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Eielson Afb, AK

Eielson Afb, AK

Eielson Afb, AK

Are you PCSing to Eielson AFB?

Located just 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Eielson AFB is the host unit for the 254th Fighter Wing. The wing provides operations, maintenance, mission support, and medical function for the military, and includes 10 tenant units. There are more than 6,900 residents at the base, including active duty, guard and reserve, family members, and civilian workers. If you’re planning a move to Eielson, keep reading!

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Life at Eielson AFB

Eielson has a lot to offer military members and their families! Here’s what you need to know:

Education. If you have school-aged children, they’ll attend a school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities to keep them busy throughout the school year. For higher education, you can attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks or UAF Community and Technical College.

Housing. Corvias Military Living owns all the family housing on base. There are about 1,000 housing units available.

Pets. If you live in privatized housing, you’re allowed two pets.

Services. The base offers a Force Support Squadron, a commissary, exchange system, medical services, fitness center, pool, community center, library, and bowling center!

Before you arrive, make sure you review these check-in procedures. You can read more about Eielson AFB using this helpful installation guide.

Life in Fairbanks

Fairbanks is the closest town to Eielson, and will be a great place to call home or visit when you’re not on base. Here are just some of the fun things the town has to offer:

  • Watch the Northern Lights!
  • Go bird watching at the Alaska Bird Observatory.
  • Attend the World Ice Art Championships in late winter.
  • Shop at the summer Farmer’s Market.
  • Go to the North Pole (a small city close to Fairbanks) to see Santa Claus and enjoy the spirit of Christmas year-round!
  • Hit the trails – Angel Rocks, Eagle Summit, and Chena Dome.
  • Pick some berries in July and August.
  • Visit the Pioneer Park to take a step back in history.

For more things to do in Fairbanks, take a look at the events calendar!

Moving to Eielson AFB with U-Pack®

If you’re planning to DITY move to Eielson, there’s a moving company that can help you get your household goods there affordably – U-Pack. You’ll pack and load a moving trailer, and we’ll take it to Alaska for you. No need to drive a rental truck through Canada! When your shipment arrives, we’ll deliver it to your home on base or your home in Fairbanks – wherever you decide to live.

Making the move to Eielson is easy with U-Pack. Get a free moving quote today!

Eielson AFB Resources

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Family Information

The service center for Eielson Afb, AK is located in Anchorage, AK.

Information about Eielson Afb, AK

Est. Population: 5232
County: Fairbanks North
Latitude: 64.6667
Longitude: -146.9667
Zip Codes: 99702