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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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Fairbanks expects job growth in 2018

FAIRBANKS — State job forecasts predict the Fairbanks North Star Borough will be Alaska’s only region to see employment gains in 2018, in large part thanks to construction at Eielson Air Force Base. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the…

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Air Force gives borough mayor F-16 ride-along

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor, Karl Kassel, visited Eielson Air Force Base earlier this month to experience a little bit of what it’s like to fly as an Aggressor pilot. A special invitation from the Commander of the 3-54th Fighter Wing, COLONEL DAVID…

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Southcentral companies get biggest Eielson contracts

FAIRBANKS — The F-35 construction boom at Eielson Air Force base as been good for Alaska businesses this summer, but so far southcentral contractors have beat out Interior Alaska companies to the biggest jobs. To date, six contracts worth $94.5 million have been awarded to prepare…

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