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  • Royal Canadian Air Force trains with U.S. Forces

    The Royal Canadian Air Force joins U.S. Forces here at Eielson Air Force Base to train in RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3. The exercise, which kicked off Aug. 9, is sponsored by Pacific Air Forces and serves as a platform for participants to train in realistic combat scenarios in a simulated environment. In this iteration of RF-A, international partners from Canada, Great Britain and Australia came together to train with and learn from U.S. Forces.
  • Eielson welcomes new fighter wing commander

    Members of Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks Northstar Borough community leaders, and distinguished guests gathered at the Thunderdome today to witness the 354th Fighter Wing change of command.Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, 11th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony where Col. David A. Mineau relinquished command to Col. Benjamin W. Bishop.“I
  • Success through determination

    October 2009 will always be a significant date for Staff Sgt. David Noland; it’s when his journey in the Air Force began. After suffering years of mental and emotional abuse, he’s spent even longer trying to break down the walls and negativity that were built up, damaging his self-esteem and self-worth. He knew he wanted to do something different and important, and that led him to the Air Force recruiter.
  • Icemen practice recovery operations during Arctic Gold 18-5

    It’s just another day in the office; the computers are humming, keyboard strokes are sounding and engines are starting to be spun-up and sent to work. “ALARM BLACK, MOPP LEVEL 4” You hear the words over the speaker system, AtHoc messages are ringing on everyone’s phones and Airmen are looking to supervisors to get their next instructions.
  • Heavy shop Airmen help maintain airfield integrity

    When thinking about flight line operations and how to keep a resilient airfield, most people think about the snow equipment clearing the flight line, the maintainers aiding each aircraft in taking-off or the pilots flying the aircraft. What most people fail to recognize is without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance Airmen, none of that would happen.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • More than meets the eye

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Long, a 354th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) apprentice, views a captured image of an F-16 torque tube Nov. 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. NDI is a maintenance back-shop tasked with finding and detecting possible cracks that could interfere with an aircraft and the
  • Trick or treat or cavities

    Halloween is fast approaching and excitement mounts as children prepare to dress in their favorite ghost, ghoul, or goblin costumes. Children will walk door-to-door in the cold, Alaskan weather in hopes of getting a bucket full of free, sugary candy. While candy can be sweet and delicious, cavities, at any age, are not. There are some simple tricks to help children and adults alike, prevent tooth decay during the holidays.
  • Surviving the snowy season

    Alaska is home to one of the harshest climates in the United States. From 22 hours of daylight in the summer, to 22 hours of darkness with below freezing temperatures in the winter, the Last Frontier can be a shock for many people who PCS to Eielson Air Force Base. An annual Winter Town Hall is held for newcomers to the installation with various representatives present to speak on some things to expect and prepare for during winter in Alaska.
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