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News Briefs
Civilian employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Joe Canann, Nora Brow, Tamara Morin, and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; Sandra Weaver, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Milo Pritty, Logistics Readiness Center; Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; and Janel Donnelly, Directorate of Resource Management.
Appropriated Fund employees who wish to donate annual leave should complete an OPM 630A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program, and forward it to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Bldg. 10720, for processing.
Fort Drum will host annual Maple Days
Come celebrate a popular North Country tradition with the Fort Drum Forest Management Program at this year’s Maple Days event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sugar Shack on 45th Infantry Drive. There will be free maple syrup tastings, maple cotton candy, boiling demonstrations, forest tours, and nature trails to explore. The event promises tasty fun for all ages. For more information, call 772-3170 or 772-6767.
Red and Black football will conduct signups
Watertown Red and Black Semi-pro football signups will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairgrounds YMCA, Coffeen Street, Watertown. Anyone who has questions may contact coach Ashcraft at 783-7809.
Division SHARP plans 4-mile Walk / Run
The division Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention team will host a 4-mile Walk / Run at 7 a.m. Wednesday. This free event, which kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, will start and end at Magrath Sports Complex. All DOD ID card holders are welcome to participate, but pets are not allowed.
Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in the following categories: male; female; children age 5-12; and teens age 13-17. The uniform for military participants will be the Army Physical Fitness Uniform. Participants are asked to arrive at the starting line between 6:30 and 6:50 a.m. No registration is required. For more information, call division SHARP at 774-2197.
Youth Center will host teen town hall meeting
Fort Drum Youth Programs will conduct a teen town hall meeting at 5 p.m. April 22. Teens will have an opportunity to brief the garrison commander and interested community leaders on teen issues and needs in the community.
To prepare for the town hall meeting, teen leaders will meet April 3-4 at the Youth Center for the Youth Leadership Forum. During the forum, participants will discuss issues and brainstorm ideas that will enhance the quality of life of teens.
If you have an issue you want to discuss with the garrison commander, let the Youth Center staff know or ask to attend the Youth Leadership Forum. For more information, contact Steven A. Ferguson, Youth Program manager, at 772-6719.
Voters may request absentee ballots for special election
The state of New York will conduct a special general election May 5 for the 11th Congressional District in order to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Grimm. This district consists of parts of Richmond County and Kings County.
If you are a New York resident from the 11th Congressional District and need to vote absentee, you may register and request an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application found at Complete, sign and send the application to your local election official, who will send you a ballot once your request is received. If you are not currently registered, your request must be received by April 10; if you are currently registered, your request must be received by April 28.
2nd Infantry Division veterans will reunite
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion May 1-3 in Lancaster, Pa. All veterans of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia are invited. For additional information, call Harry Roye at (804) 526-0828 or send an email to
Post offers drug hotline
CID’s Drug Suppression Team has put together a drug hotline open to all citizens on Fort Drum.
Anyone who wishes to help stop drug abuse and drug trafficking in the community may call the drug hotline at 774-WEED (9333). Report any drug activity in your area, anytime! Calls are confidential.
Report security issues to Fort Drum tip line
Fort Drum’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.
AA group meets on post
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Guthrie Clinic, Patient Care Wing, Patient Service Center conference room. For more information, call 772-0035.

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