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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 […]

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Event Updates Posted

Good afternoon Alaska!  As we draw closer to the start of Arctic Thunder Open House 2018, updates to this website and our social media accounts are beginning to rollout.  Today, we are pleased to release some significant updates to include new Admissions Information and Entry Restrictions.  We have also updated our Performers page with some of the exciting […]

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T-44 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 looking forward to hosting the following performances by: 212th Rescue Squadron-Para-rescue Jumpers F-16 Demo F-22 Demo AV-8B Demo C-17 Demo Joint Forces Demonstration Team Red Bull Will Allen GhostWriter Jon Melby Ace Maker Anthony Oshinuga Short Take-Off […]

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Arctic Thunder Hits the Airwaves

Check out the podcast from The Big Alaska Show on KFQD 750AM featuring Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s very own Maj Jeri-Lynn Harper and Rome Baysmore for Arctic Thunder Open House 2018.  Appearing with them was Bill Kontess, President of the Alaska Air Show Association.  Click the link below to listen to the full podcast. Click Here […]

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Mark Your 2018 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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Arctic Thunder Open House 2016 Has Concluded

Arctic Thunder Open House 2016 Has Concluded. ATOH outbound traffic will be allowed to exit through the Boniface and Ft. Richardson gates. DOD ID card holders needing to access the installation are advised to use the Muldoon or Government Hill gates. The Boniface and Ft. Richardson gates will reopen for inbound traffic to DOD ID […]

A vintage P-51 Mustang flies alongside a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor during a heritage flight for the Arctic Thunder Special Needs and Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on July 29, 2016. The biennial event is historically the largest multi-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. Arctic Thunder will open its doors to the public, featuring more than 40 key performers and ground acts, July 30 and 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Watch the Past, Present Merge during a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight at 2:30 p.m. today. A P-51 Mustang (a vintage aircraft) and F-22 Raptor will fly together in close formation.

The U.S Air Force Heritage Flight Program presents the evolution of USAF airpower by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. A heritage flight performance involves a current USAF fighter piloted by an Air Combat Command-trained military heritage flight pilot and flown with a historical warbird piloted by a trained […]

The first day of Arctic Thunder Open House kicks off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30. This biennial event hosted by JBER is historically the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The event features more than 40 key performers and ground acts to include the JBER joint forces, U.S. Air Force F-22, and U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstrations teams, July 30-31.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson)

Opening Ceremonies for ATOH Day 2 Start At 10:30 a.m.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson welcomes you to the 2016 Arctic Thunder Open House.  Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m.  While food and drinks are available for purchase, guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own water. For more information, visit: http://www.jber.af.mil/Info/ArcticThunderOpenHouse.aspx The following hand carried items are permitted: · Personal carts or wheelchairs for physically challenged visitors · […]

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, taxis in at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, for the Arctic Thunder Open House, scheduled for July 30 and 31. Gates open at 9 a.m. The Blue Angels visit more than 50,000 people each show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. For more information visit jber.af.mil.

160K Turnout Yesterday For Arctic Thunder

Good morning Alaska!  Joint Base Elmendof-Richardson hopes to see you at Arctic Thunder Open House today.  The Boniface & Richardson gates open at 9 a.m.  Yesterday we had a crowd turnout of over 160k! Today is the last day for‪#‎ArcticThunderOpenHouse‬! Check out our vendors, static displays and amazing flight demonstrations!

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.