Cannon AFB supporters not only ones with plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Buses shuttled citizens to and from the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing held Wednesday in Fairbanks, Alaska. Business owners closed their doors to join base backers in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Red T-shirts labeled “America Needs Eielson,” were donned by area residents, who scooped up bottles of water offered by […]

Alaska mobilizes to save Eielson AFB

By Dan Joling: The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Lots of people around Fairbanks worry about the economic fallout if the Pentagon pulls more than 2,800 airmen and 3,300 dependents from Eielson Air Force Base. Benny Lin would take a direct hit. Lin owns Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, and his delivery truck makes hourly trips to […]