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COVID-19 Updates and What the U.S. Government is doing about it.

 

The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Installation Commander has declared a Public Health Emergency, and directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) to CHARLIE effective immediately and for the foreseeable future. HPCON CHARLIE is defined as an elevated risk of sustained community transmission.

The installation's top priority is preservation of force and mission while we work to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community. In order to achieve this, the Installation Commander has directed:

- Mission-Essential Personnel Reporting Only--contact your unit chain of command to determine your status and work requirements
- Stop Movement on the Installation--limited to mission essential travel only*
- Suspension of Trusted Travel Program; Closure of Government Hill Gate, and Post Road Gate closed to private auto traffic; Arctic Valley Gate closed on weekends; Richardson VCC closed--expect potential curtailments and closures
- Further reduction of garrison and tenant services--we are working to find ways to provide virtual services as much as possible
- Commissary and AAFES resources will remain available with current mitigating efforts in place
- CDCs will remain open for currently enrolled children but limited to on-duty mission essential members that are mil to mil, single military and CDC employees. Currently enrolled children with extenuating circumstance need to contact their CDC Director.

*Mission essential travel means remaining at home except to leave for work in critical jobs as prescribed by unit chains of command; to buy groceries or other important goods; to receive or provide health care; to drop off or pick up children from care; and to get fresh air while observing 6-foot social distancing between non-family members. Individuals are also encouraged to practice recommended personal and environmental hygiene, including regular hand washing.

The Installation Commander and 673d Medical Group Commander hosted a Facebook live virtual town hall to provide updates on the situation, and field questions from the community. You can find the townhall on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/JBERAK/videos/235719767571347/ 

Newcomers

Arctic Warriors,

Welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the premier joint base in the Department of Defense and home of America's Arctic Warriors.

JBER hosts more than 13,000 military personnel, nearly 20,000 family members and more than 3,000 civilian employees. The installation stretches over 79,000 acres, from the northern Anchorage area to Palmer. We are committed to providing world-class support to you and your family, enabling you to focus on your mission, and we hope your tour here is personally and professionally rewarding.

JBER’s host unit is the 673d Air Base Wing, and a few services use Air Force terms; for example, if you’re a Soldier, what you know as “Morale, Welfare and Recreation” is the province of the 673d Force Support Squadron here. You can check them out at http://www.jberlife.com.

JBER has two Military and Family Readiness Centers which provide services like deployment support, transition and relocation assistance, spouse employment assistance, special needs resources and support, financial readiness services, emergency financial assistance, crisis assistance, volunteer resources, Wounded Warrior assistance, casualty and survivor benefits, and information and referral. We also have strong Key Spouse and Family Readiness Group programs that support and assist our families and units, providing a network of communications amongst our family members, chain of command, and community resources. These programs are not just for deployed families; they are for all military families. For more information, contact the Military and Family Readiness Centers at 552-4943 or 384-1517.

Whether Alaska is a temporary stop or a permanent move for you, we want to make sure you stay up to date on the latest information and the great activities, programs and services available. We encourage you to add the JBER home page, http://www.jber.jb.mil to your favorites and follow the JBER Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JBERAK.

The JBER community welcomes you.

Arctic Tough, Family Strong!

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In effort to better merge operations with the Military Personnel Section (MPS), the Financial Services Office (FSO) will be moving  base in-processing to Tuesday and Thursdays at 0745, located at the Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC), Building 8535 Wewak Drive (Log Cabin). All new comers to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson must attend the next available briefing immediately after arrival, to avoid military or travel pay inconsistencies.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact our customer service helpdesk at 673cpts.helpdesk@us.af.mil, or our help line at 907-552-9940.