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  Welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), the premier joint base in the Department of Defense and home to America's Arctic Warriors!

In October 2010, the Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Army's Fort Richardson combined to become one installation in accordance with the Defense Department's 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission recommendations. This merger of two great installations and two powerful combat missions formalized an already close working relationship the Air Force and Army have shared here for years, working together under the Alaskan Command.

Today, JBER continues to grow in importance to U.S. national security because of its strategic location and complementary mix of military capabilities to include F-22 Raptors, Pacific Command's only airborne infantry brigade and C-17 Globemaster IIIs that will get them to the fight. The base also hosts HC-130 and HH-60 aircraft conducting search and rescue missions throughout the state and beyond when called upon.

JBER's host unit is the 673d Air Base Wing; we are also home to headquarters, Alaskan Command, Alaskan NORAD Region and 11th Air Force; headquarters, U.S. Army Alaska; and headquarters, Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Alaska National Guard; 3rd Wing; 176th Wing (ANG); 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division; 477th Fighter Group; and more than 40 other mission partners.

JBER hosts more than 13,000 Arctic Warriors, nearly 20,000 family members and more than 3,500 civilian employees. The installation covers 80,065 acres, stretching from the northern Anchorage area to Palmer.

We hope your tour here is personally and professionally rewarding. We are committed to providing world-class support to you and your family.

Arctic Tough, Family Strong!

 
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