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Your whole life can change in a moment. TSgt Trevor Brewer shares the moments he remembers of the day he thought would be his last. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter) #AFW2 Air Force Wounded Warrior
#FacesOfEielson:“I like being able to travel and seeing things I would have never been able to see. Like going to Valdez and Seward and being able to see beluga whales out in the wild.” - Staff Sgt. Emilee Edelman, a 354th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst.
Here's a first hand look at the wing change of command ceremony from earlier today. (U.S. Air Force video by SrA Joshua Weaver) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce KUAC U.S. Pacific Air Forces Alaskan Command & 11th Air Force KTVA 11 News
Eielson is happy to welcome Colonel Benjamin Bishop and his family as he assumes command of the Iceman team. (U.S. Air Force photos by SrA Issac Johnson) Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Fairbanks Daily News-Miner KUAC Ktvf Fairbanks KTVA 11 News Alaskan Command & 11th Air Force U.S. Pacific Air Forces
#FacesofEielson: “It was an honor and a privilege to be your commander for the past two years. Thank you for making the past two years absolutely the highlight of my 24-year Air Force career.” - Colonel David A. Mineau, Former 354th Fighter Wing Commander
The 354th Fighter Wing Change of Command.
Today, Lt. Col. Billy Allen relinquished command of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron to the newest Iceman Engineer Lt. Col. Allen Branco III.
Colonel Shawn Anger, Eielson vice wing commander, provides remarks at Pioneer Park today to honor the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day from the Icemen team!
Today, the 354th Medical Support Squadron bid farewell to Lt. Col. Donald Kotulan and welcomed Lt. Col. Ezekiel Malone to the Iceman Team.
We know you have a few seconds to watch this video before you crank up the grill. And when you’re done watching, be sure to have a well thought out plan with family and friends this #4thofJuly, especially if you want to explore #Alaska. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
#ThrowbackThursday: It was only last week when Eielson took on Fort Wainwright in Major League Baseball’s 24 hours of “Play Ball” for the summer solstice, but it was an epic game. The Icemen, down 11-5 going into the final inning, managed to come back and win the game 12-11! Here are the highlights of the action around the diamond.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan say... United States Air Force U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Pacific Air Forces KTVA 11 News Channel 2 News, KTUU.com Fairbanks Daily News-Miner KUAC Anchorage Daily News
U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis visited #Alaska. While here, he spent time with Soldiers on Fort Greely to learn more about their part in our missile defense mission. Before departing, he and Senator Dan Sullivan held a joint press conference at #EielsonAFB to reiterate the importance of Alaska to our nation's defense. #SecDefTravels U.S. Army Alaska U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command United States Air Force U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner KTVA 11 News Channel 2 News, KTUU.com KUAC Anchorage Daily News
Welcome to #EielsonAFB U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis! #ReadyToGoAt50Below
This is what we do. This is #RedFlagAlaska. Whether you were in the cockpit of an A-10 or on the flightline turning wrenches, each of you played an important role in making Red Flag a success. Here's a behind the scenes, in-depth look at the partcipants that made it all happen. **We'd like to extend a special thank you to the Japan Air Self Defense Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force for providing extensive footage from their flights.** (U.S. Air Force video by the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Team) 124th Fighter Wing Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters Holloman Air Force Base Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base (Official) MacDill Air Force Base Eglin Air Force Base KadenaAirBase Yokota Air Base Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official) 1/25 SBCT "Arctic Wolves" 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Camp Pendleton 3/20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Wainwright Official Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Oceana 18th Field Artillery Brigade U.S. Army Alaska Alaskan Command & 11th Air Force U.S. Pacific Air Forces Air Mobility Command Air Force Special Operations Command U.S. Indo-Pacific Command United States Air Force U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Department of State 航空自衛隊 Japan Air Self-Defense Force The Republic of Singapore Air Force
Eielson teammates and friends, here’s a short teaser of the Red Flag-Alaska 18-2 end of exercise video. Check back our Facebook page on Saturday at 1300 to catch the premiere. Alaskan Command & 11th Air Force U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command 124th Fighter Wing U.S. Army Alaska Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official) NORAD and U.S. Northcom
#RFAToday: That’s a wrap on another successful #RedFlagAlaska! We want to thank our international partners from Singapore and Japan, and all the joint and total force units for making this an exercise to remember. U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Army Alaska Fort Wainwright Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official) Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce JASDF 航空自衛隊 Singapore 124th Fighter Wing
It’s #SummerSolstice and that means #Alaska is getting almost 22 hours of sunlight! And one of the most unique things about the solstice in Fairbanks is getting the opportunity to see the “Midnight Sun” baseball game. There is so much sunlight that the game is able to be played without the help of any stadium lights. This year marks the 113th iteration of this baseball classic. This game is just one of the many things that makes being stationed at Eielson AFB such a unique opportunity. (U.S. Air Force Photo by 2d Lt Kitsana Dounglomchan)
#RFAToday: We're all used to watching our jets train from the ground...check out the view from the cockpit! U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command JASDF 航空自衛隊 Fort Wainwright GoPro Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Ktvf Fairbanks United States Air Force Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson