U.S. Senator Mark Begich sent a petition with signatures of more than 1,650 Alaskans and other U.S. residents opposing the relocation of an F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage.
Begich launched an on-line petition drive in April. Those that signed their names believe the Air Force proposal lacks appropriate analysis and transparency.
While the formal petition drive process has ended, Begich says signatures that come in before the end of the month will also be delivered to the Air Force.
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