The Air Force’s decision to delay relocation of Eielson’s F-16’s does not end Alaska’s concerns about military downsizing. The head of a consulting team hired by the state to develop a strategy for protecting Alaska installations, says financial pressure remains on the military. Washington D.C. based consultant Steve Hijek gave a presentation to state legislators recently during a joint armed services committee hearing. Hijek laid out federal budget control act cuts approved last year, and the potential for additional reductions to be triggered in 2013.
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