Camp Denali Readiness Center Addition



Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska


Facility Owner: AIDEA

Land Owner: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Operator: DMVA

User: United States Coast Guard


  • More than 80 new construction jobs
  • Retained 116 USCG Anchorage-based jobs

Economic Benefits

  • Allows USCG to expand their civilian, local and military staff
  • Provides improved synergy between USCG and State of Alaska Emergency response personnel


  • $15 million proposed budget
  • $14.1 million actual spent
  • $1.1 million annual payment to AIDEA

Project Description

In August 2012, the Board approved AIDEA to construct, own, and operate a facility, which would be an expansion of the existing National Guard Armory, for use by the U.S. Coast Guard on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Using funds provided via a Reimbursement Services Agreement to AIDEA from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), AIDEA retained a consultant to advance specifications to a design level. Through the Project Development and Operations Agreement, the DMVA is responsible for payments to AIDEA, subject to future legislative appropriations. DMVA is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the facility and the USCG will pay the DMVA directly for these services. Construction of the Camp Denali Readiness Center Addition Project (CDRCAP) began in August 2012. Substantial completion was achieved on December 3, 2013, more than a month ahead of schedule. This project proceeded without any significant issues. The CDRCAP was delivered to the DMVA substantially complete in a ready-to-occupy state on December 18, 2013. Final delivery of all site work was the end of January 2014.


Support comes from the Department of Defense, the State of Alaska, the United States Coast Guard, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, as well as surrounding communities benefitting from civilian job opportunities.

Current Status

The project was completed and delivered to the U.S. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) in January 2014 ahead of schedule and under budget. The project provides an annual payment to AIDEA of $1.1 million. The consolidation of services provides great synergy between the U.S.C.G., the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the Rescue Coordination Center.



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