Community Correspondence - Individual Letters from Cannon AFB New Mexico Page: 3 of 197
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Dear James H. Bilbray, BRAC
This is my input concerning your decision to close Cannon jp~
Clovis, NM. Here are a couple of reasons we have to offer to keep
Cannon open as well as the major impact it would have on the
The closure will hit extremely hard economically with percentages 20-
26% of job losses, almost double the nearest other base closing.
The government will reimburse any military personnel for homes they
own, or will buy and absorb any remaining homes. (1000 homes @
$95,000 each = $95 million tax dollars). Causing all homes to devalue.
Eastern New Mexico and West Texas (including Amarillo and
Lubbock) are home to a large military retiree population. These people
rely on CAFB for healthcare, grocery shopping, and more. There is not
another installation within 225 miles or more to serve our retired
military. (Albuquerque, Ft. Worth, Alamogordo)
All city services will be reduced: City police, Sheriff, Hospital,
Paramedics, Fire Dept., etc., as well as, tax revenues.
WE strongly urge you to reconsider your decision and "Keep Cannon".
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Community Correspondence - Individual Letters from Cannon AFB New Mexico, letter, July 17, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc17789/m1/3/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.