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 …]

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)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman, the 356th Fighter Squadron director of operations, returns a salute to Airman 1st Class Anthony Clark, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, as he taxis to the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Chipman flew the squadron’s 100th sortie, a significant milestone for Eielson’s combat-coded aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)
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Eielson F-35As hit 100 sortie milestone

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman, the 356th Fighter Squadron director of operations, returns a salute to Airman 1st Class Anthony Clark, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, as he taxis to the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2020. Chipman flew the squadron’s 100th sortie, a significant milestone for Eielson’s combat-coded [Read More …]

A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., sits on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Three B-52s arrived at Eielson to conduct Bomber Task Force operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)
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B-52s arrive at Eielson Air Force Base

A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., sits on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Three B-52s arrived at Eielson to conduct Bomber Task Force operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, performs a routine refueling mission with F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, prior to taking part of Operation American Resolve’s Salute to Alaska, May 15, 2020. All across Alaska, active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard aircrews flew over communities to show support for health care workers, first responders and essential personnel fighting to help the state overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Adam Keele)
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168th Wing supports COVID-19 flyover salutes

A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, performs a routine refueling mission with F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, prior to taking part of Operation American Resolve’s Salute to Alaska, May 15, 2020. All across Alaska, active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard aircrews flew over communities [Read More …]

A crew chief from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals in an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 24, 2020. Airmen from the 354th AMXS are continuing to maintain aircraft during the COVID-19 global pandemic while implementing the necessary health precautions to help minimize the spread of the virus.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
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354th AMXS keeps Aggressors flying amidst global pandemic

A crew chief from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals in an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 24, 2020. Airmen from the 354th AMXS are continuing to maintain aircraft during the COVID-19 global pandemic while implementing the necessary health precautions to help minimize the spread of the virus.(U.S. Air Force [Read More …]