• SERE specialists conquer the arctic

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour, wind chills dropping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and a place where the sun does not rise above the horizon for 65 consecutive days. Arctic Survival training is not for the faint of heart however for the survival, evasion,

  • Eielson rapidly launches 12 F-35As

    Twelve F-35A Lightning IIs form up prior to take off at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 17, 2020. The 354th Fighter Wing conducted Arctic Gold 21-1, a Phase I readiness exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to rapidly deploy it’s F-35A fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keith

  • Four teams one fight: RF-A 21-1 comes to a close

    “30 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds, 3…2…1...hack. Welcome to debrief.” With that, the 353rd Combat Training Squadron concluded RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 signifying the end of RF-A 2020 season.

  • Marine Corps mechanics prep Hornets for take-off during RF-A 21-1

    U.S. Marine Corps aircraft mechanics assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 inspect an F/A-18 Hornet at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2020. RED FLAG-Alaska is a premier exercise designed to provide joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large

  • First arctic survival kits installed in Eielson F-35As

    In November of 2019, Airmen from the 354th Fighter Wing developed a new arctic survival kit for the F-35A Lightning II. Now, 11 months later, the first kits are being installed in Eielson’s F-35A fleet.Eielson’s F-35As are the first of the Air Force’s fleet to be stationed in an arctic climate,

  • 354th MXS: Aerospace Ground Equipment, Armament

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Washington, a 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) Aerospace Ground Equipment craftsman, lifts a tow bar at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. The 354th MXS provides aircraft maintenance and munitions support to RED FLAG-Alaska, tanker task force,