355th Fighter Squadron reactivates Alaska’s 2nd F-35A sqdn

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Unread post08 Jun 2022, 18:52

Eielson's F-35A went to Japan. :shock:
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Eielson Airmen, F-35s begin ACE training at MCAS Iwakuni
MCAS IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 06.07.2022 Story by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Eighteen U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 354th Air Expeditionary Wing out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, began training on Agile Combat Employment tactics, techniques and procedures at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 6.
While here, the 354th AEW will integrate with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force to strengthen partnerships and enhance joint capabilities, maintain readiness to fulfill U.S. obligations under the mutual security treaty to defend Japan, and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.
ACE is a scheme of maneuver to increase survivability and continue to generate combat power despite enemy attacks on forward airfields. These tactics complicate enemy targeting and enhance flexibility for friendly forces.
ACE training provides opportunities for Airmen at all levels to learn and validate new ways to deploy and maneuver assets during a crisis or conflict.
“At home station all of the equipment, infrastructure, and personnel we need to accomplish the mission are already in place,” explained U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, 354th AEW commander. “Each time we practice quickly transitioning from normal operations at home station to operating out of less familiar locations, we’re better equipped to operate in dynamic environments and utilize innovative efforts like multi-capable Airmen, flexible logistics and decentralized command and control.”
Training on different elements of ACE enables U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support, ensuring Airmen are postured to respond across the spectrum of military operations.
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Unread post08 Jun 2022, 18:54

48x F-35s and 12x F-16s. :shock:
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Eielson exercises readiness, capability
Published June 2, 2022 By Staff Report 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Members of the 354th Fighter Wing participated in a capabilities demonstration during a routine readiness exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 20, 2022.
The demonstration is part of the base’s training operations exercising the 354th FW ability to rapidly generate and launch the wing’s F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The event provided the opportunity for Airmen to hone high-end readiness capabilities.
“Since our capability demonstration in March 2022, we received our last F-35s and completed our fleet,” said Col. David Berkland, 354th FW commander. “The 354th FW has the iron and we’re ready to project airpower anytime, anywhere.”
Eielson’s location in Alaska makes it an ideal place to launch airpower capable of reaching anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere in one fighter sortie.
“Our location is a big asset,” said Berkland. “We’re able to provide world-class training because of our proximity to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, and we can support the projection of all kinds of aircraft, including our permanently-stationed F-35s and other strategic airpower, all over the world. We are ready to answer the call.”
Following the capabilities demonstration, the pilots conducted local training sorties in the JPARC. The 354th FW is the world’s premier fifth-generation fighter wing—ready to compete, deter and win the high-end fight with a diverse, ready and innovative force.
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 04:49

Frontier Fighters [10 page PDF of article attached]
Aug 2022 Rich Cooper

"Alaska now boasts the highest concentration of fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world. Rich Cooper reports
on how the US protects the most strategic place on Earth. Frank Crebas took the stunning imagery....

...Fifth-gen heaven
Alaska has become something of a hotspot for fifth-generation fighters. This was underlined on April 15 this year by the arrival of two F-35A Lightning IIs at Eielson AFB, marking the final delivery of the 354th Fighter Wing’s full complement of the type.

Eielson’s 54-strong Lightning II fleet is operated by the 355th Fighter Squadron ‘Fighting Falcons’ and the 356th FS ‘Green Demons’ – both of which are former A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support/attack units that were based in Alaska and reactivated to employ the F-35A. Each squadron has 32 pilots assigned, with another 20-25 pilots attached at wing level, supported by 1,300 military personnel. Counting contractors, this figure rises to 3,500 people, who have recently been added to the Eielson team, with the 354th being the first PACAF wing to operate the combat-coded F-35As...."

Photo: “The 354th FW at Eielson AFB is equipped with two F-35A units: the 355th FS ‘Fighting Falcons’ and the 356th FS ‘Green Demons’. Both are former A-10 Thunderbolt II units that were previously based in Alaska” Photo: Frank Crebas”


Source: AIRFORCES Monthly August 2022
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 06:06

"Alaska now boasts the highest concentration of fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world. "

Yeah, I'm thinkin' Luke AFB or NAS Lemoore might have something to say about that... :bang:
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 06:18

The ALASKA article counted the nearby F-22s also IIRC.
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 09:35

Yup, still doesn't come close to Luke or Lemoore
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 10:25

I really don't know. How about itemizing your claims please. Also where do you get your information about the numbers. TIA.
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 10:49

spazsinbad wrote:I really don't know. How about itemizing your claims please. Also where do you get your information about the numbers. TIA.


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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 11:04

So your claims have no basis?
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 18:56

Sure, let's go with that :)
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Unread post23 Jul 2022, 20:23

Your claim can be ignored then.
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Unread post25 Jul 2022, 02:15

dragracingmaniac wrote:Yup, still doesn't come close to Luke or Lemoore


I don't know how you're able to claim Lemoore with a straight face considering in Alaska there's the 525th FS, 90th FS, 355th FS and the 356th FS..all of which are 5th Gen units.

Lemoore has VFA-147, VFA-125 and VFA-97 which is currently transitioning.
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Unread post26 Jul 2022, 04:37

vipertomcat wrote:
dragracingmaniac wrote:Yup, still doesn't come close to Luke or Lemoore


I don't know how you're able to claim Lemoore with a straight face considering in Alaska there's the 525th FS, 90th FS, 355th FS and the 356th FS..all of which are 5th Gen units.

Lemoore has VFA-147, VFA-125 and VFA-97 which is currently transitioning.



Florida will have three F-35A Squadrons at Tyndall AFB. These will be joined by a single Squadron in Jacksonville with the Florida ANG. (Replacing F-15Cs)


Then you have the F-35As at Eglin AFB! :wink:
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Unread post26 Jul 2022, 04:43

Corsair1963 wrote:
vipertomcat wrote:
dragracingmaniac wrote:Yup, still doesn't come close to Luke or Lemoore
I don't know how you're able to claim Lemoore with a straight face considering in Alaska there's the 525th FS, 90th FS, 355th FS and the 356th FS..all of which are 5th Gen units.
Lemoore has VFA-147, VFA-125 and VFA-97 which is currently transitioning.

Florida will have three F-35A Squadrons at Tyndall AFB. These will be joined by a single Squadron in Jacksonville with the Florida ANG. (Replacing F-15Cs)
Then you have the F-35As at Eglin AFB! :wink:

quote: "Alaska now boasts the highest concentration of fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world. "

:crazypilot: MARS may have the HIGHEST concentration of F-35 LIGHTING TWOs in the future.... BUT NOW?!? :devil:
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Unread post26 Jul 2022, 06:56

And per our SAC poster, Arizona will surely take the cake at some point in the future. The AF has already stated the intent is to base 144 airplanes at Luke (eventually). Pair that with whatever Yuma is doing and I think those numbers will be hard to beat.
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