Bush will visit Fairbanks on Monday

Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008

FAIRBANKS - President Bush is planning to visit the Fairbanks area Monday, speaking to the troops at Eielson Air Force Base.

He is passing through Alaska on a trip to the Far East that includes stops in South Korea, Thailand, and three days at the Olympics in Beijing, China.

Air Force One, carrying Bush, will be making a refueling stop at Eielson. Bush will be accompanied by his wife and will remain at Eielson for two hours.

He has no events scheduled outside of the base.

Fort Wainwright personnel have been invited to Eielson to hear the president, who is expected to speak about military matters.

Alaska politicians also were invited.

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