22 April 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

US Army begins chopper training on Adirondack peak
Soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division have begun high-altitude helicopter training exercises on top of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

A spokeswoman with the Fort Drum-based division says Thursday the training flights began this week. Army officials announced plans last month to use the state-run Adirondack ski peak for mountain landings by the division's Combat Aviation Brigade.

Five win volunteer awards at Fort Drum
Five people were honored Tuesday night at the 2010 Fort Drum Volunteer of the Year and Man and Woman of the Mountain Appreciation Ceremony.

Hearts for Heroes effort earns local groups Volunteers of the Month honors
Officials at Fort Drum have named two local groups Volunteers of the Month.

Representatives from the Oneida County 912ers made the trip to Fort Drum for the ceremony Wednesday. The New Hartford Legion also was honored, but could not be in attendance. Colonel Kenneth Riddle personally presented the group with the award.

Retired colonel is chosen as Man of the Mountain
Retired Col. Terrence L. Roche, Carthage, was honored Tuesday night with Fort Drum's Man of the Mountain Award for his contributions to the post.

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