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News Briefs
Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund Employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Jennifer Anderson, Megan Rhubart, Bronwyn Wilson, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, Nicole Sweeny, Carrie Townsend and Nichole Upton, all of MEDDAC; Jason Sweeny, Logistics Readiness Center; Tammi Dindl, Internal Review; Rachel Archer and Judee Kelly, both of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Brian Fikes, Directorate of Public Works; 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 Directorate of Resource Management civilian pay technician for processing.
Officials seek estate claims
Anyone having claims against or debts owed to the estate of Spc. Jennifer N. Kipybida, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, may contact 1st Lt. Jeynelle McGann, summary court-martial officer, at (678) 216-5271.
All correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate legal representative of the estate.
Staff announces clinic closure
The Guthrie Primary Care Clinic will be closed today for staff training. The clinic will reopen Friday.
Safety Office plans winter driving, snow throwertraining courses
The Fort Drum Command Safety Office staff 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, Lewis Avenue.
The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday as well as Nov. 14 and 28, and Dec. 5 and 12. The course also will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, as well as Nov. 14 and 28, and Dec. 13.
The Snow Thrower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday as well as Nov. 14 and 28, and Dec. 5 and 12. The course also will meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, as well as Nov. 14 and 28, and Dec. 12.
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 (315) 772-5352.
Warrant Officer Association meets monthly on post
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association meets at 4:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Commons. Meetings are open to all warrant officers – active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired. Membership enrollment is available online at Membership is encouraged but not mandatory.
For more information, call (315) 772-8465.
Official Mail Center will adopt new hours
Effective Oct. 30, the Official Mail and Distribution Center, located in Clark Hall, Bldg. 10720, Mount Belvedere Boulevard, will open the customer service counter at 1 p.m. on the first day of each week. Hours of operation are now 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (unless a holiday falls on Monday then that Tuesday’s hours are 1 to 3 p.m.).
Mail pickup for the units has not changed. It remains 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. daily.
Top Civilian Employees to be honored at luncheon
A Civilian of the Quarter Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Commons, hosted by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. The theme is Oktoberfest.
The menu choices are bratwurst steamed in Buster’s Brew Pub German lager served on an Italian roll, covered with apple sauerkraut, German potato salad and a soft pretzel with hot mustard; or Caesar salad.
Tickets cost $9 each. They can be purchased through Oct. 31 at the Commons. No tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, call (315) 772-6222.

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