Eielson AFB FAQ


Installation Info: Zip Code: 99702, Area Code: 907, DSN: (317)377

Those who relocate to Eielson Air Force Base can
think of themselves as being only a few miles from
Santa Claus... North Pole, AK is only 8 miles away!



Eielson, which is about 20 miles southeast of Fairbanks "The Golden Heart City", has a base housing office that all personnel are required to report into before signing a lease for off-base housing. The Air Force base not only a child's dream come true but also a nature lover's paradise. To help Air Force members enjoy the wealth of nature sights, Eielson has a natural resource office that provides information on hunting, trapping, fishing, canoeing or kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing. There are 19,790 acres on Eielson, 15,754 of which are thickly wooded. Outdoors lovers can choose among 12 lakes, 80 ponds, 27.7 miles of freshwater streams, a 51-acre recreation area on Birch Lake and a campground.



Rare and interesting animals such as the mammoth brown grizzly, shrew, vole, red squirrel, beaver and moose are indigenous to the region, but don't worry -- bears are rarely observed. All schools on the base are run by the local school district. Eielson has a small clinic that handles outpatient care. The nearby Fort Wainwright-Bassett Army community hospital cares for patients, as does the Fairbanks Hospital and outpatient clinic 20 miles away.

As The Premier Military Relocation Network we hope you will find the information within our website comprehensive and that PCS America will be your one-stop resource for all your Eielson AFB PCS'ing needs.