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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jerri Addison, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, empties a bucket of fuel into a tank Nov. 22, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Addison was emptying an F-16 Fighting Falcon fuel tank for maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Enabling the future while propelling the present
With the announcement of the F-35 Lightning II coming to Eielson, the base’s Airmen are adjusting to accommodate the newcomers. While the new aircraft will not be too big of a transition for many Airmen here, it’s completely changing other’s careers.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lisa Rogers, a 354th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster apprentice, reaches for a letter Nov. 22, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Rogers and the weather flight send out hundreds of letters from Santa each year to children all around the world as part of the “Santa’s Mailbag” program which started more than 60 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Letters to Santa
The snow is falling, the roads are icy, and a chill is in the air as the excitement of the holiday season settles in while children everywhere prepare to send their letters to Santa Claus. After the tree is trimmed, the stockings are hung and hot cocoa is made, children sit down to write their wish lists and send them to Santa’s workshop.
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U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron take a brief break from their training Sept. 8, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Eielson team competed in the Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge world competition, placing 31 out of 75 teams in their first time competing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Forged by the fire
It’s hotter than a summer day in Texas and with every step taken your legs feel more like jelly. This may sound like a day in hell, but for some firefighters it’s a day in their office. From October 24 to 26, six members of the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fire department competed in the 2016 Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge world competition.
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Great American Smokeout Quitting to win
Smoking is a hard to break habit for a substantial amount of people, and often times people who smoke wait until their health is at risk to quit smoking. Those among the seven out of 10 smokers who plan to quit can do so during the Great American Smokeout with help from the Health and Wellness Center or their primary care manager.
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Ally Vahalik, daughter of Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV, the 354th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, takes a group photo with military children from across the country during the Corvias Foundation award ceremony in Boston, Mass. Ally and the others were all recipients of the Corvias Foundation scholarships and were flown to Boston for the awards ceremony. (Courtesy photo) 2017 Corvias Foundation Scholarship now available
The Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, announced applications for 2017 educational scholarships are available. The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in pursuit of higher education and has awarded over $6.5 million in scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ben Hardy, the 354th Maintenance Squadron armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge, takes a brief break Nov. 3, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Hardy said the extended hours of darkness is one of his favorite parts of Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Iceman in Action: Tech. Sgt. Ben Hardy
Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Ben Hardy Duty Title: 354th Maintenance Squadron armament maintenance NCO in charge Hometown: Tampa, Florida
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Members of the U.S. Army Alaska’s hockey team celebrate after receiving the winner’s trophy Nov. 5, 2016, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Army won the 22nd annual Army versus Air Force Hockey game with a score of 6-0. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Army defeats Air Force in 22nd annual hockey game
Members of the U.S. Army Alaska’s hockey team celebrate after receiving the winner’s trophy Nov. 5, 2016, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Army won the 22nd annual Army versus Air Force Hockey game with a score of 6-0. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron are lifted up to work on an antenna mast Oct. 6, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The antenna mast needed to be shortened to improve safety and reduce airfield obstructions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jennifer Brown) Tower remodel saves funding, creates training opportunity
Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron and 354th Operations Support Squadron worked together to remove the top 10-foot section of an antenna mast from an Instrument Landing System Oct. 6. The 60-foot antenna mast was shortened to improve flight safety and reduce airfield obstructions, which provided a cost-effective addition to current equipment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
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A small group of people watch a fireworks show at the end of the 2016 Fall Festival, Oct. 28, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The fireworks show lasted nearly 15 minutes and launched a variety of different fireworks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Fun at the Fall Festival
A small group of people watch a fireworks show at the end of the 2016 Fall Festival, Oct. 28, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The fireworks show lasted nearly 15 minutes and launched a variety of different fireworks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Skye Perry, a 354th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, helps Kim Barrante, a screenwriter, try on a pilot’s helmet during a Civic Leader Tour, Oct. 25, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As part of the tour, civic leaders had the opportunity to meet pilots, observe static displays and try on flight crew equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) A Civic Leader Tour
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Skye Perry, a 354th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, helps Kim Barrante, a screenwriter, try on a pilot’s helmet during a Civic Leader Tour, Oct. 25, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As part of the tour, civic leaders had the opportunity to meet pilots, observe static displays and try
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