Fort Drum in northern New York provides training opportunities for 16,000 active duty personnel along with more than 27,000 National Guard and Reserve Component personnel on more than 74,000 acres of training land and 47 range facilities.

The Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program (IRP) was developed to address contamination from past operations on military bases worldwide. When the IRP began at Fort Drum, 72 areas of concern were identified. Today, work focuses on just nine sites, with others either needing no further action or awaiting closure after cleanup.