News Search

FILTER:
354 CES
Clear

News Comments Updated
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Schofield, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) firefighter, turns a valve handle Feb. 7, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Due to cold temperatures in Alaska, the firefighters are only able to conduct limited training on their truck’s pumps; this simulator will allow much needed training throughout the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher) Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps
While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
0 3/08
2018
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
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 Senior Airman Travis Bothast, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, works on a utility pole Feb. 5, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Bothast works on the exterior side of electrical systems, maintaining streetlights, utility poles and the Yukon Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) 354 CES high voltage Airmen
Driving through the mountains in the beautiful, sunshine of summer or harsh, cold winters and midnight calls on the long, light-filled airfield is something Senior Airman Travis Bothast and Airman 1st Class Anthony Cooper know all too well as electrical systems Airmen. Bothast, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, works with exterior high voltage overhead lines while Cooper, a 354th CES electrical systems apprentice, handles airfield lighting.
0 2/26
2016
RSS