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Arctic Thunder Open House 2024

"Honoring Legacy, Inspiring the Next Generation"Arctic Thunder Open House poster

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is excited to announce the return of Arctic Thunder Open House, scheduled for July 20 and 21, 2024. 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 and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights.

General entry is FREE and open to the public. Parking is also free. 

Gates open at 9 a.m. both days, and the show starts at 11:15.

Join us as we give the local community an unforgettable, up-close and personal experience with our aircraft, equipment and the outstanding men and women who wear the uniform. Our team is thrilled to bring this incredible event back to JBER as our way of saying thank you – to our friends and neighbors from across the great state of Alaska – for the incredible support you all provide to our military members and their families. Follow us on Facebook to stay connected with the most up-to-date information regarding this exciting event.

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.

In previous years, this event has seen attendance upwards of 250,000 people. We will have dozens of static displays spanning 30 acres, containing inventory from around the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. We also anticipate international partners participating in some capacity. You can expect multiple military aerial demonstrations, civilian aerial demonstrations, and of course our joint-force demonstration.

Note: Information is subject to change, check back often for the most up-to-date information. 

Contact us

General questions? Please contact Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs (907) 552-8151, Option 3, or via email at with the subject heading "2024 ATOH."

MEDIA: All media representatives interested in covering the 2024 ATOH should contact JBER and 673d ABW Public Affairs at (907) 551-8995 or via email at with the subject heading " Media at 2024 ATOH." All media requesting credentialing must read the ATOH Media Ground Rules and complete/email the ATOH Media Visit Request to the above address.

SPONSORSHIPS AND GETTING INVOLVED: If you are interested in participating in the Arctic Thunder Open House as a sponsor or nonprofit, or in having a vendor booth, contact staff at 907-552-9249 or via email at or

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