Alaska is known for its breathtaking scenery, wildlife, and glaciers. The second to last state to join the union is certainly one you’ll want to experience for yourself! Exploring the Last Frontier is even better with these incredible military discounts in Alaska.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Military Hunting Licenses
throughout the state

Active duty members of Alaska’s National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Air Force Reserves, U.S. Navy Reserves, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and U.S. Coast Guard Reserves who are residents of Alaska receive a yearly complimentary hunting and fishing license. Nonresident active duty military can receive licenses at a discounted rate. (Residency is determined when a member lives in Alaska for 12+ months, has plans to remain in the state indefinitely, and does not claim benefits or residency in another state.) See the website for specific details.

Alaska Railroad
Seward to Fairbanks

Stretching from Seward to Fairbanks, the Alaska Railroad is a beautiful way to travel across the Last Frontier. As an active or retired military member, you’ll receive 20% off retail published fares on the Alaska Railroad. Try any of the gorgeous scenic routes including the Coastal Classic from Anchorage to Seward or a lovely day trip on the Glacier Discovery route departing from Anchorage. Other routes are available, and different onboard services like meals, drinks, and tour guides are also options.

Crow Creek Gold Mine
Girdwood

Experience the Alaskan Gold Rush at Crow Creek Gold Mine, an operational mine since 1896. Try your hand a gold panning, metal detecting, and more. Some activities are at a $5 discount for active military members. Just ask! Camping is also available at the Crow Creek Gold Mine for only $10 per night. You’ll love the quiet, serene beauty in this special, historical place.

Alaskan Airlines

Traveling on the Alaska based airline? Save on expensive baggage fees. Active military members and their dependents have fees for their first five bags (up to 70 lbs. each) waived. (Additional bags are $75 each.) Military members also receive priority boarding. In addition, your four-legged family members also can enjoy a discount! Active military members can ship their pets on a flight for only $150 + tax. Pet flights can often incur charges of hundreds of dollars, depending on the flight. Typical costs are between $250-$350.

Travel to the great state of Alaska or enjoy all the amazing opportunities of being a military resident. Take advantage of these military discounts in Alaska to experience nature, history, and travel throughout the Last Frontier!

Laura Prater is a long time Army wife, her husband just retired after 20 years Active Duty this past July. She, her husband, and family are still very active in the military community. Laura is an area volunteer for National Military Family Association and also contributes occasionally to MilitaryOneClick as part of their Blogger Brigade. In addition to all this Laura is a homeschool mom to their three boys. You can find Laura sharing her favorite recipes and chatting about faith, family, all things homemaking, and homeschool over at her other website www.awefilledhomemaker.com