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  • CAV Squadron mortar men consolidate to live-fire weapons systems

    Apr 27, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Mortar men from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment conducted a consolidated live-fire exercise while training at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., April 14 and April 15. Mortar crews from A, B and C Troops manned 60mm and 120mm mortar weapons systems for the live-fire exercise as forward observes from squadron Fire Support Teams (FiSTers) provided target coordinates. Sgt. Matthew Leue, Troop C mortar section chief, said the value of the live-fire training is "through the roof," because in Afghanistan, calling for indirect fire is going to be (a) key to keeping their cavalry scouts and infantrymen brethren alive.

  • Live-fire exercise trains Soldiers to defend convoys

    Apr 27, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Preparing for a deployment, Cavalry Soldiers who transport supplies, maintain equipment and protect leaders practiced defending convoys in an Afghan-like environment using live rounds at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., April 13.

  • 210th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers Train Iraqis in Supply Management

    Apr 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers with a 10th Mountain Division Logistics Transition and Advisory team have spent the past four weeks in an Iraqi federal police supply warehouse teaching the FP accountability, inventory and organization techniques.

  • Female Soldiers Meet Female Students in Mazar E Sharif

    Apr 26, 2010

    MAZAR E SHARIF, Afghanistan - The Soldiers of the Female Engagement Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, had their first opportunity to interact with the local female population by going to a school and meeting the female students at Rabai Balkhaey Fatima in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan, April 21.

  • Female Soldiers Train for Key Roles in Local Community Interaction

    Apr 26, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - Select female Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, attended a unique training this past week in order to form a Female Engagement Team with Capt. Lisa Kirby, commander, C Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, in the lead at Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan, April 12-16.

  • IJC Commander Visits Spann

    Apr 23, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, paid a visit to Camp Spann, Afghanistan, April 21, to meet with the command from NATO and coalition forces from Regional Command North.

  • Fort Drum firefighter loses life serving his community

    Apr 23, 2010

  • Residents celebrate Earth Day with help from Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nearly 60 Families, with children eager to learn more about the environment, participated in Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes' 2010 Earth Day celebration April 15 at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Families were invited to join in an afternoon of fun and learning with Mountain Community Homes' staff and representatives from local organizations.

  • Three 3-85 Soldiers to compete at inaugural Warrior Games

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Three Soldiers assigned to 3-85 Mountain Infantry (Warrior Transition Unit) will compete as members of the Army team in the inaugural Warrior Games, May 10-14, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The games are part of an effort to inspire recovery, capitalize on physical fitness, and promote new opportunities for growth and achievement.

  • Think tank makes fellow of Fort Drum employee

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A Fort Drum civilian employee joined an elite group of American scholars and artists selected April 15 to spend time at a prominent think tank in Europe - the first time a Department of Defense employee has ever been tapped for the fellowship in its 114-year history.

  • Historian tells American faith stories at prayer luncheon

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Author and historian David Barton shared American stories of faith, prayer and moral conviction during Fort Drum's National Prayer Luncheon last week at the Commons. "As we gather here today at this prayer luncheon, (it's worth noting) this is not an unusual thing," Barton said April 14. "This is the character of who we have been as American people and an American military from the very beginning. It's why we've been blessed as a nation - we have acknowledged God."

  • Spring Youth Turkey Hunt will take place this weekend

    Apr 23, 2010

  • Fort Drum community cleans up for Earth Day

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum Soldiers, civilian employees and residents gathered April 13 on post to participate in the 2010 Earth Day Clean Up Your World event. The event was designed to clean up Fort Drum with volunteers tackling different sections on post. Groups went out and picked up as much litter as possible. At the end of the event, the groups weighed what they had collected, and they were awarded points based on the total weight of litter. Recyclables were worth double points. The group with the most points in each category received a trophy made of recycled materials and a tree will be planted in their honor.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team opens new dining facility

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The North Riva Ridge Dining Facility was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 on Fort Drum. Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers, 3rd Brigade Combat Team command sergeant major, cut the ribbon and officially opened the $12 million, state-of-the-art dining facility.

  • Comedians perform for Fort Drum audience

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Comics on Duty, an 18-year old program that brings stand-up comedians to service members around the world, presented an evening of entertainment April 13 at the Commons. Comedians Steve Bills, Tom Foss, Paul Ogata and John Bizarre performed amid boisterous laughter from the audience. All four are veterans of Comics on Duty and have traveled around the world - to include Iraq and Afghanistan - to perform for troops.

  • Guthrie Clinic Hourly Care Annex supports patients

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Anyone who is assigned to Fort Drum knows that construction abounds across the installation. The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity is no exception. Projects completed over the past year include the Guthrie Clinic Hourly Care Annex, which provides child care while patients visit their medical and/or dental appointments on Fort Drum.

  • Soldier, others honor local WWII veteran with personalized cane

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Warrior Transition Unit bus driver Fred Brooks likes to shoot the breeze with riding Soldiers, especially during cold North Country winters, when the shuttle's toasty interior invites passengers to hang back and chat. "On the bus we like to talk," said Brooks, an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. "But whatever's said on the bus stays on the bus." This past winter, a passenger said something that caught Brooks' attention. WTU Soldier Spc. Charles Wood, 33, said while staying at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., last year he connected with a woodcarver from Tennessee who honors wounded veterans by crafting them distinctive eagle-head canes, much like the one Wood himself uses for injuries sustained in Iraq.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers receive deployment awards

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 87nd Infantry Regiment received recognition April 12 at Magrath Gym for their efforts during the unit's most recent deployment to Afghanistan. Three Soldiers received the Purple Heart Medal for being injured in combat. Fifteen Soldiers received an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, for meritorious service while deployed.

  • US Soldiers transfer JSS Salie to Federal Police United States Forces - Iraq

    Apr 23, 2010

    Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transferred Joint Security Station Salie to members of 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police in a ceremony Tuesday.

  • Mortar men train in Afghan-like environment

    Apr 21, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment seized an opportunity for extra training to practice their newly qualified mortar skills on the parade field at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., April 11.

  • Cavalry Soldiers hone angular marksmanship skills

    Apr 21, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Soldiers shooting high or low during weapons qualifications is bad, but a 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry troop purposely trained shooting high and low at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 11.

  • Fort Polk culinary team cooks up 3rd place finish at Fort Lee competition

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Chefs from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade combined to compete in a culinary-arts competition at Fort Lee, Va. in February and March. The Fort Polk Culinary Team participated in Fort Lee's U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, celebrating its 35th annual event this year. This year, the event featured 12 teams competing for the honor of Installation of the Year, which is open to all branches of the military that sent teams to Fort Lee for the competition.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Federal Police Build Obstacle Course

    Apr 19, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Combat engineers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division built a 10-station obstacle course together April 2 with policemen from 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division at Joint Security Station Beladiyat.

  • Soldiers Assist Locals in Meymaneh

    Apr 19, 2010

    MEYMANEH, Afghanistan - The Army has a long standing philosophy of leaving an area better than they find it, taking responsibility for mistakes and making them right. It was no exception, April 4, for the members of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • Unit works to ensure resilient Families during deployments

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a resiliency convention for Soldiers and their Family Members on March 23 at the Best Western Carriage House, Watertown, with more than 120 personnel taking advantage of the training.

  • Soldiers' Morale on Camp Spann

    Apr 16, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - If you look beyond the dusty rocks and buildings there's a picturesque view of mountains almost every morning and clouds that hang like drapes. This is the scene at Camp Mike Spann where 1st Brigade Combat Team is setting up its headquarters in Afghanistan.

  • 3rd BCT artillerymen earn Knox Award

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Artillerymen of 4th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, are used to working hard. The sweat from their brows has christened many rounds as they are loaded into howitzers that will hurl them towards the enemy.

  • Holocaust survivor tells Soldiers, 'What you do matters'

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - "You are all my heroes." For Fort Drum Soldiers who gathered at the Main Post Chapel last week, these were hardly empty words coming from Irving Schild, a Jewish refugee of the Holocaust who feels indebted to U.S. service members for helping to liberate his people from Nazi Germany.

  • Fort Drum will convert gate guard positions to Army civilian

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - While changes in security occur throughout the Army, Fort Drum will ensure those changes do not affect the way it secures the post. Installation Management Command is in the process of converting 3,000 gate guard positions from contractor to Department of the Army civilian status. Fort Drum falls in the first phase of conversions and will complete the transformation by Sept. 30.

  • 1-32 Infantry officers, NCOs go head to head on football field

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Officers and noncommissioned officers of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment played their third annual football game April 9 at Pine Plains Physical Fitness Center. Soldiers of 1-32 Infantry have played a Thanksgiving football game for two years, and because of deployment, they were not able to keep the "Turkey Bowl" tradition last year.

  • Fort Drum firefighter loses life serving his community

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A young Fort Drum firefighter, dedicated to protecting the communities in which he lived and served, died in the line of duty Sunday.

  • FBI briefs community on terrorist indicators

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Terrorists don't always attack from faraway lands; sometimes they strike from within. Members of the FBI presented a military radicalization briefing April 9 at the Multipurpose Auditorium to help inform the Fort Drum community about domestic terrorism and possible causes for those serving in the military to become radicalized.

  • Expansion in the North

    Apr 16, 2010

    The growth and expansion of areas occupied by 1st Brigade Combat Team in Northern Afghanistan has amplified and improved since the arrival of the thousands of Warrior Brigade Soldiers.

  • Troops in Afghanistan to say goodbye to leisure concessions

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Fort Drum civilian receives outstanding leadership award

    Apr 16, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of Army John M. McHugh personally awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service to Judith L. Gentner, Fort Drum deputy to the garrison commander, during a Pentagon ceremony Wednesday.

  • Soldiers Aid People of Gormach

    Apr 16, 2010

    GHORMACH, Afghanistan - Dozens of piles of gravel lay in downtown Gormach untouched since construction came to a halt months ago. Crumbling to the ground are local shops amid dusty streets where vendors offer basic items including bicycle parts and naan, the local flat bread.

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers Say Farewell to Iraqi Counterparts at JSS Shield

    Apr 9, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, said their final farewells to 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, at a farewell dinner at Joint Security Station Shield April 4.

  • Fort Drum youths shoot to win

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Young shooters with an eye for beauty won awards in an annual photography contest held last week at the School Age Center on Fort Drum. The 13 winners - nine of whom are 11 or younger - will see their art advance to the regional level of the Boys and Girls Club of America's ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

  • Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2010

  • New PT policy

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Fort Drum Recreation Permit Office extends hours for fishing season, turkey hunting, birdwatching

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Spartan Soldiers enjoy Spring Ball

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team held their annual Spring Ball on March 26 at the Fort Drum Commons. Unit balls are an opportunity for Soldiers of all ranks to come together, share unit traditions and allow their spouses to meet the people with whom they work and deploy.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers deploy

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - With the wait finally over, Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team climb a set of mobile passenger stairs March 28 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, as they board a chartered aircraft that will fly them to Southwest Asia where they will begin their long anticipated deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Brigade Support Battalion Inducts Its Newest Non-commissioned Officers

    Apr 7, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Seventeen Soldiers from 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, were inducted into the noncommissioned officer corps at the Contingency Operations Site Hammer chapel March 24.

  • 70 'Patriots' among Fort Polk Soldiers flying high on silver wings

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Seventy Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division made up more than half of Air Assault Class 006-10 that graduated 138 Soldiers on Honor Field here March 26.

  • Age is just a number for Infantry Soldier

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORT POLK, La - They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and in many respects that is true. However, that clichAfA does not fit for one 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division infantryman proudly serving at age 44.

  • 10th Mountain Division sons remembered

    Apr 6, 2010

    With temperatures hovering in the 50s, Northern New York weather seemed to smile on the small group gathered March 10, to celebrate the memory of 11 10th Mountain Division Soldiers. The Soldiers were from Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment (R/A) (AH-64); and Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment (Assault).

  • Community celebrates Women's History Month

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The social struggle women throughout history endured and often overcame was the focus of this year's Women's History Month celebration March 18 at the Commons. "It's been a long stretch," said Mary M. Parry, a local civic leader and USO volunteer since 1941, "but it's been a fun job trying to make people recognize that women can do the job as well as men."

  • 10th Mountain Soldier receives PH

    Apr 6, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Andrew McRae, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, receives the Purple Heart Medal from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on March 26 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., as McRae's wife, Melissa, looks on. McRae was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated under his vehicle while on a patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

  • DoD authorizes nonchargeable rest, recuperation for Iraq, Afghanistan

    Apr 6, 2010

  • Division headquarters participates in predeployment exercise

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - As 10th Mountain Division (LI) Headquarters prepares for its deployment to Afghanistan later this year, Soldiers have spent last week and this week participating in a command post exercise at the Battle Command Training Center on post. A major part of the CPX has been stability operations seminars, in which government, military and civilian personnel who have been in Afghanistan recently or who have a thorough knowledge of the current situation brief division personnel.

  • IPs hand out soccer balls

    Apr 6, 2010

    An Iraqi policeman hands out toys to children near Forward Operating Base Suj, March 20. The distribution effort was a joint mission with U.S. Soldiers of Bravo Company, 2-14 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Iraqi federal police and local government leaders.

  • Retired Army chief of staff visits Soldiers, Families

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - One of the Army's foremost leaders, past or present, visited 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and Families to gain some understanding about any concerns they may have. Retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, Association of the United States Army president and 32nd Army chief of staff, came to post March 24-25 to talk with members of the Fort Drum community and see what he can do to help make lives better for those serving in the North Country.

  • 4th BCT team members give back to veterans, clean up retirement home

    Apr 2, 2010

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division gave back to Fort Polk area communities when they helped perform handy-man work at local retirement homes March 18. The "Patriot Brigade" Soldiers were from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. Although they already volunteered to serve their country in time of war, they put military training aside for a day to help some of the citizens they serve.

  • Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered March 10 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which teaches troops the skills required to lead, train, fight and accomplish the mission as noncommissioned officers.

  • Infantryman earns Soldier of the Year title

    Mar 25, 2010

    The journey can be long and difficult; long nights spent studying and memorizing materials, brushing up on old skills that have gone unused and pushing your body to its physical limit. Finally, you stand in front of several people with more rank than you; answering their questions with assurance, all for the honor of a title: Soldier of the Year. This year, the title went to Spc. Michael Malloy, an infantry team leader with Company B, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

  • 2-87 Infantry participates in 'historic' winter training

    Mar 25, 2010

    More than 500 Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, participated in their annual winter training at Dry Hill, March 9 and 10. During the training, Soldiers went through five stations that revolved around winter survival and the history of the unit.

  • Fort Drum official leads translators to Haiti

    Mar 25, 2010

    The director of the American Red Cross on Fort Drum answered a unique call to duty in January after he was asked to help spearhead an emergency trip of 69 translator volunteers to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti. "It's very few times in your career that you get the opportunity to actually go somewhere and realize that you were instrumental in saving people's lives," said Mark Hooper, Fort Drum's American Red Cross station manager, whose helicopter landed on the U.S.N.S. Comfort hospital ship off the coast of Haiti one week after the Jan. 12 quake.

  • Muleskinner wins Fort Drum NCO of the Year competition

    Mar 25, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers from across Fort Drum participated in the 10th Mountain Division (LI) NCO of the Year competition, which concluded March 5. Sgt. Eric Steinman, a military policeman with 511th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, was named Division NCO of the Year.

  • 3rd Brigade leaders, Soldiers share lessons learned in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2010

    An important step in resetting 3rd Brigade Combat Team after its return from Afghanistan consists of taking lessons learned during training and deployment and using them to influence the next BCT rotation. Key brigade leaders and Soldiers had an opportunity March 16-19 to not only share lessons learned with their incoming counterparts but to impart their wisdom on more than 20 Center of Excellence and Department of Defense agencies during a consolidated forum on post.

  • Aviation Soldiers train for next deployment with newest aircraft

    Mar 25, 2010

    When 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers need support on the battlefield, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade sends its newest heavy lifter to supply them. After returning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq in October, Soldiers of 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion recently received the Army's newest version of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they again prepare to deploy overseas at the end of the year. As they prepare to deploy, there will be an increase of training flights to familiarize Soldiers on their new aircraft.

  • Women's Conference on Fort Drum informs, entertains

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -Members of the Fort Drum community and beyond gathered at the Commons last week for the 3rd annual Women's Conference, a two-day affair sponsored by the Officers' Spouses' Club. The event attempts to strengthen connections among Fort Drum women and their surrounding communities.

  • 'Wild Boars' deploy to Wyoming, train for Afghanistan operations

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - In preparations for conducting operations in Afghanistan, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, deployed to Camp Guernsey Army Airfield, Wyo. in February to conduct month-long, battle-focused training.

  • 10th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers gain virtual training for real-life engagements

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - One of the biggest threats to U.S. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan is being attacked by the enemy during a convoy in hostile territory. While 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, may not have the same type of missions as maneuver battalions within 1st BCT, its Soldiers are susceptible to the same kind of attacks while delivering supplies and personnel through hostile areas. Now, Company A's convoy security element of 10th BSB will be better prepared because of Virtual Battle Space Simulator training Soldiers received at the Battle Command Training Center in February.

  • 1-87 Infantry Soldiers train for deployment

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Before the "Alpha Gators" of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, knew they were going to Afghanistan, they were ready to answer their nation's call. The past several weeks have been filled with predeployment activities, such as Theater-Specific Individual Readiness Training for this company and many others in 1st BCT on Fort Drum.

  • 3-89 CAV live fires TOW missiles for first time

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - While training at Peason Ridge, March 1, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers fired Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missiles using live rounds for the first time in the squadron's history.

  • Soldier re-enlists on mountain top during OPT in Wyoming

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Atop the highest mountain peak he could find - more than 5,000 feet high, a 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldier re-enlisted during off-post training in Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Feb 13.

  • Outgoing division command sergeant major bids farewell to Fort Drum

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - For nearly 29 years, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Redmore has faithfully served the Army. As he prepares to say goodbye to Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division Family, he shared his thoughts on why he joined the Army to why hand-to-hand combat is important. In April 1981, Redmore boarded a train in Harvey, Ill., bound for Chicago and the Military Entrance Processing Station there.

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring division command sergeant major

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered March 4 for the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum command sergeant major's retirement ceremony at the Commons. Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Redmore retired after serving nearly 29 years in the Army.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade hosts mixer

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a mixer Feb. 25 in conjunction with the Army Aviation Association of America and the Association of the United States Army on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. The mixer served as an opportunity for the brigade to display some of its combat capabilities, which include new aircraft, and to recognize some Soldiers for their hard work.

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers take first step for great honor

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Five noncommissioned officers of 10th Sustainment Brigade took their first step to becoming future members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club by attending a board Feb. 25 at 10th Sustainment Brigade Special Troop Battalion Headquarters.

  • AER kickoff campaign encourages awareness

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum and Army Emergency Relief officials held a celebration to kick off the 2010 donation drive March 2 at the Commons. The goal of the event is to make it known what AER does with the money it receives as well as to highlight a few of the success stories of the organization. This year's meeting focused heavily on awareness of AER and its programs.

  • Triple Deuce participates in transfer of authority in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2010

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, "Triple Deuce," 1st Brigade Combat Team, assumed control of the Kabul Military Training Center from 48th Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard during a transfer of authority ceremony.

  • Squad LFX pushes, improves Soldiers' performance

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP W.G. WILLIAMS, Utah - Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, participated in a squad live-fire exercise while training in the snowy, mountainous terrain of Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 18.

  • Four division Soldiers qualify for national snowshoe championships

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The United States Snowshoe Association has announced that four 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers have qualified to compete in the 2010 PowerSox United States National Snowshoe Championships to be conducted March 5-7 at Highland Forest Park in Fabius.

  • Land Navigation course offers Infantrymen first taste of Utah terrain

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Infantrymen from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Utah to train for an upcoming deployment, began Off Post Training (OPT) with land navigation at Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 11-12.

  • Senator presents Freedom Awards to Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Feb. 17 in the Summit Room at Hays Hall as Puerto Rico Senator-at-Large Lucy Arce Ferrer presented Soldiers with the Freedom Award. The government of Puerto Rico established the Freedom Award in 2005 as a way to recognize National Guard and Reserve Soldiers of Puerto Rican descent who deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Field Artillery Soldiers conduct Infantry training during OPT in Utah

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted Infantry-tactics training here, Feb. 15-16.

  • Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team prepares for competition

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team geared up before traveling this week to Fort Lee, Va., to participate in the 35th annual U.S. Army Culinary Art Competition, the largest culinary arts competition in the country. Members showcased their talents and skills by creating some of their dishes Monday at 10th Sustainment Brigade Dining Facility.

  • Cavalry troopers receive critical counterinsurgency training

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - As part of 4th Brigade Combat Team's predeployment training for its upcoming mission to Afghanistan, the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment was the first Fort Polk unit to fully take part in a Counterinsurgency and Combat Advising Academy led by the Directorate of Cultural Influence and Counterinsurgency from 162nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Air traffic controllers get (nearly) live training

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Air traffic controllers of 3rd General Support Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade recently implemented their new Voice-Recognition Air Traffic Control Simulator, a training tool that is supposed to make Soldiers more proficient in handling incoming and outgoing aircraft on an airfield. The simulator was purchased last year and was installed only a few weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Dennis McKernan, battalion commander. The system cost roughly $272,000.

  • Fort Drum officials recognize contributions of Lean Six Sigma program, participants

    Feb 18, 2010

    Fort Drum and Lean Six Sigma program officials recently took time to recognize employees whose efforts resulted in $5.6 million in savings and cost avoidance (a measure of efficiency improvements) generated by the program during fiscal year 2009.

  • Community celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    Guest speaker for the Black History Month observance was Kent Bolke, Fort Drum Historical Collection curator. He spoke about the brave struggle of "Triple Nickel" Soldiers of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, which was an all-black airborne unit of the U.S. Army during World War II.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion racks up three Army-level awards

    Feb 18, 2010

    Near the end of 2009, the unit submitted information for the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award, the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, and the Army Aviation Association of America's Logistics Support Unit of the Year in their respective categories.

  • Tigersharks battalion reunites with 10th Mountain Division

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment "Tigersharks," a battalion that recently moved to Fort Drum from Fort Stewart, Ga., received an official welcome here as a unit of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 5 in a hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Fort Drum DENTAC presents first International Continuing Education Day

    Feb 18, 2010

    The goal of the daylong event was to bring together dental professionals from around the area to enjoy some camaraderie, as well as to sharpen dental skills and knowledge with some of the latest information in various fields of dentistry.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Cub Scouts mark centennial by assisting flag detail on post

    Feb 18, 2010

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, young Cub Scouts from Fort Drum's Pack 26 marched out of Hays Hall last week alongside Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team's flag detail to help fire the cannon and lower the flag during the retreat.

  • One step closer to drawdown Soldiers sign over Joint Security Station

    Feb 17, 2010

    The Government of Iraq took ownership of Joint Security Station 799 from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a Feb. 14 ceremony.

  • Soldier's spirit 'spurs' her, others to succeed

    Feb 16, 2010

    Spc. Amanda Davis is a 22 year old cook from Lexington, S.C. attached to Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment. Last month she participated in a challenging squadron "Spur Ride" that tests Soldiers' skills and spirit, not to mention physical, mental and emotional toughness.

  • By the Numbers: Commandos Conduct Historic Reenlistments While in Iraq

    Feb 16, 2010

    BAGHDAD - It couldn't have been better timing for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; a day with such numerical significance; a day for 210 of 2/10 on 2/10/2010 to show their commitment. On that special day, 210 Soldiers from brigade reenlisted while deployed to Iraq.

  • Civilian employee marks end of career spanning four decades

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Through four decades, one employee has worked to improve the lives of Soldiers, Families and civilians. Since 1971, Lynn C. Schwabenthal, Fort Drum special projects officer, has worked in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation field to entertain those who serve and sacrifice for their country.

  • 563rd Military Police Company returns from Iraq

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, returned Feb. 3 from a yearlong deployment in Iraq, much to the delight of their waiting Families and friends during a welcome home ceremony at Magrath Gym.

  • 'Iron Chef' Competition sizzles at Fort Polk

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade competed in a head-to-head culinary arts contest in Patriot Inn Dining Facility, Jan. 29.

  • Fort Drum 911 dispatchers, MP help woman deliver baby in bathtub

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - On a snowy night last month in the Crescent Woods area of Fort Drum, a baby boy received a police escort into this world. With the calm voice of Fort Drum 911 dispatcher George A. Turner in her ear, military policewoman Spc. Tara Shvetzov, a traffic accident investigator for U.S. Army Garrison, rushed down an icy Chapel Drive, climbed the stairs of a stranger's house and found a woman lying in a tub.

  • 'Giant Voice' reaches out to Fort Drum community

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - To help inform Fort Drum's community in times of emergencies, there is a new "voice" for the people. The post's Mass Notification System, also known as "Giant Voice," consists of a series of towers that have loud speakers mounted on top to notify the community of pending emergencies or natural disasters.

  • Residents raise issues during town hall meeting

    Feb 10, 2010

  • TMDE offers more support to Fort Drum

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity's newly renovated facility here opened its doors to units at Fort Drum after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 2. "The new facility has doubled the capacity for the storage of customers and equipment and will allow the customer to bring all the equipment to one building, making it simpler," said William P. Freeman, chief of the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center - Tobyhanna, Tobyhanna, Pa.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active children suffer less deployment stress

    Feb 10, 2010

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