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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 a 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 Gasoline Alley construction project.
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer will observe an early deadline because of Labor Day. All news submissions for the Sept. 4 issue will be due at noon today.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.
Organizers seek golfers for upcoming tournament
Join other Fort Drum golfers during the 18th Annual North Country Cup Challenge at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at 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. Current and retired Fort Drum garrison employees are eligible to participate.
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. Prizes will be awarded to the top team and male and female players.
Those interested must preregister by Tuesday. The first 16 teams to register are guaranteed. For more information, call Dave Mushtare at 783-7649 or Joe White at 772-4480.
‘Purple Heart’ group moves to new location
The Fort Drum chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart has moved to Clark Hall, 10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd., room A1-48.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thursday is an administrative day, but the staff will be available to answer questions and concerns.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart helps transitioning Soldiers and veterans who need assistance with filing for benefits. The organization’s mission is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their Families.
For more information, call 405-8308.
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 benefits for veterans. 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 during the day.
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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