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Fort Drum named in national Army community award

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FORT DRUM — The Army has picked the post to share a bronze award in the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence.

“I was very pleased and extraordinarily proud of our workforce,” said Col. Noel T. Nicolle, the post’s garrison commander, in a release.

The post will share the bronze award with U.S. Army Garrison Japan and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea.

The award comes with a $150,000 prize, and local officials are scheduled to accept the award at the Pentagon in May. A post spokeswoman said that no decision had been made on how the prize money would be spent.

The contest’s gold award went to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., while the silver was shared by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Hood, Texas.

In 2011, Fort Drum shared a silver award with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky.

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