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3 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Fort Drum missile interceptor site would employ up to 1,800 in military, civilian jobs

The Pentagon is considering whether to build a missile-interceptor at Fort Drum or three other East Coast sites.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Strategic Defense Initiative, Carthage, NY, Fort Greely, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force

7 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, above, says that in his mind, it's as if his offensive line has five, not four, starters returning, referring to Austin Barron's experience.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Drum, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Testudo Times

Profiles in Terpage: Andrew Stefanelli, Tehuti Miles and Zimuzo Nwaigwe

Stefanelli was a prized fullback coming out of Good Counsel and initially went to Temple for a season before transferring to Maryland.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fallston, MD, Sports, University of Maryland NCAA, NCAA Sports

Watertown Daily Times

Gov. Cuomo touts Fort Druma s strengths in letter to top Army officials

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has sent a letter to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Fort Drum, NY

North County Public Radio

Support at Ft. Drum for missile site that may never be built

Fort Drum is one of four locations the military is considering for a missile defense site for the East Coast.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Strategic Defense Initiative, Watertown, NY, Carthage, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Simulated helicopter crash at Fort Drum tests NNY first responders

Civilian and military first responders teamed up Wednesday, moving around fire, smoke and uneven terrain to aid dozens of supposed victims of a mock double helicopter crash near the hamlet of Spragueville.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Jefferson County, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Watertown Daily Times

AG orders three Jefferson County thrift stores to stop selling dangerous childrena s clothing

Three thrift stores in Jefferson County, along with 43 other stores statewide, have been ordered by the state attorney general to stop selling children's clothes with drawstrings.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, NY, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

B104.7

2 Counties Join Forth Drum for Emergency Exercise

Military officials at Fort Drum say the Army's 10th Mountain Division and local emergency response agencies will be conducting a mass casualty exercise.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Missile site considered for Fort Drum could employ 1,800

Residents got their first look Tuesday at what a potential missile defense site at Fort Drum could mean for the region: a facility costing as much as $4 billion to build that would create as many as 1,800 permanent jobs.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Strategic Defense Initiative, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Carthage, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Woodbury, Operation Yellow Ribbon welcome home U.S. Army soldier from Afghanistan

WOODBURY - When 23-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Tracy Kowalski exited his gate at Philadelphia International Airport, returning from his nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, he was greeted not just by his family and friends, but an entire escort of motorcyclists and other well-wishers ready to give him the welcome he deserved.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army

Watertown Daily Times

Monument to honor 10th Mountain Division proposed in Thompson Park

Michael T. Plummer and a group of north country residents wanted to do something special to commemorate the approaching 30th anniversary of the 10th Mountain Division for all it has done for Watertown and the country.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CBS Local

19-Year-Old Martinez Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Emotional Welcome

A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Drum, NY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Army Times

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Civil War-era cannonballs detonated in NY quarry

Army 1st Sgt. Kieran Dollard of the Fort Drum-based 725th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit says the cannonballs were found on the grounds of the Watervliet Arsenal, on the Hudson River just north of Albany.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Drum, NY

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

As local governments pass resolutions of support for Fort Drum, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, is teaming with the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization and other local leaders to urge people to stand up for Fort Drum by signing an online petition at www.StandUpForDrum.com .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Heuvelton, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Massena, NY, Hammond, NY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Bayonet

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — As the Army begins moving toward reduced troop numbers, a glaring reality faces units across the board - commanders must be prepared to sustain a rigorous operational tempo with fewer Soldiers standing in formation.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Druma s 3rd Brigade Combat Team to deactivate Thursday

After nearly a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team's soldiers will stand together on post one final time.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Sergeant Major of the Army talks troop cuts during Fort Drum appearance

The Army's top enlisted soldier described the end of several hundred soldiers' careers as an unfortunate consequence of sequestration, as he toured the post today.

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Watertown Daily Times

Insider attack in Afghanistan kills U.S. general

An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Army, Albany, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Mon Aug 04, 2014

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council Friday held a public meeting at SUNY Canton after an executive session to review and finalize a progress report.

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Related Topix: Canton, NY, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Jefferson County, NY

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