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  1. 1. Table of Contents 2013-2014 Fort Drum Post Guide & Phone Directory Fort Drum ranked among the Army’s top installations again this year, winning the 2013 Army Communities of Excellence bronze award for its outstanding support and services to 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and Families. This year’s award makes the installation an ACOE winner for a fourth consecutive year. Fort Drum won ACOE bronze last year, ACOE silver in 2011 and an ACOE exemplary practice award in 2010 for the achievements of its Cultural Resources Program. Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division (LI) Commanding General.................................................. Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend Division Command Sergeant Major............................................ CSM Richard E. Merritt Garrison Commander.................................................................. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg Deputy to the Garrison Commander..............................................Michael H. McKinnon Garrison Public Affairs Officer............................................................. Julie A. Cupernall Editor....................................................................................................................Kae Young Photographs contributed by The Mountaineer newspaper staff; 1st Brigade Combat Team; 2nd Brigade Combat Team; 3rd Brigade Combat Team; 4th Brigade Combat Team; 10th Combat Aviation Brigade; 10th Sustainment Brigade; Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes; Fort Drum Visual Information; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce; Lewis County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce; Sackets Harbor Area Cultural Preservation Foundation; 1000 Islands International Tourism Council; and MEDDAC Public Affairs Office. © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935; Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 • Matt Benedict, President, CEO Welcome Letter........................................................................ 4 Welcome................................................................................... 5 Housing................................................................................... 12 Health Care............................................................................. 16 Education................................................................................ 22 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation & More.............. 27 Off-Post Leisure & Travel........................................................ 39 Fort Drum & The 10th Mountain Division (LI).........................45 Maps............................................................................. Foldouts Military Buyer’s Guide........................................... Yellow Pages Telephone Directory................................................ White Pages Published by MARCOA Publishing, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Drum. This installation guide is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, Department of Defense or Department of the Army. The appearance of advertising in this publication including inserts or supplements does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army or MARCOA Publishing, Inc., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit or merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Fort Drum. • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 3
  2. 2. Welcome Letter W elcome to Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division (LI). Since the start of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers have continuously committed to the fight and readiness for worldwide deployment. It is our No. 1 priority, and readiness includes Soldiers and their Families. In support of our mission readiness is our first-class military community. Fort Drum’s excellence is no secret to communities Armywide. For a third consecutive year, the post was ranked among the Army’s top installations for its outstanding garrison support and services. In addition, we have strong community partnerships with offpost medical facilities and area school systems. Fort Drum is committed to fulfilling the Army Community Covenant — by doing so we are working to make this installation the one you will remember throughout your military career. Please use this guide as an introduction to our units, resources, services and local recreational activities. Also, check out our website:, or visit our Facebook page: for all the latest information you will need. I am certain if you take advantage of all Fort Drum and the surrounding communities have to offer, your time here will be incredibly rewarding. Climb to Glory! Stephen J. Townsend Major General, U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division (LI) Commanding General 4 Fort Drum • •
  3. 3. Welcome Garrison Mission U.S. Army Garrison Fort Drum provides bestin-Army services and infrastructure for our Soldiers, Families and Civilians who support our nation during a time of persistent conflict. Garrison Vision Statement A garrison team, as a learning organization, that provides best-in-Army services to our primary stakeholders: Soldiers, Families and Civilians, while fostering an environment where all are treated with respect and are committed to sustaining Fort Drum as the premiere installation in the United States Army. Website Access Fort Drum’s website for more details on any subject area covered in this guide. The Web address is or Facebook at You’ve Arrived Welcome to Fort Drum, New York. This is the home of the 10th Mountain Division (LI), with its supporting elements and many tenant units. The division has a strong legacy on an installation that celebrated its centennial in 2007. You and your Family are part of our history now. Your tour of duty here will be filled with adventure and challenges, and we’re sure you’ll find the resources you need to make you feel part of this community. If you need assistance, just ask! Fort Drum is located in northern New York’s “North Country,” which borders Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Canada, the Adirondack Mountains and Vermont. The tricounty area of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence surrounds the installation. The installation is in Jefferson County. There is a lot to see and do within the region; you only need to seek out your favorite activity or be willing to try something new. Local Transportation Fort Drum is approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse and 10 miles from Watertown. Most air travelers arrive via Hancock International Airport, Syracuse. Look for the Fort Drum sign, which includes information about bus schedules and hotel accommodations. There are also flights available via the Watertown International Airport. Also, free transportation is provided by the Fort Drum Welcome Center for in-processing Soldiers and Family members from the airport. For more information, call 315-772-7529/2107 or 800-661-7158. Bus service is available via Adirondack Trailways, located at 540 State St., Watertown. The service has scheduled trips throughout New York and some parts of Canada. For more information, call 800-776-7548. Local bus transportation is available via Watertown Citi-Bus Corporation, 245 Washington St., Watertown, 315-785-7772. Fort Drum offers a dining facility shuttle bus daily. For schedule information, call 315-772-8060. Reception, Reporting In Fort Drum’s Directorate of Human Resources is responsible for 24-hour direct support reception operations for the division and post. The • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 5
  4. 4. Welcome 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV OFF-POST LEISURE FMWR & MORE EDUCATION HEALTH CARE HOUSING WELCOME sponsor can make the move easier! Sponsors can provide: • correspondence by email before the move. • information about what Fort Drum Child, Youth and School Services has to offer. • information about Fort Drum and the surrounding area. • someone who knows what it’s like adjusting to a new place, a new school and new friends. • a means to make the transition/move easier. directorate provides reception and in-processing functions for incoming Soldiers and Families and ensures all Soldiers are in-processed in accordance with Army Regulation 600-8-101. All Soldiers arriving here are assigned to a brigade in accordance with their orders. All activeduty Soldiers arriving for assignment must report to the Fort Drum Welcome Center, Clark Hall, for in-processing. Non-divisional Soldiers whose orders state “reception transient” will be given a final assignment immediately upon arrival to Fort Drum. It is Fort Drum’s goal to have the Soldier signed in and greeted by their sponsor within two hours of arrival. Expanded in-processing consists of installation orientation, installation activity inprocessing, TA-50 issue and deployment readiness screening. The staff will assist in resolving any problems that may arise during in-processing. Soldier in-processing will begin on Day One at your unit of assignment. You can expect to be greeted by your sponsor, meet your chain of command, have your housing or barracks needs taken care of and complete a variety of other tasks before continuing with installation in-processing. On Day Two of in-processing you will be attending a number of briefings during the installation centralized in-processing located in Clark Hall. These briefings will give you a wealth of information that you will need during your time at Fort Drum, as well as completing your finance paperwork related to your PCS move to Fort Drum. The rest of the in-processing period will involve your medical and dental in-processing, CIF equipment issue, a briefing by the 10th Mountain Division commanding general. You can expect to be done with the in-processing within 6 Fort Drum 10 duty days at which time you are released to the control of your unit leadership. If the staff can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to contact them at 315-772-7529/2107 or 800-661-7158. In-Transit Emergencies If an emergency arises while Soldiers are on their way here and the situation may prohibit a timely arrival, Soldiers must call the Fort Drum Welcome Center, 800-661-7158 or 315-772-7529. Any Soldier who cannot arrive on his/her report date and does not call may be considered absent without leave. Sponsorship Sponsorship is available to all Soldiers and Civilians reporting to Fort Drum and is mandatory for Soldiers in the rank of private (E-1) through colonel (O-6) and for Civilians in grades GS-15 and below. Sponsors are requested with the Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet (DA Form 5434), completed while out-processing your losing installation. To find out the status of your sponsorship request or with any questions about Fort Drum sponsorship, you may email the Fort Drum Directorate of Human Resources (sponsorship liaison) at usarmy.drum. You may also contact the Fort Drum sponsorship liaison at: 800-661-7158 or 315-772-9095; DSN: 772-9095. Fax: 315-772-6045; DSN: 772-6045. Youth Sponsorship Youth sponsorship works to link youth in grades one through 12 who are moving to the Fort Drum area with a youth sponsor. A youth This program is designed to ease the fears of teens in the process of transitioning to or from Fort Drum. Sponsors are matched with incoming teens based on gender, age and interests. The sponsors then serve as guides for incoming youth. They introduce the new arrival to others within their age/grade level and to various activities. Youth in the community who wish to sponsor an incoming youth must register with the Youth Sponsorship Program Coordinator, have parental permission and attend required training. Being a youth sponsor helps build life skills and develops leadership. For more information, contact 315-772-8672/6717. Air Force In-Processing Newly arrived U.S. Air Force personnel with orders to 20 ASOS must report to the 20 ASOS Commander’s Support Staff, Building 11480, Enduring Freedom Drive with their sponsor if available, for in-processing. If the member arrives on a holiday, down day or weekend, the member will report the following duty day to sign in/in-process. If the member plans to arrive at the unit earlier than initially planned, the member will inform his/her sponsor and/or contact the 20 ASOS at 315-772-0412/0729/6958 or DSN 772-0412/0729/6958. All newcomers will report to the unit in uniform. If any circumstances arise that prevent or delay you from reporting on time, contact your sponsor and the Commanders Support Staff immediately to inform them of the circumstances surrounding your delay. Key Personnel: Commander.......................... 315-772-4535 First Sergeant....................... 315-772-4190 Director of Operations.......... 315-772-3596 Squadron Superintendent..... 315-772-4462 Operations Superintendent.... 315-772-6966 Operations Flight Commander.... 315-774-8132/6880/1469 Logistics Flight Commander..................... 315-772-4650 Commanders Support Staff......................... 315-772-6958/0412 • •
  5. 5. Welcome Automated Operator, Phone Information WELCOME Fort Drum’s automated operator can be reached at 315-772-6011. Fort Drum’s DSN is 772. For more information in locating a Soldier call 315-772-5869 or 866-771-6357. Welcome Packet and Tour On Post Temporary Lodging is managed by: IHG Army Hotels Religious Services and Programs Appropriated Funds (AF) Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday AF CPAC Welcome Desk: 315-772-1049 Fax: 315-772-8078 Building P-10720, Clark Hall, Room C2-14 To view job openings go to AAFES 315-773-5632 Building P-2300 Nash Blvd. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday Apply online at Automated Job Listing 315-772-6500 Available 24 hours a day • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 7 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Main Post Chapel.................. 315-772-5591 Riva Ridge Chapel................. 315-772-6905 Po Valley Chapel................... 315-772-5540 Director of Religious Education.......... 315-774-4002 Family Life Chaplain............ 315-772-7455 Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday NAF CPAC Welcome Desk: 315-772-5393 Fax: 315-772-8078 Building P-10720, Clark Hall, Room C2-21 OFF-POST LEISURE Helpful Phone Numbers Employment for Family Members FMWR & MORE Fort Drum offers many services and programs for Soldiers and Families. Child care is available for all services and most programs. Religious services available include Catholic Mass, Protestant worship services, gospel services, Latter-day Saints studies, Jewish discussion group, Sunday school and Catholic religious education. The chapel also hosts a variety of programs, to include Teens of the Chapel, AWANA Children’s Program, Military Council of Catholic Women, Protestant Women of the Chapel, weekly rosary, marriage and Family classes, and Vacation Bible School. It is best to contact the chapel for the most updated services and programs schedule. 315-772-5149 Fax: 315-772-3885 Appointments: https://rapids-appointments. Building P-10720, Clark Hall, Room A1-19,, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays. Appointment rules and procedures for the ID Cards/DEERS section are as follows: a walkin appointment, based on availability, is made in person on the same day for unserviceable, expired, confiscated or lost cards. All others (standbys) signed in are the elderly, special cases and priority customers such as medical, police, and fire department employees and handicapped personnel. Scheduled appointments are made up to two weeks in advance in 30-minute increments per customer. Thirty minutes is the average time it takes for CAC issuance. All non-CAC customers are scheduled two per 30 minutes. For example, two Civilian employees need manual ID cards or two members of the same Family need Family member ID cards; they would be scheduled at the same time. Special note: During an SRC/RSRC, appointments may or may not be scheduled depending on the size of the group and amount of prior notification. EDUCATION 4205 Po Valley Road Fort Drum, NY 13602 315-773-7777 Fax: 315-772-9647 ID Cards/DEERS Office HEALTH CARE Lodging HOUSING Army Community Service provides welcome packets and community information to assist in making each move as smooth as possible. A lending closet is also available to provide needed items until household goods arrive. A Drum Family Welcome Tour runs from the Fort Drum Inn 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. The tour covers post and the local city of Watertown and is a great way to get to know other new people. Call 315-772-6557/6556 to reserve a seat; children are welcome. A downloadable resource guide containing a wealth of information about Fort Drum’s programs and services is available at, click on “Fort Drum Soldier and Family Welcome — Resource Guide.” Military HOMEFRONT, www.militaryhomefront., has introduced Plan My Move, a powerful set of tools to help make a relocation a smooth one.
  6. 6. Welcome Community FIRST WELCOME Community FIRST (Feedback, Issues, Resolutions, Solutions, Today) is a quarterly issues and resolution process designed to provide continuous feedback to the Fort Drum community on issues that cannot be resolved by ICE. ICE HOUSING The Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) is your direct link to any Fort Drum area. This is your chance to let us know how we are doing or to say thanks for a job well-done. Log on to ICE at to submit a comment. HEALTH CARE Fort Drum Information Town Hall Meeting (FDITHM) Army Values EDUCATION LOYALTY: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers. DUTY: Fulfill your obligations. RESPECT: Treat people as they should be treated. SELFLESS SERVICE: Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. FMWR & MORE HONOR: Live up to all the Army values. INTEGRITY: Do what’s right, legally and morally. PERSONAL COURAGE: Face fear, danger, or adversity (physical or moral). Employment Readiness Program 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV OFF-POST LEISURE 315-772-9611 ACS Building P-4330 The Army knows that employment is one of the most significant issues for military Families. Our goal is to assist Families with the job search particularly as they are impacted by such a mobile lifestyle. The Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program assists Family members with preparing for and securing employment. Resume writing workshops, interview preparation and career counseling are available. New York State Department of Labor 315-785-2201 Dulles State Office Building Watertown, NY 13601 8 Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps 315-772-2933 Building P-4330, Army Community Service Website: The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) Program offers many opportunities for growth, skills development and the satisfaction of helping others. Volunteering is a great way to get out and make new friends. Fort Drum could not provide all of the services it does without its corps of dedicated, hardworking volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to stop by the AVC office or visit to learn about all volunteer opportunities available on Fort Drum. Many volunteer positions offer free child care. FDITHMs take place on a quarterly basis. The event begins with directorate and agency representatives providing information on current projects and events for the community. The second portion of the meeting allows attendees to voice their concerns and questions directly to the agency representatives in a Q-and-A forum. If you are unable to attend, email your issue or concern to Commanding General’s Hotline 315-772-6666 The CG’s Hotline is available to Soldiers, Family members and Civilians who feel they have exhausted their options with their chain of command and other resolution avenues in solving problems within the Fort Drum community. Concerns and problems will be worked through with the goal of providing a resolution within three business days. For more information, call 315-772-9970. Customer and Community Feedback Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a customer relationship and feedback management process that empowers customers who derive support from installation-based services, improves garrisonwide customer service, and supplies leadership a useful tool for their use in prioritizing and focusing installation services based upon the voice of the customer. CRM uses a variety of tools to obtain the voice of the customer through the following ways: Customer Assessments The customer assessment provides leaders with the capability of rating garrison services from a mission commander and staff perspective. The assessment will identify specific deficiencies and potential resource reallocation/shortfalls. • •
  7. 7. Welcome WELCOME HOUSING HEALTH CARE Department of Motor Vehicles (Fort Drum) 315-772-0543 Fort Drum does not require post stickers, only New York State vehicle registration. License and Registration Here is a guide to emergency phone numbers on Fort Drum. Actual emergencies............................... 911 * MO – Actual emergencies reported by cell P phone on post Police Information...... 315-772-5156/5157 Non-Emergency calls for service Fire/EMS Information.............. 315-772-4131/9687 Non-Emergency calls for service Fire Prevention.................... 315-772-4702 Travelers must have proof of United States citizenship when crossing back and forth between the United States and Canada. Foreign-born individuals must carry a copy of their naturalization certificate if they have become a U.S. citizen. If not, a passport and current United States visa is required. A passport is required when flying to Canada, but birth certificates or a passport are permitted for children when driving to Canada. An enhanced driver’s license may be used as an alternate to a passport. Soldiers assigned to Fort Drum need a signed DA Form 31 prior to going to Canada. Additionally, you will need to attend a Canadian Country Briefing prior to travel. The force protection officer provides country briefings monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Civilian employees and Family members are encouraged to attend this briefing. • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 9 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Fire/EMS..................... 315-772-4420/3180 Information/questions Driving to/in Canada OFF-POST LEISURE New York State law requires all individuals operating a motor vehicle in the state be properly licensed to drive a motor vehicle. However, certain states do have military extensions for residents of that state. Check with Military Police at 315-772-6112 if you have questions. All motor vehicles operating in New York State require vehicle insurance. Service members are not required to register their privately owned vehicles in New York State if they hold a valid registration from another state. New York State does not acknowledge U.S. Army Europe driver’s licenses as being valid for motor Emergency Phone Numbers or from an official New York State inspection station if the New York State inspection complies with the state requirements where the vehicle is registered. If the state in which a car is registered does not have an inspection program, 15 days are allowed to get a New York State inspection sticker. FMWR MORE New York State and Fort Drum may have some laws and regulations that differ from other places military service members, Civilians and their Families have served. The following information may be helpful. Contact local law enforcement agencies for further details. vehicle operation for 60 days after entering the state. Also, drivers have 45 days to obtain New York State registration if a car has Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) license plates from overseas. It is Fort Drum policy that all vehicles of assigned and attached personnel must maintain a valid state inspection certificate if the vehicle is registered in a state that requires annual safety inspections. The inspection may be from the state where the vehicle is registered EDUCATION Laws and Regulations for New York and Fort Drum
  8. 8. EDUCATION HEALTH CARE HOUSING WELCOME Welcome Travelers are required to have a Non-Resident, Inter-Province Vehicle Liability ID Card when driving in Canada. These may be obtained through your insurance company. Anyone stopped by Canadian law enforcement must present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of current liability insurance. Remove any radar detectors from vehicles before crossing the border. They are illegal in Canada and, if found during a check of a vehicle, will be confiscated, destroyed, and drivers will be subject to a fine. A Department of Defense directive also makes radar detectors illegal on post. 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV OFF-POST LEISURE FMWR MORE Seat Belts • Per New York State law, in the front seat, driver and each passenger must wear a seat belt, one person per belt. The driver and front-seat passengers ages 16 or older can be fined up to $75 each for failure to buckle up. • Every occupant, regardless of age or seating position, of a motor vehicle being operated by the holder of a Class-DJ learner permit, a limited Class-DJ or Class-DJ driver’s license must be restrained by a safety restraint. • Each passenger under age 16 must wear a seat belt or use an appropriate child safety restraint system. The restraint system must comply with the child height and weight recommendations determined by the manufacturer. Depending on the size of the child, the restraint system may be a safety seat or a booster seat used in combination with a lap and shoulder belt. • Drivers must make sure each passenger under age 16 obeys the law. The driver can be fined $25 to $100 and receive three driver’s license penalty points for each violation. 10 Fort Drum • Seat belt use is not required in taxis, emergency vehicles, vehicles manufactured in 1964 or earlier, or by passengers in buses other than school buses (seat belt use may be required by the school district). Rural letter carriers are also exempt while they are delivering mail. Every child under age 16 in the vehicle must use a safety restraint. If under age 4, he or she must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a safety belt or universal child restraint anchorage system. A child under age 4 who weighs more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt. A child of age 4, 5, 6 or 7 must use a booster seat with lap and shoulder belt or a child safety seat. The child and safety restraint system must meet the height and weight recommendations of the restraint manufacturer. Exception: A child more than 4 feet 9 inches tall or more than 100 pounds is allowed to use a seat belt that has both a lap belt and a shoulder harness. To use the seat belt, the child must be able to sit straight up against the vehicle’s seat back with his or her knees bent comfortably over the edge of the seat. The lap belt should be placed low and tight across the upper thighs; the shoulder belt should rest tightly but comfortably across the child’s chest and shoulder (collarbone) without touching the throat. If the seat belt does not fit properly, the child should use a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt. A booster seat can be used only with a lap and shoulder belt together. If all the combination lap and shoulder belt positions in the vehicle are already occupied by children using child safety seats or booster seats, a child who ordinarily would use a booster seat should be restrained using only the lap belt. For more information, contact the local DMV office or visit their website at Cellphones New York State does not allow the use of handheld mobile telephones or any electronic devices for cell phone use, texting or sending emails while driving. Drivers using hand-held mobile phones, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police about an emergency, can receive a traffic ticket and pay a fine up to $150 with mandatory surcharges on the first offense. Speed Limit Installation speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. The speed limit is 10 mph when passing Soldiers/pedestrians during PT hours (7 to 8:30 a.m. on duty days) or when passing Soldiers in formation any time of the day. Windshield Wipers When windshield wipers are used due to inclement weather (rain or snow), headlights must be on. Motorcycles, Mopeds There is a mandatory motorcycle safety training [Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Card] requirement before being allowed to ride or register a motorcycle on post. Service members must attend the MSF Rider Course before operating a motorcycle or moped on or off post, on or off duty, regardless of whether the motorcycle/ moped is registered. Department of Defense • •
  9. 9. Welcome Civilians must complete the course before riding or registering a motorcycle or moped on a government installation. Off-Road, Recreational Vehicles In New York it is a criminal offense, punishable by a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, to possess a privately owned handgun in your residence, vehicle or on your person unless you have been issued a New York State pistol permit. The only exception is for unloaded antique and replica muzzleloading pistols and cap-and-ball revolvers. Handguns may be brought to Fort Drum from an overseas assignment if they are shipped with household goods or hold baggage shipment as authorized by AR 55-71, Chapter 13. However, upon arrival to Fort Drum, handgun owners Phone Numbers The following phone numbers may come in handy: Chief, Law Enforcement............. 315-772-4483 DES SGM..................................... 315-772-9090 MP Investigation.......................... 315-772-5800 Physical Security......................... 315-772-3105 AWOL/Civil Liaison.................... 315-772-5945 Traffic Accident........................... 315-772-6112 Game Wardens............................ 315-772-9918 HEALTH CARE EDUCATION FMWR MORE Fort Drum Regulation 420-3, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Camping, outlines the use of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (i.e., fourwheelers) on Fort Drum. Recreational use of snowmobiles is allowed on Fort Drum only in training areas 7E, 7F and 7G. Recreational use of ATVs on Fort Drum can only occur on designated recreational roads around training areas 7E, 7F and 7G. There are exceptions for trapping, ice fishing, retrieving legally harvested big game and disabled access — see Fort Drum Regulation 420-3 for more information. A valid Fort Drum recreation permit and access pass are required to recreate on Fort Drum (see Recreation Permits and Access Passes for more information) or see the Fish and Wildlife Management Program website at In areas surrounding Fort Drum, off-road vehicles on roads under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation were closed effective April 15, 2008. A list of the roads closed to off-road vehicles can be found at Privately Owned Weapons HOUSING Department of Transportation-approved helmet properly fastened under the chin; eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield); overthe-ankle shoes or boots; and a high-visibility reflective garment or device (the yellow safety belt used for PT is acceptable). Each motorcycle must be registered and insured. Each driver must, at a minimum, have a learner’s permit or motorcycle license. All motorcycles must be able to pass New York State inspection. New York State also requires permitholders to be escorted by a licensed driver or arrive with bikes in tow. Contact the Command Safety Office for more information, 315-772-5352. must contact the Military Police at 315-772-5156 or 315-772-5157 and let them know handguns are coming. When the shipment arrives, notify the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 315-786-2711. Provide them weapon information (i.e., type, caliber and serial number) and follow their instructions. Until they are properly registered, handguns must be stored in unit arms rooms. The New York Safe Act will require all assault weapons be registered by April 14, 2014. There is currently a requirement to register all firearms on Fort Drum in accordance with Fort Drum Regulation 190-6. These weapons are not allowed in temporary lodging. WELCOME Riders must wear the following equipment: There is no parking on grassy or seeded areas, unless specifically authorized by Public Works or the garrison commander. That may occur November through April, if overflow-parking areas are not provided or are full. If vehicles are parked on seeded areas and there is damage, vehicle owners are responsible for reseeding or repairing the area. There is no parking in fire lanes, within 15 feet of any building or fire hydrant, on sidewalks and railroad tracks or on roadways in any housing complex from Nov. 1 through April 1 to allow for snow removal. Safety Helmets OFF-POST LEISURE Anyone riding a bicycle, skateboarding or inline skating on post must wear a safety helmet in accordance with Fort Drum Regulation 190-2. Off post, however, New York State law requires only that all children under the age of 14 wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Parking • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 11 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Parking is prohibited where it impedes the flow of traffic, especially within 20 feet of any entrance of a fire station, crosswalk or intersection. Parking is prohibited on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic.
  10. 10. Housing As you arrive at Fort Drum, no doubt a top priority is finding a place to make your home. The North Country can be a great place to live and offers Soldiers and Families several choices. Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes is your on-post housing option, offering unique amenities and conveniently located homes designed as premier living for today’s military Families. Privatization of Military Housing The military has transitioned from government-owned and managed housing to privately managed housing through partnerships with well-known, professional companies to improve the quality of housing and services provided. The Residential Communities Initiative was created to improve the quality of housing and services, eliminate substandard housing, build additional homes to meet demand and sustain existing housing. At Fort Drum, Lend Lease and the Department of the Army created a limited liability corporation called Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes to renovate and maintain pre-existing residences and construct new homes 12 Fort Drum on Fort Drum to meet the growing demands of the 10th Mountain Division (LI). In addition to maintaining residential communities once managed by the government, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes tends to daily management of the property. In operation since 2005, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes now handles housing services for all incoming Soldiers, excluding those who require barracks. Single Soldiers, sergeant (E-5) and below, are provided barracks accommodations through the First Sergeant’s Barracks Program. Welcome Home Center 315-955-6644 Upon in-processing, you will visit the Welcome Home Center, located on the second floor of Clark Hall. This is your one-stop shop for all housing needs. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, the center and its professional staff provides one-on-one counseling services that cover all housing options for Soldiers and their Families. Here is a brief overview of what Fort Drum and the surrounding areas offer. Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes 315-955-6644 Leasing Office: Welcome Home Center, Clark Hall Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes consists of more than 3,700 homes in four premier residential communities located on Fort Drum for Soldiers of all ranks with dependents. Residents enjoy an exceptional quality of service provided by a highly motivated and professional staff. In addition to the newly constructed and renovated homes, there are four 7,000-squarefoot community centers at the heart of each pedestrian-friendly community, offering indoor playgrounds, bark parks, splash parks, skate parks, a BMX track, state-of-the-art fitness centers and on-site property management offices. Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes provides top-quality routine and emergency maintenance and award-winning programming for residents. • •
  11. 11. Housing There are several quaint towns and villages within easy commute of Fort Drum which offer more than 9,000 rental properties within a 20-mile drive from post. More than 1,000 of these units are newly built within the last three years. As the market varies, so do the options available. The Welcome Home Center staff provides assistance with what is currently available in the marketplace and offers information on other considerations to think about in addition to rent, such as property amenities and utility costs. Visit to see some rental options currently available. Purchase a Home In order to apply for Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, contact the Welcome Home Center to be placed on the waiting list and receive more information. All incoming Families applying to live with Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes must apply within 60 days of signing out of their last duty station in order to receive the best eligibility date and Priority 2 status. After 60 days have elapsed, the eligibility date becomes the date of application and a lower priority is assigned. We strongly encourage those who can to apply in advance. By contacting the Welcome Home Center ahead of time you get the process started, avoid the possibility of losing eligible time as a Priority 2, while decreasing the pressure of trying to get all documents turned in during the already stressful time of moving to a new duty station. After applying in advance you have the benefit of becoming active on the waitlist as soon as you sign out of your losing duty station — increasing the chances of being offered a home closer to your arrival. Please be prepared with the following documents: FMWR MORE 1. Leave form 2. Orders to Fort Drum and all amendments 3. Marriage certificate 4. Birth certificates for children 5. Custody/guardianship paperwork 6. Pregnancy verification 7. TDY orders 8. Special power of attorney 9. Current LES EDUCATION In addition to renting, you may decide a home purchase best suits your needs. Army Community Services and Neighbors of Watertown offer homebuying education classes. Contact the Army Community Housing office at the Welcome Home Center for more information and questions regarding homebuying at 315-772-6883. The Northern New York Multiple Listing Service offers a comprehensive website at www.nnymls. com, to search for and view homes and properties for sale. To sign up for a class, call 315-782-8497. Apply for Housing HEALTH CARE 315-777-8000 Leasing Office: Main Street, Fort Drum The Timbers is an exciting new option for single and unaccompanied Soldiers (E-6 and above). It offers residents the convenience of modern, hassle-free living, the camaraderie of living with other Soldiers who share similar interests and lifestyles — all close by in an exclusive apartment Market Rentals The Welcome Home Center provides Realtor and housing marketing information. Purchasing a home is a huge investment. It is in your best interest to discuss this option with a knowledgeable consultant to be more fully informed. HOUSING The Timbers community on post. The 192 suite-style, oneand two-bedroom community is market-rate, meaning rent is not equal to BAH. The Lodge, an exclusive community center for the Timbers’ residents, has several amenities such as a lounge with a fireplace, billiards room, theater room, high-definition television that includes a sound system and video gaming, free Wi-Fi, outdoor patio/pavilion with outdoor fireplace and nature trails. Call today or visit www. for more information. WELCOME Each home is furnished with a refrigerator, range, garbage disposal, dishwasher and hookups for a washer and dryer. Every home has a garage with electric opener, adding convenience to your storage for a vehicle and other outdoor items. Programmable thermostats, air conditioning, ceiling fans and privacy blinds are also included to help keep your Family comfortable. You also have outdoor space to call your own, many times with the choice of a private balcony or fenced-in yard. Mountain Community Homes welcomes a maximum of two furry Family members (dog or cat) to each home. These pets must be microchipped and registered with the Town of LeRay. For information on breed restrictions please visit Become-a-Resident/Plan-Your-Move/Pet-Policy. No security deposit or first/last month’s rent is required. Your BAH pays for everything your Family needs for convenient on-post living. You’re covered for weekly trash removal, water, sewer, utilities and renter’s insurance. Also as a resident, you’re privy to a discount and free installation of Time Warner Cable services (telephone, cable, Internet). Your Family also has an exclusive invitation to our monthly resident events to get out, meet your neighbors — and entertain the children! Contact the Welcome Home Center or visit for more information. OFF-POST LEISURE 2013-2014 Post Guide 13 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV • •
  12. 12. 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV OFF-POST LEISURE FMWR MORE EDUCATION HEALTH CARE HOUSING WELCOME Housing Requests for reasonable accommodation or modification for a disability should be submitted in writing at the Welcome Home Center. If a spouse wishes to sign for a home while the Soldier is deployed or TDY, the spouse is required to have a special power of attorney. A sample copy can be obtained at www.fortdrummch. com/Become-a-Resident/Experience-MCH/ Leasing-Information. Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Community Centers Welcome Home Center and Fort Drum Mountain Community Home Leasing Office .......................................... 315-955-6644 Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Administrative Offices.......... 315-955-6800 Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Adirondack Creek Community Center .......................................... 315-955-6640 Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Crescent Woods Community Center .......................................... 315-955-6641 Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Monument Ridge Community Center .......................................... 315-955-6642 Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Rhicard Hills Community Center .......................................... 315-955-6643 14 Fort Drum Priority Placement Process Fort Drum has a tiered priority list for housing Soldiers and their Families, subject to availability. Key and Essential Personnel as determined by the commanding general. Priority 1 Soldiers not currently living with Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes assigned to the Warriors in Transition Unit (WTU) as a “direct result of armed combat” or those who have a “serious physical disability” as determined by WTU command. Priority 2 • Any Soldier newly assigned to Fort Drum within first 60 days of their eligibility date • Dual military and single parents who previously cleared their home on post due to military orders to deploy • Current residents who must have more than two people in a bedroom due to gain in Family member • Single pregnant Soldiers for 60 days effective the date they become eligible to receive BAH • Newly married Soldiers for 60 days effective the date of their marriage • Soldiers who are arriving within 30 days of deploying have the option to apply before, during or after their deployment and receive their 60 days of Priority 2 status when they go active on our waitlist Priority 3 • First-time applicants currently living on the economy • Service members who are newly arrived to Fort Drum, newly married or single pregnant Soldiers AFTER day 61 of their eligibility date • Current residents with a gain in a higher rank structure Priority 4 • Previous residents who moved out due to any reason other than PCS and ETS • Current residents of Army Community Housing Domestic Lease requesting to move on post with no other qualifying event • Current residents with a gain in Family member Permissive TDY/PTDY To use permissive TDY for house hunting at Fort Drum, you must have your DA Form 31 or DA Form 1747 validated at the Army Community Housing office at the Welcome Home Center on your arrival date to Fort Drum or the next duty day the office is open. DA Form 1747 (Status of Housing Availability) is no longer required for Soldiers departing CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii. We do encourage incoming Families to apply in advance by contacting the Welcome Home Center. You can apply with an advance application as soon as you receive orders to Fort Drum. • •
  13. 13. Housing 315-772-6668 Fax: 315-772-4856 Clark Hall, Room A2-54 In-processing Please contact the SSH Office for eligibility details. Out-processing Soldiers must schedule clearing appointments 48 to 72 hours in advance. Soldiers must clear the Housing Division in Clark Hall prior to clearing the installation. Recycling Exceptions to Policy (ETP) for BAH ETPs are issued by Public Works, Housing Division, once approved by the garrison commander. Lewis County........................ 315-376-5394 St. Lawrence County............ 315-379-9084 • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 15 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Jefferson County................... 315-785-9072 OFF-POST LEISURE Recycling is required by New York State and local law and is also mandated by executive order, federal law, Department of Defense policy and Army regulation. Recycling rules and procedures apply where we stand our duty, where we work and where we live, both on and off post. On Fort Drum, trash put out for collection that contains recyclable items will not be picked up by refuse collectors. The current recycling pickup schedule for on-post housing areas is available at the Refuse Recycle Shop, Building T-1142, 315-772-6445, and the Housing Office in Clark Hall. Those living off post should call the county solid waste facility for recycling guidelines and schedules. FMWR MORE • All married Soldiers and Soldiers E-6 and above in-process at the Welcome Home Center. • Inform SSH staff of assigned unit. • Complete in-processing packet. • Receive short briefing, copy of cleaning standards, key to room and sign a hand receipt. Eligibility Requirements Certificate of Non Availability approval to receive BAH is based upon 95 percent use rate of the entire installation footprint, not the Soldier’s specific company or brigade. Visit our website at and click on SSH to view what our 1 + 1 and 2 + 2 and Type A (private room/private bath) rooms look like. Furnishings include, but are not limited to, loft beds, mattress, five-drawer chest, desk with hutch and light, desk chair, refrigerator and microwave. Day rooms in each building include a flat-screen television, chairs, love seat, couches, card tables, pool tables and foosball tables. EDUCATION The SSH Branch operates under the First Sergeant’s Barracks Program 2020 (FSBP). The staff, working in concert with mission units, is committed to providing well-maintained, safe and clean housing for our single Soldiers living on Fort Drum. FSBP 2020 reinforces the partnership between mission units and the garrison staff as it relates to providing quality unaccompanied housing facilities and services. • Inspect room, return completed acceptance inspection sheet within five business days. • E-6 (staff sergeant) and above will live on the economy in market housing or the Timbers. • Geographic bachelors will live on the economy in market housing. HEALTH CARE Single Soldier Housing (SSH) Branch HOUSING Barracks WELCOME Management and Maintenance of Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Each community has a designated community manager, assistant community manager and resident services coordinators. The community center staff is ultimately responsible for property upkeep including homes and common areas. They are responsible for enforcing standards and policies to enhance the quality of life in these communities. Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes features property maintenance with 24-hour emergency service available. The centrally managed maintenance department streamlines repair services provided and reduces resident wait times. Our convenient website at www.fortdrum allows current residents to submit routine requests for service online, provide feedback, view current events, download necessary forms and learn about happenings and important information in their community.
  14. 14. Health Care U.S. Army Medical Department Activity The mission of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) is to provide integrated, quality health care and medical readiness support that is responsive to the needs of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and the Fort Drum community. The MEDDAC is comprised of many different sections located throughout Fort Drum, Watertown and other localities, and supports approximately 42,000 beneficiaries. Primary medical care for active-duty Soldiers is provided at the Conner Troop Medical Clinic (CTMC). The CTMC optometry clinic provides primary and secondary eye care for all Soldiers. Primary and specialty care is available at Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic (GAHC), Building P-11050 on Mount Belvedere Boulevard, to Family members, retirees and certain activeduty beneficiaries. Guthrie Clinic offers a wide variety of outpatient services to include a primary care clinic with Family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine available, as well as, ambulance services and specialty clinics (that include podiatry, orthopedics, immunizations, dermatology, chiropractic 16 Fort Drum and physical therapy), pharmacy and health care finder service. The Composite Health Care System is an advanced health care information system in place to support clinic activities. Other specialty care includes the Fort Drum obstetrics/gynecology clinic located in Watertown and the Behavioral Health Department located on South Post. The preventive medicine department, located at Clark Hall and on South Post, provides overall management of the preventive medicine service, which includes Army Public Health Nursing, occupational health, environmental health, industrial hygiene, audiology, nutrition clinic and Soldier readiness clinic (Force Health Protection). The behavioral health department, located in the Wilcox Clinic, Building P-36 on South Post, includes community behavioral health services (comprised of psychiatry and psychology), social work services (comprised of Family advocacy section and clinical social work section) and the Army Substance Abuse Program. These services work in conjunction with Fort Drum programs such as Army Community Services, divisional behavioral health assets, installation chaplaincy and the Suicide Prevention Program to provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civil service employees. In addition, the MEDDAC has contracted with Spectrum Healthcare Resources, a division of TeamHealth, St. Louis, to establish a behavioral health clinic off post to meet activeduty demand for services. The 3-85 Mountain Infantry (Warrior Transition Unit) is also assigned to the MEDDAC. This unit provides command and control, administrative support and services, quality primary care and case management services for Soldiers qualifying for Warriors in Transition (IAW AR 40-400); synchronizing clinical care, disposition and transition; and promoting readiness to return to the Army or transition to Civilian life. On a daily basis, the MEDDAC typically fills 1,307 prescriptions, takes 164 X-rays, processes 705 lab specimens and has 1,192 clinic visits. The MEDDAC and 3-85 staff of approximately 790 military, Civilian and contract personnel, all work together to support the organization’s mission. Soldiers and Families assigned to the division and post will directly benefit from several current and planned construction projects. USA MEDDAC, Fort Drum, completed the GAHC additions/renovations in February 2013, creating • •
  15. 15. Health Care Important Health Care Telephone Numbers Army Wellness Center (AWC) Building 10550, 5th Armored Division Drive 315-772-4608/4598 The AWC will offer a centralized, standardized and well-rounded approach to health, healthy nutrition and performance enhancement. The facility has state-of-the-art technology to determine a clients’ metabolic rate, target heart rate and body-fat percentage. The center will also offer tobacco cessation programs. The AWC is open to the entire Fort Drum community Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and retirees. OFF-POST LEISURE This option pays a share of the cost of covered health care services that a patient obtains from an authorized Civilian health care provider. There is no enrollment in TRICARE Standard. People pay the normal TRICARE Standard deductibles for outpatient care and the cost-sharing percentages. TRICARE Extra 2013-2014 Post Guide 17 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV With this option, patients don’t have to enroll or pay an annual fee. They do have to satisfy an annual deductible for outpatient care, just as under TRICARE Standard. On a visit-byvisit basis, patients seek care from a provider who is part of the TRICARE Extra network, get • • FMWR MORE TRICARE Standard Military personnel are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) when they enter active duty. However, to enroll Family members there must be legal documentation presented. Active-duty personnel can update the status of Family members by presenting such legal documents as marriage certificates, birth certificates or adoption papers at the local DEERS office located in Clark Hall. If this is not done, Family members may be denied health benefits, other than emergency care. Enroll newborns on DEERS as soon as possible after birth. For more information, call 315-772-5149. Check DEERS data yearly at any ID card center to ensure information is up-to-date. Children are eligible to receive an ID card at age 10. Unmarried children attending an accredited educational institution on a full-time basis are eligible to retain an ID card until the age of 23. EDUCATION Customer service representatives and MEDDAC personnel located at the Patient Service Center in GAHC can assist with all TRICARE issues. The Patient Service Center is located in Building P-11050 and open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. DEERS Medical Services Directory Conner Troop Medical Clinic........................ 315-772-2778 NCOIC........................................... 772-1505 Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic................. 315-772-2778 HEALTH CARE TRICARE a discount on services and have reduced cost shares — 5 percent less than under TRICARE Standard. Also, the patient doesn’t generally have to fill out claims forms. Patients can obtain a list of TRICARE Extra providers by visiting the TRICARE Service Center at GAHC or accessing the Health Net Federal Services website at Referral Management Office..... 315-772-0204 Smoking Cessation.................... 315-772-6404 Soldier’s Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Counsel............ 315-772-8264 ................................................ 315-767-6670 Specialty Appointments............ 877-874-2273 Soldier Readiness Center..................315-772-0063/2948/4642 TRICARE Service Center.......... 877-874-2273 3-85 Mountain Infantry (WTU).................................... 315-772-0416 Guthrie Primary Clinic............. 315-772-5236 Veterinary Services................... 315-772-4262 Wounded Warrior Ombudsman................ 315-772-9658/6466 HOUSING an additional 48,000 square feet, enhancing patient care to include almost doubling all specialty services such as lab, radiology and the physical therapy suites. Within the next two to five years, MEDDAC is creating an addition at Stone Dental Clinic, which will provide space for 12 additional exam chairs. In addition the MEDDAC is building a troop clinic across from CTMC and performing a complete renovation of the current troop medical clinic. We are also building a traumatic brain injury Soldier specialty care clinic on our campus. HIPAA Privacy Officer.............. 315-772-5232 Joint Commission Patient Safety and Quality Care Complaints...... 800-994-6610 ..................... Laboratory................................. 315-772-5381 Medical Records........................ 315-772-2649 Occupational Health....... 315-772-5811/4814 Patient Administration Division.................................. 315-772-4030 Patient/Clinic Information........ 315-772-2778 Patient Representative.............. 315-772-4655 Patient Services Information.... 315-772-2778 Pharmacy................................... 315-772-7698 Pharmacy - Prescription Refills..................................... 315-772-3696 Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Office.............. 315-772-4035/6535 Physical Therapy....................... 315-772-1628 Poison Control Center.............. 800-252-5655 Preventive Medicine........ 315-772-6984/6404 Radiology................................... 315-772-5383 WELCOME Emergency/Ambulance............................... 911 Appointments............................ 315-772-2778 Out of Area Number.................. 888-838-1303 Appointment Cancellations...... 315-772-2778 Army Wellness Center.... 315-772-4608/4598 Audiology................................... 315-772-6404 Behavioral Health Department............................ 315-772-2778 Chaplain.................................... 315-955-3537 Clinical Care Coordinator (OB/GYN)............................... 315-785-4624 Army Public Health Nursing........................ 315-772-6404/6984 Conner Troop Medical Clinic........................ 315-772-2778 NCOIC.................................... 315-772-1505 Debt Collection Officer............. 315-772-4039 Nutrition Clinic......................... 315-772-3489 Exceptional Family Member Program........................ 315-772-4653/4620 Health Net Federal Services.............................877-874-2273/4913
  16. 16. Health Care 81 EDUCATION Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs FMWR MORE 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 South 3. urn LEFT onto ARSENAL ST NY-12/NY-3 T 4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto WASHINGTON ST 5. End at 830 WASHINGTON ST Estimated Distance: 10 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 Traveling North or South on I-81 1. Take EXIT 44 toward RT-232 WATERTOWN CTR 2. Follow the HOSPITAL SIGNAGE 3. Hospital Parking is on the left 2C QuikMed Urgent Care 315-785-7009 727 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 Hours of Operation 7 Days a Week/10 a.m.-10 p.m. DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate 1. eave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE L (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 18 Fort Drum Dr Hun t St CR -15 9 Fa b co Rd Had co State S t Sla te 12 Gotham S t Rd d Rd County Road 160 Watertown Golf Club St Wea v er R d lvd St Mill St Ler ay David son S t t Mundy St High S t d iana Ave N In rn B Eas te 126 ok Dr Sherman S t Washington St Holcom b St se tR dg Ives S t Su n ha m 11 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 South 3. urn LEFT onto ARSENAL ST NY-12/NY-3 T 4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto WASHINGTON ST 5. End at 727 WASHINGTON ST Estimated Distance: 10 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 Traveling South on I-81 1. ake EXIT 44 toward RT-232 T WATERTOWN CTR 2. Follow signs to NY-232 N 3. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US Rte 11 (turns into WASHINGTON ST) 4. End at 727 WASHINGTON ST Traveling North on I-81 1. Take EXIT 44 toward RT-232 WATERTOWN CTR 2. Turn RIGHT onto NY-232 N 3. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto US Rte 11 4. End at 727 WASHINGTON ST 3C Med Ready Urgent Care 315-779-1104 19472 U.S. Route 11 Watertown, NY 13601 Urgent Care Clinics (for referral from Fort Drum MEDDAC call (315) 772-2778) e St Dr R ck EG oth am Rd 315-785-4000 830 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 t ed Stat r ey D Vall ing Spr 1H Samaritan Medical Center DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate OFF-POST LEISURE Go t d g e Rd 12 Olm s Thompson Blvd 2014 Hospitals 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Rd et Ri 3 Ohio St Colu m bi a St St Acad emy St Boyd St e 3 Av 12 er St E F l ow St ard n n rai lto i B m lvd Ha on B Thompson S ps Park om Th Keyes Ave Winslow St CR-6 5 HEALTH CARE tre State Rd ge Rid Gifford St sS Ive Holcomb St E xt 12 M arb le S t Hunt ingt on t t Gill S St Matt Benedict, President, CEO Barben Ave Water St Bronson S t 3 t lS H t 283 u n tingt on S t yS tor 3 Haley St ar Pe m tha Go Ives Hill Country Club Fac t Clinton St t yS Mullin St se as Ten Eyck St SM Paddock St 11 W Flower Ave St Massey Mill S 12 St ain EM Willia m St Casey St 3 Pratt St P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935 Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 Lyn de St Ma in S t 11 Cross © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. W Washing ton S Gaf fn S Hyclif fD r St Seymour St Charles St S Haney St St pu sD ycli r ff D r ey D r NH u n Mall R d County R Salmon R 12 fee n St HOUSING Arsenal St Cof W To Fort Drum St Salmon Run Mall 12f Adams Recreation Field 283 St ter Wa 81 12e E Division St d Jefferson County Fairgrounds rbuck Ave Sta m Ca nS t e Av rdy Pu oute 20 2 Co u St North Watertown Cemetery arl Pe Ov erl o 19 6 nt yR oa d in Ma WELCOME W Cof fee 3 11 81 R Patterson Little Tre e D r Dr Plaz a 12e Bla 12f l Tea Watertown Area 12 Hospitals Urgent Care Clinics er ck Riv Brad ley S t Morris on CR- 190 Breen A ve Cedar St t Bellew Ave Ma in S Palmer St 12e Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat Sun: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US Rte 11 S 3. Turn LEFT onto ARSENAL ST NY-12/NY-3 4. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto WASHINGTON ST 5. End at 19472 US Rte 11 Estimated Distance: 11 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 Traveling South on I-81 1. Take EXIT 44 toward RT-232 WATERTOWN CTR 2. Follow signs to NY-232 N 3. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US Rte 11 4. End at 19472 US Rte 11 Traveling North on I-81 1. Take EXIT 44 toward RT-232 WATERTOWN CTR 2. Turn RIGHT onto NY-232 N 3. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto US Rte 11 4. End at 19472 US Rte 11 4C Watertown Urgent Care 315-779-2273 457 Gaffney Drive Watertown, NY 13601 Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat Sun: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US Rte 11 S 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take the RT-12F/ COFFEEN ST exit, EXIT 46 6. Turn LEFT onto NY-12F/COFFEEN ST 7. Turn RIGHT onto GAFFNEY DR 8. End at 457 GAFFNEY DR Estimated Distance: 12 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 Traveling South on I-81 1. Take I-81 to EXIT 46, COFFEEN ST RT-12F 2. Turn LEFT onto NY-12F 3. Turn RIGHT onto GAFFNEY DR 4. End at 457 GAFFNEY DR Traveling North on I-81 1. Take I-81 to EXIT 46, COFFEEN ST RT-12F 2. Turn RIGHT onto NY-12F 3. Turn LEFT onto GAFFNEY DR 4. End at 457 GAFFNEY DR 5C North Country Urgent Care 315-786-3436 21017 Route State Route 12F Watertown, NY 13601 Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat Sun: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US Rte 11 S 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take the RT-12F/COFFEEN ST exit, EXIT 46 6. Turn RIGHT onto NY-12F 7. End at 21017 ST RT-12F Estimated Distance: 12.58 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate I-81 Traveling South on I-81 1. Take I-81 to EXIT 46, COFFEEN ST RT-12F 2. Turn LEFT onto NY-12F 3. End at 21017 ST RT 12F Traveling North on I-81 1. Take I-81 to EXIT 46, COFFEEN ST RT-12F 2. Turn RIGHT onto NY-12F 3. End at 21017 ST RT 12F • •
  17. 17. Health Care Carthage Area Hospital Hospital Ma d te a sh ingto n St 126 St St James Cemetery St 126 ain rty Hig h 26 St Oxford St lin nk F ra SM St 126 ou Fairview Cemetery S W St SM ech ani c Sto ne S t 1. Leave from Gas Alley Gate (Ontario Ave/gate across from the airfield) 2. Turn RIGHT onto RT 26 3. Continue on RT 26 past the High School Ford Dealership 4. Turn LEFT at CHAMPION ST 5. Turn LEFT at BRIDGE ST/RT 126 6. Continue to follow RT 126 7. Turn RIGHT at THORPE ST 8. Turn LEFT at WEST ST 9. End at 1001 West St. jay W ay St S Me chan ic 126 NM NJ eff ain S e n S rson t t St St i so St W es t Alexandria S t Champion St ch St DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Gas Alley Gate W S W as hi n g S C ton S l in ton t 126 St Lib e Ze r ch er Rd © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935 Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 Co u nt y Ro ute 45 mara Ta Black River Ze c 26 he rR DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 1. Take EXIT 48 East onto RT 342 2. Turn LEFT onto RT 3 3. Turn LEFT onto NY-3A/CR-36 4. Turn RIGHT onto NY-3 5. Turn LEFT onto HOSPITAL DR 126 6. Turn RIGHT onto WEST ST 7. End at 1001 West St HEALTH CARE D ck Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs HOUSING ic 3 ay 126 St Emj ay St Ha r per Te r t st S We n to ng Dr r ti Rd N Clinto nS t t mS l N Ja E me sS t r Chu h n ec a N M tt wi He 3 Ma n Pa r k Carthage Park yR nt Em St 26 Co u Dr Rd Sherman St N Washi Adelaide St 315-493-1000 1001 West St. Carthage, NY 13619 42 State Ale x a l Dr spit St Black River e Stat Ho m Parha rtin Ma Rd 1H Carthage Area Hospital St an d Rd To Fort Drum le Co 3 ria 3 WELCOME Boyd St Rd 26 Estimated Distance: 33 miles d 2014 Matt Benedict, President, CEO Ebbly Rd ers Wat 812 Rd To Fort Drum St ate St Rd Broo River St St R Ross W Martin sburg CR26 2. Turn LEFT onto RT 3 3. Turn RIGHT onto RT 26 4. Continue on RT 26 past Carthage, NY 5. Hospital will be on the RIGHT when first entering Lowville 6. End at 7785 North State St Num ber (RT 26 becomes North State St) F our R d Estimated Distance: 33 miles CR -2 6 • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 19 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Rd d 12 26 DIRECTIONS from Interstate I-81 Markowski Rd Cascade Av e Easton St Collins St James St ad o e Cemet ry Rd CR -31 CR-2 6 Estimated Distance: 25 miles d Waters R 1. Take EXIT 48 East onto RT 342 Ave Maple t te S E Sta Water St kside OFF-POST LEISURE ve lr Rai er R d d Highland A t Ga rd n R ters Wa Ave Shady Cir t Church S 12 t eS P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935 Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 e St River S t lS bel mp Ca © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. Stow 26 tat SS Bar do Rd ve Rural A St Elm St ve Shady A ve Park A d oR rd Ba Historic Lowville Rural Cemetery Ave ity Trin l rk P Pa ve nA la w e Av ity Trin od Wo E State 26 Ter ers W at 12 1. Leave from Gas Alley Gate (Ontario Ave/gate across from the airfield) 2. Turn RIGHT onto RT 26 3. Continue on RT 26 past Carthage, NY 4. Hospital will be on the RIGHT when first entering Lowville 5. End at 7785 North State St (RT 26 becomes North State St) t Sharp S St ton Clin t 812 t Ave Forres ve Park A St S ton Clin 12 t St war Ste St ck twi Bos t St at e tS wit W Su n set Dr St ene Eug 2014 De Rice Rd Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Gas Alley Gate t S ick stw Bo Summit Ave Matt Benedict, President, CEO 1H Lewis County General Hospital FMWR MORE Ric e Hospital 315-376-5200 7785 N. State St. Lowville, NY 13367 Black River E 26 EDUCATION Lewis County Hospital
  18. 18. Health Care Hospital body Rd Pea 315-287-1000 77 W. Barney St. Gouverneur, NY 13642 Cambray St Little Bow Rd W Ma in S t Smith Rd t ll S t eri Av Po S er rk Pa Riverside Cemetery t Owl Rd Mu r N t-58 Old R Estimated Distance: 34 miles la Doug d le Hi l l R Batt d Oswegatchie River Va B n 58 Rd en ur er Rd Riv Rd Q Matoon Creek EDUCATION 2014 Fort Drum NC Ae r ie M St St ny Hig h An ve Bo lt Cor nw all S W CR-1 a lt o ry Ave Ave n ther Nor Ave aw St L hla Hig 12 Keewaydin Point State Park • • 26 ve ce A ren Ave nd To Fort Drum Av e Bo nA ve St Av e 12 26 Edgewood Park Otte rS t t r Edgewoo d Rd Rd Alexan Mun Golf h la nd W e Cov Hunt R d a de St 2014 te r Ot St Clin to E Walto nS t e ous Rd CR St W St an sm ros t C Ri ve r eD r ss n sm an S St ell o ss ma nS rg t are tA ve Ca the rin eS t Cr os Matt Benedict, President, CEO Ro ck w Be thu ne St ck Ro tho 2nd St Holla t sS me Ja St es Ja m on St rch Ch u 20 alt Cr o -1 St sid Estimated Distance: 25 miles St 1. From I-81 2. Take exit 50N for STATE HWY 12 N toward Alexandria Bay 3. Turn LEFT onto NY-26/CHURCH ST. Continue to follow CHURCH ST 4. Turn LEFT onto FULLER ST 5. End at 4 Fuller St h P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935 Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 Estimated Distance: 32 miles DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 et St Ch ur c © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. ewood Rd dg OFF-POST LEISURE St ler Ful DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Gas Alley Gate 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 S 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 N 5. Take exit 50 N for STATE HWY 12 N toward Alexandria Bay 6. Turn LEFT onto NY-26/CHURCH ST. Continue to follow CHURCH ST 7. Turn LEFT onto FULLER ST 8. End at 4 Fuller St Mi lle rA ve ark gA ve St nd Gre enh Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs M FMWR MORE 315-482-2511 4 Fuller St. Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 rrin Hig hS Sta St Lawrence River on A Hospital t 1000 Islands Area Hospital 1H River Hospital 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV B Bla c kbarn Rd 11 ay Rd To Fort Drum ua rr y d y Rd rR ole s Rd 812 Ken ne St S ct pe id Re St t ck S do Pr ove S St St ith S m St n lso Wi 2 CR-1 t os Gr t St in rw Do S er y tor 11 o or sb 2 CR-1 t ile Ha DIRECTIONS from Interstate 81 nS stow John c en Sp t ot S Dep h St kwit Bec John St 58 Estimated Distance: 30 miles 812 Fac Ave Trinity t a in S EM St rdon S Go 58 St Matt Benedict, President, CEO t nS t aso Gle ley S w St St Ro in rd St Ma lla E Bu n cer pe h S rc 11 La Cir Au s St tin t St t P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 Toll Free: 800-854-2935 Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 Mill HOUSING © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. S Park 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn RIGHT onto US-11 3. Turn LEFT onto CLINTON ST/NY-58 4. Turn LEFT onto W BARNEY ST/NY-58 5. End at 77 W Barney St S rney E Ba s St arne B Valley Dr t l St Ethe t ck S co Bab DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Gas Alley Gate HEALTH CARE od hwo Birc Dr S on Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs 1. From I-81 2. Take NY 232 toward RT 11 3. Turn LEFT onto US-11 4. Turn LEFT onto CLINTON ST/NY-58 5. Turn LEFT onto W BARNEY ST/NY-58 6. End at 77 W Barney St 812 t Clin 11 CR-11 1H Edward John Noble Hospital of Gouverneur Rock Island WELCOME Saint Lawrence County Hospital g Hi
  19. 19. Health Care Syracuse Area Hospitals E Seneca Tpke Bridgepo rt-Kirkville Rd d aR Mi no Manlius E 92 d iel adf Bro CR-250 Rd ke Enders Rd Cavalry Club Tp eca Sen Pompey Center Rd 2014 Duguld Rd J a m svill e e Rd d 91 d gs R d N Eag le V 173 Sweet Rd CR-109 e Jamesville Rd 81 CR-55 Kinne St CR-55 Sweet Rd d Nedrow CR-1 Fly Rd n S te r nut St ut S Salina St ve Vall e y Dr Makyes Rd -129 H ill R d 257 g h bridg eR n Spri 173 Ca zen ov ia R d EDUCATION CR Northern Blvd St Allen Rd Buc kley Rd W Be St d CR - 39 Hinsda le Rd S Terry Rd Harris Rd CR - 139 Hi Salt Village Rd gle S Ea 11 et t fay La Bussey R d E Genesee S t Salt Springs Fayetteville Rd 92 Woodchuc k e Genesee Tpk 5 Rd ge illa Cedarvale Rd 481 Clark Reservation Tpke State Park 173 Green Lakes State Park Manlius, Town of 481 ES enec a 173 80 d 5 R Onondaga, Town of Drumlins Golf Club Onondaga Golf Country Club 290 Green Lake 257 De Witt, Town of Green L a kes Rd 290 HEALTH CARE Notti m 80 r Rd HOUSING 81 d Rd N Tecum seh R EC olv in St Manlius Cent e Links at Erie Village Randall Rd ha A th 92 Oakwood Cemetery 290 CR-6 Minoa Old Oak Minoa Golf Lakes Club 5 ng u So E G e nesee St Syracuse University 175 Le Moyne College Kirkvil le R Kirkville 690 5 Rd 90 CR-53 ille Kirkv Rd Fyl er e Kirkvil l 598 Matt Benedict, President, CEO New York State Thruway Exete r St East Syracuse t Ave Burne Rd Lafayet t e ke a Tp W S e nec 290 t sS St Dr Onondaga 173 Community College 175 James St 481 598 P.O. Box 509100, San Diego, CA 92150-9100 858-695-9600; Fax: 858-695-9641 s R Toll Free: 800-854-2935 d Toll Free Fax: 800-660-8331 E lvd W Ononda g a w ood Ave CR-110 e Jam SYRACUSE y Valle Rd B 11 n Gle Velasko Rd CR-1 7 9 pke 175 ca T ene WS d Woodlawn anl iu 298 r Rd lame 90 635 92 e ver y Av SA n Rd K a s so H ill R d ar 5 d Blv aga ond On aR Ho wlett yR Fa g ond a On 155 CR- Split Rock Rd 690 Col 298 Cemetery Gran t B l vd NS a St ee es W G en 5 173 Westvale Golf Course Pleasant Valley 5 d t eS ese W G en CR-40 Solvay 297 298 © 2014 MARCOA Publishing, Inc. NM Rd amer Coll ie B Er ers R Syracuse Hancock International Airport Cour t St t aS lin 5 CR-98 90 Rd ar n Hancock Hancock Air Park Field Ang Base Hancock Field Ang Base USMC Reserve Training Center Brooklawn Golf Course Salina, Town of ay 81 695 W 81 Malden Rd 11 297 173 E Taft Rd Arrowhead Golf Course Coy eR V l Bu ckley Rd Bea rR d Morgan Rd CR-47 CR -8 1 R Onondaga Lake o po er Liv re n Bu Ar m Geddes, Town of d ng R stro 11 Hopkins Rd Sta te Th ru w Ol d Va n 370 M 298 481 ft Rd E Ta -115 CR Ne wY ork 690 d CR - 4 5 Rd s Walter W Taft Rd To Fort Drum WELCOME Rd 90 ine St ai 2 C R- 8 ego Osw 48 lenn Blvd hn G Jo Cold Spri ngs Rd Henry Clay Blvd 370 stnut St Ch e North Syracuse Hospitals Syracuse is approximately 80 miles from Fort Drum. 1H Upstate University Hospital 315-492-5011 Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate I-81 N 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 S 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take EXIT 20 toward WEST ST/FRANKLIN ST 1 Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take EXIT 18 toward ADAMS ST 8. Turn RIGHT at IRVING AVE 3H St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate I-81 N 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 S 2H Crouse Hospital Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs Emergency Room Open Daily/24 Hrs DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate I-81 N 1. Leave from IRAQI FREEDOM GATE (also called North or Route 11 Gate) 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 S 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take the HARRISON ST exit, EXIT 18, toward ADAMS ST 6. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HARRISON ST 7. Turn LEFT onto S TOWNSEND ST 8. Turn LEFT onto E ADAMS ST 9. End at 750 E Adams St 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 4. Merge onto I-81 S 5. Take the SALINA ST exit, EXIT 19, toward CLINTON ST 6. Take the CLINTON ST ramp 7. Take the BUTTERNUT ST ramp 8. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto BUTTERNUT ST • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 21 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV 315-470-7111 736 Irving Ave. Syracuse, NY 13210 9. End at 736 Irving Ave OFF-POST LEISURE 12. End at 4900 Broad Road 315-464-5540 750 E. Adams St. Syracuse, NY 13210 7. Turn LEFT at E ADAMS ST 11. Turn LEFT at Broad Road 4H Upstate University Hospital 6. Merge onto ALMOND ST 9. Turn LEFT at ROSA PARKS WAY/SOUTH AVE 10. Continue to follow South Ave 12. End at 301 Prospect Ave 3. Turn RIGHT onto NY-342 8. Turn RIGHT at W Onondaga ST 7. Take the ramp onto N WEST ST 11. Turn RIGHT onto PROSPECT AVE 2. Turn LEFT onto US-11 S 315-448-5111 301 Prospect Ave. Syracuse, NY 13203 6. Merge onto BUTTERNUT ST 10. Turn RIGHT onto UNION AVE FMWR MORE 4900 Broad Road Syracuse, NY 12315 9. Turn RIGHT onto N TOWNSEND ST DIRECTIONS from Fort Drum’s Iraqi Freedom Gate I-81 N
  20. 20. Education Welcome to the Army Education Center at the Robert C. McEwen Education Complex. The Army Education Center provides a wide range of services to both Soldiers and Family members at Fort Drum. Co-located with the post library in Building P-4300, the center provides traditional and nontraditional educational opportunities and counseling services for the military, their Families and the Civilian workforce. We support not only Fort Drum, but also an area of responsibility for Northern and Western New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The Army Education Center at the Robert C. McEwen Library and Education Complex 315-772-6878 The Army Education Center Building P4300, Camp Hale Road Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 12:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday 22 Fort Drum The Army Education Center Annex Multi-Use Learning Facility (MLF) Building 10450, 5th Armored Division Drive Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 315-772-9993 The MLF provides a wide range of educational services and resources to the military community. Some of these services and resources are: various information and study guides on military and Civilian testing, foreign language CD-ROMs and self-study material for reading and grammar, General Education Diploma (GED) preparation, English-as-a-second language study material and a computer lab with 24 computers for educational purposes. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Counseling 315-772-6878 Army counselors are available to support Fort Drum active-duty personnel, their spouses, reserve components and Department of Defense Civilians in a variety of counseling settings. Basic Skills Education Program The Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) is a 20-day, hybrid instructor-led/computerassisted on-duty program. BSEP is designed to provide Soldiers with instruction on math, reading and language skills. The goal is to improve job performance, prepare Soldiers for advanced schooling, civilian higher education, increase re-enlistment options and enhance trainability. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday or 1 to 4 p.m., as scheduled. Army Personnel Testing (APT) 315-772-1251 Advance Placement Test is done through the Education Center’s Testing Center. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), and the Selection Instrument for Flight Training Test (SIFT) are just a few of the tests conducted. The TABE and the AFCT are critical links in improving a • •
  21. 21. Education WELCOME HOUSING HEALTH CARE National Testing Center Colleges and Universities Education partners providing classes and programs at the Education Center and Annex are: SUNY Jefferson Community College University of Maryland University College 315-773-6139 4300 Camp Hale Road Fort Drum, NY 13602 SUNY Empire State College offers programs from a nontraditional approach, with degrees ranging from associate through bachelor’s on Fort Drum or at the Watertown center. Master’s degrees and graduate-level certificate programs are available online. Numerous courses and majors are available. Classes are offered in an 315-775-0128/773-5905 4300 Camp Hale Road Fort Drum, NY 13602 Columbia College, Fort Drum, offers coursework leading to bachelor’s degrees in business, criminal justice, history, psychology and general studies. Columbia offers a Spouses’ Opportunity Scholarship allowing active-duty spouses to take their first in-seat Columbia class tuition-free. In addition, Columbia offers a spouses’ tuition discount of 20 percent off regular in-seat tuition. Columbia College offers classes and provides advisers at the Fort Drum Education Center. 301-877-7575 4300 Camp Hale Road Fort Drum, NY 13602 University of Maryland University College offers online programs in associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Numerous courses and majors are available. A college representative is at the Education Center to assist all students with their educational goals. • • continued on page 25 2013-2014 Post Guide 23 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Located in Watertown, just 8 miles from Fort Drum, Jefferson Community College serves nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students from Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. On average, 30 percent of enrollment is comprised of military retirees, veterans, service members and their Families from Fort Drum. Jefferson offers 30-plus associate degrees and SUNY Empire State College Columbia College of Missouri OFF-POST LEISURE 315-786-6566 Army Education Center Annex 10450 5th Armored Division Drive Fort Drum, NY 13602 independent study or online format, and because students design their own degrees, most transfer credits are easily accepted. FMWR MORE 315-775-0128 CLEP and DSST (college credit by examination) testing is available by appointment through Columbia College. Appointments are scheduled by visiting Other college testing is available for a fee. certificates for career preparation or transfer, as well as local access to bachelor’s and advanced degrees through partner institutions in Jefferson’s Higher Education Center. The college’s online program, which includes six online degrees, is highly acclaimed by both GoArmyEd military students and Civilian students. Jefferson offers classes and provides advisors at the Fort Drum Education Center and Annex. For flexibility, classes are offered in four-week, eight-week and in traditional 15-week classes. Jefferson’s staff on Fort Drum will work with commanders to offer five-week “unit courses” at the convenience of the unit. Additionally, the college offers a wide variety of professional certification training programs and workshops for both professional development and personal interest for adults and children/Families throughout the year. EDUCATION Soldier’s General Technical (GT) and other skill scores. These are linked to a variety of personnel actions including retention, reclassification, specialty training or pre-commissioning programs.
  22. 22. Education School Liaison Officers Frequently Asked Questions WELCOME School Liaison Officers What is needed to register my child? 315-772-3214/1311 Building 10720, Clark Hall Email: Birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card, proof of residency, contact info for last school attended, and custody agreement if applicable. For special needs, a copy of latest IEP and last evaluation. New York State Department of Education has adopted the National Common Core curriculum. What are the differences in the schools? We just moved from a temporary house to a permanent house. Can my student stay in the same school until the end of the year? Frequently Asked Questions 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV OFF-POST LEISURE FMWR MORE EDUCATION HEALTH CARE HOUSING Which schools are the best? All schools in the Fort Drum area are responsible for New York State learning standards. In other words, all the schools teach the same thing in order to reach a common goal. How do I know which school my child will go to? In New York State, where your child goes to public school is determined based on where you live. Some special needs children attend schools that are not within their assigned district. Those placements are determined on an as-need basis. How can I research the different schools? The New York State Education Department website where you can find information on all New York State public schools is www.nysed. gov. Another website to inform people about New York State schools is Our local technical school and special needs support services website is site/default.aspx?PageID=1. What age can my child start school? In New York State you must be 5 on or before Dec. 1 of the year entering school. Having said that, it is not mandatory to go to school at age 5 in New York State. It is mandatory to go to school if you will turn 6 on or before Dec. 1 of the year entering school. What choices do I have for schooling for my child? You may send your child to the public school where you live, a private school or home-school. What private schools are available? Augustinian Academy (Catholic), Faith Fellowship (nondenominational Christian) and Immaculate Heart Central (Catholic). Other private schools are available farther away from Fort Drum. I want to home-school my child(ren), what do I need to do? You must submit a letter of intent to the district in which you live. There are two local home school groups in the area; and LIFE at 315-788-6472. Both of these groups offer assistance in filling out the required paperwork and they also offer group activities for home school families. There is also a home school legal defense association at 24 Fort Drum While all schools mirror educationally, they do have some differences. • Extracurricular activities vary from school to school. Music, art and sports look differently from school district to school district. Some school districts may offer a specific musical instrument in their band, while others may not. The same goes for sports; there may be certain sports that are offered at some schools that are not offered at others. Some schools have transportation for students who stay after school and others do not. • Time of school day differs from school district to school district and from grade level to grade level. Most elementary schools start around 9 a.m. and end after 3 p.m. Most middle/ high schools start around 7:30 a.m. and end after 2:30 p.m. • Building grade levels for schools differ from district to district. Some elementary grades are K-3, while others are K-4, and still others are K-5 or K-6. Some middle schools are grades five through eight, others are grades seven and eight and some are grades six through eight. All high schools include grades nine through 12. • Scheduling can also differ from school to school. Some high schools use block scheduling while others use the period system. My child has special needs. What do I need to do? Contact Fort Drum’s Exceptional Family Member Navigator office for help with transition. Contact the school special needs office as soon as possible to coordinate the transition. My children do not speak English. How is the school going to teach them? Every school has a variation of English as a Second Language program. Most students will be immersed into the language as well as the culture. My student was on a graduation path in the school in which we just left. How will the schools here help to keep him/her on that path? New York State sets the graduation requirements and the local schools do not have much leeway in the process of counting credits. Counselors in this area will do their best to see that your student can get every past credit taken; however, there may be some state testing that will have to be taken. What are the graduation requirements for New York State? Residency determines where a student goes to school. In most cases, if you move from a temporary situation to a permanent situation, your child will have to change schools. Some moves do not require the student to change schools if they are within the same boundary as the school. A superintendent of schools can allow students out of zone to attend a different school. Due to the constant shift in student population, most of the schools that serve most of the Fort Drum population are not likely to approve this type of request. I don’t think my child is on the right bus, what do I do? All school districts have a transportation department. All transportation questions should be directed to this office. Why can’t I enter my child’s classroom whenever I want to? Due to security reasons, schools cannot allow any persons to enter their school buildings or the classrooms without permission. For the safety of all children, most schools will not allow a nonstudent into the building past the office. If you want to visit your child’s classroom, most schools have a procedure for parents to follow and they welcome the parental support. My school does not transport to the before- and after-school program at the School Age Center on Fort Drum. What am I suppose to do for child care? Only students who attend Indian River and Carthage districts are bused to the before and after school child care facilities on Fort Drum. There are several before and after school programs in the communities that surround Fort Drum. The local YMCA has developed many of these programs to fit the Fort Drum Family need. Contact your child’s school to inquire about them. Will my child go outside in the wintertime? Yes. Most elementary schools regularly go outside for recess in the wintertime. It is a good idea to make sure you are aware of these days so you can send in proper clothing. • •
  23. 23. Education School Liaison Officers Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Checklist for Transferring Students Clarkson University 315-268-6400 8 Clarkson Ave. Potsdam, NY 13699 St. Lawrence University St. Lawrence University is a four-year liberal arts college with programs in undergraduate, preprofessional and graduate studies. State University of New York North Country Consortium 315-267-2000 Pierrepont Avenue Potsdam, NY 13676 SUNY Potsdam is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering two graduate degrees in the Fort Drum/Watertown area — a Master of Science in elementary or secondary teaching for students who may have a baccalaureate in a non-educational subject area but want to enter the teaching profession. 315-386-7123 Cornell Drive Canton, NY 13617 SUNY College of Technology at Canton offers technical certification, associate degree and selected bachelor’s degree programs in applied and technology programs. SUNY College at Oswego 315-312-2500 7060 Route 104 Oswego, NY 13126 SUNY College at Oswego offers traditional degree programs in liberal arts and business programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. SUNY Upstate Medical 315-464-4570, 800-736-2171 SUNY Upstate Medical University is central New York’s only academic medical center, educating more than 1,200 students in four colleges — medicine, graduate studies, health professions and nursing — as well as their Binghamton Campus. Upstate also hosts 450 graduate physicians in their residency and fellowship training programs and provides continuing education to practitioners. Degree programs offered locally in the Watertown area at the Jefferson Higher Education • • 2013-2014 Post Guide 25 10TH MOUNTAIN DIV Seven campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) partner to bring Fort Drum a wide array of programs from associate through master’s degrees. Courses and degree programs are designed to be convenient for adults with work schedules and other commitments. Classes are available in traditional classroom SUNY Potsdam SUNY Canton College of Technology OFF-POST LEISURE 315-772-5477 or 315-773-9007 DSN 772-5477 4300 Camp Hale Road Fort Drum, NY 13602 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday The following North Country Consortium college partners have offices but are not currently providing classes on Fort Drum: Center include Respiratory Therapy, Bachelor of Science; Medical Technology, Bachelor of Science; Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science; and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science. FMWR MORE 800-285-1856 23 Romoda Drive Canton, NY 13617 settings, as well as through online and hybrid modes. Shorter eight-week semesters and weekend classes are also available. Members of the SUNY Consortium include SUNY Canton, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Institute of Technology — Utica/Rome, SUNY Jefferson, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Upstate Medical University. EDUCATION Clarkson University offers more than 50 programs of study in engineering, business, science, health, environmental studies and liberal arts and offer pre-collegiate, undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs. • Course description book • School profile • Attendance and tardy records • Report card • Current schedule • Withdrawal grades • Transcript/course history (with grading system and class rank) • Cumulative folder HEALTH CARE continued from page 23 Receiving School Checklist HOUSING • Course description book • School profile • Attendance and tardy records • Report card • Current schedule • Withdrawal grades • Transcript/course history (with grading system) • Class rank • Cumulative folder • Testing information — standardized test scores, end of course test scores, competency test scores • Health records (including shot records) • Birth certificate • Social Security number • Activities record (such as co/extracurricular) • IEP/504/gifted records • JROTC records • Testing information — standardized test scores, end of course test scores, competency test scores • Health records (including shot records and birth certificate) • Social Security number • Activities record (such as co/extracurricular) • IEP/504/gifted records • JROTC records • Guardianship/custody papers • Fees owed • Alternative schools records • Letters of recommendations (especially for senior students) • Writing samples (if available) • At-risk or action plans for classroom modifications (if available) • Portfolios (if available) • Accelerated Reader points (if available) • Service learning hours (if available) • Proof of residency/military orders WELCOME Sending School Checklist • Guardianship/custody papers • Fees owed • Alternative schools records • Letters of recommendations (especially for senior students) • Writing samples (if available) • At-risk or action plans for classroom modifications (if available) • Portfolios (if available) • Accelerated Reader points (if available) • Service learning hours (if available)