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Fort Drum, New York is located in Jefferson County. Zip codes in Fort Drum, NY include 13602, and 13603. More Fort Drum information.

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12 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Engineer soldiers return to Fort Drum

The soldiers, from the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, performed route clearance missions during their four months in the country.

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22 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

How did Sgt. Patrick Rust die? Seven years later, mother of Fort Drum soldier still seeks answers

Sgt. Patrick Rust endured two tours of war, walking the perimeter of an Army post in Iraq and manning a truck-mounted gun to protect his unit along the roads of Afghanistan. But it was when Rust was home, stationed at Fort Drum with the 10th Mountain Division, that danger caught up with him.

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23 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

City Council to discuss city engineer replacement

A civil engineer will fill in while the city finds a replacement for City Engineer Kurt W. Hauk, who left the position Friday after eight years. City Manager Sharon A. Addison has appointed Justin Wood, a civil engineer who has been in the Engineering Office since 2008.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Terrence and Maria Roche reflect on life in the north country

Terrence L. and Maria J. Roche learned how welcoming north country residents were even before they knew they would call the area home. Stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1984, serving as chief of the investigations and assistance division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Mr. Roche said he received a telephone call to meet some people on the Rhine River.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Errant bird leads to precautionary F-16 aircraft landing at Fort Drum, brief road closure

An errant bird led to a precautionary landing for an F-16 aircraft from the Vermont National Guard, briefly closing Route 26 between Route 3 and Route 11 Friday afternoon. The aircraft, taking off from the post's Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, struck a bird, according to Capt.

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Watertown Daily Times

Runners remember 9/11; events held around Jefferson County

With every steep, wet step, Rachel L. Eggleston and other runners paid tribute Thursday night as they pushed themselves through nine repetitions up and down 169 stairs in Thompson Park. Each moss-covered stair represented one of the 2,977 victims of the attacks on Sept.

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Watertown Daily Times

Child recognized by Fort Drum for calling help for injured mother

A 4-year-old on post has been recognized with the “9-1-1 Hero Award” after she aided her injured mother. Post officials said Mimi Carlisle called 911 after finding her mother, Jasmyne Hyatt, unconscious July 17. With the help of a dispatcher, officials said, she checked her mother's pulse and breathing.

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North County Public Radio

Glens Falls Green Funiciello shakes up NY 21 race

As we've been hearing, Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello is playing a huge part in the North Country's House race. He's been talking about issues - including a national single-payer healthcare system, shrinking the US military, including the downsizing of Fort Drum, and a much higher minimum wage for workers - that don't often get raised in North Country elections.

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Watertown Daily Times

Immaculate Heart Central starts year with higher enrollment, more programs

Parents and students were welcomed back to a new school year at Immaculate Heart Central Schools last week with one of the highest enrollments the school has had in the last five years. “Lots of exciting news to come this year.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Fort Drum soldiers invited to Brasher Falls for a Hometown Heroesa muskie challenge

For the third consecutive year, Fort Drum soldiers will be sitting in boats on the St. Regis and Deer rivers on Saturday in hopes of landing some really big fish. Spc. Mark Miranda and his guide, Mike Small, reeled in a 47-inch muskie as the top catch of the day during the second annual “Hometown Heroes” muskie challenge in 2013.

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Watertown Daily Times

City hopes to solve $2.9 million funding gap for Factory Street project

With work slated to begin next spring, the planned Factory Street reconstruction project has a $2.9 million funding gap. City Engineer Kurt W. Hauk, who is leaving today for a job at Fort Drum, said the city still hopes to reduce the shortfall.

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Watertown Daily Times

Guilfoyle to leave former Covidien building, return to Newell Street

Less than two years after buying and moving into a larger space on Faichney Drive, Guilfoyle Ambulance Service Inc. is moving back to its former Newell Street headquarters. Bruce G. Wright, Guilfoyle's president and CEO, confirmed the ambulance service will move back to the smaller Newell Street building by Oct. 1 because the company has been unable to find a buyer for the property.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Neighbor and guardian: Fort Druma s soldiers have stood on the front lines of freedom

In examining the effect that expanding Fort Drum has had on the north country over the past three decades, there are some true highlights. One of the first to come to mind is the economic impact.

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Watertown Daily Times

North country to mark 9/11 anniversary Thursday

Several ceremonies will be held across the north country Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum military police platoon returns from Afghanistan deployment

Holding his infant son Linus for the first time, Spc. Charles Bandy said he had few words to describe the joy he felt Monday morning.

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The United States Army

1-71 Cavalry trains with Dragoons in Canada

Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division , alongside members of the Canadian Royal Dragoons, leave the beach on Zodiac boats during a training exercise in Petawawa, Canada. The purpose of the training was to become more familiar with the Zodiacs, and learn how to use them as a way to gain the element of surprise on the role-playing enemy force at their objective.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Modern perks improve life in barracks for Fort Drum soldiers

Compared to barracks housing offered here two decades ago, today's living spaces provide soldiers with more amenities and independence, according to Sgt. Patrick I. Olvecky, who allowed the Times to tour his living space last month.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Supporters of Fort Drum remain optimistic about posta s future

When Fort Drum's future is discussed, the phrase “crystal ball” often comes up, as in, no one has one. While veteran watchers of the post don't envision a doomsday scenario in which it is closed entirely, they do foresee more reductions in forces ahead due to federal spending cuts commonly known as sequestration.

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Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum powers three decades of economic growth

As the largest employer in Northern New York, Fort Drum has accounted for an economic impact of $19.72 billion on the region over the past quarter-century. The impact of the installation has more than quadrupled since the post began collecting data in 1988, when the figure was about $272 million.

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Watertown Daily Times

Waiting game a part of life for military spouses at Fort Drum

For Priscilla R. Hall, the agony of waiting started one morning in August of last year in the middle of a telephone conversation with her husband, Nathan M., a 33-year-old Fort Drum staff sergeant who was serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. “The phone went dead,” Mrs. Hall, 33, said of the Army's land-line device, which is connected to the Internet.

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