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Please be aware that Remington Pond is closed to swimming and boating at this time! We’ll let you know when it reopens.

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All this warm weather has ushered a new season of outdoor play here at Fort Drum and a new reason to ride for SGT Aaron Mesick and PFC Jacob Fischer, from 511th Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 16th MP Brigade. The Fort Drum bike patrol is "about building rapport in the community" more than crime fighting and gives our MPs a chance to interact more closely with those who call Fort Drum home. Learn more about the program and the officers who become a part of it here: https://bit.ly/2KVk078

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Though it sounds like a type of yoga, Centering Pregnancy is actually a unique way that Fort Drum Medical Activity is giving our Soldiers and Family Members a more comprehensive experience throughout their pregnancies and beyond! Check out this video they made highlighting the program and contact your provider for more information about how it might benefit you and your loved ones.

There's still time to get in on the action at Fort Drum FMWR's Color the Mountain Fun Run! Check out their event invite for all the details.

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Fort Drum FMWR has opened registration for the first Memorial to Monument Run! The course will take participants from Fort Drum's Memorial Park to The 10th Mountain Division Monument in Thompson Park and be followed by an after party at the top of Watertown. Check out their flyer for more information and the details on transportation and registration!

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“When we reached the edge of the buildings, our whole element started taking fire,” said Shoemaker, a team leader for 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment. “The sky erupted in fire.”

1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan and now we're learning a little bit more about what they faced while in-country. Read more about their combat action and the recognition they received here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/283186/1bct-soldiers-receive-awards-valor

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Happening Now: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Change of Command Ceremony at Sexton Field!

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We're all counting down the days to vacation but 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is counting their wins as they take on missions at JRTC and Fort Polk! Check out all the action from their latest activities.

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Please be aware of these changes to the emergency calling system: Effective immediately, cell phone providers are discontinuing the ability to reach Fort Drum 911 Center Dispatchers by dialing *PMO (*766) from a cell phone. Individuals in need of immediate emergency assistance are encouraged to call 911. If you dial 911 from a land line on Fort Drum the call will be received by a Fort Drum 911 Center Dispatcher; however, if you dial 911 from a cell phone on Fort Drum, the call will be routed to the Jefferson County 911 Center. You must inform them that the emergency is on Post and they will transfer you to the Fort Drum 911 Center. The phone numbers for non-emergency calls for service have not changed and are 772-5156, 772-5157, or 772-2677.

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Please be aware: the entire Magrath Sports Complex will be closed from June 25 to July 15 while the basketball courts are resurfaced! Monti Physical Fitness Center and Atkins Functional Fitness Facility will still be open and Monti will have extended hours Saturdays until 10 pm and Sundays open until 9 pm during the closure. Monti pool hours will remain the same.

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Update: In an ode to efficiency, the lines are functioning again! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please be aware that the Fort Drum Medical Activity Appointment Line phones are currently not working! While technicians work to correct the issue, same day appointments can be made by calling the nurse advice line at 315-772-2778 or using TRICARE Online at www.tricareonline.com We'll let you know when normal lines are up again, please spread the word!

One of Mountainfest’s biggest events is the Salute to the Nation where we celebrate the diverse lands and people that come together to make up this great country. Join us as the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum celebrate our history and heritage.

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One of Mountainfest’s biggest events is the Salute to the Nation where we celebrate the diverse lands and people that come together to make up this great country. Join us as the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum celebrate our history and heritage.

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One of Mountainfest’s biggest events is the Salute to the Nation where we celebrate the diverse lands and people that come together to make up this great country. Join us as the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum celebrate our history and heritage.

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Mountainfest is here! Gates open at 12:30 and with all displays, activities and vendors starting up by 1:00. Make sure you check out the list of items that are prohibited to save yourself a walk back to the car and plan your route with this handy map from Fort Drum Emergency Services. See you on Division Hill!

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Today we’re at the Annual Remembrance Ceremony in Memorial Park where we will be honoring SPC Alexander W. Missildine who was killed in action on October 1, 2017 while serving with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Iraq. We will also be remembering the life and legacy of MG Jeffrey Bannister and all of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum fallen heroes and Gold Star Family members.

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Tomorrow our community will come together to honor our fallen warriors and Gold Star Family members during the Annual Remembrance Ceremony at Memorial Park. If you cannot attend in person, we will be working to live stream the event here on the page beginning at 1100. Join us as we remember their lives and sacrifices.

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The U.S. Army celebrated its 243rd birthday on June 14, and thousands of Fort Drum Soldiers and Family Members enjoyed the day with a party at Alexandria Bay during Riverfest. The annual excursion includes a boat tour of the St. Lawrence River and a stop at Boldt Castle, a luncheon and plenty of diversions at the Fort Drum FMWR "Fun Zone."

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Clark Hall Update: Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services has given the all clear and said it is safe to renter the building. Clark Hall, its parking lots and all surrounding roads are now reopen to staff an patrons. Thank you for your patience!

Please be aware: Clark Hall is currently closed. This morning at around 0900 the post office in Clark Hall contacted Emergency Services regarding a suspicious package. Out of an abundance of caution, the building has been evacuated and is closed to all patrons and staff until further notice. Emergency Services is on the scene and will let us know when it is safe to renter the facility. Please avoid the area and spread the word.

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If you're going to be heading up to Fort Drum FMWR's Riverfest today make sure you know what your parking options are! Shuttles run all day to and from all lots directly to the dockside events. See you on the river!

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Please be aware: Showers and thunderstorms are expected to form and move quickly eastward across northern New York between 6 and 10 pm this evening. These storms will have the potential to produce wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph. So hold on to your small dogs and think about bringing any yard furniture or toys into the garage tonight so you don't have to chase it tomorrow!

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Are you ready for this year's Mountainfest? Next Wednesday, June 20 make your way to the Division Hill Parade Field at 1 p.m. to join in on all the fun! This event is free and open to all Soldiers, Family Members, Civilian Employees and the general public.

Visitors who are not DoD ID cardholders must use the Lewis Avenue gate off NYS Route 26 across from Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield which will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information about events and what items are allowed on the grounds check out Fort Drum FMWR's Mountainfest event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/574588632910921/

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Yesterday 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots" uncased their colors at JRTC and Fort Polk! The 3BCT Soldiers will continue to arrive home in the coming weeks from their deployment to Iraq where they worked to route out the remnants of ISIS. Welcome home all, Climb to Glory!

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Today we welcomed home the final flight from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division after their 9-month deployment to Afghanistan! Nearly 500 Soldiers deployed on short notice to 13 locations across Afghanistan, assisting their coalition partners and embodying what it means to be #ReadyNow. Look for photos from all the homecomings on the 1st BCT Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1stbctmountainwarriors/albums

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