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Eielson shows off iconic planes at open house

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers are really, really big — and at Eielson Air Force Base’s open house Saturday, the B-52 on display was a really big hit. Parents and children waiting for their turns to climb in the cockpit filled the open doors of the bomb bay,…

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China and Russia stealth fighters don’t stand a chance

China’s recent military parade included several new weapons systems and a flyover by the J-20, a stealth jet that many think incorporates stealth technology stolen from the US into a design built to destroy weak links in the US Air Force. Russia has also been…

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Lockheed Martin given $3.7 billion towards 50 F-35s

Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a $3.7 billion interim payment for fifty F-35 jet fighters that are earmarked for non-U.S. customers, the Pentagon said on Friday. Lockheed and its partners have been producing the jets under a placeholder agreement known as an “undefinitized contract action.”…

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Researchers hunt for clues in F-35 stealth fighter issue

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE  –  The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson will hunt for answers to determine if on-board oxygen generation equipment on the nation’s newest multi-million dollar stealth fighter caused pilots to experience a loss of oxygen in flight. Researchers expected to start…

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F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017

The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time. The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed…

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Alaska Prepares To House F-35 Fighter Jets

The F-35 aircraft is advertised as the best fighter jet ever. It’s also the most expensive. The contractor for the plane is ramping up production of the aircraft and that means they’ll have to be based somewhere. In Alaska, preparations are underway to house the…

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2017 Great American Defense Communities showcased

The Great American Defense Community Program program was designed by the Association of Defense Communities in conjunction with the House and Senate Defense Communities Caucuses to recognize and celebrate communities whose exceptional commitment to improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families as a model for…

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Military projects boost construction in Alaska

The latest edition of The Alaska Contractor, published quarterly by the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, provides a concise overview of the Interior MILCON projects in Alaska, mostly at Eielson AFB. Find the entire article on pp 34-44 in the online magazine. As state capital…

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Free workshop on multiplex financing

Free Workshop on financing options AHFC is offering a free, in-depth 2-hour training related to multi-family unit finance options on Tuesday, July 11 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center (3605 Cartwright Ct. Building C, Fairbanks, AK 99709). The presentation will be by…

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Going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up!

Are you going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up. You may see an F-35. A fighter wing from Hill Air Force Base plans to fly the new F-35 jet over parades on the Fourth of July. Two jets flown by pilots from the…

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