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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: Amy Ketchum, Carrie Townsend, Robert Pickeral and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; Nelly Gutierrez, DENTAC; 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.
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer staff will observe an early deadline because of Presidents Day. All news submissions for the Feb. 18 issue will be due at noon today.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.
Patrons asked to complete Customer Service Assessment
The Fort Drum Customer Service Assessment is for everyone connected to the military living, working or doing business on the installation. Now through Feb. 28, all leaders, Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian Employees can participate in the survey, where they will be asked to rate the importance of services of interest to them. Customers also may provide comments.
The survey is designed to be completed in 15 minutes. It covers services provided by every agency in the garrison, and some of Fort Drum’s partners.
The web address for the survey is For more information, contact Sonja Draught at 772-8263.
Fort Drum to celebrate Patient Recognition Week
Members of the post community are invited to join with Fort Drum MEDDAC to celebrate Patient Recognition Week!
MEDDAC is proud to serve Fort Drum's Soldiers and their Families as well as retirees. To show appreciation, the Fort Drum MEDDAC will host a Patient Appreciation Day on Feb. 19. Visit Conner Troop Medical Clinic from 8 to 11 a.m. or Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn more about services on and around the installation that can help you be your best.
Learn more about the Army Wellness Center, services provided by Army Public Health Nursing, the American Red Cross, the Soldier and Family Assistance Center and more! There will be face painting for the children during the event.
For more information, contact the Patient Advocate Office at (315) 772-4655 / 7368.
Festival organizers seek volunteers
Organizers of the annual North Country Goes Green Irish Festival, which will be held March 11-13 at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, are looking for volunteers to help set it up and take it down.
The event offers Irish entertainment and a fun party atmosphere. Sunday is family day with a parade at 1 p.m., activities for kids and affordable pricing for families.
Setup will start March 7 and continue each day through March 11. Day shifts runs from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., and night shift runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. Take down will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14.
Each volunteer and a guest will receive complimentary admission to the festival. Volunteers will be provided lunch on the days they assist.
If you would like to support this event, call Bill Archer at 782-0387 or email
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.
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.

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