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Air Force Secretary visits Fairbanks

In a visit to Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base Friday afternoon, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was cautious in her remarks about the Space Force, a new branch of the military discussed by Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday. “I think the best that’s happened…

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Public Comment Period ends July 31

The public comment period for the Regional Growth Plan closes on July 31st. Community input is critical to the success of the plan, and key to maximizing the benefits of Eielson Air Force Base growth for FNSB residents. How to Access the Draft Plan View, download and/or…

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Read regional growth plan and comment

The arrival of the F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base will have a profound impact on the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Oil and gas development is on the horizon, and that should bring jobs and boost Alaska’s slumping economy. But these fighter jets will have…

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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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Population declines in Alaska and Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s population fell by 1,216 in 2017, part of a larger trend in which Alaska’s population declined for the first time since the late 1980s. Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development published the statistics in the March edition…

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Eielson Regional Growth Plan PROJECT UPDATE #3

Since our last project update, the project team has continued to work with local, state-wide and national partners to gather and analyze information about the Fairbanks North Star Borough toward answering the question… How can the FNSB Community benefit from and meet the needs of…

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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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