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  • Anniston Army Depot, AlabamaVolume 31, Number 20248 October 17, 2019

    U.S. Postage PaidPresort Standard

    Anniston, AL 36201Permit No. 326

    Address ServiceRequestedTracks

    Heath fair scheduledIt’s almost time for the

    federal employee benefits open season. To prepare, ANAD is holding a health fair Oct. 22.See article on page 4.

    Inside Tracks

    Seen in the shopsAre you wearing the

    proper equipment and fol-lowing procedures? Doing so keeps you safe and en-sures war fighter readiness.See article on page 3.

    Final GAP amountThe final numbers for

    the FY2019 Group Award Program are tallied.See info on page 4.

    NOTES• Recycling sales• CDC openings• Holiday party• Blood drive• CFC donations• Prescription Take-Back• Cafeteria menus• And more

    See info on page 7.

    U.S. Army Photo by Mark Cleghorn

    Employees who assisted in overhauling 10 M88 recovery vehicles for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stand beside one of the vehicles.

    Anniston Army Depot held a completion ceremony Oct. 4 for 10 M88A1 recovery ve-hicles for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    The vehicles were inducted into the pro-duction lines in October of 2018 and com-pleted in September 2019.

    During those 11 months in the produc-tion shops, employees often worked long hours and accommodated high priority parts or processes in their work schedule.

    “We completed the program on time and within costs,” said Jeff Maxwell of the Ve-hicle Planning Branch.

    During production of the vehicles, the 10 M88s were taken through a technical in-spection, intended to identify any damaged or missing parts.

    Following disassembly, components to be repaired or overhauled were routed to the shops for reclamation while the hull went to the wash rack and through sandblasting for cleaning.

    The weld shop then took possession of the bare hull, repairing any areas needed.

    The depot’s machine shops completed work on the various components and the hull, ensuring each item met specifications.

    Once they were complete, each com-ponent and the hulls were sent through the paint booths located throughout the Nichols Industrial Complex, receiving protective coatings and being giving their final hues.

    The parts were then placed in kits, which were transported to the assembly line, where they were reassembled into the hulls.

    Once final testing and paint touch-ups were complete, the products were ready for delivery to the Defense Logistics Agency, which will transport them to the customers.

    “Our employees worked long hours in the heat testing vehicles and working on them,” said Earl Wood, a depot heavy mo-bile equipment supervisor. “They were often here long after regularly scheduled hours.”

    Reggie Henry, division chief for the Vehicle Non-Gun Division, said he was pleased how the workforce went above and beyond, whenever the schedule required it.

    “Employees were flexible with the se-quence of processes, in order to get the work done on time,” he said. “They showed

    their commitment to ensuring the readiness of our allies.”

    That commitment extended throughout the production processes, even to the touch-up of paint jobs.

    “Our paint shop personnel understood the importance of ensuring we meet the schedule for the KSA vehicles and adjusted to meet that schedule,” said Shannon Elston, a supervisor for the Final Paint Branch.

    Henry and Maxwell both mentioned how pleased the customers were with the finished product during a visit.

    “They were really impressed with the vehicles and we did very well with this pro-gram,” said Maxwell.

    During the Oct. 4 ceremony, Col. Mar-vin Walker noted that, though this was a small program of only 10 vehicles, the professionalism, timeliness and quality of ANAD employees may lead to future en-deavors.

    “When they look to assign more work to a depot they will look at our quality prod-ucts,” said Walker. “It may have only been 10, but you don’t know what that may lead to.

    by Jennifer BacchusANAD PAO

    ANAD overhauls M88s for KSAKeeping ANAD moving

    The boiler plants are one aspect of the depot which is often felt, but rarely seen.

    Get a glimpse of the work which creates the steam used to clean parts and heat buildings throughout the installation.See article on page 6.

  • This Army newspaper is an authorized publica-tion for members of the DOD. Contents of TRACKS are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the

    Army. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Anniston Army Depot PAO.

    Printed by Consolidated Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Govern-ment, under exclusive written contract with Annis-ton Army Depot.

    The editorial office is located in the Abrams Build-

    ing, Room 358, telephone 256-235-6281. TRACKS in-vites comments and contributions from its readers. Address email to: [email protected] and mail to: Editor, TRACKS, TAAN-SCO, 7 Frankford Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201-4199. DEADLINE days are Thursdays pre-ceding date of publication. Circulation: 3,500.

    Postmaster: Send address changes to TRACKS, PO Box 2285, Anniston, AL 36202.

    Commanding Officer....................Col. Marvin WalkerPublic Affairs Officer...........................Clester BurdellEditor..............................................Jennifer BacchusPhotographer....................................Mark Cleghorn


    TRACKS2 October 17, 2019

    S Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.F Fasten reflective tape to costumes to help drivers see you.E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.A Always test makeup in a small area first.L Look both ways before crossing the street.L Lower your risk for eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.O Only walk on sidewalks, whenever possible.W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes.E Eat only factory-wrapped treats.E Enter homes only with a trusted adult.N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.

    from Staff ReportsCDC.gov

    Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.

    • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters, such as low-cal-orie treats and drinks.

    • For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.

    • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get 60 minutes of physical activity.

    • Be sure walking areas and

    stairs are well-lit and free of ob-stacles which could cause some-one to fall.

    • Keep candle-lit jack o’ lan-terns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains. Place them on stur-dy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.

    • Remind drivers to watch for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

    Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

    Halloween safety tips

    Unmanned aircraft systems, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, are aircraft without a human pilot onboard, which are con-trolled by an operator remotely or programmed to fly autonomously.

    UAS, in and of themselves, are benign. How-ever, negligent, reckless, wantonly dangerous or nefarious use can seriously threaten personal safe-ty in the community and UAS use is prohibited on Anniston Army Depot.

    Use of UAS within an Army installation is prohibited.

    It is also prohibited for personnel to receive commercial services originating outside an instal-lation by means of UAS.

    Recreational use of UAS within an Army in-stallation is prohibited.

    ANAD personnel are encouraged to report use of an UAS within, or close to, ANAD boundaries or facilities to the Directorate of Emergency Ser-vices by immediately calling 256-235-6222.

    Unauthorized use of UAS from within ANAD may result in:

    • Loss of installation access privileges• Potential forfeiture of any unauthorized re-

    cordings, photographs or videos• Temporary loss of the UAS - all components,

    due to the fact they may be collected as evidence• Adverse personnel action• Possible criminal prosecution under federal

    or state law, as appropriateWhen reporting suspicious UAS activity to the

    ANAD DES at 256-235-6222, there are things to do and remember.

    Do not touch a UAS that has landed - the UAS may be required evidence, which will be properly collected by law enforcement personnel, and it may pose a hazard (explosive, biological or chem-ical).

    Personnel reporting should provide:• Altitude of the drone• Location of the sighting• Time and date of the sighting• What the UAS was doing (hovering or fly-

    ing in a direction)

    • Capabilities of the UAS, such as cameras or payload capability

    • Physical description, such as fixed wing or quad copter, and color

    • FAA registration number.The following acronym may assist in remem-

    bering what information to report: D – Direct attention outward and upward to

    attempt to locate individuals who are holding a controller or device that appears to be operating a UAS (look at windows, balconies and rooftops).

    R – Report incident immediately to the appro-priate authorities.

    O – Observe the UAS and maintain visibility of the device; look for damage or injured indi-viduals.

    N – Notice features - identify the type of de-vice (fixed wing, multi-rotor, remote controlled) and its size, shape, color, payload, video-camera equipment and activity.

    E – Execute appropriate action. At a mini-mum, stop, identify the operator and notify the ANAD DES at 256-235-6222.

    from Staff ReportsANAD DES

    Report suspicious unmanned aircraft systemsBeware of drones

  • TRACKS 3October 17, 2019

    Oct. 23: The Morning Show airs live at 7:05 a.m.

    Oct. 24: Prescription Take-Back Day - See details on page 7.

    Oct. 31: TRACKS publication

    Oct. 31: Halloween

    Nov. 3: Daylight Saving Time ends - clocks “fall” back an hour.

    Nov. 4: TACOM Town Hall at noon.

    Nov. 6: The Morning Show airs live at 7:05 a.m.

    Nov. 7: ANAD Veterans Day ceremony - 10 a.m. at the PFC.

    Nov. 10: The Marine Corps’ birthday - they celebrate 244 years of service to the nation.

    Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday - ANAD participates in Anniston’s Veterans Day parade at 2 p.m. on Noble Street.

    Nov. 14: TRACKS publication

    Nov. 20: Commander’s Town Hall airs live at 7:05 a.m.

    Nov. 21: ANAD’s next quarterly blood drive. Schedule will be in the Nov. 14 TRACKS.

    Nov. 28: Thanksgiving holiday

    Dec. 2: ANAD participates in the Talladega Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.

    Dec. 4: The Morning Show airs live at 7:05 a.m.

    Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Remem-brance Day


    Have a question for The Morning Show or info for TRACKS?Call the Public Affairs Office at Ext. 6281!

    U.S. Army Photo by Mark Cleghorn

    Larry Gaston assembles a M1 rotor in one of Anniston Army Depot’s component shops.

    Seen in the shops

    U.S. Army Photo by Jennifer Bacchus

    Barrett Bufford, left, and Saquil-lis Groce assemble an AGT 1500 Turbine Engine in the Turbine Drive Train Division.

    Production levels are up throughout the shops at Annis-ton Army Depot.

    As you’ll see on the next page, the depot finished fiscal year 2019 with a performance to promise level of 98 percent.

    As we go through our work days, focusing on getting the job done for the Soldiers and other war fighters who rely on our products, everyone should also keep safety in mind.

    When an engine, tank or weapon is missing a key com-ponent, it doesn’t function.

    The same thing applies in each shop at ANAD.

    When someone who is needed to perform a particular process or test a specific com-ponent is missing because of injury or illness, the loss is felt throughout the line.

    And, not getting the right equipment to the right place at the right time could cost a Sol-dier their life.

    The key to staying safe is often thinking ahead.

    When you pick up a grinder, what additional personal pro-tective equipment is needed?

    When you begin work on a particular component, do you have the correct tools at hand or do you need to get them?

    Think safety and get home to your family safe each day!

    from Staff ReportsANAD Public Affairs

  • TRACKS4 October 17, 2019

    Anniston Army Depot’s Group Award Program payout for fiscal year 2019 is $1,938, with payouts antici pated Nov. 21.

    The metrics concluded with a payout of $1,625, which was adjusted as noted in the numbers below, then rounded up for each employee to the final amount. These adjustments increased the payout from $1,625 to $1,938. Adjustments are fac-tored in at the conclusion of the fiscal year for events and business processes outside ANAD employee control.

    This adjustments were verified and ap-proved by Col. Marvin Walker, ANAD’s commander.

    This payout is for the period from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019.

    In order to determine whether or not you are eligible to receive a pay out, crite-ria for the GAP policy must be met.

    The criteria can be found on page 3 of the Sept. 19 issue of TRACKS.

    Performance to Promise:Final FY2019 percentage – 98Final FY2019 payout – $500.00final amount is 100 percent of maximum

    Continuous Process Improvement:Final FY2019 savings – $33.2MFinal FY2019 payout – $500.00final amount is 100 percent of maximum

    Productive Yield:Direct Productive Yield:Final FY2019 hours – 1,640Adjusted FY2019 hours – 1,609Final FY2019 payout – $250.00final amount is 100 percent of maximum

    Indirect Productive Yield:Final FY2019 hours – 1,680Adjusted FY2019 hours – 1,701Final FY2019 payout – $187.50final amount is 75 percent of maximum

    Net Operating Result:Final FY2019 NOR – $14.3M lossAdjusted FY2019 NOR – $2.9M gainFinal FY2019 payout – $500.00final amount is 100 percent of maximum

    FINAL FY2019 TOTAL: $1,937.50The final calculated total from the metrics,

    $1,937.50, has been rounded up to $1,938 for each eligible employee.

    For eligibility requirements, see Page 3 of the Sept. 19 issue of TRACKS.

    Final FY19 GAP

    The Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.

    Open Season gives Federal employ-ees the opportunity to evaluate their benefits, provider networks and the 2020 rates for Federal benefits.

    Open Season includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program,

    Federal dental and vision, as well as elections for a Flexible Spending Ac-count for health care and/or dependent care.

    Individuals have the chance to make changes to their coverage within the Open Season dates, with benefits elec-tion effective date of Jan. 6, 2020.

    During open season employees will be able to enroll, change or cancel their FEHB, FEDVIP or Flexible Spending

    Account coverage, without evidence of insurability or a qualifying event.

    Anniston Army Depot will hold a health fair Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8-11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 100 on the East Side of depot and again from 1:30-3 p.m. in the DeSoto Pastime Center on the West Side.

    POCs for Appropriated Fund Open Season are Kelly Smith-O’Hara at Ext. 3482 or Kasey Sims at Ext. 3654.

    from Staff ReportsAnniston CPAC Office

    Benefits Open Season begins in NovemberAnniston Army Depot Health Fair set for October 22, two locations

    The Army Family Action Plan gives everyone in the Army Family the opportunity to influence his/her own quality of life.

    Anniston Army Depot seeks AFAP issues throughout the year.

    Submit issues at the Army Community Service in Bldg. 220, by e-mail to [email protected] or online at www.myarmyonesource.com.

    How to write an AFAP issueIssue Title: What is the prob-

    lem? Write a few words summariz-ing the problem or concern.

    Scope: Why is this a problem?

    Describe one specific problem of concern in a paragraph form. Ref-erence any laws or policies impact-ing the issue. Please be clear and to the point.

    Recommendation: How can this problem be fixed? Include up to three recommendations related to the single issue described. Be specific.

    For more information, contact Amanda Mullinax at 256-741-5247.

    Do you have suggestions?

    The TACOM Deputy Inspector General will be at Anniston Army Depot and Oct. 22 and 23.

    All Soldiers and civilians have the right to file complaints, grievances or requests for assistance to the Inspector General.

    No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. However, adherence to personnel rules regarding absences is required.

    The TACOM Deputy IG will be in the EEO Office in Bldg. 100 at the following times:

    Oct. 22: 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.Oct. 23: 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.Please bring a completed DA form 1559 and

    all supporting documents concerning your issue.

    TACOM Deputy IG on depot

  • TRACKS 5October 17, 2019

    October marks Energy Aware-ness Month, and the nation looks to the federal government to provide leadership in energy management and building optimization, energy resilience and security, and the use of advanced and distributed energy technologies.

    The Federal Energy Manage-ment Program helps agencies meet federal energy efficiency and re-newable energy laws and require-ments. Agencies are making tre-mendous progress toward these re-quirements by implementing ener-gy- and water-management projects throughout the federal government.

    Whether these projects are im-plemented campus-wide or in indi-vidual facilities, every action taken by hard-working employees in U.S. defense and civilian agencies con-tributes toward strengthening the security and resilience of our fed-eral infrastructure.

    Energy awareness at ANADAt Anniston Army Depot, en-

    ergy efficient programs have been implemented in nearly every build-ing on the installation, as well as many roadways.

    The projects which have been completed over the last several years not only provide energy sav-ings, but have the potential to pro-vide energy security.

    “The Department of Energy wants us to be aware of the energy security of the nation and the en-ergy consumption of the nation,” said Brian Freeman, a mechanical engineer for ANAD. “This encom-passes what happens at your work place as well as at your home.”

    Have you noticed the bright street lights which illuminate the way as you enter the installation? They use energy-efficient light-emitting diode, or LED, bulbs.

    Do you work in an area where lights come on automatically as

    you enter? Motion-sensitive light-ing projects have been completed in many office areas to increase lighting efficiency and reduce en-ergy costs.

    The lighting projects and new, energy-efficient equipment at the Main Boiler Plant were among the 14 energy saving measures con-ducted as part of a Utility Energy Services Contract in 2018.

    “The theoretical return on those projects is about $2 million in avoided cost,” said Freeman.

    Have you seen the solar panels along Roosevelt Drive? Construct-ed in an arrangement with Alabama Power Company, they product 7.4 megawatts of power, which ANAD is able to purchase at a reduced rate.

    “We are able to purchase the renewable energy produced at the same rate we normally pay,” said Freeman. “If you were to purchase renewable energy, it would cost about $0.22 per kilowatt hour. We buy it at $0.06 per kwh.”

    ANAD and Fort Rucker, Ala., were the first two Army sites to complete such a project.

    In fiscal year 2019, ANAD spent approximately $8 million in electricity and $2.7 million in natu-ral gas, according to Freeman.

    “We’ve been fairly steady in our energy consumption,” said Free-man, adding the depot has com-pleted enough projects since 2003 to offset or avoid a cost of about $7 million.

    “If we had not done those proj-ects, our cost of $8 million could have easily been $15 million,” he said.

    Freeman added that, though the projects help the depot with energy efficiency, there is still more to be done.

    Closing doors of buildings which are temperature controlled, reporting water leaks and turning off machinery when it shouldn’t be running are just a few of the tips he shared with the workforce.

    “Treat the depot like you would your home,” Freeman said.

    from Staff ReportsEnergy.gov and

    ANAD Public Affairs


    Depot maintains energy efficient priority

  • TRACKS6 October 17, 2019

    Anniston Army Depot’s boilers not only provide warmth to various buildings throughout the installation, they also sup-ply the steam used to clean components and machinery.

    Though most obvious in ANAD’s in-dustrial area, the 28 boilers served by the Directorate of Public Works are located in nearly every area of the depot.

    In the Ammunition Limited Area, where open flames are forbidden, the boil-ers provide buildings with radiant heat each winter.

    The boilers are used for humidity con-trol in certain buildings, such as the Mu-seum Support Center, where maintaining a constant humidity level is key to preserv-ing artifacts.

    Where steam is needed for heat or for cleaning in the various shops on the instal-lation, a nearby boiler provides.

    Working on the installation’s boilers is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week job and holidays are not excluded.

    While much of the workforce enjoyed a holiday earlier this week, three shifts of employees kept the various plants running.

    “It’s nonstop,” said Jody Caldwell, the leader for ANAD’s boiler plants. “We work with a variety of different shops and people who are here at all hours.”

    Three of the boilers are located at the

    Main Boiler Plant. Because of the constant need for steam from that plant, one boiler is constantly running, one is constantly ready to go and the third is receiving pre-ventative maintenance, each on a 45-day rotation.

    There are 11 employees who work with the boilers - testing water, checking each piece of equipment daily and ensur-ing preventative maintenance and repairs are performed.

    “We just took over preventative main-tenance to replace seals and other items for the boilers,” said Caldwell. “This should save the depot approximately $125,000 each year.”

    In order to perform their job duties, the boiler operators are licensed with the Na-tional Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers.

    The 25 boilers not located at the Main Boiler Plant are along “the route.”

    This equipment is checked twice each day to ensure it is in proper operating con-dition.

    Some of these boilers only operate during the winter months, while others continue to run throughout the year.

    With one operator per shift at the Main Boiler Plant and one checking or main-taining the other equipment, communica-tion is key for the team.

    “We maintain radio contact with the main boiler area at all times,” said Caldwell.

    The radio contact is both for the safety of each operator and enables them to call for assistance, when needed.

    “These guys never complain,” said Caldwell, adding the operators take pride in a job well done. “There are times when I will go to ask them to do something, only to find it’s already been done.”

    Water testing is performed on each boiler. A lab located at the Main Boiler Plant tests the water for the three large boilers there, while a mobile kit travels with the operator who is serving the re-maining equipment.

    Each day, alkalinity, hardness, pH and dissolved solids are tested with these kits.

    In 2017 and 2018, the three large boil-ers at the Main Boiler Plant were replaced as part of a $22 million Utility Energy Ser-vices Contract, which involved more than 230 buildings.

    The contract reviewed energy usage

    throughout the installation and noted areas where replacement of equipment could save the installation money through in-creased efficiency.

    At the time, the old units were capable of producing 210,000 pounds of steam per hour.

    It was determined more modern and efficient boilers which produce 62,100 pounds of steam per hour would be more than adequate for the buildings served by the Main Boiler Plant.

    The three new units are estimated to save the depot $900,000 each year in op-erating costs.

    Where possible, and particularly in the ALA, the depot is moving away from large, central boilers which distribute steam through pipes and moving toward smaller water heaters which provide the needed radiant heat without requiring the energy needed to form steam.

    by Jennifer BacchusANAD PAO

    U.S. Army Photo by Jennifer Bacchus

    David Cleveland checks the output, temperature and water levels in a boiler at the Main Boiler Plant. In 2017 and 2018, three older boilers were replaced with new, more efficient equipment.

    U.S. Army Photo by Jennifer Bacchus

    Patrick Cleveland cleans a boiler in the Nichols Industrial Complex. Preventative maintenance, such as cleaning and some parts replacement is performed by the operators.

    Keeping heat, steam moving at ANADBoiler plant operators work 24/7 to ensure production

  • TRACKS 7October 17, 2019

    notes from around the Track

    Oct. 18Snack line only

    Oct. 21Hot dogsChili, relish, sauerkraut, cheeseColeslawBaked beansFrench fries or onion rings

    Oct. 22Fried pork chopRoasted new potatoesButter beansGlazed carrotsYeast roll

    Oct. 23Chicken or beef soft tacoSpanish riceMexican cornRefried beansTaco salad bowl

    Oct. 24Fried chickenBaked chickenMac and cheeseGreat Northern beansTurnip greensCornbread

    Oct. 28Lasagna with meat sauceSteamed broccoliSide saladFocaccia bread

    Oct. 29Roast beefMashed potatoes and gravyEnglish peas and carrotsCut cornYeast roll

    Oct. 30Fried chicken wingsPotato saladFrench fries or onion ringsRoll

    Oct. 31Brats and burgers

    Cafeteria menus

    ANAD’s Recycling Sales are scheduled from 8-11 a.m. on the following dates:

    • October 19• November 16• December 14

    Dates are subject to change.Contact Cynthia Boyette at

    256-235-6838 for additional in-formation.

    Recycling sales The Child Development Center offers care to children from infancy

    through the fifth grade.The center is accredited by the

    National Association for the Educa-tion of Young Children and is cur-rently accepting students of all ages.

    Schools served for before and af-ter school care are Oxford Elemen-tary, DeArmanville Elementary and CE Hanna (5th grade only). Cold-water Elementary is served for after school care only.

    Cost is based on total family in-come. There are no after school ser-vices on off-Fridays.

    For more information, call 256-235-6273 or visit Parent Central at Bldg. 220.

    Childcare openings at ANAD CDC

    Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic.

    That’s why it is great to see thousands of individuals from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - their prescription drugs.

    The results of April’s National Prescription Take-Back Day were:

    • Total Law Enforcement Par-ticipation: 4,969

    • Total Collection Sites: 6,258• Total Weight Collected:

    937,443 pounds. (468.72 tons)Anniston Army Depot will par-

    ticipate in National Prescription Take Back Day October 24.

    Employees are encouraged to bring their unused or out-of-date medications to the Physical Fitness Center from 10 a.m. to noon or to the Nichols Cardio Center from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    For additional information, contact Stephen Hudgins at Ext. 3379.

    Prescription Take-Back Day

    The Combined Federal Campaign is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC cam-paigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year.

    Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season will support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

    The CFC is comprised of more than 30 zones

    throughout the U.S. and overseas. Each of these zones has a unique list of participating charitable

    organizations.Log into the donor pledging site: https://

    cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome or contact your local CFC Outreach Coordinator for the complete CFC Charity List.

    The 2020 CFC goes through Jan. 12, 2020.

    Contact Shynta Gray at 256-741-5493 for additional information or assistance with

    the electronic donation system.

    2020 Combined Federal Campaign has begun

    Holiday party scheduledAnniston Army Depot’s 2019 Holiday Party is open to

    any ANAD employee. Tickets are on sale through Nov. 21 or until gone.

    When: Dec. 19, 6:30-10:30 p.m.Location: Berman-Varner HouseCost: $20.00 per personMenu: Heavy hors d’oeuvresThere will be a cash bar, door prizes, games, DJ, fellow-

    ship, an ugly sweater competition and much more.Only 200 tickets are available on a first come, first

    served basis. There is a maximum of two tickets per person.There are no holds for tickets.Tickets must be presented at the door Dec. 19.Ticket POCs: Kecia Ragland and Kim Jones at Ext.

    6162 and Tricia Boothe at Ext. 6243.

    Give the gift of life during Anniston Army Depot’s quarterly blood drive Nov. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Physical Fit-ness Center and DeSoto Entertainment Center.

    According to the American Red Cross, giving one unit of blood can save up to three lives.

    Additional information, including a donation schedule will be located in the Nov. 14 issue of TRACKS.

    Quarterly blood drive

  • TRACKS8 October 17, 2019

    What should I remember?