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  • 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.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska: G-suits and parachutes

    Attention to detail is a concept ingrained in every Airman from the day they join the Air Force. Your boots must be perfectly aligned, your ribbon rack centered directly above your pocket. This valuable skill saves time, money and in certain situations even someone’s life. For aircrew flight equipment personnel, attention to detail is of paramount importance because when everything else in an aircraft fails, a pilot’s lifesaving gear cannot.
  • KC-135s refuel international partners during Red Flag-Alaska

    Four McConnell KC-135 Stratotankers began enabling Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 12.The exercise puts two forces against one another; blue, the allies, versus red, the aggressors. The goal of the training is to prepare aircrews for difficult situations and build a stronger coalition with foreign allies while learning
  • Air Force Inns selects eight finalists for Innkeeper Award

    Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award.
  • 354th Communications Squadron change of command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Cole, left, the 354th Mission Support Group commander, passes the 354th Communications Squadron (354th CS) guidon to Maj. Charles Dobson, the 354th CS commander, June 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Dobson assumed command from Maj. Aaron Lake who will move on to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 Day 2 take-offs

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air 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 interoperabillity for U.S. and international
  • Iceman in Action: Staff Sgt. Gregory Chmielewski

    Deploying is an important part of the Eielson Air Force Base mission to prepare, deploy and enable Airmen across the globe. Whether someone is from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron or from the base legal office, they have to prepare for a deployment with the same steps. One of those being proper weapons qualifications. Staff Sgt. Gregory Chmielewski, a combat arms instructor from the 354th Security Forces Squadron, is one of the few Icemen to make sure this process goes “off without a hitch.”
  • RED FLAG-Alaska planning fortifies multinational tactics

    Groups of pilots and mission coordinators jostle their eyes between a large screen and a map of the airspace during a mission planning brief with Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a fellow Air Force Base out of Anchorage, Alaska, on June 12. After a training scenario explanation, the chatter of tactical plans and counter-attacks bounced back and forth between personnel as they prepared for a large force exercise mission during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
  • Icemen born abroad: The Atchoe Family

    Opportunity knocks wherever life leads you. Whether that be attending college, starting a family or making the decision to join the military, everyone has different dreams and aspirations. For some, it means starting a whole new life in a different country. Staff Sgt. Francis Atchoe, a Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron personnel journeyman, was pursuing his first degree at the University of Ghana and decided to take a vacation to the United States. During his six-week visit and after positive interactions with friendly people, he decided to relocate to the U.S.
  • A day in the life of POL

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Timson, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, checks off a list June 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Timson preformed a check on a fuel truck to ensure all parts were functional before being dispatched to the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2. (U.S. Air Force photo