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The Idaho National Guard proudly presents Gowen Thunder 2017

Open House and Airshow

October 14-15, 2017

Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds and Canadian Aerial Jet demonstration team The Snowbirds

Here are some things you can do to make your day a safe and memorable event:

  • Temperatures in Boise during October can vary on the flight-line, so please wear appropriate clothing
  • Please drink plenty of the water that will be provided/for sale to avoid dehydration
  • Wear sunscreen as shaded areas will be limited
  • Bring portable chairs so you'll be more comfortable during the show
  • If you are sensitive to loud noise, you may want to bring ear plugs
  • If you become lost or separated from your group, go to the information booth or locate a staff member for help

We are opening our gates and welcoming you to Gowen Field and want to ensure everyone's safety and security as they enjoy the weekend of fun activities with the public's safety in mind, please note the following entry requirements:

  • All persons and their belongings will be searched prior to entering the flight-line/show area
  • Attendees 18 and over must have a valid photo ID to enter the installation
  • Park only in designated areas
  • Drive on designated routes
  • Follow all directions given by law enforcement (civilian & military)

The following are NOT permitted on Gowen Field:

  • Weapons of any kind, to include: firearms, knives, blow guns, slingshots and air rifles
  • Persons with Concealed Weapons Permits are NOT authorized to carry a weapon on Gowen Field
  • Coolers (small, soft insulated type coolers containing infant formula/medicine are authorized)
  • Non-transparent drink containers
  • Alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles
  • Pets (assistance dogs are authorized)
  • Backpacks
  • Scanner/transmitter radios
  • Any item deemed unsafe by security personnel

The following are permitted on Gowen Field:

  • Diaper bags are permitted if infant is present
  • Small, soft insulated-type coolers to hold infant formula/medicine
  • Binoculars, cameras and video cameras and standard-sized camera cases
  • Medical equipment/medicine
  • Portable chairs