Military Appreciation Week
June 12-16, 2017
The Anchorage Chamber’s Military Committee plays a leadership role in strengthening the relationships between the local military and business communities by hosting the largest military appreciation event in the state. This week gives the business community an opportunity to thank and recognize the military community for their service and business.
Military Appreciation Week is funded in part by the Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser, held each year in February and is designed to give the local business community an opportunity to show their support for service members in the Anchorage area. The week kicks off with the annual Military Appreciation Luncheon, held from noon to 1 p.m. every June. All branches of the Armed Forces will be present and honored for their service to Alaska. Door prizes will be given out to the troops in attendance, including two tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.
Military Appreciation Week concludes with a picnic held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JBER- Richardson and JBER - Elmendorf. The Anchorage Chamber works closely with other organizations to provide a variety of family fun activities during the afternoon of the picnics, such as competitive sporting events for the adults and face painting as well as bouncy houses for the kids. This event is three-hours of food, music and fun for the entire family. Each year the Anchorage Chamber solicits nearly 130 volunteers to serve 8,000 local service members and their families.