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    Elmendorf AFB, AK Housing and Relocation Information

    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
    Your BAH will be used in one of two ways. You can either rent on base or you can live off base. If you live off base, you can either rent or buy. Click the link above for current BAH rates.

    On Base Housing ( Rent On Base )
    You can contact the housing office at (907) 753-1023. Please keep in mind that there is a process involved in renting on Base housing to include wait times. Several housing options are available to military personnel who want to live on or off post.

    Regardless of potential living arrangements, personnel must check in at the Aurora Military Housing office located at 6346 Arctic Warrior Drive. The housing office keeps a list of available homes for purchase or rent as well as current rates for basic housing allowances for each individual rank.

    Off Base Single Family Homes


    You can choose to rent off base if you wish. Check our database for available single-family homes.

    Apartments for Rent around the Elmendorf AFB area

    The cities around this installation are Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, and Birchwood.

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    Elmendorf Air Force Base is home to the Alaska NORAD Region and the 3rd Wing. The wing is responsible for training and equipping the Air Expeditionary Force and providing tactical airlift and combat support force for worldwide deployment. Since 2010, Elmendorf Air Force Base has been part of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

    Other tenant units at the base include the 477th Fighter Group, the 176th Air Control Squadron, and the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron among others. The main aircraft serviced on Elmendorf Air Force Base include the F-22 and the C-17 Globemaster III.

    Anchorage has about 298,000 people, and is for practical purposes the only urban area nearby. The only other nearby community is Eagle River, a small town. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. It is generally cold in winter, cool in summer, and surrounded by wilderness. It is about 15 minutes from central Anchorage to Elmendorf, in good weather, but there is often bad weather, and the city is spread out. Major local employers are the shipping, oil, logging and other resource extraction industries, the military, and various Alaska corporations.

    Anchorage is the closest city to Elmendorf AFB and is the only major one nearby. Cities, small towns, and villages tend to be very spread out in Alaska and surrounded by rugged, but often breathtaking, terrain. You have the option to use your BAH in two ways; by renting on post or renting/purchasing a home of your own off post.

    The average monthly apartment rent in the Anchorage area ranges from $900 for a one-bedroom and $2000 for a four-bedroom. The average price for a house in Anchorage is about $285,000.

    ElmendorfHousing.com has more information on the area around Anchorage, AK, on base and off base resources, local housing rental rates, climate, attractions, and more.  Read More...