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  • MQ-9s join RED FLAG-Alaska for first time

    Each year RED FLAG-Alaska brings hundreds of Airmen and aircraft from around the globe to participate in cutting-edge, realistic combat training in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, and with each iteration something new is always tested. RF-A 19-2 marks the first time MQ-9 Reapers flew out of Eielson AFB, but the twist is their pilots are more than 4,000 miles away at their home station, Hancock Air Force Base, New York.
  • Team Travis’ KC-10s escort A-10s, F-16s to Red Flag-Alaska

    Airmen and aircraft from the 60th Air Mobility Wing escorted other U.S. Air Force assets from Japan to Alaska ahead of Red Flag-Alaska 19-2, which began June 6.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 takes off

    RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2, a large-scale field training exercise headquartered at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, began June 6 and is scheduled to continue through June 21.
  • Airman’s Attic changes hours to change lives

    A dark fog rose to the ceiling and started to encapsulate the room. Jagged swatches of what was once a full closet gracefully swayed beside reddish-orange embers of light. The bright wind grew larger by the second, sweeping away most of a young couple’s home. Once the fire was put out and the smoke began to dissipate, an assessment of the life-altering event left two active duty Airmen in urgent need. The couple’s first sergeants sought help from Master Sgt. Heather Yates and Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Tapley, lead volunteers at the Eielson Airman’s Attic, where everything they needed in that moment was supplied to them free of charge.
  • Eielson to conduct GPS signal jamming exercises

    The 354th Fighter Wing will be conducting GPS signal jamming exercises in support of Northern Edge 2019, May 9-24.
  • TACP Airmen test physical capacities

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron warm up before a Tier II Operator Fitness Test (OFT) at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, May 2, 2019. The Tier II OFT is comprised of 10 different exercises that measure physical strength, coordination, endurance and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron
  • Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

    Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, scheduled for May 13-24, 2019 on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska.
  • 354th FW stands up JPARC range detachment

    Last week the 354th Fighter Wing made history when it stood up the 354th Operations Group, Detachment 4 and named Lt. Col. Russell Reese its commander. Det. 4 is the beginning of what will eventually become a range squadron here on Eielson.
  • Lt. Gen. Berger visits Eielson

    Lt. Gen. David Berger visited Eielson to learn more about the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and training opportunities unique to Alaska.
  • Eielson Civil Engineer wins Air Force award

    Anytime someone walks into a building or flips a light switch on Eielson they never have to wonder whether there will be heat or power; one of the people that has been responsible for making sure that happens without fail for decades is Don Fry. This year, Fry, 354th civil engineer squadron operations flight deputy commander won the Harry P. Reitman award, which recognizes the U.S. Air Force’s most outstanding civil engineer senior civilian manager. Fry oversees a number of facilities unique to Eielson which are responsible for providing the base with everything from clean water to heat and power for the arctic nights.