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Ski Areas

Hillberg Ski Area................................................ 4 Eagleglen Golf Course........................................... 6 Dyea Ski Center................................................... 7

Outdoor Recreation

Dog Sled Rides.................................................... 8 Ice Fishing.......................................................... 9 Ice Skating Rinks................................................10 Otter Lake Cabins...............................................11

Equipment Rental

Outdoor Recreation Center (JBER Elmendorf)............12 Outdoor Recreation Center (JBER Richardson)..........13

Other Winter highlights

Arts & Crafts Far North Arts & Crafts Center........................14 Far North Auto Hobby.....................................15 Polar Express Arts & Crafts Center....................16 Polar Express Auto Hobby.................................17 Bowling............................................................18 Discount Tickets.................................................19 Fitness Centers Buckner Physical Fitness Center.........................20 Buckner Pool.................................................21 JBER Elmendorf Fitness Center.........................22 JBER Elmendorf Pool......................................23 Leisure Arctic Oasis Community Center. ..........................24 The Arcitc Chill ............................................26 The Warrior Zone . .........................................27 Youth Centers Kennecott Youth Center...................................28 Two Rivers Youth Center..................................29

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Ski Areas

Ski Areas Ski A Hillberg Ski Area Little Hill...Big Fun

Hillberg Ski Area

offers lift accessed tubing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, equipment rentals, ski and snowboard lessons, dog sledding, ice fishing tournaments, dorm dweller specials and more.

• Ski Lodge (available for Party Rentals) • Snack Bar • Ski and Snowboard Tech Shop • Glacier Gear Retail Shop • Equipment Rentals • Season Passes • Dorm and Barrrack Residents Ride for FREE First Friday of Every Month

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Ski Areas

Areas Ski Area Downhill ski and

snowboarding equipment is available at Hillberg Ski Area for daily, weekly, or seasonal rental.

• Chair Lift Accessed Downhill Sking and Snowboarding • Ski Patrol and First Aid Room • Private and Group Lessons • Youth Ski Team • Tubing (Lift Accessible) • Terrain Park • Bunny Hill • Sledding Hill • Ice Fishing

hillberg ski area Bldg 23400 T JBER Elmendorf Open late November to march (907) 552-4838 (907) 552-4276 Ski Hotline

• Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing • Ice Rink

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Ski Areas

Ski Areas Ski A Eagleglen Cross-Country

Cross-Country Delight Eagleglen Golf Course offers cross- • “Fit To Fight” Crosscountry skiing with 11.5 miles of marked and groomed cross-country ski trails. The trails are groomed on top of four cart paths at Eagleglen. Pet owners must leave their pets at home. Skiers must stay on the groomed trails.

eagleglen golf course Bldg 4414 T JBER Elmendorf Open late November to march (907) 552-3821

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country Ski Program Includes FREE Day Use Equipment Rental

• Stop by the “Fairways“ dining facility for a hot lunch (located in the club house)


Dyea Ski Center

Ski Areas

Areas Ski Area Adventure for the Whole Family Dyea Ski Center

offers lift accessed tubing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, equipment rentals, ski and snowboard lessons.

Equipment rentals include downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, inner tubes, and snowshoes.

• Beginners Ski Hill and Pommel Lift • Tubing Hill and Lift • Terrain Park • Sledding Hill • Cross-country Trails • Ski School Lessons • Ski Party Specials • Seasonal Rentals • Ski Tuning • Hillberg Season Passes Honored

dyea ski center Bldg 470 T JBER richardson Open late November to march (907) 384-2960

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recre Dog Sled Rides

Iditarod Here You Come Experience one of the most exciting

ways to travel in the Arctic. What a thrill to take a sled ride with an Alaska Sled Dog Team. Alaska Sled Dogs love to pull, whether you are in the sled or not - so HOLD ON! Mushers are on hand to help navigate the teams, answer questions, and take your picture with the friendly, high energy K9s.

hillberg ski area Bldg 23400 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-4838

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• Available for Adults and Children at Hillberg Lake (course is approx. 15 minutes long) • Get Your Tickets at Hillberg Lodge Ticket Counter Day of Sled Ride. First Come, First Serve


Ice Fishing

Enjoy Fish All Year Round Ice fishing in Alaska is one of the most thrilling unique experiences for adults and children. The joy on the faces of little ones is priceless as they reel in their first trout. Ice fishing is a definite for your bucket list.

Outdoor Recreation

eationOutdoor • A Frozen Tundra Ice Fishing Tournament is Held Monthly at Hillberg Lake Beginning January • Caution: Check with Conservation Enforcement Office 552-8609 for Ice Safety on Lakes for Joint Base • Fishing License Required (available at JBER Elmendorf Outdoor Recreation)

Ice fishing rod and reel, ice augers, and ice shelters are available to rent from: outdoor recreation center Bldg 7301 T JBER Elmendorf

(907) 552-2023 outdoor recreation center Bldg 794 T JBER richardson (907) 384-1475 or 1476

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recre Ice Skating Rinks

Don’t Let Cabin Fever Get YouDown, Ice Skate! Whether you figure

skate, play ice hockey, or broomball, skating is a fun way to get out in the winter fresh air, share time with family, and get great excercise.

Richardson Ice Skating

Lighting at the ice rinks can be turned

• Open November through March

on at the breaker box on the light pole. The last one using the rinks, please turn off the lights when leaving.

• Behind the Buckner Physical Fitness Center

• Maintained and Opened 24/7 (except during Intramural Broomball) • Warming Hut with Timer Heat and Light Controls

Elmendorf Ice Skating • Located off Fighter Dr. on Doolittle Ave. Near the Art & Crafts Center • Open 24/7 • Cleared and Resurfaced Twice a Week • Helmet Required

Ice skates and ice hockey gear are available for rent from:

outdoor recreation center Bldg 7301 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-2023 hillberg ski area Bldg 23400 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-4838

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Otter Lake Cabins Get Away from it All

Otter Lake Cabins are nestled amid

snowy spruce and birch trees, and boasts a beautiful view overlooking Otter Lake and the Chugach Mountain Range.

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located next to Otter Lake on the Richardson side of JBER. Cabin rentals are available to active duty and retired military, DOD civilians and their families.

When Otter Lake freezes, it becomes

a fantastic skating surface, great for ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

• 6 Log Cabins Available • Cabin Amenities Include Electricity and Wood Stove • No Inside Plumbing or Linens • Bring Your own Food, Water, Bedding, and Wood

The cabins, cross-country skis, and ice fishing gear are available to rent from:

outdoor recreation center Bldg 794 T JBER richardson (907) 384-1475 or 1476

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Equipment Rental

Equipment Ren Outdoor Recreation Center (JBER Elmendorf)

The Outdoor Recreation

Center has all your winter gear rental needs. Cross-country ski lessons, cross-country waxing clinics, and rifle and handgun cartridge reloading classes are available throughout the winter.

New Cross-Country ski equipment

and waxing supplies are available for purchase. Satellite phones are also available for rent for safety & peace of mind in the backcountry. Reservations required by calling 552-4599. Fishing licenses required.

Equipment Rentals: • Cross-country skis • Cross-country seasonal rentals • Snowshoes • Ice Fishing Gear • Ice Shelters • Ice and Hockey Skates • Snow Machine Trailers • Burley Ski Trailer (for children) • Snow Blowers • Kicksleds • Sleds • Inner Tubes and more

outdoor recreation center Bldg 7301 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-2023 (907) 552-4599 (Outdoor Adventure Program)

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Outdoor Recreation Center (JBER Richardson)

Experience the thrill of a guided

snow machine trip with Outdoor Recreation. Take in Alaska’s pristine wilderness, vivid vibrant colors, and breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains.

The Outdoor Recreation

program offers winter recreational activities including: Snow Machine Trips, Snow Machine Safety Classes, Snowshoe Trips, Ski and Snowboard Trips, Indoor Rock Climbing Classes and special event trips (Polar Bear Jump, Iron Dog Race, and the Iditarod). Six log cabins at Otter Lake are available for rent through the Outdoor Recreation Center.

The Outdoor Recreation Center is your one stop for winter equipment rental and services for everyone. Before you purchase expensive winter gear, check out the equipment rentals at Outdoor Recreation.

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Equipment Rentals: • Snow Machines, Trailers, and Helmets • Ice Fishing Gear • Ice Shelters • Ice Auger • Snowshoes • Snow Blowers • Sleds • Inner Tubes and more

outdoor recreation center Bldg 794 T JBER richardson (907) 384-1475 or 1476

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Other Winter Highlights

Other Winter H Arts & Crafts

Discover Your Inner Artist

Far North Arts & Crafts Center

Located on Dolittle

Avenue, the Far North Arts & Crafts Center operates a retail store and offers several classes throughout the year. The do-it-yourself artist or craftsman can use the ceramics, pottery, framing, and stained glass shops after an orientation has been completed. Classes • Custom Framing & Matt Cutting • Shadow Boxes • Digital Photography • Scrapbooking • Porcelain Doll Making • Ceramics • Stained Glass • Pottery • Glass Fusion

The retail store has items for sale as going away and appreciation gifts:

• Kids Classes • Gold Pans

• Home Schooling Classes

• Alaskan Statues

• Pick & Paint Ceramics Specials

• Wood Plaques • Metal Plates • Beer Glasses • Photo Albums and • Engravable Travel Mugs

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• Engraving Shop with Custom Engraving and Monthly Specials


Far North Auto Hobby

Far North Auto Hobby Center is

located next to the Arts & Crafts Center and offers automotive repair services and self-help. They also offer full-line, custom automotive maintenance and repair, machine services, and stock basic automotive parts.

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Do-it-yourself customers have the use of: • 21 Flat Stalls • Six Lift Stalls • Two RV Stalls • Wash Stall • Welding Stall

far north arts & crafts center / auto hobby Bldg 3136 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-7017 (Arts & Crafts) (907) 552-3473 (Auto Hobby)

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Other Winter Highlights

Other Winter H Polar Express Arts & Crafts Center

Centrally located in a modern brick

structure on the corner of Second and D Streets, the Polar Express Arts & Crafts Center includes a Retail Sales Store, Wood Shop, Frame Shop, Engraving Shop, and Multi-Craft Shop for creating ceramics, pottery, clay, stained glass and fine arts. The do-it-yourself artist or craftsman can use the wood shop and frame shop after a safety and orientation class has been completed.

Classes • Framing • Custom Framing & Matt Cutting and Special Order of Unique Items • Ceramics • Pottery • Knitting • Crocheting • Card Making • Basket Making • Polymer Clay • Stained Glass • Scrap Booking • Kids Classes • Wood Shop • Ceramics Pick & Paint • Pottery Wheels & Dipping Glazes • Engraving Shop with Custom Engraving • Retail Store for Going Away and Appreciation Gifts

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Polar Express Auto Hobby

Polar Express Auto Hobby Center is located next to the Arts & Crafts Center and is a do-it-yourself, self-help full-service Machine Shop.

• 15 Service Bays

ASE certified technicians are on

• Vehicle Lifts

hand to offer advice, and explain technical procedures. The shop stocks basic automotive parts and provides a parts delivery service in cooperation with several local vendors. The shop accepts automotive waste and materials (used oil and antifreeze) for turn-in or recycling.

• Machine Shop

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• Full Service Tool & Equipment Issue • Engine Service • Tire Mount & Balance • Tune-ups • Welding • Battery & Alternator Check • Brakes • Wheel Alignment Machine • Car Buyers Inspections • Check Engine Code Reader • Computerized Repair Library • Emissions Inspections (State of Alaska I/M Testing) • Outdoor Car Wash

polar express arts & crafts center / auto hobby Bldg 755 T JBER richardson (907) 384-3717 (Arts & Crafts) (907) 384-3718 (Auto Hobby)

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Other Winter H Bowling

A Great Bargain All Winter Long The Polar Bowl

is located at 7176 Fighter Dr., across the street from the North Star Inn. The Polar Bowl offers a variety of league bowling, including mixed doubles, intramurals, seniors, womens, and childrens. Open bowling is available seven days a week, with lunchtime and monthly specials. A variety of bowling tournaments are scheduled throughout the year.

• 40 Lanes with Automatic Scorers • Lockers • A&W Root Beer and Godfather’s Pizza • Igloo Lounge & Bar • Polar Arcade • Xtreme Bowling • Weekly Events • Bowler Appreciation Night • Red Pin Bowling • Service Member’s Bowling • Birthday Party Rental • and more

polar bowl & the igloo lounge Bldg 7176 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 753-PINS (7467)

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Discount Tickets

Fight Cabin Fever with a Night Out Information, Tickets, &Travel

(ITT). Let ITT staff take the stress out of planning your next trip. Through ITT’s Leisure Travel Service, patrons can leave all the details of a trip from the hotel to the airline tickets. Patrons can stop by the office and talk with the ITT staff to find out booking information for a wide range of travel and entertainment options.

• Military Discounts • Reservations for Theme Parks (Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios etc.)

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• Airline Tickets • Tickets for Alaska Railroad, Alyeska Ski Resort, Alaska Zoo, Performing Arts Center, Movie Theaters & Hockey Games • Cruises & Tours • Rental Cars • Hotel Accommodations • Entertainment Options • State-of-the-art Reservation System • Travel Protection Plans • Online Booking at aftravelonline.com

INFORMATION, tICKETS, & TRAVEL Bldg 9497 T JBER Elmendorf Located in the Arctic Oasis Community Center (907) 552-0297 or 753-2378

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Other Winter H Fitness Centers

No Matter How Cold it is Outside Buckner Physical Fitness Center

We provide quality facilities and

programs that help promote team work, enhance individual abilities, and offer opportunities for families to experience new activities that encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

Open to active duty military, Family

members, retirees, National Guard, Reserves, and DOD/NAF civilians. One guest is authorized per valid ID holder.

• FREE Fitness Classes • Free Weights • Hammer Strength Equipment • Cable Machines • 42 Stations • 2 Full Circuit Training Rooms • 2 Cardiovascular Exercise Rooms • 3 Full-size Basketball Courts • 2 Racquetball Courts • Multi-purpose Room • Broomball Ice Rink • Personal Trainers • Men���s & Women’s Locker Rooms with Daily Use Lockers. • Sauna & Steam Room in Each Locker Room • 4 Tanning Booths • 1 Aqua Massage Capsule

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The BucknerPool is a 25 yard pool with 6 lap lanes, a kiddy pool, water slide, diving platform, and a low diving board. Handicap accessible.

• FREE Water Aerobics • FREE Active Duty Swim Lessons • Youth & Adult Group Swim Lessons • Individual Swim Lessons • Lifeguard Training • Lap Swim • Open Swim • Water Polo • Basketball Hoop • Diving Board • Water Slide • Kiddy Pool • Hot Tub • Pool Party Rental • Aqua Jogging Equipment

Buckner Physical Fitness Center & pool Bldg 690 T jber richardson (907) 384-1308 (907) 384-1302 Pool Schedule Recording (907) 384-1301 Pool Staff

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Other Winter H JBER Elmendorf Fitness Center

Open to active duty military, Family

members, retirees, National Guard, Reserves, and DOD/NAF civilians.

Each authorized patron is allowed to

sign in 2 guests. The guests must have a photo I.D. Remember, you are responsible for your guest and must accompany them at all times. You must have an extra pair of gym shoes not worn outside in order to use the facility.

• FREE Fitness Classes • FREE Weights • Indoor Running Track • Rowing Machines • Cross Trainers • Cybex Equipment • Stairmasters • Treadmills • Stationary & Recumbent Bikes • 6 Racquetball Courts • 8 Specilized Training Areas • Micro Fit Assessment Room • Self-directed Fitness Programs • Massage Therapy • Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms with Daily Use Lockers. • Personal Trainers

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JBER Elmendorf Pool

The pool at Elmendorf Fitness Center is a

25 yard pool with 6 lap lanes, a water slide, and a low diving board. Handicap accessible.

• FREE Water Aerobics • Scuba Diving Certification

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• Youth & Adult Group Swim Lessons • Lap Swim • Open Swim • Youth Swim Team • Pool Party Rental

JBER Elmendorf Fitness Center & pool Bldg 9510 T jber elmendorf (907) 552-5353

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Other Winter H Leisure

Indoor Options Arctic Oasis Community Center

For Youth, Teens, and Families The Arctic Oasis Community Center

sponsors yearly activities for the entire family, such as Tops in Blue, Winter Wonderland, the Fall Festival, the Holiday Photo Shoot, the Boat Race, Back to School Bash, and the Family and Teen Talent Contest. Events offered regularly at the center include Movie Night, Children’s Story Time and lunchtime vendors.

• Two Indoor Playgrounds • Fitness Center • Fitness Classes • Dance Studio • Massage Therapy • Indoor 18 Hole Minature Golf Course • Indoor Full Swing Golf Simulators • Indoor Skate Park • 24 ft. Self-belaying Climbing Wall • 30 ft. Horizontal Boulder Wall • Archery Simulator

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Many classes are are offered

throughout the year for the entire family or the military member such as martial arts, music, dance, Zumba, Zumba Toning and ZumbAtomic for kids.

The Ballooney Bin is a specialty

balloon service offering a wide variety of extra special balloons. There are more than 60 special Mylar balloons to choose from, as well as a wide variety of 11 inch latex balloons. The “Hut” resale store features collectible logo items.

If keeping in

touch with those far and near through e-mail is your cup of tea, then the Cyber Cafe features just the service you’ve been looking for. The cafe has computers with online access to any web-based personal e-mail account. While the computers are an excellent means of keeping in contact with others, they are also a great way to browse the Internet for research or just for fun.

• Arcade with Pool, Ping Pong, and Foosball

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• Video Game Center • Cyber Cafe with FREE Internet Access • Lounge Area • Balloon Service • Special Events • Facility Rental Packages

Also Located at the Arctic Oasis Community Center: the deck teen center information, tickets, & travel (ITT) Paradise Cafe Snack Bar

the arctic oasis Bldg 9497 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-8529

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Other Winter H The Arctic Chill

Night Club & Lounge The Arctic Chill Club is an AF Clubs member and is located in the corner basement of the Warrior Zone, Bldg 655 (next to the Fire Dept) on JBER Richardson. Open to adults 18 years and older. Sign-up for a Club MasterCard membership for cash rewards and discounts.

Facility rental is available for

special events on Saturdays. The facility accommodates up to 360 people (adults 18 and older). Tables, chairs, and restroom materials are provided.

• Bingo • Texas Hold-em • Bear Pong • Right-Arm Night • Football Frenzy • Comedy Night • Hip Hop • Karaoke • Open Mike • Weddings • Hails & Farewells • Recreation & Holiday Parties • Get Togethers • Special Events • Meetings • Training Classes • Single Service Member Events • Official & Social Events • Company, Unit, & Section Parties

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The Warrior Zone

is open to active Military Service Members, Reserves, National Guard, Retirees, their spouses and DOD Civilians.

• Cyber Zone Computer Room • Pool & Darts • Air Hockey • Foosball • Table Tennis

Better Opportunity for Single Service members (BOSS) 384-9023, Soldiers Against Drunk Drivers (SADD) 384-9023, Gold Rush Inn (dining facility), Armed Services YMCA 384-9622, and the Food Pantry are all located in the Warrior Zone Bldg.

• Cable & DVD Viewing Areas • 9-seat Home Movie Theater Room • Electronic Gaming Room with PS-3, Wii, & X-Box 360 • Competitive Gaming Tournaments • New Release Games & DVD Video Rentals • CD & DVD Repair

the arctic chill & the warrior zone Bldg 655 T JBER richardson (907) 384-7619 (The Arctic Chill) (907) 384-9006 (The Warrior Zone)

• Frisbee Disc Golf Tournaments

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Other Winter Highlights

Other Winter H Youth Centers

Your Youth & Teen Headquarters

Kennecott Youth Center & The Deck Teen Center

Through diversified youth

programs, the Youth Center’s goals are to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

The Deck Teen

Center located at the Arctic Oasis Community Center is a great place for teens to get together with their peers and participate in positive programming based around their creativity and aspirations. The Deck: (ages 13-18) • After School Clubs • Special Events • Video Games • Computer Games • Movies • Pool Table • Board Games

kennecott youth center Bldg 6104 T JBER Elmendorf (907) 552-2266 The Deck teen center Bldg 9497 T arctic oasis community center (907) 753-2371

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• Indoor Skateboard Park


Two Rivers Youth & Teen Center kennecott youth Center: (ages 9-13) two rivers Youth & teen Center: (ages 9-18) • Homework Power Hour

• Weird Science

• Tech Lab

• Arts Programming

• Youth Game Room

• 4-H Programs

• Teen Game Room

• Boys & Girls Club of America

• Torch Club • Sports Club • Sewing

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• After School Activities • Field Trips

• Cooking Club • Dance Club • Fitness Club • Robotics • Rockwall • Batting Cages

two rivers youth & Teen center Bldg 297 T JBER richardson (907) 384-1508

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Marketing Director: Shena Jones Multimedia Specialist: Terry Yeomans Graphic Designer: June Gerteisen Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) 104802012 • 22nd Street • PO Box 6134 • Phone: 552 - 5900 TBldg Winter


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