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  • RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 Day 2 take-offs

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor takes off from the flight line during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 2017, at Eielson Air Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperabillity for U.S. and international
  • Eielson supports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit for 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

    On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
  • Icemen born abroad: Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater

    Whether it’s a permanent change of station, general moving from one neighborhood to another, or large painstaking moves to entirely different parts of the globe, moving is almost always a challenge for anyone. For some Airmen, those challenges were faced long before their decision to serve. Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater’s experiences with moving began at a young age.
  • Cassadee Pope performs USO concert for Icemen Team

    Lights, sound check, sing! After a full day touring Eielson Air Force Base, Cassadee Pope geared up to perform her first USO concert, with Eielson being her first stop. Pope’s day began at the USO, where she met with Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, Chief Master Sgt. Brent Sheehan, the 354th FW command chief, families and other members of the Icemen Team.
  • Eielson breaks ground for F-35A Lightning II flight simulator

    In April 2015, the Air Force selected Eielson Air Force Base to become the first operational overseas location for the F-35A Lightning II. On March 29, Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, officially broke ground for the F-35 beddown; less than a year after the initial selection was made.
  • Managing MPS, mastering mentorship

    From the first days of Basic Military Training, Airmen are taught to strive for excellence in everything they do and these same individuals carry this with them for the rest of their lives. Kevin Alexander, the 354th Force Support Squadron chief of the Military Personnel Section, spent 28 years in the Air Force as part of the personnel section and now leads it as a civilian.
  • 354th FW Commander leads the fight

    U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft after finishing end of runway checks Oct. 10, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RF-A simulates the first 10 combat sorties of an initial surge during a conflict, enabling pilots to
  • Icemen welcome new commander, recognize former commander’s legacy

    Farewells and welcomes were heard as hundreds of members of the Iceman Team, community and family members joined Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, the Eleventh Air Force commander, in the Thunderdome to celebrate the 354th Fighter Wing change of command. Col. Michael Winkler, the outgoing commander, relinquished command to Col. David Mineau June 29, 2016.
  • 18th AMU secure jets for Red Flag-Alaska

    Maj. Scott Meng, 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, awaits take-off authorization during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 15, 2016. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises that enable joint and international forces to sharpen their combat skills by
  • Essential players in RED FLAG-Alaska exercise

    U.S. Air Force Captain’s Karan Bansal, left, and Kyle McCullough, KC-135 Stratotanker pilots assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, orient to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, May 12, 2016. The JPARC consists of all the land, air, sea, space and cyberspace used for military training in Alaska, providing
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