Tag: Eielson AFB

 

‘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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State-of-the-art dormitory expands Eielson housing

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District turned over a new dormitory to the Air Force Dec. 21 at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks. Building 2205 is state-of-the-art, three-stories and will accommodate 168 enlisted personnel. The facility was…

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Eielson opens 2nd gate for construction crews

FAIRBANKS — An access gate to give construction crews easier access to the south side of Eielson Air Force Base will open Thursday. The base’s South Gate along the Richardson Highway is being opened for the summer season in order to facilitate the construction associated…

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“Believe the Unbelievable”: EXERCISE NORTHERN EDGE 17

Live, Virtual, and Constructive training is revolutionizing the way the military conducts training operations. More importantly, it’s changing the way the Department of Defense jointly develops, prepares and engages enemy forces during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The LVC training capability allows for the…

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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE – Col. Michael P. Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, announced the Secretary of the Air Force’s signed decision to select Eielson Air Force Base as the new home for the service’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft…

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