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Arctic Thunder 2014 Logo - Medium Join us to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of one of America's great cities!
An official Anchorage Centennial Celebration event
  July 26 & July 27
Boniface & Richardson Gates Open at 9a.m.

tabWhat is Arctic Thunder Open House?  
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's invites the JBER community to the 2014 Arctic Thunder Open House here featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team, July 26-27 (July 25, Special Needs Day).

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

Arctic Thunder is an opportunity to say 'thank you' for the support the local communities provide to the base throughout the year and JBER looks forward to hosting community members this summer.

The 2014 Arctic Thunder will be celebrating the Anchorage Centennial Celebration. Visit for more information. 
  Arctic Thunder Open House 2014
Click the above image to view the
Arctic Thunder Open House PSA Video

Lt. Gen. russell J. Handy
Lt. Gen Handy
Welcomes Anchorage to JBER's Open House

Col. Brian Bruckbauer
Col. Brian Bruckbauer invites you to
Arctic Thunder Open House 2014,
come out and see the excitement!

Col. David Nahom
Col. David Nahom highlights a few of the
JBER aerial acts  performing at the
Arctic Thunder Open House 2014
tabWhat is the cost? 
Admission is FREE. Tickets are not available or required for general entry. General parking is also FREE.

Transportation: Public transport will not be available. Personal vehicles are allowed entry through general public access areas at the Richardson and Boniface gates.    Motor homes and RVs are not permitted.  

Force Support Squadron Services
Non-profit organizations interested in participating in the Arctic Thunder Open House can contact Barb Knaak at 907-552-9249 or via email at  For more detailed information, click here.

Re-sale Vendor booths are sold out for the 2014 Arctic Thunder Open House.

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

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
· Umbrellas
· Paint
· Balloons
· Large camera bags
· Illegal drugs
· 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.
tabHangar displays 
Hangar One

Alaska Territorial Calvary
Alaska State Troopers Airplane
Anchorage Airport Police and Fire Department
Anchorage Plastic Models
Engine Trainer
MSSRRE Model Railroads
U.S. Air Force Recruiters
U.S. Coast Guard

Hangar Two

Alaska Aces
Bounce Houses
Bungee Jump
Crazy Hair
Face Painting
Frontier Flyers
High School Exchange
Rage City Roller Derby
Raven School

Hangar Three

4-25th Parachute and Rigger display
NWTC Display
Weapons Display
9th Army Band
Football and basketball tosses
Boot Camp Obstacle Course
Climbing Wall
Boxing Ring
Bouncy House

tabATOH Schedule of Events 
Friday, July 25
Special Needs Schedule

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27
Note: All Subject to Change

 9:00 a.m.  Boniface and Richardson Gates Open

 * Vendors and large trucks enter through Post Road Gate

 * Only DOD cardholders can enter through all other gates
 11:00 a.m.  Arctic Thunder Opening Ceremony
 11:00 a.m.  Military Working Dogs Demonstration (Hangar 3)
 11:15 a.m.  F-22 Demonstration
 11:30 a.m.  U.S. Army Drop with Alaska Joint Forces Demonstration
 11:30 a.m.  Air Force Band of the Pacific Performs (Hangar 2)
 12:00 p.m.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Demonstration (Hangar 3)
 12:30 p.m.  Oregon AERO SkyDancer
 12:45 p.m.  Bremont Horsemen Aerobatic Team
1:00 p.m.  STOL Demonstration
 1:00 p.m.  9th Army Band Performance (Hangar 3)
 1:15 p.m.  Warbirds Fly-by
 1:30 p.m.  Pembertons
 1:30 p.m.  Combatives Demonstration (Hangar 3)
 1:45 p.m.  Jet Sail Plane
 2:00 p.m.  Skip Stewart
 2:00 p.m.  Cierra Mickens (Hangar 2)
 2:00 p.m.  Military Working Dogs Demonstration (Hangar 3)
 2:15 a.m.  C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration
 2:30 p.m.  F-22 Demonstration and Heritage Flight
 2:30 p.m.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Demonstration (Hangar 3)
 3:00 p.m.  Tin Styx
 3:15 p.m.  USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
 3:30 p.m.  9th Army Band Performance (Hangar 3)
 3:45 p.m.  USAF Thunderbirds Demonstration
 4:00 p.m.  Combatives Demonstration (Hangar 3)


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Please check back for updates and changes.
tabWhat gate can I use?
MAPArctic Thunder Open House gates
MAP: Hangars and Static Aircraft

TABLE: Recommended Travel Routes for DoD Card Holders

Richardson and Boniface gates are for public access.  If you enter through Boniface gate, you will only be directed to the public parking lot. 

Motor homes and RVs are not permitted. 

Motorcycle and bicycle riders must wear a helmet.
tabContact Information
For questions or more information please contact Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs (907) 552-8151or via email at with the subject heading "2014 ATOH."
tabIn Case of Emergency
Medical tents are located:

Hangar Two
West of Hangar One
North of Hangar Three
Ambulances on flightline
Call 911 for emergency
tab Media Access/Credentials
All media representatives interested in covering the 2014 ATOH should contact JBER & 673d ABW Public Affairs at (907) 552-8160, 552-4577 or via email with the subject heading "2014 ATOH MEDIA."
tabSpecial Needs Day
Special Needs Day is scheduled for July 25.  For more information contact the JBER Arctic Thunder Open House office at (907) 552-2435 or 552-5366 or via email at

Special Needs Day visitors please use Post Road Gate, it will be the only gate to access JBER during Special Needs Day.  The gate will be open for Special Needs Day visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**Please bring a lunch, snacks, and beverages. There will be limited food vendors available.

Friday July 25, 2104 Arctic Thunder Schedule
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