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

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

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:

U.S. Army Alaska

U.S. Army Alaska is at the forefront of protecting America’s interests in theAsia-Pacific region while also providing ready and relevant forces to overseas contingency operatio

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 encompasse

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

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 operatio

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

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

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

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 offer

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

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.

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

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, o

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

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


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:

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

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

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

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

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services

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

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

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

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 opportunitie

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

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 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,

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

Joint Base Employment Opportunities


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 o


JBER personnel conducted a high-expansion foam test

Story by SrA Caitlin Russell on 09/25/2019 Contractors conducted the final fire-suppression foam test in Hangar 18, Aug. 31, 2017, to ensure the new system

U.S. Army Alaska gives Marine Corps a lift

Story by Christina McCann on 09/24/2019 Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, U.S. Army Alaska, assisted the Navy and Marine

Air Guard commander promotes to general officer, pinned with stars

Story by PFC Grace Nechanicky on 09/19/2019 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Alaska Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Scott Howard was promoted at a ceremony Sept.

Joint Readiness Exercise demonstrates Army's transportation and rapid deployment capabilities

Story by PFC Joshua Cowden on 09/16/2019 When putting together a puzzle, one must understand how all of the pieces fit together and create the

Ohio National Guard Travels to the Last Frontier

Story by SrA Kregg York on 09/15/2019 Every year, Airmen in the Air National Guard leave their home base and families, usually for multiple week

Michigan Airmen Train in Alaska

Story by SSgt Samara Taylor on 09/06/2019 Members of the 127thCommunications Flight, 127thLogistics Readiness Squadron and 127th Wing staff are spending two weeks training with
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