US Army http://wrvo.org en Schumer vows to fight troop reduction at Fort Drum http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-vows-fight-troop-reduction-fort-drum <p></p><p>New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’s not afraid to use his political might to protect Fort Drum from cuts to the military budget. Schumer held a press conference at Watertown City Hall Wednesday as the Pentagon prepares to axe up to 100,000 Army troops.</p><p>The possibility of an Army downsizing to 1940s levels is fraying nerves in military communities nationwide. But on Monday, concern deepened. The Army circulated a sort of worst-case scenario report – and it included assessing the loss of nearly 90 percent of the troops stationed at Fort Drum.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:39:34 +0000 David Sommerstein 52976 at http://wrvo.org Schumer vows to fight troop reduction at Fort Drum Father, daughter Fort Drum soldiers will deploy together to Afghanistan http://wrvo.org/post/father-daughter-fort-drum-soldiers-will-deploy-together-afghanistan <p>An unusual pair of “battle buddies” is about to deploy to Afghanistan from Fort Drum. Michael and Miranda Mogg are a father-daughter pair of soldiers with the 10<sup>th</sup> Combat Aviation Brigade of the Army's 10<sup>th</sup> Mountain Division. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:38:28 +0000 Joanna Richards 36776 at http://wrvo.org Father, daughter Fort Drum soldiers will deploy together to Afghanistan Soldiers say women welcome in greater combat roles – as long as they can hold their own http://wrvo.org/post/soldiers-say-women-welcome-greater-combat-roles-long-they-can-hold-their-own <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce Thursday that a ban on women serving in combat roles in the military will be lifted over the coming years. Around heavily-deployed Fort Drum, soldiers generally welcomed the news – with some caveats. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:06:11 +0000 Joanna Richards 32295 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares for Afghanistan deployment http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drums-2nd-brigade-combat-team-prepares-afghanistan-deployment <p>Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is preparing for a January deployment to eastern Afghanistan. The deployment marks a shift for troops from combat to advising and assisting the Afghan security forces.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:06:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 30506 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team prepares for Afghanistan deployment Ft. Drum and community work to provide mental health services http://wrvo.org/post/ft-drum-and-community-work-provide-mental-health-services <p>For the first time since Fort Drum's expansion after the terrorist attack of 9/11, all of its three brigade combat teams are back home at the post.&nbsp; After multiple deployments in two wars spanning 11 years, the soldiers' needs for mental health services are unprecedented, and complicated. Fort Drum and the surrounding community are cooperating to respond to those needs.</p><div> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 27226 at http://wrvo.org