JBER offers expedited Veterans Day access to Fort Richardson National Cemetery, ceremony

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In an effort to reduce or eliminate wait times at the Visitor Control Center for Veterans Day Nov. 11, the 673d Security Forces Squadron's base-access section will have a dedicated call-in number for early registration Nov. 8 through 10. Early registration will allow approved individuals to enter JBER without needing to stop at the VCC.

This registration is only for access on Nov. 11 to and from the Fort Richardson National Cemetery and the official Veterans Day ceremony only. The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will host the ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory at 10:30 a.m. Community members found outside those areas may be charged with trespassing.

Individuals interested in registering for Veterans Day access should call (907) 552-6910 between 8 and 11 a.m. or noon and 4 p.m., beginning Nov. 8.

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 will inform applicants at the time of the call if they are cleared for entry or denied access.

You may experience long wait times during the phone call, depending on time of day, but pre-registration will eliminate waiting at the VCC Nov. 11. Patrons 16 and older will only show their ID to be compared to the list at the gate. Patrons under 16 do not require criminal vetting or a picture ID to gain access to JBER for this event.