30 June 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

2 Military Helicopter Pilots Injured In Hard Landing
The Teller County Sheriff's Office is confirming that two pilots were injured in a hard landing of an Apache helicopter west of Fort Carson early Wednesday morning.

An AH-64D Apache Longbow from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York, made a hard landing south of Pikes Peak at approximately 1:30 a.m. The helicopter went down in Teller County, near Upper Gold Camp Road and Forest Service Road 376. There are no roads within 5 miles of the crash site.

Army to name NY building for soldier killed in '06
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - The 10th Mountain Division is dedicating a Fort Drum building in the name of a soldier who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for aiding a wounded comrade under heavy enemy fire in Afghanistan.

A ceremony is being held Wednesday afternoon at the northern New York Army post to dedicate the Pine Plains Fitness Center as the Monti Fitness Center.

Public invited to Fort Drum's annual Mountainfest Thursday

Fort Drum is opening its doors to the public Thursday for the annual Mountainfest on Division Hill.

Thursday's event will begin at 11 a.m. with activities including a military equipment display, carnival games and a car show. Admission is free. The evening will feature live music by Jared Campbell, Whitetail and the division band. Visitors can enter the post through the entrance on Route 26 known as the "Gasoline Alley" gate.

10th Mt. Div.'s 2nd BCT returning to Fort Drum
More than 1,000 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team have returned home from their latest deployment overseas.

About 300 soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment were welcomed back to Fort Drum in northern New York late Monday night by loved-ones and friends.

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