Fort Wainwright

Fort Wainwright

Work will begin next month on improvements to the busiest entryway into Fort Wainwright. The project on the eastern stretch of Gaffney Road will require temporary closure of the Main Gate and Visitors Center. When it’s completed, the changes will help traffic flow more smoothly on to post. It’ll also enable vehicles to get through a much-bigger construction zone that the state will set next year at a nearby major intersection.


Army convoys began moving equipment and soldiers from Fort Wainwright this to support an 11-day training exercise that begins Monday on ranges around Fort Greely.


The Commander of Alaska’s largest military installation announced today that it’s easing-up on some of its COVID-19 precautions, effective at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Fort Greely reduced its level of COVID-19 precautions today, because of fewer cases of COVID there and in the surrounding community and the ramping-up of vaccinations. Greely follows Eielson Air Force Base, which lowered its health-protection condition level on Monday. Fort Wainwright plans to do the same later this week.

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Two military installations in the Interior have begun administering COVID-19 vaccinations to personnel who need it most, because of the importance of their job.


Students in Fairbanks will be allowed to return to classroom buildings in January.
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the Fairbanks North Star Borough school board last night passed a motion to return students to school buildings after a two-week prep and quarantine period.


Fort Wainwright's Birch Hill Alpine ski tubing area will not be open to the general public this winter. The popular is venue is scheduled ti open November 27, but Post Community Recreation Officer Dan Cain says Ft. WW remains in "Mission Essential" status, and that limits outside access.


Fort Greely officials are reminding people who work or live on post to contact the Fort Wainwright Public Health office if they’ve been notified by the school district that they or their child may have been exposed to the coronavirus recently.

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UPDATED: The return of about 200 Stryker Brigade soldiers who’d been scheduled to arrive today (Fri) at Fairbanks International Airport has been delayed. An Army spokesperson said Thursday night that due to flight delays, the Fort Wainwright-based soldiers will be arriving later this weekend.

The Strykers are returning from nine month of duty in Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. The flight arriving this weekend will be the first of several over the summer that’ll bring back a total of about 2-thousand (2,000) soldiers who’d been deployed as part of what the Pentagon calls Operation Inherent Resolve.

Eielson AFB

Eielson Air Force Base officials will oversee a new contract that will pay for up to $350 million worth of maintenance on roads and airfields at all four Air Force and Army installations around the Interior over the next seven years. And four of the five contractors that will do the work are based in Fairbanks and North Pole.