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  • Fighting for Airmen’s rights

    You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. “You have the right to an attorney” should signal to every active duty Airman they need to seek the advice of the Area Defense Counsel.
  • Mentoring Moments: Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda

    A defining moment; a moment that shapes and molds who you become can happen at any point in your life. For Chief Master Sgt. April Smurda, that defining moment came when she became a first time mom while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Smurda, the 354th Operations Group superintendent, entered into the delayed entry program when she was just 17. She knew she didn’t want to attend college, so she used her cousin as inspiration to join the Air Force. Two months after graduation, Smurda was on her way to Basic Military Training.
  • 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.
  • Eielson holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Coker, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, rings a bell during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As part of fire fighter tradition a bell is rung in four sets of five rings to honor the fallen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)
  • Det. 1, 66 TRS Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Haynes, the 66th Training Squadron (TRS) commander, passes a guidon to Maj. Daniel Franz, the Detachment 1, 66th TRS commander, Aug. 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. As commander Franz will oversee the Arctic Survival School operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)
  • 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.
  • Decade-old 254 FSS 'family' support each other, RF-A

    For most military members, the biggest sacrifice of military service is being away from loved ones. Countless birthdays, holidays and anniversaries are spent in other parts of the world. While there is no replacement for family and friends, Airmen from the 254th Force Support Squadron have managed to bring the feeling of family into the work place.
  • 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.
  • 96th Bomber Squadron enhances training objectives at RF-A 17-3

    A quick glance at the flightline and it may seem that RED FLAG-Alaska is mainly about fighter aircraft; but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. RF-A 17-3 participants will get the unique opportunity to work with the 96th Bomber Squadron assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and the B-52 Stratofortress.
  • Green Berets train during RF-A 17-3

    U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG) out of Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 5th Squadron, 1st Calvary Regiment out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, participate in a pilot recovery exercise Aug. 4, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3, at the McMahon Range, Alaska. The 3rd SFG is the lead SFG on operations in Central Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo