Eielson AFB Operations

04/11/2013: Various footage of Eielson AFB, Alaska.  Credit:354th Fighter Wing:2/1/13 http://www.eielson.af.mil Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: EIL, ICAO: PAEI, FAA LID: EIL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska. The host unit at Eielson…

Alaska, the Arctic and Crafting Strategic Depth

2012-10-10 by Robbin Laird A key element for the U.S. contribution to Pacific defense is the ability to provide strategic depth for our allies.  Projecting power forward is a key contribution to enhancing the ability of allies to defend themselves, and to shape an interoperable Pacific defense strategy.  Along with Canada,…

Coast Guard Conducts Medevac South of Cordova

06/26/2012: GULF OF ALASKA - An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a 57-year-old crewman from the Seattle-based fishing vessel Retriever in the Gulf of Alaska June 5, 2012. The helicopter crew conducted the medevac approximately 207 miles south of Cordova, Alaska. Credit:U.S. Coast Guard District 17 PADET…

Exercise Polar Force 12-4 (1)

06/19/2012: The 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska launched a squadron of F-22 Raptors Saturday along with support C-17 Globemaster III and E-3 Sentry aircraft, in phase one of operational readiness exercise Polar Force 12-4. Credit:Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs:5/19/22

Military Medical Professionals Arrive in Alaska for Arctic Care:CAMP DENALI, Alaska

Military aircraft carrying participants for Arctic Care 2012 arrived in Alaska for the largest recurring joint military medical readiness and logistics training exercise. Medical professionals from the Arizona and Colorado National Guard, Army Reserves and Navy Reserves began arriving from the lower 48 as early as April 2. They are joined…