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A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE "KEEP CANNON" INITIATIVE
WHEREAS, the Clovis Army Air Base was activated during World War II and
closed at the end of the war; and
WHEREAS, the base was reactivated during the Korean conflict and has been
continuously serving the national defense since that time; and
WHEREAS, Cannon Air Force Base has a long history of both combat and peace
time service to the safety and security of the country; and
WHEREAS, the Clovis community has strongly supported Cannon Air Force
Base, its mission and the United States Air Force personnel and their families; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Defense, on May 13, 2005, announced its
recommendation to close Cannon Air Force Base as a part of the Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) program; and
WHEREAS, Cannon air Force Base meets all announced criteria governing the
base closure evaluation; and
WHEREAS, Cannon air Force Base has favorable flying conditions, is in close
proximity to the Melrose Bomb Range, has recently refurbished both runways and other
infrastructure, and has infrastructure capable of accommodating an expanded mission;
WHEREAS, through foresight and planning by local and state officials, air right
easements have been previously acquired to eliminate encroachment issues that have
impacted other Air Force bases; and
WHEREAS, the New Mexico Training range Initiative should be finalized before
the end of 2005, allowing supersonic training at Melrose Bomb Range and the associated
military airspace; and
WHEREAS, from the inception of the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) concept,
Cannon Air Force Base has served as a lead wing; and
WHEREAS, Cannon personnel and their families have contributed greatly to the
local community, and the local community has provided a supportive home to those
military families; and
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