Fort Drum earns DoD certification for military family readiness

Fort Drum soldiers return home from Kuwait, August 5, 2022 548th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (WWTI/Isabella Colello)

Isabella Colello | ABC50 Now | Feb. 17, 2023

FORT DRUM, New York (WWTI) — Fort Drum has earned a certification for its military family readiness programs.

Earned through the Department of Defense, the military installation earned this certification after it met all national standards for its community support services.

Family readiness programming certification is a requirement for all Army installations and is renewed every four years, according to Fort Drum Public Affairs. But this was the first certification since Fort Drum Soldiers and Family Readiness Division was established in 2020.

Public Affairs explained that the Fort Drum Directorate of Human Resources’ SFRD offers essential resources to community members.

It provides services such as Army Emergency Relief, Relocation Readiness, Mobilization and Deployment, Family Advocacy, and the Exceptional Family Member, Financial Readiness and Army Substance Abuse program

This round of certification began six months after Fort Drum merged its Army Community Service and Army Substance Abuse Program, and also transitioned its services to the Soldier and Family Readiness Division.