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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join Lt. Commander Brian Conrad and tour this U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules based at Coast Guard Station Kodiak. The C-130 is used to move personnel and cargo and as a search-and-rescue craft.
Join Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Gregory for a virtual-reality look around the UC-35 Citation – a small jet used by the U.S. Marine Corps to transport up to eight passengers and cargo, whether it’s in the battlespace or stateside.
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 […]
The C-17 Globemaster III is a military workhorse, providing airdrop and airlift capability of personnel, cargo, and equipment around the battle space with amazing versatility.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Military Working Dogs are a critical component of the mission. Trained to apprehend fleeing suspects, sniff out explosives, and conduct searches, these canine service members are highly trained. They work with their handlers daily, practicing the skills they need on the battlefield and at home station.
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 […]
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.
The 673d Force Support Squadron provides a robust array of outdoor activities and opportunities to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, and all eligible DoD ID card holders at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Whether it’s whitewater rafting on Eagle River, climbing Matanuska Glacier, or getting a license to pilot a floatplane, the 673d FSS has the gear, guides, […]
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip about JBER Salutes.
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 […]
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 […]
We are live with KTNV watching the Thunderbirds flying over 16 different hospitals all around Las Vegas.
Despite the fact that we’re spending more time at home than traveling, we’re doing what we can to stay connected and performance ready. Check out this video to catch a glimpse into how just a few of our F-35 Demo Team members are staying positive and prepared for the airshow season. Additionally, we want to give a big […]
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: […]
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 […]
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. […]
What an amazing few days it has been! Thank you all for coming and visiting us during Arctic Thunder Open House 2018. It is always gratifying to meet people within our community and share with them our stories, our home and the jobs we have supporting and defending our great nation. We are proud to […]
Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) have been reconfigured for outbound traffic only. Please see Admissions Information for details.
Don’t miss your chance to see the Thunderbirds! After 2 p.m., Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) will be reconfigured for outbound traffic only.
Come and listen to SSG Nicole Hicks & SPC William Connor give their Cyber Security Topics briefing in Hangar 1 in 10 minutes.
Don’t miss 1lt Lee Dockery’s 213 Space Warning Squadron & Alaska Space Mission Briefing discussing Satellite Tracking and Ground Based Radar capabilities based right here in Alaska. It starts in 10 minutes in Hangar 1.
Don’t miss Capt Philip Knodel’s amazing F-22 capabilities briefing in Hangar 1. It starts in just about 10 minutes.
Don’t forget about our dedicated STEM opportunities where children of all ages can speak with military professionals and interact with an array of STEM focused equipment. From Hydraulic & Robotic Arms to Magnetic Field Slime there is something for everyone. A great opportunity for our children to learn and be inspired. Additional STEM focused technologies […]
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson welcomes you the final day of Arctic Thunder Open House for 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 […]
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 […]
If you missed Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 today, its not too late. Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) will open 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 […]
Are you having trouble finding an aircraft you are looking for? Or perhaps you have a taste for something specific and don’t know where to get it? Try using our map to find and satisfy your interests. Gate 1 (Boniface Parkway) and Gate 2 (Fort Richardson via D Street Exit) have been reconfigured for outbound […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
We are only hours away from the start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018. 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 […]
With only one day to go until Arctic Thunder Open House 2018 opens to the public, the planning team, support staff and performers are making final preparations to make this years event one to remember for years to come. Today is also Special Needs Day & Family DoD Day. Special Needs Day and Family DoD Day begins […]
Have you ever wondered what goes into making an open house as big as Arctic Thunder happen? In addition to the dedicated team of military and civilians from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, it takes two very special positions to make sure the performances during the open house, occur without a hitch. We are pleased to have […]
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 […]
Only 3 days to go until the start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018. To help you in planning your visit to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, we have updated our event map. By Clicking Here or at the link at the top of this page named Event Map, you can launch our map which shows public entry […]
With only a few days to go, our amazing performers and static displays continue to arrive. Today, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds rumbled into town. Did you see them? We also marked the arrival of the F-22 Demonstration team. We are happy to host them and look forward to catching some of their practice runs. The […]
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 […]
As we count down the remaining days until Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens it gates, let’s talk about a new addition to Arctic Thunder Open House. For 2018, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) will be out in force. Two full hangars will be devoted to STEM where children of all ages will have an opportunity to […]
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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