Strengthening Our Military Family TM      |      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



Support our current critical Operation.

12th Annual Armed Services YMCA 
Combat Fishing Tournament

Registration period is from April 6 through May 4. 


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Clean Up Week
Volunteer Wanted!

Living and working in a clean and safe environment is its own reward—but we decided to up the ante. Join Aurora Housing and the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska in making JBER beautiful, and for every bag your registered group fills and disposes of, the ASYMCA will provide a raffle ticket that enters you into a drawing for cash prizes. We’ll also have a prize for the most interesting “How it got there” story for the kids!

• First Draw: $1,000
• Second Draw: $500
• Third Draw: $250
• Best Story: Have your child draw a picture and tell a story about an interesting piece of trash and how it ended up where it was found. Post it to Facebook or Instagram and the tag #ASYMCACleanUp. We’ll pick the best story for a prize.

We're still looking for groups of volunteers to band together to adopt areas for clean up. Come see us at the DH Cuddy Welcome Center (10449 Luke Avenue), and get signed up and supplied up!

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Summer Fun Starts Here!

The ASYMCA of Alaska proudly introduces our first annual Day Camp! ASYMCA’s Summer Day Camp offers a safe atmosphere where school-age children may enjoy their summer break. To deliver on the ASY’s commitment to nurture the potential of every child, our program helps campers discover what they are passionate about, form healthy relationships, and explore exciting crafts and activities.

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ASYMCA Summer Day Camp

Y on Rails

The Armed Services YMCA of Alaska and Alaska Railroad want to send you on a scenic rail tour! Each summer, Alaska Railroad provides a limited number of free tickets to be given away to our military community. This is a uniquely Alaskan experience not to be missed—but you must enter for your chance to win!

Only one entry per household.

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Y on Rails

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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ASYMCA Bargain Shops

The ASYMCA Alaska manages the ASYMCA Thrift Store on Fort Wainwright, and the ASYMCA Bargain Shop on JBER.

Learn more about this program by clicking the link below.

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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.


Upcoming Events

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

Inforgraphic: ASYMCA of Alaska is now hiring

Employment Opportunities

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