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Holiday Greetings

'Thank you'  to all who came out this past break to do a holiday greeting.  If you missed us, stay tuned to find out when we will be giving another opportunity for you to send a holiday greeting back home.  Family members are welcome to accompany, but the service member MUST be in uniform.

Former School Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor--Additional Victims Sought

This is a criminal investigation led by the Anchorage Police Department, in cooperation with the Anchorage School District and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, regarding allegations of offenses by David Schwantes, a former Anchorage School District employee.  The subject of the investigation is not a member of the JBER community and is a private citizen.  JBER has a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault, and the installation is prepared to fully cooperate with investigators if needed.  If you have information concerning this case please contact the Anchorage Police Department at 907-786-8500.

Vet Clinic

The vet clinic, building 47815 Davis Hwy. (Rich side), has openings for your dogs and cats-- next day appointments are frequently available.

They're open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the work week, except Thursdays. Pets need to be registered with the clinic first, so make sure to stop by.
The vet clinic is open to active duty and Guard/Reserve on active orders.

End of Motorcycle Season

Effective immediately motorcycle riding season has ended due to the current fluctuating inclement weather road conditions on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The motorcycle season is over until such time as it is deemed safe for our riders.

Questions can be addressed to Wing Safety, 552-6850.

Community Events around JBER

Unified Sports Night 


Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair


The recent import of Ebola virus disease (EVD) to the United States has highlighted one of the challenges of our global community ... we are connected to events in far off places.  Locally, our risk is low; however we must ensure we have measures in place to detect this virus.  Similar to procedures you have seen across the U.S., the Department of Defense has initiated screening procedures to assist in detecting any potential EVD patients who may arrive here at JBER.

Screening focuses on two key areas - symptoms and travel history (patient and contacts).  Patients complaining of fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained bleeding will be asked if they have traveled to West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia) or have had contact with someone who is infected with Ebola virus disease.  If you are scheduling an appointment for any of the symptoms noted above, you should expect to be asked about travel history and contacts.

As noted, our risk for Ebola virus disease is low.  Because we are entering cold and flu season, we expect people will have fevers and other symptoms common to these illnesses.  The travel and contact history portion of the screening will help identify those who could have EVD instead of common illness (i.e., cold, flu). 

The most important way to combat illnesses is good hand-washing and "cough etiquette."  This is even more important as our children have returned to school and as we gather indoors as the temperatures get cooler.  The more we gather, the greater the opportunity to share whatever we have.  To combat this -- wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home if you are sick, and get your flu vaccination.

We appreciate your assistance in helping to keep our community healthy, and in providing some additional information should you need an appointment for symptoms associated with EVD.   Thanks for partnering with us to promote health and wellness year around across our entire JBER community.

PACAF EBOLA Message EBOLA VIRUS - PACAF Information for Airmen and their Families

Ebola HF Information Syndicated Content - CDC
JBER Community Action Council - November Slides

Tricare Nurse Advice Line - Effective 1 October - flyer
Blood Bank of Alaska O-Negative shortage

The Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) is the sole blood supplier for the entire state.  There is currently a local and state-wide, critical shortage of O Negative blood, and BBA is in dire need of donors.  If you are willing and able, please donate blood today or this weekend.  Also, please let BBA know that you are from JBER because the facility earns credits for all JBER military and civilian (including employees and dependents) donations.

Location:    Blood Bank of Alaska
                      4000 Laurel Street
                      Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Hours of operation:  M-F 0800-1800, Sat 0900-1700.

Walk-ins are available, however it is better to schedule an appointment by calling (907) 222-5630.

Again, this request is specifically for group O Negative blood donors.  Thank you very much for supporting this urgent request.

Notice - Overseas COLA levels to drop

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Are you prepared for the next EARTHQUAKE?

Read the FEMA Earthquake Safety Checklist and be prepared.


JBADD Seeks Female Volunteers

How to volunteer

 JBER Commander's Guidance Memorandum to AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance

The installation commander has signed a guidance memorandum outlining cold weather uniform wear and options from 15 Sep 14 to 30 Apr 15. This is essentially the same guidance from last winter. Visit the link above to read the memo and ensure you comply with the standards.


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