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  • Eielson F-35As hit 100 sortie milestone

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman, the 356th Fighter Squadron director of operations, conducts pre-flight checks at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. The flight marked the 100th sortie for Eielson’s F-35As. The first two fifth-generation fighters assigned to Eielson arrived to interior Alaska in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • B-52s deploy to Alaska, demonstrate global agility

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region June 14 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • 354th CES welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicholas C. Van Elsacker (right) renders a salute to Col. Chad Bondurant (left), the 354th Mission Support Group commander, upon assuming command of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) during a change of command ceremony at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 12, 2020. The 354th CES maintains the base infrastructure
  • Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.
  • Climbing the tower of success; OSS officer wins distinguished award

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Norris, the 354th Operations Support Squadron airfield operations flight commander, received the 2019 Colonel Darrel L. Dempsey Airfield Operations Officer of the Year award. The award recognizes airfield operations officers who contribute to an outstanding degree, their services, ideas, developments, or accomplishments in their career field.
  • 353rd CTS welcomes incoming commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gregory A. Hunger (right) renders a salute to Col. David Skalicky (left), the 354th Operations Group (OG) commander, upon assuming command of the 353d Combat Training Squadron during a change of command at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 5, 2020. Hunger was previously served as the 354th OG deputy commander. (U.S. Air
  • Gas and Go: Eielson Airmen perform first hot pit refueling for F-35A

    Airmen from the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations section and the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked together to conduct the first hot pit refueling operation for the F-35A Lightning II at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on June 2, 2020. “Hot pitting is the hot refueling of aircraft with engines running,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Heath N. Krogmann, the 354th LRS fuels operations section chief.
  • Eielson Ops Flight Superintendent wins FSS SNCO of the Year

    Master Sgt. Stephanie Beil, the 354th Force Support Squadron operations flight superintendent, was named the Pacific Air Forces’ Force Support Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. “Winning this award is a great honor; I didn’t accomplish this achievement alone -- I had an amazing team that helped to ensure the success of the Eielson, PACAF and Air Force missions,” said Beil. “I manage Readiness, Plans and Programs, Mortuary, Honor Guard, as well 354th FSS contingency support.”
  • 354th OSS welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Jokhy (left) renders a salute to Col. David Skalicky (right), the 354th Operations Group commander, upon assuming command of the 354th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) during a change of command at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 29, 2020. The 354th OSS provides combat forces, exercise and air-bridge support
  • Eielson maintainer ‘humbled’ by Pacific Air Forces award

    The Maintenance Professional of the Year, or MPOY, Award is a very competitive award. Its nominees are selected from a variety of Air Force Specialty Codes that directly and indirectly support flying operations. These Airmen work daily to ensure Aircraft are in tip top shape for Aircrew to execute their mission. Pacific Air Forces named Senior Master Sgt. Harry A. Reynolds, the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons section chief, the 2019 PACAF MPOY for the Senior Noncommissioned Officer category.
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