Owen, 4, plays with an F-16 Fighting Falcon model 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 Airman 1st Class Jonathan Valdes Montijo)

JBER continues to plan Arctic Thunder 2020

Despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, personnel at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and aerial demonstration teams continue planning the 2020 Arctic Thunder Open House, currently scheduled July 11 and 12. The Department of the Air Force recently suspended public outreach activities and support to community events through May 15. This suspension includes, but is not limited to: […]


Arctic Thunder – Eyes Above The Horizon

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is excited to announce the return of Arctic Thunder Open House, scheduled for July 11-12, 2020. This much-anticipated event is free to the public and showcases two full days of world-class aerial acrobatics and military demonstrations featuring the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds. Join us as we give the local […]


Mark Your 2020 Calendars Alaska

In the spirit of military service, Arctic Thunder Open House is an event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to give back to the local community. We open our doors every other year and share our unique life and culture with a community who contributes so much to our ability to engage globally and protect locally. […]