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Thursday Aug 28 | The Post-Standard

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer says his Orange will keep...

Earlier this month, on their second-to-last last night in Fort Drum where they'd trained for the better part of a week, the members of the Syracuse University football team were given an American flag by a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

North County Public Radio

As Ft. Drum closes down one brigade, what's next for the base?

Earlier this month, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team cased its colors for the last time.

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Related Topix: Fort Drum, NY, US Military, US Army, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Watertown, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Home sweet home: Jefferson Community College cuts ribbon on new dormitory

When Jefferson Community College opened in 1961 in downtown Watertown, it appealed to aspiring students from across the county looking for an efficient way to extend their high school education and better prepare for the demands of the workplace while staying close to home.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Sen. Ritchie, FDRLO deliver 9,000 signatures in support of Fort Drum

FORT DRUM ­- State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, and the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization jointly delivered on Monday more than 9,000 signatures and dozens of resolutions passed by local municipalities in support of Fort Drum to Army leadership.

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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

New York Post

Inside the war at home for military wives

Angela Ricketts' memoir of her years as an active-duty Army officer's wife "can't be told in a linear way," she writes, but rather in a "zigzagging" style, a metaphor for the lives of military families as they move frequently and cope with long overseas deployments.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Campbell, KY

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

San BernardinoSAN BERNARDINO: Returning soldier surprises younger brother

Principal Gordon Amerson called him down from the gymnasium stands to declare him the subject of something new called the "Senior Spotlight."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, San Bernardino, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Fort Drum advocates prepare response to Army study prior to deadline Monday

With limited time before the Army's deadline Monday for public comments about potential force reduction, advocates for Fort Drum are compiling materials to state their case.

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

Watertown Daily Times

Drum says ita s not censoring, just protecting government computers

However, Fort Drum officials said they did not have any information about any restrictions for personnel visiting the site, only guidelines for protecting its government computers under Army policy.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army

Cape Cod Times

Cape native receives Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan

Jeffrey and Alberta Beggs are obviously proud of their son Robert, an Army staff sergeant who earlier this summer received the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Coast Guard, US News

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

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

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