The commander of the troops at Fort Drum is back from an Afghanistan deployment. He spoke with 7 News about a number of topics ranging from from winding down the war, to ramping up on directives from D.C.
The Military Times cites just released results from a poll commissioned by the Ronald Reagan Institute which shows 56 percent of Americans have “a great deal of trust and confidence” in the military. That's down from 70 percent.
With Christmas a week away, many 10th Mountain Division soldiers are traveling home, although traveling in this pandemic has been discouraged. So what restrictions will soldiers and families have to follow?
Former 10th Mountain Division commander and retired four-star Army general Lloyd Austin says he reveres the principle of civilian control of the military. Austin made the remarks after after President-elect Joe Biden introduced him Wednesday as his nominee as as secretary of defense.
Devin Biggs, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months for stealing five long guns during the burglary of a gun shop in Gouverneur, and to participating in a burglary at a DeKalb Junction firearms dealer in which five handguns were stolen.
Fort Drum’s Mountain Peak exercise is set to start Monday. Mountain Peak is the largest, all hands-on-deck training exercise for the Army post and in years past has involved troops on the ground and in the air.
As President Trump denied Friday that he ever called fallen U.S. soldiers ’losers’ and ’suckers,’ the Democratic candidate for the north country’s seat in congress said she found the president’s language “appalling” and “disgusting.”