HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – As part of Army mandated restructuring, the 9th Army Band will move from Fort Wainwright and reorganize at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson effective Oct. 16.
The move will not sever the close bonds the band has developed with the Interior Alaska community; instead it will give U.S. Army Alaska the greatest flexibility to provide official band support to joint forces and will allow equitable support for community relations events throughout the state.
The band has successfully met statewide military and community relations missions while stationed at Fort Wainwright, and the change of duty station for the band won’t prevent them from interacting with Fairbanks and North Pole communities in the future.
Five Soldiers currently assigned to 9th Army Band at Fort Wainwright will not relocate to JBER; coincidentally, these Soldiers constitute a brass quintet musical performance team and will be available for performances in the Fairbanks and North Pole area until they leave Alaska. The full band will also be available for performances as needs dictate.
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