Military Committee


Meeting Time: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Anchorage Chamber boardroom.

Mission Statement: The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Military Committee acts as an interface between the military and business community and communicates with the local armed forces to address mutual concerns. With a focus on military, military family and community involvement, this committee is responsible for all Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation events.

Committee Liaison: Ramona Specking, (907) 677-7111 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1)     Assist and facilitate area major military commanders in identifying and cultivating potential commercial opportunities for Anchorage Chamber members

  • Maintain military/community involvement and become familiar with potential business opportunities

2)     Continue to foster a supportive relationship with our military forces

  • Continue to interface with the military and address mutual concerns
  • Encourage support by the business community during deployments and redeployments of military and family members
  • Continue to monitor and address issues that resulted from the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) as well as further reduction/increases of Forces efforts.
    • Joint Base Elmendorf-Ft. Richardson (JBER)
  • Continue to be informed of upcoming military programs and facilities:
    • Tour of the Arctic Warrior Combative Academy
    • Shoot House tour
    • RCC/PJ (Rescue Coordination Center/Pararescue) briefing and tour
    • Hospital and VA tour
    • Flight simulator tour
    • VA update briefing
    • Army simulators tour
    • AKNG youth program tour – Corps of Engineers
    • Construction/renovation briefing
    • Fischer House volunteering
    • Transitioning/Job placement programs briefing
    • Job placement
    • Truck simulator
    • Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition
    • Family Services briefing JBER & National Guard Family Programs
    • 176 Air Defense Squadron
    • Other topical items of interest
    • Host the annual Bowl-a-Thon event to raise money for Military Appreciation Events
      • Held the first Saturday in February from 3 pm to 6 pm at Center Bowl
    • Host the annual Military Appreciation Picnics at JBER - Elmendorf and JBER - Richardson
    • Organize the annual Military Appreciation Luncheon to thank military personnel for their service to Anchorage and our country
    • Support military events organized by other member groups through promotion to Anchorage Chamber membership
    • Attend and recognize military personnel during award events
    • Attend other military functions as appropriate

    3)      Support other military issues relevant to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce as needed

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