Updated On: 12/4/2012 9:37:03 PM
Welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the premier joint base in the Department of Defense and home to America's Arctic Warriors! read more...
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 Defense Department's 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission recommendations. This merger of two great installations and two powerful combat missions simply formalized an already close working relationship the Air Force an Army have shared here for years; working closely together under Alaskan Command.
Today, JBER continues to grow in importance to U.S. national security because of its strategic location and complimentary mix of military capabilities to include F-22 Raptors, Pacific Command's only airborne brigade combat team and the C-17 Globemaster IIIs that will get them to the fight. The combination of this incredible air/ground force with world-class Alaska training facilities such as the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex makes JBER a jewel within DoD.
JBER's host unit and base support wing is the 673d Air Base Wing and is home to the Alaskan Command; U.S. Army Alaska headquarters; 11th Air Force; 3rd Wing; 176th Wing, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division; 2nd Engineer Brigade; 477th Fighter Group; the Alaska National Guard and more than 60 other organization.
JBER hosts more than 13,000 Arctic Warriors, nearly 20,000 family members and more than 3,000 civilian employees. The installation covers 84,530 acres; stretching from the northern Anchorage area to Palmer.
I hope your tour here is personally and professionally rewarding. We are committed to providing world-class support to you and your family, and enabling you to focus on your mission.
Arctic Tough, Mission Ready, Family Strong!
BRIAN DUFFY, Colonel, USAF
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson