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.
STATE OF ALASKA
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
49th Readiness Brigade (SEP)
Alaska State Defense Force
3401 East Bogard Rd.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Reenactment of the 1964 earthquake.
June 3-8, 2013, the ASDF will host a national school for State Guard Chaplains on the Kenai Peninsula.
Multi-force provision of medical, dental
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.
Chaplaincy is an important and essential mission of the ASDF. The importance of Chaplaincy is magnified in times of disaster or war. Chaplaincy provides support to members of the ASDF and their families. Our Chaplaincy is highly trained in Critical Stress Management and can also minister to victims and first responders in an extremely meaningful way. Our Chaplaincy has provided training and help in the important field of Suicide Prevention. Our Chaplains have presided over many military funerals.
The DMVA Team is the Alaska Army National Guard, the Alaska Air National Guard, The Alaska State Defense Force, The Alaska Naval Militia, Missile Defense, The Space Corporation, The Department of Emergency Services, Veterans Affairs and the State of Alaska Homeland Security.
The Alaska State Defense Force does not respond alone, but responds in strength with the entire DMVA Team.
Through the JOC we have a coordinated response to military emergencies and natural disasters by:
Joint Staging and Reception (JSROI) •When a major event affects Alaska, thousands of troops could come to Alaska to assist. •These National Guardsmen from other states are called EMAC troops. •The ASDF would augment the National Guard by in-processing the troops, giving them an orientation to Alaska and getting them to the point of need.
By utilizing a small number of ASDF troops for JSROI, the ASDF assists in providing a tremendous force multiplier to the disaster or emergency by assisting in the deployment of thousands of trained and equipped soldiers to the point of need. •During Operation Vigilant Guard 2010, the ASDF assisted the National Guard to process approximately 4,000 troops. •At the end of the event or exercise, the ASDF would also out process the EMAC troops back to their home states.