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  • Pump Ops Simulator allows firefighters to train in sub-zero temps

    While most firefighters across the world prepare for the day they come face-to-face with the extreme heat, firefighters at Eielson AFB are also challenged by the extreme cold. Located less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, the base experiences harsh temperatures often as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the dead of winter. During such conditions, training opportunities are limited.
  • 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.
  • Alaska Army National Guard supports community with multi-agency exercise

    The 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, composed of Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers and Alaska Air National Guard Airmen, hosted an exercise in Fairbanks, Alaska, Aug. 23 for different agencies in the area including Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright. The exercise provided an opportunity for different agencies to train together on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Environmental agents.
  • 354 CES high voltage Airmen

    Driving through the mountains in the beautiful, sunshine of summer or harsh, cold winters and midnight calls on the long, light-filled airfield is something Senior Airman Travis Bothast and Airman 1st Class Anthony Cooper know all too well as electrical systems Airmen. Bothast, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, works with exterior high voltage overhead lines while Cooper, a 354th CES electrical systems apprentice, handles airfield lighting.
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