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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: Rebecca Danyi, Public Works, and Sandra Cook, 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:
*45th Infantry Division Drive access control point is 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 project.
Spouses Club plans Back to School Bingo
The North Country Spouses Club will present Back to School Bingo on Aug. 23 at the Fort Drum Youth Center on Chapel Drive. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and games will start at 10 a.m. This event is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Each student will receive one reusable bingo card for chances to win game prizes, as well as a free hardcover book and bookmark from Blue Star Families. In addition, each student will receive a free bag packed with school items, while supplies last.
Students must be present to receive supplies, and they must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian with valid military ID.
For more information, contact
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 on post. For more information, contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ernie Ixtlahuac at or 772-5799.
Officials will test system
Fort Drum will conduct a test of the Mass Notification System at 2 p.m. Wednesday. 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.
Fort Drum will celebrate Women’s Equality Day
The Equal Opportunity Office of 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum will host the annual Women’s Equality Day observance from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Commons. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.” Guest speaker will be Capt. Michelle Kelly, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade. The event is free and open to the public.
North Country Cup Challenge organizers seek golfers
Join other Fort Drum golfers during the 18th Annual North Country Cup Challenge at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Willowbrook Golf Course in Watertown. Fort Drum Garrison teams, made up of four golfers, will compete against teams representing the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce. Men and women may comprise the four-player captain and crew team.
Cost is $45 per player, which includes greens fee, cart and a prime rib dinner. Guests may join the players for dinner at 3:30 p.m. for $17. Current and retired Fort Drum garrison employees are eligible to participate.
Those interested must preregister by Sept. 2. The first 16 teams to register are guaranteed. For more information, call Dave Mushtare at 783-7649 or Joe White at 772-4480.
Fort Drum will host Retiree Appreciation Day
Find out what it means to be a “Soldier for Life” at the annual Retiree Appreciation Day from 7 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Multipurpose Auditorium and Clark Hall. Past and present Soldiers are welcome to attend.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony, scheduled briefings about finance, medical care and other veterans benefits. Guest speaker for the opening ceremony will be retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston. After the briefings, participants may participate in a tour of Fort Drum landmarks. Participants also may sign up for activities like a golf scramble, catch-and-release fishing tournament, and simulations training center tour.
For more information or to preregister, call 772-6434.
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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