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354th Security Forces Squadron Airmen learned the proper way to administer a Field Sobriety Test; which consists of three parts, each designed to assess motor functions, during an exercise on July 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Eric M. Fisher) A sobering truth
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, I had the opportunity of being part of a training which involved a small group of people being sobriety tested by 354th Security Forces Squadron members so they could practice conducting Field Sobriety Tests. During this controlled training, six airmen, including myself, were given varying amounts of alcohol based on our weight to reach the legal Blood Alcohol Content limits for driving in the state of Alaska, which is .08.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, passes the 354th Maintenance Group (MXG) guidon to Col. Peter Gryzen, the 354th MXG commander, July 18, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Gryzen assumed command after completing his Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Fort McNair, Washington D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) 354th Maintenance Group change of command
U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, passes the 354th Maintenance Group (MXG) guidon to Col. Peter Gryzen, the 354th MXG commander, July 18, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Gryzen assumed command after completing his Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Fort
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt.’s Julian Rooks and Kevin Long, both A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron out of Osan Air Base, South Korea, put on protective equipment June 29, 2017, on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Delta Junction, Alaska. Both Rooks and Long were afforded the chance to see their mission happen from the perspective of a Tactical Air Control Party Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson) Seeing the other side
There are two sides to every story; your side and someone else’s side. The same holds true for Tactical Air Control Party Airmen and A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots. Although these Airmen are constantly working together, they never get to see the same side of the story as the other. During Distant Frontier, pilots assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron out of Osan Air Base, South Korea, accompanied TACP Airmen assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, deep into the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in order to better understand what the TACP Airmen see from the ground.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron superintendent, poses for a photo in his office July 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Dyer didn’t always want to become a chief master sergeant, but he said life had different plans for him. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cassie Whitman) Mentoring moments: Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer
“Airmen are made into leaders like you forge steel into a sword. They get a little nick, you iron it out and sharpen it. Most people won’t see the process of how you became a senior leader; bang the steel, put it in cold water and let it cool, heat it up and sharpen.” - Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer
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A child high-fives Sparky, the Eielson Fire Department mascot, during an open house on July 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Sparky greeted families as they arrived to the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson Fire Department hosts open house
The Eielson AFB Fire Department hosted an open house event open to Airmen and families July 16, 2017. The event aimed to educate attendees of the features and capabilities of the department's emergency vehicles and promote fire safety.
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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, from the 121st Air Refueling Wing out of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, waits for take-off July 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The KC-135 aircraft will fly in support of exercise TALISMAN SABER, a joint exercise between the U.S. and Australia to strengthen partnership and more effectively respond to shared challenges both regionally and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher) Eielson hosts aircraft in support of EXERCISE TALISMAN SABER
On July 12, several KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from various units departed Eielson for ULTIMATE REACH, an exercise which supports TALISMAN SABER.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, explains features and functions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Susan Brooks July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Seven House Committee of Energy and Commerce members visited the Arctic Region to learn about the energy resources and capabilities of the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) House Committee of Energy and Commerce visits Eielson
Seven members of the House Committee of Energy and Commerce visited Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 7, 2017. The committee toured the Arctic Region making stops in Iceland, Norway and Sweden to learn about energy resources and capabilities in the area.
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Warrant Office Katsumi Yamakazi, the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) senior enlisted advisor, fires an M240 machine gun with guidance from U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tommy Nelson, the 354th Security Forces Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge of combat arms, June 23, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Yamazaki will soon retire after serving in the JASDF for more than 34 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson) Japanese senior enlisted leaders visit Eielson
From June 21-24, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force senior enlisted advisors visited Eielson to learn about base operations, and exchange both military and cultural ideas with their American counterparts. During their visit, Warrant Officer Katsumi Yamazaki and Warrant Officer Masahiro Yokota , JASDF senior enlisted advisors, were briefed on RED FLAG-Alaska, U.S. Air Force professional development courses, Arctic Survival School, and Combat Arms Training.
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Eielson’s 354th Operations Group (OG) held their change of command ceremony June 26, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Col. Brian “Burnt” Toth, the 354th OG commander, relinquished his command to Col. Jacob “Snake” Trigler, the new 354th OG commander. Toth will be retiring from the Air Force, and his absence will be felt not only across the 354th Fighter Wing, but across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman) 354th Operations Group CoC
Eielson’s 354th Operations Group (OG) held their change of command ceremony June 26, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Col. Brian “Burnt” Toth, the 354th OG commander, relinquished his command to Col. Jacob “Snake” Trigler, the new 354th OG commander. Toth will be retiring from the Air Force, and his absence will be felt not only across the
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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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