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  • FOD free flightline

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing, depart buses on the flightline to assist with a foreign object debris (FOD) walk, May 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Icemen Team worked together to ensure five and half miles of taxiways and runways were clear of debris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eric M. Fisher)
  • NE17 wraps-up

    For the past two weeks, Eielson Air Force Base hosted NORTHERN EDGE 2017, a premier joint training exercise which took place in the Gulf of Alaska and around central Alaska ranges from May 1-12, 2017. The exercise brought together nearly 6,000 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard members from all branches of the military to participate in an exercise designed to practice operations, tactics, techniques and procedures, and enhance interoperability among the services.
  • Safety in their hands: Keeping pilots protected with AFE

    For the hectic day of a pilot, grabbing their gear is just one small step in the long list of tasks before a flight. Safety is always a priority, and aircrew flight equipment technicians from the 4th Operations Support Squadron, assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, ensure the safety of pilots from the 335th Fighter Squadron that participated during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 by evaluating all protective gear before and after each flight.
  • Eielson supports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit for 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

    On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
  • The heart of a mission

    Twice a day during NORTHERN EDGE 2017, maintainers work to ensure each pilot’s jet is prepped, properly fueled and ready to fly. Up in the air, members from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, take over and ensure the training mission isn’t cut short due to a lack fuel supply.
  • Preparing for all possibilities

    Members of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight, the Air National Guard, and Army personnel participated in a joint training exercise May 5, 2017. Operation Merlin Wing tested readiness for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense and explosive ordnance disposal. It also highlighted the different techniques employed between the Air Force and Army.
  • Strengthening relationships through joint-training

    After competing at the wing-level and being nominated all the way through to the Pacific Command, Master Sgt. Lallchan Seunarine was handpicked to attend the Singapore Enlisted Officer Training Course, which is their military’s version of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. One United States Air Force, Army and Navy member, along with 85 Singaporean airmen were selected to attend this joint-training opportunity.
  • Fighting multiple fights: The life of a flight surgeon

    From fighting off sickness on the ground, to fighting an enemy in the air, a flight surgeon holds a set of skills crucial to any unit. When he isn’t seeing patients, Capt. Brett Lindstrom, a 335th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, is gearing up as a weapons systems operator to accompany a pilot in the back of an F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft.
  • 335th AMU: Maintaining a mission thousands of miles away for NE17

    Anyone who has packed for an extended trip may have experienced the challenges of identifying the necessities, and cutting out the “nice to haves.” Aside from clothes and personal belongings, imagine packing enough tools for more than 140 maintainers to successfully sustain more than 10 aircraft throughout a two-and-a-half-week period.
  • Bump, set, spike!

    Airman 1st Class Heather Millisor never thought she would get the opportunity to do the same thing she fell in love with as a kid while in the Air Force, but she did. Every year, the Air Force chooses Airmen throughout units to try their hand at joining the Air Force volleyball team. This year, Millisor, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, was one of the 18 selected.