From NCPR Blogs:
Nothing flashy here, but an inspiring piece for a public radio/media professional–or for those who use our services. Big thanks to April Costa who sent this video along to me.
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a fourth soldier in a week from Fort Drum has died in Afghanistan. Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, Philadelphia, Pa., served with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment [and was killed on Tuesday.] Post...
You absolutely have to watch this video about a Fort Drum soldier’s deployment to Afghanistan and its effect on his extended family. Really incredible work by New York Times reporter Jim Dao, photojournalist Damon Winter and their crew. And...
News stories tagged with "afghanistan"
Jan 31, 2003 — More than 100 soldiers from 3 units based at Fort Drum near Watertown are deploying to undisclosed locations in Asia as a part of the President's war on terrorism. David Sommerstein reports the deployments come as Fort Drum has become a staging ground for over 1,000 reservists. Go to full article
Jul 22, 2002 — President Bush pumped up military personnel at Fort Drum near Watertown Friday. He toured the base and reviewed military maneuvers by the 10th Mountain Division troops. And he gave an outdoor pep talk to thousands of soldiers and their families. David Sommerstein was there and has this report. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2002 — Fort Drum near Watertown is set to host a brief visit from President Bush today. The President is expected to thank members of the Army's 10th Mountain Division for their combat role in Afghanistan last spring. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Apr 19, 2002 — The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday and filed this report. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2002 — Tenth Mountain Division soldiers who fought in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan have begun a two week leave after returning to Fort Drum last week. Before they left base for vacations and family visits, they took time to reflect on their experiences with a pack of local and national media. David Sommerstein has this report. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 12, 2002 — In early March, soldiers from Fort Drum fought a pitched battle at Shah-I-Khot in Afghanistan. 8 American soldiers died in the fighting. None of those men were based in the North Country. But more than 20 Fort Drum soldiers were injured. Now, the troops who took part in Operation Anaconda are coming home. They're being welcomed by eager families - and recognized for brave service. Brian Mann visited Fort Drum on Thursday and has our report. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 12, 2002 — On Thursday, officials at Fort Drum welcomed home hundreds of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan. Brigadier General Thomas Goedkoop is an assistant commander with the 10th Mountain Division. Speaking yesterday - to the soldiers and their families - General Goedkoop described the deployment as a proud moment for the North Country. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Apr 08, 2002 — Some 400 10th Mountain Division Soldiers from Fort Drum returned home from Afghanistan this weekend after six months on the front lines in America's war on terrorism. Jody Tosti was at Fort Drum on Friday for their arrival. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Mar 12, 2002 — A thousand soldiers from Fort Drum have been in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan since last fall. Military families work hard to prepare for deployments, and to live through them. We hear from Rena, who's waiting at Fort Drum while her husband Darryl is in Afghanistan, and Chaplain Ron Thomas who oversees family support programs at the base. Go to full article