In Our Communities

March 5, 2019

Task & Purpose lists the active-duty units deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border….
The area around Fort Drum, N.Y., has been declared the most politically tolerant community in the country by The Atlantic, based on analysis from PredictWise. “These are places where people can disagree on politics but still, it appears, give one another the benefit of the doubt,” according to The Atlantic, which has an interactive map of all communities’ rankings. The North Country-Fort Drum region is one of five members of the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities.
 
Fort Drum community members at a Jan. 24 celebration of the installation’s civilian employees. Photo by Glenn Wagner, Fort Drum Visual Information

March 5, 2019

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DCIP Deadline Approaching

DCIP Deadline Approaching

Communities and other eligible organizations have until June 17 to submit applications for the upcoming round of Defense Community Infrastructure Program grants, made available through the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. DCIP is designed “to assist...

In Our Communities

In Our Communities

The Army hosted an environmental impact hearing regarding extending its lease for the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii, Island News reported. While the military sees it as strategically vital, local residents expressed concerns about environmental damage and lack of...

Navy Recruiters Want More Time in High Schools

Navy Recruiters Want More Time in High Schools

Navy leaders say one of the challenges in a continued recruiting slump is that recruiters do not have enough opportunities to visit high schools, as Stars and Stripes reported. “We’re working very closely with the Department of Education and with supervisors from...

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