USCG SECTOR ANCHORAGE
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USCG SECTOR ANCHORAGE
ATTN: Your Name
PO Box 5800
JBER AK 99505-0800
Commercial Phone: (907) 428-4200
Fax: (907) 428-4114
After Hours: Operations Center: (907) 428-4100
CAPT Sean Mackenzie, Commander, CG Sector Anchorage
CDR Mark Kuperman, Deputy Sector Commander
MECS Joseph Zrelak, Command Senior Chief
Our Department Heads Include:
Response: CDR Scott Smith
Prevention: CDR Justin Jacobs
Logistics: CDR Stanley Fields
Sector Command Center: LCDR Adriana Gaenzle
Planning: LCDR Matthew Hobbie
Senior Reserve Officer: CDR David Von Damm
Reserve Command Senior Chief: BMCS Roger D. Holland
Who We are
Sector Anchorage has the largest geographical Area of Responsibility in the nation, which includes the oil rich North Slope, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Bristol Bay (with the world’s largest run of Sockeye salmon), Kodiak Island, Kenai Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands.
Welcome Aboard Message and Your Sponsor
Messages are sent to each newly assigned member. If you haven’t received your message shortly after receiving orders or you have not heard from your assigned sponsor, please contact YN1 Rolon at (907) 428-4127 for assistance.
All crewmembers are happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have!
Here are some topics and FAQ's you can discuss with our new incoming member:
1. What are their departing and reporting dates?
2. How are they traveling to Anchorage? Based on your personal experience traveling in Alaska, it would be very beneficial to pass onto our new member your experiences and give them advice on how to make their trip easier.
3. Do they have a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC)? If member does not, highly encourage them to get one prior to departing their old unit. They will need a GTCC while they are assigned here.
4. Ask them about what they do at their current unit and what experience and technical skills they will be bringing with them. Provide guidance and give advice on what they can do to prepare for their new job here at Sector.
5. Ask them if they have the right kind of clothing to protect them against cold weather. Based on your experience, advise member on the type of clothing they should purchase.
6. Do they have any special needs or anything of that nature?
7. Ask them for their personal contact info so you can stay in touch with them while they travel here to Anchorage.
Procedures for Reporting:
The uniform for reporting is Tropical Blue Long (Summer) or Service Dress Bravo (Winter). Call your sponsor to advise them of your arrival date and plans. Upon arrival you can expect to be met by your sponsor, he/she will assist you with your check-in ensuring that you have met with the appropriate personnel.
Is it Advisable to Bring Dependents Along When Reporting?
New personnel should transfer their families with them to the area, however, when initially checking into Sector Anchorage, please do not bring family members onboard.
Uniform Of The Day
Uniform normally worn during the workday:
Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) is the standard uniform of the day with Tropical Blue Long (Trops) as an optional uniform. Ensure that you have a complete sea bag upon arrival.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage is located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), which is a combined U.S. Army and Air Force base. The following links provide useful information about JBER.
JBER Home Page: http://www.jber.af.mil/
Installation Guide and Telephone Directory
Medical services are provided by JBER 673rd Medical Group
Nearest Military Dinning Facilities:
Iditarod Dinining Facility
Service Member Programs and Services:
USO Alaksa JBER
JBER Force Support Squadron
Location of Nearest Exchange and Commissary:
JBER Military Exchange
Local Information And Housing
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Anchorage School District
Matanuska-Susitna Borogh School District
Religious Denominations in the Area:
All denominations are available in surrounding Anchroage Area.
JBER Chapel Facilities
Members with and without dependents are not required to reside in government quarters. All new members reporting in are authorized to live on the economy and receive BAH at the applicable rate.
What is my BAH and COLA rate in Anchorage?
Use this link to look up your BAH and COLA rate for Anchorage. Enter 99501 for the zip code and AK005 for locality code.
Is Privatized Housing Available?
Yes. The following links for privatized housing on JBER will assist you.
Although Alaska is considered a high cost area, you can afford to live here. There are several locations to choose from that will meet your housing needs as well as your family. We receive OCONUS Cost of Living Allowance (OCOLA) along with Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) which will cover a large portion if not all of your out of pocket expenses should you decide to rent or buy a home.
Family Readiness Information
Information on emergency preparation and planning for you and your family.
- Family Disaster Planning Brochure
Anchorage resources for parents and young children.
- Family Resources
The Ombudsman is Sector's official liaison between your family and the command. She/he is usually a spouse who has considerable knowledge of Coast Guard routine and possesses maturity and common sense. Problems encountered by our families (i.e. spouses, children, parents) can go to the Ombudsman who can offer support and guidance. The Ombudsman is a great resource for questions about local family life, support, and many other issues. Your sponsor can assist you in making contact with our current Ombudsman if you need to speak with her/him.
Sector Anchorage's current Ombudsmans are Mellissa Bobotas and Michael Wright can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no galley here at Sector Anchorage. All enlisted members will receive Enlisted Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS).