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Originally posted by starwarp2000
WOW, what a trail of companies.
Reminds me of how Black Ops, shill accounts are organized
Originally posted by ajsr71
That new location is the BLAIR LAKES RANGE FACILITY. Fuel/ maintenace for ground equipment using the Range.
Air Force Range located inside the Fort Wainwright Military Reservation. Hard to find any information on what exactly goes on here, but it is listed as an active military installation. There are some mentions that there may be occasional satellite launches from here
Located 20 air mi. southwest of Eielson Air Force Base, Blair Lakes is a conventional bombing range used by Department of Defense personnel from Eielson AFB and Elmendorf AFB. It is accessible year-round via a 2,500-ft.-long gravel airstrip, while from mid-January to mid-March via an ice road built across Alaskan rivers and tundra.
The $16.7 million design-build project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involves construction of a bulk fuel storage facility, a 20-person dormitory, and vehicle and range maintenance bays located one mile from the existing facilities. The 2,800-sq.-meter complex features water, septic, power generation, communications, and fire protection systems.
Once design was complete, materials were procured and mobilized to the project site via the ice road to minimize costs. Kiewit Construction Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, began construction in the spring and substantially completed the project in November 2004.
Originally posted by airforcephotographer
reply to post by BlasteR
This is all a good theory. But I am an Air Force photographer stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. I flew to the above-mentioned location in a C-12 yesterday to take pictures of the C-17's stationed here doing dirt-landings and assisting in an Army Pre-Deployment Training Exercise. All the airstrip is used for is practicing dirt landings. Nothing special about it really. The remote location is only to keep the complaints down from locals on the noise, dust disturbance etc. that this causes with each landing. Also it is close to a sister Army base and gives us a good location in assisting with their many exercises in which they are not equipped to practice air-exercise. Please let me know if you have any other questions on this particular landing strip. Thanks!
SrA Laura ------
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
What does SrA mean???
The Airman Tier
This tier consists of airman basic (AB), airman (Amn), airman first class (A1C), and senior airman (SrA). It is the first tier of the three-tier enlisted force structure. As a member progresses from AB to SrA, he or she acquires the discipline, skills, and PME necessary to become eligible for NCO status.
Originally posted by Voiceoftreason
Sorry to curb your enthusiasm. Those are F-15s from Elmendorf AFB. Same as the ones at Tyndall AFB, for example. Nice post and interesting place for sure though.
Originally posted by firepilot
Some people are letting imaginations go rampant and wild.
Originally posted by ajsr71
Lots of land needed but they do try to look after it with Monitoring and Conservation programs.