3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment "The Ghost Squadron"

3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment     "The Ghost Squadron" This is the Official page to honor the 3-71 Cavalry Squadron of the 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division, past and present.

Squadron Deployment Coins Were Presented To Charlie Troop and Havoc Troop Soldiers By Ghost 7 For Their Excellence While...
11/12/2020

Squadron Deployment Coins Were Presented To Charlie Troop and Havoc Troop Soldiers By Ghost 7 For Their Excellence While in Afghanistan "Gallantly Forward, In the Shadows"/12 NOV 2020

11/11/2020
Mountain 6

Mountain 6

On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women from all walks of life who have stepped forward to defend our nation throughout our history. #VeteransDay @U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

10/31/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Thank you everyone for participating in the 1st BCT Parade of Halloween! Now announcing the winners of our gift basket raffle. Check out the video and if you hear your name called your prize is waiting for you at the 1st BCT staff duty desk.

Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ to the Ghost Squadron, family and friends! Stay safe this weekend. In The Shadows!!
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ to the Ghost Squadron, family and friends! Stay safe this weekend. In The Shadows!!

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10/30/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Warrior Soldiers hauled in a MOUNTAIN of candy weighing 5,495lbs for the 1st BCT Parade of Halloween. Make sure you swing by tonight from 4pm to 7pm and get your fill of candy!

Fort Drum Sports/Fitness/Aquatics
10/28/2020

Fort Drum Sports/Fitness/Aquatics

You've been asking for it and now we can FINALLY answer...

Personal trainers are back at Drum! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Patrick and Traci are both group fitness instructors with us and they are so excited to get started with personal training here on post too. Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain, improving your cardio or ACFT score, building muscle, or working on your overall health, Patrick and Traci are here to guide you to a better, healthier lifestyle.

Individual sessions may be purchased for $25, or a package of 5 sessions may be purchased for $100.

Training will begin on the second of November, so stop by any of our fitness facilities to get signed up today!

Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP
10/27/2020

Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP

Not every struggle is on the battlefield, some take place on the home front. As members of the Army Family, we must maintain communication and connection with our loved ones. Remember, you are not alone, we are here to keep each other healthy. Find support and strength for yourself and your spouse in our network. Weโ€™re stronger together.

#10MTN_ReadyTogether

10/26/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

The 1st Brigade Combat Team presents a video series to #RememberTheFallen. This month, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout October's past. May they never be forgotten. #ClimbToGlory

10/21/2020
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Climbtoglory7

We are proud of our legacy! #MountainTough

Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP
10/20/2020

Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP

As we enter the autumn months with less sunlight, more rain and less opportunities to get outside, people can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. 2020 being what it has been can increase those feelings of depression with quarantines, business as usual being shut down, and travel restrictions, depression can increase. If you feel that you are struggling with depression, please ask for help. There is no weakness in asking for help. Please check in on each other.
#10MTN_ReadyTogether

Fort Drum Soldier and Family Readiness Division
Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program
Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps
Fort Drum Financial Readiness
Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief
Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment
Fort Drum Relocation

10/19/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

#10MTN_FitnessFocus Tell us what you did for PT today in the comments!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
10/15/2020

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

It wasn't D.C. but Fort Drum's participants for this year's Virtual Army Ten-Miler did get to run against a backdrop of Fall foliage in an actual road race, which is a pretty rare thing these days. You can find out who came out on top here: https://bit.ly/3kdGP3u Congratulations to all the competitors!

10th Mountain Division
10/06/2020

10th Mountain Division

October 6th is National Physician Assistant Day. To all the professionals out there who are working as PA's, we salute you!!

Fort Drum Medical Activity
Fort Drum Medical Activity Commander

09/25/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

PFC Jonathan Arendale displays his culinary specialists skill and wins the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Junior Chef of the Year award on Fort Drum Sept. 16. The competition consisted of an ACFT, weapons malfunctions skills, culinary exam, culinary cooking skills test and a professional board.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
09/17/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Welcome home! Following a two-week precautionary quarantine, #WarriorBrigade Soldiers were welcomed back from their deployment to Afghanistan by families and friends.

#ClimbToGlory #FindAWayOrMakeOne

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum
09/11/2020

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

We have had a request to post about the Pando Commando again to make some new members to the Division aware of his history.

The Pando Commando patch was the first unofficial insignia used by the 10th Mountain Division. The Pando Valley in Colorado was the location of Camp Hale, where the 10th Mountain was first established. This design could be found on the Division Headquarters, various signs at Camp Hale and on top of the Division newspaper. Not approved by the Institute of Heraldry due to it being considered โ€œtoo cartoonist,โ€ the design was nevertheless used by various Division members and alumni unofficially during and after the war as a symbol of the 10th Mountain Division.

Where have you seen the Pando Commando?

Fort Drum Financial Readiness
09/11/2020

Fort Drum Financial Readiness

SOCIAL SECURITY TAX WITHHOLDING DEFERRAL:
Starting mid month pay 15 September through December 2020 military members pay will reflect the first paycheck that does not have Social Security payroll taxes withheld.
If you look at the example LES pictured below you will see "FICA-SOC SECURITY" which accounts for 6.2% of your base pay. (ex. 2634.60 x 0.062 = 163.35).

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?
During the months of September 2020- December 2020 you will see an increase in pay from the addition of taxes not being withheld.
During the months of January 2021- April 2021 you will see DOUBLE Social Security Taxes being withheld to make up for the prior months.

HOW TO PREPARE?
During the months of September 2020- December 2020 you can set aside the amount you typically get taxed in a savings account. This will help balance out the months of January 2021- April 2021 when you start receiving less per month (because of paying double Social Security payroll taxes).

HOW TO CALCULATE:
Base Pay x 0.062 = Amount You Set Aside

For more informations:
https://www.dfas.mil/taxes/Social-Security-Deferral

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division Fort Drum Army Community Service Fort Drum Soldier and Family Assistance Center Fort Drum Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
09/10/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Important information to know!

Military members- Effective for the September mid-month pay, DFAS will temporarily defer the withholding of your 6.2% social security tax if your monthly rate of basic pay is less than $8,666.66. If your monthly rate of basic pay is at or above this threshold, your social security tax withholding will not be affected by the temporary deferral. Military members can use their August or prior LES as a good reference for their typical social security tax amount. The social security tax is labeled as "FICA-SOC SECURITY" on the LES and is calculated as 6.2% of basic pay.

Military members are not eligible to opt-out of the deferral if their social security wages fall within the stated limits. The deferral will happen automatically.

Per IRS guidance, collection of the deferred tax will be taken from your wages between January 1 and April 30, 2021. Additional information on the collection process will be provided in the future.

More information is available at the link.

https://www.dfas.mil/taxes/Social-Security-Deferral/

10th Mountain Division
09/10/2020

10th Mountain Division

Mountain Soldiers and Families,
Have you heard about the upcoming social security deferral?
This will likely affect a significant number of active-duty Soldiers and DA civilians.

Here's the bottom line:
Starting with the mid-September pay through the end of month pay in December, applicable servicemembers and DA civilians will not be deducted social security.

YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT BACK.

Unless something is changed, it is currently scheduled to be paid back within the first four months of 2021.

Here's the official statement:
In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020 and guidance followed from Internal Revenue Service on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer Social Security (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)) tax withholdings. This change is effective through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

If you have more questions, please follow this link:
https://www.dfas.mil/taxes/Social-Security-Deferral/

#ClimbToGlory!

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division
09/09/2020

Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division

The Spooktacular Parade!!!!!!!! Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
09/06/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Welcome home another group of Warriors!
1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers went into a precautionary two-week quarantine after returning from deployment on September 5th, 2020, at Fort Drum, NY.

#ClimbToGlory #FindAWayOrMakeOne

https://www.flickr.com/photos/drum10thmountain/albums/72157715855856853

09/02/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Thank you for joining us! The induction ceremony for the Warrior Legends Hall of Fame will begin shortly. Today we are recognizing members of the 10th Mountain Division and community members who have contributed greatly to the Division and society through a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
08/31/2020

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Remembering the Fallen, 2-22 Infantry held a candlelight vigil in Fort Drum's Memorial Park to remember the life of SPC Vincent Ibarria.
Climb to Glory.

08/27/2020
Mountain 6

Mountain 6

Congratulations to the Fort Drum Garrison team for winning the 2020 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. Your hard work and dedication to the Fort Drum community enables mission performance and enhances the working and living conditions for our Mountain Tough Soldiers, DOD civilians, and their families. 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division
08/26/2020

10th Mountain Division

Mountain Soldiers and Families, take a moment to read this important letter from the commander about Womens' Equality.

#ClimbToGlory!

SSG Jacob Mathes is a Cavalry Scout (19D) with Apocalypse Troop, 3-71 CAV currently deployed in Afghanistan. Over the co...
08/17/2020

SSG Jacob Mathes is a Cavalry Scout (19D) with Apocalypse Troop, 3-71 CAV currently deployed in Afghanistan. Over the course of four months, SSG Mathes completed a total of 1,000 miles running and was inducted into the "Stable Club": Draft Horse level, for a total of 1035 lbs. (255-bench, 465-deadlift, and 315-squat) he achieved all of this in his own time and still conducted daily PT with his section five times a week.

10th Mountain Division
07/31/2020

10th Mountain Division

Starting next week, XVIII Airborne Corps will be taking a deep dive in the Corps' historic heraldry. You are not going to want to miss this.
Find the XVIII Airborne Corps on Twitter and follow them to learn more!
#ClimbToGlory!

07/19/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

The 1st Brigade Combat Team presents a video series to #RememberTheFallen. This month, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout July's past. May they never be forgotten. #ClimbToGlory

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
07/17/2020

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

#ArmyFit: Gen. Michael X. Garrett, #FORSCOM commanding general, participates in physical fitness training, July 16, with the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots" #Soldiers supporting Cadet Summer Training at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy.

#USArmy #ArmyTeam #ArmyReadiness #Readiness #ReadyNow #FreedomsGuardian ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๏ธ

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