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  • Become a quitter

    Tobacco cessation can be a challenge for many people, but the number of smokers has fallen drastically in the past decade. An increase in awareness, and programs, such as the Great American Smokeout have helped millions of Americans kick the habit. The GAS is November 16, it’s held each year by the American Cancer Society; the event challenges people across the nation to stop using tobacco while raising awareness about the many tools people can use to help them quit.
  • More than meets the eye

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Long, a 354th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) apprentice, views a captured image of an F-16 torque tube Nov. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NDI is a maintenance back-shop tasked with finding and detecting possible cracks that could interfere with an aircraft and the
  • Alaskan Jets Fly South for the Winter

    The 18th Aggressor Squadron sent approximately 150 personnel and 11 F-16 Fighting Falcon to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to support the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, specifically the F-16 weapons instructor course. “The USAF Weapons Instructor Course was founded as a center of excellence for tactical aviation,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Nudi, the 354th Operations Group deputy commander. “In an effort to provide the most demanding tactical aviation course, the school needs world-class adversary air. The 18th AGRS support this course by partnering with other adversary squadrons to provide the WIC students a premier near-peer adversary to train against.”
  • 354th CES Structures

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gabriel Fields, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, welds a grate Oct. 19, 201 7, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The grate is being modified to help prevent flooding in the Thunderdome caused by melting snow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson)
  • Eielson kicks off 2017 CFC

    Oct. 30, 2017, marks the official start of the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign at Eielson Air Force Base. Officially established on March 3, 1971, and with almost 200 campaigns throughout the country and overseas, the CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. The campaign seeks to promote and support generosity through an employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective program, which provides federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
  • Eielson's waste water treatment plant

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Hull, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron waste water plant operator, pours water into a vial Oct. 19, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Waste water can be hazardous to the environment, but once it is processed through the plant it becomes safe to release without the risk of causing harm. (U.S. Air Force
  • Defending the base back home

    A mission is defined as a specific task that a person or group is charged with accomplishing. The 354th Fighter Wing’s mission is to prepare, deploy and enable Airmen; these are tasks which are accomplished no matter the circumstances. Whether the temperature is more than 50 degrees below zero or a large portion of the base is deployed in support of contingency operations, the mission must go on. During Arctic Gold 18-1, the first of a series of exercises designed to ensure Airmen are “ready to fight tonight,” Eielson tested their ability to operate with a reduced force.
  • Airmen practice ATSO during AG 18-1

    Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing had the opportunity during Arctic Gold 18-1 to do things they normally only get to read about. The Ability to Survive and Operate or ATSO training allowed airmen to get hands on experience with things such as Post Attack Reconnaissance or PAR, driving in MOPP 4 and decontamination of assets.
  • Gearing up for Arctic Gold 18-1

    A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 354th Fighter Wing checks a tag during exercise Arctic Gold (AG) 18-1 Oct. 24, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The training provided by exercises like AG 18-1, allows Airmen to prepare for the Pacific Air Forces goal of delivering rapid and precise, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend
  • Trick or treat or cavities

    Halloween is fast approaching and excitement mounts as children prepare to dress in their favorite ghost, ghoul, or goblin costumes. Children will walk door-to-door in the cold, Alaskan weather in hopes of getting a bucket full of free, sugary candy. While candy can be sweet and delicious, cavities, at any age, are not. There are some simple tricks to help children and adults alike, prevent tooth decay during the holidays.