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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Most F-35s Resume Flight Status

Now that inspections are complete, more than 80 percent of all F-35 Joint Strike Fighters that had been grounded are flying again. The F-35 Joint Prog...READ MORE

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Construction continues on the F-35A Flight Simulator Facility at Eielson Air Force Base.

Eielson area growth plan focuses on roads & more

The arrival of hundreds of new airmen and their families will be especially obvious in the housing market and the schools, but the population spike w...READ MORE

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F-35 Program About To Start Pivotal Testing

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is set to enter a round of testing to determine if the jet is indeed ready for action worldwide. The highly anticipate...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