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Heavy shop Airmen help maintain airfield integrity Heavy shop Airmen help maintain airfield integrity
When thinking about flight line operations and how to keep a resilient airfield, most people think about the snow equipment clearing the flight line, the maintainers aiding each aircraft in taking-off or the pilots flying the aircraft. What most people fail to recognize is without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance Airmen, none of that would happen.
0 12/21
2017
Alaskan Aggressors support 3rd Wing combat readiness Alaskan Aggressors support PACAF 5th Gen readiness
Training never stops, at least not for the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron. The unit works tirelessly year-round to support continuous combat readiness and enhance U.S. and partner nations’ skills and capabilities.
0 12/20
2017
More than meets the eye More than meets the eye
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Long, a 354th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) apprentice, views a captured image of an F-16 torque tube Nov. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NDI is a maintenance back-shop tasked with finding and detecting possible cracks that could interfere with an aircraft and the
0 11/14
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson, a 354th Fighter Wing photojournalist, speaks to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety course instructor during training Sept. 14, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. After the class, seven Airmen stationed at Eielson received their certification to train ATV safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Playing it safe
In 2015, there were 340 deaths and 97,200 injuries related to all-terrain vehicle incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To help combat these statistics and increase safety for Airmen and their families, the 354th Fighter Wing safety office provides classes teaching proper riding habits and equipment to ride safely. On Sept. 14, 2017, seven Airmen from the 354th FW became certified to instruct ATV safety courses to improve awareness of safe ATV use and to allow for riding on base.
0 9/22
2017
Walter Crary, left, Bryan Hinton and U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, right, 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, salute a wreath during a POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The wreath symbolizes remembrance of all prisoners of war and missing in action military member’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Eielson holds POW/MIA ceremony
Walter Crary, left, Bryan Hinton and U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, right, 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, salute a wreath during a POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The wreath symbolizes remembrance of all prisoners of war and missing in action military member’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Haynes, the 66th Training Squadron (TRS) commander, passes a guidon to Maj. Daniel Franz, the Detachment 1, 66th TRS commander, Aug. 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As commander Franz will oversee the Arctic Survival School operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Det. 1, 66 TRS Change of Command
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Haynes, the 66th Training Squadron (TRS) commander, passes a guidon to Maj. Daniel Franz, the Detachment 1, 66th TRS commander, Aug. 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As commander Franz will oversee the Arctic Survival School operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)
0 8/31
2017
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.
0 5/04
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis as a Royal Australian Air Force F-18A Hornet takes off at RAAF Williamtown, during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia, March 23, 2017. The F-16 and the F-18 served as the primary platforms for providing ‘Red Air’ and ‘Blue Air’ forces, respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty) Know, teach, replicate: 18th AGRS provides world-class training during DS17
It requires remarkable skill, dedication and discipline to become a military pilot. Despite the nation’s colors that don an aircraft’s fuselage, or what service affiliation rests on the chest’s of its aircrew, a military pilot is a capable and readily accessible force for effectively responding to and neutralizing a threat of any magnitude, at any time, or any place. However, like the students of the Royal Australian Air Force Base Air Warfare Instructors Course are learning in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017, it doesn’t come without hard work and extensive exposure to tactical exploitation by some of the most well-trained and experienced fighter combat instructors in the world; the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
0 3/23
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia, March 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty) Royal Australian Air Force and 18th Aggressor Squadron pilots continue enhancing interoperability in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017
Pilots from the U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and from Royal Australian Air Force 3 Squadron and the Air Warfare Centre Instructors Course, RAAF Base Williamtown, have already logged numerous hours of flight time during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia.
0 3/22
2017
The U.S. Air Force 354th Operations Group F-16 Fighting Falcon flagship sits on the tarmac at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, March 19, 2017. Exercise Diamond Shield 2017, the second of four Diamond Series exercises conducted by the RAAF Air Warfare Centre, is an Australian Defence Force training activity where high-readiness forces deploy quickly to remote locations in Australia in response to a simulated security threat. The exercise will see members of the ADF Navy, Army and Air Force rapidly deploy to counter a fictitious force posing a threat to Australia's national security in the Kimberley region in North Western Australia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty) Under the Australian sky
The U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the tarmac at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, March 19, 2017, during exercise Diamond Shield.
0 3/21
2017
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