military spending en Schumer vows to fight troop reduction at 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 Schumer vows to fight troop reduction at Fort Drum Fort Drum contributes $1.6 billion to region's economy in 2011 <p>Everyone in the north country recognizes that Fort Drum plays a huge role in the region&#39;s economy. Just how big is the subject of a report the post puts out every year, called the annual economic impact statement. This year&#39;s report says Fort Drum contributed over $1.6 billion dollars in spending in the 2011 fiscal year.</p><p> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:48:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 17999 at