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A successful test launch of an intercept missile in 2013. Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
A successful test launch of an intercept missile in 2013. Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency

Support at Ft. Drum for missile site that may never be built

Fort Drum is one of four locations the military is considering for a missile defense site for the East Coast. The project could bring up to 1,800 jobs to the Watertown region.

Most people who showed up to a public hearing Tuesday night in Carthage supported the idea. The biggest question is whether the project will be built at all.  Go to full article
A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its silo at Fort Greely, Alaska. Photo: US Dept. of Defense
A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its silo at Fort Greely, Alaska. Photo: US Dept. of Defense

Missile defense site meeting tonight in Carthage

A meeting will be held tonight at the Carthage High School to talk about the possibility of building a missile defense site at Fort Drum.

The meeting will begin at 6 pm. Richard Lehner, a Missile Defense Agency spokesman, told the Watertown Daily Times that the three-hour session is an opportunity to "interact with people who are doing the environmental impact statement."  Go to full article
Lake George Battlefield Park. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/spy81/14191428570/">Nolan</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Lake George Battlefield Park. Photo: Nolan, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks has turned up thousands of artifacts.

Archaeologist David Starbuck says most of the items found buried at the Lake George Battlefield Park are butchered animal bones, mainly from the cattle that were the main food source for soldiers manning the wilderness outpost in the 18th century.  Go to full article
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/4192352567/">DVIDSHUB</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: DVIDSHUB, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.  Go to full article
National Guard troops outside of Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thenationalguard/11964721055/">The National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
National Guard troops outside of Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Photo: The National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York National Guard unit returns from Kuwait

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than 200 members of a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back in the United States after a deployment to the Persian Gulf.  Go to full article
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/32619231@N02/10173955015/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont gets nearly $1.7M to help homeless vets

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A program at the University of Vermont that helps homeless veterans and their families is slated to receive a federal grant of nearly $1.7 million.  Go to full article
Photo by Lizette Haenel.
Photo by Lizette Haenel.

Sen. Sanders: Veterans bill will reduce wait times

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says a bill passed by Congress to improve health care for veterans is the most significant piece of legislation affecting veterans in many years.

Sanders made the comments Wednesday during a visit to the Vermont veterans' hospital in White River Junction.  Go to full article
Sunset view looking west at the 1838 "Old Stone Barracks" at Plattsburgh, New York. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Stone_Barracks#mediaviewer/File:OldStoneBarracks.jpg">SmedleyButler</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sunset view looking west at the 1838 "Old Stone Barracks" at Plattsburgh, New York. Photo: SmedleyButler, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Group adds Plattsburgh's Old Stone Barracks to "save" list

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Pre-Civil War barracks on the grounds of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base have been added to a preservation organization's list of the most threatened historic resources in New York state.

Congressman Bill Owens joined local officials and leaders of the Preservation League of New York State at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh for the group's announcement Tuesday regarding the Old Stone Barracks being added to the "Seven to Save" list.  Go to full article
Chaplain prepares for a soldiers' memorial service in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Drum. Photo: U.S. Army
Chaplain prepares for a soldiers' memorial service in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Drum. Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Drum chapel rededicated after $7M renovation

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) The main chapel at Fort Drum in northern New York has a new look after a $7 million renovation project.

The newly renovated Main Post Chapel will be rededicated during a ceremony Thursday.  Go to full article
Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson in 1918, wearing his Croix de Guerre. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lincoln_Johnson#mediaviewer/File:Henry_Johnson.PNG">Private Needham Roberts</a>, public domain
Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson in 1918, wearing his Croix de Guerre. Photo: Private Needham Roberts, public domain

Schumer pushes Pentagon on Albany WWI hero's behalf

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer has met with a top-ranking Pentagon official in an effort to get a Medal of Honor awarded to a World War I hero from Albany.

The New York Democrat says he met Tuesday with the undersecretary of defense who oversees decisions regarding the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.  Go to full article

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