June 2013 CLIF Notes 1CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITYJune 20131. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC)2. ARMY CAREER & ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP)3. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS)4. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS)5. CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP)6. CHAPEL7. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS)8. CYSS SKIES9. CYSS SPORTS10. CYSS YOUTH CENTER11. COMMISSARY12. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES)13. EDUCATION CENTER14. EXCHANGE16. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH)17. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP18. HOUSING19. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC)20. McEWEN LIBRARY21. MEDDAC22. MONTI PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY23. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP)24. PARKS AND RECREATION25. SAFETY26. USO - FORT DRUM27. VETERINARY SERVICES28. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF)1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) CHERYL DEAN, 315-772-6561• NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be held on 9 July, 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.orgClick the hyperlinks Email Address: email@example.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/pages/American-Red-Cross-Fort-Drum/2537058113353402. ARMY CAREER & ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) LORRIE GULER, 315-772-3284• ACAP SEMINARS: Please call the ACAP Center at 772-3434/3286 to reserve a seat for any of the seminars listed below:Advanced Resume –12 July, 9:00 am-11:00 amFederal Resume – 12 July, 1:00 pm -3:00 pmSmall Business – 16-17 July, 8:00 am-4:00 pmEducation – 24 July, 1:00 pm -4:00 pmAdvanced Interview – 26 July 21, 9:00 am -11:00 am• ACAP CAREER FAIR: The next ACAP Career Fair will be 8 August 8, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, at The Commons. Watch the Fort DrumACAP Facebook page for additional information.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgClick the hyperlinks Website: www.acap.army.milFacebook: www.facebook.com/DrumACAP3. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979 RESILIENCE TRAINING: Module 3: 8 July, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, ACS. For more information, call 772-2848/0470For flier click: http://www.drummwr.com/OperationReady.htm THE FORT DRUM BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP - Healthy You; Healthy Business: 30 July, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, ACS.Click the above hyperlinks to go directly toAgency Section in CLIF NotesSection in CLIF NotesTable of Contents
June 2013 CLIF Notes 2For more information, call 772-9611. For flier click: http://www.facebook.com/fortdrumemployment SPOUSE TO SPOUSE: 19 July, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, ACS. Network with others and get to know your community! For moreinformation, call 772-6566. For flier click: http://www.facebook.com/FortDrumRelocationReadinessACS CALENDAR including all July events can be found at: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htmNEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htmClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumACSOutreach4. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN, 315 772-7807• COOKING CLASSES WITH BOSS: Will be held on 7, 14, 21 July at the BOSS Nash Blvd Center. BOSS and SPC Hohensee will show youhow to create delicious dishes. Learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking. Work side-by-side with other students toprepare each dish. There is a limit of 12 people per class. Call to reserve your spot. Click here for the BOSS Cooking Class Flier.• 5K FUN RUN AND WALK: The race will start at Magrath Sports Complex upper parking lot. Open to active duty militaryassigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Register at race sitestarting at 8:30 am the day of the event until the beginning of the race at 9 am. Come dressed in your Red, White and Blue. Click herefor the BOSS Center Flier.• MOVIE ON THE BEACH: BOSS invites you to enjoy an old fashioned community outing at The Remington Park beach for an OutdoorMovie. BOSS would like to host a movie night on the beach in July. We are looking at BOSS staff will also provide a campfire withs’mores fixings at 8 pm. A comedy movie will be shown at 9 pm on the outdoor movie screen. Please feel free to bring blankets andcomfort items to sit on. Free event to all 18 and older DoD ID Card holders.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/BOSS.htmClick the hyperlinks Email Address: email@example.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrum.boss5. CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP) CPT ROBERT ORMSBEE, 315-772-4984• INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE CAP? The Fort Drum Watertown Composite Squadron conducts junior ROTC typetraining for cadets and Search and Rescue training for adult members. Membership for cadets is open to youth ages 12-18 and Adultmembership is open to adults age 18-and up. Upcoming meetings are 12, 19 and 26 July 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 Squadronexercises conducted every month.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgClick the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/NY4066. 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.• RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUMMER BREAK: is now on break for the summer. Be sure to watch for fall registration!• VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING! 5-9 August from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Call 774-4002 if you would like to volunteer.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: email@example.comClick the hyperlinks Website: Fort Drum Religious Support7. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311• SUMMER IS TRANSITION TIME: If new to Fort Drum, contact the School Liaison Office to get information on the local schoolregistration process. If leaving Fort Drum, contact the School Liaison Office to get POC info at your new duty station.
June 2013 CLIF Notes 3• NEW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: moving into Fort Drum should check in with the School Liaison Office as soon as possible to see ifthey should arrange to take any NYS required testing that is held in August.• SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS will be available in the summer. Check on your school web site, or contact the School Liaison Office.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.comClick the hyperlinks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. CYSS SKIES DEB KENNEDY, 315- 772-6551• SUMMER CLASSES: Sewing FUNdamentals, Plein Air Art, Theater Week and Project Wild. Please call the SKIES office at 772-0629for dates, time and cost.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/SKIES.htmlClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkiesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org. CYSS SPORTS JON BURNARD, 315-772-4102• POP WARNER FOOTBALL AND CHEER: registration runs through 31 July. Parents can only sign up their children at the YouthSports Center (Building #P10790). Registration is open for ages 5-12 and the fee per child is $65.00 for Football and $45 for Cheer.Practices will be held Monday through Friday, beginning on Thursday, 1 August. Volunteer Coaches applications are due back to theSports office by 1 July. If we do not receive enough coaches, we will have to delay the season until further notice. For moreinformation on the program, please call the Youth Sports office at 315-772-6718 or visit us on Facebook by searching for Fort DrumMountaineer CYSS Sports and clicking the like button.• SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS: Archery, Golf, Soccer, Football - Speed and Agility Training and Basketball. Please call 772-6718 fordates, times and cost.• START SMART BASEBALL: registration will begin 19 July. The parent tot class is open for ages 3-5. The fee for this program is$20. Classes will begin on 7 September. For more information, please call the Youth Sports Office at 315-772-6718 or click on thislink, 2013 Youth Sports Calendar, to view more information.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthSports.htmClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FORT-DRUM-MOUNTAINEER-CYSS-SPORTS/214490878183Email: Jonathan.email@example.com. CYSS YOUTH CENTER STEVE FERGUSON, 315- 772-6719• MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY SPECIAL EVENTS & TRIPS: from 3 July through 6 September. Please call the YouthCenter for more dates, times and cost.• MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS: for members in grades 6-8 – Full Day Camps: Fees/Cost will range from $28 – 68 per week (based ontotal Family Income). Camp fee must be paid in full by the registration cut-off date which is listed for each week. A minimum of 8campers are required.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthServices.htmClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-CYSS-YouthProgram/370723860409Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, 315-772-6185• COMMISSARY FARMER’S MARKET: The Commissary will be holding a FARMERS MARKET on 2&3 July 2013. There will be somegreat savings for your produce items during the sale. We are planning to have the sale set up outside weather permitting. The
June 2013 CLIF Notes 4holiday hours for July 4th have not been determined. We will post the holiday hours on the Webpage and the Mountaineer when weare notified.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=hqcneyClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourCommissary12. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) CHIEF JULIAN, 315-772-4483• TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: There will be several additional speed enforcement operations in and around the Installation housingareas.• 774-TIPS (8477): Each soldier, Family member, Civilian, and Contractor is a set of eyes and ears for the Law EnforcementCommunity. Remain vigilant in your daily activities, both at home and at work.• OUTDOOR COOKING ACTIVITIES: Routinely inspect your propane grill for leaks!NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?Click the hyperlinks Email: email@example.com. EDUCATION CENTER JOE AGRESTI, 315-772-8580• GRADUATED ADDITIONAL ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION (ADSO) ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSFER OF CH 33, POST 9/11 GI BILLBENEFITS CHANGING: After 1 August, all Service members will be held to a four year ADSO regardless of their qualifying years as of1 August 2009. Requests for transfer of benefits are made through MILCONNECT athttps://ww.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/faces/index.jspx and the ADSO starts on the date the request is approved, not 1 August 2009.• FORT DRUM EDUCATION FAIR: is schedule for Tuesday, 6 August from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Army Education Center, 4300 CampHale Road. Over 30 college representatives will be on hand to discuss associate, bachelor and master degree plans with Soldiers,Spouses, Family Members, veterans and DoD civilians.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgClick the hyperlinks Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Army-Education-Center/32186772782765414. EXCHANGE KEN LIMTIACO, 315-773-5631• MAIN STORE: Summer is BBQ season, remember to visit the Exchange for all of your bbq and outdoor living needs!• MAIN FOOD COURT: Subway: $4 Meal Deal, Select 6in Subs and a drink for only $4; Captain D’s: Fried Catfish meal, breadedand fried catfish tenders with your choice of sides; Manchu Wok: Add Chicken or Steak to your fried rice for just $1; Anthony’sPizza: Medium one topping pizza only $7.99; Charley’s: New Chili Cheese Fries!! Now add chili and cheese to your gourmet fries!!Theater: FREE MILITARY APPRECIATION SCREENING 6 July at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available in the Food Court.• EXCHANGE MALL: Dish now available at the Exchange Mobile Center 773-1328; Mobile Food Trucks up and running--Phat Franks– Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches call in order 297-7549, Northland food – Mexican Variety; Laundromat Bldg 4230 Mini Mallrenovated with brand new washer and dryers, capability to pay with credit and debit cards.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.shopmyexchange.comClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX
June 2013 CLIF Notes 516. 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 that do notcurrently live with MCH, or current residents that have had a change in rank or have gained a family member areencouraged to contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644. JENL (PVT-SPC) two, three and four bedroom homes and JNCO (SGT) two bedroom homes are available to newly arrivingFamilies. All Soldiers and Families are encouraged to 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). Contactthe Timbers Leasing Office 315-777-8000.• SPLASH INTO SUMMER: We invite Residents to come out for our wet & wild event that’s fun for all ages! Saturday, July 13 from12:30-2 pm stop by the Rhicard Hills Community Center for water balloons, splash park fun and maybe a slip-n-slide or two. Don’tforget your towels!• SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM: Running through August 23, Mountain Community Homes hosts the Summer Feeding Programthroughout each week. Children 18 years old and under are invited to get FREE lunch through the summer at one of our communitycenters on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.fortdrummch.comClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrummch17. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD, 315-772-7189• SCHEDULE YOUR PCS/ETS APPOINTMENT NOW: Any service member who is PCSing/ETSing can schedule an appointment toconsign 100+ items on top of their normal consignments. Stop by the store for more information.• NEW DONATION SHED: We accept DONATIONS 24hrs a Day in our new donation shed located by the stores Main entrance.• VOLUNTEERING AT THE THRIFT SHOP: We offer merchandise discounts and first pick of new merchandise all while gaining retailexperience as benefits of being a Thrift Shop Volunteer! If interested in joining our team and helping support the community juststop in at anytime and speak with a member of management.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Thrift-Shop/283730534983453Click the hyperlinks Website: http://thriftshopinc.webs.comEmail: email@example.com. HOUSING BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256• OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market has multiple vacancies available with lessening demand fromongoing deployments as well as more inventory from new construction; as of 20 May 2013 there are over 7 % vacancies in rentalsbeing reported from the area’s largest apartment complexes. Go to the Fort Drum Housing website for more information and linksto resources. There are some 1,000 new market rental housing units in various stages of construction being delivered now with alarger number ready to occupy starting this June and continuing through 2014.• COMMUNITY HOUSING OFFICE CAN HELP: The Army Community Housing Office at Clark Hall (Rm A2-54) is always available toassist Soldiers with any off-post housing issues. Stop in or call 772-6883/772-9397 to speak to a counselor.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspxClick the hyperlinks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2013 CLIF Notes 619. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT• NCSC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: 15 August, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Hillside Lodge @ Remington Pond. This event is free for ALL spouses ofSoldiers assigned to Fort Drum, Reserves, Retirees and GS Civilians.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: http://northcountryspousesclub.weebly.com/Click the hyperlinks Emails: NorthCountrySpousesClub@weebly.comNCSCPresident@gmail.com20. McEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099• SUMMER READING CLUB KICKOFF: HAVE BOOK – WILL TRAVEL! This summer-long (now through August) self-paced program isdesigned to work around family vacations, block leave, and the rest of your family’s busy summer schedule. Open to kids frompreschool to 12th grade. Open registration all summer.• STORY TIME: 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays through the month of July (except 2 and 5 July).NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/library.htmClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-C-McEwen Library/269047099442Email: email@example.comOnline Card Catalog: www.mylibraryus.fmwr.net/search~S24.Blackberry or iPhone Access: www.mylibraryusmobile.fmwr.net/21. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON, 315-772-4024• MEDDAC CLINIC FURLOUGH DRESS REHEARSAL: will be conducted in the month of June with the exact date to be announced. AllMEDDAC clinics will be operating at 50% reduced staffing with the exception of Connor Troop Medical Clinic. Please be prepared forpossible longer than usual wait time. When the actual furlough happens, our reduced hours and/or staffing will be every Mondayand Friday. Please keep checking our FaceBook page for status and updates.• FURLOUGH SCHEDULE ON MEDDAC FACEBOOK PAGE: Modified furlough clinic hours schedule have been posted on MEDDAC’sFaceBook page. The implementation for the modified schedule is set to begin the week of 7 July. Please keep checking our FaceBookpage for status and updates.• 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.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drum.amedd.army.milClick the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/US-Army-Medical-Department-Activity-Fort-Drum-NY/29107684423966522. 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, Thursday12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Lessons are first come, first serve and are limited to 5 participants. No reservations will be taken, except for theday of the lesson by stopping at the pool desk or calling 772-4807.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/PhysicalFitnessCenters.htmClick the hyperlinks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2013 CLIF Notes 723. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP) KIM HOLT, 315-774-0253• NEW POLISH POTTERY: Americana and Stars and Stripes patterns.• SUMMER STORE HOURS: Beginning 1 July, we will have summer hours for the store: Tuesdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Wednesdays 10:00 am-6:00 pm, and Thursdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm. We will be closed for the 4th of July.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otbpgiftsClick the hyperlinks Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com24. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568• WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIPS: will be on 12, 19, 23 July. There will be two trips per day on the Black River, with 38 seats on eachtrip. We will depart Parks and Recreation at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please sign up at Fort Drum Parks & Recreation! For additionalinformation please call 315-772-5169 or see our White Water Rafting Flier .• FINGER LAKES WINE FESTIVAL: will take place on 12-14 July. The cost of this trip will be $100 per Person in a double room andyou must be at least 21 years old to attend this trip! Price includes Kickoff Party, Wine Tasting, Fireworks, Hotel Accommodationsand Transportation. We will Depart Parks & Recreation at 1:00 pm on 12 July. Please see our Finger Lakes Wine Festival flier orcontact Parks & Recreation at 315-772-8222 for additional information.• NIAGARA FALLS TRIP will take place on 27 July. This trip will be $45 per Person in a Double Room. The trip price includestransportation and hotel accommodations. We will be departing Parks & Recreation at 7:00 am on 27 July. Please see our NiagaraFalls flier or contact Parks & Recreation at 315-772-8222 for additional information.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Recreation/546416075378830?ref=hlClick the hyperlinks Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htmEmail: email@example.com. SAFETY JOHN DROZD, 315-772-3022• SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER: Watch out for little ones who we havent seen playing on or near streets during the duty day sincelast August.• BICYCLE SAFETY: All persons riding bikes on Fort Drum must wear a protective helmet. In New York State, you can be fined ifchildren under the age of 14 are caught not wearing bike helmets. For more bike safety tips, visit the NYS Department of Health siteat: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3128/• CHILD PROOFING HOMES: The Department of Defense and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have teamed up to providetips on how to child proof your home against the most common hazards; particularly, strangulations due to improper windowcoverings. The full article can be found at: DoD Child Proofing Homes.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgClick the hyperlinks25. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK, 315-774-0356• INTERESTED IN BECOMING A USO FORT DRUM VOLUNTEER? Log onto www.usovolunteer.org to register. New VolunteerOrientation dates will be posted on our Facebook page. Questions? Contact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com.• COMING JULY 11 & AUG 1: Bike Nights (motorcycles) at the USO. Come on out for a bike-in and enjoy an evening of food andentertainment with like-minded bike enthusiasts. Please view our FB page for up-to-date info or email us.
June 2013 CLIF Notes 8• JOIN THE USO FORT DRUM RACE TEAM: at the Color Vibe 5k in Syracuse on 31 August. Password to register with the team isUSO.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: www.facebook.com/USOFortDrumClick the hyperlinks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. VETERINARY SERVICES CPT JULIE BROWN, 315-772-4278• 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgClick the hyperlinks27. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080• BOARD MEMBERS OPPORTUNITIES: Are you interested in being on the board for VSF next year? Contact VSF at the email below.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: email@example.comClick the hyperlinks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerSupportFund