Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Air Force Col. Michael P. Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, announces the Secretary of the Air Force’s signed decision to select Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as the location of the Air Force’s first F-35A operational base in the Pacific Air Forces’ Area of Responsibility during an April 4, 2016, ceremony at Eielson. Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow the Air Force the capability of using the largest airspace in the Air Force in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex for large-force exercises, ensuring realistic combat training for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released)

PHOTO BY: MSgt Karen J. Tomasik
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