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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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A pair of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron out of Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly in formation next to a KC-135 Stratotanker out of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Oct. 10, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 mission. RF-A exercises are conducted within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which provides expansive co-located air and land ranges within a more than 67,000 square mile area, including one conventional bombing range and two tactical bombing ranges containing 510 different types of targets and 45 threat simulators, both manned and unmanned to provide a realistic training environment for participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik) Fueling the fight for RF-A 17-1
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron out of Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly in formation next to a KC-135 Stratotanker out of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Oct. 10, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 mission. RF-A exercises are conducted within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex,
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A Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft taxis down the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line, Oct. 20, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. RF-A enables joint and international units to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) The final days of show season
A Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft taxis down the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line, Oct. 20, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. RF-A enables joint and international units to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment. (U.S. Air Force
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Danny Navo, a 354th Maintenance Squadron phase inspection section apprentice, takes a brief break Oct. 6, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Navo said the best part of his job is getting his hands dirty every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Iceman in Action: Senior Airman Danny Navo
Rank and Name: Senior Airman Danny Navo Duty Title: 354th Maintenance Squadron phase inspection section apprentice Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker takes off from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line for a morning sortie Oct. 18, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. This iteration of RF-A is the coldest of the calendar year with the daylight decreasing in Alaska by seven minutes a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Braving the cold during RF-A
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker takes off from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line for a morning sortie Oct. 18, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1. This iteration of RF-A is the coldest of the calendar year with the daylight decreasing in Alaska by seven minutes a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gay Veale, the 11th Air Force command chief, and Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, the 11th Air Force commander, walk through the Central Heat and Power Plant (CHPP) Oct. 13, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The CHPP uses coal to provide heat and power throughout Eielson, which is vital for sustainment in extreme cold-weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) 11th Air Force commander visits Eielson
Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, the newly appointed 11th Air Force commander, toured Eielson Air Force Base on Oct. 12 to visit the Iceman Team. Wilsbach, who took command in August, learned more about the base, the Airmen stationed here, and Eielson’s mission.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, signed a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donation Oct. 11, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The CFC allows Airmen to contribute to more than 20,000 charities around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Eielson kicks-off 2016 CFC
October 17th begins the first day of Eielson's 2016 Combined Federal Campaign.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin Winter Molins, a 354th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, checks runway conditions Oct. 6, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Air traffic controllers manage aircraft in the air and on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson) Clear for takeoff
You might not guess by the flawless takeoffs of aircraft from the runway that, tucked away in a tower, air traffic controllers are plugged in to ensure seamless transitions for each aircraft on the flightline. ATC Airmen help ensure takeoffs and landings are more organized and safe for everyone involved.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Grende, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron power production journeyman, secures a barrier Oct. 12, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Grende tied down the barrier to ensure safe landing of aircraft in case of an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Catch and release
The roar of the jet can be felt inside the truck as 354th Civil Engineer Squadron power production Airmen wait for the go ahead from the tower. Once approved for entrance onto the flightline, the Airmen’s work begins. In 10 minutes, these Airmen work from one end of the flightline to the other to stretch out the long cable barriers that must be laid out for the jets to fly.
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