Eielson AFB

Arctic Gold 18-1 showcases Icemen readiness

Story by Amn Isaac Johnson on 10/24/2017 Prepare, deploy, and enable Airmen; that is the mission of the 354th Fighter Wing. To ensure preparedness for any contingency operations that may arise, Eielson routinely conducts various exercises to prepare its Airmen. Beginning on Oct. 19, the 354th FW commenced exercise Arctic
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PMEL precision puts jets in the sky, bombs on target

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 10/24/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska From torque wrenches and spectrum analyzers to pressure gauges and missile guidance control systems, the 3rd Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory supports approximately 18,000 different articles of equipment for nearly 300 different agencies on and off Joint Base
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Alaska Air National Guard deploys Airmen to Southwest Asia

Story by SMSgt Paul Mann on 10/23/2017 Approximately 30 Alaska Air National Guard members said goodbye to friends, families, and co-workers Oct. 23, as they began a journey to Southwest Asia, traveling in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom's Sentinel. The 168th Wing Airmen have been preparing for the
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Alaskan leaders visit Eielson to discuss the F-35A

Story by A1C Eric Fisher on 10/19/2017 Fifty-four F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft are slated to arrive at Eielson beginning in Spring of 2020, with the final F-35 being delivered in 2022. The addition of two F-35 fighter squadrons to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska will help deter possible
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F-35A arrives at Eielson for testing

Story by SrA Cassandra Whitman on 10/13/2017 An F-35A Lightning II landed at Eielson AFB Oct 12 to participate in testing several aspects of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. This test's purpose has two major outcomes: certifying the Norwegian drag-chute and demonstrating that the entire fleet of F-35As are capable of
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Aircraft maintainers welcome new leader

Story by SMSgt Paul Mann on 10/02/2017 Lt. Col. Tracie L. Hough assumed command of the 168th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, today during a ceremony held inside the unit's maintenance hangar. Col David McPhetres, commander of the 168th Maintenance Group was the presiding officer. Hough assumes command
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