Fort Drum to Host 1,500 More Soldiers in Army’s New Multi-Domain Task Force Effort

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., walks to talk with reporters following a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other senators

WATERTOWN — Fort Drum will grow, adding nearly 1,500 more personnel with the placement of an Army multi-domain task force, according to an announcement from Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday. Schumer, D- N.Y., announced that Fort Drum was selected to host the U.S. Army Multi-Domain Task Force 2, which will also have a detachment posted in Wiesbaden, Germany. “Fort Drum has been selected […]

Inside the Army’s Mad Dash for Recruiters After Graduating Only Half the Number Needed

U.S. Army soldiers with the Wichita Recruiting Company hosted a recruitment booth at Hutchinson, Kansas, on Sept. 9, 2023.

The Army is rushing to push noncommissioned officers into its recruiting school after graduating only half the number of recruiters this year that the classes are capable of producing, according to service data reviewed by The eight-week Army Recruiter Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, can train a maximum of 2,866 students across a total […]

Kentucky Leaders Celebrate End of Army’s Chemical Weapons Destruction Program

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

RICHMOND, Ky. — After decades of living in the shadow of chemical weapons, a Kentucky community on Wednesday celebrated the final destruction of the arsenal — culminating what Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called a “once seemed unimaginable” achievement marking a new era in U.S. defense policy. The milestone was reached in July, when workers […]

Army’s New Enlisted Leader: The Bet a Green Beret Can Lead the Rank and File

Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Weimer, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, presents a green beret

Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer has effectively spent his whole Army career in Special Forces, and a large swath of that time in the secretive Delta Force. He has more than enough combat bona fides — three Bronze Stars and Joint Service Commendation Medal with valor, along with two Purple Hearts. On Friday, Weimer took the […]