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  • 1. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 1 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Community Leaders Information Forum 2 October 2013 Welcome/Administrative Notes COL Rosenberg Dates to Remember Highlights Guest Speaker/Presentation CYSS Fee Increases Ms. Karin Sikirica Winter Operations Snow Removal Mr. Jim Corriveau Post Delays and Early Release Mr. Joe Margrey School Delays and Closures Ms. Terri Spencer Cold Weather Safety Mr. John Drozd Directorate/Agency Updates Closing Remarks COL Rosenberg
  • 2. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 2 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Dates to Remember October 2013 10/3 Open Restore Hope Continue Hope Memorial 1000-1100 Memorial Park 10/4 Veteran’s Information Day 0900-1500 Transitional Living Services of NNY 10/8 CFC Kickoff Ceremony 1430-1530 The Commons 10/10 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance 1130-1300 The Commons 10/11 DONSA 10/11 CYSS Facilities Closed- Staff Development Day All Facilities 10/14 Columbus Day- Federal Holiday 10/16 Zombie Zumba 1300-1500 ACS 10/19 USO Halloween Arts & Crafts Class 1530-1700 USO 10/21-23 AUSA National Convention Washington DC 10/22 Key Caller Class 1400-1500 ACS 10/23 Family Support Huddle 1000 Eagle’s Nest 10/23 Civilian of the Quarter 1130-1300 The Commons 10/24 Make a Difference Day 0900-1500 The Commons 10/24 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 10/24 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 The Commons 10/25 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium 10/25 DFMWR Haunted Hay Ride 1800-2100 Remington Park 10/26 YS Line Dancing Party 1600-1900 YS 10/28 For Fathers Only Workshop 0800-1600 ACS 10/29 Fallen Warrior Monument Dedication Ceremony 1000-1100 Memorial Park 10/29 DFMWR Family Night at the Winners Circle 1700 The Commons- Winner’s Circle 10/31 BOSS Zombie 5K 0600 Magrath Sports Complex 10/31 Halloween Trick-or-Treat 1700-2000 Housing Areas
  • 3. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 3 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Dates to Remember November 2013 11/4 Building Healthy Relationships 1330-1530 ACS 11/5-7 Middle Years Parenting Class 1330-1530 ACS 11/6 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 11/6 Employment 101 0930-1130 ACS 11/7 FRG Leader Training 0900-1300 ACS 11/7 Fort Drum ACAP Career Fair 1000-1400 The Commons 11/7 Veteran’s Day Ceremony 1100-1200 Memorial Park 11/7 FRG Informal Funds 1330-1430 ACS 11/8 DONSA 11/11 Veteran’s Day- Federal Holiday 11/14 National American Indian Heritage Month Obs. 1130-1300 The Commons 11/15 Midnight Sports 2000-2400 YS 11/19 Key Caller Training 1000-1100 ACS 1400-1500 ACS 11/21 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 11/21 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 The Commons 11/22 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium 11/27-29 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Trip Parks & Recreation 11/27-29 Local Schools Thanksgiving Break 11/28 Thanksgiving 11/29 DONSA
  • 4. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 4 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Dates to Remember December 2013 12/4 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 12/5 CARE Team Training 0900-1230 ACS 12/5 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 1700 Main Post Chapel 12/9 Trees for Troops 0800 Hays Hall 12/10 Annual Holiday Celebration 1700-1900 The Commons 12/17 Work from Home Career Fair 0930-1130 ACS 12/19 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 12/23-1/3 Division Half Day Schedule 12/23-1/3 Local Schools Holiday Break 12/23 DONSA 12/25 Christmas Day- Federal Holiday 12/30 DONSA
  • 5. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 5 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) Fee Increases Ms. Karin Sikirica CYSS Coordinator
  • 6. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 6 of 37 CYSS Fee Changes  Payments: Full Day, Part Time and Before/After School •Assessed bi-monthly •Late payment fee of $10.00 per child per billing cycle •On 6th business day Full payment (includes late payments) •Must be received by the last working day of the month •Services will be suspended until full payment is received.  Families risk losing their child care space on the last working day of the month, when full fee payment is not received. Implementation November 1, 2013
  • 7. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 7 of 37  Fees Total Family Income Categories margins > 1%  Monthly fee increases: CDC Full Day/Part Day/School Age = 0%-5%  SAC weekly camp minuscule increase $0-$4  MS weekly camp minuscule increase $1-$3 CYSS Fee Changes
  • 8. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 8 of 37 Full Day Monthly Fees Comparison Chart Child Development Center Fees DoD Total Family Income (TFI) Categories Full Day Monthly Fee FY13 Full Day Monthly Fee FY14 %> 1 $0 - $30,164 $226 $236 4.4 2 $30,165 - $36,627 $292 $304 4.1 3 $36,628 – $47,399 $366 $374 2.2 4 $47,400 – $59,349 $426 $436 2.3 5 $59,250 - $75,408 $488 $504 3.2 6 $75,409 - $87,207 $548 $556 1.4 7 $87,208 - $102,596 $582 $582 0.0 8 $102,597 - $128,245 $596 $596 0.0 9 $128,246 + $608 $614 1.0
  • 9. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 9 of 37 DoD Standard is Predictability! A DoD Single Fee for Each Total Family Income Category by School Year 2014/2015 CYSS Fee Changes
  • 10. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 10 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Winter Operations: Snow Removal Mr. Jim Corriveau Directorate of Public Works (DPW)
  • 11. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 11 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Hays Hall
  • 12. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 12 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 T-85 DPW
  • 13. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 13 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Snow banks
  • 14. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 14 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Barracks parking
  • 15. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 15 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Unit snow plows
  • 16. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 16 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Overhead ice, DES
  • 17. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 17 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Overhead ice, lodging
  • 18. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 18 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Sliding snow & exits
  • 19. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 19 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Protected exits
  • 20. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 20 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Sliding SNOW
  • 21. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 21 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Black Ice
  • 22. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 22 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Black Ice
  • 23. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 23 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 90 tons per minute
  • 24. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 24 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Equipment, diesel, labor, time
  • 25. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 25 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Springtime is around the corner
  • 26. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 26 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Winter Operations: Post Delay and Early Release Mr. Joe Margrey Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization (DPTMS)
  • 27. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 27 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Post Delay and Early Release  Data Collection is an on-going process, 24/7. - 18th Weather SQDN - DES Supervisor - DPW Roads & Ground - DPTMS Range Control - Condition of Parking Lots - Command Safety Risk Assessment - New York State Department of Transportation - National Weather Service (Buffalo)  Severe Weather information is provided to the Garrison Commander for decision. All tasks performed simultaneously by 0430 hours PAO notifies NEWZJUNKY and Local TV/Radio stations first
  • 28. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 28 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Post Delay and Early Release  Any decision to delay/cancel the duty day is made by 0415 hours.  Local radio/TV stations, websites and hotlines are updated NLT 0500 hours.  Decisions for early release are made throughout the day based on emerging weather conditions.  Decisions to delay or for early release are NOT based on School delays.  All decisions are made on all available data/forecasts.  This is not an exact science! When in doubt use your best judgment. IMPACT TO SERVICES: Child Care Facilities Delay: Facilities open one hour before report time. Early Release: Facilities close one hour after release time. Commissary Delay: Will open as scheduled, in the event of delayed reporting, provided the base is completely open by 0900 hours. Early Release: Will close one hour after release time. Exchange Normal hours of operation unless directed to close by leadership.
  • 29. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 29 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Post Delay and Early Release PAO will: - Inform TV & RADIO stations - Update 772-DRUM (info line) - Update Facebook DES will: - Update the Road Condition Hotline - Monitor road/weather conditions throughout the day MOC Watch Team will: - Update FDNY Webpage - Notify Units, Staff & Directorates via Hot-loop and Email NLT 0500 you will have five(5) sources to check 1) Local Media (News, TV & Radio) 1) 772-Drum (3786) 2) Fort Drum Website/Facebook 3) Unit Staff Duty 4) Unit Chain of Command
  • 30. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 30 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Winter Operations: School Delays & Closures Ms. Terri Spencer CYSS, School Support Services
  • 31. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 31 of 37 School Delays & Closures School Aged Children: • School delays announced on local media • Look for your district name – not necessarily the school • Private schools will fall under the public schools they are aligned with • Have a plan ahead of time • Dress for weather • School buses and Fort Drum road condition “red”
  • 32. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 32 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Winter Operations: Cold Weather Safety Mr. John Drozd Command Safety Office (CSO)
  • 33. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 33 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Cold Weather Safety: Vehicles Mechanic Vehicle Checks  Heater  Defroster  Wipers & Fluid  Lights  Hazard Lights  Gauges or Warning Lights  Battery  Antifreeze  Ignition System  Exhaust System  Brakes  Oil level/Change Winter Car Kit  Snow Brush w/ Scraper  Flashlight w/ Batteries  Blanket, Mittens, Socks, Hat  Small Shovel  Sand or Kitty Litter  Jumper Cables  Hazard Sign, Flares or Flag  Winter Windshield Washer Fluid  Cell Phone w/Charger  Dry Gas  Snow Chains  First Aid Kit
  • 34. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 34 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Cold Weather Safety: HOME 1998 ICE STORM: NO POWER FOR TWO WEEKS, NO PHONE FOR THREE!! COLD WEATHER GEAR • Hat, Mittens/Gloves, Scarves • Socks • Boots • Snow Pants • Jackets • Thermals PREPARE FOR STORMS Non-Perishable Food  Water for Drinking & Sanitation  Flashlight w/ Batteries  Blankets, Mittens, Socks & Hat  Generator  Gasoline/Propane  Camp Stove  Portable Heater  Weather Radio  Cell Phone w/Charger  Lantern/Candles  Cooler  First Aid Kit
  • 35. Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 35 of 37 Cold Weather Safety
  • 36. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 36 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 Directorate and Agency Updates
  • 37. FORT DRUM NEW YORK COL Gary Rosenberg/IMDR-ZA/ (315)-772-5501/ gary.a.rosenberg.mil@mail.mil 37 of 37 Fort Drum – Home of America’s Light Infantry Division 2 October 2013 The next CLIF Meeting is scheduled for 6 November 2013 Thank you for attending. If you would like to provide information for CLIF, please email Elizabeth DeJesus at elizabeth.a.dejesuscintron.civ@mail.mil Staci Reyes at staci.j.reyes.civ@mail.mil
  • 38. *The Dates to Remember is not an all inclusive list of the 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 the happenings here on Fort Drum. As of 9/26/2013 DATES TO REMEMBER October 2013 10/2 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 10/3 Open Restore Hope Continue Hope Memorial 1000-1100 Memorial Park 10/4 Veteran’s Information Day 0900-1500 Transitional Living Services of NNY 10/8 CFC Kickoff Ceremony 1430-1530 The Commons 10/10 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance 1130-1300 The Commons 10/11 DONSA 10/11 CYSS Facilities Closed- Staff Development Day All Facilities 10/14 Columbus Day- Federal Holiday 10/16 Zombie Zumba 1300-1500 ACS 10/19 USO Halloween Arts & Crafts Class 1530-1700 USO 10/21-23 AUSA National Convention Washington DC 10/22 Key Caller Class 1400-1500 ACS 10/23 Family Support Huddle 1000 Eagle’s Nest 10/23 Civilian of the Quarter 1130-1300 The Commons 10/24 Make a Difference Day 0900-1500 The Commons 10/24 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 10/24 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 The Commons 10/25 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium 10/25 DFMWR Haunted Hay Ride 1800-2100 Remington Park 10/26 YS Line Dancing Party 1600-1900 YS 10/28 For Fathers Only Workshop 0800-1600 ACS 10/29 Fallen Warrior Monument Dedication Ceremony 1000-1100 Memorial Park 10/29 DFMWR Family Night at the Winners Circle 1700 The Commons- Winner’s Circle 10/31 BOSS Zombie 5K 0600 Magrath Sports Complex 10/31 Halloween Trick-or-Treat 1700-2000 Housing Areas November 2013 11/4 Building Healthy Relationships 1330-1530 ACS 11/5-7 Middle Years Parenting Class 1330-1530 ACS 11/6 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 11/6 Employment 101 0930-1130 ACS 11/7 FRG Leader Training 0900-1300 ACS 11/7 Fort Drum ACAP Career Fair 1000-1400 The Commons 11/7 Veteran’s Day Ceremony 1100-1200 Memorial Park 11/7 FRG Informal Funds 1330-1430 ACS 11/8 DONSA 11/11 Veteran’s Day- Federal Holiday 11/14 National American Indian Heritage Month Obs. 1130-1300 The Commons 11/15 Midnight Sports 2000-2400 YS 11/19 Key Caller Training 1000-1100 ACS 1400-1500 ACS 11/21 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 11/21 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630 The Commons 11/22 Retirement Ceremony 1600 Main Post Auditorium 11/27-29 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Trip Parks & Recreation 11/27-29 Local Schools Thanksgiving Break 11/28 Thanksgiving 11/29 DONSA
  • 39. *The Dates to Remember is not an all inclusive list of the 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 the happenings here on Fort Drum. As of 9/26/2013 December 2013 12/4 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 12/5 CARE Team Training 0900-1230 ACS 12/5 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 1700 Main Post Chapel 12/9 Trees for Troops 0800 Hays Hall 12/10 Annual Holiday Celebration 1700-1900 The Commons 12/17 Work from Home Career Fair 0930-1130 ACS 12/19 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1100-1130 The Commons 12/23-1/3 Division Half Day Schedule 12/23-1/3 Local Schools Holiday Break 12/23 DONSA 12/25 Christmas Day- Federal Holiday 12/30 DONSA
  • 40. October 2013 CLIF Notes 1 CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY October 2013 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. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) 10. CYSS SKIES 11. CYSS SPORTS 12. CYSS YOUTH CENTER 13. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) 14. EXCHANGE 15. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (MWR) 16. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) 17. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP 18. HOUSING 19. INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM 20. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX 21. McEWEN LIBRARY 22. MEDDAC 23. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY 24. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES CLUB 25. OFF THE BEATIN' PATH GIFTS (OTBP) 26. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) 27. PARKS AND RECREATION 28. SAFETY 29. USO - FORT DRUM 30. VETERINARY SERVICES 31. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) 1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) CHERYL DEAN, 315-772-6561 • NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be held on 6 November, 1:00 pm in the ARC Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall, please call to sign up or stop by our office.  DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING: Application packets available for pick-up through 30 November. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email Address: drum@redcross.org Click the hyperlinks Website: www.redcross.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/American-Red-Cross-Fort-Drum/253705811335340 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? Email: randolph.r.gillette.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: http://drummwr.com/MountainFunctionalFitnessFacility.html 3. ARMY CAREER & ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) LORRIE GULER, 315-772-3284  CAREER FAIR: 7 November, 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 – 4-5 Nov, 8:00 am -4:00 pm o Advanced Resume – 18 Nov, 8:00 am -10:00 am o Federal Resume – 18 Nov, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm o Advanced Interview – 18 Nov, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm o Technical Track – 6-7 & 19-20 Nov, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm o Education Track – 6-7, 13-14, & 20-21 Nov, 8:00 am– 4:00pm o Career Fair – 7 November, 10:00 am - 2:00pm NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: lorrie.s.guler.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.acap.army.mil Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumACAP Click the above hyperlinks to go directly to Agency Section in CLIF Notes Section in CLIF Notes Table of Contents
  • 41. October 2013 CLIF Notes 2 4. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979  RESILIENCE TRAINING Module 1: 6 November, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. For more information call, 772-2848. For flyer: http://www.drummwr.com/OperationReady.htm  AFTB LEVEL 1: 12-13 November, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, ACS. For more information call, 772-9299  HOME BUYING CLASS: 14 November, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 10288 4th Armored Division Dr. For more information call, 772-2919  VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH CEREMONY: 21 November, 11:00 am, The Commons. For more information call, 772-2899  ACS CALENDAR: including all November events can be found at: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm Click the hyperlinks 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.  MOTORCYCLE LIFT: The Auto Skills Center is introducing a new motorcycle lift to their equipment available for use. If you have a motorcyle that needs work please visit the Auto Skills Center and utilize this new equipment!  PROPANE FILING STATION: Auto Skills can fill propane tanks Tuesdays- Fridays from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The price vares so please call Auto Skills for current rates or see our Auto Skill Center Provided Services Flier. 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 • GAMING TOURNAMENT: 14 November, 6:00 pm Madden NFL 13 at Jack T Sweet 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. Open to Active Duty Soldiers and Spouses 18 and older only. Click here for the Gaming Tournament Flier. • BOSS INVADES ATKINS: 21 November, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Compete in a functional fitness challenge at Atkins Functional Fitness Facility (AFFF). Pre-register for free at AFFF, 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 the BOSS Invades Atkins Flier. • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 28 November, 2:00 pm BOSS invites you to feel at Home for the Holidays to their Nash Blvd center when they open their doors to an old fashioned Thanksgiving. Roasted turkey with all of the traditional side dishes will be offered. Along with the great meal watch the football games on their many big screen TV’s. Available will be gaming, billiards, and Cyber Café for keeping in touch with friends and family. The BOSS center is your home away from home throughout the holidays. Shuttle service will be provided from Jack T Sweet BOSS Center to Nash Blvd from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Click here for the Home for the Holidays Flier. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email Address: michelle.m.roden.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/BOSS.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrum.boss 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 1, 8, 15 and 22 November from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in building M431A.
  • 42. October 2013 CLIF Notes 3 • 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? Email: robert.ormsbee@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/NY406 8. CHAPEL CAROL BURKE, 315-772-4451  CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (CWOC): of Ft. Drum, formerly known as Military Council of Catholic Women is developing and growing. Their mission is to reflect a visible presence of Christ in military communities by fostering and nourishing women in spirituality, leadership and service. Contact CH Subler at 772-0160 or find us on Facebook: CWOC Fort Drum NY.  PWOC : Women’s’ Bible Study and Fellowship offers study and fellowship both on Thursday mornings 9:30 am -12:00 pm at Oswego and 4 th St. West and Thursday evenings 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Po Valley Chapel. Contact them at: http://awakeandarise316.blogspot.com, pwocfortdrum@gmail.com, or https://facebook.com/connectpwocdrum  CHAPELNEXT : come see what our new contemporary service is all about! Meeting at 9:30 am Sundays at Po Valley Chapel, ChapelNext makes the Bible come alive with spirited music and relevant preaching. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? On Duty Chaplain 772-5591; After Duty Hours Chaplain 772-5647 Click the hyperlinks Email: carol.a.burke.civ@mail.mil Website: Fort Drum Religious Support 9. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311 • PROGRESS REPORTS/ PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES & OPEN HOUSES: 1st quarter of school ends in November - look for progress reports to come home. Some schools offer Parent/Teacher conferences and open houses in November support your student and attend. • BOCES SURVEY: The Jefferson - Lewis BOCES has put together a survey for public opinion on school consolidation. The survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COLLABORATION_IR any person 18 years or older is allowed to participate in this survey. Paper copies can be found in your school district’s office. Surveys will be accepted up to 4 October. • THANKSGIVING VACATION: Thanksgiving vacation is 3 days. If you plan to take extended time, please notify your school in advance. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: michele.l.carlton.naf@mail.mil or terri.l.spencer6.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com 10. 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 $30-45 per program. Classes meet once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and are 30-60 minutes in duration. Registration for these programs are monthly. • TAEKWONDO CLASSES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ages 6 & up. Fee is $70 per month. Students learn the martial art of taekwondo, and progress through belt levels as they learn. 45 minute classes, between 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm each night. • KIDS IN MOTION: Designed for toddlers to help develop coordination, motor development, listening skills and socialization. Classes are held on either Mondays or Tuesdays 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? Email: deborah.l.kennedy14.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/SKIES.html Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkies
  • 43. October 2013 CLIF Notes 4 11. CYSS SPORTS JON BURNARD, 315-772-4102 • INDOOR SOCCER: Cancelled • BASKETBALL: 1-6 th Grade co-ed registration will start on 28 October – 2 January. The fee for this program is $40. The season starts 6 January – 12 March. • WRESTLING REGISTRATION: now - 20 December. Open for ages 5-13. The fee for this program is $45. The season starts 14 January – 29 March. For more information please contact CYSS Youth Sports office at 315.772.6718. The Sports Office location is temporarily based at the CYS Services Administration Building, 10799 North Riva Ridge Loop. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: Jonathan.m.burnard.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthSports.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FORT-DRUM-MOUNTAINEER-CYSS-SPORTS/214490878183 12. CYSS YOUTH CENTER STEVE FERGUSON, 315- 772-6719 • MIDNIGHT SPORTS-BASKETBALL: Friday, 15 November, 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. The teams will be chosen by a random draw. Food, music, contests, prizes for the winning team! A current school picture ID is required. • NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE EVENT: Is scheduled for 22 November, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th. Come learn about local Native American History and play a game of lacrosse, and find out how it relates to Native American culture. After the game, traditional Native American food samples will be provided by the Cooking Club. There is no cost for this event. A current school picture ID is required. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: steven.a.ferguson.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthServices.htm Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-CYSS-YouthProgram/370723860409 13. 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 make sure you have changed your batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. • TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: TEXTING and DRIVING continues to be a problem all around us! Do your part and get the word out. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: todd.m.julian.civ@mail.mil 14. EXCHANGE THEA SARVER, 315-773-5631 • MAIN STORE: 7 & 8 November: Good year tire event sale; 9 November, 2:00 pm: Holiday Fashion show; 14 & 15 November Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks will be here to introduce some great dishes; 16 November: Holiday fragrance testing and free ring cleaning; 23 November, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Children’s Thanksgiving Craft event; 28 November: Closed Happy Thanksgiving; 29 November: open at 4:00 am to start off your Holiday shopping events; 30 November: open at 6:00 am; 1 December: open at 10:00 am. • MAIN FOOD COURT: Subway- New garlic butter bread, subway adds a new flavor of bread to their line, new garlic parmesan bread, baked fresh daily!; Captain D’s- Now offering new meal deals for $4.99!! 1 Crab Cake, 1 fish, and 4 Shrimp. 1 Fish and 8 butterfly shrimp or 12 butterfly shrimp. All just $4.99; Manchu Wok- Add chicken or beef to your fried rice dish for just $1; Anthony’s Pizza- Medium one topping 7.99; Charley’s- Chicken and Fries, order any regular size chicken sandwich and add fries for only $5.99.
  • 44. October 2013 CLIF Notes 5  MAIN PX MALL: Veterans Appreciation Month 1-30November, Scratch and Save. Optical - Discount cards save up to 30% off any pair of glasses*. Some restrictions apply; Morning Glory Gifts - Veterans Appreciation Month All Personalized Americana Items 10% off. Game Stop - Midnight Releases 5 November Call of Duty: Ghost SD; FRG Gift Wrapping 30 November - 24 December. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX 15. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (MWR) HAROLD GREER, 315-772-5685  COSMIC BOWLING: Fort Drum Bowling Center on Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Adult cost - $3.00 per person/per game w/shoe rental $2.00 per pair Child cost (12 & under) - $2.25 per person per game w/$ 1.00 shoe rental; or rent the lane for $20.00/hour includes shoes for 6 bowlers per lane. • FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE COMMONS: every Tuesday night from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Buffet and a different activity each week for the children. Adults $7.00 and Children 8 and under $4.00. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: erin.k.barrett.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumFMWR 16. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) MEGAN KLOSNER, 315-955-6810 • HOMES AVAILABLE WITH LITTLE TO NO WAIT: Three and Four bedroom homes available for PVT-SPC. Two, three and five bedroom homes available for SGT-SSG. All Soldiers and Families that 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. • CHILI COOK-OFF: Let your taste buds be prepared to be amazed at our 1 st annual Chili Cook-Off event held 8 November, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the Monument Ridge Community Center! Local businesses and organizations will be on hand with samples for tasting. Event is free to all residents of Mountain Community Homes. All resident tasters will be entered in to a raffle to win an iPad. If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact Charity Tripp at 315.955.6817 or email programs@fdmch.com. • PARKING REMINDER: Parking is not allowed on any roadways or sidewalks 1 November through 1 April to facilitate snow removal. Please utilize, to the best of your abilities, your garage, paved parking spaces and overflow parking. Parking on the lawn is prohibited. An exception may be obtained at your community center for instances where parking options are unavailable. If you have any questions about where is best to park your extra vehicles give your community center a call and they will be happy to help guide you. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.fortdrummch.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrummch 17. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD, 315-772-7189 • SUPER SATURDAY SALES: 2 November & 7 December, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm • 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) For more information visit us on Face Book or the Web.
  • 45. October 2013 CLIF Notes 6 • 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? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Thrift-Shop/283730534983453 Click the hyperlinks Website: http://thriftshopinc.webs.com Email: thriftshopfd@hotmail.com 18. HOUSING BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256 • OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market has multiple vacancies available with increasing demand from ongoing re-deployments. However, there’s plenty of product available in the market as well as new inventory from ongoing new construction; as of 23 September there are some 3.5 % vacancies in rentals being reported from the area's 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 and throughout fall and early winter. 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. • COMMUNITY HOUSING OFFICE CAN HELP: 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? Email: william.l.bamann@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspx 19. INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM BRANDON DOHERTY, 315-772-6663 • BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Tournament will be conducted 2 November, 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 30 October. • TEAM BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Tournament will consist of four persons (any combination) and will be 2 November, 1:00 pm at the Pine Plains Bowling Center, 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-up by 1 November at the Intramural Sports Office, P-10050, or by 12:30 pm the day of the event. • TURKEY BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: 23 November, 9:30 am at Magrath Sports Complex fields , P-10050, and/or Monti fields. 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 20 November. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: brandon.f.doherty.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Diane.m.sykes.civ@mail.mil 20. 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 am- 3:00 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.  URBAM OBSTACLE COURSE: Open for use, great training tool for deployment preparation. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: allen.y.janssen.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: http://www.drummwr.com/MagrathSportsComplex.htm
  • 46. October 2013 CLIF Notes 7 21. McEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099 • AMERICAN STORIES: Wednesday, 13 November, 6:00 pm: Dr. Timothy M. La Goy, Associate Professor of History at Jefferson Community College will be showing the PBS film Prince Among Slaves and lead a discussion afterwards. • STORY TIME: 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: allen.r.goudie.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks 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/ 22. MEDDAC COL MATTNER, 315-772-4024 • 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. • 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 . 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/291076844239665 23. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY TERRY BUCKLEY, 315-772-4806 • SWIMMING LESSONS AT MONTI: Soldier Swim Lessons, Tuesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, Beginner and Non Swimmers, Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:00 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.  CPR CLASS AVAILABLE: 4 November - $30 per person call for more details- American Red Cross Certification. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: terry.l.buckley.2.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/PhysicalFitnessCenters.htm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monti-Physical-Fitness-Center/175507862493965 24. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT • MONTLY LUNCHEON: Wednesday, 20 November, 10:45 am at The Commons • GIFT WRAP APPLICATIONS: due 1 November • 22nd ANNUAL CRAFT & ANTIQUE FAIR: 16 November, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm at Monti Gym. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: http://northcountryspousesclub.weebly.com/ Click the hyperlinks Emails: NorthCountrySpousesClub@weebly.com NCSCPresident@gmail.com
  • 47. October 2013 CLIF Notes 8 25. OFF THE BEATIN' PATH GIFTS (OTBP) KIM HOLT, 315-774-0253 • POLISH POTTERY: We have Fort Drum Polish Pottery plates available, $45 and Fort Drum Polish Pottery Houses $10.25.  OTBP: will be open the first Saturday of each month.  NEW 10TH MTN TEES: in Stock, Women’s sizes available NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otbpgifts Click the hyperlinks Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com 26. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) ALISON FISHER, 315 777-4496 • WORKSHOPS FOR PARENT OF TEENS: 21 November, 6:30 pm, Flower Memorial Teen Space, Time Management, Watertown Library. • STORYTIME EVENTS: 5 November, 10:00 am, Mcewen Library, F is for Flage, Fort Drum. 12 November, 6:00 pm, The Commons, Celebrity Reader, Night Catch – First 25 Families to purchase a buffet receive a free copy of the book courtsey of FMWR and the School Liasion Officers. 19 November, 10:00 am, McEwen Library, Thanksgiving is for Giving, Fort Drum. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email Address: ptop.drum@militarychild.org Click the hyperlinks 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 27. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568 • MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE: trip will take place on 27-29 November. We will be departing Outdoor Recreation at 8:00 am on 27November. The cost for this trip will be $180 for Adults and $90 for children under 10. You must sign up for this trip no later than 8 November. Click here for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Flier.  LIGHTS ON THE LAKE - 5 December - The Lights on the Lake is a two mile long drive-through show featuring a towering display of larger-than-life holiday light displays. Let Outdoor Recreation do the driving to Onondaga Lake Park in Syracuse where you will see this amazing display. Bus leaves from and returns to Outdoor Recreation, cost is $10 per person. Please bring additional money for dinner stop and personal purchases. We will be departing Outdoor Recreation at 5:00 pm. Click here for the Lights on the Lake Flier.  NEW YEARS IN NYC- trip will be on 30 December - 1 January. We will be departing Outdoor Recreation on 30 December, 8:00 am. This trip is going to be $160 per person. The trip price includes your hotel accommodations and transportation to NYC. Please note this is an Adult Only Trip!! Click here for the New Years in NYC Flier. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Recreation/546416075378830?ref=hl 28. SAFETY JOHN DROZD, 315-772-3022 • WINTER DRIVING COURSE & SNOW THROWER OPERATION COURSES: are availale to all Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians. Click the Safety Winter Driving & Snow Thrower Operation Course Flier for a full listing of classes. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: john.e.drozd.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks 29. 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. • ARTS & CRAFTS: November class we will be bringing fall to your table. Please view our Facebook page for up-to-date info and deadline for this event as more details will be coming out shortly
  • 48. October 2013 CLIF Notes 9 • USO STRONGER FAMILIES/OXYGEN WORKSHIP: The USO/Oxygen program helps military couples strengthen their relationship - working on tough issues in a fun and nonthreatening environment. Couples learn to improve their communication, better understand each other’s needs, resolve conflict, rekindle romance and find renewed hope. A workshop will be coming soon. For more information, contact Carrie Tate-Meyer, Programs Manager at ctate-meyer@uso.org, or 315-777-8006. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: kclark@uso.org or usoftdrum@uso.org Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/USOFortDrum 30. 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 28 & 29 November to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends & families. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: david.r.marquez@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks 31. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080  VSF COOKBOOK: 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? Email: volsupfund@gmail.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerSupportFund