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Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund Employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Rick Mills, Ariana Benjamin, Decima Chiasson, Jose Duque, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, Christina Robinson, Jennifer Rogers, Brandee Stepanek, Nicole Sweeny, Carrie Townsend and Nichole Upton, of MEDDAC; 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.

Officers invited to attend Special Operations briefings
Officer career briefings will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at the Special Operations Recruiting Office (next to the Light Fighters School). Officers in year groups 14 and 15 are invited to learn about applying for careers in special forces, civil affairs and psychological operations. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Baggett, (315) 774-7327.

Fort Drum to observe Black History Month
The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Equal Opportunity Office will host the annual African American / Black History Month observance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Commons on Fort Drum.

Guest speaker will be Chaplain (Maj.) James D. Key, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade chaplain. This year’s theme is “The Crisis in Black Education.”

Members of the Fort Drum community will celebrate leaders of the civil rights movement, as well as others who have contributed immeasurably to the tapestry of America, helping to shape the nation and the world.

For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Dale Langston or Sgt. 1st Class Aquariaus Boast, division equal opportunity advisors, (315) 772-9226 / 9210.

Club plans Murder Mystery Dinner, Silent Auction
The North Country Spouses’ Club will host a Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction, an evening of dinner, murder, betrayal, laughter and silent bidding to support the community! The event will take place March 11 at the Commons. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the buffet will begin at 6 p.m.

Members will present “Murder on the Boardwalk: A 1920s Mystery.”
Menu items include Caesar salad, chicken breast, beef, roasted potato nuggets, roasted broccoli and Death by Chocolate brownie cake.

Anyone who is interested in donating an auction item can contact Abby Giersdorf or Pam Kellogg at
This is event is open to all on Fort Drum and members of the surrounding communities who can access post. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations are due March 6.

For more information or to reserve seating, visit or email

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.

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 (315) 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.

Special operations recruiters hold briefings for Soldiers
Special operations counselors at Fort Drum conduct briefings for Soldiers who want to take their Army career to the next level. Soldiers are encouraged to contact the Special Operations Recruiting Center, located in Bldg. 4807, George Avenue near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities for male and female Soldiers.

Weekly briefings cover such subjects as qualification requirements, benefits of a career in one of these specialized missions, and the application process.

For more information, Soldiers may call (315) 774-7327.

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