10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Welcome to the official page for the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.

The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. Using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present; with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing espri de corps in soldiers, their families, civilian personnel, and the local community.

07/15/2020

Welcome back to our number one fan Scarlett.

07/15/2020
Mountain 6

Mountain 6

Happy 77th Birthday 10th Mountain Division. Let us continue the climb together. CTG... 10th Mountain Division 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots" 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade

07/15/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

#OTDIH the 10th Mountain Division activated July 15, 1943, at Camp Hale, Colorado. Seventy-seven years later, they continue to be a vital asset to the #USArmy.

Join us in wishing them a happy anniversary.

Climb to Glory!

Video by Sgt. Nelson Rodriguez and Harry Lockley

Sticking to our MOPP Level .05 theme.
07/09/2020

Sticking to our MOPP Level .05 theme.

You’ve got to wear a mask, why not make it a Pando Commando mask? New in store Thursday! We’ll be open 11-2. Stop by and pick one up! Not local, but still want to show off your Pando love? We ship! Just send a request to [email protected]!

U.S. Army Center of Military History
07/09/2020

U.S. Army Center of Military History

9 JULY 1918 - WARRANT OFFICER CORPS BIRTHDAY
#Armyhistory #USArmy

Soldiers with specific technical or administrative skills, and fell between the enlisted ranks and commissioned officers, first appeared in 1896 when the Army established the position of Headquarters Clerk. In August 1916, Congress authorized the Army Field Clerk (formerly Headquarters Clerk) and the Field Clerk, Quartermaster Corps (formerly Pay Clerk), positions. Although initially considered civilians, the Judge Advocate General eventually determined that they held military status. This reflected the Army's need for technical experts and leaders.

When an Act of Congress established the Mine Planter Service (MPS) in the Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) on 9 July 1918, it also created the warrant officer ranks to eliminate the Army's reliance on hired civilian mariners for its mine planting vessels. An Act in 1920 expanded warrant officer appointments to administrative, clerical and band-leading positions. In November of 1942, the War Department defined the warrant officer in the rank order as being above all enlisted personnel and immediately below all commissioned officers. By the end of World War II, warrant officers filled forty different occupational specialties, which increased to approximately sixty specialties by 1951. The Army appointed its first female warrant officers in January 1944.

Today, about 40 percent of the Army's warrant officers serve in Aviation branch, while 60 percent specialize in technical areas in branches such as Military Intelligence, Ordnance, Military Police, Transportation and Special Forces. They are the technical experts who manage and maintain many of the Army’s combat systems, vehicles, and networks, and command Army watercraft.

ALSO SEE

https://www.army.mil/article/208174/army_warrant_officer_corps_celebrates_100_years

https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum
07/08/2020

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

We continue to honor our 2003 Hall of Fame inductees, the Vermont WWII Veterans of the 10th Mountain Division. Today we honor those who gave their final measure. Two of those would win the Silver Star for valor. Ev Griffin from Barton was 20 years old and a radio operator. When his squad was pinned down by enemy fire, Griffin moved to an exposed position for better radio transmission to call in artillery. Herbert “Allen” Spaulding of Cavendish was a 30 year old father of four. For twenty minutes he held off the enemy alone to cover the flanking movement of the rest of his company which resulted in the capture of the enemy position.

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Yesterday we joked the museum was at MOPP level.05. Here are the real MOPP levels. MOPP1 is generally usedwhen a chemica...
07/08/2020

Yesterday we joked the museum was at MOPP level.05. Here are the real MOPP levels.

MOPP1 is generally used
when a chemical, and/or
biological attack in
theater is possible.

MOPP2 is generally used
when a chemical, and/or
biological attack in
theater is likely.

MOPP3 is generally used
in areas with no contact
hazard or operationally
significant percutaneous
vapor hazard.

MOPP 4
During-attack
During and post attack

The museum is at MOPP Level .05
07/07/2020

The museum is at MOPP Level .05

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
07/06/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

"On the 3rd of July, 2020, SPC Vincent Ibarria from C Company, 2-22 IN, 1st Brigade Combat Team died from non-combat injuries sustained in Farah Province, Afghanistan, while serving our Nation in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The entire Warrior Team mourns the loss of Vincent. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vincent's Family, Friends, and fellow Soldiers." -- W6

The museum is open starting tomorrow. However, you must have an ID card to enter Fort Drum. We are aware of this inconve...
07/06/2020

The museum is open starting tomorrow. However, you must have an ID card to enter Fort Drum. We are aware of this inconvenience which is why the new museum is being built outside the post gate.

Happy Independence Day
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day

A bit of local history from our friends downtown.
07/02/2020

A bit of local history from our friends downtown.

Good morning friends! We are currently working out a plan to get the museum open to the public once again. We will continue to post tidbits celebrating the rich history of Jefferson County and share items from our collection.

This drum that is displayed in our Military History Room belonged to the 94th New York Infantry Regiment. The drum was carried in 10 major battles during the Civil War. The 94th was the only regiment to have been recruited exclusively from Jefferson County. The 94th mustered out at Washington D.C. on July 18, 1865. The 94th lost 247 men. Five officers and 105 enlisted were killed or mortally wounded. 137 enlisted men died by disease.

Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north
07/01/2020

Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north

The museum is about #Armyhistory. What is your MOS? What was your MOS?Want to make your own history visit visit goarmy.c...
06/30/2020

The museum is about #Armyhistory. What is your MOS? What was your MOS?

Want to make your own history visit visit goarmy.com/hiringdays

The #USArmy is hiring! Join us and let #Armyhistory inspire your inner warrior.

What was your MOS? If you could choose another MOS, what would it be?

Visit goarmy.com/hiringdays.

#ArmyHiringDays #JoinUs

Starting July 7th the museum will be returning to our normal hours. Tuesday thru Saturday 1000-1700.
06/29/2020

Starting July 7th the museum will be returning to our normal hours. Tuesday thru Saturday 1000-1700.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
06/29/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

The Army's National Hiring Days event kicks off tomorrow on www.goarmy.com/hiringdays

The U.S. Army's first-ever nationwide virtual hiring campaign is a three-day event with a goal of finding 10,000 men and women to join our team. Along with 150 different part-time and full-time career paths, the Army offers purpose, belonging and a pathway to success. Follow the link to learn more and participate!

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
06/25/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Congratulations to Cpl. Andres Iniguez, a Soldier with Delta Co, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He conducted his reenlistment ceremony while on a rope bridge 24 June 2020 in Remington Park on Fort Drum, N.Y.

#ClimbToGlory #FIndAWayOrMakeOne

10th MDSB HQ Deployment
06/16/2020
10th MDSB HQ Deployment

10th MDSB HQ Deployment

The 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade headquarters deploys to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel on Jun. 12, 2020, from Fort Drum, NY.

06/14/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Today, we recognize 245 years of bravery, commitment, skill and answering the call to serve.

We are America's Army.

#ArmyBday #ServeWithHonor

06/13/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

This week the Army marks its 245th year of service to our great nation.

During this profoundly challenging time in America, let us remember the legacy of service to our nation and pay tribute to the brave men and women who #ServeWithHonor.

When we are needed, we are there -- since 1775.

Streaming worldwide, June 14 at 7 p.m. EDT.

10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
06/11/2020

10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

Throwback Thursday!

As hurricane season gets underway, let's remember a time when #10thCAB and the 10th Mountain Division came to the rescue during Operation Sandy Support, which dealt with the fallout after Superstorm Sandy made landfall on October 22, 2012, devastating the East Coast by inflicting nearly 70-billion dollars in damage and causing 285 deaths.

After just getting back from a National Training Center Rotation, 100 Aviators and support personnel of 3-10 General Support Aviation Battalion departed #ftdrum on Oct. 31, for Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., with four HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopters, four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and two CH-47F Chinooks. Their mission was to assist in recovery operations, conduct damage assessments and move supplies and equipment in Massachusetts and throughout the East Coast.

“We are the face of the Army and the 10th Mountain Division,” said Lt. Col. Anthony A. Meador, the 3-10 GSAB Commander at the time. “We are going to show that the Army can and will respond.”

Fly to glory!

#TBT

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) U.S. Army U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

From the collection. In the collection we have a brick mounted in a frame. As with all artifacts it is the provenance or...
06/09/2020

From the collection. In the collection we have a brick mounted in a frame. As with all artifacts it is the provenance or the place of origin, the earliest known history of something that truly makes an artifact special. Attached to the back of the frame is the below information.

Fire Base Gecko
Presented by the Officers and Men of the Special Forces Operational Detachment Bravo 370, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

This brick is a portion of Mullah Omar’s former Taliban Command and Control Compound located in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Gecko was the first objective of the Global War on Terrorism.

The DKUW was an amphibious 2 ½ ton truck developed during World War II, known to G.I.’s as the “duck.” Near the end of t...
06/02/2020

The DKUW was an amphibious 2 ½ ton truck developed during World War II, known to G.I.’s as the “duck.” Near the end of the war the 10th Mountain Division was operating in the Lake Garda area. Because the Germans held the road along the edge of the lake the 10th Mountain maneuvered around collapsed tunnels and German positions on the lake using ducks. It was on one of these ducks the division would see one of its single greatest losses of life when a duck sank with 24 soldiers from the 605th Field Artillery. One of those soldiers was CPL James Harwell.

05/29/2020

The museum is not open to the public quite yet. The museum staff is working though. We are doing normal day to day work, preparing a cleaning plan for when folks are allowed in and we are working on the exhibits for the new museum. We will give you a peak behind the curtain as we can.

Forces of Lord Selkirk
05/29/2020

Forces of Lord Selkirk

Today in History:

May 28th 1813 - Indigenous warriors and British gunboats attack US reinforcements near Sackets Harbor, New York.

British forces under the command of Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost were approaching Sacket’s Harbor with the intent to attack, when sails were sighted in the distance – the sails proved to belong to twelve bateaux carrying troops from the 9th and 21st United States Regiments of Infantry enroute from Oswego to Sackets harbor. Three large canoes of First Nation warriors and a gunboat carrying a detachment of the Glengarry Light Infantry were sent out to intercept them.

The British force intercepted them off Stoney Point on Henderson Bay, and when the British opened fire, the Americans landed their bateaux at Stoney Point and fled into the woods. The Indigenous warriors pursued them through the trees and hunted them down, and during the next half hour killed 35 men. The surviving United States troops regained their bateaux and their commander raised a white flag, surrendering his remaining force of 115 officers and men to Commodore James Lucas Yeo’s fleet. The British were able to capture twelve of the American bateaux, seven others carrying 100 men escaped to Sacket’s Harbor.

A slightly different version appears in Lossing’s Pictorial Field-Book:

"The British squadron lay to about six miles from the Harbor, and a large number of troops were embarked in boasts for the purpose of landing. While anxiously waiting for the signal to pull for shore, the soldiers were perplexed by an order to return to the squadron. They were still more perplexed when that squadron, without apparent cause, spread its sails to the light breeze and turned toward Kingston. The secret was soon known. A flotilla of nineteen American gun-boats had been seen off Six-towns Point, approaching from the westward, and Sir George Prevost did not doubt their being filled with armed men destined to re-enforce Sackett’s Harbor. It was even so. They were conveying part of a regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Aspinwall from Oswego to the Harbor. The apparition had made Sir George nervous. The Indians were not so easily frightened as their pale-faced ally. They darted in their canoes toward the American flotilla. This movement shamed Sir George. He listened to the advice of Sir James [Yeo], turned the prows of his vessels once more in the direction of Sackett’s Harbor, and sent several boats with armed men to join the canoes. Aspenwall and his party, closely chased, made for the shore. Twelve of his boats and seventy of his men were captured. The other seven boats, more fleet than their companions or pursuers, reached the haven in safety."

Lossing, Benson. The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1869. p. 609-610.

Quote:

BATEAU, noun batto’. [Latin batillum.] A light boat, long in proportion to its breadth, and wider in the middle than at the ends.

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

A soldier blows a bugle at the American cemetery at Castelfiorentino, Italy, during a service for the fallen of the 10th...
05/25/2020

A soldier blows a bugle at the American cemetery at Castelfiorentino, Italy, during a service for the fallen of the 10th Mountain Division

05/24/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

#HonorThem

Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, Omaha Beach, Salerno, Guadalcanal, the Chosin Resevoir, the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of Iraq, and the mountains of Afghanistan.

What they gave us is beyond our power to repay, so all we can do is remember them.

#MemorialDay #Courage #Freedom #Sacrifice
Video by Spc. Brian Pearson

05/22/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

The U.S. Army Trumpet Ensemble performs “Mansions of the Lord” in Arlington National Cemetery to honor the men and women of the U.S. military who sacrificed their lives in service to their country and the cause of freedom.

The U.S. Army Trumpet Ensemble includes:
SFC EJ Ramos, The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" (solo trumpet)
SFC Beth Ford, The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
SSG Pat McGee, 10th Mountain Division Band
SSG Kevin Paul, The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"
SSG Ryan Brewer, The U.S. Army Field Band
SSG Craig Basarich, The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Video produced and edited by SSG Arthur Bowman and SFC Kevin Lynch, The United States Army Band

#HonorThem #MemorialDay

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10502 S Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY
13602

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Social Media Policy The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum understands that social media is a swift and advantageous way to share the history of 10th Mountain Division from its formation at Camp Hale, Colorado to the present; as well as the military history of Fort Drum with those who are interested all over the world. However, as most of us know using social media presents certain risks and responsibilities. To aid you in your use of this social media we have established guidelines for responsible decision-making and appropriate conduct. This policy applies to all soldiers and civilians, families and historians. Guidelines In this generation the world of social media is ever expanding and it is ultimately, you, who are responsible for what you post online. Before you post anything consider the consequences. Keep in mind that if your post does not follow the guidelines listed here then your post will be removed and your account blocked. The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum’s mission is to share knowledge, as well as, learn from those of you who carry a bit of its history in your own pasts. We ask that those of you who have any knowledge or anecdotes of the history of the 10th Mountain Division or Fort Drum share it with us, and do so by following these posting guidelines here: -While this is an open forum, it’s also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and posts clean. -Be respectful of others when posting. Do not post videos, photos, or audio clips that could be viewed as malicious, obscene, threatening or intimidating, that disparage other users from visiting the site. -Make sure that what you are posting is honest and accurate, as well as, appropriate to the sites mission. -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. If you have any further questions please message me. Kent Bolke, Curator -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.

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I need to email the Museum historian does anyone know who I need to contact? As need to know if this plate was used on a WLA motorcycle when the base was know as Pine Camp before it was Fort Drum
I have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812 buried in the Sanford Corners Cemetery in LeRay. I am actually looking for his son who may have been buried in the Quaker Cemetery, since he is not in the Sanford cemetery. I wanted to send an e-mail with details in it. Maybe you could look through your records to see if he's there. Could one of the staff at the museum private message me a contact e-mail? Thanks.
I think yous guys are awesome
Hero’s the lot of them
1st pic, March 1985, The Sentinal was the Posts' paper then. 2nd pic, article written by our Company Commander, Cpt Dianna Smith. Retired LTC, still lives in Adams, NY. Our 1stSgt, Bill Lenderman retired as CSM. Delta Co has a fb page and we still keep in touch and support each other.
sorry its so blurry
10th Mtn 85-I Anthony "Tony" Sileo Induction to Veterans Hall of Fame.
When you get your orders and the whole Auditorium groans.