Army officials say the process of combining Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson into one joint operation will begin early next year. The joint installation in Anchorage is a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. Across the country 26 facilities are being combined into 12 bases. The Anchorage transition to one base will begin Jan. 31, and is slated for completion by October 2010.
The Associated Press
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