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  1. Privately-owned hotel opens on Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Stars and Stripes

    A ribbon-cutting was held on Wednesday at the new Candlewood Suites hotel at Fort Drum, at Mount Belvedere Boulevard's intersection with Enduring Freedom Drive. The Australian-based developer, Landlease, built the hotel as part of Privatization of Army Lodging, or PAL, program for the Department of Defense, Landlease spokeswoman Lacey Jamison said.


  2. Fort Drum soldiers among injured in Upstate New York nightclub shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | Stars and Stripes

    Julio E. Landron-Sanchez, 31, has been charged and arraigned in connection to the shooting, which left five people injured. Police said they saw the suspect running from the scene after responding to gunshots at 1:20 a.m. Police said five victims were treated at Samaritan Medical Center.


  3. Company accused of selling overpriced jewelry to US troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | Stars and Stripes

    New York state has filed a lawsuit against a national jewelry retailer, claiming the company uses false and deceptive methods to dupe U.S. military members into illegal financing contracts for overpriced merchandise. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Monday the lawsuit against Harris Jewelry alleges the company used its "Operation Teddy Bear" charitable donations campaign to lure service members into high-priced, in-house financing contracts.


  4. Army recruiter/guitarist wows crowd as guest of AC/DC tribute bandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Sgt. Austin J. West works as a U.S. Army recruiter, but on Aug. 25, a rock band performing during the Huk Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament here recruited him for his guitar skills. Sgt. West and Army Staff Sgt.


  5. Goodyear blimp to visit Fort Drum; Science program plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    It's scheduled to arrive at Watertown International Airport at approximately 5 p.m. The visit of Wingfoot One, one of three blimps Goodyear operates, is part of a Monday program at Fort Drum. Goodyear has built more than 300 lighter-than-air vehicles, including two large rigid airships - the USS Macon and USS Akron.


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

    Aug 14, 2018 | 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.


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

    Aug 13, 2018 | 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.


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

    Aug 10, 2018 | 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.


  9. 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.


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

    Jul 27, 2018 | 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

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

    Jul 27, 2018 | 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.


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

    Jul 25, 2018 | 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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."


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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.


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