FAIRBANKS – Alaskans are concerned that expensive equipment and human jobs will be transferred from Eielson Air Force Base and thus, a large chunk of the economy will be transferred outside the Interior as well. Despite the potential decrease in military funding, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has recently hired an advocate for military veterans.
From adn.com: “(Phil) Hokenson was hired in December and helped open a new Veterans Resource Center in the Eielson Building on campus.”
Veterans Center + head honcho = $$$. When a family is low on money, they usually don’t buy a new car.
Also, the sentence from the Anchorage Daily News article conveniently mentions that the center is located in the “Eielson” building and that the man was hired several months ago.
Is this really news or just a media plug to continue the unmentioned brainwashing of Interior Alaskans to not even consider the societal benefits from losing a military base? Have any Fairbanksans played Sim City? Yes, the base boosts state funding, but it also boosts crime, pollution and other negative city metrics.
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