ARMY IN ALASKA
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome

On behalf of the entire Fort Wainwright Garrison Command Group, welcome to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Fort Wainwright is the home of the United States Army Garrison and units of the United States Army Alaska (USARAK). USARAK units include the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 1/25th SBCT,

Preparedness and Emergency Management

ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY READY FOR AN EMERGENCY? Emergencies affect hundreds of people every year. One may hit your installation and community and challenge you and your family. When emergencies occur, military and civilian organizations respond, but it takes time to mobilize and they focus on the most critical

U.S. Army in Alaska Units

FORT WAINWRIGHT DSN: 317 COMM: 907 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment 353-2509 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment 353-2409 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division 353-2003 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment 353-0136 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment 353-1509 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment 353-2400 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry

U.S. Army in Alaska Today

U.S. Army Alaska is at the forefront of protecting America’s interests in the volatile Asian Pacific region while also providing ready and relevant forces to overseas contingency operations. We are one of the U.S. military’s most centrally located power projection platforms that benefits from joint training opportunities, a breathtaking environment

History of the U.S. Army in Alaska

When Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, the Army was there. Only the indigenous peoples of Alaska have been here longer. Today, the Army thrives here: training in unforgiving arctic conditions, actively participating in community affairs and providing assistance during natural disasters. The U.S. Army’s long and important

Getting Here

If you’re behind the wheel, steer north by northwest toward the top of the world. The highways through Canada and Alaska offer breathtaking scenery and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Most travelers choose the Alberta to Alaska Highway route or the British Columbia-Yukon route. Expect pothole

Housing On- and Off-Post

For the housing offices at Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright, visit the Army’s website at https://www.housing.army.mil and select an installation. Depending on the number of PCS rotations and size of families departing, the wait for a home can range from two months to a year at Fort Wainwright and from

Law Enforcement and Security Services

MILITARY POLICE DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES — FORT WAINWRIGHT The Directorate of Emergency Services military police at Fort Wainwright provide 24-hour law enforcement to the community with information about road conditions, basic requirements for licensing, directions, referral to on- and off-post agencies, coordination with civilian law enforcement agencies, and general

Your New Home

FAMILY PROGRAMS’ FACILITIES Army Community Service (ACS) Center Fort Wainwright, Building 3401 907-353-4227 Fort Greely, Basement of Building 702 907-873-4649 Centralized facility providing comprehensive, coordinated and responsive readiness service to support commanders, Soldiers, civilians and families. Family Assistance Center (FAC) Centers operating 24/7, established by garrison commanders under the

Employment/EEO

A workplace providing full and fair employment opportunities for the federal government’s civilian workforce became law with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Executive Order 11478, followed by the passage of laws, statutes and amendments, made it unlawful to discriminate in making decisions or treating people differently based o

Medical Care

Bassett Army Community Hospital (BACH) at Fort Wainwright is the primary medical treatment facility for Soldiers, family members and retirees and their families. A number of civilian hospitals and civilian specialists augment the military facilities to provide complete medical care for personnel in Alaska. Emergency ambulance service is available

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Forts Greely and Wainwright provide well-rounded recreation programs including arts and crafts, auto crafts, sports and athletics, and outdoor recreation. Although there are some variances in programs and facilities, they all have much in common. Soldiers and their families have first priority for a wide variety of facilities and

Community and Recreation

MUSHING CHALLENGE RACES www.sleddog.org The Alaska Dog Mushers Association hosts Sunday races at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road, featuring skijoring, four-dog, six-dog, eight- to 10-dog and open classes throughout the winter. Championship races are held in February and March. These races are great fun to

Fairbanks

Known the world over as the Golden Heart City, Fairbanks is just 198 miles from the Arctic Circle, 400 miles from the North Slope oil fields and 260 miles from the pipeline terminal in the port of Valdez. The city has a rich and colorful history extending from the gold

Surrounding Areas

ESTER Ester is 8.5 miles west of Fairbanks on the Parks Highway. This old mining community has become a haven for artists, intellectuals and gold miners. Many residents work in Fairbanks, but tourism also boosts the local economy. When visiting Ester, be sure to walk through all the galleries and

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