From the Post Director to NYARNG Soldiers:
Thanks for visiting our website and taking time to learn more about Camp Smith and what it has to offer. We appreciate your demonstration of an ownership attitude, since Camp Smith belongs to you, the NYARNG Soldier. The staff at CSTS continue to work at transforming the Post - changing its character, condition and outward appearance.
Our mission at Camp Smith is to provide academic, training and logistics facility support to NYARNG and other military units in order to improve overall unit readiness, provide similar services to civilian agencies, and act as a JRSOI platform in support of domestic operations. Our aim point is small unit and individual training. We accomplish our mission by building quality facilities and training spaces, consistently maintaining them, and being relevant and responsive to our customers...more...
We adopted the motto, “Transforming Your Primary Readiness Site” to signify the importance of Camp Smith to the NYARNG and our sense of urgency to continuously improve your facilities and customer experience. To that end, during FY 21, we are working on the following initiatives:
- Install a radar system to enable all weather/all visibility weapons firing
- Work with the Army Corps of Engineers on a Concept Study for building a pop-up range on the footprint of Range 2
- Open and staff Building 70 TADSS Facility to meet unit Readiness requirements
- Improve trail network in TA-4 (area East of the Bald Spot)
- Continue improvements to interior of Building 90 VIP Guest Quarters
- Continue improvements on the NY Guard Headquarters in Building 84
- Continue improvements in the Lodging Facility including improving the entranceway sidewalk, restoring the DFAC for event catering & installing a new key system
- Continue capital improvements on Building 503 for use by the RTI and for medical readiness
- Continue to invest in our water and waste water treatment facilities to ensure uninterrupted, high quality outcomes for the long term
- Improve the appearance & safety measures of street signs (paint fire hydrants, repaint street lines, replace pole signs, and patch obelisks)
- Conserve energy resources and build resilient electrical infrastructure by installing back up generation and pursuing solar project with the NY Power Authority
- Continue to improve the CSTS website, build CSTS Instagram following, include the field in Working Group meetings using APAN and install a Troop Information Network to provide better information to our customers
This is just a partial list of what we are doing. We remain busy, because you remain busy. The demands on NYARNG forces, whether for building Readiness as an operational reserve, providing support to civil authorities, or conducting theater security cooperation missions through the SPP, will only continue to grow. Our entire work force at CSTS understands that and embraces their role in helping you accomplish your missions.
Please let us know how we are doing. We are always available to discuss how we can improve. Please call, write, or drop us a line on ICE, which is our online portal for accepting your feedback, at https://ice.disa.mil/.
Timothy P. Connors