JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
will open its doors for the biannual Arctic Thunder Open House July 26-27,
featuring performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team.
Arctic Thunder 2014 is offering “Hometown Heroes” and media the opportunity
to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. All interested need to be
available July 24-27.
Hometown Hero program: designed to showcase American citizens doing amazing
things in their communities, paralleling the amazing efforts put forth by America’s Airmen every day. Heroes might include, but are not limited to: an average citizen who heroically saved a life; a renowned teacher; a community humanitarian volunteer; a local firefighter, paramedic or police officer; one who mentors children or volunteers as a coach or tutor in a youth program; or someone who dedicates their life to working with at-risk children. Two Heroes will be selected.
Media: flights are designed to show the capabilities of modern high-performance aircraft, as well as demonstrate the pride and professionalism of those who fly, maintain and support them. These flights can only be given to credentialed members of the media. Only one person from a radio or television station will be selected to fly, with an additional
person as an alternate.
Interested media and hometown heroes should visit
http://www.jber.af.mil/arcticthunder/index.asp to view a full list of
criteria and to access the required forms to apply. The deadline to turn in
applications is May 30 by 4 p.m. A complete application will include a
documented physical by a medical doctor.
Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the Arctic Thunder
Open House can contact the JBER Arctic Thunder Open House office at (907)
552-7471 or 552-7477 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit http://www.jber.af.mil/arcticthunder/. Media
contact JBER Public Affairs at (907) 552-8986 or 552-4577.
SSgt. John “Wes” Wright
JBER Public Affairs