It was established in 1943 as Mile 26 Satellite Field and taken off deployment in 2007. Its host unit is the 354th Fighter Wing (354 FW) assigned to the Eleventh Air Force of the Pacific Air Forces.
Ever wondered what some of those Special Operations units, that fly a boring aircraft like the C-130 (or one of its derivatives), do day in and day out?
Well here's a video for you and it looks like it's anything but boring!
The base owns two of these engines, both moving coal and rail traffic across the 11 mi (18 km) rail system.
Air Force EMD GP40-2 locomotive sits outside Eielson AFB's central heat and power plant.