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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: Sandra Weaver, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Milo Pritty, Logistics Readiness Center; Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; and Janel Donnelly, Directorate of Resource Management; and Tamara Morin, Christina 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.
Newspaper announces change in deadline
All news submissions for The Mountaineer will be due at noon Thursday for consideration in the following week’s publication.
Band welcomes new commander
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donna L. Clickner assumed command of the 10th Mountain Division Band on Tuesday.
Military Clothing Store plans change in hours
As of Sunday, the AAFES Military Clothing and Sales Store will change its hours / days of operation.
New hours of operation will be as follows: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Carthage Little League announces signups
Carthage Little League will hold signups for boys and girls ages 7-12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 9 at the Carthage Elks Club. For more information, go to
Fort Drum will host ‘Tell Me a Story’ event
Fort Drum Parent to Parent will host a special “Tell Me a Story” event at 2 p.m. March 7 at the Commons, featuring a storybook reading by 10th Mountain Division Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis and his wife, Guin. Activities and snacks will be available at the reading, which is geared toward children ages 4-12. Each Family also will receive a complimentary copy of “Odd Velvet,” by Mary E. Whitcomb. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call Fort Drum Parent to Parent at 681-6991.
Military caregiver forum will meet on Fort Drum
Are you a military caregiver? As so, you are invited to join in a conversation with your peers.
The Military Caregiver PEER (Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources) Forum wants to hear from you to do the following:
*Learn about the issues that impact you;
*Hear about your concerns; and
*Connect you with other military caregivers.
The forum will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. March 18 in the Family Life and Spiritual Fitness Center, Bldg. 4405. For more information, call 772-3373, 955-2964 or 405-7987.
Special operations recruiters conduct briefings
for Soldiers

Special operations recruiters 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 at 4807 George Ave. near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities available for male and female Soldiers.
Recruiters conduct briefings for a variety of specialized career fields that include 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces, civil affairs, psychological operations, cultural support team, explosive ordnance disposal, and U.S. Army warrant officer.
Weekly briefings cover such subjects as qualification requirements, benefits of a career in one of these specialized missions, and the application process. Briefings are open to Soldiers and their spouses.
For more information, interested Soldiers may contact a recruiter at 774-7327.

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