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  • 1. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY December 2013 Table of Contents 1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) 2. ATKINS FUNCIONAL FITNESS FACILITY (AFFF) 3. ARMY CAREER & ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) 4. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) 5. AUTO CRAFTS 6. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) 7. CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP) 8. CHAPEL 9. COMMISSARY 10. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) 11. CYSS SKIES 12. CYSS SPORTS 13. CYSS YOUTH CENTER 14. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) 15. EXCHANGE 16. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (MWR) 17. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) 18. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP 19. HOUSING 20. INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM 21. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX 22. McEWEN LIBRARY 23. MEDDAC 24. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY 25. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES CLUB 26. OFF THE BEATIN' PATH GIFTS (OTBP) 27. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) 28. PARKS AND RECREATION 29. SAFETY 30. USO - FORT DRUM 31. VETERINARY SERVICES 32. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) Click the above hyperlinks to go directly to Agency Section in CLIF Notes Section in CHERYL DEAN,CLIF Notes 315-772-6561 1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) • NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be held on 8 January, 1:00 pm in the ARC Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall, please call to sign up or stop by our office.  BLOOD DRIVE: Will be held at USO Thursday 9 January from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 10 January 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Appointments can be made on-line at: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation or contact our office. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email Address: drum@redcross.org Website: www.redcross.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/American-Red-Cross-Fort-Drum/253705811335340 Click the hyperlinks 2. ATKINS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FACILITY (AFFF) RANDY GILLETTE, 315-772-3342 • WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASSES: Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday, 7:00 am – 8:00 am for active duty women and 9:00 am – 10:00 am for spouses and Family members. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: randolph.r.gillette.naf@mail.mil Website: http://drummwr.com/MountainFunctionalFitnessFacility.html 3. ARMY CAREER & ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) LORRIE GULER, 315-772-3284  CAREER FAIR: 13 Febuary, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Commons  ACAP SEMINARS: Call the ACAP Center at 772-3434/3286 to reserve a seat in seminars. The following seminars are scheduled: o Boots 2 Business – 6-7 Dec, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm o Technical Track – 8-9 & 21-22 Jan, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm o Advanced Resume – 13 Jan, 8:00 am - 10:00 am o Education Track – 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30 Jan, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm o Federal Resume – 13 Jan, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm o Career Fair – 13 Feb, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm o Advanced Interview – 13 Jan, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email: lorrie.s.guler.civ@mail.mil Website: www.acap.army.mil Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumACAP 1
  • 2. 4. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979  MASTER RESILIENCE TRAINING: Module 3 14 January, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, ACS. For more information call, 772-2848 Resilience competencies covered: Problem Solving, Putting Things in Perspective and Real Time Resilience.  VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH CEREMONY: 16 January, 11:00 am, The Commons. For more information call, 772-2899  INTERNATIONAL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP: 17 January, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, ACS. For more information call, 772-6902 Topic will be Hosting an English Tea.  BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: 28 January, 9:30 – 11:30 am, ACS. For more information call, 772-9611 Flier: https://www.facebook.com/#!/fortdrumemployment  ACS CALENDAR: including all January events can be found at: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumACSOutreach 5. AUTO CRAFTS MICHAEL GRAVELINE, 315 772-7902  ORIENTATION CLASSES: The Auto Skills Center offers their Orientation Class Tuesday – Friday at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The class is also offered on Saturday’s at 10:00 am . This is a manditory safety class in order to utilize the Auto Craft Facility. Please see our Orientation Class Flier or contact the Auto Skills Staff for additional information. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Recreation/546416075378830?ref=hl 6. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN, 315 772-7807 • BOSS INVADES ATKINS: 8 January, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Compete in a functional fitness challenge at Atkins Functional Fitness Facility. Pre-register for free at Atkins Functional Fitness Facility, Jack T Sweet BOSS Center and Nash Blvd BOSS Center. Open to ID card holders 17 years and older. Male and female categories. Click here for BOSS Invades Atkins flier. •TRIP TO DESTINY USA IN SYRACUSE, NY: 25 January, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm BOSS wants to invite single Soldiers to go the mall. Destiny USA previously known as the Carousel Center, is a six-story super-regional shopping and entertainment complex on the shore of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, New York. It is the sixth largest shopping center in the nation, and the largest in the state of New York. There is a lot to do at the mall, go shopping in all the great stores, watch a movie, and a lot of other great entertainment. BOSS will provide free transportation that will depart at 10:00 am from the Nash BOSS Center and will return by 7:00pm. Only 20 spots available, Single Soldiers have first priority. Call 315-772-7807 to reserve your seats. Click here for BOSS Trip to Syracuse Destiny USA flier. • GAMING TOURNAMENT, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3: 29 January, 6:00 pm – Held at Nash Blvd BOSS Center. The BOSS facility has gaming systems, controllers, and big screen HD TVs. All we need is you! Compete against the best gamers on Fort Drum while playing the newest games. Winners receive prize money, first place $150! Open to Active Duty Soldiers and spouses 18 and older only. Click here for BOSS Gaming Tournament flier. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email Address: michelle.m.roden.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/BOSS.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrum.boss 2
  • 3. 7. CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP) MAJ ROBERT ORMSBEE, 315-772-4984 • INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE CAP? The Fort Drum Watertown Composite Squadron conducts junior ROTC type training for cadets and Search and Rescue training for adult members. Membership for cadets is open to youth ages 12-18 and Adult membership is open to adults age 18-and up. Upcoming meetings are 10, 17, 24 and 31 January from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in building M431A. • SEARCH AND RESCUE: NY WING level search and rescue exercises are conducted every two months with Group and Squadron exercises conducted every month. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: robert.ormsbee@us.army.mil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/NY406 8. CHAPEL CAROL BURKE, 315-772-4451  WAITING ON WARRIORS: Spouse support group meeting every Tuesday night from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Po Valley Spiritual Fitness Center (across from The Commons). Watch-care is provided along with a meal. Contact CH Butler @ 315-774-4329, CH Sasa 315-772-8353.  PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL “SPRING” KICKOFF: 16 January, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, PWOC meets in Religious Education th Modular Bldg’s on the corner of Oswego and 4 St. S.W. (South Post); Watch-care provided. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks On Duty Chaplain 772-5591; After Duty Hours Chaplain 772-5647 Email: carol.a.burke.civ@mail.mil Website: Fort Drum Religious Support 9. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, 315-772-6185 • NEW HOURS: Starting 3 December the Commissary winter hours will be Tuesday thru Sunday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.  SCHOLARSHIPS: The Commissary will be accepting applications for scholarships now – 28 February.  ID CARD SCAN REQUIREMENT: Starting 3 December your ID card must be scanned at checkout to begin your transaction. This new requirement will verify eligibility, determine usage by service and help us better our customers to improve the benefit. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 10. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) Website: www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=hqcney Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourCommissary MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311 • REGENTS EXAMS: New York State Regents exams are offered 3 times a year. The end of January is an opportunity to take these required exams. Please check with your child's high school guidance counselor to see if your student should be taking these exams. ST •END OF 1 SEMESTER: The end of January is the end of the first semester for our students. • SAT EXAM: There is an SAT exam in January, remember there is a registration process that must be completed in December. Check with your guidance counselor. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email: michele.l.carlton.naf@mail.mil or terri.l.spencer6.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com 3
  • 4. 11. CYSS SKIES DEB KENNEDY, 315- 772-6551 • GYMNASTICS AND TUMBLING: Beginner gymnastics classes for school age students (grades K-12), and tumbling programs for Parent/Tots and preschoolers ages 3-5. Fees range from $68-80 per segment (8 weeks). Classes meet once a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, and are 30-60 minutes in duration. • BEGINNER DANCE: Mondays through Fridays, Ages 3 & up. Fee is $68-80 per segment (8 weeks). Students learn the basics in dance forms of choice: Ballet, Creative Movement, Modern/Lyrical, Pre-Ballet, Tap, HipHop and Jazz. 30-45 minute classes. Registration will begin when 10790 Chapel is re-opened. • KIDS IN MOTION: Designed for toddlers to help develop coordination, motor development, listening skills and socialization. Classes are held on either Mondays through Fridays for 30 minutes, and meet once a week through the month. Fee is $20 per month, and parent participation is required. Registration for this program is monthly. The SKIES OFFICE location is temporarily based at the CYSS Administration Building, 10799 North Riva Ridge Loop. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 12. CYSS SPORTS Email: deborah.l.kennedy14.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/SKIES.html Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkies JON BURNARD, 315-772-4102 th • BASKETBALL: 1-6 Grade co-ed registration is ongoing through 2 January. The fee for this program is $40. The season starts 6 January – 12 March. • SPEED & AGILITY: registration is until 10 January, open for ages 8-13. The one-time fee for the program is $20. The season starts 13 January. • START SMART GENERAL DEVELOPMENT: for 3-7 year olds, registration starts – 2 December – 3 January cost-$20, 6 week program run on Saturdays 4 January – 8 February. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents throwing, catching, Kicking/punting, shooting, dribbling, and running/agility skills in a safe, fun environment. The Sports Office location is temporarily based at the CYS Services Administration Building, 10799 North Riva Ridge Loop. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 13. CYSS YOUTH CENTER Email: Jonathan.m.burnard.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthSports.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FORT-DRUM-MOUNTAINEER-CYSS-SPORTS/214490878183 STEVE FERGUSON, 315- 772-6719 • MIDNIGHT SPORTS-BASKETBALL: Friday, 24 January, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am. The program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th. Cost of this event is $5 for members and $7 for Non-members. This month the sports will include Flag Football and Capture the Flag. A school picture ID is required. • DRUM CIRCLE: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-30 January, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. The free program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th. Members will learn the name of various parts of the drum, different ways to strike the drum, and practice and improve their skills. They will also learn tuning and adjusting of the instrument. Registration deadline for this program is 2 January. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email: steven.a.ferguson.civ@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthServices.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-CYSS-YouthProgram/370723860409 4
  • 5. 14. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) CHIEF JULIAN, 315-772-4483 • 774-TIPS (8477): Each Soldier, Family member, Civilian and Contractor is a set of eyes and ears for the law enforcement community. Remain vigilant in your daily activities, both at home and at work. • FIRE PREVENTION: Please change your batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: Reminder: There is no parking on the sides of the roadway from 1 November to 1 April. This allows for safe snow removal and also helps to not impede emergency vehicle traffic during the winter months. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: todd.m.julian.civ@mail.mil 15. EXCHANGE THEA SARVER, 315-773-5631 • MAIN PX MALL: Optical: BOGO Sale – buy one complete pair of glasses over $150.00 and get a second complete BOGO pair of single-vision CR-39 glasses from image I, II, III SELECTION. *contact lenses not eligible for this promotion.; Stylique Salon- Take $10.00 off any Chemical Service (Color, Highlights or Relaxers); Barber Shop or Stylique Salon- Buy 5 Kids Cuts and Get a Free KIDS MEAL at any participating EXCHANGE Restaurant. Receive a $20.00 Exchange Gift Card when you apply and get approved for a Military Star Card (Must be processed in the Services and Vending office to obtain gift Card). Apply Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. *Does not apply at any other Exchange facilities. BOUNCE BACK coupons- Get $5.00 off at any Concessions Facility when you make a purchase of $30.00 or more during the month of December at any Concession Facility. Coupon must be stapled to December purchase receipt to obtain discount. • FOOD COURT: Charley’s – New 3 Size menu, a size for every hunger! Anthony’s Pizza – Med 1 Topping $7.99; Manchu Wok- Try Our delicious Honey Lemon Chicken! Captain D’s- 4 Piece Fish Tender and 2 Sides for only $4.99; Subway- Stop in for a $4 Lunch, 6” sub and a small drink for only $4.00. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX 16. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (MWR) HAROLD GREER, 315-772-5685  FAMILY NIGHTS: Tuesday evenings , The Commons will host “Family Nights” from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with different themed activites for the children. A different buffet each Tuesday will be served; $7.00 for adults and children 8 and under $4.00.  MARTIN LUTHER KING LUNCH BUFFET: The Commons will host a Martin Luther King Lunch buffet on 16 January in the Winner’s Circle from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm for $7.95. The buffet will include authenic soul food. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: erin.k.barrett.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumFMWR 17. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) MEGAN KLOSNER, 315-955-6810 • HOMES AVAILABLE WITH LITTLE TO NO WAIT: Two, three and four bedroom homes available for junior Soldiers and NonCommissioned Officers from Private to Staff Sergeant. All Soldiers and Families that are newly arriving, do not currently live with Mountain Community Homes, or current residents that have had a change in rank or have gained a Family member are encouraged to contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644. December 2013 CLIF Notes 5
  • 6. • WINTERTIME STORY TIME: Mountain Community Homes invites our Residents to the Rhicard Hills Community Center for a Friday night of fun with local storyteller Lynn Morgan. 10 January, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Lynn will entertain the kids with a winter story while they enjoy snacks around the fireplace. • TOTS DAY IN – PIRATE & PRINCESS TREASURE HUNT: We encourage our littlest residents (and parents) to visit the Adirondack Creek Community Center Tuesday, 28 January, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a Pirate & Princess Treasure Hunt! We’ll have crafts, lunch and lots of fun! Feel free to dress the part as we look for treasure throughout the community center! NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 18. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP Website: www.fortdrummch.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrummch MELISSA REXROAD, 315-772-7189 • DONATIONS & CONSIGNMENT: The Thrift Shop is a 501(C)3 non-profit private organization charity that relies on donations and profits from consignment sales to fulfill our mission of providing welfare grants to local organizations within our community. OPEN Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. Taking Consignments Daily 9:30 am - 12:15 pm. We accept DONATIONS 24hrs a Day in our NEW DONATION SHED located by the stores Main entrance (Tax Receipts are available for donations). • VOLUNTEERING AT THE THRIFT SHOP: We offer merchandise discounts and first pick of new merchandise all while gaining retail experience as benefits of being a Thrift Shop Volunteer! If interested in joining our team and helping support the community just stop in at anytime and speak with a member of management. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 19. HOUSING Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Thrift-Shop/283730534983453 Website: http://thriftshopinc.webs.com Email: thriftshopfd@hotmail.com BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256 • OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market has many vacancies available with new product entering the market from ongoing new construction; as of 18 November 2013 there are some 4% vacancies in those rentals being reported from the area's 40 largest apartment complexes. Go to the Fort Drum Housing website for more information and links to resources. There are some 600 new market rental housing units in various stages of construction being delivered now, throughout early winter and into next year. Four new housing complexes are now open; two in the Town of Watertown, one in Sackets Harbor and one in the Town of Pamelia. Two others in Watertown and Town of LeRay will be opening later this fall and early in 2014. • IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION: As of 1 January 2014, the Automated Housing Referral network, AHRN.com, is no longer the official DoD website for Soldiers to find Army approved rental listings. AHRN.com should still be used up to 31 December 2013. The AHRN.com affiliation with DoD willexpire and cannot be renewed nor extended. A new .mil website will be activated for Soldiers to use after 1 July 2014. In the short term, the Army Community Housing office will be providing approved rental listings to Soldiers manually at Clark Hall after 1 January 2014. Listings will likely be uploaded weeky to approved Army websites such as www.Housing.Army.mil • COMMUNITY HOUSING OFFICE CAN HELP: Always get your lease reviewed by Legal Assistance or the Army Community Housing Office prior to signing to be sure all your rights are safeguarded. Check with the Army Community Housing Office to see if the rental you are contemplating has been inspected by us for basic safety and habitability issues. The Army Community Housing Office at Clark Hall (Rm A2-54) is always available to assist Soldiers with any off-post housing issues, from finding the right housing to resolving landlord-tenanct disputes. Stop in or call 772-6883/772-9397 to speak to a counselor. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 20. INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM Email: william.l.bamann@us.army.mil or trudy.d.corbett.civ@mail.mil Website: www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspx BRANDON DOHERTY, 315-772-6663 • BOWLING 9-PIN NO TAP TOURNAMENT: Tournament will be conducted 4 January, 1:00 pm at the Pine Plains Bowling Center, December 2013 CLIF Notes 6
  • 7. P-4320. Open to all active duty military, Family members 19 years and older, Retirees, reservists, National Guard and DoD Civilians employed on Fort Drum. Sign-ups are due to the Intramural Sports Office, P-10050, or by 12:30 pm the day of the event. • KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: Tournament will be conducted 11 January, 9:30 am at Magrath Sports Complex, P-10050. Open to all active duty military, Family members 19 years and older, Retirees, reservists, National Guard and DoD Civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters due to the Intramural Sports Office, P-10050, NLT COB 8 January. • DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT: Tournament will be conducted 25 January, 9:30 am at Magrath Sports Complex, P-10050. Open to all active duty military, Family members 19 years and older, Retirees, reservists, National Guard and DoD Civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters are due to the Intramural Sports Office, P-10050, NLT COB 22 January. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: brandon.f.doherty.naf@mail.mil Diane.m.sykes.civ@mail.mil 21. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX ALLEN JANSSEN, 315-772-9670 • SWIMMING LESSONS AT MAGRATH: Swimming lessons Monday thru Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am3:00 pm. • ALTERNATE APFT EVENT: Magrath Sports Complex provides stationary bike for the alternate APFT, there is only one certified bike on Fort Drum so please contact front counter for reservations.  URBAN OBSTACLE COURSE: Open for use, great training tool for deployment preparation. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: allen.y.janssen.naf@mail.mil Website: http://www.drummwr.com/MagrathSportsComplex.htm 22. McEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099 • STORY TIME: 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. • THE PAGE TURNERS: Thursday, 23 January, 7:00 pm at the McEwen Library. Come be a part of the Library’s book club, meet follow members and help decide on upcoming titles for 2014. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks 23. MEDDAC Email: allen.r.goudie.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/library.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-C-McEwen Library/269047099442 Online Card Catalog: http://mylibraryus.armybiznet.com/search~S24 Blackberry or iPhone Access: www.mylibraryusmobile.fmwr.net/ COL MATTNER, 315-772-4024 • UPDATED LOCAL URGENT AND EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES LIST: Current list of Urgent Care Clinic and Emergency Services can be found by visiting our Face Book page or Guthrie Clinic website at http://www.drum.amedd.army.mil/forms/ucchandout.pdf. Before visiting any Urgent Care Clinic, please be sure to obtain a referral by calling our Access Center at 315-772-2778 or emailing your PCM via Secure Messaging Service (SMS). Urgent Care Clinics are subject to close without notice to us, so please call ahead for status and hours. • BOOKING APPOINTMENTS USING TRICARE ONLINE: Please remember TriCare Online (TOL) is an excellent tool for self appointment booking. Appointments are made available daily at midnight for all TOL registered users and can be booked by going to www.tricareonline.com. If you need assistance or support with TriCare Online please contact their customer service department at (800)600-9332 or by clicking "Contact Us" at www.tricareonline.com . For TOL registration “How To” guide go to http://www.drum.amedd.army.mil/forms/tolpresentation.pdf. December 2013 CLIF Notes 7
  • 8. • ARMY PROVIDER LEVEL SATISFACTION SURVEY: Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey aka APLSS (pronounced APPLES) provides you with the ability to use your voice to help your MEDDAC meet or exceed your health care needs. Each survey returned could bring $500 back to the facility to help us improve your service. Surveys are received in the mail to randomly chosen patients within 3-5 days after their doctor’s visit. Please remember to keep your demographic information updated with us so that your voice can be heard. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drum.amedd.army.mil Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/US-Army-Medical-Department-Activity-Fort-DrumNY/291076844239665 24. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY TERRY BUCKLEY, 315-772-4806 • SWIMMING LESSONS AT MONTI: Soldier Swim Lessons (Beginners and Non Swimmers), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1230 pm or 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm. Lessons are first come, first serve and are limited to 5 participants. No reservations will be taken, except for the day of the lesson by stopping at the pool desk or calling 772-4807. • PERSONAL TRAINERS FOR HIRE AT MONTI PFC: Come over to set up a consult to see if this service will fill your needs and find out cost. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: terry.l.buckley.2.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/PhysicalFitnessCenters.htm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monti-Physical-Fitness-Center/175507862493965 LIZA HALLSTEN, 1ST VICE PRESIDENT 25. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) • MONTHLY LUNCHEON: 22 January, 10:45 am at The Commons • ½ YEAR MEMBERSHIP: January-May 2014, Cost $12.50 NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Website: http://northcountryspousesclub.weebly.com/ Emails: NorthCountrySpousesClub@weebly.com NCSCPresident@gmail.com 26. OFF THE BEATIN' PATH GIFTS (OTBP) KIM HOLT, 315-774-0253 • POLISH POTTERY: We have Fort Drum Polish Pottery plates available, $45. They make a perfect welcome or farewell gift!  SALE: All handmade soaps are 50% off.  NEW T-SHIRTS: in stock, adult sizes medium though extra large $15 each. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otbpgifts Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com 27. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) ALISON FISHER, 315 777-4496 • STORY TIME EVENTS: McEwen Library, Fort Drum : 7 January, 10:00 am “Snow Fun” 21 January, 10:00 am “Fun with Feelings” • CELEBRITY READER: 14 January, 6:00 pm, The Commons, Celebrity Reader, “Please Puppy Please” – First 25 Families to purchase a buffet receive a free copy of the book courtsey of FMWR and the School Liasion Officers.  WATCH OUR FACE BOOK PAGE: for information out soon about our Spring tell me a story. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email Address: ptop.drum@militarychild.org Website: http://www.militarychild.org/parents-and-students/programs/parent-to-parent/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parent-to-Parent-Fort-Drum-NY/635828843100184 8
  • 9. 28. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568  SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASSES- Throughout January Outdoor RecreatIon will be offering our New York State Snowmoblie Safety Classes every Wednesday. Class will begin at 9:00 am the cost of this class is $5 per person. You must be 10 years old or older to take this class and 18 years old or older to drive Outdoor Recreaitons snowmobiles. Click here for the Snowmobile Safety Flier.  LAKE PLACID TRIP- This trip well be 18 January and the cost of this trip will be $105 per person. This Trip includes; Olympic Training Center Tour, Olympic Museum Olympic Ski Jump, Ride on the Bobsled Track (optional), Transportation, and Lunch. We will Depart Outdoor Recreation at 8:00 am. You must sign up at Outdoor Recreation prior to the trip departure date. Click here for the Lake Placid Flier.  TURNING STONE CASINO MONTHLY TRIPS- The first trip will be 8 February . The cost of these trips will be $25 per person and include transportation, $25 in free play, and a $5 lunch coupon. We will be departing Outdoor Recreation at 8:00 am on the day of the trip. You must sign up prior to the trips departure date at Outdoor Recreation. Click here for the Turning Stone Flier. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mil Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Recreation/546416075378830?ref=hl 29. SAFETY JOHN DROZD, 315-772-3022 Winter is upon us, which gives us plenty of activities to participate in. It is also one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year. Here are some quick tips to keep you safe: • WINTER SPORTS: Keep all equipment in good shape. Broken parts, sharp edges and split wood invite injuries. Dress warmly for conditions. Check areas for bare spots, holes and other obstructions that might cause injury. Warm up, stretch gently and cool down after activities. • HYDRATION: You can become dehydrated just as easily during the winter months as in the summer ones. Heated indoor air tends to dry the skin, increasing need for more fluid intake. Consume at least sixty-four ounces of water-based beverages throughout the day; more if you participate in strenuous winter activities. • DRIVING AND WINTER STORMS: Be aware of conditions where you are starting from, your final destination and everywhere in between. Heed advisories and forecasts and adjust your plans. If stranded, use the survival items and tips presented during the October CLIF. Stay with your car. Do not try to walk for help during a blizzard. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: john.e.drozd.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks 30. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK, 315-774-0356 • INTERESTED IN BECOMING A USO FORT DRUM VOLUNTEER? Log onto www.usovolunteer.org to register. New Volunteer Orientation dates will be posted on our Facebook page. Questions? Contact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator, at mmanning@uso.org. • NEW YEAR’S DAY: USO-Fort Drum will be open on Wednesday, 1 January, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. So come on in and relax in our recliners, enjoy some college football or play some video games. Snacks will be available, so we look forward to seeing you here! • SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: Are you ready for some Football? USO-Fort Drum will be open on Sunday, 2 February, 2014 for Super Bowl Sunday starting at 6:00 pm and will remain open 15 minutes after the game is over. Snacks and beverages will be available rd until the end of the 3 quarter. So come join us for what will be a fantastic night. Please view our Facebook page for up-to-date information for this event. December 2013 CLIF Notes 9
  • 10. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: kclark@uso.org or usoftdrum@uso.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/USOFortDrum 31. VETERINARY SERVICES CPT DAVID MARQUEZ, 315-772-4262 • PET TRAVEL: Pets are required to have a veterinary exam before airline travel, including flights within the U.S. International destinations have additional requirements, some of which must be initiated 3-6 months before travel. Please contact us (or stop by) for details as soon as you find out about upcoming OCONUS travel. • SURGERY & DENTAL SLOTS AVAILABLE: We still have a few openings available for neuters, spays, mass removals, and dental cleanings. Animals must have been seen at our clinic within the last year and must be up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventative. Spots are filling quickly so call our office to reserve your spot today! • HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed on 20 January to celebrate the MLK holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, 21 January during our normal office hours. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: david.r.marquez@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks 32. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080  MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The 24 Annual International Festival of Food is 25 April, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at The Commons. You won’t want to miss it! th  VSF COOKBOOKS: Be on the lookout for pre-sale VSF Cookbooks featuring some of your favorite recipes from the past 23 years of the International Festival of Food!  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: VSF is currently looking for volunteers to fill the vacancies of: Parliamentarian and Fundraising. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks December 2013 CLIF Notes Email: volsupfund@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerSupportFund 10