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  • Warming Up to Winter Fitness

    When temperatures drop as low as minus 50, it often becomes more difficult giving up watching TV, playing video games or eating that tasty pot of chili in exchange for heading to the gym for a workout. The harsh Alaskan winters can even challenge the fittest Airmen, but all should strive to sustain an increased level of physical and mental
  • Blending with a new community

    The winter season often brings about a sense of fulfillment through the act of giving. For one Iceman, this extends beyond physical gifts. Instead, he is using his voice to give back to others.2nd Lt. Nicholas Gumley, 354th Comptroller Squadron financial services officer, and his wife, Jana, 354th Fighter Wing Chapel Services Catholic pastoral and
  • An Iceman and his best friend: A look to the future

    Editor's note: This is the third part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." -- UnknownHe walks with a slight limp, but he holds a
  • An Iceman and his best friend: An unforgettable day

    Editor's note: This is the second part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of
  • An Iceman and his best friend

    Editor's note: This is part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog." -- George Graham VestThe saying goes that dog is man's
  • Wing historian preserves Eielson's perishable memory

    The preservation of evidence and artifacts is the daily labor of a wing historian, filing away articles, countless emails and faded photographs, all in an effort to help leaders face new challenges, armed with the most current information provided in the pages of history. In this way, a wing historian serves through ensuring the history of the base
  • AF priest, former Iceman nears 25-year milestone

    A Catholic priest and former 354th Fighter Wing chaplain has crossed paths with a variety of people around the world over the years and shared in their experiences.These life experiences have helped build a strong foundation for helping guide those in need of spiritual care. His continuous endeavor of helping others find direction and understanding
  • Not your usual scare tactics: BASH program works to keep birds clear of aircraft

    Members of the Bird Air Strike Hazard program at Eielson Air Force Base are equipped with shotguns, propane cannons and pyrotechnics with the purpose of instilling fear. But they aren't scaring people; they're scaring wildlife who sometimes find their way into controlled areas where they pose a danger to themselves and Air Force assets. Today's
  • Laboratory techs look for clues

    The human body is a complicated system.Luckily, 354th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technicians are here to help maintain that system, analyzing specimens to gain insight into bodily malfunctions or identify health risks. After seeing a physician, patients that require testing to assist in the diagnosis or identification of their ailment go
  • Importance of maintaining legal readiness

    Readiness is a constant duty for all Airmen. We relentlessly train, study and prepare for the challenges, real or envisioned, that we are likely to face in our chosen fields. Unfortunately, the same rigor is often not applied to our personal matters. If you had to deploy at a moment's notice, could you answer the following questions? ยท Who will