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

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Unread post21 Dec 2020, 08:20

355th Fighter Squadron reactivates, Alaska’s second F-35A squadron
18 Dec 2020 Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong, 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

"EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- After 13 years, the 355th Fighter Squadron is making a comeback and they’re bringing fifth-generation airpower into the fight. The return was officially marked with a reactivation ceremony here Dec. 18 with Lt. Col. Samuel Chipman as it’s commander. Also known as the ‘Fighting Falcons,’ the 355th FS joins the 356th FS making the 354th Fighter Wing home to two F-35A Lightning II squadrons.

“The 354th FW has been tasked with standing up two combat-coded F-35A squadrons for a total of 54 F-35As at Eielson AFB,” said Chipman. “The 355th FS is the final addition to this tasking.”

The reactivation of the 355th FS bolsters the wing’s transition to a combat-coded mission doubling the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ F-35A combat capability.

“The squadron’s primary mission is the suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive counter-air missions,” he said. “Having two combat-coded F-35A squadrons at Eielson Air Force Base will provide PACAF and combatant commanders across the globe additional asset and deployment options, should the need arise to deter aggression by our adversaries.”..."

Photo: "The 355th Fighter Squadron flagship F-35A Lightning II aircraft is parked in a hangar during the squadron reactivation ceremony at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2020. The 355th FS’ primary mission is the suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive counter-air missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)" https://media.defense.gov/2020/Dec/18/2 ... 2-1077.JPG (1.1Mb)


Source: https://www.eielson.af.mil/News/Article ... -squadron/
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Unread post21 Dec 2020, 17:41

<Snark on>
This is obviously fake news because the Canadians assured me that this single engine aircraft can't fly in the cold expanse ... and Eielson is further north than Canada ... same lies the Norwegians have been telling! Don't believe it! ...
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Really Canada ... (Trudy) ... open your eyes.
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Unread post22 Dec 2020, 05:52

blindpilot wrote:<Snark on>
This is obviously fake news because the Canadians assured me that this single engine aircraft can't fly in the cold expanse ... and Eielson is further north than Canada ... same lies the Norwegians have been telling! Don't believe it! ...
<Snark off>

Really Canada ... (Trudy) ... open your eyes.
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Unread post23 Dec 2020, 21:10

Effielant Walk Araska (yes I know):
Fleet of stealth fighters take part in show of strength in Alaska
24 Dec 2020 Daily Fail

"...A fleet of 30 fighter jets and two refueling aircraft lined the runway at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska , close to the Arctic Circle, in a display of air power and American military might. A group from the 354th Fighter Wing and the 168th Wing Air National Guard were pictured on Friday[???] in what is known as an 'Elephant Walk'....

...Every aircraft at Eielson AFB, located just 110 miles south of the Arctic Circle, taxied into position displaying the full airpower of the 354th FW and the 168th Wing together. 18 F-35A Lightning II's, 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons, and two KC-135 Stratotankers were all pictured on the tarmac ready for takeoff...."

PHOTOs: http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tena ... 1cbiGX.img &
http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tena ... 1cbnKB.img [both by U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Keith Holcomb]

Source: http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/us/fleet- ... s-BB1cbnKL
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Unread post24 Dec 2020, 15:26

Eielson's F-35A High Rate Climb video 8) cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd-kMAAhquk


Eielson Elephant Walk Video :shock: wow
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/778288/e ... k-stringer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c_r58xq-fc

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/778289/e ... k-stringer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCCyDqydY4


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJE4W6KBvEu/
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Dec 22, 2020 Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Despite the darkness, despite the pandemic, despite the -40F ECT, Team Eielson shows what we’re capable of—supporting, defending, and delivering 5th gen AirPower and advanced training wherever needed!
The 354th FW and @168thwing teamed up for an elephant walk showcasing Eielson airpower and the Arctic expertise required to make it happen.

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