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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: Donald Paige, Patrick Kenney and Sean O’Brien, Directorate of Public Works; George Kirby, Logistics Readiness Center; Katharine Tuliau, Amanda Handy, Jose Duque, Carrie Townsend, Robert Pickeral and Christina Robinson, all 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.
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer staff will observe an early deadline because of Memorial Day. All news submissions for the June 2 issue will be due at noon today.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.
Fort Drum will observe quiet hours on Memorial Day
All cemeteries on Fort Drum will be open for visitation from 8 a.m. until sunset on Monday, Memorial Day. Quiet hours will be observed from noon to 5 p.m.
Visitors need not stop at Range Control to obtain a vehicle pass to go to cemeteries outside the cantonment area on Memorial Day only. For assistance, call (315) 772-7152.
Those who wish to visit gravesites inside the cantonment area will need to follow normal gate procedures for entering Fort Drum.
Those who do not possess a valid DOD ID card must have a sponsor, who will meet them at a visitor gate (Lt. Gen. Paul Cerjan / Main Gate, Gas Alley Gate or Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield Gate) to sign them in. Foreign nationals must be escorted throughout their visit. Sponsors must be 18 or older and fall into one of the following categories: Soldier, Family Member, retiree or retiree's spouse, DOD Civilian Employee or contractor who possesses a DOD ID card.
For more information about gate access, call (315) 772-8392.
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. on the 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.
Bible Study group meets on Tuesdays
The Iron Sharpens Iron Community Bible Study, hosted by the Traditional Protestant Chapel Service, meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Riva Ridge Chapel. It is an open study that anyone may attend.
Pharmacy adopts new schedule
Conner Troop Medical Clinic Pharmacy now maintains a weekday schedule of 7 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The CTMC Pharmacy no longer closes at noon on Fridays.
This change is being executed to ensure more accessible and continued prescription support for the Soldiers treated at and assigned to Conner Troop Medical Clinic.
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.
Warrant Officer Association meets monthly at Fort Drum
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the Commons. For more information, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 Katherine Ixtlahauc at (315) 772-5799.
Gift shop on post
announces schedule
Off The Beatin' Path Gift Shop, located in Bldg. 10502, South Riva Ridge Loop, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, as well as from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
The gift shop offers a wide variety of handcrafted items from local artists, as well as many 10th Mountain Division (LI) souvenirs. The shop is a nonprofit organization whose proceeds benefit the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. No military ID is required to make purchases.
For more information, call (315) 774-0253.
Thrift Shop announces business hours
The Fort Drum Thrift Shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of the month. Consignments are taken each day business day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is located in Bldg. P-55, corner of Quartermaster Road and First Street.
For more information, call (315) 772-7189.

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