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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: Robert Miner, Nichole Upton, Debbie Sibley, Katharine Tuliau, Jose Duque, Amanda Handy, Linda Moran, Denise Bush and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; Donald Paige, Patrick Kenney and Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; George Kirby, Logistics Readiness Center; 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.
Fort Drum will host LGBT Pride Month observance
The 10th Mountain Division Equal Opportunity Office will host an observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the Commons.
The event will honor and celebrate the contributions of lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Civilians in national security and the Department of Defense.
Guest speaker will be Cheryl Costa, a two-service military veteran, a retired aerospace security engineer and published playwright.
Admission is free and open to members of the Fort Drum and surrounding communities.
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. For more information, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 Katherine Ixtlahauc at (315) 772-5799.
Newspaper staff plans summer hiatus
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
In addition, there will be no issue of The Mountaineer on July 7, as the newspaper staff will observe a hiatus during summer block leave.
The next issue will be published July 14. The deadline for submissions will be noon July 8.
Special Operations Career Fair will take place on post
Recruiters at Fort Drum will host a Special Operations Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12-14 at the Commons for Soldiers who want to take their Army career to the next level.
Soldiers will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of specialized career fields, including 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces, civil affairs and psychological operations. There will be information on such subjects as qualification requirements, career benefits and the application process.
For more information, Soldiers may contact a counselor at the Special Operations Recruiting Center, located in Bldg. 4807, George Avenue, near the Light Fighters School, or call (315) 774-7327.
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 (315) 772-0035.
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). 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 (315) 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.

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