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Gold Rush Inn closure
In support of current USARAK training exercises and block leave, the dining facilities on JBER-Richardson will consolidate support to the Wilderness Inn until June 15.

Join us for the
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK Transition Summit
Empowering the Military Community - Enhancing Veteran Competitiveness
July 22-23, 2015
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Artic Warriors,

JBER road conditions are now GREEN and motorcycle season is officially open.
Riders are expected to adhere to 673 ABW Commander's Letter on JBER Motorcycle Riding dated 26 March 2015 while operating on base.  Safety is of the upmost importance when operating a motorcycle; riders should contact their respective Safety Officer to coordinate training and/or contact Wing Safety 552-5035/6850 with any questions.  Please use caution as there is still gravel on some road surfaces; others may be slick during morning/late evening times as these conditions may affect braking/handling.  Motorcycle
riders should check for Road Condition updates, as weather conditions can still vary and motorcycles may only be operated on JBER during Road Condition GREEN.

William Huber
Deputy Commander, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson &
Vice Commander, 673d Air Base Wing Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Bears and Bird FeedersBears and Bird Feeders

Bears' love for bird seed is a surprising fact for new Alaskans experiencing their first spring, and a good memory jogger for us more experienced Alaskans.  Bears are particularly attracted to suet and oily sunflowers often found in Alaskan bird feeders.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recommends that bird feeders be taken down in mid-March. With plenty of natural food items available during the unfrozen months, birds do not need the food and the risk that the feeders pose as a bear attractant is too great to ignore. Please take the time this week-end to remove your bird feeders for the season.  Your actions will reduce wildlife conflict in your neighborhood and perhaps save you the cost of a citation for negligent feeding of wildlife (5AAC 92.230).

JBER Community Action Council - April Slides

Aurora Military Housing Notice
As of March 6, Aurora Military Housing has surpassed 95% occupancy levels, meaning they are no longer "in the waterfall" and therefore placement of unaccompanied personnel in Aurora Housing has been discontinued.   For further information, contact Aurora Military Housing at (907)-753-1023.

"In the waterfall" refers to periods when AMH occupancy levels fall below 95%, when AMH can offer placement to other eligible tenants (service members that do not receive BAH with dependent rate).  Once they have rebounded from the lower occupancy level, AMH returns to offering only to target tenants, which are members that receive the BAH with dependent rate.

Aurora Military Housing Utility Allowance to Change

Family Child Care Providers needed. 552-3995
Family Child Care

Tax Centers Open

Arctic Warriors:

Tax season is here and the tax centers are open. Active duty members, Reservists and National Guard members on Title 10 orders,  retirees, and their family members can receive free tax return assistance and preparation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Tax Centers through 15 April 2015. 

The JBER-Richardson Tax Center is located on the third floor of Bldg. 600 (across from the Richardson Theater).  The JBER-Elmendorf Tax Center is located on the first floor of Bldg. 8517 on 20th street (the People Center). 

Taxpayers will need their military ID; social security cards and birth dates for all dependents; last year's federal income tax return; wage and earning statement(s) from W-2s, W-2Gs, and 1099-Rs; interest and dividend statements; bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit; amounts paid to day care providers; and day care providers' tax identification numbers. 

Appointments can be made by calling the JBER-Richardson Tax Center 907-384-1040 or JBER-Elmendorf Tax Center 907-552-5839.

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Are you prepared for the next EARTHQUAKE?

Read the FEMA Earthquake Safety Checklist and be prepared.


JBADD Seeks Female Volunteers

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