The 2012 Arctic Thunder open house at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is July 28 & 29 this year; check out cool preview video at left. More information can be found by clicking here. Video courtesy JBER.
Instructions from JBER on attending Arctic Thunder:
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those attending the JBER Open House Special Needs Day should enter JBER (J-Bear) through the Post Road Gate.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1. Richardson Gate will open for all visitors. Vehicles larger than three-quarter ton must use the Richardson Gate. Buses will take attendees from parking lots to the Open House.
2. Boniface Gate is open for all Open House visitors in vehicles three quarter ton or smaller. Travel to other areas on JBER will not be possible from Boniface gate.
3. DoD I.D. cardholders should use the Muldoon gate for access to the Hospital, Joint Military Mall, Commissary and base housing.
4. Post Road Gate is open to DoD CAC card holders; VIP/DVs, Media, Vendors and Open House staff will be able to access Open House parking from Post Road gate.
5. The Government Hill gate is Open to all DoD CAC Card holders. Parking and busing will be provided at Hangar 5.
6. Arctic Warrior drive will be closed at Sijan drive.
7. JBER-Elmendorf residents traveling to the Commissary/Mall area must exit Gov Hill or Post Road Gate and access via Muldoon Gate.
8. On July 28-29, Davis Highway will be open for one-way travel to JBER-E.
9. Vehicles traveling to JBER-R from Open House parking must exit Boniface gate & re-enter the Richardson Gate.
10. JBER-E housing residents are encouraged to walk to the Open House to avoid traffic delays.
11. All visitors are encouraged to carpool to avoid traffic congestion & decrease wait times.
12. All drivers must have drivers license, proof of insurance and registration readily available while on JBER.
13. Vehicles remaining in Open House parking lots after Open House hours will be towed at the owners expense.
14. Vehicles with trailers will not be allowed into Open House parking Lots.
15. Camping, loitering or grilling out in Open House parking lots is Prohibited.