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FEDC | F-16's to stay at Eielson!!

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor aircraft flies over the Joint Pacific Alaskan Range Complex near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 14, 2009. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, which is responsible for training and preparing joint and allied aircrews for combat missions.

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Aggressor aircraft flies over the Joint Pacific Alaskan Range Complex near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 14, 2009. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, which is responsible for training and preparing joint and allied aircrews for combat missions.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz

After a two-year fight against an ill-conceived proposal to relocate the F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (J-BER) , “warm” the base and cut thousands of jobs, Alaska’s congressional delegation today received official word that the Air Force has scrapped the proposal.

During a conference call with the Alaska delegation Air Force senior leaders reported the strategic assessment of Eielson, conducted by General “Hawk” Carlisle, Commander of Pacific Air Forces, was complete and a decision made to keep the F-16s at Eielson.

Thank you to our Congressional Delegation and our community who have community members who have worked tirelessly alongside FEDC to support the men and women of Eielson Air Force Base!

 

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