Located in the North Star Borough of Alaska, Fort Wainwright is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. With the shortest day of the year lasting only three hours and the longest day boasting 21 hours of daylight, Fairbanks, Alaska offers a wide range of temperatures. Fort Wainwright is home to over 7,000 service members.
Fort Wainwright is home to the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. The Stryker Brigade is always ready to deploy and deter threats to national security. Their position in Alaska enables them to quickly mobilize to respond to hostile actions in the region.
The installation boarders Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to the abundance of outdoor activities that can be found in Alaska, including snowboarding, hiking and hunting, service members and their spouses can relax at the Chena Hot Springs Resort or enjoy a nice dinner and wine at Lavelle’s Bistro.
Fort Wainwright is just a two-hour drive from Mt. McKinley National Park, known for the tallest mountain in the United States, Denali. Anchorage is accessible by airplane and is only a 45 minute flight from Fort Wainwright. Seattle is only three hours away by air.
There are Department of Defense schools on-post. Children from Fort Wainwright attend school in the North Star Public School District. Two elementary schools and one middle school are located on-post. Lathrop High School is just off-base on Airport Avenue.
Bassett Army Community Hospital was rebuilt in 2006. The hospital offers medical services to all service members and families at Fort Wainwright. Some of the services offered include primary care, internal medicine, allergy and immunology, emergency care and pediatrics. The hospital has 32 inpatient beds. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is six miles away.
North Haven Communities manages family housing at Fort Wainwright. Nine distinct neighborhoods are available to service members with families. Most of the homes on-post have been built within the past 10 years. The HIE Army Hotel provides temporary housing to service members who are newly assigned to Fort Wainwright.