Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP) – It’s about wounded warriors and their families. A new complex for soldiers at Fort Drum in northern New York is being marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The construction and organization of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center took four years and $52 million. The project established a complex for the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, better known as the Warrior Transition Unit.
The battalion helps prepare soldiers to return to their units or move out of the Army. The unit has nearly 100 soldiers and more than 50 civilian employees.
The new center will provide space for counseling programs and assistance for soldiers, including military and veteran benefits, and Army Wounded Warrior programs. The project was finished in March.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held Monday.