Moving.jpgWelcome to Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).

The installation covers about 107,265 acres, or 168 square miles, stretching into two counties. More than 15,000 military service members and about 3,700 civilian personnel (including contractors) work at Fort Drum, with about 15,000 family members living on post or in the local area. In addition, more than 3,000 military retirees reside within the region.

Fort Drum provides full-spectrum training and base operations support to all of the service branches, 11 states, and parts of Canada. Annually, Fort Drum offers training and base operations support to more than 26,500 Reserve and National Guard members as well as personnel from other federal, state, and local agencies.


Assigned to Fort Drum? Need a sponsor? 

Request a sponsor on Army Career Tracker.  

If you don’t have an assigned sponsor on the DA 5434, and you are within 60 days of arrival, please send an email to the Sponsorship email distro box, usarmy.drum.imcom.mbx.sponsorship-program@mail.mil.


Traveling to Fort Drum

Soldiers, if you arrive at Syracuse Hancock International Airport or Watertown International Airport, it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Fort Drum. Ensure that you save all of your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation. Listed below is some general information that may assist you in your travel decisions.


* Syracuse Airport: 

Syracuse Airport Transportation Procedures


* Watertown Airport / Bus Station:

Watertown Airport Bus Station Transportation Procedures


View these pages before you arrive:

Directions and Map

Gate Information


In-processing Soldiers

The Reception Activity is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSAs).

All Soldiers arriving at Fort Drum must sign in at Bldg. 4412, Camp Swift Road. The telephone number is (315) 774-0165.

A copy of DA Form 31 (Leave), assignment orders and/or amendments, health and dental records, and Military Personnel Record Jacket (if applicable) must be in your possession. Be prepared to fill out information sheets pertaining to DD Form 93 and SGLI (Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance) updates and medical pre-screening forms, to expedite your in-processing at Fort Drum.  

For more information about in-processing at Fort Drum, click HERE.


Need to reach 10th Mountain Reception Company?

For more information about 10th Mountain Reception Company, click HERE


Need to know what is expected of you?

You can learn all about the rules and policies that apply to 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers by consulting Fort Drum Pamphlet 600-5 (commonly called the Blue Book). For a copy of the Blue Book, click here



Need to register a firearm?

You can learn all about what you need to do to register privately owned weapons -- including what you can and cannot possess -- on our Weapons Registration page by clicking here



Need help navigating around Fort Drum?

You can find a variety of Fort Drum maps, including a map outlining the PT route, by clicking HERE.



Need housing?


Army Housing 

Army Housing Online User Services (AHOUS) is the Army's official website for Soldiers and their Families looking for information regarding Army Family Housing, Unaccompanied Housing (UH), or Community (Off-Post) Housing. For more information, visit www.housing.army.mil.

For the Android app, visit https://www.army.mil/mobile/armyhouse.html.


For more information about on-post housing, contact Fort Drum Mountain Community Houses at (315) 955-6644.


You also can visit our new Housing Division page by clicking HERE.


Need medical care?

Visit the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity – Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic page for information. For general inquiries, call (315) 772-4655. For the Appointment Line, call (315) 772-2778.

Note: Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic does not provide emergency care.

In an emergency, call 911. Calls from a land line on Fort Drum will go directly to the Directorate of Emergency Services Dispatch Center.

Cell phone calls on Fort Drum will go to the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Tell the dispatcher you are calling from Fort Drum, and he or she will redirect the call to the DES Dispatch Center.


Need child care?

Fort Drum Child and Youth Services can help! Check out the Roadmap to Registering for Child Care.


Need to enroll a child in school?

The School Support Services staff can answer your questions concerning your child’s education, including what school your child will attend, requirements for enrolling your student, and resources that are available to help ensure a successful start. For information, visit https://drum.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services or call (315) 772-3214.

Need to find services or support for an exceptional family member?

If you have an exceptional family member and you're looking for professional services or support, the Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program staff can assist you! To learn more about how EFMP can help, visit https://home.army.mil/drum/about/Garrison/directorate-human-resources/soldier-and-family-readiness-division-sfrd/SFRC/exceptional-family-member-program-efmp