Salute to the Troops - AmeriCU Credit Union

Salute to the Troops

The 10th AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at FMWR’s Mountainfest will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM featuring Justin Moore with Special Guest Lauren Alaina!

Since 2011, AmeriCU has been proud to present the Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Mountainfest, a day-long event, free and open to the public, to thank the soldiers of the United States Army, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum for their valiant service to our country.

In Recognition of the 10th Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert

In Recognition of the 10th Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert

Since 2011, AmeriCU Credit Union has been honored to present the Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at FMWR’s Mountainfest. This day-long event is in recognition and thanks to the soldiers of the United States Army 10th Mountain Division for their valiant service and support to our country, and the tribute concert provides a time for honor, recognition, celebration, and the chance to hear some of the best artists and acts country music has to offer.

The 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry stationed on Fort Drum, and since 2001 has been the most deployed unit of the US military. In 2012, after being deployed for more than 10 years, the soldiers returned to Fort Drum. AmeriCU members in the Fort Drum community wanted to do something special to welcome them home, so they worked with credit union officials, the Fort Drum community, and countless sponsors eager to support the soldiers, to create the Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert.

AmeriCU announces Justin Moore, Lauren Alaina for Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Mountainfest

AmeriCU announces Justin Moore, Lauren Alaina for Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Mountainfest

Country music artist Justin Moore is set to headline AmeriCU’s 10th Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Fort Drum’s Mountainfest, with special guest Lauren Alaina.

The concert will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 on Fort Drum. AmeriCU is proud to present this event each year to honor and give thanks to the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers, their families, and the Fort Drum community, for their valiant service and sacrifice to our country. More than 15,000 people attend the concert each year, which remains free and open to the public.

The Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert is held in cooperation with co-sponsors FMWR, Carthage Area Hospital, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Martin’s Point, the USO, Waite Toyota, CUNA Mutual Group, Waite Motorsports, Wahl Media, Community Broadcasters, and NBC Watertown.

Fort Drum Post will open at 12PM on Wednesday, August 31. The Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert begins at 7PM, with an amazing fireworks display after dark.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

View photos and videos from previous Salute to the Troops Tribute concert at Mountainfest.

Previous Year's Artists

Previous Year's Artists

Past concerts featured national country recording artists Jake Owen, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Gloriana, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, and LOCASH.

Maps & Directions

Visitors who are not DoD ID cardholders must use the Nash Blvd. Gate off NYS Route 26 which will open at 12:00PM. For more information about events and what items are allowed on the grounds, check out Fort Drum FMWR’s Mountainfest Facebook event page.