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  • 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

  • First arctic survival kits installed in Eielson F-35As

    In November of 2019, Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing developed a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II. Now, 11 months later, the first kits are being installed in Eielson’s F-35A fleet.Eielson’s F-35As are the first of the Air Force’s fleet to be stationed in an arctic climate,

  • Below zero, above the rest

    Members of Det. 1, 3rd ASOS completed a three-day field training exercise to certify new tactical air control party Airmen as combat mission ready and familiarize the team with cold-weather operations. (U.S. Air Force photos by Capt. Kay Magdalena Nissen)

  • Air Force chief scientists see Alaska as "central"

    "Alaska is home to the most amazing scientific facilities in the country, and is a very important place in terms of national defense," Joseph said. "The Arctic region is becoming increasingly important, and central to defense of our homeland."

  • Paws below zero

    Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders.Military working dogs from