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  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik: The East Coast needs a missile defense post(Fort Drum)

    01/25/2018 5:24:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Elise Stefanik
    Rep. Elise Stefanik: The East Coast needs a missile defense post by Rep. Elise Stefanik | Jan 25, 2018, 12:01 AM North Korea's rapidly improving missile technology capabilities have alarmed Americans. As Kim Jong Un continues to demonstrate his dangerous commitment to advancing his nuclear weapons capabilities and missile program, U.S. policymakers must ensure that our entire nation is protected – including the tens of millions of Americans living along the East Coast. In November, North Korea launched the Hwasong-15 ICBM over the Sea of Japan. The missile reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile, flying...
  • 2 suspects in W.Va. minister killing found in Ohio

    07/01/2008 7:51:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Army deserters told fellow soldier they committed the crime, court papers say. Two U.S. Army deserters were arrested Friday and charged with killing the Rev. Mark McCalla, a former Franklin pastor. First-degree murder charges were filed against Stephen C. Wilson, 19, of Cincinnati, and Daniel R. Smith, 22, of Newport News, Va. The men were captured after 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Columbus, according to Sgt. Dana Norman of the Columbus Police Dept. homicide bureau. The men told a fellow soldier they had shot and killed McCalla, according to criminal complaints filed in Wayne County, W.Va., magistrate court. Wilson and...
  • The CinC goes AWOL on the Medal of Honor winners dishonoring the troops- Just a photo-op

    06/25/2011 4:35:14 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/24/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    He apologized 30 hours later.
  • Va. man arrested with arsenal, map of NY Army base (Fort Drum)

    01/26/2010 4:20:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 739+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A call from a convenience store clerk about a suspicious person led to an arrest and a frightening discovery: The man was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a loaded assault rifle and four magazines of ammunition. Back in the man's motel room, authorities found a grenade launcher, more rifles, a night-vision scope and, ominously, a map of the Fort Drum Army base in upstate New York. Prosecutors have not said what 43-year-old Lloyd Woodson was doing with the arsenal. The FBI said Woodson did not appear to have any connection to terrorist groups. But the...
  • Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room [Map of Ft. Drum]

    01/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 126 replies · 5,260+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 1/25/10 | Star-Ledger Staff
    A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said. The federal government’s Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly joined the investigation into Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, who had been staying at a Branchburg motel since last week. Woodson, whose last known address was in Reston, Va., was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying one of the assault rifles — customized to shoot...
  • Will soldiers have enough time to vote? (Fort Drum, NY, blue state, ACORN?)

    10/03/2009 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 703+ views
    Will soldiers have enough time to vote?Published: Saturday, October 3, 2009 FORT DRUM (AP) — Military and election officials insist that hundreds of deployed Fort Drum soldiers will have enough time to return their absentee ballots in next month’s special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, even though they won’t be mailed out for another two weeks. Friday was the regular deadline for counties to mail out absentee ballots to military personnel for the Nov. 3 general election. But those ballots don’t have the names of the three candidates in the 23rd District because the special election wasn’t set...
  • Air show, concert to cap Fort Drum Centennial Celebration

    05/20/2008 3:31:57 PM PDT · by Bluedaddy · 8 replies · 580+ views
    Fort Drum, NY ^ | May 20, 2008 | Bluedaddy
    FORT DRUM – The skies above the North Country will come alive June 28-29 as the nation's most modern military aircraft are joined by venerable examples of aviation history in the first air show of its kind at Fort Drum, capping a week-long celebration of Fort Drum's one hundred years as a fixture in Northern New York. The free air show will provide participants the opportunity to view the nation's military air might and meet the men and women who pilot the aircraft, many of whom have recently returned from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The annual celebration of Fort...
  • Iraqi, Military Police Set Up Operation Post

    04/05/2008 7:34:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 84+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos J. Lazo, USA
    AL KUT — Iraqi Police (IP) and Coalition forces set up a temporary forward Tactical Operations Center (TOC) here March 31, to ensure information passes quickly between IP checkpoints and mounted military police squads. The TOC will serve as a Joint Communications Center between the 511th MP Company, from Fort Drum, N.Y., the IP in al Kut, and support elements at Forward Operating Base Delta. With IPs in the lead, MP squads have patrolled several districts of al Kut. After days of sporadic small-arms fire and clashes with rogue criminals, the IP continues operations to suppress any further violence in...
  • Fort Drum Prints Photos After Arrests for D.W.I.

    03/08/2008 10:40:22 AM PST · by stentorian conservative · 71 replies · 1,813+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | LISA W. FODERARO
    The newspaper accounts included regiment information and blood alcohol content. Silhouettes were used when photos were not available.
  • Fort Drum soldier who went AWOL seeking treatment for stress disorder arrested

    11/15/2007 1:00:43 PM PST · by rightalien · 15 replies · 538+ views
    AP/North County Times ^ | November 14, 2007 | WILLIAM KATES
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A soldier who served two combat tours in Iraq was arrested Wednesday for leaving the Army without permission more than a year ago to seek treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. At a news conference hours before his arrest, Sgt. Brad Gaskins said he left the base in August 2006 because the Army wasn't providing effective treatment after he was diagnosed with PTSD and severe depression. "They just don't have the resources to handle it, but that's not my fault," Gaskins said. Tod Ensign, an attorney with Citizen Soldier, a GI rights group that is representing Gaskins,...
  • Two N.Y.-based Alaskans killed in Iraq

    11/12/2007 10:37:25 AM PST · by RDTF · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Nov 7, 2007 | not specified
    Two soldiers from Alaska were among four killed in Iraq on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee, the U.S. Department of Defense said today. Staff Sgt. Carletta S. Davis, 34, of Anchorage and Sgt. Derek T. Stenroos, 24, of North Pole were serving with a unit from Fort Drum, N.Y., post spokesmen said in a written statement. They died during combat operations in Tal Al-Dahab, Iraq. Davis was assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Stenroos was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat...
  • Families welcome home 2nd Brigade

    11/05/2007 8:10:03 AM PST · by SoldierDad · 46 replies · 41+ views
    Ft. Drum Blizzard Online ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | By Hannah M. Hayner
    The air was charged with excitement Saturday as friends and Family Members sat, stood, ran around and jumped up and down as they waited for Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team to march into Magrath Gym. Some Families arrived at the gym more than five hours early to guarantee they had good seats to welcome home their troops from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. Melissa Prater, spouse of a Soldier from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, said she felt “butterflies” of excitement in her stomach because she could not wait to see her husband. “I’ve been waiting so long to...
  • 10th Mountain Division Headquarters to Deploy to Iraq

    11/05/2007 3:30:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 349+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2007 – About 1,000 members of 10th Mountain Division will deploy to Iraq this spring as replacements for troops due to rotate home, Defense Department officials announced today. The division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y., has been alerted of the upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman confirmed today. “It was not a surprise. It was more of a confirmation,” Benjamin Abel, the division’s media relations officer, told American Forces Press Service. Since returning from its last deployment in February and March, the unit has received new troops and conducted collective training,...
  • 10th Mountain Division soldiers coming home

    10/15/2007 7:42:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 115+ views
    WSTM ^ | 10/15/07 | Katrina Smith
    After a year and a few months, 120 Fort Drum soldiers are set to return from their mission in Iraq. Action News will keep you posted as the troops arrive and reunite with family and friends. FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - It's welcome-home time at Fort Drum. More than 120 Soldiers from the Tenth Mountain Division's Second Brigade Combat Team make their long- awaited return tomorrow when the unit's advance party lands at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. The returning soldiers will be re-united with their families at a ceremony at Magrath Gym at 3 pm. The troops have been in Iraq...
  • Iraqi Doctors, Medics Treat Fellow Iraqis

    08/27/2007 5:39:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 158+ views
    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq, Aug. 27, 2007 — Since the beginning of the war Americans have provided basic medical care to Iraqis, but more and more Iraqi medics are treating their own countrymen. Members of Task Force Vigilant, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y., coordinated with Iraqi medics and doctors to conduct a combined medical engagement outside Victory Base Complex, Aug. 24 "Today is a good day to show the Iraqi people we can help them. It is my job to help them and I am glad that I am able to." Dr. Zetad...
  • Family Begins Life Together in Earnest After Deployment

    06/25/2007 4:32:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 270+ views
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., June 25, 2007 – Imagine being married for almost 18 months, but spending only one of those months together. That is exactly what Scott and Katie Horrigan experienced when Scott -- an Army captain who commands the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment’s Alpha Company -- deployed with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Capt. Scott Horrigan, a company commander with the 10th Mountain Division’s 87th Infantry Regiment, is reunited with his wife, Katie, and son, Mitchell, upon returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Iraq veterans discuss war opposition (in Ithaca)(Fort Drum full of objectors?)

    06/12/2007 5:14:45 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 835+ views
    Fingerlakes1 Local Network ^ | Originally published June 12, 2007
    Iraq veterans discuss war opposition Michael Blake joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and trained as a unit supply specialist. He served in Iraq from April 2003 to March 2004, mostly driving Humvees. After his first tour of duty, Blake was one of 63 people that year to apply for an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector, and was one of 32 to be granted it. Blake, and two other members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, spoke Saturday night to about 75 people at the Unitarian Church annex in Ithaca. The event was organized by Tompkins...
  • Army archaeologists discovering history at Fort Drum Source

    12/16/2005 10:19:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies · 1,521+ views
    AP ^ | 12-10-05
    Army archaeologists discovering history at Fort Drum Source: AP (12-10-05) Building for the future at the U.S. Army's Fort Drum is helping unveil the past. The newest discovery at the northern New York Army post is a prehistoric boat-building site near what would have been the shoreline of Glacial Lake Iroquois. A team of Fort Drum archaeologists surveying a wooded hillside near where the Army is putting a new National Guard training site unearthed an unusual looking stone tool. With the help of a U.S. Marine archaeologist, the team was able to identify it as a triangular-pointed reamer, a typical...
  • Army archaeologists discovering history at Fort Drum

    12/10/2005 5:29:36 PM PST · by xcamel · 21 replies · 1,025+ views
    AP ^ | December 10, 2005 | WILLIAM KATES
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Building for the future at the U.S. Army's Fort Drum is helping unveil the past. The newest discovery at the northern New York Army post is a prehistoric boat-building site near what would have been the shoreline of Glacial Lake Iroquois. A team of Fort Drum archaeologists surveying a wooded hillside near where the Army is putting a new National Guard training site unearthed an unusual looking stone tool. With the help of a U.S. Marine archaeologist, the team was able to identify it as a triangular-pointed reamer, a typical prehistoric boat-building tool. They also found...