Strengthening Our Military Family      |      Armed Services YMCA Alaska

  • Frosty Warrior Enriches the lives of deployed military. Click to learn more.
  • Operation Ride Home supports military well-being. Click to learn more.
  • Salute to the Military recognizes enlisted military. Click to learn more.
  • Kid Comfort supports resiliency for military kids. Click to learn more.
  • Teddy's Child Watch supports accessible health care for military parents. Click to learn more.
  • Combat Fishing celebrates appreciation for veterans in Alaska. Click to learn more.

Making an Impact

The ASYMCA of Alaska believes that all service members and their families deserve support, enrichment, recognition, security, independence, and opportunities to improve their family bond, family resiliency, and health/wellness. To aid in our efforts, we provide over 20 programs and services designed to directly address the needs of our military and their families as identified by military leadership. This arsenal of programs help to alleviate stress, assist with life challenges, and increase the morale and welfare of our nation’s heroes, enabling them to better focus on their mission of service.

Infographic: food pantry provided 1262 people with food for up to a month
Infographic: Shuttle service provided 7932 ride in one year on JBER
Infographic: Child Watch provided 8554 hours of free care for military annually



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41st Annual Salute to the Military

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska will be hosting their 40th Annual Salute to the Military—a formal banquet that celebrates the accomplishments of 12 outstanding military service members, ranked E6 or below. Each branch of military service, including active duty, guard, and reserves, selects one exceptional Alaskan service member who has exemplified integrity and service before self throughout their military careers.

Registration for this event begins Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


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Wednesday Wishes (JBER Area)

The ASYMCA of Alaska is excited to premiere a new event for the 2017 holiday season. Wednesday Wishes is a flash-style holiday giveaway that will happen each Wednesday at our Luke Avenue Welcome Center on JBER, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, beginning November 22 through December 20. Wednesday Wishes will be open to all active duty, guard, and reserve service members and their dependents, regardless of rank or service branch.

Each Tuesday afternoon, we will announce the week’s Wednesday Wish on our Facebook page—so you’re going to want to follow us on Facebook to see what surprise we unwrap each week!


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Operation Kid Comfort: Request a Quilt!

This program provides children of deployed service members a quilt (for age 6 and under) or standard-size pillow case (age 7 and older) with pictures of the deployed service member and the family. This program is designed to comfort and help children during the deployment. We have wonderful volunteer quilters who meet once-a-month to sew these quilts and pillow cases.

Learn how to access this program, and how these quilts impact the lives of the littlest members of our military community by clicking the link below.


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Operation Holiday Joy

Holidays are a time for joy and celebration—but for families in crisis, the holidays can be a time of profound hardship. The ASYMCA of Alaska wants to help lighten the load for military families in in distress by providing them with the means to celebrate the joy of the holidays.
Operation Holiday Joy is open to all active duty, guard, or reserve service members who are stationed in Alaska. Nominations may be submitted by the family themselves, or by a  friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc. All nomination forms must be submitted through email by close of business on Wednesday, December 13.

Click here to download a nomination form.


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What We Do

Explore what we do, and how we do it, by visiting our programs. Military and their families can learn how to access our programs and services; and our community partners can see how their support makes a difference in our community.

Infographic: Military Lounges gave respite to 5346 military travelers annually
Inforgraphic: Combat Fishing sent 2489 veterans fishing since 2007
Infographic: Kid Comfort gave 103 quilts to military kids in just 6 months
After 5 Boutique. Click to learn more

Formal Wear to Share

It's formal season! Check out the ASYMCA of Alaska's After 5 Boutique to learn more about our formal lending closet.

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Upcoming Events

Learn more about the exciting events the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska has to offer.

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Employment Opportunities

Join the ASYMCA team! See what opportunities the ASYMCA of Alaska has available in your area.