F-35 Earth Covered Magazines

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

The igloos allow for storage of up to 500,000 pounds net explosive weight.

MCG recently completed the design of earth covered munition storage modules to support the two F-35A squadrons bed down at Eielson Air Force Base. The Earth Covered Magazine (ECM) project includes new construction of six heated munitions storage igloos on the Quarry Hill site adjacent to existing igloos. Air Force munitions personnel determined that five ECMs will meet their minimum storage needs with a sixth included to provide required separation of different types of munitions, with a total gross area of 13,197 SF.