Military Matters

  Fort Drum’s commander discusses restrictions, quarantines & Pentagon order

Major General Brian Mennes, commander of 10th Mountain Division, appeared on 7 News This Evening Thursday night to discuss how Fort Drum is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Fort Drum soldiers coming home from Afghanistan due to COVID-19 pandemic

AG: Fort Drum community targeted by COVID-19 scammers

Fort Drum’s workforce adjusts to meet COVID-19 challenges

Fort Drum closes gate, postpones brigade rotation

  10th Mountain Division commander discusses COVID-19 & Fort Drum

  Fort Drum soldiers returning from South Korea placed in quarantine

Continued Coverage

Military families to get more housing protection

  Fort Drum soldiers observe Women’s History Month

  Advocate Drum needs your help

Fort Drum’s 1st Brigade Combat Team cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

  Fort Drum soldiers tested on marksmanship, fitness

  Fort Drum soldiers put fitness to test

  Fort Drum program welcomes kids with military affiliation

A place for kids to hang out on Fort Drum wants new members.

  Scholarship offered for spouses of active-duty military members

A college scholarship now available for those who hold down the home front at North Country Community College.

  Fort Drum hyped about HyperBowling

Fort Drum has just opened its 1.1 million dollar bowling alley renovation to introduce HyperBowling on post.

Rule changes, more veterans can now shop on Fort Drum

Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war or who have service-connected disabilities can shop at the Main Post Exchange or any of of the other Exchange shops on post.

Army warns of fake text messages

Display unveiled on Fort Drum

  National nonprofit pays off layaway for Fort Drum families

  Local veterans receive blankets

  10th Mountain Division Band presents holiday concert series

  21 to buy tobacco? Not on Fort Drum

  Fort Drum honors Native American soldiers

This is National American Indian Heritage Month. Fort Drum spent the day Wednesday honoring American Indians that serve in the military.

  Flu vaccine supply delayed at Fort Drum

Right now, people on Fort Drum can't get their flu shots.

  Weapons with paws

We meet some working military dogs on Fort Drum, see what these animals do and how they bond with their handlers.

  Fort Drum’s 2nd BCT remembers one of its own

A repatriation ceremony on Fort Drum had members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division remembering one of their own.

  White House delays expansion of Agent Orange benefits, publication says

A new report says White House officials put the brakes on some important changes to the list of diseases eligible for Agent Orange benefits.

  Vittles for Vets

Once a month, the Watertown Elks lodge has a luncheon for veterans.

  Fort Drum soldier is first in nation to get perfect score on Army fitness test

A Fort Drum man is the first soldier in the nation to get a perfect score on an Army fitness test.

  Here’s how you can adopt deploying Fort Drum platoons

This fall, more than 3,000 soldiers will deploy from Fort Drum and there's a way for people to build a connection with them.

  Fort Drum soldiers try to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

Infantry soldiers say it's a right of passage on Fort Drum. Soldiers were testing to earn a badge that they say means they are experts at their jobs.

Nominations sought for community health heroes

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and the North Country Health Compass Partners are looking for nominations of people who have demonstrated outstanding public service and commitment to improving health and wellness in their community.

  Morning run at Fort Drum takes on sports theme

Thursday night was the first NFL game of the season and soldiers on Fort Drum celebrated the kickoff with a Friday morning fun run.

  Watertown Y helps out military families with child care

Caring for children isn't always easy when your partner is deployed, so the Watertown YMCA is helping out.

  Military families learn about healthy cooking

A healthy soldier starts with a healthy meal. Cornell Cooperative Extension is introducing a cooking program for military families.

Bernadette Piechette Turck, 42, of Lowville

Bernadette Piechette “Bernie” Turck, 42, of Lowville died on Thursday, evening, August 22, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital.

  Vietnam Moving Wall arrives in Sackets Harbor

The Moving Wall memorial officially arrived in Sackets Harbor Friday morning.

  Veterans Ride to Victory is next week

It's called Veterans Ride to Victory and it will help fund bringing the replica Vietnam War memorial called the Moving Wall to the north country.

  More military service members took their own lives in 2018 than ever before

New numbers from the military give a disturbing picture about suicide in the service.

  Soldiers ooze through Fort Drum’s Mountain Mudder

Soldiers on Fort Drum were getting dirty Friday for the annual Mountain Mudder run.

  Fort Drum gets jump on hiring for winter jobs

Fort Drum public works wants to get a head start on hiring for the winter.

  Former soldier returns to Fort Drum, remembers fallen friend

A former Fort Drum solider who lost both legs in Afghanistan is back visiting post. He wants to make sure one of his fallen friends is being is being remembered.

  Military tribute on wheels visits Fort Drum

It's a military tribute you won't find in a museum, but rather on the road.

  Soldiers who deploy without leaving home

It’s a 9 month deployment, while never leaving home.

  97 year old firefighter responds to alarm

He's a World War II veteran and Clayton firefighter who went on very special ride a few weeks ago. Meet Charlie Solar.

  Shooting survivor, hero returns to Fort Drum

A military hero who survived a dark time in U.S. military history is coming back to the north country. We meet Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Miller.

  PTSD open house set for Thursday

River Hospital's Community Wellness program will host a PTSD open house Thursday in honor of PTSD Awareness Day.

  Fort Drum, families remember fallen soldiers

A solemn ceremony was held Wednesday on Fort Drum as the post paused to remember fallen soldiers and welcome their families.

  Fallen Fort Drum soldier receives Distinguished Service Cross

The second highest military honor has been bestowed upon a fallen Fort Drum soldier.

  Dog helps veteran cope with PTSD

An Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD says he's found something that really helps.

  Listen! 10th Mountain Division Band in concert this summer

Three free concerts are planned on Fort Drum this summer featuring members of the 10th Mountain Division Band.

  10th Mountain Division honors its own

Fort Drum announced its "best warriors" earlier this month.

  Survey: widespread unhappiness with some military housing

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWNY) - Almost half of the people living in military housing on Fort Drum reported maintenance and repair issues, in a survey released Wednesday.

Old Photos Give Historians Better Picture Of Fort Drum

An 0-38 observation plane flies through the sky in a picture recently donated to the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum.