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Media Roundtable on King Salmon Force Reduction


ELMENDORF AFB, ALASKA - Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, commander, Alaskan Command, will host a media roundtable Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Elmendorf Air Force Base to discuss the downsizing of military operations at King Salmon Airport.  

King Salmon remains a vital location for contingency operations. However, evolving missions and fiscal prudence necessitated a review of the military's requirements there.

Since the 1930s, the U.S. military has maintained a facility at King Salmon, a small community on the base of the Alaska Peninsula. A U.S. Air Force Base there closed in 1993. Since that time it has been maintained in caretaker status with a staff of approximately 42 civilian contractors.

Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, commander, Alaskan Command

(1) Overview of King Salmon facility
(2) Explanation of reduction
(3) Q&A session

Representatives wishing to attend must call the Alaskan Command Public Affairs Office, 552-2341, no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, to coordinate base entry. For media outlets away from the Anchorage area, teleconferencing will be available. Contact the ALCOM PA office for details.

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