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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Challenge coins a trademark tradition for American military

    Collecting coins or medallions bearing an organization's insignia or emblem is quite popular among the people serving in today's military. Coins are given to people who provide outstanding support. Coins prove membership in a unit or career field. Coins enhance morale. Usually presented by

  • New Program designed to make deployments easier on families

    Deployments are a challenging time for many military families and the challenges faced are not exclusive to the period the servicemember is physically gone. The time leading up to the deployment, the deployment itself, and the post-deployment phase are all crucial. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit

  • Hispanic Heritage month honors diversity of Air Force

    Showcasing some of the Air Force's ethnic diversity, Eielson held several events in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month recently. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and has been observed since 1988--a change from the previous National Hispanic Heritage Week, which had been in

  • Iceman wins Triathlon

    An Iceman triathlete swam, biked, and ran his way to victory at the 2006 ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon Sept. 30 in Cambridge, Md. First Lt. Benjamin Bishop, 354th Operations Support Squadron intelligence flight, crushed a field of almost 200 competitors en route to a personal-best time of 9

  • Why we train

    The Iceman Team proved they could adapt to different situations when an Emergency Management Exercise, designed to test Eielson's ability to respond to a real-world incident, actually turned into a real world incident - twice. The exercise kicked off when an anonymous caller phoned in a potential