Chaplains provide the Fort Drum community with comprehensive and relevant worship and religious education opportunities in order to strengthen spiritual fitness and resilience.

  • Religious Support Operations, Riva Ridge Chapel:  (315) 772-5591

  • Family Life & Spiritual Fitness Center, Po Valley Chapel:  (315) 772-5540

  • 10th Mountain Division Religious Support Team, Hays Hall, Room 131:  (315) 772-5542



The Fort Drum chaplain staff oversees and operates three chapels:

  • Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 10785A, Chapel Drive

  • Po Valley Family Life and Spiritual Center, Bldg. 4405, Po Valley Road

  • Riva Ridge Chapel, Bldg. 10030, Riva Ridge Loop


Worship Services

The Religious Support Office provides a variety of religious services for Soldiers, families and retirees and DoD civilians, including Traditional Protestant, Lutheran, Chapel Next and Gospel; Roman Catholic; Jewish, and Muslim services.

Worship service times are as follows:



Confession:  Saturday 4 p.m., Main Post Chapel

Mass:  Saturday 5 p.m., Main Post Chapel

Mass:  Sunday 9 a.m., Main Post Chapel

Sacraments:  Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel

Mass:  Thursday noon, Riva Ridge Chapel



Lutheran Service:  Sunday 9:30 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

- Modeled towards Anglican, Lutheran, and Episcopal services.

Gospel Service:  Sunday 10 a.m., Po Valley Chapel

- Enthusiastic, inspirational, Protestant worship service. 

Traditional Service:  Sunday 11 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

- Patterned after mainline denominations such as Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist faiths.

Chapel Next Service:  Sunday 11 a.m., Main Post Chapel

- Contemporary worship service similar to non-denominational with praise and worship songs.



Shabbos:  Friday 6 p.m., Riva Ridge Chapel




Jum'ah:  Friday 12:30 p.m., Po Valley Chapel



Bible Studies, Youth Groups, Religious Education and Auxiliaries

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel:  Tuesday 9 a.m., Po Valley Chapel

  • Club Beyond:  Wednesday and Thursday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel

  • Navigators: Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel

  • Catholic Youth:  Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel 

  • Catholic Women of the Chapel:  Thursday 9 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

  • Catholic Youth Group:  Thursday 5:30 p.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

  • Catholic Religious Education:  Sunday 10:45 a.m., AAR Building

  • AWANA:  Sunday 3 p.m., Po Valley Chapel

Many of the worship services have Bible studies and Sunday school classes, as well as mid-week events. For more information, contact the Main Post Chapel at (315) 772-5591.

NOTE: All religious education activities are on a modified schedule due to COVID-19 prevention measures. For more information, please contact the director of religious education at (315) 772-6216.


Operation Helping Hand

Operation Helping Hand is a ministry of the Fort Drum Religious Support Office designed to help Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis in their life. For more information, contact your unit chaplain or religious affairs specialist.