Tag: Local News

 

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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Eielson’s F-35s Will Offset Economic Slump for Fairbanks

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel said the buildup associated with two squadrons of F-35 warplanes that’ll be coming to Eielson Air Force Base in a couple of years will offset decreases in population and state funding that are both being driven by Alaska’s…

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USAF conducts cold weather testing at Eielson AFB

The US Air Force (USAF) is set to conduct cold weather testing on F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in a bid to ensure that the fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft performs optimally in harsh weather conditions. The aircraft arrived at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB),…

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F-35 has arrived at Eielson with Norwegian test pilot

FAIRBANKS – An F-35 fighter jet arrived at Eielson Air Force Base Thursday on an equipment-testing mission, according to a news release from the Air Force. It’s the first F-35 to land at Eielson. The F-35A Lightning II is here to test two main types…

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Air Force sending one F-35 to Eielson for testing

FAIRBANKS — After years of hearing about the new F-35 fighter plane that’s coming to Eielson Air Force Base, Interior residents may get to see one. The 354th Fighter Wing announced Wednesday that one F-35A Lighting II will be at Eielson for testing this month. It’s not one of…

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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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Draft FNSB Growth Plan available for download

Preliminary findings of the Eielson Growth Management Plan, released August 2017, are available for download on the Arcadis project website, you can also learn more about the impacts of stationing F-35s at Eielson AFB and about the FNSB project to map the gaps in the…

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Study Projects 5,000+ to be Drawn by F-35 Buildup Jobs

More than 5,000 people may come to the Fairbanks area by 2030 as part of the move to base two squadrons of F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base. The latest estimate announced Monday is well above the previous estimate of 3,500. The bigger population…

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