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  • 1. DATES TO REMEMBER March 2013 3/6 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 3/8 West Point Founders Day Dinner 1800 The Commons 3/15-17 North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Dullas State Office Building th 3/16 Maple Days 1000-1400 45 IN Hill 3/21 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 3/22 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium th 3/23 Maple Days 1000-1400 45 IN Hill 3/27 Family Support Huddle 1000-1130 Eagles Nest 3/27-28 Scream Free Parenting 0830-1600 ACS 3/28 Women’s History Month Observance 1500-1600 The Commons 3/29 –4/5 Local School Spring Break 3/29 Division DONSA 3/31 Community Easter Sunrise Service 0700 Riva Ridge Chapel 3/31 Easter Sunday Brunch 1100 The Commons April 2013 3/29 –4/5 Local School Spring Break 4/1 Division DONSA 4/3 CLIF (Meeting Cancelled) Electronic Distro Only 4/4 USO Month of the Military Child Ice Cream Social 1400-1600 USO 4/8 Building Strong Families Seminar 0900-1100 The Commons 1300-1500 4/9 Month of the Military Child Declaration Signing 1800 The Commons 4/10 For Father’s Only Class 0800 ACS 4/16 Holocaust Days of Remembrance 1130 The Commons 4/18 Annual Volunteer of the Year Ceremony 1700 The Commons 4/19 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium 4/20 Earth Day 5K Fun Run/Walk 0900 Magrath Sports Complex 4/24 Family Support Huddle 1000-1130 Eagles Nest 4/24 Civilian of the Quarter 1130-1300 The Commons 4/25 Volunteer of Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 4/25 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 The Commons 4/26 Division DONSA 4/27 National Prescription Take Back Day 1000-1400 ExChange Lobby 4/27 Taste of the Town 1100 Dulles State Office Building 4/27 Warrior Run- USO Military Appreciation Wave 1300 Labrador Mountain-SYR*The Dates to Remember is not an all inclusive list of the wonderful events happening here on Fort Drum. Please take advantage of using the Preview,the Mountaineer, the 10th Mountain Division, MWR, ACS Facebook pages, Fort Drum website and other various avenues to learn about all thehappenings here on Fort Drum. As of 3/6/2013
  • 2. May 2013 5/1 CLIF 1000 The Commons 5/3 VSF International Food Festival 1700 The Commons 5/8 Fort Drum Information Town Hall Meeting 1030-1200 The Commons 5/12 Mother’s Day Brunch 1100-1330 The Commons 5/15 Armed Forces Day Luncheon 1200 Hilton Garden Inn 5/16 Volunteer of the Month Recognition Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 5/16 NCSC Board Induction & Luncheon 1200 The Commons 5/18 Watertown Armed Forces Day Parade 1000 Watertown 5/22 Family Support Huddle 1000 Eagles Nest 5/23 Division Safety Day Run 0700 Hays Hall 5/24 Division DONSA 5/27 Memorial Day- Federal Holiday 5/29 Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage 1130-1300 The Commons Month Observance 5/30 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 Memorial Park 5/31 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium*The Dates to Remember is not an all inclusive list of the wonderful events happening here on Fort Drum. Please take advantage of using the Preview,the Mountaineer, the 10th Mountain Division, MWR, ACS Facebook pages, Fort Drum website and other various avenues to learn about all thehappenings here on Fort Drum. As of 3/6/2013
  • 3. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY March 2013 Table of Contents1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) 14. HOUSING2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) 15. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC)3. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) 16. McEWEN LIBRARY4. CHAPEL 17. MEDDAC5. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) 18. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP)6. CYSS SKIES 19. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP)7. CYSS SPORTS 20. PARKS AND RECREATION 21. SAFETY8. CYSS YOUTH CENTER 22. TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER9. COMMISSARY 23. USO - FORT DRUM10. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) 24. VETERINARY SERVICES11. EXCHANGE 25. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF)12. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (FMWR)13. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) 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 3 April, 1:00 pm in the ARC Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall, please call to sign upor stop by our office. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.redcross.org Click the hyperlinks Email Address: drum@redcross.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/American-Red-Cross-Fort-Drum/2537058113353402. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979• BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES SEMINAR: 8 April, 9:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, The Commons. For more information,call 772-6566. Click here for the Building Strong Families Seminar Flier.• RESILIENCE TRAINING: Marathon: 22-25 April, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Workforce Dev. Bldg. For more information, call 772-2848.Click here for the Master Resiliency Training Flier.• WORK FROM HOME CAREER FAIR: 23 April, ACS 9:30 am – 1130 am, For more information, call 772-9611. Click here for theWork from Home Career Fair Flier.• VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH CEREMONY: 25 April, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, The Commons. For more information, call 772-2899.• ACS CALENDAR: including all April events can be found by clicking this link: April ACS Calendar. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumACSOutreach3. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN, 315 772-7807• EARTH DAY 5K FUN RUN/WALK: Will be held on 20 April at 9:00 am at Magrath Sports Complex overflow parking lot. Click herefor the Earth Day 5K Fun Run/Walk.• BOSS CENTERS: What do the BOSS centers have to offer for you? Xbox and PS3 with games, free Wi-Fi, movies, large screen TVswith cable, movie theater, computers with CAC card capability, outdoor patio and pavilion, volunteer opportunities, upcomingevents and so much more! Click here for additional information about BOSS Centers.March 2013 CLIF Notes 1
  • 4. • BOSS MEETINGS: Conducted every Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. The 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. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/BOSS.htm Click the hyperlinks Email Address: michelle.m.roden.naf@mail.mil Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrum.boss4. CHAPEL CAROL BURKE, 315-772-4451• INSTALLATION COMMAND CHAPLAIN: A chaplain is always as close as a phone call away at 772-5591. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask for the duty chaplain. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: carol.a.burke.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks5. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311• SCHOOL SPRING BREAK: 1 – 5 April• STATE TESTS: In ELA and Math for grades 3-8. rd• END OF 3 QUARTER: 12 April.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com Click the hyperlinks Email: michele.l.carlton.naf@mail.mil or terri.l.spencer6.naf@mail.mil6. CYSS SKIES DEB KENNEDY, 315- 772-6551• GLASS FUSION: Mondays from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm each week. Students will learn how to use glass in a new way through cuttingand melting. Class fee will be $15 per class, but is waived for the month of April to introduce the art of glasswork to youth in grades6-12. Registration deadline is one week prior to class or until filled. Limited space in each class. Fees waived in April only!• TAEKWONDO CLASSES: Tuesdays and Thursdays every month, grades 1-12, $70 per month. Students learn the martial art oftaekwondo 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.• MUSIC CLASSES: Music classes are now offered – Teaching Our Toddlers (TOT) Music is held every Monday. Toddlers andpreschoolers will be developing beginning music skills through songs, dances and the use of beginner musical instruments. Classtimes for 3 year olds is 10:00 am-10:30 am; for 4 year olds is 10:45 am-11:15 am, and for 5 year olds is 11:30 am-12:00 pm. Cost permonth for the program is $20 – parents must remain in the classroom with their child and assist as necessary.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/SKIES.html Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkies Email: deborah.l.kennedy14.naf@mail.mil7. CYSS SPORTS JON BURNARD, 315-772-4102• ENROLLMENTS FOR YOUTH SPRING SOCCER, TRACK, T-BALL AND BASEBALL: are ungoing through 10 April. Children must beregistered with CYSS prior to enrollment. Click here for a full listing of the CYSS Sports Schedule. Note: The Sports Office has moved to the old Youth Center Building P-10790 on Chapel Drive. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthSports.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FORT-DRUM-MOUNTAINEER-CYSS-SPORTS/214490878183 Email: Jonathan.m.burnard.naf@mail.milMarch 2013 CLIF Notes 2
  • 5. 8. CYSS YOUTH CENTER STEVE FERGUSON, 315- 772-6717• TEEN LOCK-IN: Friday, 12 April through Saturday, 13 April. The program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th and runs from 8PM-8AM. Cost of the event is $10.00 for members. A school picture ID is required.• MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD CARNIVAL: Is held on Saturday, 20 April. The program is open for youth in grades 1st-5th andruns from 1-3:30PM. Cost of the event is $4.00 for members. Price includes games, prizes, food and drinks.• MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE: Is held on Saturday, 27 April. The program is open for youth in grades 6th-8th and runs from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Cost of the event is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. A school picture ID is required. Center closes forhigh school at 7:00 pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthServices.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-CYSS-YouthProgram/370723860409 Email: steven.a.ferguson.civ@mail.mil9. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, 315-772-6185• APRIL IS FOOD SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH. We will be partnering with the MEDACC and Vet Services to educate our patronson healthy eating. We will have a table set up with literature for our customers.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=hqcney Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourCommissary10. 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 dial911 from your cell phone, that call will go directly to the Jefferson County dispatch center. Advise the dispatcher you are callingfrom Fort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatch center. Current technology does not allow for the separation ofcell phone 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• PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY: Do not leave your vehicle unattended and unlocked. Do not leave valuables in plain view in unlockedOR locked vehicles. Prevent Crimes of Opportunity!• FIRE PREVENTION: Unattended cooking and burning candles are a large contributing cause for recent fires. Be sure to extinguishall candles prior to leaving a room and do not leave unattended food cooking on or in a stove/oven.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: todd.m.julian.civ@mail.mil11. EXCHANGE KEN LIMTIACO, 315-773-5631• MAIN STORE: Don’t forget about Easter!! Main Exchange has all the Easter Bunny’s supplies. Spring is fast approaching, visit theExchange for all of your outdoor living needs!• MAIN FOOD COURT: Subway-The Italian collection, Chicken Pizziola, chicken Marinara Sauce and Provolone cheese , BMT, andthe Pepperoni Meatball and Provolone Subs. Captain D’s-Fish Tender Meal only $4.99. Manchu Wok-Cashew Chili Chicken,Chicken veggies and spicy chili’s add a side to your combo for just $1. Anthony’s-Boneless Buffalo Wings, Premium chunks of breastmeat breaded baked and tossed in our spicy buffalo sauce, try an 8, 14 or 22 piece. Charley’s–Pepperoni Steak bomb, your favoritesteak sub with the added kick of pepperoni provolone cucumbers and Italian dressing. Fort Drum Theater: New digital formatMarch 2013 CLIF Notes 3
  • 6. replaces the 35mm, which results in a better selection of movies, including 3D! Check the theater schedule for current pictures andshow times.• EXCHANGE MALL: H&R Block will offer expanded hours during this tax season, 9:00 am-7:00 pm Monday through Saturday andSunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX12. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (FMWR) HAROLD GREER, 315-772-5685• BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT PINE PLAINS BOWLING CENTER: Rent by the hour $18 a lane. Includes shoes up to 6 bowlers. Or, try our"222" 2 Lanes (up to 12 bowlers – includes: shoes and 1 hour of bowling), 2 Pizzas, 2 Pitchers Soda $55.00 for information onadditional events click: http://www.facebook.com/FortDrumBowlingCenterNEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumFMWR Email: erin.k.barrett.naf@mail.mil13. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) MEGAN KLOSNER, 315-955-6810• HOMES AVAILABLE:  Brand new four bedroom homes for Junior NCO (SGT-SSG) with short wait times. All Soldiers and Families are encouraged to contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644.  JENL (PVT-SPC) three and four bedroom homes also available to newly arriving Families. Contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644.  The Timbers has one and two bedroom apartments available today for unaccompanied Soldiers (SSG and above). Contact the Timbers Leasing Office 315-777-8000.• WINN SCHOLARSHIP FOR RESIDENTS: We invite our residents to apply for a $1,000+ Winning Edge Scholarship fromWinnCompanies TODAY! WinnCompanies, the firm providing property management and maintenance services here at Fort DrumMCH, is celebrating four decades in business by offering an amazing scholarship opportunity to residents! Find out if a member ofyour Family is eligible by CLICKING HERE! Applications must be submitted to your community office by 12 April for consideration, sodon’t delay!• EARTH DAY: All MCH residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day with us! Visit the Crescent Woods Community Center on20 April from 11:00 am-1:00 pm for some great green activities! We will also be giving away a brand new washer & dryer to one ofour Super Saver Families! We hope to see you for crafts, games and lots of info on reducing your carbon footprint. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.fortdrummch.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrummch14. HOUSING BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256• OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market has plenty of vacancies available with ongoing deploymentsas well as new construction; there is currently some 5% available rentals being reported from the area’s largest apartmentcomplexes. Go to the Fort Drum Housing website for information and links to resources. There are some 1,100 new market rentalhousing units in various stages of construction being delivered now with a larger number ready this Spring (2013) and continuingthrough 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.March 2013 CLIF Notes 4
  • 7. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspx Click the hyperlinks Email: william.l.bamann@us.army.mil15. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT• NCSC EXECUTIVE BOARD & CHAIR APPLICATIONS: Applications for 2013-2014 Executive Board and Chair positions due by31 March to Meredith.dusek@gmail.com. Click here for a NCSC Executive Board Application.• NCSC POLISH POTTERY BINGO: will be held on 17 April at 10:45 am at The Commons.• 2013-2014 BOARD INDUCTION & LUNCHEON: 16 May at 12:00 pm at the Commons.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: http://northcountryspousesclub.weebly.com/ Click the hyperlinks Emails: NorthCountrySpousesClub@weebly.com NCSCPresident@gmail.com16. McEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099• KATHY TABER-MONTGOMERY: 16 April at 10:00 am, Ms. Taber-Montgomery will read and sign her book We Live in a Zoo, whichtells the story of a young boy’s view of learning to share with and relate to multiple siblings, and furry and finned Family members.Ms. Taber-Montgomery is a military spouse who lives in Adams, NY and works on Fort Drum. This is her first book! She will havecopies available for sale.• CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS: 19 April at 4:00 pm & 20 April at 10:30 am, the Library will celebrate National Library Week bywelcoming back Creative Expressions. Learn about creating a story, and running with the idea to make it as amazing as possible.Contact the Library as the date approaches for more information.• CAT IN THE HAT: 23 April at 10:00 am, Cat in the Hat is coming to the library’s story time to read stories and promote literacy.He’s visiting as a representative of the non-profit Literacy of Northern New York. Event for children of all ages. Parents, if interestedin helping promote literacy in the local area, can stop and talk to Cat in the Hat after the event.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/library.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-C-McEwen Library/269047099442 Email: allen.r.goudie.naf@mail.mil Online Card Catalog: www.mylibraryus.fmwr.net/search~S24. Blackberry or iPhone Access: www.mylibraryusmobile.fmwr.net/17. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON, 315-772-4024• LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AT GUTHRIE: 24-26 April, Guthrie Clinic will be offering limited appointments due to mandatoryProvider training. Triage Nurses will be available to assess health concerns as needed.• 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 returnedcould bring $500 back to the facility to help us improve your service. Surveys are received in the mail to randomly chosen patientswithin 3-5 days after their doctor’s visit. Please remember to keep your demographic information updated with us so that yourvoice can be heard.• FLU HOTLINE & VACCINES: Protect yourself against influenza! Take the first and most important step: get a flu vaccine! Formore information on days/times, please call the Flu Hotline at (315) 772-5044.March 2013 CLIF Notes 5
  • 8. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drum.amedd.army.mil Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/US-Army-Medical-Department-Activity-Fort-Drum- NY/29107684423966518. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP) CHRIS RYAN, 315-774-0253• MEMORIAL/APPRECIATION BRICKS: Memorial/Appreciation Bricks Deadline for spring is 1 April. Cost $25.00 each. They will beplaced in the ground in time for post memorial service in June.• OTBP CLOSED: 1 , 2 , 4 April we will be closed• FDNY POLISH POTTERY PLATE: Polish Pottery Plate will be arriving at the end of April and will say Fort Drum, NY on them.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otbpgifts Click the hyperlinks Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com19. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) ALISON FISHER, 315-777-4496• STORYTIME AT MCEWEN LIBRARY, FORT DRUM: 9 April at 10:00 am “Making Music” 30 April at 10:00 am “I Love the Rain.”• CELEBRITY READER AT THE COMMONS FAMILY NIGHT: 2 April, 6:00 pm,“Little Cloud.” The first 25 Families receive a free bookwith purchase of the buffet.• CHART YOUR COURSE FOR SUCCESS THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND: 18 April at 6:00 pm, McEwenLibrary, Fort Drum. The Chart Your Course workshop covers the six year plan, beginning in middle school, that MCEC has developedto insure both an on time graduation, despite multiple moves during high school, and that the student will have the skills andrecords they need for success in their post high school years. By following the curriculum guidelines in this workshop you will beinsuring that your student will be able to graduate on schedule even if you have to move in the middle of their high school years.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.militarychild.org Click the hyperlinks Email: ptop.drum@militarychild.org20. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568• HERKIMER DIAMOND MINE: 27 April at 8:00 am, join Parks & Recreation and use your mining skills at Herkimer Diamond Mine.This trip is $15 per person and includes a full day of mining, transportation, an instructional video (optional), museum entrance andtools for mining. We will leave Parks & Recreation at 8 am so we can mine all day! For more information call 315-772-8222 or clickhere for the Herkimer Diamond Mine Event Flier.• ATV SAFETY CLASS: will be held every Wednesday in April and also 17 April, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Cost is $5 per person to getcertified to participate in Tug Hill SNIRT Run. Snow and Dirt Ride on 13 April on Tug Hill.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Recreation/546416075378830?ref=hl Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mil21. SAFETY JOHN DROZD, 315-772-3022• SPRING CLEAN UP: Check working surfaces where you will be mowing for debris that was plowed or blown into your yard thatcan damage equipment or be ejected and become a projectile. Prior to operating landscaping equipment, ensure it is in safe/goodworking order. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes eye/hearing protection, over the ankle shoes or boots, gloves,long pants and long sleeved shirts, etc. Do not operate equipment in close proximity to people/pets to preclude projectileinjury.March 2013 CLIF Notes 6
  • 9. • BIKE AND SKATING SEASON: Now is a good time to go over rules of the road to keep them safe. Discuss "Stop, Look and Listen"prior to entering/crossing roadways, obeying traffic/warning signs and the requirement to wear bike helmets. Other appropriateequipment and clothing to avoid injuries include long sleeved jackets/shirts, long pants and knee pads. Adjust bicycle seats so theycan comfortably pedal, brake and place their feet on the pavement, this is important for safe riding.• ITS GRILLING TIME: Follow all safety instructions for charcoal and propane grills. Propane tanks and hoses should be inspectedfor leaks, deterioration and tightness of fittings. Check propane ports for wasp or other nests to permit safe flow of gas and preventa leak of flammable mist. Operate grills well away from your quarters (min 15 feet) and never grill in garages or underentranceways.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: john.drozd@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks22. TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER CPT STEVE BRADY, 315-774-0356• TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER HOURS: Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, appointment line is 315-772-6727.• TAX FILING DEADLINE: 15 April is the last day to file taxes.• TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER SAVINGS: As of 22 February 2013, $135,000 in tax preparation fees have been saved and over$2,800,000 in refunds have been generated for Soldiers, Family members and retirees.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: steven.e.brady@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks Appointment Line: 315-772-672723. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK, 315-774-0356• MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD, ICE CREAM SOCIAL: 4 April from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at the USO Fort Drum. Click here for the IceCream Social Flier and Information.• USO/MILITARY WAVE OF THE LABRADOR MOUNTAIN WARRIOR RUN: 27 April at 1:00 pm is the USO/Military Wave of theLabrador Mountain Warrior Run. Click here to register online at the Mountain Warrior Run website using the code "USO2013" asyour Military ID# to get discounted entry price and to support our Troops! Proceeds from this Wave will be donated to the USOFort Drum.• INTERESTED IN BECOMING A USO VOLUNTEER? Log onto the USO Website to register. New Volunteer Orientation dates willbe posted on our Facebook page. Questions? Contact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator, 315-777-8006 ormmanning@uso.org .NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: www.facebook.com/USOFortDrum Click the hyperlinks Email: kclark@uso.org or usoftdrum@uso.org24. VETERINARY SERVICES CPT JULIE BROWN, 315-772-4278• COLD WEATHER & PETS: Please be aware of the hazards of cold weather for pets. Leaving pets outside for more than a fewminutes when temperatures are below freezing can be VERY dangerous. Oddly enough, cold weather can easily cause dehydration,so make sure your pet has plenty of water available.• PET TRAVEL: Pets are required to have a veterinary exam before airline travel, including flights within the U.S. Internationaldestinations 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.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: julie.p.brown@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinksMarch 2013 CLIF Notes 7
  • 10. 25. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080• 22ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOOD (IFF) PRESALE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!!! Take a trip around the worldat the 22nd Annual IFF is 3 May 4:30-8:00 pm at the Commons. Save money and buy early. $12 presale (12 and up) and $15 at thedoor• WIN FREE TICKETS: Check out our FaceBook Page for the chance to win FREE IFF tickets.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: volsupfund@gmail.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerSupportFundMarch 2013 CLIF Notes 8