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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: Kimberly Hill, Trisha Nelson, Rebecca Seery, Rick Mills, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, Brandee Stepanek, Nicole Sweeny, Carrie Townsend and Nichole Upton, 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.
Enjoy Family Night with Easter Bunny
Army Community Service has rescheduled its Family Night Easter Celebration for today at the Commons.
Enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny and participate in the Easter egg hunt (ages 12 and younger). Bring your own basket or bag for collecting eggs.
Dinner includes a taco bar, dessert and drinks. Cost is $8 for ages 8 and older, and $4 for children 7 and younger. Purchase of taco bar required to participate in activities.
For more information, call (315) 772-6556.
Spouses club plans March luncheon
Members of the North Country Spouses’ Club will host a Fort Drum Thrift Shop Fashion Show during their next luncheon, which will be held March 30 at the Commons on post. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon will begin at 11 a.m.
Attendees are asked to RSVP at and make payment by Saturday. Cost is $15 cash or check or $16 via PayPal. For more information, email
Retirement briefings set for Civilian Employees
Representatives of the Army Benefits Center - Civilian (ABC-C) will be on site this month to provide retirement briefings for Department of the Army Civilian Employees.
* Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) briefing will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in Bldg. 219.
* Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) briefing sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Multipurpose Auditorium.
No registration is required.
Warrant Officer Association meets monthly at Fort Drum
The Thousand Island Warrant Officer Association meets at 4:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the Commons.
Meetings are open to all warrant officers – active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired. Membership is encouraged but not mandatory. For enrollment information, visit
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.
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.
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.
Special operations recruiters hold briefings for Soldiers
Special operations counselors at Fort Drum conduct briefings for Soldiers who want to take their Army career to the next level. Soldiers are encouraged to contact the Special Operations Recruiting Center, located in Bldg. 4807, George Avenue near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities for male and female Soldiers.
Special Operations personnel will inform Soldiers about a variety of specialized career fields, including 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces, civil affairs and psychological operations.
Weekly briefings cover such subjects as qualification requirements, benefits of a career in one of these specialized missions, and the application process. Briefings are always open to Soldiers and their spouses.
For more information, interested Soldiers may contact a counselor at (315) 774-7327.

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