Seantor Sullivan takes over key military subcommittee with an eye on Alaska

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Alaska’s military communities now have a key advocate on Capitol Hill Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is taking over an important Senate subcommittee that keeps an eye on bases and personnel. The senator says he has his sights set on bolstering the Last Frontier.

Sullivan says his new post gives him a key voice when it comes to military training, base construction and decisions on base closures. Sullivan says with historic defense funding coming from this Congress, he is confident Alaska’s missile defense capability at Fort Greely, airpower at Eielson and other programs at Alaska installations will remain well funded.

“It also helps our economy and putting our great Alaskan workers to work
on projects where they have pride because they’re building up our military,” said Sullivan.

Sullivan is taking over the reigns from Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) who is replacing the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.