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February 4, 2013

Get The Scoop On Elmendorf-Richardson

By: These events are only for Military families, DOD employees and families with base access:
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Welcome to Anchorage and to Joint Base Richardson-Elmendorf.  Macaroni Kid Anchorage is pleased you've chosen Macaroni Kid Anchorage to find family friendly events for your family. We hope you are aware of all the resources for families on the installation. We have listed  several below that you may find helpful. 

Customer Appreciation February 17-23, 2013  FSS-OPOLY FREE Events, discounts , movies & more -stay tuned. 

ASYMCA  It’s cold outside… Need a ride to anywhere on JBER? Our Y on Wheels Shuttle Service Provides! Call Y on Wheels for a ride at 384-3733! Monday – Friday from 7:00AM – 9:00PM, with last pick-up at 8:30PM! Door to door pick-up and delivery anywhere on JBER for just $1.00/person! Children ages 5 & under ride FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)!

Teen Hideouts
The Teen Hideout on JBER-Elmendorf is located inside of the Kennecott Youth Center.Bldg 6104
(907) 552-2266
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 1430-1800
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 1200-1800
Closed Weekends, Holidays & Family Days

The Teen Hideout on JBER-Richardson is located inside of the Two River Youth Center.Bldg 297
(907) 384-1508
Monday - Friday, 1430-2000, Saturday, 1200-1800
Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 1200-2000, Friday, 1200-2200, Saturday, 1200-1800
Closed Sundays & Holidays

JBER Youth Sports 
The JBER Youth Sports Program provides opportunity for all children to participate in youth sports.  The program stresses safety, fun as well as the basic skill building and good sportsmanship of each participant.
***Little League Baseball & Softball Registration begins Feb 1-April 5 ***
A variety of instructional youth programs from martial arts , to hunter education and more. 

Outdoor Recreation
Providing recreational activities, equipment, and services for everyone.

JBER-Elmendorf Outdoor Recreation Center -Bldg 7301 552-2023 
Closed Federal Holidays
Winter Hours
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

JBER-Richardson Outdoor Recreation Center-Bldg 794 384-1475 or 384-1476
Winter Hours (Oct 1-Apr 30)
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Returns Only - Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 1 pm

Fitness Centers 

offers pools, classes, massages, personal training and special events 

Buckner Fitness Center
384-1308 Bldg 690
Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 5:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 9 am - 7 pm
Military Training Holidays: 7 am - 7 pm
*** Ice Skating on lighted rinks. 24/7. JBER Elemdorf-By Katmai and Ketchikan CDC's, JBER Richardson behind Buckner Fitness Center ***

Holidays Closed:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and 4th of July

Elmendorf Fitness Center
552-5353 Bldg. 9510
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 4:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7 am - 7 pm
Holidays & Family Days: 10 am - 6 pm

Artic Oasis 
A meeting place for a host of activities including table tennis, Foosball, video games, pool, mini golf, archery simulator, an indoor skate park, indoor playgrounds, full swing golf course, and a 24 foot rock climbing wall.
Also, features Nautilus equipment, stair steppers, treadmills, and lifecycles and a young adult center. 
*** Movie Night -Hotel Transylvania Feb 22, 2012 @ 6pm FREE Movie & Popcorn
JBER Library 
*** Every Wednesday Toddler Tales Story time (18months- 3 yrs.) from 10-10:30 and every Thursday Preschool Story Time (3-5 yr old) from 10-11 am *** 
***Book Club Tuesdays 6:30-7:30-pm (ages 7-10)***
***FREE Movie Snow Dogs  Feb 22 @ 7pm 
Pals Playgroup 
PALS is a playgroup located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, open to military families of all services, active duty, reserve, guard, and retired, with children 5 years old and under.  Older children are welcome as long as they are kind to and gentle with the little ones

Wildlife Education Center 
The museum offers wildlife and natural resources displays that include over 150 life-like mounted specimens, including all of the common species of birds, fish, and mammals found in Alaska. Displays of outdoor recreation opportunities, wildlife safety, and other natural and cultural resources topics are also located here. Tours are conducted by appointment.

Richardson Spouse Club
The RSC is a group of extraordinary spouses stationed in breathtaking Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, AK.  They take pride in the rich culture and heritage that comes with being part of the Alaskan experience.

Elmendorf Officer's Spouses' Organization 
The EOSO has two goals: to improve the base through education and charitable offerings, and to promote morale, goodwill, and fellowship among their membership.

Skeet, Trap & Archery 
The ranges provide intramural and recreation leagues, shoots sponsored by the National Skeet Shooters Association, and plain old ‘fun’ shoots.  The ranges are equipped with outdoor lights to keep the fun happening year-round.  Shotgun sales, reloading equipment, gun rentals, and shooting supplies are available, as well as a five-stand, sporting-clays range at both posts.

Hillbery Ski Area 
(907) 552-4276
Out Fairchild Ave., North of the Western side of the JBER-Elmendorf flight line
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506
Hillberg Ski Area offers beginner and intermediate slopes, dual chairlift, sledding tow, handle tow, cross-country skiing, and a spacious lodge with snack bar, pro shop, rental section, certified gear technicians, and ski and snowboard instructors
Thur-Fri 4-8pm-Sat,Sun & Holidays 12-8pm 

Dyea Ski Area 
(907) 428-1309
Bldg 470 on Dyea Ave
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
The ski hill includes a tow rope and cross-country trails.  Inner tubes, ice skates, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding equipment are available for rent.

Golf Courses 

JBER-Elmendorf: (907) 552-3821
Bldg 4414 Post Road
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506

JBER-Richardson: (907) 428-0056
27000 Arctic Valley Rd
Fort Richardson, AK 99505

Polar Bowl is the largest bowling center in the Air Force and houses 40 lanes with automatic scorers, lockers, an A&W and a Godfather's Pizza.  Xtreme bowling is available for Family fun. Other weekly events include Bowler Appreciation Night, Red Pin Bowling, Airmen's Bowling and more.  Also, come and check out the drink specials at The Igloo lounge, located in the center. The Polar Bowl also offers a variety of league bowling, including mixed doubles, intramural's, seniors, women's and children's.  Open bowling is available seven days a week, with lunchtime and monthly specials.  A variety of bowling tournaments are scheduled throughout the year. Packages are available for birthday parties.

Aero Club
No one is more capable of helping you obtain a pilot’s license than JBER Aero Club.  They train safer and more skilled pilots, and their professional and casual atmosphere gives you the extra attention and quality instruction you require.

Closed for the season 
JBER-Richardson: (907) 384-1476
Located past the Otter Lake Boat Facility

Aurora Military Housing 

Thrift Shop , Bargain Shop & more 

Professional Services and counseling 


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