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In a somewhat anxiety-inducing article today, the Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a new Army analysis projects Watertown’s Fort Drum will lose about 2,800 soldiers and civilian workers over the next several years. Gah! What does this...
Update, 3:35 pm: We’ve received confirmation from Fort Drum in the form of this press release, pasted below: Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE Press Release Release Nr. 1306-08 June 25, 2013 Fort Drum Public Affairs Statement by Major...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
News stories tagged with "army"
Jun 27, 2002 — Today is Mountain Fest at Fort Drum. It's an annual fair and military parade to celebrate the 10th Mountain Division's relocation to the army base near Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the tenor - and security - will be different than in years past. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jun 24, 2002 — A decade ago, a base-closing sweep cost New York ten-thousand jobs at bases in Plattsburgh, Rome and Staten Island. In the last round of base closures, in 1995, Governor Pataki says lobbying efforts allowed the state to avoid cuts of some four-thousand jobs in Rome and Niagara Falls. Jody Tosti has more on the story. 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 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
Feb 28, 2002 — More than 3000 men and women from the 10th Mountain Division--based at Fort Drum near Watertown--are deployed in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo. They're enforcing a delicate peace between Kosovar Serbs and Kosovar Albanians. And they're helping to rebuild a region torn apart by war. But for the individual soldier, the daily grind of peacekeeping can sometimes obscure the mission. David Sommerstein recently traveled to Kosovo with the U.S. Army and has this report. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Nov 29, 2001 — Infantry from the Army's Tenth Mountain Division crossed from Uzbekistan into northern Afghanistan yesterday to serve as a quick reaction force in case of renewed Taliban resistance around the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2001 — Senator Hillary Clinton returned to Fort Drum near Watertown Saturday. She scheduled the extra trip especially to show her gratitude for soldiers and their families in the wake of September 11. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 22, 2001 — During her second visit to Fort Drum in less than two months, Senator Hillary Clinton called preparations for military downsizing, including base closures, a distraction. She said U.S. military personnel should be allowed to focus on stopping terrorism. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 24, 2001 — This fall more than 2000 men and women will go to peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo in the Balkans. That means right now the base is at its peak of activity as troops get ready to deploy, physically, mentally and socially. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article