Our community, like many other installations, is a diverse melting pot composed of incredible Service Members, civilians, veterans, and family members. However, what makes JBER so unique is its amazing location amongst magnificent mountains, beautiful hidden lakes, and an array of wildlife. JBER Life! is here to guide you towards all the resources and activities you need to enjoy life in Alaska. As a part of the 673d Force Support Squadron (FSS = MWR), we work closely with over 40 facilities to make sure you are always up to date on what is happening in the community. For more information, take a look at some of the FAQs and tools below. For additional questions or concerns, feel free send us a message on Facebook or Instagram. We are so glad you are here!
Outdoor Recreation Center
The Outdoor Recreation Center has everything you need to explore the great outdoors.
Rent anything from tents to kayak to boats and even RV’s! Plus, they are home to the one and only Outdoor Adventure Program, which offers guided trips of all kinds.
We have two family camping areas which for the perfect staycation getaway! Both grounds include tent sites, dry and full hook-ups, showers, bath houses, laundry, and more! Visit the campgrounds page for additional information.
The Hillberg Ski Area is the perfect place to find beginner – intermediate slopes and enjoy a variety of activities, classes and more!
The Outdoor Adventure Program is the best way to explore and experience the beauty of Alaska! Find out more about available guided trips, classes, and adventures by clicking here.
Not equip with all the outdoor gear you need? No problem! You can rent anything from tents and bikes to boats and RV’s with the Outdoor Recreation Center. Check out all the available rentals here.
We have 7 RV Storage lots located throughout JBER. View all of your storage options here.
Shooting sports in Alaska provide service members and their families with a fun, healthy way to stay sharp and enjoy the outdoors together. We provide intramural and recreational leagues, youth leagues, and “fun” shoots – plus special openings for groups of ten or more! Join us at the JBER Skeet, Trap, & Archery Range.
JBER has plenty of work out options for you to achieve your fitness goals!
Buckner Fitness Center is located on the Richardson side of base. This facility offers a massive variety of equipment, an indoor track, saunas, tanning booths, and an indoor fitness pool. It is also home to our family friend Polar Paradise Pool.
Elmendorf Fitness Center is located on the Elmendorf side of base. This facility boats 3 indoor basketball/volleyball courts, racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, saunas, an indoor swimming pool, a variety of equipment, and massage therapists.
*Both Buckner Fitness Center and Elmendorf Fitness Center offer 24/7 Fitness Access.
Hangar 5 provides a large indoor 24/7 fitness training environment to support large unit PT, fitness assessments, and functional fitness opportunities.
Military Family & Readiness Center
The MFRC exists to support service members and their families! They provide assistance with anything from employment to relocation assistance. The MFRC also provides counseling, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities for those interested.
Relocation Assistance: Need help with your move? Find out how the MFRC can help you!
Lending Closet: Have your household goods not arrived? Borrow furniture, kitchen appliances, and other household items for FREE from the Lending Closet!
Welcome home! There are a variety of housing and lodging options available to Service Members and family. You can find some of the best housing resources at the links below.
JBER is home to two large DFAC’s and several quality eating options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, a wide variety of your favorite fast-food restaurants throughout base and inside the JBER Exchange.
Plenty of options featuring five food zones to choose from. The Iditarod Dining Facility supports all diets, including vegetarian, religious, low calorie and much more with our Go for Green program!
Take your lunch break at the Paradise Cafe! Featuring healthy lunch options, fresh ingredients, and made to order sandwiches. Our new menu features several panini options including vegetarian.