Readiness Program is a comprehensive program designed to
help Families in the relocation process. Available seminars and
briefings cover a wide range of topics. Join us for a welcome tour
and newcomer's orientation, cultural
activities, and more. Relocation Readiness' goal is to help you make a smooth transition.
Welcome packets are given to each Soldier during in-processing
at the welcome center located at Clark Hall. The welcome packet
comes in two formats; compact disc (CD), and a printed hard
copy. By default CD’s are mailed out unless otherwise requested.
This packet can also be mailed to newcomers before their
arrival. Each packet contains information on ACS programs, Army
Emergency Relief and other resources available on post and in
the surrounding communities. Additionally, installation specific information can be viewed or printed directly from www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil. This site provides the
most current information on your next duty station.
Call for information, 772-6566/6902
Family Welcome Tour
Enjoy a narrated tour of Fort Drum and the surrounding
community. Bring a lunch or purchase one at the Salmon Run Mall.
Tour departs from the Army Community Service, 4330 Conway Road at 9:30 am and returns
approximately 2 pm. Children Welcome! Reservations required.
Call 315-772-6556/6557 to reserve your seat(s).
Welcoming Soldiers, Families & DoD Civilians to Fort Drum! This
program provides valuable information on Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation programs, Family support activities,
healthcare, employment information, education opportunities and
much more. Whether you’ve been here for days, months or years,
come discover what Fort Drum has to offer!
Children Welcome! No Reservation Required. Held at Army Community Service, 4330 Conway Road. Call 315-772-6556/6557 for program
For Families who are in transition, there is a well-stocked Lending Closet at
Army Community Service Bldg. P-4330 on
Conway Road. Borrow basic household items, such as pots, pans, dishes, silverware, playpens, highchairs and car seats for up to a 30-day lending period.
seats are mandatory for vehicles in New York State; the Lending
Closet has an ample supply.
Hearts Apart Support Group
Monthly support & fun-filled activity program for Families
separated due to deployment, unaccompanied tour or extended TDY.
Call 315-772-6566 for more information.
International Spouse Support
Semi-monthly support & fun-filled support program for foreign-born spouses. Meet others from around the world and learn about their customs, share your native culture, network, and make new friends. Call 315-772-6566 for more information.
Immigration and naturalization assistance is available for petitions pertaining to Spouses and
children of active-duty service members, retirees, and
Department of the Army civilians. Services include providing
information on what forms and documentation are required for obtaining permanent residence
(LPR) and U.S. citizenship. Anyone with immigration related legal issues should consult with a licensed immigration attorney.
Access to Health Care
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