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  • Iceman Spark tours UAF, initiates innovative partnership

    The 354th Fighter Wing’s Iceman Spark executive council toured facilities and spoke with University of Alaska Fairbanks personnel to collaborate toward a stronger relationship. Iceman Spark empowers Airmen to pioneer innovative tools to prepare the warfighter for 21st century combat.
  • RF-A 19-3 kicks off Aug. 1

    Red Flag-Alaska 19-3, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment, is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) and is scheduled to run through Aug. 16.
  • MQ-9s join RED FLAG-Alaska for first time

    Each year RED FLAG-Alaska brings hundreds of Airmen and aircraft from around the globe to participate in cutting-edge, realistic combat training in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, and with each iteration something new is always tested. RF-A 19-2 marks the first time MQ-9 Reapers flew out of Eielson AFB, but the twist is their pilots are more than 4,000 miles away at their home station, Hancock Air Force Base, New York.
  • F-35 multilateral conference sets stage for operational integration in Indo-Pacific

    F-35 subject matter experts from the United States, Australia, Japan and the Republic of Korea met to improve 5th and 4th generation aircraft theater interoperability during the second Pacific F-35 User Group Conference, here, March 12 -14, 2019.
  • Arctic Anvil executes multi-domain operations on a large-scale

    During the last RED FLAG-Alaska exercise of the year, forces banded together for Arctic Anvil, a military training exercise which took place Oct. 9-21 at the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise that included live, virtual and constructive elements. The purpose of the training was to prepare the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The NTC conducts tough and realistic Unified Land Operations to prepare Brigade Combat Teams and other units for combat.
  • Behind the scenes of RF-A

    Eielson Air Force Base hosts several RED FLAG-Alaska exercises every year. For the 2018 calendar year, there are four RF-As in the works. It takes a lot of time, energy and dedication from various Airmen and civilians in the 353rd Combat Training Squadron and from around base to make these exercises a success. “The planning starts approximately 10-11 months out for each different exercise,” said Capt. Eric Fenske, a 353rd CTS range duty officer and the RF-A 18-2 team chief. “Typically the first planning meeting happens about eight months out from the event. They happen at four concurrent times with the four different exercises we have scheduled this year.”
  • Alaskan leaders visit Eielson to discuss the F-35A

    Fifty-four F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft are slated to arrive at Eielson beginning in Spring of 2020, with the final F-35 being delivered in 2022. The addition of two F-35 fighter squadrons to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska will help deter possible adversaries in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska affords airmen experience of a lifetime

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE-Alaska – The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
  • RED FLAG-Alaska: G-suits and parachutes

    Attention to detail is a concept ingrained in every Airman from the day they join the Air Force. Your boots must be perfectly aligned, your ribbon rack centered directly above your pocket. This valuable skill saves time, money and in certain situations even someone’s life. For aircrew flight equipment personnel, attention to detail is of paramount importance because when everything else in an aircraft fails, a pilot’s lifesaving gear cannot.
  • Goldrush Inn represents PACAF for Air Force Innkeeper Award

    For the first time in more than 30 years, the Eielson Air Force Base Goldrush Inn has been nominated for the Air Force Innkeeper Award. Four bases across the Air Force were nominated to compete at the Air Force level for the award, which recognizes lodging operations that provide outstanding hotel-type accommodations and customer service to all their guests.
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