Task Force Mountain Eagle
FRSA FLASH Friday, January 18, 2012
Beginning January 14, the Guthrie Primary Care Clinic will become an appointment-based clinic only
Inside this issue: BOSS 5K
Refresh your Resilience Lunch Group
Fort Drum Business Networking Group
BOSS Gaming Tournament
Upcoming Installation Events
Special Points of Interest Scholarship available from the North County Spouses’ Club—see pg 2 Pharmacy reminder: ID Policy—see pg 3
FD AFAP Conference held on 28&29 Jan. Got an Issue & Recommendation? See pg 13 for the Issue Submission Form.
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Notification from Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services: Effective 28 January 13, the temporary gate on Nash Blvd and NYS Route 26, which is open from 05300730, will be restricted to in-bound traffic only and will not be used to access WSAAF from the cantonment area. This will remain in effect until 15 Apr 13. This is being done out of safety concerns for the security personnel conducting access control operations. Accumulated snow and ice makes the narrow roadway even narrower and there is no way to adequately protect the security personnel who have to stand in the roadway. Two way traffic increases the possible risk of injury or worse due to slippery roads. Personnel are not authorized to turn onto Nash Blvd and then conduct a U-turn to cross over NYS Route 26 and circumvent the traffic control device. Jersey barriers will be placed on the roadway of Nash Blvd to prevent this from occurring. Once you are on Nash Blvd you will be required to enter Ft Drum and then proceed to Gas Alley ACP to exit. Reminder this gate is only authorized for use by personnel with a Government issued ID (CAC, DD form 2, DD Form 1173). RAPIDGate IDs or drivers licenses are not authorized identification for access through this gate.
The North Country Spousesâ€™ Club (NCSC) is now accepting scholarship applications The applications are due March 30, 2013. The following people are eligible for scholarships: spouses and children of active duty, reserve, or retired active duty military (officer or enlisted) that will be enrolled in a full or part-time accredited degree program during the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year (fall & spring terms). Applicants or their military sponsors must reside in the Fort Drum area or associated communities. Individuals who will be attending a service academy or who accept any other full scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are based on scholastic merit and community involvement. Race, color, sex, national origin, or financial need will not influence the selection. Applications are available through local schools, NCSC Facebook page, and the NCSC website NorthCountrySpousesClub.weebly.com. Contact Brittany Lotts at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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MEDDAC provide updated clinic coverage plans for Martin Luther King Jr. training and federal holidays U.S. Army Medical Department Activity officials have announced clinic coverage plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal and training holidays, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, respectively. On the federal holiday, Monday, Jan. 21, MEDDAC facilities are closed with the exception of the Ambulance Section On the training holiday, Tuesday, Jan. 22, MEDDAC facilities will be open with reduced staffing, with the exception of the Conner Troop Medical Clinic, which will be closed for patient care. Patients with urgent care needs are asked to call (315) 772-2778. For medical emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department for treatment.
Pharmacy sends reminder on ID policy for prescriptions Guthrie Pharmacy has an identification policy in place for picking up prescriptions. * Beneficiaries who pick up prescriptions or over-the-counter medications for themselves MUST have their military ID card. A driver's license and other forms of identification are not accepted. * If someone other than the patient is picking up the medication, the individual who is receiving the prescriptions from the pharmacy MUST have either the patient's actual military ID card or a photocopy of the military ID card. Driver's licenses, text messages of ID cards and telephone calls from the patient are NOT accepted. Note: If the military ID card of the patient has been lost or destroyed, that individual can receive paperwork from the Medical Records department which will give the Pharmacy department authorization to dispense medications without the actual ID card. This is the only exception to the ID card policy. For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Maria Waiters at 772-9513.
Report security issues to Fort Drum tip line Fort Drumâ€™s Directorate of Emergency Services encourages everyone to contribute to community security by reporting suspicious behavior or activities to 774-8477 (TIPS). Callers to the anonymous tip line should report odd behaviors and activities, such as people measuring or asking for blueprints of important buildings; strangers asking about security protocols; a briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind; vehicles left unattended in front of buildings; and chemical smells or fumes coming from a residence or business. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.Fort Drumâ€™s Directorate of Emergency Services encourages everyone to contribute to community security by reporting suspicious behavior or activities to 774-8477 (TIPS). Callers to the anonymous tip line should report odd behaviors and activities, such as people measuring or asking for blueprints of important buildings; strangers asking about security protocols; a briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind; vehicles left unattended in front of buildings; and chemical smells or fumes coming from a residence or business. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.
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See what Army Community Service (ACS) has to offer you
Did you know ACS schedules a tour of the area every Tuesday morning? It is open to all Soldiers and dependants! Call (315) 772-6556 to schedule your spot.
Think ACS First! Want to know more about Army life or FRGs? Call ACS to reserve a seat.
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Upcoming Events January 18
Teen Midnight Sports
Veterans‟ Information Day – DSOB Watertown
March 29 – Teen Smart Girls Program – Youth Center
BOSS 5K Fun Walk/Run – Magrath Sports Complex
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance – Federal Holiday
FRG Leader Training – Army Community Service
Informal Funds Training – Army Community Service
Family Night – The Commons
Overnight Full Moon Cross-Country Ski Trip – Parks and Recreation
Teen Indoor Skate Jam – Youth Center
Resume Start To Finish – Army Community Service
Annual Fort Drum AFAP Conference – Army Community Service at The Commons
Refresh Your Resilience Lunch Group – Army Community Service
Anger Management Workshop – Army Community Service
Fort Drum Business Networking Group – Army Community Service
Federal Employment Workshop – Army Community Service
Key Caller Workshop – Army Community Service
Employment Networking Club – Army Community Service
Conflict Resolution Workshop – Army Community Service
BOSS Gaming Tournament