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  • Know, teach, replicate: 18th AGRS provides world-class training during DS17

    It requires remarkable skill, dedication and discipline to become a military pilot. Despite the nation’s colors that don an aircraft’s fuselage, or what service affiliation rests on the chest’s of its aircrew, a military pilot is a capable and readily accessible force for effectively responding to and neutralizing a threat of any magnitude, at any time, or any place. However, like the students of the Royal Australian Air Force Base Air Warfare Instructors Course are learning in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017, it doesn’t come without hard work and extensive exposure to tactical exploitation by some of the most well-trained and experienced fighter combat instructors in the world; the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Royal Australian Air Force and 18th Aggressor Squadron pilots continue enhancing interoperability in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017

    Pilots from the U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and from Royal Australian Air Force 3 Squadron and the Air Warfare Centre Instructors Course, RAAF Base Williamtown, have already logged numerous hours of flight time during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 18th Aggressor pilots take to the Australian air for Exercise Diamond Shield

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017.
  • COMPACAF visits JBER, talks of changing Pacific Theater

    Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Feb. 5 to 7, to thank Airmen for their dedication to the command’s mission, and learn about operations and readiness at the base.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's airborne contribution

    The command to “sound off for equipment check” resonates through the immense interior of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

    Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
  • 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.
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