Reporting Status: normal
Road conditions: Green as of 12/1/2015 3:08 AM
Frost bite temperature: 25 as of 12/1/2015 03:08 AM


News Digest

News Briefs
Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Nelly Gutierrez, DENTAC; Carrie Townsend, Robert Pickeral and Christina Robinson, all of MEDDAC; 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 Thanksgiving. All news submissions for the Dec. 3 issue will be due at noon today.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Thursday in observance of the holiday.
Commissary announces holiday schedule
The Fort Drum Commissary has adjusted its hours of operation during Thanksgiving week.
The store will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
American Red Cross announces move
The American Red Cross on Fort Drum has moved to Bldg. 464A, Oswego Avenue. Telephone numbers, including the main line, 772-6561, remain the same. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Audie Murphy Club will meet on Fort Drum
The 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first Tuesday of each month at the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Center, Bldg. 2190, Nash Boulevard.
The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is dedicated to improving tomorrow's Army, its Soldiers, our post and local communities by commitment, caring, mentoring, teaching and training.
Safety Office schedules winter driving,
snow thrower training courses

The Fort Drum Command Safety Office will conduct courses in winter driving as well as snow thrower operation for Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians in Bldg. 432B, MWR Drive.
The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 15. The course also will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15. The Snow Thrower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 15. The course also will meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
Note: Unit / organization classes are by appointment only, not to exceed 30 students.
For more information or to register for courses, contact the Command Safety Office at 772-9026 / 3022.
Fort Drum community invited to menorah lighting
Members of the Fort Drum community are invited to celebrate the miracle of the Festival of Lights and the menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Main Post Chapel.
Enjoy traditional Hanukkah foods like latkes and sufganiyot. All are welcome!
For more information, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Rabbi Raziel Amar at or call the Main Post Chapel at 772-5591.
Warrant Officer Association will host Holiday Social
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association will conduct a Holiday Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Commons.
For more information, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 Katherine Ixtlahauc at 772-5799.
Post community can enjoy tree / menorah ceremony,
Family Holiday Celebration

The Religious Service Office and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the tree and menorah lighting ceremony, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 9 outside the Commons.
The 10th Mountain Division Band Brass Quintet will perform, and the chaplain will lead children in singing holiday songs.
A Family Holiday Celebration will follow inside the Commons, where youngsters may enjoy a visit with Santa and his helpers, as well as a pizza buffet and cookies with Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Toy Machine will have a gift for every child.
Admission is free.
Fort Drum access points will observe holiday hours
Effective Dec. 14 until Jan. 3, the Fort Drum gates (access control points) will assume a weekend / holiday schedule, with the exception of Black River Gate being closed.
The following gates will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Iraqi Freedom Gate, Mount Belvedere Gate, Oneida Road (Gas Alley) Gate, and Wheeler Sack Army-Airfield Gate.

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