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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.
 
AAFES officials adjust hours
Army and Air Force Exchange Services officials have announced a change in hours this weekend for selected facilities.
 
* Wheeler-Sack Express, located in Bldg. 19905, Munns Corners Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and closed Saturday and Sunday. Any questions, call (315) 773-8327.
 
* Jack T. Sweet Express, located in Bldg. 10207, North Riva Ridge Loop, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. Any questions, call (315) 773-8004.
 
* Jack T. Sweet Subway, located in Bldg. 10207, North Riva Ridge Loop, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. Any questions, call (315) 773-5136.
 
* Burger King, located in Bldg. 10740, Enduring Freedom Drive, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and will resume normal business hours Saturday. Any questions, call (315) 773-0117.
 
Community will observe Women’s Equality Day
Members of the Fort Drum and surrounding communities are invited to attend the annual Women’s Equality Day observance hosted by the 10th Mountain Division Equal Opportunity Office. The observance will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Commons on Fort Drum.
 
Guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Maj. Ann Sydnor, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade senior enlisted adviser. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating Women's Right to Vote.”
 
For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Dale Langston or Sgt. 1st Class Aquariaus Boast, 10th Mountain Division equal opportunity advisers, at (315) 772-9226 / 774-3793.
 
Sustainability Expo to take place on post
All are welcome to attend the upcoming Fort Drum Sustainability Expo scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Commons. Up to 35 vendors will showcase bio-preferred, high-recycle content, or energy-efficient products and services.
 
The expo offers an opportunity to learn about the Army Sustainable Green Procurement Program (GPP) and to obtain information on green products and services that facilitate sustainability and effectively accomplish the Fort Drum mission.
 
This event is open to all. Participants may register early at https://fdaexpo.com or register at the door. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.
 
Free dental assistant training to be offered
Calling all individuals who are excited by the field of dentistry! Fort Drum DENTAC and American Red Cross personnel are seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the dental field. Selectees will receive free training as dental assistants.
 
To participate, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, a dependent of a military member, willing to read and learn, and highly motivated.
The class will be broken down into two portions: classroom and direct patient care. Participants should expect to read 30-50 pages every other day and to have hands-on training in a clinic setting.
To obtain an application packet, visit the American Red Cross office at 464A Oswego Ave., (315)772-6561.
 
The deadline to submit a completed packet is Sept. 30.
 
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.
 
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.






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