Tag: Eielson AFB

 

Contract Award: Weapons Intelligence Facility at Eielson AFB

I’m pleased to announce today’s contract award for the design and construction of an Operations Support Squadron Weapons and Tactics Intelligence Facility at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. This project, known as EIE385, will provide a 12,000-square-foot facility to support the F-35A Lightning II…

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Airmen integrate with F-35, improve air dominance

EIELSON AFB – During the F-35 Lightning II’s pre-Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, Airmen from the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron had the opportunity to work with all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter. Tactical Air Control Party Airmen coordinate air support with joint…

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JOTT Conducts F-35 Cold Weather Testing

In April 2016, the Air Force made an announcement that would change Eielson AFB history. After a lengthy analysis of the installation’s operations, environmental factors and cost, the Secretary of the Air Force selected Eielson AFB to be the first operational USAF location outside the…

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Eielson Air Base to receive F-35 weather shelter

Jan. 26 — Watterson Construction has been awarded a contract to design and construct an F-35A aircraft weather shelter at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $58 million under a firm-fixed-price contract….

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‘Dirt Boyz’ assist in F-35A testing

The “Dirt Boyz” of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron are always on the go; during the summer, they help maintain infrastructure around the base and in the winter they ensure Eielson’s airfield is free of snow and ice. They have an extra job to do…

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F-35 arrivals propel Norwegian air force modernisation

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has conducted its first domestic flights with the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, after a trio of the fifth-generation type touched down at its Ørland air base early this month. Oslo’s lead arrivals from an eventually 52-strong fleet of the…

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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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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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