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  • B-1 Bombers on track during Red Flag-Alaska

    Capt Timothy Griffith, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, is interviewed for a feature story  here April 9 during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. To view the video, click on the link, http://www.af.mil/flashcontent/AFA070418_REDFLAG_AFR_1.m4v. Red Flag-Alaska enables aviation units to sharpen their combat skills by flying ten
  • Eielson pilots assume role of aggressor aircraft

    Eielson F-16 pilots took to the skies as aggressors for the first time in Red Flag-Alaska history. Aggressors are a valuable training tool for Red Flags. The pilots and aircraft, F-15s or F-16s, are specially trained to act as the enemy during exercise scenarios. The aircraft sport distinguishable paint jobs and pilots use only the capabilities
  • Doolittle Raiders to meet for 65th anniversary reunion

    Seven surviving members of the famed "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," will descend on San Antonio, this week for a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of one of the most notable airpower missions in military history. Personally ordered by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the raid was a response to Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor nearly five
  • Jimmy Doolittle: famed airpower pioneer

    The man the "Doolittle Raiders" are named for may not be a household name today, but James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle was once one of the most famous celebrities in America, even before the raid, and remains one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Born in Alameda, Calif., on Dec. 14, 1896, Doolittle spent his youth in Nome, Alaska where
  • Barksdale Airmen take care of B-52 business 7,000 miles away

    The ground shakes and the flightline shudders as the eight engines of a B-52 Stratofortress beat gravity into submission lifting the giant bomber into the air. Each of the bomber's engines can produce more than 17,000 pounds of thrust along with a deafening roar, but for the Airmen assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
  • Month of the Military Child observes Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Eielson AFB is a community that cares about its families, and once again joins together to celebrate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Department of Defense is launching a department-wide campaign to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome in collaboration with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome in observation of this month. Shaken Baby
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