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Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda
A defining moment; a moment that shapes and molds who you become can happen at any point in your life. For Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda, that defining moment came when she became a first time mom while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Smurda, the 354th Operations Group superintendent, entered into the delayed entry program when she was just 17. She knew she didn’t want to attend college, so she used her cousin as inspiration to join the Air Force. Two months after graduation, Smurda was on her way to Basic Military Training.
0 9/14
2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Alaskan Command commander, and U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, look at a cold weather gear display during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and major commands visited Eielson AFB and other locations in Alaska to learn and discuss the challenges units face operating in the Arctic region and the affects climate change may have on their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Arctic Security Expedition: AF leaders visit Eielson, gain insight to U.S. Arctic ops
Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and several major commands visited Eielson Air Force Base and other locations in Alaska during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept 8-9.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Coker, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings a bell during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As part of fire fighter tradition a bell is rung in four sets of five rings to honor the fallen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Eielson holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Coker, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings a bell during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As part of fire fighter tradition a bell is rung in four sets of five rings to honor the fallen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)
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2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Haynes, the 66th Training Squadron (TRS) commander, passes a guidon to Maj. Daniel Franz, the Detachment 1, 66th TRS commander, Aug. 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As commander Franz will oversee the Arctic Survival School operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Det. 1, 66 TRS Change of Command
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Haynes, the 66th Training Squadron (TRS) commander, passes a guidon to Maj. Daniel Franz, the Detachment 1, 66th TRS commander, Aug. 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As commander Franz will oversee the Arctic Survival School operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)
0 8/31
2017
Iceman born abroad: Tech. Sgt. Ivan Alandzak Iceman born abroad: Tech. Sgt. Ivan Alandzak
Driving in the dead of night, 5 year-old Ivan Alandzak remembers seeing soldiers laying in ditches, random check points and tanks everywhere. His dad would go away at night to hide so the soldiers wouldn’t capture him and threaten his family. People were being forced out of their houses, and Alandzak knew something was wrong, but didn’t really know why.
0 8/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgts. Joshua Leon Guerrero, left, and Nicolas Garrido, both services craftsmen assigned to the 254th Force Support Squadron, Guam Air National Guard, prepare a lunch entree at the Two Seasons dining facility, Aug. 9, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-3, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 254 FSS team was tasked to augment the 354 FSS during RF-A 17-3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Decade-old 254 FSS 'family' support each other, RF-A
For most military members, the biggest sacrifice of military service is being away from loved ones. Countless birthdays, holidays and anniversaries are spent in other parts of the world. While there is no replacement for family and friends, Airmen from the 254th Force Support Squadron have managed to bring the feeling of family into the work place.
0 8/14
2017
Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters assigned to the 129th Rescue Wing in Moffet Air National Guard Base, Calif., wait for aircrew to board August 10, 2017, RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3, in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. 129th RQS trains to save lives during RF-A 17-3
The 129th Rescue Wing conducts combat search and rescue missions, as well as the rescue of isolated persons on board ships, lost or injured hikers, and medical evacuations across the West Coast. RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 allows joint and international units to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment.
0 8/14
2017
RED FLAG-ALaska 17-3 96th Bomber Squadron enhances training objectives at RF-A 17-3
A quick glance at the flightline and it may seem that RED FLAG-Alaska is mainly about fighter aircraft; but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. RF-A 17-3 participants will get the unique opportunity to work with the 96th Bomber Squadron assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and the B-52 Stratofortress.
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2017
Green Berets train during RF-A 17-3 Green Berets train during RF-A 17-3
U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG) out of Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 5th Squadron, 1st Calvary Regiment out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, participate in a pilot recovery exercise Aug. 4, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3, at the McMahon Range, Alaska. The 3rd SFG is the lead SFG on operations in Central Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo
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2017
Families from around the Eielson community gather around a B-52 Strafofortress bomber aircraft assigned to the 2nd Bomber Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., at the Eielson AFB, Alaska, Open House, August 5, 2017. The Event featured U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Royal Canadian Air Force assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson) 2017 AFB Open House
Families from around the Eielson community gather around a B-52 Strafofortress bomber aircraft assigned to the 2nd Bomber Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., at the Eielson AFB, Alaska, Open House, August 5, 2017. The Event featured U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Royal Canadian Air Force assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
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2017
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