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:
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...
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
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
Oct 01, 2001 — New York Senator Charles Schumer visited Fort Drum last Friday and kept his message simple: the people of Fort Drum need our support. David Sommerstein was on hand for Schumer's visit and has this report. 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
Aug 23, 2001 — As the Bush Administration considers restructuring the military, Senator Clinton says she'll go to bat for Fort Drum. She toured the army base in Jefferson county Wednesday afternoon. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article