Can I see the Northern Lights?
Yes, though it might take a bit of effort to do so and you’ll have to stay up late or wake up early to see the lights. One of the best locations on JBER is at 6 Mile Lake.
Is it true you can see wildlife in your backyard?
Yes. Alaska is full of wildlife and we are just sharing the space! Moose, black bear, and eagles are some of the most commonly seen wildlife on JBER. Remember to keep your distance and make noise if you are wanting to explore Alaska. The Outdoor Adventure Program has great classes that cover wildlife safety and bear awareness.
Is it dark all winter / sunny all summer?
On June 22, Anchorage gets just under 20 hours of sunlight, but 22 hours of functional daylight including civil twilight. On December 21, the shortest day of the year gives Anchorage 5 hours 28 minutes of sunlight.
I’m traveling with my pet, what do I need?
Dogs, cats, and ferrets require a current rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate issued within 30 days of arriving to Alaska. Be sure to check all regulations and requirements that apply to your means of travel, as airlines vary on crate restrictions and requirements may differ for the ferry vs. driving.
Can I stay in lodging with my pets?
Yes, in designated pet TLFs. Be sure your lodging reservation reflects you are in a pet friendly room.
Where can I purchase/sell used vehicles or RVs?
At the FSS For Sale Lot, a big parking space near the Outdoor Recreation Center on Fighter Dr. on the Elmendorf Side. To sell your vehicle, contact Auto Skills at 552.3718 for more information.
Where can I loan household goods? And what is available?
The MFRC Lending Closet offers pots and pans, dishes, microwaves, vacuums, irons, coffee makers, Pack’n’ Play, and more. Loans are available free to use for 30-days at a time.
What extracurricular activities are available to kids on JBER?
There are plenty of ways to keep your little ones active all year long.
– IYP: Gymnastic, magic class, dance classes, smart start sports
– Youth Sports: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, indoor/outdoor soccer, softball, volleyball (seasonal)
– Arctic Oasis: Private music classes, dance class, Zumba, Ketsugen, Karate, painting