The Gowen Thunder Airshow is an event designed to inspire, unite, and celebrate our military and country as a community.

We are thrilled to offer a family-friendly event that will be a highlight of the year for everyone who attends, showcasing the amazing potential in STEM learning for our children, and bringing awareness to the MWR program at the Idaho National Guard.

Our Mission


Inspire patriotism, ignite the imagination, and foster a sense of community through a safe and memorable experience that celebrates the contributions of the military and aviation to our country, and honors service and sacrifice.



Our Vision


Provide a family-oriented event that generates a positive economic impact on the community, thanks Idahoans for their unwavering support of the Idaho National Guard and Gowen Field, encourages military and community service, provides funding opportunities for local non-profits, and promotes youth STEM education initiatives.

air traffic controller directing a jet on the runway

What is the MWR?


The IDNG MWR profits are used to support and help fund various morale related events across the state of Idaho, as well as support military families & quality of life programming for the Idaho military community.


• Deployment assistance
• Youth Activities
• Personal Development
• Team Building
• Indoor / Outdoor Sports Equipment
• Unit Dinners / Social Functions
• Family Support / Family Days
• Education Support / Supplies
• Marriage Programs
• Recreational Equipment

group of people watching jet planes fly through the air