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Employment Options

Fort Wainwright is adjacent to Fairbanks. Many jobs are available in the Fairbanks area. Also, Fairbanks was added into the top 100 growing cities in the United States in 2008. 

Employment Documentation

Before this PCS move, gather and hand carry the following items to assist in your job search: School transcripts; Professional certificates; Awards and/or honors; Volunteer portfolio; Current work history; Updated resume and/or federal application; Information for at least three references and Letters of recommendation/appreciation.

Federal employee bring: SF50, Performance Appraisal. Civilian employees need to contact Civilian Personnel Office for information about priority placement and extended leave without pay.

Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program at ACS is available for family members of active duty personnel who hold a valid ID card and are seeking work in the Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks area. The primary focus of the Employment Readiness program is to prepare individuals for their job search by providing them with the tools necessary to compete in today's job market. Attending workshops and seeking individual career counseling is the best way to prepare for your job search and subsequent employment. Contact the ACS Employment Readiness Program Manager upon arrival at FT Wainwright. at 907-353-4327 or DSN 317-353-4327.

Unemployment Benefits

If a spouse gives up their job at another location due to a military move, Alaska may pay unemployment benefits. For more information on how to file a claim, visit the Department of Labor web site.

Transition Assistance

The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) provides transition assistance to military personnel exiting the service.  ACAP is located on the second floor in the Welcome Center, Building 3401, Santiago Ave.

Tuition Assistance

Several colleges offer classes on the installation. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is in town and offers financial aid.


For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.

Associated Links

Career Advancement Accounts for Military Spouses

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
Find job advice and listings.

Office of Personnel Management
Provides access to all official federal jobs as well as links to other government resources.

Department of Labor
Provides access to all official employment statistics and opportunities.

DoD Commissaries
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.

Stars and Stripes
Current editions for European, Mid East and Pacific newspapers.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

USA4 Military Families
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Military spouses find a job with military friendly employers and learn job search skills from Military OneSource. Employers can register a job online.

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