Base tours are offered to local civic organizations, schools and youth groups to educate the community about the U.S. Air Force and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson missions. They are tailored to coincide with the interests of different demographics while not compromising mission requirements.
Tours are free of charge and can be subject to last-minute cancellations due to mission needs and resource availability. As soon as our mission allows, we will attempt to reschedule any tour cancelled for mission-related or weather-related reasons.
A background check must be completed for all guests 16 and older. Each guest’s (regardless of age) full name and date of birth must be provided. Additionally, the driver license or state ID number for all those who are 16 years old or older must be included.
JBER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SCHEDULED TOUR AT ANY TIME DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS.
Requesting a tour:
Groups are responsible for transportation large enough to carry their entire group, unless otherwise coordinated with the Public Affairs office. All buses/vans must arrive at the Boniface gate for security processing.
Please confirm vehicle information and estimated arrival time with our office before arriving. Buses will be met at the gate by a member from the Public Affairs office, who will accompany the group onboard the bus and will remain with them for the duration of the tour.
Base Access FAQs
The military belongs to the American people. Common ownership dictates Department of Defense resources be committed to supporting events and activities of mutual interest and benefit. However, limitations of time and money make it impossible to grant all requests. DoD and its subordinate agencies cannot do for one what it cannot do for all.
Need a speaker for your event? Contact JBER to have one of our speakers come to your organization’s activity and make you aware of the various programs JBER is involved in. This is a great opportunity to meet an airman or soldier and find out about the base’s latest accomplishments, current projects and future plans.
DoD policy prohibits:
Additional policies and guidelines may apply.
For events which meet DoD support requirements, fill out a Support Request Form, DD Form 2536, and submit it to email@example.com. If you are not contacted about your request within two business days, call 907-552-8941.
Please be aware, even though a request may be approved, the support can be canceled at any time in order to meet military mission requirements.
Please be aware, although a request may be approved, the support can be called off at any time if other top priorities come up at the last second. Examples are military or veteran funerals or memorials.
If you'd like to request an Army color guard or honor guard, please call 384-2019.
If you'd like to request a joint service color guard, please call 552-7587.
If you'd like to request an Air Force color guard or honor guard for an off-base event, please fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not contacted about your request within two business days, call 907-552-8941.
If you're a JBER unit and would like to request Air Force Honor Guard for an on-base event, please fill out this form and email it to email@example.com. If you are not contacted about your request within two business days, call 907-552-2252.
If you need to request a Military Funeral Honors request, please fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (907) 552-2252 for receipt confirmation and questions/concerns.
Requests may not be approved (aside from funerals and memorials) if:
- An event is political, unless bi-partisan.
- An event is not open to the public.
- An event is for a controversial organization, special interest group, religious or ideological movement.
- An event is for the benefit of an individual, organization, or candidate, such as fundraisers.
- An event is for business, or commercial ventures, such as grand openings, promotions, or pageants.
To request the 11th Airborne Division Band, call (907) 580-0637.
The Alaska Detachment of the Band of the Pacific which was located at JBER, deactivated on October 1, 2013. All Band of the Pacific band operations stopped June 1, 2013.
The remaining two locations of the Pacific Air Force Band include a unit stationed at Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan and one operations detachment stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii.
All requests and inquiries for Air Force Band of the Pacific support should be directed to the PACAF Band in Hawaii. Please contact the Director of Operations at (808) 448-0281; DSN 315-448-0281.