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News Briefs
Civilian employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Milo Pritty, Logistics Readiness Center; Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; and Janel Donnelly, Directorate of Resource Management; and Tamara Morin, Karen Sheehan, Christine Robinson and Robert Pickeral, all of MEDDAC.
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.
Job Corps plans orientation, interviews
Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers free career technical training for 16- to 24-year-olds in several fields. The program includes up to two years of education and training, campus housing, meals and many other services at no cost to eligible students.
High school graduates and nongraduates may apply.  If needed, a student can also get a New York State High School Equivalency (TASC) or high school diploma at the same time they train for a career at Job Corps. General information about the program can be found online at
Orientation and application interviews will take place at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Work Place, Redwood Bank Building, 1000 Coffeen St., Watertown. Interested students must call 478-5529 to see if they qualify, to reserve a seat and to learn what documents to bring.
Special operations recruiters conduct briefings
for Soldiers
Special operations recruiters 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 at 4807 George Ave. near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities for male and female Soldiers.
Recruiters conduct briefings for a variety of specialized career fields that include 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces, civil affairs, psychological operations, cultural support team, explosive ordnance disposal, and U.S. Army warrant officer.
Weekly briefings cover such subjects as qualification requirements, benefits of a career in one of these specialized missions, and the application process. Briefings are open to Soldiers and their spouses.
For more information, interested Soldiers may contact a recruiter at 774-7327.
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.
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.
Warrant Officer Association meets monthly at Fort Drum
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the Commons on post. For more information, contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ernie Ixtlahuac at or 772-5799.

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