Blue Star Community Program

USAG Alaska Family and MWR recognizes the sacrifices Family Members of deployed Soldiers make every day. In appreciation of their selfless service to the Army community, and to demonstrate our commitment to providing quality programs and services for a quality life, each registered household of a deployed Soldier will gain entry into the Blue Star Community Program.

Looking for ways to get out of the house and become a part of the USAG Alaska community while your Soldier is away? The Blue Star Community Program allows you to explore Fort Wainwright and discover the savings offered to eligible Blue Star Community Members.


Blue Star Community Program Includes:

The Blue Star Community Program includes everyday benefits that assist Spouses and Family Members while their deployed Soldiers are away. Check back often, as Family and MWR is always adding to the ever-changing list of promotions and discounts!

Blue Star Community benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Discounted meals at participating Family and MWR dining facilities

  • Mega-savings on bowling games

  • Respite care for Child and Youth Services

  • Discounted trips and activities for the entire family

  • Coupons to local area vendors

 

Stay in touch! Discover all of the ways that you can benefit from the Blue Star Community Card by texting "WainwrightBlueStar" to +1(206) 929-4040. Standard messaging and data rates apply.

Current Promotions
  • Receive 10% off meals at participating Family and MWR dining facilities.

Eligible dining facilities include: The Turn Bar & Grill (located within Chena Bend Clubhouse), Motherlode Cafe (located within Nugget Lanes Bowling Center), and the Warrior Zone (18+ to enter). Grab and Go food and alcohol are excluded for discounts. Grab and Go items include bags of chips, candy, bottled drinks (bottled soda, water, energy drinks, etc)

  • Purchase 40 games of bowling for $40

Receive 40 games for $40 at Nugget Lanes Bowling Center. Limit 1 card (40 games) per Blue Star Community Card per month. Does not include shoe rental. 

  • Child and Youth Services Respite Care

Receive up to 16 hours of Respite Care, plus a 20% fee reduction on Full-Day or Part-Day care. Respite Care can be applied to Hourly Care as well as Parents Day/Night Out too! 

With so many variances involved with Child Care, we encourage you to contact Parent Central Services for more information about Respite Care.

CYS Deployment Support Service Benefits

CYS Summary of Benefits Matrix

Blue Star Community Card Members receive $1 pizza slices during Family Game Night. Limited to the 3rd Thursday event of each month.

Receive $1 Fitness Classes Monday through Friday. Specialty Classes are excluded from discounts.

Blue Star Community Card Members can swim Saturdays during Open Swim for $1 per registered household member.

  • $1 Friday & Saturday Recreational Ice Skating & Skate Rentals at PFC Ice Rink

Recreational Ice Skating and Skate Rentals are $1 each per Blue Star Community Card Member Fridays and Saturdays.

Laser Tag games are $3 per Blue Star Community Member per game during Laser Tag Arena's Normal Business Hours

Eligibility

Spouses of Soldiers assigned to a deployment of 90 days or more are eligible to register for the Blue Star Community Program.* Each household will be presented with one Blue Star Community Card after registration per person in the household that is 16 years old and up.

Spouses of Soldiers must be able to present a valid set of Soldier's orders, as well a DoD ID Card at the time of registration.

Registration

Register in-person during normal business hours at:

If registering a household with no Respite Care needed or has already been applied to a CYS account, head to Last Frontier Community Activity Center.

If registering for Respite Care, it is highly encouraged to head over to Parent and Outreach Services for Blue Star Community Card registration for an easy 2-in-1 registration process. Please refer to the Parent and Outreach Services site for needed forms to register for Respite Care.

Community Cards will be issued September 3, 2019 through August 31, 2020 due to closures for Labor Day Weekend.

You must bring your Soldier's orders, as well a DoD ID Card with you at the time of registration.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What benefits do I receive from the Blue Star Community Program?

Extra discounts at USAG Alaska Fort Wainwright Family and MWR facilities. See the list of current promotions for details.

  • How do I use my card?

Show your Community Card at participating USAG Alaska Fort Wainwright Family and MWR facilities at time of purchase to redeem Blue Star Community Program discounts and promotions.

  • When is my card valid?

Blue Star Community Cards are valid September 3, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

  • Can I share my Blue Star Community Card?

Yes, your Blue Star Community Card can only be shared with immediate members of your household. Community Cards are distributed per household to those who are 16 years old and above. Community Cards are for registered households and it is a violation to share your Blue Star Community Card with members outside of your registered household.

  • If my soldier comes back from deployment before August 31, 2020, can we still use this card?

Yes, a registered household may use this Community Card until August 31, 2020.

  • What happens if I lose my card?

Replacement cards are $10. Replacement Community Cards can be picked up and paid for at Last Frontier Community Activity Center

  • I'm already registered for CYS Respite Care but don't have a Blue Star Community Card. How do I get a Blue Star Community Card?

Starting September 3, bring in your DoD ID Card and Soldier's orders to pick up a Blue Star Community Card at Last Frontier Community Activity Center.

  • How do I get updates on new promotions?

To receive updated information about the Blue Star Community Program, text "WainwrightBlueStar" to (206) 929-4040. You can also find updates on the Wainwright MWR Facebook page, Wainwright MWR Instagram page, or this website.