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Serious Construction Underway at Ft Drum, NY

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No, not these guys Fort Drum, NY has been used as a military training site since 1908, but as far back as 1809 a company of infantry soldiers had been stationed at nearby Sackett’s Harbor to control smuggling between northern New York and Canada. The base is currently home to a number of military units, but the best known is the 10th Mountain Division, which has been busy in Afghanistan lately for obvious reasons. Fort Drum also houses the Patriot Brigade (174th), who specialize in training and preparing unit for combat. The base underwent dramatic expansion during World War 2, and again in the 1980s when it was chosen as the new 10th Light Infantry Division’s home base. Between 1986 and 1992, 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roads, and 4,272 sets of family housing units were built at a cost of $1.3 billion. It is still home for the 10th Mountain Division’s command and 3 out of 4 Brigade Combat Teams (the 4th BCT is at Fort Polk), and has recently been the subject of a slew of new contracts. This set adds up to only $135.4 million, but still represents quite a spurt of activity. The contracts are […]

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