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Winter Gear Up

Open to Military Children in Preschool–Grade 12

Winter Gear Support for School-Age Kids

Get your child winter-ready with ASYMCA’s Winter Gear Up! This program prepares school-age military children for Alaska winters by providing coats, boots, snow pants, hats, scarves, and gloves at no cost. Registration is required.

Winter Gear Up is a statewide program with both in-person and remote options. Registration is now closed for the 2023 in-person events.

This program is available to children (pre-K through grade 12) of active duty military members of all ranks permanently stationed in Alaska. Military ID is required.

Registration is required. Registration for the 2023 program is now closed.

  • E1–E5: Closed
  • All Ranks: Closed

Eielson Air Force Base

  • September 7, 2023, from 1:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Eielson Spouse’s Club Thrift Shop at 365 Kodiak St. | Eielson AFB

Fort Wainwright

  • September 11, 2023, from 1:00–6:00 p.m.
  • ASYMCA Bargain Shop at 1031 102nd St. | Fort Wainwright

JBER Teen Preview Night

  • September 17, 2023, from 5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • 724 Quartermaster Rd. | JBER (next to the ASYMCA Bargain Shop on JBER-Richardson)


  • September 18, 2023, from 1:00–6:00 p.m.
  • 724 Quartermaster Rd. | JBER (next to the ASYMCA Bargain Shop on JBER-Richardson)

Yes, the following remote locations are available.

  • Kodiak
  • Sitka
  • Juneau
  • Valdez
  • Cordova
  • Fort Greeley

Registration is required all participants, including those at remote locations. Participants at remote locations will be contacted with more details after August 31, 2023.

Winter Gear Up is available by 30-minute appointments throughout the state. Registered families will be emailed a link to sign up for a time slot no less then four (4) days before their appointment date.

We recommend one parent/guardian per shopper. Strollers must be parked outside the facility during your appointment.

Teens are encouraged to join the appointment to select gear that fits their personal style and size. Children 7 and under must remain with their parent/guardian at all times.

If we do not have what you need, ASYMCA staff will contact you after the event to ensure your children have the gear they need to stay warm.

If you can’t make your appointment, please email us at events@akasymca.org or call 907-552-9622 so we can help other families gear up for winter. No-call, no-shows may miss out on future ASYMCA programs.