Every other year, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its doors to over 300,000 people for aerial demonstrations, 30 acres of military inventory, dedicated STEM-exploration hangars for kids and more. Taking to the skies will be the Air Force Thunderbirds; rock 'n' roll airshow man Will Allen; Red Bull pilot Kirby Chambliss; aviator, educator and comedian Kent Pietsch; and other world-class high-fliers.
Keep in mind that there are entry restrictions in order to get on base: Make sure you don't bring any pets (with the exception of service animals), umbrellas, backpacks, duffel bags or large purses. For a full list of restrictions and for a detailed schedule, visit arcticthunderopenhouse.com. The event runs from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (The Boniface and Richardson gates will be open for public entry.)