Gonzalez & Waddington – Attorneys at Law

Cities in Alaska where our military defense attorneys represent service members at court-martial and in administrative separations:

Army installations in Alaska where our lawyers practice:

Fort Greely, Fairbanks

Fort Greely is an Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles. Fort Greely’s was taken over by the Missile Defense Command and deployed 25-30 ABMs by 2010.

Fort Richardson, Anchorage

Fort Richardson is an Army installation near Anchorage, Alaska. It houses the US Army Alaska, the 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and the 4th Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. The installation comprises 25,000 acres of land near Elmendorf Air Force Base. The Alaskan National Guard is the largest unit stationed here. The population is 15,695, mostly active-duty personnel, dependents, DoD civilians, and the National Guard.

Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks

Fort Wainwright is a US Army installation in Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright houses the Army’s 25th Infantry Division and Task Force 49, an aviation brigade tasked to support logistics operations for US Army Alaska.

Air Force bases in Alaska where our lawyers practice:

Clear Air Force Base

Clear Air Force Station is one of the northernmost stations of the USAF. It is 5 miles south of Anderson in the Denali Borough. The base is home to the 13th Space Warning Squadron. The mission of the base is to provide an early warning against intercontinental and submarine-launched cruise missiles. The base also houses a NORAD tracking system.

Eielson AFB, North Pole

Eielson AFB is a US Air Force Base 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The base is home to the 354th Fighter Wing.  The base houses about 7,000 active duty, guard and reserve, dependents, DoD contractors, and retirees.

Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage

Elmendorf AFB is a US Air Force base near Anchorage, Alaska. It is home to the 3d Wing, the HQ Alaskan Command, The Alaskan NORAD Region, and the Eleventh Air Force. The base has approximately 24,000 active duty, guard and reserve, dependents, and DoD civilians and retirees. Elmendorf AFB continues to expand with its strategic location.

Coast Guard bases in Alaska where our lawyers practice:

ISC Kodiak, Kodiak Island

Integrated Support Command Kodiak is the largest operating Coast Guard base. It is based out of Kodiak, Alaska. It 1941, it was a naval base with a Coast Guard detachment. ISC Kodiak consists of: Personnel Service & Support Unit (PSSU) Kodiak, Base Support Unit (BSU) Kodiak, Health Safety Work-Life (HSWL) Field Office Services Kodiak. Kodiak is the home port of:  USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) – USCGC Munro (WHEC-724) – USCGC Spar (WLB-206)

Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Valdez

Best Criminal Defense Attorney AnchorageMarine Safety Unit Valdez ensures maritime safety in Alaska. The unit is based in the Alaskan city of Valdez. They continuously monitor the Alaskan maritime environment and the unit is known in operations around the Alaskan coast. MSU Valdez runs the cutter USCGC Long Island for its operation.

USCG Juneau Juneau

USCG Juneau is part of the Pacific Area, 17th District, Sector Juneau, and they use a 47ft Motor Lifeboat and three 25 feet Safe boats.

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Occupying the position as the 49th state in the United States, Alaska also known as the final frontier shares its borders with the country of Canada with the southern region sharing its borders with the British Colombia regions of Canada. The Northern sides of the states are in proximity to the Beaufort seas which form the southern tip of the Arctic sea, while the western and southern regions of the state give away into the Pacific Ocean.

The state is the fourth-least populous with most population over the 750,000 residents of the state residing in the city of Anchorage which is the largest metropolitan region in the state. The climate is very cold due to the close proximity to the Arctic with the economy being concentrated on the production of oil and natural gas along with fishing as well; there are significant military bases as well which aid the economy.

Highlights of Alaska

Alaska was one of the last states that were to be purchased by the United States, over the course of the 18th century, the state was under the control of several European powers who exploited the state for its resources; however, the state was later purchased by the United States from Russian empire on a mutual agreement at the rate of 2 cents per acre which saw it being inducted as the 49th state of the United States on 1959. In comparison, Alaska is the largest state in the United States even in comparison with Texas and other sovereign states but still it is not included in the colloquial use.

The state is home to many national parks boasting great wildlife, although most of the northern areas are covered in ice and oil fields, the shoreline and the Aleutian shorelines are home to many active volcanoes of the pacific region. The religious factor of the state is pretty diversified although mostly dominated by Christians. The main sources of income for the state comes from oil production as massive oil pipelines from the north flow down towards the western United States, there is also a significant production of natural gas as well which is transported by the gas pipelines. The state also has fishing as one of the prime sources of income as well as food since the lack of resources has led to a high cost of living in the state.

Military Details

Alaska houses one of the most prominent United States Military bases, the Clear Air Force Station is the most invaluable strategically located base in the country, it has all the early warning systems for any approaching Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles. It also houses several Radar and Satellite control stations, the whole station is one of the most defensive locations and is crucial for the defensive role of the United States.

The base was first established after the removal of the defunct Alaskan railroad and by 1960 showed great technological promise; especially at the height of the cold war; the advanced systems were capable of easily tracking signals in all directions and aided the States with information due to its close proximity with the Russian airspace. The base is set to be devoid of any housing and nearby landmarks in order to prevent any forms of interference, there are several advanced technology radar and satellite scanners easily visible and pick up signals in all directions.

The base housing is problematic due to the low number of buildings on-site to prevent interference; however, the active personnel are often set up in hotels along with their family till housing is provided.

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