Alaska Leads the Way

Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, home to aircraft including the C-17 and F-22, on Sept. 1 became the first Air Force base in the Pacific Rim to blend a thermally stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8 aviation fuel. The additive is said to prevent engine coking and carbon buildup. Preventing these is expected to greatly reduce engine maintenance. (Elmendorf report by A1C Christopher Gross)