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Fort Drum to host 1,500 more soldiers in Army’s new multi-domain task force effort

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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 for one of the most prestigious designations by the Army, meaning nearly 1,500 new soldiers and personnel will soon call the north country home, which will enhance this amazing base as a pillar within America’s national defense strategy,” he said.

The announcement came shortly after a meeting between Schumer and the Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth in Washington.

Multi-domain task forces are dedicated to operations in the air, on land, at sea, in space, the cyberwarfare front and in intelligence collection, meant to synchronize efforts across each “domain” or front.

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