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  • Chief of Space Operations visits Eielson, meets with Guardians

    U.S. Space Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger Towberman, meet with Guardians assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 10, 2021. Space Force responsibilities include developing Guardians, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military
  • COMPACAF visits Eielson, talks Arctic Strategy and PACAF future

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, and their spouses visited Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 18-19, 2021.
  • 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, resistance and escape specialists, it is a rite of passage.
  • For first time in several years, Team Eielson brings back load competition between F-35 and F-16 crews

    Team Eielson’s 354th Maintenance Group recently held its first quarter load crew competition, Jan. 8, 2021. This is the first time the competition is being held in several years since the return of uniformed service.
  • Eielson AFB team exercises rapid combat readiness, demonstrates arctic ability

    The 354th Fighter Wing and the 168th Wing Air National Guard completed a readiness exercise Dec. 18, 2020, verifying the wing’s ability to rapidly generate combat airpower at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. More than 30 fighters and two refueling aircraft were generated.
  • 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 Holcomb)
  • 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 force employment training. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • 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, which drove the need for a new survival kit. After months of research, development and testing, the design was sent to the 354th Operations Group commander for approval. In April the kit was given the “green light” and aircrew flight equipment Airmen got busy building them for the approaching winter.
  • 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, transient and special mission aircraft operating on
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