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Chairman AnthonyJ. Principi
Base Realignment.and Closure Commission
2521 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Principi and BRAC Commissioners:
I am deeply troubled by the Defense Department's recommendation to
close the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve base. This recommendation is a
terrible mistake and I urge the BRAC Commission to reverse this decision
and remove them from the list.
It is hard to understand why the Air Force has decided to take planes,
missions and jobs away from so many Air Guard and Air Reserve bases
and put them on the more costly Active Duty bases. Of all the bases to
pick to close, how do you close the base whose unit helped rescue Jessica
Lynch in Iraq because they are the lead night vision C-1 30 unit in the
Also, how will the Department defend the region? Will the Guard respond
to man-made or natural disasters when they occur after these massive
I urge the Commission in the strongest possible terms to remove Niagara
Falls AFB from the Pentagon's recommended list of base closures and to
stop the continuing retreat of the military from our region of the country.
(A Concerned itizen) ,' .
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Letters from Niagara Falls Community to the Commission, letter, July 7, 2005; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc17952/m1/1/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.