10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

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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.

Going back to Camp Hale the 10th Mountain has been testing new winter equipment for the Army.
02/04/2020
New year, new gear

Going back to Camp Hale the 10th Mountain has been testing new winter equipment for the Army.

A select number of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers (LI) received new, prototype cold-weather gear at Fort Drum, N.Y. Jan. 23, 2020. Among the gear issued were six different variants of Cold Weather Glove Systems, new cold weather boots, three variant...

10th Mountain Division
01/29/2020

10th Mountain Division

Mountain Soldiers, on this day in history 28-29 Jan. 1945, troops of the 85th and 87th Regiments relieve the 86th, which now moves behind the lines to Lucca.

There the 86th prepares for the coming attack on Riva Ridge. Although 30% of the 1st Bn 86th’s assault force for this operation have not trained at Camp Hale, the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Henry J. Hampton decides that “There will be no hand picking of men for the assault.”

Instead, each platoon trains as a unit in rough terrain around Lucca. Hampton concludes that “This increased the morale and spirit of the men, as they all now considered themselves mountaineers.”

10th Light (Light Infantry) renamed by Secretary of the Army, John O. Marsh Jr, and Army Chief of Staff, John A. Wickham...
01/25/2020

10th Light (Light Infantry) renamed by Secretary of the Army, John O. Marsh Jr, and Army Chief of Staff, John A. Wickham, Jr. on Jan 25 1985, as the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).

75 years ago ...The 10th Mountain Division Soldiers continue ski and snowshoe patrols along the Gothic Line.  Still medi...
01/24/2020

75 years ago ...
The 10th Mountain Division Soldiers continue ski and snowshoe patrols along the Gothic Line. Still media darlings, Life Magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White is captured here photographing a 10th Mountain Division ski patrol in Italy 1945. (Image courtesy of Denver Public Library - TMD-31)

01/23/2020
5th Armored Division Association

We are currently looking for copies of photos of the 5th Armored Division while they trained at Fort Drum. 5th Armored Division Association is on the case!

Gentlemen,
I'm contacting you in hopes of getting some quality images of 5th
Armored Division during their training period at Pine Camp, NY. I am
currently the museum director at the Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division
Museum (Pine Camp grew into Fort Drum). We are in the process of updating
our exhibits and although we talk about the 5th Armored Division time here,
we don't have great images to include in supporting the display. We would
prefer high quality jpg or tif image files, but will gladly accept any that
you can share with us. Thanks.

v/r Sepp
Mr. Sepp Scanlin
Museum Director
10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum
Heritage Center, Bldg 10502 South Riva Ridge Loop.
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Office - (315)774-0391

For the next three weeks, the line companies conduct reconnaissance and combat patrols, some of them on skis, while high...
01/20/2020

For the next three weeks, the line companies conduct reconnaissance and combat patrols, some of them on skis, while higher echelons make plans for an assault on Riva Ridge and Mt. Belvedere.

01/19/2020
World War II Film

World War II Film

"U.S. Army Drafts Missouri Mules" - National Archives.

01/18/2020
3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots"

3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots"

Air Assault started today for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. On day zero candidates had to complete a two-mile run followed by the obstacle course to officially become Air-Assault Students.

2-30 Infantry Battalion
2nd Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3/10 MTN - "Ramrods"
3rd Squadron 89th Cavalry Regiment
5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment
317th BEB Buffaloes, 3BCT, 10th MTN DIV

01/16/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Be it Camp Hale or Fort Drum some things don't change.

Down by the river, we took a little walk...

Elements of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin got their PT in this morning during a ruck march at Remington Park during a #FortDrum dusting.

#FindAWayOrMakeOne

75 years ago today.This would have been the scene that greeted the Soldiers of the 85th and 87th Mountain Infantry Regim...
01/13/2020

75 years ago today.
This would have been the scene that greeted the Soldiers of the 85th and 87th Mountain Infantry Regiments as they arrived in Naples Harbor aboard the USS West Point. The 86th Regiment is already on the front lines. The Division's Artillery will arrive on 18 January 1945. The 10th is consolidating in Italy in preparation for combat.

(Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library 10th Mountain Division Resource Center - TMD351-2019-313)

75 years agoGeneral Hays flies to Naples and immediately travels to Traversa. There he confers with LTG Truscott, recent...
01/10/2020

75 years ago
General Hays flies to Naples and immediately travels to Traversa. There he confers with LTG Truscott, recently given command of the Fifth Army. Truscott says, “My plan is
to have your division first capture Mt. Belvedere, then proceed by stages to capture all the high ground to a position east of the town of Tolè.” Hays replies, “Who is going to share the bullets with us when we attack?” Truscott answers, “No one.” The capture of Mt. Belvedere is critical because it provides the enemy with artillery observation on Route 64, one of two main approaches to the Po Valley in the Fifth Army sector. From WW2 Chronology of 10th MTN DIV
Photo: aerial view of Apennines courtesy of collection at Denver Public Library)

The 86th Regiment enters the front lines north of Bagni di Lucca, relieving Task Force 45 in the Mt. Belvedere area. The...
01/08/2020

The 86th Regiment enters the front lines north of Bagni di Lucca, relieving Task Force 45 in the Mt. Belvedere area. The Brazilian 1st Infantry Division protects the right flank.

The 85th and 87th embark from Hampton Roads on the USS West Point, bound for Naples, Italy.
01/04/2020

The 85th and 87th embark from Hampton Roads on the USS West Point, bound for Naples, Italy.

Happy New Year
01/01/2020

Happy New Year

Chilean Army Mountain Warfare School graduate receives recognition from CG
12/31/2019
Chilean Army Mountain Warfare School graduate receives recognition from CG

Chilean Army Mountain Warfare School graduate receives recognition from CG

Sgt. Carlos Flores, a joint fire support specialist with 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and was presented a coin by the 10th Mountain Division an...

A WW2 10th Mountain Division Poem - Christmas EveOn the north approach to LovelandThere’s a stretch of timid flatWith a ...
12/25/2019

A WW2 10th Mountain Division Poem - Christmas Eve

On the north approach to Loveland
There’s a stretch of timid flat
With a mountain off on one side
And a hollow down below.

It is lonely in Dillon when you’re not indoors.

At dusk, cold comes down the mountain
To investigate the plain –
Predecessor to lonely winds
That set a tin sign swinging.

It is lonely in Dillon when you’re not indoors.

The silence of night is sound
In sombre high peaks and crags,
And roads cut through the plain
Where men have sought to dwell.

It is lonely in Dillon when you’re not indoors.

Night is master of the mountains
- Stronger than the light from a window.
A beacon flickers from Loveland Peak,
But the tin sign is seen by its sound.

It is lonely in Dillon when you’re not indoors.

Private Merrill Pollack, K Company, 85th Mountain Infantry
Published in the Brief Bugle, an anthology of Camp Swift Poets by US Army in 1945.

The museum will be closed 24th and 25th of December. We will return to normal hours the day after Christmas.
12/20/2019

The museum will be closed 24th and 25th of December. We will return to normal hours the day after Christmas.

75th Years ago - the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment has embarked for Italy on the USS Argentina.  The remaining 10th Mo...
12/14/2019

75th Years ago - the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment has embarked for Italy on the USS Argentina. The remaining 10th Mountain units are preparing to leave Camp Swift, TX for their point of embarkation - Camp Patrick Henry, VA.

Photo - courtesy of Denver Public Library TMD-641

The museum will be supporting the Unit Historian Training and the other half of the staff is TDY. As a result the museum...
12/09/2019

The museum will be supporting the Unit Historian Training and the other half of the staff is TDY. As a result the museum will be closed 10-11 Dec.

Breaking News
12/05/2019
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Breaking News

Breaking News

The 1st Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States' commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel.

"The Warrior Brigade is ready to answer the nation's call and ready to deploy our highly-trained and lethal Soldiers in support of this mission," said Col. James Eldridge, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team.

https://www.army.mil/article/230130/army_announces_upcoming_1st_bct_10th_mountain_division_unit_rotation

"The people of Somalia, especially the children of Somalia, need our help. We're able to ease their suffering. We must h...
12/05/2019

"The people of Somalia, especially the children of Somalia, need our help. We're able to ease their suffering. We must help them live. We must give them hope. America must act.."
- President George H.W. Bush, in a speech announcing the deployment of U.S. troops to Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope, 04 December 1992

Later President Bush would visit the 10th Mountain Division Soldiers sent to Somalia.

With the recent snow an excuse to get on our snowshoes.
12/03/2019
18th Airborne Corps CG PT at LFS

With the recent snow an excuse to get on our snowshoes.

Lt. Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla joins the 10th Mountain Division command team for a 3-mile Snow Shoe March and Ahkio Sled Drag Relay, Dec. 3 at the Light Fighter's School on Fort Drum, N.Y.

11/29/2019
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Stop by the museum to learn more today.

“If you’re going to risk your life, you might as well do it in good company.”

General George P. Hays, a Medal of Honor recipient, took command of the 10th Mountain Division on Thanksgiving Day 1944, and his presence in the division would set the stage for victory in Italy.

#ClimbToGlory

The museum will be closed Thanksgiving but open Black Friday and Saturday. Stop by to visit.
11/26/2019

The museum will be closed Thanksgiving but open Black Friday and Saturday. Stop by to visit.

23 November 1944 - MG George P. Hays takes Command of 10th Mountain Division. He would be the Warrior Leader to take the...
11/25/2019

23 November 1944 - MG George P. Hays takes Command of 10th Mountain Division. He would be the Warrior Leader to take the Army's only MOUNTAIN Division into Combat.

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"
11/22/2019

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"

2-14 IN has quite the history. Here’s to the men and women of this great unit. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the legacy. Once a Golden Dragon, always a Golden Dragon. ROTL.

On November 15, 1941, the Army activates its first unit designed specifically to fight in mountains. 1-87 Mountain Infan...
11/15/2019

On November 15, 1941, the Army activates its first unit designed specifically to fight in mountains. 1-87 Mountain Infantry Battalion.

Come out an enjoy "A North Country Carol" with the 10th Mountain Division Band.
11/13/2019

Come out an enjoy "A North Country Carol" with the 10th Mountain Division Band.

The 10th Mountain Division Band is proud to present “A North Country Carol: A Celebration of Music and Community!” Mountain Sound will be performing five of these programs at several locations in December in support of Soldiers, civilians, and families in and around the Fort Drum and North Country areas. We will feature some of your favorite holiday tunes from our Brass Quintet, Jazz Combo, Barbershop group, and Rock Band! There’s even a rumor that Santa might stop by to say hello!

All performances are no charge and open to the public. We’ll see you soon!
#ClimbtoGlory #MountainSound
Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion HHBN 10th MTN Division

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

3-85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

11/12/2019
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Check out this special Veterans Day message from the 10th Mountain Division command team:

To all that have CLIMBED TO GLORY and continue to do so.  TO THE TOP and we honor you this Veteran's Day.
11/11/2019

To all that have CLIMBED TO GLORY and continue to do so. TO THE TOP and we honor you this Veteran's Day.

Air support has arrived at the new museum thanks to the help of 277 Aviation Support Battalion. The aircraft have a fres...
11/08/2019

Air support has arrived at the new museum thanks to the help of 277 Aviation Support Battalion. The aircraft have a fresh coat of paint and are waiting for the new museum to open. A special thank you to 277th ASB, B company and civilian support staff for making this come to fruition.

On this day 75 years ago the 10th Light Division is renamed the 10th Mountain Division.
11/06/2019

On this day 75 years ago the 10th Light Division is renamed the 10th Mountain Division.

Fly to Glory!
11/02/2019

Fly to Glory!

It's official! Today, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade officially assumed control of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan following a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony with the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade. From this moment forward, U.S. Army conventional rotary wing operations in Afghanistan are led by our expert Falcon team.

We thank our brothers and sisters in arms from 1AD CAB, who spent most of 2019 providing seamless support to our Coalition partners and allies in Afghanistan. Enjoy your much earned rest, and job well done. Now it's our turn!

Fly to Glory!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss
10th Mountain Division U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

All tricks no treats from 1BCT this Halloween.
10/31/2019

All tricks no treats from 1BCT this Halloween.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers are out and about at JRTC playing tricks on Geronimo dressed up as trees this Halloween.

#ClimbToGlory

What does you jack-o-lantern look like?
10/29/2019

What does you jack-o-lantern look like?

Repatriation ceremony brings WWII, 31st Infantry Regiment Soldier home to rest
10/29/2019
Repatriation ceremony brings WWII, 31st Infantry Regiment Soldier home to rest

Repatriation ceremony brings WWII, 31st Infantry Regiment Soldier home to rest

Members of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in the repatriation ceremony for Sgt. Lawrence Hanscom on Oct. 23 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. Hanscom was assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry...

10/26/2019

From October 7, 1992 till October 26, 1992 Command Post Exercise (CPX) assistance team sent to Uruguay during FUERZAS UNIDAS.

10/25/2019
3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots"

Have you ever fired a Claymore?

Sgt. Gregory Bennett, an infantry squad leader with C Co, 2-30 IN, talks about teaching the newest group of Soldiers how to handle the M18A1 Anti-personnel Claymore Mines. 2-30 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division gets it done.

U.S. Army video by Pvt. 1st Class Greg Muenchow

#ClimbtoGlory Wild Boar Patriots!

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10502 S Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY
13602

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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
When you get your orders and the whole Auditorium groans.
Drawn by my father Sgt Robert Schlachter 10th Mountain Division WWII. The names on the head stones are actual friends. He Passed 7/13/2011. God bless, Climb to Glory.Amen.
10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum, can you post your hours of operation for the days between Feb 28 and March 1st? I have looked for them and can't find them anywhere.
my uncle's oral history