Fort Drum Soldier and Family Assistance Center

Fort Drum Soldier and Family Assistance Center The Fort Drum Soldier and Family Assistance Center strives to provide a supportive environment for Soldiers and Family Members as they deal with the stress and uncertainty of injury and the effects of war. Solicitations will be promptly removed.

SFAC Mission Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive, one stop supportive environment for Soldiers and Family members as they deal with the stress of transition and the uncertainty of illness, injury and the effects of war. We ensure that the needs of our Soldiers and Family members are being met and their well-being maintained. Why Use the SFAC? It is a convenient location with services from several agencies. Through the network of providers in the SFAC you can develop your transition plan. Our goal is to help you identify and examine your options, establish a sense of control, set realistic goals and develop a local support network before you transition from the Army. Services in the SFAC: Educational Counseling Financial Counseling SFL-TAP Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Department of Labor (DOL) Under the VA: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VA Liaison for Healthcare

Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program
01/17/2020

Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program

Join the USO Fort Drum and Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program as we host a gathering for military
spouses to connect with each other while enjoying a cup of
coffee, light refreshments, and employment
themed discussions. This is a great way to network, share
advice, and learn about a variety of employment topics! There
will be a different employment focus each month.
All Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve spouses are
welcome to attend. Adults only.
*Location will rotate between local community centers*

01/17/2020
Jefferson County NY Fire & Emergency Management

Jefferson County NY Fire & Emergency Management

⚠️ THIS ALERT IS NO LONGER ACTIVE OR HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ANOTHER ALERT ⚠️

Winter Storm Warning issued January 17 at 1:38PM EST until January 20 at 1:00AM EST by NWS

SUMMARY:
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...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches at lower elevations, and 12 to 18 inches on the Tug Hill Plateau. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph producing blowing and drifting snow.

AFFECTS: Jefferson; Lewis; Oswego

INSTRUCTION: [None]

URL TO LIVE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFO:
https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=NY125F34CF2538.WinterStormWarning.125F34FB0860NY.BUFWSWBUF.f2d5b0047f535a0976edf4d1d67a57a5

URGENCY: Expected

SEVERITY: Moderate

CERTAINTY: Likely

EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/18/20 1:00 PM EST

EXPIRATION DATE: 1/20/20 1:00 AM EST

FULL ALERT TEXT:
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...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST
MONDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 7 to 10 inches at lower elevations, and 12 to
18 inches on the Tug Hill Plateau. Winds gusting as high as 45
mph producing blowing and drifting snow.
* WHERE...The Eastern Lake Ontario Region. The greatest
accumulations will focus on the Tug Hill Plateau.
* WHEN...From 1 PM Saturday to 1 AM EST Monday.
* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult with poor visibility and
deep snow cover on roads. Gusty winds could bring down tree
branches and result in isolated power outages.

01/17/2020
Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office

Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office

Beginning 02/04/2020, single or married Soldiers with (1) Fort Drum CAC access, and (2) taxable family incomes of $66,000 or less, can use facilitated self-assist computer stations to prepare their income tax returns using TaxSlayer software. Do not be intimidated by the fear of doing your own returns. Certified Tax Advisors will be available to guide you through every step of the process, Monday through Friday, in Building 455A on 4th Street M on old post. Beginning 01/31/2020, you may call 315-774-1808 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit the Tax Advisory Page on the Fort Drum website.

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
01/17/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

A #Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Oswego, Jefferson, and Lewis counties for Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Snow will begin Saturday morning across WNY and change to a mix and/or rain Saturday afternoon into the evening from Rochester west in the lower elevations. Maps below with watch area, and snowfall expected for entire weekend including storm Saturday and lake effect Sunday. Some of this snow across WNY will melt on Saturday as temps warm & snow changes to rain during the afternoon & evening.

For your local forecast go to: weather.gov/buf

Fort Drum Remington Park & Recreational Lodging
01/16/2020

Fort Drum Remington Park & Recreational Lodging

The currant condition of the Remington Park Skating rink:

RED FLAG CLOSED
Not safe for skating

Check back here or look for a flag at the entrance of Remington Park for current conditions. ( red - closed, green - open, blue - resereved).

Upcoming SUNY Empire 8 Week Courses starting in March 2020. For more information contact Les Barbour at 315-772-3682 or ...
01/16/2020

Upcoming SUNY Empire 8 Week Courses starting in March 2020. For more information contact Les Barbour at 315-772-3682 or [email protected]

Military Spouse 101 & 102 offered by Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program. To register for the courses you can call 31...
01/13/2020

Military Spouse 101 & 102 offered by Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program. To register for the courses you can call 315-772-9229/6566 or message them on Facebook.

MEDDAC DONSA hours for January 17, 2020
01/13/2020

MEDDAC DONSA hours for January 17, 2020

Half-day and closure notice:

The Fort Drum Medical Activity will operate on a half-day schedule this Friday, Jan. 17, during the Division DONSA. We will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of MLK Jr. Day.

Wheeler Sack Army Airfield New Gate hours as of January 17, 2020.
01/13/2020

Wheeler Sack Army Airfield New Gate hours as of January 17, 2020.

Please be aware that beginning January 17 the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield gate will be closed Monday through Friday between the hours of 2300 and 0530. The gate will also be closed 24 hours all weekends and holidays. During these hours, those wishing to access the airfield will need to utilize Bomporto Bridge from the main cantonment area.

North Country Weather
01/10/2020

North Country Weather

Safety Tips for Ice Storms

Ice and snow from winter storms can bring down trees and power lines, causing power outages and creating electrical dangers.
If you must venture outside, be alert to the possibility of electrical hazards:

Stay away from downed power lines and warn others to stay away. Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Treat all power lines as live and dangerous. Treat everything near power lines as dangerous.
It can be difficult to stay warm without power. If you live with young children or the elderly, consider temporarily staying somewhere with power. If you are at a home with power, there are ways to stay warm:
Stay inside and dress in warm, layered clothing.
Close off unneeded rooms.
When using an alternative heat source, follow operating instructions, use fire safeguards and be sure to properly ventilate.
Stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat in.
Cover windows at night.
Only use a generator if you know how to operate it without hurting yourself, or electric utility employees.

After an outage, power can return in spikes. Keep your electronics safe by unplugging them. Leave one light on to indicate that power has been restored then turn on other appliances and equipment one at a time.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
01/10/2020

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

The temperatures are veering back and forth wildly this week and dropping temps coupled with some incoming heavy rains may lead to some freezing rain and ice accumulations this weekend. Current Forecasts are calling for up to a half inch of ice for the areas of northern Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. This amount of ice could have sever impacts so make sure you and your loved ones are prepared! Gas up the cars, check your emergency supplies, and talk to your family about your emergency plan.

Adjust travel plans for the weekend - especially if you plan on heading north or northeast, if necessary. Check off-post road conditions and incidents at https://511ny.org. You can check on-post road conditions by calling 772-DRUM (3786) or visiting the Fort Drum home page at https://home.army.mil/drum/

Smart Food class brought to you by Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson...
01/10/2020

Smart Food class brought to you by Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County. Please call 315-772-6902/774-4028 to register for the 8 week course.

Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services
01/09/2020

Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services

Recent pictures from Snowball Express December 2019

Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce
01/08/2020

Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce

Fort Drum Army Community Service
01/08/2020

Fort Drum Army Community Service

Family Advocacy Program & New Parent Support are no longer in the Army Community Service building. Their new location is in the ASAP building, P10250 4th Armored Div. Dr. Any questions call 315-772-5914/0593/2279.

If are interested in attending please call 315-772-0664/5488 to register.
01/08/2020

If are interested in attending please call 315-772-0664/5488 to register.

Please call 315-772-6902/315-774-4028 to register for this class.
01/07/2020

Please call 315-772-6902/315-774-4028 to register for this class.

North Country Weather
01/06/2020

North Country Weather

Lake Effect band is organizing, and moving north. It may setup over Cape Vincent, and Points south to Watertown, including Fort Drum for a couple of hours. Very heavy snow is likely.

Fort Drum Army Community Service
01/06/2020

Fort Drum Army Community Service

Gentlemen Sharing Car Memes
12/31/2019

Gentlemen Sharing Car Memes

12/25/2019
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
12/23/2019

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

A little PSA for everyone who'll be here at Fort Drum for the holidays: the Chaplains have you covered. Check out this list of planned services and join them to celebrate your faith and traditions this season!

Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services
12/19/2019

Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services

Pictures from the "Wreaths for Veterans Ceremony" at the Sackets Harbor Military Cemetary on 14 DEC 19.

Fort Drum Outdoor Recreation Holiday Hours
12/19/2019

Fort Drum Outdoor Recreation Holiday Hours

✨We will be closed for the holidays!✨

Please plan all rentals accordingly. For rental information, please call Outdoor Recreation at 315-772-5169/8222.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
12/18/2019

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

Due to inclement weather on December 18, 2019, the Fort Drum Garrison Commander has issued a DELAYED REPORTING ORDER. Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command, non-emergency/non-essential uniformed MILITARY personnel will report at 9:30 a.m. Emergency/mission-essential MILITARY personnel WILL report as scheduled unless notified otherwise by their chain of command.

Non-emergency/non-mission essential Department of the Army CIVILIAN personnel will report to work no later than 9:00 a.m. Emergency/mission-essential CIVILIAN personnel WILL report as scheduled unless notified by their chain of command/supervisor.

Child and Youth Services (Child Development Centers, School Age Center) will open at 8:30 a.m.

The Guthrie Clinic, all troop clinics, OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan, and all dental clinics will open at 9:00 a.m. All patients with appointments prior to 9:00 a.m. should reschedule their appointments.

The Commissary will open at 9:00 a.m. except on Mondays.

All AAFES locations are open for business as scheduled.

All additional support services are closed until 9:00 a.m.; any activities/appointments scheduled before 9:00 a.m. must be rescheduled.

Fort Drum Welcome Center: All in-processing Soldiers with appointments TODAY in Clark Hall must report to Clark Hall at 9:30 a.m. and can contact their respective Platoon Sergeant for additional information.

We urge all members of the Fort Drum community to exercise caution when traveling and practice good winter-weather safety. All Government Vehicles follow Road Condition Guidance identified in Appendix C (Road Condition Reference Chart) of Fort Drum Regulation 525-27.

We encourage members of the Fort Drum community to monitor local news media for weather conditions and stay abreast of Fort Drum's status by using one or more of the following methods: The Fort Drum Information Hot-Line 315-772-DRUM (3786); Option #1 (Delay/Closure Information) and Option #2 (Current Road Conditions). The Fort Drum website at: www.home.army.mil/drum and Fort Drum’s page at: www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain. Winter weather safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency can be found at: www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Monitor local driving conditions at https://511ny.org.

Fort Drum Medical Activity Holiday Closures
12/17/2019

Fort Drum Medical Activity Holiday Closures

Holiday Closure

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Drum, will be closed to patient care and services on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1.

We will also be operating on a half-day schedule on Friday, Dec. 20. All clinics and services will close at 12 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Should you have an emergency, please call 911. Should you still require assistance, please call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at (315) 772-2778, (800) 444-5445, or go online to www.TRICAREOnline.com.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
10th Mountain Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

North Country Weather
12/17/2019

North Country Weather

NYZ007-008-180345-
/O.NEW.KBUF.LE.W.0001.191218T1000Z-191218T2100Z/
Jefferson-Lewis-
Including the cities of Watertown and Lowville
235 PM EST Tue Dec 17 2019

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 4 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations
of 8 to 14 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds
gusting as high as 35 mph will produce blowing and drifting
snow. Snowfall rates may briefly reach 3 to 4 inches per hour.

* WHERE...Jefferson and Lewis counties. Greatest accumulations
across the Tug Hill Plateau, with much lower accumulations
across lower elevations.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult with deep snow cover on
roads and very poor visibility. The hazardous conditions could
impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be
prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.

Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

12/13/2019
Snowtown USA

Snowtown USA

The Snowtown calendar is filling up! Check out this years events at www.snowtownusa.com

Additional events will be added soon!

Winter / Holiday Hours For Your Fort Drum Northgate Express Are as Follows:
12/11/2019

Winter / Holiday Hours For Your Fort Drum Northgate Express Are as Follows:

Winter / Holiday Hours For Your Fort Drum Northgate Express Are as Follows:

12/09/2019

A little holiday spirit brought to you by the 10th Mountain Division Band

12/09/2019
Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program
12/05/2019

Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program

Save the date!
Fort Drum Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program is having their next career fair on Feb 6!

3-85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion
12/04/2019

3-85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion

Today, Art Club said goodbye to our wonderful volunteer Rachael. We have enjoyed having her teach us different techniques and help us through all of the creative projects she dreamed up for us over these past two years. We hope to see her again sometime in the future!

Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program
12/04/2019

Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program

Fort Drum ERP’s Build Your Own Business workshop is open to Transitioning Soldiers, Spouses, and Retirees who want to learn more about starting a business. Sign up today!

Fort Drum Community Listening & Information Forum - Housing Town Hall
12/02/2019

Fort Drum Community Listening & Information Forum - Housing Town Hall

Join us Wednesday for a Housing Town Hall! If you can't be at the Commons in person feel free to join us here on the page as we stream the event live and take all your housing questions.

Old-Fashioned Christmas event tonight at Hays Hall.
12/02/2019

Old-Fashioned Christmas event tonight at Hays Hall.

Kick off the season at today's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in front of Hays Hall! Fort Drum FMWR has big plans involving carriage rides, an appearance by Santa himself and a present for every child he greets. Bundle up and meet us by the tree!

11/26/2019
10th Mountain Division

Fort Drum Finance Office Notice

Mountain Soldiers, check out this important message from the Military Pay Office:
On November 29, 2019, the Ft Drum Defense Military Pay Office will be at minimal to no staff due to Liberal Leave. All service members needing to clear Finance due to PCS or ETS/Chapter or Retirement on Friday November 29, 2019, please do so on November 27th, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the quality service we deliver upon our return on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 0830.

For any PCS or finance emergencies please call 315-772-0795 for guidance.

-Your Fort Drum Finance Team-

#ClimbToGlory!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
11/26/2019

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

Today the Dining Facilities will be serving their Thanksgiving Meal and competing against each other for the best Thanksgiving meal and the Commander's Cup? Will Commando Cafe: Dining Facility of 2BCT, 10th MTN Division be able to hold on to the title? These are a few photos from their winning entry for last year. Come out and be your own judge.

Thanksgiving Meal Hours:
1BCT, 2BCT, 10SBDE: 1130 - 1430
10CAB: 1130 - 1400
Cost: $9.05

Fort Drum Medical Activity Closure
11/25/2019

Fort Drum Medical Activity Closure

All Fort Drum Medical Activity clinics and services will be closed to patient care Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Normal operations will resume Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. Should you still require assistance, please call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at (315) 772-2778 / (800) 444-5445 or go online to www.TRICAREOnline.com.

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

3-85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion
11/21/2019

3-85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion

Today we said goodbye to our amazing Creative Writing volunteer instructor. We are very grateful for her for starting this wonderful class.

Fort Drum ACS Family Night tonight at the Commons.
11/20/2019

Fort Drum ACS Family Night tonight at the Commons.

Join ACS tonight for a Super Hero Family Night at the Commons!!!

Address

11042 Mount Belvedere Blvd
Fort Drum, NY
13602

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(315) 772-7781

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