Alaska State Defense Force

The Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF) is a volunteer organization whose primary role is to augment and support the Alaska National Guard. Our soldiers are equipped and trained for various missions including communications, emergency management, medical, logistical support, chaplaincy, and shelter management. Our soldiers meet for training on a monthly basis.

Alaskans serving Alaska


Alaska Needs Your Help

Find out how you can volunteer to assist the State of Alaska and your fellow citizens by becoming a member of the Alaska State Defense Force. We are currently accepting applications from individuals over the age of 17. Whether you are prior military, right out of high school, or a full-time working professional, your experience and knowledge and participation are valuable assets. The following link contains instructions for application to the Alaska State Defense Force.

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News and Events

Operation Vigilant Guard, 2014 - Reenactment of the 1964 earthquake.
ASDF will be tasked through the JOC to tasks, such as JRSOI , communications, and assisting with deployment of field hospital within the walls of the University of Alaska .
Operation Arctic Care April, 2012
In Arctic Care 2012, 10,000 medical and dental procedures were given in 15 Nome area villages to 6,000 residents. The ASDF was tasked with JRSOI.

Contact Information

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
49th Readiness Brigade (SEP)
Alaska State Defense Force
3401 East Bogard Rd.
Wasilla, AK 99654