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Performers Announcement

With Arctic Thunder Open House 2022 only a few months away, the planning team has been fast at work locking down all the preparations for its first in-person show since the COVID-19 pandemic. We are please to announce that the following performers are confirmed to join our team for 2022. This amazing cast of performers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks and a U.S. Army Alaska CH-47 Chinook approach the flight line as part of the Joint Forces Demonstration during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2018. This biennial event hosted by JBER 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 Alejandro Peña)

Step inside the CH-47 Chinook

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter is a military workhorse, providing not only a way to get troops in and out of hot spots, but also a great platform for airlifting cargo, vehicles, and critical supplies. With seats for more than 30 passengers and plenty of cargo space, this helo is a star with the Alaska Army […]