HJR 19 to Attract F-35s

Juneau- As we reported yesterday, local politicians are making an important bid to attract a squadron of F- 35 jets to Eielson Air Force Base. Representative Doug Isaacson, of North Pole, hopes legislators in Juneau will unanimously support House Joint Resolution 19, which urges Air Force Officials to base the squadron in Alaska. He says showing consensus in the legislature will reflect well on the state when the Air force visits Eielson later this month. Representative Isaacson presented the resolution yesterday to the House Military and Veterans' Affair Committee. The Resolution stresses, the strategic importance of Eielson Air Force base, which is competing for consideration against nine different Pacific Bases.