Move of F-16's from Eielson on hold


U.S. Senator Mark Begich was notified by the Air Force today that it will not move forward with a plan to transfer the F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Anchorage, in the face of congressional opposition and pending legislation prohibiting the move.

In a letter to Begich by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, the general says "the Air Force will not take action on the proposal to relocate the F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base until Congress has completed action on the FY 2013 authorization and appropriations bills."