Fort Richardson Army Post


Fort Richardson Army Post Facts

It is basically an installation near the city of Anchorage in the state of Alaska, USA. The installation was completed in the year 1940 and has been in operation since then. The installation was named after a military explorer General Wilds P. Richardson. The site now operates as headquarter of US Army in the state of Alaska. The site is built on the land of Elmendorf Air Force Base. The base was also moved to another site 5km away from its previous location. The new site has around 500 soldiers having better features such as new hospital, office quarter, new rifle range, and warehouses.

Alaska Fort Richardson now also operates as sub-unit of US Army Pacific Command and it offers support to units deployed in Afghanistan. It now covers an area of 62,000 acres comprising number of facilities for support and officers. It includes helipad, residential place for officers working on site, firing range, drop zone for airplanes and helicopters and other services. The base also offers military and non-military training and activity services. Another good feature of Alaska Fort Richardson is that there are numerous mountains nearby site, allowing soldiers to train themselves for mountain warfare.

Fort Richardson Alaska military base front

Fort Richardson military lectures

It may surprise you to know that it also has a large arena offering capacity of 3500 people, which is a good place for soldiers and officers to spend time in relaxation. The base also comprise of civilians working for US Air Force.

Talking about the local community it comprise of soldiers, officers and their families that makes up complete city with all the facilities a city would need. They work and live here with schools, grocery stores and parks, and only authorized personnel are allowed to enter the area. The city is situated inside the base with highest level of security.

About Richard Wilson

Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven't lost passion about military forces.

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One Response to Fort Richardson Army Post

  1. Donna McKinney (pate) December 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi all up there I was born March 29, 1971 up there when my father Dennis F. Pate was in the Army. He was in the 101st. From what I understand he was doing practice jumps and broke his leg in several places and that was the end of his life in the Army. I have always wanted to come home to see how and what it is really like up there. I have been to many places in my life but have never been giving the chance to come back up there. I am now back in my parents home state of Florida. I was two nearly when we left there and have only seen pics. on tv and in albums that my parents have. It is the most beautiful place I’ve seen. I now watch the tv show of the Army families in Alaska now that it seems to be the only way I will ever see my home. My sister was born in N.C. in 69 on the Army base there but she has gotten to go see it. Ya’ll are so far away. I wish and hope that one day I will be able to see it atleast once. To all that are up there and that are serving our country now GOD BLESS YA and my you all come home safe to ur loved ones.
    Donna McKinney

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