ARMY IN ALASKA

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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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 units include the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 1-25th S...

Preparedness and Emergency Management

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Are you and your family ready for an emergency?
Emergencies affect hundreds of people every year. One may hit your installation and community and affect you and your family. When emergencies occur, military and civilian organizations respond, but it takes time to mobilize, and they focus on th...

U.S. Army in Alaska Units

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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 . . ....

U.S. Army in Alaska Today

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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...

History

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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 in natural disasters. ...

Getting Here

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Driving
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...

Lodging

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Lodging
Reservation Information
To make reservations at Fort Wainwright, call Holiday Inn Express on Fort Wainwright at (907) 353-3800. Or call (877) 711-TEAM, or visit IHGArmyHotels.com. To make reservations at Fort Greely, call (907) 873-4311.

Reservation Policy
Reservation service i...

Housing

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All U.S. Army Garrison Alaska posts participate in the “Army Housing Online” website, including information regarding Single Soldier Housing and Family Housing. AHOS (https://onestop.army.mil) has links to off-post rental opportunities and other sources of information regarding community...

Law Enforcement and Security Services

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MILITARY POLICE Directorate of Emergency Services - Fort Wainwright The Directorate of Emergency Services Military Police at Wainwright provide 24-hour law enforcement to the community with information about road conditions, basic requirements for licensing, directions, referral to onand off-post ag...

Your New Home

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Army Community Service

ACS at Fort Wainwright is located in Building 3451. Call (907) 353-7298. ACS at Fort Greely is located in the south wing of Building 655. Call (907) 873-4346 for more information. ...

Education

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EDUCATION
Active duty and reserve component Soldiers, their spouses and civilian employees of the Army can use the services of the Community Education Complex at Fort Richardson and the Army Education Center at Fort Wainwright to advance their education. Education counseling can help focus goals...

Child, Youth and School Services

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Child, Youth and School Services includes all programs serving children: Youth Services, School Age Services, Child Development Centers, Family Child Care and Outreac...

Employment/EEO

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A workplace providing full and fair employment opportunities for the federal government’s civilian workforce became law with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...

Medical Care

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Bassett Army Community Hospital 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....

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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Recreation activities at 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 h...

Community and Recreation

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Annual Events
Mushing Challenge Races
Alaska Dog Mushers Association hosts Sunday races at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road featuring skijoring, 4-dog, 6-dog, 8/10- dog and open classes throughout the winter. Championship races are held in February and March. These race...

Fairbanks

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Known the world over as the Golden Heart City, the community is just 110 miles from the Arctic Circle and halfway between the North Slope oil fields and the pipeline terminal in the port of Valdez. Fairbanks has a rich and colorful history extending from the gold rush days of the early 20th century ...

Surrounding Areas

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Ester
Ester, population 2,034 in 2009, 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. When visiting Ester, be sure to walk through all the galleries and stop at the saloon. And take a look through Th...