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Retirees


 

 

Mission Statement

To provide quality service regarding benefits, entitlements, information and referral to Retirees, their Family as well as active duty Soldiers and their Family preparing for retirement. The Retirement Services Office also publishes the Fort Drum Retired Army Newsletter; advises and supports the Fort Drum Retiree Council, develops public support of Army programs and informs the retired community of upcoming events of interest.


Hot Topics

Blended Retirement System Information - Link to training, BRS Frequently Asked Questions, BRS Overview, BRS Commander’s Pocket Guide, and a promo video courtesy of the Fort Campbell RSO.

2016 US Army Pre-Retirement Counseling Guide 

2016 US Army Retired Soldier Handbook

Retiree Newsletter Summer 2016          


  Helpful Links for Those Who Wish to Know More

Watertown Vet Center      FAQ      Employment Opportunities      Retiree Checklist     

Fort Drum Council Membership Application      https://soldierforlife.army.mil/retirement

 Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program      Survivor Benefit Plan Simple Facts 

How to get a copy of your DD 214       CRSC Updates       Delta Dental Update      More Helpful Links


Contact Information

Address:

10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd.
Clark Hall Room B2-40
Fort Drum, NY 13602-5045

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Closed Federal Holidays and Weekends

Phone Number:

1-800-556-9790
315-772-6339
315-772-6434,
315-772-3189

Fax Number:

315-772-3885

 

DSN:

772-6339

eMail:

usarmy.drum.imcom-atlantic.mbx.dhr-rso@mail.mil

Handicapped-Accessible:

Yes


 2016-2017 Retirement Services Events Schedule

Fort Drum Medical Pre-Retirement/SBP Briefing (MANDATORY)

This brief is MANDATORY for all MEDICALLY RETIRING SOLDIERS to complete the clearing process. You DO NOT need retirement orders to attend this breifing! If you are entering the MEB process check with your PEBLO and ask them if they recommend you to attend. 

*Medical Pre-Retirement briefings will be conducted every 2nd and 4th Wednesday  of each month (minus federal holidays), from 1300-1600, at CLARK HALL, Room C1-33A. You DO NOT need orders to attend. Recommend attendance 180 DAYS from projected medical release.

**The RSO provides these briefings to those in the medical evaluation board process separately for the convenience of Soldiers and their Families to help accommodate already full schedules with other appointments.

***If you would prefer the full schedule briefing you are more than welcome to attend one of those scheduled below. 

 Fort Drum Longevity (20 years or more of AFS) Pre-Retirement/SBP Briefing (MANDATORY)

This brief is mandatory for all active duty Soldiers to complete the clearing process. You must attend one of these briefings and insure your attendance is documented by the Retirement Services Office. Certain mandatory paperwork must be completed by the Soldier and any respective Spouse prior to completing the clearing process.  Failure to attend may slow or stop your out processing.

SPOUSE ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT
 

Pre-Retirement Brief for Soldiers with 20+ years and TERA Retirees

3rd Wednesday of every month, Clark Hall, Room C1-33, 0845-1530hrs 

17 Aug 16                               18 Jan 17                                21 Jun 17

21 Sep 16                                15 Feb 17                                19 Jul 17

19 Oct 16                                15 Mar 17                               16 Aug 17

16 Nov 16                               19 Apr 17                               20 Sep 17

21 Dec 16                                17 May 17                             18 Oct 17

 

Pre-Retirement Brief for those Medically Retiring TDRL/PDRL

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, Clark Hall, Room C1-33, 1300-1530hrs

            10 Aug 16                               28 Dec 16                                10 May 17

24 Aug 16                               11 Jan 17                                24 May 17     

14 Sep 16                                25 Jan 17                                14 Jun 17

28 Sep 16                                8 Feb 17                                  28 Jun 17

12 Oct 16                                22 Feb 17                                12 Jul 17

26 Oct 16                                8 Mar 17                                 26 Jul 17

9 Nov 16                                 22 Mar 17                               9 Aug 17

23 Nov 16                               12 Apr 17                               23 Aug 17

14 Dec 16                                26 Apr 17                               13 Sep 17

                                                                                                     

Career Status Bonus Brief (CSB/REDUX)

1st Wednesday of every month, Clark Hall, Room C1-33, 0930-1200hrs

3 Aug 16                                 5 Oct 16                                  4 Dec 16

7 Sep 16                                  2 Nov 16 

*Effective 1 Jan 2017 the Retirement Office will no longer provide the CSB/REDUX Brief

 

Monthly Retirement Breakfast

3rd Saturday of every month, 0800-1000hrs, Ramada Inn in Watertown, NY

(This is a casual event)

16 Aug 16                               21 Jan 17                                17 Jun 17

17 Sep 16                                18 Feb 17                                15 Jul 17

15 Oct 16                                18 Mar 17                               19 Aug 17

19 Nov 16                               15 Apr 17                               16 Sep 17

17 Dec 16                                20 May 17                              21 Oct 17 

 
  
For more information call Retirement Services at (315) 772-6339 or 772-6434.