DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES — FORT WAINWRIGHT
The Directorate of Emergency Services military police at Fort Wainwright provide 24-hour law enforcement to the community with information about road conditions, basic requirements for licensing, directions, referral to on- and off-post agencies, coordination with civilian law enforcement agencies, and general information pertaining to both military and state of Alaska laws and regulations. The organization comprises active-duty military police (MPs) as well as Department of the Army civilian police and Department of the Army security guards at the installation’s gates.
Contact the Fort Wainwright organization at 907-353-7535 for further assistance or questions.
DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES — FORT GREELY
The Directorate of Emergency Services systematically integrates fire protection and prevention and emergency medical services, law enforcement and physical security, and emergency response planning to create a comprehensive installation security and emergency services program.
- DES Administration: 907-873-3408
- Fire Chief: 907-873-4625
- Police Chief: 907-873-9144
- Chief, Physical Security: 907-873-3680
- Chief, Support Services: 907-873-9133
- Central Dispatch: 907-873-COPS (2677)
- Fire: 907-873-2473
- Visitor Center: 907-873-3663 or 907-873-3662
PRIVATELY OWNED WEAPONS (FIREARMS) REGISTRATION
The Alaska state law that permits the carrying of concealed handguns by private citizens is NOT valid on any U.S. Army or other DOD installation or properties.
Forts Wainwright and Greely have comprehensive privately owned weapons policies. All personnel desiring to possess privately owned weapons on the installations must be familiar with and comply with the provisions stipulated in the respective policies before trying to enter the installation with a privately owned weapon. Both forts Wainwright and Greely Directorates of Emergency Services maintain copies of the garrisons’ privately owned weapons policies for customers. The Fort Wainwright privately owned weapon firearms policy No. 27 is available under FWA Policy Letters at www.wainwright.army.mil. The Fort Greely privately owned weapons policy is online at www.greely.army.mil and can be found by going to “Fort Greely Overview,” then “About Fort Greely” and then “Fort Greely Policies.”
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING AND STORAGE
On-post storage areas are available for most recreational vehicles since storage within the housing area is not authorized except immediately before or after use.
Space at the Raven’s Roost recreational vehicle storage lot is limited on Fort Wainwright. For availability, call 907-361-4089.
Permission to use recreational storage areas can be obtained from Fort Greely Outdoor Recreation at 907-973-4058.
For more information, visit the Fort Greely Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation website at www.greely.army.mil/directorates/fmwr.aspx.
STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE
A problem inherent in PCS moves is the possibility of damage to household goods and personal possessions during shipment. Information on filing claims under the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) under Full Replacement Value (FRV) are available through the Traffic Management Office and theUSARAK Claims Division at Fort Wainwright. Newcomers are urged to contact these offices if confused on proper filing procedures. Shipments under FRV require claimants to submit a Form 1851 electronically through the DP3 system within 75 days to put the Transportation Service Provider on notice of additional loss or damage. Failure to file a Form 1851 within 75 days of household goods delivery may result in some or all of a claim not being paid. In the case of damage to shipped vehicles, make sure to do the joint inspection with the Vehicle Processing Center inspector and note any exceptions on the inspection form before departing the facility. For more information, contact the claims office. The Fort Wainwright Claims Office is in Building 1562; the phone number is 907-353-6155. Hours are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. The office is closed Thursday.
The Fort Greely Transportation Management Office is in Building 601. Call 907-873-4201 for personal property shipments and hours of operation.
Attorneys are available to provide advice and assistance concerning personal legal problems to service members, retirees and their dependents. The office provides advice and services that include notarization of documents, powers of attorney, wills, adoptions, divorces and dissolutions of marriage, child support, landlord-tenant and real estate matters, vehicle purchases, debt problems and other legal issues.
Guidance is provided on myriad other legal situations, such as assistance on replies to financial liability investigations, NCOER and OER appeals, and obtaining stays of court proceedings under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act. Those seeking assistance should be sure bring all pertinent documents to their appointment.
The Fort Wainwright Legal Assistance Office is in Building 1562; the phone number is 907-353-6534. Assistance from an attorney is provided by appointment only from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Assistance from an attorney is available Tuesday on a walk-in basis from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Notarizations and powers of attorney are provided on a walk-in basis from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. The office is closed Thursday.
The Fort Greely Legal Assistance Office is in Building 501; the phone number is 907-873-0420. Call to schedule a meeting with an attorney from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.