Fort Richardson - On and Off Base Information

Fort Richardson Housing Information

Fort Richardson (Ft.) Housing and Information:

Location:  Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, adjacent to Anchorage, is the largest installation in Alaska and home of the Air Force's Headquarters, Alaskan Command; Alaskan NORAD Region; Eleventh Air Force (11 AF); and the 3rd Wing (3 WG), as well as the Army's U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK); the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (4-25th ABCT).

Base Operator: 907-384-1110 or DSN 317-384-1110

Area Population: Anchorage 300,950 (2013), Alaska's largest city.

Schools: There are no Department of Defense schools on JBER. The schools on base are operated by the Anchorage School District. The Anchorage School District has a wide variety of programs and schools that serve our 50,029 students.  State of Alaska law and school district policy governs all of the schools in the area. Thus programs and services are similar from school to school.

JBER has five elementary schools located on the installation: Aurora Elementary, Mount Spurr Elementary, Orion Elementary, Ursa Major Elementary and Ursa Minor Elementary. For more information about resources for military families in the school district visit the Resources for Military Families web page. For information on schools in the Mat-Su Valley area visit the Mat-Su Borough School District website.

Housing: All military housing at JBER is privatized and operated by Aurora Military Housing.  This website serves as the one-stop shop for military members and their families to obtain information about available housing options and support services. 

Even though JBER has over 3,162 housing units, the waiting list varies based on families' needs and time of year. The Joint Base-Elmendorf housing phone number is 907-753-1023 and the Joint Base-Richardson housing phone number is 907-357-5515.

Base Location

1 Headquarters Loop
Fort Richardson, AK 99505

Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods (See all 12 locations)

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