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JBER - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), the premier joint base in the Department of Defense and home to America’s Arctic Warriors! JBER continues to grow in importance to U.S. national security because of its strategic location and complementary mix of military capabilities. The installation host unit is the 673d Air

History of the Military in Alaska

The military’s long and important history in the Great Land began at the very moment Alaska became American soil, Oct. 18, 1867. Elements of the Army’s 9th Infantry were on hand as the Russian Golden Eagle was lowered and the Stars and Stripes were raised in Sitka, which became headquarter

Units & Mission

The 673d ABW is the host unit for JBER and is responsible for providing expeditionary combat support and the day-to-day operations of the installation, including: ensuring timely fire, medical and emergency services; providing deployment and redeployment support for nearly 9,000 deployable Soldiers and Airmen; planning, building and sustaining a

U.S. Army Alaska

U.S. Army Alaska is at the forefront of protecting America’s interests in the Asia-Pacific region while also providing ready and relevant forces to overseas contingency operations worldwide. Alaska is one of the U.S. military’s most strategically located power projection platforms, with close access to the Arctic region and within nine

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage has the largest geographical Area of Responsibility in the nation, which includes approximately 34,000 miles of coastline. This AOR encompasses 460 regulated waterfront facilities, 550 inspected commercial vessels, 4,000 fishing vessels, an average of 400 pollution incidents annually and an average of 200 search-and-rescue case

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

DETACHMENT MILITARY POLICE COMPANY DELTA 4TH LAW ENFORCEMENT BATTALION Detachment Military Police Company Delta is located aboard Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Its mission is to conduct law and order operations to enhance security and promote the rule of law in support of Marine Air Ground Task Force operations. The detachment i

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- Alaska District

MISSION The Alaska District provides a full range of quality engineering, construction support and scientific and technical services in support of peacetime and contingency operations in Alaska, the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The organization oversees the largest geographic area in the corps and is responsible for delivering multimillion-dollar project

Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is dedicated to the mission of “Securing the state, defending the nation.” More than 4,300 professionals within the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska Military Youth Academy, Veterans Affairs, Administrative Services, Alaska Aerospace Corporation, Alaska State Defense

Alaska National Guard

ALASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD The Alaska Army National Guard headquarters is located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at Camp Denali. Only a portion of the 1,900 fully mission-capable Soldiers work full time at the headquarters. Most are “M-day” citizen Soldiers who work and train one weekend a month and perform two

Getting to Alaska

For the adventurous, the Alaska Highway offers one of the most exciting routes north. For Soldiers, your PCS orders must specifically authorize travel via the Alaska Highway if you wish to drive. Often referred to as the Alcan (Alaska-Canada) Highway, the Alaska Highway weaves nearly 1,400 miles northwest from

Household Goods and Privately Owned Vehicle Shipments

THE BASICS Household goods movement and storage and personally procured move applications must be initiated via the Defense Personal Property System at . DPS offers a full suite of counseling information and tools to assist members in the move process. First-time DPS users will also be required to establish

Arrival and Inprocessing

Once service members and their families arrive in Alaska, Airmen and Soldiers go through slightly different processes to join their gaining units. For Airmen, after you arrive, you must report to Bldg. 8517, Room 118, at 8 a.m. for inprocessing 24 hours after arrival or the next duty day. At

Base Access and Rules of the Road

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON BEGINS AT THE GATES. Gate entrance procedures are designed to accommodate Department of Defense members and their families’ access to the base. All DOD IDs will be electronically scanned and all other IDs will be visually checked. Vehicle decals are no longer required but can still be

Potential Hazards

Animal Strikes: Animal strikes in the local area occur frequently. Animals typically encountered include moose, fox and bear. Animal strikes are a special concern, not just for motorcycles, but for all passenger vehicles. Drivers taking emergency evasive action to avoid animals are at risk. Because drivers don’t have the opportunity

JBER Lodging

Located at 7153 Fighter Drive, the Air Force Inns Lodging Office provides quality lodging to members permanently changing station in and out of JBER, on temporary duty to JBER, on morale leave or eligible for space-available reservations. All travelers should be aware that space is extremely limited each year from

Money Matters- Financial Offices

ARMY FINANCE While you are stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a military finance office is available to assist you in resolving most of your financial arrangements during inprocessing. The Defense Military Pay Office-Richardson handles all pay accounts for Soldiers. The DMPO-Richardson Finance Office is in Bldg. 600; telephone 907-384-1172. Hour

JBER Housing

UNACCOMPANIED AND FAMILY HOUSING Currently, JBER has 3,262 privatized housing units. Active-duty military members arriving at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on an accompanied tour with command-sponsored dependents are eligible for privatized family housing. Military members interested in living on base should fill out an advance application, DD Form 1746 and a


The Anchorage School District elementary school a student attends is determined by where the sponsor lives on base. There are five elementary schools on JBER: Aurora, Mount Spurr, Orion, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Five middle schools — Begich, Central, Clark, Gruening and Mirror Lake — are accessible to student

Joint Base Medical Care

MEDICAL CARE AT JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON Welcome to Alaska and the 673d Medical Group. The JBER Hospital is a 55-bed DOD/Joint Venture treatment facility that provides primary and subspecialty care in eight operating rooms and 19 clinics as well as inpatient care to 159,000 DOD and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries and

Family Support and Recreation

The 673d FSS hosts many programs and activities for the JBER community. Regulations allow all active-duty members, retired, Reserve, Guard members and Department of Defense and nonappropriated fund civilians as well as all family members the opportunity to use all JBER facilities and programs. Some contracted entities are also

Chapel Community Opportunities

CHAPEL COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES The JBER chapel community is known for its upbeat and dynamic worship, its vibrant children’s ministry, youth and young adult (Airmen and Soldiers) ministries, uplifting music, powerful preaching, strong religious education and world-class staff. All are welcome to share their talents and gifts with the chapel to

Education Centers and Library

ARMY EDUCATION CENTER Active duty, Guard and Reserve components, Soldiers and retirees, their family members and civilian employees are welcome to take advantage of the services of the Army Education Center in Bldg. 7, Chilkoot Avenue; call 907-384-0970. Programs and services include college representatives from Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES (FORMERLY DRMO) The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services is the government provider of choice for worldwide disposal solutions. It serves the military as an alternative source of supply for military units to obtain needed items at no cost to the unit. In addition, Disposition Service

Veterinary Services

The U.S. Army Public Health Center provides veterinary medical care for all Department of Defense installations throughout the state. Animal companionship can be especially beneficial to a service family stationed in Alaska, but it should be emphasized that pets are a privilege and keeping them on post entails many responsibilities.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, part of the worldwide Red Cross movement, is chartered by Congress to provide Service to the Armed Forces and when disaster strikes. For military families, SAF usually involves verifying a family emergency and sending an Emergency Communication Message that documents the emergency and provides service member

Armed Services YMCA of Alaska

The nonprofit Armed Services YMCA of Alaska offers programs and services for our military and their families to provide a support network and recreational opportunities and help make military life easier. There are more than 20 free and low-cost programs and services, and unlike the usual community Y with the

USO Alaska

The USO is a private 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen America’s troops by connecting them with family, home and country throughout their service to our nation. USO Alaska supports this mission by serving active duty, Reservists, members of the National Guard and their dependents throughout Alaska. The

Spouses' Organizations

JBER SPOUSES’ CLUB The JBER Spouses’ Club (JBERSC) organizes activities for spouses of active-duty and retired service members and Department of Defense civilians. The club also offers membership to active-duty, Alaska National Guard and Reserve spouses, and current or retired Department of Defense civilians or their spouses. During the clu

Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers

The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers (MSMRRE) welcomes you to the miniature world of the North Star Railroad. The MSMRRE Club operates HO, N, HOn3 and O scale model layouts on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Room 35, in the basement of Matanuska Hall, Bldg. 7153. MSMRRE members come from many

Joint Military Mall

COMMISSARY The Defense Commissary Agency opened the Anchorage Area Commissary, a state-of-the-art commissary, in the south end of the Joint Military Mall in 1999 and renovated it in 2012. The mall, at 5800 Westover Ave., serves Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson residents, their families, retirees, and National Guard and Reserve members i

Joint Base Employment Opportunities

INFORMATION AND LISTINGS FOR APF FEDERAL JOBS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.USAJOBS.GOV . CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OFFICE The Civilian Personnel Office is the hiring agent for Air Force civil service positions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The office is located at 8517 20th St., Room 200. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to

101 Things to Do in Alaska

1. Canoe, kayak or raft down a wilderness river. 2. Cross-country ski in an area where you make your own trail. 3. Watch a grizzly bear on the tundra in Denali National Park. 4. Explore the ghost town of Kennecott. 5. Battle a king salmon in a stream or o


Scheduler bridges Air Force maintenance, operations

Story by David Bedard on 06/16/2017 In the Tetris puzzle game, the player takes variously shaped four-tile combinations streaming down like a waterfall and decides how to fit them into the multicolored floor, clearing a line when it is complete. The pace makes the task easy enough at first, but

RED HORSE Squadron returns to JBER

Story by SSgt Sheila deVera on 06/10/2017 Rapid Engineer Deployable, Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer provides the Air Force a civil engineer response force to support contingencies and special operations. "RED HORSE's mission is to deploy," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Zimmer, 819th RHS project manager. "We are a


Story by SSgt James Richardson on 06/08/2017 Although small and minimally manned, the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 14 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson plays a substantial role in developing the next generation of F-22 Raptor maintenance Airmen. The detachment, is part of the Air Education and Training Command's 82nd Training Wing,
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