Fast Facts

 

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. On April 4, the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James signed the record of decision making it official that two F-35A squadrons…

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Strategic Location on U.S. Soil

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.  The rebalance of the nation’s military strategy with its renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region, enhances Eielson’s strategic value.  Alaska’s military installations are closer…

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EIELSON AFB

Eielson Air Force Base occupies 63,195 acres southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2013, about 2,500 service members worked at Eielson alongside about 480 civilian employees. The runway is the second longest in North America, at over 14,500 feet long. The base is home to a large number…

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F-35 LIGHTNING II

With large amounts of current military aircraft nearing the end of their life spans, a new tactical fighter is necessary to supplement and eventually phase out aging aircraft. The F-35 Lightning II is an advanced multi-role fighter meant to address this issue for both the…

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