Around the world, the United States military has strategic bases in place to help protect our country and for purposes of international relations. On these bases, military personnel are stationed and trained, performing specific exercises that will help our military perform when it needs to.
Some of these bases are well-known, while others may come as a surprise. How many of these U.S. military bases are familiar to you? Some are quite incredible.
Eielson AFB Located Outside Fairbanks, Alaska
Built in 1941, Eielson Air Force Base is located 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. Here, temperatures remain around four degrees for nearly a quarter of the year. The base is growing, with 54 F-35’s arriving at the base in April 2020 along with 3,500 personnel. This F-35 program will bring 50% more military personnel to the base over two years time.
Airmen who are stationed on the Eielson base are referred to as “icemen” with the wing motto, “Ready to go at fifty below!” One of the benefits of being stationed at this base would be the chance to view the Northern Lights.