Fort Wainwright Community
Services on Post
Directorate of Emergency Services – Fort Wainwright The Directorate of Emergency Services Military Police at Wainwright provide 24-hour law enforcement to the community with information about road conditions, basic requirements for licensing, directions, referral to on- and offpost agencies, coordination with civilian law enforcement agencies and general information pertaining to military laws and regulations. The organization is comprised of active duty military police (MPs) as well as Department of the Army civilian police and civil service security guards at the installation’s gates. Contact the Fort Wainwright organization at 353-7535, for further assistance or questions. In an emergency, dial 911.
Directorate of Emergency Services – Fort Greely
The Directorate of Emergency Services employs a systematic integration of 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: 873-9144; Chief, Physical Security: 873-3680; Chief, Support Services: (907) 873-9133; Central Dispatch: 873-COPS (2677); Fire: 873-2473; Visitor Center: 873-3660 or 873-3662
Privately Owned Weapons
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 installations 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 prior to attempting to enter the installation with a privately owned weapon. Both forts Wainwright and Greely maintain copies of the garrisons’ privately owned weapons policies for customers. The Fort Wainwright privately owned weapon firearms policy #19 is available under FWA Policy Letters at www.wainwright. army.mil. The Fort Greely privately owned weapons policy Memorandum #13 online at www.fortgreelymwr.com under Recreation/Skeet and Trap Range).
Recreational Vehicle Parking
On-post storage areas are available for most recreational vehicles, as storage within the housing area is not authorized (except immediately before or following use).
Space at the Raven’s Roost recreational vehicle storage lot is limited on Fort Wainwright. For availability on call (907) 361-4089.
Permission to utilize recreational storage areas can be obtained from Fort Greely Outdoor Recreation at (907) 873-4058. For more information, visit The Fort Greely Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation website at www.fortgreelymwr.com (under FMWR Information).
STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE
Claims: A problem inherent in many PCS moves is the possibility of damage to household goods and personal possessions during shipment. Claim forms and assistance in filing claims of any type are available from the USARAK Claims Division at Fort Wainwright. Newcomers are urged to contact the claims office shortly after their property has arrived if damage or loss has occurred.
Army regulations require claimants to visit a claims office within 70 days of the delivery of household goods and file the DD Form 1840-R, also known as the “pink sheets,” which are received at the time of delivery. Failure to file the DD Form 1840-R within 70 days of household goods delivery may result in some or all of any claim not being paid.
The Fort Wainwright Claims Office is in Bldg. 1562; phone number 353-6507. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.; the office is closed Thursday. The Fort Greely Transportation Office is located in Bldg. 601; phone numbers are 873-3042 for the Transportation Officer, 873-3042 for Personal Property, and 873-4201 for Freight. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Legal Assistance: Attorneys are available to provide advice and assistance concerning personal legal problems to service members and retirees and their dependents. The office provides advice and services to include notarization of documents, powers of attorney, wills, adoptions, divorces and dissolutions of marriage, child support, landlord/tenant, real estate matters, vehicle purchases, debt problems and other legal issues.
Guidance is provided on a myriad of other legal issues such as assistance on replies to financial liability investigations, NCOER/OER appeals, and obtaining stays of court proceedings under the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act. Those seeking assistance should bring all documents pertaining to their problems with them to their appointment.
The Fort Wainwright Legal Assistance Office is in Bldg. 1562; phone number 353-6534. Assistance from an attorney is provided on a by-appointment-only basis Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Assistance from an attorney is provided on Tuesday on a walk-in, non-appointment basis. Notarizations and powers of attorney are provided on a walk-in, nonappointment basis Monday through Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The office is closed on Thursday.
The Fort Greely Legal Assistance Office is in Bldg. 501; phone number 873-0420. Call to schedule a meeting with an attorney Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.