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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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