Recreation area closures
Due to the recent high temperatures and lack of adequate snowfall, Hillberg Ski Area, the Fit-to-Fight Cross Country Ski program and the Buckner Physical Fitness Center ice rink have been closed until futher notice.
The JBER Force Support Squadron will continually monitor weather conditions and will re-open facilities and programs if conditions improve.
JBER Community Action Council - February Slides
Immunization clinic move
The JBER hospital's Allergy and Immunization Clinic is moving to a new location. Starting Feb. 2, the clinic will be next to the emergency room on the Moose side of the hospital. The clinci will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 until 4:15 p.m. For more information, call the clinic at 580-2001 or 580-2002.
Family Child Care Providers needed. 552-3995
Little League Baseball and Softball Registration, Ages 5 - 15
Register now - April 10, at Kennecott or Two Rivers YC or call 552-2266/384-1508
Volunteer - Interested in becoming a volunteer coach? Register now - April 10. Season runs April 20 - June 30
Tax Centers Open
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.
JBER-E Fitness Center Pool will be CLOSED February 1 - 28 for maintenance
Will be open on march 1, 2015. To accommodate your needs please use Buckner Physical Fitness Center Pool.
For more information please call 522-5353.
ROTH TSP Changes for Active Duty
For active duty Army, Air Force and Navy members making dollar amount contributions for ROTH to your TSP account
Deductions will stop on 31 January 2015
Log into your MyPay account, select Traditional TSP and ROTH TSP. enter the percentage you would like to contribute.
Call for additional information and assistance.
POC: MFSC (Log Cabin), 552-4943/0630
BAH rates rise in 2015
Basic allowance for housing rates for Airmen in 2015 will increase around $17 per month, or 0.5 percent.
Individual rate protection for Airmen still applies; this means even if the BAH rates decline, an Airman who maintains uninterrupted eligibility in a given location will not see a rate decrease.
This ensures Airmen who have made long-term commitments in the form of a lease or contract are not penalized if local housing costs decrease.
The new rates take effect on 1 Jan 15. Link to the DoD release is: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=123873
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.
JBADD Seeks Female Volunteers
How to volunteer