MILITARY REPORT: 2018 goals at Fort Wainwright

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - With the New Year, comes resolutions to better ourselves and our community.
In this week's Military Report, Julia Laude takes us to meet the leadership at Fort Wainwright to see what their expectations are for 2018.
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: As we make resolutions to better ourselves during the New Year, the leadership at Fort Wainwright does the same.
One of the main goals of the Garrison Commander is to continue building community relationships.
Col. Sean Fisher; Garrison Commander>>: "We recently were recognized by the Army with the City of Fairbanks, with a community Army partnership award for our joint effort in our computer aided dispatch center and we're looking for more of those types of opportunities to partner very directly and very strongly with [the] Fairbanks North Star Borough and the surrounding towns all around Fort Wainwright."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: And these two women are helping to make that happen.
Latricia Harden; Spouse to Spouse, ACS Volunteer>>: "I think that Fairbanks has a lot to offer for the community and for the military population especially."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: For Latricia Harden, moving to Alaska was quite the transition.
Latricia Harden; Spouse to Spouse, ACS Volunteer>>: "When you come here, if you're coming from the lower 48, you come into darkness sometimes. Most of the time we're in darkness. I remember my very first winter here, it was cabin fever 100 percent. It was horrible. So I was like, 'I have to do something. I have to get out,' and I mean its a little dark outside but come on out, enjoy, volunteer."
Rebecca Carrol; System Navigator, Exceptional Family Member Program>>: "Just so those feelings of isolation don't set in and just to build friendships, build networks, to show that you're not alone. In the military it's about making the best of every situation and just getting plugged in wherever you're at."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: In continuing her work, Harden is excited to be the bridge between Fort Wainwright and the Fairbanks community.
Latricia Harden; Spouse to Spouse, ACS Volunteer>>: "If we can somehow bridge the two, military and the outside community then it would be great for spouses, for soldiers, whoever, even the Fairbank community can benefit from this."
Julia Laude; Reporting>>: This is Julia Laude reporting.