JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson) is a military base located adjacent to north Anchorage and just 10 minutes away from the more rural communities of Eagle River and Chugiak. It serves as a hub for military operations and training in the Pacific region and provides essential support to the U.S. military’s mission in Alaska and the greater Asia-Pacific region.
This joint base combines two previously separate military installations, Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson Army base. It houses a variety of military organizations and plays a crucial role in supporting national defense efforts. JBER provides operational, training, and logistical support to various military missions. Additionally, the base’s location in Alaska provides a strategic advantage for the U.S. military in the Pacific region, allowing for rapid response to emerging threats in the area. JBER is a vital component of the U.S. military’s presence in Alaska and the Asia-Pacific region.
The area surrounding JBER consists of North Anchorage and the nearby towns of Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer, and Wasilla. Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities are available close by such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing in Chugach state park, the third-largest state park in the U.S. There are also several theaters in the area, a large shopping center, and even shooting ranges that offer sporting clay and skeet shooting. These close communities offer military personnel and their families a variety of off-base housing and recreational options allowing them to live, work, and play in a supportive and engaging environment.
Several team members of Wolf Real Estate have completed training and classes to earn the National Association of Realtors’ military specific designation of Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and have solid experience assisting military families.
If you are a member of the U.S. Military and need advice, information, or help relocating to or from Alaska we can help! Click “Contact Us” at the top of this page to get in touch with one of our agents today. We thank you for your service and look forward to hearing from you.