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  • Defenders hone tactical mindset; enhance physical fitness

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cole Steele, from to the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), completes push-ups during the Arctic Defender Challenge on Feb. 26, 2019, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The competition helped Airmen from 354th SFS hone a tactical mindset, work on physical fitness and prepare for bigger events in the future. “We
  • Getting aggressive for COPE North 2019

    Members from the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) are back on the road again for COPE North 2019 (CN19), a field training exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, scheduled for Feb. 18 through March 8. More than 2,000 U.S. military members, approximately 850 service members from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and nearly 100 aircraft from 21 flying units will participate in CN19.
  • 354th FW prepares for Pioneer Funds program

    Innovation is woven into the history of the U.S. Air Force. From humble roots in a bicycle shop in Ohio to the creation and employment of advanced air frames, U.S. Airmen have consistently thought of new ways to get the job done. In the spirit of the Air Force’s innovating heritage, the 354th Fighter Wing is accepting proposals for this year’s Pioneer Funds program.
  • Eielson hosts JPARC symposium, postures for 5th generation future

    Eielson hosted senior leaders from Air Combat Command and Pacific Air Forces during a symposium to discuss the future of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), Feb. 12 - 13, 2019. The JPARC is a range with approximately 65,000 square miles of airspace, 2,490 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of sea and airspace in the Gulf of Alaska. The range provides a realistic training environment and allows units to train for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex large-scale joint engagement.
  • Spouse Symposium forges resilient families

    The 354th Fighter Wing hosted its first-ever Spouse Symposium, gathering more than 100 spouses from across the base Feb. 13-14, 2019. The event aimed to provide military spouses tailored resiliency training through two days of interactive discussions, guest speakers, and activities designed to encourage attendees to connect with each other and build support networks in order to cope with the challenges of military life.
  • 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.