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More than 50 years ago surveyors first staked out the land that would become Eielson Air Force Base. It was 1943; Japanese had invaded the Aleutian Islands, the Russians were asking for American aircraft to help defend the homeland and the Allies had yet to get the upper hand in Europe or the Pacific. But as one looks back, it becomes apparent Mother Nature - more than Uncle Sam - prompted the opening of Eielson and its expansion in the Interior of Alaska.

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