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Black on Blue.

An F-16C Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flies over a mountain range in Alaska during a Northern Edge 2011 training exercise. The U.S. Pacific Command directed excercise took place in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and brought together nearly 6,000 participants from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.

(Photo by Ensign Joe Painter, 16 JUN 2011.)

Strike Fear

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, gains speed as it takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 6, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 16-2. Red Flag-Alaska missions are conducted over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, more than 67,000 square miles of airspace that includes one conventional bombing range and two tactical bombing ranges containing 510 different types of targets and 45 threat simulators.

Couple o’ Harriers pouring the coals on a frigid scene.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Oct. 6, 2024) - U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier ground attack aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., take off for a sortie at Eielson Air Force Base during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft) 141006-F-YW474-207

An F-15K Slam Eagle taxis down the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1. Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercise and is vital to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The F-15K is assigned to the South Korea air force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

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U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier ground attack aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., take off for a sortie at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2014, during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

Thomas Bunday

Serving at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska, Thomas Richard Bunday killed at least five women.  When he found out that police had discovered his crimes and would be on their way to arrest him, he committed suicide by crashing his motorcycle into an oncoming truck. Above shows the motorcycle after the crash.

An U.S. Air Force pilot takes his OA/A-10 Thunderbolt II observation / attack aircraft into a snap roll, to dive thousands of feet, to continue his low level close air support mission on 26 March 2006. He had just completed an air refueling with a KC-135R/T Stratotanker. The Thunderbolt II is deployed to the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, from the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson, Air Force Base Alaska. The KC-135R/T is deployed to the 22 Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyz Republic, from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

A little birdy told me it was someone’s birthday today …

Happy 239th to the U.S. Marine Corps, y'all! Thanks for all you’ve done.

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 taxis on the flight line during Distant Frontier at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 25, 2014, in preparation for Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Araos, U.S. Air Force/Released)

SEPECAT Jaguar GR1A fighters of No. 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Coltishall, Norwich (UK), on the flight line of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska (USA), in 1996. Note the different camouflage schemes: the 1st, 3rd, and 5th aircraft still carry the paint scheme used from the mid-1970s, the other two Jaguars are already painted in the newer scheme.

F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi down the runway 3 March 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The F-16s are assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. Aggressor pilots returned after completing a mobile training team exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – An O/A-10 Thunderbolt II stands ready just before a training mission here Dec. 21. The aircraft is assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing and its primary missions include air-strike control, close-air support, target interdiction, joint-air attack, combat escort, and combat search and rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang)