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 Scheduled for July 30-31, 2016


Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Arctic Thunder is an opportunity to say 'thank you' for the support the local communities provide to the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson throughout the years and JBER looks forward to hosting community members.

Guests experience aerial demonstrations and learn more about the military personnel, and  equipment, such as aircraft and vehicles carrying out the JBER missions here.

***ATOH 2016 is subject to change and/or cancellation. Please check back often for updates.***

tabHow much does it cost? 
Admission is FREE. Tickets are not available or required for general entry. General parking is also FREE.

Transportation:  Personal vehicles are allowed entry through general public access gates.  Public access gates will be updated in 2016, please check back for an update.  Motor homes and RVs are not permitted.  

Sponsorship Opportunities:  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Arctic Thunder, click here for detailed information.

Non-profit Organizations: If you are interested in participating in the Arctic Thunder Open House can contact staff at 907-552-9249 or via email at

Vendor Opportunities: For information about re-sale vendor booths for Arctic Thunder Open House 2016, click here.

No Federal Endorsement Intended. This is a solicitation for commercial sponsorship by a non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the United States Government. It does not obligate appropriated funds or non-appropriated funds.
tabWhat can I bring? 
The following hand carried items are permitted:
· Personal carts or wheelchairs for physically 
  challenged visitors
· Diaper bags for guests with small children
· Small women's purses
· Strollers for small children
· Official service dogs (credentials may be requested)
· Photo or video cameras; must be small enough
  to carry by hand
· Binoculars
· Folding chairs and lawn chairs
· Umbrellas

The following items are recommended:
· Water bottles; free water-refill stations will be available
· Sunscreen
· Hearing protection
· Sunglasses
· Sunhats/baseball caps

The following items are prohibited:
· Coolers
· Alcohol
· Backpacks
· Duffle bags
· Large purses
· Camelbacks
· Paint
· Balloons
· Large camera bags
· Illegal drugs including marijuana
· Weapons (brass knuckles, mace, pepper spray, 
  box cutters, firearms, knives)
· Military uniforms worn by non-military members
· Gang or motorcycle club affiliated colors or clothing
· Bicycles (inside the open house viewing area)  
*Motorcycles & bicycles ridden on base outside of viewing areas must wear a helmet
· Scooters
· Skates
· Skateboards
· Go-carts
· Wagons

All pets are prohibited from the Arctic Thunder grounds. Service animals assisting physically challenged guests will be authorized. At no time will pets be left unattended outside the area or in vehicles.

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Inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Air Force or Department of Defense.

Please check back for updates and changes.
tabContact Information
For questions or more information please contact Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs (907) 552-8151, Option 4, or via email at with the subject heading "2016 ATOH."
tabSpecial Needs Day
Special Needs Day is scheduled for the summer of 2016 and will take place on the practice 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 email at

tab Media Access/Credentials
All media representatives interested in covering the 2016 ATOH should contact JBER & 673d ABW Public Affairs at (907) 552-8160, 552-4577 or via email with the subject heading " Media at 2016 ATOH."
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