The training and salary you receive as a Soldier are only some of the ways the Army strengthens you for tomorrow. The Army also offers money for education, comprehensive health care, generous vacation time, family services and support groups, special pay for special duties and cash allowances to cover the cost of living.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
The Fort Drum Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program (BOSS) supports the overall quality of life for single and unaccompanied Soldiers (including single parents) on the installation. The Fort Drum BOSS program supports the chain of command by identifying quality-of-life issues and concerns by providing recommendations for improvement.
It assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. It provides an opportunity for single Soldiers to participate and contribute to their communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement.
The BOSS program is vital to overall mission accomplishment and serves as a unified voice for single Soldiers. Find out more about your unit and installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success.
The Fort Drum Army Education Center staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active-duty Soldiers, Family Members, veterans, and civilian personnel. Colleges offer traditional and non-traditional classes that are open to the military and local civilian population.
Outdoor Recreation offers a number of recreational opportunities for Soldiers and Family Members in the Fort Drum community. Outdoor Recreation is home to Remington Park, Fort Drum's premier recreational destination. Remington Park Cabins and RV Park and Camping reservations may be made through Outdoor Recreation. Within the Outdoor Recreation facility, you will also find the recreational shooting complex, firearm and vehicle storage, equipment rentals, hiking club, Leisure Travel Services, and Warrior Adventure Quest.
Pine Plains Bowling Center
Fort Drum’s 24-lane bowling center features automated, computerized scorekeeping consoles and overhead scoring monitors. The center features a snack bar and more. Book now for birthdays and group outings, and ask about our seasonal leagues.
Social and dining
The Commons at Dillenbeck’s Corners is the home of Fort Drum’s all-ranks club and community facilities featuring two dining and beverage facilities -- Buster’s Brew Pub and the Winner’s Circle Sports bar – and several ballrooms and meeting spaces.
The Lodges at Remington Park, known as Oates Overview and Lloyd’s Landing, are available for unit functions, anniversary parties, receptions and other events. Reservations for the lodge facilities may be made through the Fort Drum Commons Catering office at (315) 772-6222.
Sports, Fitness and Aquatics
Fort Drum Sports, Fitness and Aquatics is under the Fort Drum's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. Fort Drum fitness centers provide Soldiers, Families and civilian employees with opportunities for physical fitness training, aquatics training, group fitness group sports, and more.