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  • RED FLAG-Alaska affords airmen experience of a lifetime

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE-Alaska – The Alaskan summer sky dims only slightly as Airmen and aircraft from a myriad of countries pack up their gear, preparing to depart for their respective homes. Approximately 1,500 personnel and more than 100 aircraft from the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Thailand and other nations participated in more than 300 flight hours of challenging training during this iteration of RED FLAG-Alaska 17-2.
  • Eielson supports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visit for 10th Arctic Council Ministerial

    On May 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line during exercise Northern Edge 2017. This is Eielson’s first high-tempo exercise for fiscal year 2017, and various agencies across the base were able to switch gears simultaneously to support both missions.
  • “Believe the unbelievable”: Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 17 enhances interoperability with Live, Virtual, Constructive training

    Live, Virtual, and Constructive training is revolutionizing the way the military conducts training operations. More importantly, it’s changing the way the Department of Defense jointly develops, prepares and engages enemy forces during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • 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.
  • Know, teach, replicate: 18th AGRS provides world-class training during DS17

    It requires remarkable skill, dedication and discipline to become a military pilot. Despite the nation’s colors that don an aircraft’s fuselage, or what service affiliation rests on the chest’s of its aircrew, a military pilot is a capable and readily accessible force for effectively responding to and neutralizing a threat of any magnitude, at any time, or any place. However, like the students of the Royal Australian Air Force Base Air Warfare Instructors Course are learning in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017, it doesn’t come without hard work and extensive exposure to tactical exploitation by some of the most well-trained and experienced fighter combat instructors in the world; the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Royal Australian Air Force and 18th Aggressor Squadron pilots continue enhancing interoperability in Exercise Diamond Shield 2017

    Pilots from the U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and from Royal Australian Air Force 3 Squadron and the Air Warfare Centre Instructors Course, RAAF Base Williamtown, have already logged numerous hours of flight time during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Under the Australian sky

    The U.S. Air Force 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the tarmac at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, March 19, 2017, during exercise Diamond Shield.
  • 18th Aggressor pilots take to the Australian air for Exercise Diamond Shield

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, have touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, in New South Wales, Australia, for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017.
  • EAFB installation access changes with REAL ID Act requirements

    To comply with federal law, Eielson Air Force Base will no longer accept state-issued identification from certain U.S. states for unescorted visitor access to the installation as mandated under the REAL ID Act. Visitors who are not in compliance will be denied unescorted entry to federal installations and will require a Common Access Card/dependent/retiree identification holder to escort them at all times. Personnel in possession of a valid Department of Defense issued identification card are not affected by this change.
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