Archive: 10th Mountain

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  • Afghan Police transfer their own skills and knowledge

    Nov 7, 2013

  • "We want to save people's lives"

    Nov 6, 2013

    Today, Afghan National Army soldiers train to react to a scenario based on an all-too-real occurrence. The training scenario has "enemies of Afghanistan" attacking an Afghan National Army foot patrol. While some of the ANA soldiers are busy defeating the enemy, others are treating their two wounded comrades.

  • Slots filling up fast for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Nov 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • ISAF Joint Command Leader Recognizes Task Force Patriot Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander, ISAF Joint Command, handed out coins to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2013

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers embrace capabilities of new chemical-detection vehicle

    Nov 4, 2013

    Four M1135 Strykers are now in the hands of a Fort Drum, N.Y., unit that specializes in an unconventional warfare mission.

  • Meet the Patriots: Sgt. Jessica Scott

    Nov 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Cpl. Jessica Scott, of Orlando, Fla., gets promoted to sergeant at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nov. 3, 2013. Scott serves as the FOB's Morale, Welfare and Recreation non-commissioned officer in charge. She is assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot.

  • Taking advantage of an opportunity

    Nov 1, 2013

    The small group of men were gathered around the back of an Afghan National Army Humvee parked on a patch of gravel on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Oct. 28, 2013.

  • Following in the footsteps of an American legend

    Oct 30, 2013

    For almost 30 years, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club has recognized the best noncommisioned officers in the U.S. Army for meritorious service and excellence in leadership. Membership in the club in now one of the most honored achievements an NCO can be awarded.

  • Class plants seeds for better combat casualty care

    Oct 30, 2013

    Soldiers with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, taught a CLS course to Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20-22.

  • Closer to peace

    Oct 30, 2013

    Leaders from Eastern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, meet at Forward Operating Base Fenty with leadership from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Divisino, to discuss matters of security and development within the province.

  • Parents of fallen Fort Drum warrior receive Silver Star on son's behalf

    Oct 30, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Running to the sound of gunfire, carrying only his rifle and one magazine of ammunition to a breach in the wall, Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis paid with his life two months ago when he saved a Polish officer and helped repel an attack on Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan. His parents, Robert and Linda Ollis, accepted the Silver Star Medal on their son's behalf during a moving tribute Thursday evening at Fort Drum.

  • Army, Air Force conduct joint air drop training

    Apr 19, 2012

    The 10th Brigade Support Battalion organized a joint training exercise April 12, 2012, to certify 39 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers attending the Drop Zone Safety Team Leader Course.

  • Summit Soldiers fire TOW missiles

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile fired from the Improved Target Acquisition System travels down range at nearly 250 feet per second, annihilating its target upon impact.

  • Save A Life Tour brings DWI awareness

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program hosted the Save A Life Tour on the installation April 2-4 to educate Soldiers on the severity of drinking and driving, giving them a firsthand simulated experience of being intoxicated behind the wheel without them having to deal with real-life consequences.

  • Warrior^Brigade DFAC thrives

    Apr 5, 2012

  • Soldiers give back to community through Habitat for Humanity

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Throughout history, the U.S. Army has answered the call of humanitarian assistance. Soldiers of A Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team bring the same tradition and sacrifice to neighbors in their home community.

  • 10th Mountain Soldier Pursues American Dream

    Mar 1, 2012

    A combat medic in 1st Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, pursues his American dream every day. Spc. Eric Gavour was born Nov. 11, 1981, in the small town of Nkawkaw, Ghana, West Africa. During childbirth, his mother experienced complications that have shaped the way he lives his life.

  • USACE engineer makes a difference in Afghanistan

    Feb 1, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Geographically, it is not far from Islamabad, Pakistan to Kandahar, Afghanistan, but for Ayesha Saeed, a mechanical engineer assigned to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, making that trip took immigration to the United States when she was 14, naturalization as a U.S. citizen in 2000, a college education and a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • 2011 Year in Photos

    Feb 1, 2012

    The best photos of Soldiers and families are all in one place.

  • 10th Mountain Division Commander

    Jan 27, 2012

  • Snow, sub-zero temperatures don't slow Golden Dragons, live-fire exercise

    Jan 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, conducted a live-fire exercise Friday on Fort Drum.

  • Leaders learn training skills

    Jan 26, 2012

    Leaders from 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted a Tactical Exercise Without Troops, Jan. 10 -11, on Fort Drum.

  • Army chaplain attributes life experience to success with Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When people think of a new recruit, they might envision a fresh-faced high school or college graduate ready to conquer the world, not someone with a whole other life of experiences.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • A Fort Drum Icon: Retired colonel reflects on Army career, road to 10th Mountain Division and Fort

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Michael Plummer has been championing Fort Drum's progress since 1984, the year he played a role in bringing the 10th Mountain Division to a little-known Army training post in northern New York.

  • Fort Drum community bids farewell to senior leader

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and civilians bade farewell to a senior leader who served Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) for the past 16 months.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates King legacy

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade commander credits Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with who he is today and allowing him the opportunity to travel the road to get here.

  • Career counselors help Soldiers find their place after active duty

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Soldiers prepare to leave active-duty service, they have to go through many steps to clear the installation. One of the many stops on their outprocessing checklist is a visit to Fort Drum's Reserve Component Transition Office.

  • Soldiers practice medevac mission to increase division capability

    Jan 12, 2012

    Medics from 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team called in a simulated medical evacuation request Monday as part of Fort Drum's initial training event to expand the installation's capabilities as a fully functional unit by using 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's ability to provide medevac support.

  • Post trainer offers advice to make new year's resolutions last all year

    Jan 12, 2012

    Two of the top resolutions each year include losing weight / getting fit and eating healthier. According to Time Magazine, these also are two of the top resolutions that also are broken only months after making them. With the odds stacked against them, how are those people whose pants that are feeling just a bit snug after gorging on scrumptious spreads, captivating cocktails and delectable desserts over the holiday season supposed to keep up with their resolutions?

  • Pfc. Jones meets Defense Secretary Gates

    Mar 11, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met with service members of Combined Joint Task Force-101 at Bagram Airfield March 7 where he thanked them for working alongside the Afghan people to make eastern Afghanistan a safer place for its residents.

  • CSM Grippe visits Regional Command South

    Mar 4, 2011

    CENTCOM CSM visits troops in Regional Command South.

  • CENTCOM CSM visits Regional Command South

    Mar 4, 2011

    Various photos of Command Sergeant Major Frank Grippe conducting battlefield circulation in Regional Command South.

  • Army command sergeants major gather to better equip, sustain Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (19 Feb 11) - More than 55 command sergeants major attended the Command Sergeant Major Sustainment and Equipping Conference at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 14-18, either in person or via video telephone conference, to discuss ways to equip Soldiers and improve the equipment available to Soldiers. The first two days of the conference allowed the leaders from combat units across Afghanistan, Army Material Command, U.S. Army Headquarters and U.S. Central Command to learn from each other by sharing their challenges and successes in theater. The leaders from the states shared their expertise about what their organizations could do for the combatant leaders in theater.

  • Commentary: EML: make the most of time away from battlefield

    Feb 18, 2011

  • NPT Insertion

    Feb 18, 2011

  • Soldiers honor 'Mountain' tradition with challenging competition

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 10th Mountain Division was created to wage alpine warfare during World War II. Before the division called Fort Drum its home, it was located at Camp Hale, Colo., where volunteers trained on skills such as rock climbing, cross-country skiing, long marches, and winter and mountain survival techniques.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 1st BCT Soldiers from Afghanistan

    Feb 17, 2011

    One hundred forty-nine Fort Drum Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team received a warm welcome home from Family Members and friends Feb. 12 after serving a yearlong tour in Afghanistan.

  • Command Team CLS

    Feb 17, 2011

  • TF Falcon strives for 100% trained to save lives

    Feb 17, 2011

    TF Falcon strives to certify all Soldiers as combat life savers- Medics of the 10th Combat Aviation plan to teach the combat life saver course until 100-percent of the brigade becomes CLS certified.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 17, 2011

    KHILLIGAY, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal, the nation's third highest award for valor in combat, during a ceremony Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Khilligay in northern Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar welcomes new coalition partners

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus visits Kandahar Airfield

    Feb 14, 2011

  • Duty to country unite father, son in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    An unknown author once wrote, "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice."

  • Korean-American pursues American dream

    Feb 4, 2011

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Jayson Lee's story is unique. The 29-year-old Soldier serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI also once served in the Republic of Korea army.

  • Bagram Airfield receives new aircraft fueling system

    Jan 13, 2011

    A new aircraft fueling system at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, will cut refueling time in half.

  • River and Mountains

    Nov 30, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- With razor wire in the foreground, a river flows down the highlands in the distance, toward Forward Operating Base Bostic. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Espada, TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • DART Rehearsal

    Nov 30, 2010

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Mountain Eagle look on as an OH-58D Kiowa provides security during a Downed Aircraft Recover Team exercise Nov. 8. (Photo by TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • Chinook from above

    Nov 30, 2010

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from Task Force Mountain Eagle provide security as they off load a CH-47 Chinook during a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team exercise Nov. 8. (Photo by TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) takes command of RC(S) during TOA

    Nov 2, 2010

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, outgoing commander of Regional Command South, handed over command to Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and new RC(S) commander, during a transition of authority ceremony Tuesday on Kandahar Airfield.

  • 1st BSTB Improves Local Schools

    May 25, 2010

    DEHDADI, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team have been coordinating efforts recently to help improve school facilities in Dehdadi District in Northern Afghanistan.

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 21, 2010

  • U.S. Forces Transfer JSS to Iraqi Army

    May 21, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transferred Joint Security Station Cahill on May 17 to members of 1st Battalion, 45th Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, assigned to 9th Iraqi Mechanized Army Division.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    May 21, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers and community members of 10th Mountain Division (LI) gave a warm North Country welcome May 14 to their newest leader. Fort Drum hosted a change of responsibility ceremony as the duties of 10th Mountain Division (LI) command sergeant major passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth E. Patton to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca.

  • 3rd BSTB Soldiers forge bond while whitewater rafting

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers know better than anyone how a shared experience can forge strong bonds. Combat, however, isn't the only experience that can harness emotion in that way. Officers and noncommissioned officers from 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion put themselves in a positive adrenaline-rush-inducing environment May 14 by participating in a team-building, whitewater rafting trip down the Black River.

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - It has been said many times that the Army cares about Soldiers' and Families' well-being, and there are several programs that attempt to enrich military life through education and introspection. One such program is Strong Bonds, a course designed to promote relationship skills for couples and single Soldiers. Strong Bonds is a unit-based program, with each unit's chaplain responsible for leading it.

  • Traditional Sikh serves as Army dentist on Fort Drum

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Aside from a striking physique, Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan is not what you would visually expect from a U.S. Army Soldier. Rattan, a 31-year-old devotee of Sikhism, was granted special exemptions last year regarding Army Regulation 600-20 that permit him to wear a beard and a turban while in uniform to comply with the religion of his youth and native Punjab, India.

  • Soldier re-enlists under Lady Liberty's torch

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Statue of Liberty has always been a symbol of our nation's immigrant past. She greeted immigrants from around the world as they made their way to New York and to their transition to becoming Americans. Now, she welcomes visitors to a city still scarred by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • North Country community honors military members during Armed Forces Day parade

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Local community members came out as the city of Watertown held its annual Armed Forces Day parade May 15 through Public Square to support members of America's armed forces, past and present.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers provide color guard at NASCAR race

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Five Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, got an opportunity to represent their unit May 14 for a NASCAR race at the Monster Mile track at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Soldiers in 2-87 Infantry presented the American flag as well as their unit flag at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

  • JSS Is Transferred From U.S. Forces to Iraqi Federal Police

    May 20, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transferred Joint Security Station Zafaraniya to 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, May 10.

  • Re-enactors take public through Military Timeline

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - History came to life May 15 during Fort Drum's 3rd Annual Military Timeline at the Heritage Center. During the event, re-enactors dressed in period piece uniforms to show off the North Country's military heritage.

  • 3rd BCT Soldiers find meaning during event on Ellis Island

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers in 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion represented the Army and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) in the 2010 Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony May 8 at Ellis Island. Every year, American citizens of diverse origins are chosen to be honored in the ceremony for their contributions to the nation. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony, hosted by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, celebrates the ancestry groups that built America.

  • Two 10th Mountain Soldiers killed in Afghanistan Tuesday

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed when a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near their convoy in Kabul May 18. Killed were: Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz, 43, of Wisconsin. Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, 44, of Ohio.

  • ACS treats Army spouses to sound advice, gourmet food

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Army spouses were celebrated Friday for the support and sacrifices they provide their Soldiers during Fort Drum's annual observance of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Tasty appetizers, time with a nationally renowned relationship guru and a gourmet Belgian cooking demonstration were a part of the entertainment offered to nearly 100 spouses and Family Members who gathered at the Army Community Service building.

  • Troops compete in Army Ten-Miler qualifier

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers from across the installation competed in a 10-kilometer race May 12 to determine who will represent Fort Drum in the 26th annual Army Ten-Miler this fall. Some 40 runners competed in the qualifying race. The top male runner was Patrick Frank, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, with a time of 37:08:00. The top female runner was Laura Wells, 3rd BCT, with a time of 43:45:00.

  • Sherpa's Receive Combat Patches

    May 17, 2010

  • Fort Drum welcomes newest Army leaders

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered April 28 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which is designed to give Soldiers the skills they need to effectively train and lead troops as noncommissioned officers.

  • Leaders share updates on division activities

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum leaders took time Friday to sit down with local media and discuss what the future holds for 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and Family Members. During the media roundtable, commanders discussed upcoming deployments and redeployments and what the operational tempo will look like in the upcoming months.

  • 7th Engineer Battalion Soldier receives re-enlistment oath from older brother

    May 13, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - A 7th Engineer Battalion Soldier who re-enlisted in the Army received a special honor when his brother administered the oath. Sgt. Christopher Alvelo, 23, re-enlisted April 23 for six years with a future assignment to Germany. What made this event significant was that he received the re-enlistment oath from his older brother, 1st Lt. Gilbert Alvelo Jr.

  • 514th Maintenance returns from Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Families, friends and fellow Soldiers waited anxiously for members of 514th Maintenance Company to come marching through the doors of Magrath Gym during a redeployment ceremony May 1. The 514th Maintenance Company was deployed for a yearlong mission in Iraq to provide maintenance support. Soldiers did maintenance on everything from wheeled and track vehicles to generators, trailers, calibration and many other areas, said Capt. Christopher Tramontana, company commander.

  • Afghan National Army troops receive vital training

    May 13, 2010

    KABUL - Nestled in the mountainous outskirts of the nation's capital is the Kabul Military Training Center, where more than 8,000 Afghan National Army soldiers can be found training at any given time. KMTC is the main training facility for the ANA Training Command and the "force provider" for Afghanistan's national defense. The center provides initial basic warrior training and advanced combat training for recruits, as well as advanced training for commissioned and noncommissioned officers. "At any time, we have 7,000 soldiers in BWT and 1,000 soldiers in ACT," said Afghan Col. Mohammad Amin-Wahidi, training and education officer, KMTC.

  • 511th Military Police Company conducts static load training

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - In an effort to enhance expeditionary medical readiness capabilities and improve emergency care in a combat environment, Soldiers of 511th Military Police Battalion conducted an exercise April 27 with Company C, 3-10 General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. The exercise required Soldiers from the Guardian Battalion to load and unload "patients" from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

  • Spartan Soldiers recall comrade during memorial golf tournament

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers and supporters of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment gathered May 7 at Willowbrook Golf Club, Watertown, to mount up in a very different way, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, the unit's recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Education proves vital to success in ANA

    May 13, 2010

    KABUL - As the Afghan National Army continues to grow, the development of the corps of noncommissioned officers has become a priority to provide qualified leadership to train and mentor junior soldiers. A new program developed by the ANA called "One Uniform" recognizes that education is the key to success. It takes young Afghan men with a high school diploma and transforms them into NCOs.

  • Fort Drum brings home prestigious Army prize

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum garrison made history last week, winning its first Army Communities of Excellence award under the category of exemplary practices for transforming the way Soldiers in the field treat culturally sensitive places, such as ruins, sacred and historic places, and archaeological sites.

  • U.S., Afghan forces work to place joint combat outpost

    May 13, 2010

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion have been working with the Afghanistan National Border Police to find a good setting for a proposed joint combat outpost.

  • 1st BCT uncases colors in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2010

    CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan - The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uncased its colors May 5 during a brief ceremony held on Camp Mike Spann in northern Afghanistan.

  • 3-71 Cavalry troops learn water survival skills

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers in 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, learned that staying alive in combat not only requires them to perfect their skills on land, but in the water as well, during water survival training April 28 at Magrath Gym. Water survival training consisted of three events Soldiers were required to complete: a 15-meter swim, 3-meter dive, and the "don and ditch."

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Community remembers fallen Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Military Courtesy Room opens at Albany International Airport

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Everyone knows air travel can be a hassle - rushing across a massive airport to arrive at your gate just in time to find your flight has been cancelled. For military travelers, the experience can be especially stressful. Many service members in airports have more than travel on their minds. Long layovers or cancelled flights can add to the anxiety of returning to combat or reporting to basic training. Sometimes a troop just needs a place to relax and forget about the stresses of travel. The Albany International Airport intends to help with that. The Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room was officially dedicated during a ceremony April 28 at the airport.

  • Soldiers render aid in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2010

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier earns Silver Star

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Army has always recognized Soldiers with outstanding merit and selflessness. Whether it is volunteering to make a difference in his community, or making the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield, Soldiers who go above and beyond the call of duty are honored for their actions. Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Olson Jr., platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, was awarded the Silver Star May 7 for distinguishing himself in combat.

  • From Trainee to Trainer

    Apr 30, 2010

    Kabul - U.S. Soldiers are being changed from inexperienced, nervous privates in the United States Army basic combat training one day, to knowledgeable, qualified mentors for soldiers in the Afghan national army basic warrior training the next. Many young Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, now find themselves in this new role of teaching basic soldier fundamentals to ANA privates.

  • Afghanistan Contractors Rebuild Walls

    Apr 30, 2010

    AZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of Red Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, rode out to check on a school's wall repairs being made by a local contractor in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan, April 29.

  • Community honors volunteers, Men, Women of Mountain

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers across post received recognition for all they give to the installation during the annual Fort Drum Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony April 20 at the Commons. During the past year, 60 volunteers donated their time, representing a savings of $2,028,141 if the time had been paid.

  • State employees stock trout on Fort Drum installation

    Apr 29, 2010

  • 3-71 Cavalry troops conduct Iron Titan PT Competition

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers in 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment competed against each other in their first squadron-sized, Iron Titan Physical Training Competition here April 23. According to Capt. Kamil Sztalkoper, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop commander, this is the first time 365 Soldiers in the squadron have competed against each other. Normally, the competition is held at the platoon level, which ranges from 15-20 Soldiers.

  • Pilot program will bring tractor trailer course to post

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A new program at Fort Drum will teach Soldiers to take the wheel and drive to their futures. In an effort to enhance educational opportunities for Fort Drum Soldiers, National Tractor Trailer School, based in Liverpool, will offer a commercial driver license course on post. The first class will begin May 19.

  • Muleskinner Team earns Iron Chef award

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - With knives at the ready, four military and two civilian cooking teams proved they had what it takes to earn top honors in the North Country Iron Chef Competition on April 14 at 10th Sustainment Brigade Dining Facility. Each military team consisted of one specialist or below and one sergeant or above. Civilian teams represented Texas Roadhouse, Watertown, and the Commons.

  • Aviators conduct helicopter training in Adirondacks

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Afghanistan features high, rugged mountains and elevations of up to 6,000 feet - very important facts to consider for pilots who are preparing for upcoming deployments. Soldiers with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have been conducting high-altitude training at Whiteface Mountain, which boasts an elevation of roughly 5,000 feet, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan this fall.

  • Unit rear detachment shows appreciation to volunteers

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Family readiness group members from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, received recognition for their support April 21 at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Current FRG volunteers from 4-31 Infantry received a complimentary brunch from the unit in thanks for everything they have done while Soldiers have been deployed to Iraq.

  • New York BASS Chapter Federation takes division Soldiers fishing

    Apr 29, 2010

    BREWERTON - The New York BASS Chapter Federation held its second annual Take-A-Soldier-Fishing event April 24 on Oneida Lake for 80 Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division (LI) at Fort Drum. Many of these Soldiers had recently returned from combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • MEDDAC, 3-85 Infantry sign Army Medicine Covenant

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and 3-85 Mountain Infantry leadership conducted an Army Medicine Covenant signing ceremony April 13 during a gathering at the Multipurpose Auditorium on Fort Drum.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team conducts consolidated change of command

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Col. Patrick D. Frank assumed command of 3rd Brigade Combat Team while five of the brigade's six battalions welcomed new commanders during a consolidated change of command ceremony Friday on Sexton Field. The ceremony marked a drastic change for the Spartan Soldiers of 3rd BCT. Having returned from a yearlong deployment in December, Soldiers now stand ready to begin their training for yet another deployment, with nearly all new commanders.

  • Soldier's wife endures deployment cycles by drawing on faith, friendships

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - When Wendy Peterson fell, it was for an Army mortar man in Bosnia. She woke up at all hours of the night to gab and giggle on the phone with the young man deployed half around the world. "We were committed to not dating, since he was in the military and I was heading to college," Peterson said. "But lo and behold, he deployed to Bosnia in 1999, and two months later we were in love."

  • Soldiers conduct platoon live-fire lanes

    Apr 27, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Building on previous off-post training and leading into a culminating force-on-force event, Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment conducted a platoon live-fire exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 17. First Lt. Richard Lovering, acting commander of Troop C, 3-89 Cav., said the training objective was to get his Soldiers used to moving in platoon formations and engaging the enemy with live rounds. The mission he gave the Soldiers was to clear a route in preparation for a commander's Key Leader Engagement (KLE) in a village at the end of the training lane.

  • Chaplain delivers 'morale chow' to feed troops' bodies, spirits

    Apr 27, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment received a treat and a training break when their chaplain arrived on a rifle range with chow at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 14. Chaplain (Capt.) Henry Son, 3-89's squadron chaplain, visited Troop D Soldiers on the known-distance rifle range. Spc. Dustin Napier, chaplain's assistant, and 94th Brigade Support Battalion cooks attached to "Demon" Troop brought hot "Slugger Steak Sandwiches" to the Troops in the field as part of the chaplain's "morale chow" program.

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