This installation is known for its commitment to soldiers and their families. For three consecutive years, Fort Drum has been awarded the Army Communities of Excellence Award.
Because of this commitment to ensure that a smooth transition, sponsors are available to all service members and their school-aged children when they arrive at Fort Drum.
Fort Hamilton was the first National Guard training camp in the United States. Captain Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Captain Abner Doubleday served at Fort Hamilton. The installation is a combined community that includes all branches of the United States military. Approximately 300 services members make up the population at Fort Hamilton.
West Point began as Fort Clinton. In the late 1700s, it was used not only as an Army post but as a training center for their soldiers. Some soldiers were as young as 10.
The school focused on artillery, leadership and engineering. Many of the early graduates can be attributed to major landmarks, buildings and bridges across America. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the cadets could choose majors other than engineering. The first African American to be admitted occurred after the Civil War and the first females were admitted in the late 1970s.
West Point is a prestigious military school which is known for training some of the most famous Army Officers such as Douglas MacArthur, George S. Patton Jr., Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
New York City is sometimes referred to as a city that never sleeps because of the fast pace life style that New Yorkers lead.
Ellis Island is a historical landmark which is located off the coast of New York. It used to be the gateway for immigrants that wanted to become citizens of the United States of America and is where the famous Statue of Liberty now stands. Times Square which is located in down town Manhattan Island hosts the one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties where people gather from all over to watch the ball drop.
Of course, when visiting New York it is hard to forget that it was once the site of the famous World Trade Towers which were destroyed in the 911 terrorist attacks. Industries in New York include the Stock Market Exchange, fishing, shipping, and tourism. Although, New York is a beautiful place to live the cost of living is higher than many other areas and the unemployment rate is 8.8 percent.