President Obama plans to visit Alaska for the first time next week. He’ll spend time at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage on a refuel stop before heading to Asia. The president joked at the Tribal Nations Summit on Thursday that he wants to visit Alaska in the summer… but the White House said Friday morning that his first visit will be next Wednesday, when he’ll spend Veteran’s Day with Elmendorf troops. Past presidents have made brief stop-overs at Elmendorf or Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks on their way to Asia at least once during their time in office.
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC
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