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Sunday | Watertown Daily Times

Congressman Owens wants Army input about concealed carry regulations after Fort Hood shootings

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Fort Hood, a push is underway for the military to change its policies to allow soldiers to carry concealed weapons on installations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, US Politics, Representative William Owens, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Major Owens

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Army investigators: No sign of foul play in Fort Drum shooting incident

Investigators from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command said they do not suspect foul play in the case of a soldier being shot during a training exercise late Monday.

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

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KWTX

Five Soldiers Injured In Shooting Rampage Remain In Hospitals

Five of the 16 soldiers wounded in the shooting rampage last Wednesday at Fort Hood remained in hospitals Tuesday, as the post prepared for a memorial service for the three soldiers who were killed.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum soldier shot during training, flown to Syracuse Monday night

A soldier from post was taken by a LifeNet helicopter to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, late Monday after being shot during a live-fire training exercise.

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

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Your News Now

Assemblywoman says state is helping soldiers and veterans

Assemblywoman Addie Russell is talking about ways New York State can help preventing a tragedy like the one we saw earlier this week at Fort Hood.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military

CultureMap

Injured soldier from Austin area 'getting better' after Fort Hood shooting

Army Major Patrick Miller, who lives in the Austin area, is among the victims recovering from wounds suffered in Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Saint Bonaventure University, Syracuse University

WVNY

Funding to Further Buffer Zone Around Fort Drum Announced

"The land around Fort Drum is vital to the training of our nation's military as well as the economy of the North County, which is why New York is dedicated to protecting the base," Governor Cuomo said.

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

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Former Fort Drum soldier among wounded in Fort Hood shootings that kill 4, including gunman

A soldier opened fire on fellow service members at this Army post Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 16 before killing himself, authorities said.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Leavenworth, US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives

Watertown Daily Times

WWII Purple Heart discovered in Watertown to be returned to Kansas family

To Mary J Strotkamp, of Centralia, Kan., her uncle was just a mysterious, tall soldier who smiled back at her in a sepia-toned black and white photograph.

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

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

New York's budget adds millions of dollars for retaining Fort Drum, FAA drone project

In the new budget, the state added $2 million to its base retention fund, primarily in support of the post.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, John McHugh, Republican, US House of Representatives

State of Michigan

Appointment, reappointments made to Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees

LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Shawn Wilson, of Lincoln Park, and the reappointments of Jason Biber, of Brighton, and Chuck Kosal, of Oxford, to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Brighton, MI, US Military, US Army, US Marine Corps

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Southside grad's baby inspires book, website

Tiny Maiya Elizabeth Colon may be short on years, but the 19-month-old toddler is huge on inspiration.

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

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The United States Army

Soldiers outfitted with advanced hearing protection

As early as 2012, the Department of Defense announced plans of integrating technologically sophisticated, yet tactical, hearing protection devices for Soldiers engaged in overseas combat operations and local training exercises.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, US Military, US Army, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Army cuts will have effect on north country

When a region and the municipalities within it rely too heavily on the budget and economic impact of a single entity such as a military base, the effect can be devastating.

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

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Post-Standard

Do you want to help Jenna Hinman's family? Sign up to bring a meal to the hospital

If you are interested in helping the family of Jenna Hinman, the Fort Drum mother who is battling a rare, life-threatening cancer, you can sign up to bring the family a meal.

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

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

British, American soldiers train together during Operation Commando Rattlesnake at Fort Drum

As the sun rose over the post's ranges early Thursday, American and British soldiers pushed through packed snow and the sound of gunfire into a small fictional village.

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

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Two deployed Fort Drum soldiers become American citizens in Afghanistan

The two 10th Mountain Division soldiers, Spc. Khun Hein and Sgt. Jennifer Santos-Bryant, were among the 11 service members attaining their citizenship Wednesday at a naturalization ceremony at Bagram Airfield, listed as one of the last such ceremonies to take place before the deadline for major American activity in the country to cease at the end ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Wayne, IN

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Cape Vincent's Byrne announces candidacy for Assembly seat

Republican Assembly candidate John L. Byrne III says local schools do an excellent job of educating young people, but the lagging north country economy too often forces graduates to leave the area to find work.

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Related Topix: Cape Vincent, NY, Oneonta, NY, Small Business, Personal Finance, Canada, Clayton, NY, US Military, US Army

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Indirect spending boosts Drum's economic impact on north country to $1.89 billion

Data from the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization indicate that the post has a larger impact on the north country economy than the Army calculations show, when indirect economic activity is taken into account.

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

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Report: Army had concerns about use of Fort Drum soldier in Super Bowl ad

A new report found that Army officials expressed concerns about the appearance of a soldier from post in a Super Bowl advertisement for Budweiser, clearing it only days before it aired.

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

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