Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "military"

Bradley's Military Supply
Bradley's Military Supply

Heard Up North: Soldiers React to Vice President's Speech

If you watched Vice President Cheney's speech on TV you saw soldiers sitting behind him wearing light grey camouflage uniforms. Unlike the darker green uniforms that the Army's worn since the 1980s, these uniforms - known as ACUs - are made for desert combat. Deployed soldiers have them, but the rest of Fort Drum wasn't supposed to be issued the new uniforms until January. That all changed when Dick Cheney came to town.... Top brass gave the order to ramp up delivery, and over the weekend, Bradley's Military Supply outside Fort Drum was elbow to elbow with soldiers getting outfitted. Workers have been hearing the same noise for the last five days...  Go to full article

Cheney Brings War Message to Drum

Vice President Dick Cheney is heading for Watertown today for a meet-and-greet with troops just back from Iraq. It's part of a concerted effort to shore up public support for the Iraq war. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Pataki: Millions More for Housing

Governor Pataki was in Watertown Monday. He announced $9 million in grants to spur on housing construction near Fort Drum. The funding is on top of another $7 million Pataki delivered just four months ago. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Schumer Calls for Drum Housing Summit

Senator Chuck Schumer wants North Country leaders to get together to deal with the housing crunch around Fort Drum. On Monday, the Democrat called for a Fort Drum Housing Summit to address the issue. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Sgt. Michael Norwood and his family of five spent a month in temporary housing at Fort Drum.
Sgt. Michael Norwood and his family of five spent a month in temporary housing at Fort Drum.

Ft. Drum Expansion Fuels Housing Crunch

The expansion of Fort Drum near Watertown continues at a frenetic pace. By the spring, some 6,000 soldiers and their families will have relocated to northern New York in the last year and a half. The Army is building new housing on base. Private developers have plans for large subdivisions in nearby LeRay and Pamelia. But demand far exceeds supply as far as 30 miles from the base. David Sommerstein reports on the housing crunch.  Go to full article

Meeting the Housing Challenge at Ft. Drum

John Deans chairs the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization, a not-for-profit that works to bridge the military and civilian worlds in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. He was president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown for 11 years. He told David Sommerstein the expansion is "the greatest single opportunity and challenge of a generation".  Go to full article

Drum Deployments Continue at Frantic Pace

A Fort Drum brigade that came home from Iraq this summer will return there next year. As David Sommerstein reports, by next July nearly all of Fort Drum's soldiers will be overseas.  Go to full article

Parents ?Opt Out? of Military Recruiter Contact

The No Child Left Behind act of 2001 included this provision: High schools had to provide military recruiters with student's names, addresses, and telephone numbers. It also said that students and their parents could opt out of this requirement. But it didn't specify exactly how schools should provide students and parents with an opt-out form or what the deadline for opting out should be.

Paul Saint-Amand is president of the North Country Chapter of Veterans for Peace. The chapter formed last year. Recently they've researching how local schools are handling the opt-out provision. St Amand is a Vietnam Era veteran and an English professor at SUNY Potsdam. He spoke with Gregory Warner yesterday. He said that the opt-out provision puts a burden on school budgets.  Go to full article
Gov. Pataki speaks in front of blighted apartments.
Gov. Pataki speaks in front of blighted apartments.

Pataki Delivers Aid for Ft. Drum Housing Crunch

Governor Pataki was in Watertown yesterday to deliver aid for the region's housing shortage. He announced $7 million in state grants to renovate old housing and build new units in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. As David Sommerstein reports, a 55% increase in the number of soldiers at Fort Drum is causing the squeeze.  Go to full article
Fort Ticonderoga's Fife & Drum Corps enters the Parade Ground at the National Muster.
Fort Ticonderoga's Fife & Drum Corps enters the Parade Ground at the National Muster.

Postcard: 600 Fifes and Drums at Fort Ti

600 fifers and drummers - and a few bagpipers - convened last weekend in Fort Ticonderoga for the National Muster. It was the first time the Fort has ever hosted the event, an annual celebration of early American martial music and uniforms.  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  261-530 of 374  next -156 »  last »