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  • Eielson AFB reactivates 356th Fighter Squadron

    Eielson Air Force Base reactivated the 356th Fighter Squadron and named a new commander on Oct. 10, in preparation for the arrival of the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs to interior Alaska. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Christensen will lead the 356th FS, which is the first of two combat fighter squadrons coming to the base.
  • Meet the commander: 356th Fighter Squadron

    With the reactivation of the 356th Fighter Squadron Oct. 10, the Iceman team brings Eielson’s legacy into the 21st century. Commanding the 354th Fighter Wing’s newest squadron and U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ first-ever F-35A Lightning II fighter squadron is Lt. Col. James Christensen.
  • 18th AGRS: No ordinary adversary

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2019. The 18th AGRS replicates adversary tactics, techniques and procedures to provide simulated combat experience to less-experienced pilots and aircrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue
  • PACAF commanders talk relationships, readiness, resiliency

    The Indo-Pacific Strategy Report published in June clearly states “the Indo-Pacific is the Department of Defense’s priority theater.” It’s also the largest and arguably most diverse.
  • Eielson Airman identified, investigation continues

    A 354th Fighter Wing Airman, who was found dead while on temporary duty at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, yesterday, has been identified as Tech. Sgt. Phillip Coley.
  • Eielson Airman dies, cause of death under investigation

    An Airman assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing was found dead while on temporary duty at another location today.
  • Eielson hosts 10 F-35s from Luke AFB to enhance training efforts

    The 61st Fighter Squadron sent seven U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs and three Royal Australian Air Force F-35s to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for a training capstone, Sep. 6, 2019.
  • A stronger bite for a future fight

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A military dentist’s duty is to care for a patient’s teeth and keep readiness in check for all military members. U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Walter, 354th Medical Group dentist, does just that by keeping Airmen ready-to-go, but he also recently received a request from the veterinary clinic at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
  • Health agencies investigating severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. As of Sept. 6, the CDC said, 33 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands have reported more than 450 possible cases of lung illnesses associated with using e-cigarette products. Six deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon.
  • Engineering a Stronger Force

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) hammers a nail into place during a Field Training Exercise (FTX) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 22, 2019. During the FTX, 354th CES Airmen created a security perimeter and built a bare base in a remote location to increase readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman