'Listening Session' On Future Of Drum Set For Watertown
With the U.S. Army poised to cut tens of thousands of soldiers, the Army will hold a "listening session" in Watertown later this month.
The session "will provide community members with a brief overview of the Army's current stationing efforts" and "will also capture community member input for Army Senior Leaders to consider" as the Army reorganizes and scales back.
The Army must cut 80,000 soldiers by the fall of 2017.
One internal Army study has raised the possibility of Fort Drum losing as many as 8,000 soldiers or gaining as many as 3,000, though Drum officials have said the worst case is not likely to happen.
The Watertown session will be held at Case Middle School on Washington Street at 5 pm on April 25. Fort Drum Commander Major General Stephen J. Townsend will host the meeting, which is one of 29 being held nationwide.
Fort Drum's announcement of the session
Fort Drum, NY - Major General Stephen J. Townsend, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Commander is hosting a community listening session on stationing, April 25th at 5 p.m. at Case Middle School, Washington St., Watertown.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Watertown, NY