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  1. 1. CLIF NOTES FOR THE FORT DRUM COMMUNITY February 2013 Table of Contents1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) 14. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH)2. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE 15. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP3. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) 16. HOUSING4. CHAPEL 17. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC)5. CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL SERVICES (CYSS) SPORTS 18. McEWEN LIBRARY6. CYSS YOUTH CENTER 19. MEDDAC7. CYSS SKIES 20. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP)8. CYSS SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) 21. PARENT TO PARENT9. COMMISSARY 22. PARKS AND RECREATION10. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) 23. SAFETY11. EDUCATION CENTER 24. TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER12. EXCHANGE 25. USO - FORT DRUM13. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (FMWR) 26. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) Click the above hyperlinks to go directly to Agency Section in CLIF Notes Section in CLIF Notes1. AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) CHERYL DEAN, 315-772-6561• NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Will be held on 6 March, 1:00 pm in the American Red Cross Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall,please call to sign up or stop by our office.• BLOOD DRIVE: Due to a shortage of blood, we will be hosting another blood drive at the USO on Fort Drum, 14 and 15 March. Ifyou would like to donate, please call our office or go online to www.redcrossblood.org to sign up online. To donate blood, you needto be at least 16 years of age (with parental permission), be home from deployment for at least 1 year, have been at least 57 dayssince your last donation, not pregnant or given birth in the last 6 weeks, and no tattoos in the state of NY in the last year. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.redcross.org Click the hyperlinks Email Address: drum@redcross.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/American-Red-Cross-Fort-Drum/2537058113353402. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE CATHY FERRAN, 315-772-4979 RESILIENCE TRAINING: Module 4: 4 March, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, ACS. For more information, call 772-0470/2848. BULLYING 101 FOR PARENTS: 7 March, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, ACS. For more information, call 772-5914 ACS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: 11-15 March, 9:00 am – 4 pm, ACS. For more information, call 772-6710. VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH CEREMONY: 21 March, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, The Commons. For more information, call 772-2899. ACS CALENDAR including all March 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/FortDrumACSOutreach3. BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) MICHELLE RODEN, (315) 772-7807• BOSS MARCH MADNESS: Watch the games with BOSS starting on 17 March - 8 April, BOSS. Open to Active Duty Soldiers andSpouses only. Enter your NCAA March Madness brackets to the BOSS Centers NLT 18 March by COB to participate in the “BOSSMarch Madness”. Great Prizes. Click here for the BOSS March Madness flier.• 5K FUN RUN/WALK: Will be held on 23 March, 9:00 am at Magrath Sports Complex overflow parking lot.February 2013 CLIF Notes 1
  2. 2. • GAMING TOURNAMENT: 28 March, 7:00 pm, BOSS. NBA2K13 Tournament will be held at Nash Blvd BOSS Center. First placewinner will win $150, second place $100 and third place $50. No fee to enter. Open to Active Duty Soldiers and Spouses only. Clickhere for the NBA2K13 Tournament flier. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: http://www.drummwr.com/BOSS.htm Click the hyperlinks Email Address: michelle.m.roden.naf@mail.mil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortdrum.boss4. CHAPEL CAROL BURKE, 315-772-4451• INSTALLATION COMMAND CHAPLAIN: A chaplain is always as close as a phone call away at 772-5591. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask for the duty chaplain.• LENTEN & EASTER SERVICE SCHEDULE 13 February Catholic Ash Wednesday- 12:15 & 5:30 pm 29 March Catholic Good Friday- 3:00 pm 13 February Liturgical Protestant Ash Weds- 4:30 pm 29 March Liturgical Protestant Good Friday- 12:15 pm Fridays in Lent Catholic Stations of the Cross – 5:30 pm 30 March Catholic Easter Vigil- 8:00 pm 28 March Catholic Holy Thursday- 5:30 pm 31 March Community Easter Sunrise- 7:00 am 28 March Liturgical Maundy Thurs Service- 7:00 pm All Regular Services Remain NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: carol.a.burke.civ@mail.mil Click the hyperlinks5. CYSS SPORTS JON BURNARD, 315-772-4102• SPRING CLINICS REGISTRATIONS: Now through 1 March, Ages: 7-13 Baseball Hitting & Defensive Clinics and Golf Clinic. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthSports.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FORT-DRUM-MOUNTAINEER-CYSS-SPORTS/214490878183 Email: Jonathan.m.burnard.naf@mail.mil6. CYSS YOUTH CENTER STEVE FERGUSON, 315- 772-6717• SKATE JAM: Saturday, 2 March. Program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th and runs from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Cost of theevent is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for Non-members. A school picture ID is required• MIDNIGHT SPORTS: Friday, 15 March. Program is open for youth in grades 6th-12th and runs from 8:00 pm until Midnight.Cost of the event is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for Non-members. A school picture ID is required.• HIRED! PARENT & YOUTH ORIENTATION: Wednesday, 6 March. Term 2 Orientation is open for youth ages 15-18 yearsand their parents and runs from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm. Deadline for Term 2 applications is 16 March.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/YouthServices.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-CYSS-YouthProgram/370723860409 Email: steven.a.ferguson.civ@mail.mil7. CYSS SKIES DEB KENNEDY, 315- 772-6551• TEACHING OUR TODDLERS(TOT) MUSIC: every Monday. Cost per month for the program is $20 – parents must remain in theclassroom with their child and assist as necessary.• GLASS FUSION: Mondays from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Class fee is $15 per class, and is open to youth in grades 6-12.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/SKIES.html Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortDrumSkies Email: deborah.l.kennedy14.naf@mail.milFebruary 2013 CLIF Notes 2
  3. 3. 8. SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES (SLS) MICHELE CARLTON/TERRI SPENCER 772-3214/1311• SCHOOL SPRING BREAK: 1 – 5 April• MARCH FOCUS AND PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Fine Arts is the focus for March both in the community and in the schooldistricts. Look for several activities in your school and community on your school websites and local community calendars. Marchbrings Parent Teacher Conferences in many local school districts.• START NOW FOR COLLEGE SEARCHES: Parents should begin looking at school websites for Parent College Information Session.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com Click the hyperlinks Email: michele.l.carlton.naf@mail.mil or terri.l.spencer6.naf@mail.mil9. COMMISSARY PATTY MUSHTARE, 315-772-6185• FROZEN CASE LOT SALE: The Commissary will be having a FROZEN CASE LOT SALE IN MARCH. You will be able to pick up a flyerat the Courtesy Desk and return the flyer by 11 March. You will be able to pick up your product starting 27 March from 7:30 am-8:00 pm. We will be open on 31 March for business.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=hqcney Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourCommissary10. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (DES) CHIEF JULIAN, 315-772-4483• EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS: dial 911 from any land-line. That call will go directly to the DES Dispatch Center. If you dial 911from your cell phone, that call will go directly to the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Advise the dispatcher you are calling fromFort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatch center. Current technology does not allow for the separation of cellphone calls on or off the installation. For non-emergency calls for service: Police 772-5156/5157 Fire Prevention/Training 772-3372/4420/4702 Director 772-5721 Police Chief 772-4483 Fire Chief 772-3547/4420 Physical Security Chief – 772-3105• PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY: Do not leave your vehicle unattended and unlocked. Do not leave valuables in plain view in unlockedOR locked vehicles. Prevent Crimes of Opportunity• WINTER PARKING: From 1 November to 1 April parking on the roadways in the housing areas is prohibited. This is important dueto snow removal operations and also for providing adequate room for Emergency Vehicles during the winter months. Also makesure all fire hydrants are clear of snow.11. EDUCATION CENTER JOE AGRESTI, 315-772-8580• TRANSFER OF POST 9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS - END OF REDUCED ADDITIONAL DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION (ADSO): The benefit ofno or a reduced ADSO for senior Service members transferring their Post 9/11 education benefits will run out 1 Aug 2013. After thatdate, all Service members will be held to a four year ADSO regardless of their qualifying years on 1 Aug 2009. Requests for transferof benefits are made through MILCONNECT on their website. Service members who previously transferred their benefits canconfirm their ADSO at the same site.• UNAUTHORIZED VENDOR, CLEP STUDY GUIDES: Soldiers have reported being approached in their quarters by a AmericanEducation, Inc. or The United Educators, Inc. and selling a “study guide” package consisting of commercial study guides for theCollege Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other reference materials. These representatives have not been approved on FortDrum, and door-to-door sales are prohibited. Anyone approached should notify the Military Police; Individuals who have contractedwith either should meet with their SJA to discuss options.• SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE: It’s College Application season, and that means financial aid. The Education Center has abrochure listing the websites for a wide range of Soldiers, Family Members, and Veterans. Stop by and pick up a copy at your earliestconvenience.February 2013 CLIF Notes 3
  4. 4. NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Army-Education-Center/321867727827654 Click the hyperlinks Email: joseph.a.agresti.civ@mail.mil12. EXCHANGE KEN LIMTIACO, 315-773-5631• MAIN STORE: 31 March 2013 Easter: Main Exchange has all the Easter Bunny’s supplies.• MAIN FOOD COURT: Subway- Try our new personal pizzas! Topped any way you like it! Starting at just $4.00 Captain D’s- Try ournew hot delicious fish tenders, add them to a meal or try them on their own. Manchu Wok- New Cashew Chicken with your choiceof rice or noodles. Anthony’s Pizza- Try our new Tempura Chicken Strips, add them to a combo or try them alone with your choice ofdipping sauce. Get some today! Charley’s- Upgrade your regular fries to gourmet fries with cheddar bacon and ranch for just $1more!!• EXCHANGE MALL: H&R Block will offer expanded hours during this tax season, 9:00 am-7:00 pm Monday through Saturday andSunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.shopmyexchange.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX13. FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION HAROLD GREER, 315-772-5685• ST PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON BUFFET: 15 March at The Common’s Winner Circle• EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH: 31 March in the Common’s BallroomNEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumFMWR Email: erin.k.barrett.naf@mail.mil14. FORT DRUM MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY HOMES (MCH) MEGAN KLOSNER, 315-955-6810• HOMES AVAILABLE:  Brand new four bedroom homes for Junior NCO (SGT-SSG) with short wait times. All Soldiers and Families are encouraged to contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644.  JENL (PVT-SPC) three and four bedroom homes also available to newly arriving Families. Contact the Welcome Home Center for details 315-955-6644.  The Timbers has one and two bedroom apartments available today for unaccompanied Soldiers (SSG and above)! Contact the Timbers Leasing Office 315-777-8000.• SPRING FLING: Swing into spring with lots of fun! Residents of Mountain Community Homes are invited to visit the MonumentRidge or Rhicard Hills Community Center from 11:00 to 1:00 pm on Saturday, 23 March for an Easter egg hunt, face painting, gamesand so much more!• EASTER BUNNY VISITS YOUR COMMUNITY CENTER: The Easter bunny is visiting each community center for pictures! Bring yourcamera to snap some shots of your little ones with our furry visitor.  Adirondack Creek – 14 March from 10 am – 12 pm  Monument Ridge - 28 March from 10 am-12 pm  Crescent Woods – 15 March from 2-4 pm  Rhicard Hills - 29 March from 2-4 pm Click here to view event flyers NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.fortdrummch.com Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortdrummchFebruary 2013 CLIF Notes 4
  5. 5. 15. FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP MELISSA REXROAD, 315-772-7189• SATURDAY OPENING AT THE THRIFT SHOP: Saturday, 2 March, Open 9:30 am-2:00 pm Taking Consignments 9:30 am-12:15pm, Offering Bag Sales & 50% OFF Sales.• DONATIONS & CONSIGNMENTS: The Thrift Shop is a 501(C)3 non-profit private organization charity that relies on donationsand profits from consignment sales to fulfill our mission of providing welfare grants to local organizations within ourcommunity. 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 areavailable for donations) For more information visit us on Face Book or the Web.• VOLUNTEERING AT THE THRIFT SHOP: We offer merchandise discounts and first pick of new merchandise all while gainingretail experience as benefits of being a Thrift Shop Volunteer! If interested in joining our team and helping support thecommunity just stop in at anytime and speak with a member of management.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Website: http://thriftshopinc.webs.com Email: thriftshopfd@hotmail.com16. HOUSING BILL BAMANN, 315-772-7256• OFF-POST HOUSING RESOURCES: The off-post rental housing market is beginning to open up as new construction continues;there is currently about 5% vacancy within available rentals being reported from the area’s largest apartment complexes. Click link,www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspx to go to Fort Drum housing website for information and links to resources.There are some 1,200 new market rental housing units in various stages of construction that will be available early 2013 through2014.• 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.• NEW 2013 BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) RATES: On 1 January, the new BAH rates for Fort Drum went into effect.Every pay grade saw an increase in their BAH; there was an overall increase of 5+% for the installation. Click here for flier- 2013 FortDrum BAH Rates.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drum.army.mil/PublicWorks/Pages/Housing.aspx Click the hyperlinks Email: william.l.bamann@us.army.mil17. NORTH COUNTRY SPOUSES’ CLUB (NCSC) MARY JANSEN, PRESIDENT• NCSC BASKET AUCTION: will be held on 2 March at 6:00 pm at The Commons.• NCSC POLISH POTTERY BINGO: will be held on 17 April at 11:00 am at The Commons.• NCSC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY: will be held on 22 May at 7:00 pm at The Commons.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: http://northcountryspousesclub.weebly.com/Click the hyperlinks Emails: NorthCountrySpousesClub@weebly.com NCSCPresident@gmail.comFebruary 2013 CLIF Notes 5
  6. 6. 18. McEWEN LIBRARY ALLEN GOUDIE, 315-772-9099• MCEWEN LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE AND BOOK SWAP: Friday 15 March, Saturday 16 March and Monday 18 March. Comeearly for best selection, come late for best prices. Cash only, please bring small bills or change! Adult books 50¢, childrens books25¢, movies $1, CDs $1. Monday - all you can fit in a bag for $1! OR – trade a CURRENT (published 2012 or 2013) book for 10 usedbooks! (Asking for volunteers to work sale, set up Thursday evening and take down Monday afternoon/evening would beappreciated; if interested please e-mail Wendy at wendy.newell@us.army.mil or stop in at the library.)• NATIONAL WILDLIFE WEEK: 19 March at 10:00 am Ray Rainbolt, Fish & Wildlife Program Manager on Fort Drum, will be doing aspecial StoryTime at the library.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/library.htm Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-C-McEwen Library/269047099442 Email: allen.r.goudie.naf@mail.mil Online Card Catalog: www.mylibraryus.fmwr.net/search~S24. Blackberry or iPhone Access: www.mylibraryusmobile.fmwr.net/19. MEDDAC COL THOMPSON, 315-772-4024• NEW PROCEDURE: SEEK URGENT CARE FROM PRIMARY CARE MANAGER AT GUTHRIE: In January 2013, the GuthriePrimary Care Clinic became an appointment-based clinic only, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. It no longer offerswalk-in urgent care services. Instead, beneficiaries enrolled to the Fort Drum MEDDAC must first seek urgent careservices from their Primary Care Manager (PCM). If an appointment cannot be provided within 24 hours, the beneficiarywill either be telephone triaged or see a triage nurse to assess their health concerns.What to do for Urgent Care Issues:During clinic hours: Call (315) 772-2778 to speak with an Access Center Clerk or Triage Nurse.After Clinic Hours: Call (315) 772-2778: You will be transferred to our answering service that will take your informationand contact our primary care manager (PCM) of the Day. The PCM of the Day will return your call within 30 minutes andaddress your health concerns.PATIENTS CAN NOW COMMUNICATE ONLINE WITH GUTHRIE CLINIC: The Guthrie Primary Care Clinic now offersSecure Messaging: an online secure way to talk directly to your provider. No more waiting on hold to put a note in toyour doctor! With this secure system you can talk directly to your doctor and ask for lab and X-ray results, prescriptionrefills, new and continuation of care referrals, and even appointment for symptoms that you are experiencing! The nexttime you are at Guthrie, simply ask the Front Desk staff for an application.• FLU HOTLINE & VACCINES: Protect yourself again influenza! Take the first and most important step: get a flu vaccine!For more information on days/times, please call the Flu Hotline at (315) 772-5044.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/291076844239665February 2013 CLIF Notes 6
  7. 7. 20. OFF THE BEATIN PATH GIFTS (OTBP) CHRIS RYAN, 315-774-0253• MEMORIAL/APPRECIATION BRICKS: Memorial/Appreciation Bricks Deadline for spring is 1 April. Cost $25.00 each.• VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK GIFTS FROM OTBP: order your gifts soon so that they are in on time for your events. Manyoptions are available in store to have personalized.• 2013-2014 JCC SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: JCC is putting together their scholarship programs for 2013-2014. Applications for theRotary scholarships are available in the office and at the college. If you have a student going to JCC and would like to apply for oneof our scholarships the following is the criteria: resident of Jefferson, Lewis or St Lawrence County, demonstrates good academicpotential and financial need. If you family member can met the criteria they will be given preference. Applications should besubmitted by 1 April.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otbpgifts Click the hyperlinks Email: OTBPGiftshop@gmail.com21. PARENT TO PARENT (PtoP) ALISON FISHER, 315-777-4496• STORYTIME AT MCEWEN LIBRARY, FORT DRUM: 26 February, 10:00 a.m. “When They’re Away” 12 March, 10:00 a.m. “SpringAhead” 26 March, 10:00 a.m. “Rhyme Time”• CELEBRITY READER AT THE COMMONS FAMILY NIGHT: 5 March, 6:00 p.m.,“How Rocket Learned to Read.” The first 25 familiesreceive a free book with purchase of the buffet.• TELL ME A STORY EVENT: Saturday, 16 March at 2:00 p.m. in The Commons- “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot” By MargotTheis Raven. Each family will receive a copy of the book to take home and every child will participate in a guided craft activity withtheir parents ADMISSION IS FREE, but space is limited! Please reserve your space by emailing PtoP or calling 912-492-1015.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Click the hyperlinks Email: ptop.drum@militarychild.org22. PARKS & RECREATION EUGENE SPENCER, 315-772-6568• CROSS COUNTRY SKI LUNCHEONS: are held every Thursday at 9:00 am weather dependent. We will go out to localCross Country Ski trails and ski for the morning. We conclude each ski trip with lunch. Price per person is $20 for use ofour equipment and $10 if you use your own equipment.• ICE FISHING EVENT & CLASS: will be held on 2 March and 13 March. This event will start at 9:00 am and will $20which includes instruction, equipment, and bate. The location and event are weather dependent.• MONSTER JAM IN SYRACUSE: will take place on 9 March leaving Parks and Recreation at 12:00 pm. This trip will be$42 per person and includes transportation, Tickets to the Show, and Pit Passes.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Website: www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm Click the hyperlinks Email: eugene.w.spencer2.naf@mail.mil23. SAFETY JOHN DROZD, 315-772-3022• SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS: Most winter falling accidents happen in parking lots. To ensure your safety make sure your feet arefirmly planted when exiting your vehicle. If uncertain of surface conditions, shuffle your feet and keep your arms close to your sidesuntil you determine it is safe to walk normally. If carrying packages, carry them close to your body. Over the ankle shoes or bootswith slip resistant soles and stretch slip-on over-the-boot studded walking aids are always appropriate during the winter months.• REDUCING WINTER DRIVING ACCIDENTS: The most important thing is to slow down and drive according to conditions. Just asimportant is see and be seen. Clear all glass and lights of snow before starting out. Dont hesitate to use emergency flashers if youFebruary 2013 CLIF Notes 7
  8. 8. feel uncomfortable about the vehicles behind you. Using your low beams at all times, even during daylight hours can reduce yourchances of an accident by 20%. Have situational awareness of weather conditions where you are departing from, your destinationand all points in between can help you avoid accidents or being stranded alongside the road way. Monitor weather reports, pull upthe weather channel on your computer or utilize the New York State Department of Transportation or dial 511 on your phone toreceive local and regional driving conditions. Pack a survival kit with items presented at the November CLIF in sufficient quantitiesfor all passengers to keep them comfortable for 8-12 hours, until roads can be plowed/cleared.• PREVENTING COLD WEATHER INJURIES: Cold weather injuries can happen in less than five minutes if the temperature and windchill combine to drop temperatures to dangerous levels. The wind chill chart located on the NOAA website can help you and yourFamily to dress accordingly when venturing outside on cold North Country days.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: john.drozd@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks24. TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER CPT STEVE BRADY, 315-774-0356• TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER IS NOW OPEN: as of 1 February and located in Building T-120. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, appointment line is 315-772-6727.• DOCUMENTATION NEEDED: Clients must bring ID card, social security cards and birthdates for themselves and all dependents,W2, 1099 and a voided check to receive refund via direct deposit.• TAX PREPERATION DROP OFF SERVICE AVAILABLE: Drop off service is available for Soldiers with no dependents and who do notitemize.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: steven.e.brady@us.army.mil Click the hyperlinks Facebook: www.facebook.com/drumtax Appointment Line: 315-772-672725. USO - FORT DRUM KAREN CLARK, 315-774-0356• UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE USO: Ice Cream Social- 4 April and Warrior Run- 27 April• RECURRING PROGRAMS: Break dancing every Monday from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (ages 5+); Salsa Dancing every Thursday from 7:00pm-9:00pm; USO Fort Drum offers a hot snack Monday-Friday at 11:30 am.• INTERESTED IN BECOMING A USO VOLUNTEER? Register at www.usovolunteer.org then attend an orientation: 12 February at2:00 pm, or 27 February at 6:00 pm. Questions? Contact Molly Manning, Volunteer Coordinator, 315-777-8006 ormmanning@uso.org .NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Facebook: www.facebook.com/USOFortDrum Click the hyperlinks Email: kclark@uso.org -or- usoftdrum@uso.org26. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FUND (VSF) KARYN MINTZ, 315-646-7080• REIMBURSED CHILDCARE: The Volunteer Support Fund provides reimbursement of childcare costs so people like you canvolunteer within the Fort Drum community! VSF can help offset costs of childcare for volunteers of: USO, American Red Cross, ThriftShip, NCSC and more.• INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOODS: Take a trip around the world at the 22nd Annual International Festival of Food is 3 May4:30-8:00 pm at the Commons• TICKETS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOODS: Save money and buy early. $12 presale (12 and up) and $15 at the door.NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? Email: volsupfund@gmail.com Click the hyperlinksFebruary 2013 CLIF Notes 8