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Default Air Force Logo Eielson Command Post: controllers operate as communicators and liaisons
In Amber Hall's deep recesses, a small group keeps a watchful eye over the installation. Tucked out of sight, they work 'round-the-clock amidst flickering monitors, the chatter of radios and the faint sounds emitted from televisions with late-breaking news, prepared to disseminate any information critical to sustaining the mission at Eielson Air
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2012
Kandice Vaillancourt, wife of Staff Sgt. Edward Vaillancourt, 354th Operations Group security manager, does her morning walk April 27, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  Vaillancourt completes three-mile walks on the base all year round in any weather condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) Craycroft lady lets the walking do the talking
From arid deserts to heavy rain showers and finally the frozen tundra of Interior Alaska, a long-time athlete proves that fitness is a state of mind. Thousands, if not millions of footsteps over scorching pavements and iced-covered roads characterize a motivated individual and her need to stay fit.Ten years ago, Kandi Vaillancourt, an avid walker
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2012
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Becky Davis, 354th Maintenance Squadron egress section chief, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon Advance Concept Ejection Seat II March 9, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Davis will inspect for cracks, contamination, corrosion and the correct routing of hoses to ensure to proper function in the event of an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) Women in History: Respect better earned
Editor's note: "Women in History" is a four-part series portraying women currently stationed at Eielson who have positively made an impact.Whether bandaging a wounded soldier or working extended hours at the city factory, women have been contributing to the success of this nation long before wearing any military uniform. Women in the Air Force, as
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Women in History: Leaving Air Force better than she found it
History is filled with examples of women serving their country - women like Susan B. Anthony, who lobbied for women's suffrage rights, or U.S. Army  Gen. Ann Dunwoody, who became the first female four-star general in the U.S. military.One woman here continues that tradition of service.After more than two decades of service, Chief Master Sgt. Karen
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2012
Lt. Col Shannon Sherwin is the 354th Fighter Wing staff judge advocate. As a female field grade officer, she has overcome obstacles that have helped her become an asset to the Air Force while remaining true to herself. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Perras) Women in history: rising through the glass ceiling
Editor's note: "Women in History" is a four-part series portraying women currently stationed at Eielson who have positively made an impact.Shannon Sherwin only intended on staying in the Air Force for four years, using it simply as a stepping stone into a career with the FBI. Sometimes, however, plans change, and now, 14 years later as a lieutenant
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2012
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacqueline Bongard, 354th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, performs a contract file review Feb. 29, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Bongard ensures base contractors are paid an agreed amount according to their respective contracts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) Women in history: Contributions of an Eielson contract specialist
Editor's note: Women in History is a four-part series portraying women currently stationed at Eielson that have positively made an impact.Air Force duty for women was authorized on July 8, 1948. Today, of the more than 328,000 active duty members serving in the Air Force, nearly 19% are women. Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Bongard, 354th Contracting
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2012
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Mosher stands with Zix, his military working dog, March 1, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Military working dogs spend hours interacting with their trainers to familiarize canines with common tasks. Mosher is a military working dog handler assigned to the 354th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Willard E. Grande II) Play a little, learn a lot: MWDs, handlers learn to trust
Few bonds compare to the one that exists between a man and a canine, and the success of military working dogs and their handlers often depends on that bond.Military working dog handlers appreciate the importance of building a partnership with their assigned dog, knowing the sooner trust exists between the two, the more effective the team. It is a
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2012
Steve Brown, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron mechanic, assembles a sight glass at the Central Heat and Power Plant Feb. 13, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. A sight glass is a transparent piece the boiler operator uses to observe the level of liquid within, allowing total heat control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) Icemen Get Dirty: Power plant operations are electrifying Part II
Editor's Note: Icemen Get Dirty is a series that takes an inside look at what it takes to be employed in various work environments. This is the second part of the series.In a narrow corridor, several workers wearing raincoats push a small plastic bullet through more than 1,000 small pipes. Using high-pressure water, they clean built up residue from
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2012
Aumau Aumau, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fireman, regulates flames at the central heat and power plant Feb. 8, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Firemen observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters and charts to ensure the boilers are operating properly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos) Icemen Get Dirty: Power plant operations are electrifying
*Editor's Note: Icemen Get Dirty is a series that takes an inside look at what it takes to be employed in various work environments. In this segment, the Central Heat and Power Plant is featured in two parts.Inside the labyrinths of the power plant, a worker shies away from the coal furnace as he opens the door exposing flames extending several
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Holiday feast safety tips
It is that time of the year again! As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many are looking forward to enjoying a delicious holiday feast. Most families have a tradition of cooking a turkey dinner with all of the fixings. A deep-fried turkey has become a favorite method, which derives from the southern part of the United States and has spread
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