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  • Women in history: Contributions of an Eielson contract specialist

    Editor's note: Women in History is a four-part series portraying women currently stationed at Eielson that have positively made an impact.Air Force duty for women was authorized on July 8, 1948. Today, of the more than 328,000 active duty members serving in the Air Force, nearly 19% are women.

  • Play a little, learn a lot: MWDs, handlers learn to trust

    Few bonds compare to the one that exists between a man and a canine, and the success of military working dogs and their handlers often depends on that bond.Military working dog handlers appreciate the importance of building a partnership with their assigned dog, knowing the sooner trust exists

  • Icemen Get Dirty: Power plant operations are electrifying Part II

    Editor's Note: Icemen Get Dirty is a series that takes an inside look at what it takes to be employed in various work environments. This is the second part of the series.In a narrow corridor, several workers wearing raincoats push a small plastic bullet through more than 1,000 small pipes. Using

  • Icemen Get Dirty: Power plant operations are electrifying

    *Editor's Note: Icemen Get Dirty is a series that takes an inside look at what it takes to be employed in various work environments. In this segment, the Central Heat and Power Plant is featured in two parts.Inside the labyrinths of the power plant, a worker shies away from the coal furnace as he

  • Holiday feast safety tips

    It is that time of the year again! As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many are looking forward to enjoying a delicious holiday feast. Most families have a tradition of cooking a turkey dinner with all of the fixings. A deep-fried turkey has become a favorite method, which derives from the

  • PTSD: no longer struggle in silence

    "I will never forget the sights, smells and sounds from that fretful day," said Capt. Jon Farley, a physician's assistant assigned to the 354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Captain Farley often relives the day he saved the life of his interpreter, Obide, while on a

  • Weapon's Airman rocks frontier with cover band

    It's been nearly 24 years since he picked up a guitar for the first time but this weapon'sĀ loader is showing no signs of slowing down. Tech. Sgt. John Kehres, 354th Maintenance Group weapons standardization, has been performing with his band, Dystopia, for the past two years in the Fairbanks area.

  • Being prepared beats being rescued

    Sometimes, four decades of experience in the wilderness aren't enough to survive Alaska winters, and other times that's exactly what brings a person home. Even though Mrs. Ellie Tempel knew her 56 year-old husband had been trapping, hunting and fishing since he was in high school, she grew concerned

  • Eielson youth make tasty pieces of art

    A month and a half ago, youth center staff and children didn't know that a certain perplexity while making oatmeal cookies would turn into such a valuable and fun learning experience for Eielson's youth. "We didn't have all the ingredients, but we still wanted to make the cookies," said Stephanie

  • Moose education unique to mission, family safety

    During his two years of duty here as a vehicle operator with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Airman 1st Class Patrick Garber has spent more than a hundred hours behind the wheel of the buses transporting dozens of distinguished visitors to and from appointments and meetings. Recently Airman