Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement following the announcement that approximately 200 Fort Drum soldiers will be deployed to our allied countries outside of Ukraine as part of the Department of Defense’s support to our allies and partners in Europe.
“Once again, our nation has called upon the 10th Mountain Division to meet our most pressing national security challenges. The 10th Mountain Division was one of the first conventional units deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 and one of the last to leave. For over 20 years of war, the 10th Mountain Division became the most deployed Division in the U.S. Army, and now, the men and women at Fort Drum will once again be protecting our national security interests. This deployment to our NATO allies in Europe is a testament to the courage and capabilities the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum bring to protect American national security.”
U.S. troops are being deployed to Poland, Germany, and Romania.