The extra pay is to acknowledge the difficult conditions of Arctic service, officials said.
The Air Force has canceled one of its cornerstone aviation exercises in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials say the death of Spc. Jason Alexander Thomas is being investigated by the Army's criminal investigation division.
Army leaders are promising to make upgrades at Fort Wainwright, aimed at improving the readiness and quality of life.
James Wells was convicted in October of killing Electrician's Mate First Class James Hopkins and Richard Belisle.
The Coast Guard said it used helicopters, planes and a boat to look for the missing crew members for 20 hours.
Now in its 63rd year, Operation Santa Claus has become a rarity among National Guard units.
The fire broke out just after 11 p .m. Sunday in a four-unit housing structure on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
Both vessels were damaged. The incident is under investigation.
The kit kept subjects reasonably warm for six hours in temperatures that dropped below minus 65.