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  • A century of service

    Since its inception in 1947, the U.S. Air Force has built a fabled history on the backs of brave men and women in uniform. These individuals each have their own stories to tell. Their lives, like everyone else’s, have their struggles and hardships but also a plethora of joy. The only difference for these Airmen is their commitment to the service of their nation and those they love. Retired Col. James Elsner, a 100-year-old former pilot once assigned to the 18th Fighter Squadron, has a story of his own which predates the Air Force itself.
  • Eielson maintainers assist Diamond Shield 2019

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas Indalecio, a 354th Maintenance Group aircraft fuels systems specialist, removes fuel from an external fuel tank of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Diamond Shield 2019, March 27, 2019, at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown, Australia. Diamond shield brings together U.S. and Australian air force
  • SAAPM 2019 commences at Eielson AFB

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and each year organizations in the Department of Defense work to spread awareness about sexual assault and how to prevent it. During fiscal year 2018, The 354th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office received eight reports of sexual assault. While this number seems small, it doesn’t truly reflect the number of assaults that occurred, which highlights the value of work done by the SAPR office and awareness spread through SAAPM.
  • ASOS commanders removed for hazing culture

    Two squadron commanders from the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the 5th ASOS at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were relieved of command the week of March 25, 2019, following investigations which revealed a culture of hazing within their units.
  • Success through egress

    “Bailout! Bailout! Bailout!” is a fighter pilots last words before pulling the escape lever and putting their life in the hands of an egress Airmen. Each day the 354th Maintenance Squadron egress section maintains and repairs the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft escape system made up of the ejection seat and canopy. Ejection seats have saved over 7,000 lives since the first models were introduced on fighter aircraft.
  • 18 AGRS supports Diamond Shield 2019

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron kicked off their support of Diamond Shield 2019 on March 10, 2019, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Testing, Testing: Eielson AFB integrates AtHoc and Giant Voice systems

    The AtHoc and Giant Voice systems here at Eielson Air Force Base will be undergoing tests starting March 26, 2019, as the wing prepares to integrate the two notification platforms. The purpose of AtHoc, an Emergency Mass Notification System used throughout the Air Force, is to allow senior leaders to notify personnel of urgent issues that may affect the base populace.
  • F-35 multilateral conference sets stage for operational integration in Indo-Pacific

    F-35 subject matter experts from the United States, Australia, Japan and the Republic of Korea met to improve 5th and 4th generation aircraft theater interoperability during the second Pacific F-35 User Group Conference, here, March 12 -14, 2019.
  • Arctic Gold 19-4 tests Eielson emergency response capability

    Eielson held a major accident response exercise to better prepare the base for possible aircraft incidents March 6-7, 2019. “This exercise scenario involved a mid-air collision resulting in a downed aircraft,” said Master Sgt. Bradley Moore, 354th Fighter Wing inspector general and exercise superintendent. “It was designed to test the wing’s ability to respond to aircraft mishaps in austere locations and conduct personnel rescues during cold-weather situations.”