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Murkowski Drills Down on Air Force Math at Eielson

Alaskan Impact: Senator Murkowski today questioned military officials on the F-16 Squadron move from Eielson to JBER – again asking for details on estimated cost savings and data used to determine BRAC changes. Senator Murkowski also stressed the importance of including local officials in discussions with the site survey team.

6:00am AKST

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing

Topic: “Navy/Air Force Budget”

Testimony from:

  • Terry Yonkers, Air Force Undersecretary for Installations and Environment
  • Kathleen Ferguson, Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations

Senator Murkowski: “I am trying to drill down and discern whether there is something new we have learned.”

Advances in Medical Health Care for Our Troops

Alaskan Impact: Advances in military medical care have increased survival rates for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Army and Air Force have taken medical training to a new level. Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee discussed wellness centers, transition support, and veterans and retiree services.

6:00am AKST

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing

Topic: “Defense Health Programs”

Testimony from:

  • Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army
  • Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, Surgeon General of the Navy
  • Lt. Gen. Charles Green, Surgeon General of the Air Force

Stevens Trial Among Justice Department’s “Darkest Moments”

Alaskan Impact: The release of Sen. Stevens trial report has put a spotlight on prosecutorial misconduct not only in his case, but in other cases across the country. Senator Murkowski today provided an opening statement in the hearing discussing the independent report on the trial.

6:00am AKST

Senate Judiciary Committee

Topic: “Report of Sen. Stevens Prosecution”

Testimony from:

  • Henry Schuelke III, of Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler

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