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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.

Consisting of two distinct phases, Phase I tested all 354 FW Airmen’s capabilities to conduct events related to the deployment operations process, which included preparing forces for combat, deploying Airmen in support of global operations, successfully receiving tasked personnel and equipment, and preparation and response procedures for a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosives attack. 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.
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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.
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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
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2017
Mountains are seen in the background on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, March 1, 2016, in Delta Junction, Alaska. Surviving the snowy season
Alaska is home to one of the harshest climates in the United States. From 22 hours of daylight in the summer, to 22 hours of darkness with below freezing temperatures in the winter, the Last Frontier can be a shock for many people who PCS to Eielson Air Force Base. An annual Winter Town Hall is held for newcomers to the installation with various representatives present to speak on some things to expect and prepare for during winter in Alaska.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Alaskan Command commander, and U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, look at a cold weather gear display during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and major commands visited Eielson AFB and other locations in Alaska to learn and discuss the challenges units face operating in the Arctic region and the affects climate change may have on their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) 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.
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2017
An 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon flies in the skies above Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The 80th will take part in Red Flag Alaska over course of several days. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales) 80th Fighter Squadron arrives for Red Flag-Alaska 17-3
Members of the 80th Fighter Squadron arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 today. Over the next two weeks, the 80th FS will train to defend against surface-to-air and air-to-air threats, including those provided by an Aggressor unit stationed at Eielson AFB, and work with U.S. and international forces to
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2017
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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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 16, 2017, at Eielson Air Force 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 interoperability for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis) RED FLAG-Alaska affords airmen experience of a lifetime
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE-Alaska – The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
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A Boeing 737 aircraft sits in front of an air traffic control tower, May 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed at Eielson on his way to the 10th Annual Arctic Council Ministerial, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson supports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit for 10th Arctic Council Ministerial
On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
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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.
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