Reporting Status: normal
Road conditions: Green as of 6/5/2014 8:45 AM
Frost bite temperature: 40 as of 6/5/2014 08:47 AM


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 physical training 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 until the completion of the Gas Alley construction project.
Outstanding Employees will be honored at luncheon
Public Works will host the Civilian of the Quarter Luncheon for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Commons.
Menu choices are Yankee pot roast and chicken Caesar salad; chocolate chip cookies and ice tea or water also will be served. Tickets may be purchased for $9 per person in advance only now through Friday at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation window in Clark Hall.
Zumba fundraiser to benefit Signal Ball
The Division Signal Company / G-6 will host a Zumbathon from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Monti Physical Fitness Center. Admission is a donation, with all proceeds going to offset the cost of the upcoming Signal Ball.
Safety Office plans 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. M-10283, 4th Armored Division Drive.
The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday; Nov. 4 and 18; and Dec. 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, as well as Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
The Snow Thrower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; Nov. 4 and 18; and Dec. 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, as well as Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
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.
Special operations recruiters conduct briefings
for Soldiers

Special operations recruiters 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 at 4807 George Ave. near the Light Fighters School. There are opportunities for male and female Soldiers.
Recruiters conduct briefings for a variety of specialized career fields that include 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces, civil affairs, psychological operations, cultural support team, explosive ordnance disposal, and U.S. Army warrant officer.
For more information, interested Soldiers may contact a recruiter at 774-7327.
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.

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