The C-124 smashed into Mount Gannett north of Anchorage on Nov. 22, 1952, killing all 41 passengers and 11 crew members.
US warplanes intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska on Saturday, US commanders said.
The so-called "Magic Bus" had become a dangerous tourist destination deep in Alaska's interior.
U.S. F-22 Raptors scrambled once again to conduct two intercepts of Tu-95 bombers off the coast of Alaska.
The officials said they believe Anchorage meets eligibility requirements and would be competitive in the evaluation process.
The intercepts come less than two weeks after U.S. bombers were met by Russian jets over the Black Sea.
The report concluded that training efforts have encouraged soldiers to report problems.
The U.S. Air Force has permanently stationed its first F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the Pacific.
The extra pay is to acknowledge the difficult conditions of Arctic service, officials said.
The Air Force has canceled one of its cornerstone aviation exercises in light of the coronavirus pandemic.