missile defense http://wrvo.org en Fort Drum among four locations to be studied for East Coast missile defense site http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-among-four-locations-be-studied-east-coast-missile-defense-site <p></p><p>The Defense Department has named Fort Drum as one of four military installations to house a possible East Coast missile defense facility.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 50776 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum among four locations to be studied for East Coast missile defense site 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 Defense contract that supports jobs in Syracuse cut from budget http://wrvo.org/post/defense-contract-supports-jobs-syracuse-cut-budget <p>Money for the final year of a missile system that supports a few hundred jobs for a defense contractor near Syracuse has been removed from Congress' defense budget. But Lockheed Martin is keeping optimistic that the money could find its way back into the budget. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:04:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30200 at http://wrvo.org Defense contract that supports jobs in Syracuse cut from budget Fort Drum eyed by House Republicans for new missile defense site http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-eyed-house-republicans-new-missile-defense-site <p>Fort Drum is being eyed as a possible location for a new East Coast missile defense site. Republicans in the House Armed Services committee called this week for a study on the issue.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:38:39 +0000 Joanna Richards 18325 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum eyed by House Republicans for new missile defense site