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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Eielson AFB from air. Credit USAF Master Sergeant Rob Wieland

Eielson Utilidor Contract Awarded

PRESS RELEASE – American Mechanical Inc. (Fairbanks), Brice Civil Constructors Inc., (Anchorage), Osborne Construction Co. (Kirkland, Washington...READ MORE

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Sen. Dan Sullivan. Photo David Bedard/U.S. Air Force

Bill secures missile defense, icebreakers, F-35s

EXCERPTS – The latest National Defense Authorization Act requires 20 new ground-based missile interceptors at Fort Greely near Fairbanks, additi...READ MORE

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Credit: Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla

Arctic Security Expedition: AF leaders visit Eielson

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE – Air Force senior leaders from Headquarters Air Force and several major commands, including the commander of Air Force ...READ MORE

UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

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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