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Fort Richardson, AK

Fort Richardson, AK


Fort Richardson, AK

Has the military issued you orders to move to Fort Richardson, AK?

Welcome to a base that boasts ready units, strong families, and arctic tough leaders. Here, you’ll find “America’s Arctic Leaders” armed and ready to execute continuous training and readiness oversight responsibilities for Army Force Generation in Alaska. Fort Richardson is the headquarters for USARAK (formerly U.S. Army Alaska) and supports more than 45,000 active, Reserve, Guard, retirees, civilians, and families. After moving to Fort Richardson, AK, you will discover that the base offers multiple programs, conveniences, and services in order to ensure their families are resilient and “ready to stay” when loved ones are deployed.

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Base Services – Moving to Fort Richardson, AK

Once you’ve moved to Fort Richardson, AK and have gotten settled into your living quarters, you can expect to find the following base services for your convenience:

  • PX/BX Joint Military Mall where you will receive quality customer service and merchandise in a friendly environment.
  • Wilderness Inn Dining Facility catering to Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Army Reserve, and DoD Civilians with ID.
  • Arctic Chill Club with year availabilities for weddings, parties, social functions, training courses, and so much more.
  • Post Office
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union serving customers for more than 50 years
  • Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) supporting the overall quality of life for single soldiers

Family Services when moving to Fort Richardson, AK

  • Education Center which is provided by the Army to assist soldiers and family members in education and career planning goals and to encourage as much education and training as possible to complete goals.
  • Wildlife Education Center where you’ll find over 150 life-like mounted specimens celebrating the local area’s wildlife and natural resources.
  • Elmendorf’s Officer’s Spouses’ Organization is provided to improve the base via education and charitable offerings as well as to promote morale and goodwill among members.

Active Living on Base – Fort Richardson

Because it can’t be all work and no play, the base offers multiple ways to relax and have a good time:

  • Buckner Fitness Center and Elmendorf Fitness Center offer personal trainers, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, yoga, karate, kick boxing, saunas, and more so you can stay active and in shape while based here.
  • Arctic Oasis Community Center provides residents with foosball, video games, pool, indoor skate park, and a 24 foot climbing wall, just to name a few.
  • The Equestrian Center has modern stables for privately owned horses complete with hot-walker, hay and grain storage, pastures, and endless trails.
  • Hillberg Ski Area, a beautiful ski playground offering beginner and intermediate slopes, cross-country skiing, a pro-shop, etc.

Enjoy your stay after moving to Fort Richardson, AK, a place designed to foster a healthy living environment and train ready units in a challenging work environment in order for them to be ready for anything the Nation asks of them. Your surrounding city of Anchorage is sure to be majestic and awe inspiring during your stay.

Helpful Links for Moving to Fort Richardson, AK

Base Website
Installation Guide
Informational Overview
Arrival Information

The service center for Fort Richardson, AK is located in Anchorage, AK.

Information about Fort Richardson, AK

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Anchorage
Latitude: 61.2667
Longitude: -149.7333
Zip Codes: 99504
99505