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Civilian Employees seek leave donations
The following Appropriated Fund Employees have been accepted in the Leave Recipient Program: Christy Lepper, Kimberly Hill, Trisha Nelson, Rebecca Seery, Rick Mills, Amanda Handy, Joann Palmer, Brandee Stepanek, Nicole Sweeny, Carrie Townsend and Nichole Upton, all of MEDDAC; 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 Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Bldg. 10720, for processing.
WPBS-TV announces general casting call
Watertown's Public Broadcasting Station has announced a general casting call for the Folklore & Frost documentary, to be filmed at the historic Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in June.
With roots beginning in the 1870s, the area offers a rich history with several stories of hauntings that will be featured in the WPBS-TV local production.
WPBS‐TV is casting for a variety of roles for the re‐enactment portion of the documentary. The roles being cast are unpaid, but provide the opportunity for experience working with a professional, creative production team.
Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the WPBS-TV studios.
To schedule an audition, email Roque Murray, producer, at or call (315) 782-3142, ext. 256.
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer staff will observe an early deadline because of Memorial Day. All news submissions for the June 1 issue will be due at noon May 25.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed May 29 in observance of the holiday.
Dairy Month to kick off with festival, parade
Come spend the day with the Jefferson County Dairy Princess Court at the Dulles State Office building on June 2 to kick off Dairy Month! This year’s theme is “Agriculture MOOOVING America.”
The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for preschool and elementary-age students with samples of dairy products, demonstrations and activities, petting zoo and agricultural technology.
After the festival, a 6 p.m. performance by Showstoppers Dance Team at the state office building will kick off the evening program.
The Dairyland Parade will begin at 7 p.m. at Watertown High School and travel down Washington Street, ending at the Dulles State Office Building where the Jefferson County Dairy Princess Court will serve a giant ice cream sundae to all who attend.
This event is free to the public, and everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
During the briefings, Special Operations personnel 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.
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. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.
Submit service orders online for minor maintenance issues
Need to submit a maintenance service order for your building? All you need is a common access card.
Military or DOD civilian personnel can submit a service order request online to Public Works at
Service orders are used for small jobs within a facility, such as broken plumbing or electrical failures.
Thrift Shop offers vintage bargains
Are you doing spring cleaning? Why not consign or donate your unwanted items to the Fort Drum Thrift Shop?
The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month. Consignments are accepted from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The Thrift Shop is located in Bldg. 1454, Fourth Street Middle. For more information, call (315) 772-7189.

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