Pictured are Eielson Air Force Base Commander Col. Winkler, Jim Dodson of Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation and Mayor Eberhart on March 25. We anticipate hearing in early April whether two squadrons of F-35s will be coming to Eielson.  That would mean much military construction, many jobs, and a huge economic benefit to our community.  Col. Winkler has been nominated to become a Brigadier General and it has just been announced that he will be leaving for Japan.  A huge thanks to Col. Winkler for his service and all he has done for us!