Gen. Austin visits northern New York, signs off on Army Community Covenant renewal

By U.S. ArmyJune 15, 2012

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, vice chief of staff of the Army, addresses a crowd gathered Friday at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, N.Y., where community leaders at the local and state level expressed their continued support for the Soldiers and Family Members of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony. Austin served as commanding general of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) from 2003 to 2005.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, vice chief of staff of the Army, addresses a crowd gathered Friday at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, N.Y., where community leaders at the local and state level expressed their continued support for the Soldiers and Family Members of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony. Austin served as commanding general of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) from 2003 to 2005. (Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Steven Ghiringhelli (Drum)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, speaks to a northern New York crowd Friday at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, N.Y., where officials gathered for the signing of an Army Community Covenant renewal ceremony. "We cannot thank you enough," Milley told the public. "Our children go to your schools. Our families shop in this mall. Our sick, our wounded, our ill are treated at Samaritan and Carthage. Our babies are born in your hospitals. We drink your water. We use your electricity."
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, speaks to a northern New York crowd Friday at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, N.Y., where officials gathered for the signing of an Army Community Covenant renewal ceremony. "We cannot thank you enough," Milley told the public. "Our children go to your schools. Our families shop in this mall. Our sick, our wounded, our ill are treated at Samaritan and Carthage. Our babies are born in your hospitals. We drink your water. We use your electricity." (Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Steven Ghiringhelli (Drum)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Congressman Bill Owens, who represents New York's 23rd District, addresses the Soldiers, Family Members and surrounding community of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony Friday in Watertown. Former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren launched the Army Community Covenant four years ago as a way of expanding the Army Family Covenant to local communities.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Congressman Bill Owens, who represents New York's 23rd District, addresses the Soldiers, Family Members and surrounding community of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony Friday in Watertown. Former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren launched the Army Community Covenant four years ago as a way of expanding the Army Family Covenant to local communities. (Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Steven Ghiringhelli (Drum)) VIEW ORIGINAL
New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy thanks the northern New York community Friday for being strong supporters of Soldiers and Family Members of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony. The northern New York community that supports Fort Drum was the second region in the country to sign off on the idea when the Army first launched the ACC in 2008.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy thanks the northern New York community Friday for being strong supporters of Soldiers and Family Members of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during an Army Community Covenant renewal signing ceremony. The northern New York community that supports Fort Drum was the second region in the country to sign off on the idea when the Army first launched the ACC in 2008. (Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Steven Ghiringhelli (Drum)) VIEW ORIGINAL