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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron places the canopy full of snow which will be used for the door for his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.  
(US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder) Cool School is in Session

0 12/19
2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Timothy Ristow, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, drives a Small Unit Support Vehicle with a grader to smooth out a road for access to the Blair Lake Bombing Range Facilities Dec. 13. The ice bridge takes about five weeks to complete in sub-zero weather. It is five-foot deep, a mile long and capable of supporting more than 110 tons -- which completely vanishes a few months later. The ice bridge helps 354th CES members access and perform annual maintenance on Eielson's training and bombing ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder).
(Released) Ice Bridge

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Aaron Slay (walking) follows Senior Airman Corneilius Cutler (Jammer driver) while they load a MK-82 bomb on an F-16D Fighting Falcon during the Load Crew of the Quarter contest here on 15 December. The Airmen represent the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) and the quarterly contest pitts the 18th AMU versus the 355th AMU. Both teams loaded 2 MK-82 low drag bombs and one AIM-9 sidewinder missile to their respective aircraft.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) Falcons vs. Hogs

0 12/18
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman Jaime Valle, 354th Maintenance Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, checks the lunette for wear and tear during a 365 inspection on an MHU-141/M Munitions Handling Trailer here on 13 December. The lunette wears down over time due to excessive use. The inspection is a yearly operational and maintenance check on the trailer which can be configured to carry different munition types. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang) 365 Ammo Cart Inspection

0 12/14
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Senior Airman Eli Wamack, Det. 1, 210th helicopter flight engineer,  inspects a M240 machine gun before leaving on a two-hour training mission Dec. 7 in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nora Anton) Ready at a moment’s notice
Airmen from Det. 1, 210th Rescue Squadron took to the skies in a Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter on a two-hour training mission the afternoon of Dec. 7. The aerial gunner and flight engineer's mission goal was to qualify on the M240, a 7.62 mm machine gun, by successfully shooting at fake convoys set up in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The
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Default Air Force Logo Spouses can submit themed groups to Dining In committee
The Spouses Dining In committee is looking for spouses interested in participating in the 2007 Spouses Dining In. "Any spouse affiliated with the base may attend the dining in," said Jenny Wieland, SDI committee member. "Groups can be formally registered groups like the Officers' Spouses' Club, Enlisted Spouses' Club, or Medical Group spouses, or
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Higher education leads to success
Today's air expeditionary Airman is deploying longer and more often than ever before in a world of shrinking budgets, bonuses and manpower. However, one benefit that hasn't gone away in these changing times is the educational opportunities offered by the Air Force. Those opportunities are becoming more important for anyone considering the
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Don’t get sidelined with a broken tooth
It has been estimated that nearly five million teeth are "knocked out" each year resulting in roughly $500 million annually to replace or repair them. Sports-related injuries account for an estimated 15 to 40 percent of dental trauma, and attribute three times as many injuries as traffic accidents or violence. This is an enormous number, as many
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Airman convicted, discharged
Senior Airman Brandon Harris, 354th Maintenance Squadron, was convicted of shoplifting, government travel card abuse and identity theft during a court-martial Oct. 24. Airman Harris was represented by Capt. Michael Tewalt, Area Defense Counsel, and chose to be sentenced by a military judge alone. During the special court-martial, Airman Harris pled
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2006
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Patrick Heseltine, PACAF Alaska Brass Quintet member, plays a Christmas carol from his french horn at the 355th Fighter Squadron Dec. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Nelson.)

 
Spreading holiday cheer

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