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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Reporting / In-processing: Anchorage International Airport. When you arrive and get your bags, look for the “Atwood Lounge” (ASYMCA Military Lounge) inside the airport from which you can call In-processing, at 907-384-1906. In-processing personnel will usually be able to pick you up within an hour depending on personnel and/or weather. While you can hire a taxi at an average cost of $40-$60 and request reimbursement when you do the finance portion of your in-processing, this is not the preferred means for new Soldiers.

Lodging/Billeting: Make reservations with JBER-Richardson side of post (closest to your duty station) at DSN 317-384-5660; Commercial 907-384-5660. Additional lodging is available at JBER-Elmendorf Northstar Inn, http://www.elmendorf-richardson.com/northstarinn, 907-552-2454.

Barracks rooms are available for Soldiers ranks E-1 through E-5 traveling without dependents. Soldiers ranking E-6 through E-9, O-1 through O-6, and WO-1 through WO-5 must make reservations with the numbers listed above.

To check the status of on-post housing availability, contact the JBER Housing Office at 907-384-3907 or DSN 317-384-3907. The JBER-Richardson Housing Office is located in the Welcome Center, Building 600, on the corner of Richardson Drive and Fifth Street, across the street from the Post Theater.


Fort Wainwright / Fort Greely

Reporting/ In-Procession: At the Visitor Center requesta map andask for directions to the Fort Wainwright Welcome Center, Building 3401,Santiago Avenue where you must sign in with Military Personnel Division. Makesure you have a copy of your orders and leave form. Welcome Centercontactnumber- 907-353-2273.

Lodging/ Billeting: E-5 and below unaccompaniedSoldiers will reside in Ft Wainwright Garrison Replacement Detachment Barracks(Bldg 3401). E-6 and above and those accompaniedwith Family Members should make temporary housing arrangements before theyreport to Ft Wainwright. Housing and lodging in the Ft Wainwright area is very tight. Ensuring you have a pre arranged place tostay is a near must for non barracks Soldiers. The IHG is next to the Welcome Center, and it is the most convenientplace to stay during in-processing.

Fort Wainwright has more than 1,500 Privatized Housing Units located on post. Please visit North Haven Communities at http://www.nhcalaska.com/. To check the status of on-post housing availability or more information, contact the North Haven Housing Office at 907-356-1883/1882/1881.

Please make sure you stop by the Housing Office before signing a lease. When signing documents, ensure there is a military clause in your lease agreement or bring it by the legal office in the Welcome Center. A military clause allows you a legal avenue to break your lease if you need to relocate for a permanent change of station or deployment.

Often, it can be cheaper to buy a house in Fairbanks or North Pole if you buy at the start of a 36 month tour than to lease if you find the right deal… as long as you are willing to take the risk and put in the extra work.


General Information

Whether you're flying, driving or coming by the Alaska Marine Highway, it's useful to check the DHS official page on Crossing US Borders. Additionally, there may be restrictions on traveling through Canada; for those, please check here.

Depending on the time of year, conditions in Alaska and Canada may make travel difficult. For Alaska, please check Alaska 511. For Canada, please check Yukon 511 or DriveBC.

Housing

FORT RICHARDSON (JBER):

To check the status of on-post housing availability, contact the JBER Housing Office at 907-384-3907 or DSN317-384-3907. The JBER-Richardson Housing Office is located in the Welcome Center, Building 600, on the corner of Richardson Drive and Fifth Street,across the street from the Post Theater.

Richardson Housing Office recommends that you visit the Department of Defense’s Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) web site http://www.ahrn.com/ if you are thinking of renting off post. AHNR provides BAH information, rental, and for sale by owner listings. If you are planning on buying, AHRN has a link called Moving Station which will provide free assistance in the home buying process. You may find additional rental properties by visiting Apartment Finder.

Aurora Housing is the provider for privatized housing JBER-Elmendorf and is responsible for JBER-Richardson, telephone 907-552-4439, 907-753-1023, or www.auroramilitaryhousing.com.

Please ensure you do some research prior to reporting to help ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably.

Fort Wainwright:

Fort Wainwright has more than 1,500 Privatized Housing Units located on post. Please visit North Haven Communities at http://www.nhcalaska.com/. To check the status of on-post housing availability or more information, contact the North Haven Housing Office at907-356-1883/1882/1881.

Please make sure you stop by the Housing Office before signing a lease. When signing documents, ensure there is a military clause in your lease agreement or bring it by the legal office in the Welcome Center. A military clause allows you a legal avenue to break your lease if you need to relocate for a permanent change of station or deployment.

Often, it can be cheaper to buy a house in Fairbanks or North Pole if you buy at the start of a 36 month tour than to lease if you find the right deal… as long as you are willing to take the risk and put in the extra work.

Medical

Depending on your location and status, you may receive healthcare from Bassett Army Community Hospital on Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely AMH, or 673d Medical Group on JBER..

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Getting Here and Settling In

Whether you're flying, driving or coming by the Alaska Marine Highway, it's useful to check the DHS official page on Crossing US Borders. Additionally, there may be restrictions on traveling through Canada; for those, please check here.

Depending on the time of year, conditions in Alaska and Canada may make travel difficult. For Alaska, please check Alaska 511. For Canada, please check Yukon 511 or DriveBC.

Childcare and Schools

Fort Wainwright:
The School Liaison Office (SLO) assists Fort Wainwright families living both on and off post. The SLO can assist you in locating points of contact in the schools and makes appropriate referrals. For more information call the Fort Wainwright School Liaison Office (907)361-9377/9897.

Also visit http://www.wainwright.army.mil/sites/services/educ... Click for more information regarding school districts in Fairbanks go to http://www.k12northstar.org/ .

Your residence will determine which school your child attends. Visit Military Youth on the Move www.defenselink.mil/mtom, a helpful tool for youth who are relocating.

FORT RICHARDSON (JBER):
SLO: The School Liaison Office (SLO) assists Fort Richardson families living both on and off post. The SLO can assist you in locating points of contact in the schools and makes appropriate referrals. For more information call the Fort Richardson School Liaison Office (907)384-1505.

Child Care: Contact (907)384-0686 to reach central registration. There are 4 childcare facilities.

Elementary: There are five elementary schools on post that are a part of the Anchorage School District. They cover kindergarten through sixth grade.

Middle and High School: There are no middle or high schools on JBER.

Visit http://www.asdk12.org for information regarding school districts in Anchorage and http://www.matsuk12.us for the Mat-Su Valley. Palmer and Wasilla are a one hour commute from JBER.

Fort Wainwright School Support Services Info Paper
Fort Wainwright Education Road Map
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Delta/Greely School District
Anchorage School District

JBER Child Development Centers
MWR Fort Wainwright Family Child Care
MWR Fort Greely Child Care





Housing

Fort Wainwright Housing Office: Click Here
Fort Greely Housing Office: Click Here
JBER Housing: Click Here
North Haven Communities Fort Wainwright: Click Here
North Haven Communities Fort Greely: Click Here
Aurora Military Housing JBER: Click Here

Employment

For assistance with employment;
JBERLIFE - Jobs
USAJOBS
AAFES
Workplace Alaska

Civilian

Whether you're flying, driving or coming by the Alaska Marine Highway, it's useful to check the DHS official page on Crossing US Borders. Additionally, there may be restrictions on traveling through Canada; for those, please check here.

Depending on the time of year, conditions in Alaska and Canada may make travel difficult. For Alaska, please check Alaska 511. For Canada, please check Yukon 511 or DriveBC.

For more information on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please visit https://www.jber.jb.mil - for information on Fort Wainwright, please visit the Fort Wainwright page, similarly please visit the Fort Greely page for Fort Greely.


Some Frequently Asked Questions:
 

Q: How do I request a sponsor?
A: Go to https://actnow.army.mil.

Q: Where's the Arctic Warrior Standards Book?
A: Click here.

Q: How do I find out about conditions, and driving to Alaska?
A: First, get in touch with your sponsor; they may have the most up-to-date information available. 

Crossing US Borders 
COVID-19 and Canada Travel
Alaska 511
Yukon 511  
DriveBC.

Q: What about healthcare?
A: Depending on your location and status, you may receive healthcare from Bassett Army Community Hospital on Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely AMH, or 673d Medical Group on JBER..