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  • Air Force senior leaders visit Eielson AFB

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Eielson Air Force Base April 6.

  • 51st FW soars with allies in CS23

    U.S. Air Force pilots and maintainers assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participated in Commando Sling 23, a PACAF-sponsored field training exercise at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, Nov. 6-24, 2023.

  • Upgraded F-16 rejoins 8th FW

    An upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon returned to 8th Fighter Wing operations after AFLCMC’s Post Block Integration Team provided the aircraft with the first wave of 22 modifications designed to improve lethality to meet the needs of current and future operations.

  • Kadena KC-135s fuel Fighting Falcons

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, April 5, 2023. The U.S. is committed to denying

  • Black fighter pilot overcomes childhood doubts, serves in the sky

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Gerrod Smith, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, poses for a photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 16, 2022. Smith joined the Air Force as a judge advocate, believing it was the highest path he could become as a Black Airman. After trying out a flight

  • Readout of CSAF's visit to Singapore

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. traveled to Singapore Aug. 7-10 to reaffirm the U.S. Air Force's commitment to the bilateral defense relationship and discuss efforts to enhance cooperation.

  • Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 exercise draws to a close

    As Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 draws to a close after two weeks of non-stop operations, the visiting squadrons at Eielson Air Force base have racked up thousands of combined flying hours for pilots and kept maintainers working around the clock to keep more than 40 fighter aircraft ready to fly day after

  • 909th ARS fuels F-16 Fighting Falcons during CSART

    The 909th ARS provided aerial refueling in support of a combat search and rescue training event hosted by the 8th Fighter Wing. The focus of this combat search and rescue training event aimed to maximize integration while taking advantage of the unique opportunity to practice personnel recovery