Are there any military bases in Alaska? You bet there are!
Alaska is a strategic location for Air Force, Army and Coast Guard operations. There are currently over 19,400 active duty military members stationed in Alaska. In addition, there are over 4,700 Reserve members and 5,000 military civilians serving in Alaska.
Use the list below to find the base you are looking for.
Air Force Bases
There are two Air Force Bases in Alaska: Eielson and Elmendorf. Between these two operations there are over 7,300 Air Force members stationed in Alaska. Not to mention there are over 2,300 military civilians that work on these bases.
|Name of Air Force Base||Location|
|Eielson AFB||Fairbanks, AK|
|Elmendorf AFB||Anchorage, AK|
There are a total of three Army bases in Alaska located in the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks and Greely. Fort Greely, Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright are home to over 10,000 Army soldiers, making the Army the largest military presence in Alaska. The Army Guard also has about 1,800 members serving in Alaska.
|Name of Army Base||Location|
|Fort Greely||Greely, AK|
|Fort Richardson||Anchorage, AK|
|Fort Wainwright||Fairbanks, AK|
Coast Guard Bases
There are a variety of Coast Guard bases in Alaska that are home to over 1,800 service members.
|Name of Coast Guard Base||Location|
|ISC Kodiak||Kodiak Island, AK|
|Air Station Sitka||Sitka, AK|
|Marine Safety Office, Anchorage||Anchorage, AK|
|USCG Juneau||Juneau, AK|
|Marine Safety Unit Valdez||Valdez, AK|
As you can see from the list, the Navy does not have a base in Alaska. However, don’t let the Navy’s absence fool you. There is still a very strong military force in Alaska of 19,000 active duty members.
In addition to a strong Army and Air Force presence, there are over 2,000 Air National Guards and 300 Defense Department staff members living in Alaska.