- MOA, Hillside Community Council Capital Improvement Program Survey – Thank you to everyone that submitted their surveys. We will discuss the results at our July meeting. Please see the CIP Projects link on the right hand side of this page for prior year surveys.
Below is Anchorage Fire Department Chief Doug Schrage's Letter to the Editor from Friday's (6/10/22) ADN. We appreciate this information from Chief Schrage & are grateful for the diligence & dedication of our first responders during last month's fire on Zircon Circle. We have also invited Chief Schrage to our July 18th HCC meeting.
Letter to the Editor:
"In a letter to the editor published on June 4, Ky Holland raised some legitimate concerns about the very real risk of wildfire on the Anchorage Hillside. I am writing to assure the public that the Anchorage Fire Department has plans in place and the means to notify the affected public of an emergency evacuation, should one be deemed necessary. At the time of the May 22 fire on Zircon Circle, the incident command team determined that a widespread emergency evacuation was not warranted.
Yes, our emergency personnel have been under a heightened state of alert, and thought this could have been the fire we have all been preparing for. Once on scene, however, the wildfire threat was quickly contained, negating the need for widespread evacuation. Anchorage Police Department officers went door-to-door among the homes in the immediate vicinity of the fire.
Had an emergency evacuation notice been ordered, Anchorage officials would have initiated an emergency alert to be sent to mobile devices within the affected area. This system, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, is issued by the National Weather Service. In addition, the message would have been broadcast over the familiar Emergency Alerting System. These systems are reserved for the most urgent emergencies and would be used in conjunction with door-to-door evacuation advisories.
I sincerely thank the public we serve for their vigilance and attentiveness to fire safety, especially during this time of elevated fire danger.
— Doug Schrage Chief, Anchorage Fire Department"
Community updates & information:
State/District Capital Project Listing Project Tracker
View the project list at www.akrepkaufman.com
O'Malley Road Reconstruction, Phase II
Please visit https://www.alaskanavigator.org/projects/omalley-road-reconstruction-phase-ii for updates.
June Updates from JBER Community Engagements: Below is a brief update on the goings-on at JBER! Please reach back out if you or any constituents have questions or concerns.
- JBER Base Exchange (BX) and Commissary have resumed normal hours of operation, Mon-Sat: 9AM-8PM and Sun: 10AM-6PM
- Red Flag Exercise - 9 - 24 June, joint (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps) and coalition (UK, Canada, etc.) field training exercise (FTX) withpersonnel and equipment located at Eielson AFB and JBER and operations conducted in Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC)
- The next unaccompanied veteran committal service will be Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery; contact Virginia for help getting onbase, Virginia.Walker1@va.gov
- Several leadership changes coming up this summer at JBER
o Alaska NORAD Region/Alaska Command/11th Air Force incoming commander Lt Gen David Nahom (https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/509966/david-s-nahom/)
o 673rd Air Base Wing incoming commander Col David Wilson (https://www.peterson.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/2231487/colonel-david-j-wilson/)
o 3rd Wing incoming commander Col Kevin Jamieson (https://www.nellis.af.mil/About/Biographies/Display/Article/2410202/kevin-m-jamieson/)
A special meeting can be held if the need arises. Please contact the Hillside Community Council Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Mid-Hillside and Hillside East Community Councils merged in 2016 to form the Hillside Community Council.