PORT OF ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Just 20 U.S. sailors are currently stationed in Alaska . But thanks to a shift in how the U.S. is thinking about Arctic defense, that could be about to change.
|U.S. Army Alaska USARAK, Arctic Warriors|
|1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division||1st SBCT|
|1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment||1-5 IN|
|1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment||1-24 IN|
|2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment||2-8 FA|
Elmendorf Air Force Base
Anchorage , 0.83 miles away.
WASHINGTON — Soldiers being stationed in Alaska can now receive up to $4,000 to help offset the initial cost of items needed to live in the “Last Frontier” state. Single Soldiers heading to Forts Wainwright and Greely will receive a $2,000 payment, while those with dependents will get $4,000.
Alaska runs a program called the Alaska Permanent Fund, which, per the state website, allots an equal amount of the state’s oil royalties to every resident through an annual dividend. In 2018, that dividend came out to $1,600 per person.
DoD forces in Alaska include more than 22,000 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army , U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel, and 4,700 Guardsmen and Reservists.
Winter temperatures in Alaska range from 0°F / -18°C to -30°F / -35°C from November to March. Finally, while it can rain throughout Alaska’s summer, May is often the driest month in Alaska and September is typically the wettest.
F-15C , F-15E, E-3, C-130, and C-12 aircraft. The 3rd Wing also provides air superiority, surveillance, tactical airlift, and agile combat support forces for global deployment, while maintaining the installation for critical force-staging and throughput operations in support of worldwide contingencies.
The road distance is 15.6 miles. How do I travel from Anchorage Airport (ANC) to Fort Richardson without a car?
Nine military bases are in Alaska . Fort Wainwright, Elmendorf AFB, and Fort Richardson are the largest bases in Alaska , each averaging about 6,000 military personnel. The Navy and Marine Corps do not have any bases here.
No, it does not. Alaska and Hawaii are OCONUS (Outside the Contiguous United States), and qualify for special allowances within the military, but are not considered overseas for tax purposes.