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  • “Believe the unbelievable”: Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 17 enhances interoperability with Live, Virtual, Constructive training

    Live, Virtual, and Constructive training is revolutionizing the way the military conducts training operations. More importantly, it’s changing the way the Department of Defense jointly develops, prepares and engages enemy forces during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • Flying high during Northern Edge 2017

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dual-role fighter aircraft assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., takes off for a sortie from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 4, 2017 during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17). NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice
  • NE17 in full-swing

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, taxis on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska flight line during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), May 3, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations,
  • Northern Edge 17 kicks off in interior Alaska

    Approximately 6,000 military members gathered together to take on the most challenging scenarios in the Pacific theater during Exercise Northern Edge 17, at the Gulf of Alaska and around central Alaska ranges from May 1-12, 2017. NE17, a biennial Pacific Command contingency exercise, prepares joint U.S. forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. It is designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills, improve command, control and communication relationships, and to develop interoperable plans and programs across the armed forces.
  • Icemen born abroad: Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater

    Whether it’s a permanent change of station, general moving from one neighborhood to another, or large painstaking moves to entirely different parts of the globe, moving is almost always a challenge for anyone. For some Airmen, those challenges were faced long before their decision to serve. Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater’s experiences with moving began at a young age.
  • 354th MXS in high-ops during NE17

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Maintenance Squadron perform an operations check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17), May 2, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations,
  • 354 Fighter Wing all call Q&A

    On April 20, Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, held a wing-wide all call. Mineau discussed the mission and priorities for Eielson and remarked on how the Iceman team is doing exceptional work. Many questions were asked during the all call, but with limited time, not all were answered. Below are answers to important questions the Iceman team had.
  • Eielson hosts congressional staff delegates

    Congressional staff delegates visited Eielson, April 18, to gain improved understanding of the 354th Fighter Wing’s mission in order to pass on pertinent information to members of congress. During the tour, delegates received a unit mission brief and F-35 Lighting II aircraft beddown update, visited Air Education and Training Command’s Arctic Survival School, the 168th Wing and various other locations.
  • Enhancing human capital one talk at a time

    Airmen of all ranks gathered together April 11 and 13 for a professional and personal growth seminar at the Ernie Walker theater. Themed “Enhancing Human Capital” and open to all military, civilian employees and spouses, the seminar covered a range of current and evolving topics including, communication techniques, leading others, mandate verses organic leadership skills, knowing your people, developing productive and healthy relationships and eliminating personal bias’.
  • Eielson initiates pilot program for SAPR K-9

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month and recently named the 2017 Pacific Air Forces Exceptional Air Force Sexual Assault and Response Team, Eielson is showcasing their newest 4-legged Victim Advocate. Tessa, the Air Force’s first Sexual Assault Prevention and Response K-9, is the most recent asset to the Eielson SAPR program, allowing an alternative comfort solution when victims come forward.