AmeriCU’s Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert celebrated its eleventh year as part of FMWR’s Mountainfest. The event, which was free and open to the public, was held on Wednesday, June 21.

AmeriCU Credit Union brings forth this special event as a tribute and expression of gratitude to the brave soldiers of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, their families, and community, for their remarkable service and selfless sacrifices in service to our nation. This year’s event featured country music artists Gabby Barrett and Maddie & Tae.

“We are grateful for our partnership with FMWR and the opportunity to host this remarkable concert, allowing us to express our gratitude to our soldiers. It has been an absolute privilege to showcase this concert for the past eleven years, and we are truly honored,” says Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU. “The generous contributions of our sponsors and volunteers have played an indispensable role in making this year’s concert a success.”

AmeriCU would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Five Star Sponsors: Martin’s Point Health Care and Waite Toyota; Four Star Sponsors: Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Carthage Area Hospital, Kinney Drugs; and Media Sponsors: Wahl Media and Community Broadcasters. This concert would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and unwavering support from all sponsors.

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About Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division

Fort Drum is the home of the 10th Mountain Division (LI), located in northern New York’s picturesque North Country. The installation covers about 107,265 acres, or 168 square miles, stretching into two counties. More than 15,000 military service members and about 3,700 civilian personnel (including contractors) work at Fort Drum, with about 15,000 family members living on post or in the local area. In addition, more than 3,000 military retirees reside within the local region. Fort Drum provides full-spectrum training and base operations support to all of the service branches, 11 states, and parts of Canada. Annually, Fort Drum offers training and base operations support to more than 26,500 Reserve and National Guard members as well as personnel from other federal, state, and local agencies.

About AmeriCU Credit Union

As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving Central New York and beyond, AmeriCU provides you with all the products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. The organization has been serving the local community for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 160,000 members, 20 financial centers, and $2.7 billion in assets. AmeriCU is located in Central New York and is among the State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. For more information, visit


Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert

Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert Sponsors Being Recognized From left to right: Dean Harrison, Project Director of Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Jerian O’Dell, Chief Operating Officer Carthage Area Hospital, Judy Cowden, Sr. Director of Marketing & Advertising Kinney Drugs, Darrick Pleskach, Waite Toyota, MG Gregory K Anderson, 10 Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Commander, CSM Nema Mobarakzedeh, 10 Mountain Division (LI) Command Sergeant Major

AmeriCU CEO Thanks 10 Mountain Division From left to right: Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU, CSM Nema Mobarakzedeh, 10 Mountain Division (LI) Command Sergeant Major

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