Fort Drum’s Mountain Peak exercise starts Monday

FORT DRUM, NY — On Monday, September 28, the 10th Mountain Division will execute Mountain Peak, one of the largest military training exercises on Fort Drum.

Due to the large number of Soldiers, vehicles, and support required to execute this world-class training, increased activity and noise levels within the area are expected.

Beginning Friday, September 25, heavy military traffic is possible between U.S. Route 11, State Route 26, and County Road 30, with the highest activity expected during business hours on September 25 and 28.

This two-week long event will focus on collective war fighting skills, including convoy movements, setting up field sites, soldiering tasks, command and control, weapons and equipment qualifications, live-fire exercises, and air-assault operations.

Units within 2nd Brigade Combat Team will participate in the training while members of 1st and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, and Sustainment Brigade will all provide support during the exercise.

Mountain Peak is designed to evaluate subordinate units before real combat missions.  The intensive training will give Soldiers the skills needed for future deployments while educating them on how to operate in a deployed environment.

The two-week exercise is scheduled to commence on Thursday, October 8th.