Executive Correspondence – Letters dtd 07/05/05 to Chairman Principi and all the Commissioners from NM Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish Page: 1 of 7
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JUL 1 4 2005
State ofNew AMexiico Received
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Diane D. Denish
July 5, 2005
Chairman Anthony J. Principi
Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
2521 S. Clark St., Ste. 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Principi:
Thank you for taking the time to visit New Mexico and Cannon Air Force Base.
Though your schedule prevented you from taking part in the hearing, I want to personally
thank you for attending the site visit.
By coming to visit us, we were able to show you what Cannon means to New Mexico and
to West Texas. Throughout your visit, I hope we made the case that our wide-open
airspace, lack of encroachment and clear flying weather should make Cannon a
candidate for expansion and not closure.
I grew up in eastern New Mexico. I have seen the devastation wrought by base closures.
Another closure in a region that has experienced three in the last 40 years would take a
Once again, thank you for deciding to hold your regional hearing in the heartland of New
Mexico and West Texas. If there is any way I can be of assistance, do not hesitate to
Diane D. Denish
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
State Capitol * Room 417 * Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501or Phone: 505-476-2250 * Fax: 505-476-2257
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