• Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 exercise draws to a close

    As Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 draws to a close after two weeks of non-stop operations, the visiting squadrons at Eielson Air Force base have racked up thousands of combined flying hours for pilots and kept maintainers working around the clock to keep more than 40 fighter aircraft ready to fly day after

  • Half fleet-full throttle: Eielson finishes strong during AG 21-2

    The earth shakes continuously as a thunderous roar passes overhead. It’s source--rapid mobilization of Eielson’s entire fighter fleet.F-35A Lightning IIs, F-16 Fighting Falcons, and KC-135 Stratotankers rips through the clouds and as fast as the noise starts, it stops, and silence falls over the

  • In the 'red' corner, 18th AMU

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Zacharko, an 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) crew chief, inspects landing gear on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2020. The 18th AMU provides mission-ready maintainers to support the

  • Eielson flyover to salute Fairbanks community May 15

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing are scheduled to honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with a flyover of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the downtown Fairbanks area between 10 a.m. and noon

  • RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3 concludes

    Aug. 24, 2018, marks the ending of another iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska. During RF-A 18-3, U.S. and partner nation forces from around the globe, including the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force, came together to conduct training in the air and on the

  • Eielson hosts 11th Air Force civilian advisory board members

    Henry Penny, a member of the 11th Air Force Civilian Advisory Board, poses for a photo from the back of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, August 7, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Penny and one other member of the 11th AF CAB received an orientation flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class

  • Alaskan Aggressors support PACAF 5th Gen readiness

    Training never stops, at least not for the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron. The unit works tirelessly year-round to support continuous combat readiness and enhance U.S. and partner nations’ skills and capabilities.