All units at Fort Drum will likely deploy overseas within the next 13 months. That’s according to the military base’s new commanding general, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Bannister. He sat down with local reporters last week to address what’s in store for soldiers stationed at Fort Drum.
Bannister said the changing nature of the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is changing the way troops are deployed at Fort Drum. They will still go to those countries but they will also go to other strategic locations around the world.