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Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek wells

...Force base about 25 miles southeast of Fairbanks has found contaminated groundwater in wells near Moose Creek.Eielson Air Force Base began testing wells in May for contamination that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/air-force-finds-contamination-moose-cre
State
Juneau named 'Tree City USA' again

...that Anchorage, Sitka, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base also received the honor.To qualify for the award, a community must meet four standards that include a forestry...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-17/juneau-named-tree-city-usa-again
Local
Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

...delegation is working hard to keep soldiers at Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson, aircraft at Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force bases, and buy new icebreakers for the Coast Guard. Having a powerful enemy is a strong argument in favor of these...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-01/empire-editorial-dont-be-fooled-claim
Opinion
Air Force leaves F-16 squadron at Fairbanks base

FAIRBANKS - Military officials say a squadron of F-16 fighter jets will remain at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that Air Force Secretary Deborah James informed Gov. Bill Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/air-force-leaves-f-16-squadron-fairbank
State
Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

FAIRBANKS - Eielson Air Force Base has "phenomenal assets" that make it attractive for basing...looking at Eielson is there used to be more squadrons assigned at Eielson Air Force Base than we currently have," said Col. Michael Winkler. "We...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/air-force-official-touts-eielson-assets
State
Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...during the tours, is helpful, but what really counts is what is recorded, he said.JBER, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base have survived previous rounds of reductions, both Dodson and Popp said, but this one is different because it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/leaders-rally-against-army-force-reduct
State
DOD spending down, Corps finds other work

...typically don't require maintenance, largely a result of changing weather patterns.When the Air Force announced Eielson Air Force Base as it preferred location for two Pacific squadrons of F-35 fighters in August, Sen. Mark Begich said upwards...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/dod-spending-down-corps-finds-other-wor
State
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...A pair of plow trucks had used a full eight-hour shift to plow the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base making five round trips. A team with the new trailer should be able to clear the roughly 25 miles of four-lane...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State
Alaska Editorial: Air Force's pick for F-35 base is great news

...Thursday that residents have seen all year. After a lengthy selection process, the Air Force announced it has picked Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for two squadrons of its next-generation F-35 fighter jets. It's a decision that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-13/alaska-editorial-air-forces-pick-f-35
Opinion
3 elementary schools recognized for performance

...recognized three Alaska schools for their academic excellence.Haines Elementary School, Crawford Elementary on Eielson Air Force Base and Peterson Elementary in Kodiak were named National Blue Ribbon Schools.Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office says...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/3-elementary-schools-recognized-perform
State

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