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Eielson Afb, AK

Eielson Afb, AK

Eielson Afb, AK

Have you received orders for moving to Eielson AFB?

Moving to Eielson AFB, a host unit known for exemplary training in joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat, puts you just 26 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska. The mission of the base includes “preparing U.S. and allied aviation forces for combat,” and the overall vision of Eielson AFB is to be “the most respected air warrior team employing the full spectrum of our air and space power, with our Asia-Pacific partners, to ensure peace and advance freedom.”

Weather in Fairbanks and Eielson AFB

Fairbanks, Alaska is the state’s 2nd largest city with approximately 35,000 residents, and the North Pole is the city’s next closest community (just 9 miles way with roughly 1,500 residents). When moving to Eielson AFB, you should expect cold weather during the winter months, which typically begin late September/early October and last through late April/early May. The temperatures during winter average -15°F to -25°F. Therefore, when moving to Eielson, you’ll want to dress according to the weather; here, functionality is the key. Opt for waterproof boots over designer boots that serve little purpose (other than looking good). Fashion in this area is very casual, but the idea is to stay warm. Invest in multiple layers: base layers, sweaters, warm socks, gloves, hats, etc. The summer months (early May through late September) typically have temperatures ranging from 50°F to 70°F, giving you some much needed relief from the extreme cold during winter.

What to Expect at Eielson AFB

Being stationed at Eielson AFB will prove to be a great adventure for the outdoorsmen. If being one with nature is something you crave, moving here will bring you plenty of opportunities to do just that. In Alaska, you can expect to find 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the U.S. (including Mt. McKinley standing at 20,320 feet above sea level), Denali State Park, the Yukon River (the 3rd longest river in the country stretching 2,000 miles), over 100,000 glaciers, and 6,640 miles of coastline.

If one of the immediate family members of your crew want to further their education while based in Alaska, you’ll find plenty of chances to do so. Local colleges include Wayland Baptist University, University of Anchorage, Alaska (on base), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (on base), and University of Alaska, Fairbanks (off base). The Department of Defense has announced that special provisions allow career service members to transfer unused benefits of the GI Bill to immediate family members. So, take advantage of this awesome opportunity to further your own future. But, more than anything, welcome to Alaska, and enjoy your time skiing, hiking, boating, and fishing your way through the true “Last Frontier.”

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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