Tag: Eielson AFB

 

Eielson area growth plan focuses on roads & more

The arrival of hundreds of new airmen and their families will be especially obvious in the housing market and the schools, but the population spike will also mean more traffic on roads and at local shops and parks. This week, the Fairbanks North Star Borough published…

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F-35s at Eielson have schools preparing for influx

The basing of F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base will increase the number of school-age kids in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. A federally-funded borough growth plan projects a six percent increase over the next decade. That equates to adding 1,900 students to an…

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Contract Award: Weather Shelter

Today, the Army awarded a contract to Watterson Construction Company, Post Office Box 220670, Anchorage, Alaska 99522-0670.  The amount of this action is $82,125,000.00.   This contract is to construct F-35A Weather Shelter, Squadron #2.  The work will be performed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. …

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CSAF Civic Leaders Visit Eielson

A civic leader tour hosted by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force visited Eielson Air Force Base April 28, 2018;this was the final stop in a broad tour of the Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility that included visits to Guam, Hawaii, Korea…

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Two Eielson construction contracts awarded

Callahan/Watterson JV,* Fairbanks, Alaska, was awarded a $19,051,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct F-35 consolidated munitions admin facility at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 11 received. Work will be performed in Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, with…

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Alcan Builders gets $20 million Eielson contract

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks company Alcan Builders Incorporated was awarded a $20 million contract Tuesday for construction to prepare for the F-35 fighter jets. It is the largest F-35-related contract so far awarded to an Interior business. The contract is for Alcan Builders to construct a…

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Contract Award: Weapons Intelligence Facility

PRESS RELEASE – 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…

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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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Second-biggest Eielson F-35 contract awarded

FAIRBANKS—A joint venture between a Washington company and an Alaska company has won the second-biggest Eielson Air Force Base construction contract so far associated with preparing the base for F-35 fighter jets.  The Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that an approximately $44.4 million contract…

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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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