After distinguishing itself in the tough terrain of Italy, the division's World War II veterans returned home and accelerated the growth of downhill skiing in the U.S. They founded, managed or served as head instructors at 62 ski areas by one estimate. The division evolved through several Cold War-era missions before inactivating in 1958.
When the division reactivated in the 1980s, Fort Drum was mostly a collection of World War II-era buildings. In the largest military construction program since World War II, North Atlantic Division's New York District created a modern installation to support the division and its families. The division has since deployed on a wide range of combat, peace enforcement and peacekeeping missions around the world. "Climb to Glory!"
(National Archives Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. A.E. Madsen's image of 10th Mountain Division's "Climb to Glory" monument at Fort Drum after a 1998 ice storm)
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