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!

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

F-35 NEWS & UPDATES

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F-35 remains on track in Trump request

Washington, D.C. – With a Defense Department review of Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet still ongoing, procurement for the Jo...READ MORE

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Video still from F-35 Heritage Flight from Spencer Hughes

F-35A Apparently Cleared for More Aerobatics During Airshows

At 1:36 into this video by Spencer Hughes the F-35 completes a full aileron roll, in an apparent relaxation of flight performance restrictions for the...READ MORE

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Meet the F-35s participating in Northern Edge ahead of 2020 arrival

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – Ahead of finding a permanent home at Eielson Air Force Base, F-35s are participating in Exercise Northern Edge...READ MORE

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