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  1. Trump objects to new law that stops him from removing troops from South KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Stars and Stripes

    President Donald Trump has objected to a series of provisions in the newly passed 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, including limits on the reduction of troops in South Korea and recognizing Crimea as a Russian province. The defense legislation, which Trump signed into law Monday, sets new restrictions to keep the administration from decreasing troops in South Korea to less than 22,000.


  2. Under new law, military kids get sex assault protectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Stars and Stripes

    This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.


  3. Fort Drum's commander returns from Iraq deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Stars and Stripes

    Officials at Fort Drum say the Army post's commanding general has returned from Iraq, where he was in charge of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command. Maj. Gen.


  4. Trump to sign $716 billion defense policy bill at Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Donald Trump will visit Fort Drum on Monday to hold a signing ceremony for the $716 billion defense policy bill approved by the Senate last week. The bill would authorize several significant Defense Department increases, including servicemembers' pay and the number of troops, equipment and weapons for the 2019 fiscal year.


  5. Mexican immigrants arrested at Fort Drum on the Fourth of July detail their ordealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Stars and Stripes

    A Mexican husband and wife who were arrested at an upstate Army base on the Fourth of July while visiting their pregnant daughter said their 19-day detention took an unnecessary emotional toll. Concepcion and Margarito Silva, who have lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years without authorization, were released Monday night after Brooklyn family members paid a $20,000 bond. 1 comment

  6. Army announces winter deployments to Afghanistan, South KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Stars and Stripes

    Soldiers stationed in New York, Texas and Colorado are slated to deploy this winter to Afghanistan and South Korea, the Army said Thursday. The 4th Infantry Division Headquarters, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., will deploy to Afghanistan.


  7. Feds free immigrant couple after detention at Army fortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | Stars and Stripes

    Immigration authorities have freed a Mexican husband and wife who were arrested when they tried to make an Independence Day visit their pregnant daughter at an Army fort in upstate New York. The couple's Brooklyn family paid a $20,000 bond to gain their release Monday night after 19 days in detention.


  8. Couple visiting their soldier son-in-law turned over to ICE by ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Two family members of a Fort Drum soldier are in border protection custody in New York after they were detained on the Fourth of July while trying to gain access to the post for an Independence Day celebration. A television station in New York City, Channel 4, reported that Brooklyn residents Concepcion and Margarito Silva were attempting to visit their son-in-law for a holiday celebration when they were stopped at a gate on post because they didn't have proper credentials.


  9. Army splits with West Point tweeter of 'communism will win'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: "Communism will win."


  10. West Point cadets get firsthand look at 'live' combatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Apache helicopters and Air Force A-10 Warthog planes were flying across the range at West Point during the latest summer training exercise for cadets. It was the first appearance for both as a participant in the training, alongside more familiar elements like mortar shells and live rifle fire.


  11. Military helicopter carrying 6 soldiers clips N.Y. control tower; 1 person injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The "minor" accident involving a military helicopter was reported around 11 p.m. at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, said the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.


  12. Railhead project at Fort Drum goes forward, another is still in the worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has been particularly concerned with the railhead and sent the Army a letter requesting information on the project. In a reply forwarded by Ms.


  13. Fort Drum could become home of new 800-soldier Army brigadeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Fort Drum is competing with other Army posts to become the home of a new brigade of about 800 military advisers who would train foreign security forces in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army plans to establish five of the new Security Force Assistance Brigades, with a sixth brigade assigned to the National Guard.


  14. National Weather Service sees possible radar interference from NY wind turbinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    A new document from the National Weather Service expands on potential interference with the weather radar in Montague, used by personnel at Fort Drum. In addition to the Buffalo and Burlington, Vt.


  15. Army: No VA benefits for false warning of bad anthrax vaccineRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The Army told soldiers stationed in South Korea on Thursday that they were not eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs after the service retracted a memorandum warning of bad batches of the anthrax vaccine. According to the April 10 memo that circulated online among veterans and servicemembers, its purpose was to identify soldiers who could've been affected and notify them of a possible 100-percent disability benefit from the VA because of health risks caused by bad anthrax vaccine batches.


  16. Fort Drum aviation officials recap Falcon's Peak exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Aviation officials on post said soldiers were on their toes as they worked through unpredictable challenges across the Adirondacks and Vermont during the recently concluded Falcon's Peak exercise. " driving on unknown roads, flying on unknown terrain, not knowing what's coming next in the scenario and allowing our planners, our pilots, our soldiers, our drivers, every soldier, officer and NCO in the formation to react to the unknown," said Maj.


  17. State police testify in hearing for Fort Drum soldier accused of killing wife, trooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The Fort Drum staff sergeant accused of killing Trooper Joel R. Davis last summer during a domestic incident is headed to trial in the fall. On Wednesday, Justin D. Walters appeared in Jefferson County Court for an evidence suppression hearing in which a trooper testified that Walters told him he "was just trying to scare him" when he allegedly shot Trooper Davis in the driveway of the defendant's County Route 46 home last July.


  18. Fort Drum prepares local residents for sights, sounds - and delays - of 'our folks training'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Col. Clair A. Gill, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Commander, prepped community members Wednesday for Fort Drum's upcoming "shock and awe." The "Falcon's Peak" helicopter training exercise will run from April 9 to 18, and will affect the Gouverneur, Degrasse, Saranac Lake, Cranberry Lake, Carthage and Lowville areas.


  19. Rep. Elise Stefanik invites President Donald Trump to visit Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has invited President Donald J. Trump to visit Fort Drum during his first term in office. In her letter, Ms.


  20. Pentagon nears decision on Fort Drum as East Coast missile defense siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Members of Upstate New York's congressional delegation are making a last-minute pitch to the Pentagon, asking military leaders to consider building a $3.6 billion missile interceptor site at Fort Drum. The lobbying blitz comes as the Pentagon nears a decision in early March on whether the U.S. needs to build a new base to defend the East Coast from an intercontinental ballistic missile attack.


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