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Sullivan Statement on U.S. Air Force Intercept of Russian Bombers


BARROW, AK – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today in reaction to news that U.S. Air Force F-22’s intercepted Russian bombers approximately 100 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.


"I want to commend the airmen of the U.S. Air Forces' 3rd Wing and the Alaska National Guard for professionally and effectively responding to the Russian bombers last night. Alaska is America's hub of air combat power for the Arctic and Asia-Pacific. This includes airmen manning F-22s and Alaska Guardsman tracking threats 24/7, 365 days a year to respond to these types of incursions of American airspace. I doubt this will be the last time they are called on to defend America's sovereignty."


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