Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Arctic Thunder Open House
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The next Arctic Thunder Open House is scheduled for the summer of 2018.

 You can contact the JBER Arctic Thunder Open House office, via email at:
For further information, e-mail questions to
Base Access Frequently Asked Questions
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The sponsor/escort, or their alternate (if listed), must be a DoD ID card holder and accompany the foreign visitor at ALL times while they are on the installation. At NO time is the foreign visitor to be left alone or with someone not listed on the Foreign Visitor Pass Worksheet.
Yes. If you hold one of the following identification cards, DD 2, DD 1173, DD 1173-1, DD 2765, DoD Civilian Retiree Card, DoD CAC, NOAA CAC, USCG CAC, or USPHS CAC, you can utilize Trusted Traveler. You will need to be the operator of the vehicle and you may escort as many individuals as can lawfully be seated in your vehicle. NOTE: Foreign visitors CANNOT be escort under Trusted Traveler; they will need to be sponsored onto base through either the Boniface or Richardson Visitor Control Center. Visitors riding in a vehicle with the above listed ID holders may present a state or federally issued identification card along at time of entry. Visitors not riding with an ID holder can obtain a DBIDS Visitor pass from either the Boniface or Richardson Visitor Control Center.
Visitor pass requests for more than sixty days will be processed through the 673d Security Forces Squadron Base Access Office. The sponsor will need to complete a "LONG-TERM VISITOR PASS WORKSHEET". If the sponsor is an E-6/GS-06, or equivalent, the Worksheet will need to be endorsed by their Commander or First Sergeant.  Visitors are subject to vetting through state and federal criminal databases before issuance of a DBIDS ID card or pass.
Civilian companies must be sponsored by an on-base agency. The on-base agency's Security Manager will be the point of contact for the company and will be responsible for submitting the company's names to 673d Security Forces Squadron Base Access Office for processing. To contact on-base agencies, please call the Base Operator at 552-1110.
Visitor passes can be issued up to 60 days at the Boniface or Richardson Visitor Control Center. An example of reason would be visitors who have traveled from outside local area; presentation of travel itinerary is preferred.
iSportsman is an automated system designed to help you find out how you can recreate on JBER training lands. For more information on recreating on JBER, please call 552-WILD (9453).

Individuals formerly stationed at Elmendorf or Ft Richardson, their dependents, and friends who do not have DoD ID cards can visit JBER during planned tours conducted by the Public Affairs Office.

All visitors will be sponsored by a valid DOD ID card holder.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson offers tours the second Wednesday of each month, at 1:30 p.m.* Tours will take you to different parts of the installation, to include both Elmendorf and Richardson sides.

Space is limited.  Please reserve your seat as soon as possible, at least 10 days before the scheduled tour date.  If interested in visiting JBER, please contact us via email at or phone at 907-552-8970 or 907-552-8110.

Scheduled 2017 Tour Dates:

Jan. 11

Feb. 8

Mar. 8

Apr. 12

May 10

May 24

June 14

June 28

July 12

Aug. 10

Aug. 23

Sep. 13

Oct. 11

Nov. 8

Dec. 13

 *Schedule subject to change, due to mission requirements. Additional tour dates have been scheduled from May through August to accommodate an increased number of requests during the summer months.


No, anyone that is debarred from JBER cannot enter the base using Trusted Traveler unless approval from    the 673 Wing Commander has authorized it.
For any non-official event being held on JBER (i.e. wedding, birthday party) the sponsor, or organization representative, will need to complete an Event Worksheet, available at the Base Access Office or on the base SharePoint site (673 SFS/Documents/S5PD/Base Access Forms), to provide access to visitors, 16 years of age or older, that do not normally have access to the installation.  The sponsor will turn the Event Worksheet into the Base Access Office, Bldg 8517 People Center, or email it to  Copies of approved Event Worksheets will be posted at entry gates.
Foreign visitors (i.e. family member, friend) are defined as foreign nationals that are not coming on the installation in an official military capacity but being sponsored by a person affiliated to a DoD agency.

Visitors accompanied by their sponsor will request a pass from the Visitor Control Center. The sponsor and foreign visitor will provide a passport and a completed Foreign Visitor Request Worksheet (FVRW). Once the completed FVRW and passport are verified by the VCC technician, a pass for the duration of the visit will be issued.
Event Worksheets must be completed in their entirety. ALL requested information is required for guests 16 years of age and older; guests 15 years of age and younger are not required to be included on the guest list. All guests on the Event Worksheet will be required to present a state or federally issued photo identification card at time of entry. Foreign Visitors are not authorized to be on the Event Worksheet. They must be vetted by Base Access in person by the sponsor prior to entry, issued a DBIDS pass, and escorted onto the installation at all times. If alcohol will be served at your event, designated drivers need to be identified by marking the far right column of the guest list. NOTE: JBADD and Taxis do not qualify, individuals MUST be identified. Once the worksheet has been processed, any additional guests will need to be sponsored through either the Visitor Control Center.
JBER uses the Trusted Traveler program. It is an alternative means of expediting secure base access through the means of authorized personnel presenting their identification only for access of their guest.
Visitors 16 years of age and older will be required to present a valid state or federal issued identification card to receive a DBIDS visitor pass. Visitors are subject to vetting through state and federal criminal databases before issuance of a DBIDS ID card or pass.  If visitors will be driving, they must show a valid driver license, current vehicle registration, and proof of current insurance.

Visitors or guests 15 and younger are not required to obtain a DBIDS visitor pass but they must be in the company of an authorized ID holder and must remain with them at all times while on JBER.
Yes, if visitors will be driving, they will be required to show a valid driver license, current vehicle registration and proof of current insurance.
JBER Newspaper - Arctic Warrior
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Contact the editor at (907) 552-8918, or e-mail the information to Arctic Warrior.

The Arctic Warrior is a joint base newspaper publishing news and photos from JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICAHRDSON, Alaska.
All advertising in the Arctic Warrior is handled by the publisher, Wick Communications, Wasilla, Alaska. To place an ad in the base newspaper, call (907) 561-7737 or (907) 644-5419. You can also stop by the office at 540 E.5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 or 5751 E. Mayflower Ct., Wasilla, AK 99546. 

The deadline to place an ad in the Arctic Warrior is noon Tuesday.

Note: Be sure to specify that you want your ad placed in the Arctic Warrior.
Honor Guard & Color Guard Requests
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Please be aware, although a request may be approved, the support can be called off at any time if other top priorities come up at the last second. Examples are military or veteran funerals or memorials.

If you'd like to request an Army Color Guard or Honor Guard, please call 384-2019.

If you'd like to request a Joint-Service Color Guard, please call 552-7587.

If you'd like to request an Air Force Color Guard or Honor Guard for an off-base event, please fill out this form and email it to If you are not contacted about your request within 2 business days, call 907-552-8941.

If you're a JBER unit and would like to request Air Force Honor Guard for an on-base event, please fill out this form and email it to If you are not contacted about your request within 2 business days, call 907-552-2252.

Requests may not be approved (aside from funerals and memorials) if:
  - An event is political, unless bi-partisan.
  - An event is not opened to the public.
  - An event is for a controversial organization, special interest group, religious, or ideological movement.
  - An event is for the benefit of a private individual, organization, or political candidate, such as fundraisers.
  - An event is for business, or commercial ventures, such as business or mall grand openings, motion picture promotions, or beauty pageants.

To verify whether a support request can be honored, please contact our offices.
JBER Phone Numbers
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If you don't know the phone number to the base organization you wish to call, dial the base operator at 907-552-1110 or DSN 317-552-1110.

The base operator should be able to provide you with the phone number and connect you to that organization. 
Calls from JBER begin with 384, 428, 551, 552, and 580. 

If the prefix of the phone number begins with another number, it did not actually come from JBER. 

The Department of Defense, as an agency of the government, is prohibited from endorsing any political candidate or position.
Job Opportunities
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JBER offers many different employment opportunities.

Commissary positions, call (907) 580-4425 or visit: DECA.

BX/PX positions, call (907) 753-4422/7242 or visit: AAFES.

Non-appropriated funds positions, call: (907) 552-4563.

Civil Service positions, visit: USAJOBS.
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For information about lodging on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, call 907-552-2454 or 907-384-5660 or visit North Star Inn
Noise Complaints
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For aircraft-related or other noise complaints you believe were generated from JBER equipment or personnel, call the 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at (907) 552-JETS or (907) 552-5387.

You can also email your aircraft related complaint to:
Please ensure you include the information below.  Detailed information makes it easier to research the complaint.:
Time of Incident:
Have you filed a complaint with JBER before? Y or N

First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number:

City, Zip:

E-mail Address:

Type of complaint (select all that apply): 
__   Sonic Boom
__   Low-flying aircraft
__   Noise in general
__   Damage to your property
__   Other (Please specify)  _________________

Where did this occur? 
__   Over my house
__   With in 1-5 miles of my house
__   Other (Please specify)  _________________

If you have an exact location that we can map please provide it. If able, please use GPS Latitude and Longitude coordinates. Or, use geographic reference such as "East shore of Big Lake":

What type of aircraft was it? 
__   F-22 (gray with a twin V-shaped tail)
__   C-17 (medium-size cargo plane) 
__   Other aircraft (Please specify)  ___________

Please provide generic information such as; propeller driven or jet, single or twin tail, number of engines, color, and direction of flight:

Any additional information:

Do you want a response?

Thank you for supplying this information. We should reply within three working days.  We'll call you or respond via e-mail if you supply an address.
Requesting an aircraft flyover
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Requests for a military flyover at your special event can be made through the JBER Public Affairs Office or the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support home page. 

Military aircraft flyover requests are subject to a number of restrictions and supported only when they do not impact operational missions.  Please submit a completed DD Form 2535 a minimum of 90 days before the event to be considered for support. Less than 90 days notice reduces the chance that support will be available. Requests received 30 days or closer to the event will NOT be considered. 

You may download and print out a DD Form 2535 and follow the instructions for correctly filling out the form and submitting it.  

The DD Form 2535 can be submitted to Air Force Public Affairs (SAF/PAN) either by fax (703) 693-9601, e-mail, or mail:

USAF Aerial Events
1690 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1690

If you plan to request a military aircraft flyover, please call the JBER Public Affairs Office at 907-552-4659 beforehand to discuss your project.  Although we cannot guarantee approval of your request, we can help make the application/request process a smoother experience for you. 
Space-A Travel
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The best resource is to contact the JBER military passenger terminal at 907-552-8588 or via e-mail. The terminal staff will have the most current information. If you plan to travel Space A, contact the passenger terminal(s) where you plan to depart for current flight information and assistance. Click here for general information about the Space A program. 
Phone Numbers

Base Operator

   (907) 552-1110

Installation Telephone Directory (external link)

Public Affairs

      10480 Sijan Ave Suite 123
      Joint Base Elmendorf-
      Richardson, AK 99506


      (907) 552-8151

       Studio appointments on JBER-E: Call 552-2906
or email

     Studio appointments on JBER-R: Call 384-7183



       Attn: APVR-RPO
                724 Postal Service
                Loop #5900

                AK 99505-5900

      (907) 384-2019

Questions for the Commander

If you have a question specifically about Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please see the Topics on this page.  If your question isn't addressed or if you have a comment, the installation commander wants to hear about it.  Use the Interactive Customer Evaluation page or send an email to


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