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  • Leading Edge: 354th FSS’ Baker Field House

    ("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.)
  • Eielson Airmen participate in 9/11 Remembrance Ruck

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Brown, the 354th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer head of operations, carries an American flag during a 9/11 Remembrance Ruck on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2020. The march honors those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and in defense of our nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • EOD Airmen ruck to Arctic Circle

    U.S Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight render a salute during a ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
  • Eielson fighters fly south for training, boost interoperability with Alaska partners

    In these uncertain times, day-to-day routines for people across the globe have been upended. There are many things that remain unclear yet even in the face of challenges like a runway closure amidst a global health pandemic the Iceman Team perseveres. The wing closed the runway and flight line for routine maintenance July 8-16 sending the 356th Fighter Squadron and 18th Aggressor Squadron south to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage to continue their flying mission.
  • Eielson gets new MSG commander

    Col. Shawn Anger, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, presided over the 354th Mission Support Group change of command ceremony, July 8, 2020, during which Col. Stuart Williamson assumed command from Col. Chad Bondurant.
  • F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson

    The F-35A Lightning II fleet has officially doubled at Eielson with the arrival of three new F-35As June 25, 2020. The first two F-35As arrived in April and the third in May.
  • Bombers project power from the Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be true—Alaska’s strategic location is second to none.
  • Eielson Airmen, Fairbanks airport authorities team up for aircraft recovery training

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. FAI Police and Fire Department personnel covered how to safely recover and shutdown the aircraft as well as how to coordinate operations between Eielson and the airport if an aircraft
  • Eielson F-35As hit 100 sortie milestone

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman, the 356th Fighter Squadron director of operations, conducts pre-flight checks at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. The flight marked the 100th sortie for Eielson’s F-35As. The first two fifth-generation fighters assigned to Eielson arrived to interior Alaska in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Crew chief dedicated to Eielson’s first F-35s

    In the five years he’s worked as an F-35A Lightning II crew chief Staff Sgt. Christopher Mashek has watched jets land on the flight line hundreds of times. He guides pilots to their parking spots, ensures aircraft maintenance records are up to date and scans jets for needed repairs. On April 21, a routine task for him coincided with a historic moment for the 354th Fighter Wing.
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