CSHB 476(MLV): "An Act establishing YUKLA 27 Remembrance Day."

00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 476(MLV) 01 "An Act establishing YUKLA 27 Remembrance Day." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to article 2 to read: 04  Sec. 44.12.090. YUKLA 27 REMEMBRANCE DAY. (a) YUKLA 27 05 Remembrance Day is established on September 22 each year to honor the memory of 06 the American and Canadian airmen who perished in the crash of an Advanced Warning 07 and Control System (AWACS) plane shortly after taking off from Elmendorf Air Force 08 Base on September 22, 1995. YUKLA 27, the call sign of this tragic flight, contained 09 a crew of 24, none of whom survived. 10  (b) The crew members of YUKLA 27 were Lieutenant Colonel Richard G. 11 Leary, U.S.A.F., Navigator; Major Richard Patrick Stewart II, U.S.A.F., Mission Crew 12 Commander; Major Marlon R. Thomas, U.S.A.F., Mission Crew Commander; Major 13 Steven A. Tuttle, U.S.A.F., Airborne Surveillance Officer; Captain Glenn J. "Skip" 14 Rogers, U.S.A.F., Pilot; Captain Robert J. Long, U.S.A.F., Senior Director; Captain

01 Bradley W. Paakola, U.S.A.F., Pilot; First Lieutenant Carlos A. Arriaga, U.S.A.F., 02 Weapons Director; Master Sergeant Stephen C. O'Connell, U.S.A.F., Advanced Air 03 Surveillance Technician; Technical Sergeant Bart L. Holmes, U.S.A.F., Flight 04 Engineer; Technical Sergeant Ernest R. Parrish, U.S.A.F., Area Specialist; Sergeant 05 David L. Pitcher, C.A.F., Battle Director Technician; Technical Sergeant Charles D. 06 Sweet, Jr., U.S.A.F., Airborne Radar Technician; Technical Sergeant Brian K. Van 07 Leer, U.S.A.F., Advanced Air Surveillance Technician; Technical Sergeant Mark A. 08 Bramer, U.S.A.F., Flight Engineer; Technical Sergeant Timothy B. Thomas, U.S.A.F., 09 Computer Display Maintenance Technician; Technical Sergeant Mark A. Collins, 10 U.S.A.F., Communications Systems Operator; Master Corporal J.-P. Legault, C.A.F., 11 Communications Technician; Staff Sergeant Scott A. Bresson, U.S.A.F., Airborne 12 Radar Technician; Staff Sergeant Raymond O. Spencer, Jr., U.S.A.F., Airborne 13 Surveillance Technician; Senior Airman Joshua N. Weter, U.S.A.F., Computer Display 14 Maintenance Technician; Senior Airman Lawrence E. DeFrancesco, U.S.A.F., 15 Communications Systems Operator; Airman Darien F. Watson, U.S.A.F., Airborne 16 Surveillance Technician; and Airman Jeshua C. Smith, U.S.A.F., Airborne 17 Surveillance Technician. 18  (c) The governor shall issue a proclamation to commemorate YUKLA 27 19 Remembrance Day and shall direct that the Alaska flag be flown at half-mast on that 20 day. The day may be observed by suitable observances and exercises by civic groups 21 and the public.