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.

Operating as usual

Back in the day when you could go to the movies.
11/21/2020

Back in the day when you could go to the movies.

We honor our 1st Allies - the Oneida Indian Nation always, but a especially during Native American month.  10th Mountain...
11/20/2020
Revolutionary War

We honor our 1st Allies - the Oneida Indian Nation always, but a especially during Native American month. 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum continue to honor and maintain relations with all our neighboring tribal nations/allies.
https://www.oneidaindiannation.com/revolutionarywar/

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, ONEIDA'S LEGACY TO FREEDOM The Oneida Indian Nation played a significant role in the Revolutionary War, siding with the colonists against the British. Having fought valiantly in several key battles of the American War for Independence including the

2nd BN 22nd INF
11/19/2020

2nd BN 22nd INF

On November 2nd, 2020 The Polish Military Contingent while deployed to Afghanistan in assistance to Resolute Support, celebrated what is known in Poland as Zaduski meaning "All Soul's Day." During this celebration a memorial was held honoring the fallen Polish, Illinois National Guard, and Courage Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. A special remembrance was held for 2-22 IN fallen Soldier Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis.
In 2013 while deployed to an outpost in Ghazni, Afghanistan SSG Ollis along with this Polish Military Contingent came under heavy fire. SSG Ollis made the ultimate sacrifice putting himself directly between the enemy and a Polish Officer. The display of Heroism and Courage that day by SSG Ollis has made a lasting imprint on the members of the Polish Military who took this day to pay their respects to a fallen Friend, Loved One, and Hero.

Happy Birthday to the King of Battle.
11/17/2020

Happy Birthday to the King of Battle.

17 NOVEMBER 1775 - FIELD ARTILLERY and AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRANCH BIRTHDAY

On this date - 17 November - in 1775, the Continental Congress unanimously elected Henry Knox "Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery" - to replace the aging Colonel Richard Gridley.

The Regiment of Artillery formally entered service on 1 January 1776. Both Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery, as well as the latter's predecessor, the Coast Artillery Corps, share this common heritage.

At various times, all arms of artillery have been referred to as Artillery, and until 1968 was considered a single branch. On 14 June 1968 the Army established Air Defense Artillery as a separate branch, although the governing statute in Title 10 of the U.S. Code, the governing statute, has yet to be changed.

On 12 June 1969 it was directed that the Title 10 reference to "Artillery" referred to "Field Artillery" pending revision of the code - which has yet to occur - but the Army made clear in 1969 that "for the purposes of lineage and history, Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery shall both be considered a continuation of Artillery."
#Armyhistory #USArmy #USArmyFieldArtillery United States Army Field Artillery School

DID YOU KNOW

Red is the branch color of both Field Artillery (FA) and Air Defense Artillery (ADA).

During both World Wars I and II, the Field Artillery was the highest casualty producing arm of the Army.

Air Defense Artillery branch carries the legacy of the Coast Artillery Corps, disbanded in 1950, which was the parent organization of the Army's Anti-Aircraft Artillery units.

The Army's service anthem, "The Army Goes Rolling Along," was adapted from "The U.S. Field Artillery March."

ALSO SEE

https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/60/60-16.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/060/60-11_pt1/index.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/060/60-11_pt2/index.html

From the post card collection. On the back:"Took a bath and swam in creek like this one. We found out later that a farme...
11/14/2020

From the post card collection. On the back:

"Took a bath and swam in creek like this one. We found out later that a farmer was washing his sheep in the same creek up about a mile Stinkey Water"

How a 10th Mountain Division officer used his knowledge to found an award winning winery.
11/13/2020
This Army vet started the Thousand Islands winery scene - We Are The Mighty

How a 10th Mountain Division officer used his knowledge to found an award winning winery.

The Thousand Islands Region in upstate New York is famous for the Saint Lawrence River seaway, impressive castles, gorgeous summers, and the salad dressing named for the region. Aside from the dressing, the region’s best-known features bear quite a bit of resemblance to the Moselle and Rhine River...

Tune in to attend the opening of the National Museum of the US Army.
11/10/2020

Tune in to attend the opening of the National Museum of the US Army.

Countdown! We are one day from the Grand Opening Ceremony and busy adding finishing touches. Join us online to celebrate together TOMORROW at 2 pm EST: dvidshub.net/webcast/25129. #USArmyMuseum #WorthTheWait

11/10/2020
Timeline Photos
11/09/2020

Timeline Photos

5 November 1940 The War Department Order the formation of Ski patrols.
11/05/2020

5 November 1940 The War Department Order the formation of Ski patrols.

5 November 1940 The War Department orders the formation of Ski Patrols.
11/05/2020

5 November 1940 The War Department orders the formation of Ski Patrols.

Winter Is Coming.
11/01/2020

Winter Is Coming.

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency
11/01/2020

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) received several Vietnam War artifacts from the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW at DPAA’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 29 with the intent of ultimately returning them to Vietnam.

These artifacts, including a wallet containing family photos and an ID card, were collected by veterans during the Vietnam War, brought to the U.S. when they returned home after their tour of duty, and were recently given to the VFW’s leadership in Washington, D.C., so they could be turned over to DPAA.

“For us here in the United States, personal affects have always been something very treasured by family members of the missing,” said Kelly McKeague, DPAA’s director. “Any time our teams can find a wedding ring, a medallion, an ID card, it further connects their loved ones and their loss with the supreme sacrifice.”

DPAA will catalog and analyze these artifacts for any actionable information pertaining to missing DoD personnel before turning them over to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will then take them to Vietnam on his next trip and present them to his Vietnamese counterpart.

https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/forging-the-10th-mountain-division-for-war-...
10/30/2020

https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/forging-the-10th-mountain-division-for-war-1940-1945.pdf

Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program at the LeRay Mansion
10/29/2020

Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program at the LeRay Mansion

We are still on. It's going to be cold but you can pickup the haunted LeRay booklets at the mansion, contact free and safely walk around the grounds and read real ghost stories from the mansion.

The mansion and buildings will be closed. Masks must be worn and social distancing required.

10/23/2020

Little George is on the move this can mean only one thing.

New to the collection.
10/16/2020

New to the collection.

This week 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry donated a terrain map used in Afghanistan to the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum.

LTC Rollie, CSM Giuseffi, MAJ Kelly, CW4 Weekley, and SPC Anderson presented the donation.

6-6 Cavalry's Command Sergeant Major, CSM Giuseffi said the following about the importance of such a donation, "As veterans come and visit [the museum], they have a visual representation and can point to where they were. They can tell their families, 'This is where I've been in this country. This is where I was the first time. This is where I was the fourth time.'"

Mr. Ken Bolke, the museum curator, echoed this sentiment. "It's one thing to read about your history, it's another thing to see your history. The objects of history tell a story of their own; we rely on the people who make history to bring these objects [to the museum]."

The map, originally created in 2010, hung in the 6-6 Cavalry's conference room during TF Falcon. Since the surge, its estimated the terrain map witnessed at least four combat aviation brigades' deployments, including 1st CAB, 4th CAB, 10th CAB and 101st CAB.

A big thank you to the Six Shooters for preserving this map.

10th CAB veterans: What other objects tell the story of 10th CAB? What would you want to show your family and friends?

Attached pictures: (1) Terrain map, (2) Mr. Scanlin, museum director, and CSM Giuseffi shake hands, (3) LTC Rollins, CW4 Weekley, and Mr. Scanlin examine the map, (4) 6-6 Command Team poses in front of the terrain map, (5) Terrain map details.

Are you squared away for the weekend?
10/16/2020

Are you squared away for the weekend?

Mogadishu by Jeffrey T. Manuszak, - Army Art Collection
10/03/2020

Mogadishu by Jeffrey T. Manuszak, - Army Art Collection

What Makes You Smile?#whatmakesyousmileday
10/02/2020

What Makes You Smile?

#whatmakesyousmileday

#ınternationalcoffeeday
10/01/2020

#ınternationalcoffeeday

Mountain Peak continues - Charlie, Company 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team  out in field here at Ft...
09/30/2020

Mountain Peak continues - Charlie, Company 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team out in field here at Ft Drum, NY.

Mountain Peak 2020 continues the story of DIV training here at Ft Drum, NY.  This image was from a   training exercise c...
09/28/2020

Mountain Peak 2020 continues the story of DIV training here at Ft Drum, NY. This image was from a training exercise circa 2001. MOUNTAIN TOUGH yesterday and today!

09/25/2020
10th Infantry Division version of Mountain Peak - Grafenwohr Training Area, Germany 1956.
09/24/2020

10th Infantry Division version of Mountain Peak - Grafenwohr Training Area, Germany 1956.

First Day of Fall!  Not a better military installation to see fall colors than Fort Drum, NY.
09/22/2020

First Day of Fall! Not a better military installation to see fall colors than Fort Drum, NY.

Social Distancing Mountain style.
09/21/2020

Social Distancing Mountain style.

U.S. Army Center of Military History
09/18/2020

U.S. Army Center of Military History

NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

We recognize and honor all the service members in America’s wars who were held captive and returned home and those who remain missing.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter and every year since by every subsequent president, is the third Friday in September. On this day, the POW/MIA flag is flown on the grounds of major military installations, veterans’ memorials, government agencies, and federal national cemeteries.

#POWMIARecognitionDay #POWMIA #Armyhistory #USArmy

09/18/2020
Climbtoglory7

Climbtoglory7

We all have to be fit to fight, just like these Mountain Tough Warriors from the 710th BSB, 3rd IBCT, 10th MTN DIV here at Fort Polk. They gave me a hell of a workout! #donotbeaverage #ClimbToGlory

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10502 S Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY
13602

General information

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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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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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.