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  • SERE specialists conquer the arctic

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour, wind chills dropping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and a place where the sun does not rise above the horizon for 65 consecutive days. Arctic Survival training is not for the faint of heart however for the survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists, it is a rite of passage.
  • US, Japan, Australia converge on Guam for Cope North 21

    Air forces from the United States, Japan and Australia will participate in Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 3-19 to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations, as well as to conduct large force employment and combat air forces training.
  • Distinguished leaders visit Arctic Survival School

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Ley, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist assigned to the Arctic Survival Training School, demonstrates how to set up a thermalized A-frame survival shelter on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2021. The shelter is designed to provide warmth in sub-zero temperatures for days. (U.S. Air Force
  • On the frontlines of a pandemic

    Many historical events took place in 2020 and most people are ready to move on and focus on the new year. However one thing has followed everyone into 2021, COVID-19.
  • 354th FSS: Satellite DFAC reopens

    The satellite dining facility held a grand re-opening on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan 21, 2021. The satellite DFAC was reopened to provide Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron quicker access to food. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)
  • For first time in several years, Team Eielson brings back load competition between F-35 and F-16 crews

    Team Eielson’s 354th Maintenance Group recently held its first quarter load crew competition, Jan. 8, 2021. This is the first time the competition is being held in several years since the return of uniformed service.
  • McConnell KC-46A conducts cold-weather training at Eielson

    A KC-46A Pegasus, assigned to the 931st Air Refueling Wing (ARW), lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 11, 2020. The KC-46A is visiting Eielson to conduct cold-weather training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
  • Eielson AFB's 2020 year in review

    A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) signals the ‘Blue Fox’ hand gesture while taxing on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2020. The 18th AGRS’s job is to replicate adversary tactics, techniques and procedures to provide a simulated combat experience to Combat Air Force, joint and allied
  • Forever connected: The RC-135s engrained history at Eielson AFB

    On June 5, 1969, the Rivet Amber, a unique RC-135 built as a reconnaissance aircraft went down over the Bering Sea. Nineteen Airmen perished, but their legacy lives on at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The aircrew and the aircraft have not been recovered to this day.
  • Eielson AFB team exercises rapid combat readiness, demonstrates arctic ability

    The 354th Fighter Wing and the 168th Wing Air National Guard completed a readiness exercise Dec. 18, 2020, verifying the wing’s ability to rapidly generate combat airpower at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. More than 30 fighters and two refueling aircraft were generated.