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Iceman born abroad: Tech. Sgt. Ivan Alandzak Iceman born abroad: Tech. Sgt. Ivan Alandzak
Driving in the dead of night, 5 year-old Ivan Alandzak remembers seeing soldiers laying in ditches, random check points and tanks everywhere. His dad would go away at night to hide so the soldiers wouldn’t capture him and threaten his family. People were being forced out of their houses, and Alandzak knew something was wrong, but didn’t really know why.
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2017
Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters assigned to the 129th Rescue Wing in Moffet Air National Guard Base, Calif., wait for aircrew to board August 10, 2017, RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3, in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. 129th RQS trains to save lives during RF-A 17-3
The 129th Rescue Wing conducts combat search and rescue missions, as well as the rescue of isolated persons on board ships, lost or injured hikers, and medical evacuations across the West Coast. RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 allows joint and international units to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment.
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2017
Celebrating 70 years of Air Power 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.
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2017
RCAF prepares for success RCAF prepares for success
Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Canadian Forces Base, Bagotville, Canada, sit on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, runway while two Canadian airmen work in the cockpit Aug. 1, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-3. RF-A exercises provide realistic combat training,
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley D. Phillips) Final RED FLAG - Alaska of 2017 provides joint, multi-domain, multinational and fast combat training
It’s that time again when aircraft from U.S. and partner nations soar through the Alaskan sky as RED FLAG-Alaska has officially kicked-off for the final time this season. RF-A 17-3 is scheduled to run from July 27 to August 11. As one of the Air Force’s premier flying exercises, Eielson Air Force Base has invited U.S. and international partners to participate in this uniquely designed training experience that could potentially save their lives.
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U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Warren Binyard, the 36th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, disassembles parts of an oxygen mask June 21, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The equipment that Binyard maintains is essential to pilots due to the high altitude at which they fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) RED FLAG-Alaska: G-suits and parachutes
Attention to detail is a concept ingrained in every Airman from the day they join the Air Force. Your boots must be perfectly aligned, your ribbon rack centered directly above your pocket. This valuable skill saves time, money and in certain situations even someone’s life. For aircrew flight equipment personnel, attention to detail is of paramount importance because when everything else in an aircraft fails, a pilot’s lifesaving gear cannot.
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2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley D. Phillips) RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 Day 2 take-offs
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Francis Atchoe, a Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron personnel journeyman, kisses his wife Airman 1st Class Brenda Atchoe, a 354th Force Support Squadron personnel journeyman, while their son Ethan laughs Feb. 15, 2017, at their home on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The Atchoe’s met through a mutual friend while they were attending college at different universities and have since gained citizenship and hope to become officers in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) Icemen born abroad: The Atchoe Family
Opportunity knocks wherever life leads you. Whether that be attending college, starting a family or making the decision to join the military, everyone has different dreams and aspirations. For some, it means starting a whole new life in a different country. Staff Sgt. Francis Atchoe, a Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron personnel journeyman, was pursuing his first degree at the University of Ghana and decided to take a vacation to the United States. During his six-week visit and after positive interactions with friendly people, he decided to relocate to the U.S.
0 6/13
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Timson, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels preventative maintenance personnel, performs daily checks on an R-11 June 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Timson performed a preventative maintenance check on a fuel truck to ensure all parts were functional before being dispatched to the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) A day in the life of POL
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Timson, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, checks off a list June 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Timson preformed a check on a fuel truck to ensure all parts were functional before being dispatched to the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2. (U.S. Air Force photo
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, speeds down the runway to take off from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-2, June 13, 2017. RF-A provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific region and focuses on improving ground, space and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 kicks off
One of the Air Forces’ premier flying exercises, Red Flag-Alaska, will be taking place until June 23 at Eielson Air Force Base. During RF-A 17-2, international partners will take part in an exercise designed to give them experience that may save their lives.
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