Fort Drum

Trump signs $716B defense bill at NY's Fort Drum

Aug 14, 2018
David Sommerstein / NCPR News

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 gives troops their largest pay increase in nearly a decade and starts laying the groundwork for the president's proposed Space Force. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence landed in their respective planes — Air Force One and Air Force Two — at Fort Drum Monday afternoon for a ceremonial bill signing. It was Trump's first visit to the North Country since winning his election in 2016.

Eileen Elibol / WNED|WBFO

President Donald Trump will be in Upstate New York on Monday, making a couple of stops. Trump was last in the region in 2016, during his presidential campaign.

Trump to visit Fort Drum, Oneida County Monday

Aug 8, 2018
Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

President Donald Trump plans to make stops in the North Country and Mohawk Valley Monday, according to a number of reports. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) announced Tuesday that Trump accepted her invitation to visit Fort Drum, and will hold a signing ceremony for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019.

Facebook/New York State Police

A Fort Drum soldier accused of killing his wife and a state trooper in Theresa, NY this summer has been indicted by a grand jury. The charges against Sgt. Justin Walters include first-degree murder and a long list of weapons offenses.

U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim, Combined Joint Task Force-10 Public Affairs / WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Afghanistan for a surprise visit.