Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Hats off, Kudos, Congratulations” to my legislative colleagues in the Fairbanks area! Sen. Ted Stevens, General Craig Campbell and his team, University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton, and especially to the entire Fairbanks and North Pole community, and everyone else involved, for a “good job well done” in saving Eielson Air Force Base at North Pole from closure.

The outstanding team effort convinced the Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) that Eielson AFB is vital to the defense of the United States and Alaska, and that alleged cost savings for the proposed closure were inaccurate. An additional benefit is that the Fairbanks/North Pole community is spared from devastating economic loss.

My House Special Committee on Military and Veterans’ Affairs had sent a “Sense of the Committee” letter signed by me as Chairman, as well as every member of the committee, to the BRAC Commission opposing the closure of Eielson AFB. However, it was the team effort in the Fairbanks area that “carried the ball” in saving this critical base from closing. Again, “Hats off, Kudos, Congratulations”!!


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