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  • Airmen help support 1,000-mile dog sled race

    Interior Alaska's formidable winter chill couldn't deter Airmen from Eielson from volunteering to help support the local community during the Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile international dog sled race. More than 160 Airmen braved temperatures-- at times dipping to 40 degrees minus zero-- to help man the North Pole Dog Drop, a check-point for mushers
  • New spring construction underway

    Eielson's busy construction season starts this spring. As far as new construction goes, Eielson is about to be hit with the perfect storm. Rarely does a base experience three large, community-focused construction projects in a single year. Base personnel will see the beginnings of a new base exchange, chapel and fitness center addition all along
  • Personnel Records Readiness: Are you protecting your family?

    Safeguarding important papers is something we all have been taught to do. Some of us lock them in a box underneath the bed; others store them in a safety deposit box, or tuck them away in a 'secret' coffee can. Whatever the method, we know these papers must be kept safe. But what is the point in securing these papers if they don't protect your
  • Verifying records, personal information may effect promotions

    There are many things Airmen can do to affect their chances for promotion, but perhaps the most important is ensuring their personal information is correct. Missing or inaccurate enlisted or officer performance reports, decorations, awards and citations can affect promotion scores for senior airmen through general officers. While some decorations
  • Updating personnel records readiness vital to mission

    Nobody can predict the twists and turns that life can take, but with a little bit of preparation Airmen can make the best of any situation. The Air Force Personnel Center has designated March as Personnel Records Readiness Month. Military members should use this opportunity to review such items as their virtual record of emergency data, or vRed,
  • Airman Leadership School graduates

    The 354th Fighter Wing would like to send a congratulations to the past three Airman Leadership School graduates:Airman Leadership School graduates and award winners from ALS Class 07-2:Senior Airman Jeremy C. Jones John L. Levitow Award Senior Airman Mark C. Faulkner Academic Achievement Award Senior Airman Lacey N. Quinton Leadership Award Senior
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week

    During the week of March 4 to 10, communities across the country are hosting a variety of events and sponsoring initiatives as part of Patient Safety Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Each year, NPSF sponsors Patient Safety Awareness Week to encourage hospitals to actively engage their communities in patient
  • New housing construction to begin this summer

    The Air Force will begin constructing new multi-family housing units on Eielson in the summer of 2007. This new housing development will be located along either side of North Street, between Koyuk Avenue and French Creek Drive. This development will include 16 four-plexes and three duplexes, for a combined total of 70 new homes. The development
  • Poison Prevention Week educates Icemen

    For the past 45 years, National Poison Prevention Week has worked to educate and inform consumers of the dangers of unintentional poisonings. These efforts have contributed to a significant decline in injuries and deaths. "Back in the 1960s, the number of deaths each year from unintentional poisoning was 15 times greater than it is today," said
  • The eyes have it

    The Eielson Optometry Clinic is now offering its newest line of authorized eyeglass frame styles, all of which are available to active-duty personnel. Airmen are allowed to order one frame of their choice annually in addition to the standard-issue brown plastic military glasses. This greater choice in eyeglass frames is intended to improve use of
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