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Eielson Utilidor Contract Awarded

PRESS RELEASE – American Mechanical Inc. (Fairbanks), Brice Civil Constructors Inc., (Anchorage), Osborne Construction Co. (Kirkland, Washington), and Patrick Mechanical LLC (Fairbanks) will share in a $48,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of utilidors and various other utilities at Eielson Air Force Base, various other military…

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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, additional F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base and the construction of six new icebreakers to serve an Arctic increasingly seen as threatened by Russia’s buildup of…

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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 Materiel Command, General Ellen Pawlikowski, visited Eielson Air Force Base and other locations in Alaska during an Arctic Security Expedition Sept 8-9.The purpose…

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U.S. Air Force leaders visit Alaska to grasp it’s Arctic strategic importance

FAIRBANKS – They are calling it the Air Force Arctic Security Expedition and one of their first stops was in Alaska. On Saturday, Air Force leaders visited Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks in an effort to understand how to best utilize the Arctic regions…

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CR will ‘slow down versus stop’ F-35 progress

Washington – While the F-35 program will move forward at pace even if funded through a continuing resolution, development and testing activities will slow down starting around April 2018 if a CR extends into spring, the head of the program office warned Wednesday. “As we’ve…

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US Flies Bombers, F-35s over Korean Peninsula

PENTAGON — The United States and its allies have once again responded to a North Korean missile test, but this time the response included a live-fire exercise. Two B-1 bombers from a base in Guam, along with four F-35 fighter jets from a base in Japan,…

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U.S. Air Force to receive fully operational F-35A squadron

The U.S. Air Force is poised to activate its first fully combat capable squadron of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets following completion of software upgrades. The 34th Fighter Squadron located at Hill Air Force Base in Utah is expected to receive the first F-35s equipped with the finalized Block 3F…

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North Korea will be surrounded by nuclear-capable F-35s by 2021

While North Korea feverishly works to perfect intercontinental ballistic missile technology, the US and its allies are putting the finishing touches on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that will soon be patrolling the Pacific. Japan and South Korea, the US’s principal allies the region, will both deploy over…

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IABA Building Economic Summit 2017

Dr. Robert D. Dietz, Ph.D, Chief Economist, National Association of Home Builders, will present an overview of the home building industry using a combination of national and local data to identify potential sources of economic growth as well as market challenges. The Summit will detail the following topics:…

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Draft FNSB Growth Plan available for download

Preliminary findings of the Eielson Growth Management Plan, released August 2017, are available for download on the Arcadis project website, you can also learn more about the impacts of stationing F-35s at Eielson AFB and about the FNSB project to map the gaps in the…

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