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News Briefs

Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund Employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Bronwyn Wilson, Sandra Bylow, Christy Lepper, Kimberly Hill, Trisha Nelson, Rebecca Seery, Rick Mills, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, Brandee Stepanek, Nicole Sweeny, Carrie Townsend and Nichole Upton, all of MEDDAC; Jason Sweeny, Logistics Readiness Center; Tammi Dindl, Internal Review; Rachel Archer and Judee Kelly, both of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Brian Fikes, 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.

Local gallery to host summer art exhibit
The second annual Fibonacci 321 summer art exhibit, titled “Artists and Friends,” will open at the gallery at 321 James Street, Clayton, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The show will feature collaborations among artists.

New collaborative work combines elements of clay, glass, paint, wood and metals.

The event is free to the public, and it includes refreshments and appetizers. For more information, contact or visit Facebook Fibonacci 321 Art Gallery or

MEDDAC / DENTAC Golf League officials plan scholarship tournament
The Mountain Medical and Dental Golf League will host the 2nd Annual Swing a Club for Scholarships captain and crew golf event Aug. 20 at Willowbrook Golf Club, Watertown.

Four-man teams will play 18 holes of golf beginning at 10 a.m. Teams may sign up at the club house by Monday. Cost is $50 per player ($40 for military members), which includes a chicken barbecue dinner. For guests attending the dinner only, the cost is $20. Prizes will be awarded. There also will be a silent auction.

Money raised will help fund a scholarship for a graduating high school senior associated with MEDDAC / DENTAC / WTU. For more information, contact Laura Wallace at (757) 286-1148.

Free farm tour available for active-duty military, veterans, Families
A farm tour for veterans, active-duty military members and their Families will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island.

Cross Island Farms grows organic fruits, vegetables and livestock, and it has an edible forest garden. The farm also has several volunteer opportunities. After the tour, lunch will feature several ingredients straight from the farm.

This event is free to active-duty military members, veterans and their Families.

For more information, contact Alyssa Couse, agricultural outreach educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, at (315) 788-8450 or

Staff will reduce hours at Magrath Sports Complex
Fort Drum officials have announced that Magrath Sports Complex will be forced to reduce operating hours.

Current hours of operations are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

Effective Aug. 25, the new operating hours will be 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends and holidays.

The staff will continue to offer monthly American Red Cross lifeguard certification, water safety instruction and swimming lessons.

Warrant Officer Association will conduct meeting
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association meets at 4:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Commons. The next meeting will be Aug. 31. Meetings are open to all warrant officers – active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired.

Membership enrollment is available online at Membership is encouraged but not mandatory. For more information, call (315) 772-8465.

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 (315) 774-WEED (9333). Calls are confidential.

Submit service orders online for minor maintenance issues
Need to submit a maintenance service order for your building? All you need is a common access card.

Military or DOD civilian personnel can submit a service order request online to Public Works at
Service orders are used for small jobs within a facility, such as broken plumbing or electrical failures.


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