Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Nov 12, 2013
My family will be coming to Fort Drum this summer. I've read a lot of negative things. I'm super excited to be coming there do to all the outdoors stuff , and I love me some snow. The only thing that concerns me is the I hate military bashing. I'm from a very proud military town that I've been apart of for 10 years and don't understand the hate. So what am I really getting my family into? I know everyone there isn't going to bad. I was raised in the south where yes/no ma'am/sir was a must to say if you wanted to keep your teeth. Being disrespectful makes my eye twitch.
Keep_your_head_u p

Potsdam, NY

#2 Nov 15, 2013
I'm from here but married a military man. I think this place is what you make of it. I love it because it's my home as well as my husbands 1st and 3rd duty station. Some are very disrespectful but they are usually young punks. Most older people respect and love the military. My grandfather was a Marine so I've always been around respectful people. Just ignore the negative people focus on the positives and put those negative people in their place if necessary. Where most of the bad rap comes from is this base tends to have a lot of young soldiers that make poor decisions and of course it hits the news. So the society here sees the bad. The news also reports good news but its far and few between. I hope this doesn't deter you from have a great experience here.
native uptate gurl

United States

#3 Nov 27, 2013
This is not a horrible place to be. There are things to do if ur willing to travel the area. Yes soldiers get a bad rap. It is mostly bc the bars around here get rowdy and the boys get restless. But most solders are very respectful and wonderful ppl. We have a great park in Thompson Park. Alex Bay and Clayton have wonderful events. Syracuse is an hour away for lots of shopping. The Adirondacks for camping are great. We have a lot to offer. Watertown is ever growing with new things too! We have a farmer's market and Skating Rink. The Leaves fall and the snow comes. But we hold out. Fort Drum is not a vad place to be. But I'm not military I'm just a lifer lookin in.... So give us a try and let us know how you feel. ;-)

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