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Leaders rally against Army force reductions

Community leaders in Anchorage and Fairbanks rolled out the red carpet for a Pentagon team that is considering possible reductions in the number of U.S. Army troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
Military: Alaska installations exposed

ANCHORAGE - Military leaders in Alaska have long touted the state as an ideal location for global operations, but that strategic edge may not cut it in the latest round of planned U.S. base closures, officials said Tuesday.
Alaska editorial: It's time to fight for Eielson Air Force Base

...the length of their lobbying effort, their leaders in and out of government were keenly aware that the Base Realignment and Closure Commission was going back to work this year. Base supporters have spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours...
Alaska Digest

...prepared to travel to Fairbanks to meet with state and community leaders who will try to persuade the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that Eielson should remain at current staffing levels. A hearing in Fairbanks is scheduled for June 15...

...operational and run war games from early spring through late fall. A letter and background paper - sent to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission this week by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper and acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael...
Some military experts say downsizing Eielson makes perfect sense

...hearing by an independent panel appointed to assess the recommendations. Four members of the nine-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission are scheduled to be Fairbanks Wednesday for the hearing. On Tuesday, the commissioners will be in Anchorage...
It's time to bring our troops home

...unconstitutional deployments stopped the 9/11 attack. Instead of closing U.S. bases, we must close the Base Realignment and Closure Commission and the foreign bases. We can then keep the U.S. military confined to its constitutional mandate of...
Keeping base closures isn't about economy, but security

As I read the recent announcements on the U.S. military closures being considered by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, I was reminded of an address given a few years ago by Leon Panetta, White House Chief of Staff under...
Air Force closure would be critical blow for Galena

...Forward Operating Location, which recently was added to the potential closure list being scrutinized by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Chugach, the Anchorage-based regional Native corporation for the Prince William Sound area, has...
Base-closing commission votes to move Army test center office to Fort Greely

...The Wainwright plan is among several proposals affecting Alaska that are undergoing final review by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. They are among more than a record 62 major military bases and 775 smaller installations targeted nationwide...


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