Release Number: 1306-01
June 3, 2013
Fort Drum Public Affairs
10th Mountain Division Soldier dies in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier with the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team died in Sharan, Afghanistan, Saturday June 1.
Release Nr. 1304-07
April 26, 2013
Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers with the 2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade were killed in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, Tuesday April 23 from wounds sustained from enemy indirect fire.
Release Number: 1303-03
March 18, 2013
Fort Drum Releases 2012 Economic Impact Statement
Fort Drum, NY - Fort Drum continues to play a significant role in the North Country's economy.
Release Nr: 1302-03
February 7, 2013
Fort Drum Delayed Reporting February 8
Fort Drum, NY - Due to the potential for inclement weather on Friday, February 8, the installation commander directed that Fort Drum will operate on a delayed reporting schedule, excluding mission essential personnel.
Unless notified otherwise by their Chain of Command / Supervisor, non-emergency / non-essential personnel will report to duty/work at 10 a.m. We urge all members of the Fort Drum community to exercise caution when travelling and practice good winter-weather safety.
Release Nr: 1302-01
February 5, 2013
Fort Drum avoids previously announced closure of Memorial Child Development Center
Fort Drum, NY - The Memorial Child Development Center (CDC), which provides Part Time Day Care for toddler and preschool age children and hourly day care for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years, will remain open with minimal degradation of services despite the current staffing shortages.
Effective 1200, 29 Oct 12, All areas on Fort Drum are closed for recreation use until further notice, by order of the Garrison
Release Nr: 1210-06
October 29, 2012
Fort Drum, NY - The installation commander has directed early release of all non-essential civilian employees and Soldiers at 2pm today.
Release Nr: 1208-04
August 24, 2012
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY identified to deploy this Winter.
Fort Drum, NY – The Department of Defense today identified the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY as one of three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.
Release Nr. 1207-06
July 30, 2012
Two Fort Drum Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - Two Fort Drum Soldiers with the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade were killed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, Saturday July 28, of wounds sustained when their unit was attacked by small arms fire.
Release Nr. 1207-03
July 19, 2012
Fort Drum, NY - Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers with the 110th Transportation Company, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade were killed in Ghanzi City, Afghanistan, Wednesday July 18 of wounds sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
Release Nr # 1205-04
May 23, 2012
2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show slated for May 29 at Fort Drum
Fort Drum, NY - The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show is scheduled for May 29 at 6 p.m. at the Magrath Sports Complex. The show's theme is designed to accentuate the strengths and resiliency of Soldiers and their Family members.
Release Nr. 1205-01
May 8, 2012
Fort Drum, NY - Two Fort Drum Soldiers with the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion were killed in Logar Province, Afghanistan, Wednesday May 2 of wounds sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
Release Number: 1204-01
April 16, 2012
Fort Drum Releases 2011 Economic Impact Statement
Fort Drum, NY - Fiscal year 2011 marked significant investment by Fort Drum in Northern New York's economy.
Release Nr 1203-06
April 2, 2012
Month of the Military Child: A time to thank our heroes' heroes
It's the pre-school child who-without being asked-passes his dessert to his little sister, simply because she looks sad. It's the second-grader who bravely puts a picture of her father at the head of the table for her birthday party, and the fifth-grade siblings who donate all their earnings from their lemonade stand to the USO that both their parents passed through on the way to Iraq. It's the junior high band member who asks if the spring concert can be dedicated to our deployed service members, and it's the high school cheerleader who organizes a "care package" drive. It's the college graduate who clings just a little longer to her father,
wishing that her mother was at the commencement ceremony instead of in Afghanistan.
Release Number: 1201-02
January 26, 2012
Fort Drum to open additional gates during morning hours.
Fort Drum, NY - Beginning Monday January 30th two additional gates will open to help relieve traffic congestion in and around Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. These gates will be open from 0530-0730 hours Monday through Friday; closed on weekends, Holidays and DONSAs.
Release Nr. 1112-07
December 13, 2011
10th Mountain Division Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal for acts of heroism
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22 on Interstate 90 was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal at the Multipurpose Auditorium on post Tuesday.
Release Nr: 1112-06
December 9, 2011
Fort Drum on track to meet manpower shaping goals set by Army
Fort Drum, NY - The work being done at Fort Drum since late last spring to meet manpower shaping goals set by the Army has the installation well-postured to potentially avoid involuntary separations in the future.
Release Nr: 1112-05
December 09, 2011
3rd Brigade Combat Team Commander holds a Press Conference from Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - The 3rd Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Patrick Frank will hold a press conference from Afghanistan to update the Fort Drum community on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m.
Release Nr: 1112-04
10th Mountain Division Soldier to receive Soldier's Medal
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier will receive one of the highest awards for non-combat acts of heroism. The Soldier's Medal will be awarded to Sergeant Jacob Perkins, 1st Squadron 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team on Tuesday, December 13 at 3 p.m.
Release Nr 1112-02
December 2, 2011
Child diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis
Fort Drum, NY - A single case of bacterial meningitis was diagnosed Thursday in a child attending the Po Valley Child Development Center. The child is currently under medical care.
Release Nr: 1112-01
December 02, 2011
Christmas Trees Delivered to Fort Drum Soldiers and Families
Fort Drum, NY - Seven hundred real Christmas trees will be delivered to 10th Mountain Division Headquarters for distribution to Soldiers and their Families on December 8.
Release Nr: 1111-10
November 22, 2011
Mountain Salute Ceremony Conducted November 22
Fort Drum, NY – 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum welcomed the new Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Colonel (promotable) Richard D. Clarke to the Division’s Command Group at a Mountain Salute Ceremony, Tuesday, November 22.
Release Nr: 1111-11
November 22, 2011
10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Monday November 21 of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire.
Release Nr: 1111-09
November 22, 2011
Fort Drum Community kicks off Holiday Season Celebration
Fort Drum, NY - The Fort Drum community kicks off the 2011 holiday season with a Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony on December 1st beginning at 5:15 p.m. The event will be held just outside the Main Post Chapel on Po Valley Road.
Release Nr: 1111-08
November 21, 2011
Mountain Salute Ceremony Scheduled for November 22
Fort Drum, NY - A Mountain Salute Ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Magrath Sports Complex to welcome the new Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Colonel (promotable) Richard D. Clarke to the Division's Command Group.
Release Nr. 1110-7
November 15, 2011
Fort Drum Public Affairs
Mountain Remembrance Ceremony Scheduled for November 17.
Release Nr: 1111-06
November 12, 2011
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Friday November 11 of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
Release Nr. 1111-05
November 8, 2011
10th Mountain Division Soldiers Assume authority in Afghanistan
Release Nr 1111-04
November 7, 2011
Fort Drum Veterans Day Observance Planned
Fort Drum, NY - The Fort Drum community will honor veterans during a Veterans Day observance ceremony at Memorial Park on November 10th at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include a wreath laying, rifle salute and the playing of taps.
Release Nr: 1111-03
November 4, 2011
Garrison Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility Ceremony
Fort Drum, NY - The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum will be conducting a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Tuesday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at the Magrath Sports Complex. Command Sergeant Major John F. McNeirney will relinquish responsibilities to Command Sergeant Major Mark H. Oldroyd.
Release Nr: 1111-02
November 3, 2011
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Sunday October 30 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.