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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, Christine Robinson, 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. 
Facilities will close during special events
Fort Drum officials have announced that McEwen Library and both Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Centers (on Nash Boulevard and in the Jack T. Sweet Complex) will be closed Friday in support of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Haunted Hayride.
In addition, both BOSS Centers will be closed Oct. 31 in support of the FMWR BOSS 5K Zombie Run.
Traffic delays expected on State Route 26 during field training exercise
Fort Drum officials caution motorists of anticipated traffic delays on State Route 26 during the second part of the 10th Mountain Division’s large-scale training exercise, Operation Mountain Peak, which will run Monday through Nov. 7.
Motorists should expect heavy military traffic between State Route 3 and U.S. Route 11 at various times during the training period. There could be longer than usual delays at stop signs and traffic lights.
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.
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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