Fort Drum Soldiers Train To Stay Ready

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Whether they're preparing for deployment or not, Fort Drum soldiers constantly work to keep their skills sharp.

Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion competed with each other Thursday to put training into action. 

They went through several stations, including working with a radio, disassembling and reassembling weapons, and taking care of injured soldiers.

"To maintain our currency and maintain our readiness as 10th Mountain Division soldiers, it's very important to do stuff like this," said Captain Ryan Graf, company commander.

The soldiers aren't expected to deploy anytime soon, but commanders say it's important to be ready just in case.

Friday, October 31, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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