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

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team commander and pilot pulls a tactical pitch in an F-35A Lightning II during the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 18, 2018.

United Technologies awarded $454M for F-35 work

United Technologies has received contracts totaling $454 million for procurement and services for engines on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Figh...READ MORE

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Contract Award: Radar Control Facility

Today, the Army awarded a contract to White Mountain Construction LLC, 561 East Steel Loop, Suite 200, Palmer, Alaska 99645-6688. The amount of this ...READ MORE

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F-35s at Eielson have schools preparing for influx

The basing of F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base will increase the number of school-age kids in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. A federally-fun...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