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  • 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.
  • B-1s complete 24-hr sprint from Guam to train in Alaska, Japan

    In continued demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s dynamic force employment model, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted training in Alaska, and Japan May 21.
  • Crew chief dedicated to Eielson’s first F-35s

    In the five years he’s worked as an F-35A Lightning II crew chief Staff Sgt. Christopher Mashek has watched jets land on the flight line hundreds of times. He guides pilots to their parking spots, ensures aircraft maintenance records are up to date and scans jets for needed repairs. On April 21, a routine task for him coincided with a historic moment for the 354th Fighter Wing.
  • Range Squadron to manage 77,000 square miles of airspace

    In the spring of 2019, the 354th Operations Group, Detachment 4 was established with the plan to eventually grow the unit into its own squadron. The 354th Fighter Wing activated the 354th Range Squadron on May 13, 2020, to increase the prominence of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex as a venue for high-end air combat training.
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