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News Digest

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.

Officials seek estate claims
Anyone having claims against or debts owed to the estate of Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner, U.S. Army Garrison, may contact his summary court-martial officer, Capt. Petra Thomas, 774-0860.
All correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate legal representative of the estate.

Gate hours will change during block leave
During the division block leave period – now through Jan. 4 – the following holiday hours will be in effect for Fort Drum gates:
*Lt. Gen. Paul Cerjan Gate, formerly Iraqi Freedom Gate – Open 24/7.
*Mount Belvedere Boulevard – Open 24/7.
*Gasoline Alley – Open 24/7.
*Wheeler Sack Army-Airfield – Open 24/7.
*45th Infantry Division – Closed. wBlack River – Closed.
Nash Boulevard adjacent to Route 26 – Closed.
Visitors should plan accordingly.

Newspaper staff plans holiday hiatus
By contractual obligation, The Mountaineer will not be published Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
The first issue of 2015 will be published Jan. 8. The deadline for news submissions will be noon Dec. 31.

Fort Drum Commissary announces holiday hours
The Fort Drum Commissary will have special operating hours during the holidays as follows:
*Monday – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Tuesday – Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Wednesday – Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Dec. 25 – Closed.
*Dec. 26 – Closed.
*Dec. 27 – Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Dec. 28 – Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Jan. 1 – Closed.

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.

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 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.
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.

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