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

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The 300th F-35 was a US Air Force F-35A destined for Hill Air Force Base in Utah. While it has taken seven years to reach 300 production deliveries, improvements in the production process mean that the next 300 will be delivered in the next two and a half years.

F-35 passes 300th delivery milestone

The 300th production-standard F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was delivered by Lockheed Martin and the Joint Program Office (JPO) on 11 J...READ MORE

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An F-35 flies inverted during firing drills.

Is the F-35 About to Be Delayed (Again)?

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the Pentagon to hold off moving into full-rate production with the F-35 fighter until the plane...READ MORE

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Control tower at Eielson Air Force Base

Contract Award: Weather Shelter

Today, the Army awarded a contract to Watterson Construction Company, Post Office Box 220670, Anchorage, Alaska 99522-0670.  The amount of this ac...READ MORE

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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