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  • Cassadee Pope performs USO concert for Icemen Team

    Lights, sound check, sing! After a full day touring Eielson Air Force Base, Cassadee Pope geared up to perform her first USO concert, with Eielson being her first stop. Pope’s day began at the USO, where she met with Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, Chief Master Sgt. Brent Sheehan, the 354th FW command chief, families and other members of the Icemen Team.
  • 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.
  • Managing MPS, mastering mentorship

    From the first days of Basic Military Training, Airmen are taught to strive for excellence in everything they do and these same individuals carry this with them for the rest of their lives. Kevin Alexander, the 354th Force Support Squadron chief of the Military Personnel Section, spent 28 years in the Air Force as part of the personnel section and now leads it as a civilian.
  • 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.
  • Aircrew flight equipment: no masking safety

    While pilots fly at the speed of sound, multi-tasking is in full force, but safety remains a top priority in the skies. Maintenance Airmen make sure each aircraft is ready to fly, but one crew works meticulously behind the scenes to ensure each pilot’s flight equipment is in top working condition.
  • 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 the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
  • Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

    Col. Michael P. Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, announced the Secretary of the Air Force’s signed decision to select Eielson Air Force Base as the new home for the service’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft base during an April 4, 2016, ceremony at Eielson.Air Force officials chose Eielson
  • Iceman engineers build up range for RED FLAG-Alaska

    Building a bridge can come with many challenges, especially when the materials are water and below freezing temperatures. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron head to Delta Junction, Alaska, each year to construct a bridge made of ice, spending weeks at a time in the Alaskan wilderness transporting heavy equipment and materials over the ice bridge to prepare for the next RED FLAG-Alaska season.
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