3-6 FA 1BCT 10th Mountain Division

3-6 FA 1BCT 10th Mountain Division This is the official page of 3-6 FA and its Family Readiness Group. All Soldiers, Family and friends of 3-6 FA, past and present, are encouraged to join.

The 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery traces its lineage to Stilles’ Company of Artillerists, formed in 1798. The Battalion’s first campaign streamers were earned during the Civil War, where it participated with the Union Army (as Battery K, 1st U.S. Artillery) in twelve major campaigns including Manassas, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Gettysburg and Appomattox. Redesignated Battery B, the unit was stationed at Fort Riley following the Civil War, deploying to Cuba during the Spanish American War and earning the Santiago campaign streamer. Shortly after, the 25th Battery (lettered batteries became numbered batteries during the artillery reorganization of 1901) participated in defeating the Philippine Insurrection, 1902 – 1903, equipped with 3.2 inch guns, Vickers-Maxim gatling guns, and mule-borne 3.6 inch mortars (3-6th FA maintains a bronze panther in the battalion headquarters that was presented as a gift by the Philippine Government in 1903 during service in the Philippines). On 31 May 1907, the 6th Regiment, Field Artillery (Horse) was formed with the 2d, 22d, 25th, 7th, 20th, and 21st batteries forming batteries A through F, respectively. Shortly afterwards (1914), the 6th Field Artillery (Horse) deployed to the Mexican border and was personally selected by General “Blackjack” Pershing to participate in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa in 1916, returning to the United States in 1917. Alerted for deployment to Europe on 21 July 1917, the Regiment was again selected by General Pershing, this time to form the core of the field artillery support for the 1st Expeditionary Division (later to become the 1st Infantry Division), deploying by rail from Arizona to New York City and embarking on troop ships on 31 July. At 0605 on 23 October 1917, Battery C, 6th Field Artillery (now equipped with the famous French 75mm howitzer), fired the first round fired in anger by the American Expeditionary Force. Serving with the 1st Infantry Division throughout the war, the Regiment earned seven campaign streamers, to include participation in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns. Throughout the war, the Regiment mastered newly developed techniques of close supporting fires to the Infantry, earning the reputation of providing accurate and rapid fires (“three rounds in the air and one in the breach”) while supporting the 1st Infantry Division’s infantry regiments. Leaving one battalion to participate in occupation duty in Germany after the war, the rest of the Regiment redeployed to the United States and was established at Fort Hoyle, MD (current site of Aberdeen Proving Grounds). Throughout the late 1920s and early 1930s, the 6th Field Artillery participated in a series of experiments with mechanization (while still being maintained as a horse artillery organization). On the eve of WWII, it was attached to the 8th Infantry Division on 22 June 1940 and then assigned to the 37th Infantry Division on 8 August 1942. During WWII, the 6th Field Artillery (now equipped with the 75mm pack howitzer), participated in two campaigns in the Pacific Theater (Northern Solomon and Luzon (with arrowhead)), to include the liberation of Manila in 1944 (the flag from the Japanese Army Headquarters in Manila is now displayed in the 3-6 FA headquarters). Inactivated at the end of WWII, the battalion was reactivated at Fort Sill, OK on 1 August 1946 and supported the FA School. It was reorganized and designated the 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Field Artillery in May 1958. Deploying to the Republic of Vietnam in 1966 equipped with the 105mm self-propelled howitzer, 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery participated in 10 campaigns throughout the central highlands until it was redeployed to the United States in 1970 and inactivated on 10 April 1970. Rejoining the 1st Infantry Division on 13 September 1972, 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery was the pioneer unit in converting to the M270 MLRS system in 1983. Deactivated (again) on 16 March 1987, the lineage continued with Battery B (MLRS), 6th Field Artillery as a separate battery, participating with the 1st Infantry Division and adding two more campaign streamer’s to the Regiment’s history. On 10 December 1995, the colors of the 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, with its 36 campaign streamers, three foreign awards and a valorous unit award (Battery A) joined the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). From November of 2001 through May 2002, the battalion deployed to the Balkans as the Centaur Task Force in support of Operation Joint Guardian. While the majority of the battalion conducted stability and support operations at various locations throughout the Province of Kosovo, Batteries B and C, deployed to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, providing the security force for Camp Able Sentry. Simultaneously, battalion fire Support Elements deployed to other locations throughout the world. 2-22d Infantry fire supporters deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge and 1-87th Infantry fire supporters deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In July of 2003 the Centaurs answered duty’s call again, deploying in support of Coalition Task Force Warrior for Operation Enduring Freedom IV. The Centaurs learned new TTPs and weapon systems like the 120mm mortar as they occupied firebases on the frontiers of freedom. With names like Shkin, Orgun-E, Asadabad, Salerno, Qalat, Gecko, Ghazni, and even more austere places than wherever they were needed.. Throughout 2003, Centaurs played key roles in every operation in country: Mountain Viper, Mountain Resolve, Secure Future, Mountain Avalanche, and Mountain Storm. The Centaurs rang in the New Year of 2004 with a new, additional, and significant mission. In January, the battalion quickly transitioned from masters of indirect fire to a maneuver task force. With elements of civil affairs and PSYOPS teams, a military police company, and a Romanian infantry company now attached, Task Force Centaur was responsible for securing the greater Kandahar City area and the outer Kandahar Airfield. That area quickly expanded as the battalion took on greater and greater responsibilities for security, stability, and reconstruction of the Kandahar Province. Operation Secure Future and Mountain Storm saw Centaurs providing indirect fires across 6 provinces, even while Task Force Centaur secured 25,000 square kilometers of territory in Southern Afghanistan. After returning to Fort Drum from a successful mission in Afghanistan, the Centaur Battalion transformed its structure to incorporate new assets: a meteorological section and forward support company and to give firing platoons the ability t operate autonomously, all the while preparing for its next mission in Iraq. In August 2005, the Centaur Battalion again made history as the first newly designed Fires Battalion to deploy to combat. In Iraq the Centaurs served as the Area Defense Operations Center (ADOC) on the Victory Base complex in Western Baghdad. With 400 Soldiers and 102 Ugandan contractors, Task Force Centaur was charged with the security and force protection for over 30,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, coalition partners, and associated civilian workers on Camp Liberty. In addition, the battalion was charged with securing 25 square kilometers of battle space and 17 kilometers of perimeter wall, as well as maintaining and securing 3 Access Control Points to the base complex. The Centaur Battalion did all this while providing continuous all-weather fire support to all of Western Baghdad. In April 2007, the BN was notified of its next mission to support OIF 07-09 in Kirkuk Iraq. During the deployment the BN maintained 24 hour indirect fire support at two outlying patrol bases and was responsible for 3,500 square kilometers of battle space. Additional the BN was partnered with the 46th Iraqi Army Brigade and the Iraq Power and Oil infrastructure. As a result of the BN’s efforts, Iraq exported over 170 million barrels of oil bringing much needed reconstruction money to the Iraq government. In November of 2008 the BN redeployed to Fort Drum, N.Y. In March 2010, the Battalion deployed to Faryab Province in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Centaur Battalion operated out of three FOBS in RC-North, working intimately with Norwegian, Swedish, and Latvian partners to further legitimize Provincial and District governments through personal engagement and the application of money as a weapon system. These efforts resulted in increasing the capabilities and capacities of the Afghan Police and disrupted insurgent efforts which strengthened the population’s confidence in the government and paved the way for the strategic completion of the Ring Road. The Battalion redeployed to Fort Drum, NY in March of 2011 to begin training for their next mission. The “Swift and Bold” battalion remains ready to provide accurate and timely fires anytime, and perform all other missions as may be directed, anywhere in the world. FIELD ARTILLERY US ARMY

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
06/05/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Good morning all! Fort Drum is now operating under Health Protection Condition Bravo. The move to HPCON Bravo means some changes to procedures and services that have been published in General Order 1D and we’ll be outlining those below. These changes may seem like the initial steps on the path back to “normal” but it is vital to recognize that we each have a personal responsibility to continue using the preventative measures that have kept COVID 19 from gaining a foothold in our community. Remember to practice social distancing, wear your masks, wash your hands and keep up to date with community news and guidance. We’ll continue to share the latest updates here and on our website: home.army.mil/drum

Also, we are currently experiencing a phone service outage throughout the installation. The Guthrie appointment lines are down. Fort Drum Medical Activity is working on getting the system up and running as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can still make same-day appointments by going to TRICAREOnline.com, calling the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), or by sending a message through TRICARE Online Secure Messaging. The barber shop at the PX is taking walk ins as customers will be unable to get through to book today's appointments.

- Reporting Status -
Mission Required Personnel Only

Please speak with your chain of command/supervisor to determine whether or not you are considered mission required and for further guidance.

- Gate Information -
WSAAF Gate: OPEN to all patrons with valid ID cards and passes during the hours of 5:30 am – 10:00 pm. The gate will be closed during DONSAs, weekends and holidays.
Cerjan Gate: OPEN
Gas Alley Gate: OPEN
Mount Belvedere Gate: OPEN to DoD ID Holders ONLY

Travel Radius: The extended travel radius now encompasses a distance of 200 miles outside of Fort Drum with the exception of specific high-risk areas to include Albany County, Onondaga County (where Chick-fil-A is, to save everyone some googling), Monroe County, Erie County, Oneida County, Hampden County (MA) and Canada. Service Members can travel inside of the local travel area (60 miles) without any leave or pass. In order to travel within this extended local travel area (200 miles), SMs need approved leave or pass (signed DA-31, O5 level). You may, of course, drive through the prohibited areas (with the exception of Canada) en route to your destination. Please be aware that the extended travel radius includes some portions of other states that have their own travel restrictions and guidance. Before traveling, please research any requirements your destination may have in place. Leave for travel outside of the 200 mile radius or to an off limits area will still require an Exception to Policy. Please also note that if someone from a Soldier’s household travels outside of the radius or if you meet with individuals who reside outside the 200 miles, a two-week quarantine will be required. This is in an effort to mitigate any possible exposure or spread of the virus. If you have questions please reach out to your chain of command or supervisor for additional guidance.

Visitors: Soldiers are required to obtain approval through the chain of command for all visitors to enter Fort Drum regardless of their distance from the installation. If you are not an Active Duty Soldier but reside on the installation you may request to have a visitor enter Fort Drum by contacting the Fort Drum Department of Public Works, Housing Division, 315-772-7256. These requests are subject to approval by the Garrison Commander.

Parks and Playgrounds: Parks are now open for use by community members, this includes those playgrounds in the Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes footprint and the dog parks. Before grabbing the sunblock and heading out please remind family members about the importance of social distancing and ensure children wash their hands. Also, please be aware that these facilities will not be cleaned and it’s up to park visitors to ensure they aren’t contributing to overcrowding.

Guidance for Gatherings: On post, outdoor gatherings are now permitted for a maximum of 25 individuals. Please continue to maintain social distancing throughout these events. When inside, gatherings are permitted when social distancing guidelines can be maintained and the facility does not reach more than 50% of its total capacity.

Barracks: Cross barracks visitation is now authorized. Soldiers should continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

DFACs: Beginning the week of June 15, dining facilities will be open for dine-in service. Social distancing requirements will still be in place and seating is restricted to every other seat. All DFACs are limited to a 50% capacity for diners. Salad bars/grab and go remain closed.

Education Center: Beginning on June 8, the Ed Center will open the Army Personnel Test (APT) Center and conduct counseling via telephone, email and online. Starting approximately June 22, staff will begin AM/PM classes for the Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP).

Face Masks: The wearing of face masks continues to be a requirement when entering the Commissary, Exchange, Shopettes or any other public or work area where a minimum of 6 feet of social distance cannot be continuously maintained.

Fitness Facilities: Beginning Monday, June 8, there will be updated hours for the gyms. These facilities are still only open for Active Duty Service Members at this time.
- Magarth Sports Complex Open Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 9 am - 3 pm
- Magrath Pool Open Mon. – Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. for Unbreakable Warrior Program Only
- Monti Physical Fitness Center Open Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. for Unbreakable Warrior Program Only, Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for Active Duty Only, Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Atkins Functional Fitness Center – Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
All patrons must be in PT uniform and have DoD ID card to enter fitness facilities.

Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division Museum: Open June 15 for unit/Soldier training. Open July 1 to public. Social distancing requirements must be maintained and visitors will be limited to no more than 50% of the facility’s capacity.

Religious Services: Beginning approximately July 1, chapels will be open for worship services. Those attending services must maintain social distancing requirements and utilize hand sanitizing stations at entrances. There will be seating restrictions and limitations for Communion/Eucharist options.

RV Parks and Cabins at Remington: These facilities will be open beginning Monday, June 8 for reservations by DoD ID Card holders who are traveling from within the 200 mile radius (excluding the off limits areas).

USO: Open June 15 with limited hours. Visit them on Facebook USO Fort Drum

You can find all these updates and more in this special section of our website:
https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/about/Garrison/public-affairs/coronavirus-update

If you have any questions please drop them in the comments and we’ll work to get the answer.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
06/04/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Hi all, no big updates today. The command team are expecting to have some changes to announce by the end of the week so we’ll be standing by and sharing as soon as possible!

We did want to remind everyone that today is the last day to sign up your high school seniors to participate in the commencement parade! Register here: drum.armymwr.com Also, we’re encouraging community members to line up along the parade route and cheer these young men and women on, just remember to socially distance. We’ll share the route as the June 18 parade gets closer!

We’ve really condensed these updates in an effort to make them easier to get through, however all the information about current policies, services and hours can be found here:
https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/about/Garrison/public-affairs/coronavirus-update

If you have any questions please drop them in the comments and we’ll work to get the answer.

- Reporting Status -
Mission Required Personnel Only

Please speak with your chain of command/supervisor to determine whether or not you are considered mission required and for further guidance.

- Gate Information -
WSAAF Gate: OPEN to all patrons with valid ID cards and passes (no Trusted Traveler) during the hours of 5:30 am – 10:00 pm. The gate will be closed during DONSAs, weekends and holidays.
Cerjan Gate: OPEN
Gas Alley Gate: OPEN
Mount Belvedere Gate: OPEN to DoD ID Holders ONLY

- Services Status -
The most recently updated service(s) information is listed below. For the full list of closures and adjustments visit https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/about/Garrison/public-affairs/coronavirus-update

Barber Shops: The PX Barber Shop is now open to all eligible patrons and same day appointments are available: 315-772-3498. Please note that at this time other barber shops on the installation remain closed. We’ll let you know when those other locations are staffed and open for customers once again. Customers are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange area and Barber Shop.

CDCs and SAC: OPEN to mission required patrons. If you want to submit paperwork or check to see if you qualify, please contact CYS Administrative Office at 315-772-6715. For the memo please go to https://drum.armymwr.com/promos/cys-mission-required-personnel-verification-form

Commissary: OPEN Tues-Sun 0900 to 1900. Please note that everyone entering the commissary is required to wear a face mask that they have brought with them. Masks will not be provided at the door. 100% ID check has been implemented at the doors and purchase limits have been placed on certain high demand items. Shoppers are asked to not bring in their own shopping bags at this time.

DEERS/ID Center: OPEN, will begin replacing any ID cards that are expired or within 30 days of expiration. In April, DoD published guidance that expired USID cards are valid past their expiration date and CAC users can extend their credentials online until 30 September. Those policies remain in effect. However, in an effort to prevent a backlog in September, the office will begin updating those cards now. Customers can call the DEERS/ID Center at 315-772-5149 to make appointments for 1 June and beyond to replace cards that are expired or within 30 days of expiration. They are still not replacing cards due to name changes or promotions, and 14 remains the minimum age for issuance of a Child ID Card.

Fitness Facilities:
Atkins: OPEN 1500-2000 M-F for Active Duty personnel only. The limit is 50 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements

Magrath: OPEN 1500-2000 M-F and 0900-1500 on Sat for Active Duty personnel only. The pool and indoor track are NOT opening. The limit is 100 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Monti: OPEN, 0600-1200 for the Unbreakable Warriors AND 1200-1500 for Physical Therapy and Active Duty personnel only. The limit is 75 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Active Duty military personnel must wear their PT uniform to access the gym and work out. Towels will not be provided. While patrons will not be required to wear masks, social distancing will be a requirement for utilization and equipment will be cleaned by staff between usage.

OB-GYN clinic at Samaritan: Patients with an appointment at the OB-GYN clinic are no longer required to wait in their vehicle and call the clinic prior to their appointment. When arriving for your appointment, please wear a facemask if you have one. If not, one will be provided for you. To meet Samaritan requirements, only the patient will be permitted to attend their appointment. Visitors will not be allowed in the clinic. Upon arrival, medical staff will screen you for COVID-19 exposure, malaise, upper/lower respiratory symptoms and fever prior to coming up to the OB-GYN clinic. If you are positive for any of the above, please call the clinic at (315) 785-4609 for assessment and triage. If you have a virtual appointment, please be available with an open phone line during the time of the appointment. If you have any questions, please call (315) 785-4624.

With the warmer weather came a much needed refresh of the Howitzers in front of the BN HQ's. They all have a new coat of...
06/04/2020

With the warmer weather came a much needed refresh of the Howitzers in front of the BN HQ's. They all have a new coat of paint and were re-stenciled in memory of our fallen Centaurs. They are dedicated to SFC Todd Harris, SGT Michael Kirpsel and CPL Joshua Harton. These were originally placed in front of the BN through the efforts of then BN CSM and now current Division Command Sergeant Major Terenas. They will be rededicated in the near future once the other memorial projects are complete. Thank you for the hard work of the soldiers who made this happen as we honor the memory of our past fallen. 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 10th Mountain Division Artillery

The PX Barber Shop is now open to all eligible patrons and same day appointments are available: 315-772-3498. Please not...
06/03/2020
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The PX Barber Shop is now open to all eligible patrons and same day appointments are available: 315-772-3498. Please note that at this time other barber shops on the installation remain closed. We’ll let you know when those other locations are staffed and open for customers once again.
Please remember that tomorrow is the last day to register seniors to participate in the Commencement Parade on June 18! Find more information here: https://drum.armymwr.com/prom…/community-commencement-parade

1921 Unit Crest
06/02/2020

1921 Unit Crest

Back by popular demand. Centaur SWAG is back in the store just in time for summer.  https://3-6fa.itemorder.com/saleAlso...
06/01/2020
10th Mountain 3-6 FA 2020

Back by popular demand. Centaur SWAG is back in the store just in time for summer. https://3-6fa.itemorder.com/sale
Also, you can have it shipped directly to you after the store closes if you want, otherwise all items come to the BN HQ's and then distributed.

Online ordering for 10th Mountain 3-6 FA 2020 ends on Sunday June 28th, 2020 (11:59pm EDT)

05/21/2020
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

The Howitzers underneath those CH-47's are from 3-6 FA 1BCT 10th Mountain Division #SwiftandBold

#WarriorWednesday!

Any day that #10thCAB can train with our 10th Mountain Division family to accomplish our mission a good day. Check out the amazing air assault training our CH-47 crews did with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division!

Together, we are Mountain Strong!

Fly to glory!

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne Corps USAACE and Fort Rucker U.S. Army U.S. Army Combined Arms Center

Additional information and resources can be found on the ASAP page Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASA...
05/20/2020

Additional information and resources can be found on the ASAP page Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP or Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

Please reach out to us with any additional support needed! #SwiftandBold

Our Chaplains and MFLCs are hosting a Virtual Marriage Workshop via Zoom on Friday, May 22 from 11:30am-1:00pm. It is op...
05/15/2020

Our Chaplains and MFLCs are hosting a Virtual Marriage Workshop via Zoom on Friday, May 22 from 11:30am-1:00pm. It is open to all married Solders and spouses on a first-come first-served basis. Contact Chaplain Solberg for more information at 315-523-4542. #swiftandbold

Beginning 14 May, the Main Exchange Barber Shop will be open for APPOINTMENTS ONLY for Active Duty military personnel on...
05/12/2020

Beginning 14 May, the Main Exchange Barber Shop will be open for APPOINTMENTS ONLY for Active Duty military personnel only. Soldiers should call 315-772-3498 to make an appointment starting at 12pm on Wednesday, May 13 and then during business hours starting May 14. There are four barbers available on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30am-5pm and two barbers available on Thursday and Friday from 9:30am-5pm. The barbershop is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Soldiers are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange area and Barber Shop.
Effective 18 May, the Atkins Functional Fitness Facility will be open from 5:30am-1:30 pm for Active Duty military personnel only. The limit is 50 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.
Also, effective 18 May, the Magrath Sports Complex will be open from 5:30am-1:30pm for Active Duty military personnel only. The pool and indoor track are NOT opening. The limit is 100 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.
Starting 18 May, the Monti Physical Fitness Facility will change to 6:00am-12:00pm for Unbreakable Warrior program, Active Duty military personnel only. From 12:00-3:00pm, the facility is available for all Active Duty military personnel only. The limit is 75 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Good morning everyone! Updates about two hot topics this morning: barber shops and gyms. These are just the beginning phases of the reopening, so please bear with us as we implement these changes and closely monitor the situation to ensure our community can stay healthy.

Beginning 14 May, the Main Exchange Barber Shop will be open for APPOINTMENTS ONLY for Active Duty military personnel only. Soldiers should call 315-772-3498 to make an appointment starting at 12pm on Wednesday, May 13 and then during business hours starting May 14. There are four barbers available on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30am-5pm and two barbers available on Thursday and Friday from 9:30am-5pm. The barbershop is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Soldiers are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange area and Barber Shop.

Effective 18 May, the Atkins Functional Fitness Facility will be open from 5:30am-1:30 pm for Active Duty military personnel only. The limit is 50 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Also, effective 18 May, the Magrath Sports Complex will be open from 5:30am-1:30pm for Active Duty military personnel only. The pool and indoor track are NOT opening. The limit is 100 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Starting 18 May, the Monti Physical Fitness Facility will change to 6:00am-12:00pm for Unbreakable Warrior program, Active Duty military personnel only. From 12:00-3:00pm, the facility is available for all Active Duty military personnel only. The limit is 75 personnel in the facility to facilitate social distancing requirements.

Limited hours are to accommodate increased daily cleaning requirements. Active Duty military personnel must wear their PT uniform to access the gym and work out. Towels will not be provided. While patrons will not be required to wear masks, social distancing will be a requirement for utilization and equipment will be cleaned by staff between usage.

If you have any questions please drop them in the comments and we’ll work to get the answer.

- Reporting Status -
Mission Required Personnel Only

Please speak with your chain of command/supervisor to determine whether or not you are considered mission required and for further guidance.

- Gate Information -
WSAAF Gate: OPEN to all patrons with valid ID cards and passes (no Trusted Traveler) during the hours of 5:30 am – 10:00 pm. The gate will be closed during DONSAs, weekends and holidays.
Cerjan Gate: OPEN
Gas Alley Gate: OPEN
Mount Belvedere Gate: OPEN to DoD ID Holders ONLY; Non DoD ID holders attempting to access the installation through Mount Belvedere ACP (i.e contractors, personnel with an approved visitors pass or local access badge) will be turned away and asked to proceed to LTG Paul Cerjan or Gas Alley gates. As the Trusted Traveller program is still suspended, this includes personnel traveling with a DoD ID card holder (i.e. visitor's pass holder, local access badge holder, Taxi/Uber/Lyft transporting DoD ID holders). These individuals will be turned around and directed to LTG Paul Cerjan or Gas Alley gates due to medical screening requirements.

The Cerjan and Gas Alley Access Control Points will have designated lanes for DOD ID card holders and Non-DOD ID card holders. Please look out for those signs and enter the appropriate lane.

Those seeking admittance to post will be required to submit to a verbal screening: Have you traveled outside of 60 miles from Fort Drum?

Those who answer yes will be provided further guidance by the gate guard on duty. If it is determined that the individual is at risk and they have official business on Fort Drum, they will be directed to the proper military treatment facility for further evaluation. Individuals that exhibit any symptoms due to allergies will be allowed onto post.

Individuals returning to Fort Drum from an off-post medical appointment should inform the medical screener at the gate that you are returning to your on post residence from a medical appointment.

No one who has a requirement to access the installation for essential services (PX, Commissary, emergency services) will be turned away from the installation. This includes Soldiers/dependents living on post, Soldiers/dependents living off post who are seeking medical care on post, DOD ID card holders (Active duty military, DA Civilians, and dependents) and retirees and eligible family members.

Individuals at risk that do not have official business on Fort Drum will be advised to seek further medical evaluation at an off post medical facility.

The Trusted Traveler program is suspended. Visitors with a bona fide need to enter post will need to go to the Visitor Control Center (Cerjan Access Control Point) during normal business hours from 5:30am – 10pm, where they will submit to background checks and screening.

All visitor passes must be resubmitted through the Soldier’s Chain of Command. Anyone wishing to have a visitor on post who is traveling from more than 60 miles away will need to submit both a completed visitor request memo and an application for sponsorship to the Physical Security Office. You can find an example memo here: https://bit.ly/2wDPdGk It should be completed by your unit prior to submission. You can find the application for sponsorship here: https://bit.ly/3auItcf Completed forms can be submitted to [email protected] (preferred method) in advance or at the VCC in person during normal operating hours.

Retirees and beneficiaries must go through medical screening before entering post.

Contractors and other service providers should seek clarification for Fort Drum access from their supervisors.

Delivery drivers who weren’t vetted for access prior to the pandemic will be directed to the Visitor Control Center at the Cerjan Gate. There they will need to submit to background check and show proof of their delivery requirement and if all is in order, they’ll be allowed access to make the delivery. If, for any reason the delivery driver does not pass the background check, customers will need to pick up their anticipated delivery at the VCC.

Taxis, Uber and Lyft drivers that were vetted to operate on Fort Drum will now be allowed to bring DoD ID card and Local Access Badge holders onto post for drop-off purposes only. After dropping off the fare, they must immediately leave post and will not be allowed to pick up additional fares while on post. It is suggested that individuals looking to use these services to get onto post ask their drivers if they have approved access to the installation prior to accepting the ride and incurring a fee.

Taxi drivers who do not already have pre-vetted access will be given one-time access to post to drop off their riders if they submit to and successfully clear backgrounds checks and their riders are in possession of DOD ID/LAB holders and/or an Exception to Policy as necessary (ie. greater than 40 miles of travel). Riders should expect to pay an increased fare based on the time it takes for an un-vetted driver to submit to the background checks/gain entry to post. Riders can choose to be dropped off at the Visitor Control Center and picked up by a DOD ID cardholder if the driver does not have access to post.
Riders who have an ETP to access post (GS14+/O5+ approved bona fide need to enter post) but do not have a DoD ID/LAB card must submit to background checks (and successfully clear) prior to entry to post via any of these services.

Visitors without a valid ETP are NOT permitted. Anyone accessing post via a taxi/Uber/Lyft must have the following based on the nature of the access request:

1. DOD ID CARD/Local Access Badge/ Valid ID and, if applicable, one of the below:
a. Valid ETP if traveled outside of 60 miles
b. Valid ETP by a GS 14/O5 or higher with Command authority if not in possession of a DOD ID Card/LAB (Personnel are required to have a background check prior to entry, personnel arriving by taxi will be granted a day pass in order to link up with sponsor and complete the escort process).

- COVID Resources -
Fort Drum Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC): https://bit.ly/2UI6J42
Fort Drum Quarantine & Isolation Assistance Line: 315-783-5828 (8 am - 4 pm, Mon - Fri)
Samaritan Resource Line: 315-755-3100 (8 am - 9 pm, 7 days/week)
Carthage Area Hospital: 315-519-5497 (9 am - 7 pm, 7 days/week)
Lewis County General Hospital: (315) 376-9678 (Available 24/7)
Watertown COVID Resources: www.watertowncovidresources.org
NYS COVID Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
APHC Army COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-984-8523 (Available 24/7)

- Health Guidance -
Care for COVID Positive Patients:
Bowe TMC will be closed to routine healthcare services and only treating those patients identified as COVID 19 positive. Any COVID-19 positive beneficiaries, including Soldiers, Family members and Retirees, are asked to contact their assigned Nurse Case Manager or the MEDDAC Appointment Line at (315) 772-2778 to request an appointment before physically going to a treatment facility. This includes appointments for both COVID-19 related care and non-COVID-19 related care. Please inform the call center representative of your COVID-19 status. Soldiers previously receiving primary care at Bowe TMC will now receive their care at the Conner TMC. Family members and Retirees will still receive their primary care at the Guthrie clinic unless they are COVID-19 positive.

Wear of Masks:
Masks are required to be worn in all public spaces where a distance of 6 feet or more between individuals cannot be maintained. This also applies to the PX and Commissary. Customers must be wearing a mask/face covering to enter and they will not be provided at the door so please ensure you bring one with you.
• Soldiers are authorized to wear the neck gaiter and other cloth items, such as bandannas and scarves, as face coverings. This guidance applies for both indoors and outdoors as well as while in uniform. Everyone will use good judgment in choosing a mask or cloth face covering.
• Service members will not wear masks or cloth face coverings that have profanity, racist, demeaning or derogatory logos, script or imagery.
• The medical white and light blue type / style mask is authorized with all uniforms.
• Cloth masks or face coverings should be washed daily.
• Do not wear the N95 respirator mask. It should be reserved for our medical personnel.
• Do not wear high altitude training masks in uniform.
Remember – the mask is not to protect you from getting the virus, it is to protect the spread of the virus as you may be asymptomatic and not know that you have the disease. You can find the full DoD memo here: https://bit.ly/2X9C6aF If you have any questions about the wearing of face coverings within your unit or workplace, please reach out to your chain of command or supervisor.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all individuals to wear face masks when in public and unable to maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from others. So remember to bring your mask if you’re headed off post

COVID Screening:
Active duty Soldiers who wish to be screened and who’re experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as a cough, fever or shortness of breath, can report to the central screening location outside of the Conner Troop Medical Clinic between the hours of 0800 and 1700, Monday - Friday. Outside of those hours, Soldiers should reach out the the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273 for guidance.

Family members and retirees who are Fort Drum MEDDAC beneficiaries and who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 should call the Guthrie appointment line at (315) 772-2778 during business hours for screening. After hours please call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273, select option 1.

The drive-up pharmacy will continue to operate until further notice, more info here: https://bit.ly/2WuGbG8

DA Civilians experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while at work or on duty should immediately notify their supervisor and call the MEDDAC Occupational Health Clinic at (315) 681-1901 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A healthcare worker will conduct an initial screening over the phone and provide additional information as to your next steps. For after-hours care or when not on duty, employees should contact their primary care provider and follow their directions for screening.

- Facility Entrance Procedures -
Mandatory health screenings are now being conducted for those wishing to gain entrance to the Exchange, Commissary and Clark Hall. Anyone seeking admittance to these buildings will be required to submit to a temporal temperature check and answer the same questions being required at the gates.

Guthrie Clinic: Single Point of Entry - Everyone entering the clinic will do so at the far side of the Primary Care Clinic and follow the directions of the MEDDAC personnel at the tents for screening. Employees can be screened at the Radiology / Lab entrance between 6 and 7 am. After 7 am, employees will utilize the PCC entrance.

OB/GYN clinic at the Samaritan Medical Center: Before your visit, please read through the following questions. If you answer yes to any of the questions, call the clinic at 315-785-4609 before arriving at the clinic to receive further guidance from our staff:
1. Have you had contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 test or has a pending COVID-19 Test?
2. Do you have a cough?
3. Have you had a fever, chills, sweats, body ache in the past 7 days?
4. Are you feeling ill?
5. Have you traveled outside of 60 miles from Fort Drum in the last 14 days?
Please do not show up to the clinic without clearing with the clinic if you answer yes to any of the above questions.
For your scheduled OB or GYN appointment, upon arrival to the parking garage (or parking lot), please call 315-608-1327 to check in and remain in your vehicle.
At this time, only the patient is allowed into the clinic. Partners are being asked to wait in the car. Patients can video conference their partners during appointments if desired. If there is a language barrier, we do have a language line to use. We must know which specific language/dialect to use at least 1 day prior to your appointment.

Behavioral Health: Patients should report to the Conner Troop Medical Clinic for screening prior to going to the Wilcox Clinic or Embedded Behavioral Health clinics. Once cleared, patients will receive a wristband, which will be required before entering one of the behavioral health clinics.

Clark Hall: Single Point of Entry - Anyone needing to access Clark Hall must enter through the front doors of the facility. This includes mail clerks retrieving mail for units. After entering through the front doors, mail clerks should proceed to the second floor and utilize C-wing to access the Official Mail Distribution Center.

- Restrictions -
Barracks: Soldiers can no longer visit another unit’s barracks until further notice. Example – a Soldier from 4-31IN cannot visit a Soldier in 41BEB barracks

Public Spaces: All Fort Drum public community spaces, to include playgrounds, dog parks, tennis/basketball courts, soccer fields are off limits to all personnel until further notice. Trails remain open at this time. Please continue to practice safe social distancing when using these paths.

- Services Status -
The most recently updated service(s) information is listed below. For the full list of closures and adjustments visit https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/about/Garrison/public-affairs/coronavirus-update

Auto Skills Center - Open by appointment only, Tues - Sat 0800-1600, 5 bay maximum. You can make an appointment by calling 315-772-7902

Barber Shops: CLOSED, Beginning 14 May, the Main Exchange Barber Shop will be open for APPOINTMENTS ONLY for Active Duty military personnel only. Soldiers should call 315-772-3498 to make an appointment starting at 12pm on Wednesday, May 13 and then during business hours starting May 14. There are four barbers available on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30am-5pm and two barbers available on Thursday and Friday from 9:30am-5pm. The barbershop is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Soldiers are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange area and Barber Shop.

Car Washes: OPEN

CDCs and SAC: OPEN to mission essential patrons. Chapel CDC and South Riva Ridge CDC will continue to be combined in building 10785C at the Main Post Chapel on Po Valley Road. The Po Valley Child Development Center will reopen to currently registered and enrolled patrons in order to expand child care opportunities on post. Patrons wishing to restart care based on being called back to work full-time will need to provide documentation that there are no home-based child care options currently available. For Soldiers, this will require a memo signed by a O5 or higher. For DA civilians and contractors this will require a memo signed by a GS 14 or higher supervisor. For spouses, this will require a memo on the company's letterhead signed by the supervisor confirming work hours and current essential/required status. Please note, being called in for PT will not automatically qualify patrons for child care. If you want to submit paperwork or check to see if you qualify, please contact CYS Administrative Office at 315-772-6715. For the memo please go to: https://drum.armymwr.com/promos/cys-mission-required-personnel-verification-form.

Commissary: OPEN Tues-Sun 0900 to 1700 for service members and their beneficiaries and 1700 to 1900 for retirees and other authorized users. Please note that everyone entering the commissary is required to wear a face mask that they have brought with them. Masks will not be provided at the door. 100% ID check has been implemented at the doors and purchase limits have been placed on certain high demand items. Shoppers are asked to not bring in their own shopping bags at this time. Commissary curb-side pick-up is now available for individuals in Level 1 Quarantine, shoppers who have been turned away from entering the store due to illness & retirees. Curb side pick-up is available Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 3pm only. Individuals in the aforementioned categories who wish to utilize this program should fill out this form found here:https://drum.armymwr.com/application/files/7915/8817/4592/Ft_Drum_Commissary_Order_Form.pdf indicating desired items and pick up time, and email it to [email protected]. Individuals who do not have email can call-in their order at 315-772-7807. Customers will be called when their groceries are being checked-out to provide payment information directly to the cashier. Customers utilizing the program will be required to load their own groceries or indicate at the time of purchase that they'd like to use a bagger to load, keeping in mind baggers are paid via tips. Customers must be specific in their desired items for purchase as substitutions will not be made. This program is made possible by volunteers at the Fort Drum BOSS program and through the cooperation of the Fort Drum Commissary.

Dental Clinics:
Stone Dental Clinic - CLOSED
Marshall Dental Clinic - only offering emergency sick call and pre/post deployment and retirement exams. Please call 315-772-8891 to speak to a dentist and be screened before coming in.

DFACs: OPEN - take out options only

ID Card/DEERS:
In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, DoD has issued the following guidelines for ID card offices.
- ID Cards will not be replaced due to changes in the personal information printed on the ID Card. Grade changes and name changes will NOT be completed at this time.
- Cardholders whose Common Access Cards (CACs) will expire within the next 30 days will have the capability to update their own certificates to keep that card valid. Please note that this is a temporary measure and the CAC must be unexpired when attempting to update the certificates. You can find a guide for this process here: https://bit.ly/2VO6vc3.
- USID cards (dependent, retiree and all non-CAC) that expired on or after 1 January 2020 are now valid until 30 September 2020 and can be used to gain access at the gates and access benefits.
- DoD has directed that the minimum age for initial issuance of a child’s ID Card is increased from 10 to 14 years of age.
- The online appointment scheduling feature has been disabled. Those needing to make an appointment or ask a questions should call 315-772-5149.
- Masks are required to be worn by everyone in the ID card facility, please bring your own.
- Soldiers assigned to a 10th Mountain unit should direct questions to their own Brigade S1. All other customers contact [email protected] or 315-772-5149.

Niagara Express: CLOSED

Optical Shop at the Main Exchange: OPEN during the following hours with limited staffing - Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm; closed weekends. Please note - patrons are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange.

Optometrist at the Main Exchange: OPEN during the following hours with limited staffing - Tuesday - Wednesday: 0930-1700; Friday: 0930-1700; Saturday: 0900-1600. Closed Sunday – Monday and Thursday. Please note - patrons are required to wear a mask during their time in the Exchange.

Outdoor Recreation: Open by appointment only, Mon - Fri 0800-1600, for the following: rentals of trailers (auto hauler, utility, clam shell, dump), motorized boat, 16’, non-motorized watercraft (kayak, canoe, paddle board), recreation equipment (horse shoes, cornhole, bicycles, rod and reel, PFDs, hiking package), mechanical equipment (generator, lawnmower, wood splitter). Call 315-772-5169 for appointments.

Outdoor Recreation Range: Open by appointment only, Sat - Sun 1000-1700. Call 315-772-5169 to make an appointment.

Popeyes: Mon-Sun, 1100 to 1900

PX: OPEN Mon-Sat 0900-1800, Sun 1000-1700; Please note that all visitors to the PX are required to wear a face mask that they have brought with them. Masks will not be provided at the door. In an effort to support social distancing measures, the Fort Drum PX has expanded their services to include curbside pickup. Place your order online at shopmyexchange.com as a “Buy on line Pick up in store” order for the Fort Drum Exchange. When the order is ready, the store will call and offer the curbside pickup option. At the store, shoppers park in a designated numbered space, call the phone number on the sign 315-836-7463 and the order is delivered to their vehicle.

PX (Mini Mall): OPEN Mon-Fri 0600-2100, Sat 0700-2100, Sun 0700-2000

Ramadan Guidance: Due to COVID-19 there won’t be the normal opportunities for communal worship and fast breaking meals with friends and neighbors. Our Chaplains are available to provide any support they can during this time. Please reach out to them with questions and concerns: (315) 772-5591, during business hours and (315) 772-5647 after duty hours.

Religious Services: All services will now be conducted virtually. Please visit @FortDrumChapel for more information.

Remington Park: Trails and recreation areas will be open from dawn to dusk. Please remember that social distancing is still necessary when using these areas. There will be signs present throughout the park.

Riverfest: Cancelled

School Liaison Officer: Available to assist with K-12 school questions and concerns - [email protected] or 315-772-3214

- Telework Guidance -
NEC is advising that computer quarantines will continue as usual for systems that do not receive the regular updates. Teleworking individuals should connect through a VPN for at least 4 hours a day to ensure computers receive required patches. This can be completed during both duty or non-duty hours.

- Tax Assistance -
Some updated information is available from the Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office for those still needing to file their 2019 taxes. The deadline for filing has been extended to July 15 and there are some new ways you can get assistance online during this crisis. For more information, visit our Tax Advisory Program page here: https://bit.ly/2VlhERl

- Scam Alert -
There have been recent reports of scammers calling members of the Fort Drum community and claiming to be representatives from the federal government reaching out to provide federal relief funds. Soldiers should be vigilant about protecting themselves and their Family members from scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Government will never call you seeking information about your bank account or other financial matters and you should never provide that information over the phone. Anyone who believes they are the victim of a scam or predatory action should contact the Office of the New York Attorney General to file a complaint. More information: https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2020/ag-james-warns-north-country-about-coronavirus-scams. Soldiers and Family members with questions and/or concerns may also contact the Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office at 315-772-5261.

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I just wanted to say thank you to fox company for the beautiful and thoughtful flower arrangement they sent for my grandfathers funeral. It was beautiful, and as my grandfather was a Vietnam veteran, my grandmother was touched by the gesture. Thank you from my family to yours
Will the store be opening again anytime soon to purchase BN t-shirts/hoodies? Thanks!
Anything new going on since Sept 24th that you can share with us? Thx!