POLAR FORCE Hours/Closures
•Elmendorf Fitness Center
-Adjusted hours--25 Mar-5 Apr, 0500-1400
-Buckner Fitness Center will remain on normal operating hours
•Fitness Assessment Cell
-Closed from 25 Mar-5 Apr
•AF Military Personnel Section
-Open for appointments only
- Army MPS (Bldg 600) will provide DEERS services
•Iditarod Dining Facility
-25 Mar-6 Apr, reduced to 3 fresh cooking stations (main line, snack line & salad bar)
•Child Development Centers
-25 Mar-6 Apr, 0600-1900
-Note: Signup require for care after 1730. Hourly rate will apply
Fort Richardson Gate
Beginning 25 Feb, at 9:30 a.m., a temporary change in the traffic pattern at the Richardson Gate will take place, with an anticipated completion of 1 May. During this time, the outbound traffic lane won’t be affected. The inbound lane will be split into two lanes from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., but for the remainder of the day, only one lane will be open. It is highly encouraged to use an alternate gate during this time if possible, as this is expected to cause delays during peak traffic times.
Buckner Fitness Center (Bldg 690)The Fitness Pool has reopened following annual maintenance, but the diving platform used for training is unavailable for use due to damage sustained from the earthquake.
Elmendorf Fitness Center (Bldg 9510)
The EFC is partially open during normally scheduled hours. All areas are open to customers with the exception of the upstairs running track, cardio area inside the running track upstairs, and the Fitness Pool. For safety reasons, the entire facility will be subject to immediate closure following a 5.0 or larger aftershock, or more than 12 inches of snow on the roof, until CE can conduct an inspection of the facility.
Talkeetna Theater (Bldg 7122)
The Talkeetna Theater on JBER-Elmendorf is permanently closed due to earthquake damage.