NEWS | April 2, 2019

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, 3rd Wing Hosts Tyndall AFB Airmen Welcome Reception

By Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins JBER Public Affairs

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- In an effort to welcome and provide resources and support to more than 200 Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen and families being relocated to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), a reception is scheduled to kick off April 8, at 9 a.m.

“Right now we are focused on taking care of our Airmen and their families,” said U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Stafford, 3rd Wing command chief. “After making direct contact with many of the Airmen arriving, we know many of these families have lost a home, vehicle, clothing or other personal items. This is a venue beyond the normal newcomer’s orientation.”

The JBER Support to Tyndall Airmen and Families Reception is set up to be a one-stop information fair to connect them with the appropriate agencies to address their immediate and specific needs and learn more about services they offer. Military chaplains, the United Services Organization, and the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska as well as Air Force resources will be available.

“We are looking forward to receiving Tyndall personnel and families into our 3rd Wing family,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Robert D. Davis, 3rd Wing commander. “We have been anticipating their arrival and will do everything possible to facilitate a smooth transition to JBER.”

The reception will be located at the Arctic Warrior Events Center in the Susitna room.