Robert Atwood, former Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Board Chair and Alaskan pioneer described Alaska as “a frontier community growing up around a military outpost.”
The military is a billion dollar industry and has played a huge role in shaping Alaska, with state ties dating back to 1867. Military Affairs was one of the first committees created after the Anchorage Chamber was formed in 1915 and is still in existence today, simply known as the Military Committee
The Anchorage Chamber plays a leadership role in strengthening the relationships between the local military and business communities and is host to the largest military appreciation event in the state, and one of the largest in the nation.
Download a service flag and show your support of Anchorage's military personnel by hanging the flag in your business' window during the Anchorage Chamber's Military Appreciation Week, held June 12 to 16, 2017.
Funds raised from the Anchorage Chamber Military Bowl-A-Thon, helps support the Anchorage Chamber Military Appreciation Picnics, held simultaneously at on joint bases Richardson and Elmendorf from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on TBD, 2017.