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Fort Drum in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

10th Mountain Division (1985)

 
 
10th Mountain Division (1985) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
1. 10th Mountain Division (1985) Marker
Inscription.

In 1985, the famous 10th Mountain Division was officially reactivated as a Light Infantry Division at Fort Drum. The 10th Mountain Division specializes in training under extreme conditions and is designed to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world. To support the addition of the division at Fort Drum, a massive construction program was initiated, resulting in the development of the modern "North Post" portion of Fort Drum. In 1989, the Division reached full strength, and from 1986 through 1992, Fort Drum developed 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roads, and more than 4000 sets of family dwellings with an investment of more than a billion dollars.

Since the arrival of the 10th Mountain Division and beginning in 1990, soldiers at Fort Drum have engaged in operations all around the world to include Desert Shield/Storm, Hurricane Andrew Relief, and operations in Somalia, Haita, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Today, these missions continue as the soldiers of Fort Drum meet new challenges facing our nation.

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Erected by the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.
 
Location. 44° 2.293′ N, 75° 47.884′ W. Marker is in Fort Drum, New York, in Jefferson County

10th Mountain Division (1985) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
2. 10th Mountain Division (1985) Marker
Looking SW, with Mt. Belvidere Boulevard in background
. Marker is on Mt. Belvidere Boulevard south of Enduring Freedom Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Visitors Park Information Center, Fort Drum NY 13602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hughes (1907) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp (1908) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp Cantonment (1941) (here, next to this marker); Camp Drum (1951) (here, next to this marker); Fort Drum (1974) (here, next to this marker); 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Drum - North Country Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Settlers of Watertown (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Drum.
 
Regarding 10th Mountain Division (1985). Access is restricted due to the marker being on an active military installation; visitors should expect to provide proper ID and automobile registration/insurance paperwork for post entry.
 
Also see . . .
1. 10th Mountain Division. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 10th Mountain Division Association. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Drum History.
Visitors Park Information Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Visitors Park Information Center Sign
(Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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