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F-35 Community Showcase Alaskan leaders visit Eielson to discuss the F-35A
Fifty-four F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft are slated to arrive at Eielson beginning in Spring of 2020, with the final F-35 being delivered in 2022. The addition of two F-35 fighter squadrons to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska will help deter possible adversaries in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.
0 10/18
2017
Providing comfort and resiliency one paw at a time Providing comfort and resiliency one paw at a time
Eielson Air Force Base has two furry friends that assist in different resiliency capacities. Tessa is Eielson’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program service dog and Belle is a therapy dog who visits different locations around the base. Through the combined efforts of these canine companions, the Icemen Team receives a welcome reprieve from their busy day, and if necessary, a friendly acquaintance to confide in.
0 9/29
2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Alaskan Command commander, and U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, look at a cold weather gear display during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and major commands visited Eielson AFB and other locations in Alaska to learn and discuss the challenges units face operating in the Arctic region and the affects climate change may have on their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Arctic Security Expedition: AF leaders visit Eielson, gain insight to U.S. Arctic ops
Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and several major commands visited Eielson Air Force Base and other locations in Alaska during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept 8-9.
0 9/13
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley D. Phillips) 'Red Flag' exercises continue providing realistic combat training
It’s that time again when aircraft from U.S. and partner nations soar through the Alaskan sky as RED FLAG-Alaska has officially kicked-off for the final time this season. RF-A 17-3 is scheduled to run from July 27 to August 11.
0 7/28
2017
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brent Sheehan, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, left, Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th FW vice commander and Col. David Mineau, the 354th FW commander, stand at attention as the Secretary of State’s plane arrives May 10, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at Eielson on his way to the 10th Annual Arctic Council Ministerial, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson supports visit from Secretary of State
On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
0 5/11
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Eric McComb and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Markham, both Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) technicians with the 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), out of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, walk toward a building with potential CBRN threats Aug. 23, 2016, at the Fairbanks Regional Fire Training Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 103rd WMD-CST is a joint unit thats includes both Alaska Air National Guard and Alaska Army National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson)
Alaska Airmen, Soldiers support multi-agency exercise
The 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, composed of Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers and Alaska Air National Guard Airmen, hosted an exercise in Fairbanks, Alaska, Aug. 23 for different agencies in the area including Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright.
0 8/26
2016
U.S. Staff Sgt. Barret Chappelle, a 354th Security Forces military working dog (MWD) handler, works with MWD Cage at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 7, 2016. Military working dogs from Eielson work alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets at the top of the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Paws below zero
Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
0 4/18
2016
Tech. Sgt. John Jockusch, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of range structural maintenance, drives a truck over the ice bridge in Delta Junction, Alaska, March 2, 2016. The ice bridge is used to get to and from the Oklahoma Range, part of RED FLAG-Alaska’s strategic training area, and is built by Airmen, soldiers and DoD civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Iceman engineers build up range for RED FLAG-Alaska
Building a bridge can come with many challenges, especially when the materials are water and below freezing temperatures. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron head to Delta Junction, Alaska, each year to construct a bridge made of ice, spending weeks at a time in the Alaskan wilderness transporting heavy equipment and materials over the ice bridge to prepare for the next RED FLAG-Alaska season.
0 3/08
2016
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