President Biden refuels in Anchorage en route to Japan for G-7 Summit

President Joe Biden is briefly stopping at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Wednesday afternoon on his way to Japan for the G-7 Summit.

According to the president’s official schedule, he was scheduled to be in Anchorage from 2:25 p.m. to about 4 p.m. Alaska time.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan and press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre are also aboard Air Force One.

Temporary flight restrictions in Anchorage were in place for “VIP movement” from 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Also Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland are visiting the Western Alaska hub community of Bethel to tout the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act with Alaska’s U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, who is from Bethel.

The first lady is scheduled to join the president in Japan.

Riley Rogerson

Riley Rogerson is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News based in Washington, D.C., and is a fellow with Report for America. Contact her at