Gen. Milley: 3 Full Brigades At Drum For First Time In Decades
7 News This Morning was broadcasting live from Fort Drum Thursday morning in honor of Flag Day and the U.S. Army's 237th anniversary.
While there, anchor Jeff Cole spoke with Maj. Gen. Mark Milley, the 10th Mountain Division's commanding general.
The general said that Fort Drum is host to three full brigades of infantry for the first time since 1985.
Only about 1,000 soldiers remain in Afghanistan conducting logistics operations, he said.
That doesn't mean the 10th plans to remain idle, however.
All the division's 20,000 soldiers will be put into the field in a few weeks for a training exercise called Operation Mountain Peak.
Milley said people around the post will could notice more helicopters flying around than normal and hear more artillery and other weapons fire.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY