New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has released a video statement for delivery at the Army's listening session on Fort Drum tomorrow.

Gillibrand stressed Fort Drum's critical importance to the military and vowed to fight to protect the base.

Up to 3,000 people are expected to attend Friday's hearing at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where residents will be able to give testimony about the impact of potential cutbacks. to the Army base.

Gillibrand is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.