President Thanks Fort Drum, N.Y., Soldiers for Service

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama speaks to about 150 soldiers during his first official visit to Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The president thanked the soldiers one day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan during a televised address to the nation. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama speaks to about 150 soldiers during his first official visit to Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The president thanked the soldiers one day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan during a televised address to the nation. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama speaks to about 150 soldiers during his first official visit to Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The president thanked the soldiers one day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan during a televised address to the nation. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama shakes hands and thanks soldiers for their dedicated service to the nation after speaking inside the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's dining facilities at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to serve in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama shakes hands and thanks soldiers for their dedicated service to the nation after speaking inside the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's dining facilities at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to serve in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama shakes hands and thanks soldiers for their dedicated service to the nation after speaking inside the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's dining facilities at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to serve in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 
 U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli
  • President Barack Obama shakes hands and thanks soldiers for their dedicated service to the nation after speaking inside the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's dining facilities at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 23, 2011. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to serve in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Army photo by Steve Ghiringhelli