General Mennes: COVID vaccines arriving for Fort Drum soldiers

WWNY General Mennes: COVID vaccines arriving for Fort Drum soldiers

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - COVID vaccines are beginning to arrive on Fort Drum and overseas.

The commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division, Brian Mennes, spoke in Monday’s Advocate Drum speaker series from Afghanistan.

He said Pfizer vaccines arrived at Fort Drum over the weekend and vaccinations will start shortly. He said that he will be vaccinated in Afghanistan soon and it’s important for leaders to get vaccinated.

“What we find is it’s important, almost like anything, is when there’s uncertainty, our leadership is stepping forward to take, you know, to get the vaccination. Again, and lead by example,” said General Mennes.

Former Channel 7 general manager Cathy Pircsuk conducted the interview with the general.

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