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Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum soldier writes about a oeUnashameda days of coming out and...

Ever since Fort Drum soldier Sgt. Janell J. Emerson-Farina began writing short stories as a youngster, her tales have raised eyebrows.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, US National Guard, Fort Huachuca

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Ad featuring Fort Drum soldiera s homecoming nominated for Emmy

The ad, starring Lt. Chuck Nadd of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, was shot as he and his girlfriend Shannon Cantwell were welcomed with a surprise parade in Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Fort Drum, NY

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Air Force investigator says a perfect storma led to drone crash in Lake Ontario

A combination of bad navigational software and timing led to the November crash of the MQ-9 Reaper drone crash into Lake Ontario, the Air Force colonel who investigated the crash said.

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Related Topix: US Military, March Air Reserve Base, US Air Force, Ontario, NY, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Empire State Development chief briefed on new Army cut study, potential Fort Drum effects

Members of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization briefed Kenneth Adams, Empire State Development president, CEO and commissioner, on Wednesday about the Army's latest study on potential soldier reductions at Fort Drum.

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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Grand Island Pennysaver

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm presented Purple Heart

In a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park Monday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Niagara Falls, NY, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Brian Higgins, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown Salvation Army welcomes two new officers

The pair, who replaced Lts. Zeb and Summer Hough after their transfer last month to Niagara Falls, began their duties a week and a half ago.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Niagara Falls, NY

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Army issues 'worst-case' cuts scenarios

Army bases and surrounding communities across the country would lose up to 80 percent of their military and civilian workforces if maximum cuts in both budget and force size go into effect at the end of the decade, according to worst-case scenario projections.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Campbell, US News

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County schools would be affected by large scale military cuts

The worst-case scenario study that outlined the effects of an 85 percent cut in Army personnel at Fort Drum would mean up to a 60 percent reduction in the number of students at area public schools and a 37 percent cut to enrollment at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, local officials say.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Watertown, NY, Education Etc., Carthage, NY, Jefferson County, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Schumer says Fort Drum is not seriously considered for child refugee site

The prospect of hundreds of refugee children being placed at Fort Drum seems unlikely, according to U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Prison, Fort Sill, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Army issues 'worst-case' scenarios for reductions

Army bases and surrounding communities across the country would lose up to 80 percent of their military and civilian workforces if maximum cuts in both budget and force size go into effect at the end of the decade, according to worst-case scenario projections.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, Fort Sam Houston, US News

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum panel clears soldier of murder, other charges in connection to childa s death

A court-martial panel has found a soldier on post not guilty of murder and other charges in connection with the death of his stepson in December 2012.

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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Air Force: System malfunctions led to November Reaper drone crash into Lake Ontario

Air Force officials said that GPS and guidance system malfunctions led to the crash of a multimillion-dollar MQ-9 Reaper drone into Lake Ontario in November.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Hancock Field, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Fort Drum eyed as site for housing refugee children

Vacant space on the base has been identified as a possible location for housing refugee children who arrive in the United States unaccompanied by an adult.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Prison, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sill

The Post-Standard

Fort Drum soldier accused in death of stepson found not guilty

A courts martial panel has found the soldier who was accused in the death of his stepson in December 2012 not guilty.

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

Watertown Daily Times

FDRLO circulates petitions to preserve Fort Druma s status

Representatives of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization will be gathering signatures from the community on a petition urging Army officials to keep the post's mission and manpower intact.

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

The United States Army

42nd Infantry Division veterans mark 10-year anniversary of historic mobilization

On the 100th anniversary of the spark that began World War I, Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division, gathered here yesterday, to mark their own historic 10-year commemoration of the unit's historic mobilization, in 2004.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Prison, New York, Life, Veteran Affairs, Troy, NY, US Army

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Cuts that hurt: Military reductions would severely impact the north country

A report conducted by the U.S. Army showed how a worst-case scenario would impact the region.

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

Watertown Daily Times

Gabriel the service dog fighting to get back home to his disabled veteran owner

His kidneys are diseased, threatening his life. But it was his heart that captivated the staff of North Country Animal Health Center, 16760 state Route 3, Watertown, when he was brought in by his concerned out-of-state owners in May. Now, Gabriel is battling to recover at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Boston.

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Related Topix: Tufts University, US Military, US Army, Flower Mound, TX

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Newsday

Oyster Bay teen trading prom gown for Marine Corps fatigues

Oyster Bay High School senior Destiny Martinez, 17, said her boyfriend, Kyle Whitelaw, a 2013 Oyster Bay graduate, couldn't attend her prom with her on Thursday, June 26, 2014, because he is in the Army, but he has inspired her to enlist in the Marine Corps after graduation.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Oyster Bay, NY, US Army, Long-Island-City, NY, Fort Drum, NY

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

New Army report evaluates massive impacts of potential cuts at Fort Drum

An Army study released Thursday warns that a worst-case scenario of defense cuts, slashing 16,000 soldier and civilian positions on post by 2020, would cause a $1.6 billion economic catastrophe across the region.

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

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