An F-22 Raptor flies past a C-17 Globemaster III during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2018. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Curt Beach)

2022 Is Coming….

As we reflect on the past year and hastily make our New Year’s Resolutions, it comes to mind that big changes often start with a small, but achievable goals. Whether your goal is to try new foods, experience new things, meet new people, spend time with family, or finding the perfect funnel cake consider adding […]

U.S. Airmen with the 673d Communications Squadron attend a 90th Fighter Squadron immersion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The tour provided the Airmen with a behind-the-scenes experience of the operations in the 90th FS and showcased the 90th FS’s mission that JBER’s Airmen support. Leadership of the 90th FS hopes to expand the program in the future.

Arctic Thunder…waiting for 2022

As we all eagerly await the return of Arctic Thunder Open House on July 30th and 31st of 2022, you do not have to wait to enjoy the experience. Come ride along with United States Air Force pilot Major Josh ‘Cabo’ Gundersor in a rare opportunity to partake in an immersive Virtual Reality F-22 Raptor […]

PHOTO DATE: 06/15/2020. 
LOCATION: Bldg. 8 Rm. 183. 
SUBJECT: SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Norah Moran

NASA Crew-1: A different kind of thunder

With all systems go for tonight’s launch at 7:27 EST, NASA and SpaceX are about to launch 4 Astronauts (3 NASA Astronauts and 1 JAXA Astronaut). We wish the entire crew a successful launch and subsequent docking at the International Space Station. Spacecraft Commander: Michael Scott Hopkins (US Air Force) Pilot: Victor Jerome Glover (US Navy) […]

Army Spc. Raven Cano, assigned to the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, provides security as part of the Joint Forces Demonstration during the Arctic Thunder Open House, July 1, 2018. This biennial event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is one of the largest in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The event features multiple performers and ground acts to include the JBER joint forces, U.S. Air Force F-22, and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrations teams, June 30-July 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

Joint Forces Demonstration

Welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s first-ever virtual presentation of our 2020 Joint Forces Demonstration — Operation COVID Strike!What you are about to see is a demonstration of Alaska’s Air Force and Army capabilities in a simulated combat environment. Alaska is positioned in a strategic location for both the Air Force and Army where air and […]

An F-22 Raptor makes a high-speed pass showcasing the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team during the Special Needs and Department of Defense Family Day at the Arctic Thunder Open House, June 29, 2018. This biennial event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is one of the largest in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The event features multiple performers and ground acts to include the JBER joint forces, U.S. Air Force F-22, and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrations teams, June 30-July 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

The F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is one of the hottest planes in the U.S. Air Force’s inventory. With speed, stealth, and incredible maneuverability, this aircraft is a central part of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s mission set. Learn what it takes to keep this bird going and how dozens of Air Force career fields make it happen – from […]