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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Inns selects eight finalists for Innkeeper Award
Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award.
0 6/19
2017
The Eielson base honor guard presents the colors for the National Anthem during the 354th Fighter Wing change of command ceremony, June 29, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base. The Icemen Team gathered to welcome Col. David Mineau, the new 354th Fighter Wing commander, and say farewell to outgoing commander, Col. Michael Winkler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released)
Icemen welcome new commander, recognize former commander’s legacy
Farewells and welcomes were heard as hundreds of members of the Iceman Team, community and family members joined Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, the Eleventh Air Force commander, in the Thunderdome to celebrate the 354th Fighter Wing change of command. Col. Michael Winkler, the outgoing commander, relinquished command to Col. David Mineau June 29, 2016.
0 6/29
2016
U.S. Staff Sgt. Mathis Williams, a 354th Security Forces military working dog (MWD) handler, takes a break from a patrol with MWD Oopal in the dark at 30 degrees below zero March 7, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, while the aurora borealis dances behind them. Military working dogs from Eielson work alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets at the top of the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Paws below zero
Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
0 4/18
2016
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
Terrill McFarland, the National Vice-President of Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Outreach Services, presents a $5,000 scholarship to MiKaila Alexander, a senior at Ben Eielson High School, with Col. Richard Cole, the 354th Mission Support Group commander, during the 2016 Alaska Youth of the Year ceremony at the Westmark Hotel, Feb. 20, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Alexander won the Military Youth of the Year scholarship for the second year in a row and will compete at the next regional level this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released) BEHS student wins Military Youth of Year Award
Eielson hosted the annual Youth of the Year Program, recognizing five of Alaska’s best and brightest youth, awarding a winner to the military and civilian category. The Youth of the Year Program showcases each person’s talents and achievements and enables children an opportunity for a positive future.
0 2/29
2016
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