30 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

American Legion gives thanks to soldiers
Members of the Medina American Legion and Albion American Legion posts deliver care packages to Fort Drum for troops in Afghanistan.

Brigade members welcomed home
300 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team returned to Ft Drum on Saturday after a deployment to Afghanistan.

Soldier 'feels real good'to be back from Iraq
Article on Private First Class Justin Taylor who serves with the 10th avn Bde and his experiences in Iraq.

28 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Miss USA visits Fort Drum
Kristen Dalton visited the families and soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort drum on Thanksgiving.

Tammy’s soldier: Son to return to U.S. on Thanksgiving
10th Mountain division soldier Chad Sebasty returns to US in time to head home for Thanksgiving.

Patrols and turkey in Afghan war zone
Able Troop, 3-71 Cavalry Squadron focus of story about Thanksgiving in Afghanistan.

Vet Center's bereavement group restarted
After a year-and-a-half hiatus, the Watertown Vet Center has revived its bereavement group for families who have lost a service member.

Soldier from Lancaster feels he's making a difference in Afghanistan
Pfc. Patrick Brown focus of story about US Army in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, Iraq: different wars
AP story on differences between wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

US buildup seen as helpful in 2 Afghan provinces
AP article on improvements to Logar and Baraki-Barak provinces.

26 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Central New York travelers head off to enjoy Thanksgiving
Army Pfc. Raquel Munoz of the 10th Mountain mentioned in story about people traveling for Thanksgiving.

US Troops Experiment with New Strategy for Afghanistan
Story on how units in Afghanistan are changing tactics to deal with Taliban influence on villages.

Hurt soldier comes home Thanksgiving
10th Mountain soldier, PFC Robert Davis will be home for Thanksgiving while recovering from wounds received in Afghanistan.

Wounded soldier has a long climb to recovery
Story on 10th Mountain soldier, Staff Sgt. Christian Hughes, on his recovery from wounds received in Afghanistan.

25 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Bomb-makers being targeted by coalition forces in an increasingly prolific IED war
10th Mountain and coalition forces change tactics to go after those who suply and build IEDs.

Couple's ‘Little Warrior' finds home in Silver Spring children's center
Easter Seals offers free program to offspring of wounded service members, 10th Mountain Division soldier's family moves to Md while he recovers from surgery at Walter Reed

Media Advisory- 3rd Brigade Welcome Home ceremony Saturday

FORT DRUM, NY -- A welcome home ceremony for 3rd Brigade Combat Team
Soldiers is scheduled for 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at Magrath Gym here.

The flight will consist of 300 personnel that are returning after a 12
month deployment to Afghanistan.

Media interested in covering the ceremony must R.S.V.P. to the Fort Drum
public affairs office not later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 by calling
315-408-3087. R.S.V.P. is required so that we can provide updates to
the ceremony time as needed.

24 November 2009

10th Mountain Division Daily Roundup

Obama finalizes plan to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan
President Obama decides to send more troops to Afghanistan, BCT from Ft Drum slated to go as part of surge.

Press Release- Official welcome home and change-of-command ceremony for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade

Release Number: 0911-07

Fort Drum Public Affairs

Official welcome home and change-of-command ceremony for the 10th Combat
Aviation Brigade

FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade will uncase its colors
and be officially welcomed home 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Magrath Gym

The 10th CAB will also conduct a Change-of-Command as part of the

Col. Erik C. Peterson will hand over command of the brigade to Col.
Pedro G. Almeida.

Maj. Gen. James Terry, 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum commanding
general, will give remarks during the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the ceremony should be at the Media
Operations Center on Route 26 no later than 9:30 a.m. on the day of the

Press Release- Fort Drum Web site Redesign Underway

Media Release

Release Number : 0911-08

Fort Drum Public Affairs

Fort Drum Web site Redesign Underway

FORT DRUM, NY--Fort Drum wants your input as we redesign the Fort Drum
public Web site (www.drum.army.mil), asking the Fort Drum community to
provide their opinions and suggestions through a short, online survey.

"The Fort Drum Web site exists to serve all who have an interest in Fort
Drum-Soldiers, Families, the civilian workforce, and the entire North
Country Community, whether they already work and live in the community
or are planning to move to the North Country," said Lt. Col. Paul
Swiergosz, 10th Mountain Division public affairs officer. "We want to
ensure we are serving the information needs of the community."

Those interested in taking the survey can simply go to the Fort Drum
homepage at www.drum.army.mil and click the survey link provided under
"Commander's Message."

Media with questions regarding this release can contact Fort Drum public
affairs at 315-772-7267.

23 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Reservist Credited With Saving Nine Lives
Former 10th Mountain soldier Jeremy Church recognized for actions that earned him a Silver Star in 2004 while deployed to Iraq.

22 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Best Western will provide holiday dinner for soldiers
Soldiers and their families can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner free of charge at the Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St.

20 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Knitters busy making hats for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
Watertown citizens band together to make wool hats for 10th Mountain soldiers deployed overseas.

Fort Drum to light community Christmas Tree and Menorah on December 2.

FORT DRUM, NY - Fort Drum will host the 2009 annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 2 at 5:15pm. Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus arriving on a fire truck will also be highlights of this yearly tradition here on post.

The annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held at the large pine tree just outside the Main Post Chapel. The ceremony will be followed by a Christmas party at Youth Services where Santa will take note of holiday wishes and hand out some early gifts.

Media interested in covering the tree lighting should meet at the Fort Drum Media Operations Center on NY Route 26 at 4:45p for escort to the site. For more information, contact Kae Young @ 315-772-5463 or kae.young@us.army.mil.

19 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Senate Approves $84.5M For Fort Drum Projects
the Senate approved funding for $6.5 million for Water System Expansion, Barracks, and a Transition Complex for Ft Drum.

Fort Drum Pee Wee football shoots for title
Ft Drum Pee Wee Football team headed to NJ for championship tourney after an undefeated season.

18 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Unending War: 'When We Win, We Can Relax'
Commentary on toll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan take on families of soldiers, several 10th mountain family members and soldiers quoted.

2-10 Mtn. Div. Takes on Partnership Role
2nd BCT assumes partnership mission in Iraq from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

Photo gallery: Medal of Honor headstone dedicated to Jared Monti
Series of photos from ceremony to dedicate new headstone for 10th Mtn soldier Jared Monti.

Incentives attract social workers
Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization offers bonus for counselors to relocate within the 40-mile Fort Drum radius.

Championship football returns to Jackson Township this weekend
Fort Drum's Pop Warner Football team will be in Jackson, NJ this weekend for semi finals tourney.

15 Nov Daily Roundup

Ultimate sacrifice ‘A legacy of freedom and a lesson of sacrifice'
There was a ceremony at the Worchester Ma veteran's memorial to dedicate a flagpole in honor of former 10th Mtn soldier SFC Jared Monti.

Marathon man
Short article and picture of Stow OH native and Ft Drum soldier Carl Berg, who comlpeted the Road Runner Akron Marathon on Sept. 26.

Soldier with local ties hurt in Afghanistan
Ft Drum soldier, Staff Sgt. Jared Schneider, was wounded during a Nov 9 Rocket attack in Afghanistan.

14 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Soldiers put skills to work
Officers from 1st Brigade Combat Team do volunteer work at Watertown's Urban Mission, clearing dead brush and repairing the outdoor donation shed.

A Veteran's Day remembrance
User submitted photo by Francene Perreault of son at gravesite of his best friend.

Fort Drum honors veterans
Coverage of Veteran's Day ceremony at Ft Drum.

Fallen soldier's family accepts medal for valor
Family of Staff Sgt. Wesley Hunter accepts Bronze Star Medal with “V” device during Veteran's Day Ceremony.

PHOTO: 2nd BSTB Takes Command
2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team assumes duties from 82nd Airborne unit in Iraq

Barge Matal: 'It's a place we never want to go back to'
Story of platoon from 10th Mountain Division at Barge Matal, Afghanistan.

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry congratulates America’s newest citizens
10th Mountain soldiers gain citizenship in ceremony in Afghanistan.

12 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Families Share Feelings On Loved Ones' Deployments
Tyler Morning Telegraph article on families a deployed 10th Mountain soldiers.

Lowville urged to help promote Drum
Article on Town Hall Meeting conducted in Lowville by Ft Drum officials.

Upstate Medical branch funds needed

SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks funding from State to open branch campus on Ft Drum.

True meaning of hero sometimes lost
USMC honors father of Jared Monti, 10th Mtn division soldier with was awarded the Medal of Honor

American Fork teen seeks to honor fallen soldier
Neighbor of fallen 10th Mtn soldier seeks to have street renamed in honor of Sgt. Nathan Barnes.

Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton Gets Called to Duty By the USO and Will Spend Thanksgiving With Troops
Miss USA will be at Fort Drum to serve Thanksgiving dinner to soldiers and families of the 10th Mountain Division.

Interview With MG Terry

MG Terry: Hello Jon, it's good to speak to you. I understand that you are an Alumni of Ft Drum?

Jon: That is correct Sir. I served with the 10th Mountain Division from Feb of 1991 until June of 1994. I started out of 1st Bn, 87th Infantry and then went to Somalia with B Co, 2nd Bn, 22 Infantry.

MG Terry: It sounds like you were leaving as I was coming into the unit. Who was your 1ST SGT when you were with Triple Deuce?

Jon: That was now retired SGM Burnell Haney.

MG Terry: It's a small world. He's my fishing guide now and he also works downstairs for me.

Jon: I met him again when I was activated here with the 107th MP company in 2002. He introduced me to Col Steele who felt the need to, once he found out I was in Mogadishu with SGM Haney, do his best to break my ribs with his ham hock sized fists.

MG Terry: You know that Col Steele was a pulling Guard for Hershall Walker in college right?

Jon: I have to admit that at the time, I wasn't very interested in college football.

MG Terry: I understand that you have some questions for me.

Jon: First sir, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview. I have to admit that I am a little surprised and a bit intimidated that I have you on the phone with me. I was expecting more of an e-mail style interview where I could send you the questions and have you answer them at your convenience.

MG Terry: You don't need to be scared Jon. I'll go easy on you. (Laugh)

Jon: Thank you sir. I appreciate that. I would like to touch on several areas, to include your military experience, current operations and your personal life, if you have no objections.

MG Terry: I am looking forward to your questions.

Jon: This is a return to familiar terrain for you, in that you have served at Ft Drum previously. What are the biggest changes that you have seen since your return to Fort Drum, in the post?

MG Terry: As I said, I was up here at Fort Drum with 2/22 first from 1994- 1996 and we were the first off the deck of the Eisenhower and into Haiti. Then I came back in 2004 as Assistant Division Commander- Operations and in 2006-2007 I was in Afghanistan with the Division. I went by my old quarters from when I was with 2/22 and they are being renovated into Junior Enlisted quarters. On post we now have a Material Support section that works with the units returning from down range and
makes sure that their equipment is ready to go the next time that they have to deploy. We also have an increased amount of medical care available for the soldiers and families, where we used to have to go off post for most of that care in the past. We also now have a separate Installation Command as so that we don't have to pull soldiers from the Division command for a Rear Detachment. The Garrison commander now also works with Installation Command.

Jon: Your previous posting was with Tradoc (Training and Doctrine Command). When you were there, what were your major duties, in the realm of policy and procedure that helped train the new warriors entering the service?

MG Terry: Well, I was actually in acquisition and I worked with the new equipment that was being tested. I had a BCT that tested the equipment and we were there to determine how to fit the new equipment and its capabilities into doctrine and what doctrine needed to be adjusted to make sure that we got the most advantage out of the new equipment and how to allow the soldiers to network and spread intelligence and information quicker and easier.
Jon, you've heard about the Land Warrior system, right?

Jon: I have and if everything works the way it is expected, it will be a great piece of equipment for our troops that will help cut down on any friendly fire incidents.

MG Terry: Not only friendly fire incidents, it will increase the capabilities for our soldiers, in allowing them too know where civilians are, their fellow soldiers and where hostile forces are in a moment's notice.

Jon: How did that assignment prepare you for taking command of the 10th
Mountain Division?

MG Terry: It gave me an understanding and knowledge of how the new equipment would work and affect the current doctrine. It also gave me an insight into the way doctrine may be changed and adapted to give us more success in the future.

Jon: What is the biggest change that you had to make mentally, to prepare yourself for this assignment?

MG Terry: Well, I have to say that the Division staff has been great and worked incredibly hard to ensure that the transition was smooth. The biggest change was accepting the role of Senior Mission commander for Fort Drum and ensuring that we are working with and integrating the civilian population of the North country into Fort Drum. We have a unique relationship here with the neighboring communities and ensuring that they were kept up to date and informed is one of the important
tasks that we have to keep focused on every day.

Jon: In regards to operational deployments, where do you see the division, 1 year from now?

MG Terry: You know about operational security and the fact that we don't have the ability to announce everything that you may want to hear.

Jon: With the future always changing and people having a "need to know", I understand that you are limited in what you can say.

MG Terry: Well, without going into specifics, I know that the Division headquarters element and 2 brigades are going to be training up for another rotation through Afghanistan. Other than that, there is always the possibility for some things to change.

Jon: The 4th BCT, currently at Ft Polk, is supposed to be transferred to Ft Drum in the upcoming future. How is the preparation of the post for their transfer going?

MG Terry: Jon, looking forward, I do not foresee the 4th Bde leaving Fort Polk and joining us here at Fort Drum. To the best of my knowledge, there are no plans to move them up here.

Jon: The post used to have an active "club scene" with the Pennants and Spinners clubs for soldiers to go to at night for entertainment and to get away from the barracks. With the closing of the post to non military personnel in 2001, the clubs were closed. Now that there has been an easing of the restrictions on non military personnel coming onto post, are there any plans to reopen the clubs, possibly at another location(s)on post? Or possibly expanding the Winner's Circle?

MG Terry: I remember the clubs well, and right now the post museum and USO clubs are in the old Spinners building...

Jon: I have to admit, I'm not sure what is even in the old Pennants Club anymore.

MG Terry: I still get my haircuts at the barber shop there, and I am pretty sure that there is a Subway and an Anthonys Pizza located there now. But right now we don't have any plans to open any new clubs on post.

Jon: I remember many times being in at the club for closing and having the Bn and Division staff duties there to give drunk soldiers a ride back to their barracks as so that the commanders wouldn't have to come down to the MP station to pick up their troops. It did have a large effect in reducing the number of soldiers who had their pictures in the Blizzard (now Mountaineer). Your predecessor MG Oates had the pictures, name and circumstances of anyone who was arrested for DWI printed in the paper.

MG Terry: We are always concerned about the number of DWI incidents and we do have programs in place to help combat that. Right now if someone who has been out and having a good time feels that they have had too much to drink, we have a Soldier Ride program that has staff duties at the various units going out and getting the soldiers who feel that it wouldn't be safe to drive home.

Jon:Switching gears a little, Gen. Stanley McChrystal's report on Afghanistan states that without an Iraq type surge, the war is unwinnable. I have a couple of questions about that report and the strategies being used in that country. The
first is, when talking to the deployed soldiers and commanders of 10th Mountain Division units, do they agree with Gen. McChrystal's opinion?

MG Terry: (laugh) There are a lot of considerations that go into an answer on this question...

Jon: (Interrupting) I understand, and I do apologize for putting you on the spot here. We just went from a friendly game of catch to my throwing a fastball high and inside.

MG Terry: That is honestly a question that will need to be answered by the President and his advisers. I wouldn't want someone to take anything I say to have the appearance of presuming to set policy. When I was over in Afghanistan in Oct, I did talk to some of the commanders and the troops about their mission and they are confident that we will complete the mission and be successful. When I was over there, I was briefed about the recent moves into Logar and Wardak provinces and what the troops are doing to take areas that were formerly in the hands of Taliban and Anti government forces and bring security and a sense of stability to areas that have not had any for a long time.

Jon: There was a story in Mid October that some soldiers currently deployed to Afghanistan are starting to question their mission in that country due to repeated deployments to that country. Other than the letter to the troops from Col Haight, how would you respond to those reports and what can we do to stem any increase in that attitude?

MG Terry: General Casey has stated he has set a goal of 1 year in country and then 2 years at home for soldiers and we are working hard to ensure that we are able to meet that goal. We realize the hardships and we each and every day we do thank the soldiers and their families for their sacrifices.

Jon: When you visited the troops recently, what was the feeling that you got from them about their morale and their support of the mission?

MG Terry: We understand that the multiple deployments have taken a toll on the troops and their families. Some soldiers are on their second, third, and fourth tours but the troops were telling me about the changes that they have seen from one tour to the next. Afghanistan is nowhere near what it used to be and the soldiers that are over there can tell you that the conditions have improved.

Jon: While you were in country, what did you hear from the troops and the commanders concerning the training and conduct of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) forces that were working with the soldiers on the ground?

MG Terry: From the commanders that I spoke to over there, the ANA troops are motivated, well trained and equipped, while there is potential for some improvement in the ANP troops. While I was over there, I spoke with 2 ANA and 1 ANP commanders and had a good discussion with them about several topics.

Jon: MG Oates had a semi regular blog that he used to communicate with the soldiers and families of the North Country and Ft Drum. With the rise in the use of blogs to communicate with people back home, and social networks like Myspace, Twitter and Facebook, do you have plans to expand the 10th Mountain and Fort Drum's presence on the internet?

MG Terry: I have to admit, my wife and kids are a lot more internet savvy than I am, they are the ones who are always online. Certainly the Internet is an important part of people's lives these days. We are planning several things, in fact, we have a Twitter Page now (located at http://twitter.com/10thMountainDiv). I think we are one of, if not the first Army command to be on Twitter.
I have some pressing appointments, and am going to have to wrap this up soon.

Jon: I understand completely, I only have a couple more questions for you Sir.

When not "on the clock", what hobbies or activities do you do to relax and take your mind off of the pressures of command?

MG Terry: As I told you before, I have your old first sgt as my fishing guide and I am enjoying the trout fishing. I also have a Brittney Spaniel, but the Grouse and Pheasant are not cooperating this year. I also do a lot of reading, mostly on planes, and I do a lot of PT.

Jon: Nobody told you that they deploy to warmer climates every fall because they refuse to go through cold weather training up here?

MG Terry: (Laugh) Nobody told me that. I'll have to see what we can do to get them into a school.

Jon: Do you have any messages for the soldiers and families of the 10th Mountain Division that you would like to release at this time?

MG Terry: I have been in the military for 31 years and one of the major reasons I stay is because of the soldiers. I have always said that to be a good leader, you have to be subservient and follow before you can lead. We have some of the best soldiers anywhere and I will be going to the dedication of the headstone for SFC Monti soon in his hometown.

Jon: Sir, it has been a pleasure speaking to you and doing this Interview.

MG Terry: It was enjoyable for me as well.

Jon: Lead with Courage Sir.

MG Terry: To the Top

Editor's note. This interview was done on 3 Nov 2009 over the phone and
it took appx 40 minutes.

10 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily roundup

NY Post Report Says Fort Drum is Essential to Troop Increase for ObamaVideo report on WWNY TV about how the 10th Mountain will fit into any Obama surge in Afghanistan.

Events will honor veterans across north country this week
Listing of Veterans day ceremonies in the North country, including an event on Ft Drum.

JOHN BOGERT: Aunt turns loss of Joseph Anzack into gain for his fellow soldiers
Relative of fallen Ft Drum soldier gives students opportunity to thank soldiers for their service and sacrifices.

Purple Heart recipients share a special bond
Story on how uncle and nephew share bond of having shed blood for their country in combat.

Fort Drum Press Releases

November 9, 2009

Media Advisory

Release Number : 0911-03

Fort Drum Public Affairs

Official welcome home ceremony for the 10th Sustainment Brigade

FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade headquarters will uncase
its colors and be officially welcomed home 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at
Magrath Gym here.

The 10th Sustainment Brigade recently completed a 12 month deployment in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Maj. Gen. James Terry, 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum commanding
general, will give remarks at the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the event should be at the Media Operations
Center on Route 26 no later than 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

November 9, 2009

Media Advisory

Release Number : 0911-03

Fort Drum Public Affairs

Official welcome home ceremony for the 10th Sustainment Brigade

FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade headquarters will uncase
its colors and be officially welcomed home 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at
Magrath Gym here.

The 10th Sustainment Brigade recently completed a 12 month deployment in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Maj. Gen. James Terry, 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum commanding
general, will give remarks at the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the event should be at the Media Operations
Center on Route 26 no later than 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

09 November 2009

10th Mountain Division Daily Roundup

Fort Drum officals to give updates at Lowville event
Officials from Fort Drum officials will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the large group instruction room at Lowville Academy and Central School.

Fort Drum official to host info session at Gouverneur

Fort Drum's garrison commander, Col. Kenneth H. Riddle, will be at at Gouverneur High School to host a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Expert Infantryman Badge earned with skill and sweat
62 infantrymen from the 1st Brigade Combat Team received their EIB last Friday after a week of testing.

Maj. Gen. James L. Terry works to keep morale up at Fort Drum
Syracuse Times Reporter does article with MG Terry concerning casualties, deployments, and new equipment available for troops.

Keeping them warm
Mother gets aid from community to send hand knitted items to son assigned to 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment.

Memorial unveiled to honor veterans
Gold Star Mother of fallen Fort Drum soldier at ceremony to unveil memorial to soldiers in hometown

On-post child care center construction will start soon
In about 18 months, fort Drum will have another child care center available to the soldiers and dependents of Fort Drum to use.

07 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Monti ceremony off until spring
The Nov. 14 ceremony honoring war hero and Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti has been postponed until next spring. However, the headstone will still be unveiled on Veterans Day.

06 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Drum chief urges NNY: prepare for deployments
10th Mountain Division commander urges local businesses to prepare for the economic impact if Ft Drum is tapped for surge in Afghanistan

Colonel: unit is making progress
3rd Brigade Combat Team commander speaks about the time left on unit's Afghanistan rotation, and letter to troops that ended up in USA Today.

Delta VSA supports local student veterans
10th Mountain Division soldier mentioned in San Joaquin Delta College paper.

05 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

RI guard tests new high-tech war weapon
Rhode Island National Guard's 103rd Brigade Field Artillery upgrades their weapons to new and improved equipment at Fort Drum.

Should Obama order Afghan war troop surge? Troops say maybe not.
10th Mountain division soldiers quoted in piece against surge in Afghanistan.

Unbeaten Westmoreland honors ex-Bulldog Boise
10th Mountain Division soldier and former football player serves as inspiration for local team in championship game

Jared Monti to be honored at Veterans Day ceremony
Medal of Honor winner to be honored with new gravestone on Veterans Day in his hometown, 10th Mountain Division commander MG Terry will be attending

Local veteran reflects on Iraq
Interview with 10th mountain soldier Pat Hoffman about his service in Iraq.

04 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Merrick & Company Awarded New Contracts
A contract for service at Ft drum was awarded to Merrick and Company for work at Ft drum. There Military & Government Facilities division will be handling the work.

03 November 2009

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

The families on Obama's front line
BBC reporter travels to Ft Drum and looks at the repeated deloyments and how they have affected Ft Drum families.

COP Carwile Improves to Safely Accommodate TF Spartan Infantry Soldiers in Wardak
Story about D CO 2/87 and life on a Combat Outpost.

Logar Citizens Receive Veterinary Care for Livestock for First Time in Baraki Barak
Czech and 3/71 Cav soldiers provide security during mission to provide veterinary aid to livestock at the Baraki Barak District Center, Oct. 25.

02 November 2009

Interview with the General

Just a heads up for anyone who wants to know.

I will be conducting a phone interview with MG Terry in the next week and posting it to the blog in the near future.

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Artillerymen interact with local shopkeepers
Battery B Soldiers with 4/25 Field Artillery spoke to the local shopkeepers and interacted with the villagers of Zaywalat which is outside of Combat Outpost Garda, during a patrol on Oct. 24.

01 November 2009

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