10th Mountain Division http://wrvo.org en Former 10th Mountain Division soldier to receive Medal of Honor http://wrvo.org/post/former-10th-mountain-division-soldier-receive-medal-honor <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">A former 10th Mountain Division soldier will receive the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan.&nbsp;</font></font></font></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:45:21 +0000 Joanna Richards 44307 at http://wrvo.org Former 10th Mountain Division soldier to receive Medal of Honor Fort Drum shortlisted for missile defense site that may never be built http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-shortlisted-missile-defense-site-may-never-be-built <p></p><p>The Department of Defense is including Fort Drum, near Watertown, as one of five sites to be studied for a new East Coast missile defense program. Local officials hailed the decision. But the Pentagon itself says it has no money to build the site.</p><p>Fort Drum will be considered along with Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vermont, and military sites in Maine, Ohio, and Michigan.</p><p>Cong. Bill Owens says a missile interceptor base would bring billions of dollars in investments and more troops to the Jefferson County region.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:26:14 +0000 David Sommerstein 44108 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum shortlisted for missile defense site that may never be built Fort Drum's frequent deployments expected “til the end” in Afghanistan http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drums-frequent-deployments-expected-til-end-afghanistan <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">It's a busy time for Fort Drum, near Watertown. Even as the Army prepares to leave Afghanistan, the post has parts of two brigades deployed. Its aviation unit is about to ship off for a nine-month tour. And the 10<sup>th</sup> Mountain Division is expecting more orders from the Pentagon soon. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 07 May 2013 03:14:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 37316 at http://wrvo.org New commanding general takes helm at Fort Drum http://wrvo.org/post/new-commanding-general-takes-helm-fort-drum <p>Major General Stephen Townsend has taken over command of Fort Drum and the 10<sup>th</sup> Mountain Division following a ceremony at the post yesterday morning. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:36:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 30002 at http://wrvo.org New commanding general takes helm at Fort Drum Division-wide training exercises at Fort Drum stretch soldiers' skills http://wrvo.org/post/division-wide-training-exercises-fort-drum-stretch-soldiers-skills-2 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">From July 23 until today, Fort Drum has been holding its biggest training exercise in a decade. WRVO Reporter Joanna Richards donned body armor and a helmet to observe the maneuvers &ndash; and find out how they prepare soldiers for war.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:36:44 +0000 Joanna Richards 23575 at http://wrvo.org Division-wide training exercises at Fort Drum stretch soldiers' skills Family, friends remember Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez as community turns out for Carthage funeral http://wrvo.org/post/family-friends-remember-sgt-daniel-rodriguez-community-turns-out-carthage-funeral <p>The remains of a Fort Drum soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month returned to home of the 10<sup>th</sup> Mountain Division on Sunday, and his funeral was held yesterday in Carthage, in Jefferson County.</p><p>At 28 years old, Staff Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez had a wife and three children &ndash; and four combat tours under his belt after 10 years of service in the Army.</p><p>Those who knew him said Rodriguez will be remembered for his humor, the love he had for his family, and the commitment he had to his military career. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 03:55:56 +0000 Joanna Richards 23467 at http://wrvo.org Family, friends remember Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez as community turns out for Carthage funeral Memorial Day gets under way with watchfire ceremony http://wrvo.org/post/memorial-day-gets-under-way-watchfire-ceremony <p>&nbsp;Residents and local officials are gathering for Memorial Day celebrations all across Central and Northern New York. The holiday to remember Americans who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces got under way Sunday evening at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:43:25 +0000 Catherine Loper 19992 at http://wrvo.org Memorial Day gets under way with watchfire ceremony