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Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

...Begich, who touted their level of cooperation on Alaska issues."We worked hard on Alaskan issues like protecting Eielson Air Force base and working against the threats of Frankenfish, and I appreciate his willingness to serve," Murkowski said. Critics...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-12/begich-bids-emotional-farewell-us-senat
State
DOD spending down, Corps finds other work

...typically don't require maintenance, largely a result of changing weather patterns.When the Air Force announced Eielson Air Force Base as it preferred location for two Pacific squadrons of F-35 fighters in August, Sen. Mark Begich said upwards...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/dod-spending-down-corps-finds-other-wor
State
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...A pair of plow trucks had used a full eight-hour shift to plow the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base making five round trips. A team with the new trailer should be able to clear the roughly 25 miles of four-lane...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State
3 elementary schools recognized for performance

...recognized three Alaska schools for their academic excellence.Haines Elementary School, Crawford Elementary on Eielson Air Force Base and Peterson Elementary in Kodiak were named National Blue Ribbon Schools.Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office says...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/3-elementary-schools-recognized-perform
State
Alaska Editorial: Air Force's pick for F-35 base is great news

...Thursday that residents have seen all year. After a lengthy selection process, the Air Force announced it has picked Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for two squadrons of its next-generation F-35 fighter jets. It's a decision that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-13/alaska-editorial-air-forces-pick-f-35
Opinion
Pilot returns for Air Force exercise

...territory.Capt. James Collins grew up in Ester, just south of Fairbanks. When he landed his F-16 on June 4 at Eielson Air Force Base, he was greeted on the runway by his wife, Annette, daughters Olivia, 4, and Zoie, 2, and 9-month-old...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/pilot-returns-air-force-exercise
State
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II

...will pivot its focus to face east. That's good news for military assets in the state, and it's likely why Eielson Air Force Base, less than a decade after escaping outright closure, is now on the short list as a candidate to receive the Air...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-05/alaska-editorial-remembering-lessons-
Opinion
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

FAIRBANKS - Eielson Air Force Base likely will be on a narrowed list of potential locations for two squadrons of new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, U.S. Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/murkowski-hopeful-eielson-will-house-ne
State
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...base two Pacific Rim squadrons of the new F-35 fighters need not wonder any longer.Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her comment came Wednesday at a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Cheap, plentiful coal will power the Interior for decades to come

...coal power plants is an area where new technologies can be added to old generation facilities. Power plants like Eielson Air Force Base have seen bag house facilities lead to a marked decrease in airborne pollutants. While coal can't rightly be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-06/alaska-editorial-cheap-plentiful-coal
Opinion

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