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  • First arctic survival kits installed in Eielson F-35As

    In November of 2019, Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing developed a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II. Now, 11 months later, the first kits are being installed in Eielson’s F-35A fleet. Eielson’s F-35As are the first of the Air Force’s fleet to be stationed in an arctic climate, which drove the need for a new survival kit. After months of research, development and testing, the design was sent to the 354th Operations Group commander for approval. In April the kit was given the “green light” and aircrew flight equipment Airmen got busy building them for the approaching winter.
  • Navy mechanics keep Growlers in the air during RF-A 21-1

    U.S. Navy aircraft mechanics assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 perform maintenance on an EA-18G Growler during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2020. RED FLAG-Alaska exercises are designed to provide training for deployed aircrew, maintenance and support personnel in sustainment of large-force
  • Eielson names first F-35A DCCs, first F-16 DCCs in 4 years

    The 354th Maintenance Group awarded the title of Dedicated Crew Chief to 29 maintainers in a ceremony Oct. 9, 2020, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • 354th MXS: Aerospace Ground Equipment, Armament

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Washington, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) Aerospace Ground Equipment craftsman, lifts a tow bar at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. The 354th MXS provides aircraft maintenance and munitions support to RED FLAG-Alaska, tanker task force, transient and special mission aircraft operating on
  • RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 brings joint services together for training

    RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1, a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise simulating realistic air combat conditions, is scheduled to begin Oct. 8 and continue through Oct. 23, 2020.
  • Leading Edge: 354th Security Forces Squadron

    ("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.)
  • Leading Edge: 354th FSS

    U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, left, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Travis Glick, the 354th Force Support Squadron manpower and organization superintendent, during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020. The manpower section is responsible for providing Air Force leaders
  • Leading Edge: Professional Military Education

    U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks with Airman Leadership School (ALS) instructors during a wing leadership immersion on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The ALS instructors are responsible for teaching senior Airmen their role as military supervisors and how they will contribute to the
  • Leading Edge: 354th Communications Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared Clark, a 354th Communications Squadron (CS) client systems technician, teaches Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, how to mitigate network vulnerabilities on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2020. The 354th CS manages, operates, maintains and provides communications to support
  • 554th RED HORSE leaves Eielson better than before

    Within the Air Force civil engineering community RED HORSE Squadrons are considered elite teams. They are focused, efficient, highly-skilled, and they wear cool red hats. Specializing in large-scale projects such as runways, aprons, facilities and utilities, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was called upon by the 354th Security Forces Squadron to build a new isolation area for the military working dog kennels.
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