Hello Everyone!

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Registered: 06-04-2010
Hello Everyone!
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Fri, 06-04-2010 - 11:38pm

So I am brand new to this site as of today. I am hoping that this board is more active then others I have seen. :( I am hoping to get to know more military wives. When my hubby is back from deployment we will be stationed at Fort Drum, NY. So I would love to meet some people from there and see how it is there and get any useful info. So if you want to message me feel free anytime! =)


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Registered: 10-22-2008
Sat, 06-05-2010 - 12:17pm

My husband was stationed at Ft. Drum. I never lived up there because he was deployed and what not, but I have visited there a few times so I know some about it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer I can always ask him.

I'm not sure where you're from originally, but it gets pretty cold there and they get A LOT of snow. The winters can get kind of long and miserable.

As for things to do, Lake Placid is only a few hours drive away up in the mountains, along with Saranac Lake and some others. Alexandria Bay is up on the St. Lawrence and it's a pretty cool resort-type town. Lots of restaurants/bars/hotels and big yachts and stuff like that. There's a castle there that you can tour, also. Sackets Harbor is pretty close by and they have some neat restaurants and a battlefield you can visit. I've also heard that Kingston, Canada is neat and it's less than an hour or so away. It's really pretty there in the fall when all the leaves change colors, and I think there's a Drive-In theater in Black River if you're into that kind of thing.

When I thought I was moving up there I researched housing, and it's kind of expensive in that area. (Everything is kind of expensive in New York) I don't know if you're planning on living on post or off. If you want to live off post, it's important to know that main post and the airfield are two different places. I don't know what your husband's MOS is, but there are some towns that are a lot closer to the airfield and some that are closer to main post.

Good luck! :)




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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 06-05-2010 - 3:02pm
Welcome to the boards. I've never been to Ft. Drum, so I don't have much advice about that. We are currently stationed at Ft. Riley and my DH is deployed. We have a deployment countdown each Saturday down in the deployment folder. It's nice to see those numbers get closer and closer to DH coming home! Stick around here, the ladies are wonderful!!
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Sat, 06-05-2010 - 5:42pm
My husband and I are stationed here at Fort Drum! I absolutely hate the winters up here, I'm from Florida so I've never had to deal with snow before (that might explain why I hate it so much). But once it starts to warm up it's beautiful! The town right outside of Fort Drum is called Watertown, it has a mall and quite a variety of places to shop. There's also a lot of interesting things to do out here such as going to the drive in theater, wine tasting, there's a comedy club, and some beautiful lakes to check out! Overall our experience here has been good! We live on post and the housing isn't bad. I personally don't like on post living, the walls are very thin and there are a lot of rules to keep up with. So if you like a little more freedom and privacy I would suggest living off post! Hope your move goes smoothly, if you have any questions my name is Liz! :)
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