AmeriCU’s Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert celebrated its twelfth year as part of Fort Drum Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (FMWR) Mountainfest. The event, which was free and open to the public, was held on June 20.

Photo Caption: Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert Crowd  

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 (LI), their families, and community, for their remarkable service and selfless sacrifices. This year’s event featured country music artist Billy Currington with special guest Conner Smith.

Photo Caption – Front Row Left to Right: Justin Waite from Waite Toyota, Melissa Strader from Martins Point Health Care, Judy Cowden from Kinney Drugs, Mike McElhran from North Star Health Alliance, Christopher Paige from USO Fort Drum, Phoebus Lazaridis from USO Fort Drum, Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU. Back Row Left to Right: Hoppy G from Froggy 97, Dean Harrison from Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, James Pond from Froggy 97.

“We are grateful for our partnership with FMWR and the opportunity to host this remarkable concert, which expresses our gratitude to our Soldiers. It has been a privilege to showcase this concert for the past twelve years, and we are truly honored to continue this tradition,” says Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU. “The generous support of our sponsors and volunteers has been instrumental in making this event possible, and it is encouraging to see our community come together in celebration and support.”

Photo Caption Left to Right: 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Commander Major General Scott M. Naumann and Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU

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, Kinney Drugs, USO Fort Drum, The North Star Health Alliance (NSHA), which includes Carthage Area Hospital (CAH), Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (CHMC), North Country Orthopaedic Group (NCOG), and Meadowbrook Terrace; Media Sponsors: Wahl Media and Stephens Media Group. This concert would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and generous support from all sponsors.