Can you visit Elmendorf AFB?
To gain access to the base, non-military affiliated (civilian) persons are required to to obtain a base visitor’s pass at the JBER-Richardson front gate Visitor Center. If you have questions regarding installation access requirements, see the Security Forces personnel at the Visitor’s Centers or call 552-5420.
Can visitors get on JBER?
JBER is now allowing visitors, who have a DoD sponsor, and who qualify for a base access pass to enter the installation. Base passes can be obtained by visiting the Boniface Visitor Control Center (VCC) which is currently open 24 hours day, 7 days a week. Please check with the Base Access Office at (907) 552-5665.
Is Elmendorf Air Force base still open?
Originally known as Elmendorf Field, it became Elmendorf Air Force Base after World War II….
|Elmendorf Air Force Base|
|Built||1940 (as Elmendorf Field)|
|In use||1940 – 2010 2010 – present (as Joint Base)|
|Fate||Merged in 2010 to become an element of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson|
How many soldiers are at JBER?
JBER has over 30,000 Service Members, Civilians and Family members.
How big is Elmendorf Air Force Base?
13,130 square acres
Elmendorf is the largest military installation in Alaska. Its 13,130 square acres are occupied by more than 800 buildings, two runways and more than 150 miles of roads.
How do I get a visitor pass for the military base?
To do this, you must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and have an adult, authorized DOD sponsor (18 or older) willing to sponsor your base access. Sponsors must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process.
Do you get paid more to be stationed in Alaska?
The payment amount depends on the duty station and if the Soldier has dependents. Single Soldiers heading to Forts Wainwright and Greely will receive a $2,000 payment, while those with dependents will get $4,000.
How big is Elmendorf AFB?
Elmendorf is the largest military installation in Alaska. Its 13,130 square acres are occupied by more than 800 buildings, two runways and more than 150 miles of roads. More than 6,000 military personnel from all branches of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces are assigned to Elmendorf.
Is Elmendorf AFB a good base?
“Elmendorf is definitely one of the most competitive places to get stationed,” said Fode, who still lives there. “A lot of military members are interested in the outdoor life that Anchorage and Alaska has to offer. [And] for a winter location, it’s really not that bad in terms of temperatures.
How many square miles is Elmendorf AFB?
Its 13,130 square acres are occupied by more than 800 buildings, two runways and more than 150 miles of roads. More than 6,000 military personnel from all branches of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces are assigned to Elmendorf. The military population, including family members, is more than 10,000.
Can I bring my friend on base?
The short answer is YES! Most people can visit a military base with no issue. However, it’s not like visiting grandma where you can just pull up and walk in. You must bring all required documents and be willing to submit to a background check.
How can civilians get on base?
How to visit a military base as a civilian. A service member can sponsor non-military guests on base. But they will need to either fill out a sponsorship form in advance or meet you in person at the gate. If you are the passenger in their car, you simply need a driver’s license.