Arctic Thunder air show returns to Elmendorf

July 25, 2010 

A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's air show and open house, Arctic Thunder, returns to the skies over Anchorage on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature performances by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces' Snowbirds , as well as other military and civilian aerial displays.

Military flight demonstrations will include the AV-8B Harrier, F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and the hugely popular Alaskan Joint Forces Demo which will be supported by the pyrotechnic talents of the Tora, Tora, Tora bomb squad. In addition to these demonstrations, the 101st Airborne Screamin' Eagles and the U.S. Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute teams will perform.

Arctic Thunder is free and open to the public. The gates open at 9 a.m. and entertainment continues until 5 p.m. Typically, the largest two-day event in Alaska, attendance for the show is expected to exceed 170,000.

For the most up-to-date information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit and click on the "Arctic Thunder" logo.

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