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 Commander Talks about his time leading the 10th Mountain Division. By Gordon Block, Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum Commander Talks about his time leading the 10th Mountain Division. By Gordon Block, Watertown Daily Times

FORT DRUM — As 10th Mountain Division commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister prepares to move on to his next assignment, he noted the change in approach he and his soldiers have had to make in recent years.

Instead of preparing for counter-insurgency fights, soldiers were preparing for forces of similar size and capability, and focusing on a dramatically smaller list of key tasks to master. At the same time, the division kept up a high rate of deployments, with seven major deployments covering all of the division’s brigades and its headquarters.

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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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Standards

Standards

Enforcing standards is training, is leadership and is safety!

-SMA Richard A. Kidd,
"Enforce Standards to Save Limbs and Lives"
The NCO Journal, Spring 1993

 

 

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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