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The White House announced today that President and Mrs. Bush will make a stop at Eielson Air Force Base en route to South Korea and Thailand before spending three days at the Olympics in Beijing, China. Officially designated as a refueling stop veterans and active duty personnel from both Fort Wainwright Army Post and Eielson Air Force Base will get the change to hear the President speak on a variety of military related subjects.

The Richardson Highway, which runs directly parallel to the runway at Eielson, will be closed for security purposes during the arrival and departure of Air Force One. The highway will be closed from 3:35 to 4:35 p.m. and again from 5:55 to 6:20 p.m. so please plan accordingly.

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Comments (17)

Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

That's a great picture of Air Force 1.  Wish I had a plane like that.

Aug 02, 2008 10:42 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jesse,

That would be a pretty neat sight to see. I'd be right there with my camera taking photos if I could.

Years ago I took my kids to see Pres. Reagan kick off his re-election campaign in Orange County, CA.  His motorcade rode right past us standing on the corner, the President and the First-Lady looked over and waved to us. We thought it was great!

Aug 02, 2008 11:23 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Wow!  That is really something! 

Aug 02, 2008 12:01 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Sir it looks like your area will be in for a treat and a lot of traffic hassles when he comes in.

Don R.

Aug 02, 2008 12:27 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jesse, getting photos of Air Force One on the ground at the AFB would be a great one to add to one's collection of things you've seen.

Aug 02, 2008 01:27 PM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Hey Jesse!  How you doing? 

Aug 02, 2008 02:57 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Where do you get these photos, Jesse? That is a fabulous photo.

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Aug 02, 2008 03:04 PM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Well, I suppose his trip won't inconvenience me too much down here in Texas fortunately.  Yet....that is a great picture.  I don't know that I've actually seen a picture as good as this before.  Great localism post that included something your AR fans enjoyed seeing also! 

Aug 02, 2008 03:07 PM
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com

Jesse tell GW I said hello!  They will shut down everything when he comes for security...when the vp came here, they shut down like a whole 20 mile radius as well as made it a no fly zone for like 4 hrs!

Aug 02, 2008 05:18 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Jesse, Just don't plan to be anywhere around the post when the pres arrives. When the pres comes here, the route between the airport and where he is going is blocked off to public access until he gets to where he is going... Still, very exciting to have him come to town...

Aug 02, 2008 09:29 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


A visit from the president is always exciting! It's amazing how much security is involved, it's not unlike a military operation!

Aug 02, 2008 11:07 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Jesse, this is a great picture, especially the tail view with our flag. This is a monster size Jet. I have seen it here in Kenner at the airport. You can not miss it. If you get to visit the airport before and after arrival look at all the others planes that are there with the president. You will see several C130's. This is for the Secret services and the like.

Aug 03, 2008 12:58 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Jesse,
Are you planning to shake his hand?  I know things will be crazy during the visit.

Aug 03, 2008 07:28 AM
Jesse Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates - Fairbanks, AK

Mark - It wouldn't be a bad way to travel, would it? 

Lynda - Personal politics aside, it's a sight to see the President of The United States and his entourage. 

Mel - Yes it is.  AF1 is an incredible aircraft.  747's are just ginormous.

Don - Kathy and I missed the festivities... for some reason we let this thing called work get in the way. :)

Gary - It would.  I have some old photo's of AF1 at Andrews but haven't been on the same field with her in a long time.

Susan - Hiya darlin'.  I'm doing great! 

Elizabeth - This was taken by a friend a few years ago...it's a spectacular shot.

Sondra - His visit did back up traffic on the highway for a few miles but the gridlock didn't quite reach Texas. 

Jer - I'm sad to say we missed the event.  There were closings and showings to deal with... darnit. :)

Michael - It is a headache.  I've see the gridlock a Presidential visit causes... and even in a small town like this it can be a mess.

Richard - I agree... It does resemble moving a brigade around now that you mention it.

Frank - It is a monster bird.  We planned to go for his visit but couldn't rearrange several appointments.  He does travel with quite the entourage, doesn't he?

Cynthia - That was the plan but a closing got in the way.  Next time I suppose.

Aug 06, 2008 07:23 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Jesse:  It's always good to shake things up with something out of the ordinary. 

Aug 06, 2008 09:03 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Elizabeth has stolen my question. It is a heck of a picture. Marks would like to have this plane, is he up for elections in 4 years?

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