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First RED FLAG-Alaska 2018 commences First RED FLAG-Alaska 2018 commences
April 26 marked the official start of the 2018 season of RED FLAG-Alaska. The exercise serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history of including allies and partners, ultimately enabling all involved to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability.
0 4/27
2018
Icemen practice recovery operations during Arctic Gold 18-5 Icemen practice recovery operations during Arctic Gold 18-5
It’s just another day in the office; the computers are humming, keyboard strokes are sounding and engines are starting to be spun-up and sent to work. “ALARM BLACK, MOPP LEVEL 4” You hear the words over the speaker system, AtHoc messages are ringing on everyone’s phones and Airmen are looking to supervisors to get their next instructions.
0 2/22
2018
Behind the scenes of RF-A Behind the scenes of RF-A
Eielson Air Force Base hosts several RED FLAG-Alaska exercises every year. For the 2018 calendar year, there are four RF-As in the works. It takes a lot of time, energy and dedication from various Airmen and civilians in the 353rd Combat Training Squadron and from around base to make these exercises a success. “The planning starts approximately 10-11 months out for each different exercise,” said Capt. Eric Fenske, a 353rd CTS range duty officer and the RF-A 18-2 team chief. “Typically the first planning meeting happens about eight months out from the event. They happen at four concurrent times with the four different exercises we have scheduled this year.”
0 12/14
2017
AG 18-1 Arctic Gold 18-1 showcases Icemen readiness
Prepare, deploy, and enable Airmen; that is the mission of the 354th Fighter Wing. To ensure preparedness for any contingency operations that may arise, Eielson routinely conducts various exercises to prepare its Airmen. Beginning on Oct. 19, the 354th FW commenced exercise Arctic Gold 18-1 to promote the readiness and ability of its Airmen to accomplish the mission deploying in support of a contingency operation.
0 10/24
2017
Emergency Medical Technicians from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., treat a car accident trauma patient during the 2016 EMT Rodeo Aug. 25, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Cannon’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams/Released) EMT Rodeo 2016
U.S. Air Force Emergency Medical Technicians gathered to compete in the 9th annual Air Force Medical Service EMT Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24-27, 2016.The two and a half day competition involved 24 EMT teams from across the Air Force, both CONUS and OCONUS installations challenging one another for the title of the “Best of the
0 9/06
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Eric McComb and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Markham, both Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) technicians with the 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), out of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, walk toward a building with potential CBRN threats Aug. 23, 2016, at the Fairbanks Regional Fire Training Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 103rd WMD-CST is a joint unit thats includes both Alaska Air National Guard and Alaska Army National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson)
Alaska Army National Guard supports community with multi-agency exercise
The 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, composed of Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers and Alaska Air National Guard Airmen, hosted an exercise in Fairbanks, Alaska, Aug. 23 for different agencies in the area including Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright. The exercise provided an opportunity for different agencies to train together on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Environmental agents.
0 8/26
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan McCullough, an 8th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment (AFE) journeyman assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, performs maintenance on an oxygen mask, May 2, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. AFE technicians must perform extensive work on each piece of equipment to ensure maximum safety for pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released) Aircrew flight equipment: no masking safety
While pilots fly at the speed of sound, multi-tasking is in full force, but safety remains a top priority in the skies. Maintenance Airmen make sure each aircraft is ready to fly, but one crew works meticulously behind the scenes to ensure each pilot’s flight equipment is in top working condition.
0 5/10
2016
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