Sponsors can streamline the visitor pass issuance process by checking out the “Requesting Visitor Access” section below.
Gate open 24/7
VCC: Normal operations hours open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
NOTE: Short term 24-hour passes may be obtained at Richardson or Boniface Gate during hours of VCC closure. CAC holders can also request passes in advance for pickup using the Intelink link below (must submit 72 hours in advance; link requires CAC).
6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon-Fri
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat-Sun
Boniface Gate: Open 24/7
Visitor Center: 24/7
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon-Sun
Mission: Provide combat ready forces fully prepared for rapid worldwide deployment and to defend our base, promote safety and security, and care for our airmen, soldiers, civilians, and families at home.
Security Forces Phone Tree 552-3421
There are many reasons to visit Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - to to visit relatives, to engage in recreation, or to relive old memories of being stationed here. Although most visitors have a personal connection to JBER, the public can also visit. A base tour may give taxpayers the opportunity to see how their money is being spent or prospective service members to chance to catch a glimpse of a future with the military.
Additional information pertaining to the REAL ID Act can be found at the Department of Homeland Security website.
Veteran Health Identification Cardholders can shop at the Commissary and the Exchange, and eat at the dining facilities on base, but did you know that they also have access to FSS services? Polar Paradise Open Swim and community centers; Information, Tickets and Travel; the Polar Bowl; Permafrost Pub; Outdoor Recreation facilities; the Arts and Crafts Center; Auto Skills Center; Aero Club; the Trap and Skeet range; Hillberg Ski Area; RV storage lots; Otter Lake Recreation and Rentals, as well as the paintball course and Moose Run golf course are all available to registered veterans!
DOD Civilian retirees can access the base with acceptable credentials. They must visit either the Boniface or Richardson visitor control centers and obtain a DBIDS identification card by presenting their expired civilian ID or or SF50. This card will allow civilian retirees to use NAF activities, medical facilities, and more.
For more information, see this memo.
If you are having an event on base with 10 or more guests age 16 or older who do not have access to base, complete the appropriate event worksheet below and follow the instructions.
Event Worksheet 10-50 Guests
Event Worksheet 50-100 Guests
Event Worksheet 100+ Guests
Non-Official Foreign Visitor Worksheet
If you are bringing a non-U.S. citizen on base for unofficial reasons, please complete the following worksheet and bring it to the VCC with your guest. Be advised, Non-official Foreign Visitors are not allowed to enter controlled or restricted areas.
NOTE: NOFV processing can take up to four weeks.
NON-OFFICIAL FOREIGN VISITOR WORKSHEET.pdf
Long-Term Visitor Worksheet
For visitors staying with you on base longer than 60 days, please complete the following worksheet and bring it to either VCC, or to the Base Access Office, with your guest. The worksheet will be reviewed/processed on the spot and as long as your guest passes vetting, their long-term DBIDS ID card will be printed.
LONG TERM VISITOR DBIDS ID WORKSHEET.pdf
Privatized Housing Tenant Worksheet
For visitors staying with you in privatized housing, also use the worksheet linked below.
PRIVATIZED HOUSING TENANT WORKSHEET.pdf
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A CAC AND READER TO ACCESS THE FOLLOWING SITE
Requesting Base Access for visitors via Intelink
Unless the Foreign Visitor is a foreign exchange student or an identified Family Care Plan member, the sponsor/escort, or their alternate (if listed), must be a DoD ID card holder an 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.
EXCEPTION: If the Foreign Visitor is a foreign exchange student or an identified Family Care Plan member, the sponsor MUST complete the "NON OFFICIAL FOREIGN VISITOR WORKSHEET" at least 4 weeks prior to requested base access dates. The sponsor must provide the signed and completed Worksheet to the Base Access Office located in Rm 100, Bldg 8517 for coordination and processing. Once passport and visa information is validated, the Worksheet will be routed to the 673d Air Base Wing Commander for approval of unescorted access.
RecAccess 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 who do not have DoD ID cards can visit JBER during planned tours conducted by the Public Affairs Office.
Follow this link for tour information.
Foreign visitors 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 "NON OFFICIAL FOREIGN VISITOR WORKSHEET." Every foreign national, regardless of DCL status, is required to be vetted through OSI or “require further approval.” Requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
If you need to make a statement in regard to a derogatory incident you were directly involved in or have witnessed, please contact the 673d Security Forces Law Enforcement Desk at 907-552-8550. For your convenience, a copy of the statement form is available in the leftmost column of this page, so you can input all required information prior to contacting the 673d SFS.
Active Duty & DoD Civilians:
1. Create a memorandum using your unit (e.g. squadron, company, battalion, etc) letterhead and address it to 673 MSG/CC (CD). If you are not familiar with how to create and format a standard memorandum, please refer to the Tongue and Quill for guidance on standard memorandum formatting.
2. In your memorandum, state what led to initial suspension/revocation of your installation driving privileges or AAFES privileges, then why you are requesting reinstatement. If you are requesting limited driving privileges in lieu of full reinstatement, please specifically list all the places you will need to drive to on and off the installation.
3. Create a signature block for you to sign as well as a signature block with endorsements for your unit commander to sign and circle whether they concur or not.
4. Bring your completed memorandum and all supporting documents into our office so that we can route your request up to the 673 MSG/CC (CD) for review/decision/signature. We are located in Building 8517, Room 100 (the People Center).
5. Once your appeal request is complete, we will contact your unit first sergeant and have them send you into our office to pick up your final (signed) approval/denial memorandum.
6. If you have any additional questions about this process, please contact Reports and Analysis at 907-552-5268.
DoD retirees, dependents, and non-military affiliated civilians:
1. Type or hand write a letter addressing it to the 673 MSG/CC (CD).
2. In your letter, state what led to initial suspension/revocation of your installation driving privileges or the revocation of your AAFES privileges, then why you are requesting reinstatement. If you are requesting limited driving privileges in lieu of full reinstatement, please specifically list all the places you will need to drive to on and off the installation.
3. Sign your letter.
4. Bring your completed letter and all supporting documents into our office so that we can route your request up to the 673 MSG/CC (CD) for review/decision/signature or you can mail your letter to us using the following address: 673 SFS/Reports and Analysis; 8517 20th St., Ste. 100; JBER, AK 99506.
5. Once your appeal request is complete, we will mail you your final (signed) approval/denial memorandum via certified mail.
Type or hand write a letter addressing it to the 673 ABW/CC.
In your letter, state what led to your initial debarment from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) then state why you are requesting reinstatement of access to JBER.
Sign your letter.
Mail your completed letter to us using the following address: 673 SFS/Reports and Analysis; 8517 20th St., Ste. 100; JBER, AK 99506.
Once your appeal request is complete, we will mail you your final (signed) approval/denial memorandum via certified mail.
Visitor Control Centers
RecAccess is an automated system designed to help you find out how you can recreate on JBER training lands.
NEW: Those recreating on JBER lands north of the Glenn Highway need a DOD ID as well as a RecAccess permit, or to be accompanied by a DOD ID holder. Please see the official memo regarding recent changes here.
For more information on recreating on JBER, please call 552-WILD (9453).
Firearms Registration Form
Minor Motor Vehicle Accident Information Worksheet
AF Form 1168 - Statement of Suspect Witness Complaint