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Fort Richardson, AK

Fort Richardson, AK

Fort Richardson, AK

Received PCS orders to Fort Richardson?

Welcome to a base that boasts ready units, strong families, and arctic tough leaders. Fort Richardson, now part as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (or JBER), is a great place for military members and their families. If you have your orders to PCS to JBER, there are a few things you should know about your new base and town.

PCSing to Fort Richardson

Moving to Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson houses about 8,000 soldiers, many of whom are active military members. In fact, Fort Richardson is home to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, the only airborne brigade combat team in the Pacific Theater. The United States Army Alaska is also headquartered there.

Before you arrive, familiarize yourself with JBER arrival procedures, and gate hours. It’s also good to learn as much as you can about the base before arriving. Here’s some important information:

  • There are five elementary schools on base.
  • All housing is privatized on base and operated by Aurora Military Housing.
  • The base provides many services, including a fitness center, commissary, support squadron, bank and credit union, community hospital, childcare, veterinary services, and chapel.
  • Have pets? You’ll be glad to know that the base allows two domestic pets per home.

You can learn more about what JBER offers by reading this installation guide.

Information about Anchorage

Fort Richardson is located adjacent to beautiful Anchorage, a city home to a little over 300,000 people. You’ll find Anchorage to bring you all the comforts of home you were used to in the lower 48, but with the most breathtaking views you can imagine. These are just some of the outdoor adventures you and your family can take part in after moving to Fort Richardson:

  • Visit Chugach State Park, the third-largest state park in the country.
  • See the sights from above on a helicopter tour.
  • Charter a boat and go fishing – you may catch something good to eat for dinner.
  • View Alaskan wildlife up close at the Alaska Zoo.
  • Hike the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
  • Play a round or two of disc golf at Kincaid Park.
  • Explore native Alaska by visiting the historic Eklutna Village.

How to move to Fort Richardson

If you want to DITY move to JBER, give U-Pack® a call. We’ll help you complete your move from start to finish – and you don’t have to drive a rental truck. Instead, we’ll drive your household goods to Tacoma, WA then put them on a ship to sail to Alaska. Easy as that! No need to take them through Canada like you would with truck rental.

When your items arrive, unload, then we’ll pick up the empty trailer from your home at JBER or at your home off-base. Whatever way you choose, we’ll help you move affordably.

Get a moving quote now to see just how much your PCS to Fort Richardson will cost.

Fort Richardson Resources

Base website

JBER Force Support Squadron

Newcomer’s Guide

PCS to Alaska

The service center for Fort Richardson, AK is located in Anchorage, AK.

Information about Fort Richardson, AK

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Anchorage
Latitude: 61.2667
Longitude: -149.7333
Zip Codes: 99504