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Eielson personnel deployed in wake of attacks and support staff from the 354th Fighter Wing's two fighter squadrons and their supporting agencies. A number of A-10s already have left, and more are scheduled to join them. The jets are used for close air support of ground forces against...
Some military experts say downsizing Eielson makes perfect sense

...Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Twelve A-10s would go to Moody Air Force Base in...Stevens, R-Alaska, has said the A-10s are in Alaska as backup for U.S...Korean Peninsula, for example. The A-10s are designed specifically to support...
Keeping base closures isn't about economy, but security

...where the Army's newest Striker Brigade Combat Team is located makes this arrangement ideal for joint training. Those A-10s should be training jointly with Striker ground units, and should deploy and a joint team. You train together to fight...
Alaska Digest

...other F-16s." The change in jets won't be the only change for Eielson, which this last month saw the last of its A-10s leave for other assignments. Now that the base doesn't have any combat-ready jets, Eielson's main focus will be...
A-10's take off for good

...Idaho, were the last of Eielson's A-10s, the casualties of the base's realignment...November, the 355th Fighter Squadron's A-10s have slowly trickled out of purposes while eliminating the A-10s. Before Wednesday, there had been...
Eielson to stay open but lose 18 jets, 600 troops

...affairs office. "As of now there are no hard dates for the A-10s' departure and no official word on what kind of economic...Stevens, R-Alaska, in particular, had defended Eielson A-10s as strategically important, due to their proximity to Asia...
Plane crash kills pilot after takeoff from base

...the unit provides "mission ready" A-10s and has search-and-rescue capability...of the close air support came from A-10s. They have a reputation for of the flight-control system. A-10s are about 53 feet long and 57 feet...


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