• 354th Fire and Emergency Services Dispatcher saves infant’s life

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – As a 911 dispatcher, you need to be prepared for any situation because one day you may receive a call that requires you to make a difference. Senior Airman Desimond Thomas, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, received that call and saved an infant’s life

  • Air Force EOD dispose of 98 TNT blocks near Tok, Alaska

    The U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal team here received a call on Sep. 28, from archaeologists who had unearthed a crate of TNT and executed a controlled detonation near Tok, Alaska. Air Force EOD members provide an emergency response capability for the Air Force and Joint Commanders to

  • There's "snow" stopping Eielson's snow barn

    In a location like Alaska, where snow can fall as early as October and as late as May, weather doesn’t stop Eielson Air Force Base’s mission from continuing. The vital task of clearing the base's 2.2 million square foot airfield falls on the shoulders of the Airmen assigned to the 354th Civil

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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