Fort Drum FAQ


Installation Info: Zip Code: 13602, Area Code: 315, DSN: 772

Fort Drum is one of the Army's newest and most modern installations, training America's soldiers for combat in the 21st century.



Fort Drum is nine miles east of Watertown, N.Y., upstate in the beautiful North Country region. All soldiers arriving to Fort Drum are assigned to the 10th Replacement Company for inprocessing prior to final assignment to a specific unit. Children attend public schools in Indian River Central and Carthage Central school districts. A large child-care center and home care are available, with health-care clinics on base in addition to a hospital in Carthage.



Concert series, theaters, libraries and museums are cultural activities available on base, with additional recreation including gyms with pools, bowling, tennis, racquetball, movies, auto and crafts shops, skeet range, swimming beach and cross-country skiing.