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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevor Holman, a 354th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, scans the area as he walks down the stairs Dec. 14, 2016, at the 168th Logistics Readiness Squadron building on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Holman was participated in an active shooter drill hosted by the 168th Wing and 354th Fighter Wing during Arctic Gold 17-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) 'One team one fight:' active duty and guardsmen team up for active shooter training
Between 2014 and 2015 there were more than 35 active shooter incidents in the United States with over 230 casualties according to the FBI. On Dec. 14, the 354th Fighter Wing and 168th Wing combined forces to execute active shooter training during Arctic Gold 17-2.
0 12/19
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sadie Lambert, a 354th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, takes a brief break for a photo Nov. 22, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Lambert said she has taken an interest in photography and enjoys trying to photograph the aurora borealis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Iceman in Action: Senior Airman Sadie Lambert
When Senior Airman Sadie Lambert shipped off to basic military training in August 2013, she had no idea what the Air Force would have in store for her. Leaving with an open general position, she said she was happy when she got put into contracting during training.
0 12/16
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, left, poses for a photo with his dad Frank, and his brother Michael while the brothers were in Air Force Junior ROTC. Meininger has since joined the Air Force and has achieved the rank of chief master sergeant. (Courtesy photo) Becoming the one percent
Amongst the hustle and bustle of pre-graduation jitters, SATs and ACTs, final exams and meeting graduation requirements, high school seniors have major life decisions to make. Most decide between starting their career and going to college; but some make the decision to join the United States military. Senior Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, now the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, then a 17-year-old boy straight out of high school, decided academics weren’t going to be in his future. He decided, after growing up with his dad in the military, the Air Force would be a good place to start.
0 12/15
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Johnathan Sikora, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, helps build an obstacle course Nov. 16, 2016, at the Baker Field House on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sikora had experience in construction prior to joining the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Iceman in Action: Senior Airman Jonathan Sikora
Just like building a house, when constructing a better life you must start with a quality foundation. Unlike building a house, a toolset needed for life cannot be bought. Senior Airman Jonathan Sikora, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, is a builder by trade, but does much more than construction.
0 12/09
2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron use snow machines to get across the ice bridge leading to the Blair Lakes Range Maintenance Complex Dec. 5, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 354th CES Airmen build up the ice bridge across the Tanana River every two years to aid in the mission of the Airmen who maintain the maintenance range and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Icemen build ice bridge for mission efficiency
Ice crystals build up on eyelashes and face masks and ice chunks drag from the bottoms of pants as Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron brave the frozen tundra to construct an ice bridge to the Blair Lakes Range Maintenance Complex. With temperatures reaching 40 degrees below zero, these Airmen will spend more than four weeks building up an ice bridge to reach the isolated range complex.
0 12/08
2016
U.S. Air Force Airman Austin Oliver, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment operator, drives a snow broom to clear part of the flight line Dec. 1, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Eielson's Snow Barn clears snow and ice off the flight line to allow for continued operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Icemen combat the snow and ice
Once the snow begins to fall, most people scurry indoors to avoid the freezing temperatures and harsh elements of Alaska. However, Icemen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron rush to put on their gloves and face the winter to clear the base’s flightline and essential roadways.
0 12/07
2016
Department of the Air Force Robert Wurster, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, inspects a MJ-1 bomb lift Dec. 5, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Wurster found and replaced a broken fuse which allowed the lift to continue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) 354th MXS civilian AGE mechanics demonstrate skills
Department of the Air Force Robert Wurster, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, inspects a MJ-1 bomb lift Dec. 5, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Wurster found and replaced a broken fuse which allowed the lift to continue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)
0 12/07
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to the audience before lighting the Christmas tree Dec. 2, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mineau later picked children to flip the master switch and light the tree. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Winter Festival brings in holiday spirit
U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to the audience before lighting the Christmas tree Dec. 2, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mineau later picked children to flip the master switch and light the tree. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)
0 12/06
2016
Corvias Military Housing community residents received their first mock electricity billing statement as part of the Air Force’s Resident Energy Conservation Program. The Air Force’s utility policy is based on the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s policy to provide incentives to residents to conserve energy. The Air Force supports this effort by providing incentives to occupants of privatized housing to responsibly decrease utility consumption and save energy. (Courtesy Graphic) Resident Energy Conservation Program: The 'power' of community
This month, Corvias Military Housing community residents received their first electricity billing statements as part of the Air Force’s Resident Energy Conservation Program, three-month mock billing cycle; an Office of the Secretary of Defense’s policy to provide incentives to residents to conserve energy.
0 11/30
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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.
0 11/23
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