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A Boeing 737 aircraft sits in front of an air traffic control tower, May 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at Eielson on his way to the 10th Annual Arctic Council Ministerial, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson supports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit for 10th Arctic Council Ministerial
On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Holloway, a 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, poses for a photo in front of a KC-135T Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., May 9, 2017, during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) The heart of a mission
Twice a day during NORTHERN EDGE 2017, maintainers work to ensure each pilot’s jet is prepped, properly fueled and ready to fly. Up in the air, members from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, take over and ensure the training mission isn’t cut short due to a lack fuel supply.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Pryzbylek, a 354th civil engineer squadron (CES) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member, holds a simulated unexploded ordnance, while Staff Sgt. Cody Miller, a 354th CES EOD team leader, photographs it’s markings during Operation Merlin Wing, May 5, 2017 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. EOD uses photos of markings on explosives to help them identify what measures must be taken to ensure safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Preparing for all possibilities
Members of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight, the Air National Guard, and Army personnel participated in a joint training exercise May 5, 2017. Operation Merlin Wing tested readiness for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense and explosive ordnance disposal. It also highlighted the different techniques employed between the Air Force and Army.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lallchan Seunarine, the 354th Medical Operations Squadron public health flight chief, poses with items from the Singapore Enlisted Officer Training Course May 5, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Seunarine’s syndicate team presented him with several items to memorialize their time learning together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Strengthening relationships through joint-training
After competing at the wing-level and being nominated all the way through to the Pacific Command, Master Sgt. Lallchan Seunarine was handpicked to attend the Singapore Enlisted Officer Training Course, which is their military’s version of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. One United States Air Force, Army and Navy member, along with 85 Singaporean airmen were selected to attend this joint-training opportunity.
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – U.S. Air Force Capt. Bret Lindstrom, a 335th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., listens to a patient’s heartbeat, May 4, 2017, during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) Fighting multiple fights: The life of a flight surgeon
From fighting off sickness on the ground, to fighting an enemy in the air, a flight surgeon holds a set of skills crucial to any unit. When he isn’t seeing patients, Capt. Brett Lindstrom, a 335th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, is gearing up as a weapons systems operator to accompany a pilot in the back of an F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft.
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Coffman, a 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., performs pre-flight inspections on an F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft from the 335th Fighter Squadron, May 4, 2017, during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) 335th AMU: Maintaining a mission thousands of miles away for NE17
Anyone who has packed for an extended trip may have experienced the challenges of identifying the necessities, and cutting out the “nice to haves.” Aside from clothes and personal belongings, imagine packing enough tools for more than 140 maintainers to successfully sustain more than 10 aircraft throughout a two-and-a-half-week period.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather Milisor, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, jumps to spike a volleyball April 20, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Air Force offers a variety of different sports that Airmen can try out for, and if they make the team they may get a chance to try out for the U.S. Olympic team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)    Bump, set, spike!
Airman 1st Class Heather Millisor never thought she would get the opportunity to do the same thing she fell in love with as a kid while in the Air Force, but she did. Every year, the Air Force chooses Airmen throughout units to try their hand at joining the Air Force volleyball team. This year, Millisor, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, was one of the 18 selected.
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Live, Virtual, and Constructive training capability is the appropriate and efficient integration and interoperability of real and synthetic people and systems in order to more effectively train forces. “Believe the unbelievable”: Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 17 enhances interoperability with Live, Virtual, Constructive training
Live, Virtual, and Constructive training is revolutionizing the way the military conducts training operations. More importantly, it’s changing the way the Department of Defense jointly develops, prepares and engages enemy forces during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., takes off for a sortie from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 4, 2017 during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17). NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Flying high during Northern Edge 2017
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., takes off for a sortie from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 4, 2017 during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17). NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska flight line during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), May 3, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) NE17 in full-swing
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska flight line during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), May 3, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations,
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