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Travel Management Office/Household Goods- Air Force
8517 20th Street JBER-E
Bldg 600 Rm 145B, JBER-R
JBER, AK 99506
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Policies and rules for shipping pets vary at each installation. It’s important to understand the regulations, prohibitions and laws at your new installation before moving with a pet. Below, you’ll find installation-specific details for registering, boarding and transporting your pet.
Traveling with pets
A military pet is no different than a military family member. When duty calls and you must relocate, pet PCS transportation can become costly. Assistance is available to help with the cost to transport family dog/cat when assignment is to/from an OCONUS location. Required shots, carriers, boarding or other then transportation cost will be the responsibility of pet owner.
The Air Force Aid Society and Army Emergency Relief offers Pet PCS Transportation assistance from or to an overseas assignment. Offical update to 37 U.S.C. 453, dated June 20,23, authorizes reimburssement of cost related to the relocation of a pet that arises during a permanent change of station. Under the adjusted policy, a Uniformed Service member may be authorized reimbursement of up to $550 for a PCS within the continental U.S and $2,000 for a PCS to/from the cotinental U.S. This policy will be effective January 1, 2024 and published in the Joint Travel Regulations on that date.
There are no pet quarantine requirements for Alaska.
Please note pet-friendly rooms in temporary lodging facility are extremely limited at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Lodging has limited pet units available by reservation only at an additional $10 per night charge. Shot records for pets are required to reserve these rooms. Guests are reminded to clean up after their registered pets. Unregistered animals are not allowed in or around lodging properties. Any animal found tied outside or left unattended in a vehicle will be reported to Security Forces for removal. Guests may be charged up to a $150 fee for having an unregistered pet in lodging, or for damages caused by registered pets. Do Not Disturb signs will not be honored in pet units after 11 a.m. as we are required to enter pet units daily per Air Force Instruction 34-135 1.5.3 and 1.6.2
The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Lodging office can provide you with a list of local hotels that will allow pets (the number of hotels or motels which allow pets is limited). You will need to request a waiver to stay in these hotels if there is availability in TLF in order for these expenses to be reimbursed by the military. For more information on pets in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson TLF, please call 907-552-2454.
You can choose to board your pet while you stay in TLF. There are no kennels on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; however, there are kennels in the local area. TLF can provide a list of kennels per your request or you can research via Internet or local yellow pages for a list of kennels and costs associated. Boarding fees vary, but are usually based on the number and size of the pet.