F-35s Coming to Eielson AFB

The first F-35 Lightning II aircraft are expected to arrive at Eielson AFB in 2020. On April 4, 2016, the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James signed the record of decision for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) making it official that Eielson Air Force Base will host two squadrons of the latest generation U.S. fighter jet. Thank you to all who supported this process!

 

F-35 NEWS & UPDATES

Two squadrons of the fifth-generation fighter jet F-35 will be arriving at Eielson Air Force Base in 2020. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)

Taking stock of economic development opportunities

Jeff Stepp thinks Alaska is at an inflection point: “It’s a pivotal time in Alaska’s history and economy because of the confluence of the loss o...READ MORE

cockpit simulator

Cockpit demonstrator simulates F-35 capabilities

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Lockheed Martin is giving community leaders a closer look at the F-35 Lightning fighter jet and its capabilities Thursda...READ MORE

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, descends before landing April 28, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The C-17 was used to transport civic leaders from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to Eielson during an Air Force Civic Leader Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

CSAF Civic Leaders Visit Eielson

A civic leader tour hosted by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force visited Eielson Air Force Base April 28, 2018;this was the final stop in a broad tou...READ MORE

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

FAST FACTS

F-35 LIGHTNING II

The F-35 Lightning II is a new generation of advanced multi-role tactical fighter meant to supplement and eventually phase out aging aircraft for the U.S. and its allies…READ MORE

STRATEGIC LOCATION

Eielson’s strategic proximity to both world-class training grounds and potential deployments fits well with the U.S. renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific…READ MORE 

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE

Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) occupies 63,195 acres southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2013, about 2,500 service members worked at Eielson alongside about 480 civilian employees…READ MORE

EIS PROCESS

Thank you to everyone who commented during the EIS process! The Air Force released its final Environmental Impact Statement for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Operational Beddown – Pacific on March 4, 2016…READ MORE