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JBER-Richardson Electrical Power Outages


JBER-Richardson will experience electrical power outages on Friday, October 11, 2019 between 0900 & 1600 hours.

Electrical power outages will only affect the Richardson portion of JBER. Electrical power outages will affect the entirety of Richardson.

Purpose of electrical power outages is to test the JBER-Richardson emergency backup electrical power generation systems.

During testing on Friday, October 11, 2019, JBER-Richardson will experience multiple electrical power outages throughout the day between 0900 & 1600 hours. It is anticipated that facilities should not be without electrical power for more than one continuous hour. There are too many variables within the testing plan to say how long electrical power will be restored before another electrical power outage is experienced.

Questions concerning this activity may be directed to:

Bart Morehouse
JBER-Richardson Utility Privatization Team
(907) 384-0051 desk
(907) 529-9425 cell (talk only-no text)


Alaska Marine Highway



A tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike. AMHS staff is working as quickly as possible to bring the ferries back into service, but this will take time to bring crew and supplies to where each ferry is docked. The AMHS call center will be open this weekend to assist passengers at 1-800-642-0066.


Team JBER,

For those traveling to or from Alaska by ferry, please be advised that due to a union strike, Alaska Marine Highway Vessels will not be sailing until further notice. Ticketed passengers should work with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities for reticketing or reimbursement. 673 CPTS has confirmed this event as an authorized delay (AD) for travelers in PCS status. Per diem, lodging, and authorized travel days all apply during AD. Please keep your sponsors and unit leadership informed of any impacts to your travel.

Alaska Marine Highway FAQ


So the ferry is out … what should I do?


First, don’t panic! JBER senior leadership is aware that the ferry strike is beyond your control.  We’re committed to ensuring everyone is accounted for and safely reaches their destination. Check out the other questions below, where we hopefully address your concerns. We’re here to take care of you.


I’m stranded somewhere that has no available hotel rooms … what should I do?


Contact your sponsor or JBER Public Affairs at 907-227-3707. We will aggressively work to assist you with finding solutions.


How should I contact my unit to let them know where I am?


Your first step should be to contact your sponsor. If you don’t have a sponsor, contact the JBER Command Post at 907-552-3000 and ask for the First Sergeant from your unit. Your unit name can be found on your official travel orders. At that point, they will help you answer any transportation or financial questions.


What will happen next?


There are a lot of variables at play, so service members and their families will be advised on a case-by-case basis to figure out the best solutions for their situation. Some of these variables are total vehicles in a shipment, pets, passports, firearms, and more but rest assured, we’re working to make sure everyone is taken care of. Depending on your situation, you may be encouraged to seek other transportation means within DoD guidelines.


Who can I contact for updates on the strike? When will I be able to continue my travels?


Service notices may be found at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/service_notices.shtml or by contacting your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066. Here’s the latest message (as of 3:30 p.m. on 26 July) from the Alaska Department of Transportation:


“Due to the ongoing IBU strike, AMHS vessels are currently not sailing. All vessel sailings have been cancelled through Tuesday, July 30th, with the exception of the MV Kennicott. which has been cancelled through Wednesday, August 7th. Passenger fares for these affected sailings are being refunded. Our Reservations Call Center will be open limited hours from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th. The call center will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 29th from 7:30am – 4:00pm. Due to the high volume of calls, it may take time to connect with a customer service representative. To inquire about your refund, please call 1-800-642-0066. We appreciate your patience.”


Will I be considered AWOL for getting to my base later than the Report No Later Than Date listed on my orders?


No. Time while you are stranded and making alternate arrangements for travel is an Authorized Delay. Your command and Military Personnel section are tracking the situation, and you will not have any administrative actions taken against you for arriving late due to travel itinerary changes beyond your control. Ensure you are frequently updating your losing and gaining units on your travel status.


What allowances am I authorized while I wait wherever I am stranded?


You are authorized the standard PCS flat rate per diem, which is currently $149/night ($94 for lodging, $55 for meals/incidental expenses). Each accompanying dependent 12 years or older will receive 75% of this rate. Each accompanying dependent under 12 years old will receive 50% of this rate. Make sure you use your Government Travel Card and keep receipts for everything over $75.


Who should I call with questions about my entitlements and other travel concerns?


If your sponsor or First Sergeant can’t answer your questions, call JBER Public Affairs at 907-227-3707 or 907-229-3771. We will work with the base helping agencies to ensure you get the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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Annual Consumer Confidence Report June 2019


Motorcycle Safety


2019 Motorcycle Training Request Form

Commander’s Letter on Motorcycle Safety

USARAK Signature Authority MFR


Notice regarding Personal Use Firewood Cutting


Information for cutting wood on JBER can be found at this link:  https://jber.isportsman.net/


Revised procedures for Requesting Visitor Access to JBER



The 673d Communications Squadron and the 673d Security Forces Squadron have developed a Base Access Intelink website for use by all DoD CAC holders.

This site allows DoD CAC holders to access several commonly sought after base access forms and more importantly allows those users to sponsor visitors onto JBER from a CAC enabled computer.  DoD CAC holders may utilize the website to sponsor on up to nine US citizens, for up to 60 days, no more than 72 hours in advance of their arrival to JBER. 

The intent of the site is to streamline the process for getting visitors onto the installation for both operational and personal needs.  

You can review the quick step by step process that you will encounter when you access the site here.

Login with your CAC at the following site: Click here



UBER / Lyft Base Policy



JBER's current policy is that any UBER or Lyft driver in possession of a DoD (Department of Defense) ID card may provide transportation services on the installation. DoD card holders must self-identify to the installation entry controller that they are operating their vehicle as an UBER driver and are not authorized to vouch for passengers utilizing Trusted Traveler privileges. Additionally, all passengers in the vehicle must be over the age of 16 and must be in possession of their DoD ID card or a JBER DBIDS card to access the installation. This does not prevent a DoD ID card holder from sponsoring an UBER or Lyft driver through the Visitor Control Center for pickup or drop off purposes. These passes will be limited to the duration of time for the sponsor's fare. The 673d Security Forces Squadron is currently coordinating with the UBER and Lyft corporations to allow access to their drivers who do not possess a DoD card. 






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