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Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...track.Meanwhile, Dodson is hopeful about Fort Wainwright and other Alaska installations. During the most recent Base Realignment and Closure Commission, or BRAC, process the Alaska bases were ranked for their viability and the strategic nature...
Alaska Senators seek a delay in closing of base

...senators want to delay the military base realignment and closures in the wake of...military personnel. Members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission will...attend. Murkowski said the base realignment and closure recommendations...
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...
Alaska editorial: Military base changes worked well for state

...issues at Over the years, we have been very leery about what might come from actions by the various reports from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission - known by the acronym "BRAC," and charged with ordering the military to shut down installations...
Air Force closure would be critical blow for Galena

...Airport 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...
Senate funds base-closure panel

...Eielson Air Force Base outside Fairbanks would lose its fighter squadrons and about 3,000 jobs under last week's base realignment and closure announcement. Kulis Air National Guard Station in Anchorage would close completely. Senate Finance...
Alaska Digest

...spoke as he 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...
Alaska editorial round of actions by BRAC. The acronym, as all the military people hereabouts know very well, stands for the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. For the fifth time since it was established in 1988, the nine-member commission will...
Elmendorf, Ft. Richardson to become joint base

...early next year, Army officials said Tuesday. The joint installation in Anchorage will be the result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. Across the country, 26 facilities are being combined into 12 bases. The Anchorage transition...
Alaska delegation makes plea for Galena

...the Louden Tribal Council and City Manager Marvin Yoder had just a half-hour to try to persuade members of the Base Realignment Commission not to withdraw the U.S. Air Force from the town of 700, about 275 miles west of Fairbanks. Westlake...


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