U.S. Senators Join Alaska Delegation in Push to Stop Possible F-16 Move
ALASKA- Senators are joining the Alaska Delegation in asking the Air Force to put a hold on plans to move fighter jets from Fairbanks to Anchorage.
The chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, is demanding Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stop the move.
Levin sent a letter to DoD Secretary Panetta Wednesday detailing their objections to the Air Force's restructuring plan.
Alaska's delegation claims the Air Force does not understand the fiscal impact moving the F-16's would have on Fairbanks and Anchorage.
Panetta and McCain say the Air Force should stop its plans to move the jets because the senate is still wrangling over the deficit reduction bill and a budget - both of which would have a big impact on any restructuring plans.