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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Sailors and distinguished visitors watch an F-35B Lightning II aircraft conduct vertical takeoff and landing flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in May 2015.

US platform for stealth jets in Pacific

Hong Kong—The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th...READ MORE

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Construction continues on the F-35A Flight Simulator Facility at Eielson Air Force Base Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Fairbanks expects job growth in 2018

FAIRBANKS — State job forecasts predict the Fairbanks North Star Borough will be Alaska’s only region to see employment gains in 2018, in large ...READ MORE

Lockheed to make world’s 1st supersonic business jet

Lockheed Martin Corp., the maker of the F-35 and F-22 fighter jets, is partnering with plane maker Aerion Corp. to develop the world’s first superso...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