House Committee of Energy and Commerce visits Eielson

U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, explains features and functions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Susan Brooks July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Seven House Committee of Energy and Commerce members visited the Arctic Region to learn about the energy resources and capabilities of the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, explains features and functions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Susan Brooks July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Seven House Committee of Energy and Commerce members visited the Arctic Region to learn about the energy resources and capabilities of the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Congressman Greg Walden speaks to Airmen during a tour of Eielson Air Force Base July 7, 2017. Walden and six other congressional delegates on the House Committee of Energy and Commerce visited Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Alaska to learn more about the energy resource and capabilities in the Arctic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Congressman Greg Walden speaks to Airmen during a tour of Eielson Air Force Base July 7, 2017. Walden and six other congressional delegates on the House Committee of Energy and Commerce visited Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Alaska to learn more about the energy resource and capabilities in the Arctic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Fletcher, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron chief of operations engineering, gives House Committee of Energy and Commerce members a tour of the Central Heating and Power Plant July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The base visit was the last stop on the committee’s tour of the Arctic Region, which focused on energy resources and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Fletcher, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron chief of operations engineering, gives House Committee of Energy and Commerce members a tour of the Central Heating and Power Plant July 7, 2017, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The base visit was the last stop on the committee’s tour of the Arctic Region, which focused on energy resources and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, briefs House Committee of Energy and Commerce members about the features and capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon July 7, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base. While on base the committee members also toured the base Central Heating and Power Plant, learned about the F-35 Lightning II and spoke with Airmen during lunch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Robbins, the 354th Fighter Wing vice commander, briefs House Committee of Energy and Commerce members about the features and capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon July 7, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base. While on base the committee members also toured the base Central Heating and Power Plant, learned about the F-35 Lightning II and spoke with Airmen during lunch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --