673D AIR BASE WING STAFF AGENCIES
The 673d Comptroller Squadron is in the People Center at 8517 20th St. The squadron provides budget, finance, accounting, cost and economic analyses, and payroll support for more than 7,400 personnel in Eleventh Air Force headquarters, six groups, 27 squadrons and 28 tenant units. In addition, the squadron provides nonappropriated funds financial oversight and serves as liaison between the Air Force Audit Agency and base organizations.
The 673d Air Base Wing Office of History supports the 673d Air Base Wing, 3rd Wing, Eleventh Air Force/Alaskan NORAD Region and Alaskan Command by researching and writing annual histories of each, responding to questions for historical information, producing special studies and historical articles for publication and maintaining an archive.
The 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, on the first floor of 10480 Sijan Ave., is responsible for community relations, media support and internal communications. It is the single point of contact for inquiries from the media and the public. News releases, press conferences, flyovers, base tours, military speakers and community partnerships are all handled by public affairs. The PA office internal communication section produces a weekly newspaper, Arctic Warrior, containing command information, and posts it online at www.jber.jb.mil; manages the Hometown News Release program; and produces the installation guide and map. The PA office also manages and maintains the installation’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jberak. For more information, contact public affairs at 907-552-8151.
The base legal office (the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate) is on the third floor of the People Center, 8517 20th St., Suite 330. There is also a satellite legal assistance office in Bldg. 600, Room A305, on JBER-Richardson. The legal office advises commanders on all legal issues, including military justice, operations law, legal readiness, contracts, environmental, labor law and all manner of civil law matters.
The legal office provides legal assistance and claims service to the base community. Attorneys may advise clients on personal civil legal matters but not criminal nor home business issues. The office also drafts and executes wills and powers of attorney. Military members, retirees and dependent family members are eligible beneficiaries. Legal assistance appointments on JBER-Elmendorf may be scheduled at 907-552-3046. Legal assistance appointments on JBER-Richardson may be scheduled at 907-384-0371.
The claims office adjudicates and pays most tort and pro-government claims. Household goods claims are filed directly with the carrier; therefore, members should contact the Air Force Claims Service Center at 937-656-8044 if problems arise with their carrier. Claims information may be obtained by calling 907-552-7884. The legal office also operates the Wing Commander’s Tax Center, currently located on the first floor of the People Center, Room 111. The tax center is normally open from early February until April 15 each year. There is also a tax center on the third floor of Bldg. 600, Room A306, on JBER-Richardson.
PLANS, PROGRAMS AND INSPECTIONS
The 673d Air Base Wing Plans and Programs Office is located on the first floor and in the basement of 10480 Sijan Ave., Suite 152. The staff provides specialized functional support and is broken down into two divisions. The Plans Division coordinates and manages all joint base plans and works high-interest projects and programs such as Operation Security, Signature Management, Treaty Compliance and installation readiness.
The Exercises and Inspections Division orchestrates exercises and coordinates directly with headquarters on readiness and compliance inspections, findings and assessment reports. For more information, call 907-552-4309.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICE
JBER’s Equal Opportunity Office (EO) is located at 10480 Sijan Ave., Suite 123-A. The EO Office provides service to all Airmen, military or civilian, and to Department of Army civilians as tenants of JBER, working to coordinate and assist the Army Military Equal Opportunity program in a joint environment. It is U.S. Air Force policy to provide equal opportunity to all persons and to prohibit any Airman, military or civilian, to unlawfully discriminate against, harass, intimidate or threaten another Airman on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including equal pay), national origin, age (over 40), disability, reprisal or genetic information.
Unlawful harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, particularly when submission to such conduct is made directly or indirectly as a term or condition of employment, and/or when submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for an employment decision affecting the person. Unlawful harassment also includes creating an intimidating, hostile working environment for another person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, reprisal or genetic information. The use of disparaging terms with respect to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information contributes to a hostile work environment and must not be tolerated. EO assures individual complaints are fairly and thoroughly processed, in accordance with MD-110 and AFI 36-2706 or AR 690-600. Mediation and facilitation is available as a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) used to improve the efficiency of the federal EO complaint process by attempting early informal resolution of EO complaints. Civilian employees have 45 days from the date of the alleged incident and military members have 60 days from the date of the alleged incident to contact the EOOffice. Employees may also contact the EO Office to use ADR in resolving other workplace disputes. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Contact the EO director at 907-552-2115 or 907-552-3661.
The 673d Air Base Wing Installation Safety Office is in Bldg. 10441, Kuter Avenue, third floor, and performs the duties of Ground Safety. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main safety office can be reached at 907-552-6850.
The Installation Safety Office conducts mishap investigations, reporting and prevention, training and education, awareness and briefings, facility inspections, spot inspections of facilities and traffic safety. The safety training classroom is in the JBER-Elmendorf Education Center, Bldg. 10441, Kuter Avenue, third floor, rooms 301-302.
Training support provided by the safety office includes weekly safety clinics conducted in the safety office from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday; unit safety representatives training, conducted during weekly safety clinics; supervisor safety training, offered noon to 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the safety training classroom, Bldg. 10441, Kuter Avenue, rooms 301-302; local conditions and personal risk management briefings to all new hires and Airmen to JBER-Elmendorf, conducted weekly at the Community Education Complex, Bldg. 7, JBER-Richardson; motorcycle safety training; and traffic safety education (Alive at 25). Enlisted will receive this instruction during training at the First Term Airmen Center training in Bldg. 6167. New officers are required to contact the safety office within 30 days of their arrival to enroll in the next scheduled course.
At JBER, the chapel community employs powerful preaching; joyful and energetic worship; lively ministries for children, youth, young adults, Airmen and Soldiers; robust religious education; and a devoted staff to fulfill its mission of strengthening spiritual resilience. The chaplains also provide confidential counseling and comprehensive pastoral care to military members, DOD employees and their families, as well as making flightline and unit visitations. Singles, couples and families can depend on chapel staff for spiritual support especially before, during and after deployments. Call 907-552-5762 for more information.
The 673d Air Base Wing Inspector General’s office and staff are at 10480 Sijan Ave., first floor, Suite 152. On weekdays, office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with the director of complaints and inquiries (673d ABW/IGQ), call 907-552-9444. The 673d ABW/IGQ serves as the installation IGQ, supporting everyone who works or lives on JBER. Although the IG is part of the wing staff agencies, the IGQ program is an independent function that acts as the “eyes and ears” of the wing commander to discover and correct problems that adversely affect the productivity and morale of assigned personnel. The IGQ role also includes the prevention, detection and correction of fraud, waste and abuse and mismanagement. The 673d ABW/IGQ is the commander’s ombudsman, fact-finder and “honest broker” for the resolution of all complaints. It is both your right and responsibility to report perceived acts of wrongdoing that adversely affect Air Force mission readiness. To report a fraud, waste and abuse complaint, call the 24-hour hotline at 907-552-2400.
In addition to complaints and inquiries, the 673dABW/IG also plans and executes exercises, evaluations and inspections throughout the year. The focal point for 673d ABW Inspections and Exercises is the director of inspections at 907-552-8931. The director of inspections is the responsible agent for deployment and employment readiness, installation self-assessment programs, and mission assurance command and control effectiveness.
The mission of the JBER Command Center makes it one of the most diverse command centers in the world. It provides continuous 24-hour ;support to commanders at all levels, including Pacific Command, Pacific Air Forces, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Alaskan Command, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Eleventh Air Force, 673d Air Base Wing, 3rd Wing, 176th Alaska Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve’s 477th Fighter Group, as well as the 715th Air Mobility Operations Group, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron and 381st Intelligence Squadron. Some Command and Control activities include maintaining positive control of our diverse aircraft; flight following and supporting all PACAF home station aircrews and aircraft; and reporting wartime readiness through the Status of Resources and Training System. In addition, the JBER Command Center is the 24-hour notification center for all information requiring base leadership attention.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION CENTER
An additional subordinate unit in the support group is the JBER Professional Military Education Center — the only enlisted PME center in the Air Force to operate the Noncommissioned Officer Academy and the Airman Leadership School simultaneously under the same roof, using one staff. The school serves the entire state of Alaska and units outside Pacific Air Forces. The PME center presents a world-class curriculum for numerous NCO Academy and Airman Leadership School classes per year, graduating more than 500 students. The PME center’s mission is to prepare Airmen and NCOs for leadership positions, to develop and hone communication skills, to expand the Airman’s perspective of the Air Force and to foster a commitment to the profession of arms.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE OFFICE
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, in the basement of Bldg. 7153 on Fighter Drive, serves as the installation’s single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim care services. It ensures that a victim support system that responds to all reported sexual assaults 24/7 is in place. The SAPRO reinforces the Department of Defense’s commitment to eliminate sexual assaults through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. For more information, call 907-551-2033 or 907-551-2035. For emergencies, call the hotline at 907-551-7272; it’s available 24/7.
The Antiterrorism Office, in Bldg. 600, Room B57, leads the wing’s antiterrorism program and provides recommendations to the wing commander on issues regarding counterterrorism and protection against local threats to the installation. For more information, call 907-384-2399.
INFORMATION PROTECTION OFFICER
The 673d Air Base Wing Information Protection Office serves to integrate, maintain and improve Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s U.S. Air Force collective policies, processes, and implementation of risk management and mitigation actions to prevent the loss, unauthorized access and disclosure, and distortion or inaccessibility of information. The IPO core functions include personnel, information and industrial security while providing security oversight over all aspects of information, and serving installation leadership and tenants on all related security issues. The IPO’s goal is to protect information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, during its life cycle; this includes actions to regulate access to sensitive information and controlled unclassified information and classified information produced by, entrusted to or under the control of the United States government.
The IPO is in Bldg. 10471, Room 246. For assistance or additional information, call 907-552-4793 or 907-552-1088. Army unit support for personnel, information and industrial security is aligned under Fort Wainwright in the Installation Security and Intelligence Office, 907-384-2208.