A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flies overhead during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020. Each year, RF-A shapes scenarios to meet each unit’s specific desired learning objectives in order to prepare the next generation of Airmen for 21st Century combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)
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Soaring through RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flies overhead during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2020. Each year, RF-A shapes scenarios to meet each unit’s specific desired learning objectives in order to prepare the next generation of Airmen for 21st Century combat. [Read More …]

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight ruck outside of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The Eielson EOD flight annually rucks from Eielson AFB to the Arctic Circle in honor of 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
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EOD Airmen ruck to Arctic Circle

U.S. Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight ruck outside of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The Eielson EOD flight annually rucks from Eielson AFB to the Arctic Circle in honor of 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
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2nd Bomb Wing projects power from the Last Frontier, BTF Alaska

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

Airman 1st Class Lukas Turley, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes Maj. Brian Mueller, 356th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, both assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, before taking off for a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2020. This is the first temporary duty assignment for the 356th FS since the unit received its first fighter aircraft in April 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Johnathon Wines)
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Eielson F-35’s at JBER

Airman 1st Class Lukas Turley, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes Maj. Brian Mueller, 356th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, both assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, before taking off for a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2020. This is the first temporary duty assignment for the 356th FS since the unit [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, flies across the Alaskan mountain range during a performance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 10, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world's premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Sam Eckholm)
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F-22 Rages Across Alaskan Mountains

U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, flies across the Alaskan mountain range during a performance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 10, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows all across the world to showcase the performance and capabilities of the world’s premier 5th-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Sam [Read More …]

Senior Airman Tommy Chase, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, poses for a photo at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)
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Barksdale crew chiefs

Senior Airman Tommy Chase, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, poses for a photo at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
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F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King ll flies over Malemute Drop Zone during 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 24, 2020. The 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. The focus on readiness demonstrates the installation’s resiliency and posture for the future throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)
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TACP Airmen fly through airborne training

A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King ll flies over Malemute Drop Zone during 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 24, 2020. The 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. The focus on readiness demonstrates the installation’s resiliency and posture for the future throughout the COVID-19 [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eiona Shadrin, a tactical air control party member assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, conducts small unit tactics at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 17, 2020. The 3rd ASOS Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. The focus on readiness demonstrates the installation’s resiliency and posture for the future throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)
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TACP Airmen bring the ‘A-sauce’

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eiona Shadrin, a tactical air control party member assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, conducts small unit tactics at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 17, 2020. The 3rd ASOS Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. The focus on readiness demonstrates the installation’s resiliency and posture for the future throughout [Read More …]

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142”,, an historic icon from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location on Stampede Road in light of public safety concerns. The bus will be stored at a secure site while the DNR considers all options and alternatives for its permanent disposition. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
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Alaska National Guard airlifts “Into the Wild” bus from Stampede Trail

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142”,, an historic icon from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location [Read More …]