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  • Maintaining Aggression

    A U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron civilian aircraft mechanic, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise Sentry Aloha (SA) 18-1 on Jan. 11 2018, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Assigned to the 18th AGRS out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, the F-16s help provide realistic combat training for other
  • Warming up during Sentry Aloha 18-1

    Jan. 10, 2018 marked the beginning of Sentry Aloha 18-1, a large-scale fighter exercise hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard. Sentry Aloha exercises are held to provide the Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies an opportunity to execute current, realistic, integrated training specifically designed to develop combat operations and skill sets.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
  • 354th Civil Engineer Squadron brings the heat

    Alaska’s notoriously cold winters can be hazardous to people, vehicles, and even buildings if the heat goes out for long enough. Luckily, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning shop works tirelessly all year to ensure buildings have heat when the temperature starts to plummet.
  • Heavy shop Airmen help maintain airfield integrity

    When thinking about flight line operations and how to keep a resilient airfield, most people think about the snow equipment clearing the flight line, the maintainers aiding each aircraft in taking-off or the pilots flying the aircraft. What most people fail to recognize is without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance Airmen, none of that would happen.
  • Alaskan Aggressors support PACAF 5th Gen readiness

    Training never stops, at least not for the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron. The unit works tirelessly year-round to support continuous combat readiness and enhance U.S. and partner nations’ skills and capabilities.
  • F-35A Lightning II icy runway testing

    The Lockheed Martin’s F-35A test crew is conducting testing on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to certify the aircraft’s ability to taxi and land on an icy runway.
  • AG 18-3 tests first responders

    Firefighters from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, transport simulated casualties to an ambulance during active shooter training for Arctic Gold 18-3 Dec. 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Active shooter exercises ensure that first responders as well as the base populous know how to react to a real-world situation. (U.S. Air Force
  • Behind the scenes of RF-A

    Eielson Air Force Base hosts several RED FLAG-Alaska exercises every year. For the 2018 calendar year, there are four RF-As in the works. It takes a lot of time, energy and dedication from various Airmen and civilians in the 353rd Combat Training Squadron and from around base to make these exercises a success. “The planning starts approximately 10-11 months out for each different exercise,” said Capt. Eric Fenske, a 353rd CTS range duty officer and the RF-A 18-2 team chief. “Typically the first planning meeting happens about eight months out from the event. They happen at four concurrent times with the four different exercises we have scheduled this year.”
  • Battlefield Airmen bear the cold, increase combat capability

    Working outside when it’s negative 15 degrees, which is cold enough for your eyelashes to frost over, isn’t the ideal environment for most; but for Airmen with Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, it’s just another day. Last week, Det. 1, 3 ASOS completed their winter functional training exercise, where they endured the bone-chilling cold and increased their overall lethality.
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