ALASKA


Affected BRAC 2005 Locations
Eielson Air Force Base
Elmendorf Air Force Base
Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL)
Kulis Air Guard Station


Eielson Air Force Base

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is responsible for Eielson AFB, AK. Realign Eielson through the following actions: 

1. Distribute the 354th Fighter Wing's assigned A-10 aircraft to meet Primary Aircraft Authorization(PAA) requirements established by the Base Closure and Realignment recommendations of the Secretary of Defense, as amended by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission: 
(a) Increase the 917th Wing Barksdale AFB, LA (3 PAA A-10 aircraft).
(b) * Move 12 PAA A-10 aircraft to Moody AFB to support Air Combat Command establishment of 48 PAA A-10 aircraft at Moody AFB, GA.
(c) Distribute Eielson's remaining assigned A-10 aircraft to backup inventory (3 PAA aircraft).
(d) PACAF is responsible for these moves.

2. The Air National Guard Tanker unit and rescue alert detachment will remain as tenants on Eielson.

3. Eielson will receive the alert mission responsibility from closure of Galena Forward Operating Location, AK.

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Elmendorf Air Force Base

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is responsible for Elmendorf AFB, AK. Realign Elmendorf through the following actions:
 
1. Distribute 18 F-15E aircraft from the 3d Wing, Elmendorf AFB, to the 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, ID. PACAF is responsible for effecting this movement.
 
2. Distribute 18 of 42 assigned F-15C/D from the 3d Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base to the 1st Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, VA .  PACAF is responsible for effecting this movement.

3. Relocate installation management functions from Fort Richardson, AK, to Elmendorf AFB, AK, and establish Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK (see Appendix 1). The Army is responsible for effecting this movement and coordinating with PACAF.
 
4. Distribute 6 of 42 assigned F-15C/D from the 3d Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base to an Air National Guard unit. PACAF is responsible for effecting this movement.
 
5. Receive the 176th Wing (ANG) and associated aircraft (eight C-130Hs, three HC-130Ns, and five HH-60s) and Expeditionary Combat Support (ECS) from Kulis AGS. This action is contingent on the availability of adequate military construction funds to provide the necessary facilities at Elmendorf AFB. The ANG is responsible for the Kulis movement. 

6. *Contingent upon the closure of Kulis Air Guard Station, establish an active association (ANG/active duty) in the 176th Wing at Elmendorf AFB, with 12 C-130H aircraft.  The 4 additional C-130 aircraft required beyond the 8 relocated to the 176th Wing C-130s are to be sourced by the Air National Guard. The Air National Guard is responsible for effecting this movement. PACAF is responsible for sourcing and movement of the Active Duty manpower needed to form the association. 

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Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL)

Close Galena FOL, AK, and transfer alert mission to Eielson AFB. Pacific Air Forces is responsible for Galena FOL closure.

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Kulis Air Guard Station

Close Kulis Air Guard Station. This action is contingent on the availability of adequate military construction funds to provide the necessary facilities at Elmendorf AFB, AK. The Air National Guard is responsible for this closure through the following actions: 

1. Relocate the 176th Wing (ANG) and associated aircraft (eight C-130Hs, three HC-130Ns, and five HH-60s) and Expeditionary Combat Support to Elmendorf AFB, AK. 

2. Establish an active association (ANG/active duty) with 12 C-130 aircraft at Elmendorf AFB. The 4 additional C-130 aircraft required beyond the 8 relocated to the 176th Wing C-130s are to be sourced by the Air National Guard. The Air National Guard is responsible for effecting this movement. Pacific Air Force is responsible for sourcing and movement of the Active Duty manpower needed to form the association.

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