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  • 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 opens the door exposing flames extending several
  • 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 southern part of the United States and has spread
  • 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 route clearance patrol outside his assigned forward
  • 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's 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. They have enjoyed a certain amount of local and
  • 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 at midnight when he didn't return from a trapping
  • 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 Cox, youth center staff member, "So we took what we
  • 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 Garber had a day to remember, but not because he
  • Eielson serves top-notch meals to birthday boys, girls

    Eielson's dining facility hosts a birthday meal once every two months for single Airmen who live in the dormitory. With a turn out of more than 20 people, the March 22 birthday meal--for Airmen born in February and March--was a success. Birthday meals bring fine dining at no cost to Airmen with meal cards and a fraction of the cost to non-meal card
  • Military women sharp--and showing it

    March is Women's History Month--a time to celebrate the grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters who are all at the heart of a movement that brought about significant changes in education, politics and law, religion, work, social reform and health. These women from all walks of life took long strides to ensure the acknowledgement of their
  • Love for Eielson, Alaska keeps barber cutting at same chair

    With a warm smile and a passion for her art, Jackie Hadlock welcomes customers to her barber chair with the confidence and experience approximately 10,000 haircuts a year has given her. In December, she went over 20 years cutting hair at the Eielson Base Exchange barber shop. Working five days a week, Ms. Hadlock averages about 40 customers a day