Yes Ft. Drum is about 2 hours north, and the 10th mountian div. would deploy through Griffiss. My assumption is that is one of the main reasons why Griffiss ALWAYS had C-5s on the base, as the 10th Mountian is fast reaction force. I remember when they deployed the 10th Mountain to the Gulf for the first time round. The C-5s had such a load in them, they shook the ground for about 2-3 miles away. Now exactly who they were assigned to and where their command was, I dont' know, but they were there, ALL the time. This goes back to the point of my origional post, WOW some of the largest planes in the military all at the same place. It was really quite a spectacle to see all of them in one place on a regular basis. When they decommissioned Griffiss in '95 our C-5s went to Dover, the B52s and KC135s were split up mostly between McGuire, Minot and Barksdale. Still to this day, I still know a B52 when I hear it. It has an unmistakable whine in the engines.
Just as a side note, if you ever get a change to catch the military channel's Firepower show where they do the B-52, most of the footage is from about 1993 at Griffiss, there are a couple of shots of C-5s and KC-135s on the Ready Pads. I was amazed at the footage and interviews they had, it was a really excellent program.