JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Residents near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson may notice heightened noise levels as maintenance activities require the temporary closure of the runway that runs east to west. The east-to-west runway is used in more than two thirds of JBER flights as it allows for the least noise impact on the greater Anchorage community.
As with roadways across the state, the Alaska climate often accelerates damage to airfield
surfaces. The JBER airfield has only a four-month period, June through September, to conduct airfield runway, taxiway and ramp repair. The maintenance should be completed by July 18 and is expected to return the noise levels back to the pre-maintenance standard. Please contact the JBER Public Affairs office at 552-JETS (5387) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
SSgt. John “Wes” Wright
JBER Public Affairs