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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: Denise Bush, Melissa Brook, Jennifer Anderson, Megan Rhubart, Bronwyn Wilson, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, 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 Directorate of Resource Management civilian pay technician for processing.
Officials seek estate claims
Anyone having claims or debts owed to the estate of Sgt. 1st Class Jason O. Sonnenfeld, Warrior Transition Battalion, MEDDAC, may contact his summary court-martial officer, Capt. Susan McLaughlin, at (315) 786-3815 or (315) 779-5385. All correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate legal representative of the estate.
Division descendants plan luncheon
A luncheon for 10th Mountain Division descendants, 10th Mountain veterans of all eras, those currently serving with 10th Mountain, Gold Star Family Members of any era, and friends of anyone in the aforementioned groups will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Maggie May’s, 21422 41st Ave., Bayside.
For more information, contact Rus Salemi, acting director of the 10th Mountain Descendants, Metro N.Y. Chapter, at (347) 744-0121 or email
Safety Office conducts winter driving, snow thrower training courses
The Fort Drum Command Safety Office staff will conduct courses in winter driving as well as snow thrower operation for Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians in Bldg. 432B, Lewis Avenue.
The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The Snow Thrower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Note: Unit / organization classes are by appointment only, not to exceed 30 students.
For more information or to register for courses, contact the Command Safety Office at (315) 772-5352.
Veterinary Clinic sets closures
The Fort Drum Veterinary Clinic will be closed on Tuesdays during December.
Public Works announces minimal staffing
The Directorate of Public Works announces minimal staffing Tuesday to conduct training and the annual holiday party.
The Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division will provide emergency services during this period. Customers who require emergency services should call the Public Works Emergency Service Order line at (315) 772-5495 and select Option 1.
Customers requesting routine maintenance services must use the PW Service Order website at
Community invited to celebrate Hanukkah
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah this year begins Tuesday and concludes Dec. 20. The Jewish community at Fort Drum will celebrate Hanukkah at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Main Post Chapel.
The celebration will include a giant menorah lighting, traditional potato pancakes (latkes), warm donuts made to order, fun dreidel games, Hanukkah gelt (chocolate coins) and a sing-along. Everyone is welcome.
Community members may cut their own trees
Members of the Fort Drum community are invited to cut their own Christmas trees and holiday greenery.
Individuals who purchase a forest products permit from the Fort Drum Forest Management Program for $10 can select and cut their own Christmas tree or tree boughs from the designated tree cutting area in Training Area 14C. The area is dense with Scotch pine, white pine and a few balsam fir trees.
For more information or to purchase a permit, call or stop by the Natural Resources Branch office, Bldg. 4848, Delahanty Avenue, at (315) 772-6767. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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