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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...
Pilot returns for Air Force exercise

...territory.Capt. James Collins grew up in Ester, just south of Fairbanks. When he landed his F-16 on June 4 at Eielson Air Force Base, he was greeted on the runway by his wife, Annette, daughters Olivia, 4, and Zoie, 2, and 9-month-old...
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II will pivot its focus to face east. That's good news for military assets in the state, and it's likely why Eielson Air Force Base, less than a decade after escaping outright closure, is now on the short list as a candidate to receive the...
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

FAIRBANKS - Eielson Air Force Base likely will be on a narrowed list of potential locations for two squadrons of new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, U.S. Sen...
Alaska Editorial: Cheap, plentiful coal will power the Interior for decades to come

...coal power plants is an area where new technologies can be added to old generation facilities. Power plants like Eielson Air Force Base have seen bag house facilities lead to a marked decrease in airborne pollutants. While coal can't rightly...
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...base two Pacific Rim squadrons of the new F-35 fighters need not wonder any longer.Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her comment came Wednesday at a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing...
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...the potential basing of advanced F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks. Eielson is among the bases being...the Air Force had to temporarily ground fighters at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, do reduced flying with other...
Two Alaska military bases are finalists for F-35s

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are on the short list of potential hosts for 48 new F-35 fighter jets, according...
Where are the Alaska bats?

...University of Alaska Fairbanks. "Keith Price of Salcha once said he saw them hibernating in the utility corridors at Eielson Air Force Base," she said.Price was an interested bat-watcher who shared his fondness for bats with scientists. The longtime...
Air Force scraps F-16 Alaska transfer plan

...Fairbanks, and will not put Eielson Air Force Base in part-time status...Fighter Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base...reaffirm the significance of Eielson Air Force base to both Alaska and the...


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