[Letters from Denny Rehberg to members of the BRAC Commission - May 13, 2005] Page: 3 of 8
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State of Montana
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,hausbington, BC 20515
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May 13, 2005
The Honorable Samuel Skinner
2521 South Clark St., Ste. 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Mr. Skinner:
Congratulations on your appointment to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
I wish you well as you begin the difficult but important work that that lies ahead in the
coming months. I have no doubt you will make decisions in the best interest of our great
In order to provide you a valuable resource for evaluation of Montana military
installations, I would like to invite you to visit the Montana Air National Guard station
and Malmstrom Air Force Base, both located in Great Falls, MT.
As you know, the 120th Fighter Wing at Great Falls International Airport is a critical unit
within the Montana Air National Guard. The 120'h Fighter Wing's location is
particularly strategic in light of Montana's unencumbered airspace and in context of
Montana's vast border.
In addition, I would like to direct your attention to a valuable unused asset. Malmstrom
Air Force base possesses an 11,500 foot runway, modern hangers, and maintenance and
fueling facilities -- all of which are in excellent condition. These facilities could be
reactivated with ease and minimal expense, and I believe these assets make Malmstrom
an excellent candidate to receive additional forces as necessitated by the realignment
Once again, please accept my invitation to see with your own eyes the value Malmstrom
and the Montana Air National Guard bring not only to the State, but to the entire nation.
Member of Congress
518 Cannon House Office Building
Wahington, DC 20515
1201 Grand Avenue, Suite 1
Billinge, MT 59107,
(4061 2 5t-1019
Toll Fn. 1-488-232-26
950 North Montana Avornun
Helena, MT 9601
219 East Metn
Mis sula, MT 98012
105 Smelter Avanue, NE
Greet Felis, MT 59404
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