US Army Alaska Public Affairs Office

Mailing Address:

Public Affairs Office

Attention: APVR-RPO

724 Postal Service Loop #5900

JBER-Richardson, Alaska 99505-5900

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 907-384-1373

MAJ Timothy Chavis Email:


SFC Joel Gibson Email:

Command Information NCO

SPC DeMarco Wills Email:

Media Relations Chief

Phone: 907-384-1542

John Pennell Email:

Community Relations Chief

Phone: 907-384-2019

Derrick Crawford Email:

U.S. Army Alaska

U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), a subordinate element of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), is headquartered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. USARAK provides trained and ready forces in support of worldwide unified land operations, supports theater engagement in the Pacific/Arctic and military operations in the Alaska Joint Operations Area, in order to contribute to a stable and secure operational environment.

Alaska is home to two Infantry Brigade Combat Teams, a Combat Aviation Task Force, enabling Echelon Above Brigade units, and Reserve Component units.

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division is headquartered at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, Alaska, along with 16th Combat Aviation Brigade the USARAK Aviation Task Force (UATF), , the Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC, ), and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright.

In addition to the USARAK Headquarters, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer's Academy, and selected units of the 17th Combat Sustainment Battalion are stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson..

Other Army-affiliated tenant organizations stationed in Alaska include the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency (based at Fort Greely), the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Alaska (MEDDAC), U.S. Army Dental Activity-Alaska (DENTAC), U.S. Army Veterinary Command-Alaska, 59th Signal Battalion, Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division, 404th Army Field Support Battalion--Alaska, and supporting elements from Army Material Command. The Reserve Component units located throughout the state include Army National Guard Missile Defense, Infantry and Aviation formations, an Army Reserve Heavy Engineer Company and an Army Reserve Field Hospital.

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