Sen. Mike Begich addresses top Air Force officials

Senator Mark Begich continues his grilling of Air Force officials on the proposed F–16 fighter jet move.

In a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting held yesterday, Begich condemned Air Force officials for inadequate information regarding the proposed move's impact.

He said that the decision to keep moving forward with it is unwise because the committee is expected to tally up the Department of Defense's budget by May, yet the analysis regarding the planned move's potential savings haven't even been completed.

Begich is concerned that, in this stage of the process, the Air Force can't even determine the split between military and civilian jobs at stake.