JBER offers expedited access to Wreaths Across America event

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In an effort to reduce or eliminate wait times at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson gates for the Wreaths Across America event at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Dec. 17, the 673d Security Forces Squadron's base-access section will have a dedicated call-in number for early registration Dec. 14 through 16. Early registration will allow approved individuals to enter JBER without needing to stop at the Richardson Visitor Control Center.

This registration is only for access on Dec. 17 to and from the Fort Richardson National Cemetery to participate in the Wreaths Across America event. Community members found outside that area may be charged with trespassing.

Individuals interested in registering for access to this event should call (907) 552-6910 between 8 and 11 a.m. or noon and 4 p.m., beginning Dec. 14.

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 Dec. 17. 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.

For more information about the Wreaths Across America event, call (907) 230-6729.