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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/19
2017
A child high-fives Sparky, the Eielson Fire Department mascot, during an open house on July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sparky greeted families as they arrived to the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson Fire Department hosts open house
The Eielson AFB Fire Department hosted an open house event open to Airmen and families July 16, 2017. The event aimed to educate attendees of the features and capabilities of the department's emergency vehicles and promote fire safety.
0 7/18
2017
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, from the 121st Air Refueling Wing out of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, waits for take-off July 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The KC-135 aircraft will fly in support of exercise TALISMAN SABER, a joint exercise between the U.S. and Australia to strengthen partnership and more effectively respond to shared challenges both regionally and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson hosts aircraft in support of EXERCISE TALISMAN SABER
On July 12, several KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from various units departed Eielson for ULTIMATE REACH, an exercise which supports TALISMAN SABER.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, explains features and functions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Susan Brooks July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Seven House Committee of Energy and Commerce members visited the Arctic Region to learn about the energy resources and capabilities of the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) House Committee of Energy and Commerce visits Eielson
Seven members of the House Committee of Energy and Commerce visited Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 7, 2017. The committee toured the Arctic Region making stops in Iceland, Norway and Sweden to learn about energy resources and capabilities in the area.
0 7/10
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The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
Warrant Office Katsumi Yamakazi, the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) senior enlisted advisor, fires an M240 machine gun with guidance from U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tommy Nelson, the 354th Security Forces Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge of combat arms, June 23, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Yamazaki will soon retire after serving in the JASDF for more than 34 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson) Japanese senior enlisted leaders visit Eielson
From June 21-24, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force senior enlisted advisors visited Eielson to learn about base operations, and exchange both military and cultural ideas with their American counterparts. During their visit, Warrant Officer Katsumi Yamazaki and Warrant Officer Masahiro Yokota , JASDF senior enlisted advisors, were briefed on RED FLAG-Alaska, U.S. Air Force professional development courses, Arctic Survival School, and Combat Arms Training.
0 6/27
2017
Eielson’s 354th Operations Group (OG) held their change of command ceremony June 26, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Col. Brian “Burnt” Toth, the 354th OG commander, relinquished his command to Col. Jacob “Snake” Trigler, the new 354th OG commander. Toth will be retiring from the Air Force, and his absence will be felt not only across the 354th Fighter Wing, but across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) 354th Operations Group CoC
Eielson’s 354th Operations Group (OG) held their change of command ceremony June 26, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Col. Brian “Burnt” Toth, the 354th OG commander, relinquished his command to Col. Jacob “Snake” Trigler, the new 354th OG commander. Toth will be retiring from the Air Force, and his absence will be felt not only across the
0 6/26
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis) RED FLAG-Alaska affords airmen experience of a lifetime
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE-Alaska – The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
0 6/23
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U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Warren Binyard, the 36th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, disassembles parts of an oxygen mask June 21, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The equipment that Binyard maintains is essential to pilots due to the high altitude at which they fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) RED FLAG-Alaska: G-suits and parachutes
Attention to detail is a concept ingrained in every Airman from the day they join the Air Force. Your boots must be perfectly aligned, your ribbon rack centered directly above your pocket. This valuable skill saves time, money and in certain situations even someone’s life. For aircrew flight equipment personnel, attention to detail is of paramount importance because when everything else in an aircraft fails, a pilot’s lifesaving gear cannot.
0 6/22
2017
Senior Airman Jeffrey Jaskela, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-18 Hornet, above Canada, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 12, 2017. Four McConnell aircrew took two KC-135 Stratotankers to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to provide warfighting support during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Thornbury) KC-135s refuel international partners during Red Flag-Alaska
Four McConnell KC-135 Stratotankers began enabling Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 12.The exercise puts two forces against one another; blue, the allies, versus red, the aggressors. The goal of the training is to prepare aircrews for difficult situations and build a stronger coalition with foreign allies while learning
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