoring College examinations. Options for any college student requiring a proctored examination are: - The McEwen Library is providing proctor services at the Library. For proctor information, contact Allen or Wendy at the Library 772-9099. - Columbia College of Missouri, Fort Drum is proctoring other college examinations for a fee. For information, contact the CC staff at 775-0128.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: Click the hyperlinks Email: joseph.a.agresti.civ@mail.milDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 8
  9. 9. 11. EXCHANGE KEN LIMTIACO, 315-773-5631• MAIN STORE: Holiday Price Match Guarantee between now and 25 December, we’ll refund the difference on an Exchange giftcard. Holiday gift wrapping in the mall for a small contribution. Open Christmas Eve 7:00 am until 6:00pm for last minute shopping.Winter Hours start effective 26 December: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-9:00; Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Open New Year’s Eve until8:00pm and New Year’s Day 10:00 am-6:00 pm.• MAIN FOOD COURT: Captain D’s: 6pc Shrimp, 1 side & drink for only $5 all December long! Try Anthony’s new wings! Jumbowings baked to perfection in 3 different flavors: mild, hot, and oven roasted, only $4.99• CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: 15, 16 December . Look for great gifts $10.00 and under, plus lots of giftitems with various vendors. Santawill have breakfast/lunch with the kids on Saturday, 15 December and the food court will have kid’s meals on special. Pictures withSanta will be 16 December from 6:00pm- 7:00pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION HAROLD GREER, 315-772-5685• MARTIN LUTHER KING LUNCHEON: at the Winner’s Circle on 9 January.• DAILY LUNCH SPECIAL & FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE COMMONS: The Commons have a daily lunch and dinner special; FamilyNights at the Commons every Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm $7.00 adults, and $4.00 children• SUNDAY NFL TICKET – Watch your favorite team – In the month of January look for NFL Playoff games on Saturday andSunday at the Winner’s Circle.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Email: erin.k.barrett.naf@mail.mil13. FORT DRUM MUSEUM KENT BOLKE, 315-774-0391• FAMILY IN TOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Looking for something to do? The museum will be open for the holidays. We will be open10am to 5pm Monday through Friday closing only on Christmas Day and New Years Day.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Wesbite: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Email: kent.a.bolke.civ@mail.mil14. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) MEGAN KLOSNER, 315-955-6810• HOMES AVAILABLE MOVE IN TODAY: JNCO (SGT-SSG) four and five bedroom homes and JENL (PVT-SPC) three and four bedroomhomes available to newly arriving Families. Contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315.955.6644. One and two bedroomapartments for unaccompanied Soldiers (SSG and above) available today! Contact the Timbers Leasing Office 315.777.8000.• CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL PICK UP: Mountain Community Homes Residents are asked to place their bare trees neatly curbsidestarting 2 January through 16 January for disposal.• TODDLER’S DAY IN: We invite our Residents to bring their toddlers to the Adirondack Creek Community Center on Tuesday, 29January from 11:00 am-1:00 pm for snacks, games and crafts.December 2012 CLIF Notes 9
  10. 10. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: FORT DRUM-WATERTOWN SQUADRON 406 CIVIL AIR PATROL 1LT ROBERT ORMSBEE, 315-921-5348• CIVIL AIR PATROL MEMBERSHIP: 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 and mentor cadets orperform emergency service missions, primarily search and rescue. The squadron meets in building M431A, South Post, Fort Drum,every Friday 1800-2000. There are also various activities throughout the year such as field exercises and training events that takeplace on the weekends. Anyone that is interested can stop in and visit or request information by email. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: Click the hyperlinks16. HOUSING BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256• OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market continues to have less than 2% available rentals beingreported from the area’s largest apartment complexes. Click link, to go toFort Drum housing website for information and links to resources. There are some 1,200 new market rental housing units in variousstages of construction that will be available starting in late 2012 through 2014.• COMMUNITY HOUSING OFFICE CAN HELP: The Army Community Housing Office at Clark Hall (Rm A2-54) is always available toassist Soldiers with any off-post housing issues. Stop in or call 772-6883/772-9397 to speak to a counselor.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT• MONTHLY LUNCHEON: The January monthly luncheon will be held on 23 January at 10:45 at The Commons.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: Click the hyperlinks18. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON, 315-772-4024• GUTHRIE SAME DAY/OPEN ACCESS APPOINTMENT: Guthrie Family Medicine Clinic is now offering same-day – “Open Access” –appointments for most of the business conducted at the clinic. Later appointing is still available for more planned access. Call,starting at 7:00am for your appointments, at (315) 772-2778.• SECURE EMAIL MESSAGING: will soon be coming to your Primary Care Team Guthrie at the Family Medicine Clinic. This is anotherway to conveniently access what you need at the clinic from your email device. Patients may complete registration forms for “RelayHealth” or Secure Email Messaging at the Guthrie Family Medicine front desk.• FLU HOTLINE & VACCINES: Getting a Flu vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting yourselves againstinfluenza. If you have yet to receive the vaccine, please consider doing so. For more information on days/times, please call the FluHotline at (315) 772-5044.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Drum-NY/291076844239665December 2012 CLIF Notes 10
  11. 11. 19. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP) CHRIS RYAN, 315-774-0253• OTBP WEATHER CLOSURES- OFTB follows the Carthage School District Bad Weather Policy, if they are closed so is OTBP.• OTBP Store Hours- Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm except Wednesday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm• NEW ITEMS: Like us on Facebook to see our many new items that arrive monthlyNEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: Click the hyperlinks Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com20. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) ALISON FISHER, 315-777-4496• PtoP WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE: The PtoP program provides informative and interactive parent workshops to groups ororganizations in the local community. ANY group with military parents in it formal (FRGs, PTOs etc.) or informal (group of parentsthat talk at a bus stop) can book a FREE workshop. Workshops run from 20 minutes to an hour.• STORYTIME: McEwen Library, Fort Drum: 8 January, 10:00 am and 22 January, 10:00am Flower Memorial Library, Watertown: 30 January, 10:30am• CELEBRITY READER PROGRAM: Celebrity Reader in conjunction with The Commons Family Night. 11 January, 6:00 pm. “OfficierBuckle & Gloria.” The first 25 families receive a free book with purchase of the buffet.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Email: Ptop.drum@militarychild.org21. THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD, 315-772-7189• NEW DONATION SHED: We accept donations 24hrs a day in our NEW DONATION SHED located by the stores Main entrance.OPEN Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am-2:00pm. Taking Consignments daily from 9:30am-12:30pm.• PCS APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: A PCS appointment allows you to do 1 LARGE Consignment Drop Off of 70 items and youll beassured your consignment check will be forwarded to you. Contact us at the store for additional info.• THRIFT SHOP SALE SPECIALS: For Sale Specials, Consignment Info or Donation Info call us or visit us on the web. LIKE US on FaceBook @ Fort Drum Thrift Shop.... We offer "Secret FB Sales" on our FB page for those of you bargain hunters. And don’t forget, theThrift Shop is in need of VOLUNTEERS, if you have any free time during your day we would love to have you join our team! We offermerchandise discounts and first pick of new merchandise all while gaining retail experience as benefits of being a Thrift ShopVolunteer! If interested in joining our team please stop in at anytime and speak with a member of management.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks Facebook: Email: thriftshopfd@hotmail.com22. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK, 315-774-0356• USO HOLIDAY & DONSA HOURS: USO Fort Drum OPEN 12:00pm- 5:00pm on Holidays/DONSAs• DANCING INSTRUCTION AT THE USO: Break Dancing- Monday Nights from 5:00pm - 7:00pm Ballroom Dancing-Tuesday Nights from 7:00pm - 9:00pmDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 11
  12. 12. Salsa Dancing- Thursday Nights from 7:00pm- 9:00pm• BECOME A USO VOLUNTEER: Interested in becoming a USO Volunteer? Click here to register at www.usovolunteer.orgContact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator, 315-777-8006 or click here to email her at For more USOPrograms info contact Rachel Millios, Programs Manager, 315-777-8006 or click her to email her at ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: Click the hyperlinks Email: -or- usoftdrum@uso.org23. VETERINARY CLINIC CPT JULIE PAIGE BROWN, 315-772-4262• HOLIDAY PET ADOPTIONS: Many new pets are adopted as “gifts” during the holidays. Before giving/adopting a pet, pleaseconsider the responsibilities of pet ownership! Adopting a pet is typically a 10-15 year commitment. PLEASE do not adopt a pet ifyou cannot commit to taking the pet with you everywhere you may move. It is also important to consider the costs involved. Overthe course of their lifetime, most pets will cost between $5000 and $10,000 for food, supplies, and veterinary care. You can expectto spend $100-200 for initial vaccines and basic “starter” care, plus up to $250 for spaying/neutering (which should be performed onEVERY pet within the first 6 months of life).• SPAY / NEUTER: We strongly discourage breeding of ANY pet, for ANY reason. If you intend to breed your pet, he/she is NOTeligible for any services at the VTF. It is especially important for female puppies to be spayed during the first 6 months of life (beforeever going into heat). This may mean taking pets to a vet off-post, since our surgery waiting list is 5-6 months long.• PET TRAVEL: Pets are required to have a veterinary exam before ANY airline travel, including within the U.S. Internationaldestinations have further requirements, some of which must be initiated 3-6 months before travel. Please contact us (or stop by) fordetails as soon as you find out about upcoming OCONUS travel.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: Click the hyperlinks24. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080• REIMBURSED CHILDCARE: The Volunteer Support Fund provides reimbursement of childcare costs so people like you canvolunteer within the Fort Drum community! Thank you to all of you that supported us and the North Country Spouses’ Club at theCraft Fair last month!• FESTIVAL OF FOODS: Mark your calendars, the International Festival of Foods is 3 May!NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: Click the hyperlinks Email: volsupfund@gmail.comDecember 2012 CLIF Notes 12