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  • Bombers project power from the Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be true—Alaska’s strategic location is second to none.
  • Eielson Airmen, Fairbanks airport authorities team up for aircraft recovery training

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. FAI Police and Fire Department personnel covered how to safely recover and shutdown the aircraft as well as how to coordinate operations between Eielson and the airport if an aircraft
  • Eielson F-35As hit 100 sortie milestone

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman, the 356th Fighter Squadron director of operations, conducts pre-flight checks at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. The flight marked the 100th sortie for Eielson’s F-35As. The first two fifth-generation fighters assigned to Eielson arrived to interior Alaska in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Crew chief dedicated to Eielson’s first F-35s

    In the five years he’s worked as an F-35A Lightning II crew chief Staff Sgt. Christopher Mashek has watched jets land on the flight line hundreds of times. He guides pilots to their parking spots, ensures aircraft maintenance records are up to date and scans jets for needed repairs. On April 21, a routine task for him coincided with a historic moment for the 354th Fighter Wing.
  • Eielson Defender named PACAF NCO of the Year

    Pacific Air Forces named one of Eielson’s Defenders, Tech. Sgt. Matthew R. Dobbins, the 354th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of operations, the 2019 PACAF NCO of the year.
  • Eielson fighters unite in the sky

    Fighter aircraft assigned to Eielson Air Force Base flew together in the skies over Denali National Park, Alaska May 5, 2020.
  • Total Force Airmen demonstrate Alaskan airpower

    Eielson fighters participated in a mass formation of Total Force Airmen displaying the ability of active-duty, Guard and Reserve forces to plan and fly together to provide airpower in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific and homeland security despite the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • 356th AMU takes in first F-35s

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Krutke, an F-35 avionics system craftsman with the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), prepares to place chalks for one of the first of two F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation aircraft assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron after its arrival at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. The F-35A, the U.S.
  • F-35s join Alaskan airpower team

    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft fly over the Alaska Canada Highway en route to their new home at the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. The F-35 represents a new model of international cooperation, ensuring U.S. and Coalition partner security well into the 21st Century. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt.
  • 354th Aircrew Flight Equipment shop wins AF-level award

    The 354th Operations Support Squadron's Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) shop was named the Air Force's AFE Small Program of the Year for 2019.
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