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Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...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 of their mission...
Military: Alaska installations exposed

...have a significant impact," Fried said. Whatever site makes the list will be visited by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, said Philip Coyle, a former Pentagon official appointed to the nine-member panel. Coyle said he doesn't...
Alaska editorial: It's time to fight for Eielson Air Force Base

...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 and have...
Alaska editorial: Was Alaska asleep at the switch concerning military base closings?

...recommendations are slim. It will take a vote by at least seven of the nine members of the Base Relocation and Closure Commission to add to or subtract from the Rumsfeld list. That's a super majority that will be tough to achieve.
Alaska Digest 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. As part...

...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 Dominguez...
Some military experts say downsizing Eielson makes perfect sense

...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 to...
It's time to bring our troops home

...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 defending...
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 President...
Air Force closure would be critical blow for Galena

...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 an $8.5...


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