Fort Wainwright

Fort Wainwright Facts

  • Location: Fairbanks in the inner region of Alaska
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  • Phone: (907) 353-1110
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Alaska Fort Wainwright is situated next to Fairbanks in the inner region of Alaska. The base is situated in the North Start Borough. An Alaska borough is same to a county in the lower forty eight states. Fairbanks, the 2nd biggest city in Alaska, is situated three hundred and sixty five miles north of Anchorgage, Alaska. You will discover that the price of housing and other living expenditures in the Fairbank region is actually high. On base housing can be really a wait and off base housing is also very restricted. The weather in this region has the big fluctuation in the planet. It reaches ninety degree Celsius in summer and a minus sixty five degree Celsius in the winter. People will be capable to enjoy stunning scenery, wildlife diversity, glorious mountains, camping, fishing and hunting and the nice independent people who will be their neighbors.

Fort Wainwright Military Base
Fort Wainwright Alaska Military hospital

Lots of military and political leaders’ encouraged building military base in Alaska state many years before to World War 2nd. At last, when war warned in 1939, government granted four million to build a base at Fairbanks. In 60´s, the military renamed the base Fort Jonathan M. Wainwright after the military man who, with his crew, highly defended this region during the first months of the Second World War. In 2001, this base was chosen as the third stryker brigade combat team and, in 2006 the base was chosen as the residence of Task Force 49 Aviation Brigade. With the adoration of team tour to Alaska and the big number of official travelers, Alaska fort wainwright base struggles to provide the good temporary residence to both space available travelers and official. The adoration of Alaska base signifies loading is normally cent percent registered from April through September. It is suggested that official travelers make bookings as soon as they are eligible.

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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2 Responses to Fort Wainwright

  1. Don Isenberg August 30, 2015 at 4:45 am #

    Home Sweet Home for me from 1988-1992 when I served with B Co. 4/9 Infantry, 6th Infantry Division.
    Loved my time there. Great duty station and Great local community.

  2. Carol December 10, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    Any famcamps at the military bases in AK.? Hopefully heading that way in 2018 for a couple of months. Thanks for reply.

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