Alaska Editorial: Air Force's pick for F-35 base is great news

...picked Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for two squadrons of its next-generation F-35 fighter jets. It's a decision...considering the transfer of the base's F-16 Aggressor Squadron to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. That study...
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

...narrowed list of potential locations for two squadrons of new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters...Pacific, Murkowski said, and Alaska squadrons allow the U.S. to have a would be tough to make room for the squadrons at the Anchorage base.Eielson provides...
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...stands on where the Air Force should base two Pacific Rim squadrons of the new F-35 fighters need not wonder any longer.Sen...last year's Air Force decision to keep the F-16 fighter squadron at Eielson rather than move it to Elmendorf-Richardson...
Alaska Guard members leave for Africa mission part of Operation Enduring Freedom.The soldiers are members of the guard's high-risk rescue crew, the 212th Rescue Squadron, or the 176th Operations Group. The guard says in a release that part of the mission is to support partner nation operations...
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...the way to the East Indies in 1601 successfully treated scurvy on board his ship, while the sailors on other ships of the squadron died in droves. An outbreak of scurvy on Cartier's exploratory expedition to Newfoundland, in 1536 or so, was successfully...
Soaring overhead: Southeast Alaska's sandhill cranes

With the advent of autumn, V-shaped squadrons of migrating birds cut through the sky as they head south. Among the most impressive of these fall migrants are sandhill cranes...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...and five flights a day as a member of the 15th Troop Carrier Squadron in the 61st Troop Carrier Group, with a total of over 200...every once in a while a Russian plane would pass by." His squadron also flew 24 hours straight on two occasions. His tour was...
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing Army protective gear

...sow with two cubs."It was basically a bear being a bear," Coltrane said.Wendeborn is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 297th Brigade Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron (Cavalry), an Army National Guard detachment in Valdez.
Juneau Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron Open House

...the Juneau Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron is all about, this is the open house for you. The Squadron invites adults and teenagers to join...contributions in the community. Juneau Squadron Public Affairs Officer Cadet Senior Airman...
Dozens speak against moving jet squadron to Anchorage

FAIRBANKS - An Air Force plan to relocate a squadron of fighter jets from Fairbanks to Anchorage wasn't greeted...was unanimous support against moving the F-16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...


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