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First RED FLAG-Alaska 2018 commences First RED FLAG-Alaska 2018 commences
April 26 marked the official start of the 2018 season of RED FLAG-Alaska. The exercise serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history of including allies and partners, ultimately enabling all involved to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability.
0 4/27
2018
Iceman in Action: Airman 1st Class Matthew Williams Iceman in Action: Airman 1st Class Matthew Williams
Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Matthew Williams Duty Title: 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter Hometown: Orlando, Florida
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2018
Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. Paul Martin Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. Paul Martin
“I get told from time to time ‘I want to be just like you,’ or another SNCO. I don’t think that’s the right goal or the right thing to achieve. I think the better thing to achieve is to become the best you and if you become the best you, then you’ll know what it means to be successful.” - CMSgt Paul Martin Chief Master Sgt. Paul Martin joined the Air Force 26 years ago. After declining an offer from his mother to pay for his college education, Martin wanted to be able to have a livelihood and a future that was determined on his own terms.
0 4/26
2018
Jeff Stepp, the special assistant to the Mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, speaks with Kevin Blanchard, the 354th FW F-35 PIO director, after a briefing about FNSB growth to support the F-35 bed down April 18, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The final recommendations for the FNSB will be released by the Arcadis Project Team later this week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Site Action Task Force Prepares for F-35 Arrival
The F-35 has matured into a capable aircraft and it’s beginning to be based around the world. Eielson is one of those locations and it is set to house two F-35A Lightning II squadrons by the year 2022. To prepare for this monumental change, which is currently expected to increase the base’s population by 50 percent, personnel from the 354th Fighter Wing hold semiannual Site Action Task Force meetings, which typically span four to five days.
0 4/23
2018
IIA-Castaneda Iceman In Action: Airman 1st Class Gabriel Castaneda
Iceman in Action Interview Questions Name/Rank: Airman 1st Class Gabriel Castaneda Duty Title: 354th Maintenance Squadron, jet engine intermediate maintenance (JEIM) technician Hometown: Fremont, California
0 4/23
2018
Finding fulfillment in the pursuit of happiness Finding fulfillment in the pursuit of happiness
Seizing opportunities in a business setting can come with rewards, exceptional pay and good social status. What isn’t as prominently mentioned, is that it can come at great personal cost. Chaplain (Capt.) Charles Gormley, who is temporarily assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, discovered his climb up the corporate ladder wasn’t fulfilling his spiritual passion. After working for Google and later in the aerospace industry, he decided it was time to make a big change.
0 4/17
2018
LRS helps Icemen prepare for Golden Raven 18-1 Golden Raven 18-01 integrates 354th FW, 168th WG
Exercise Golden Raven 18-01 was a unique opportunity for the 354th Fighter Wing to integrate with the 168th Wing and conduct a training exercise that supported the Tanker Task Force mission, as well as to deploy personnel and cargo in support of contingency operations. This was the sixth operational readiness exercise conducted on Eielson since October 2017.
0 4/16
2018
LRS helps Icemen prepare for Golden Raven 18-1 LRS helps Icemen prepare for Golden Raven 18-1
An Airman from the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron completes a hand receipt for individual protective equipment (IPE) in preparation for exercise Golden Raven 18-1, April 5, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This will be the sixth operational readiness exercise conducted on Eielson since October of 2017, Golden Raven is an evaluation of
0 4/09
2018
ADAPT Expo takes over Baker Field House ADAPT Expo takes over Baker Field House
Eielson’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment team held an ADAPT Expo at the Baker Field House, which took Airmen through a typical night of drinking. Several stations were set up to help the Airmen visually recreate what this night may look like. The first station explained how intoxication levels can vary based on gender, weight and the type of drink(s) they consume.
0 4/05
2018
SAAPM SAAPM kicks-off at Eielson AFB
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. In 2018 we will continue with the theme "Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission.” The Department of Defense observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all service members at every level. Every person has a part in combating sexual assault and SAAPM offers an excellent opportunity to focus attention on our individual roles.
0 4/02
2018
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