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Military Committee

Military Committee

Sixteen members of the Military Affairs Commitee, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, toured the Alaska Recue Coordination Center and one of the 176th Wing's HH-60 Pave Hawks Oct. 4, 2018, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Orienting community members on Alaska Air National Guard missions helps guardsmen and community members be better neighbors. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. N. Alicia Halla/Released)

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, Noon to 1:00 pm at the Anchorage Chamber Board Room and virtual via Teams

Committee Chair: George Vakalis

Staff Liaison: Erica Schneider, 907-677-7111


The Mission

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 the military, military family, and community involvement, this committee is responsible for all Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation events.



  • Maintain military/community involvement and become familiar with potential business opportunities
  • Foster a supportive relationship with our military forces and 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.
  • Continue to be informed of upcoming military programs and facilities

Does your business have a military discount?

Be part of our communications to military members at the link!

Upcoming Military Events

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