PACAF to Murkowski: Demolition Halted on Three Eielson Buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski received a response to her September 5th letter to the incoming Commander of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) – Air Force General Herbert J. Carlisle – informing Murkowski that he is taking her suggestion to postpone the demolition of key facilities at Eielson Air Force Base and ordering that “planned demolition be halted on all three buildings, and that [2 buildings] be transferred to Alaska Air National Guard Control.”

The demolition announcement is welcome news to Senator Murkowski and the Alaska Air National Guard, with Murkowski having made her feelings plain in her earlier letter, writing:

It is unclear to me why the Air Force would demolish assets the Alaska National Guard has indicated it could utilize, and I respectfully request that you determine why there has not been more progress on this subject and suspend the planned demolition action until the Alaska Air National Guard’s request has been fully evaluated.

The letter from General Herbert J. Carlisle is attached.

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