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Radioactive Waste Sought at Plattsburgh AFB

The Air Force says low-grade radioactive material may have been left at the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The material could include contaminated gloves and air filters used in bomb storage areas during the 1950s and Sixties. Some of the material was apparently buried, then misplaced through poor record keeping.
An Air Force team is expected to arrive in Plattsburgh in the next ten days to begin its investigation. As Brian Mann reports, the site is now occupied by a civilian business.  Go to full article

Military to Avoid Environmental Laws?

The U.S. military is mapping out a strategy to avoid compliance with environmental laws. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Thinking About War: Fort Drum Soldiers Await Deployment to Iraq

Earlier this month, David Sommerstein sat down with a group of soldiers waiting for war. They were members of the 4th battalion, 31st Infantry, known as the Polar Bears on the base. They are still at Fort Drum, still waiting. But with the war in Iraq underway, escalating as soldiers approach Baghdad, we thought we would listen again to parts of the conversation.  Go to full article
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East

Malone "Adopt A Soldier" Program: Homegrown Help from the Homefront

A Malone-based program to boost the morale of U.S. military personnel overseas is flourishing. Gladys Walker runs the non-profit organization called "Have a Heart-Adopt a Soldier". It's a mom-and-pop program that mails supplies and treats to members of the armed services stationed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. As Todd Moe reports, what began as a request for a chocolate bar has turned into a nearly round-the-clock operation.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum, Families Remember Fallen Soldiers

The 11 soldiers who died in Tuesday's helicopter crash at Fort Drum were remembered Friday as American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice while preparing for their next mission. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Specialist Ellen Buckley of the 883rd Medical Company.
Specialist Ellen Buckley of the 883rd Medical Company.

Drum Troops Deploy; Schumer Urges Military Support

Some 250 active duty and reserve soldiers departed from Fort Drum yesterday for an undisclosed destination in the Central Area of Command, which includes the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. They're from the Army's 883rd Medical Company and the 511th Military Police. New York Senator Charles Schumer was there to see them off. He urged all Americans to set aside their political beliefs about war with Iraq and support the military. David Sommerstein reports from Fort Drum's Rapid Deployment Facility.  Go to full article
Sgt. Jeremy Ray, Lt. Mark Hagen, and Pfc. Eugene Tellez of the Army's 4-31st Infantry Battalion.
Sgt. Jeremy Ray, Lt. Mark Hagen, and Pfc. Eugene Tellez of the Army's 4-31st Infantry Battalion.

Deploying Ft. Drum Soldiers Reflect on War & Peace

More than 200,000 U.S. troops are positioned in the Persian Gulf, awaiting the word to begin a war against Iraq. A couple hundred of them are from Fort Drum Army base near Watertown. Another group of Fort Drum soldiers has received deployment orders to the Central Area of Command, which includes the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. They're waiting for orders to depart. For some it will be their first time overseas. Others are combat veterans who fought Al-Qaeda forces last year in Afghanistan. David Sommerstein recently talked with some of them.  Go to full article

Pataki Proposes Aid Package For Military Reserves

Governor Pataki has proposed a package of aid to New Yorkers in the military reserves who may be called up to duty in the next few weeks. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article
Congressman John McHugh
Congressman John McHugh

McHugh: Military May Be Stretched Too Thin

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the U.S. military may be overcommitted, which is putting a strain on military personnel and their families. He expressed his concerns in a report to the House Armed Services Committee. McHugh chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on military personnel. In January, he visited reservists and National Guard troops stationed in Europe. David Sommerstein talks to McHugh about the trip, where he heard reservists talk about pride in serving for their country, but also problems.  Go to full article

Clinton To Serve on Armed Services Committee

New York Senator Hillary Clinton was named to the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday. The appointment by her fellow Senate Democrats could give Fort Drum more influence in Washington. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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