Eielson Air Force Base Tourism

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Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: EIL, ICAO: PAEI, FAA LID: EIL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska. It was established in 1943 as Mile 26 Satellite Field and taken off deployment in 2007. It has been a Superfund site since 1989. Its host unit is the 354th Fighter Wing (354 FW) assigned to the Eleventh Air Force of the Pacific Air Forces. The 354 FW's primary mission is to support Red Flag – Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander–directed field training exercises for U.S. Forces, joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Eielson AFB was named in honor of polar pilot Carl Ben Eielson. The 354 FW is currently commanded by Colonel Michael P. Winkler.


Eielson Air Force Base in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. After your splendid visit to Eielson Air Force Base, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Fairbanks. Take a short trip from Eielson Air Force Base and set some time aside to explore the Fairbanks. Dotted with places like University Of Alaska Museum Of The North, Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, Pioneer Park; it will definitely be a good idea. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Chandalar Lake Airport, Livengood Camp Airport, Coldfoot Airport. A vacation to Eielson Air Force Base can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Eielson Air Force Base*

  • Pollution Statistics in Eielson Air Force Base

    Know the pollution level of Eielson Air Force Base before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 27.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Eielson Air Force Base: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Eielson Air Force Base for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Eielson Air Force Base.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.29 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.57 (Moderate)
  • Living in Eielson Air Force Base - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Eielson Air Force Base is 158.44 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.71 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index -3.84 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 21.83 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 107.57 (High)
    • Health Care Index 79.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.28 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.78 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Eielson Air Force Base

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Eielson Air Force Base

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.83 USD

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