JBER offers expedited access to Fort Richardson National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Published Dec. 14, 2021 673ABW JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- In an effort to reduce or even eliminate wait times at the Richardson Gate Visitor Control Center for access to the Fort Richardson National Cemetery for the Wreaths Across America event Dec. 18, visitors can call in for early registration Dec. 15 through 17. Early registration will allow approved individuals to enter JBER without needing to stop at the Visitor Control Center. To register, individuals must be U.S. citizens and provide their full name, state ID or driver's license number and date of birth. Security Forces personnel will run a criminal background check for disqualifying information; upon successful screening, individuals will be added to a list of authorized patrons at the Richardson Gate. The technician handling your call will inform you if you're cleared for entry or denied access at the time of the call. You may experience long wait times during the phone call, depending on time of day, but pre-registration will eliminate waiting at the VCC. Patrons 16 years of age and older will only show their ID to be compared to the list and will be granted access to the base. Patrons under the age of 16 do not require criminal vetting or a picture ID to gain access to JBER for this event. This registration is only for access to and from Fort Richardson National Cemetery to participate in the Wreaths Across America event Dec. 18. Persons found outside that area may be charged with trespassing. Interested individuals should call (907) 552-6910 between the hours of 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 and 16. Calls will only be taken from 8 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 17.