Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

 
JBER Visitors

There is a wide variety of reasons to come to visit Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.  Some of the more common reasons people want to visit JBER are to visit relatives or because they were stationed here in the past and want to revisit old memories.  Although most visitors have a personal connection to JBER, the public can also visit JBER.  A visit to JBER during a base tour, may give taxpayers the opportunity to see how their money is being spent, as well as, present a chance for prospective service members to catch a glimpse of a future with the military.

Please review updated REAL I.D. Act information on accepted forms of identification required for JBER access. (REAL ID flyer)

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 jber.pa@us.af.mil 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 673sfs.identicard@us.af.mil.  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.
Tours

Visitors must have a valid Department of Defense ID or be sponsored onto JBER 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 jber.pa.3@us.af.mil 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                                  July 26
Aug. 10                                 Aug. 23
Sept. 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.

JBER Visitor Control Centers
Boniface Visitor Control Center
(907) 552-5420

Richardson Visitor Control Center
(907) 384-0296
JBER Recreation Visitors
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).
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