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673d Medical Group Closures: The 673 MDG is closed every third Thursday of the month for Medical Readiness Training. Outpatient and ancillary services will be closed the entire day and will resume operations the following day at 7:30 a.m. Emergency Services will remain open for emergency or urgent care.

2017 Hospital Training Day Closures (Full List)

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Clinic MTF News

  • First corneal transplant performed at JBER Hospital

    Patients with a common eye disease now have alternatives as the 673d Surgical Squadron and Ophthalmology team advanced their skills and performed their first corneal transplant February 27, 2019, at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital.
  • MD5 Boot Camp inspires Airmen-driven innovation

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – During an intensive workshop recently hosted by the 673d Air Base Wing, 40 innovators were given the opportunity to join the largest collaborative community of national security visionaries in the world.
  • JBER hospital and clinic to offer extended holiday hours

    A policy that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, states the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital will be open on Pacific Air Forces family days. Family days are commander-designated down days which often occur in conjunction with observed government holidays.
  • Mental health providers, leadership partner for deployment resiliency, readiness

    Deployed mental health providers work closely with leadership to help maintain warfighter resiliency and readiness. Service members are away from their usual support systems during deployment, and because the environment and stress puts them in unusual situations, they require innovative and flexible forms of mental health care.
  • Tips for combating the wintertime blues

    While the Chugach peaks are cloaked in white and days more swiftly fade to black, moods more often become blue. With the two darkest months of the year approaching, low energy or depressed moods also known as “wintertime blues,” becomes more likely for residents of Anchorage and the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson community.
  • ‘Children’s Waiting Room;’ same service, new name

    Since late 2004, the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has offered year-round support to families and children through a program known as “Teddy’s Child Watch.”
  • JBER Halloween happenings

    Halloween comes only once a year, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson offers those keen on dressing up plenty of activities to get out during the month of October.
  • Operational Support Teams work inside “beating heart” of USAF

    Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
  • 'They're battling with me': NCO fights cancer

    (Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of articles on Tech. Sgt. Trepanier) A thin white coat