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Rep. Young Pleased By Additional F-22’s Headed For Elmendorf


Washington, D.C.Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement this morning following news that six new F-22’s will be stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base:

“Today is a bittersweet day for Elmendorf Air Force Base (EAFB).  The very tragic news of the C-17 crash was followed by a phone call this morning with very exciting news.  I spoke with General Rand this morning (Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force) and he informed me that Elmendorf will be receiving six new F-22 fighter jets, which will give EAFB two full squadrons of 21 F-22’s each and 102 new personnel.  General Rand expressed to me that the Air Force knows how crucially important both Elmendorf and Eielson are to the Air Force and to our national security.  The brave men and women of our Alaskan military put it all on the line daily, as we were so sadly reminded last night.  This news honors those we lost and reminds those that are still with us, of their incredible importance to Alaska and to their country.”
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