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Sullivan Votes to Confirm Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson.


To watch Senator Sullivan question Secretary Wilson in her confirmation hearing, click the image.


“As evidenced by the recent Russian long-range aviation flights, the U.S. Air Force is a vital component of the military in Alaska. With that in mind, I met both publicly and privately with Dr. Wilson during her nomination process. We discussed several issues that are important to Alaska, and during the course of our conversations, I received several commitments from Secretary Wilson that the U.S. Air Force would keep the current beddown timeline at Eielson, would give Alaska a hard look for the future KC-46 basing, and would continue to modernize Alaska’s Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.


“I look forward to welcoming Secretary Wilson to Alaska so she can see Alaska’s strategic location, its world-class training, and all of the amazing missions that Alaskan airmen – active duty, Guard, and Reserve – do each and every day.”


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