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  • 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
  • 2017 AFB Open House

    Families from around the Eielson community gather around a B-52 Strafofortress bomber aircraft assigned to the 2nd Bomber Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., at the Eielson AFB, Alaska, Open House, August 5, 2017. The Event featured U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Royal Canadian Air Force assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • USO extends hours to support RED FLAG-Alaska

    The United Services Organization was founded in 1941, after a request from President Franklin Roosevelt to help improve morale and recreation for U.S. Service members. With more than 200 locations throughout the world the USO has definitely done just that, but in some locations support can still be limited due to remoteness or lack of volunteers.
  • Celebrating 70 years of Air Power

    Since Sept. 18, 1947, the Air Force has been providing critical air power to defend the United States. We have strived to protect the freedoms afforded to us and have made advances in technology and airframes. From the Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis aircraft to the F-35A Lightning II aircraft, the Air Force has lived by the motto “higher, faster and farther.” Capt. Charles “Chuck” Yeager made the first step toward history when he took his first flight on the Bell XS-1, a rocket-powered USAF research plane.
  • RCAF prepares for success

    Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft assigned to the 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Canadian Forces Base, Bagotville, Canada, sit on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, runway while two Canadian airmen work in the cockpit Aug. 1, 2017, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-3. RF-A exercises provide realistic combat training,
  • RF-A takes to the skies

    A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 138, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., takes off during FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-3, July 31, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RF-A provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space,
  • 80th Fighter Squadron arrives for Red Flag-Alaska 17-3

    Members of the 80th Fighter Squadron arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 today. Over the next two weeks, the 80th FS will train to defend against surface-to-air and air-to-air threats, including those provided by an Aggressor unit stationed at Eielson AFB, and work with U.S. and international forces to
  • Final RED FLAG - Alaska of 2017 provides joint, multi-domain, multinational and fast combat training

    It’s that time again when aircraft from U.S. and partner nations soar through the Alaskan sky as RED FLAG-Alaska has officially kicked-off for the final time this season. RF-A 17-3 is scheduled to run from July 27 to August 11. As one of the Air Force’s premier flying exercises, Eielson Air Force Base has invited U.S. and international partners to participate in this uniquely designed training experience that could potentially save their lives.
  • 354th CES makes Old Harbor new

    Kodiak is a small island located off the coast of Alaska, a place where the wilderness is abundant, roads aren’t paved and people are scarce. This summer members of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron spent 74 days in the town of Old Harbor on Kodiak completing various projects to help improve their quality of life.
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