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  • Eielson enhances warfighting readiness, capabilities to confront regional threats

    From Jan. 22 to 26, Eielson conducted Arctic Gold 18-4; an Operational Readiness Exercise designed to give all 354th Fighter Wing personnel the opportunity to execute mission-essential tasks together in a simulated high-threat environment.
  • Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda

    A defining moment; a moment that shapes and molds who you become can happen at any point in your life. For Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda, that defining moment came when she became a first time mom while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Smurda, the 354th Operations Group superintendent, entered into the delayed entry program when she was just 17. She knew she didn’t want to attend college, so she used her cousin as inspiration to join the Air Force. Two months after graduation, Smurda was on her way to Basic Military Training.
  • Arctic Security Expedition: AF leaders visit Eielson, gain insight to U.S. Arctic ops

    Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and several major commands visited Eielson Air Force Base and other locations in Alaska during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept 8-9.
  • Celebrating 70 years of Air Power

    Since Sept. 18, 1947, the Air Force has been providing critical air power to defend the United States. We have strived to protect the freedoms afforded to us and have made advances in technology and airframes. From the Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis aircraft to the F-35A Lightning II aircraft, the Air Force has lived by the motto “higher, faster and farther.” Capt. Charles “Chuck” Yeager made the first step toward history when he took his first flight on the Bell XS-1, a rocket-powered USAF research plane.
  • Enhancing human capital one talk at a time

    Airmen of all ranks gathered together April 11 and 13 for a professional and personal growth seminar at the Ernie Walker theater. Themed “Enhancing Human Capital” and open to all military, civilian employees and spouses, the seminar covered a range of current and evolving topics including, communication techniques, leading others, mandate verses organic leadership skills, knowing your people, developing productive and healthy relationships and eliminating personal bias’.
  • 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
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