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Eielson Airmen, Fairbanks airport authorities team up for aircraft recovery training

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. FAI Police and Fire Department personnel covered how to safely recover and shutdown the aircraft as well as how to coordinate operations between Eielson and the airport if an aircraft were to divert unexpectedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020.

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. This goal of the training was to educate airport personnel of critical safety procedures of the F-35A to ensure the safety of ground personnel and aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit standby as an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron taxis at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit standby as an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron taxis at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020. The Airmen conducted hands-on training with the Fairbanks International Airport Police and Fire Department personnel during which the local authorities learned the critical safety procedures and basic features of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Scott Nabors, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) F-35A Lightning II crew chief, prepares for two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs to land at Fairbanks International Airport, Alaska, June 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Scott Nabors, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) F-35A Lightning II crew chief, prepares for two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs to land at Fairbanks International Airport, Alaska, June 24, 2020. Eielson Airmen from the 356th AMU worked with Fairbanks International Airport Police and Fire Department personnel to familiarize with the safety procedures for aircraft recovery and pilot egress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron taxi on the Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020.

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron taxi on the Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. With the arrival of the 354th Fighter Wing’s newest aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II, Eielson Airmen trained with local airport Police and Fire Department personnel to ensure a safe recovery and shutdown in the event of diverted aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

A Fairbanks International Airport employee waits as Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit recover an F-35A Lightning II after landing, June 24, 2020.

A Fairbanks International Airport employee waits as Airmen from the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit recover an F-35A Lightning II after landing, June 24, 2020. The airport, located approximately 30 miles from Eielson AFB, acts as an alternate landing location in the event of an unexpected divert or in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Theodore Crowley, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, explains some basic features and functions of the F-35A to representatives from Omni Logistics Inc. at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Theodore Crowley, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, explains some basic features and functions of the F-35A to representatives from Omni Logistics Inc. at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020. The training event was held to give personnel from the airport police and fire department and other local agencies a chance to become familiar with aircraft safety features and pilot egress procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Scott Nabors, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, inspects the aircraft after landing at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Scott Nabors, a 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35A Lightning II crew chief, inspects the aircraft after landing at the Fairbanks International Airport, June 24, 2020. The training was designed to give the local airport personnel an up-close look at the F-35A to better educate them on how to respond to an emergency situation involving the fifth generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) Police and Fire Department personnel observe a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron on the airport runway in Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) Police and Fire Department personnel observe a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron on the airport runway in Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. Eielson Airmen and 13 FAI Police and Fire Department personnel worked together to familiarize with the safety procedures for aircraft recovery and pilot egress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron lands on the Fairbanks International Airport runway at Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2020. FAI Police and Fire Department personnel covered how to safely recover and shutdown the aircraft as well as how to coordinate operations between Eielson and the airport if an aircraft were to divert unexpectedly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky)
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