Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson announced on Facebook that, as of Jan. 15 it has banned the sale of alcohol on base between 10 pm and 5 am, in an effort to reduce suicide attempts and to generally lessen consumption.
The announcement was made on Facebook on Jan. 14.
“The number 1 priority of JBER leadership remains the health and safety of our people,” the post said. “Several scientific studies reviewed by the National Institutes of Health have concluded that restricting the hours when alcohol may be sold is an effective strategy for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.”
There were more than 290 comment on the Facebook post, many of them not favorable toward the new policy.