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 are merely the current custodians.
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. “Transform” means to change in character, condition, or outward appearance. We hope you notice the ongoing transformation efforts, new and improved facilities, range and training area upgrades, and improved customer service each time you are here.
To that end, during FY 20, we are working on the following initiatives:
- Install a radar system to enable all weather/all visibility weapons firing
- Continue plans for building a pop-up range by achieving DA validation of our range project
- Complete work on the interior of Building 70 for use with TADSS
- Extend sUAS (Raven & below) training to all military customers during TY 20
- Continue improvements on the NY Guard Headquarters in Building 84
- Continue improvements in the Lodging Facility including replacing the ceiling tiles, restoring the DFAC for event catering & planning for a new key system
- Begin restoration of Building 90 (Great Room & Porch)
- Complete plans for modernizing 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
- Embed into our culture the optimization of our automated maintenance management system in order to improve the consistency and quality of our brick and mortar facilities
- Conserve energy resources by auditing our facilities and executing capital investment projects to replace inefficient systems
- 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
- Better manage our forests and natural debris in order to improve our training areas and reduce risk of forest fires
- Open training areas to the DMNA community and its partners for deadfall/fire wood removal
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