Grab your tiny super heroes and join Spider-man on April 26 for a Super Hero Walk and Run with Family Advocacy Program (FAP)! This event, in honor of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, kicks off at 1 p.m. and invites participants to come dressed as their favorite super hero. In addition to the race, other activities will include music by the 10th Mountain Division Band, K-9 unit and fire team displays, face painting, balloon art, photo booth, rock wall, snow cones, and popcorn. The race begins and ends at the School Age Center on Chapel Drive and there is no registration fee!
Congratulations to all of the individuals honored last night during the annual Volunteer of the Year appreciation ceremony at the Commons! Among the many people being recognized, Guadalupe Moreno was named Volunteer of the year and Thomas Carman, president and chief executive officer of Samaritan Medical Center, was named Man of the Mountain. Learn more about the efforts of all our volunteers and last night's ceremony here: https://bit.ly/2HjGlFP
Don't forget that next week the Fort Drum Hiking Club will be having its first meeting of the year! Come see what the New York wilderness has to offer.
This week 10th Combat Aviation Brigade wrapped up #FalconsPeak on a day filled with significance for the 10th Mountain Division and its history! Check out this video from their final air assault.
Operation Po Valley Breakout
Did you hear the sound of freedom yesterday? #FalconsPeak culminated in a final air assault, focused on tactical flight, throughout much of the Fort Drum area and post. We did so on the 73rd anniversary of the 10th Mountain Division breaking through German defenses and advancing into the Po River Valley in Italy during World War II, so yesterday's training was thoughtfully titled Operation Po Valley Breakout.Thanks to our infantrymen in 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division for coming along for the ride!#FlyToGlory! #ClimbToGlory!U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) XVIII Airborne CorpsPosted by 10th Combat Aviation Brigade on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tomorrow's Business After Hours event has been moved to the RDF at Wheeler Sack Army Airfield due to the weather forecast. Any Soldiers in uniform wishing to attend will be admitted free of charge!
It really doesn't seem like it right now, but someday Spring will really arrive and you'll be on the hunt for warm weather clothes. The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is a great place to start! Check out what they have to offer, including volunteer opportunities.
Thrift Shop Finds
It really doesn't seem like it right now, but someday Spring will really arrive and you'll be on the hunt for warm weather clothes. The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is a great place to start! Check out what they have to offer, including volunteer opportunities.Posted by U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Long before Fort Drum was the premier military training site in the Northeast, it was a center of rural American industry. We have a special history tour in the works to explore how the lands that now comprise Fort Drum were once used to support that industry, producing everything from paper to cheese! Join us May 2 for this step back in time. The buses will depart at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-772-5463 no later than Tuesday, April 24.
Due to the road conditions, Chapel services and activities have been canceled. Enjoy a day with your family and have church in your home. We will see you next week. Be careful if you are out and about today. From your Religious Support Team.
More events to add to your calendar!
If you're looking for a Ninja Warrior-style workout Atkins Functional Fitness Facility has some new equipment ready to break your spirit...er... help you succeed! The Alpha Warrior Training Rig is a towering construct of monkey bars, ropes, rings, peg board and netting that can be configured into any number of obstacle courses and functional fitness workouts. Learn more about how you can take on the challenge here: https://bit.ly/2HCnsPv
The Army is working toward a more #RelevantTomorrow and enlisting the help of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 1st Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division to make it happen! Later this year these units will be the first to have a robotic combat vehicle in their formations and will provide testing and feedback on the newest team member. Follow the link to learn more about what these vehicles have to offer to our troops!
#FalconsPeak is underway on the ground and in the skies! 10th Combat Aviation Brigade gave us an overview of what the exercise will look like from their vantage. This complex training event will simulate our aviation assets operating against a "near-peer" threat in difficult terrain over the coming days.
Falcon's Peak Underway
#FalconsPeak is underway on the ground and in the skies! 10th Combat Aviation Brigade gave us an overview of what the exercise will look like from their vantage. This complex training event will simulate our aviation assets operating against a "near-peer" threat in difficult terrain over the coming days.Posted by U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division on Monday, April 9, 2018
Tomorrow is the day! Fort Drum FMWR's School Liaison Officer will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Don't miss this great opportunity!
Depending on where you live around Fort Drum, your commute could look a little different next week! 10th Combat Aviation Brigade is kicking off Falcon's Peak on Monday and this exercise will have 10th Mountain Division Soldiers role playing throughout our North Country communities. We anticipate traffic delays on U.S. Route 11 and NYS Route 3 near Fort Drum beginning through April 18 when the exercise ends.
Motorists can anticipate heavy military vehicle traffic at various times during the training period. There could be longer than usual delays at stop signs and traffic lights.
Community members in Gouverneur, Degrasse, Saranac Lake and Cranberry Lake areas, in addition to Carthage and Lowville, will likely hear and see additional helicopter traffic during the exercise. They should be advised that at times some of the aircraft could be flying at very low altitudes.
Residents in the Tupper Lake area may see Soldiers directing simulation systems at the aircraft as part of the exercise. Local police agencies are aware of the training, and representatives will be on site during that time. This should not be a cause for alarm.
Members of the community with questions during Falcon's Peak can contact the Exercise Operations Center at 315-772-1048.
Today is Gold Star Spouses Day. Today we honor the families that gave so much of themselves to the service of this nation. The ultimate sacrifice made by one but borne by all of those that they love.
Here at Fort Drum and around the world, take a moment today to honor those sacrifices.
April is #MonthoftheMilitaryChild and recently the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs teamed up with members of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division & 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade to send a special shoutout to all of our young family members! Let us know how you're supporting military kids during MoMC and be sure to look for information about all of this month's events on post.
Month of the Military Child #PurpleUp
April is #MonthoftheMilitaryChild and recently the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs teamed up with members of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division & 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade to send a special shoutout to all of our young family members! Let us know how you're supporting military kids during MoMC and be sure to look for information about all of this month's events on post.Posted by U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
April showers aside, there's plenty of opportunity to get out and get active in the community this month! The International Food Festival, Month of the Military Child activities and hiking club kickoff just to name a few. Also, don't forget to sign up for some the events planned a little further out that have registration open now.
Yesterday, Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper paid a visit to the installation to talk with our 10th Mountain Division leaders, Soldiers and Family members. The 23rd Secretary of the Army took the opportunity to hold a town hall, discussing #ArmyFutures and #readiness while fielding questions from the audience. Find out more about the visit here: https://bit.ly/2GlPiCb
Don't forget about today's town hall meeting with Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper! And please note a that the start time is 3:30 p.m. NOT 4 p.m. as noted in an earlier version of the flyer.
Get ready for Easter and Passover, so many events scheduled!
Update: The time reflected on the flyer is incorrect. The meeting will begin at 3:30! Tomorrow Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper will be here at Fort Drum and hosting a town hall meeting at the Commons. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to hear about what the Army of the future looks like and what that means for you!
Have you been keeping up with our #10MTN Soldiers in Iraq? Last week they conducted a patching ceremony, placing the mountain emblem on the right arm of all those serving with the unit!
Welcome Home to Battle Co., 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division! Nearly 100 Soldiers returned today from Djibouti, Africa where they served as the East African Response Force in support of the U.S. Army Africa Regionally Aligned Forces mission. Find more happy photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/1stbctmountainwarriors/albums and learn more about the mission our Soldiers accomplished while deployed here: https://bit.ly/2G7ydaG
If you're looking to break out of the house this weekend, there are some great events being offered right here on post! Check in with Fort Drum Natural Resources at Maple Days (delicious maple cotton candy for all ages) or grab the kids and enjoy all the Easter activities at the Main Post Chapel!
Falcon's Peak is coming! 10th Combat Aviation Brigade will be undertaking a new training exercise in April that's unlike anything we've done before here at Fort Drum. Check out the video to learn a little bit more about the upcoming action!