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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Kennedy, a  354th Logistics Readiness Squadron journeyman (left) and Senior Airman Alex Westing, a 354th Comptroller Squadron journeyman (right) ride a ski lift at Aleyska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, March 3, 2016. The chapel sponsored a ski trip to Aleyska Resort for 16 unaccompanied Airman to bond and help build morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Weaver/Released) Eielson Airmen journey to Alyeska
Sixteen unaccompanied Airmen visited Aleyska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska, on a chapel-sponsored ski trip aimed to build morale.  Airman stationed at Eielson face a unique challenge -- harsh, long winters and little recreational opportunities. This can be especially disheartening if Airmen have to face it away from friends and family in a dorm room.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph McConnell, 354th Communications Squadron knowledge operations management journeyman, looks for a package Jan. 21, 2014, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sorting dorm residents’ mail is one of many tasks knowledge operations managers complete daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Turner/Released) You've got mail: mailroom Icemen sort it out
For many Airmen stationed overseas sometimes the smallest letter or box from home can be the difference between a good day or a bad day. Knowledge operations managers remain vigilant on the job to preserve Eielson's mission by ensuring communication channels, including mail, flow flawlessly within the 354th Fighter Wing.U.S. Air Force Senior Airman
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Participants in a running group make their way around the outdoor track during a workout Oct. 25, 2013, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The running group is open to anyone and typically meets at noon on Fridays. For additional information on running or other fitness activities, visit the fitness center or call the Health and Wellness Center at 377-9355. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras) Focus on fitness: Informal base running group challenges, encourages
Some people are just born to run. They make running look swift, effortless and easy as they glide along a track or road. They can complete a 1.5-mile run in outstanding time and barely break a sweat. They run 5Ks and half marathons - and they love it. These people can be regarded by some as natural athletes and by others as the object of their
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Mark Biron, Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron member, pilots a CAP Cessna 172 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3 Aug. 19, 2013. The 71st CS participated during RF-A, simulating low-flying threats for participating blue forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras/Released) CAP simulates threats, assists RF-A pilots
During RED FLAG-Alaska, fighter aircraft dominate the skies. Participating forces identify hostile targets while waging a simulated war - but not all hostiles are fighters.Eielson's own Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron plays a role during RF-A by simulating Antonov An-2 Colts, primarily using a deHavilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft.
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Staff Sgt. David Bayle inspects an aircraft pin for cracks under a black light after dipping the part into chemicals mixed to show cracks not normally visible to the naked eye at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Aug. 6, 2013. Bayle is a 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman deployed from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and hails from Port Sanilac, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton) Nondestructive inspection: Finding the cracks
While playing football during physical training, an Airman hurts his arm. Thinking nothing of it, he brushes it off and continues playing. Though after weeks of excruciating pain and a visit to the medical group's radiology section, an x-ray finds his ulna is fractured. Aircraft undergo similar stressors requiring specially trained Airmen to find
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Mason, 354th Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, uses a caliper to measure aluminum while fabricating a part for an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 22, 2013. Commonly, a part for an aircraft can’t be purchased or is just cheaper to produce. Metals tech Airmen can fabricate almost any part or tool from raw material. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released) Bringing fabrication to the fight
The noise of metal being blasted by water jetting from a machine at Mach 3 overwhelms the room. On one side of the shop, joints creek under the extreme pressure of a metal press; sparks fly from another corner. In the 354th Maintenance Squadron's metals technology shop, Icemen can be found welding metal, manufacturing parts for F-16 Fighting
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U.S. Air Force service members roll away from Hursey Gate during a motorcycle mentorship group ride June 22, 2013, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  Mentorship rides are an opportunity for members of the Eielson community to not only practice motorcycle safety, but also to build camaraderie and meet other riders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Peter Reft/Released) Alaska by motorcycle: Unique experience bears uncommon hazards
It's the middle of summer and motorcyclists continue to travel as many routes as possible throughout Alaska before the short, four-month riding season comes to a close. Daylight still illuminates the landscape well past 10 p.m. and while riding long stretches of highway with sparse traffic, it can be easy to forget just how many hazards can quickly
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Combat arms instructors at the 354th Security Forces Squadron us an engagement skills trainer to save money prior to Airmen firing live ammunition.  An engagement skills trainer is a computer based training module which uses air compression and a surround sound system coupled with specially designed weapons to produce a shooting experience almost as good as the real thing (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released) Aiming to reduce cost: Simulator produces accuracy, saves money
As the action snaps back and the sound of the rifle cracks, the only thing missing to make the scenario real is the smell of burnt gun powder.Combat arms instructors from the 354th Security Forces Squadron utilize an engagement skills trainer to promote accuracy while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars on live ammunition.An engagement skills
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Supplements may have benefits when used to complement a proper diet and workout plan. Due to certain supplements having been banned for health concerns, service members should know what they are using and how to use it properly before taking any type of supplement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras/Released) Supplements 101: What are you taking?
In today's military community, fitness is a key component to maintaining readiness. Whether performing a cardio routine or weightlifting, there are supplements that claim to offer an athletic advantage to increase performance in these areas.With a plethora of enticing options on the market, questions come to mind on whether or not supplements are
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Firefighters with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department attempt to put out a flame on an aircraft fire trainer June 20, 2013, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Live-fire training allows Icemen firefighters to be prepared in the event of an aircraft mishap. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Perras/Released) Fire and ice: Icemen square off with live-fire training
The temperature outside is a sweltering 90 degrees - a stark contrast to the harsh winters of Interior Alaska. Despite the heat, Eielson's firefighters continue to battle the burning aircraft in front of them.There is no emergency, however.The aircraft is for training purposes, and firefighters with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department
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