Noise, housing concerns of jet transfer

Jul 17, 2013 -- 10:00am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Increased noise and a tight housing market were among the chief concerns expressed by some Anchorage residents during a public hearing about a prosed move of a fighter squadron from Fairbanks to Alaska's largest city. Channel-2 News reports about 12 people attended the hearing Monday in the Mountain View neighborhood. The Air Force proposes moving the F-16 Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage to save money. A study shows that up to nearly 1,100 Mountain View area residents will hear increased noise from the additional fighter jets. The study also indicates about 1,200 Air Force personnel and their families will need housing in Anchorage, which already has a tight market. Additional hearings will be Wednesday in Fairbanks and Thursday in North Pole.

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