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United States Air Force
Richardson Gate (Main Gate & Visitors Center)
Front Gate on D Street
Building 47303 D Street
JBER, AK 99505
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) Reservations: Reservations for lodging should be made as far in advance as possible to ensure temporary lodging facilities are available upon arrival. All travelers should be aware that space is extremely limited each year from April 1 through September 30 because of the high volume of PCS/TDY traffic. Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week y calling The North Star Inn at 907-552-2454. Please remember that you must be signed into your unit and off Permissive TDY while residing in Lodging in order to be reimbursed for the cost.
If the accompanied member and their family do not have a confirmed reservation, they may be issued a Statement of Non-Availability to go off base and obtain a hotel/motel in Anchorage. The lodging office has a referral list of hotels/motels that are within the Temporary Lodging Allowance costs. They can also provide listings of off base hotels/motels that accept pets.
Pets: JBER TLF has a very limited number of pet rooms. No more than 2 pets are allowed and only cats and dogs. Pets must have a health certificate not older than 30 days, be secured in a owner-provided kennel while unattended in guestrooms and during housekeeping or maintenance service, and be leashed at all times when outside the guestroom. Pet fees apply ($10 per night per room, not per pet). Pet owners are responsible to adhere to all policies issued at check in. If Lodging is booked, ask for a list of off post Kennel facilities and/or local pet friendly hotels.
Command Sponsorship: Concurrent travel means you have permission, from your unit commander, to bring your spouse and family with you at the same time you travel to Alaska. You must have all of your authorized family members listed on your PCS orders to do concurrent travel. To arrive in Alaska without approved concurrent travel creates a huge financial burden on you. GET CONCURRENT TRAVEL PERMISSION BEFORE YOUR PCS ORDERS ARE PUBLISHED AND PRINTED. Contact your losing installation's local Military Personnel Flight or Military Personnel Division (S1), Relocations/Outbound Assignments section.
A sponsor is someone from your new unit who is assigned to assist you in settling into your new location. This person will be knowledgeable about the local community and the installation, available to assist you and your family for at least two weeks post arrival, and be someone who is positive and outgoing.
A sponsor's duties include:
Air Force: If you have not been contacted by your sponsor, please contact your CSS at your incoming unit for assistance.
Army: If you have not been contacted by your sponsor, please contact the USARAK Sponsorship Program Manager at 907-384-3068. If you do not have a pinpoint assignment yet, you may contact USARAK Enlisted Strength Management, 907-384-0795; USARAK Officer Strength Management, 907-384-2607; or Military Processing Division In-processing, 907-384-0425. Please note that if you are calling DSN, use 317 instead of 907 and all other numbers are the same.
Command Sponsorship is the permission needed to have family members accompany you with full military benefits during your assignment.
If you get married before you move, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you receive them. The military will not pay for your spouse's, and any other dependent's, travel and housing if you do not follow proper procedures.
If you are on assignment with the U.S. Air Force:
During the COVID-19, prior to arrival please send an encrypted email with the following documents to your sponsor or gaining unit CSS:
Upon arrival to the base you will be quarantined for 14 days. Please check-in with your unit CSS, via telephone or through your sponsor, to be gained
If you are on assignment with the U.S. Army:
All Personnel Arriving By Air (Ted Stevens International Airport):
- All personnel arriving to the Anchorage Airport will be greeted by JBER Soldiers in uniform, located by the baggage area. The JBER Soldiers will receive single Soldiers and escort them to Fort Richardson Reception. If the PCSing Soldier is traveling with family they will receive directions to JBER Reception. Please see these soldiers or call JBER Reception at (907) 903 4281 prior to your movement to JBER.
All Personnel Arriving by Personally Owned or Rented Vehicle:
- All personnel arriving to JBER by driving, you are asked to come directly to the Fort Richardson Reception Detachment South, located at 602 Richardson street, building 602, entrance is marked by blue pillars, 2nd Floor Staff Duty office room 202 (manned 24hrs), to sign in, after you have signed in you and /or your family will then start your Quarantine/Restriction of Movement.
After arriving and signing in, either by Air or POV, you will have to complete a 14 day Restriction of Movement (ROM) period where you will self-isolate at your on/off post housing, hotel, or in the barracks. Once your ROM period is complete, you will then report back to the Reception Detachment to begin your Installation In-Processing.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE INSTRUCTIONS FROM OTHER AGENCIES OR UNITS UNTIL AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR INSTALLATION IN-PROCESSING.
If you and/or your family have any questions, concerns or travel inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Reception Detachment South Staff Duty Desk at (907) 903-4281.
Soldiers arriving in Alaska from 1 October to 1 May must arrive with their Gore-Tex jacket, trousers and gloves due to possible extreme frigid temperatures.
For ALL Branches of Service:
A virtual Joint Newcomers Orientation is mandatory for all newly arrived Active Duty. It is held they 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month through a virtual platform. Active Duty will receive the information on how to attend this orientation when they in-process. If this is not issued, contact the Military and Family Readiness Center at 907-384-1517/907-552-4943. Spouses and Family members are welcomed and highly encouraged to attend.