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  • Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps

    While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
  • 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.
  • '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.
  • House Committee of Energy and Commerce visits Eielson

    Seven members of the House Committee of Energy and Commerce visited Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 7, 2017. The committee toured the Arctic Region making stops in Iceland, Norway and Sweden to learn about energy resources and capabilities in the area.
  • Red Flag-Alaska affords Airmen experience of a lifetime

    The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
  • 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.
  • 18th AMU secure jets for Red Flag-Alaska

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base sharpened their combat skills June 15, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2, a Pacific Air Forces exercise that enables joint and international forces to train in a realistic threat environment.
  • Essential players in RED FLAG-Alaska exercise

    RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, enabling joint and international units to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability in a realistic threat environment.
  • U.S. Air Force, Indian Air Force join forces during RED FLAG-Alaska

    Vital alignment between U.S. Air Force and Indian Air Force propels RED FLAG-Alaska exercise
  • 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.
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