About this Location

USO Alaska operates four USO centers on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Anchorage and we will soon be expanding to build a fifth center at JBER on the Fort Richardson side. We provide support across a very large geographic service area that reaches 663,300+ acres, including some extremely isolated and remote locations only accessible by snow machine or boat. For example, USO Alaska supports service members at Black Rapids, where the military participates in strenuous training lasting between 5-14 days. There is no Wi-Fi available at this location. USO is there to provide a much-needed break with support and snacks. Other remote locations include Clear Air Force Base, Valdez Coast Guard Unit, and Fort Greely, where hundreds of service members are stationed without their families; these individuals often do not see their families for weeks to months at a time. USO provides prepared meals and hard-to-get prepackaged snacks along with outside games, board games, and card games for individual and socially-distanced entertainment.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, USO Alaska has been answering the call for increased support for military service members and their families. USO Alaska’s response continues to be quick and agile. All teams and resources have been diverted to support emerging needs, from distributing care packages and hygiene kits to service members to launching online programs for spouses and kids to keep them engaged and connected. USO Alaska has the goal of reaching 40,000 individuals through food distribution programs during the remainder of 2020 and into the summer of 2021.

Visit alaska.uso.org to learn more.

Amenities at this Location

Food & Beverages
  • Beverages
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Daily Meals
  • Food Pantry
  • Snack Bar
  • Charging Stations
  • Computers & Laptops
  • Desks & Work Areas
  • Wi-Fi
Multimedia & Gaming
  • Board & Table Games
  • TV & Cable
Rest & Relaxation
  • Bathrooms
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Sleeping & Quiet Area
Services & Information
  • Event & Sports Tickets
  • Information Desk
  • Local Information
“Thank you so much for all that the USO does for families, especially during this very interesting time we live in... We moved here a year ago, ahead of my husband. We knew no one and could not live in military housing due to our dog, so we felt very isolated. It felt very lonely before we started coming to the USO. Thank you for being there for us, especially during that difficult transition. We really appreciate all that you do to support families!"
The Hickman Family, USO San Diego Find out how to support USO

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