Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Fort Drum And Army Structure Changes

Jul 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today on the Army’s announcement that it will reduce Fort Drum by 28 Military Personnel:

“As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I’ve fought tirelessly and will continue to fight for Fort Drum because the base and the soldiers stationed there are critical to the Army’s mission, to our national security and to the North Country. Fort Drum’s troops are not only among the best prepared but they are also among the most heavily deployed. The fact that Fort Drum is seeing minimal cuts at a time when the Army is downsizing significantly across the country underscores that Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division play a unique and critical role in US national security.”