Post with the Most: Ft. Drum

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Post With the Most

Fort Drum, New York

Each month here at Army Wife Network, we do a segment that highlights an Army installation.  We do this so we can provide you with as much information about a post as possible.  We also call on you, our loyal AWN fans, to help us compile this information and give us a personal look at what life is like at each post.  Look for these spouse’s personal comments in red below.

This month we are taking a look at Fort Drum, New York.  Fort Drum is so cold, troops from Alaska are sent there to complete their cold weather training.  Here is what you need to know about Fort Drum!

GENERAL INFORMATION

CategoryGraphic-PWTMFort Drum is home to the following units:

10th Mountain Division (LI)

1st Brigade Combat Team

2nd Brigade Combat Team

3rd Brigade Combat Team

7th Legal Support Organization

10th Combat Aviation Brigade

10th Sustainment Brigade

18th Weather Squadron

American Red Cross

Army Field Support Battalion

Noncommissioned Officers Academy

Light Fighters School

902nd Military Intelligence

10th Mountain Division Band

 

Name of Surrounding Cities:

Watertown

 

Closest MAJOR City:

Syracuse is approximately 84 miles south of Fort Drum

 

Names of Area Colleges:

Colleges offering classes at the on-post education center:

Jefferson Community College

Columbia College

Empire State College

SUNY North Country Consortium

University of Maryland University College

 

Colleges in Watertown:

Jefferson Community College

SUNY Empire State College

 

Weather: 

The warm season lasts from May 27 to September 18 with an average daily high temperature above69°F.

The cold season lasts from December 2 to March 14 with an average daily high temperature below37°F.

 

Time Difference:  Fort Drum is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

 

POST INFORMATION

Post Website:  http://www.drum.army.mil/Pages/index.aspx

Map:  http://www.drummwr.com/Recreation_files/Fort%20Drum%20Rec%20Map%202%202013.pdf

Historical Facts/Landmarks on post:

Fort Drum history:  http://www.drum.army.mil/AboutFortDrum/Pages/History_lv2.aspx

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum:  http://www.drum.army.mil/AboutFortDrum/Pages/FortDrumMuseum_lv2.aspx

 

Housing:

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes:  https://www.fortdrummch.com/

 

Major realty/rental companies in the area:

RealtyUSA

Coldwell Banker

Century 21

 

Schools: 

School Liaison Officer: http://www.drummwr.com/SchoolLiaisonOffice.htm

Off-Post Districts:

All students living on Fort Drum attend schools in either the Indian River or Carthage School Districts. 

Indian River School District:  http://www.ircsd.org/

Carthage School District:  http://www.carthagecsd.org/

 

Elementary

Indian River School District is comprised of five primary schools (grades K-3) and one intermediate school (grades 4-5):

Antwerp Primary:  http://www.ircsd.org/Antwerp.cfm

Calcium Primary:  http://www.ircsd.org/Calcium.cfm

Evans Mills Primary:  http://www.ircsd.org/EvansMills.cfm

Philadelphia Primary:  http://www.ircsd.org/Philadelphia.cfm

Theresa Primary:  http://www.ircsd.org/Theresa.cfm

Indian River Intermediate School:  http://www.ircsd.org/Intermediate.cfm

 

Carthage School District has three elementary schools:

West Carthage Elementary:  http://www.carthagecsd.org/westCarthage.cfm

Carthage Elementary:  http://www.carthagecsd.org/Carthage.cfm

Black River Elementary:  http://www.carthagecsd.org/blackRiver.cfm

 

Middle

Indian River Middle:  http://www.ircsd.org/Middle.cfm

Carthage Middle:  http://www.carthagecsd.org/middleschool.cfm

 

High School

Indian River High:  http://www.ircsd.org/HighSchool.cfm

Carthage High: http://www.carthagecsd.org/highschool.cfm

 

ON-POST SERVICES

Youth Services: http://www.drummwr.com/ChildandYouthServices.htm

Army Community Service (ACS):  http://www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm

PX:  https://www.shopmyexchange.com/exchange-stores/United%20States/NY/Ft%20Drum/Ft-Drum-1043701

Commissary: https://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=HQCNEY

On-Post Library:  McEwen Library:  http://www.drummwr.com/library.htm

MWR Website: http://www.drummwr.com/

Hospital:  http://www.drum.amedd.army.mil/

Spouses Clubs:  http://www.northcountryspousesclub.com/

Chaplain & Religious Services/Organizations:  http://www.drum.army.mil/iso/Pages/ReligiousSupport_lv2.aspx

 

OFF-POST INFORMATION

Restaurants:

Tin Pan Galley in Sackets Harbor

Goodfellos Pizza in Sackets Harbor

The Golden Unicorn in Great Bend

Nona Dina’s Pizzeria in Brownville

Apollo’s Greek Restaurant in Watertown

Bombay Duck Pickle Cafe in Carthage

Zeb’s Bar & Grill in Syracuse

Cam’s Pizzeria in Watertown

 

Best place to get your hair/nails done:

Hairy Business in Carthage

Beauty Bar in Watertown

Sassy’s Hair Salon in Watertown

 

Shopping/malls:

ShoppingTown Mall in Syracuse

Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse

 

Must Do:

Boldt Castle

Black River Drive In

Alexandria Bay Drive In

Black River Trail

Dry Hill and Maple Ridge for tubing and skiing in the winter

Maple Days held in March

Massey Ranch

Mountain Fest on Fort Drum in June

MacDonald’s Farm in Sackets Harbor

Burrville Cider Mill

Thousand Island Boat Tours

Pirate Days in Alexandria

Lake Ontario

Syracuse Zoo

Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse

Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay

 

Thank you to the following spouses for their invaluable input:

Laurie S.                                Suzanne B.                           Sheila G.

If you have something to add about Fort Drum, please feel free to add your comments below! ☺

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  1. Anonymous July 21, 2015 7:33 pm
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    This is on point about Drum. The Enlisted Spouses Group is awesome. This past Winter almost broke my entire spirit. I’m currently in a race against time to avoid a third North Country Winter. I absolutely refuse to do it.

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