Murkowski questions military officials

Senator Lisa Murkowski today continued seeking answers to the questions surrounding the proposed move of the F–16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson in Anchorage.

The Air Force has also announced plans to reduce personnel at Eielson by 50 percent in the coming years.

Murkowski continued pressing the military on the legitimacy of the Eielson move, and asked if the added cost of building new housing and hangers at Elmendorf-Richardson undercuts the savings of the Air Force proposal.