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If you’ve never been a mentor, now is your chance! Share your on-the-job knowledge with a Ben Eielson High School senior to guide them through future life decisions. For more information or to sign up for this school year, call 907-377-2178.
Icemen, our leadership team is tracking that recent weather has caused some flooding issues for base residents. Please take care of each other and help share the information below from our teammates at Corvias.
The Eielson team was happy to welcome back these Icemen from years past. Quite a bit had changed since they were last here, but we are only able to accomplish our current and future missions because of what they did in the past. We salute you, Icemen! From left to right: PFC Forrest Broderius (1955-1957), Sgt. Mark Greenburg (1967-1969), SSgt Delno Pippitt, (1958).
That’s a wrap on #REDFLAGAlaska 19-3! To learn more about the exercise’s innovative training and the awesome things our participants accomplished, check out the link below! U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
The last #REDFLAGAlaska of the year ends today! Here’s what the participants accomplished during RF-A 19-3. (U.S. Air Force video produced by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter) (Courtesy Imagery from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official) Osan Air Base Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command KadenaAirBase United States Air Force U.S. Navy Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Australian Air Force
RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3 introduced an innovative scenario which allowed pilots and ground crews to practice the Agile Combat Employment concept. Curious? Take a look at the video below to learn more! U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Indo-Pacific Command United States Air Force #ACE
Our Eielson Defenders recently a hosted a “Coffee With the Cops” event at the Corvias Housing Community Center. This was an event for the Eielson residential community to come out and meet and greet not just our Security Forces members but several of the local police officers, too. Thanks for hosting such a great community event, Defenders!
The world’s highest gas station. We’ve enjoyed having our joint force and international partners here for Red Flag-Alaska 19-3. Aerial refueling is but one component we train on but it’s critically important to ensuring the readiness of our forces to deploy at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photos by SSgt Ramon Adelan)
Ever wondered what it looks like to fly in the cockpit of an F-35? Well here’s a behind the scenes look from the cockpit cam of the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team as they performed in the 2019 Eielson AFB Airshow.
Can you tell we love airplanes? Here’s a few shots from the flightline yesterday when the weather was a tad bit nicer than it is right now. (U.S. Air Force Photos by SSgt Ramon Adelan)
We’ve got the best playground in the world. The ability to train on a daily basis in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex—roughly the size of Florida—keeps both American and international forces at the highest state of combat capability.
You can never have too many F-16s 😎 Our friends at the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base brought some of theirs up to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3! Which fighter jet is your favorite?
“Permission to buzz the tower?”
Here’s something to do Team Iceman if you’re looking to connect both online and offline. Details in 354th Fighter Wing Command Chief’s Facebook post.
Great shot of our F-16’s!
Here’s a time lapse of the action on the flightline as we complete week one of Red Flag-Alaska. It was a busy day indeed!
Always a good day when we are flying with our counterparts at the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard! (Photo Courtesy of Maj. “Cal” Gentry)
The 909th Air Refueling Squadron takes gas & go to a whole new level during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-3!
A great breakdown of what we do here in Alaska everyday from the The Wall Street Journal:
Made in 1986, but we’d say it cleans up rather well...
RT @PentagonPresSec: Next stop: @EielsonAirForce, where Gen. Krumm gave @SenDanSullivan, @SecDef and our team a very warm welcome. Great to…
RT @SecDef: It was wonderful meeting some of the servicewomen and men at @EielsonAirForce base today. You all support programs and operatio…
RT @SecDef: Alaska is a critical place on the globe. It’s the intersection of two areas of responsibility — @USNorthernCmd and @INDOPACOM —…
The intent [of this ACE exercise] is to develop combat habit patterns we could use in actual deployed environments,… https://t.co/lkCYIsOsVd
Our 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen spent last week upgrading the Birch Lake Military Recreation area for a tr… https://t.co/a7zE5qmnfd
Today's weather forecast: cloudy with a chance of ⚡️⚡️ Two more F-35s for the 355th Fighter Squadron! #Airpowerhttps://t.co/twJdqnU3po
Special thanks to Kimberly and Karen, representatives from the Alatna and Allakaket communities, for sharing Native… https://t.co/pKKslrhlV5
👩‍⚕️ #MedicMonday 👨‍⚕️ Today we're highlighting our UNIFIED, RELIABLE, and READY team of medical professionals fro… https://t.co/8e4O7fcU8V
Today is #MilitarySpouseAppreciationDay, but I think we can all agree that... https://t.co/RxDiPZkmNK
UNIFIED. RELIABLE. READY. Today marks the first day of #NationalNursesWeek a time to recognize our military and ci… https://t.co/fxifyRL1NI
So proud of our Eielson youth! 🙌 https://t.co/MqM4sHor5U
Are you as pumped as us for the weekend? What are some of your favorite things to do in Alaska? @TravelAlaskahttps://t.co/mT6bpkQ8ip
Fill 'em up!⛽️ Just like #NASCAR, our jets do hot pit refueling. Our Airmen refuel the aircraft while engines are… https://t.co/Df9v269V5d
"A little to the left...now to the right. 🎶Take it back now ya'll🎶" Three claps for the 354th Logistics Readiness… https://t.co/QC4YbCHsey
🔥🚒"Eielson Fire is responding!"🚒🔥 Shoutout to our 354th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighters who recently conduc… https://t.co/ehpgxnrGa0
RT @key_aero: With two units now following an aggressive schedule to be combat ready by the end of this year, @EielsonAirForce in #Alaska i…
RT @usairforce: .@WrightPattAFB's Junior Force Warfighter Operations in the @AFResearchLab teamed w/ explosive ordnance disposal personnel…
🎶Started from the bottom, now we're here...🎶 Whoa! We can't believe it's been a whole year since the first two F-3… https://t.co/6oFqYWOwGg
F-35A Lightning II ⚡️ but make it black and white. #fashionicon @theF35JPO https://t.co/Xr8jFvasJU