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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: Robert Pickeral, Nakia Fleming, Nora Brow, Tamara Morin and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; Victor Brown, Logistics Readiness Center; Sandra Weaver, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works.
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.
160th SOAR recruiters will visit Fort Drum
Members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) recruiting team will give enlisted and officer briefings today at the Freedom Fighter Café, Bldg. 20350, on Bagram Road. Enlisted briefings will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Officer and warrant officer briefings will be held at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. For more information, call 774-7327.
MEDDAC plans golf tournament
Fort Drum MEDDAC will host the 3rd annual Captain and Crew Golf Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Willowbrook Golf Club, Watertown. Prizes will be awarded. Cost is $50 per player and $20 for lunch guests.
Proceeds will benefit the Salute Military Golf Association, a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting post-9/11 wounded warriors.
For more information, contact Kathy Hanchek at 408-6923 or
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer staff will observe an early deadline because of Labor Day. All news submissions for the Sept. 10 issue will be due at noon Sept. 3.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Sept. 7 in observance of the holiday.
Fort Drum golfers to play in North Country Community Cup
The 19th annual North Country Community Cup Challenge Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 11, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Willowbrook Golf Course.
Members of the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce will face members of the Fort Drum Garrison for the crystal cup and bragging rights in this four-person captain and crew event.
Fees are $45 per person or $180 per team, payable that day at the clubhouse. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, and prime rib dinner immediately following the tournament at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to men and women. Active and retired workforce personnel are eligible to play.
Teams must preregister by Sept. 7. Send roster to or The first 16 teams to register are guaranteed to participate.
For more information, contact Dave Mushtare, 783-7649, or Joe White, 772-4480.
Fort Drum will conduct 9/11 Commemoration
Officials at Fort Drum will host its annual 9/11 Commemoration beginning at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Memorial outside of Clark Hall.
The event will be held to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and those who continue to support the eradication of terrorism throughout the world. It will showcase the installation’s first responders, honor their fallen comrades and symbolize Fort Drum’s continued commitment to the global war on terrorism.
A wreath will be placed and a bell toll will be played over the Giant Voice (the installation’s mass notification system) at the time each plane impacted the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and when the plane crashed in Pennsylvania (8:45, 9:02, 9:37 and 10:03 a.m.). Mount Belvedere Boulevard in front of Clark Hall (between North and South Riva Ridge Loop) will be closed until ceremony completion.
In conjunction with the observance, a nondenominational 9/11 Remembrance Service will take place at 11:45 a.m. in the Main Post Chapel.
Post dining facilities introduce 772-DFAC
Every wonder when the Fort Drum dining facilities are open or closed? A new resource is available to help you find the answer. It is as simple as calling 772-DFAC (3322). Every week, the 772-DFAC will be updated with the latest opening / closing of the Fort Drum DFACs.
Military caregiver forum will meet on Fort Drum
The next Military Caregiver PEER Forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the USO on Fort Drum.
These forums encourage spouses, friends, Family Members and loved ones who assist wounded, ill or injured service members to discuss topics they would like to focus on. Topics may include mental wellness, managing stress, nutrition, financial wellness, etc. The PEER Forum aims to provide military caregivers a peer support network through guided discussion, allowing them to share practical and accurate information based on their personal experiences.
For more information, contact the military family life counselor at 955-2964 or the PEER support coordinator at 405-7897. Additional information is available at

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 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.
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 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 772-0035.

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