Elmendorf AFB, AK Housing and Relocation Information
The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
The first option is living on base. Your second option to use your BAH to rent or buy a house off base. We provide military friendly information to help you maximize your BAH.
- The Housing Management Office(907) 552-4439 can answer all of your on- and off-base housing questions. Contact the HMO Office as soon as you know you are moving. You will be provided with the latest information on local housing, referral services and relocation assistance. The HMO offers counseling and guidance before entering into a lease agreement, as well as resolving tenant-landlord disputes.
On Base Housing
The Unaccompanied Housing Office (907) 552-9949 is reserved for airmen in the ranks of E1-E3 and E4 with less than 3 years of service. You are provided with private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living.
Elemendorf AFB on-base housing is privatized and operated by Aurora Military Housing (907) 753-1023, which offers nineteen neighborhoods with 70 different floor plans. They are pet friendly and offer amenities such as: discounted TV, playgrounds, utilities included and complimentary renters insurance.
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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. The cities near Elmendorf AFB are Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, and Birchwood.
About Elmendorf AFB
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. For more information click here.