dix air showGates Open: 9:00 a.m.
Aerial Performances: 11:00 a.m.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ - The nation’s only tri-service joint base, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is set to open its doors to the community May 14-15, 2016, for the 2016 ‘Power in the Pines’ Open House and Air Show. Gates open 9am; aerial performances begin at 11am with free admission and parking. This year’s featured performers are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Click here to download the official Open House and Air Show Poster.


The United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform expert aerial maneuvers in their F-16 Fighting Falcons as headliners and part of an exciting sky show that includes several aerial demonstrations. The United States Army Golden Knights Jump Team performs daring parachute maneuvers as part of the show again this year. And we’ve added a new performer to the line-up: The Breitling Jet Team takes to the sky for awe-inspiring aerobatics as the largest professional civilian jet team performing today. The six vintage WWII aircraft of the GEICO Skytypers perform precision flight maneuvers, where the diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance. You'll also see the F-18 Hornet Fighter Attack Aircraft in action as well as a demonstration by the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).

Open to the general public, ground displays including aircraft and other military assets, military heritage displays, amusement zone for kids, food & beverage, and more are included in the free admission. Parking is also free.

The Defense Department hosts open houses to enhance public awareness of the military’s mission, equipment, facilities and personnel and to promote positive community relations.

"We are looking forward to welcoming our community partners to our open house and air show," said Lt. Col. Pat Rayner, 2016 Open House and Air Show director. “This is a great opportunity to thank our community for their support and to showcase what goes on behind our gates and in our skies each day.”

Community members will have an opportunity to take a closer look at the joint base's global mobility, training and innovation capabilities and see a true joint and total force platform.