Air Force Pushes Back Hearings on Eielson Transfer

The U.S. Air Force is pushing back the public hearing schedule on its proposal to transfer the F-16 fighter jet squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage.

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JUNEAU- The U.S. Air Force is pushing back the public hearing schedule on its proposal to transfer the F-16 fighter jet squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage.


Meetings had been scheduled to begin next week on the draft report. But the Air Force, on its project website, said it was moving back the dates at the request of the Alaska congressional delegation. Locations had yet to be announced.


The Air Force says the new meeting dates will be July 15-18, to allow more time for Alaskans to review the draft.


The draft recommends pursuing the transfer of the fighter jet squadron at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. It also recommends keeping Eielson as a temporary base for the aircraft several times a year for training.

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