Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 Rumbles Again Today

Good morning Alaska and to all our visitors. Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 final day is going to get underway in a few hours. As a reminder, please check the Admissions Information and Entry Restrictions pages for the latest details.

Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) will open at 8:30 a.m. for general public entry. For those arriving from North of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Eagle River or the Valley), please enter through the Fort Richardson Gate via D Street Exit. For those arriving from Anchorage or South of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please enter through the Boniface Gate via Boniface Parkway.

You will be directed to FREE general parking after entry.

At 9:30 a.m. our first performance of the day will take off with Quique Somenzini and his F-16QQ PNP Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstrator. Listen for our announcer, Mike Berriochoa, for further details. He will be sitting close by our amazing air boss, Ralph Royce, who will be directing our air performances throughout the day.

In addition to our flying performances, come see our featured military personnel speak throughout the day in Hangar 1. Our line up includes pilots, maintainers, engineers and more. Hear them speak and ask our best and brightest about the many missions your United States Armed Forces supports around the globe.

From 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Boniface Gate will have three lanes inbound and one lane outbound. After 2 p.m., no inbound open house traffic will be allowed through Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate.

Individuals with children are requested to pick up armbands at Entry Control Points or in Hangar 2. Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.

As a reminder, please consider bringing water, sunscreen, and hearing protection to the event especially if you have children. Access to free water is limited. Water, beverages, and food for purchase will be available.