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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

US Army Pre-Retirement Counseling Guide 

US Army Retired Soldier Handbook

Retiree Newsletter           


  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 C1-34, 0845-1530hrs 

18 Oct 17                              21 Mar 18                               15 Aug 18

15 Nov 17                             18 Apr 18                                19 Sep 18

20 Dec 17                              16 May 18                              17 Oct 18

17 Jan 18                               20 Jun 18                                21 Nov 18

21 Feb 18                               18 Jul 18                                 19 Dec 18

 

Pre-Retirement Brief for those Medically Retiring TDRL/PDRL

1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of every month, Clark Hall, Room C1-34, 1300-1530hrs 

         4 Oct 17                 3  Jan 18               4 Apr 18                 11 Jul 18      

      11 Oct 17                10 Jan 18               11 Apr 18                25 Jul 18

      25 Oct 17                24 Jan 18               25 Apr 18                 1 Aug 18

      1 Nov 17                   7 Feb 18                2 May 18                8 Aug 18

      8 Nov 17                  14 Feb 18               9 May 18              22 Aug 18

    22 Nov 17                  28 Feb 18             23 May 18                5 Sep 18

    6  Dec 17                     7 Mar 18               6 Jun 18                12 Sep 18

   13 Dec 17                   14 Mar 18             13 Jun 18                26 Sep 18

  27 Dec 17                    28 Mar 18             27 Jun 18                 3 Oct 18

                     

Monthly Retirement Breakfast

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

(This is a casual event)

21 Oct 17                              17 Mar 18                               15 Sep 18

18 Nov 17                             21 Apr 18                               20 Oct 18

16 Dec 17                              19 Jun 18                               17 Nov 18

20 Jan 18                              21 Jul 18                                15 Dec 18

17 Feb 18                              18 Aug 18                              19 Jan 19

  

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD)

29 Sep 18, 0900-1600 (T) Check Army Echoes

Fort Drum Post Exchange

Civilian attire authorized for all events. Spouses are always encouraged to attend. Questions; call 772-6339/6434/3189 or email usarmy.drum.imcom-atlantic.mbx.dhr-rso@mail.mil   INFO @ www.drum.army.mil/Retirees/Pages/index.aspx?fdni=Retirees