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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: Tamara Morin, Karen Sheehan, Kaleanna Weatherup-Otero, Autumn McBride, Christine Robinson, Sabrina Johnson and Robert Pickeral, all of MEDDAC.
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.
Officials emphasize changes to access control points, PT road usage
Due to ongoing construction projects on Fort Drum, motorists are asked to note the following:
*The 45th Infantry Division Drive access control point is open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for personnel who have a DOD ID card in their possession. Personnel who do not have their DOD ID card with them will be turned away.
*No PT will be authorized in the area of 45th Infantry Division Drive from Iraqi Freedom Drive and Enduring Freedom Drive to the ACP.
*On South Post, Restore Hope Avenue, normally a co-use PT route, will not be used for PT between Conway Road and 5th Street East. Restore Hope is a detour route for the current phase of the construction project.
These changes are necessary for the safety of Soldiers and motorists and will remain in effect throughout the Gas Alley construction project.
Fort Drum will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Fort Drum will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with an observance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Commons, hosted by 10th Sustainment Brigade. The program will include remarks from a guest speaker, educational displays, awareness material and food sampling. The event is free and open to the public.
Fort Drum will host Retiree Appreciation Day
Find out what it means to be a “Soldier for Life” at the annual Retiree Appreciation Day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Drum Exchange and Clark Hall. Past and present Soldiers are welcome to attend.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony, scheduled briefings about finance, medical care and other benefits for veterans. Guest speaker for the opening ceremony will be retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston. After the briefings, participants may participate in a tour of Fort Drum landmarks. Participants also may sign up for activities like a golf scramble, catch-and-release fishing tournament, and simulations training tour.
For more information or to preregister, call 772-6434.
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 on post. For more information, contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ernie Ixtlahuac at or 772-5799.
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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