Eielson Air Force Base

When the Warthog became Snowhog: the story of the A-10 that received a unique arctic camouflage

When the Warthog became Snowhog: the story of the A-10 that received a unique arctic camouflage

The A-10 Warthog The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., in October 1975. Ground… Read More

5 months ago

18th Aggressor Squadron to become more effective training asset thanks to the F-16 jets coming from Alabama ANG

The F-16Cs coming from the Alabama ANG are Block 30 Vipers thus being upgrade from the older F-16Cs the squadron… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the RC-135 Spy Plane that was diverted to intercept a Soviet Tu-95 bomber because no fighters were on alert. The RC-135 was renamed FC-135.

‘The RC-135 was diverted to do the intercept. The RC snuck up on the Bear from low rear and then… Read More

1 year ago

USAF wants to install a small nuclear reactor at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Micro-reactors are small nuclear reactors that can produce clean energy and are equipped with built-in safety features that self-adjust to… Read More

1 year ago

Elephant Walk in the Arctic: Eielson AFB team exercises rapid combat readiness despite the darkness, despite the pandemic, despite the -40F ECT

With great amounts of planning, preparation and communication 18 F-35A Lightning IIs, 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons, and two KC-135 Stratotankers… Read More

3 years ago

Alaska’s Eielson AFB receives first two F-35 stealth fighters out of 54 scheduled to arrive by 2021

With the arrival, Eielson is now Pacific Air Forces’ first base to house the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Taken on Apr.… Read More

4 years ago

Arctic BRRRRTTTT! When the Warthog became Snowhog

The only difference between the two 'hogs' depicted in the photos of this post is color. A snowhog is covered… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of the U-2 flight that went lost over the North Pole and nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis

Two Air Defense Command Convair F-102 Delta Dagger interceptors were scrambled to counter the MiG-19s and guide the U-2 home.… Read More

5 years ago

ALL THREE F-35 VARIANTS CONDUCTED EXTREME COLD-WEATHER TESTING AT EIELSON AFB

“Being at Eielson AFB and showing the aircraft’s ability to operate in this environment will tell a lot of people… Read More

6 years ago

F-35A UNDERGOES ICY RUNWAY TESTING FOR NORWEGIAN DRAG CHUTE AT EIELSON AFB

The F-35A drag chute is designed to be installed on all of Norway’s F-35As and is form fitted to ensure… Read More

6 years ago

F-15Es WITH APG-82 AESA RADARS DEPLOY TO RED FLAG-ALASKA FOR THE FIRST TIME

The APG-82 AESA radar allows the F-15E Strike Eagle to bridge the gap between the fourth and fifth generation fighting… Read More

7 years ago

NO, THIS BLACK-PAINTED USAF AGGRESSOR F-16 IS NOT AIMED TO SIMULATE CHINA’s J-31 STEALTH FIGHTER

Even if at first look this paint scheme resembled that worn by China's Shenyang J-31 fifth-generation fighter, this F-16 doesn not… Read More

7 years ago

AGGRESSORS F-16 WEARING NEW SPLINTER ARCTIC SCHEME SPOTTED AT EXERCISE NORTHERN EDGE 2017

The paint scheme is one of the two new different paint schemes introduced by USAF Aggressors in the last months… Read More

7 years ago

USAF F-22 RAPTORS RECENTLY INTERCEPTED A RUSSIAN Tu-95 BEAR STRATEGIC BOMBER THAT WAS APPROACHING THE COAST OF ALASKA

The F-22s intercepted the Tu-95 Bear strategic bomber about 100 miles southwest of Kodiak As reported by Alaska Dispatch News,… Read More

7 years ago

SOME VIPER PORN FOR ALL AVIATION GEEKS: WATCH USAF F-16 AGGRESSORS REFUELING DURING EX. COPE NORTH 2017

The Aggressor F-16s are the oldest Vipers in the USAF fleet Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the photos in this… Read More

7 years ago

THIS IS HOW EIELSON AFB AGGRESSORS PROVIDE REALISTIC ADVERSARY TRAINING DURING RED FLAG-ALASKA

“We can go faster than any blue force is ever trained, up into almost Mach 2.0 to show them what… Read More

7 years ago