27 January 2010

Press Release - Fort Drum Remembrance Ceremony Jan. 28

A Mountain Remembrance Ceremony will be held Thursday,
January 28, 4:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel here to honor fallen 10th
Mountain Division Soldiers.

Soldiers to be honored are:

Spc. Brushaun X. Anderson, 20, of Columbus, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Hansen, 31, of Panama City, Fla.

Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, Mont.


Spc. Anderson died Jan. 1 from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad,

Staff Sgt. Hansen died Dec. 7 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center,
Germany of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit Dec. 3
with an improvised explosive device in Logar province, Afghanistan.

Pfc. Rogers died Nov. 27 from a non-combat related incident at Forward
Operating Base Hammer, Iraq.

Media interested in covering the ceremony should be at the Media
Operations Center on Route 26 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

Virginia man facing N.J., federal weapons charges had map of Fort Drum in N.Y.
One of several stories about the incident, waiting on a press release from Ft Drum PAO concerning Mr Woodson's arrest.

Johnson City and Binghamton students give back to Haitians, soldiers in Iraq
In another event, Binghamton baseball players will have a "Hit-a-Thon" fundraiser for 1st Lt. Andrew Bird and the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. at The Edge on Vestal Road in Vestal.

Group supports military families
BLUE STAR: Civilian organization aims to link several areas; Drum chapter starting

Purple Heart Awardee Brandon Camacho Kilili's Guest at State of the Union
10th Mountain Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team member invited to Washington DC for state of the Union address tonight.

Statement from Ft Drum Garrison Commander, Col Tom Riddle

"While the recent incident in New Jersey reiterates our need to be attentive to the possibility of an unknown threat, it is important to point out that the Federal Bureau of Investigations preliminary report does not link the involved individual to any terrorist group or ideation. Upon the discovery of the map in the individual's living quarters we were immediately notified and are receiving regular updates on the investigation. As Garrison Commander it is my #1 priority to ensure the safest possible environment for our Soldiers, Families and Civilians here on post, and I am confident based on various visible and many more not-so-visible security measures we are doing our best to maintain the necessary level of vigilance. There is no threat to Fort Drum as a result of this incident."
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