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354th Operations Support Squadron

354th Operations Support Squadron

The 354th Operations Support Squadron “Huskies” provides diverse capabilities in support of the 354th FW, 168th Air Refueling Wing and associate units at Eielson. The 354th OSS is organized into current operations and scheduling, weather, and airfield management and air traffic control flights.

The current operations and scheduling flight is responsible for ensuring safe scheduling operations within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC), the annual flying hour program, managing aircrew flight records and maintaining safe aircrew flight equipment for aircrew throughout the 354th FW.

The weather flight provides or arranges for weather support to the 354th FW, tenant units assigned to Eielson and transient operational units. Weather Airmen are ready to deploy to support worldwide combat operations. The weather flight is responsible for forecasting Alaska’s weather and they face many challenges due to sparse data caused by the vast wilderness and diverse terrain.

The airfield management and air traffic control flight supports the daily training missions of 354th FW aircraft as well as a wide assortment of domestic and international aircraft supporting real-world missions. The airfield management and air traffic control flight provides support 365 days a year, 24 hours a day for operations of the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region for Air Sovereignty mission as well as support for on-call search-and-rescue missions of the Detachment 1, 210th Rescue Squadron.

Eielson’s airfield is valued for its strategic location in the polar region. The flight manages nearly 18 million square feet of runway and airfield surfaces.

The 354th OSS provides vital handson and classroom training, such as aircrew training for flying equipment, to Eielson’s in-place and deploying personnel. While running home station operations, the Huskies also prepare and deploy individuals and groups in support of higher headquarters-directed Air and Space Expeditionary Force tasks across the world.

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