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United States Army
3401 Santiago Ave
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. For many newcomers, a sponsor can help add that personal touch.
A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request one through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.
To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources that can help newcomers master their move. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their responsibilities, which may include:
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Make sure to check with your service branch for sponsor training requirements.
Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to:
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation Military and Family Support Center.
Sponsorship is also available for youth. Installation youth sponsorship programs help military-connected youth make a successful transition to a new community. Primarily directed to preteen and teenaged youth, installation youth programs/centers provide information and materials on programs and services available at their new location. Where available, youth can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online with other youth. The youth program staff at your new installation can offer more information on installation youth sponsorship programs.
You can also contact your installation School Liaison Program office for information about school-based youth sponsorship programs such as Anchored4Life and Student2Student. These peer-to-peer programs help your student adjust to and navigate their new school.
If your child would like to become a youth sponsor, contact your installation School Liaison Program or youth program/center.
Families with children may also want to visit Military Kids Connect, an online community for military children and youth. The site offers games, videos and links to teen-led installation tours.
If you are on assignment to U.S. Army Alaska and have not been contacted by your sponsor, you may visit the USARAK homepage. Click the Resource tab, under Newcomers/Pre-Arrival tab, to request a sponsor through the Army Career Tracker. If you do not have access to ACT or know your gaining unit, please contact Mr. Teamer (Sponsorship) 907-384-1043 or Mr. Williams (Enlisted Strength Management) 907-384-3809 or Mr. Baldwin (G1 Readiness) 907-384-2760. The Enlisted Strength Management will review the Gains Roster to determine your unit of assignment. They will then contact your unit sponsorship coordinator. Once contact is made, you will be assigned a sponsor within 72 hours. Your sponsor will be able to give you up-to-date information and a mailing address.
If you are not being met by your sponsor, report to the Welcome Center, Building 3401, Santiago Ave. If arriving after duty hours, contact the Welcome Center at 907-353-4311.
If you need to send mail to Fort Wainwright, call 1-800-275-8777, ask for the post office on Fort Wainwright and then ask for their requirements for forwarding mail to Fort Wainwright.