Representative Groh Pre-files Legislation to Create Alaska Military Family Help Desk

JUNEAU – Representative Cliff Groh has announced the pre-filing of a bill for the 2024 legislative session that would establish a Help Desk for Military Families within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, offering a vital connection for military families to state services in Alaska.

“Numerous discussions with my constituents on JBER have made it clear that there is a pressing need to bridge the gap between our military and civilian communities,” said Representative Cliff Groh (D-Anchorage). “House Bill 249 is a direct response to those conversations and focuses on seamlessly integrating our military families into the greater Alaskan community.”

HB 249 aims to improve the lives of the approximately 23,000 members of the military and their families in Alaska. The bill would provide them with a dedicated resource for assistance in transitioning to life in Alaska, understanding state-specific laws and regulations, and accessing educational and employment opportunities. This legislation places a particular emphasis on addressing military spouse unemployment and extending support to the broader military family, including dependent children.

“This bill will significantly enhance Alaska’s capacity to serve its military community,” Rep. Groh said.

Rep. Groh’s district includes most of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), all of Government Hill, and parts of North Muldoon, North Downtown, North Fairview, and North Mountain View.

For more information, please contact Rep. Groh’s office at (907) 465-4998.

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