Letters from Niagara Falls Community to the Commission Page: 4 of 501
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Chairman Anthony . Principi
Base Realignment and Closure Commission
2521 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Chairman Principi and BRAC Commissioners:
I am so concerned by the Defense Department's recommendation to
close the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve and Guard base. This
recommendation is not in the nation's best interest and the BRAC
Commission should reverse this decision and remove them from the
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.
Please note that the media are conveying to us that we are facing
significant challenges in recruiting during war time. As the only
remaining major military installation in Western New York, Niagara Falls
has been key to military recruitment.
The impact of this decision will be devastating to the New York Air
National Guard and will make the Pentagon's efforts to recruit and retain
military personnel even more difficult than it is now.
All New Yorkers stand with the Niagara Falls/Western New York
community and are united in its support for this base, and its retention.
Please, overturn the Pentagon's recommendation and keep the base
(A concerned Citizen)
(City, 4tate, Zip)
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