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  • Eielson to host blood drive

    Not everyone has the opportunity to save a life, let alone three. Donating an hour of your time and a pint of blood could do just that. The state of Alaska is currently in Code Red Critical, which means they have less than one day's supply of blood needed for numerous life saving procedures. The Blood Bank of Alaska is urging all eligible blood
  • General takes a tour, talks to Airmen

    The Iceman Team showcased its prowess during a visit from Pacific Air Force's director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements Jan. 24. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Remington toured Eielson and the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron and spoke to Icemen about their mission and future, to include upcoming plans for Red Flag-Alaska. The
  • Video teleconferencing connects military families

    Days away from home, eons away from loved ones--at least that's how it feels to some when a military member is deployed. But Eielson capabilities can make the world a lot smaller for military families. On Jan. 13, 10 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen deployed to Iraq saw and spoke to their spouses and children via video teleconferencing. "This
  • Icemen return from deployment

    Blurry eyes brightened as each Iceman walked trough the doors of the joint mobility complex here at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning to the welcoming applause of awaiting friends, family and coworkers. Tired from the long 36-hour flight trek home to Alaska, the midnight arrival ended the Icemen's months-long Air Expeditionary Force rotation in support of
  • Commando Sling provides stronger alliance

    Exercise Commando Sling is underway for Airmen at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore. The goal of Commando Sling is a stronger alliance and a safer Pacific Region. "Commando Sling is primarily an air-to-air combat exercise where we have the opportunity to fly with the pilots from the Royal Singapore Air Force, against and with their F-5s and their
  • Alaska unit deals with challenges of tropical weather

    The mission of U.S. jet fighter maintainers is direct: fix what is wrong in a timely fashion to get the jets back on the flightline and ready for take-off. That is the goal of 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as they take part in exercise Commando Sling at Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore. But being stationed
  • PACAF command chief visits Eielson

    The Pacific Air Forces command chief made his first trip to Eielson for a visit with the Iceman Team Jan 17 and 18. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop toured the base and gained a greater perspective on Eielson's unique location and the mission Icemen perform here. Chief Bishop said base visits give him the opportunity to both highlight his
  • 2007 year of Resilient Warrior

    To help kick off the New Year, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander Pacific Air Forces has designated 2007 as the year of the 'PACAF Resilient Warrior.' The PACAF Resilient Warrior initiative is a 12-month campaign focusing on eleven critical attributes of success designed to enhance pride in Airmen, build resilience and reinforce responsible decision
  • Fire damages Eielson's recycling center

    A fire broke out in Eielson's paper and cardboard recycling center Jan. 18, causing the facility to shut down operations. Firefighters from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron responded immediately and contained the fire, ensuring it did not pose a threat to surrounding facilities or personnel. No one was injured in the incident. "Recycling center
  • Airman able to access OWA from home

    The pieces are finally in place to give Eielson users the ability to access their work e-mail accounts through Outlook Web Access via their common access card at home. Although OWA has been around for some time, it has been inoperable since August 2006 due to the implementation of CAC-based authentication for network log-on. This has been a hot