28 Apr '18, 10pm

|@EielsonAFB_AK is preparing to host two of @PACAF’s first operational F-35A squadrons by 2022 https://t.co/9TT2HSGRzv

|@EielsonAFB_AK is preparing to host two of @PACAF’s first operational F-35A squadrons by 2022 https://t.co/9TT2HSGRzv

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The F-35 has matured into a capable aircraft and it’s beginning to be based around the world. Eielson is one of those locations and it is set to house two F-35A Lightning II squadrons by the year 2022. To prepare for this monumental change, which is currently expected to increase the base’s population by 50 percent, personnel from the 354th Fighter Wing hold semiannual Site Action Task Force meetings, which typically span four to five days. The SATAF brings together experts from a multitude of agencies and allows them to convene specific working groups that deal with issues such as maintenance, personnel, operations, facilities and communication. Part of the preparation includes building up Eielson’s infrastructure to support the new F-35 mission, which was addressed in this SATAF. “During this SATAF we were able to look at facilities to d...

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