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Fort Drum and its role in national history is the subject of new
documentary film to be shown at USO - Fort Drum.
Film Title:“Fort Drum: The First 100 Years”
Event: Theater showing open to the public (Free)
When: Friday, March 2, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: USO Fort Drum
10502 South Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY 13602
A new 90-minute documentary, titled “Fort Drum: The First 100 Years,” examines the history of the Fort Drum military base in Upstate New York and its important role in national history.
“Fort Drum: The First 100 Years” tells the story of how a dusty cavalry camp in the early 1900s evolved into a modern marvel of military training for the soldiers of the United States Army.
Created as a national training site by President Theodore Roosevelt, Pine Camp grew into Camp Drum and ultimately became Fort Drum. Today, the base is home to the 10th Mountain Division, a premier U.S. Army unit whose troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fort Drum is one of the largest and most well-equipped military installations in the Eastern part of the United States. It is the economic engine of Northern New York and it introduced cultural diversity into a previously isolated region.
Over the course of a century, soldiers who trained at the legendary base have shaped the history of America and the world.
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