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Drum commander to lawmakers: Don't take post for granted

May. 21, 2013 - 08:32AM   |  
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The commander of New York’s largest military complex has told state lawmakers that they shouldn’t take the post for granted with Pentagon budget cuts looming.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend was in the state Senate on Monday for 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day. He was joined by other division leaders and soldiers from the Army post in northern New York.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that Townsend told senators that Fort Drum’s soldiers are still active overseas and likely would continue to be so through next year, despite the continuing draw down of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

With the Army expected to reduce the number of brigades, Townsend asked legislators for their continued support of Fort Drum.

Fort Drum is home to 19,000 soldiers plus about 20,000 family members.

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