USAG Alaska - Fort Wainwright
| Garrison Public Affairs Office
Public Affairs fulfills the Army's obligation to keep the American people and Army community informed; helping to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in America's Army and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime and war.
Community and Media Relations | (907) 353-6760
All news media representatives who wish to enter Fort Wainwright on official business and/or to cover events must first coordinate with and request permission through the Public Affairs Office. News media also must be escorted by a member of the Public Affairs Office.
Command Information | (907) 353-6776
Command Information assists the commander in keeping the command's internal audience informed of events and policies while providing timely, accurate, truthful, two-way communication between the commander and the command's internal audiences. An avenue to tell the Soldier's story and to stay informed of command events.
Public Affairs is the interface between U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Wainwright and the public.
The Command Information team provides news and information to members of the Fort Wainwright and USAG Alaska communities by producing an array of command information products for our internal and external audiences.
The Media Relations section assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort Wainwright and USAG Alaska, ensuring the American public has access to the information they need to understand the military's role in the community, in support of the nation and in the world.
The Media Relations section is responsible for:
- Releasing information, arranging interviews, responding to media inquiries, and coordinating access to the installation for news media representatives,
- Inviting reporters to significant events that highlight missions, programs, or issues of interest to the public,
- Providing media awareness and media engagement training to members of the Fort Wainwright community.
Reporting on Fort Wainwright
Our high-profile and high-tech military equipment is a primary reason local, national, and international news organizations cover activities at Fort Wainwright.
Due to the limited number of public affairs staff to provide escorts, media are asked to make their requests as far in advance as possible.
Media office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (907) 353-6701
Media Escort Requirements
Fort Wainwright is a closed military installation. For security reasons, installation access rules require a public affairs escort to be present anytime members of the media conduct news-gathering activities on post. For invited events, media should RSVP in accordance with the instructions provided in the media advisory to coordinate a public affairs escort onto the installation.
Service members and military family members who are interested in engaging the media are encouraged to contact our office for assistance.
Our office does not facilitate "reaction" stories (stories seeking service member or military family member reactions to issues of current interest or events) and "person-on-the-street" interviews - reporters may solicit military personnel and their families for their reactions to current events via other means, but we will not use military resources to provide an escort onto the installation for these types of stories. Possession of a military-issued ID card or visitor pass does not constitute permission to conduct news-gathering activities on any part of the installation - including family housing - without a public affairs escort. Pass-holders and/or the visitor's military sponsor may be held responsible if a pass or military ID is misused.
The Community Relations team communicates Soldiers' stories by directly engaging a wide spectrum of businesses, organizations, local community and education leaders to bring the American people closer to the Soldiers who serve them.
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