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CLIF Notes July 2012


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Notes from the July 2012 CLIF meeting

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CLIF Notes July 2012

  1. 1. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY July 20121. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) LEANNE WEATHERFORD Volunteer Orientations: Will be held on 11 July and 1 August 2012 in the American Red Cross Office, RMB1-35 in Clark Hall at 1300, please call to sign up or stop by our office. Key Volunteer Opportunity- Specificallywe are looking to fill our Station Chairman, Blood Drive Chairman and Youth Chairman leadership positions. Ifinterested in this volunteer position please call 772-6561. Blood Drive: Donors needed for our 23 July and our2-3 August and 3rd Blood Drives at the USO-Please call our office to make an appointment. 772-6561 or goonline to Get to Know Us: Do you know how to start anemergency communication message for your loved one? To find out these answers and more, call theAmerican Red Cross office to request a "Get to Know Us" brief for your next FRG meeting! Visit us onFacebook: American Red Cross Fort Drum!2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) CATHERINE FERRAN www.drummwr.comResilience Training: This year ACS will celebrate their 47th birthday on Friday 27 July from 1000 until 1400!Come on by for cake and a day of resilience activities or just to wish us a happy birthday! While youre at it,check out what new and interesting things ACS has to offer! Family Wellness Support Group Book Club: LastThursday of every month, 1000-1100, ACS. Group is currently reading, Karen Pavlicin’s, Life After Deployment.Join any time! 2A. ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF (AER) DIANE HUPKO unit/FRG looking for classes or more information is more than welcome to contact AER at 315-772-6560/2855and they will be happy to accommodate their requests. A Spanish speaking AER slide presentation has been createdto ensure that all members of the community have access to the AER program information. Assistance is alsoavailable with the help of a Spanish speaking translator. 2B. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING/ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN 772-6710/9229 to make reservations for Army Family Team Building (AFTB) classes: Summer Marathon is16-20 July and Level I is 1-2 Aug. NO FREE CHILD CARE available at this time. The Summer Marathon is afull week of learning and covers all three levels of AFTB training. Level I courses are the building blocks for newspouses and Soldiers to help ease them into Army culture. It teaches Army basics to include acronyms, Chain ofCommand and rank structure. *****AFAP UPDATED*****Remember AFAP issues can be submitted year round.Look for the AFAP issue boxes throughout post and submit your suggestions today! The Army Family ActionPlan (AFAP) is a very rewarding process that allows all members of the Army team, active duty and retired,Family members, and civilian employees the opportunity to voice concerns and raise issues to Fort Drum andArmy leadership. Please contact 772-6710 for more information. 2C. ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC) KIM HILL Management Information Systems (VMIS) -- The Army has designed an online volunteer managementtracking system. If you are a volunteer, by AR 608-1, you MUST be registered with this system prior tovolunteering. VMIS 101: held the second Tuesday of each month from 0900-1000 in Rooms 140 & 150 of theEducation Center. The VMIS-101 orientation will guide you through the different sections necessary to help youto properly register as a Fort Drum Volunteer and maintain your volunteer record. Whether its registering onlineor in-putting hours and updating your profile, this orientation will navigate you through the system with ease.Volunteer of the Month Ceremony: August 23, 1030, the Commons. Please come out and show your thanks andsupport to our wonderful Fort Drum volunteers. 1
  2. 2. 2D. EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (ERP) AMANDA THOMPSON 101 Workshop: 10 July, 0930-1130 and 19 July 1300-1500, ACS. Federal Employment Workshop:26 July, 0930-1130, ACS. Resume Writing Workshop 15 July, 0930-1030, ACS. Employment Readiness willalso be hosting ―Your Career and Life Portfolio” development seminar 25 July, 0930-1130, ACS. ComputerClasses – Intro to PowerPoint: 26 July, 1300-1500, and Basic Excel for Jobseekers 31 July, 0930-1130, ACS.Build Your Own Business 18 July, 0930-1130, ACS. RSVP - space is limited. To reserve your spot for any ofthe above classes please contact the Employment Readiness Office. For assistance with employment issuesplease call to make a one on one appointment. Employment Readiness can assist you with: employmentorientation, resume writing, cover letter writing, Federal Employment System, interviewing skills, and jobsearches. Please call for more information or to make an appointment. 2E. EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) SHARON CHAPLE is designed to assist Soldiers and Families with Family members that have special needs. These needs can befor any Family member and may include educational, continuous medical, physical and/or mental disabilities. EFMPSupport Group: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1130-1300. EFMP Autism Support Group: 2nd Friday of each month from0900 – 1100. Respite Care: Please call EFMP for information on this program that provides Families support serviceto all Family members enrolled in the program. EFMP Mountain Camp: 6-10 August, a week of various activities onand off the post. Campers must be enrolled in EFMP and CYSS and be between the ages of 4-18. Buddies(volunteers) and campers will enjoy a week of events and activities. Events will include: swimming, art and craft, whitewater rafting, skating and other events. 2F. FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) MARTILA SEALS, ACTING FAPM In Her Shoes, 13 July, 0900-1130, Couples Communication, 13 July 0900-1200, Stress Management, 3 July,1330-1530, Anger Management, 10 July, 1330-1530, Middle Years, 11 & 25 July, 0900-1100, Baby Boot Camp,11 July 0900– 1600, ScreamFree Parenting Train the Trainer, 10-11 July 0830-1630 at The Commons,ScreamFree Parenting, 11 July, 1730-1930, ScreamFree Parenting 12 July, 0900-1030 at Adirondack CreekCommunity Home. To register for Family Advocacy Program classes please contact Dani Reed at 772-4244 orNicole Bellinger at 772-5605. All classes are at ACS unless otherwise noted. 2G. FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM (FRP) KENT THOMPSON you know that a married E-4 makes enough money to be considered middle-class? If your standard of livingdoesn’t feel like middle class, you would likely benefit from one of our financial seminars, classes, or confidentialcounseling. Look for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) on July 18, 0900-1130 in the ACS. Budget & AccountManagement, 23 July, 0930-1200, is the foundation for building wealth and avoiding debt. As always, we havethe 1st Term Soldier Financial Readiness Training every Wednesday from 0830-1600 (except IndependenceDay). You may attend the whole day or any part of the day as a walk-in. ALL spouses are welcome to any ofour training events or classes. 2H. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANT (MFLC) MFLC LEAD 212-6919mflcftdrum@gmail.comMilitary and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) offer problem solving, solution focused counseling to Service members,civilians, Families, couples, and children. Consultants help military service members cope with normal responses tostress resulting from Army life, deployment and reintegration. Among other topics, MFLCs address communicationskills, stress management, grief and loss, workplace stress, decision-making skills, and forming strong Families. Theyanswer their phones from 0800-2000 and offer same day appointments. MFLC conversations are off the recordexcept for the mandate to report and secure help for those in danger. No referral is needed, they meet after dutyhours, and it’s free. Walk in appoints are available at ACS Mon.-Fri. from 0800-1700. 2
  3. 3. 2I. MOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT (MOB/DEP) JENNIFER EICHNER 772-2848/ call to make reservations for classes and to reserve childcare for the following: FRG Leader Training: 9 July,0900-1300, ACS. Informal Funds class: 9 July, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS. Key Caller Training: 12 July, 1000-1130 or 1400-1530, ACS. Family Wellness Support Group – Book Club: 26 July, 10 – 11100, Rhicard HillsCommunity Center. Key Caller Advanced: 30 July, 1300-1430, ACS. 2J. OUTREACH SERVICES OFFICE (OSO) SARAH LYNCH Outreach focuses on three main areas to help Soldiers and Families develop a sense of self reliance as well as asense of belonging to the community. The focus areas include education, prevention, and direct services. Outreachevaluates the unit’s needs, coordinates services and delivers ACS programming to Soldiers and Families. InformationTable: 13 and 30 July, 1130- 1330 at the Exchange Food Court 2K. RELOCATION READINESS PROGRAM (RELO) SCARLETT SHARKEY Family Welcome Tour: 10, 17, 24, 31 July; leaves from Army Community Service Building (P-4330) at 0930am and returns by 1400, children welcome. Reservations required by calling 772-6556/6557. Lending Closet:borrow basic household and infant/toddler safety items, at no cost, for up to 30 days. Hearts Apart: 06 July, 0930 –Noon at ACS. Join other Families separated due to deployment or unaccompanied tours. Call 772-5475/6902 toRSVP. Citizen and Immigration Assistance: available for spouses and children of Active Duty Service Members, DoDCivilians, and Retirees. Call 772-6553 to schedule an appointment. Overseas Orientation Brief: 19 July, 0930-1100 atACS. Mandatory Briefing for Soldiers PCS’ing to an overseas assignment. Spouses encouraged to attend. Takecharge of your move! Visit ―Plan My Move‖ on 2L. SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (SFAC) JOHN DIETRICH Fort Drum SFAC provides priority non-medical services to Soldiers and Families assigned to the 3rd BN, 85th INWarrior Transition Unit, Soldiers, and Families enrolled in the Medical Evaluation Board, and Families who have aSoldier being cared for at Walter Reed/Brook Army Medical Center or other Military Treatment Facilities that still live inthe Fort Drum area. The SFAC provides services on-site at the SFAC facility (Room B1-40 and B1-32, Clark Hall), bringforward services on a part-time basis, or establish priority appointments on behalf of these Warriors and Families toassist in this transitional time. The SFAC is sponsoring a weekly information discussion get together for all Soldiersgoing through the Medical Evaluation Board. For more information, please call the SFAC at 772-7781. 2M. SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES (SOS) THOMAS CLEGG 772-6357 Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services honors Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the security of ournation by supporting and caring for their survivors. The Army is committed to providing sustained support to survivingFamily members to ease their loss and help them through a very difficult time. The Fort Drum SOS Service areaencompasses the North Country through the Northern Adirondacks to the Vermont Border and has identified 160surviving Family members to date. Efforts are ongoing to verify the contact information and outreach to theseFamilies. SOS facilitates support groups where Families and individuals can share feelings, concerns, thoughts,resources, and information in a safe and understanding setting. Maintain personal contact with Survivor Families withphone calls, cards, and mailings as well as other forms of electronic media. Offers onsite professional financialcounseling to assist Families in adjusting to their unique monetary circumstances following the loss of a loved one.Coordinates and provides information on special memorials, grief camps, special events and opportunities forSurviving Families to gather together with others. Upcoming events include Over the Rainbow Grief Camp for Kids 31July 20123. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) BRANDON SMITH Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), Bldg T-2190 Nash Blvd. BOSS hours of operation are 1100 – 2300,Wednesday through Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Call the BOSS Center at 772-7807 for moreinformation. Enjoy a movie on a warm summer evening in the great outdoors. Shown at the BOSS center in the rearlawn this activity is offered compliments of BOSS. 21 Jump Street (R) will be playing starting at sundown. Bring your 3
  4. 4. folding chairs, blankets, bug spray and snacks. Pop corn and drinks will be sold. This event is open to all Soldiers,family members and DoD Civilians (caution: movie rated R), 13 July 2012 at sundown.4. BOY SCOUT TROOP 26/CUB SCOUT PACK 26 ERNEST SCRIBNER/ RHONDA PITTS 222-3153/ Scout Pack 26 accepts boys ages 5-10 to join the ranks all year round. If you have questions please do nothesitate to contact Rhonda Pitts at 757-620-1768 or send an email to CHAPEL CHAPLAIN DARRELL THOMSEN Command Chaplain 772-5591: PLEASE NOTE: AS OF 1 JULY 2012 THE MAIN POST CHAPEL WILLBE UNDER RENOVATIONS. Religious Services and programs will be located as follows: 0915 Traditional ProtestantService moved to Po Valley Chapel; 0930 Liturgical Protestant Services stays at Riva Ridge Chapel 1700 (Sat) and1100 (Sun) Catholic Mass moved to Riva Ridge Chapel, 1200 Daily Mass moved to Riva Ridge Chapel AND TIMECHANGES TO 1215; 1230 Gospel Service moved to Po Valley Chapel. All Religious Education and para ministryprograms moved to temporary buildings 426A and 427A/B. Family Life 772-5540: Daytreat is a day-long workshopfor couples that is held quarterly. Call the Family Life Chaplain to see when the next one is scheduled! POC CH(MAJ) Rick Cantrell. Military Council of Catholic Women 772-0160: MCCW meets Wednesdays at 0930 at theMain Post Chapel. The First Friday of the month we meet at the chapel for Adoration & Mass. Rosary for Peacemeets Wednesdays at 1130 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Child care is available. Protestant Women of theChapel 772-5591: All military women and/or spouses and their children are invited to join PWOC (Protestant Womenof the Chapel) as we meet during July and August. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from10:00 to 1:00 at the Adirondack Community Center for a potluck lunch and playtime for the kids. Just bring the kids,any dish to share and come for a fun time getting to know other in the military family. Contact info: Judy West atdrum@pwoc.org6. CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL (CYS) SERVICES KARIN S. SIKIRICA SKIES Unlimited: For any summer program information call 772-0629 or go to: Sports: For Summer Camp Information call 772-6718 or go to - Football – Registrationcontinues through 31 July from 1130-1530 Monday through Friday at 435A Oswego Ave only. Soccer registrationsare ongoing through 17 August. Start Smart Soccer: is designed to reach children the basic skills necessary to playorganized soccer. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents kicking, dribbling, trapping, and throw-in/agility skills. Registration is from 8 June – 20 July 2012. Sessions 21 July – 25 August 2012. Pop WarnerCheerleading – Tiny Mites, Mighty Mites and Pee-Wee –Enrollment ongoing Season starts 1 August. VolunteerCoaches are needed. Visit the CYSS Sports Office at 435A Oswego Ave or call 772-6718/4102.Youth Center: 6th Grade Students will be eligible to participate in the Middle School Day Camp and our after schoolprogram the first day of summer. Middle School Day Camp – Registration is ongoing at Parent Central Services.Fees/Cost will range from $20 - $55 per week (based on Total Family Income). July 6, 2012, Friday Teen Lock-In2000 – 0800; 11 July 11-3 August, Wednesdays and Fridays Photography – Image Makers, 1700-1830 Cost: Free,Register by 29 June 29; 12 July 2012, Thursday, School Age Summer Camp Information please call 772-8675 or goto 6A. SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/ July and August brings much Family transition. Schools will be on a reduced hourly schedule in the summer. Some buildings may be closed entirely. New Families should contact the SLO office for correct contact information to the schools for registration purposes. District offices remain open all year round and information on registration can also be obtained through those offices as well. Families leaving Fort Drum can contact the SLO office for SLO info at their next duty station. August regents testing will be held on the 16th and 17th. CYSS has many educational opportunities for your children to engage in during the summer contact Parent Central Services at 772-8675.7. COMMAND SAFETY OFFICE (CSO) ERIN THOMPSON’s finally June, and that means warm weather, no school, and kids on bicycles. Did you know that bicycles areassociated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except automobiles? Sadly, child bicycling 4
  5. 5. deaths increase 45% above the average during the summer months. With this knowledge, would you let your childride without a helmet? So, make wearing a bike helmet a rule every time you or your child rides a bike. It’s the singlemost effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from a bicycle crash. In order to maximizeprotection, ensure the helmet fits properly. A helmet should sit on top of the head in a level position, and should notrock forward, backward or side to side. The helmet straps must always be buckled but not too tightly. If you have anyquestions or need assistance fitting your child’s helmet please call or visit the Command safety office at M10282 4thArmored Division Dr or call 317-772-0310. Have a safe and accident free summer!8. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, ASSISTANT STORE DIRECTOR Commissary will be opened on July 4th from 0900-1500. There will be NO Early Bird Shopping. At the endof July the Commissary will be having a Farmer Market on 28 & 29 July. Hopefully it will be outside weatherpermitting. Visit our deli/bakery for holiday cakes and cookies for your picnics and family gatherings. We willhave some sidewalk sales for the month of July featuring soda and water and picnic items.9. COMMUNITY RECREATION DIVISION KENNETH LOPEZ 9A. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER of operation are Monday-Saturday, 0900-1700. Equipment rental and outdoor gear is available for rent. Daily,weekend, and weekly fee schedules are available. Plan your out of state vacation at Parks & Recreation.Discounted tickets are offered to include hotel accommodations. Plan your cruise or foreign vacations at a discountedrate. RV/trailer/camper storage lots are available for $20 per month. Lots may be rented with a six month payment upfront, or full payment if deployed. If you’re having a party Parks & Recreation has inflatable bouncers and popcorn,snowcone, and cotton candy machines for rent. Walt Disney World’s Military Salute 2011; four theme parks, four daysfor only $138. Skeet/Trap Range is open for the season. Range fee rental is $5/hour for $100 for 12 months.Shotguns are available for rent at $20 per day. Archery Range (Indoor/Outdoor) is now open for the season. Rangefee rental is $5/hour or $100 for 12 months. Bows are available for rent at a cost of $20. Please contact Parks &Recreation for more information. Join our Hiking Club as we hike some of the biggest peaks in the Adirondacks. Lookfor more trips to New York City and off Broadway plays in Syracuse and local theme parks. Reserve one of our brandnew campers for rent. Boats are now ready for rent and the water. Call 772-8222 for more information. 9B. ADVENTURE TRAINING EUGENE SPENCER Range is open for the season. Range fee rental is $5/hour for $100 for 12 months. Shotguns areavailable for rent at $20 per day. Archery Range (Indoor/Outdoor) is now open for the season. Range fee rental is$5/hour or $100 for 12 months. Bows are available for rent at a cost of $20. Woodsball/Paintball located behindParks & Recreation is open. Cost is $30 for equipment and $40 for 2,000 rounds of paint. Units wishing to use thepaintball field during duty hours must schedule through Adventure Training, 772-6568. Wolf Lake Hike is scheduledfor 7-8 July. Fort Drum Hiking Club will be conducting an overnight hiking trip to Wolf Lake. Trip will depart at 0700 on7 July from Parks and Recreation. Must have own equipment, food and water. Sign-up early as space is limited.Ampersand Mountain Hike is scheduled for 14 July. Fort Drum Hiking Club will be conducting a trip to AmpersandMountain. Cost is $10 and sign-up is required. ATV Ride is scheduled for 28 July. Cost is $40 and and must havecompleted the ATV safety course. Cost for passengers is $5. Come join Parks & Recreation on an ATV ride on theTug Hill. Trip will depart Parks & Recreation at 0800. Must sign up for events in person at Parks & Recreation. Nophone calls will be accepted. Call Parks & Recreation for upcoming Adventure Training classes and trips. Call 772-4010/8222 for more information. 9C. REMINGTON PARK EUGENE SPENCER Vehicle (RV) Campground and Cabins are available. The RV campground has campers in placeavailable to rent as well as open spaces for visitors to bring their own campers. Adirondack style cabins are alsoavailable and are fully equipped with a kitchenette, sitting room, and sleeping accommodations for up to six. Whilethere check out scenic Remington Park with its wilderness hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, beach and picnicareas. Dog Park Kennel Play Area is located at Remington Park just before Hillside Lake Lodge. The large fenced in 5
  6. 6. area is designed to give pets a place to run with adult owner/handler. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Beacharea is open Monday-Friday, 1100-1900 and Saturday and Sunday 0900-1900. Call Remington Park at 772-4765 formore information and reservations. 9D. MCEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 0900 – 1800; Friday and Saturday, 1030 – 1800. Closed Sundays andFederal holidays. Join the McEwen Library for ―Reading is Sooooo Delicious― Summer Reading Club. This summerlong self-paced program is designed to work around family vacations block leave and the rest of your family’s busysummer schedule. This year to go with the theme we’ll be doing a cookbook. Each participant will get to contributeone favorite family recipe. The Summer Reading Program will run through 18 August. Open to kids from preschool to12th grade. Call the Library at 772-9099 for more information. McEwen Library Used Book Sale will be conducted 27-28 July. Adult books will be 50 cents, children’s books 25 cents, movies and CD’s $1. On 28 July starting at 1300, allyou can fit in a bag for $1. Come early for best selection, come late for best prices. Cash only, please bring smallbills or change!. Volunteers needed to work sale. Set-up on Thursday evening and take down Saturday afternoon. Ifinterested in volunteering please email Wendy at or stop in at the Library. Anyone wishingto donate used books for sale may bring them to the library circulation desk. Proceeds benefit MWR activities.Children’s Story Time for Preschoolers is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 1000-1045. Materials checked out fromanother local public library, or another Army library, can be returned here. We will ship them back to the library youborrowed them from. Spanish language books are now available for children and adults. Large print books are nowavailable at the Library. The Library offers fax services, photocopiers, and printing for the public. Fax is $1 per page(International fax is $2 per page). Photocopies are 10 cents per page and printing is 5 cents per page. CASH ONLY.Boxed paperback books are available for units on maneuvers, exercises or deployments exceeding 10 days. Call772-47235 for an appointment to pick-up. Call 772-9099/6005 for more information on many great programs. 9E. AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER MIKE GRAVELINE of operation are Tuesday-Friday, 1100 - 1900, and Saturdays, 0800 – 1600. Equipment/Services available areregular bays, vehicle lifts, paint booths, body bays, welding bays, wheel balancing, tire changing, and towing.Propane Service is offered with all tanks meeting applicable safety requirements, Tuesday-Friday, 1100 – 1800,Saturday, 0800 – 1500. Center reserves the right to refuse filling any tank that does not comply. Safety OrientationClasses are free and is required to use the Automotive Skills Center and is offered Tuesday-Friday, 1200 -1730.Wrecker Service is available for on and off-post towing to and from housing. Off-post towing costs are determined bydistance, Tuesday-Friday, 1100- 1800, and Saturday, 0800 – 1500. On post jump starts and lock services are alsoavailable. Services are offered Tuesday-Friday, 1100- 1800, and Saturday, 0800 – 1500. Welding Class (mandatoryclass to use Auto Crafts welding equipment) will be held on 5 July at 1500. Basic Brakes Class will be held on 12 Julyat 1500. Class will go over the basics of disc and drum brakes, ABS system, and the difference between inner andouter bearings and hubs. Emissions Class (mandatory class to use Auto Crafts emissions testers) will be held on 19July at 1500. Class teaches how to use emissions tester that checks check engine lights will save you time andmoney. Heating and Cooling Class will be held on 26 July at 1500. This class will go how to check the cooling system,looking at how the heating system works, and checking air conditioning making sure it works on hot days.Spring/Summer hours for the Car Wash located on Memorial Drive and First Street is 24 hours daily. Resale Lot isopen through November. Proof of current registration and insurance is required. Monthly fee is $10. Call 772-5785or 783-5784 for more information. 9F. SPORTS BRANDON DOHERTY of operation are Monday-Friday, 0800 – 1630. Rosters for all sporting events are to be turned in to the SportsOffice in Magrath Sports Complex, Bldg. P-10050 by the cut-off dates. Two-person Captain & Crew Golf Tournamentwill be conducted 7 July at Willowbrook Golf Club, Route 37, Watertown. Open to active duty militaryassigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employedon Fort Drum. Sign-up at the Sports Office NLT 6 July. Softball Tournament will be conducted 14 July on the MagrathSports Complex softball fields. Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum. Rosters due NLT 11July. Unit Softball League will be conducted 16 July – 14 September on the Magrath Sports Complex softball fields.Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum. Rosters due NLT 6 July. Sprint Triathlon will beconducted at Remington Park. Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 6
  7. 7. years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Register by 20 July or late registrationat race site from 1730-1815 the day of the event. Contact the Sports Office at 772-6661/6663 for moreinformation. 9G. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX FRANK ROMANO of operation are Monday-Friday, 0530 – 2200, Saturday, 0900 – 2200, and Sunday, 0900 – 1800. 300/500Club (Bench Press), Swim for your Life, and Run for your Life, Monday-Friday, 0900-1100. Health ManagementProgram is an assessment to get individuals into a fitness, lifestyle and nutritional program. Cost is $10. Receive apersonal exercise and nutrition report. Conditioning Center Instruction is offered, first come, first serve basis.Orientation offered on every piece of equipment in Conditioning Center covered on a weekly rotational basis everyTuesday at 9 am. Ab concentration, circuit training, free weights, stretching and core training. Fitness Instructionincludes equipment skill qualification, free weights, cardio respiratory equipment, body composition, exerciseprescription and programming. Call for an appointment. Classes offered for July are Free Weights on 3 July,Stretching on 10 July, Circuit Training on 17 July, Abdominal Concentration on 24 July, and Cardio Equipment on 31July. Call 772-4584 for an appointment. 9H. MAGRATH SPORTS COMPLEX POOL AGNES CURRIER of operation are Monday-Friday, 0600-1330, Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1600. Call the Magrath SportsComplex for reservations and more information. 9I. MONTI FITNESS CENTER MONICA SMITH of operation are Monday-Friday 0600-2100, Saturday and Sunday, 0900-1700. Staff are available toassist in weight and cardio equipment usage upon request. Please make inquiries at the front desk. AerobicsFitness Classes are free and are Monday-Friday, morning and evening classes. Classes offered are, Zumba,Zumba Toning, Cardio Fit, Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Piloxing, Spin, and Spin Sculpt. Call 772-4936 for class schedule.Battalion and Brigade Level Organizational and Family Days can be reserved at the Monti Physical FitnessCenter. Personal Trainers are now available, initial consultation to include goal setting and basic informationcosts $10. After initial consultation each one hour session will cost $25, specials and promotions will also beoffered. Trainer will focus on strength training, cardio, weight loss, pregnancy, and post pregnancy. Participantsmust be ID card holders and 18 years of age and older. Trainer is available Monday-Friday, 1730-2100, andSaturday and Sunday, 0900-1700. Pavilion Rentals are $25 plus $25 cleaning deposit per pavilion rental.Monti Fitness Pool Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 0830-2030, Sunday, 0900-1600. Lap Swim: Mon –Thu 0630-2030, Fri 0630-1200 & 1530 – 2030, Sat Closed, Sun & Holidays 0900–1100. PhysicalTherapy/Pregnancy PT Swim: Mon – Fri 0630 – 0830. Open Swim: Mon – Fri 0830–2030, Sat Closed, Sun &Holidays 0900-1600. Wave pool and slide will be offered on Sunday afternoon based on manpower. Please Callon Sunday Morning 772-4807/4936 for hours. Free swim lessons are offered to Soldiers only by appointment.Please call for information about American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications. 9J. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CENTER MONICA SMITH Functional Fitness Center is closed for renovations.10. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) ELIZABETH DEJESUS CINTRON ICE Is your opportunity to tell Ft. Drum how we are doing- what you like or what you dislike about our products and services or just to say thanks for a job well done. Use your Smartphone to visit the Ft Drum ICE Site with the above QR code. Or log on directly at and type ―Drum‖ in the search box at the top of the page to tell us what you think because your voice will make a difference Today! 7
  8. 8. 11. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) JOSEPH MARGREY CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS! DES Emergency and Non-Emergency Phone Numbers: Foremergencies on the installation – dial 911 from any land-line. That call will go directly to the DES Dispatch Center. Ifyou dial 911 from your cell phone, that call will go directly to the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Advise thedispatcher you are calling from Fort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatch center. Currenttechnology does not allow for the separation of cell phone calls on or off the installation. For non-emergency calls forservice – Police 772-5156/5157; Fire Prevention/ Training - 772-3372/4420/4702; Director - 772-5721; Police Chief -772-4483; Fire Chief - 772-3547/ 4420; Physical Security Chief – 772-3105. TIP Line: DES, in cooperation with theAntiterrorism Officer, operates an anonymous tip line, 774-8477 (TIPS). This line allows personnel to reportsuspicious activity in an anonymous manner. Please ensure community personnel are aware of this phone line.CURFEW - Garrison Policy Memorandum #11-18, Fort Drum Curfew for Minor Children. The curfew applies tominors, defined as 17 years of age or younger, who live or work on, travel to or visit Fort Drum. The curfew hours arefrom 2200hrs - 0500hrs Sundays through Thursdays and from 2400hrs - 0500hrs Fridays and Saturdays. This meansthat minors meeting the age defined in the policy cannot be outside the home unsupervised during the timesmentioned above. The Directorate of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Division will be enforcing this Policy.Violation of the policy may result in an appearance before the Juvenile Disciplinary Control Board. Bicycle Safety –Make sure children are riding their bicycles using the proper safety equipment and following the rules of the road. Allpersonnel riding bicycles on Fort Drum are required to wear an approved Safety Helmet. Contact DES at 772-9090for assistance conducting bicycle safety checks or Bicycle Rodeos.12. DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES JIM SWORDS 12A. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM LORRIE GULER 772-3284 ACAP services are available to Family members if the sponsor is registered with ACAP. Service members are eligible for services when within 18 months of ETS or 24 months of retirement. Service members may register for services by visiting the ACAP Center in Clark Hall or by calling 772-3434/3286. In addition to offering pre- separation counseling, Department of Labor Employment Workshops, and VA counseling, the following events are scheduled for July. Watch the ACAP bulletin board or for changes: Federal Application Seminar—2 Jul; Advanced Resume Seminar—9 Jul; Small Business Development Center—16 Jul; Advanced Interviewing Seminar—23 Jul; Financial Planning Seminar—16 Jul; Education Seminar—30 Jul. The next Fort Drum ACAP Career Fair will be 12 July at The Commons. Remember, spouses may use ACAP services while the Service member is deployed if he/she is registered with ACAP. Although sponsored by ACAP, these seminars are open to all (space-available basis for those not ACAP clients). The resume and interview seminars build on the basics which are presented in the DOL Employment Workshop. Spouses are encouraged to accompany the Service member to the pre-separation counseling, employment workshop, and VA brief. Call the ACAP Center at 772-3434 or Lorrie Guler at 772-3284 for information or to reserve a seat. 12B. EDUCATION CENTER JOE AGRESTI College visits to the Fort Drum Education Center for Soldiers and Spouses: July 10-Excelsior College-Room 145- 0900-1500, July 11-Trident University- 1100-1530, August 29- Bryant & Stratton-0930-1400. AUGUST 14,2012- ANNUAL EDUCATION FAIR: Commons- 1400-1800. Over 45 college representatives, Veterans Affairs, ROTCand West Point personnel will be here to speak with Soldiers, Spouses, and college-ready Family Members.Drawings held for college gifts and prizes. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Spread the word!Education Center Office closed the following days: July 4th & 5th 2012, August 14, 2012 - after 1400 for EducationFair, September 3, 2012. Also, look for the opening of our new ANNEX at P10450 after 1 July 2012. JeffersonCommunity College and Education Counseling offices will be housed there. The Annex will be available for limitedclassroom instruction. National Test Center at the Education Center: Columbia College at Fort Drum is the sponsorfor academic credit by examination through their National Testing Center. For schedule and fee information contactColumbia College at 315-775-0128. 8
  9. 9. 13. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) OFFICE BARRY DUBOIS EEO Office provides services to current Civilian employees, former Civilian employees, and applicants foremployment. Complaints: If you feel you have been discriminated against in an employment matter based on yourrace, sex, age (40 or over), national origin, color, religion, genetic information, disability (mental or physical) and/orreprisal for previous EEO activity, please contact the EEO Complaints Manager at 772-6565. ReasonableAccommodations: If you are an individual with a disability (physical or mental) who needs an accommodation toperform the essential functions of your job, to overcome architectural barriers, or to apply for federal employment,please contact the EEO Special Emphasis Program Manager at 772-4090. Schedule A – Special Hiring Authority:If you are an individual with a targeted or more severe disability, you may apply under Schedule A for non-competitiveplacement into a Federal position at Fort Drum or other Department of the Army installations. To qualify underSchedule A and be considered for employment, you will need to submit a Resume or RESUMIX application, alongwith a Certificate of Disability. For more details, you may contact the EEO Special Emphasis Program Manager at772-4090.14. EXCHANGE (PX) ELIZABETH BEHAN 772-6103BehanE@aafes.comMain Exchange: 29 June through 5 July: Fourth of July specials. 1-14 July: Christmas in July Toy Clearance Sale(25-50% off), for $100 or more on your Mil Star get additional 10%off. 29 Jun-12 July, Furniture sale, extradiscounts on discontinued items. 29 June-July, Outdoor Living Clearance Event. 25 July, The Exchange 117thAnniversary Event. 4 August BTS Fashion Show. Services will be having a carnival on the 17th 18th and 19th ofAugust for all ages. There will be lots of vendors and giveaways more details to follow.15. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION HAL GREER www.drummwr.comPine Plains Bowling Center is CLOSED for the month of July, business will resume in August. 6 July 2012 FMWR willpartner with DPAO and JcPenney to host a tailgate party for the Blake Shelton concert. UFC Fight Night at theWinner’s Circle Sports Bar on 21 July 2012, pre-fight activities begin at 2100 with the main event at 2200. Doors willopen at 1900.16. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (FDMCH) MEGAN KLOSNER www.fortdrummch.comThe Summer Food Program is back! Starting 25 June and lasting until 24 August the Summer Food Program isproviding free, nutritious meals to all children under the age of 18. Kids may attend at any of the locations, not justthe community they live in. The Summer Food Program is held at the Monument Ridge Community Center onMondays, the Rhicard Hills community center on Wednesdays, the Adirondack Creek community center onThursdays, and the Crescent Woods community center on Fridays. All lunch programs run from 1130-1230. Forresidents of Mountain Community Homes we have several resident events in July and August. The annual BeautifulBaby Contest will be held between 1 July-31 July. Bring a picture of your child along with your contact information toyour local community center or email the picture to to be entered for a chance to win. One ofthe biggest resident events of the year is our annual National Night Out event. Held on Tuesday, 7 August at theAdirondack Creek community center, the night starts with a parade beginning at 1700 and includes food, bouncyhouses and safety themed activities for the whole family.17. FORT DRUM-WATERTOWN SQUADRON 406 CIVIL AIR PATROL 1LT ROBERT ORMSBEE 921-5348rormbsbee27@frontiernet.netThe Civil Air Patrol is open to boys and girls (cadets) ages 12-20 and adult members 18-up. The squadron cadetslearn leadership, customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and emergency services. Adults can teach andmentor cadets or perform emergency service missions, primarily search and rescue. The squadron meets in buildingM431A, South Post, Fort Drum, every Friday 1800-2000. There are also various activities throughout the year such asfield exercises and training events that take place on the weekends. Anyone that is interested can stop in and visit orrequest information by email.18. HOUSING BILL BAMANN 772-7256 9
  10. 10. off-post housing rental market continues to have less than 2% available rentals being reported from the area’slargest apartment complexes. As of 18 June 12, there were 77 adequate rental units available for rent off-post. Theseapartments range from one to four bedroom units available. The rental market changes daily please check withthe local apartment managers. Check our apartment guide found on the Fort Drum web page for contactinformation: Also, you can check online (Automated Housing Referral Network) to see current listings of rental homes and apartments. Due tothe high market demand, check back often for changes and be prepared to move fast when apartmentsbecome available. Fort Drum continues to work closely with off-post officials in getting new housing projects started.There are currently some 1,100 new apartment units under construction or approved, financed and about to start. Anadditional 200+ units are in the final planning stages, some with incentive financing provided by State and Localgovernments, that could also start this year. We expect over 1,300 new rental units will be opened in late 2012through 2014. Additionally several housing developers are building for sale homes in new subdivisions close to postthat will be affordable to grades E6 and higher and offer the same amenities as on-post housing. Information onavailable homes for sale can be found at: There continues to be hundreds of homes for sale from$50,000-$175,000 in a 30 mile radius of Fort Drum in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. With anunusually large number of Soldiers expected to PCS or ETS this summer, expect delays in scheduling theavailable movers with the Transportation office. Plan ahead, get your orders as soon as possible, andschedule your move early. The Home Affordable Modification Program, also known as HAMP, is a federalprogram of the United States set up to help eligible home owners with loan modifications for their home mortgage.The target of the program is 7 to 8 million struggling homeowners at risk of foreclosure by working with their lenders tolower monthly mortgage payments. The Program is part of the Making Home Affordable Program which was createdby the Financial Stability Act of 2009. The program was built as collaboration with lenders, investors, securities,mortgage servicers, the FHA, the VA, FHLMC, FNMA, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to create standardloan modification guidelines for lenders to take into consideration when evaluating a borrower for a potential loanmodification. Under recently announced changes to HAMP, which will go into effect 1 June, military homeowners andother families who are permanently displaced by a job-related move may still qualify as owner-occupants, whichmeans they may still qualify for a HAMP mortgage modification. The new criteria states that a borrower may qualify ifhe or she: Is displaced due to an out-of-area job transfer such as PCS orders and was occupying the home as aprincipal residence immediately prior to the displacement; Intends to return to the home at some point in the future;and does not own any other single-family real estate. Military and other families who do own other residentialproperties may still qualify for a HAMP modification under expanded opportunities available for rental propertiesannounced by Treasury in January. They also may qualify for a short sale through Treasurys Home AffordableForeclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA). Our service members deserve our full support. We dont want any memberof our military to be forced by financial challenges to leave their family behind. This would be a heartbreaking decisionfor any family, but its especially tough for military families, who often face long periods of separation duringdeployment. These changes to HAMP are one way Treasury and the CFPB are working together to support militaryfamilies and the many other hardworking families struggling to maintain homeownership.19. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON Medicine Clinic Hours to Change in July -- MEDDAC officials have announced a change to Family MedicineClinic hours of operation, effective 2 July 2012. New hours of operation will run from 0800-1700. (FMC is now openfrom 0700-1600). This change will allow for later afternoon hours, which patients have requested. NOTE: UrgentCare Hours at FMC remain the same: M-F, 0900-2000, S-S and Holidays: 0900-1600. MEDDAC Facebook – LikeUs! -- OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS CHRIS RYAN 774-0253OTBPGiftshop@gmail.comSummer Hours Tuesday 1000-1400, Wed 1000-1800, Thursday 1000-1400. Brick deadline is 1 August to havethem placed in the ground in the fall. After 1 August all bricks will be placed in the springtime. Cost is $25 perbrick. We will be closed 4 July for the holiday. We are on Facebook: otbpgifts.21. PARENT TO PARENT ALISON FISHER 10
  11. 11. The Parent to Parent program provides FREE, informative and interactive parent workshops to groups ororganizations in the local community. Workshops run from 20 minutes to an hour. We can tailor workshops to meetyour group’s needs. Participants receive high quality resources and materials which will assist them in their role astheir child’s best advocate. Parent to Parent is now booking workshops for August 2012 – June 2013. We can workwith any group that contains military parents: Coffee Groups, FRGs, PTOs, PTAs, Parent Support Groups, PTAs,Mommy & Me’s, Literacy Nights, Steering Committees , etc. Call now to make a reservation for your group!Available Workshops: Baby Sign, Growing Great Readers: Birth thru Six, Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Exploring Rhythmand Music, Early Explorations: Math, Early Explorations: Science, Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten,Parent/Provider Communication, Avoiding Homework Hassles, Post it Note Portfolios: A Tool to Motivate andOrganize Your Child, Preparing for Successful Parent Teacher Conferences, Growing Great Readers: Learning toRead and Reading to Learn, Learning Styles, Elementary School Transitions, Back to School Basics, TimeManagement for Kids, College Admission Portfolios, The College Application Process/Financial Aid, Middle and HighSchool Transitions, Academic Portfolios: A Tool to Assist You in Advocating for Your Child, and School Transitions.22. SPOUSES’ CLUB AT FORT DRUM (SCFD) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT www.fdosc.comThe Spouses Club of Fort Drum invites you to join us for new beginnings! This club is a great way to makefriends and stay involved!23. SWIM STRONG AQUATIC CLUB (SSAC) POC: PAM OESCHGER 315-405-8540www.swimssac.orgSWIM STRONG AQUATIC CLUB (SSAC) is a Level 2 USA Swim team located right here on Ft Drum. We areintroducing our Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program in July. This is a two week SWIM LESSON opportunity forages 3 and up. Two sessions are offered beginning July 9 and second session beginning July 23. Lessons willbe held on M, T, W, F evenings (for two weeks) from 5-6 pm at Magrath Pool. Please contact Marissa for "Learn to Swim" information. Our SSAC Swim Team is open to swimmers ages 5-18.Our certified swim instructors can help your child work on improving basic strokes and technique or help theadvanced swimmer work on endurance and speed. Most swimmers can be assessed during a FREE two weektrial. SSAC offers four levels of swim instruction with practice times on Monday-Friday evenings, 2-4 times aweek. Please visit our website for detailed information and employment opportunities. Contact our coaches at:www.swimssac.org24. THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD 772-7189thriftshopfd@hotmail.comSATURDAY OPENINGS ~ 4 August 0930-1400. Summer Operation Schedule ~ Open every Tuesdays,Wednesday & Thursdays 0930-1400; CLOSED 3-12 July & 7-16 August. BAG SALE DAYS ~ 24-26 & 31 Julyand 1-2, 4, 28-30 August. WE WANT YOUR LEFT OVER YARD SALE ITEMS!! Drop off donations 24hrs a dayin our front lobby or during business hours to receive a tax receipt. (Please No Mattresses or car parts, all otheritems accepted). Are you PCSing?? Are your closets and storage rooms busting at the seams?? Do you justhave too much Junk in the house that you want to remove? Would you like to make some extra MONEY whileclearing it out?? If you said YES to any of these questions, then you need to head on over to the FORT DRUMTHRIFT SHOP!! Or Call 315-772-7189 to set up a PCS appointment! The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is your onestop shop to get rid of all your Unwanted Items or Acquire more Treasures! We take donations 24hrs a day inour front lobby or we offer consignments daily from 0930-1230. We also offer PCS appointments to anyone whois within 90 days of PCS/ETSing on or off of post. What is a PCS appointment you ask? A PCS appointmentallows you to do 1 LARGE Consignment Drop OFF and youll be assured your consignment check will beforwarded to you!! Are you looking for a Formal Gown for the Ball? Stop by & check out our large selection ofgowns! The Thrift Shop is OPEN Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays 0930-1400 we are located on old post,Building P55 First St. & Quartermaster Rd. For Sale Specials, Consignment Info or Donation Info call 315-772-7189 or visit us on the WEB @ **25. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK -or- FIFTH ANNUAL TROOP RIDE Saturday, 28 July 28, TROOP RIDE Sponsored by Sikorsky Military Completions Center and UAW Local 1752. Ride starts at 1000 at SMCC West 74 Kahler Road North, Horseheads, NY. 11
  12. 12. Registration: 0730-0930, $15 per person. Pre-registration forms are available now at Includes free Troop Ride 2012 t-shirt and commemorative gift. WTU Fishing Trip at Henderson Harbor – 14 July (8 personnel) and 21 July (4 personnel): 10 hours of fishing beautiful Lake Ontario with How Sweet It Is Charters. Must be assigned to WTU, going through MEB process, or Purple Heart Recipient to attend. Please email Rachel Millios, Programs Manager at: to reserve your spot or call 315-777-8006 with questions. Interested in becoming part of the USO Volunteer team? Sign up on New Volunteer Orientation Dates: 11 July at 1400 & 24 July at 1730. Contact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator ( with any questions.26. VETERINARY CLINIC CPT JULIE PAIGE BROWN 772-4262 of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 0830-1600. Closed on Thursdays. Internal and externalparasite prevention is strongly recommended year-round, but it becomes even more important during warmer months,when insects are more active. Fleas and ticks (which carry Lyme and other diseases) are prevented with a monthlytopical medication. Heartworms (carried by mosquitoes) and intestinal parasites are prevented with a monthlychewable medication. For especially active/outdoor animals, we also offer Leptosporosis and Lyme Disease vaccines.REGISTRATION / LICENSING: All dogs and cats living on Fort Drum MUST be registered with Fort Drum VeterinaryServices, within 45 days of arrival at Fort Drum. Dogs must also be licensed with the State of New York, with the townclerk where the animal lives. Pets living on Fort Drum must be licensed with the city of LeRay. This requires proof ofa current rabies vaccination. MICROCHIPPING: Fort Drum requires that ALL dogs and cats living on post must bemicrochipped. This ensures the return of your pet if lost (on post or off). Walk-in microchip clinics are held on Fridaymornings from 0900-1100. MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: Vaccination, ―sick call,‖ and health certificates are availableon a scheduled basis only. We are normally booked 3-4 weeks in advance. As soon as you find out you are travelingOCONUS, please contact us to ensure your pet meets the requirements for your destination. For medical conditionsrequiring immediate care, we encourage you to pursue off-post treatment with a civilian practice. SURGERY: Weoffer spays, neuters, mass removals, and dental cleanings. Surgeries can be scheduled starting on the 15th of eachmonth. LOST PETS: If you lose your pet on Fort Drum, please check this website (updated daily): To arrange pick-up or drop-off of lost/found pets, call theStray Facility (NOT the Vet Clinic) at 772-2072. FOOD MISSION: Veterinary Services ensures food safety for allDining Facilities, MWR facilities, AAFES vendors, the Commissary, and TISA. If you have any questions regardingthis portion of our mission, please contact SFC Christopher Lovrien at 772-4276.27. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ 646-7080volsupfund@gmail.comPlease join us in welcoming our new VSF 2012-2013 Board: President, Karyn Mintz, 1st Vice President: LyndseyHodkinson, 2nd Vice President: Lori Hickman, Treasurer: Rebecca Spring, and Secretary: Erin St. Laurent. Its goingto be another great VSF year! 12
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