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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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Military ramps up spending ahead of Eielson F-35s

The Army Corps of Engineers last week awarded two more contracts worth more than $55 million last week for construction of facilities to accommodate the two squadrons of F-35As that will coming to Eielson Air Force Base over the next three years. The first of…

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FEDC’s Next Housing Summit is June 6

NEWS RELEASE – FEDC’s next Housing Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 from 2-5 pm at the Pipeline Training Center in Fairbanks. How is this event different from the last Housing Summit? Rather than several people/organizations offering PowerPoint presentations, this event will feel more…

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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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Borough to award contract for F-35 study

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough plans to commission a consultant to write a plan to guide the community through the growing pains anticipated after the arrival of F-35 fighter jets and hundreds of new airmen at Eielson Air Force Base. Last week, the…

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UAS Hangar for Ft. Wainwright

FAIRBANKS – Today, the Army awarded a contract to UNIT Company, 620 East Whitney Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1622. The amount of this action is $33,122,500.00. This contract is for design and construction of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Hangar. The work will be performed at Fort Wainwright,…

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Retired colonel directs F-35 transition at Eielson

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE — A retired colonel has been working to get Eielson Air Force Base ready for its coming growth spurt since before the official announcement that two squadrons of F-35 fighter planes are coming here. Kevin Blanchard was among the last A-10 pilots…

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Congress funds $295 million in Eielson F-35 construction

FAIRBANKS — A congressional conference committee fully funded the military’s request for $295 million in new Eielson Air Force Base construction Wednesday, restoring the $82 million F-35 weather shelter that the House of Representatives had cut from the budget. The 2017 budget bill funds many…

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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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