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Fort Drum Programming

Fort Drum and CCE partner to provide resources for Soldiers and Family Members, Reservists, Retirees, and Department of Defense (DoD) Civilians. The many programs offered are designed to enhance and directly deal with the quality of life issues and needs. We invite you to visit and utilize the many services and opportunities provided to help families handle many situations ranging from deployment to having a baby to changing duty stations and so much more! These programs are available to offer support, a friendly face, and a plethora of resources that you might be seeking.

Information and Referral Services invites you to visit and utilize the many services and opportunities provided to help Families handle difficult situations during the soldier's deployment. Sometimes, you simply need to talk to someone who is going through the same thing that you are. Sometimes you need the shoulder, support, and advice of someone who has been through a deployment before. ACS offers a place to find that type of support in addition to a place to hold meetings and training. For more information visit the ACS Facebook page.

Army Emergency Relief is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is given to eligible recipients in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment. For more information, visit the Army Emergency Relief Facebook page.

The Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps seeks innovative ideas and processes to improve the quality of life at Fort Drum through the use of volunteer agencies. We offer quality volunteer work experiences in environments such as administrative, medical, mentoring, teaching, and coaching, where volunteers are appreciated and valued. Many agencies have flexible schedules and some even reimburse you for childcare. You can volunteer for a day, an evening, for a one-time event, or for ongoing activities for as long as you desire. For more information visit the Army Volunteer Corps Facebook page.

Financial Readiness Program is offered to help Soldiers and their Families develop and maintain a realistic family budget, reduce debts, improve their credit, plan for the future through savings and investment, and resolve consumer complaints. The program offers regularly scheduled classes on budgeting, checkbook management, and financial management, or ask to set up an individual session for anything financial. Classes are also offered for units in all areas of financial planning. For more information visit our Financial Readiness Facebook page.

Mobilization and Deployment (Mob/Dep) provides professional and timely support to active duty, Reserve and Guard Soldiers and their Family members through workshops, briefings, and services developed to enhance mission preparedness and self-reliance throughout the deployment cycle. The Mobilization and Deployment readiness mission is to develop an adaptable community in which Soldiers and their Families are prepared for deployment, have access to the support they need throughout its course, and are prepared for the unique challenges they face when their Soldier returns. For more information visit the Mobilization and Deployment Facebook page.

The Relocation Readiness Program is a comprehensive program designed to help Families through the relocation process. Available seminars and briefings cover a wide range of topics. Join us for a welcome tour and newcomer's orientation, cultural activities, and more. Relocation Readiness' goal is to help you make a smooth transition. Welcome packets are given to each Soldier during in-processing at the welcome center located at Clark Hall; each packet contains information on ACS programs, Army Emergency Relief and other resources available on post and in the surrounding communities. Additionally, installation-specific information can be found in the Post Locator box on This site provides the most current information on your next duty station. You may also visit our Relocation Readiness Facebook page. 

The Family Advocacy Program offers a variety of services that help Soldiers and Families gain life skills and build healthy relationships. The program was developed to educate about and prevent Family violence by providing education on parenting, relationship enhancement, communication, and life skills. For more information visit the Family Advocacy Facebook page.

The Employment Readiness Program provides career assistance and job lead referrals to soldiers, spouses, and military family members as they transition in and out of Fort Drum. The program offers a series of career development workshops to enhance the job searching experience. Employment Readiness educators can also hold one on one appointments to assist with job searching, resumes, interviews, and career development. The Army knows that employment is one of the most significant issues for Military Families. Therefore, the goal of the Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program is to assist Families with their job search, particularly as they are impacted by such a mobile lifestyle. For more information visit our Employment Readiness Facebook page. 


Leslie Cherry
Fort Drum Program Manager

Last updated May 20, 2020