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  • SERE specialists conquer the arctic

    Wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour, wind chills dropping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and a place where the sun does not rise above the horizon for 65 consecutive days. Arctic Survival training is not for the faint of heart however for the survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists, it is a rite of passage.
  • For first time in several years, Team Eielson brings back load competition between F-35 and F-16 crews

    Team Eielson’s 354th Maintenance Group recently held its first quarter load crew competition, Jan. 8, 2021. This is the first time the competition is being held in several years since the return of uniformed service.
  • Four teams one fight: Red Flag-Alaska 21-1 comes to a close

    “30 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds, 3…2…1...hack. Welcome to debrief.” With that, the 353rd Combat Training Squadron concluded RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 signifying the end of RF-A 2020 season.
  • First arctic survival kits installed in Eielson F-35As

    Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing developed a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II, in November of 2019. Now, 11 months later, the first kits are being installed in Eielson’s F-35A fleet. Eielson’s F-35As are the first of the Air Force’s fleet to be stationed in an arctic climate, which drove the need for a new survival kit. After months of research, development and testing, the design was sent to the 354th Operations Group commander for approval. In April the kit was given the “green light” and aircrew flight equipment Airmen got busy building them for the approaching winter.
  • Remembering fallen Yukla 27 crew

    Surviving family members, distinguished guests and members of the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron gathered for a solemn memorial ceremony Sept. 22, 2020, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to honor the 24 Canadian and U.S. Airmen lost in one of the deadliest aircraft accidents in U.S. Air Force history.
  • F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson

    The F-35A Lightning II fleet has officially doubled at Eielson with the arrival of three new F-35As June 25, 2020.
  • Bombers project power from Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be true—Alaska’s strategic location is second to none.
  • Eielson Airmen, Fairbanks airport authorities team up for aircraft recovery training

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. FAI Police and Fire Department personnel covered how to safely recover and shutdown the aircraft as well as how to coordinate operations between Eielson and the airport if an aircraft
  • Eielson Aircrew Flight Equipment shop wins AF-level award

    The 354th Operations Support Squadron's Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) shop was named the Air Force's AFE Small Program of the Year for 2019.
  • Eielson Airmen take action against COVID-19

    A 354th Security Forces Squadron Airman scans a common access card on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 20, 2020. Installation personnel and visitors must present their I.D. to defenders at the main gate for verification. The change is one of many precautionary measures implemented base-wide to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air
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