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News Digest

News Briefs

Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Amanda Handy, Jose Duque, Carrie Townsend, Robert Pickeral and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; Patrick Kenney and Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; and Nelly Gutierrez, DENTAC.

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.

Museum adopts new hours
The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum has adopted new hours of operation. The museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

MEDDAC officials plan balloon release
to raise sexual assault awareness

Fort Drum MEDDAC officials will host a teal balloon release in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The community is invited to join MEDDAC for the release of 300 teal balloons at noon Friday in front of the Primary Care Clinic entrance at Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic.

For more information, contact the Fort Drum MEDDAC Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention office, (315) 772-3679.

Soldiers driving motorcycles must show certification card
May is Motorcycle Safety Month. Directorate of Emergency Services personnel will check all Motorcycle Safety Foundation cards beginning Sunday. All active-duty Soldiers must present their MSF card at the gate, in addition to their military ID, when operating a motorcycle.

Child care facilities will change hours
To accommodate the change in physical training hours and to support the Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) mission, Child, Youth and School Services will change its hours of operation.
Beginning Monday, Fort Drum’s child development centers and School Age Center hours will shift from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., to 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Audie Murphy Club will meet on Fort Drum
The 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Center, Bldg. 2190, Nash Boulevard.

The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is dedicated to improving tomorrow's Army, its Soldiers, our post and local communities by commitment, caring, mentoring, teaching and training.

Community will observe National Day of Prayer
Fort Drum Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Mark Frederick will lead a service for the 65th Annual National Day of Prayer from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 5 in the Main Post Chapel. This year's theme is "Wake Up America." All are invited. The chapel will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for prayer. For more information, call (315) 772-5591.

Public Works officials announce
road work, intersection closure
Directorate of Public Works personnel will open a large section of road at the intersection of Euphrates River Valley Road and Operation Enduring Freedom Drive to access the communication duct bank and the water main for repairs. Because of the size of the hole, the intersection will be closed to traffic – including pedestrians – for a minimum of five days beginning May 9.

Pharmacy adopts new schedule
Conner Troop Medical Clinic Pharmacy now maintains a weekday schedule of 7 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The CTMC Pharmacy no longer closes at noon on Fridays. This change is being executed to ensure more accessible and continued prescription support for the Soldiers treated at and assigned to Conner Troop Medical Clinic.

Special operations recruiters conduct briefings for Soldiers
Special operations counselors at Fort Drum conduct briefings for Soldiers who want to take their Army career to the next level. Soldiers are encouraged to contact the Special Operations Recruiting Center, located in Bldg. 4807, George Avenue near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities for male and female Soldiers.
Briefings are always open to Soldiers and their spouses. For more information, interested Soldiers may contact a counselor at (315) 774-7327.

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