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  • 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.
  • Arctic Gold 18-1 showcases Icemen readiness

    Prepare, deploy, and enable Airmen; that is the mission of the 354th Fighter Wing. To ensure preparedness for any contingency operations that may arise, Eielson routinely conducts various exercises to prepare its Airmen. Beginning on Oct. 19, the 354th FW commenced exercise Arctic Gold 18-1 to promote the readiness and ability of its Airmen to accomplish the mission deploying in support of a contingency operation.
  • Surviving the snowy season

    Alaska is home to one of the harshest climates in the United States. From 22 hours of daylight in the summer, to 22 hours of darkness with below freezing temperatures in the winter, the Last Frontier can be a shock for many people who PCS to Eielson Air Force Base. An annual Winter Town Hall is held for newcomers to the installation with various representatives present to speak on some things to expect and prepare for during winter in Alaska.
  • Alaskan leaders visit Eielson to discuss the F-35A

    Fifty-four F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft are slated to arrive at Eielson beginning in Spring of 2020, with the final F-35 being delivered in 2022. The addition of two F-35 fighter squadrons to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska will help deter possible adversaries in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.
  • F-35A arrives at Eielson for testing

    An F-35A Lightning II landed at Eielson AFB Oct 12 to participate in testing several aspects of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. This test’s purpose has two major outcomes: certifying the Norwegian drag-chute and demonstrating that the entire fleet of F-35As are capable of landing at a runway condition reading (RCR) of 7.
  • Detecting the threat

    Shortly after World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower directed the Army Air Corps to have the ability to “detect atomic explosions anywhere in the world.” The directive would eventually bring to fruition the Long Range Detection program, an integral part of the Air Force Technical Applications Center Detachment 460’s mission.
  • Hurricane teaches Airman value of preparedness

    Each year millions of people are threatened by hurricanes. In 2015, 25,415 people died in natural disasters, according to CNN. One Airman has survived several encounters with tragic incidents through proper planning and preparedness. Tech. Sgt. Jamal Kareem, a 354th Fighter Wing quality assurance program coordinator, grew up in Georgia where he and his family rode out several hurricanes, impacting his family and community.
  • Providing comfort and resiliency one paw at a time

    Eielson Air Force Base has two furry friends that assist in different resiliency capacities. Tessa is Eielson’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program service dog and Belle is a therapy dog who visits different locations around the base. Through the combined efforts of these canine companions, the Icemen Team receives a welcome reprieve from their busy day, and if necessary, a friendly acquaintance to confide in. Each dog serves in a specific role to aid in raising morale throughout the Wing. In her short time at Eielson, Tessa has already helped several sexual assault victims come forward and receive assistance from the SAPR office; Belle visits with Airmen and their families at several different facilities each week, providing comfort and a break for each person who pets her.
  • Playing it safe

    In 2015, there were 340 deaths and 97,200 injuries related to all-terrain vehicle incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To help combat these statistics and increase safety for Airmen and their families, the 354th Fighter Wing safety office provides classes teaching proper riding habits and equipment to ride safely. On Sept. 14, 2017, seven Airmen from the 354th FW became certified to instruct ATV safety courses to improve awareness of safe ATV use and to allow for riding on base.
  • Eielson holds POW/MIA ceremony

    Walter Crary, left, Bryan Hinton and U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, right, 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, salute a wreath during a POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The wreath symbolizes remembrance of all prisoners of war and missing in action military member’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
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