Mail procedures for deployed units

Before deploying, units must submit a memorandum to the installation postal officer providing the deployment dates (start and end) and deployed mailing address, and furnish the names of the rear detachment postal officer and alternate. The rear detachment postal officer must ensure at least one certified and proficient mail clerk is assigned to the rear detachment, in order to process and handle mail for forwarding to the deployment location. Unit mail clerks will process mail for forwarding to the deployment location through the Official Mail and Distribution Center, Bldg. 10760, where OMDC mailroom personnel will provide the tags required for forwarding it to the deployment site.


Official Mail and Distribution Center (OMDC)

Bldg. 10760, Enduring Freedom Drive, Fort Drum, NY

Phone: (315) 772-6475


Hours of Operation:

1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday


United States Postal Service (USPS)

Bldg. 10760, Enduring Freedom Drive, Fort Drum, NY

Phone: (315) 772-5220


Hours of Operation:

9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 


Mail pick-up requirements

1. Unit leadership must ensure that unit mail is transported only by government vehicle; privately owned vehicles (POVs) are not authorized to transport unit mail.

2. Only U.S. Postal Service (USPS) approved equipment will be used for transporting mail.

3. Mail clerks and mail orderlies may be held liable for any loss caused by their failure to handle mail properly. Personal mail must be safeguarded and secured at all times.

4. Units are responsible for picking up unit mail Monday through Saturday, including days of no scheduled activities (DONSAs); the only exceptions are federal holidays. Units should coordinate with sister units for assistance and overlap.

5. Official mail should not be processed in the unit mailroom. It should be processed in the S-1 or another designated area.

6. Questions regarding unit mail should be directed to the installation postal officer, (315) 772-9609.

7. Questions regarding official mail should be directed to the OMDC, (315) 772-6475.

Installation Postal Officer & Official Mail

(315) 772-9609

Bldg. 20, Lewis Avenue

Fort Drum, NY 13602

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Closed holidays