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  • Advisory: Hursey Gate to close for construction, alternate entry point established

    The Eielson Hursey Gate will be closed effective May 29, 2020, at 10 p.m. for construction. All vehicles will be directed to an alternate entry gate established on the temporary access road for use during the construction period expected to wrap up in August 2020. Road signs will be posted.
  • Hill to Eielson: Cooperation between first, newest F-35A wing speeds stand-up, shapes future

    The Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II wing is sending aircraft to the Air Force’s newest F-35A wing to help speed their stand-up. On April 27, four F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing took off on a four-hour flight across the Pacific Northwest for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. They will become part of the 354th Fighter Wing’s inventory for the next two months. 
  • Lightning takes to the skies over Eielson AFB

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Grant Saum, the 354th Fighter Wing F-35 Program Integration Office director of operations, and Maj. Brian Mueller, the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) assistant director of operations, prepare to step to the aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 24, 2020. This marked the first takeoffs for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft
  • 356th AMU takes in first F-35s

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Krutke, an F-35 avionics system craftsman with the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), prepares to place chalks for one of the first of two F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation aircraft assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron after its arrival at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. The F-35A, the U.S.
  • F-35s join Alaskan airpower team

    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft fly over the Alaska Canada Highway en route to their new home at the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. The F-35 represents a new model of international cooperation, ensuring U.S. and Coalition partner security well into the 21st Century. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt.
  • Pacific Air Forces cancels second iteration of Red Flag-Alaska

    After careful consideration and close coordination with participating nations and units, Pacific Air Forces has cancelled the Red Flag-Alaska 20-2 exercise scheduled for June 11 - 26 at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • Eielson welcomes F-35A Lightning II

    It was an historic day for Eielson as the base received its first two F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft April 21, 2020.
  • Barging into the fight: Eielson receives critical munitions

    Eielson AFB received its largest munitions supply in years April 6-13, 2020. Seeing this process through is the 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight which conducted their biannual receiving, inspection, and storing of munitions, known as a munitions barge.
  • 354th Aircrew Flight Equipment shop wins AF-level award

    The 354th Operations Support Squadron's Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) shop was named the Air Force's AFE Small Program of the Year for 2019.
  • Know, teach, replicate: 18th AGRS mission continues

    A pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) taxis onto the runway following pre-flight procedures on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 9, 2020. 18th AGRS pilots met fighter pilots assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in the skies above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to train for future contingencies. (U.S. Air