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Civilian employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Christine Robinson, Sabrina Johnson, Robert Pickeral, Nancy Draper, Michelle Lobaito, Shawneequa Taylor-Ramirez and Susan Ruiz, 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.
Officials emphasize changes to access control points, PT road usage
Due to ongoing construction projects on Fort Drum, motorists are asked to note the following changes:
*Effective immediately, until further notice, 45th Infantry Division Drive access control point will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for all personnel who have a DOD ID card in their possession. Personnel who do not have their DOD ID card in their possession will be turned away.
*No physical training will be authorized in the area of 45th Infantry Division Drive from Iraqi Freedom Drive and Enduring Freedom Drive to the ACP.
*On South Post, Restore Hope Avenue, normally a co-use PT route, will not be used for PT between Conway Road and 5th Street East. Restore Hope is the primary detour route for the current phase of the construction project.
These changes are necessary for the safety of Soldiers and motorists and will remain in effect until the completion of the Gas Alley construction.
Officials will test system
Fort Drum will conduct a test of the Mass Notification System at 2 p.m. July 31. All personnel are reminded that this is only a test of the system. During an actual emergency, specific instructions would be issued using this system.
MEDDAC announces Organization Day closure
All sections within the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Drum will be closed Aug. 1, for its annual Organization Day observance, with the following exceptions:
*At Conner Troop Medical Clinic, no Active Duty Sick Call will be available due to the division DONSA (day of no scheduled activity). Active Duty Acute Care at CTMC will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with limited staffing.
*Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services coverage will support patients' emergency medical needs during the daytime closure.
*For medical emergencies, patients should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Fort Drum will host Education Fair
The Fort Drum Education Center will host an Education Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at 4300 Camp Hale Road. Representatives of 22 colleges and universities will be present. The event is available to active-duty and retired service members, Family Members and Civilians. For more information, contact Douglas McKenzie at 772-2011 or Penny Plante at 772-4964.

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