by Airman 1st Class Javier Alvarez
JBER Public Affairs
2/1/2016 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Recently,
673d Security Forces Squadron provided guidance for privately owned
weapon registration, storage and transportation to ensure the Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson community remains compliant with current
On base, JBER Instruction 31-107, Weapons Registration and Child Access
Prevention Policy, dictates proper weapon registration, transportation
"People with unregistered weapons on base, once discovered, will be
detained and charged with an Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military
Justice, failure to obey order or regulation," said Tech. Sgt. Jose
Ramirez, 673d Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge
of reports and analysis. "Civilians are charged with carrying on
federal property and [Anchorage Police Department] will be called in for
"Weapons will be confiscated ... [and] punishment will be given by the
unit commander," he said. "It can ... [be any] form of non-judicial
"Part of what drives weapon registration on base is the need for full
accountability," said Tech. Sgt. Matthew Barrey, 673d Security Forces
Squadron NCOIC of base access. "This allows first responders to know
they are going to a location that has weapons and can take the proper
precautions when reporting to a scene."
Units have a POW monitor/armorer assigned by the commander. POW monitors
are in charge of ensuring all weapons owned by assigned troops living
on base are in compliance.
"Those who wish to bring weapons on base are required to declare and
register their POWs at the visitor control center, at either Richardson
or Boniface gate, prior to entering base," Barrey said
He said, registrants will fill out AF Form 1314 [Firearms Registration]
at the VCC and the information will be put into [the Security Forces
Management Information System].
"[On JBER, it is] not allowed to carry concealed [weapons], with the
exception of designated local, state and federal law enforcement
personnel." Barrey said.
Those registering POWs will complete DD Form 2760, Qualification to
Possess Firearms or Ammunition, acknowledging they don't have any prior
convictions or anything on their record that restricts them from owning a
weapon, he said.
The sale of any weapon registered on base must be reported within 48 hours from the point of sale, Barrey said.
"[673 SFS] Form 0107 can be picked up at VCC or people center," Ramirez
said. "The wallet-sized form serves as proof of registration and allows
individuals to transport their POWs on base."
"POWs will only be transported to and from their place of storage or
purchase, to authorized sporting events or activities on or off the
installation," he said. "Weapons are not allowed to be stored in
Weapons of any kind are not allowed in the dormitories, barracks,
temporary housing, billeting or any government-owned building on JBER,
except for storage in security forces, Marine Corps and Army armories,
During transport, the weapon cannot be loaded, and both the ammunition and weapon have to be separated, he said.
In base housing, similar storage rules apply.
"The weapon will be unloaded while in the residence and the weapons will
be locked up," Barrey said. "Ammunition can be stored in the same
locked container, if the container cannot be easily penetrated or
located in a spot where kids can get to it and put the two together."
Each military sponsor is responsible to ensure all weapons are
registered, stored unloaded and secured in a locked container with a
tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety devices.
"This is a big base, and you trust your neighbors are doing the right
thing," Barrey said. "The biggest thing to remember is anything that you
are allowed to have on the installation is a privilege."