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The F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. F-35A arrives at Eielson for testing
An F-35A Lightning II landed at Eielson AFB Oct 12 to participate in testing several aspects of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. This test’s purpose has two major outcomes: certifying the Norwegian drag-chute and demonstrating that the entire fleet of F-35As are capable of landing at a runway condition reading (RCR) of 7.
0 10/13
2017
On March 29, Eielson broke ground for the F-35A Lightning II flight simulator facility, which marks the beginning of improvements to the base’s infrastructure in order to house the new aircraft. Since Eielson’s selection to be the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A location, there has been a lot of work done to prepare for their arrival. Preparations include construction and renovations planned in support of 54 F-35s and approximately 3,500 Airman, contractors and their families. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson breaks ground for F-35A Lightning II flight simulator
In April 2015, the Air Force selected Eielson Air Force Base to become the first operational overseas location for the F-35A Lightning II. On March 29, Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, officially broke ground for the F-35 beddown; less than a year after the initial selection was made.
0 4/04
2017
Air Force Col. Michael P. Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, announces the Secretary of the Air Force’s signed decision to select Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as the location of the Air Force’s first F-35A operational base in the Pacific Air Forces’ Area of Responsibility during an April 4, 2016, ceremony at Eielson. Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow the Air Force the capability of using the largest airspace in the Air Force in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex for large-force exercises, ensuring realistic combat training for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released) Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft
Col. Michael P. Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, announced the Secretary of the Air Force’s signed decision to select Eielson Air Force Base as the new home for the service’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft base during an April 4, 2016, ceremony at Eielson.Air Force officials chose Eielson
0 4/07
2016
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