Armed Services YMCA

ARMED SERVICES YMCA OF ALASKA

Building a Foundation
of Support

Our volunteers, donors, leaders, and partners are empowering our military community to be healthy and confident, connected and secure.

 

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OUR MISSION

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

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Click to learn more about Teddy's Child Watch
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Click to learn more about the Y on Wheels Shuttle
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Summer Activities for Kids

Finding the right balance between activity and leisure for teens may be one of the most difficult challenges parents face. When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including

   
Releiving stress for military

Managing Stress for Military

Stress is an interesting animal. A little stress isn’t always bad: it can be an effective motivator, and the adrenaline that stress creates can help improve both mental and physical performance. But too much stress can negatively affect your performance on duty, your relationships, and your physical and mental health.

 

   
How to break a lease when you PCS

Legally Break Your Lease for PCS and Deployment

So you say that you need out of your lease before the date you originally agreed to because you have orders. In the rock, paper, scissors game of legal documents, government orders trump leases, so you probably have nothing to worry about.

   

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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.

MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE MISSION

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.

The ASYMCA of Alaska coordinates with local installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families stationed in Alaska. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.

How Gaps in Service Affect Mission Readiness

HELPING THE MISSION

Community partners are critical to our Mission's success.

 

As an ASYMCA of Alaska community partner, you can be a leader in making a difference in the lives of military families, right here on our homefront. The ASYMCA of Alaska is not funded by the DoD. We partner with the local community to build a network of support that enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life. For every dollar donated, 86¢ directly impacts our military community and helps make military life easier.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

As a community partner, you can join the ASYMCA and deliver our mission by helping to make military life easier for the men, women, and families of our Alaska-based military. By joining the Red Triangle Campaign, your contribution can provide transportation to military families in Eielson; help military children thrive through deployments by expanding Operation Hero in interior Alaska; or help to fill service gaps for working military families in need of affordable and accessible childcare alternatives.

Commanders in the Red Triangle Annual Campaign

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