From NCPR Blogs:
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...
Happy fundraiser Thursday! Have you given yet? OK, that’s all for that. So President Barack Obama unveiled the fiscal year 2014 budget blueprint yesterday (read more from the White House here.) Although, as NPR’s Scott Horsley said...
Good (late) morning! Today at ncpr.org, all about Sen. Charles Schumer’s visit to Massena yesterday, wherein the senator urged the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a final cost for Alcoa’s cleanup of the Grasse River. The EPA...
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Ba’athist Iraq. Dale Hobson filed this blog entry a few days later. Nations fight wars for a range of reasons: to protect against invasion, to secure resources, to retaliate, to advance ideology. As...
The Watertown Daily Times reports today (as do others, including the Associated Press) that 150 civilian jobs will be leaving Fort Drum. Virginia-based DynCorp International will move some of its operations from our region to North Carolina and...
News stories tagged with "military"
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
by Brian Mann
Oct 16, 2001 — Brian Mann talks with Assemblywoman Betty Little. Her son is a navy pilot aboard the aircraft carrier Constitution. Go to full article
Oct 08, 2001 — The Pentagon has confirmed 1000 soldiers from the army's 10th Mountain Division are headed to the former Soviet state of Uzbekistan. The soldiers leave behind families and communities with no easy answers about where their loved ones are and when they're coming back. David Sommerstein visited Evans Mills just outside Fort Drum. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 14, 2001 — Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready. 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
Jul 24, 2001 — A toxic leftover from the Cold War is polluting soil and water at sites across the country. More than two dozen sites in the Great Lakes region could be contaminated by a chemical used in rocket fuel. The chemical was either used or stored at the sites. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jun 22, 2001 — Hundreds of French and Indian War re-enactors from around the country are gathering at Fort Ticonderoga this weekend. They'll wear 18th century military garb and recreate pre-Revolutionary War skirmishes. It's being billed as the largest-ever gathering of French and Indian War re-enactors. Todd Moe talks with Bob Bearor, writer, historian and expert on the French and Indian War. Go to full article