Eielson Air Force Base North Pole
Eielson Air Force Base is located in central Alaska, 1 mile from Anderson. The base is 78 miles from Fairbanks and 100 miles from Mount McKinley. The station was designed to provide tracking and surveillance of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Eielson Air Force Base’s location is significant for the United States. The base is positioned to provide defensive monitoring of the entire country. Not only is the base essential for defense, the base also aides in space operations, with advanced radar and satellite capabilities.
When arriving at Eielson, the first visit is to the Military Personnel Section (MPS). Sign in is available during duty hours exclusively. The MPS will gather your records and enroll you in the next Right-Start/First Term Airmen’s Center briefing. If you need to check in after 4:30 p.m., get in touch with your sponsor and continue to the Gold Rush Inn in Building 540, on the corner of Central Avenue and North Street (24-hour arrival point). Sign in will be available.
If you are unmarried and enlisted, contact your sponsor before checking in. Your housing arrangements may already be complete.
There are 6,900 military personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors, assigned to Eielson Air Force Base.