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Elmendorf Afb, AK

Elmendorf Afb, AK

Elmendorf Afb, AK

Are you in the process of a military relocation that has you moving to Elmendorf AFB?

If you’re moving to Elmendorf AFB, you probably already know that it’s actually a joint base, Elmendorf-Richardson AFB, often called JBER, located in Alaska’s largest city of 291,826, Anchorage. In 2010, a merger combined the former U.S. Air Force Base Elmendorf AFB and the U.S. Army Fort Richardson into one base. The base has the distinction of being 1 of 12 joint bases created in BRAC 2005. The installation hosts the headquarters for the U.S. Alaskan command, Eleventh Air Force, U.S. Army Alaska, and the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region.

As a newcomer, familiarize yourself with gate hours, relocation information, guidelines for housing privatization, and the many other resources your new home has to offer. Also, take some time to get to know your surroundings. Anchorage, Alaska is a city packed full of beautiful surroundings where you will experience moderate summers with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 78°F and winters that average around 70 inches of snowfall and temperatures ranging from 5°F to 30°F. This great “City of Lights” has been named an All-American city 4 times by the National Civil League and is even considered the most tax friendly state in the nation.

Moving to Elmendorf AFB – Festivals, Activities, and Parks

After making your move to Elmendorf AFB, you can expect to enjoy exciting and diverse festivals like:

  1. Anchorage Market Festival – held in May, here you’ll find fresh produce, exotic gifts, and souvenirs while strolling the streets of Downtown Anchorage.
  2. Bear Paw Festival – held in July, this festival offers great food and shopping among an exciting grouping of carnival rides and games.
  3. Holiday Food and Gift Festival – once you’ve arrived at this family event, you’ll find yourself among a large variety of unique gifts, exquisite cuisine, crafts, jewelry, home décor, and so much more.
  4. Christmas Village – held in December, this is Alaska’s newest Christmas show and with over 200 vendors you’ll be able to find everything on your shopping list.

When you’re looking for an Alaskan Adventure, you and you’re entire family will definitely find all the adventure you’re looking for at the Seward Military Resort. Experience Alaska at this ultimate recreation destination designed just for active duty and retired military, DoD civilians and guests. The resort comes packed full of the following adventures:

  1. Deep Sea, Fresh Water, Fly-In Fishing
  2. Shopping
  3. Kayaking and White Water Rafting
  4. Dog Sledding

A move to Alaska would simply not be complete without a visit to some of the nation’s most phenomenal parks and ski areas. Once you’ve settled in, make your way to:

  1. Denali State Park (surrounding Mt. McKinley)
  2. Chugach State Park (3rd largest in U.S.)
  3. Hilltop Ski Area
  4. Alpenglow Ski Area

Resource guide when moving to Elmendorf AFB

The service center for Elmendorf Afb, AK is located in Anchorage, AK.

Information about Elmendorf Afb, AK

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Anchorage
Latitude: 61.2167
Longitude: -149.8833
Zip Codes: 99506