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  • Eielson Airman dies: cause of death under investigation

    An Airman assigned to Eielson Air Force Base was pronounced deceased in the parking lot of a restaurant in North Pole, February 4th.
  • Defender for the Day

    At the 2018 Air, Space and Cyber conference, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced the Year of the Defender, placing a focus on key defender capabilities such as increasing security and lethality, modernizing weapon systems, and preparing base defense for near-peer threats. Col. Benjamin Bishop, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Hurt, the 354th FW command chief, experienced life as a defender here at Eielson. Bishop and Hurt implemented force protection measures at the base gate, and gained some insight into how their defenders are innovating training to ensure readiness and decrease vulnerabilities.
  • Eielson firefighters drive innovation

    Last week the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department became the first in the Department of Defense to have both pump and driving simulators. The use of these two items together will allow Eielson firefighters to train in a new and innovative way.
  • Air Force award program helps Airman fulfill her dreams

    Since 1956 the U.S. Air Force food services staff have been recognized through the John L. Hennessy Awards program. This year an Airman from Eielson Air Force Base was recognized for her superior performance, work ethic and overall culinary skill. Airman 1st Class Guadalupe Estrada, a 354th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, was awarded the Hennessy Traveler Award, considered the highest level of achievement by those in the dining facility.
  • 24th annual Air Force vs. Army hockey game

    For the past 24 years, the two bases have held a hockey game against one another building camaraderie between the two communities. This year Army crushed the Air Force 9-2 tying the record of 12 wins per service.
  • PACAF enters 2019 with renewed mission, vision, priorities

    Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, kicked off 2019 reflecting on the command’s previous year’s accomplishments and showcasing the renewed command mission, vision and priorities.
  • Fighting enamel cruelty

    Poor dental hygiene can leave lasting effects upon anyone, even a small tooth ache can gnaw away at your sanity and distract you from an important task. Thankfully, the 354th Medical Group provides Airmen a line of defense against tooth decay with the dental clinic, or “Molar Bears,” as they call themselves.
  • Exceptional support for exceptional families

    For a family with a special-needs loved one, it is challenging to find the services they need after a Per-manent Change of Station. To help relieve this strain, the Air Force implemented the Exceptional Fami-ly Member Program. The EFMP is now at each base to help families find and coordinate the resources they need.
  • Controlling Ground and Air

    Each day military members go to work with the mission in mind. As with any job, a little stress is inevitable, but for air traffic controllers the lives of others are in their hands. Situated 120 feet above the ground inside of the control tower, air traffic controllers have eyes on every corner of the flight line. From this vantage point they provide landing and takeoff instructions to pilots and also track and control movement of aircraft on the ground and in the air.
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