Ensuring Our Nation’s Freedom
I have continually worked to ensure that our military is not only the best in the world, but able to succeed in any situation. America has faced and will continue to face many different enemies and must be prepared to defend itself against all of them. Whenever possible, America must use diplomacy to avoid conflicts and to build friendships. When diplomacy fails, however, we must be ready to fight.
Our military bases in Alaska are some of the most strategically located in the world and remain crucial to America’s efforts. The Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) provides the best training facility for our troops. I have spoken with many high-ranking military officials and with senior Members of Congress about making the JPARC the premier training facility for our troops. The Air Force is considering Eielson AFB for the possible basing of two F-35 squadrons. Working together, I am hopeful that we can bring these squadrons to Alaska, where their power projection capabilities and their training opportunity will both be maximized.
I will continue to support all of our bases, and hope to see new missions continue to come to Alaska.