Senator Mark Begich discussed plans today regarding the F16s at Eielson

Senator Mark Begich and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh today discussed some long term plans regarding the F-16's at Eielson.

Begich says there are several pieces to the plan.

One is engaging partners during the Red Flag training exercise with Japan and South Korea.

An official statement regarding the F-16 matter is anticipated by mid-September or late October.