Community Correspondence from Cannon -Individual Letters - 186

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Community Correspondence - In realization of the enormous task the BRAC Commission has been given; please accept this input. No one wants to have "their" local military base to close; your decisions will not be popular regardless of what closure decision you make. Therefore the decision needs to be based on something other than politics. Please consider these important facts regarding Cannon Air Force Base: 1. Clovis and Portales, NM are VERY small communities; the total population for both counties (per 2002 census) is only 63,062. The resulting economic impact from closure would be devastating simply due to the large ... continued below

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  • Main Title: Community Correspondence from Cannon -Individual Letters - 186
  • Series Title: 2005 BRAC Commission

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Community Correspondence - In realization of the enormous task the BRAC Commission has been given; please accept this input. No one wants to have "their" local military base to close; your decisions will not be popular regardless of what closure decision you make. Therefore the decision needs to be based on something other than politics. Please consider these important facts regarding Cannon Air Force Base: 1. Clovis and Portales, NM are VERY small communities; the total population for both counties (per 2002 census) is only 63,062. The resulting economic impact from closure would be devastating simply due to the large economic impact Cannon has on these two small communities. We do not have lots of other industry and due to our location it is doubtful that other compensating industries can be developed. 2. The local weather conditions and the proximity to what is known locally as the Melrose bombing range (located between Ft. Sumner and Clovis south of Melrose) allows for y

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  • BRAC Number: BRAC-2005 4761
  • URL: http://www.brac.gov/ShowPubDoc.aspx?Doc_st=4761_-_cannon_individual_116.pdf&Path_st=BRAC%5CCOMIN&DocID_in=4761 External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc17834

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Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission

The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissions (also known as the BRAC Commissions) were established by Congress to review and analyze Department of Defense recommendations for reorganizing U.S. military base structure "to more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business." This collection includes reports, documents, data, correspondence, and public comments from both the 1995 and 2005 Commissions.

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Community Correspondence from Cannon -Individual Letters - 186, letter, July 18, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc17834/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.