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  • Moving forward every day

    A select few individuals are chosen every year from the enlisted Air Force to join the Officer Corps. Tech. Sgt. Dorothy Knox, 354th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School instructor, is one of the select few to be promoted from E-7 to O-2.

  • Do you want to build a snowman?

    On a snowy night at Eielson Air Force Base, Airmen and spouses assembled at a garage filled with tires and smelling of petroleum, oil and lubricants. Their purpose, of course, was to build a snowman.

  • Same jets, different look

    January 20, 1974, marked a momentous occasion for the U.S. Air Force as Phil Oestricher, a General Dynamics test pilot, strapped into the cockpit of the F-16 prototype and prepared to take off. The first flight lasted mere moments and only made it a few feet off the ground. Since then, the F-16

  • Airman 1st Class Ian Patten

    Resiliency is a hot topic in the Air Force. It’s stressed constantly and with good reason; Airmen who are more resilient are better able to maintain focus on their jobs and accomplish the mission.Airman 1st Class Ian Patten, a 354th Operations Squadron airfield system technician, joined the Air

  • Community improvement through giving

    Many Airmen join the Air Force right out of high school. Some have families they need to support and income can be tight for the first few years. A simple shirt, or pair of baby shoes can make or break the budget.There are many organizations which help Airmen and their families through these tight

  • Eielson Airmen journey to Alyeska

    Sixteen unaccompanied Airmen visited Aleyska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska, on a chapel-sponsored ski trip aimed to build morale.  Airman stationed at Eielson face a unique challenge -- harsh, long winters and little recreational opportunities. This can be especially disheartening if Airmen have to face

  • You've got mail: mailroom Icemen sort it out

    For many Airmen stationed overseas sometimes the smallest letter or box from home can be the difference between a good day or a bad day. Knowledge operations managers remain vigilant on the job to preserve Eielson's mission by ensuring communication channels, including mail, flow flawlessly within

  • Focus on fitness: Informal base running group challenges, encourages

    Some people are just born to run. They make running look swift, effortless and easy as they glide along a track or road. They can complete a 1.5-mile run in outstanding time and barely break a sweat. They run 5Ks and half marathons - and they love it. These people can be regarded by some as natural

  • CAP simulates threats, assists RF-A pilots

    During RED FLAG-Alaska, fighter aircraft dominate the skies. Participating forces identify hostile targets while waging a simulated war - but not all hostiles are fighters.Eielson's own Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron plays a role during RF-A by simulating Antonov An-2 Colts, primarily