03 Apr '15, 2pm

Defense secretary visits Fort Drum, announces deployment: Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum hi... #army

Defense secretary visits Fort Drum, announces deployment: Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum hi... #army

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (April 2, 2015) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum his first military domestic stop, March 30, since taking office in February. From an intimate meeting with Soldiers and Family members to a much larger, question-and-answer session, Carter spoke about the future fighting force in regard to quality retention of experienced Soldiers. Most of all, he said he made the trip to simply thank Soldiers, Families and the local community for everything they have done for the nation's defense. "To you of the 10th Mountain Division - you have done so much for us for the last 14 years," Carter said. "It's really incredible." He also formally announced 1st Brigade Combat Team's scheduled deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Approximately 1,250 Soldiers will deploy during the summer and fall to serve as advisers to the Iraqi forces to co...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/145685/Defense_secretary_visi...

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