ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Kulis Air National Guard Base is closing, but a cross-town move is helping to preserve the history of the Alaska Air National Guard.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will be the new home to six historic static display aircrafts currently at Kulis.
Organizing the move are the Alaska Aviation Museum, Sourdough Express and Bering Global Logistics.
The group specially designed the transport route to avoid any obstacles and deliver the planes safely to the new Air National Guard base at Elmendorf.
The planes represent aircraft flown in wars by Alaska National Guard Airmen throughout history.
“As we close out this chapter of being at Anchorage International, before we move over to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, we wanted to take our heritage with us and preserve that memory and how we have been here in the last frontier serving Alaska and serving America,” said Col. Bob Dole, 176th Mission Support Group Commander.
The first phase of the move began Tuesday with the older and smaller planes, while the larger ones will be moved later this month.