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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 […]

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 […]

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4th Quartermaster Company and 3rd OSS Riggers

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is home to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) – the Pacific’s only Airborne brigade. To make those operations possible requires the hard work of the Soldiers of the 4th Quartermaster Company (Airborne) – the riggers who pack the parachutes – and their Air Force and civilian counterparts of the 3rd […]

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JBER Fire and Emergency Services

JBER’s Fire and Emergency Services personnel are always ready – whether it’s fighting structure or wildland fires, providing emergency medical assistance, rescuing people from icy rivers, or dealing with hazardous materials. Take a look at some of what they do and what makes being a firefighter on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson special.

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor piloted by a member of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team performs aerial maneuvers during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 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)

JBER Salutes Trailer

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s virtual air show, JBER Salutes, was filmed over several days in July 2020. Featuring many videos in full VR/360, the series includes the Joint Forces Demonstration, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, interviews with service members, and short video stories about the 673d Force Support Squadron, Military Working Dog teams, Airfield Operations, Fire […]

Maj. Nick Krajicek U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron slot pilot, exits his F-16 Fighting Falcon 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)

Arctic Thunder 2020 Cancelled

The Arctic Thunder Open House, which was scheduled for July 11-12, is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“We tried for months to explore a responsible way to open JBER’s gates to the community to showcase our Joint Force capabilities and aerial acrobatics,” said Col. Patricia Csànk, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing […]

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: […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Video From Arctic Thunder Open House 2018

Amazing video has been posted by JBER’s amazing Public Affairs team on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Facebook page.  You can find it quickly by clicking on the Live Video at the top of our page. Remember to check out our dedicated STEM opportunities where children of all ages can speak with military professionals and interact with […]

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Performance Schedule Updated

Our performance schedule has been updated.  Please Click Here to see the current schedule. Our public entry gates, Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit), are open. For those arriving from North of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Eagle River or the Valley), please enter through the Fort Richardson Gate via […]

The Thunderbirds Delta Formation perform the Delta Closer during the Amigo Airshow, at Santa Teresa, N.M., Nov. 2, 2014 (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

Welcome To Arctic Thunder Open House 2018

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson welcomes you to Arctic Thunder Open House 2018.  Our public entry gates, Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit), are open. 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. […]

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Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 Kicks Off

Good morning Alaska and all our visitors.  Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 is officially going to get underway in a few hours.  As a reminder, please check the Admissions Information and Entry Restrictions pages for the latest details. Speaking of the latest details, our Speaker Schedule has been updated.  Come see our featured military personnel speak throughout the day in Hangar 1. […]

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Did You Know?

Did you know you can look up your favorite aircraft?  Or perhaps you wanted to find where the funnel cakes were?  You can do that and more from our recently updated event map.  Just launch the map and use the search bar at the top to find what you are looking for. Please check our Admissions […]

The USAF Thunderbirds on May 8, 2011 in Smyrna, TN.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Richard Rose Jr)

5 Days & Counting Until ATOH 2018 Starts!

Final preparations for the kick off Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 are in full swing. The ATOH planning team is out in full force overseeing last minute details. In the coming days our performers and static displays will begin arriving and ushered to their designated parking spots on the airfield.  Civil Engineers and Airfield Operations are […]

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ATOH 2018 Starts Next Week….Are You Ready?

With only a few short days until Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 begins, excitement continues to build both on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and throughout the state.  We will be welcoming visitors from near and far to experience something few ever have the opportunity to.  Setting aside our many static displays, breathtaking performances, welcoming smiles and […]

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Events Schedule Updated

We are only 10 days away from the start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 and excitement continues to grow.  Today we are pleased to announce our events schedule has been updated with our flying performances. Click Here, to learn more. #ATOH2018  #ArcticThunder  #JBER  #Anchorage  #Alaska

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Arctic Thunder Speakers

Arctic Thunder Open House is featuring military personnel to 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.  The latest schedule will be POSTED HERE.

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Featured Static Displays

As the days count down to the official start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 Anchorage, the ATOH planning team is working overtime ensuring the smallest of details are tended to for what will be an amazing event.  This year, they have brought together an assortment of static displays ranging from the workhorses of Alaska’s skys […]

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Arctic Thunder Ambassador Program

Were you aware Arctic Thunder Open House had an ambassador program? Ambassadors are the liaisons for everyone attending the Arctic Thunder Open House. They offer free-flowing information for you to use as you make your way through the day. In addition to answering any questions you may have, they can also facilitate with any situation […]

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Updates Posted

With only weeks away from the start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018, we are diligently making updates to our website and social media accounts to keep you up to date with the latest information.  We are pleased to announce that our list of performers, schedule, calendar, admissions information and entry restrictions has been updated.  […]

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T-29 Days Until Arctic Thunder Open House 2018

Do you know where you will be on June 30th Alaska? #ATOH2018  #ArcticThunder  #JBER  #Anchorage  #Alaska We are pleased to add an additional performance to our previously announced list of performances, The Air Force Heritage Flight.  The Air Force Heritage Flight provides dramatic flying displays to the entire world, pairing modern aircraft performances with fighter […]

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Special Needs Day

Special Needs Day is scheduled for this summer and will take place on the rehearsal day before Arctic Thunder Open House, one day before ATOH begins.  More details will be posted as they become available, please check this webpage again later. For more information, contact the JBER Arctic Thunder Open House Special Needs staff via […]

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

Arctic Thunder General Public Entry

  • Gate # 1 - Boniface Parkway
  • Gate # 2 - Fort Richardson via D Street Exit

You will be directed to FREE general parking after entry.

*Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.

For additional information about premium seating and corporate tents please click below for more information.