The Army is planning to reduce its force by 70,000 soldiers and the cuts could affect Fort Drum, drastically. The base could lose up to 16,000. That’s over 80% of the 19,000 soldiers at Fort Drum. Plus, over 4,500 other jobs in the community would be lost, eliminating a third of Jefferson County’s job force.
There's nothing more heart warming than watching military families being reunited. U.S. Army Major Del Boyer returned to Ft Drum after serving in Afghanistan. He surprise his son, Vincent and daughter, Cassie at SUNY Potsdam basketball camp. The kids thought they were being called up to receive an award. What they received instead was a happy homecoming.