Red Flag Alaska exercises are held three to four times a year at Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Long before any airplanes arrive, there is planning to be done. That is the job of the 353rd Combat Training Squadron
For this Sci-Friday we visited the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a look at an ongoing weight loss trial and dietary study with the goal of helping people achieve weight loss while retaining muscle mass into old age.
A split federal appeals court panel has sent back for further legal review a 2019 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw proposed restrictions on large-scale mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.
During Red Flag Alaska, Eielson Air Force Base sees over 1,000 additional airmen from the U.S. and neighboring countries come to the base. All of the extra personnel need to be fed and housed as well as have services like a gym. The Force Support Squadron at Eielson is tasked with this job.
Both Republican and Democratic senators are pressing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
The world of aviation technology is a vital part of modern life, but learning about it may seem life a daunting prospect. We went to see first hand what aviation education in Interior Alaska is all about.