OUR MISSION

To protect and enhance Fort Drum's military value, sustain and leverage its economic and cultural significance to the Fort Drum region and New York State, and foster effective communication between the installation and its civilian neighbors to promote mutual support and understanding.

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$1,185,191,930

$1.1 Billion Economic Impact

6,297 Jobs

Over Six Thousand Jobs Supported by Fort Drum

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FORT DRUM 2016 ECONOMIC IMPACT BOOSTS JOB NUMBERS IN LOCAL REGION

WATERTOWN, NY -   Fort Drum recently released its annual economic impact statement which reported that direct spending in the three-county region amounted to $ 1,185,191,930 - a decrease of 3 % over 2015.  “ We want to share that the total economic impact of Fort Drum including indirect spending results is a much higher number! “said Brian Ashley, Executive Director of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization.

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Fort Drum and the North Country

Fort Drum and the North Country

General grateful for support given to Drum

PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 AT 12:30 AM
My wife, Tracy, and I want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done over the past 15 years for our soldiers and our families.

During my tenure here as commanding general, with a large portion of the division deployed, with so much in our Army changing, the north country’s support remained steadfast. From a readiness standpoint, soldiers always perform better when they know they are appreciated and their loved ones are cared for. As a father and husband, my appreciation comes from a much deeper place.

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Soldiers

Soldiers

Don't just talk about taking care of Soldiers. Take care of them; show them your support.

-SMA Jack L. Tilley
In Reece, "Former SMA Still Serves," Army News Service, 
25 October 2007

 

 

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Missile Defense System Likely a Long-term Project

Missile Defense System Likely a Long-term Project

In 2014 the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced that four sites would be studied for the potential location of an East Coast missile defense site.

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25 Top Employers for Jefferson, Lewis & St Lawrence Counties

Tri-County Indirect & Induced Job Impact by Industry Sector in 2016