Fort Drum

DRONE CRASH REPORT
12:29 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Crashed Air Force Drone was Flying with Gear that Couldn't Handle Cold

An MQ9 drone like this crashed into Lake Ontario last November.
Credit Ryan Delaney / Innovation Trail

  The remotely piloted Air National Guard drone that crashed last November into Lake Ontario was flying with equipment that likely couldn’t function properly in cold weather.   Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.

But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York. 

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Sports
3:24 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

SU Football Builds Teamwork at Fort Drum

Mackey MacPherson leads the 1st platoon out on to the "battlefield"
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

Fort Drum, NY -  Earlier this morning, Syracuse football players and coaches alike filed off the team bus one by one with sweatshirts turned inside-out. Because getting your favorite sweatshirt covered in paint would be no fun.

For another year, SU football players and coaches played paintball with their teammates and members of the military at Fort Drum.

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War Casualties
6:35 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Three from New York Latest Victims of War in Afghanistan

Fort Drum suffers two more casualties in Middle East fighting
Credit veteranstoday.com

Three people from New York will be honored this week after losing their lives in the war in Afghanistan. 


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