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Leading Edge: 354th FSS’ Baker Field House

Leading Edge: 354th FSS’s Baker Field House

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tye Johnson, the 354th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell noncommissioned officer in charge at Baker Field House, starts the pitching machine for Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander as Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, looks on at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sep. 2, 2020. Berkland took command of the 354th Fighter Wing on August 17th and this is his and the chief’s first time visiting with the fitness center staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Leading Edge: 354th FSS’s Baker Field House

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to strike a baseball during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sep. 2, 2020. Berkland and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken toured the Baker Field House to learn more about the staff and about the amenities available to the Eielson community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Leading Edge: 354th FSS’s Baker Field House

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, interacts with the fitness center staff members during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sep. 2, 2020. The 354th Force Support Squadron’s premier fitness and sports center, Baker Field House, features an indoor swimming pool, an indoor football field, and an indoor running track. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Leading Edge: 354th FSS’s Baker Field House

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, talks to fitness center staff during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sep. 2, 2020. More than 2,500 Airmen and families use the Baker Field House as well as nearby soldiers assigned to Fort Wainwright Alaska. The indoor field allows patrons to participate in sports activities all year round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Leading Edge: 354th FSS’s Baker Field House

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, tour the Baker Field House indoor swimming pool during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sep. 2, 2020. The 354th Force Support Squadron’s fitness center is fully equipped to weather Alaska’s arctic conditions and provide Airmen and nearby soldiers an outlet to stay fit to fight year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.) 

“The Commander and I had a great time meeting with our Fitness Center team. We have one of the greatest fitness facilities in PACAF and our Fitness Center Airmen are continuing to maintain a safe environment for our Icemen and their families. Their everyday diligence of assuring a clean facility allows our Airmen to stay physically fit and mentally ready to carry out our arctic mission.” – Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief