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  • Dining-In strengthens bonds, welcomes new spouses

    A decades-old tradition brought together more than 110 spouses of the Iceman Team in an atmosphere of camaraderie, fellowship and social rapport March 3 at the Yukon Club. The Munsters, the Royal family, and the Adam's Family were just a few of the "Famous Families" present for the themed 2007 Spouses Dining-In. "All the groups did an awesome job
  • Air Force makes changes in claims processing

    The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of certain claims --commonly known as personnel claims -- at a single location in Dayton, Ohio. These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as during storage at Government expense, and loss or damage to
  • Congratulations to Eielson's PACAF award winners

    Congratulations to the following Pacific Air Forces award winners: PACAF Outstanding Chaplain Assistant Airman of the Year, Airman Daniel Coomer Public Affairs Director's Excellence Award - Internal Information: 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Outstanding Public Affairs Company Grade Officer (Wing): Capt. Chris Anderson, 354th FW/PA Outstanding
  • Air Force officials release 2007 posture statement

    WASHINGTON (AFNEWS) -- Air Force officials released their annual posture statement which articulates the major elements required for the Air Force to fulfill its mission and its priorities over the course of the next year and into the future. The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff testified before the House Armed Services
  • Give moose their space

    Airmen and their families are often concerned about close encounters with moose. Historically, moose are not aggressive but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat. When people act carelessly and don't see moose as potentially dangerous, they may approach too closely and put themselves at risk. Several moose live on Eielson; therefore,
  • Fuels flight battles arctic cold to accomplish mission

    The thermometer reads 42 degrees below zero as Airmen zip up their cold-weather gear in preparation for a daily check of the bulk fuel storage tanks. For the 13-person team from the fuels bulk storage facility, working at the farthest-north Air Force base in the world - located 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle - presents these Airmen with
  • Eielson helps Airmen move into new homes in a hurry

    A ghost town now exists at Eielson AFB where 300 families once lived. Blanketed in several feet of snow, artic winter winds whistle through the solitary Sprucewood homes section of base housing. Before the bitter winter had set in, the more than 300 Airmen and their families called this area home. Following a dispute with the owner of this
  • Blue Foxes receive new gear

    The 18th Fighter Squadron recently procured an important war-fighting upgrade that will help keep them at the tip of the spear. Blue Fox pilots have incorporated a new helmet that features the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, a system which improves breathing and radio communication as well as better head protection. The upgrade, which runs at
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