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United States Air Force
Eielson AFB Visitors / Welcome Center
2070 Central Avenue
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Military personnel as soon as you arrive to Eielson Air Force Base contact your sponsor and let them know you are here. Your sponsor can show you around the base and offer any assistance you may need. Your sponsor will inform you of unit reporting procedures. If you arrive after duty hours report-in the next duty day.
In-processing will be done through your Commander's Support Staff. When you arrive your sponsor should have the CSS information for you so that you can report directly to them for in-processing.
Pioneer Start is the base Newcomer’s Orientation and it is mandatory for all active-duty military and DOD Civilian employees. Family members are invited and encouraged to attend. Your CSS will have the Pioneer Start schedule and is in charge of scheduling you for the briefing. Pioneer Start is a Wing sponsored program and provides an overview of Eielson AFB and essential information about the Wing mission and history, winter survival and safety tips for living in the artic environment. Service members and their families as well as DOD Civilian employees will have the opportunity to learn more about the many base and local support services and community organizations. To register please connect with your CSS.
Do not pack important papers with your household goods or hold baggage.
Plan to take the following items with you:
Temporary Lodging Reservations
The 24 hour arrival point is the Goldrush Inn located at 540 North Street. As you come through Hursey gate proceed down Flightline Avenue to Kodiak Street. Turn left and go through one intersection and you will see the Goldrush Inn on your right side.
Be sure to make reservations far in advance of your projected arrival. Rooms are often full due to exercises during the summer months and you may be referred off base.
To make reservations please contact the Goldrush Inn at 907-377-1844 or DSN 317-377-1844.
Eielson Air Force Base makes every effort to assist you with your transition to Alaska. Please be sure to communicate with your sponsor throughout your transition and inform them of any changes in your contact information. Upon your arrival please contact your sponsor to let them know of your status.
If you are currently on orders to Eielson AFB and have not yet received communication from your receiving sponsor please contact your Commanders Support Staff at your losing base and ask that they request a sponsor for you.
If further assistance is needed, please contact the Eielson AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center at 907-377-2178 or DSN 317-377-2178 and the A&FRC will work to assist you in establishing communication with your sponsor.
If you get married before your permanent change of station you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. If you get married en-route to your next duty station you must inform the military personnel section immediately upon in-processing and complete the required actions. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures to get your family Command Sponsored.
If you have any questions regarding non-criminal legal issues please feel free to contact the 354th Fighter Wing Legal Office at 907-377-4114 or DSN 377-4114.