Reporting Status: normal
Wet bulb heat category: White as of 8/27/2014 02:24 PM
Fire danger rating: Green as of 5/12/2014 07:27 AM

Support Services


The 10th Mountain Division will offer broadcast journalists the use of DVIDS architecture to transmit products back to their parent station. Print journalists will be afforded the use of military broadband connectivity to email text and photos.

Transportation

The U.S. Air Force contracts a weekly commercial flight from Baltimore/Washington International to Manas, Kyrgyzstan, usually taking one day of travel time. Military aircraft complete several daily flights between Manas and Bagram,Afghanistan

Embedding journalists will travel at no cost from BWI to Afghanistan and return. Some military flights will originate and terminate at Fort Drum, N.Y. Air travel will be coordinated through the Fort Drum Public Affairs Office.

While it is possible to embed for one week, getting around Afghanistan is done primarily by air, during the day. The recommended itinerary is for a journalist to embed for at least two weeks. This will allow for in depth coverage of several units or operations at different locations as necessary.

What you will need

  • Valid passport
  • Visas – if not traveling with U.S. military on an approved embed
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Ballistic helmet<
  • >Body armor
  • Eye protection
  • Rugged seasonal clothing
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Prescription medications

Who, Why & How-Tos

Contact Information

Media Relations Officer: drum.pao@conus.army.mil - Telephone: 315-772-5469

Main Office:
Public Affairs Office
10012 S. Riva Ridge Loop

Fort Drum, New York 13602-5028
Telephone: (315) 772-5461 - Fax: (315) 772-8295