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On Patrol With 10th Mountain Division Peacekeepers In Vitina, Kosovo

Some 35,000 NATO soldiers have been stationed in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo since 1999, when the bitter and bloody ethnic war between Serbs and Albanians ended. The peacekeepers' main mission is to provide a safe and secure environment and to help unravel centuries of ethnic strife so the two peoples can live together.

The Army's 10th Mountain Division--based at Fort Drum near Watertown--took command of the American sector of Kosovo last November. More than 3000 soldiers are now half way through their six-month deployment. David Sommerstein traveled to Kosovo recently as a guest of the Army. He takes us on a walking patrol in the town of Vitina, where Fort Drum soldiers maintain a delicate peace between Serbs and Albanians.  Go to full article

On Patrol With Tenth Mountain Division Peacekeepers

David Sommerstein is in the Serbian province of Kosovo this week, visiting soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum. Since arriving at Camp Bondsteel, the U.S. peacekeeping base, he's been out on patrols.  Go to full article

Strategist Explains Tenth Mountain Division's Role in Uzbekistan

About a thousand soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division are just north of Afghanistan in the former soviet state of Uzbekistan. David Sommerstein spoke with Michael O'Hanlon, a specialist in military strategy and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC, to learn more about the troops' possible role. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Say September 11 Cost Plattsburgh Redevelopment Funds

A major development project in Plattsburgh has lost more than two-million dollars in annual state funding. Lawmakers say redeveloping the Plattsburgh Air Force Base lost the money because of the September 11 attacks. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Sen. Clinton Talks With Ft. Drum Families

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

Sen. Clinton Visits Ft. Drum on North Tour

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

People: Assemblywoman Betty Little, Active Duty Parent

Brian Mann talks with Assemblywoman Betty Little. Her son is a navy pilot aboard the aircraft carrier Constitution.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Troops Headed to Uzbekistan

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

Sen. Schumer: Support Ft. Drum

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

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

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

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