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What others say: Good military news for Alaska's interior

...another heartening sign that the military is serious about its Pacific-facing strategy. The Apaches, along with the F-16 Aggressor Squadron and two squadrons of F-35 fighter jets likely to be placed at Eielson Air Force Base, will greatly...
Voice of Alaska: Time to continue moving Alaska forward after election

...service in Southeast; working with the delegation to save Essential Air Service. We supported our military by protecting our F-16's in Fairbanks and missile defense at Fort Greely, secured F-35's coming next year and ensured Alaska bases aren't...

...hostage, Haruna Yukawa, and the crisis has stunned Japan.Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, was seized after his Jordanian F-16 crashed in December near the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria. He is the first foreign military...

...S. military said Wednesday that evidence "clearly indicates" that the militants did not shoot down al-Kaseasbeh's F-16.But the pilot's uncle told journalists that the family had been told by the Jordanian government that his warplane was...
Sterling Community News

...home for 10 days before he heads to Luke Air Force Base outside Phoenix. He will be serving as a Crew Chief onboard an F-16. There may be lots of reasons for Karl and Lisa to hop a plane for Arizona in the next couple of years. In addition to...
New chief to take over Alaskan Command

...other postings, according to DOD. Chandler is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours flying the T-38, F-15 and F-16 aircraft. Chandler will take on two other titles in addition to commander of the Alaskan Command. He will be commander...
Community News and Notes

...which is Capt. Jessica Gould, Capt. Skyler Smith, and Staff Sgt. Chad Holloway, for not only safely recovering three F-16 aircraft and crews but also for helping save the life of a pilot forced to eject into freezing waters.Holloway is a 2005...
Eielson personnel deployed in wake of terror attacks

...ground targets such as tanks and other armored vehicles. They can also be used in search and rescue operations. A group of F-16 fighters will also be deployed, Master Sgt. John Norgren said. Air Force officials will not say where the personnel are...
What others say: Selection of preferred F-35 site great news

...Eielson has been down before, as a draft EIS was completed when the Air Force was considering the transfer of the base's F-16 Aggressor Squadron to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. That study didn't identify any massive weaknesses...
What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight over F-35s is essential

...various times over the years, though the future seems a bit brighter with last year's Air Force decision to keep the F-16 fighter squadron at Eielson rather than move it to Elmendorf-Richardson.It is also best for the state if economic activity...


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