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Weekly Update

Anchorage Edition  |  Week of August 27

Upcoming Events

Father Daughter Gala

The Father Daughter Gala is a highly anticipated formal ball we’re very proud to host in the Anchorage and Fairbanks areas. It’s an opportunity for fathers to spend precious time with their daughters, strengthen the father-daughter bond, and create memories that last a lifetime.

ASYMCA Father Daughter Gala
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

September 22, 2018
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Arctic Warrior Event Center, JBER

Visit the event page
to register and to add an event reminder on your calendar by clicking the “Add to Calendar” button. (Please be sure to click on the “add to calendar” button for the Anchorage event.)

Child participants must be the dependent of an active duty, guard, or reserve service member. A significant male role-model is welcome to fill in for fathers who are not able to attend. This event does not have any age restrictions, but is ideal for ages 4 and up.


Program Information

Program Spotlight: Y on Wheels Shuttle Service

Y on Wheels helps ensure service members and their families have access to all the facilities on their military installation. To prevent long-term exposure to Alaska’s inclement weather, we provide door-to-door shuttle van service within the installation. Available on JBER, Y on Wheels offers military families of any rank, service branch, or status a low-cost option to take care of errands or enjoy recreational activities.

Call Y on Wheels for a ride at 384-3733! Monday – Friday from 7:00AM – 7:00PM, with last pick-up at 6:30PM! Door to door pick-up and delivery anywhere on JBER for just $1.00/person for currently serving military and their dependents; and $3.00/ride for all other riders! Children ages 5 & under ride FREE (must be accompanied by an adult).


Saturday at the Bargain Shop in September

The ASYMCA Bargain Shop will be shifting their monthly Saturday opening in September due to the Labor Day Weekend. Instead of the usual "first Saturday of the Month", we will be operating our Saturday hours on September 8 from 1000 to 1400. Please enjoy your Labor Day weekend to the fullest!


ASYMCA Office Closures

Armed Services YMCA's operations will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. This closure will include Our DH Cuddy Welcome Center, the Warrior Zone Office, Teddy's Child Watch at the JBER Hospital, and our Y on Wheels Shuttle Service.

If you require emergency assistance during this time, please email us at

Please have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!


Careers & Volunteers

Bargain Shop Volunteers Welcome!

Our ASYMCA Bargain Shop on JBER is looking for volunteers! Summer time is hoppin’ at the Bargain Shop as families PCS in and out of JBER. There’s lots of different way that volunteers can help, including stocking, sorting, cleaning, and customer service. Volunteering at our Bargain Shop is a rewarding experience with benefits!
You can get involved by visiting our website here and submitting a request; stopping by the Bargain Shop during business hours; or emailing the Bargain Shop here.
The ASYMCA Bargain Shop Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm
First Saturday of the Month from 10:00am to 2:00.


Community Partners

­Alaska State Fair Military Appreciation Day: September 2nd at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. All military personnel (active, retired military and veterans) receive admission for just $5, courtesy of GEICO and GEICO Military! Bring the family! Each service member can bring up to three dependents at the discounted admission price. To receive the discount, please present valid military ID or proof of service at the Fair gate. The Alaska State Fair runs from August 23rd through September 3rd. Discounted military tickets can be purchased through ITT for any regular Fair day for your choice.

UAA Athletics would like to invite our military community to enjoy a full range of sporting events at special military-discounted pricing. Here are the upcoming events for next week: Thursday, 9/6: Volleyball vs. Northwest Nazarene, 7pm @ Alaska Airlines Center; and Saturday, 9/8: Volleyball vs. Central Washington, 7pm @ Alaska Airlines Center. Military tickets are $8 at the door for general admission or $10 for reserved seats. Tickets for these UAA Athletic Events can be purchased here.

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PO Box 6272 | JBER, AK 99506 | 907-552-9622 |