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  1. Defense secretary to talk to students, military familiesRead the original story

    Yesterday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A day after addressing U.S. troops based at Fort Drum in northern New York, Defense Secretary is scheduled to visit the Syracuse University campus. Carter is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning at a gathering of students and military families in the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom in Dineen Hall.

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  2. Carter: Fort Drum-based unit will deploy to Iraq this yearRead the original story

    Yesterday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    More than 1,000 soldiers based at Fort Drum in northern New York will deploy to Iraq this year to train and advise Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced during Monday's visit to Fort Drum that about 1,250 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will head to Iraq this summer and fall.

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  3. Pentagon chief backs concept of a joint Arab military forceRead the original story

    Monday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Details on how such a force would operate are thin. But the agreement announced Sunday is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots.

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  4. US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next weekRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be the targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to thank 10th Mountain Division for its service in Afghanistan.

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  5. Fort Drum's new commander is familiar face at US Army postRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The U.S. Army's' 10th Mountain Division has a new commander, but he's someone many of the soldiers have already served under. Maj. Gen.

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  6. Fort Drum soldier accused of raping underage personRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says Denis Omuriuki was arraigned Friday on a charge of third-degree rape. He's accused of having sexual relations with a person under the age of 17 in Rome between May and September of 2014.

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  7. WWII skiers-turned-soldiers meet modern servicemen slopesideRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 10 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A 91-year-old World War II veteran easily outpaced current servicemen in a recent New Hampshire ski race, but the gathering was more about connections than competition. It was held for current and past members of the Army's famed 10th Mountain Division.

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  8. Fort Drum brigade prepares for deployment to AfghanistanRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    More than 1,600 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division will be heading to Afghanistan this year to serve as advisers to Afghan security forces and protect other U.S. troops on military bases. Officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say about 1,660 members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will deploy in the spring and summer to southern Afghanistan as part of Resolute Support Mission.

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  9. Fort Polk brigade combat team gets new designation, soldiersRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Tuesday's ceremony saw the deactivation of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team and the reactivation of its 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The American Press reports the move boosted brigade strength by about 700 soldiers, with the addition of infantrymen and engineers.

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  10. Fort Drum drone-operating unit heading to AfghanistanRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A segment of an Army aviation brigade based at Fort Drum in northern New York is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. Officials at the home of the 10th Mountain Division say D Co.

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  11. NY governor thanks troops returning from AfghanistanRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, recognized members of the 10th Mountain Division during a ceremony Monday at Fort Drum.

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  12. Ceremony to mark end of unit's Afghan combat roleRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The secretary of the U.S. Army is scheduled to speak at the official ceremony welcoming the 10th Mountain Division back home to Fort Drum after its most recent round of combat deployments of Afghanistan. Officials at the post in northern New York say Army Secretary John McHugh, a former congressman from the North Country, will speak at Monday afternoon's ceremony.

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  13. New commander named for Fort Drum in northern NYRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The U.S. Army says a general serving with the deputy chief of staff at the Pentagon has been named the new commander of Fort Drum in northern New York. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that Maj.

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  14. New York to lower flags for fallen soldierRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags at government buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor a fallen soldier based at Fort Drum. Forty-eight-year-old Sgt.

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  15. Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy pushRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A 60-megawatt wood-burning power plant is providing 100 percent of the electricity at Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division in northern New York. It's one of the first green energy projects to come on line since the Pentagon in 2012 committed to developing 3 gigawatts of renewable energy on U.S. military installations by 2025 - enough to power 750,000 homes.

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  16. Event celebrates Fort Drum's new energy providerRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will be in the North Country for a ceremony celebrating the recent awarding of a 20-year contract for providing power to Fort Drum. Thursday morning's event at the Army post in northern New York comes a month after the military awarded ReEnergy Holdings a nearly $289 million contract to provide power using renewable sources.

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  17. Cuomo visiting troops in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Afghanistan. He's visiting New York soldiers.

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  18. Traffic delays expected during Fort Drum exerciseRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Traffic delays are expected on state Route 26 in northern New York during large-scale field training exercises at Fort Drum. Military officials say the 10th Mountain Division's training exercise, Operation Mountain Peak 14, runs from Sept.

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  19. 2 Fort Drum buildings named in honor of WW II vetsRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Two training facilities at Fort Drum in northern New York are being named in honor of two World War II veterans. Army officials are renaming one in honor of Lt.

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  20. Vt. Air Guard F-16 hits bird at Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The jet was taking part in a training exercise Friday. After the bird strike the F-16 circled back to the runway and landed safely.

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